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KOC for Elementary School (7-10)

 

A Week of Windows

Ages 7-10. Spend a week getting acquainted with the basic functions of Windows software (and a computer) and practice keyboarding with daily warm-up exercises. Create interesting projects while learning which buttons to click. Word processing, drawing programs, making stationery, and organizing collections are just some of the skills you’ll master. 1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-267 6104 #5559
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Acrylic Painting for Elementary Artists

Ages 8-10. Explore techniques in acrylic painting as you learn about color relationships, creating texture, and adding shadows and highlights. Subjects for paintings will come from your close observation and from your own imagination. You will be working with canvas and creating finished works that will be ready to hang or offer as gifts. 1 week

Tuition: $195 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-225 6101 #5725
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Advanced 3-D Video Game with Unity *NEW*

Ages 8-11. Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level?

With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3-D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience.

Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions LLC. 1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 13-Aug 17 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-605 6681 #8568
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Adventures in "The Land of Stories" *NEW*

Ages 8-10. Do you love The Land of Stories? Dive into another dimension where the stories we all know and love haven’t ended. Learn more about Alex and Conner Bailey as you participate in activities and play games that are only fit for The Land of Stories!

Choose a folk or fairy tale character that you would like to appear in the stories and create your own adventure.

You should have read the first book, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, before attending the first class. 1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-245 6672 #8522
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-245 6673 #8523
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All About Technology

Ages 7-10. Fun, exciting, and challenging activities await as you are introduced to a variety of relevant technologies. You will build circuits as well as build and program robotic devices. Use a Global Positioning System to play a high-tech game of hide and seek. Practice skills such as orienteering, treasure hunting, and waymarking, better known as geocaching.

Discover the FUNdamentals of technology.

Offered in conjunction with Goldsmith Education. 1 week

Tuition: $229 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-121 6318 #5399
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Amazing Ocean Art *NEW*

Ages 7-10. Are you fascinated by the vast ocean and its vibrant creatures? Do you enjoy creating colorful works of art?

Learn more about the appearance, habitats, and behaviors of these interesting creatures while using a variety of fun tools to create art projects about marine life. Explore new painting methods, problem solve with friends, and discover more about the mysterious ocean and its inhabitants. 1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-229 6642 #8449
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American Girls Again: More Hands on History Fun

Ages 7-10. Have even more fun learning American history through the lives and times of the historical American Girl dolls: Kaya, Felicity, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Rebecca, Kit, Nanea, MaryEllen, Melody, and Julie! Experience first-hand activities girls of the past would have enjoyed. Learn fun facts about the past, create historical crafts, cook authentic recipes, play games, sew, and more. Personalize a cookbook with recipes made throughout the week. Each historical American Girls camp offers a unique experience. Campers make different crafts and recipes for each camp. Camps may be taken in any order. All food prepared is nut-free. Students with other food allergies must provide their own special ingredients if needed. 1 week

Tuition: $235 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-192 6604 #5530
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American Girls: Hands-On History Fun

Ages 7-10. Learning American history has never been more fun! History comes alive as you explore the times of the historical American Girl dolls: Native American tribal life (Kaya), Colonial America (Felicity), southwestern rancho life (Josefina), pioneer life (Kirsten), Civil War and freedom (Addy), life at the turn of the 20th century (Samantha), the immigrant experience in NYC (Rebecca), the Great Depression (Kit), the “rock and roll” 50s (Mary Ellen), the civil rights movement of the 60s (Melody), and the groovy 70s (Julie).

Experience activities girls of the past would have done, including arts and crafts, cooking, sewing, games, music, and/or literature. Personalize a cookbook with recipes made throughout the week. All food prepared is nut-free. Students with other food allergies must provide their own special ingredients if needed. 1 week

Tuition: $235 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-333 6048 #5604
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App Attack! Make Your First Game App

Ages 8-10. Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, you will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see first-hand how the world of app publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to app stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-196 6572 #5443
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App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! *NEW*

Ages 8-10. The hottest new apps are .IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io you will love this class!

Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends!

In this class you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app.

You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-197 6501 #8388
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Art From Around the World
Ages 7-10. Take a trip around the world and discover fascinating and diverse art from different cultures. Learn about the styles, methods, and characteristics that identify art from various regions. Recreate these works of art by exploring different colors, textures, materials, and patterns. Understand the meaning behind some of the world’s most influential pieces of art and how they are made. 1 week
Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-228 6644 #8451
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Baking Basics: Learn to Bake Homemade Goodies! *NEW*

Ages 7-10. Discover the joy of baking! Learn how to make homemade sweet and savory baked goods from scratch! See how satisfying it can be to measure and mix ingredients together, put them in the oven, and wait for the magic to begin.

Baking is educational, utilizing reading comprehension, math, and chemistry in a fun way. Some of the tasty treats on the menu are cookies, cupcakes, and biscuits! In addition, learn how to decorate with frosting. While waiting for the goodies to come out of the oven, you will conduct science experiments, create related crafts, and make a personalized cookbook with the recipes made in class.

All food prepared is nut-free. Students with other food allergies must provide their own special ingredients if needed. 1 week

Tuition: $235 (includes $76 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-101 6502 #8390
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Bedazzled by Beads

Ages 8-11. Are you attracted to jewelry? Learn how to turn ordinary beads, metal, and string into stunning wearable art. Use patterns to create colorful bead strands, glass and wire pendants, bracelets, earrings, and more. Practice weaving beautiful friendship bracelets and discover the cultural significance of the jewelry you love. 1 week

Tuition: $199 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-104 6270 #5692
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Big Brains Machine Shop
Ages 7-10. Small hands with big ideas deserve real tools and things to invent! This material-based exploration lab, built around the theme of machines, is perfect for emerging tinkerers, inventors, artists, and engineers ready to activate STEM thinking. Grow your design and fabrication skills, cut, drill, connect, form and shape cardboard, foam, wood, plastics, and electronic components. Everybody is invited to our Friday Machine Shop Petting Zoo! Offered in conjunction with FutureMakers. 1 week
Tuition: $245 (includes $91 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-434 6614 #8360
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-434 6027 #5679
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Boys Lacrosse, Ages 7-10 *NEW!*

Ages 7-10. The Howard CC Boy's Lacrosse Camp strives to provide the very best instructional environment within a competitive atmosphere.  Learn how to play lacrosse correctly and why "fundamentals equal success."

Experience the very best in coaching techniques.  Instructors will not simply roll out the ball and let you play.  You will be taught individual plays, various positions and their responsibilities, and shown how each relates to overall success.  Learn stick skills, stick protection, checks, shooting, dodging, transition, and playing without the ball. In addition, you will be shown team offensive and defensive strategy as well as techniques.

Equipment is not provided – Bring your lacrosse equipment to camp with you.

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-903 6687 #8572
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Cardboard Arcade Invention Lab
Ages 7-10. Why play video games when you can build an old school arcade yourself? Young makers design, prototype, build, and play unique arcade games of skill and chance from cardboard, foam, plastic, wood, and recycled materials, using real hand tools. All projects go home and be ready, they get big! Join us for our Friday free arcade! Offered in conjunction with FutureMakers. 1 week.
Tuition: $249 (includes $91 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-436 6026 #5681
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-436 6966 #5682
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Cartoon Art for Students

Ages 7-10. Turn your doodles into designs of delight in this fun and colorful course. Let your imagination go wild while you hold the pencil and draw your own comic strip complete with color, word bubbles, and lettering. Learn skills like drawing people, animals, and inanimate objects. Sketch your own original creations. 1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-240 6657 #5411
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-240 6379 #5551
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-240 6118 #5550
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-240 6117 #5549
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Code Breakers

Ages 8-10. Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! If you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-279 6002 #5565
Mon-Fri Aug 13-Aug 17 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-279 6309 #5566
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Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling *NEW!*

Ages 8-11. Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding.

Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 13-Aug 17 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-147 6503 #8391
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Coed Basketball, Ages 7-10 *NEW*

Ages 7-10. Players of all skill levels are welcome to develop and practice fundamental skills and techniques necessary for the game of basketball. Practice ball handling, shooting, passing, moving without the ball, defense, and team concepts.  You will receive individualized instruction and suggestions on how to take your play to the next level.

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-901-6689 #8581
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-901-6690 #8582
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Commotion in the Ocean

Ages 7-10. Dive into the ocean and see what unique creatures lurk in the deep! Explore the different oceans and seas, and learn what makes each special. Discover the different depths of the oceans and how whales, dolphins, sea anemones, eels, jellyfish, and other sea critters survive. Explore coral reefs, make your own ocean card game, build a fish, create your own ocean display, and find out if sharks are as dangerous as they’ve been portrayed. 1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-160 6063 #5702
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Creative Design and Robotics

Ages 8-10. The world of the future belongs to robots! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the fundamentals of motorized mechanisms, design principles, sensors, and sound activation. Separate fact from fantasy by designing and building prototypes of task oriented robots. Learn problem-solving to improve how your robots function in a series of design challenges! You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Tuition: $219 (includes $89 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-300 6074 #5588
(no class Jul 4)
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Dancing Around the World
Ages 7-10. Do you think you can dance? Let the beat move your feet and explore world cultures through traditional and fun dances from India, Latin America, and more. Throughout history people have used dance to celebrate, tell stories, and pass on traditions. Expand your horizons as
you learn about the customs and culture of other countries through the lens of dance. 1 week
Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-246 6573 #8461
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Day to Day Drones: A Look to the Future *NEW*

Ages 7-10. Imagine a future where drones are everywhere around us; delivering packages, tracking criminals, rescuing earthquake survivors, constructing buildings, and much more. In this class, you will become a professional drone operator, tasked with using your skills to solve a variety of real-world problems that might be carried out by drones in the future. One day, you might be a law enforcement officer pursuing criminals through a city. The next day, you could be a drone operator on a construction site carrying building materials to where they need to be and assisting with the construction of a large tower. The applications of drone technology are only limited by your imagination.

As well as increasing your skills as a pilot, you will also learn about the science of drones and how to fly them responsibly.

Taught by HCC engineering faculty. 1 week

Tuition: $249 (includes $80 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-511 6670 #8520
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-511 6671 #8521
Mon-Fri Aug 13-Aug 17 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-511 6707 #8665
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Delicious Designs *NEW*

Ages 7-10. Attention food fanatics! Create irresistible delicious art using a variety of mediums. Have fun recreating famous artworks using an assortment of techniques.

Get your creative juices flowing as you “produce” original art delectable enough to make your mouth water. Before you know it, your work will be the “cream of the crop.” 1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $84 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-141 6647 #8483
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-141 6648 #8484
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Discovering Paleontology *NEW*

Ages 8-11. Explore the Age of the Dinosaurs! Examine the three periods of the Mesozoic Era and sort dinosaurs by when and where they lived. Study dinosaur anatomy and habitats, take part in an archaeological dig, and map Mesozoic ecosystems.

Use your new knowledge from this “dino”mite class to create your own dinosaur! 1 week

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-251 6711 #8692
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Dynamic Spanish for Elementary Students

Ages 7-10. Learning to speak and understand Spanish has never been more fun and exciting.

In this movement based class, you will be exposed to theme based play, allowing you to learn Spanish as an interactive and engaging process. We will focus on themes of daily life, such as foods, colors, numbers, animals, and body parts. Come join us to learn and hablar Español! 1 week

Tuition: $195 (includes $69 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-398 6574 #5648
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E-cool-ogy

Ages 7-10. Ecology is a branch of biology that deals with the relationships of organisms to one another and their physical surroundings. E-cool-ogy will let you apply scientific methods to create and analyze animal habitats, research food webs in biomes, and understand the impact of recycling in your community.

Use a hands-on method to study how nature and humans interact in your e-cool-ogical community. 1 week

Tuition: $195 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-280 6100 #5567
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Elementary Engineering

Ages 7-10. This exciting hands-on engineering class uses LEGO® Education building materials. 

Teams will learn the basics of engineering and simple machines. You will be introduced to the concepts of pulleys, levers, gears, and more. From this foundation, you will move on to compound machines, motorized vehicles, and robotic creations. You will also get a chance to put your new knowledge to work creating your own mechanized designs. Teams will creatively solve challenges using concepts learned in class. Last, but not least, you will get the chance to become inventors. 

Light and sound sensors, pulleys, wheels, levers, and gears are all at your command. In conjunction with Goldsmith Education. 1 week

Tuition: $229 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-125 6283 #5499
**$209 (includes $79 in fees*) (no class Jul 4)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-125 6292 #5500
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-125 6013 #5497
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-125 6014 #5498
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ESL Art and Literature
Ages 7-10. Improve your English vocabulary, comprehension, and communication skills through the study of literature and art. Read and discuss a variety of traditional children’s literature including folk tales, fables, and fairy tales. Have fun participating in arts and craft activities that relate to your readings. 1 week
Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-415 6171 #5661
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Fifty Nifty United States

Ages 7-10. Join this adventure through the 50 United States of America. Explore state capitals, silly laws, fun facts, state mottos, birds, flags, and exciting histories. Learn a great song to help remember all the names of the states. You will get into the geography of the USA and taste many of the specialties of the different regions. 1 week

Tuition: $175 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-363 6134 #5621
(no class Jul 4)
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Fit and Fun: Get Your Game On

Ages 7-10. Get up, move, and have fun while learning how to keep your body healthy and fit. Participate in a variety of sports and games including Ultimate Frisbee and kickball.

Step up to the plate for a happy and healthy summer! 1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-242 6575 #5457
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Go Germany: An Exploration in Culture and Language

Ages 7-10. Have fun exploring a new language and culture!

Learn basic vocabulary and customs while singing songs, doing arts and crafts, and playing games. Each day will center around a different theme including colors, shapes, numbers, body parts, families, and farm animals. On the last day, you will be able to sample some yummy German treats. Enjoy! Viel Spass! 1 week

Tuition: $195 (includes $69 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-191 6674 #8561
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Industrial Arts Construction Lab

Ages 7-10. Emerging tinkerers, inventors, artists, and engineers learn to use real tools to construct original projects of their own design.

Safely cut, drill, form, and shape wood! Hammer nails and drive screws! Build big and small to complete a series of tool and material design challenges focusing on experimentation, exploration, and free building.

No prior experience needed. Offered in conjunction with FutureMakers. 1 week

Tuition: $249 (includes $99 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-439 6322 #5433
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-439 6029 #5686
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Jedi Training Camp

Ages 7–10.  If you love Star Wars, this IS the camp you are looking for! Make a tunic, create a lightsaber, learn about survival methods on different planets, design a droid from repurposed materials, and test your agility. Enjoy these and other fun and interesting activities. Come prepared, Padawan training will take place both inside and outdoors. May the Force be with you. 1 week

Tuition: $199 (includes $69 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-401 6704 #5650
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Krazy Kinetic Art

Ages 7-10. Have fun creating 3-D art that MOVES!

You’ll explore the crazy world of Kinetic Art and try out projects like roller-ball mazes, mobiles, pinwheels, wind catchers, and spinning tops. Explore the possibilities and results of art using different media as you complete several take-home projects. 1 week.

Tuition: $175 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-158 6310 #5701
(no class Jul 4)
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Minecraft Designers

Ages 8-10. If you love the game MinecraftTM, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3-D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3-D modeling software.

You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-225 6576 #5408
Mon-Fri Aug 13-Aug 17 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-225 6358 #5539
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Minecraft Modders

Ages 7-10. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftTM. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access your project at home you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible.

You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 13-Aug 17 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-295 6125 #5579
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Money Magic

Ages 7-10. Spend a week learning about the stories, history, and magic of money through the ages. Examine the art and science behind currency, allowances, wants and needs, banking, investing, and building wealth. Create your own currency and run a model bank. You will learn practical facts about money through hands-on activities that have the potential to build positive lifelong financial skills. 1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $69 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-377 6577 #5631
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Multiples of Math

Ages 7-9. Math is more than numbers. It is also word problems and turning those words into numbers. Get lots of practice in solving puzzles, playing games, reviewing money decisions, and turning a graph into a piece of cake.

You can “count” on enjoying this class and discovering how numbers relate to the real world. 1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-306 6138 #5591
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-306 6675 #8562
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Multiples of Math II
Ages 9-10. Take your problem solving skills to the next level. Improve your skills by playing games and solving advanced math problems using multiplication, division, and basic algebra. Count on good “times” in this class. You should know your multiplication facts before taking this class. 1 week.
Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-443 6605 #5437
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-443 6991 #5689
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Natural Forces

Ages 7-10. Mother Nature has a temper and she displays it throughout the world, sometimes predictably, sometimes without warning.

Chart tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, wildfires, and rainbows both geographically and seasonally. Create some of these forces right in the classroom, and discuss both the science of the force and its impact on humans. 1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-341 6141 #5610
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Oooo Goo and Stinky Too: Gross Science

Ages 7-10. Come and discover the weird and wacky world of science. If you’re adventurous, explore different areas of science with a slimy, hands-on project each day. Chemistry Concoctions, Yucky Biology, Phantasy Physics, and much more will capture your scientific curiosity. Enjoy science as you never have before!

Please note some science experiments will use food products. 1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-332 6676 #5603
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-332 6293 #5417
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-332 6145 #5601
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Partners With Potter

Ages 8-12. Are you a Harry Potter fan? Step into his world as we discover the meanings behind characters’ names, create a textbook for the care and feeding of magical animals, design trading cards, and invent dishes for a holiday banquet. These are just a few of the activities you will use to learn about these popular books.

You should have read the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, before attending the first class. 1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-298 6152 #5584
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Performing Magic

Ages 8-12. Wave a wand and PRESTO... make things disappear and put on a show.

Using simple props and flexible fingers, learn straight, mental, and comedy magic tricks and techniques from a professional magician. Whether it involves cards, coins, rope, scarves, or other gadgets, you will learn secrets of magic from the past and develop confidence and stage presence as you demonstrate proficiency in performing prestidigitation. 1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $74 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-124 6157 #5698
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-124 6155 #5697
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Pets and Vets

Ages 7-10. Caring for pets, learning about endangered species, and discovering the duties of a vet are some of the educational, creative, and fun activities in this unique class. Learn animal behavior facts, tricks, and tips on grooming, feeding, and becoming a responsible pet owner. Develop awareness skills so you may make a difference in protecting animals. Live animals will visit class. 1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-299 6161 #5587
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-299 6159 #5585
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-299 6160 #5586
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PowerPoint Proficiency

Ages 8-10. Elementary and middle school teachers expect students to create projects with PowerPoint. This hands-on course has been designed to help you become proficient with PowerPoint, so that you can use this learned skill during the school year.

Through the lessons of this class, you will create and present up to five slideshows to your peers. You will save your work on a flash drive and take it home on the last day of the class.

1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-198 6256 #5533
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Presenting Percy Jackson

Ages 8-12. Have you ever wanted to join Percy Jackson at Camp Half-Blood? Ever have that feeling that you might be related to something ancient and powerful? Now is your chance to find out which Olympian will claim you and allow you to train at Camp Half-Blood. Discover the world of Greek mythology and learn about the background to the Percy Jackson series. Join us to play games, make mythological items, and hang out in the mythical world of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. 1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-315 6143 #5595
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Reading, Writing, and Reasoning

Ages 8-10. Use plot, setting, theme, and character analysis to explore many different kinds of literature. Learn to interpret stories creatively through book talks, story mapping, and discussion questions about social values and author’s intent. Sharpen your critical thinking skills through puzzles, games, and story structure analyses. Learn how authors use inductive and deductive reasoning to craft stories and send messages to readers. Have fun while becoming a critically aware reader, writer, and thinker! 1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $69 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-335 6304 #5608
**$165 (includes $69 in fees*) (no class Jul 4)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-335 6154 #5606
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-335 6170 #5607
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ROBLOX Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs! *NEW*

Ages 8-11. Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun!

Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’S fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC.

1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-130 6504 #8392
$219 (includes $79 in fees*) (no class Jul 4)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-130 6505 #8393
Mon-Fri Aug 13-Aug 17 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-130 6506 #8394
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Rockets and Robotics

Ages 7-10. Rockets and robotics, what a great combination! Working in small teams, learn how to write a step-by-step program to follow mazes, react to motion, and build simple LEGO® robots. Build and explore machines and mechanisms, discover motor design differences, and study gearing mechanisms. Then, using some of the concepts learned, design your own rocket that you can test and take home, but not before we have our own launch party (weather permitting)! Offered in conjunction with Goldsmith Education. 1 week

Tuition: $229 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-124 6319 #5400
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-124 6273 #5496
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Scratch This: Code Writing for Beginners

Ages 8-11. Why learn Scratch? Scratch is an online program designed by MIT Media Lab. It uses computer programming language to manage multiple forms of media including text, images, animation, and audio recordings to create interactive stories, games, and animations. Build your basic computer coding skills, fine-tune your creativity, intellectual curiosity, and critical thinking skills, and share in a safe online community. No anti-itch cream will be needed! 1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-104 6113 #5486
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-104 6199 #5487
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Sculpture for Elementary Artists

Ages 7-10. Jump into three dimensional art by creating projects in four fun materials: paper, clay, mixed media, and metal. Look at historical and current examples, learn new techniques, and think about what makes something art! Projects could include pop-up cards, origami, clay animals and pots, a trick book made from a box, a wire person, and more. 1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $74 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-228 6578 #5448
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Seasonal Food Fun *NEW*

Ages 7-10. Join us for a fun and educational hands-on no bake cooking class! Make recipe cards, learn to mix and measure, and create delicious holiday and seasonal themed dishes each class.

Holidays featured include, but are not limited to, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Valentine’s Day.

No peanut products will be used. So get ready to make some seasonal treats that are just as fun to look at as they are to eat! Students with food allergies must provide their own special ingredients, if needed.

1 week

Tuition: $195 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-151 6649 #8485
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Sensational Sidewalk Chalk Art *NEW*

Ages 7-10. Do you love to doodle on paper? How about on the sidewalk? Use elements and principles of art, such as line, color, value, and pattern to create drawings based on your interests, famous paintings, storybook characters, and more. Design small creations on your own and large-scale drawings with friends. Practice using pastels and chalk to improve your art skills and express yourself!

1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-245 6643 #8450
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Sew Fun: Make Your Own Doll Clothes
Ages 8-10. Learn to make clothes for your doll using simple stitches. Bring your favorite doll to class. Make a shirt, skirt, dress, and accessories using a variety of fabric and trim. Enrich your pattern making and hand stitching skills while creating fun clothes for your doll. 1 week.
Tuition: $199 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-240 6606 #5455
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Slime Science *NEW*

Ages 8-10. Attention young scientists, discover what makes slime and why it’s so fun to play with!

Get ready for a week of messy learning and fun! Explore the chemical reactions from a variety of slime recipes and participate in slimy projects. Put on your lab coats, and get ready for a messy twist on science!

1 week

Tuition: $195 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-346 6650 #8486
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-346 6651 #8487
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Star Wars Stop Animation

Ages 8-10. Make your own Star Wars adventure come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a new world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen.

You will need to bring in action figures or vehicles from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week.

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-338 6579 #8472
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Threads and Thimbles

Ages 7-10. Can you repair a seam, fix a hem, or replace a missing button? If not, this class is for you. Learn the fundamentals of basic hand-stitching that will make you confident in doing minor repairs. In addition, learn the art of needle point, cross stitching, and embroidering. This class will be “sew” much fun. 1 week.

Tuition: $174 (includes $69 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-156 6223 #5700
(no class Jul 4)
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Touch, Type, and Create

Ages 8-10. Do you use the “hunt and peck” method to complete school work or send an email to your friends?

Learn how to type at a rate of 15-25 words per minute without making a lot of mistakes.

Become skilled at basic word processing, formatting, correcting errors, and proofreading your work. Practice cutting and pasting, changing fonts, underlining, using italics, and bolding. This interactive class will keep your fingers flying across your keyboard.

1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-369 6010 #5624
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-369 6333 #5625
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Toybox Machines

Ages 7-10. Create a simple machine of your own with toy parts and everyday objects. Then integrate all of the individual machines to attempt a Rube Goldberg Machine. Observe the many silly chain reactions that showcase cause and effect types of actions. Develop creative and critical thinking skills as you experiment, build, deconstruct, and engineer a new and better contraption. Having fun is only half the objective in this stimulating class. 1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $74 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-374 6190 #5629
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-374 6192 #5630
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Unlocking the Mysteries of Math

Ages 7-8. Solve sums and differences while playing hands-on games. Crack the code of place value and numbers. Play games such as Pocket Full of Coins, Four Coin Draw, and Race to $1 to explore concepts of money. Unveil ways to solve math problems using logic and reasoning. Math has never been so much fun! 1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $60 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 23 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-150 6259 #5513
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-150 6067 #5512
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Updated Make Your First 3-D Video Game! *NEW*

Ages 8-11. In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2-D game design classes and create an immersive 3-D world.

Learn the physics behind 3-D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling.

Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Tuition: $239 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-148 6500 #8395
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VEX Robots and Simple Machines *NEW*

Ages 8-10. Using the versatile VEX IQ ROBOTICS kit, build a multitude of models to explore robotics design. Explore and manipulate simple machines, the building blocks of all robotics, then graduate to remote controlled robots. Design robots to overcome different challenges including those that have been used in previous VEX IQ ROBOTICS national competitions. This team based engineering class gives you the tools to problem solve using the “Think, Do, Test” design process.

Offered in conjunction with Goldsmith Education. 1 week

Tuition: $219 (includes $74 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-328 6678 #8566
(no class Jul 4)
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Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Ages 8-10. Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. You do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset at home you will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device.

You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week.

Tuition: $265 (includes $96 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-427 6934 #5673
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Who Done It?

Ages 7-10. Become a detective and solve mysteries. Join your classmates in solving a crime from start to finish using fingerprints, secret codes, clues, disguises, and other investigative techniques. Put your skills to the test and unravel the mystery. 1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $59 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-287 6580 #5416
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-287 6449 #5575
**$169 (includes $59 in fees*) (no class Jul 4)
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Woodshop: Basics to Boxes

Ages 8-10. Master woodworking basics in three take-home projects: an elegant cutting board, a gift box, and an indestructible toolbox. Follow plans, measure, mark, cut, drill, shape, and finish with hand tools. Returning students create advanced projects! Offered in conjunction with FutureMakers. 1 week

Tuition: $255 (includes $101 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-190 6119 #5528
Mon-Fri Aug 13-Aug 17 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-190 6127 #5529
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Writing Riveting Reviews *NEW*

Ages 9-11. Need to take your writing to the next level? Improve your writing skills by looking at writing from the viewpoint of a journalist.

Learn how to find your voice and how to use it in an unconventional manner by writing reviews on interesting and familiar subjects such as food, movies, music, and favorite television shows. Report on topics through the use of survey data, research, and class discussions. This writing course will improve your writing style, word choice, editing, and presentation skills. 1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-324 6677 #8565
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-324 6666 #8503
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-324 6667 #8504
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Young Writer’s World

Ages 7-8. Develop writing techniques not normally learned until much later in school. This interactive class covers a variety of writing styles and related skills including illustration and publication. You have the chance to write and share stories, poems, and journal entries, and compile them into your own “book.” 1 week.

Tuition: $185 (includes $60 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-271 6581 #5561
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-271 6700 #8618
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-271 6191 #5562
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Young Writer’s World II

Ages 9-10. Are you a budding writer just waiting for an opportunity to hone your skills? Come join us for a week of developing writing styles and techniques not normally learned until much later in school. This interactive class covers writing styles from nonfiction to fantasy fiction and beyond. You will also have the opportunity to learn a bit about the publication process and come away from class with a “book” that has been written, edited, and published by you! 1 week.

Tuition: $185 (includes $60 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-180 6197 #5523
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