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Kids Camps

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.

Check out our Director of Community Services, Andrea Pedrick, on WWNY on May 27, talking about our awesome summer kids camps!

 

On Campus Workshops
Art Mania! (Grades 1-6)July 21, 2014 - July 31, 2014

This is the second session of Art Mania, a popular art camp offered through Continuing Education at JCC. Kids will learn the basics of drawing using pencils and pastels. Over this two week period, they will dabble in clay, collage and more. Register early, this 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 21, 2014 - Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

Additional Information:
This workshop will be Monday through Thursday for two weeks, July 21st through July 31st, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Awesome Archery (Grades 7-8)July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014

Archery is a sport that requires strength and endurance to hit the mark. You’ll love this camp! 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. A field trip will be coordinated for the last day of the camp.

Schedule
CED 426 702

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 14, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014

Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: E-129
Cost: $55

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, July 14 through July 18, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Awesome Archery (Grades 9-10)July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014

Archery is a sport that requires strength and endurance to hit the mark. You’ll love this camp! 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. A field trip will be coordinated for the last day of the camp.

Schedule


Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 14, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014

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

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet Monday through Friday, July 14 through July 18, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m
Broadway Dance! (Ages 11+ Preteens and Teens)August 04, 2014 - August 08, 2014

You'll be ready for center stage after warming up to your favorite musical numbers. You're the star of your favorite musical during this week long dance camp! We will learn dances straight from the stages of Wicked, Hairspray! and A Chorus Line and Disney’s Frozen.

Schedule
CED 818 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014

Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-123- Dance Studio
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, August 4th through August 8th, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Broadway Dance! (Ages 7-10)August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014

You'll be ready for center stage after warming up to your favorite musical numbers. You're the star of your favorite musical during this week long dance camp! We will learn dances straight from the stages of Wicked, Hairspray! and A Chorus Line and Disney’s Frozen.

Schedule
CED 816 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 11, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014

Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-123- Dance Studio
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, August 11th through August 15th, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
CLOSED - Engineering 101 (Grades 3-5)August 04, 2014 - August 05, 2014

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of engineering problem solving and robot design. 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. 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. To request a nomination form, call 786-2438.

Schedule
CED 834 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Instructor: Genny Pond
Location: Guthrie Building, 2-102 & 2-106
Cost: $85

Additional Information:
This workshop meets on Monday & Tuesday, August 4th & 5th, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Daisy Discovery II (Ages 5-7)August 04, 2014 - August 08, 2014

This fun-filled class takes advantage of the natural curiosity of school aged kids. Children will explore the natural world around them through observation and participation. Young scientists perform simple, but interesting experiments with water, air, movement and light.

Schedule
CED 854 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014

Instructor: JoLynn Fiorentino
Location: Child Care Center
Cost: $65

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, August 4th through August 8th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Daisy Discovery: Hands on Preschool Art and Science Activities (Ages 3 & 4)August 04, 2014 - August 08, 2014

Children will explore the natural world around them through observation and participation. Young scientists perform simple, but interesting experiments with water, air, movement and light.

Schedule
CED 838 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014

Instructor: JoLynn Fiorentino
Location: Child Care Center
Cost: $65

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, August 4th through August 8th, 9:00-10:20 a.m.
Engineering 102 (Grades 6-8)August 06, 2014 - August 07, 2014

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of engineering problem solving and robot design. 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. 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. To request a nomination form, call 786-2438.

Schedule
CED 834 702

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - Thursday, August 07, 2014

Instructor: Geny Pond
Location: Guthrie Building, 2-102 & 2-106
Cost: $85

Additional Information:
This workshop meets on Wednesday & Thursday, August 6th & 7th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls Day Out! (Ages 8+)July 18, 2014

This year at Girls Day Out at JCC - Learn about Norway, the home of sisters Elsa & Anna, from Disney’s popular movie Frozen. Girls will make a Norwegian inspired Heart Basket during this kid’s day camp at the college.

Schedule
CED 335 701
Date/Time: Friday, July 18, 2014 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 - HAT Dining Room
Cost: $45
Hip Hop Dance (Ages 11+ Preteens and Teens)August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014

It’s hip! It’s happening! It’s now! Hip hop is the current dance style seen on most of today’s music videos. Class begins with some funky warm ups, followed by some jammin’ variations and combos to get the young body into the groove. This workshop is very much for dancers of all levels and talent.

Schedule
CED 815 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 11, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014

Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-123- Dance Studio
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, August 11 through August 15th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Hip Hop Dance (Ages 7-10)August 04, 2014 - August 08, 2014

It’s hip! It’s happening! It’s now! Hip hop is the current dance style seen on most of today’s music videos. Class begins with some funky warm ups, followed by some jammin’ variations and combos to get the young body into the groove. This workshop is very much for dancers of all levels and talent.

Schedule
CED 819 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014

Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-123- Dance Studio
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, August 4th through August 8th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Intermediate Kids Piano Keyboard Kamp! (Ages 8-15)July 14, 2014 - July 17, 2014

This four day fun filled piano keyboard kamp is for kids who have attended the beginner piano keyboard kamp at JCC and/or have some experience already playing piano! In group instruction for the advanced beginner, children will be re-introduced to piano study and keyboard basics while progressing with note reading, improvisation, and piano music. Kids should already be familiar with the piano and note reading; they do not need a piano at home.

Schedule
CED 430 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 14, 2014 - Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Thursday, July 14th through July 17th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Jefferson CSI (Grades 5-8)August 04, 2014 - August 08, 2014

Do you love a good mystery? Put your crime solving abilities to the test in this class as you spend the week learning to be a Crime Scene Investigator. Develop detective skills such as lifting fingerprints and learn how to solve real who-done-its. Learn the secrets behind how crimes are solved from a real crime scene investigator.

Schedule
CED 817 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014

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

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, August 4th through August 8th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Jr. Journalists 101 (Ages 9-11)August 04, 2014 - August 07, 2014

Junior Journalists are invited to this four day workshop at Jefferson Community College. Junior Journalists will learn the basics of Journalism 101 and create their own newsletter to share with community friends and family.

Schedule
CED 101 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Thursday, August 07, 2014

Instructor: Andrea Pedrick
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-120
Cost: $30

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Thursday, August 4 through August 7th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Kids! Learn to CrochetJuly 28, 2014

Crocheting is a skill that creates beautiful handcrafted items. Blankets, scarfs, and mittens, are legacy pieces to hand down to future generations. It isn’t as difficult as it looks. Beginners will have fun at this learn how to crochet workshop. Materials needed: $10 Boye Beginners Crochet Kit plus yarn.

Schedule
CED 443 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 28, 2014 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Cheryl Clemons, Certified Knitting Instructor
Location: E-129
Cost: $20
Performance Poetry (Ages 11+)August 25, 2014 - August 29, 2014

Find your voice during this daylong performance poetry workshop. Unlike traditional poetry, performance poetry pieces demand to be brought to life through vocal inflection and body language. During this session, we will explore the works of mentor poets, brainstorm ideas, draft poems, and then perform them with a focus on expression and gesture.

Schedule
CED 344 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014

Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $50

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, August 25th through August 29th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Performance Poetry (Ages 7-10)August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014

Find your voice during this daylong performance poetry workshop. Unlike traditional poetry, performance poetry pieces demand to be brought to life through vocal inflection and body language. During this session, we will explore the works of mentor poets, brainstorm ideas, draft poems, and then perform them with a focus on expression and gesture.

Schedule
CED 341 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 18, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014

Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $50

Additional Information:
This workshop meets, Monday through Friday, August 18th through August 22nd, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Pow! Zap! Zing! Comic Book Making Camp (Ages 11+)July 28, 2014 - August 01, 2014

During our Comic Book Making camp, we will use various comic artists and authors as mentors to find, write, and create our own works of comic wonder. Through a crash course in understanding graphica, writing prompts, storyboards, artwork, editing, and publication, participants will create their own image-driven stories and work towards discovering their voices as they explore the wonderful world of comics. Pre-registration is required.

Schedule
CED 045 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 28, 2014 - Friday, August 01, 2014

Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $50

Additional Information:
This workshop meets Monday through Friday, July 28th through August 1st, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Off Campus Workshops
Adventures in History: The War of 1812 (Grades 2-4)July 14, 2014 - July 17, 2014

Learn about the War of 1812! The goal is to expose kids to topics related to the War of 1812. The instructor will lead their groups through interactive history lessons. Participants will see reenactments and complete an age appropriate craft or project before the close of the session.

Schedule
CED 188 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 14, 2014 - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: Sackets Harbor Battlefield
Cost: $30

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet, Monday through Thursday, July 14th through July 17th, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. This will be held at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield, children must be brought to the location by a parent/guardian.