Kids on Campus Grades 6 – 8
Advanced LEGO® with Pneumatics/Renewable Energy
Use your engineering, physics, science, and math skills while having fun building and customizing motorized machines. Combine renewable energy sources such as solar and wind with pneumatic components that harness the power of air pressure. We’ll also get the opportunity to learn more about renewable energy and how it is used locally. Instructor: Sam Sintros. August 1 – 5.
Adventurer’s Guide to Dungeons and Dragons
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! Instructor Ian Kaplan. August 1 – 5.
Artemis Fowl–Hack Attack!
Read fantasy novel Artemis Fowl together throughout the week and learn about boy genius Artemis as he attempts to overthrow the fairies. Study the fairy language, and create a coded language of your own. If you’re up to the challenge–decipher and “hack” someone else’s code and finish their starter sentence! Instructor: Meaghan Breen. July 11 – 15.
GoSTEM (Entering Grades 7 - 10) - Note: Registration for this class ends June 17
The GoSTEM program this year will focus on the science of flight, drone technology, and data science - why things fly, how drones work, how information is coded, and how data is analyzed and presented. This camp is designed to empower girls and young women to strengthen curiosity about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We’ll explore the physics of flight, build and fly drones, dive into computer coding, and demystify data science through hands-on activities. Women professionals with experience in these technologies will Zoom in to share their careers. Students will build, learn to fly, and take home their own drone. Director: Susan Silk. Instructors: Lisa Hix, Sarah McGregor, and Susan Romano. July 25 – 29.
In Living Colors (grades 4 - 8, offered as a collaboration with the NH Dance Institute)
Join NHDI teaching Artists at Keene State College’s Kids on Campus for a week of celebrating color and art through dance and movement and the creative nature that resides in all of us. In Living Colors is a dance experience that will explore the science behind color and the ways which we, as human artists express emotion and ideas in our culture and community involvement. Not only will dancers learn energetic and engaging choreography, they will work to create their own as well. Price includes a t-shirt and a performance on the last day. June 27 - July 1.
Party with Pendragon!
Discuss the elements of fiction and fantasy as we read Pendragon–Denduron, a story about a 14-year-old boy who discovers he must travel through time and space to save the universe! Learn about descriptive language and “show, don’t tell” technique to do a short write up of your own make-believe world, or animal, with optional illustration. Instructor: Meaghan Breen. July 18 – 22.
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. At the end of the week you will have achieved a certification from the American Heart Association. Instructor: Sharon Breidt. July 18 - 22
Science Explorers - Into the Microworld
Curious about living things, especially the ones that can’t be seen with the naked eye? This class is for you! We’ll be working in the KSC microbiology labs with test tubes, Bunsen burners, and other lab equipment to explore the Microworld, the (almost) invisible world of microbes that are on you, in you, and all around you. Bring your curiosity, and get ready to earn your lab coat credentials – young scientists, we need YOU. Instructor: Loren Launen. July 11 – 15.
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. Instructor: Ian Kaplan. July 25 – 29.
Youth in Motion
Youth in Motion is a great opportunity for children who identify as gender diverse to engage in physical activity. Sports and fitness are known for being separated by gender, but there are so many activities where gender doesn’t have to be included at all. Youth in Motion is focused on creating a safe space for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming youth to explore movement and build confidence with exercise. Activities include obstacle courses, aerobic drumming, TRX training, Zumba, racket games, line dancing, yard games, mindfulness activities, and so much more! Instructors: Mel Adams and KSC students. August 1-5