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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
Awesome Archery (Grades 6+)August 03, 2015 - August 07, 2015

Learn from an award-winning amateur archer who is excited to share her knowledge of the sport! Equipment provided. A field trip will take place on the last day of camp.

Schedule
CED 426 703

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 03, 2015 - Friday, August 07, 2015

Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-114
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Friday, August 3-7, from 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
Awesome Archery (Grades 6+)August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Learn from an award-winning amateur archer who is excited to share her knowledge of the sport! Equipment provided. A field trip will take place on the last day of camp.

Schedule
CED 426 704

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 17, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015

Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-114
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Friday, August 17-21, from 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
Bridge Building (Grades 5+)August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Team up with another budding engineer and learn to design, build and test a model bridge. Different truss designs are explored and each child chooses a design to build out of balsa and/or basswood sticks. At the end of the week, bridges are load tested to see which is most efficient. EDGE on Science instructors welcome beginners to this workshop!

Schedule
CED 814 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 17, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015

Instructor: John Aviste
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-117
Cost: $220

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Friday, August 17-21, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CLOSED - Emerging Engineers (Grades 3-5)August 03, 2015 - August 06, 2015

Kids start with an overview on the careers, and solve project based challenges involving structures, electricity, and material properties. Students will use these skills to program and design robots using LEGO NXT Robot kits. Spaghetti bridges will be built. Workshop Prerequisite: Students must have a strong interest in science, technology, computers and mathematics and be nominated by a teacher. For a nomination form, please call 786-2438.

Schedule
CED 811 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 03, 2015 - Thursday, August 06, 2015

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

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday,August 3-6, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Emerging Engineers (Grades 6-8)August 10, 2015 - August 13, 2015

Kids start with an overview on the careers, and solve project based challenges involving structures, electricity, and material properties. Students will use these skills to program and design robots using LEGO NXT Robot kits. Spaghetti bridges will be built. Workshop Prerequisite: Students must have a strong interest in science, technology, computers and mathematics and be nominated by a teacher. For a nomination form, please call 786-2438.

Schedule
CED 812 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 10, 2015 - Thursday, August 13, 2015

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

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, August 10-13, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Engineering 102 (Grades 6-8)July 27, 2015 - July 28, 2015

What do engineers do? 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 will use these skills to program and design robots using LEGO NXT Robot kits. CAD, 3-D printing, sensor design, motor applications, and mechanical advantage will be explored. Workshop Prerequisite - Students must have a strong interest in science, technology, computers and mathematics and be nominated by a teacher. For a nomination form, please call 786-2438.

Schedule
CED 863 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 27, 2015 - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Instructor: Genny Pond
Location: Guthrie Building, 2-106
Cost: $85

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday & Tuesday, July 27 & 28, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Graphic Novel Creations (Grades 8+)August 17, 2015 - August 20, 2015

Gain insight into the workings and creation of graphic novels and sequential art. Using discussion and hands-on creation, explore what is so important about the graphic novel in our world today and how to begin the process of making one of your own.

Schedule
CED 230 702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 17, 2015 - Thursday, August 20, 2015

Instructor: Corey Petoney
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-118
Cost: $45

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, August 17-20, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hogwarts Witchcraft and Wizardry (Ages 11+)July 27, 2015 - July 30, 2015

Those with magical abilities (muggles welcome, too!) are invited to attend Hogwarts Witchcraft and Wizardry featuring a visit by a magical creature and, of course, a game or two of Muggles Quidditch.

Schedule
CED 824 702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 27, 2015 - Thursday, July 30, 2015

Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Hula Dance (Grades 5+)August 03, 2015 - August 06, 2015

For all levels of interest, learn hula and the Spirit of Aloha.

Schedule
CED 821 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 03, 2015 - Thursday, August 06, 2015

Instructor: Ezra Gonzales
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-123
Cost: $30

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, August 3-6, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Hula Dance (Grades 5+)August 17, 2015 - August 19, 2015

For all levels of interest, learn hula and the Spirit of Aloha.

Schedule
CED 821 702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 17, 2015 - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Instructor: Ezra Gonzales
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-123
Cost: $25

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Wednesday, August 17-19, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Jefferson CSI (Grades 5-8)August 03, 2015 - August 07, 2015

Put your crime solving abilities to the test as you learn to be a crime scene investigator (CSI) from a real CSI. Develop detective skills such as lifting fingerprints and how to solve real who-done-its.

Schedule
CED 817 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 03, 2015 - Friday, August 07, 2015

Instructor: Mark DeVito
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $110

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Friday, August 3-7, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Jefferson CSI: Cold Case (Grade 10+)August 10, 2015 - August 21, 2015

A body is discovered. What is your role in law enforcement? Are you the lead desk? Are you the detective? Who talks with the medical examiner? What types of evidence is needed to determine a cause of death or in this case…catch a killer? We’ll set the scene and assign the roles of each of the players needed within law enforcement to solve this cold case. Ideal for participants seriously exploring a career in criminal justice.

Schedule
CED 820 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 10, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015

Instructor: Mark DeVito
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $199

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Friday, August 10-21, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Jr. Journalists 101 (Grades 6+)August 17, 2015 - August 20, 2015

Learn the basics of journalism and create your own newsletter to share with community friends and family.

Schedule
CED 101 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 17, 2015 - Thursday, August 20, 2015

Instructor: Andrea Pedrick
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $30

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, August 17-20, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
POW! Zap! Zing! Comic Book Making (Ages 11+)August 03, 2015 - August 06, 2015

Use various comic artists and authors as mentors to find, write, and create your own works of comic wonder. Through a crash course in graphica, writing prompts, storyboards, artwork, editing, and publication, participants will create their own image-driven stories as they explore the wonderful world of comics.

Schedule
CED 045 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 03, 2015 - Thursday, August 06, 2015

Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $50

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, August 3-6, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
POW! Zap! Zing! Comic Book Making (Ages 11+)August 10, 2015 - August 13, 2015

Use various comic artists and authors as mentors to find, write, and create your own works of comic wonder. Through a crash course in graphica, writing prompts, storyboards, artwork, editing, and publication, participants will create their own image-driven stories as they explore the wonderful world of comics.

Schedule
CED 045 702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 10, 2015 - Thursday, August 13, 2015

Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $50

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, August 10-13, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Off Campus Workshops

There are currently no off-campus workshops scheduled