See JCC: Kids Camps

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 on Art, Science, Chemistry, Dance, Music, Character Acting and Journalism.  Kids like it and parents do too because they are affordable and some are cross-curricular, supporting core curriculum standards in Science, Mathematics, Language Arts, History and Technology (STEM compliant). The bulk of the kids camps are offered during the months of July and August. Kids workshops are held on campus, online and off site.

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On Campus Workshops
Art Mania (Grades 1-6)Multiple Dates

Kids will learn the basics of drawing using pencils and pastels. Over this two week period (Monday-Thursday), 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
Date/Time: Monday, July 07, 2014 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Instructor: Virginia Hovendon
Location: 6-102
Cost: $110
CED 806 702
Date/Time: Monday, July 21, 2014 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Instructor: Virginia Hovendon
Location: 6-102
Cost: $110
Awesome Archery (Grades 7-8)Multiple Dates

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 426 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 07, 2014 (9:00am - 11:00am)
Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: E-129
Cost: $55
CED 426 702
Date/Time: Monday, July 14, 2014 (9:00am - 11:00am)
Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: E-129
Cost: $55
Awesome Archery (Grades 9-10)Multiple Dates

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 444 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 07, 2014 (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: E-129
Cost: $55
CED 444 702
Date/Time: Monday, July 14, 2014 (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
Instructor: Brandi Phillips
Location: E-129
Cost: $55
Beginner Kids Keyboard Kamp! (Ages 8-12)July 07, 2014

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
Date/Time: Monday, July 07, 2014 (10:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Scrivani-Tidd
Location: 4-112, Music Classroom
Cost: $99
Broadway Dance! (Ages 11+ Preteens and Teens)August 04, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (9:00am-11:00am)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: 4-123, JCC Dance Studio
Cost: $40
Broadway Dance! (Ages 7-10)August 11, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 11, 2014 (9:00am-11:00am)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: 4-123, JCC Dance Studio
Cost: $40
Daisy Discovery II (Ages 5-7)August 04, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (1:00pm-2:30pm)
Instructor: JoLynn Fiorentino
Location: Campus Daycare Center
Cost: $65
Daisy Discovery: Hands on Preschool Art and Science Activities (Ages 3 & 4)August 04, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (9:00am-10:30am)
Instructor: JoLynn Fiorentino
Location: Campus Daycare Center
Cost: $65
Engineering 101 (Grades 3-5)August 04, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Genn Pond, Associate Professor of Engineering Science
Location: 2-102 & 2-106
Cost: $85
Engineering 102 (Grades 6-8)August 06, 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
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Genn Pond, Associate Professor of Engineering Science
Location: 2-102 & 2-106
Cost: $85
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: 4-009
Cost: $45
Hip Hop Dance (Ages 11+ Preteens and Teens)August 04, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: 4-123, JCC Dance Studio
Cost: $40
Hip Hop Dance (Ages 7-10)August 11, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 11, 2014 (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: 4-123, JCC Dance Studio
Cost: $40
Intermediate Kids Piano Keyboard Kamp! (Ages 8-15)July 14, 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
Date/Time: Monday, July 14, 2014 (10:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Scrivani-Tidd
Location: 4-112, Music Classroom
Cost: $99
Jefferson CSI (Grades 5-8)August 04, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Mark DeVito
Location: E-129
Cost: $110
Jr. Journalists 101 (Ages 9-11)August 04, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Instructor: Andrea Pedrick
Location: E-120
Cost: $30
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
Kids! Learn to KnitJuly 08, 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: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Cheryl Clemons, Certified Knitting Instructor
Location: E-120
Cost: $20
Performance Poetry (Ages 11+)August 25, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 25, 2014 (9:00am-11:00am)
Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: E-129
Cost: $50
Performance Poetry (Ages 7-10)August 18, 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
Date/Time: Monday, August 18, 2014 (9:00am-11:00am)
Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: E-129
Cost: $50
Pow! Zap! Zing! Comic Book Making Camp (Ages 11+)July 28, 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
Date/Time: Monday, July 28, 2014 (2:00pm-4:00pm)
Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: E-129
Cost: $50
Radical Reactions of Chemistry (Grades 5-8)July 07, 2014

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. For a nomination form call 786-2438.

Schedule
CED 848 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 07, 2014 (8:00am-11:00am)
Instructor: Bill McMahon
Location: 2-106
Cost: $99
Off Campus Workshops

There are currently no off-campus workshops scheduled