Registration is open for LHU Summer Happening
Popular week-long day camp for students Pre-K – 8th Grade
May 8, 2012
Lock Haven University’s popular Summer Happening is back. This one-week camp has proven to be a favorite among students in Clinton County. Summer Happening is designed to be an enjoyable and exciting program which offers educational opportunities for students in Pre-K through eighth grade. With new course offerings and the return of some favorites, this year's camp is sure to be a success.
In this year’s camp, students will have the opportunity to become martial artists with “Be a Karate Kid,” swim like fish with “Swimmer Happenings,” become television personalities with the Summer Happening “Today Show,” and get their Zumba on with “Movin’ and Groovin'.”
Summer Happening runs from Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27. Class times are 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m. Students can choose two courses to attend this summer. (Note: Preschool and kindergarten campers can only choose one course.)
The daily schedule begins with First Class from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Lunch runs from 11:30 – 12:00, followed by Second Class from 12:00-2:30 p.m.
The lunch menu will include nutritious foods that children like to eat, including Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches, PB&J Sandwiches, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Cheeseburgers, Apples, Oranges, Bananas), Yogurt and Caramel Dip.
Preschool classes are designed for children 4-5 years old. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children in Preschool Camp have the option of attending for half days. The cost for half days is $75; the full-day option is $140. Pre-School Camp is entitled “Sun, Sea, Sand and Me!”
“Beach buddies” will learn and review preschool skills such as colors, numbers, letters and basic math concepts through songs, stories, crafts and games with a beach theme. Basic Spanish vocabulary also will be included in some activities. The instructor is Beth Hackenberg.
Kindergarten Camp, for students who have completed kindergarten, runs from 9:00 – 2:30. A new camp entitled “What's That? A Habitat!” will appeal to all animal lovers. Students will have an adventure traveling around the world learning about all kinds of animals and the habitats they live in. The classroom will be transformed into the Arctic, Ocean, Forest, and Desert. Students will practice being junior zoologists, while discussing and exploring different habitats. All junior zoologists will share stories, gooey snacks, and journal writings that will help them understand where each animal lives. Children will remain with the instructor for both sessions and will experience a unique introduction to the Summer Happening program. This course will be taught by instructor, Emily Miller, and assistant, Natasha Gorham.
Students in grades 1-6 can take “Moving’ and Groovin’.’ Class sessions are 9:00 – 11:30 and 12:00 – 2:30. This high energy class will feature Zumbatomic (Latin Dance Fitness for kids) and interactive and entertaining games that will have children ages 6-12 moving all session long! Each day students will make a musical instrument to incorporate rhythm into their dance and games. This class is highly popular with boys and girls, and it is a great way to introduce fitness that will last a lifetime. The instructor is Tanya Berfield.
Also for grades 1 – 6 is a new class entitled “Digital Storytelling.” Children enjoy sharing stories with their friends, using technology, and putting their creativity to use. This class provides the opportunity to learn a fun way to tell a story using cameras and computers. Students will learn how to take great photos, edit them to be more interesting, and organize them in a way to tell an awesome story. Students will also learn how to add sounds, music, and their own voices to make the story even cooler. Special effects will be applied too! All necessary supplies will be provided. All students need to bring is their creativity. The instructor is Jennifer Kimball.
Another option for grades 1 – 6 is “Dining Around the World with Summer Happenings!” This class will run from 9:00-11:30 and 12:00-2:30. Students will experience the deliciously, delectable worlds of Russian, Swedish, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, and Turkish recipes. This class will introduce young learners to the exciting world of Asian, American, and European cuisine. Through their senses, children will explore a variety of child-friendly recipes, using all sorts of materials and ingredients. Games (for example, “tasting without looking, what fruit is missing?”) and stories, movies and dances will be incorporated into daily activities. Every lesson will be using interdisciplinary approaches to learning. For example, math will be incorporated as students use the metric system to measure the ingredients for a recipe, and students will learn geography as they trace the origin of the foods. Music and foreign languages will also be incorporated using this interdisciplinary approach. The instructor is Larisa Yakut.
“Capture Summer Happenings With Art” is a new class for grades 1-6. This class is offered 9:00-11:30 and 12:00-2:30. This class will challenge students’ creativity as they learn to repurpose materials to make awesome crafts like wind chimes, tie-dyed shirts, hanging jellyfish and more. This session will get pretty messy so, students (and parents) are advised to be prepared. Laura Duff is the instructor.
“The Today Show with Summer Happenings” is a new offering, designed for students in grades 2 – 8. Classes are offered 9:00-11:30 and 12:00-2:30. Students will become part of a team for reporting the happenings of Summer Happening to the world. Positions include camera operators, editors and other helping hands behind the scenes. From conducting interviews and making silly commercials, to catching the perfect shot, students will learn important production as they put together a highlight for end-of-the-week viewing for all Summer Happening campers. The instructor is Heather Houseknecht.
Another new grade 2-8 class is “Be a Karate Kid at Summer Happening.” This class is offered 9:00-11:30 and12:00-2:30. Students who are interested in the Martial Arts can learn to do the kicks, punches and other cool things that their favorite Martial Art heroes are doing. Students will work through a series of basic moves, learn to use a Martial Arts weapon, and even learn how to do board breaks. Sue Feathers, 3rd degree Black Belt and head instructor of Tri-County Martial Arts will be the instructor. She will be assisted by some of her students as they help campers to become Karate Kids.
Also for grades 2-8 is another new class, “Summer Happening’s Sports Camp.” This class runs 9:00-11:30 and12:00-2:30. This camp provides a full week of baseball, tennis, relay races, and games galore. Students will enjoy a week of sports and other activities while getting the chance to meet new friends. Instructors are Carly Glantz and Julian Bond.
“Swimmer Happenings” is a perennial favorite. This class, for grades 2-8, is offered 9:00-11:30 and 12:00-2:30. Joel Blesh, head instructor for Lock Haven’s YMCA will teach youngsters how to swim—and those who can swim will improve their skills. Everyone will have fun in the LHU pool, improving their skills and enjoying games in the water. Instructor Joel Blesh and a lifeguard will be in charge.
Tuition will be $140 with the due date of July 10, 2012. To register a child or for more information, please contact Dr. Laurie Cannady at 570-484-2429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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