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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
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.
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.
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.
Kids! Learn to CrochetNovember 08, 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: Saturday, November 08, 2014 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Cheryl Clemons, Certified Knitting Instructor
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $20
Kids! Learn to KnitOctober 11, 2014

Learn how to knit from a certified knitting instructor! Knitting is fun and easy to do. You’ll learn the basic stitches necessary to create beautiful hand-crafted items. Materials needed: $10 Boye Beginners Knitting Kit plus yarn.

Schedule
CED 442 701
Date/Time: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Cheryl Clemons, Certified Knitting Instructor
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $20
Off Campus Workshops

There are currently no off-campus workshops scheduled