All About Apps Session II
Want to write computer code, explore the world or become a citizen scientist? Want to be a filmmaker and make stop motion animations? If so, join us at All About Apps, where we’ll use iPads to learn, explore, and create. Along the way, you’ll earn badges to recognize your accomplishments, such as writing lines of code using game apps, contributing observations of nature online using Project Noah, and “hiking” rainforests, ancient ruins and glaciers. We will even hold an Angry Birds tournament, projecting the game on-screen, and then head outdoors to play a life-size version of the game!
Be-Dazzled Boutique Session I
Make your favorite accessories shine in the Summer Place Be-Dazzled Boutique! Work with gems and jewels to create glittery headbands, dazzling bracelets, and sparkly beads. Add shimmery jewels to all of your favorite summertime outfits so your friends can spot you from far away as you glimmer in the sun!
The Big Dig Session III
Roll up your sleeves and dig into the exciting world of rocks, crystals, and fossils! Join us as we grow our own crystals, learn how to identify rocks, and pan for real gold in a homemade river. Join the excavation team as we dig up an entire dinosaur skeleton and put it together. Amaze your parents by making and painting your own mold of a Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth and Oviraptor claw to bring home!
Bee-Bots NEW! Session I
Meet Bee-bot, a programmable robot that responds to your every command! This little robotic bee zooms through obstacles, races to complete mazes, and can be programmed to complete a dazzling array of challenges. You’ll take command of your own Bee-bot, learn how to give it commands, and watch it buzz around the room according to the directions that you give it. We’ll have your Bee-bot run races, navigate mazes and compete against other Bee-bots to be the leader of the hive!
Breakfast Is Served Session III
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, why not make it the yummiest one, too? You’ll have the chance to master basic kitchen skills as we prepare a variety of breakfast dishes like banana chocolate chip muffins, blueberry pancakes, double cinnamon French toast, and luscious fruit smoothies. Your new skills will definitely impress your parents next time you bring them breakfast in bed!
Calling All Cooks! Session I, II
Hungry? Let’s get together in the kitchen and learn how to make some delicious morning treats. While mastering some basic kitchen skills, we’ll cook dishes like Create-Your-Own Omelet, French Toast Casserole, Breakfast Burritos, Summer Fruit Salad, and Homemade Granola. What a yummy way to start the day!
Claytime Session I, II
What could be more fun than getting messy as you create a whole bunch of fabulous projects using different types of clay – from mini finger puppets and toad houses for your garden to families of animal friends? Once all of your creations have dried, you will have a chance to add color to each design. Create a hand puppet and dress it up before putting on a final puppet show with friends during our last class! It’s claytime!
Construction Zone Session II
Do you love to build? Grab your hard hat and enter the construction zone! Build and paint a model racecar and design your own sailboat and watch it float. Using LEGO® bricks, giant building blocks, and cardboard boxes, we’ll build forts and lemonade stands, and even design our own miniature golf course and golf clubs.
Crazy Chemistry Session I, II, III
Become a Summer Place chemist as you discover and experiment with basic science concepts. Explode pop rockets, launch a huge 50-foot solar balloon, get lost in a dry-ice cloud, create gooey slimes, send geysers of soda high into the sky, create “worms” and “snow” by mixing just the right liquids and powders, and even shake-and-make ice cream. This course is sure to excite the curiosity of all future scientists!
Dr. Seuss on the Loose Session II
Come explore the wacky and wonderful world of Dr. Seuss! Each day, we’ll read a different Dr. Seuss story and celebrate his wacky world with art projects, play acting, and puppets. With the help of old favorites and new friends – from Horton the Elephant to Gertrude McFuzz – this class is bound to be abuzz with silliness and laughter!
Fairy Footsteps NEW! Session III
Travel to the Enchanted Forest of Fairy Land! As fairies, you will decorate your own wings, design a wand, create magic wishing dust and go exploring into the woods to create a fairy house. There is so much to do, such as preparing forest cookies for the Fairy Queen and making masks to wear at the Starlight Ball. And there are so many fairies you can be- water fairies, air fairies, animal fairies – just to name a few! Each of them have their own magical skills. Let your imagination be your magic! Which fairy is waiting inside of you?
Kings, Queens, and Fairy Tales Session I
Enter the fairy tale kingdom and imagine you are a king, queen, or jester. Create towering castles with secret passageways, fanciful crowns, and horses you can ride around the kingdom. Set your imagination soaring with exciting stories about fierce dragons, brave knights, magical wizards, and so much more! A new adventure awaits you every day.
Loco for LEGO Session I, II
Calling all LEGO® fans! Come and compete in building challenges as we take an exciting LEGO journey. We’ll build people for our LEGO town and cars for them to drive in. Then we’ll construct an entire city, complete with a fire station, an airport, and even a market. At the end of the two-week adventure, you’ll have your own kit to mix up more LEGO madness at home. LEGO Land is waiting for you!
Magic Circus Ring Session III
Come one, come all to the Magic Circus Ring! Making costumes and props and putting on our own clown makeup is just the beginning. We’ll learn fantastic magic tricks and amazing clown stunts – from juggling and plate spinning to feather balancing. On the last day, we’ll share a stupendously silly magical circus show with family and friends!
Minecraft Session I, III
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or an eager newbie, team up with your friends to create, craft, and explore in the exciting world of Minecraft. You’ll start by learning the basics of building structures, gathering resources, and crafting tools, allowing you to build your very own world. The only limit to your adventure is your imagination! Note: No Minecraft account needed.
Nature’s Playground Session II
Are you ready to enjoy the excitement of the natural world? You will learn how to build a den from branches, make twig boats to sail across a pond, and go on a voyage to find tiny insects and creatures. We’ll play games, make nature-based crafts, and venture out on lively adventures. This class will convince you to turn off that television and go and play outside!
Splatter Paint Session III
What can you make your paint do? Grab your goggles and let’s find out!! Splat, puff, pop!! In this fun, interactive class, you’ll be able to splatter paint across the paper like abstract artist Jackson Pollock. You’ll make puffy paint and then use it to produce three-dimensional art. And you’ll pop paint-filled balloons on paper to make one-of-a-kind abstract art pieces. Are you ready? Let’s add more color to your world!
Totally Toys NEW! Session I, III
Are you the champion of family game night or just love board games and puzzles? This is your chance to create your own! Whether you like checkers, chess, or giant 3D puzzles you can design and build your own toys, games, and puzzles using the latest 3D model makers and high tech laser cutters. Laser cut, assemble and paint wooden checkers and a checkerboard, 3D chess pieces, or a set of dominos. Toys R Us will be calling!
Wild Things NEW! Session II, III
Summer Place is going wild! Animals from around the world will be visiting each day from The Wildlife Sanctuary at The Children’s Museum. Meet creatures like an African bullfrog, a South American boa constrictor, and an Australian bearded dragon – along with a host of other unusual mammals, reptiles, and amphibians! Learn about animal behavior, habitats, and the care that exotic creatures require when they become our pets. The program will include stories, crafts, and opportunities to handle some of these amazing creatures.
Woodworking Session I, II, III
Use your mind, muscle, and creativity as you turn wood into something wonderful! Design and build a variety of projects while learning how to use hammers, saws, sanders, drills, and other hand tools. You’ll gain new skills and confidence and are guaranteed to have lots of fun. Both beginning and experienced woodworkers are welcome!