Ready, Set, Go!!! Middle School Transition
This course is offered to students entering 6th grade in September. Students will become familiar with new friends, faces, and places within the middle school community as they learn about life in the Middle School. They will learn skills that are essential to a sixth-grader’s success. These skills will make the transition from Elementary school to Middle School not only smooth, but exciting. Students will tour buildings, become familiar with the layout of the school, learn to use lockers, meet important people, get to know students from various elementary schools, participate in team building activities, learn to read a schedule, and much more. The course is taught by 6th grade teachers and guidance counselors who are very familiar with the questions and concerns raised by the transitioning student. *SEEC strongly encourages this course to students entering 6th grade!*
If you like cooking (even if you don’t) this course is for you. The famous SEEC chefs will teach you some great recipes and provide “tips” for success in the kitchen. Whether you already know your way around a kitchen or you’ve never held a spatula, get ready for some fun. In no time you’ll be slicin’ and dicin’, shakin’ and bakin’, and hoppin’ and a choppin’!
Cupcake Wars… the battle begins!!!
Cupcake Wars comes to SEEC camp!!! Put your creativity and baking skills to the test as you create the world’s coolest cupcakes. In this workshop you will use your own creativity to make a variety of different themed cupcakes. In the end, campers will compete in the Ultimate Cupcake Challenge. If you have ever wondered if you have what it “bakes” to win, than this workshop takes the cake!!!
R/C Cars and More!!!
Do you feel the need for speed? In the class you will learn how to drive and fly a variety of remote control (R/C) cars, helicopters and planes. Take on the challenge of mastering the controls of an R/C car. Once you have mastered the controls, we will design and build a challenging race course to put your talents to the test. Then it is off to, the air! Learn to master the controls and away you go! This is sure to be an adrenaline rush!!!
Disc Jockey Jams!!!
Do you like to listen to music on the radio? Are you always going onto iTunes to download your favorite artists? Let your musical dreams come true as the SEEC camp introduces this DJ workshop. Learn how to mix, beat match, spin, scratch, and mashup each day as you create your own DJ mega-mixes. Whether you are sharpening your skills on the microphone or scratching on the virtual turntables, learn how to entertain your family and friends with this new musical workshop!
Crafty Creations--"Mixed Media and More!"
Do you like to make projects, use your hands to create things, and get messy with your creativity? This course is designed for students to enjoy a variety of hands on, creative, fun-filled crafts. This workshop is sure to bring out the creative talents in everyone. Previous crafts have included bead/jewelry making creating mosaics, adventures in art around the world, print and paper making, fashion design, plus a wide range of diverse arts and crafts!
Digital Photography meets Photoshop!!!
In this workshop we will provide a variety of digital cameras for you to use. We will teach you how to take professional pictures, using a variety of camera settings. Now the fun begins!!! Using Photoshop, you will learn how to turn your pictures from the real world into the far reaches of your imagination...Put your face on the body of your favorite animal or switch heads with your best friend! Your creativity has no limits!
Stop Motion Animation!!!
Have you ever wanted to create your own digital animation movie? Stop motion is an animation technique to make an object appear to move on its own, like a flipbook or clay-mation movie. In this workshop you will use digital cameras and computer technology to create a movie of your own using line art or other media. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. In the end you will have your movie to share with family and friends.
Back by popular demand! Have you ever wanted to build your own rocket? This course is designed as an introduction to the principles of rocketry. You will build, decorate, and launch your own model rocket (Estes). You will also learn about the basic principles of rockets and flight. We will then have a group launch day to see your rockets fly!!!
Adventures in Sports
Do you like to play sports? In this class students will learn the rules for a variety of traditional and non-traditional sporting events. There will be a variety of indoor and outdoor sports to choose from (weather permitting). Do you like wiffle ball, kick ball, dodge ball, tether ball, hand ball and corn hole? This year's new sports are Kan Jam, Spikeball and Frisbee Golf!!! This course is about having fun!
American Red Cross Babysitting Course
Are you ready to become a certified baby sitter? In this course you will learn babysitting responsibilities, first aid, emergency procedures, diapering, feeding, and much more. This will be taught by a registered instructor and upon completion students will receive an “American Red Cross Babysitting Certificate”. Students must be at least 11 years old to be eligible (as determined by ARC). Upon completion you will receive a Red Cross Babysitting Certification Card and the required individual workbook and DVD (also required by ARC).
Do you like chemistry? This course is about having fun while learning about chemistry. We will perform exciting hands-on chemical experiments. We will create chemical reactions, learn about acid and bases, grow crystals, make slime, turn a gummy bear into light, just to name a few. Put on your goggles and your lab coats and get ready for a good time!!!
Fitness… Here Wii Go?!!!
Come a part of the newest craze in fitness! This workshop is a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away! Students have the opportunity to explore the many fitness programs available through the technology of Wii Fit ,Wii Sports, Wii Resort and Wii Dance. In addition students will explore a variety of unique Wii games. Get off the couch and on the move this summer...as technology meets fitness at SEEC!
Do you like to explore nature? In this class you will become field biologists and explore the outside world around you. Through hands-on investigations, you will observe, collect and explore animals and plants found in nature. We will be using microscopes, scientific investigative procedures and techniques to explore and understand the environment around us. Bring out the scientist in you this summer!
Bring Out the Gardener in You!!!
Do you want to have a Green Thumb? In this workshop you will learn the basics of gardening. We will be making full size gardens, container gardens, herb gardens, hydroponic gardens (no soil). You will learn the basics of composting , building garden beds and the use of a greenhouse. Take your knowledge home and build your own gardens!
Do you enjoy playing table sports? Put your skills to the test at ping pong, Foosball, air hockey and soft-tip darts. Each day we will teach you the basic rules and skills needed to master these challenging games. Let the competition begin to see who will be the SEEC Camp champion!
Are you interested in Lego® Robotics? In this new workshop students will learn to design, program, and control fully functional robotic models. This program will provide a series of real-life activities, covering topics within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics all using Lego® Robotics. Are you up for this robotic challenge?
Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) / Forensic Science
Have you ever wanted to solve a crime? Learn the importance of physical evidence in solving crimes, elements of fingerprinting, how to perform numerous tests, collect evidence and solve the crime!!! Your final test will be to collect evidence from an actual crime scene and arrest the culprit.
Extreme Camping and Hiking Skills... Bring Out The Survivor In You! (Double Block)
Have you ever wondered if you would be able to survive in the most extreme conditions? We will teach you how to find food and water, build shelters, build a fire, perform emergency first aid, protect yourself from the elements and find your way home. You will build your own personalized survival kit and will learn orienteering with a compass. You will learn all the skills necessary to survive and put them to the test in a real life “Survival Challenge.
"Build a Better School”
Have you ever wanted to leave your personal mark in the Middle Schools? Your legacy awaits!!! In this workshop you will have the option of the following activities: paint a wall or ceiling tile mural, work in the science courtyard /pond or work on a major school construction project that will be used by students for years to come. If so, then this workshop is for you.
Classic Board Games
Do you enjoy playing "Classic Board Games" with your friends? Some games you can enjoy are:Trouble, Chinese checkers, Mastermind, Backgammon, Connect Four, Monopoly, Chess, Risk, Sorry, Checkers, Dominoes, Othello, All the Kings Men, Qwirkle, Twister, Jenga, Stratego,… the list goes on!!!
Archeology (Double Block)
Have you ever wanted to be an Archeologist? Have you ever wanted to learn how to use a metal detector to find treasures beneath the ground? This workshop includes learning about the tools and procedures Archaeologists use such as: working as a team to excavate a dig site, identifying artifacts and re-building objects to discover what they originally looked like. Learn how to excavate fossils like a real paleontologist! It's time to have fun in the sun and rediscover our past!
Mystery Room / Escape Room (New)
Have you ever wanted to become a real-life detective? In this workshop you will find clues, solve puzzles and riddles, decipher codes and open Breakout Boxes to get additional objects to help you solve the mystery and escape a themed Mystery Room. Can you solve the mystery, beat the clock and escape the room before time runs out? Many different room challenges await you and your team!
Fun with Physics! (NEW)
Explore the engineer in you though this hands-on, fun-filled workshop. Each day you will explore physics through a wide range of projects and activities that will help you understand the world around you. Some projects may include making catapults, a Rube Goldberg Machine, boat making and much more!!! Come to SEEC and see physics come to life!!!
Coding with Spheros (NEW)
Sphero, a white plastic orb, to traverse land and water. Program BOLT with the Sphero Edu app from nearly any mobile or desktop device, navigate an obstacle course using drive and play or create your own code. This is STEAM coming to life! Your adventure begins here!
Treasure Hunting/Letterboxing (Double Block) (NEW)
Have you ever wanted to be treasure hunter? Have you ever wanted to learn how to use a metal detector to find treasures beneath the ground? In this workshop you will learn how to use metal detectors to find hidden treasures. You will learn how to use a compass and follow a treasure map to find a hidden treasure. You will create a Letterboxing stamp and find hidden Letterboxes throughout the campus. Have you ever wondered what mysteries and treasures lay beneath the Shen campus? Your adventure begins here!