Sessions

2023 CLASSES

Pricing information for our classes can be found on our pricing page.

Session 1 (June 5-9)

Classes offered during this session can be found by selecting the link for the age groups listed below.

A single class is usually 1.5 hours long, however, some topics combine two 1.5 hour classes for a total of 3 hours.

K - 4th Graders | Classes

1. Plant Magic

Come explore the world of herbs! We will take plant walks around the campus and along Shoal Creek to learn how to identify and use local medicinal plants. Games and art activities will cover additional aspects of working with herbs and important topics such as environmental stewardship. We will also be making a variety of herbal preparations such as teas and salves which campers can enjoy during camp or take home.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
2. Digital Art

Want to bring an idea to life? Discover how easy and fun it can be to harness your creativity and express it through a computer! Inspiration is all around and inside us. Each young artist will learn about seeking inspiration, brainstorming, how to draw from and to manipulate what already exists. Some people say art is in the eye of the beholder. We think you’re a beholder!

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
3. Fun & Sports at Ramsey Park

It’s a time for fresh air and new adventures! This class allows students to have fun while learning different sports. Our camp coach will take kids to Ramsey Park, where they will learn teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) - 1.5 hour class
4. Prehistoric Pals

Become a Paleontologist and take a trip back in time, to visit our prehestoric predecessors as we learn about dinosaurs, flying and marine reptiles, and all other sorts of Mesozoic marvels of nature! Including fun and engaging lessons, dinosaur-themed games, and select viewings of amazing documentaries (Prehistoric Planet and Walking With Dinosaurs), Prehistoric Pals is sure to get you excited about our world that was once ruled by the dinosaurs!

Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class

5th - 8th Graders | Classes

1. Self-Defense for Girls

Self defense involves a variety of skills! Would you like to feel stronger and more confident in everyday situations while also preparing for potentially dangerous situations? Over the course of the week, we will follow the principles of empowerment-based self defense to develop a variety of age-appropriate skills, including boundary-setting, verbal assertiveness, and safety assessment strategies (e.g. identifying safe adults and navigating unfamiliar situations). We will practice using our words to advocate for ourselves and others, as well as learning simple, effective physical self defense techniques. At the end of the week, we will show off with fun skits and demos to highlight what we've learned about how to be safer and more confident!

Class 3 (1-2:30p) AND Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 3 hour class
2. Jedi Training Camp

The Force is strong with you! Come and learn the ways of the Jedi, or the Sith. The journey is in front of you, it is up to you, the path you choose. Padawans enrolled in Jedi Training camp will learn a wide range of skills. From guided meditation and yoga, to lightsaber training. Students will learn about the ways of the Jedi and the Sith. They will be presented with puzzles to challenge their Jedi mind skills and dabble in martial arts for self defense. Throughout the session our students will be fine tuning both their skills of the mind as well as the body.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) AND Class 4 (2:30 - 4p) - 3 hours
3. Let’s Start at the Very Beginning Sewing

We all like to look good and help our favorite clothes live a long life! In this class, we will learn the very basics of sewing – terminology, tools and how to use them, a variety of hand stitches, how to attach closures, and introduction to sewing machines. Having the skills to make repairs or alterations for ourselves and others makes us more efficient, produces less waste, and reduces our carbon footprint. Sewing is also a marketable skill that will never become obsolete. Participants will come away with a working knowledge of hand stitching and some beginner tools.

Class 1 (9-10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30-12p) - 3 hours
4. Casino Royale: The Mathematics of Poker

The Stakes are HIGH! Learn the basics of blackjack and Texas Hold'em from a professional poker dealer and math teacher in this fun and hands-on math class. We'll be playing with casino-grade chips, practicing math fluency and probability, and taking turns being the dealer. After class you'll leave knowing the basics of poker so that you can start playing, and most importantly: have fun!

Class 3 (1-2:30p) & Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 3 hour class
5. Hollywood vs Science Camp

Did you know that if a 120-pound girl jumps up to kick a 200-pound guy in the chest, she would fly backwards no matter how strong she is? This can be explained by Newton's Third Law of Motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Since momentum is conserved and calculated by mass times velocity, it means she won't have that superhero landing that's always depicted in movies. Join a TED-Talk speaker who has published 8 children's science books on this tour of "reality check." We will watch blockbuster movies and dissect all the scientific mistakes in them.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
6. Weird Science: Kitchen Edition

Learn how to make edible geode candy, test out our sense of smell with a citrus acid experiment, create electric cornstarch and more! We love learning and playing with simple kitchen science experiments. Why? Because everything you need is already in your kitchen cupboards. There are so many cool science experiments to do at home with household items. These fun food experiments are sure to develop a love for science..

Class 1 (9-10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30a-12p) - 1.5 hour class
7. All History Is Local – Learning about Texas History on the Ground

Building off of the old adage “All politics is local,” this course reveals to students the history in their own backyards here in Texas. From the original aboriginal presence to the establishment of the Spanish settlement at San Antonio de Bexar to the sites of the Texas War for Independence, this class will take the students on a journey through the Texas past by visiting the actual locations where history was made. Throughout the class, students will be expected to use their personal tech to create personal visual diaries and journals to document their experience, reactions, and reflections about the sites they visit.

Class 1 (9-10:30a), Class 2 (10:30a-12p), Class 3 (1-2:30p) AND class 4 (2:30-4p) - 6 hours

Session 2 (June 12-16)

Classes offered during this session can be found by selecting the link for the age groups listed below.

A single class is usually 1.5 hours long, however, some topics combine two 1.5 hour classes for a total of 3 hours.

K - 4th Graders | Classes

1. Little Zoologists

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE! A class for little animal lovers! Together, we will learn to think like zoologists as we study the different animal kingdoms and how they are classified. We will also play animal themed games, and create amazing animal art. It’s going to get wild!

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
2. Cranky Contraptions

We will build a series of hand cranked models in order to better understand how our design geometry impacts how the models move and behave. Students will use wire bending hand tools under direct supervision. This course is a blend of shop class and art. By the end of the session each student will have created their very own model.

Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class
3. Digital Art

Want to bring an idea to life? Discover how easy and fun it can be to harness your creativity and express it through a computer! Inspiration is all around and inside us. Each young artist will learn about seeking inspiration, brainstorming, how to draw from and to manipulate what already exists. Some people say art is in the eye of the beholder. We think you’re a beholder!

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
4. Adventures in Hiking

Hiking is an activity that challenges your body, mind and heart. Students will learn the essentials of hiking safety and how to positively impact the environment. We’ll take advantage of outdoor school to hike whenever possible around our campus and will learn the skills they need to plan out future hikes around beautiful Central Texas. This class will inspire students to continue their discovery of local state parks and their own off-the-beaten trail wonderland.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) - 1.5 hour class

5th - 8th Graders | Classes

1. LEGO: It's a New Toy Every Day

Just imagine... you can rebuild the world. This class is like entering into a miniurature lego land where your child gets the hands-on experience of building and learning with LEGOs. Campers are challenged through creative play in a fun, relaxed and stimulating environment. Kids hone their fine motor, counting, and problem solving skills as well as promote interests in science and engineering. Let's build together, what will you make?

Class 3 (1-2:30p) AND Class 4 (2:30 - 4p) - 3 hours
2. I Have Confidence in Sewing

This class expands on the skills learned in Let’s Start at the Very Beginning Sewing (or would be suitable for students with a basic knowledge of hand sewing). We will work with sewing machines on different types of fabrics and using a variety of stitches. Participants will learn how to read and understand a commercial sewing pattern. We will also introduce the serger, and learn when and how to use it. We will execute a simple project (pillow or pillowcase) by the end of the session.

Class 1 (9-10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30-12p) - 3 hours
3. Clean, Renewable Machines

Are you passionate about protecting our Earth’s resources? Do you love to design and create? Over the course of the week, campers will Investigate and explore how solar power is collected, stored and used. They will participate in experiments, create electric circuits, and attempt to store energy from the sun. Campers will have an opportunity to create their own solar-powered hopping device, affectionately named Frogger 2.0.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) - 1.5 hour class
4. Casino Royale: The Mathematics of Poker

The Stakes are HIGH! Learn the basics of blackjack and Texas Hold'em from a professional poker dealer and math teacher in this fun and hands-on math class. We'll be playing with casino-grade chips, practicing math fluency and probability, and taking turns being the dealer. After class you'll leave knowing the basics of poker so that you can start playing, and most importantly: have fun!

Class 3 (1-2:30p) or Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class
5. Superheroes vs Science

Did you know that if you were invisible from inside out, it would also mean you are blind? You can see an apple because light is reflecting off of the apple into your eyes to process into an image. If you were invisible, that means light is shining through you and hitting whatever is behind you, but that means the light is not being "caught" by your eyes to interpret into an image, so you'd be blind. Also, if you could shrink to the size of an ant, did you know that the conservation of mass means you'd still be whatever weight you were before you shrunk? That means every step you take onto soft surfaces such as wood would leave a permanent footprint because your feet are now the size of pinheads! Join a TED-Talk speaker who has published 8 children's science books on this tour of "reality check." We will watch Marvel, DC, and Sony superhero movies and discuss the science behind each super power as well as what the movies got right/wrong in action scenes.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
6. 3-2-1 Lift Off!

Have you ever wanted to build your own rocket that you can use over and over? With a little bit of time, glue, and paint, you can create a reusable rocket that will fly high in the sky. Using Newton's Laws of Motion, we will design a simple model rocket that can be built from start to finish in one week. Once we build our models, we place a small engine in our prototypes and let 'em fly!!! Paper towels and toilet paper tubes can be turned into all sorts of crafts, from rain sticks to kaleidoscopes. This class only requires your enthusiasm and a willingness to create something spectacular.

Class 1 (9-10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30a-12p) - 1.5 hour class
7. Plant Magic

Come explore the world of herbs! We will take plant walks around the campus and along Shoal Creek to learn how to identify and use local medicinal plants. Games and art activities will cover additional aspects of working with herbs and important topics such as environmental stewardship. We will also be making a variety of herbal preparations which students can enjoy during camp or take home, along with recipes and instructions. Each session will include a tea blend or other beverage, an herbal infused vinegar or glycerite, a ferment with culinary herbs, a healing salve, and a body care preparation such as a facial scrub or bath bombs. We will use different herbs and recipes each session so that campers will have variety should they wish to attend multiple sessions. Campers will leave with several herbal preparations, knowledge about how to work with herbs, and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the plants around them.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 3 hour class
8. Democracy & Civic Engagement – Being Part of the Solution

American society is highly – and increasingly – diverse in its population, culture, interests, and perspectives. At the same time, however, the US has centered its governing system around the idea of representative republicanism. What does it mean to be an active political and social member of a society based on a set of ideals and values? How does one constructively disagree and debate but gain understanding of one’s philosophical opponents? How do we practically and realistically create and maintain e pluribus unum (“Out of many, one”)? This course seeks to challenge students to expand their thinking regarding their fellow Americans and develop their tools to actively, positively, and constructively engage in our presently divided culture.

Class 1 (9-10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30a-12p) OR Class 3 (1-2:30p) & Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 3 hours
9. Adventures in Hiking

Hiking is an activity that challenges your body, mind and heart. Students will learn the essentials of hiking safety and how to positively impact the environment. We’ll take advantage of outdoor school to hike whenever possible around our campus and will learn the skills they need to plan out future hikes around beautiful Central Texas. This class will inspire students to continue their discovery of local state parks and their own off-the-beaten trail wonderland.

Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class

Session 3 (June 20-23) *

Classes offered during this session can be found by selecting the link for the age groups listed below.

A single class is usually 1.5 hours long, however, some topics combine two 1.5 hour classes for a total of 3 hours.

* No camp on Monday 6/19 for Juneteenth

K - 4th Graders | Classes

1. Cranky Contraptions

We will build a series of hand cranked models in order to better understand how our design geometry impacts how the models move and behave. Students will use wire bending tools and power tools under direct supervision. This class will have loud noises associated with it. This course is a blend of shop class and art.

Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class
2. Plant Magic

Come explore the world of herbs! We will take plant walks around the campus and along Shoal Creek to learn how to identify and use local medicinal plants. Games and art activities will cover additional aspects of working with herbs and important topics such as environmental stewardship. We will also be making a variety of herbal preparations which students can enjoy during camp or take home, along with recipes and instructions. Each session will include a tea blend or other beverage, an herbal infused vinegar or glycerite, a ferment with culinary herbs, a healing salve, and a body care preparation such as a facial scrub or bath bombs. We will use different herbs and recipes each session so that campers will have variety should they wish to attend multiple sessions. Campers will leave with several herbal preparations, knowledge about how to work with herbs, and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the plants around them.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 3 hour class
3. Namaste

This is a fun way to encourage students to connect their minds, bodies, and hearts through a yoga inspired practice designed for their developmental needs. This class will increase strength and flexibility, build self-confidence, self-esteem and help children find their inner calm.

Class 3 (1-2:30p)

5th - 8th Graders | Classes

1. Through the Looking Glass: Photography 101

The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible, and this workshop will give you the skills necessary to bring your photography to life. This immersive learning experience will teach exploring photographers the basic lighting and composition techniques using any camera phone or digital camera. Students will photograph summer themes, present their work in class, and create a short portfolio at the end of this transformational art experience.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) or Class 4 (2:30 - 4p) - 1.5 hours
2. Jewelry

In this class we will create designs using Corel Draw and see our designs come to life using our ACE Family Makerspace laser cutter! We will be using recycled acrylic for our pieces, and we will learn basic jewelry making tools to construct upcycled earrings, necklaces, and more!

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) & class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 3 hour class
3. Clean, Renewable Energy Powered Projects

Are you passionate about protecting our Earth’s resources? Do you love to design and create? Over the course of the week, campers will Investigate and explore how solar power is collected, stored and used. They will participate in experiments, create electric circuits, and attempt to store energy from the sun. Campers will have an opportunity to create their own solar-powered hopping device, Aerielle has lovingly named Frogger 2.0.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) - 1.5 hour class
4. Casino Royale: The Mathematics of Poker

The Stakes are HIGH! Learn the basics of blackjack and Texas Hold'em from a professional poker dealer and math teacher in this fun and hands-on math class. We'll be playing with casino-grade chips, practicing math fluency and probability, and taking turns being the dealer. After class you'll leave knowing the basics of poker so that you can start playing, and most importantly: have fun!

Class 3 (1-2:30p) AND Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 3 hour class
5. Shark Tank: Kid Edition

Are you ready to step into the shark tank? Do you have what it takes to start your own business? Don't be afraid, we'll only be looking for the next big thing in entrepreneurship. In this camp, we'll cover how to choose a business name, logo, slogan, jingle and how to advertise and market your products! At the end of the camp students will give a presentation and field tough questions from interested investors just like Shark Tank.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
6. Weird Science: Kitchen Edition

Learn how to make edible geode candy, test out our sense of smell with a citrus acid experiment, create electric cornstarch and more! We love learning and playing with simple kitchen science experiments. Why? Because everything you need is already in your kitchen cupboards. There are so many cool science experiments to do at home with household items. These fun food experiments are sure to develop a love for science.

Class 1 (9-10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30a-12p) - 1.5 hour class
7. The Art of becoming a Zen Master

It is easy for our emotions to take control when we least expect it. Stress, anger, fear, and even excitement can all be barriers to learning, affecting memory, concentration, and problem solving. In this class, students will be introduced to a new superpower! EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a stress-reduction tool that combines self-applied tapping using one's fingertips on acupuncture points with talking about a current issue that is present. EFT can be used for performance, test anxiety, fear and worry, refocusing, goal setting, and more, all in real-time. This tool can be learned quickly and easily, and students will leave the class knowing how to calm their nervous system in minutes. Learning how to ground oneself at a young age with EFT can set a child up with confidence, decision making skills, and resilience for the rest of their lives!

Class 4 (2:30-4pp) - 1.5 hour class

Session 4 (June 26-30)

Classes offered during this session can be found by selecting the link for the age groups listed below.

A single class is usually 1.5 hours long, however, some topics combine two 1.5 hour classes for a total of 3 hours.

K - 4th Graders | Classes

1. Cranky Contraptions

We will build a series of hand cranked models in order to better understand how our design geometry impacts how the models move and behave. Students will use wire bending tools and power tools under direct supervision. This class will have loud noises associated with it. This course is a blend of shop class and art.

Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class
2. Digital Art

Want to bring an idea to life? Discover how easy and fun it can be to harness your creativity and express it through a computer! Inspiration is all around and inside us. Each young artist will learn about seeking inspiration, brainstorming, how to draw from and to manipulate what already exists. Some people say art is in the eye of the beholder. We think you’re a beholder!

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 3 hour class
3. Fast, Furious & Fun

Join the fun, fast-paced and adrenaline-pumping ball games which incorporates agility, strength, endurance, skill, teamwork and strategy. It's a friendly environment for all players, regardless of experience or skill level in dodgeball, soccer, mini golf and more. We'll get our heart rates up running from balls and getting bounced off walls, but don't worry - you won't have to bend over backwards – unless you want to.

Class 3 (1 - 2:30p) - 1.5 hour class

5th - 8th Graders | Classes

1. Jedi Training Camp

The Force is strong with you! Come and learn the ways of the Jedi, or the Sith. The journey is in front of you, it is up to you, the path you choose. Padawans enrolled in Jedi Training camp will learn a wide range of skills. From guided meditation and yoga, to lightsaber training. Students will learn about the ways of the Jedi and the Sith. They will be presented with puzzles to challenge their Jedi mind skills and dabble in martial arts for self defense. Throughout the session our students will be fine tuning both their skills of the mind as well as the body.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) AND Class 4 (2:30 - 4p) - 3 hours
2. Clean, Renewable Machines

Are you passionate about protecting our Earth’s resources? Do you love to design and create? Over the course of the week, campers will Investigate and explore how solar power is collected, stored and used. They will participate in experiments, create electric circuits, and attempt to store energy from the sun. Campers will have an opportunity to create their own solar-powered hopping device, affectionately named Frogger 2.0.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) - 1.5 hour class
3. Casino Royale: The Mathematics of Poker

The Stakes are HIGH! Learn the basics of blackjack and Texas Hold'em from a professional poker dealer and math teacher in this fun and hands-on math class. We'll be playing with casino-grade chips, practicing math fluency and probability, and taking turns being the dealer. After class you'll leave knowing the basics of poker so that you can start playing, and most importantly: have fun!

Class 3 (1-2:30p) or Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class
4. Hollywood vs Science Camp

Did you know that if a 120-pound girl jumps up to kick a 200-pound guy in the chest, she would fly backwards no matter how strong she is? This can be explained by Newton's Third Law of Motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Since momentum is conserved and calculated by mass times velocity, it means she won't have that superhero landing that's always depicted in movies. Join a TED-Talk speaker who has published 8 children's science books on this tour of "reality check." We will watch blockbuster movies and dissect all the scientific mistakes in them.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
5. Plant Magic

Come explore the world of herbs! We will take plant walks around the campus and along Shoal Creek to learn how to identify and use local medicinal plants. Games and art activities will cover additional aspects of working with herbs and important topics such as environmental stewardship. We will also be making a variety of herbal preparations such as teas and salves which campers can enjoy during camp or take home.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 3 hour class
6. History in Film – How Hollywood Gets History Wrong but Storytelling Right

Whenever we see that familiar subtitle, “Based on a true story,” many of us begin to wonder just how much of the movie we are about to see is actually “true.” Good, accurate history does not always make for good, exciting storytelling, yet many of us can become very critical when Hollywood filmmaking diverges too far from the historical record. This class will examine how certain historical events and people have been portrayed in commercial film (as opposed to documentaries), why certain alterations to the historical record were made, and how those changes have affected the public’s perception of historical events.

Class 1 (9-10:30a), Class 2 (10:30a-12p), Class 3 (1-2:30p) AND Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 6 hours
7. Fast, Furious & Fun

Join the fun, fast-paced and adrenaline-pumping ball games which incorporates agility, strength, endurance, skill, teamwork and strategy. It's a friendly environment for all players, regardless of experience or skill level in dodgeball, soccer, mini golf and more. We'll get our heart rates up running from balls and getting bounced off walls, but don't worry - you won't have to bend over backwards – unless you want to.

Class 2 (10:30-12p) 1.5 hour class
8. TAEKWONDO

Our taekwondo classes focus on building a well-rounded martial artist. Students gain confidence, self-discipline, focus and the ability to persevere. Curriculum includes learning foundational skills, forms, self-defense drills, Korean weapons training, sparring (for higher belts) and board breaking. Courtesy and respect are the core tenets of our program. Students will need to purchase a uniform to wear to class.

Class 4 (10:30-12p) 1.5 hour class

Session 5 (July 10-14)

Classes offered during this session can be found by selecting the link for the age groups listed below.

A single class is usually 1.5 hours long, however, some topics combine two 1.5 hour classes for a total of 3 hours.

K - 4th Graders | Classes

1. Little Cartographers

This is a class for map lovers! We will be starting off with map basics, including common elements of maps and maps throughout time. We will be analyzing real world maps and of course creating our own! Students will put their map skills into practice designing their own continent. It’s going to be a world of fun!

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
2. Cranky Contraptions

We will build a series of hand cranked models in order to better understand how our design geometry impacts how the models move and behave. Students will use wire bending tools and power tools under direct supervision. This class will have loud noises associated with it. This course is a blend of shop class and art.

Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class
3. Digital Art

Want to bring an idea to life? Discover how easy and fun it can be to harness your creativity and express it through a computer! Inspiration is all around and inside us. Each young artist will learn about seeking inspiration, brainstorming, how to draw from and to manipulate what already exists. Some people say art is in the eye of the beholder. We think you’re a beholder!

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
4. Human Bodies are Amazing Machines

Our bodies are amazing machines that few of us know much about! This summer camp will explore the incredible functions our bodies perform everyday. We’ll learn about anatomy, nutrition, metabolism and more. Together, we’ll learn how to take care of ourselves by eating healthy, staying active and making smart choices.

Class 3 (1 - 2:30p) - 1.5 hour class

5th - 8th Graders | Classes

1. LEGO: It's a New Toy Every Day

Just imagine... you can rebuild the world. This class is like entering into a miniurature lego land where your child gets the hands-on experience of building and learning with LEGOs. Campers are challenged through creative play in a fun, relaxed and stimulating environment. Kids hone their fine motor, counting, and problem solving skills as well as promote interests in science and engineering. Let's build together, what will you make?

Class 3 (1-2:30p) AND Class 4 (2:30 - 4p) - 3 hours
2. Dungeons and Dragons with a Dragon Master

Want to fling fireballs and fell mind flayers? Will you play an elegant elf or a hulking half-orc? If you like fantasy adventure, you'll love playing D&D! We'll create characters on Monday, then spend the week taking them on an epic adventure through Exandria, land of enchanted forests, pirate-filled coasts, battle-scarred wastelands, and more. Never played? No problem! I'll go over the basics before we start, and you'll be surprised how quickly you pick up the rest. Role Playing games combine the fun of improv acting with rich worldbuilding and the luck of the dice. Heed the call to adventure! * Though your guide is typically called a "Dungeon Master," I prefer to think of myself as a master of dragons. Dragons are awesome!

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) AND Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 3 hours
3. Clean, Renewable Machines

Are you passionate about protecting our Earth’s resources? Do you love to design and create? Over the course of the week, campers will Investigate and explore how solar power is collected, stored and used. They will participate in experiments, create electric circuits, and attempt to store energy from the sun. Campers will have an opportunity to create their own solar-powered hopping device, affectionately named Frogger 2.0.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) - 1.5 hour class
4. Casino Royale: The Mathematics of Poker

The Stakes are HIGH! Learn the basics of blackjack and Texas Hold'em from a professional poker dealer and math teacher in this fun and hands-on math class. We'll be playing with casino-grade chips, practicing math fluency and probability, and taking turns being the dealer. After class you'll leave knowing the basics of poker so that you can start playing, and most importantly: have fun!

Class 3 (1-2:30p) or Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class
5. Superheroes vs Science

Did you know that if you were invisible from inside out, it would also mean you are blind? You can see an apple because light is reflecting off of the apple into your eyes to process into an image. If you were invisible, that means light is shining through you and hitting whatever is behind you, but that means the light is not being "caught" by your eyes to interpret into an image, so you'd be blind. Also, if you could shrink to the size of an ant, did you know that the conservation of mass means you'd still be whatever weight you were before you shrunk? That means every step you take onto soft surfaces such as wood would leave a permanent footprint because your feet are now the size of pinheads! Join a TED-Talk speaker who has published 8 children's science books on this tour of "reality check." We will watch Marvel, DC, and Sony superhero movies and discuss the science behind each super power as well as what the movies got right/wrong in action scenes.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) or Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class
6. Plant Magic

Come explore the world of herbs! We will take plant walks around the campus and along Shoal Creek to learn how to identify and use local medicinal plants. Games and art activities will cover additional aspects of working with herbs and important topics such as environmental stewardship. We will also be making a variety of herbal preparations such as teas and salves which campers can enjoy during camp or take home.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 3 hour class
7. The Vietnam War – An Investigation into the Least-Understood War in US History

How often have you heard the following: “In my history class, we never got past World War II.” The Vietnam War is frequently a topic that US History classes fail to reach in their curricula, mainly due to time constraints. Yet, the Vietnam War still casts a shadow over US foreign policy and military thinking to this day. This class will investigate the genesis of the North Vietnam-South Vietnam conflict and the decision-making process that ultimately led to the involvement of the US in Vietnam both politically and militarily. We will also examine why and how the war progressed and ended the way it did.

Class 1 (9-10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30a-12p) OR Class 3 (1-2:30p) & Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 3 hours
8. Human Bodies are Amazing Machines

Our bodies are amazing machines that few of us know much about! This summer camp will explore the incredible functions our bodies perform everyday. We’ll learn about anatomy, nutrition, metabolism and more. Together, we’ll learn how to take care of ourselves by eating healthy, staying active and making smart choices.

Class 2 (10:30-12p) - 1.5 hour class
9. TAEKWONDO

Our taekwondo classes focus on building a well-rounded martial artist. Students gain confidence, self-discipline, focus and the ability to persevere. Curriculum includes learning foundational skills, forms, self-defense drills, Korean weapons training, sparring (for higher belts) and board breaking. Courtesy and respect are the core tenets of our program. Students will need to purchase a uniform to wear to class.

Class 4 (10:30-12p) 1.5 hour class

Session 6 (July 17-21)

Classes offered during this session can be found by selecting the link for the age groups listed below.

A single class is usually 1.5 hours long, however, some topics combine two 1.5 hour classes for a total of 3 hours.

K - 4th Graders | Classes

1. Plant Magic

Come explore the world of herbs! We will take plant walks around the campus and along Shoal Creek to learn how to identify and use local medicinal plants. Games and art activities will cover additional aspects of working with herbs and important topics such as environmental stewardship. We will also be making a variety of herbal preparations which students can enjoy during camp or take home, along with recipes and instructions. Each session will include a tea blend or other beverage, an herbal infused vinegar or glycerite, a ferment with culinary herbs, a healing salve, and a body care preparation such as a facial scrub or bath bombs. We will use different herbs and recipes each session so that campers will have variety should they wish to attend multiple sessions. Campers will leave with several herbal preparations, knowledge about how to work with herbs, and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the plants around them.

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) & Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 3 hour class
2. Fun & Sports at Ramsey Park

It’s a time for fresh air and new adventures! This class allows students to have fun while learning different sports. Our camp coach will take kids to Ramsey Park, where they will learn teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) - 1.5 hour class
3. Prehistoric Pals

Become a Paleontologist and take a trip back in time, to visit our prehestoric predecessors as we learn about dinosaurs, flying and marine reptiles, and all other sorts of Mesozoic marvels of nature! Including fun and engaging lessons, dinosaur-themed games, and select viewings of amazing documentaries (Prehistoric Planet and Walking With Dinosaurs), Prehistoric Pals is sure to get you excited about our world that was once ruled by the dinosaurs!

Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class

5th - 8th Graders | Classes

1. Through the Looking Glass: Photography 101

The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible, and this workshop will give you the skills necessary to bring your photography to life. This immersive learning experience will teach exploring photographers the basic lighting and composition techniques using any camera phone or digital camera. Students will photograph summer themes, present their work in class, and create a short portfolio at the end of this transformational art experience.

Class 3 (1-2:30p) or Class 4 (2:30 - 4p) - 1.5 hours
2. Dungeons and Dragons with a Dragon Master

Want to fling fireballs and fell mind flayers? Will you play an elegant elf or a hulking half-orc? If you like fantasy adventure, you'll love playing D&D! We'll create characters on Monday, then spend the week taking them on an epic adventure through Exandria, land of enchanted forests, pirate-filled coasts, battle-scarred wastelands, and more. Never played? No problem! I'll go over the basics before we start, and you'll be surprised how quickly you pick up the rest. Role Playing games combine the fun of improv acting with rich worldbuilding and the luck of the dice. Heed the call to adventure! * Though your guide is typically called a "Dungeon Master," I prefer to think of myself as a master of dragons. Dragons are awesome!

Class 1 (9 - 10:30a) AND Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 3 hours
3. The Art of becoming a Zen Master

It is easy for our emotions to take control when we least expect it. Stress, anger, fear, and even excitement can all be barriers to learning, affecting memory, concentration, and problem solving. In this class, students will be introduced to a new superpower! EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a stress-reduction tool that combines self-applied tapping using one's fingertips on acupuncture points with talking about a current issue that is present. EFT can be used for performance, test anxiety, fear and worry, refocusing, goal setting, and more, all in real-time. This tool can be learned quickly and easily, and students will leave the class knowing how to calm their nervous system in minutes. Learning how to ground oneself at a young age with EFT can set a child up with confidence, decision making skills, and resilience for the rest of their lives!

Class 3 (1-2:30p) OR Class 4 (2:30-4p) - 1.5 hour class
4. Fun & Sports at Ramsey Park

It’s a time for fresh air and new adventures! This class allows students to have fun while learning different sports. Our camp coach will take kids to Ramsey Park, where they will learn teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Class 2 (10:30 - 12p) - 1.5 hour class