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Energize your summer, meet new friends and experience new and exciting learning opportunities with Summer Youth Programs. Our classes are designed for a maximum of hands-on, student-centered learning in the areas of science, math, technology and the arts. A+ Sports Camps allow students to develop and improve their skills in a variety of sports.

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YOUTH POLICE ACADEMY: July 7 - 11, 2014
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New Grandparents Week!

A+ SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS:

LCC offers affordable sports camps for your young athlete for basketball, volleyball, and fitness skills training. These camps will energize your child all summer! A+ Summer Sports Camps Home

ALL DAY 5-DAY CLASSES are offered this year for:

BIG ZOO EXPLORERS: Grades 2 - 6   June 23 - 27, 2014 or August 4 - 8, 2014
This class will visit Potter Park Zoo throughout the week.
MISSION TO MARS: Grades 5 & 6* and 7 & 8**   July 28 - August 1, 2014
culminating in a field trip to The Challenger Learning Center at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. 
NEW LEGO ROBOTICS CAMP: Grades 6-10  August 4 - 8
This camp will introduce and enable students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology.
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*GATE Recommendation Form required for grades 5 & 6
**Open Enrollment for grades 7 & 8
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OTHER EXCITING PROGRAMS:

S.T.E.M. CHALLENGES FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS: Grades 6-8  June 23 - 26, 2014
Robotics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Forensic Science, Physics, Math and Environmental Biology
2014 Application
Teacher Evaluation Form

SCIENCE & MATH CHALLENGES FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS: Grades 4-6  August 11 - 14, 2014
Robotics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Forensic Science, Physics, Math and Environmental Biology
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A+ Youth Summer Camps 2014 - Course Descriptions

Week 1 - July 7 - July 10

GRADES 2-3: AM CLASSES

Creepy Science
Instructor: Julia Freije

Do you enjoy science experiments with unusual and eerie results? Then prepare to brew up some scary fun! Through the extraordinary powers of chemistry and physics, we will be performing some remarkably spooky feats, while discovering basic scientific principles. Join us for a creepy, awesome experience - and it's all science!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Prehistoric Predators and Prey: A Paleontological Exploration NEW
Instructor: Zachary Konett

Students will study the techniques and daily challenges that face a paleontologist. Students will learn about how paleontologists use clues from the earth to determine how animals lived millions of years ago. They will try to understand changes that occurred on the earth and the effect those changes had on the living things and their evolution. Students will cap off their experience with a visit to the MSU museum where they will study fossils like a real paleontologist.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: AM CLASSES

Comic Book Illustration
Instructor: Susan McGinnis Hardie

Students will learn how to develop their very own comic book-style character in this class! Learn how to draw your character repeatedly in a variety of action poses, positions, and expressions, draw backgrounds, learn and apply panel-to-panel story transitions, add text and dialogue to panels, and finally, finish one page of continuous panel-to-panel artwork.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Math Marauders
Instructor: ML Konett

Conquer the "Math Monster" with clear understanding of skills required for students entering 4th and 5th grades. Start the new school year with a fresh understanding and confidence in your ability to use mathematical logic to tame your "math fear". This class is designed to review and develop your understanding of mathematic theory based on expectations set through the State of Michigan, Department of Education-GLCE Mathematics Initiative and standardized tests for this age group.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: AM CLASSES

So-Sew!- Sewing Basics
Instructor: Trudie Wilson

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of sewing while enhancing their creative skills. The first class session students will learn basic sewing etiquette, sewing techniques, machine operation, and variety of stitches. By the end of the course students will be ready to complete any beginner project. Equipment and materials provided.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

MAC Attack by Photoshop
Instructor: Thorin Teague

Create digital artwork and paintings using MAC Photoshop! Learn how to use fun Photoshop tools to paint and create cool special effects! Also, bring your digital camera and USB connector so we can create some fun photo effects and then learn how to save, email, and post your photos. Come and learn how to use Photoshop and see how much fun digital artwork can be!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 2-3: PM CLASSES

LEGO Robotics: Beginner
Instructor: Sean Huberty

It is never too early to start students on a technology based education. LEGO Robotics - Beginner will offer students the opportunity to construct basic robots and learn the theory and terminology of basic programming language. This class will build the roots for developing problem solving skills, dynamics of group team tasking and the importance of critical thinking while having "fun" creating robots!

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

Zoo Math
Instructor: Karen Delaney

Animals and their needs will form the basis for problem-solving strategies and logical reasoning through a variety of word problems, activities and games using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students will form the skills needed for note taking, time management and the responsibilities associated with homework along with developing a foundation for forming good study habits.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: PM CLASSES

Science Fiction Addiction
Instructor: M L Konett

Let your imagination go WILD! Science Fiction writing is the "Literature of Ideas". Develop plot, character, setting, theme and your writing skills in the art of Science Fiction. Your instructor will guide you through the possibilities of imagined innovations in science and technology to add excitement to your writing. Curriculum developed with the expectations from the State of Michigan, Department of Education, GLCE Language Arts and to help with the writing component of the standardized tests for this age group.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

Take the Stage-Bring Up the Lights!-Drama
Instructor: Mary Matzke

Have you ever wanted to be in the spotlight? In this class, you will be! This exciting introduction to live theater will let you learn basic acting skills. You will play many theater games that will teach you how to create a character, improvise sound effects and scenery, and work together in a group. You will also discover what it is really like to produce a play by participating in each of the processes, from auditions and rehearsals to an exciting final showcase performance for your parents with family.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: PM CLASSES

It's to DYE For! - Kitchen Science
Instructor: Trudie Wilson

Let your imagination go WILD! Science Fiction writing is the "Literature of Ideas". Develop plot, character, setting, theme and your writing skills in the art of Science Fiction. Your instructor will guide you through the possibilities of imagined innovations in science and technology to add excitement to your writing. Curriculum developed with the expectations from the State of Michigan, Department of Education, GLCE Language Arts and to help with the writing component of the standardized tests for this age group.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

Architecture-Basic Principles NEW
Instructor: Staff

Have you ever looked at unusual buildings and wondered, "How did they do that?" Gather basic architectural knowledge from a licensed architect! Learn how to read an architectural scale, lettering, symbols and blue print reading. Learn the basics of architectural knowledge and apply that knowledge correctly in your first hand drafting projects.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

Week 2 - July 14 - July 17

GRADES 2-3: AM CLASSES

Pickle Power
(GATE Class- School Recommendation Required)

Instructor: Karen Delaney

Every get in trouble for playing with your food? In this class, it is required! We will make spaghetti boogie, rice dance, and explode lemonade. Satisfy your science cravings with candy chemistry, pickle batteries, and rubber eggs. We will explode tons of hands-on food related experiments and the reason behind each delicious disaster.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Unlock the Past: Are you the next Indiana Jones? NEW
Instructor: Lucas Hill

Archaeology is the scientific study of mankind's past, accomplished through an investigation of what people left behind. In this class you will explore how ancient humans lived, discover the grandeur of ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and learn to unlock the mysteries of the past to reveal hidden treasures. Grab your shovel and let's have some

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: AM CLASSES

Adventures in Science
Instructor: Carol McGrath

Did you ever wonder how wind energy is used to generate electricity, or how hydrogen fuel cells can run a car? Join us for four fun-filled days in "Adventures in Science". In this class, we will perform experiments in physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science. Each day will be a different adventure into a different area of science. Become a science explorer and join us on these science adventures!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Let's Go Digital with Media Arts!
This class is offered in partnership between Lansing Community College and the Information Technology Empowerment Center

Students will design their own media compositions consisting of their ideas, interests and passions. Students will make different digital media projects using computer technology, video technology and music to learn about synthesis, arrangement, composing and other statement skills. Introduction to professions where these skills are used invite students to imagine themselves in a career where digital media plays a big role and skill set.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: AM CLASSES

Comic Book Illustration
Instructor: Susan McGinnis Hardie

Students will learn how to develop their very own comic book-style character in this class! Learn how to draw your character repeatedly in a variety of action poses, positions, and expressions, draw backgrounds, learn and apply panel-to-panel story transitions, add text and dialogue to panels, and finally, finish one page of continuous panel-to-panel artwork.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Green Fashion Design Camp-Part 1
Instructor: Trudie Wilson

Want to create a fabulous new wardrobe without breaking your parent's bank account? Open your closet doors and re-fashion old clothes into a fresh new wardrobe. You will become the trendsetter and design your very own clothing line using old clothes. With guidance from your instructor you will learn to sketch it, cut it, sew it, and wear it for a fashion show for parents at the end of the week.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 2-3: PM CLASSES

The SKY is FALLING!-Meteorology
Instructor: Karen Delaney

What can the clouds in our sky tell us about atmospheric conditions? What has to happen for a tornado, hurricane or blizzard to form? What is a dew point and what does it tell us? This hands-on class in meteorology will explore different types cloud formation, types of precipitation, storm types and characteristics that may lead to natural weather induced catastrophe. Students will have a chance to use weather gauge tools!

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

Science w/ Experiments
Instructor: Carol McGrath

If you have a young scientist in the house they will want to take this lively hands-on class. Each day we will be exploring science with experiments like making glue from milk (the old fashioned way), building and launching a mini rocket, and making edible gummy drops, just to name a few. We will also have a live animal component each day using Michigan reptiles, amphibians, and insects. They will spend time learning about the animals, helping feed them, and handling some of them. Your young scientist will learn about chemistry, biology, physical and natural science taught at an age appropriate level.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: PM CLASSES

Photo-Mojo
Instructor: Lucas Hill

Do you want to take GREAT photos not just good or OK photos? Find out how to use modern digital photography to enhance you photographs and add artistic interest. Learn what professional photographers know about making pictures speak with color, texture and expression. Your own digital camera and memory card are required.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

Native American Culture & Language NEW
Instructor: Staff

Long before foreign settlers colonized in North America, there were indigenous peoples living and working who we know call Native Americans. Youth Programs is privileged to have a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa instructing this new class. Students will learn Native American language and how the words relate to their meaning. Traditions, ceremonies, oral stories and works of scholarly literature will give students a better understanding of the indigenous peoples of Michigan. Experience a new appreciation of those who were here before European settlement and their reverence for the land and spiritual renewal.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: PM CLASSES

EEEEK...That's Gross!
Instructor: Alicia Musser

Or is it? Let's discover the world of micro-organisms, things you may not see with the naked eye. Learn about their life cycle and the importance of bacteria and how environment can change the makeup of their composition and appearance. Discover new worlds under the microscope and see strange things, never seen before!

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

Green Fashion Design Camp Part 2 NEW
Instructor: Trudie Wilson

This second part of Green Fashion Design, requested by students, will offer time to develop more fashion projects from their old wardrobe. Resale stores offer an endless source of possibilities! Students will continue to revamp, restyle and recycle clothing items of no use into useful fun fashions for today. Buying new isn't always the answer to what is fashionable but it may be the answer to looking great and becoming a trendsetter on a budget.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   East Campus   Tuition: $149

Week 3 - July 21 - July 24

GRADES 2-3: AM CLASSES

Got GUTS?-Beginning Physiology NEW
(GATE Class- School Recommendation Required)
Instructor: Karen Delaney

Sure we all do if we're living and breathing animals! This course is an in-depth, hands-on study of the digestive system, cardiovascular and respiratory systems in the human body. How does food break down and supply our system with energy? What keeps the heart pumping and how does it receive oxygen from our lungs? All these things and more will intrigue you and give you an appreciation on what your body does every minute of the day!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

SHAZAM!
Instructor: Zachary Konett

Do you love comics? Do you want to learn how to write stories, improve you reading interests and illustrate like authors that make comic books? Join me in learning how to plan, create and publish your own comic book stories! Develop plots, villains and heroes! Develop your writing style and combine your stories giving visual interest to your adventures!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: AM CLASSES

Build-A-BOT
Instructor: Carol McGrath

You will learn how to design and build a unique mini-robot in this hands-on science class. You will scavenge the parts to build your robot from small electronics and appliances you bring in from home. Each mini-robot built will be different, and the more items you bring in the bigger variety of gears, motors, wheels, pulleys and other parts you will have as your building materials. You will develop your science, math, engineering, and problem solving skills in this class.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

SCRATCH That!
(GATE Class- School Recommendation Required)

This class is offered in partnership between Lansing Community College and the Information Technology Empowerment Center

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art - and share your creations on the web. Created by the MIT Media Lab, it is intended to motivate for further learning through playfully experimenting and creating projects, such as interactive animations and games. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: AM CLASSES

PinterestPalooza/Etsyfest - Camping Arts & Crafts without the Camping NEW
Instructor: M L Konett

This artisan class, geared for students entering 5th grade through 8th, will be a hands-on, gender-neutral Pinterest/Etsy crafting extravaganza. Students will be introduced to several "arts" and "crafts" during the day and have ample opportunity to expand their knowledge with a 20-year Veteran Scout. Many skills and techniques will be shared, along with hand-outs, safety skills, and crafting expertise. Included in these activities will be: wire-beading, metal stamping, classy shrink-dinks, friendship bracelets, decorative magnets, plastic canvas, decorative tiling, decoupage trinket boxes, wood-burning, simple book binding, paper making, leather-stamping, and polymer clay tags. Any Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts will complete several requirements for badge work (depending on the level) but all are welcome and no previous skills are required.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Native American Culture NEW
Instructor: Staff

Long before foreign settlers colonized in North America, there were indigenous peoples living and working who we know call Native Americans. Youth Programs is privileged to have a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa instructing this new class. Students will learn Native American language and how the words relate to their meaning. Traditions, ceremonies, oral stories and works of scholarly literature will give students a better understanding of the indigenous peoples of Michigan. Experience a new appreciation of those who were here before European settlement and their reverence for the land and spiritual renewal.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 2-3: PM CLASSES

Let's Act UP!-Drama
Instructor: Sarah Wallace

Bring out your inner acting talent! Discover the basics of theater appreciation. Learn the skills to demonstrate how different characters would react in different situations through speech, facial expression and body movement. Showcase the skills you have learned on the last day for friends and family.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

FLEX NEW
(GATE Class- School Recommendation Required)
Instructor: Karen Delaney

Our skeleton is more than a frame to hang our muscles on, encased with skin. This study of the body will explore the skeletal frame and how it protects our organs, the muscles and how they receive commands to move, flex and stretch all protected by our largest organ-the epidermis. With hands-on activities that make anatomy studies not only fun but informative. Discover what you body can do and how it protects you from harm and injury.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: PM CLASSES

CSI: The GATE Detectives are on the Case!
(GATE Class- School Recommendation Required)
Instructor: M L Konett

Do you think you have what it takes to be a detective? In this forensic science class, you will learn how to put your inquiring mind to work in solving crimes using the scientific method. Each day, you will learn new forensic science techniques to solve a mystery. Topics will include crime scene analysis, handwriting analysis and profiling, fingerprinting, DNA fingerprinting simulations, impression analysis, unknown powder identification, hair and fiber analysis, and blood typing.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

Mystery Festival
Instructor: Carol McGrath

Think you've got what it takes to be a detective? Find out in this class, which combines mystery with scientific investigation, for an exciting educational experience. You will conduct hands-on forensic science tests on evidence found at a "crime scene". You'll develop skills such as examining clues, analyzing and evaluating evidence, logical thinking, making inferences, problem-solving, and drawing conclusions. You will also use scientific experiments to solve the "crime", including chromatography, acid/base chemistry, dissolving substances, and thread comparison testing. While participating in the Mystery Festival, you will directly experience real-life applications of science and learn about career opportunities.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: PM CLASSES

SCOPE IT OUT! - Microbiology
Instructor: Alicia Musser

This course provides an introduction to the techniques of microbiology and the field of public health. Students will take environmental samples, grow cultures, and use microscopes to examine microorganisms, including household pests. Students will also study food preservation techniques and test the ability of antibiotics to stop the growth of bacteria.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

OUT of YOUR HEAD!
Instructor: Dennis Preston

Bend the rules... break through the boundaries...and have fun doing it with this class designed to stir your imagination. You'll come up with drawings that you never knew you had in you! Abstract, Surrealism and more! It's not just another art class!

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

Week 4 - July 28 - July 31

GRADES 2-3: AM CLASSES

Science Wizards
(GATE Class- School Recommendation Required)
Instructor: Julia Freije

Atoms, energy and chemistry - this class has it all! Explore the world of science, from the life cycle of insects to magnetism and rocketry. Hands-on experiments that seem like real magic will help you discover the amazing world around you. You'll use reading, math, and critical thinking to help you complete your experiments. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a scientist, then this is the class for you.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Lemonade Stand
Instructor: Lucas Hill

Lemonade, Lemonade, get your Lemonade! You are smart, creative, and would make an excellent business owner! Go beyond the classic lemonade stand by learning how to start your very own business and how to save and spend your money to buy the things you want. Explore business basics and take part in a class market to buy and sell the products and services that you and your classmates create.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: AM CLASSES

Science w/ Experiments-ADVANCED
Instructor: Carol McGrath

This is a continuation of last summer's class, Science w/ Experiments with more hands-on activities with new scientific explorations. We will also have a live animal component each Saturday using Michigan reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Students will spend time learning about the animals, helping feed them, and handling some of them and learning about the animals place in the environment chain. Overcome your reptile fears with knowledge and understanding. Students will participate in elements of chemistry, biology, physical and natural science taught at an age appropriate level. It is not necessary to have taken the previous class to enjoy this experience.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Are YOU Game? - Basic Computer Game Design
This class is offered in partnership between Lansing Community College and the Information Technology Empowerment Center

Working together with a real game designer, students explore the science and technology that exists inside today's games, the art of making the games fun, and the connections that many forms of knowledge learned in school can have in making great games. By playing a wide range of games, improving games that already exist and even creating new games completely from scratch-you will have what it takes to get your GAME ON!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: AM CLASSES

The Art & Craft of Acting
Instructor: Sarah Wallace

Facial expression, character development, voice projection and a whole lot more go into the art of acting. Learn what theater terms mean and how they are used in stage production. Develop acting skills and be ready to shine in high school tryouts!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

So.. Sew-Basic
Instructor: Trudie Wilson

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of sewing while enhancing their creative skills. The first class session students will learn basic sewing etiquette, sewing techniques, machine operation, and variety of stitches. By the end of part one of this course students will be ready to complete any beginner project. Equipment and materials provided.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 2-3: PM CLASSES

Cowboy Math
Instructor: Karen Delaney

Enjoy learning math concepts in a fun, new way by riding the range and putting math to work in real life situations. Find how math interacts with the western way of life by using your skills to determine calculations regarding your livestock, ranch and roping those doggies!

Time: 1:00 m.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

Chinese Language & Culture
Instructor: Julie Jiang

Discover the history, geography, culture, and language of China! In this course, you will discover many exciting aspects of China and learn basic Chinese language skills including listening, speaking, reading, and writing common words and phrases. You will work with your classmates to apply these skills to real-life situations. The class has many hands-on activities, including working with a brush pen to write Chinese characters and experimenting with Chinese paper cutting. The use of multimedia technology, slides, tapes, and DVDs make this class full of non-stop learning and fun.

Time: 1:00 m.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: PM CLASSES

LEGO Robotics-Basic
Instructor: Sean Huberty

Intro to LEGO Robotics provides hands-on experience with programming and building robots. This class allows students to use their own creativity and imagination along with problem solving and communication skills. Students will spend time learning about the foundations of programming and construction and then apply their knowledge in exciting challenges! In this course, the students will have the opportunity to work with the LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Invention System 2.0 and programming language.

Time: 1:00 m.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

Scripting Graphic Novels
Instructor: Zachary Konett

Your heart is pumping and your imagination is flying and you can handy wait to get to the next page of the story. What makes a GREAT story and unforgettable characters? Develop your comic book text to tell the story with action and intrigue! Spin your tales with wild imagination and develop realistic scenarios of the improbable!

Time: 1:00 m.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: PM CLASSES

Robotics & Rocketry
Instructor: Carol McGrath

This hands-on class is a blast! You will start by learning about robotics, electrical circuits, and components. You will learn to take apart old electrical equipment to scavenge parts for your own small robots - you can even bring in your own machines from home that no longer work or aren't needed. Finally, working on your own or with a partner, you'll design and build a small robot that is able to perform a unique task. Then your adventure in rocketry begins as you study principles of lift-off and flight. You'll put your abilities to the test as you create and launch several rockets - with the guidance and oversight of the course instructor. Along the way, you will develop and use your skills in math, science, and problem-solving.

Time: 1:00 m.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

Doodlemania NEW
Instructor: Dennis Preston

Doodling... it's more than just scribbling-it's an art form. In this class you'll learn how it can be a creative tool for brainstorming and even come up with some pretty amazing designs. It's the kind of course you'll be able to just let loose with your imagination and surprise yourself with the results.

Time: 1:00 m.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

Week 5 - August 4 - August 7

GRADES 2-3: AM CLASSES

Avast Ye Maties - Pirates
Instructor: Lucas (Brown Beard) Hill

Do you know the real reason a Pirate wears an eye patch? It might not be what you think! Separate truth from movie myth with tales of treasure and terror as we talk about pirate legends and pieces of eight. Investigate how pirates survived long months at sea. Students will recreate trade and treasure routes and learn how pirates steered their ships using only compasses, wind and the stars.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Let's Rock! - Geology
Instructor: Karen Delaney

Find out what is happening deep within our planet when the earth moves and the oceans heave. What happened in Pompeii? This examination of the Earth includes the materials and the processes acting upon them. Lots of hands-on experiments and volcanoes that blow their tops!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: AM CLASSES

Stinking Scary Chemistry
(GATE Class- School Recommendation Required)
Instructor: Alicia Musser

Atoms, Molecules and Math - Oh My! See how chemistry can work for you by developing your critical thinking, observations and team work skills. Explore solubilities, density and qualitative analysis of a solution. Observe endo and exothermic reactions - Yes parents, this could be smelly with the "FUN" things your student can learn through chemistry!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Robotics & Rocketry
Instructor: Carol McGrath

This hands-on class is a blast! You will start by learning about robotics, electrical circuits, and components. You will learn to take apart old electrical equipment to scavenge parts for your own small robots - you can even bring in your own machines from home that no longer work or aren't needed. Finally, working on your own or with a partner, you'll design and build a small robot that is able to perform a unique task. Then your adventure in rocketry begins as you study principles of lift-off and flight. You'll put your abilities to the test as you create and launch several rockets - with the guidance and oversight of the course instructor. Along the way, you will develop and use your skills in math, science, and problem-solving.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: AM CLASSES

So...SEW! Advanced NEW
Instructor: Trudie Wilson

This continuation of the popular, So. . . Sew Basic, class will deal with more complicated sewing techniques when following patterns. Students will learn to sew by machine different seams, make pockets, hem and have an understanding of interfacing, material application & usage. Sewing and patterns have a language all their own. This course will offer a better understanding of sewing machine project construction.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

Straight to the Heart-Heart Transplant
(GATE Class- School Recommendation Required)
Instructor: Peggy Dutcher

We have all heard of stealing hearts, winning hearts or having a broken heart but how much do we really know about the human heart within our bodies? Students will experience an in-depth study of the workings of the heart, the chambers, arteries, veins, blood components and flow and much more. The instructor will lead a dissection of an animal heart. Students will be able to understand and participate in a virtual heart transplant by the end of class. * Caution: This class may not be suitable for those students easily upset by the sight of blood or organ material.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon    East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 2-3: PM CLASSES

Amazing Art
Instructor: Staff

Design, create, explore! In this class, you will learn all about art and design. You'll learn about famous artists from different places and times, and then use what you've learned to make your own projects. You'll build art with modeling clay, get ideas for decorating your room, make your own costumes, then fast-forward to using computers to create new art. During the last class, you will host an art show for your family and friends. Each session offers something new in this creative class!

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians
Instructor: Carol McGrath

This class is wild! You will have a chance to inspect, feed, and handle live animals. You will explore the science of herpetology with a Michigan slant. You will learn about biology, ecology, and conservation of turtles, lizards, frogs, and salamanders. The session is enhanced with color slides, audio and video recordings.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 4-5: PM CLASSES

Curious Creatures
Instructor: Trudie Wilson

Using your creativity in new ways you can create any sea monster-animal you can dream up. Students will create a curious creature using bits and pieces of recycled materials and other odd materials to create a loveable and funny looking toy.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

Playwright-Writing for Drama NEW
Instructor: Mary Matzke

Actors act according to a script for the most part. The story, the drama or comedic words, are first put to paper by the playwright. Crafting scenes, plot character, theme, diction, sound and spectacle are all parts developed by the writer to convey a message. Whether it is silly or serious the story must capture an audience, hold their interest and deliver the intended emotional response. Students will learn how to sequence their story and how a play makes it to the stage.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

GRADES 6-8: PM CLASSES

CELL-ebrate
(GATE Class- School Recommendation Required)
Instructor: Alicia Musser

Get up close and personal with the micro-world all around you! In this course you will explore the fascinating inner workings of the individual cellular unit. Cells are the building blocks of all living organisms. Many cells are smaller than a period at the end of a sentence! In this course, you will use microscopes to see what different cells look like and what kind of story they can tell us. You will perform a series of experiments to see how they break down food, move through their environment, and replicate to make more cells. Come cell-ebrate life at its most basic level.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

I-Math/U-Math NEW
Instructor: Maria Johnson

Dust off that summer brain and get a little math action, preparing for fall return to class. Students will review and exceed math expectations recommended by the State of Michigan, Department of Education for this age group. Math really can be fun and applied to everyday situations. Students will be exposed to probabilities, graphing solutions to algebraic statements and learning the complicated graphing calculator that can do most everything but eat your lunch!

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  East Campus   Tuition: $149

 

LCC A+ Summer Youth College would like to thank the following generous sponsors for their continued support:

                  Jackson National  LCC Foundation  

 Tri-Star Trust Bank  Comerica Bank

 

Lansing Youth Exchange

For more information, call (517) 483-1860 or visit us at www.lcc.edu/lifelong/youth

Lansing Community College is keeping young minds engaged and stimulated to learning experiences during the long summer months.

Your student may discover that learning with this hands-on approach opens up a whole new world of possibility!

Lansing Community College

Lifelong Learning
Main Office:
LCC East
2827 Eyde Parkway
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 483-1860

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