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Kids College/Workshops

Jefferson Express is not just for adult learners! We have programming that is fun and educational for kids and their families to attend.  Jefferson Express has kids’ workshops and day camps on Art, Science, Chemistry, Dance, Music, Character Acting and Journalism.  Kids have fun and parents like them because our day camps are affordable and some are cross-curricular, supporting core curriculum standards in Science, Mathematics, Language Arts, History and Technology (STEM compliant). Much of our kids' workshop and camp programming revolves around summer day camps, offered during the months of July and August.  Kids day camps and workshops are currently held on our Jefferson Community College campus in Watertown, New York.

Click on any of the workshop titles below for more information including dates, times, and costs.

On Campus Workshops
Art Mania! (Grades 1-6)July 11, 2016 - July 21, 2016

Kids will learn the basics of drawing using pencils and pastels. Over this two week period, they will dabble in clay, collage and more. This popular art camp fills quickly. Students’ work will be displayed for adults to see on Thursday of the final week.

Schedule
CED 806 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Thursday, July 21, 2016
1:30pm- 3:30pm

Instructor: Virginia Hovendon
Location: Jules Building, 6-100
Cost: $120

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, July 11-21, from 1:30p-3:30p.
Art Mania! (Grades 1-6)July 25, 2016 - August 04, 2016

Kids will learn the basics of drawing using pencils and pastels. Over this two week period, they will dabble in clay, collage and more. This popular art camp fills quickly. Students’ work will be displayed for adults to see on Thursday of the final week.

Schedule
CED 806 702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Thursday, August 04, 2016
1:30pm- 3:30pm

Instructor: Virginia Hovendon
Location: Jules Building, 6-100
Cost: $120

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, July 250-August 4, from 1:30p-3:30p.
Awesome Archery (Grades 6+)August 01, 2016 - August 05, 2016

Archery is a sport that requires strength and endurance to hit the mark. The instructor has been doing archery since she was eleven years old and is an award winning amateur archer. She’s excited about sharing her knowledge of the sport with you! All equipment provided. There is a field trip on Friday of each week of the workshop.

Schedule
CED 426 704

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 01, 2016 - Friday, August 05, 2016
9:00am- 11:00am

Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-114
Cost: $65

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Friday, August 1-5, from 9:00a-11:00a.
Awesome Archery (Grades 6+)July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Archery is a sport that requires strength and endurance to hit the mark. The instructor has been doing archery since she was eleven years old and is an award winning amateur archer. She’s excited about sharing her knowledge of the sport with you! All equipment provided. There is a field trip on Friday of each week of the workshop.

Schedule
CED 426 703

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
9:00am- 11:00am

Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-114
Cost: $65

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Friday, July 25-29, from 9:00a-11:00a.
Awesome Archery (Grades 6+)July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

Archery is a sport that requires strength and endurance to hit the mark. The instructor has been doing archery since she was eleven years old and is an award winning amateur archer. She’s excited about sharing her knowledge of the sport with you! All equipment provided. There is a field trip on Friday of each week of the workshop.

Schedule
CED 426 702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00am- 11:00am

Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-114
Cost: $65

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Friday, July 18-22, from 9:00a-11:00a.
Awesome Archery (Grades 6+)July 11, 2016 - July 15, 2016

Archery is a sport that requires strength and endurance to hit the mark. The instructor has been doing archery since she was eleven years old and is an award winning amateur archer. She’s excited about sharing her knowledge of the sport with you! All equipment provided. There is a field trip on Friday of each week of the workshop.

Schedule
CED 426 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016
9:00am- 11:00am

Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-114
Cost: $65

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Friday, July 11-15, from 9:00a-11:00a.
Bridge Building (Ages 10+)July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Discover basic structural shapes! You will design, build and load test your own model truss bridge made of balsa and basswood sticks. Teams will also build a truss bridge outdoors and have fun competing against other teams to solve engineering challenges.

Schedule
CED 814 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
9:00am- 3:30pm

Instructor: John Aviste, EDGE on Science
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $483

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Friday, July 25-29, from 9:00a-3:30p.
Emerging Engineers (Grades 3-5)August 01, 2016 - August 04, 2016

Are you an emerging engineer? Attend this four day workshop to get an overview on the careers, and solve project based challenges involving structures, electricity, and material properties. Students then use some of these skills to program and design robots using LEGO NXT Robot kits. Spaghetti bridges will be built. Prerequisite: Students must be nominated by their school to attend; and must have a strong interest in science, technology, computers and/or mathematics.

Nomination Form

Schedule
CED 811 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 01, 2016 - Thursday, August 04, 2016
1:00pm- 3:00pm

Instructor: TBA
Location: Guthrie Building, 2-106
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, August 1-4, 2016.
Emerging Engineers (Grades 6-8)August 08, 2016 - August 11, 2016

Are you an emerging engineer? Attend this four day workshop to get an overview on the careers, and solve project based challenges involving structures, electricity, and material properties. Students then use some of these skills to program and design robots using LEGO NXT Robot kits. Spaghetti bridges will be built. Prerequisite: Students must be nominated by their school to attend; and must have a strong interest in science, technology, computers and/or mathematics.

Nomination Form

Schedule
CED 812 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 08, 2016 - Thursday, August 11, 2016
1:00pm- 3:00pm

Instructor: TBA
Location: Guthrie Building, 2-106
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, August 8-11, 2016.
Engineering 101 (Grades 3-5)July 27, 2016 - July 28, 2016

What do engineers do? Why are they here? How come they get to play with cool stuff? Kids start with an overview on the careers, and solve project based challenges involving structures, electricity, and material properties. Students then use some of these skills to program and design robots using LEGO NXT Robot kits. CAD and 3-D printing will also be explored. Sensor design, motor applications, and mechanical advantage will be explored. Prerequisite: Students must be nominated by their school to attend; and must have a strong interest in science, technology, computers and/or mathematics.

Nomination Form

Schedule
CED 834 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Thursday, July 28, 2016
9:00am- 12:00pm

Instructor: Genn Pond, Associate Professor of Engineering Science
Location: Guthrie Building, 2-106
Cost: $99

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Wednesday & Thursday, July 27 & 28, 2016.
Engineering 102 (Grades 6-8)July 27, 2016 - July 28, 2016

What do engineers do? Why are they here? How come they get to play with cool stuff? Kids start with an overview on the careers, and solve project based challenges involving structures, electricity, and material properties. Students then use some of these skills to program and design robots using LEGO NXT Robot kits. Solidworks software will be used to create 3d printing projects. CAD and 3-D printing will also be explored. Sensor design, motor applications, and mechanical advantage will be explored. Prerequisite: Students must be nominated by their school to attend; and must have a strong interest in science, technology, computers and/or mathematics.

Nomination Form

Schedule
CED 863 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Thursday, July 28, 2016
1:00pm- 4:00pm

Instructor: Genn Pond, Associate Professor of Engineering Science
Location: Guthrie Building, 2-106
Cost: $99

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Wednesday & Thursday, July 27 & 28, 2016
Engineering Catapults (Ages 10+)August 01, 2016 - August 05, 2016

Siege the day and make your own take-home table-top catapult! We will also build a trebuchet (hurling machine) out of precut timbers and then engage each other in medieval challenges.

Schedule
CED 865 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 01, 2016 - Friday, August 05, 2016
9:00am- 3:30pm

Instructor: John Aviste, EDGE on Science
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $483

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Friday, August 1-5, from 9:00a-3:30p.
Galileo Astronomy (Ages 10+)July 11, 2016 - July 15, 2016

Go back in time to the renaissance and get to know Galileo Galilei, father of experimental science. You will reveal the wonders of light and optics while assembling your own take-home refractor telescope. Galileo’s notable discoveries in astronomy will also be explored. Outdoor games, challenges and stories make it fun!

Schedule
CED 866 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016
9:00am- 3:30pm

Instructor: John Aviste, EDGE on Science
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $483

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Friday, July 11-15, from 9:00a-3:30p.
Kids Piano Keyboard Kamp (Ages 8-12)July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Playing the piano is fun! Join us at JCC for a week of group instruction in piano for the beginner. Children will be introduced to piano study and learn keyboard basics, note reading, improvisation, and elementary piano music. Kids should not have had piano lessons previously, and they do not need a piano at home.

Schedule
CED 425 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
10:00am- 12:00pm

Instructor: Dr. Lisa Scrivani-Tidd, JCC Associate Professor of Music
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-112
Cost: $99

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 2016.
Radical Reactions of Chemistry (Grades 5-8)July 11, 2016 - July 14, 2016

Does your kid love chemistry? You’ll learn proper laboratory practices and procedures; manipulate reaction rates, solubility and acid base titrations; and participate in "magical" chemical demonstrations. There are several hands-on exercises with polymers, catalysts and the chemistry of everyday materials. Prerequisite Students must have a strong interest in science, technology, computers and mathematics. A teacher must nominate the child on their behalf.

Nomination Form

Schedule
CED 848 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Thursday, July 14, 2016
11:30am- 2:30pm

Instructor: Bill McMahon
Location: Guthrie Building, 2-106
Cost: $99

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, July 11-14, from 11:30a-2:30p.
Rocketry (Ages 10+)July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

Discover how rockets fly! You will design, build, test and fly your own model rocket. We’ll use Rocksim, rocket simulation software, to predict how your rocket will perform. No previous model building experience is required.

Schedule
CED 813 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00am- 3:30pm

Instructor: John Aviste, EDGE on Science
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $483

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Friday, July 18-22, from 9:00a-3:30p.
STEaM Institute: Chemistry/Math/Engineering (Grades 5-8) - Week TwoJuly 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

Learn about Chemistry, Math, and Engineering in the classroom and then hands on at Aries Chemical, Carthage Specialty Paper and Allied Motion. Note to Parents: Students in Grades 3 – 8 will be visiting actual work sites off-campus for a portion of the day. The purpose of the STEaM Institute is to expose students to the importance of STEM in the workplace and to HAVE FUN LEARNING! To register, children must have completed the minimum grade level to attend. For example, if a workshop is kindergarten and older, the child must have already completed that grade to register.

Schedule
CED 872 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00am- 3:00pm

Instructor: Ezra Gonzales
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $150

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, July 18-22, 2016.
STEaM Institute: Farm to Table! (Grades 3-4) - Week ThreeJuly 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Learn about Farm to Table in the classroom and then hands on with Renzi Food Service, Gaus Agbotics and Robbins Farms. Note to Parents: Students in Grades 3 – 8 will be visiting actual worksites off-campus for a portion of the day. The purpose of the STEaM Institute is to expose students to the importance of STEM in the workplace and to HAVE FUN LEARNING! To register, children must have completed the minimum grade level to attend. For example, if a workshop is kindergarten and older, the child must have already completed that grade to register.

Schedule
CED 874 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
9:00am- 2:00pm

Instructor: Nadine Britton
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-118
Cost: $125

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, July 25-29, 2016.
STEaM Institute: Farm to Table! (Grades 5-8) - Week ThreeJuly 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Learn about Farm to Table in the classroom and then hands on at Renzi Food Service, Gaus Agbotics and Robbins Farms. Note to Parents: Students in Grades 3 – 8 will be visiting actual work sites off-campus for a portion of the day. The purpose of the STEaM Institute is to expose students to the importance of STEM in the workplace and to HAVE FUN LEARNING! To register, children must have completed the minimum grade level to attend. For example, if a workshop is kindergarten and older, the child must have already completed that grade to register.

Schedule
CED 875 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
9:00am- 3:00pm

Instructor: Michelle Castor
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $150

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, July 25-29, 2016.
STEaM Institute: Farm to Table: Math/Food Science (Grades K-2) - Week ThreeJuly 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Learn about Farm to Table, Math and Food Science with hands on activities in the classroom. The purpose of the STEaM Institute is to expose students to the importance of STEM in the workplace and to HAVE FUN LEARNING! To register, children must have completed the minimum grade level to attend. For example, if a workshop is kindergarten and older, the child must have already completed that grade to register.

Schedule
CED 873 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
9:00am- 10:30am

Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-116
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, July 25-29.
STEaM Institute: Math/Circuitry/Art (Grades K-2) - Week OneJuly 11, 2016 - July 14, 2016

Learn about Math, Circuitry and Art with hands on activities in the classroom with Timeless Frames. The purpose of the STEaM Institute is to expose students to the importance of STEM in the workplace and to HAVE FUN LEARNING! To register, children must have completed the minimum grade level to attend. For example, if a workshop is kindergarten and older, the child must have already completed that grade to register.

Schedule
CED 867 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Thursday, July 14, 2016
9:00am- 10:30am

Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-116
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, July 11-14, 2016.
STEaM Institute: Math/Engineering/Circuitry/Art (Grades 3-4) - Week OneJuly 11, 2016 - July 14, 2016

Learn about Math, Engineering, Circuitry and Art in the classroom and then hands on with Timeless Frames and Current Applications. Note to Parents: Students in Grades 3 – 8 will be visiting actual worksites off-campus for a portion of the day. The purpose of the STEaM Institute is to expose students to the importance of STEM in the workplace and to HAVE FUN LEARNING! To register, children must have completed the minimum grade level to attend. For example, if a workshop is kindergarten and older, the child must have already completed that grade to register.

Schedule
CED 868 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Thursday, July 14, 2016
9:00am- 2:00pm

Instructor: Ezra Gonzales
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-118
Cost: $125

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet Monday-Thursday, July 11 - 14, 2016.
STEaM Institute: Math/Science/Civil Engineering (Grades 5-8) - Week OneJuly 11, 2016 - July 14, 2016

Learn about Math, Science and Civil Engineering in the classroom and then hands on at Bernier Carr Associates, The City of Watertown, and the American Public Works Association. Note to Parents: Students in Grades 3 – 8 will be visiting actual worksites off-campus for a portion of the day. The purpose of the STEaM Institute is to expose students to the importance of STEM in the workplace and to HAVE FUN LEARNING! To register, children must have completed the minimum grade level to attend. For example, if a workshop is kindergarten and older, the child must have already completed that grade to register.

Schedule
CED 869 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Thursday, July 14, 2016
9:00am- 3:00pm

Instructor: Nadine Britton
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $150

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Monday-Thursday, July 11 -14, 2016.
STEaM Institute: Plants, Animals and Biology (Grades 3-4) - Week TwoJuly 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

Learn about Plants, Animals and Biology in the classroom and then hands on with Ontario Bays Initiative. Note to Parents: Students in Grades 3 – 8 will be visiting actual worksites off-campus for a portion of the day. The purpose of the STEaM Institute is to expose students to the importance of STEM in the workplace and to HAVE FUN LEARNING! To register, children must have completed the minimum grade level to attend. For example, if a workshop is kindergarten and older, the child must have already completed that grade to register.

Schedule
CED 871 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00am- 2:00pm

Instructor: Nadine Britton
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-118
Cost: $125

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet Monday-Thursday, July 18 - 22, 2016.
STEaM Institute: Plants, Animals and Biology (Grades K-2) - Week TwoJuly 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

Learn about Plants, Animals and Biology with hands on activities in the classroom with Ontario Bays Initiative. The purpose of the STEaM Institute is to expose students to the importance of STEM in the workplace and to HAVE FUN LEARNING! To register, children must have completed the minimum grade level to attend. For example, if a workshop is kindergarten and older, the child must have already completed that grade to register.

Schedule
CED 870 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00am- 10:30am

Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-116
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, July 18 - 22, 2016.
Off Campus Workshops

There are currently no off-campus workshops scheduled