Programs for Age 4 through Grade 6
"Grade" is the grade student will enter this fall and "Age" is the age the student will
be when KIC classes begin.
It is very important to alert the teacher if your child has food or contact allergies!
Towers, Temples, and Technology
Monday - Thursday, June 17 - 20, 9AM - 11:30AM
The Engineer's Apprentice sponsored by Timberland Federal Credit Union (Age 4 - Grade K) $69, 9 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Smith, Doran
Join us to imagine and play while testing some principals of engineering. We'll have a great time experimenting with different kinds of "building materials" like K'NEX®, LEGOS®, Towerifics and more. Lets explore what the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall, the Golden Gate Bridge and modern storm and earthquake engineering have in common with Rapunzel's Tower, Humpty Dumpty's Wall, The 3 Billy Goats Bridge and the homes the 3 Little Pigs built? We'll use conventional and unconventional materials to create our own structures and explore gear action, spinning, swinging, rotating and linear motion. Max. 12 students
Fun with Widgets (Age 4 - Grade K) $69, 9 a.m.– 11:30 a.m., Wilson, Shenkle
Roll, slide, push, pull and lift! Discover how simple machines are made and how they operate. Hands on projects will show how machines make our work easier. Make and use spring scales, pulleys, and levers. LEGO® blocks will be used for some of our experiments. Max. 12 students
Cool Community Construction sponsored by Superior Energy (Grades 1-2) $69, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Lydick, Frederick
Students will learn to work cooperatively in group and partner settings to plan a community, create structures, and evaluate the needs and effectiveness of the community they design.
Motorized LEGO® Lab (Grades 3-4) $69, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Kramer, Gressler, Wallock
Get ready to build, experiment, and explore with LEGO®! Investigate how simple machines like pulleys, levers, wedges, inclined planes, axles, and screws can make nearly impossible tasks easy. Build and explore machines and mechanisms, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms with LEGO® Simple and Motorized Mechanisms. Use skills you learn to invent a machine to do a simple task.
Robotics with LEGO® sponsored by Miller Welding & Machine Company (Grades 5-6) $69, 9 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.., Bundy, Bundy
Use your imagination to create fun and exotic machines to meet a multitude of mechanical challenges and tasks. Construct LEGO® robots and machines to navigate obstacle courses, dance to music and perform simple tasks while learning problem solving skills and gaining experience in the field of robotics engineering. Be inspired to use your creative juices in solving mechanical problems and having fun constructing machines and robots from scratch with LEGO® bricks and motors
*K’NEX and the K’NEX logo are trademarks of K’NEX Limited Partnership Group. Used herein with permission. K’NEX is not a sponsor of The Engineer's Apprentice.
Friday, June 21, 9AM - 2:30PM
Cars, Boats, and More! (Grades K-2) $49, 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Smith, Wilson, Doran, Shenkle
Can we create a vehicle that’s part car and part boat, or build a structure using index cards that will withstand the weight of books? We may even race rubberband cars or build our own suspension bridge. Have fun with these hands-on activities all the while earning Bonus Points! Pack a Healthy Lunch!
Ancient Egyptian Architecture (Grades 2–4) $49, 9 a.m.– 2:30 p.m., Lydick, Wallock,
Experience ancient Egypt by learning about the art and architecture of that time. Learn about Egyptian Pyramids, Temples, Sphinxes, Obelisks, Palaces, and Tombs. Also, learn about archeological excavation. Pack a Healthy Lunch!
Amazing Architects (Grades 5–6) $49, 9 a.m.—2:30 p.m., Colson, McManus
From temples to towers, pyramids to palaces, and bridges to barns, architecture has been inspired by history, art, law, and literature. Discover some famous architectural structures including the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, the White House, and many more. Pack a Healthy Lunch!
On the Wild Side of Things
Monday - Thursday, June 24 - 27, 9AM - 11:30AM
Arctic and Antarctic Animals (Age 4-Grade K) $69, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Smith, Doran
How do penguins, polar bears, and seals stay warm? What do they eat? Find out the answers to these questions and lots more? We will experience stories, crafts, songs, and games about these fascinating creatures that thrive in the frigid cold. Max. 12 students.
Creatures of the Night (Age 4-Grade K) $69, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Wilson, Shenkle
Do you know any special creatures who whoo whooo only come out at night? Owls and Bats! “Batty” activities may include making a 3D bat, a bat puppet and using echo location skills to play bat tag. Also learn fascinating facts about owls through stories, finger plays, games and crafts. Max. 12 students.
Rainforest Ramble (Grades 1-2) $69, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Frederick, Volpe
Join us for a week long Rainforest Ramble as we learn about the species and products of the rainforests. We’ll go frog hunting, grow jungle plants, make chocolate and chicle gum, visit a “Rainforest Store” and more!
Wild Weather (Grades 3-4) $69, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Lydick, Wallock
In this course, students learn about wild weather formations including tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning storms. Do some cool weather experiments and allow weather to inspire art projects.
Birds and Bats (Grades 5-6) $69, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Colson, McManus
Do you know the difference between a bird of prey and a songbird? Why some birds don’t fly? Join us this week to take a look at some incredible creatures that inhabit our skies. We’ll be writing books, and creating dioramas, to mention just a few activities. See you there!
Friday, June 28, 9AM - 2:30PM
Storybook Forest Fantasies (Grades K - 2) $49, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Smith, Wilson, Doran, Shenkle
Do you dream of dragons and unicorns, trolls and fairies, knights and princesses, castles and enchanted forests? Then this is the class for you! Pack a Healthy Lunch!
Pirate School (Grades 2-3) $49, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Maurer, Wallock
Argh! This is no ordinary school! THIS IS PIRATE SCHOOL! Come aboard the coolest school on the seven seas. Learn how to walk, talk, and dress like pirates. Learn about life on a pirate ship, explore the ocean, and go on a treasure hunt. Be an official graduate of Pirate School! Come on, matey! Let the adventure begin! Pack a Healthy Lunch!
Hop on the Wizardly Express (Grades 4-6) $49,9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Eric and Franny Wales
Begin this magical camp with a short ceremony where you will be sorted into one of two Penn State “houses”. Attend classes such as charms and potions, and encounter a few surprises along the way. Play a wizard-inspired sport and enjoy magical snacks that we will create together. Earn house points along the way! Let’s see which house wins the cup! Pack a Healthy Lunch!
To register: Print out registration form and fax with payment to 814-375-4859 or mail to Continuing Education, Youth Programs, Penn State DuBois, College Place, DuBois, PA 15801.
Call Rebecca at 814-375-4772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.