2017 Elementary Strand Selections
For students finishing Grades 4 or 5
Do you have fun mixing and matching items in your closet to make a “just right” statement? Have you had a fashion show with your friends? Does your favorite doll have enough outfits to rival a department store? If so, this is the class for you! We will unravel the ENIGMA of various fashion trends by exploring the different aspects of clothing design, interpreting distinctive styles, and constructing a portfolio that showcases your personality. We will identify fashion trends, discuss design elements, and discover the “how to” behind creating a personal style. By the end of the week you will have your own representation of style through mood boards, fashion sketches, and a one of a kind mock-up of an outfit defining you.
Shooting for the Stars: A Real Sailor’s Guide to GPS Imagine trying to navigate the open seas without the use of GPS, radar, or even so much as a compass. Would you be able to reach your destination using only the stars as your guide? Join us as we explore the evolution of celestial navigation and learn how the tools and concepts used by the earliest sailors are still relied upon today. You may think camp takes place at school, but we’ll venture to sea, craft tools of the trade, and even view stars, constellations, and planets in a mobile planetarium! By the end of the week, you will know as much about navigation as Columbus and Magellan.
How Dinosaur Juices Run the World?
Fossil fuels are dead! How will 21st century technology help save our world from further extinction? Will future inventions conserve the natural resources we have on earth? During this session, you will explore answers to these questions and many more. You will examine and research ways to harness the future of energy such as the sun, wind, water, geothermal energy and bioenergy. You will create hands-on models and play interactive online games. Participants will research and analyze past inventions and propose how to update them with 21st century technology. Join the ENIGMA of winning possibilities as you dig deeper into these natural resources.
How’s It Going? – Propulsion in Land, Air, and Sea
Can you build it? Can you make it move? Can you get it to go from HERE to THERE? Learn about the world of physics active in every aspect of your life, from walking out your front door to flying to the new frontier. You will be challenged to build vehicles using propulsion systems to traverse the land, air, and sea. You should expect daily challenges and mind teasing materials that test your ability to out think your peers and win the race over land, through the air, on the sea, and into the unknown.
Go Small and Live Big: The Tiny House Movement
Have you ever thought it would be cool to live in a fort or a tree house? If you answered yes, you could probably live in a Tiny House. Many of the Tiny Houses being built are not much larger than your average tree house. In fact, some are no larger than the size of a school bus! Join us and learn about the minimalist lifestyle and what is means to be happier with less. You will also assume the role of a Tiny House designer where you will begin by consulting with an expert on Tiny House construction. Then develop a design plan and build a three-dimensional model of a Tiny House for a potential client. Let your imagination run wild as you attempt to solve the ENIGMA surrounding efficient use of space and the materials required to ensure a truly eco-friendly home!
Stranded: Creating Your Own Jewelry!
Do you love accessorizing? Have you ever thought about making your own jewelry? Step into the world of jewelry design and learn how to create your own beautiful baubles! Join us for an exciting week exploring the tools and materials of jewelry design, get inspiration from some of today’s trendiest designs, and enjoy a chance to create beautiful jewelry of your own! We’ll have plenty of hands-on opportunities to bring your designs to life with traditional and nontraditional materials.This experience will go far beyond your typical friendship bracelets, welcoming your most eclectic and one-of-a-kind ideas. You’ll learn how to market your designs to customers, and how to make money doing something you love. It’s time to design and shine!
Where in the World Should They Go?
Here’s a puzzling question: What do you want to be when you grow up? There are so many jobs it can be impossible to choose! A job should be fun, but also rewarding. Why not choose a job that allows you to be a part of the best, most memorable times of a person’s life? During your time at camp, you will discover how to choose vacation destinations, create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and market the trip to your customer. However, you might run into some challenges along the way. Where in the world should they go?! What will they do when they get there? What can I do to make their experience perfect?