Be-Dazzled Boutique Session I, 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 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 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 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 next time you bring them breakfast-in-bed!
Budding Artists Session II
Tap into your creative side as you explore with materials like pipe cleaners, googly eyes, paint, paper, relief foil, oil crayons, and papier mâché to create your very own pieces of original art. You'll get to bring home origami animals, pop-up cities, crafty creatures, and more. Put your creativity to work!
Clay Creations Session I, III
Dig in and get your hands messy as you squish and splat to mix your very 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 create all kinds of incredible things from astonishing fantasy creatures to colorful name signs for your room.
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, 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 NEW! Session I, II
Sure, reading is fun. But, it's even more fun when you can read and record the story in your own voice, choose background music to set the scene, and effects to make it sound like the Big Bad Wolf really did blow those little piggy's houses down. We'll take classic tales like The Cat in the Hat, Goodnight Moon, and Little Red Riding Hood and turn them into digital stories – with you as star and director!
Dr. Seuss on the Loose Session III
Come explore the wacky and wonderful world of Dr. Seuss! Each day we'll read a different Dr. Seuss story and celebrate his Zany world with art projects, play acting, and puppets. With the help of old favorites and new friends from Horton the Elephant to Gertrude McFuzz, there's bound to be sillies and laughter abuzz!
Kings, Queens and Fairytales Session II
Enter the fairytale 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. Imagine 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
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, 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 I, 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.
Monster Madness Session III
Monsters don't always have to be scary…they can be fun, too! What are those things that go bump in the night? Is it the Wild Thing or something from your imagination? Each day we will read and learn about the wonderful world of monsters and create amazing monster art! Let the Summer Place rumpus begin!
Mouse Magic Session II, 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.
Mouthwatering Words NEW! Session II
Mmmm. How often are you reading a book about some yummy food and the descriptions are so good that you find your mouth watering? Let's do something about that! Each day we will take a bite out of literature by reading then having some fun with the book's featured food by creating edible crafts and even making tasty treats. Note: This is a nut-free class.
Ooey Gooey Treats NEW! Session II
Who doesn't love marshmallows and Rice Krispies? Ice cream and sprinkles? Strawberries and fudge? Yes, please! Learn to measure and mix scrumptiously gooey ingredients to make delicious treats to share with your family and friends. We'll learn a new recipe each day with lots of opportunity for sampling our sweet creations!
Outside the Lunchbox 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 lunchbox in this cooking class designed to jazz up that midday meal.
Pirates Ahoy NEW! Session I, III
Did you know that a pirate's favorite subject is arrrrt and their favorite vegetables are 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 learn the craft of woodworking! Design and build a variety of projects while learning how 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. Projects will be appropriate for both beginning and experienced woodworkers.