Courses

Take your love of baking and pastries to a new level in this advance, hands-on youth camp. Learn advanced techniques with pie dough and fillings. Make Brioche, fruit tarts, breakfast pastries and much more. Students will use hand tools and equipment found in a bakeshop, as well as a deeper exploration of baking and pastry ingredients and their functions. Learn and practice important kitchen safety and sanitation rules, teamwork, timing and efficiency in the kitchen. For students aged 10-14. Introduction to Baking & Pastry Youth Camp is recommended.


August 15-18, 2022, CUL 116
August 15-18, 2022, CUL 116
Learn the secret to layer, ice and glaze a cake evenly and smoothly (like a pro) while practicing piping skills. Practice making yummy chocolate pastry cream, melt-in-your-mouth eclairs and cream puffs, truffles and more. For students aged 10-14.


August 8-11, 2022, CUL 116
August 8-11, 2022, CUL 117
Everyone loves stories about good conquering evil, the hero using smarts and strength to overcome the villain. Using this as a starting point, we will play writing games and use writing exercises to explore real and fantastical worlds, as well as fictional, nonfictional, and poetic forms. Campers will write about their own experiences and from their own imagination, in search of their own unique writing voices. Throughout the camp, students will work with their fellow campers and the instructor to workshop, give, and receive feedback on their work, and will polish their best pieces for publication. After the conclusion of the camp, campers will receive a published collection containing everyone's best work. No experience with writing necessary, just a desire to explore and discover!


July 25-28, 2022, PRI 114
August 1-4, 2022, MDR 116
If you love plants and getting your hands dirty, then join us to grow your own food, save seeds, make mason bee homes, and deep dive into gardening. Participants will take home gardening knowledge, supplies, and activities to grow their own gardens, for themselves, their community, and for the natural world. Topics that will be covered include soils, seeds, insects, and caring for plants. For students aged 10-14.


July 11-14, 2022, MDR 117
July 18-21, 2022, PRI 120
Do you love to bake and would enjoy professional training? Start your junior baking and pastry career with this beginner camp lead by Chef Chris McCluskey. Topics covered include the use of hand tools and equipment found in a bakeshop, as well as the exploration of baking and pastry ingredients and their functions. For students aged 10-14.


August 1-4, 2022, CUL 116
August 1-4, 2022, CUL 116
Who doesn't love pizza? It's even better made at home from scratch using fresh ingredients! Take a guided tour through each step of the pizza making process including making the cheese, sausage and yeast dough pizza crust. For students aged 10-14.


July 11-14, 2022, PRI 127
What do our police officers do and how do they do it? Have a great time learning about criminal and traffic law, our court system, detection of drunk drivers, crime prevention and crime scene investigation. Try out some interviewing techniques and get a chance to do some physical training like a law enforcement professional. Spend time at the local Police Department and even meet the K-9 unit. After this action packed week you will know the ins and outs of being a law official! For students ages 10-14.


August 15-18, 2022, MDR 116
August 22-25, 2022, PRI 119
In this camp, students will experience two exciting arts fields: Manga drawing and theater arts! Students will learn the basics of illustration in the Manga style, and will have time to practice sketching people, facial features, hair, clothing, gesture, and facial expression. Also, students will experience the dynamic action of theater arts by learning about the process of putting on a performance, and using their knowledge to stage a 5-minute play of their own! No experience necessary in drawing or theater to join the fun! For students aged 10-14.


June 27-30, 2022, HCC 0330
July 5-8, 2022, RDM3 306
July 18-21, 2022, MDR 115
August 1-4, 2022, PRI 120
Awaken your child's creative expression with Photography! Students will learn how to use a digital camera, and will spend time each day taking photographs. Students will learn about elements of photography like composition, exposure, and perspective. Students will learn how to edit their photos using photo editing software on the computer. At the end of the week, they will submit their favorite photos to create a scrapbook of the class's work to take home. There is a "Kodak" moment around every corner! For students aged 10-14.


July 18-21, 2022, MDR 117
August 15-18, 2022, PRI 119
Making a flaky pie crust, the foundation of a great pie, takes practice and guidance from a pro. Learn the secrets of creating a tender crust, as well as a sweet cookie shell for cream pies. Add to your new culinary skills by learning techniques for creating tasty quick breads and other delicious creations. For students aged 10-14.


July 11-14, 2022, PRI 127
Youth immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture with students their own age. The morning sessions will cover the Spanish language using fun exercises to learn grammar, build vocabulary and increase dialogue and conversation. The afternoon sessions will incorporate those skills into fun activities that will enhance understanding of different cultural aspects of the many Spanish-speaking regions. Topics will include music, dance, art, literature, holidays, cuisine, history, and geography. Each day, participants will have a 1-hour lunch break, supervised onsite. Bring a lunch. All levels are welcome. For students aged 10-12.


July 11-14, 2022, CCC 116
Youth immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture with students their own age. The morning sessions will cover the Spanish language using fun exercises to learn grammar, build vocabulary and increase dialogue and conversation. The afternoon sessions will incorporate those skills into fun activities that will enhance understanding of different cultural aspects of the many Spanish-speaking regions. Topics will include music, dance, art, literature, holidays, cuisine, history, and geography. Each day, participants will have a 1-hour lunch break, supervised onsite. Bring a lunch. All levels are welcome. For students aged 13-15.


July 18-21, 2022, CCC 116
This program is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world's fastest growing pastimes: DRONES! Campers will learn about basic safety of drone flying and will progress through various skill challenges. Drone camp will be both educational and fun, applying math, science, and logic in an engaging way. Join us for this fun-filled educational opportunity! For students aged 10-14.


June 27-30, 2022, LIB 0118
July 5-8, 2022, MDR 117
July 11-14, 2022, PRI 114
In this youth camp, students will experience four different visual arts media with lifelong art educator, Bill Lewis. Students will work in watercolor, soft pastel, drawing, and crafting, and complete fun and easy, hands-on projects every day. No prior experience with art necessary. Join us for this fun-filled and interactive camp! For students aged 10-14.


August 1-4, 2022, PRI 119
August 15-18, 2022, MDR 115