Grade 1-2

Be-Dazzled Boutique Session II, III
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 I, II
Roll up your sleeves and dig into the exciting world of rocks, crystals, and fossils! Join us as we grow our own crystals, learn 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 T. rex tooth and oviraptor claw to bring home.

Breakfast is Served Session II
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, why not make it the yummiest one, too? 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 the next time you bring them breakfast in bed!

Care4Pets NEW! Session I, II, III
Some animals are furry or feathery; others scaly or slimy. How do you know what pet is right for you and your family – and when is the proper time to consider an unusual pet? Meeting some exotic creatures in person might help you decide! If you like the zoo, you’ll love this class, where on any given day, you could encounter an American Alligator, an African Bullfrog, or a European Ferret! You’ll not only learn about responsible pet ownership, but how to care for and handle various animals.

Claytime NEW! Session I, II
Dig in and get your hands messy as you squish and knead your own clay to play with! Learn the secrets of making clay from ordinary materials like sawdust, dough, and paper. After mixing the clay, you can make all kinds of incredible 3-D creations, from a tiny finger puppet to an army of creepers. It’s claytime!


Construction Zone Session III
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!

Digital Storytelling Session I, II
Sure, reading books is fun. But, it’s even more fun when you can write your very own story from your imagination, draw the pictures that illustrate it, and read and record the story in your own voice! We’ll use classic tales like The Cat in the Hat and Goodnight Moon, converted into digital storybooks, to inspire you, and you’ll write, draw, and produce your own digital stories – with you as star and director!

Dr. Seuss on the Loose Session I
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 – the class is bound to be abuzz with silliness and laughter!

Gooshy Mooshy Formulas NEW! Session III
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to experiment. We’ll measure and mix some gooshy, mooshy, and squishy ingredients to make some messy and marvelous scientific concoctions! Join us as we mix it up every day with a new, fun formula. Whether we’re combining ingredients for a batch of Flubber, Floam, or fizzing sidewalk paint, every day will be a new, messy mix!!

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. Stoke your imagination 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! Construct 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, and then 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 construct more LEGO madness at home. LEGO Land is waiting for you!

Magic Circus Ring Session II
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.

Mouse Magic Session III
Discover the many ways you can use a computer to create fantastic artwork! Explore the world of digital art as you make your own storybook, draw a shape and watch it spin in 2-D and 3-D, paint with a Spirograph, or create your own kaleidoscope. To get the creative juices flowing, we’ll make time each day to play some of the hottest online games.

Nature’s Playground NEW! Session III Are you ready to enjoy the excitement of the natural world? 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!

Outside the Lunch Box Session I, III Say goodbye to PB&J and hello to homemade pizza, quesadillas, and sesame noodles for lunch. How about a fruity salad, grilled sandwiches, or smoothies? Think outside the lunch box in this cooking class designed to jazz up that midday meal.

Pirates Ahoy Session III Did you know that a pirate’s favorite subject is arrrrt and favorite vegetable is arrrrtichokes? Pirate jokes aside, we’ll learn what it’s like to live the life of a pirate on the high seas by making our own pirate flags and taking on our own pirate characters. We’ll play pirate games and, of course, go on our very own treasure hunt for pirate booty!

Woodworking Session I, II, III Use your mind, muscle, and creativity as you turn a piece of wood into a wonderful finished product. Design and build a variety of projects while learning to use hammers, saws, sanders, drills, and other hand tools. You will gain new skills and confidence and are guaranteed to have lots of fun. Both beginning and experienced woodworkers are welcome!

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