UW-Sheboygan to offer College for Kids, special camps
University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan’s Center for Engagement Learning will hold its annual 2012 College for Kids and Special Camps programming in July and August this summer. Fresh and intriguing class opportunities await area students during the dog days of summer, offering them creative and motivating activities to help them stay busy and beat the summer heat.
Elementastic Science Camp will kick off the summer with a one-week session from 10 a.m. to noon, July 23-27, 2012, for youth entering grades 1-8. Designed for highly motivated children interested in discovering a different perspective of the world of science, students will take part in a broad range of safe, hands-on experiments. Each day they will explore one science topic in depth that has been carefully chosen to add to and intensify the science curriculum of area school districts.
The popular College for Kids program, for children in grades 2-7, will be offered August 6-10, 2012. College for Kids classes will be held in two morning sessions from 8-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.-noon. New and interesting classes, as well as old favorites (with fresh projects), will be offered as part of the this summer’s exciting session, including fun and engaging classes like:
• Adventures in Printmaking
• American Girl Doll: History, Games & Crafts
• E2 Engineering & Economics
• Fun with Flight
• Go Green!
• Kids in the Kitchen
• Math-a-thon: Challenging, Fun, Creative!
• Olympics: With A Twist!
• Seriously Silly Science
In addition to the College for Kids morning classes, the following two special camps will be held in the afternoon from 1-4 p.m., August 6-10, 2012:
Did you know that the world record for launching a pumpkin with a catapult is 2,862 feet? Learn the science behind the “fling” by build¬ing a marshmallow catapult, a ping pong ball trebuchet, and more. Learn the concepts behind the famous “Punkin Chunkin” contest and Medieval Siege engine designs while participating in a harmless “war” with your friends. The class will wrap up with a distance “flinging” competition. Find out if you have what it takes to win!
NEW! Robotics: Build Your Own!
Build a fully functional, programmable robot from start to finish! Students start with a bag of parts: electronic components, motors, sensors, wheels and base pieces. After learning what each part does, we’ll assemble it into a moving programmable robot designed to accomplish specific tasks. We’ll use a PC, USB cable and software to make your robot behave however you program it. To wrap it up, your robot will compete against your classmates’ robots in a game that will test your building and programming skills. After class, the robot and software is yours to take home to further experiment with.
For a College for Kids program brochure, including class descriptions, class schedule and registration forms, contact the UW-Sheboygan Center for Engagement learning Office at (920) 459-6617, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.sheboygan.uwc.edu/community/ce/course-catalogs/2012College4Kidscatalog.html.