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Kids on Campus Grades 6 – 8

Adventurer’s Guide to Dungeons and Dragons (FULL - Please add your child to the waitlist online or email to be added to the waitlist)

Whether you are a new adventurer or an experienced traveler of the forgotten realms, this week will be one filled with creativity, exploration, and fun. Through character creation, world-building, map-making, and other-worldly exploration, students will collaborate to create adventures and memories. Throughout the week, students will be introduced to the game, participate in collaborative creative workshops, and develop strong team-building skills as their characters work to defeat enemies, escape treacherous puzzle-traps, and save the land the heroes call home. No previous dungeon experience is required - adventure awaits! July 22 - 26. Instructor: Samantha Glance.

Art Lovers Unite!

Do you love art in all forms? Join us to create art like the masters! Learn about the most famous artists and the mediums in which they worked. Put your own creative twist on paintings and crafts based on the works of Van Gogh, Monet, Salvador Dali, and more! July 15 – 19. Instructor: Anna McGuiness.


The focus of GoSTEM 2024 will be on Light Garden Design for Sustainable Agriculture. Navigating a path towards sustainable agriculture will broaden our access towards healthy well-being. Students will design, engineer, and build an indoor light garden for growing their own food. There will be an emphasis on sustainability through integration of locally sourced materials and design choices. Students will learn about the importance of light (spectrum, color and absorption), photosynthesis, and plant biology. An end of week Exhibition will showcase the student’s individually designed light gardens, as well as their field journals containing data and visuals on the physics of light, their light garden design process, plant biology/growth/maintenance, and curated food ideas. July 22 – 26. Director: Susan Silk. Instructors: Lisa Hix, Sarah McGregor, and Susan Romano.

Go With the Flow

Join New Hampshire Dance Institute at KSC’s Kids On Campus as we celebrate currents and eddies and the rivers in our region that connect us through joyful dancing! We will learn about small bodies of moving water that join larger rivers and feed into the sea. We will learn about how rivers served as a life and power source for our ancestors and how important it is for us to take care of them and enjoy them. “Go With The Flow” will be an adventure-filled week! Price includes a t-shirt and a performance on the last day. June 24 - 28. Instructors: Kristen Leach and NHDI staff. Grades 2 - 8.

Hunger Games - CANCELLED

Throughout this week students will complete activities based on the popular book series The Hunger Games. Interest is the only requirement- it is okay if the book series is not read prior to participation. Students will work through a variety of games, team building activities, and challenges that require them to work both collaboratively and independently. May the odds be ever in your favor. July 8 – 12. Instructor: Caleb Taber.

Pride in Motion (grades 6 - 9)

Queer kids don’t always feel included when it comes to fitness and sports. Physical activity is important for everyone’s health and sense of belonging. Pride in Motion is focused on creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth and their advocates to explore movement and build confidence. Physical activities are combined with artistic pursuits and mindfulness practices. Activities include aerobic drumming, TRX training, nature walks, dancing, yard games, crafts, and so much more! July 15 - 19. Instructors: Mel Adams, Hunter Kirschner and KSC students.

Save a Life

Imagine having the skills you can use to save someone’s life! This weeklong class will cover basic first aid as well as CPR and use of an AED. Interested in being a nurse, doctor or paramedic? We will explore different careers in healthcare where you can practice these skills. At the end of the week, you will have achieved a certification from the American Heart Association. July 8 – 12. Instructor: Sharon Breidt.

Wizardry Week (FULL - Please add your child to the waitlist online or email to be added to the waitlist)

Jump into the magical world of Harry Potter and participate in potions class, cast spells, complete challenges, and experience the magical wizarding world. Participants will make their own wand, conduct science experiments, go on quests around campus, make crafts, and play games inspired by the series. July 29 – August 2. Instructor: Samantha Glance.

Writing Adventures

Embark on a week-long journey of creativity and discovery with ‘Writing Adventures!’ This immersive program invites participants to delve into the realms of writing and artistry, drawing inspiration from the picturesque surroundings of Keene State College’s campus and Downtown Keene. Throughout the week, students will engage in writing and illustrating exercises intertwined with exploratory outings, allowing them to cultivate their storytelling skills amidst the captivating backdrop of summer. Whether you have a passion for writing, a love for nature, a thirst for exploration, or a penchant for artistic expression, we welcome you to join us in ‘Writing Adventures!’ and unlock the boundless possibilities of your imagination. July 29 – August 2. Instructor: Jacob Carroll.


Register now! You may wish to have the registration directions handy if this is the first time your child is joining us.

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Keene, NH 03435-2605

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