Summer Enrichment (2017)

Entering GRADES 4-6

8:15 to 10:15am | July 11-28

Creatures of Myth & Legend: Cryptozoology 
How would you like to go on a cryptozoology quest? Take a scientific look at the possibilities with creatures such as Bigfoot, Champ, Loch Ness Monster (Nessie), the Yeti and more. Could the ecosystem where they are reported even support such creatures? Are there any parts of their myths and legends that can be proven? Using scientific methods and theories, come to your own conclusions. 
Instructor: Joseph Biss III
Price: $139
CRN: 70029
Course price includes a $15 material fee.

DIY Design
Get your feet wet in the world of DIY (do-it-yourself) design. If you are interested in creating trendy home décor, gifts and accessories, then this is the class for you. Inspired by websites like Pinterest and DIY blogs, in addition to home decorating magazines, this class will really put you in touch with your creativity. Each day you will create exciting and unique projects using all types of different materials. Display your creations at home, give them to your friends as gifts or keep them for yourself. Come to the DIY Design class and take a walk on the crafty side—all new projects for 2017!
Instructor: Katherine O’Donnell
Price: $165
CRN: 70023
Course price includes a $40 material fee.

First Stage Theater: Scenes & Monologues
Learn the fundamentals of theater and join us for First Stage. Through drama games and improvisation, you will be encouraged to explore your creativity by using voice, body, and imagination, while working with others as an ensemble. You will work on acting skills, reading scripts and preparing production elements for a performance at the end of the course. Students should plan on attending all sessions during the three weeks.
Instructor: Johnna Maiorella
Price: $139
CRN: 70021
Course price includes a $15 material fee.

Outdoor Challenge
Outdoor Challenge promotes leadership, problem-solving and communication skills in an active, natural setting. Play games such as Jugball, Australian Kickball, and Extreme Frisbee. Get out on the Challenge Course, climb to new heights and navigate the “molten lava pits.” The Adventure Sports philosophy of “Challenge by Choice” encourages cooperation, rather than competition, and support, rather than performance pressure. This philosophy is emphasized throughout the course. Students should bring a water bottle to class each day and dress appropriately for outdoor play.
Instructor: Gerald Hmura
Price: $155
CRN: 70018


Entering GRADES 4-6

8:15 to 10:15am | July 11-28

Potato Chip Challenge
Saratoga County is home to many stories of discoveries, developments and inventions. One of these, dating back to the mid-1800s is the invention of the potato chip. What has happened to the world’s favorite snack in the last 165 years and what could be next on the crunch horizon? Through the life of the potato chips, you will explore themes of invention, entrepreneurship, industrialization, and technology. Weekly challenges and chip tasting will plunge you into the worlds of patents and trademarks, packaging design, seasoning creation, food production, marketing and the science of flavor. The project will wrap up with a challenge to create a new flavor for the much-loved potato chip. Please notify SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education if you have any dietary restrictions.
Instructor: Susi W. Kerr
Price: $129
CRN: 70040
Course price includes a $5 material fee.


Entering GRADES 4-6

10:30am to 12:30pm | July 11-28

Basic Outdoor Skills
Learning about the natural world is fun! With so many wonderful outdoor activities to enjoy in our region, Basic Outdoor Skills will give you the tools and the confidence to enjoy them safely. Learn the basic skills needed to enjoy the great outdoors in a safe and responsible manner. From choosing the proper gear, to seeing what plants are poisonous, and what to do if you are lost in the woods, this class is your ticket to a good time in the great outdoors. You will also learn how to build a stove and what you can and should eat. Fire safety, map and compass use, and how to build a shelter will also be covered 
Instructor: Karie Provanchie
Price: $145
CRN: 70025
Course price includes a $20 material fee.

Engineering Challenge
Who can build the most powerful catapult, the strongest bridge, or the tallest tower using everyday household items? In this course you will work collaboratively using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) skills to solve real-world engineering problems. Although the instructor will be there to guide and support, you are really the ones who will be running the show. Some of the exciting things that you will do during this course include: computer programming, working with electronic circuits, NASA challenges and exploring engineering by creating and testing structures!
Instructor: Katherine O’Donnell
Price: $165
CRN: 70024
Course price includes a $40 material fee.

Mix & Match Science: Ordinary to Extraordinary
Discover the science of magnets and electricity, bubbles, bacteria, fungi, chemistry, physics, nanotechnology, slime, ice cream and teaching plants tricks. Learn about all this and more in Mix & Match Science! You will explore a different area of science each day, for three weeks. With class discussions and fun, hands-on activities each day, you will amaze your friends and family when you share what you've learned. 
Instructor: Juliana Potts
Price: $145
CRN: 70038
Course price includes a $18 material fee.

Robotics with LEGOS NXT
Do you like LEGOS, robots and computers? In this introduction to robotics and problem-solving course, you will work in teams to solve a series of problems by designing, constructing, and programming robots to perform assigned tasks. Using the LEGO NXT software and a LEGO Robotics Construction Kit, you will learn and apply the basic elements of constructing and programming a robot. This program will introduce you to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in the problem-solving process.
Instructor: Benjamin Grieco
Price: $155
CRN: 70016
Course price includes a $30 material fee.


Entering GRADES 4-6

10:30am to 12:30pm | July 11-28

Write it! Cast it! Film it!
Have you ever thought about making your own film? Well, how would you like to revise, cast, film and edit a short film? You will be given the opportunity to serve as actors, videographers, set designers, costumers, special effects, technicians, director, assistant directors, tech director and art director. We’ll even have a “premiere showing” for your friends and family at the end of the program. Each summer, a new concept is introduced and you will work together to create an original film!
Instructor: Paul Phillips
Price: $129
CRN: 70014
Course price includes a $5 material fee.


Entering GRADES 4-6

1 to 3pm | July 11-28

All about Dogs!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to learn the language that dogs speak? You will learn about dog safety, body language, games to play with your dog, and proper behavior around dogs. Highlights of this class will include dog visitors and opportunities to earn “Bonus Bones” toward great prizes at the end. You don’t need to have a dog to enjoy this class! If you own a dog or just want to have fun and learn more about dogs, you will find that there is a lot to learn about our canine companions. 
Instructor: Helen Bemis
Price: $129
CRN: 70020
Course price includes a $5 material fee.

Archery
Would you like to learn a new sport? Try archery! This course will take you through the basic skills of archery (stance, shooting sequence for success, hook, hold, and follow through). You will also learn about the different types of bows, by starting with recurve bows and ending the program with compound bows, all of which are shot in the same way. Technical skills like determining eye dominance and matching equipment will also be covered. 
Instructor: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Warren County /4-H
Price: $125
CRN: 70028

Play the Story, Be the Hero! 
Do you like video games? Comic books? Adventure movies? Then this class is for you! Come use your imagination to solve puzzles, find treasure, beat the bad guys, and be a hero. In this class, you will work together to create a story and experience you'll never forget. If you've ever heard of Dungeons and Dragons then you're already on the right track. First, the class will decide on a theme. Do you want to battle space pirates, slay dragons, or use super powers to stop an evil mastermind? Then, everybody will create their very own hero complete with equipment, special abilities, and an intriguing back-story. Each class, the group will be presented with a series of scenarios that they will have to cooperatively solve. This is a storytelling class based on pen-and-paper RPGs (Role-playing games), so all you need is a pen, some paper, your brain, and a willingness to have fun!
Instructor: Joe Portes
Price: $129
CRN: 70041

The Twelve Days of Science 
Join Mr. Biss and count down The Twelve Days of Science and learn about many of the living things around us — from the food we eat, to the cells that form us and every living thing, to taking digging for artifacts! Twelve exciting topics, including: 
• Archaeology
• Botany
• Brains
• Chemistry of Cooking
• Coral Reef 
• Cryptozoology - Creatures of Myth and Legend
• Forensic Anthropology
• Invasive Species 
• Physics & Natural Forces
• Snakes & Crocodilians, Turtles & Lizards & so much more to learn & explore! 
Instructor: Joseph Biss III
Price: $139
CRN: 70031
Course price includes a $15 material fee.


Entering GRADES 4-6

1 to 3pm | July 11-28

Weaving the Web 2.0
This beginner course uses Web 2.0 tools to get creative with web technology. How would you like to create all kinds of digital products like a website designed with Weebly, or you can get wordy with Woordle, make electronic posters, share data with cool infographics, and create talking avatars. With the help of Web 2.0, we will use online applications to create and interact with others. In this introductory course, you will learn a new application each day and create an online portfolio. You will also explore the basics of computer coding using blocks through programs like code.org and Scratch. Take your WWW skills to the next level with Weaving the Web 2.0. 
Instructor: Katherine O’Donnell
Price: $125
CRN: 70017


Entering GRADES 7-10

8:15 to 10:15am | July 11-28

Create a Comic Book
Comic books can tell very special, exciting stories that regular novels can't. Graphic novels are like movies that can be brought with you anywhere. With the invention of the tablet, comics and graphic novels are just as popular now as they ever were. In this class, you will look at some really popular comics and examine what makes them so great. We'll talk about superheroes and regular people alike, as all comics aren't about muscular men in tights! After analyzing the medium, story structure, and character development, you are free to design your very own comic book — no artistic talent needed! If you are “artistically challenged,” then you can team up with someone who isn't, draw stick figures, or simply write a script (all comic books start off this way after all) — this is a storytelling class first. Everybody will leave the class with at least one illustrated comic book page (but probably more) and/or written script and an outline for a full “one issue” story arc.
Instructor: Joe Portes
Price: $129
CRN: 70043
Course price includes a $5 material fee.

Robotics with VEX IQ
Build a robot that you can control! You will work in teams to solve a series of increasingly complex problems by designing, constructing, and programming robots with ROBOTC graphical programming language to perform assigned tasks and compete with other teams. Using the VEX IQ Robotics Construction Kit, you will expand your skills in computer science and robotics, the basic elements of programming, and get a chance to develop and advance your problem-solving skills. VEX IQ brings STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) instruction to the classroom involving students in fun, engaging and meaningful learning.
Instructor: Benjamin Grieco
Price: $155
CRN: 70015
Course price includes a $30 material fee.

Take it to the Trails!
Take your basic outdoor skills on the trail. Make a stove that can fit in the palm of your hand. Create waterproof fire starters that you can light without the use of matches and create a walking stick to last a lifetime. Build the skills you need to fill a backpack and live the life of luxury out on the trail. No prior experience is necessary. 
Instructor: Sarah Frasier
Price: $145
CRN: 70026
Course price includes a $20 material fee.

Water Rockets
Work in small groups to engineer rocket designs to later build, launch and analyze. Perfect your design, use creative problem solving to overcome issues and of course, blast your rocket farther and faster than the other teams! Test the laws of Physics and reach new heights!  Water Rockets is designed to introduce Newton’s Laws and the concept of forces acting on objects in a fun way by studying the trajectory and distance of different water rocket designs. A rocket launch will be held at the end of the class to show off your design to family and friends.
Instructor: Sarah Barsukoff
Price: $135
CRN: 70035
Course price includes a $10 material fee.


Entering GRADES 7-10

8:15 to 10:15am | July 11-28

Write it! Cast it! Film it!
Have you ever thought about making your own film? Well, how would you like to revise, cast, film and edit a short film? You will be given the opportunity to serve as actors, videographers, set designers, costumers, special effects, technicians, director, assistant directors, tech director and art director. We’ll even have a “premiere showing” for your friends and family at the end of the program. Each summer a new concept is introduced and you will work together to create an original film!
Instructor: Paul Phillips
Price: $129
CRN: 70013
Course price includes a $5 material fee.


Entering GRADES 7-10

10:30am to 12:30pm | July 11-28

Adventure Challenge Experience
Challenge your mind and body in the Adventure Challenge Experience course! This course consists of group games as well as low and high elements on our Challenge Course. All activities are designed to build leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills. The Adventure Sports philosophy of “Challenge by Choice” encourages cooperation, rather than competition, and supportive, rather than performance, pressure. This philosophy is emphasized throughout the course. Students should bring a water bottle to class each day and dress appropriately for outdoor play.
Instructor: Gerald Hmura
Price: $155
CRN: 70019

Create Your Own Adventure Game
Video games are the ultimate form of entertainment because they combine aspects of every other art form. But pretty graphics, realistic acting, and engaging music don't make a game great — an interactive story does! These days, the only thing that separates games from movies is that they are interactive and the player has choices. We don't have the time, budget, or resources to make the next Call of Duty this summer, but with a little bit of creativity, you can make something even better. Make your very own text-based adventure game like the ones that were popular when the computer was first invented, and they're starting to make a comeback on tablets and smartphones. These games were based on the choose-your-own-adventure books from the late 1980s where you read a story and choose what the narrator should do next by flipping to certain page. But a paper book can only give you so many options, and what you create in this class is only limited by your imagination. Students who sign up for this class will not only learn how to write an interesting story but also how to bring it to life on a computer with interactive choices.
Instructor: Joe Portes
Price: $129
CRN: 70042
Course price includes a $5 material fee.

Drawing Through Art History
In this introductory drawing class, you will learn many new drawing skills and each skill will relate to a style, movement or period in the history of art. You’ll learn about the history of drawing and its relationship to history and culture in general. Various types of media will be used, such as pencil, charcoal and pastels. Michelangelo said, “The best way to learn to draw, is to draw,” and that is Mr. Sullivan’s motto, too!
Instructor: Patrick Sullivan
Price: $135
CRN: 70037
Course price includes a $10 material fee.

Duct Tape Wars
“You can fix anything with duct tape!” Well, that may not be entirely true, but you’ll be amazed at what this amazing tape can do. The Duct Tape Wars course will allow you to get creative with engineering and duct tape. There will be at least 2-3 duct tape competitions for you to complete during the course. You will make a boat, build an airplane glider and finally a costume or article of clothing for a final fashion show!
Instructor: Sarah Barsukoff
Price: $145
CRN: 70036
Course price includes a $20 material fee.


Entering GRADES 7-10

10:30am to 12:30pm | July 11-28

Forensic Science
Spend 24 fun-filled hours learning all you can about forensic science from Mr. Biss. He developed the first forensic science class at SUNY Adirondack back in 1987. Some people refer to this class as the three Bs (bones, bullets and blood), but you will see that there is a lot more to it than that! You will: 
• Perform many hands-on experiments dealing with evidence collection, blood splatter analysis, skeleton reconstruction and DNA fingerprinting, to name a few.
• Stage a crime scene then document it with sketches, digital cameras and videos. These will help you determine how the tool marks, fingerprints, blood spatter, footprints, DNA and so on are used to figure out what happened and who did it. 
• Discuss firearms, bullet holes, arson, explosions, illegal drugs, counterfeit money, and documents; then learn how they are discovered and analyzed by the modern forensic scientist.
Instructor: Joseph Biss III
Price: $139
CRN: 70030
Course price includes a $15 material fee.

Next Stage Theater: A Reality Show Parody
Next Stage is a performance program designed for new and skilled actors. During our three weeks together, you will audition and rehearse for a one-act play. You will learn to use your voice, body and acting tactics to create your individual characters and work as an ensemble. This year, we will perform a hilarious reality show parody with lots of mayhem and fun. Students should plan on attending all sessions during the three weeks.
Instructor: Johnna Maiorella
Price: $139
CRN: 70022
Course price includes a $15 material fee.


Entering GRADES 7-10

1 to 3pm | July 11-28

Illustration Creation
Have you ever considered being a book illustrator? This course will look at works by a variety of illustrators from popular children's picture books. You will examine each of these illustrators and look at how they created their art and how the art enhanced the books. Then you will have the opportunity to create your own images in the style of each of these illustrators. To do this, you will choose from a variety of poems and literary passages and create some fun, lively and colorful illustrations influenced by the works of such great artists as Eric Carle, Chris Van Allsburg, Mo Willems, Patricia Polacco, and many others.
Instructor: Patrick Sullivan
Price: $135
CRN: 70034
Course price includes a $10 material fee.

Learning to Program in the Arduino Playground 
So what’s an Arduino? Using a palm size micro-controller called an Arduino, you will learn the basics of programming in C/C++. First, you will learn basic programming through a series of challenges such as making lights blink in patterns and motors and making motors turn. You will also learn about basic electronics as you will need to correctly wire the components together. We will end with a final challenge that can be presented to all. 
Instructor: Benjamin Grieco
Price: $155
CRN: 70032
Course price includes a $30 material fee.

Mystery Solved 2017 
You will take on the roles of witnesses, suspects, attorneys and judges as we examine selected cases of the great detectives like Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Historical mysteries are also explored such as the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and the Lizzie Borden case. The 2017 version of the course will feature all new cases!
Instructor: Paul Phillips
Price: $125
CRN: 70027

The First World War and the American Experience
This year marks the 100th anniversary of American entry in the First World War. So what really happened from 1914 – 1918? Understand the American experience through the eyes of those that lived through the Great War: soldiers, nurses, agricultural workers and African-Americans and through various media outlets like propaganda posters, short letters, or videos. By the end of the course, each student will create a display board representing the experience of a participant and write a letter as if he/she was that person. Travel back in time with lots of hands-on activities and see the world in a new way!
Instructor: Evan Sullivan
Price: $129
CRN: 70039
Course price includes a $5 material fee.


ALL grades

3 to 5pm | July 11-28

Summer Enrichment Aftercare
Extended Aftercare hours are available for our Summer Enrichment students on the Queensbury campus. Students will have the opportunity to remain on campus in a safe environment and participate in unstructured, supervised activities for the three week period from 3 to 5pm. Students must be enrolled in a 1 to 3pm Summer Enrichment class in order to be eligible for Summer Enrichment Aftercare.
Price: $85
CRN: 70033


STEAM

Entering GRADES 9 & 10
Wilton Center | July 31 to August 4
696 Route 9, Wilton
Monday to friday, 9am to 1pm

STEAM Camp

Join us this summer for a hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program that introduces students to two different technology topic areas:
• Minecraft Modding with JAVA
• Green Architecture & Design

With skilled instructors teaching an introduction to each topic area and leading hands-on projects designed for students to apply their new skills and knowledge, students will have the opportunity to sample two tech fields over the course of two weeks. 

Using creativity and critical thinking, bolstering the importance of outside-the-box problem-solving skills and imaginative approaches 

in tech-related fields, STEAM Enrichment Camp offers older students the chance to enhance skills and explore career paths. Discover new tech fields and experience STEAM education in an engaging, collaborative and creative setting! The final day of this program will be a field trip to sites where students will be introduced to professionals who use these technologies each and every day. See STEAM in a new light and experience the possibilities for yourself! Course price includes $X materials fee.

NOTE: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 20 students. 
Price: $250
CRN: 70081

 

TO REGISTER

Use the registration form and release forms on pages 22-24 of the Summer Enrichment Catalog PDF and mail them to the Office of Continuing Education along with a *check for payment made out to your home school district. 

*We apologize for the inconvenience, but we can only accept paper registration with check payment for this camp program. If your school is not a BOCES member, please call our office to discuss registration options.


The Adirondack Institute

July 8 to 16 

The Adirondack Institute focuses on safety, challenge, leadership and personal growth. Through a combination of classroom learning and field experiences, you will have a multi-faceted summer experience you can only get here and will see the Adirondacks like never before. Take a break from technology, get out in the open, meet new friends, and learn about self-reliance and environmental stewardship. Take in some beautiful views and breathe in the crisp open air. 

Led by experienced Adventure Sport faculty members, you will learn a variety of skills and have the opportunity to test them out on the trail. In The Adirondack Institute, you will acquire technical skills, environmental skills, safety skills, and sharpen your meta skills including: decision making, problem solving, flexible leadership, and more. After two days on campus staying in the dorm, with lessons on the challenge course and in the classroom for fundamental backcountry skill training, you will have a 6-day, 5-night backcountry camping trip on the east side of Lake George to include: hiking two Adirondack mountains, canoeing on Lake George, ecology and orienteering lessons, rock climbing and more. 

Challenge yourself, have fun and grow as a person — The Adirondack Institute is a summer experience like no other! Detailed itineraries and supply lists will be provided to registrants in advance. All meals are provided.

Students entering grades 9 &10
Price:
$1990
CRN: 70078
Course price includes a $490 material fee.

Students entering grades 11 &12
Price:
$1990
CRN: 70079
July 8 to 16
Course price includes a $490 material fee.


COURSE REGISTRATION 

Registration for a course may be done by filling out a registration form

and submitting to the Office of Continuing Education, in the following ways: 

In Person: 597 Bay Road, Queensbury | 8am to 4pm | Monday through Friday

By Mail: Office of Continuing Education, SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804

By Phone: 518.743.2238, 8am to 4pm | Monday through Friday

By Fax: 518.743.2318

By Email: conted@sunyacc.edu

COURSE PAYMENT

Payment is due upon registration, as follows:

By Check:  Made payable to SUNY Adirondack.  Students may pay in person at the Continuing Education Office, Washington Hall, Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8am and 4pm.  Students may also mail the payment stub, located at the bottom of the Student Schedule and Bill, with a check to the Office of Continuing Education. 

By Cash or Credit Card:  Cash payment must be made at the Business Office in Warren Hall, with a copy of the Student Schedule and Bill.  

Credit card payment must be made at the Business Office in Warren Hall, with a copy of the Student Schedule and Bill or at www.sunyacc.edu/payment plans/continuinged, using e-cashier. A $1.00 nonrefundable NELNET Enrollment Fee will be assessed for each e-cashier payment. Full payments are deducted immediately from the account provided on the NELNET agreement. 

COURSE DROP/REFUND POLICY 

100% tuition and fees will be refunded if drop notification (written, phone or in-person) has been received by the Office of Continuing Education during normal business hours (8am-4pm, M-F) prior to 4pm on Friday, June 23. No refunds will be processed once June 23 deadline has passed. Non-payment may result in balance being turned over to a collection agency.  All collection fees, including reasonable attorney fees, will be the responsibility of the student. Adventure Sports Experience programs have a separate refund policy

COURSE Accommodations

SUNY Adirondack encourages persons with disabilities to participate in official college programs, events, and activities. Reasonable accommodations can be requested by contacting SUNY Adirondack Accessibility Services at 518.743.2282 or access@sunyacc.edu.

COURSE Cancellations

Full tuition and fees will be refunded for any classes canceled by SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Limited scholarship funds are available this year through the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. Scholarships are based on financial need and are first come, first served. 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

A. Classes are grouped by grade headings. For example a class under the 4-6 heading indicates that a student entering 4th, 5th, 6th grade for the 2017-2018 school is eligible for that particular class.
B. Children are not permitted on campus during a time in which they are not registered for a class or Aftercare. Please pick children up promptly after their class ends. Parents or guardians must come inside to pick their children up from Aftercare.
C. To enroll your child, you MUST submit the following: 2017 Summer Registration Form, Youth Enrichment Media/Medical Release Form, and Course Payment.
D. Registrations for STEAM Camp must accompany check payment made out to the student's school district. 
E. There is limited food service on campus during the summer. It is recommended that students who will be on the campus during the 12:30 - 1pm lunch break bring a bagged lunch. 
F. Registrations for Adventure Sports programs will require additional release paper work to be completed.