RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

YOUTH PROGRAMS-Rev. 12/05/02

 
 

COMPUTERS

Desktop Publishing Ages 11-14

Put out your own newspaper and/or newsletter! Word process your own stories and create artwork. Learn the basics of layout and design on the computer.

Instructor: Staff

CRN24963 YP101-61 4 sessions    Sat Mar 1-22 10:45am-12:15pm

CRN24964 YP101-62 4 sessions    Sat Apr 12-May 10 10:45am-12:15pm

No class Apr 19

Cost: $52 ($11 tuition, $36 lab, $5 materials)

Keyboarding Ages 8-14

Students perfect their touch-keyboarding skills and learn the fundamentals of word processing. The Creative Keyboarding Techniques is used to reinforce learning.

Instructor: Staff

4 sessions

CRN24965 YP102-61 Ages 8-10    Sat Mar 1-22 9:00-10:30am

CRN24966 YP102-62 Ages 11-14    Sat Mar 1-22 10:45am-12:15pm

CRN24967 YP102-63 4 sessions    Sat Apr 12-May 10 9:00-10:30am

No class Apr 19

CRN24968 YP102-64 4 sessions    Sat Apr 12-May 10 10:45am-12:15pm

No class Apr 19

Cost: $52 ($11 tuition, $36 lab, $5 materials)

Microsoft PowerPoint-Level 1 Ages 11-14

Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 is the newest version of one of the most popular presentation software programs used in business today. The two levels of PowerPoint 2000 courses are taught using MOUS approved courseware. Although differences do exist, these new classes are still appropriate for students who are using PowerPoint 97. Topics include working with slides, visual elements, graphics and tables. Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows 95 or equivalent knowledge.

Instructor: Staff

CRN24969 YP128-61 4 sessions    Sat Mar 1-22 9:00-10:30am

CRN24970 YP128-62 4 sessions    Sat Apr 12-May 10 9:00-10:30am

No class Apr 19

Cost: $ $52 ($11 tuition, $36 lab, $5 materials)

Web Page Design Ages 8-10

Design your own Web page! Students explore kid-friendly sites on the World Wide Web and receive an introduction to HTML to design a Web page.

Instructor: Staff

CRN24971 YP140-61 4 sessions    Sat Mar 1-22 10:45am-12:15pm

CRN24972 YP140-62 4 sessions    Sat Apr 12-May 10 10:45am-12:15pm

No class Apr 19

Cost: $ 52 ($11 tuition, $36 lab, $5 materials)

New Smart Web Searching Ages 9-12

This challenging and fun class emphasizes effective web searching tools. Students learn good searching techniques and are taught how to use search engines such as Yahooligans and Ask Jeeves for Kids. Hands-on projects include web scavenger hunts, guided tours, and web quests.

Instructor: Anne Kistrup

CRN24973 YP117-51 4 sessions    Tue Mar 4-25 4:30-5:30pm

Cost: $ $38 ($14 tuition, $24 lab)

New Performing Career & College Research Ages 14-18

Using Microsoft Office and Online Library databases, this course gives students a tremendous advantage when selecting a career, selecting a college to attend, or performing a job search. Upon completion, students are able to search Online Public Library databases, store the results in MS Office, and analyze and create reports based upon the data.

Instructor: John Lucking

CRN24974 YP119-51 4 sessions    Tue Mar 4-25 6:00-7:30pm

CRN24975 YP119-52 4 sessions    Tue Apr 8-29 6:00-7:30pm

Cost: $ 52 ($16 tuition, $36 lab)
 
 

ENRICHMENT

Babysitter's Training Course Ages 11-15

The American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course teaches you the responsibilities and qualities of being a good babysitter and what to expect from the person who hires them. A babysitting resource bag is included in the cost.

Instructor: American Red Cross Staff

CRN24976 YP607-61 3 sessions    Sat Mar 15-29 9:00am-12:00pm

CRN24977 YP607-62 3 sessions    Mon/Tue/Wed Apr 21-23 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $ $75 (10 tuition, $65 admin)

Dining Etiquette Ages 9-12

Who hasn't heard, "Take your elbows off the table." Or, "How am I supposed to eat that?" or, Is that my glass?" Dining etiquette is something taken for granted by adults, but must be learned by children. This class covers useful information about how to eat, appropriate table manners and more.

Instructor: Staff

CRN24978 YP710-61 1 session    Sat Mar 1 10:30am-12:00pm

CRN24979 YP710-62 1 session    Sat Apr 5 10:30am-12:00pm

Cost: $42 (includes formal luncheon) ($7 tuition, $35 admin)

Justice for All Ages 11-14

Learn how the court system works and become familiarized with such legal terminology as "objection" and "contempt of court." Construct challenging historical cases for children to solve. Children participate in various phases of the courtroom by becoming a defense lawyer, prosecutor, witness and/or juror.

Instructor: Staff

CRN24980 YP706-61 4 sessions    Sat Mar 1-22 12:00-1:00pm

CRN24981 YP706-62 4 sessions    Sat Apr 12-May 10 12:00-1:00pm

No class Apr 19

Cost: $38

The Bill of Rights Ages 11-14

Students learn about several of the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution dealing with individual rights, and the role the Supreme Court plays in enforcing those amendments. Students conduct mock arguments on the constitutional issues raised under each amendment. A secondary goal is to introduce students to basics of legal reasoning, learning how to organize an argument, and how to analyze both sides of a debate in order to strengthen one's own position.

Instructor: Staff

CRN24982 YP707-61 4 sessions    Sat Mar 1-22 10:45-11:45am

CRN24983 YP707-62 4 sessions    Sat Apr 12-May 10 10:45-11:45am

No class Apr 19

Cost: $38

Wizard's Workshop Ages 9-12

Attention would-be wizards! Youngsters explore the wonderful world of magic in this whirlwind workshop of wonders! Children are taken behind the "secret curtain" by a full-time pro to learn a great variety of amazing tricks, and how to present them with their own original stories.

Instructor: Will Fern

CRN24984 YP712-53 3 sessions    Thu Mar 6-20 4:00-5:00pm

Cost: $46 ($25 tuition, $21 admin)

Storytelling Ages 9-12

Have you ever thought that you might like to learn how to write and tell your own stories? If so, the workshop gives you the opportunity to create and dramatize your own stories. You might also enjoy learning how to tell your favorite stories to friends and classmates. In the workshop you learn how the art of storytelling began. Topics to be discussed include the necessary skills to write stories and good storytelling techniques. The students are able to participate in a storytelling concert during the fun and interactive workshop.

Instructor: Anne Kistrup

CRN24985 YP711-01 1 session    Sat Mar 15 9:00am-12:00pm

CRN24986 YP711-02 1 session    Sat Mar 22 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $25

Young Author's Workshop Ages 9-12

Students study the Caldecott Award books and are taught how to write and illustrate a picture book.

Instructor: Anne Kistrup

CRN24987 YP713-01 2 sessions    Sat Mar 1-8 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $50
 
 

New Fun with Poetry Ages 9-12

In this interactive and fun course, students are taught how to create imaginative poems. Forms of poetry such as haiku, limericks, and acrostic poems are explored. Origami, the art of paper folding and dramatic activities add to the creativity of this workshop.

Instructor: Anne Kistrup

CRN24988 YP418-60 2 sessions    Sat Apr 5-12 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $24

How to Be a Success at Work Ages 16-18

Attending this seminar, students learn skills and gain knowledge of what is required in today's competitive job-seeking world. Topics to be covered include dressing and grooming for success, identifying employers' expectation, and learning which skills employers' value most.

Instructor: Carrie Rafanello

CRN24989 YP714-51 1 session    Wed Mar 12 6:30-8:00pm

CRN24990 YP714-52 1 session    Wed Apr 16 6:30-8:00pm

CRN24991 YP714-53 1 session    Wed May 7 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: $20

Self-Directed Search Ages 16-18

The Self-Directed Search is a comprehensive career exploration tool that allows people to gain insight into the world of work, and discover an occupational "match." Individuals answer questions about their aspirations, activities, competencies and more and discover occupations that best fit their interests and skills.

Instructor: Carrie Rafanello

CRN24993 YP715-51 1 session    Wed Mar 26 6:30-8:00pm

CRN24994 YP715-52 1 session    Wed Apr 30 6:30-8:00pm

CRN24995 YP715-53 1 session    Wed May 14 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: $20
 
 

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Cartooning Ages 6-12

Learn the skills necessary to create your own cartoon characters. Areas of study include single and multi-panel humor, character cells used for animation, backdrops, storyboard development, and three- dimensional construction for movement studies. Cartooning techniques using pencil, markers, acrylic and watercolor paints, inks and clay are explored.

Instructor: Art 4-All Staff

CRN24996 YP409-51 4 sessions    Fri Feb 28-Mar 21 4:00-5:30pm

CRN24997 YP409-52 4 sessions    Fri Apr 11-May 9 4:00-5:30pm

No class Apr 18

Cost: $52 ($12 tuition, $40 admin)

Exploring 3-D Design Ages 6-12

This course provides an overview of techniques for creating sculptural works of art. Materials are varied as we explore modeling, assemblage, carving and multi-media expressions.

Instructor: Art 4-All Staff

CRN24998 YP412-51 4 sessions    Thu Feb 27-Mar 20 4:00-5:30pm

CRN24999 YP412-52 4 sessions    Thu Apr 10-May 1 4:00-5:30pm

Cost: $52 ($12 tuition, $40 admin)

Basic Drawing Ages 9-12

Basic drawing skills taught with an emphasis on technique, composition and perspective. Subject matter ranges from realistic still life to abstract design. Various media are explored, including pencil, charcoal, ink and pastels.

Instructor: Art 4-All Staff

CRN25000 YP415-51 4 sessions    Thu Feb 27-Mar 20 4:00-5:30pm

CRN25001 YP415-52 4 sessions    Thu Apr 10-May 1 4:00-5:30pm

Cost: $52 ($12 tuition, $40 admin)

Life Beyond The Curtain Ages 8-14

This course introduces students to self-expression, characterization, vocal projection, improvisation, script reading and the stage and how these tools relate to the actor performance and discovering the creative artist within, that is waiting to take the stage and much more! This workshop culminates with a special performance of work created by the students.

Instructor: Joyce Anne Judd

Materials needed: Boys: black pants, white shirt, black shoes or sneaker. Girls: black skirt, black stockings, black shoes (no heels or sandals), white blouse. Both: Music and props (optional).

8 sessions

CRN25002 YP406-51 Ages 8-11    Tue Feb 25-Apr 15 4:30-5:30pm

CRN25003 YP406-52 Ages 12-14    Tue Feb 25-Apr 15 5:45-6:45pm

Cost: $80 ($44 tuition, $36 admin)
 
 

New Art of Reading Ages 9-15

Students discover the artistry in reading. Reading is not just words; it truly is informative and tells us a story, either technically or creatively about the subject matter. Students are taught to approach the text, from a creative approach, whether a play, script, poetry or monologue, without fear or being negative. Students design a book of their creative works and present it during a story hour performance.

Instructor: Joyce Anne Judd

7 sessions

CRN25004 YP419-60 Ages 9-12    Sat Feb 22-Apr 5 9:00-9:45am

CRN25005 YP419-61 Ages 13-15    Sat Feb 22-Apr 5 11:15am-12:00pm

Cost: $46 ($ 25 tuition, $21 admin)
 
 

New Masters Theatre Class Ages 9-15

Students write their own script in detail, produce and direct their play and film. Learn how to research and use technical skills. Design miniature scale model of a stage, design sample or full props for actual performance and scenery. Learn make-up and costuming, sound and light techniques. Students present their original work at the conclusion of the course.

Instructor: Joyce Anne Judd

7 sessions

CRN25006 YP420-60 Ages 9-12    Sat Feb 22-Apr 5 10:00-11:00am

CRN25007 YP420-61 Ages 13-15    Sat Feb 22-Apr 5 12:15-1:15pm

Cost: $72 ($39 tuition, $33 admin)

Painting Workshop Ages 6-12

Explore a multitude of painting techniques and media, including acrylic, watercolor, pastels and collage with experimentation in hard-edge, still-life, action, trompe l'oeil and many others. Emphasizing technique and style development.

Instructor: Art 4-All Staff

CRN25008 YP414-51 4 sessions    Wed Feb 26-Mar 19 4:00-5:30pm

CRN25009 YP414-52 4 sessions    Wed Apr 9-30 4:00-5:30pm

Cost: $52 ($12 tuition, $40 admin)

Lights, Action Folktales Ages 8-12

Take part in theater games and improvisations, designed to stretch your imagination and teach basic acting skills. Then work together to stage a folk tale, which you perform for friends and family on the last day of class. Using Shoestring’s unique approach to staging, students learn they can produce a play without using sets or props. Instead the actors themselves become everything necessary to tell the tale.

Instructor: The Shoestring Players Staff

CRN YP416-60 4 sessions    Sat Mar 8-29 9:30-11:00am

Fee: $52 ($30 tuition, $22 admin)
 
 

EXAM PREPARATION PROGRAM
 
 

P.S.A.T./S.A.T. Review

(Preliminary/Scholastic Aptitude Test Review)

Students work on simulated P.S.A.T/ S.A.T. questions and discuss the answers. Homework is required. Topics include the breakdown of the three-hour test, how to prepare for the test, and how the "guessing factor" can be used to significantly increase your score. "Grid response" questions are explained in the Math section. Proper test preparation greatly helps to minimize the dangerous tensions that can seriously lower many students' scores. Half of the sessions are spent on verbal skills, the other half on math.

This course concludes prior to the October 12, 2002 testing date.

Instruction provided by Comex Systems, Inc.

CRN24576 EX101-51 6 sessions    Wed Feb 19-Mar 26 6:30-9:00pm

Cost: $168 ($58 tuition, $110 admin)

New Elementary School Proficiency Assessment (ESPA) Ages 8-10

This course is designed to help students succeed on the ESPA with a combination of guided instruction and practice tests. Additionally, test-taking techniques are introduced, along with strategies to increase success on the Literacy and Mathematics sections of the exam.

Instructor: Tiffany Stallings

CRN25010 YP704-60 4 sessions    Sat Mar 15-Apr 5 9:00-11:00am

Cost: $62
 
 

SIGN LANGUAGE

Sign Language Ages 9-12

Sign Language is the third most-used "language" in the United States. The class focuses on cultural awareness, vocabulary development and practical conversation skills. American Signs in straight English word order, with voice, is used in all classes.
 
 

Sign Language I

Instructor: Rosemarie Johnston

CRN25011 YP815-51 4 sessions    Wed Feb 26-Mar 19 4:30-5:30pm

Cost: $52 ($42 tuition, $10 materials)
 
 

Sign Language II

Instructor: Rosemarie Johnston

CRN25012 YP816-51 4 sessions    Wed Apr 9-30 4:30-5:30pm

Cost: $52 ($42 tuition, $10 materials)
 
 

SCIENCES
 
 

Young Astronauts Workshops

New Toys in Space Ages 9-12

Twelve astronauts took 40 toys into space on three different space shuttle flights to investigate their performance in microgravity. You and your crew experiments with some of these toys and report your findings to mission control.

Instructor: Holly Smythe

CRN25013 YP525-61 1 session    Sat Feb 22 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $18

New The International Space Station: Getting There and Getting Back Ages 9-12

Explore the various ways astronauts and equipment travel to the International Space Station and return to earth. Learn about Russian and American launch vehicles, the Italian "moving vans," and the Russian "garbage truck." Make your own model of the X-38 Crew Return Vehicle with its giant parafoil and pilot your eggstronaut safely to earth.

Instructor: Holly Smythe

CRN25014 YP550-61 1 session    Sat Mar 15 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $18

New Wings and Flying Things Ages 9-12

The year 2003 marks the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight. In this workshop, Young Astronauts celebrate the Centennial of Flight by building "flying things" and exploring the principles of flight.

Instructor: Holly Smythe

CRN25015 YP551-60 1 session    Sat Apr 12 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $18

How Big is the Solar System? Ages 8-10

How big is the Earth? How far away is the Moon? Students make models comparing the different sizes of the planets in our solar system, as well as discovering the distance between planets. Students also use everyday materials to make one of the coolest objects in the solar system: a comet.

Instructor: Amie Gallagher

CRN25016 YP545-61 1 session    Sat Apr 5 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $18
 
 

Reach for the Stars Ages 8-10

Discover astronomy! Explore the stars and constellations. Students identify constellations, learn star stories from different cultures, and learn about our closest star, the Sun.

Instructor: Amie Gallagher

CRN25017 YP518-51 4 sessions    Tue Feb 25- Mar 18 4:00-5:00pm

Cost: $42

New The Solar System Down to Size Ages 8-10

Our solar system is so immense it is nearly incomprehensible. This class brings it to a more meaningful size with scale models of sizes and distances. Students also explore comets, moons, and meteors; the other solar system "stuff."

Instructor: Amie Gallagher

CRN25018 YP553-51 4 sessions    Thu Feb 27-Mar 20 4:00-5:00pm

Cost: $42

Rockets Ages 7-12

Children are given the opportunity to build their own fully functional model rocket. Youngsters assemble their rockets under the Mad Scientist's direction while discussing the scientific principals and concepts behind rocket design and flight. Participants learn about the laws governing rocket propulsion and participate in exciting balloon-rocket race to test the hypotheses about factors affecting propulsion. How rockets are prepared for flight and pre-launch safety procedures are discussed. The grand finale is a thrilling outdoor rocket launch of a model that flies up to 1000 ft. and (usually) returns to the ground.

Instructor: Mad Science Staff

CRN25019 YP514-61 1 session    Sat Mar 1 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $38 ($10.50 tuition, $27.50 admin)

Birds and Beasts Ages 7-12

In this 3-hour interactive program children investigate the wonders of nature. From Beaks, Teeth, to Talons and Claws, children discover how nature’s critters adopt to their environment. In this workshop children dissect one of the famous owl pellets; discover how and what Mr. Owl eats; and make a plaster mold of the paw print of one of their favorite animals.

Instructor: Mad Science Staff

CRN25020 YP532-61 1 session    Sat Mar 8 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $38 ($10.50 tuition, $27.50 admin)

Optics & Light Ages 7-12

Students are introduced to the world of light, color and optics, as well as learn about electromagnetic spectrum, visible versus invisible light, light diffraction and chromatography. Newton's color wheel is used to demonstrate how white light is created. A discussion of light, how it travels, and how it can be manipulated leads into a series of interactive demonstrations using a real helium-neon laser! Students learn how to visualize the laser beam and have fun trying to direct the laser's path through reflection mirrors. The Mad Scientist then puts on a dazzling laser light show, introducing the tricky world of optical illusions. Students build their own periscope to take home.

Instructor: Mad Science Staff

CRN25021 YP515-61 1 session    Sat Mar 22 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $38 ($10.50 tuition, $27.50 admin)
 
 

New Lasers-Galaxies Ages 6-10

This workshop is a delightful hands-on course where children learn about laser. Work with plasma fire saber and produce the spectacular effect that has captivated millions of people. Conduct experiments with our laser pointer plus lenses and mirrors as we have fun and learn. Build a kaleidoscope and take home electromagnets.

Instructor: Sciensational Workshops for Kids, Inc.

CRN25022 YP554-61 1 session    Sat Mar 8 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $68 ($13 tuition, $55 admin)

New Electronic Lab Workshop Ages 7-12

Different project and experiments are built with your own electronic kit to keep in this hands-on workshop. The Science Electronic Lab stimulates kids’ minds by using easy to understand experiments to increase their knowledge of electronics. Each participant receives: one 80pg. manual, solder less circuit board, 12 resistors, 2 capacitors, 2 light emitting Diodes, 2 transistors, 1 battery snap, 1 Diode, 1 speaker, 1 timer, 1 photocell, 1 rectifier, 1 potentiometer, 1 switch.

Instructor: Sciensational Workshops for Kids, Inc.

CRN25071 YP565-60 2 sessions    Sat Apr 5-12 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $130 ($25 tuition, $105 admin)

Missions in Space Ages 6-12

Students have fun learning about the historical events of space exploration from Sputnik to the International Space Station. Work with a team to construct a model of the Saturn V rocket that launched the Apollo spacecraft into orbit. Build a model of the Space Shuttle Orbiter, Cape Canaveral Launch Pad, and even the International Space Station! Plus, learn what its like to be an astronaut through hands-on simulation, scale rocket and solar system models, and realistic experiences. All astronauts take home a K’NEX Shuttle Orbiter and astronaut ice cream as part of this program.

Instructor: Super Science Programs for Kids

CRN25058 YP560-60 2 sessions    Sat Mar 29-Apr 5 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $96 ($21 tuition, $75 admin)
 
 

MATH

New Hands On Math Ages 8-10

This course allows students to review and/or learn math concepts while using manipulative. Taking this course is an excellent way for students to develop a positive attitude towards math. This class focuses on reinforcing basic skills and increasing mastery of school content.

Instructor: Tiffany Stallings

CRN25024 YP519-60 4 sessions    Sat Mar 15-Apr 5 11:15am-12:15pm

Cost: $52

New Equations & Inequalities Ages 14-18

Using a math lab, students are taught the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for college-level work in mathematics. Topics include the real number system, operations with signed numbers, algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, and problem-solving strategies.

Instructor: Zhongjie Sun, RVCC Math faculty

CRN25025 YP556-60 4 sessions    Sat Mar 1-22 9:30-11:30am

CRN25026 YP556-61 4 sessions    Sat Apr 12-May 10 9:30-11:30am

No class Apr 19

Cost: $54 ($6 tuition, $48 lab)
 
 

SPRING BREAK CLASSES

Multi-Media Painting Ages 6-12

Students enjoy investigating different approaches to painting with acrylics, tempera and watercolor as they discover new possibilities and achieve creation of mixed media works of art. Themes and subject matter are suggested, yet learners are encouraged to develop their own ideas while utilizing the materials and guidelines provided.

Instructor: Art-4-All

CRN25027 YP403-01 1 session    Mon Apr 21 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $26 ($11 tuition, $15 admin)

Fun Making Sculptures Ages 6-12

Learners explore construction, form, function and process as they create each work of art, choosing a type of work, subject matter and materials. Students explore the possibilities within the process and ideas they develop. This creative, flexible class strengthens decision-making skills, aesthetic awareness and understanding of the many purposes of 3-D artwork.

Instructor: Art-4-All

CRN25028 YP405-01 1 session    Mon Apr 21 1:00-4:00pm

Cost: $26 ($11 tuition, $15 admin)

Printmaking Ages 6-12

An overview of relief printmaking techniques using varied backgrounds and approaches to create interesting and compelling designs of beauty and practicality.

Instructor: Art-4-All

CRN25029 YP402-01 1 session    Tue Apr 22 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $26 ($11 tuition, $15 admin)

Wearable Art Ages 6-12

Create the perfect shirt ensemble, with a choice of matching hat or bag, using design transfer, stenciling and hand painted techniques that reflect your own personal style and individuality.

Instructor: Art-4-All

CRN25030 YP404-01 1 session    Tue Apr 22 1:00-4:00pm

Cost: $26 ($11 tuition, $15 admin)

Portrait Ages 6-12

Learn the skills necessary to create a personal likeness of yourself or others, using both traditional and unusual materials and approaches.

Instructor: Art-4-All

CRN25031 YP407-01 1 session    Wed Apr 23 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $26 ($11 tuition, $15 admin)

Americana Crafts Ages 6-12

Have fun learning art and design techniques from our own Colonial Heritage, including Tinsel Art, Papier tole, Stenciling and Quilling.

Instructor: Art-4-All

CRN25032 YP408-01 1 session    Wed Apr 23 1:00-4:00pm

Cost: $26 ($11 tuition, $15 admin)

Space: The Final Frontier Ages 7-12

Young astronauts explore the mysteries of the solar system and the science behind air and space travel. Students learn how scientists study the planets and stars and what kind of tools is used for space exploration. Children discover not only how astronauts travel to space, but also how they live and work once they get there. They learn about gravity, propulsion and the basics of rocket science through hands-on activities. Children come to understand that propulsive forces can come from many sources. They experiment with balloon rockets and make their own air rockets to take home. Most importantly, they learn first hand about the aerodynamic properties of flying machines by building their own Estes model rockets! Once the rockets are completed, children blast off on a real Mad Science space mission with the grand finale, the rocket launch!

Instructor: Mad Science Staff

CRN25033 YP530-01 5 sessions    Mon-Fri Apr 21-25 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $132 ($42 tuition, $90 admin)

Diggin' For Dinos, Rocking Rocks & Crystal Creations Ages 6-12

Discover the exciting sciences of archeology and paleontology as you excavate and assemble complete skeleton replicas from "fossilized" rock. Learn about the ice-age through hands-on digging into the past. Unearth some fascinating facts about rocks, minerals and crystals as you are introduced to classifying according to hardness, streak, fracture and a variety of other scientific tests. Each participant takes home a crystal creation, a skeleton and unearthed treasures.

Instructor: Super Science Programs For Kids Staff

CRN25034 YP533-01 2 sessions    Mon & Tue Apr 21-22 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $96 ($21 tuition, $75 admin)

Robot Wars Ages 6-12

You have heard of Battle-Bots and junkyard Wars; now you can capture this excitement with your friends. In our Sumo-style robot battles, participants use the Robotix building system to construct a robot that can push their opponent out of a large Sumo-robot ring. Have fun competing while you use your brain to think and your mechanical advantage to take advantage of your opponent’s weaknesses. All participants take home a K’NEX or Robotix project!

Instructor: Super Science Program for Kids Staff

CRN25035 YP534-01 2 sessions    Wed & Thu Apr 23-24 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $96 ($21 tuition, $75 admin)
 
 

New Electronic Lab Workshop Ages 7-12

Different project and experiments are built with your own electronic kit to keep in this hands-on workshop. The Science Electronic Lab stimulates kids’ minds by using easy to understand experiments to increase their knowledge of electronics. Each participant receives: one 80pg. manual, solder less circuit board, 12 resistors, 2 capacitors, 2 light emitting Diodes, 2 transistors, 1 battery snap, 1 Diode, 1 speaker, 1 timer, 1 photocell, 1 rectifier, 1 potentiometer, 1 switch.

Instructor: Sciensational Workshops for Kids, Inc.

CRN25036 YP565-01 2 sessions    Thu & Fri Apr 24 & 25 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $130 ($25 tuition, $105 admin)

Wizard's Workshop Ages 9-12

Attention would-be wizards! Explore the wonderful world of magic in this whirlwind workshop of wonders! A full-time pro takes the children behind the "secret curtain" to learn a great variety of amazing tricks and how to present them with their own original stories.

Instructor: Will Fern

CRN25037 YP712-01 1 session    Thu Apr 24 1:00-4:00pm

CRN25038 YP 712-02 1 session    Fri Apr 25 1:00-4:00pm

Cost: $46 ($25 tuition, $21 admin)
 
 

SPORTS & FITNESS

Softball Pitchers Clinic Ages 8-16

Participants learn fundamentals of pitching that are essential to building pitching skills.

Beginner: Players with 1 season or less experience. The focus is on basic pitching mechanics and fundamentals. Intermediate: Players who have had 2 or more seasons of experience. This camp is designed to refine pitching mechanics and review various pitching strategies.

Instructors: Richard Forbringer, Professional Instructor and Bill Harnden, RVCC Head Softball Coach

Fri Feb 14-Mar 7 4 sessions

CRN25039 YP926-01     6:30-7:45pm Beginner

CRN25040 YP926-02     7:45-9:00pm Intermediate

Cost: $88 ($22 tuition, $66 admin)
 
 

Softball Warm Up Clinic Ages 10-16

For ages 10-12 the clinic reviews fundamentals of throwing, fielding and hitting. The clinic for ages 13-16 is designed to refine throwing, fielding and hitting mechanics. Reviewing fielding, base running and sliding strategies are also included.

Instructor: Bill Harnden, RVCC Head Softball Coach

Sat Feb 15-22 2 sessions

CRN25041 YP928-01     4:30-6:00pm Ages 10-12

CRN25042 YP928-02     6:30-8:00pm Ages 13-16

Sun Mar 23-30 2 sessions

CRN25043 YP928-03     4:30-6:00pm Ages 10-12

CRN25044 YP928-04     6:30-8:00pm Ages 13-16

Sun Apr 6-13 2 sessions

CRN25045 YP928-05     4:30-6:00pm Ages 10-12

CRN25046 YP928-06     6:30-8:00pm Ages 13-16

Cost: $44 ($11 tuition, $33 admin)

GuardStart Ages 11-14

American Red Cross GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow is a program designed to guide youth to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future lifeguards. This foundation consists of five categories: Prevention, Fitness, Response, Leadership, and Professionalism. Participants should bring bathing suit and towel.

Instructor: American Red Cross

CRN25047 YP903-01 5 sessions    Mon/Wed Mar 24-Apr 7 6:00-8:30pm

Cost: $75 ($10 tuition, $65 admin)

Beginning Tennis Ages 8-16

Featuring beginner lessons for those with little or no background in tennis, emphasizing the fundamentals. Participants should bring their own racquets. Balls are provided.

Instructor: Steve Bork

CRN25048 YP927-61 5 sessions    Sat Apr 5-May 10 11:00am-1:00pm

No class Apr 19

Cost: $78

New Michele Smith’s Softball Clinics Ages 8-18

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Michele Smith instructs participants on pitching & hitting. Michele is widely recognized as one of the sport’s great ambassadors and has a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise.
 
 

Pitching Clinic

Instructor: Michele Smith

CRN25049 YP904-60 1 session    Sun Jan 26 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $62 ($12 tuition, $50 admin)
 
 

Hitting Clinic

Instructor: Michele Smith

CRN25050 YP905-60 1 session    Sun Jan 26 2:00-5:00pm

Cost: $62 ($12 tuition, $50 admin)
 
 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
 
 

NYSCA Volunteer Coaches Certification Ages 16 to Adult

The National Youth Sports Coaches' Association (NYSCA) program is intended to make coaches aware of the psychological, emotional and physiological needs of the children on their team. Offered in partnership with the NYSCA, this session focuses on baseball and softball.

Instructor: Ralph Dunhamn

CRN25051 PY226-61 1 session    Sat Mar 22 9:00am-12:30pm

Cost: $32 ($7 tuition, $25 admin)
 
 

New Softball Coaches Clinic

Designed for volunteered youth softball coaches. The curriculum teaches managing team practices effectively; organizing your team; competing your team; review of several effective throwing, fielding and bunting drills; safety and the importance of employing a progressive method; motivation and building confidence in your team members; effective coaching tips that work for all the different personalities on a team and other topics. Bring a glove and wear proper attire for a simulated practice.

Instructor: Bill Harnden, RVCC Head Softball Coach

CRN25052 PY228-60 1 session    Sat Mar 29 7:00-8:30pm

CRN25053 PY228-61 1 session    Sat Apr 5 7:00-8:30pm

Cost: $22 ($7 tuition, $15 admin)
 
 

HOME SCHOOL CLASSES

French for Beginners Ages 7-12

The Symtalk method, a visual, fun and at the same time academic teaching method which produces immediate results, is used in this program alongside with other activities to teach verbal skills and culture. Recent research shows that exposure to another language early in life can produce better grades, enhanced creativity and improved self-esteem.

Instructor: L.E.A.R.N. associates, Inc. Staff

8 sessions

CRN25059 YP802-01 Ages 7-9    Fri Jan 31-Mar 28 11:00am-12:00pm

CRN25060 YP802-02 Ages 10-12    Fri Jan 31-Mar 28 12:10-1:10pm

No class Feb 21

Cost: $84 ($18 tuition, 66 admin)

Spanish for Beginners Ages 7-12

The Symtalk method, a visual, fun and at the same time academic teaching method which produces immediate results, is used in this program alongside with other activities to teach verbal skills and culture. Recent research shows that exposure to another language early in life can produce better grades, enhanced creativity and improved self-esteem.

Instructor: L.E.A.R.N. associates, Inc. Staff

8 sessions

CRN25061 YP803-01 Ages 7-9    Tue Jan 28-Mar 25 11:00am-12:00pm

CRN25062 YP803-02 Ages 10-12    Tue Jan 28-Mar 25 12:10-1:10pm

No class Feb 18

Cost: $84 ($18 tuition, $66 admin)

Microsoft PowerPoint-Level 1 Ages 13-17

Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 is the newest version of one of the most popular presentation software programs used in business today. The two levels of PowerPoint 2000 courses are taught using MOUS approved courseware. Although differences do exist, these new classes are still appropriate for students who are using PowerPoint 97. Topics include working with slides, visual elements, graphics and tables. Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows 95 or equivalent knowledge.

Instructor: Staff

CRN25054 YP128-03 4 sessions    Fri Mar 7-28 11:00am-12:30pm

Cost: $52 ($11 tuition, $36 lab, $5 materials)

Keyboarding Ages 9-12

Students perfect their touch-keyboarding skills and learn the fundamentals of word processing. The Creative Keyboarding Techniques is used to reinforce learning.

Instructor: Staff

CRN25055 YP102-03 4 sessions    Fri Mar 7-28 12:30-2:00pm

Cost: $52 ($11 tuition, $36 lab, $5 materials)

New Smart Web Searching Ages 9-12

This challenging and fun workshop emphasizes effective web searching tools. Students learn good searching techniques and are taught how to use search engines such as Yahooligans and Ask Jeeves for Kids. Hands-on projects include web scavenger hunts, guided tours, and web quests.

Instructor: Anne Kistrup

CRN25056 YP117-01 4 sessions    Fri Mar 7-28 12:15-1:45pm

Cost: $38 ($14 tuition, 24 lab)
 
 

New Fun with Poetry Ages 9-12

In this interactive and fun course, students are taught how to create imaginative poems. Forms of poetry such as haiku, limericks, and acrostic poems are explored. Origami, the art of paper folding and dramatic activities are add to the creativity of this workshop.

Instructor: Anne Kistrup

CRN25057 YP418-01 2 sessions    Fri Mar 7-28 10:30am-12:00pm

Cost: $24

The Paul Robeson Leadership Academy Ages 15-17

Academy participants have the opportunity to learn effective leadership in a dynamic group environment. Field trips to various places and discussions of events and ideas that shaped the life and worldview of Paul Robeson on leadership, ethics and social justice will be an exciting part of the Academy. Participants work on such empowerment tools as communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills as well as on understanding individual and group dynamics and historical, current and future issues and contexts.

Instructor: Staff

CRN25063 PR101-01 10 sessions    Mon-Fri July 7–18 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $125.00

For more information on the Paul Robeson Leadership Academy call 908-526-1200, ext. 8524.