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Transitional KOC Classes (10-16)

 

21st Century Shakespeare *NEW*

Ages 12-16. Make the Bard your buddy this summer while you learn about the life of William Shakespeare and the Elizabethan England he knew. Read and watch excerpts from several Shakespearean tragedies and comedies as you discover the meaning behind the dialogue and apply it to today’s lingo. Enact or share your favorite scenes from the plays you like best in a 21st century interpretation.

1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-325 6615 #8408
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-325 6616 #8409
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3-D Animation

Ages 11-16. Learn how to develop 2-D and 3-D animation for use in presentations and multimedia applications. Generate 3-D models using vertices, edges, and polygons that are manipulated to shape your objects. Imagine the process as working with hi-tech Play-Doh. Use animation software, create storyboards to produce animations, and construct interfaces between the various graphic and animation programs.

2 weeks.

Tuition: $315 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-256 6595 #5413
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Advanced Latin Language *NEW*

Ages 11-16. “Veni, vidi, vici!” If you have taken “Latin Language and Roman Culture” or have studied Latin in school and are ready to conquer the next level of Latin language skills, this class is for you! Study more advanced grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and English derivatives from Latin stems. Read stories from Latin text and deepen your understanding of Latin grammar, culture, history, and mythology of ancient Rome as you expand your understanding of Greece and Rome’s immense contributions to the modern age.

1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-448 6625 #8419
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Advanced Manga for Students

Ages 11-16. Have you taken “Manga for Students” in the past and want to take your skills to the next level? If so, this class is for you! Learn advanced manga drawing techniques for clothing, action poses, coloring and more!

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-432 6007 #5678
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Animation for 3-D Games *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Learn how to develop 2-D and 3-D animations to import into a 3-D game. Create 3-D models and use royalty-free 3-D models to craft animations to tell the backstory and cut scenes of a game. Make storyboards to produce the animations and work with various 2-D and 3-D graphic programs.

2 weeks.

Tuition: $315 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-609 6658 #8495
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Art + Industrial Design: Lights and Lamps *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Design and build a set of solutions to the timeless design challenge: how can we see in the dark? From book lights with LED circuitry and switches to a freestanding CFL desk lamp, participants engineer and build a series of complex original and functional designs using real tools and industrial strength materials. All are ready to take home and light up the room! Offered in conjunction with FutureMakers.

1 week.

Tuition: $255 (includes $90 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-322 6653 #8491
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-322 6654 #8492
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Art Fun-Damentals

Ages 10-16. This course covers the basic fundamentals of creating two-dimensional art. You will be challenged in the art of drawing, page composition, and imagination. You will view still-life displays and photos along with using pencil, pastel, crayon, watercolor, and acrylic to create original masterpieces of art.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-212 6284 #5718
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Artistic Cross Stitch and Embroidery: I ♥ Maryland *NEW*

Ages 12-16. What a stitch this class will be! Learn cross stitch and hand embroidery skills including techniques such as: preparing floss, anchoring threads, reading a stitch chart, changing colors, and using a hoop. Create a Black-Eyed Susan project, an outline of the Maryland state map, and a blue crab with the design and colors of the Maryland state flag. Learn the running, satin, back, stem and cross stitch for these projects. Leave with your own embroidery needle and patterns so you can continue to make decorative items and personalized gifts at home. Level: beginner to intermediate.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-604 6626 #8420
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C++ Programming *NEW*

Ages 13-16. C++ is a programming language that is widely used in industry. It allows programming in both procedural and object-orientated styles. Concepts taught in C++ are foundational and used in every other programming language. Learn about computer basics, the development environment, and various programming skills such as variable types, conditional statements, looping, and functions. Use your new knowledge as we design and create simple games, such as tic tac toe and hangman. You will need to create a free Microsoft® account prior to the start of class. Previous programming experience recommended, but not required.

1 week

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-510 6705 #8641
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-510 6706 #8642
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Caricature *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Create fun and whimsical works of art in this creative class. Focus on single attributes and learn how to exaggerate them in funny and interesting ways. Explore different caricature styles and enhance your drawing skills in this class taught by a local professional artist.

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-145 6660 #8497
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-145 6661 #8498
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Classical Drawing for Teens

Ages 12-16. Polish your drawing skills and artistic talents. With still-life as the subject matter and graphite pencils as the medium, serious artists will develop technical skills to center a composition, draw objects in proportion, and utilize the elements of shading. Bring home a masterpiece worthy of framing.

1 week.

Tuition: $209 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-227 6609 #5447
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Computer Keyboarding

Ages 11-16. Keyboarding is the foundation for lifelong student success and the development of entry-level skills for all careers. In this class, students will learn the touch operation of alphanumeric/ keyboard characters. Emphasis is placed on proper finger placement, mastering keying techniques, practicing speed and accuracy, and learning proper care of equipment and associated hardware and software. Lots of practice and review new skills. Sign up now!

2 weeks.

Tuition: $315 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-351 6709 #8690
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-351 6710 #8691
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Creating Games with GameMaker

Ages 12-16. Get introduced to the game design process and the software available that can be used to create your own computer games. Study examples of various game genres including platform, adventure, and maze games, and look at a range of games created with the GameMakerTM software. Design and develop your own computer games. Merge a variety of media to create a complete game that can be played by friends and posted on the internet. Although you will play a sampling of GameMaker games, you should come to this class prepared to focus on game design and development.

1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-108 6596 #5438
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Creative Crochet Workshop *NEW*

Ages 12-16. Become familiar with basic crochet techniques including holding the hook, chain stitch, single and double crochet, slip stitch, increasing, decreasing, finishing ends, and changing colors. Learn how to read and follow the stitch guide and instructions in a crochet pattern. Working in rows or rounds, create an octopus stuffed toy, Oreo cookie, Golden Snitch, fingerless gloves, a bookworm bookmark, or a charity project for Warm Up America! Learn pom-pom making and yarn wrapping skills. Project materials are provided. Level: beginner to intermediate. 

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-603 6627 #8421
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Crime Scene Investigators

Ages 10-12. Learn to apply a variety of scientific techniques to examine the surroundings and solve a mystery. Study a crime scene looking for pertinent clues, analyze fingerprints, identify mysterious substances, and use chromatography to narrow your search for the “perp.” Enjoy hearing about the experiences of a pro. Guest speakers will talk about the use of forensic science to solve local historical mysteries and discuss what is happening in the field today. This class goes beyond “Who Done It?” to “How Was It Done?”

1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-331 6994 #5600
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Dissecting Computer Technology

Ages 10-16. Sure, you know how to use your computer, but do you know how it works? What is an I/O port? What is a motherboard? How does the memory work with the hard drive? You’ll take a working computer apart, examine the pieces, and put it back together! Will it still work? That’s up to you! Learn the history of data storage devices from magnetic disks through solid state drives. Explore the evolution of personal computing and what tomorrow may hold for technology. In conjunction with Goldsmith Education.

1 week.

Tuition: $229 (includes $79 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-107 6238 #5490
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Duct Tape Art: The Sequel *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Attention “Duct Tape Art” alumni, take your artistic skills to the next level. Get yourself into a sticky situation as you learn advanced duct tape art techniques to create 3-D pieces and more! Prerequisite: Duct Tape Art.

1 week

Tuition: $219 (includes $95 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-448 6624 #8417
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-448 6703 #8621
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Engineering Design

Ages 12-15. Learn how to design engineering solutions to real-world problems through documentation, experimentation, and construction. Try your hand at the design process using a 12-step procedure to complete a solution, starting with sketching isometric, oblique, and multi-view sketches. Create a puzzle cube, design a mini golf course, and build a working multi-simple Rube Goldberg machine.

1 week.

Tuition: $185 (includes $65 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-137 6696 #5405
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-137 6103 #5507
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Exploring Electronics *NEW*

Ages 12-16. Have you ever wondered why a light didn’t turn on when you flipped the switch? Electrify your understanding of simple electrical circuits. Learn how to recognize and differentiate the main elements of a circuit. Use your “power”ful new knowledge to construct a working circuit and diagnose possible circuit faults. Never be in the dark again! Taught by HCC faculty.

1 week.

Tuition: $225 (includes $74 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-601 6645 #8475
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-601 6646 #8477
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Extended Algebra I Review

Ages 13+. If you are a rising Algebra II, Geometry, or second-year Algebra I student, this is your chance to cover fundamental concepts in greater depth to get ready for more difficult applications. Topics include operations with positive and negative numbers, families of functions from linear to quadratic to rational and exponential, equations, polynomials, and systems of equations, inequalities, graphing, word problems, and radicals. Bring a notebook and graphing calculator to class. You must have completed an Algebra I course.

2 weeks.

Tuition: $315 (includes $66 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-371 6327 #5628
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-371 6120 #5627
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Extreme Special Effects Makeup

Ages 11-16. Go beyond the basics of Special Effects Makeup to learn more advanced techniques. You will begin by making a plaster cast of your face and learning to sculpt and mold your own prosthetics from the face cast. You will have the freedom to create any character you choose. This could include a movie or sci-fi character of your choice. You will then paint and apply the prosthetics for a monster-sized fashion show! Latex will be used in this course.

1 week

Tuition: $209 (includes $84 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-229 6053 #5726
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Fantasy Drawing *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Wizards and dragons and ogres, oh my! Love to doodle dragons and wizards? Take your scribbles to the next level. Use basic shapes and lines to create characters and creatures from Hogwarts, Middle Earth, and beyond. Add the appropriate detail and perspective to make realistic drawings. Practice quick sketches, without overthinking, to capture the essence of your inhabitants.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-505 6697 #8601
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-505 6628 #8422
$171 (includes $71 in fees*) (no class Jul 4)
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Fantasy Sports 101 *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Don’t get boxed out of the fun, explore the basics of fantasy sports! Learn rules and strategies for fantasy football, baseball, and basketball. Explore the different types of drafts including snake, manual, and auction drafts. Learn the strategy behind who to draft first and how to research players to draft. Practice makes perfect so, put your new skills to the test with a mock draft to close out class.

1 week.

Tuition: $175 (includes $65 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-608 6629 #8423
(no class Jul 4)
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Gizmos and Gadgets

Ages 12-16. Love to build gizmos and gadgets? Explore the world of mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, and chemistry. Build radios, steam engines, cookers, and more by using the simplest of materials such as pennies, tubing, soda cans, and other easily found objects. Find the inner scientist and engineer in you!

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-212 6698 #8602
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-212 6021 #5538
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Graphic Design for Teens

Ages 12-16. Explore the theories, practices, and techniques of two-dimensional art, with an emphasis on digital art and imaging. Working with Adobe Photoshop, you will learn the elements and design principles of two-dimensional design which will include hierarchy, composition, rule of three, and typography. You will develop the analytic skills, terminologies, organization, and production techniques associated with creating an electronic image in a college graphic arts lab.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-395 6413 #5645
**$175 (includes $71 in fees*) (no class Jul 4)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-395 6203 #5644
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'Hamilton the Musical': What’s the Big Deal? *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Are you in love with the musical Hamilton? Do you listen to it all the time and memorize the songs? How much do you really know about the actual historical characters portrayed in the musical, including Alexander Hamilton himself? This class will allow you to share your love of Hamilton the Musical with others while learning more about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton and his contemporaries. You will work in groups to examine the most appealing aspects of the musical and to bring to life favorite portions of the musical, either through performance or another expressive media.

1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-603 6684 #8569
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Holiday Fun With Felt *NEW*

Ages 12-16. Do you love getting ready for the holidays? If “sew,” then take this hand sewing class where you will learn techniques to create adorable felt decorations for your favorite holidays. Felt is a versatile fabric because it is available in amazing colors and it can be made into ornamental and functional items. Learn the skills to make fun projects such as summer citrus coasters, 4th of July stars, Halloween pumpkins, Thanksgiving turkeys, Hanukkah dreidels and coins, or St. Patrick’s Day shamrock pins. Practice the blanket, whip, running, chain, and back stitch to enhance these holiday designs. Let’s craft! Level: beginner to intermediate.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-605 6630 #8424
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HTML I for Students

Ages 11-16. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the language of the internet. Learn how to use inline images, image maps, audio, video hyperlinks, and other graphics to produce a personal webpage that is attractive, readable, and easy to navigate. Internet beginners are welcome.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $66 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-231 6298 #5541
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-231 6299 #5542
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-231 6301 #5543
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HTML II and CSS for Students

Ages 11-16. If you have completed HTML or have a good grasp of the basics for Hypertext Markup Language, this course is for you. Create more complex documents using HTML. Expand basic techniques, add tables and charts, learn how to do your own troubleshooting, maintain webpages, and much more. At the end of the course you will create your own website.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $66 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-233 6305 #5546
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Industrial Arts: Model Making and Casting Lab

Ages 11-16. Explore the origins of 3D printing. Make professional grade models and molds of your own design to create things you can use, play with, eat, or even sell! Explore modeling and prototyping techniques and flexible mold making. Pour plaster, form plastic, experiment with candy mold making, and cast concrete! All projects go home, so you can make more! Offered in conjunction with FutureMakers.

1 week.

Tuition: $249 (includes $88 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-419 6323 #5428
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-419 6973 #5666
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Inside Interior Design

Ages 11-16. If you could redecorate your room, where would you begin? Learn how to work with floor plans, drawing to scale, color matches and trends, moving furniture to suit the space, and historical looks. Create an environment that reflects your personality, interest, and possible career track.

1 week.

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-100 6264 #5398
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Interior Design: Set the Stage for a Fabulous Career

Ages 11-16. Explore a career in interior design. Learn how to develop floor plans, designs, and color schemes for residential and commercial spaces. Practice interview techniques to gain insight into a client’s needs. Organize design ideas with the use of floor plans and story boards. Learn how to present your design to your client effectively. Let your creativity flow!

1 week.

Tuition: $209 (includes $85 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-412 6266 #5658
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Introduction to Fashion Design *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Are you interested in the world of fashion design? Have you wondered what goes into creating new fashion and seasonal lines of clothing? Explore the world of fashion design through basic color theory, elements and principles of design, and the history of art styles. Learn about artists who have influenced fashion design such as Andy Warhol and Bridget Riley. Take a look at fashion photography, alter some of your own clothes, and discuss the marketing of your designs. At the end of the week, parents and friends will be invited in to see the display boards you have created to introduce your new line of fashion.

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-508 6631 #8425
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Introduction to Python *NEW*

Ages 12-16. Known for its efficiency and easy to read program code, the Python programming language continues to grow in popularity around the world. Now a preferred language in the software development community, Python is used in electronic game design, mobile application programming, web development, and database programming. In this introductory level course, you will program simple applications and games while implementing basic computer programming concepts: variables, conditionals, loops, mathematical and logical operations, functions, and simple computer graphics.

1 week.

Tuition: $205 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 23-Jul 27 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-446 6662 #8499
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-446 6663 #8500
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Introduction to Visual Basic

Ages 11-16. Empower yourself with the technological skills needed to advance in the fast-paced computer world. Learn project design, the Visual Basic toolbox, and many elements of the BASIC language. Enjoy detailed computer projects that you can build and run, including a number-guessing game, a card game, an allowance calculator, a drawing program, and a simple video game. No prior programming experience is necessary. You should be comfortable working in the Windows environment, know how to find files, move and restore windows, and identify the use and purpose of file extensions.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-232 6306 #5544
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Java Programming

Ages 13-16. Java is an object-oriented computer programming language that has been among the most popular languages for a variety of online applications and mobile devices for decades. The course introduces the Java programming language using an objects-first approach. Using programming design tools such as variables, methods, control structures, and classes, you will learn to create simple applications such as a financial calculator and a card game simulator. Prior programming experience is recommended, but not required.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
$195 (includes $71 in fees*) Jul 02-Jul 06 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-396 6202 #5646
**$175 (includes $71 in fees*) (no class Jul 4)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-396 6253 #5647
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Leadership Skills

Ages 13-16. Learn how to become a leader in high school and beyond! Discover if you are already a leader, learn about leadership skills, create ways to model leadership in school, and brainstorm ways you can serve your community. Enhance intra- and inter-personal skills; gain self-confidence and self-actualization; learn to think, write, read, present, and research critically.

1 week.

Tuition: $185 (includes $61 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-292 6235 #5577
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Martial Arts *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Train your mind and body this summer as you take a jab at three different styles of martial arts.  Discover the basics of Kali, a Filipino martial arts involving sticks; Tai Chi; and kickboxing in a fun and safe environment. No "Bruised Lees" here, there will not be any contact sparing in this class.

1 week. 

Tuition: $199 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-906 6694 #8587
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Mastering the Strategy of Board Games *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Do you love playing board games and learning the strategy of how to win? Then this is the class for you! All skill levels are welcome. Learn strategy games such as Risk, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Pandemic. We will also learn classic strategy games such as chess, checkers, backgammon, and Chinese checkers.

1 week.

Tuition: $179 (includes $74 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-607 6632 #8426
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Mind, Body and Spirit

Ages 11-16. Though you may not want to think about it, a new school year begins soon! Prepare yourself mentally and physically for the upcoming school year. Learn relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation. Practice stress management strategies. Acquire fitness and nutrition tips for a healthy mind and body. Join us and lay the foundation for success this fall!

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-399 6258 #5649
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Mobile Phone Photography

Ages 11-16. Learn how to get better images with your phone camera! This course focuses on working with your phone’s more limited camera settings to create beautiful and fun images! Lessons will include composition, lighting, use of angles, and editing the images using the phone. We will practice using the flash and how to control the exposure and focus for each image. We will discuss and demonstrate using other photo apps to apply creative filters and create galleries of your favorite images. Must bring touch screen cell phone camera or iPod touch/tablet that has a camera to participate.

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $69 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-237 6610 #5452
Mon-Fri Jul 30-Aug 03 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-237 6303 #8350
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Painting Like Van Gogh and Monet

Ages 10-16. Through your artist’s eye, examine Vincent van Gogh’s Holland and see his colorful sunflower and landscape paintings. Study Claude Monet’s property in Giverny, France and delight in his atmospheric water lily series. Learn how to paint like these masters by using color theory, mixing colors, composition, and basic painting techniques. Create your own masterpieces to take home and enjoy.

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $69 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-121 6611 #5439
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Photography Academy

Ages 13-16. Are you a budding photographer? Do you have an SLR (single lens reflex) digital camera you would like to learn to use? Capture magical images of the world around you by practicing lighting, exposure, composition, and creative poses. Manual exposure techniques will enhance your composition and automatic modes will be used for special situations. Learn the one rule that will improve all your photos right away. Bring your SLR camera and manual to class. No point and shoot or phone cameras can be used in this class.

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $69 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-173 6612 #5440
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-173 6043 #5706
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Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

Ages 12-16. Looking for a great enrichment program in science? This class offers exciting, challenging, and creative hands-on learning focusing on electric and magnetic phenomena. You will observe cool electrostatics demonstrations: Van de Graaff generator and Wimhurst machine, measure electrical quantities, perform basic calculations, build elementary DC circuits, electromagnet, and a simple DC electrical motor. Get a leg up on your peers with this progressive science class.

1 week

Tuition: $175 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-181 6133 #5524
(no class Jul 4)
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Physics: Mastering the Mechanics

Ages 12-16. Are you looking for a challenging physics lab experience? Look no further. Using a college physics lab, students will solve problems using major principles in physics such as measurement, force and motion, work and energy, and impulse and momentum, just to name a few. This is a hands-on-science applications class meant to be an enrichment opportunity for the inquisitive and focused learner. You must have a good attitude and strictly observe the instructor’s guidelines. Limited class size.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-179 6592 #5521
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Prep for High School Geometry

Ages 12-16. Without geometry, life is “pointless.” This vital class will give you an idea of the various topics that will be taught in a high school geometry course. Get ready to review the foundations of geometry and expand your geometric reasoning. You will also have a better idea of parallel and perpendicular lines, triangle congruence and similarity, properties of various polygons and shapes, area, perimeter, circumference, and volume. Prerequisite: Algebra I.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-366 6189 #5622
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Problem-Solving Methods in Physics and Physical Science

Ages 13-16. Physics involves a great deal of problem solving. Whether you are doing cutting-edge research or reading a book on a well-known subject, you are going to need to solve some problems. The ability to solve problems requires resourcefulness, flexibility, and efficiency in dealing with new obstacles. This course is designed to give you experience with problem solving in physics using a variety of techniques and examples of “real world” problems related to physics topics. Prerequisite: Algebra 1.

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 06-Aug 10 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-433 6267 #5432
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Social Entrepreneurship for Teens *NEW*

Ages 13-16. Discover your inner entrepreneur while making a difference in the world. Become a social entrepreneur as you create a product that would raise funds which would be used to solve a social problem. Learn entrepreneurial principals while gaining an understanding of the issue and developing a business. At the end of the course, you will have an opportunity to use the computer lab to design a 3-D prototype and bring the design to life with a 3-D printer. Leave the class with an entrepreneurship textbook and a prototype of your product design.

1 week.

Tuition: $229 (includes $95 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 25-Jun 29 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-504 6625 #8418
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Spa Camp for Teens

Ages 12-15. Pamper, de-stress and learn about the fine art of relaxation and meditation. Food, fashion, and fitness are discussed so pre-teens and teens learn to care for their bodies inside and out. Create scented masks, facials, foot soaks and exfoliates. Practice hair, nails and skin care using natural techniques which include nutrition, exercise, massage, makeup that’s age appropriate, manicures, and more.

1 week.

Tuition: $175 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri Jul 02-Jul 06 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-207 6086 #5716
(no class Jul 4)
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Still Life Painting

Ages 12-16. Express yourself artistically and individually with a realistic still life painting you will create. You will center an arranged composition and complete a realistic line drawing with an earth tone. You will then be introduced to color theory and how it applies to shading with color. There are four elements of shading and you will learn how to apply them.

1 week.

Tuition: $205 (includes $76 in fees*)
Mon - Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-206 6316 #5714
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Summer Sewing Studio *NEW*

Ages 12-16. Have you ever wanted to make decorative items for yourself and to give as gifts? In this creative class learn skills to make a cupcake pin cushion, a felt needle case, a customized neck roll pillow, and a cross stitch bookmark. Practice the techniques of stitching by hand, sewing with a machine, pinning fabric, making patterns, hemming edges, pressing seams, and following a pattern. You will sew the first day! Level: beginner to intermediate.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-602 6685 #8570
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Superhero Comic Art

Ages 11-16. Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw cool, dynamic comics? In this class, you will develop you own story and draw your own legendary superheroes, heroines, vicious villains and the fantastic worlds where their stories take place. Discover the techniques used by professionals to visually tell your stories in the most compelling, dynamic, and immersive ways possible.

1 week.

Tuition: $195 (includes $71 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XKE-235 6024 #5729
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The KOC Paper *NEW*

Ages 11-16. Extra! Extra! Read all about KOC! Build your knowledge of journalistic writing as you work toward producing a Kids On Campus newspaper. Explore the many roles within the newsroom, conduct an interview, write an article, and learn the basics of graphic design formatting for newspapers. Come enhance your writing skills and see your name in the byline!

1 week

Tuition: $189 (includes $64 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-320 6621 #8414
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-320 6622 #8415
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VEX IQ Robots, Sensor Bots, and Programming *NEW*

Ages 12-16. Using the versatile VEX IQ ROBOTICS kit, build a multitude of models to explore robotics design. Design robots to overcome different challenges including those that have been used in previous VEX IQ ROBOTICS national competitions. Use both remote controlled and individually programmed autonomous robots in this team based engineering class. Gain experience design testing and improving on a basic prototype, programming sensors, and decision making logic. Offered in conjunction with Goldsmith Education.

1 week.

Tuition: $229 (includes $74 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 09-Jul 13 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-507 6635 #8434
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Woodshop: Fundamentals of Furniture

Ages 10-16. Design and build a well-crafted table from plans you design. Safely and accurately measure, cut, join, and finish softwoods using hand tools. No prior experience required. Returning students build advanced independent projects! In conjunction with FutureMakers.

1 week.

Tuition: $255 (includes $101 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 16-Jul 20 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-169 6114 #5516
Mon-Fri Aug 13-Aug 17 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-169 6128 #5517
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Zentangle Inspired Art

Ages 11-16. Unleash your creativity and create beautiful personalized art by combining repetitive patterns, taught one stroke at a time. This fun and relaxing art form is ideal for beginners and artists alike. Be inspired to create abstract and Zentangle inspired art.

1 week.

Tuition: $199 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 18-Jun 22 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XKE-232 6597 #5451
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