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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 06, 2015 - July 16, 2015

A summer favorite returns! Learn the basics of drawing using pencils and pastels, dabble in clay, collage and more. Art will be on display on Thursday of the second week.

Schedule
CED 806 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 06, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015

Instructor: Virginia Hovendon
Location: Jules Center, 6-102
Cost: $110

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, July 6-16, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Art Mania! (Grades 1-6)July 20, 2015 - July 30, 2015

A summer favorite returns! Learn the basics of drawing using pencils and pastels, dabble in clay, collage and more. Art will be on display on Thursday of the second week.

Schedule
CED 806 702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Thursday, July 30, 2015

Instructor: Virginia Hovendon
Location: Jules Center, 6-102
Cost: $110

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, July 20-30, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Awesome Archery (Grades 6+)July 06, 2015 - July 10, 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 426 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 06, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015

Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Friday, July 6-10, from 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
Awesome Archery (Grades 6+)July 20, 2015 - July 24, 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 426 702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015

Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Friday, July 20-24, from 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
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.
Beginner Keyboarding (Ages 8-12)July 06, 2015 - July 10, 2015

Playing the piano is fun! Children will learn keyboard basics, note reading, improvisation, and elementary piano music. Participants should not have had piano lessons previously; a piano at home is not required.

Schedule
CED 425 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 06, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015

Instructor: Dr. Lisa Scrivani-Tidd
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-112
Cost: $99

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Friday, July 6-10, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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.
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 101 (Grades 3-5)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, 3D 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 834 701

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 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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.
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! - Week 1July 06, 2015 - July 09, 2015

Designed for kids in grades 5 and up, Kids’ College at JCC is filled with four days of fun and educational activities in science, technology, engineering, math and art (S.T.E.A.M.!). Each week of Kids’ College will include a visit by Eat Smart NY and Jefferson’s zoo technology program. Choose the week with the mix of workshops that’s just right for your child!

Yoga
Trash to Treasure
Art Projects
Hour of Code and Fun Math Games
*Lunch
Outdoor Games
STEM: Expedition: Fiber Optics

Schedule
CED 809 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 06, 2015 - Thursday, July 09, 2015

Instructor: Various Instructors
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $150

Additional Information:
*Note to parents: Healthy snacks will be provided, however your child must bring a bagged lunch each day or you may opt to purchase a boxed lunch through Continuing Education at an additional cost of $7.50 per lunch. Please dress your child according to the weather and apply sunscreen at home. Kids should bring a bottle of water each day. This workshop will run Monday, July 6 - Thursday, July 9, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Extended Learning Center Building, E-130
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! - Week 2July 13, 2015 - July 16, 2015

Designed for kids in grades 5 and up, Kids’ College at JCC is filled with four days of fun and educational activities in science, technology, engineering, math and art (S.T.E.A.M.!). Each week of Kids’ College will include a visit by Eat Smart NY and Jefferson’s zoo technology program. Choose the week with the mix of workshops that’s just right for your child! Each Kids’ College experience runs from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm from Monday–Thursday.

Yoga
Hip Hop Dance
Outdoor Games
*Lunch
Outdoor Games
STEM: Telecom Evolution: Trace, Tame, and Transmit
Adobe PhotoShop
Pencil Drawing

Schedule
CED 809 703

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015

Instructor: Various Instructors
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $150

Additional Information:
*Note to parents: Healthy snacks will be provided, however your child must bring a bagged lunch each day or you may opt to purchase a boxed lunch through Continuing Education at an additional cost of $7.50 per lunch. Please dress your child according to the weather and apply sunscreen at home. Kids should bring a bottle of water each day. This workshop will run Monday, July 13 - Thursday, July 16, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Extended Learning Center Building, E-130
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! - Week 3July 20, 2015 - July 23, 2015

Designed for kids in grades 5 and up, Kids’ College at JCC is filled with four days of fun and educational activities in science, technology, engineering, math and art (S.T.E.A.M.!). Each week of Kids’ College will include a visit by Eat Smart NY and Jefferson’s zoo technology program. Choose the week with the mix of workshops that’s just right for your child! Each Kids’ College experience runs from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm from Monday–Thursday.

Yoga
STEM Hour of Code
Pencil Drawing
Adobe Photoshop
Trash to Treasure Art Projects
*Lunch
Hogwarts Witchcraft and Wizardry

Schedule
CED 809 704

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Thursday, July 23, 2015

Instructor: Various Instructors
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $150

Additional Information:
*Note to parents: Healthy snacks will be provided, however your child must bring a bagged lunch each day or you may opt to purchase a boxed lunch through Continuing Education at an additional cost of $7.50 per lunch. Please dress your child according to the weather and apply sunscreen at home. Kids should bring a bottle of water each day. This workshop will run Monday, July 20 - Thursday, July 23, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Extended Learning Center Building, E-130
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! - Week 4July 27, 2015 - July 30, 2015

Designed for kids in grades 5 and up, Kids’ College at JCC is filled with four days of fun and educational activities in science, technology, engineering, math and art (S.T.E.A.M.!). Each week of Kids’ College will include a visit by Eat Smart NY and Jefferson’s zoo technology program. Choose the week with the mix of workshops that’s just right for your child! Each Kids’ College experience runs from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm from Monday–Thursday.

Yoga
Broadway Dance
Hour of Code and Fun Math Games
*Lunch
Outdoor Games
STEM: Easy Green Energy Technologies

Schedule
CED 809 702

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

Instructor: Various Instructors
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $150

Additional Information:
*Note to parents: Healthy snacks will be provided, however your child must bring a bagged lunch each day or you may opt to purchase a boxed lunch through Continuing Education at an additional cost of $7.50 per lunch. Please dress your child according to the weather and apply sunscreen at home. Kids should bring a bottle of water each day. This workshop will run Monday, July 27 - Thursday, July 30, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Extended Learning Center Building, E-130
Graphic Novel Creations (Grades 8+)July 20, 2015 - July 23, 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 230 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Thursday, July 23, 2015

Instructor: Corey Petoney
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $45

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, from 2:00 - 4:30 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 13, 2015 - July 16, 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 824 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, from 2:00 - 4:30 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.
Kids Photography (Grades 5+)July 13, 2015 - July 16, 2015

Learn from an award-winning photojournalist. Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital camera.

Schedule
CED 645 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015

Instructor: Amanda Morrison
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $45

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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.
Radical Reactions of Chemistry (Grades 5-8)July 06, 2015 - July 09, 2015

For kids who LOVE chemistry! Learn proper laboratory practices and procedures; manipulate reaction rates, solubility and acid base titrations; and participate in "magical" chemical demonstrations featuring hands-on exercises with polymers, catalysts and the chemistry of everyday materials. 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 848 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 06, 2015 - Thursday, July 09, 2015

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

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Thursday, July 6-9, from 8:00 -11:00 a.m.
Rocket Camp (Grades 5+)July 20, 2015 - July 24, 2015

Team up with another budding engineer and learn to design, build, test and a model rocket. Outside activities are centered around rocket flight as teams plot to out-fly each other! EDGE on Science instructors welcome beginners to this workshop!

Schedule
CED 813 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015

Instructor: John Aviste
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-118
Cost: $220

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday-Friday, July 20-24, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Off Campus Workshops

There are currently no off-campus workshops scheduled