All Classes - College for Kids

please Register Your child with their name and birthdate, not the parent's name and birthdate. If registering online, Each child needs a separate account and username -- Instructions are located here.

The grade level with the class title is the grade your child will enter in FALL 2018. Use the section navigation at left (or bottom on mobile devices) to display other ages and grade levels. If registering within 4 days of the start of a class, please call 231-995-1700 to register instead of enrolling online.

If the class you want is already closed, you may call (231) 995-1700 to be placed on a waiting list. If another student drops the course or additional dates are added, we will notify you.

3 - 2 -1 Blast Off! (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. All systems are go for discovery and wonder as you find out what it is like to be an astronaut! Spend the week exploring spaceships, stars and planets. Launch rockets, make your own astronaut helmet and even sample astronaut ice cream. Pack your bags for an out-of-this-world space adventure!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479000
3-D Modeling and Printing (Grades 7-12)—2018-07-21 through 2018-07-21$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 9 am-3:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 219. Explore the exciting world of 3-D modeling using Solidworks Design software and a 3-D printer in NMC's Modeling lab. You will build on what you have learned as you work with drawing, presentation environments, and assembly environments. You will design, build, and assemble a model to take home. Basic computer skills are needed--comfortable with menus, mouse, and keyboard. Bring a sack lunch for an outdoor noon-time break.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523477
Acting Up (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Scholars Hall Theater Rm 217. Do you like to pretend? Pretending is just like acting. Discover the world of theatre in this action-packed week. Each day begins with fun drama games and various drama activities to warm up your creativity. Learn acting skills while developing public speaking skills and gaining confidence. All of this while having a FUN pretend adventure. Put together entertaining skits based on new stories and old favorites. On the last day, we will put on a show for your family and friends! Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479414
Actor's Workshop (Grades 7-10)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Have you imagined yourself on stage or do you want to further develop your acting and theatrical skills? Hone your creative abilities as you work with others to write, produce and act in a play--that YOU create! Learn the art of acting, playwriting and directing through exercises in dialogues, conflict and confrontations, and improvisation. Demonstration and guided practice help develop creativity, confidence and practical skills like literacy and public speaking. Participate in a final performance for family and friends on the last day. All levels welcome. Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523393
Aikido: Harmonious Warriors (Grades 5-8)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Northwest Michigan Aikido Club, Cass Business Park (2819 Cass Rd. Suite E-6). Be a warrior; build strength, stamina and patience while learning Aikido. Join Bogdan Heretoiu, martial artist of 35+ years, to experiment with martial arts and to learn how Aikido's movements can be applied to everyday life. At the dojo, practice tumbles, rolls, partnering, and individual study. Discover how to be more centered, powerful, confident and open to change in a harmonious and exciting way. All levels welcome, wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523302
Aikido Kids (Grades 1-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, Northwest Michigan Aikido Club, Cass Business Park (2819 Cass Rd, Suite E-6). Would you like to be a warrior and martial artist? Explore, experiment, play and learn how Aikidos movements can be applied to everyday life. Through tumbles, rolls, partnering and individual study, discover how to be more centered, powerful, confident and open to change in a harmonious and exciting way. All levels welcome, wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479486
All Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$109—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 9:30am-Noon, Health and Science Bldg rm 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 3/4, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479516
All Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30am-Noon, Health and Science Bldg rm 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 3/4, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479535
All Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30am-Noon, Health and Science Bldg rm 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 3/4, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479544
America's Boating Course (Grades 7-12)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9 am-noon, Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 111 (715 E Front St). In a boating emergency, quick thinking is vital to survival. Become a safe and confident boater with this fundamental U.S. Power Squadron course. Successful completion qualifies you for personal watercraft operator certification in Michigan. Learn boat terminology, safe watercraft operation, rules and regs; boat navigation; and communication. We will discuss how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions and how to operate a boat trailer and a personal water craft (PWC). You will also learn how to tie knots that are essential to boating. Cost includes textbook and certification test. Must attend each day to achieve certification.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523315
Amigo Spanish Club (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Hola amigos! Come and learn Spanish words and phrases you can use every day. See and say, listen and learn about the native culture and customs. Meet new friends, play active games, hear interesting stories, sing fun songs, and make creative art projects as you learn Spanish. Our class ends with a fiesta to celebrate what we have learned, complete with a pinata! Exploring another language is a delight--join the club!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523799
Animation (Grades 10-12)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-09$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-3 pm, Beckett Bldg. Mac Lab Rm. 204. One of the hottest trends in animation is kinetic typography, better known as a LYRIC VIDEO. Let NMC Visual Communications Instructor, Alex Smith, teach you how to create 2D animations using Adobe Animate and then sync them to music. Finish the week with a project to take home on a flash drive, and share it with your friends on social media. Bring your own earbuds.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523203
App Attack: Make Your First Game App (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 204. Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, explore the world of web-based apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Your created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479613
App Attack: Make Your First Game App (Grades 6-9)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, you will explore the world of web-based apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Your created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523429
Art - Art and More Art (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Unleash your imagination as you explore all kinds of fun and messy art in this week of hands-on discovery. Each day, you will create your masterpieces with ideas from popular picture books. Paint with marbles and shaving cream, design your own Rainbow Fish, shape with clay, create a colorful collage, and much more. Venture outside for a nature walk to find materials for your -Leaf Man-. Parents, this week of art exploration develops fine motor skills and encourages creativity to flourish.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479220
Awesome Ocean Creatures (Ages 3-4)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Dive into a week of ocean life as you discover seahorses, sharks, crabs and brightly colored fish. You will have a splashy time playing lively games like Sharks and Barracudas, making music, and creating something special every day while learning about the ocean. Add finger plays, great stories and a little science for extra fun. Bring an empty 2-liter bottle to make your own ocean in a bottle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479149
Beginning Guitar (Grades 5-10)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30-10:30 am, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Guitar--give it a go! Start working on basic chords (learn what a chord is) and strum patterns, with a light amount of music reading mixed in. Before you know it, you will be playing a few songs. Bring your own guitar and Progressive Guitar Methods Book 1, which is available at local bookstores, Traverse City Guitar Company, or online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523275
Bellydance and Yoga (Grades 7-9)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-26$59—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 4-5:30 pm, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. Join Penny Morris, of Crystal Bindi Studios, and Deena Hamilton to learn the rhythms and movements of both Bellydance and Yoga. Discover the rich 5,000-year-old history behind these disciplines and how they can impact your life. This confidence-inspiring flow is an excellent way to learn to VALUE yourself and the unequaled gifts only YOU can offer the world! From circles, figure eights and shimmies, to mindful breath and powerful warrior flows, you will love this inspiring and uplifting experience! Receive your own hip scarf to take home! All bodies and levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat each day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523238
Bonkers Over Bugs (Ages 3-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Bugs, bugs, bugs, oh my! Busy bees, silly spiders, quick crickets and beautiful butterflies come to visit as we listen to bug stories, sing songs and buggy down to creative movement activities. Go on a nature walk in search of bugs, then get creative making totally buggin art projects like a spider mask and your very own insect collage. Learn fun facts through lots of hands-on projects, create your own bug rock, observe insects and have lots of buggy fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479193
Budding Builders (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Get ready to create and explore! Discover tools, buildings and indoor and outdoor settings in this hands-on week. Develop your blueprints and construct your own building from noodles, popsicle sticks or playdough. Enjoy painting with real tools and materials in this multi-sensory discovery class. Outdoors, experiment with real scientific principles to satisfy your natural curiosity of the world around you. Are you ready to get your hands dirty while exploring creativity, movement, art and math?

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479293
Course ClosedBugs - Rocks - Water -- OH MY! (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Be a scientist and discover amazing aspects of three kinds of science: life, physical and earth SCIENCE! Make, observe and explore one topic each day: insects, water in nature, rocks and fossils, simple machines and plants. Problem solve, make simple projects and be creative with visual arts. We will even connect math and literature to our experiments. Experiential learning with the STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) make each day active, fun AND educational!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479297
Bugs - Rocks - Water -- OH MY! (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1:30 pm - 4 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Be a scientist and discover amazing aspects of three kinds of science: life, physical and earth SCIENCE! Make, observe and explore one topic each day: insects, water in nature, rocks and fossils, simple machines and plants. Problem solve, make simple projects and be creative with visual arts. We will even connect math and literature to our experiments. Experiential learning with the STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) make each day active, fun AND educational!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =290518527
Build a Computer (Grades 7-10)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$225—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parson/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Using the innovative Kano Kit featuring the Raspberry Pi board, you will learn to build and program your very own computer with both the Python and Scratch programming language. You will build and modify games such as Minecraft™ and program various pieces of hardware as you explore ways to interact with and use your computer. On the last day, you will take home the computer you built along with a small independent project you worked on throughout the week. Cost includes $140 for computer components. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523405
Calling all SuperHeroes (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Put on your super gear and get ready for an exciting week of heroic fun! Explore with your Spidey senses, rescue Batman and Robin from a frozen state, save our world from villains, collect kryptonite and experience what Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mutagen feels like--but don't worry, it is not Shredder's formula. Make your own superhero costume to continue your adventures at home.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479232
Camp Adventures (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Calling all happy campers! Experience the great outdoors as you go on nature hikes and scavenger hunts, then create cool crafts out of the wonderful things you find. Learn about fossils, discover Michigan birds, and make a take-home bird feeder. We will stir up some yummy camping snacks like armpit fudge and s,mores on a stick. Hang out around the camp fire as we sing songs, tell stories, eat and play.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479205
Camp Half-Blood (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. Attention Percy Jackson fans! Are you fascinated by Greek mythology? Join us at Camp Half-Blood for a week of games, projects, writing and fun. Create a shield like Zeus' and artifacts inspired by the Greek gods. Show off your writing skills as you develop your own Greek myth. At the end of the week, you will take home your creations along with a story of your life as a demigod.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479708
Course ClosedCharter Fishing Experience (Grades 4-8 with Parent)—2018-06-17 through 2018-06-17$259—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, Noon-4 pm, meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter in Leland Harbor. Catch big fish on the big lake! You and a parent will experience deep-water fishing off the shores of Leland aboard the Farfetched. Join Captain Scott Anderson for a fun afternoon of charter fishing for salmon and steelhead. Learn about the equipment used to fish in deep water. Don't let warm on-shore weather fool you; out on the lake it is still cold, so dress appropriately. Bring sun screen, a hat, and sunglasses, and a catch a big fish attitude. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Scholarships are not available.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479555
Charter Fishing Experience (Grades 4-8 with Parent)—2018-06-24 through 2018-06-24$259—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, Noon-4 pm, meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter in Leland Harbor. Catch big fish on the big lake! You and a parent will experience deep-water fishing off the shores of Leland aboard the Farfetched. Join Captain Scott Anderson for a fun afternoon of charter fishing for salmon and steelhead. Learn about the equipment used to fish in deep water. Don't let warm on-shore weather fool you; out on the lake it is still cold, so dress appropriately. Bring sun screen, a hat, and sunglasses, and a catch a big fish attitude. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Scholarships are not available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =292151026
Checkmate! (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, University Center, Rm. 216. Join the world of Rooks, Knights, Bishops, Pawns, Kings and Queens. This class is designed for those who already know game essentials and to challenge intermediate students. You will stretch your skills with higher level strategies and tactics for opening, capturing, and winning--checkmate! Lessons crafted by some of the best chess minds are explained and practiced. Chess sets are provided for in-class use, but feel free to bring your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479558
Cheerleading Camp (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. We have spirit -- yes we do! We have spirit -- how about you? Get ready for a week of fun where you start the day by warming up your muscles with flexibility and strengthening exercises. Learn the FUNdamentals of cheerleading with beginning tumbling skills, basic motions, stunting and jumps. You will practice each day and show your team spirit on the last day, complete with your own set of pom-poms. Wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle every day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479411
Cheer Squad (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Give me an F, give me a U, give me an N - What does it spell? FUN! Dance, prance and cheer for five days of spirit! Begin each day warming up your muscles with flexibility and strengthening exercises. Learn the FUNdamentals of cheerleading with basic motions, stunting, jumps and dance routines. You will practice each day and be ready to show your team spirit on the last day complete with your own set of pom-poms! Wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle every day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479653
Course ClosedChef School (Grades 4-6)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-21$159—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9am-Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition and cost with a mid-week field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479631
Course ClosedChef School (Grades 4-6)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$159—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9am-Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition and cost with a mid-week field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479645
Chemistry Kaleidoscope (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Health and Science Bldg., Rm. 115. Discover the colorful side of chemistry while you work in a real science lab! Find out if the colors in markers are the same that are in Kool-Aid while using chromatography. Look through a spectroscope to see why a rainbow appears the way it does and make your own rainbow paper. Construct your own lava lamp and fizzy bath bomb. Perform flame tests on common compounds to identify the metals that can be used in fireworks. Make tie-dyed milk and so much more!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523777
Chess: Youth vs. Adult (Grades 4-8 with an Adult)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. THINK before you MOVE... and discover your power! Bring an adult friend and together learn the universal language of chess. Join the world of Rooks, Knights, Bishops, Pawns, Kings, and Queens! Whether beginner or champion, enjoy quality time with your parent, grandparent or mentor--and learn how to battle on the board! Hone your abilities such as focus, patience, preparation, discipline, creativity and much more--on AND off the board. Yes, chess is practice for life! Chess sets are provided for in-class use, but feel free to bring your own. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283482075
Clay Sculpture (Grades 4-8)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135. You will love this fun exploration with clay that combines the pinch, slab, and coil methods of hand-building. You will make useful items like bowls and candleholders; and decoratives like mobiles, gargoyles, and animal sculptures. Get inspired as you experience the flow of creativity from working with clay and glazes. Dress for an artsy mess.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479650
Clay Works for Kids (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9-13 July and Tues 17 July, 10 am - Noon, Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm 135. Explore the fabulous feel of clay while making useful and unique objects. Use pinch, slab and coil methods to create original items and glaze them. Make a clay relief sculpture that is also a bowl, an animal that whistles or rattles, or a vase with a face! Items will be fired at the end of the first week and be ready for glazing the following Tuesday. Wear comfy clothes that can get messy as you hand-build your very own clay creations. Time for pick-up of finished pieces will be arranged. Class meets July 9 through July 13, plus July 17.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479574
Code Your Own Adventure--Interactive Storytelling (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique blend of classic storytelling, animation techniques and coding. Working in pairs or teams, you will start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523259
College Application Essay Boot Camp (Grades 10-12)—2018-08-07 through 2018-08-09$69—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, 1-3:30 pm, University Center Campus, Rm. 206/207. Have you been putting off writing your college application essay? Need to know how to start? Spend time with Sam Collier, a playwright, poet and writing teacher with the Front Street Writers. Review a few secret ingredients of successful essays, and then get plenty of practice writing your own essay. Learn how to hook the reader, highlight your accomplishments, express your personality and polish your prose. Finish the week with a strong, revised draft of an essay and begin the school year feeling confident about applying to college! Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523208
Colors in Nature (Ages 3-4)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Yellow, green, blue and pink--the world is full of amazing colors. Find colors in nature as you hike outside each day. Use colorful paints and items from your nature walks to create beautiful masterpieces. Stories, games, music and take-home art guide this week of adventure with characters like a white rabbit and a silly brown bear. You will do the Rainbow Pokey, make a fly-catching frog and so much more. Dress to be outside and get messy.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479256
Computer Keyboard Wizards (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 08. You are always using the computer--but are you still using that one-finger search-and-strike method to type? Want to type more quickly and accurately? Improve your efficiency and discover how to find the letters without looking at the keyboard. Games and drills make it engaging and exciting. You will be amazed at how quickly you pick up speed and comfort.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479513
Crazy Critters (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Scholars Hall Rm 106. What animal made that track? What sound was that? Who has been eating here? Spend most of your time outside as you explore these questions and discover the animals of Northern Michigan. A new adventure every day as you examine animal tracks, hunting techniques, and protective adaptations. Try your hand at making a nest, design camouflage, build a feeder and more in this fun active week. Dress to be outside with sunscreen and bug spray (optional).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479433
CSI - Crime Detectives (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Calling all detectives! There's a mystery that needs to be solved. Become a crime lab expert for a week of hands-on science using super-sleuthing skills to solve a crime. Scour the crime scene for hair, DNA, and other evidence. Experiment with real CSI tools, techniques, and scientific methods to analyze fingerprints. Test for blood and crack codes using chromatography. Sharpen your observation and classification skills. It is all in the evidence. Will you be the top-notch detective who solves the crime?</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523400
Dancing Feet Creative Movement (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm. Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Spin, stretch, walk, slide--your body wants to move! Let your feet tell stories as you explore jazz, ballet and modern dance. You’ll learn to stretch like a dancer and balance your body as you leap and twirl. Move your body to different kinds of music and create your own dances. No dance experience is needed. Wear comfortable clothes for moving (no jeans please), and dance shoes (bare feet are fine too).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479155
Dazzling Designers (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 214. Does your wardrobe need some dazzle? Does your backpack need some sparkle? Design your own silly pens and other fun accessories. Learn ways to make jewelry and hair decorations specific to your style using beads, rhinestones, fabric, ribbons and more! Design a variety of items that nobody will believe you made yourself!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479400
Dig It! Archaeology for Kids (Grades 2-4)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Scholars Hall Rm 106. Do you like getting dirty and solving puzzles? Come discover how archaeologists uncover mysteries of the past. You will find hidden secrets, make your own fossils, and explore shipwrecks right here in Grand Traverse Bay. Investigate unusual objects and examine artifact replicas from thousands of years ago. Learn how to excavate and try your hand at it with an archaeologists tool kit and simulated dig site. If you are careful, you could find missing clues to the past.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479325
Discover Dinosaurs (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon. University Center Campus Rm 204. Brontosaurus, Triceratops - even dinosaur names are big and mysterious! Learn fun facts about dinosaurs everyday through hands-on projects. Go on a fossil hunt, make fossil prints, and create a dinosaur skeleton. You will even make up a new kind of dinosaur just discovered in this class! There will be art, crafts, music and lots of dinosaur play. Come join the Dino fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479164
DIY Bedroom Projects (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224. Get ready for fun-filled days of project mania. Define your style as you create one-of-a-kind accessories for your bedroom. Use these projects to create a gallery wall that celebrates your unique style. Learn new techniques as you create inspirational quote art, a pom pom garland, an individualized paper mache bowl and more. After this week, your bedroom will scream YOU!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480932
Doctors and Vets: Dissection (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm. HHealth and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Put on your lab coat and gloves and get ready to explore the inside structures found in several specimens. Each day you will dissect a different subject and have the opportunity to look below the surface of an insect, crustacean, and fish. Identify the organs and learn to use dissection equipment safely whether you are curious about anatomy, animals, or simply a budding scientist.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523498
Drawing and Painting (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 214. Watercolors, tempera, pastels, brushes, sponges, charcoal, graphite-even the words sound inviting and creative. Be an artist for a week of exploration into the world of color, shape, line, form, and space. From landscapes to portraits to favorite animals, you will capture on paper images around you and in your imagination. Bring a paint shirt.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479379
Drawing and Sketching (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 212. Are you always drawing? Want to sharpen your skills? Guided by an artist and teacher, you will practice lots of drawing and sketching techniques as you draw favorite toys, landscapes and portraits (yours or others). Make still life drawings and sketch from photos--animals, trees, and who knows what else! Experiment with art pencils, chalk pastels and other art media as you learn to draw from visual observations and your imagination. Bring a sketch pad (8.5 x 11-inch or larger, not newsprint) and your creativity!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479552
Electronic Music Making (Grades 6-9)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, University Center Campus, Rm. 12. Are you interested in learning how to make music using the computer? Want to make music that sounds like what you are hearing on the radio? If you answered yes, then this class is for you! Learn how to use software applications like Logic Pro to quickly and easily write your own music. Learn how to program drums and craft unique synthesizer sounds, along with songwriting and production tips that take your musical ideas and turn them into complete songs! No previous music experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523242
Engineering an Escape (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. Are you ready to put your detective and engineering skills to the test? Using the Design Thinking Process, you will problem-solve and learn to use collaborative thinking and critical thinking skills, which are an essential part of engineering. You and your team will get to escape a set of Breakout EDU challenges, and you will even design your own escape room for another team!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523336
Equestrian Camp (Grades 7-12)—2018-07-23 through 2018-08-06$139—Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon, 1-4 pm, Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd TC). Do you love horses? Get to know the horses in this three-day camp where you will be paired with your own horse. As a beginner, find out how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse at Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf. Learn the basics of western riding, from corral to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523213
Exploring Visual Communications (Grades 10-12)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-19$119—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-4 pm, Beckett Bldg. Mac Lab Rm. 204. Interested in Graphic Design? Digital Illustration? Animation? Film? Get a glimpse into the projects and software used in the NMC Visual Communications Program and the professional graphics/film industry. Join NMC Faculty Instructor Alex Smith, and learn how to create vector illustrations using Adobe Illustrator, edit photos using Adobe Photoshop, and create 2D animations using Adobe Animate. Then learn to edit film using Apple Final Cut Pro with Apple Certified NMC Faculty Instructor Caroline Schaefer-Hills. Finish the week by saving your projects on a flash drive to take home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523169
Fidgets - Spinners - Squishies -- OH MY! (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 111. Fidget toy lovers, this class is for YOU! Do you love to fidget? Can you balance a spinner on your nose? Learn the physics behind these fun toys! Create unique fidget spinners, squishy stress toys and foam fun in these five days of FIDGETS ALLOWED! We will have a spinner-trick showdown and compete in a foam toy corn-hole game to round out the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523809
Fiesta! Spanish for Kids (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Uno, dos, tres - lets go! Learn words and phrases as you follow puppets in familiar stories who will immerse us in the language. Play games to practice your numbers and colors. Enjoy story time and simple role playing in Spanish. While learning to speak Spanish, you will sing songs, make art projects and learn customs and native culture. On the last day enjoy a -fiesta-, complete with a pinata, to celebrate what you have learned!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479471
Film Week with Final Cut Pro (Grades 10-12)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-12$129—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Thurs, 12:30-4 pm, Beckett Bldg. Mac Lab Rm. 204. Explore the craft of filmmaking and professional film editing with Apples Final Cut Pro suite and the NMCs entire lab of Pro Cameras, from GoPros and Black Magics to Nikon 7100 DSLRs. Apple Certified Instructor, Caroline Schaefer-Hills, from the NMC Visual Communications Faculty, leads you in writing, producing, directing and editing a film short. Each day is a new experience with practical filmmaking knowledge in a fun, fast-paced professional Mac Lab environment. Take home your own Extreme SD Card with your work!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523185
Fine Arts Studio Sampler (Grades 10-12)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$129—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 135. Experience what it is like to be a college-level art student! NMC Art faculty invite you to be a student artist for a week. Try it all--creating pottery in Ceramics with Michael Torre, NMC Art Dept. Chair; Printmaking with award-winning professional artist and illustrator Glenn Wolff; Painting with Rufus James, professional artist and teacher; and Photography and Photo Editing in Adobe Photoshop with Coreene Kreiser, professional photographer and teacher. Learn from these highly acclaimed NMC instructors and immerse yourself in the professional studios, equipment and supplies of NMC's Art Department. Leave each studio portion with samples of your own work. Engage in exciting college-level art activities--from making projects to critiquing and explaining your efforts in a creatively focused environment.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523192
Fizz - Bubble - Pop: Sizzling Science! (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, Health and Science Bldg Rm 111. Foaming cups of colored goop, bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Science lovers, this week of electrical, chemical and physics experiments will ooze and drip, shape and erupt, fizz, bubble and POP! Create and race your own balloon car, witness a volcano eruption, decode mysterious messages in invisible ink and much more! Take samples and instructions home in little pouches to enjoy when class is over. On the first day of class, bring in an empty soda can and two empty plastic 1 or 2-liter containers. Prepare for a fizzing good time!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523794
Fun Play the Ukulele Way (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30-10:30 am, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 105. Ukulele may be hard to spell and say, but it sure is fun and easy to play. Learn basic chords and strums quickly. So quickly, you will be playing your ukulele by the end of the first day. By the end of the week, you will have a full song list for a summer of great playing. Bring your own ukulele and purchase the book Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD by Bert Casey (approx. $15), available online or at Traverse City Guitar Company.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479671
Geology Rocks (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 213. Rock this summer and become a geologist investigating rocks and minerals. Who does not like to collect rocks at the beach? Using geologists tools, you will examine and learn to identify some common minerals found on our beaches. Understand why we have such a variety of beautiful rocks. You will make rock candy, build a glacier and explore the effects of water, wind and weather. You will be outside most days (weather permitting); wear shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479677
Get Global! (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-26$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9:30am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 208. Pack your bags and imagination for a cultural explosion filled with art, music, food and fun! Embark on a virtual journey around the world with NMC Philosophy Instructor Sarah Montgomery-Richards exploring culture, stories, religion, music and food. From Ireland, to South Africa, and India to China, create cultural artifacts from each country that you visit, including drums from South Africa and Celtic rune stones from Ireland. This is an exploration not to be missed!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523523
Get Hooked on Fish Art (Grades 6-9)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, Dennos Museum Center, Janis Rm. Get artistic inspiration from the stunning sculptures and evocative illustrations of the National Geographic Monster Fish exhibit at the newly remodeled Dennos Museum. Each day you will examine the Monster Fish--each at least 6 feet long--and create amazing fish art! Your inspired works will include drawing, printmaking, paper mache sculpture, wire fish sculpture, fish collage and painting. Learn a little science, a little history and A LOT of fun great lakes fish facts. Explore creative and whimsical ways to make art about fish!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523247
Glass Fusion (Grades 6-9)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9:30 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Glass fusion is an exciting medium to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art. You will cut glass, create your own designs, and melt the glass in the kiln. The result is an attention-grabbing 3-dimensional image that makes a unique piece of art. Small pieces of glass can be assembled to create a magical focal bead which will be baked to use for a necklace or smaller sun catcher. You will also make a candle votive, sun catcher, and a surprise to take home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523367
Got Chemistry? (Grades 7-10)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-Noon, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Design your own experiments in a real chemistry lab! Create and perform a laboratory procedure for combustion of peanuts and marshmallows. Figure out what chemicals to mix to blow up your own air bag. Determine what makes soda pop stay fizzy and inquire about other dissolving mysteries. Create your own lava lamp and rainbow paper. Learn about saponification in a super-sudsy experiment and take home the soap you cook up. Become a science-sational explorer and show everyone how you can put the scientific method to the test.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523232
Great Tween/Teen Writers' Machine (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, University Center Campus Rm. 216. Expand your mind and discover limitless writing. Starting with unique prompts each day, you will create new worlds, tell the stories of original characters, and get some of your existing ideas down on paper. Get more comfortable as a writer while you learn different strategies for successful story development. There will be plenty of opportunities to share your writing with others who love to write as much as you. Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523377
Course ClosedHangin' with Horses (Grades 1-4 with an adult)—2018-06-15 through 2018-06-15$49—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10 am - Noon, Circle H Stables, 7200 Brown Bridge Rd. Kids, partner up with your favorite adult to share some quality time together while learning about the beauty and grace of horses. Find out how to safely approach, handle and work around horses. You will also learn about basic grooming and even get to braid horse tails just for fun! You will be paired up with a horse and quickly see for yourself how being in a barn is not only good for the soul, but is also a great confidence booster. No prior horse experience needed, but closed-toe shoes are required. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479348
Hangin' with Horses (Grades 1-4 with an adult)—2018-08-10 through 2018-08-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10 am - Noon, Circle H Stables, 7200 Brown Bridge Rd. Kids, partner up with your favorite adult to share some quality time together while learning about the beauty and grace of horses. Find out how to safely approach, handle and work around horses. You will also learn about basic grooming and even get to braid horse tails just for fun! You will be paired up with a horse and quickly see for yourself how being in a barn is not only good for the soul, but is also a great confidence booster. No prior horse experience needed, but closed-toe shoes are required. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479351
Hip-Hop Dance (Grades 5-8)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$59—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 4-5:30 pm, Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. This high-energy dance style is perfect for anyone with a passion to move! Learn to dance to upbeat music and the latest hits. Discover how to develop rhythm, flexibility, and precision in your muscle memory. Wear clean gym shoes. No dance experience required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523443
Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Writing (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 100. What if Harry was sorted into Slytherin or if he was never in the Triwizard Tournament? Here's your opportunity to write your own Harry Potter fan fiction! In this creative writing week, you will create new characters, publish your own issue of The Daily Prophet, design new cover illustrations for the Harry Potter novels, and write your own prequel, sequel, or spin-off story of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Look out J. K. Rowling!

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523356
How It Works - Under the Hood on Cars (Grades 7-10)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-07$39—Face to FaceView Details

Mon & Tues, 10 am-Noon, NMC Automotive Service Tech Bldg. Rm. 104 (2510 Aero Park Dr). Are you completely fascinated or even a little curious about how cars work? What happens under the car when you push the accelerator or touch the brakes? Take a look at the science and math hiding under the hood of the family auto. In the auto lab, you will explore the workings of an engine and brake system while learning the parts, functions, and processes that go to work every time that ignition fires and the wheels roll out the driveway.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523414
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm. University Center Campus Rm 204. Ever wonder what happens If You Give a Pig a Pancake? A Moose a Muffin? Or a Mouse a Brownie? Find out together as we venture through these fun-filled books by Laura Numeroff! Each day read a different story and focus on a new letter. Guess what letter we will be hunting for in, If You Give a Dog a Donut? Create fun art projects and sing silly songs, while strengthening pre-reading skills such as rhyming and retelling. Enjoy a yummy treat each day! Can you guess our treat for, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake?

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479284
Imagineering Your World (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Attention Imagineers! Have you ever wondered what London Bridge and a bird have in common? Why the worlds tallest buildings do not fall down in a wind storm? Each day, you will discover amazing engineering feats. Create your own city using marshmallows, launch a race car across a desert, and make someones hair stand straight up. Using art, math, movement, and humor, explore your own amazing engineering abilities. Prepare for a week full of multi-sensory scientific discovery. Dress to get messy and move. Please bring one empty shoe box on Monday.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479161
In the Days of Dragons (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Join a fantasy world where wizards cast spells and knights defend castles against ogres and dragons. Would you be a queen, a knight, a wizard? Choose a character to role play and make yourself a costume. Would you tame a dragon as a pet? Decide as you make your own dragon. Build your castle and a catapult to defend it. Stir up a wizards potion and a puddle of ogre ooze.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479268
Inventor's Workshop (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 213. Inventors wanted! Are you curious and full of ideas? Learn about famous inventors and the things they discovered. Build and test a car made from simple machines, construct a spool pulley, design a toy marble run and a toothpick bridge strong enough to hold heavy objects. Compete with your own designed aerodynamic paper airplanes. Create your own invention and showcase it in the Contraption Carnival. Who knows, you might invent something that makes you famous!

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479423
It's Zumba Time! (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Phys. Ed. Bldg., Rm. 120. Join the party and let the music move you! Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance, and a dynamic form of exercise that you will love! In just five days you will learn 15+ kid-friendly core Zumba moves that will allow you to master new Zumba routines easier and faster. Listen to and learn 8+ different world music rhythms and the movements they inspire. We will break down the steps, add games, do fun activities and explore cultural elements each day. With a solid warm-up, safe stretching, good posture and fun facial expressions, you will be Zumba-ing like a pro!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523769
Jedi Training Camp (Grades 1-3)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Do you want to harness your inner Jedi? Join Jedi Christina for a week of physical and mental Jedi training. Practice mindfulness and patience, light saber safety, and you will embellish your own Jedi robe. Put your training to the test as you compete as a team in a Jedi obstacle course. Parents are invited to the award ceremony on the last day for all Jedi graduates.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479376
Junior Counselor: Leaders in Training (Ages 12-15)—2018-06-20 through 2018-06-22$69—Face to FaceView Details

Wed/Thurs/Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. Learn how to work with young children in a classroom setting and get real-life job experience. In this 4-day training, you will learn basic first aid, emergency response, classroom management, and leadership skills that will prepare you for potential volunteer options in College for Kids. Find out how to fill out an application and go through a real interview and get ready for future volunteer activities and employment. Parents, plan to join us the last half hour of class Friday to receive important information. NOTE: Qualifying junior counselors will have an opportunity to assist an instructor one or two weeks during this summer's College for Kids program.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523518
Junior Jedis (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Come and join other Jedi friends for an intergalactic adventure. Build light sabers and play Storm Trooper games. Go on a mission to free Han Solo from being trapped in carbonite. Use your scientific skills to erupt the Death Star and save the Jedis. Create paper star destroyers, tie fighters, and x-wing fighters. Then test them to see which one will fly the farthest distance. Our week will be complete when we have returned all of the Jedis safely to their families. Come battle with the dark side and may the Force be with you!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479259
Course ClosedJunior Robotics Academy (Grades 2-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>THIS COURSE IS FULL --YOU MAY CALL 231-995-1700 TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST. Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg 110 A/B. Learn the basics of robot building and the skills to compete in regional robotic competitions using VEX IQ Robotics kits. With your team, you will build a bot and run it through fun challenges-some will even require you to build, test and rebuild your bot. Learn to program its brain and operate controls to run an obstacle course, carry objects and obey your commands. Finish with the Ultimate Team Challenge where teams compete face to face.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479490
Course ClosedJunior Robotics Academy (Grades 2-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg 110 A/B. Learn the basics of robot building and the skills to compete in regional robotic competitions using VEX IQ Robotics kits. With your team, you will build a bot and run it through fun challenges-some will even require you to build, test and rebuild your bot. Learn to program its brain and operate controls to run an obstacle course, carry objects and obey your commands. Finish with the Ultimate Team Challenge where teams compete face to face.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =286462759
Keyboarding: Learn to Type Faster (Grades 7-10)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 p.m. University Center Campus Rm. 08. Do you use one or two fingers to get yourself through your computer projects? Before you send another e-mail, write another letter, or start another report, you can learn to type--REALLY! Typing is an essential skill for getting along in this technological world. Have fun learning how to touch type with keyboard patterns, hand positions and typing techniques. You will be glad you did!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523452
Kid's Choir Camp (Grades 1-4)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$150—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30am - Noon, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 115. Do you love to sing? Come join the NMC Childrens Choir staff for a great week of music on campus! Whether you are an experienced singer or brand new to it, you will get a chance to sing and learn with others in a fun workshop setting. Each day is a new encounter with music, singing and movement. The finale of the week is a concert featuring all the Choir Camp singers.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479345
Kid's Cuisine (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Grab your passport and prepare to travel the world through your taste buds! Each day will focus on a different part of the globe in this week-long whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods--fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan, and more. Learn basic cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on experience in the Oleson Center kitchen. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479623
Kid's Cuisine (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Grab your passport and prepare to travel the world through your taste buds! Each day will focus on a different part of the globe in this week-long whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods--fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan, and more. Learn basic cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on experience in the Oleson Center kitchen. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479626
Course ClosedKids in the Kitchen (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Stir, blend, measure, mix and bake - be a chef for a week of kitchen discovery. Make main dishes like chicken enchiladas and lasagna, and for snack day, made-from-scratch granola bars and other tasty treats. Try your hand at homemade bread. You will be amazed at how much math you use to be a chef. On the last day, you can bring a guest to a special family dinner prepared by you and your new chef friends. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479390
Course ClosedKids in the Kitchen (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Stir, blend, measure, mix and bake - be a chef for a week of kitchen discovery. Make main dishes like chicken enchiladas and lasagna, and for snack day, made-from-scratch granola bars and other tasty treats. Try your hand at homemade bread. You will be amazed at how much math you use to be a chef. On the last day, you can bring a guest to a special family dinner prepared by you and your new chef friends. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479397
Kids with Cameras (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 204. It is a beautiful world out there; take lots of pictures of it. Whether you have been taking photos for a while, or are just picking up a digital camera for the first time--we want you! Start by learning photography basics and how to make your photographs tell the story you see. Then try new techniques and get creative. Go on photo shoots every day and fill your world with amazing new experiences! Learn to use Pixlr, a free editing software. Bring a digital camera (no cell phone cameras) to class each day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480721
Kid Writers Club (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Why do we love writing, reading and listening to stories? We love to imagine what is out there waiting for us and our favorite characters. Write to discover! Write a thrilling new story from your imagination, inspired by your own curiosity. We will talk about how to develop the setting, breathe life into your characters and their points of view, and shape the narrative arc of your story. There will be lots of chances to share your stories and build on each others ideas. Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480838
Course ClosedLEGO Art Play (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 110B. Go beyond pre-made LEGO kits and explore shapes, colors, designs and forms using your imagination. Get creative with Traverse City own brick artist, Christina Collins. Challenge yourself to make artful patterns, colorful structures, imaginary critters and more. Each day, bring your minds hidden creations to life while exploring interesting building techniques used by experienced LEGO builders. Cost includes a custom assortment of LEGO bricks so you can create at home. LEGO is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479280
LEGO Mania (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 110B. Do you love LEGOS? Come and build with Traverse Citys own brick artist! Build a city, a car, a bridge. You will have fun putting pieces together to create a city like the one Emmet, from the LEGO movie, might live in. Learn to make patterns and explore fun new ways to play with your LEGO bricks. Cost includes a custom assortment of LEGO bricks so you can create at home. LEGO is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479312
LEGO Minecraft (Grades 1-3)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon. Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Do you like to mine? Enjoy a week with Traverse Citys own brick artist and explore how to create a Minecraft world in LEGO bricks! Explore creepers, tools, buildings, and different settings in this hands-on class. Work within groups all week so we can build the best brickverse ever. Cost includes a custom assortment of LEGO bricks to take home and enjoy. LEGO and Minecraft are registered trademarks.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479320
Lil' Chemists (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Health and Science Bldg Rm 111. Be a scientist as you run experiments and make amazing discoveries about how things work. You will grow crystals of many colors and shapes and create your own work of art. Learn about acids and bases while you make sherbet. Experiment with solids, liquids, and gases. You will mix ingredients and brew concoctions to create chemical reactions!

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479387
Lunch Break - Kids on Campus Week (Ages 4-15)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$25—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, Noon-1pm, University Center Campus. If you enroll in a morning and afternoon class the week of July 23, you are invited to join the Lunch Break hour that meets in the University Center (new location this year! 2200 Dendrinos Drive). This optional kick-back-and-relax supervised hour from Noon to 1 p.m. includes time to eat, relax inside or outdoors, and recreational options for students ages 4-15. Junior counselors and staff will help you get to the lunch area and your afternoon class. Bring your lunch each day--juice packs (and water) are provided. Classes meet at University Center Campus (2200 Dendrinos Drive). Registration is required for Lunch Break; financial assistance is not available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479584
Magician's Workshop (Grades 2-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 118. YOU can do magic! Learn and practice magical skills necessary to amaze, mystify and delight your friends and family. In the magicians workshop, you will find out how to levitate small objects, control decks of cards, instantaneously freeze water, bend spoons and keys, and so much more. Make your own magic trunk and fill it with your tools of the trade.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479361
Make Your First 3-D Video Game (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of traditional 2-D game design. You will learn the physics behind 3-D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of game play, and story telling. The games you and other students create will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523417
Making Music on Your iPad (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, University Center, Rm. 12. If you have an iPad and are interested in learning how to use it to create your own music, this is for you! Explore apps for songwriting, instruments, synthesizing, mixing, sequencing and mastering--and see what they all mean! Gain experience connecting your devices so they work with your computer and/or other mobile devices for sharing audio files. The iPad has so much to offer for anyone interested in creating music. Bring your iPad and learn how to unlock your musical potential!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523293
Mazes - Games and Art: Coding for Kids (Grades 2-4)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 205. Discover the power of coding! Learn to solve problems and think creatively using computer technology. Start building your skills through games like Robo Turtles and Gravity Maze. Then you will guide Angry Birds through a maze on screen and explore a Minecraft world. Create stories and art on the computer, and design your own games. By the end, you will use your programming skills to create your own project that you can share with others. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479364
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch A.M. (Grades 3-6)—2018-06-19 through 2018-06-21$139—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 9am - Noon, Circle H. Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479687
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch A.M. (Grades 3-6)—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-12$139—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 9am - Noon, Circle H. Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479690
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch P.M. (Grades 3-6)—2018-06-19 through 2018-06-21$139—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 1-4pm, Circle H. Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479697
Meet Me at the Ranch P.M. (Grades 3-6)—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-12$139—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 1-4pm, Circle H. Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479703
Minecraft Designers (Grades 3-5)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 204. If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3-D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3-D modeling software. You will work in teams for most of the week. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479616
Minecraft Designers (Grades 6-9)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3-D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3-D modeling software. You will work in teams for most of the week. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523420
Minecraft Modders (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9am - Noon, Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 204. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding is taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479601
Minecraft Modders (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding is taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523433
Mission Breakout (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. If you choose to accept this mission, you and your teammates will race against the clock in a series of challenges. Your challenges will vary from day to day, as you progress through the mission and include design challenges, puzzles and a final breakout. Clues are tricky and cover a variety of subjects while promoting problem-solving skills, collaborative thinking and critical thinking skills.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480878
Musical Theater Dance (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Scholars Hall Rm. 217. Move, shake and laugh as you explore the skills necessary to be a musical theater actor; singing, dancing, and acting. Play theater games and practice exercises each day to warm up. Create props and use your creativity to become the characters in your routines. Wear comfy clothes each day and be ready to dance. Entertain your family with a performance on the last day. No dance experience is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523756
Course ClosedMy Grand and Me (Ages 4-6 with an Adult)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 110B. Grandparents make everything better! Make projects focused on family, creativity, imagination and celebration. You and your favorite adult will create mementos to capture this special time together including paintings, a sun catcher, a magic jar and much more! Team up to build, explore and find adventure! Let laughter rule as you and your Grand compete together in the Grandparent Olympics (low impact games of course!). Enjoy a Grand celebration of family and fun on the last day. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479272
Mysterious Magic and Super Slimy Science (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 111. Can you make things move without touching them? What is Oobleck? How do you make slime? These questions and more will be answered in this week of super science experiments. See chemical reactions produce extraordinary things - and you will not believe the magic tricks! You will create flubber, explode a volcano, make flowers change colors, and more. Bring your curiosity!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479330
Nature Painting and Drawing (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Scholars Hall Rm 106. Colors, colors and more colors! How many colors do you see? Skinny lines, thick lines, squiggly lines, and more. How many lines can there be? Become inspired as we take nature walks to observe the natural environment. Learn to draw and paint all things in nature from sunsets to leaf prints, and landscapes to beach rocks. You will use pencils, charcoal, crayons, watercolors, tempera and more to create the colorful images you see all around you.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479437
Outdoor Art (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Nature is filled with intricate patterns and shapes, and amazing colors and textures. Just what an artist needs! Get outdoors and explore the beauty in nature. Then get creative with clay, sand, rocks, and found natural objects to make collages, mobiles, prints and more. There is so much for the nature artist to see and do! Wear shoes for being outside (not flip flops) and clothes for delightfully messy activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479407
Paint 'n Play (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm,&nbsp; Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Use your imagination and bright colors to concoct unique art projects using salt, mud, glue, milk and more. Get active in creating your own painting masterpieces during freeze-dance painting and bubble-wrap-stomp painting. If you like to mix, brew, sift and invent, you will love this wonderful week of making art indoors and out in nature.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479247
Painting with Acrylics (Grades 6-9)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9:30 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. If painting is your passion, you will love exploring the possibilities of acrylic paints with artist Debra Coburn. Learn the technique of painting from a photograph to a canvas. Then take your skills up a notch with an inventive style of reverse painting onto Plexiglas. With each technique, you will sharpen your attention to detail and do color planning for a magical wow end result. Bring some of your favorite magazines as reference and inspiration; the best images are of simple objects like a flower, turtle, fish or landscape.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523464
Pet Lovers (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 06. How can you tell if your pet dog, cat, bird or reptile is happy or sad? What do they like and dislike? Join a former zookeeper and current animal trainer to explore the biology of many different kinds of animals and all their peculiar behaviors and adaptations. Through games, you will explore the unique ways that pets see, hear, smell and touch. Research fascinating (and weird!) facts about these friendly pals. We will even have some four-legged visitors!

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283482156
Photography Workshop (Grades 7-10)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 (715 E Front St). Attention aspiring photographers! Learn to use your camera as an imaginative tool to create exciting photographs. Gain experience shooting portraits, landscapes, close-ups, indoor scenes and more! Get professional tips on lighting, composing your pictures, points of view, framing, and important camera settings. After taking lots of photos, use the FREE open-source program GIMP to edit and enhance your images bringing them to a whole new level. Bring your camera, memory card, camera manual, card reader (or camera cord) and imagination.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523446
Princess Manners (Ages 3-4)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. You are invited to join the magnificent fun and learn to act like a princess. Learn to be kind and gracious from Cinderella. Snow White will teach you great table manners. Let Princess Jasmine show you how to be a good guest and Princess Ariel will tell you when and how to say, I am sorry. All week long, we will be preparing for our Princess Tea with Elsa, which takes place on the last day. You will love this fun week of games, crafts, and new friends. Parents, this is a great week for socializing and developing school-ready skills.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479196
Princess Party (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. It is a party and you are invited! Join Elsa, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and more in a week full of princess fun. Make a crown and sash, a beaded necklace and other princess accessories. Cut and paste, sing and count as you explore the world of princesses. Mix, measure, and decorate your treats for the party on the last day when you can come dressed-up in all your princess glamour!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479240
Course ClosedRainbows, Glitter and Unicorns! (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Unlock your imagination and ride a magical wave of rainbows and unicorns! You will discover plenty of color, sparkle and excitement in this creative and enchanting class. Create magical art including a sun catcher, sand art, tie dye and much more! Each day you will paint and construct a variety of creations to share. On Friday, sample a rainbow of food—including unicorn inspired treats! Please bring a white t-shirt to tie dye on Tuesday.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479452
Rainforest Adventure (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Jump into a week of hands-on fun as you journey to the amazing rainforest filled with exploding color and exciting adventures. Each day you will make new discoveries about the plants, animals, and foods of the rainforest while exploring art, music, games, stories, and movement. Make cool animal projects like a fabulous frog and a -moving- snake. Build your own rainforest in a jar, create a rainforest recipe book, and try new foods. Every day is a play day—in the rainforest!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479244
Raptors: Masters of the Air! (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 07. Raptors, also known as birds of prey, are exciting and beautiful birds with exceptional flight capabilities! Explore hawks, eagles, owls and other raptors through fun hands-on activities, outdoor games and raptor watching. Learn to identify our local species by sight, sound and flight characteristics. Discover what sets these powerful, yet graceful, creatures apart from the rest of the avian world. Be prepared to be outside each day, and bring binoculars if you have them--eagles have been spotted near our classroom!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523751
ROBLOX Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX, an online universe where you create anything you can dream. This week you will combine game design concepts, coding and fun! Young entrepreneurs will learn how to navigate the ROBLOX marketplace to publish their games

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523265
Rock 'n Roll Camp (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, The Beat Lab (3886 Cass Rd). Want to play in a full rock band? Learn how to work as a member of a band while performing and recording music together. Discover how to read charts and blend your ideas as a band. You will learn three tunes together. The last day takes place in a first-rate recording facility so you can record your creation and take it home on a CD. Instruments needed are guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and percussion. Bring your own instrument (except drums and percussion).

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523461
Rock - Paper - Scissors (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, Scholars Hall Rm 106. Have you ever found--or hidden--a Kindness Rock? Are you crafty with art materials? Join artist, Nan Katzenberger, for a week of painting, cutting and constructing. Learn about famous artists like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso whose cutting edge collage art was colorful and whimsical. Make your own vibrant textured paper using paint, stamps, stencils, bubble wrap and more. Using your hand-made paper, cut and organize shapes to create your very own collage based on Matisse cut-outs. Paint and hide your own Kindness Rocks.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283482142
Course ClosedSaddle Up (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-19$149—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, 1-4 pm, meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Are you ready to add to the riding skills you learned in Meet Me at the Ranch? Gain more confidence and knowledge in and around the barn when you are paired again with a horse at Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf. Review barn safety and etiquette, grooming, tacking and basic steering and control of your horse. Then focus on getting more experience in the saddle in both an obstacle area and on the last day's trail ride. You must have completed the Meet Me at the Ranch class (this summer or in a previous summer). Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle each day. Helmets are provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523531
Saddle Up (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-19$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>THIS COURSE IS FULL -- YOU MAY CALL 231-995-1700 TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST. Tues/Wed/Thurs, 9 am-noon, meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Are you ready to add to the riding skills you learned in Meet Me at the Ranch? Gain more confidence and knowledge in and around the barn when you are paired again with a horse at Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf. Review barn safety and etiquette, grooming, tacking and basic steering and control of your horse. Then focus on getting more experience in the saddle in both an obstacle area and on the last day's trail ride. You must have completed the Meet Me at the Ranch class (this summer or in a previous summer). Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle each day. Helmets are provided.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523739
Say It in Japanese (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-26$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Discover Japan, Land of the Rising Sun! You will learn Japanese words and phrases as you explore the fascinating art and culture of this exotic island country. Learn the art of origami (paper folding), try your hand at shodo (Japanese calligraphy), read and write haiku (a poetry form), enjoy Japanese tea and snacks, and practice using chopsticks. Read manga, watch animé, and discover how kids in Japan spend their days. Nihongo O hanashimashoo!

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479571
Secret Life of Pets (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 06. What does your pet do all day when you aren’t at home? Have fun brainstorming with a cartoon drawing depicting your pets hilarious behavior. Do not have a pet? No worries! You will create your own dogs, cats, birds, and fish in paint and pastel. You will also learn about watercolor and acrylic techniques on canvas as you paint scales, feathers, and fur.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479426
Course ClosedSEW Simple (Grades 2-4)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 215/217. Want to learn how to sew with a sewing machine? Want to make your own clothes? Do both this week and create a dress to wear! Learn basic sewing skills, work with a pattern, operate a sewing machine, stitch and press seams to create your own cool sundress and tote bag. Hand-stitch fabric flowers to embellish your tote bag. On the last day, amaze your family and friends as you walk down the runway in your new outfit. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479367
Sharpie Marker Art (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center, Rm. 212. Grab a Sharpie and make some bold art! Sharpie markers are a versatile art media which can be used on a variety of surfaces. Learn art techniques that will take your art to the next level while exploring work by today's leading Sharpie artists. You will work on paper, plastic, rocks, and more. Bring your own white t-shirt for one of your project designs.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523487
Course ClosedShelter Building (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon. Meet at the Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area trailhead parking lot near TBAISD Conference Center. You are hiking and your friend sprains an ankle and there is a storm coming! You need shelter, but none can be found. We will listen to great stories and tales as we learn to construct different types of shelters from materials available to us in nature. If you like forts and, more importantly, like to build them, this adventure is for you! You will work together to build a shelter large enough for the whole group! Bring a water bottle.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479300
Sketch Your World (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, Lakes Campus, Rm. 211 (715 E Front St). Discover the joy of sketching the natural world! Artists throughout history have escaped to the outdoors to become trained observers. Grab your sketchbook and we will head outside where you will learn about the process of selecting a subject to sketch. Gain useful information on a variety of drawing and wet media techniques from pencil to watercolor. Find new inspiration and stretch your artistic skills. Bring a 9 x 12 or larger sketchbook and a regular pencil to the first class. All other materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523326
Skills for the Backcountry (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, meet at the Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area trailhead parking lot near TBAISD Conference Center. Experience your own week of Survivor! Your adventure takes you to a different locale each day where you will discover useful backcountry hiking and survival skills. Learn to plan and pack for a camping trip, store food, pitch a tent and cook on a camp stove. Learn wilderness safety, map and compass reading, tracking and emergency shelter-building. Bring a backpack with a water bottle and snack. Wear walking shoes (not flip flops).</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479502
Sleeping Bear Ghost Towns (Grades 5-12 with an Adult)—2018-06-27 through 2018-06-27$129—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8 am-5 pm, meet at University Center Campus Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Who were the settlers and what were their lives like? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people get to see. Find great photo ops on this adventure which begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center in Empire. Van transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from the University Center parking lot to Empire and throughout the park, then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. Transportation is included in the cost. Bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable shoes for hiking a mile or more at a time. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523279
Something's Fishy in the Museum (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Janis Rm. Do you love fish AND art? Get artistic inspiration from the Monster Fish of National Geographic's traveling exhibit--each at least 6 feet long--at the newly remodeled Dennos Museum. In a variety of fun projects at the museum, you will learn science, natural history, geography and art history. Construct fish art using expressive art materials, learn about fish, and you might even TRY fish food! Fish drawings, paintings, sculpture and woven fish will keep your creativity swimming all week long!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523743
Spectacular Spiders (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 214. Spiders are fascinating creatures! Believe it or not, the more you know about them the more you will love them! Learn how spiders are different from other animals and what -special tools- they possess. Identify many different kinds that live in our area and examine how they create their intricate webs. Through lots of games, outdoor explorations, arts and crafts, stories and research, you will begin to appreciate these amazing critters. Go on a spider safari to find them outdoors each day!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479467
Sports and Games (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-12$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 10 am - Noon, Phys Ed Bldg Gym. Fun in the campus sun – and in the gym! Explore new cooperative games each day that include team building fun using soccer balls, basketballs, kickballs, and more! Every day is packed with fun and games as you learn the basics from Coach Katie, athletic trainer and TCAPS physical education teacher. Get tips on making your favorite sports even more FUN. Get ready for a week of practicing new skills, playing games, and meeting new friends. Bring a water bottle, tennis shoes, and plenty of energy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479440
Sports Camp (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 10 am - Noon, Phys Ed Bldg Gym. Practice makes perfect! Improve your skills in sports such as basketball, track, volleyball, soccer and more! Have fun playing outdoors and in the gym. Every day is packed with fun and games as you learn the basics and beyond from an athletic trainer and TCAPS physical education teacher. Learn the importance of teamwork, gain skills to become a better athlete, and get tips for making each sport more FUN. All levels of fitness and sports backgrounds are welcome. Wear tennis shoes, bring a water bottle and plenty of energy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479656
Studio Recording (Grades 7-10)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, University Center Campus, Rm. 12. Play and record your own music using professional studio gear! Learn about different types of microphones and how to use them. Discover the proper way to record drums, bass, guitar, piano and more. From recording basic tracks and the rhythm section, to overdubbing vocals and lead instruments, learn how the pros go about recording the bands you know and love. Once recording is completed, learn how mix engineers take recorded tracks and blend them to create a professional, radio-ready hit! No previous music experience necessary; but you may bring instruments if you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523218
Super Science Sleuths (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 07. Super science sleuths wanted! Have you ever wondered why bears sleep all winter? Why leaves change color in the fall? Or why the birds and squirrels are so busy in the spring? Come along on a journey through the seasons of Northern Michigan. Using art, engineering, math and scientific discovery, you will explore how each season is uniquely scientific. Track the wildest animals, create a blizzard in summer, grow plants in a milk container, and so much more in this week of multi-sensory science fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479309
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do (Ages 7-16) Advanced—2018-05-17 through 2018-07-19$99—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs, 6:30-7:30 pm, Physical Education Bldg Gym. Welcome to the NMC do-jang! Leave your shoes and socks at the door and join us for the continued study and practice of Tae Kwon Do, the Korean art of weaponless self-defense. The advanced class will continue to reinforce basic techniques while adding the challenge of learning new forms and skills appropriate to each students rank. This class is meant for students holding the rank of 8th gup (Yellow Belt) or higher; rank earned in other clubs is honored. Students should wear a proper Tae Kwon Do dobak (uniform) for class, which are available for purchase as necessary, from the instructor.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995147
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do (Ages 7-16) Beginning—2018-05-17 through 2018-07-19$99—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-6:30 pm, Physical Education Bldg Gym. Kick off your shoes and socks and join us in the do-jang (gym, or workout space)! Tae Kwon Do, literally translated as -the art of the feet and the hands-, is the Korean art of weaponless self-defense. Learn basic stances, punches, kicks, and self-defense techniques while building fitness, mental discipline, and self-confidence. Rank earned in other clubs through prior training is honored. New students have the option of workout attire or purchasing a student uniform.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995150
Take Amazing Photos with Your Smartphone (Grades 6-12)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, University Center Campus, Rm. 204. Budding photographers, find out how to capture action photos without the blur, take flattering close-ups of people and tell a story in pictures. Work with lighting, framing, advanced camera settings and editing apps to make beautiful and artistic photos. Get lots of hands-on practice with daily photo shoots and scavenger hunts photographing everything from people to still life to food photography and more. Learn to organize, save, store and share your photos through online apps. Bring your smartphone and charger to class each day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523322
Course ClosedTeens Love to Cook (Grades 7-12)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-20$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Mama Mia! Be a chef in training in the NMC teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center this summer with all new recipes. Develop new skills, get fresh ideas, and enjoy daily tastings. Construct your own Sicilian pizza with a made-from-scratch yeast dough, homemade red sauce, pesto, and toppings. Prepare your own flaky pie crust, and prep apples and spices for apple pizza with vanilla drizzle. Sharpen your knife skills as you practice the technique of chiffonade with freshly grown herbs for a delectable pizza pasta. Finish the week with your own death by chocolate pizza! Cooking classes may not be appropriate for those with severe food allergies or special dietary needs.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523124
Teens Love to Cook (Grades 7-12)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-20$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues-Fri, 9 am-Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Mama Mia! Be a chef in training in the NMC teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center this summer with all new recipes. Develop new skills, get fresh ideas, and enjoy daily tastings. Construct your own Sicilian pizza with a made-from-scratch yeast dough, homemade red sauce, pesto, and toppings. Prepare your own flaky pie crust, and prep apples and spices for apple pizza with vanilla drizzle. Sharpen your knife skills as you practice the technique of chiffonade with freshly grown herbs for a delectable pizza pasta. Finish the week with your own death by chocolate pizza! Cooking classes may not be appropriate for those with severe food allergies or special dietary needs.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523135
The Actor in You (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Show off your creativity by creating a script, inventing characters, designing a set and performing it all in front of a live audience. Work on practical skills like acting, literacy and public speaking. Gain independence and self-esteem as you work with your team to create your own play. Story, art, stage and acting come together to make this theater experience come alive! Family and friends are invited to the performance on the last day! Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479666
The Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)—2018-06-22 through 2018-06-22$129—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10am - 1 pm, Meet at Cedar Lake Boat Launch, west of TC, out Cedar Run Rd. Climbing trees is not only fun, it is a sport! Using arborists ropes and harnesses, you (and your parent) will learn to ascend into the canopies safely. You will even learn how to camp there. Equipment is provided; bring drinking water. An in-tree snack is provided. Dress for the weather and wear shoes and long pants. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479587
The Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)—2018-07-19 through 2018-07-19$129—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10am - 1 pm, Meet at Cedar Lake Boat Launch, west of TC, out Cedar Run Rd. Climbing trees is not only fun, it is a sport! Using arborists ropes and harnesses, you (and your parent) will learn to ascend into the canopies safely. You will even learn how to camp there. Equipment is provided; bring drinking water. An in-tree snack is provided. Dress for the weather and wear shoes and long pants. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479594
Course ClosedThe Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)—2018-08-23 through 2018-08-23$129—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10am - 1 pm, Meet at Cedar Lake Boat Launch, west of TC, out Cedar Run Rd. Climbing trees is not only fun, it is a sport! Using arborists ropes and harnesses, you (and your parent) will learn to ascend into the canopies safely. You will even learn how to camp there. Equipment is provided; bring drinking water. An in-tree snack is provided. Dress for the weather and wear shoes and long pants. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479597
The Sport of Cricket (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Join the fun as you learn the sport of Cricket from teacher and coach, Gavin Richmond, who grew up in England playing Cricket. This game is played all over the world and it is becoming more popular than ever. Cricket combines the skill of baseball with the sprinting of track and the quickness of a game of tag. Learn about the player positions and game terminology like batsman, bowlers, overs, wides, wickets and runs. Add strategy and teamwork, and you have a fun and challenging sport.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523297
Treasure Hunters-A Pirate Adventure (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Yo ho ho, pirates! Come along on a pirate-y adventure full of stories, art and fun! Our adventure takes place on our own island where we will create a pirate ship and pirate maps to lead us to lost treasures. Design a pirate hat and sword, create a treasure chest to hold your loot, and a boat that floats. Exploration awaits you each day, so climb aboard for a great voyage and learning fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479189
Ukulele University (Grades 6-9)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 11 am-noon, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Ukuleles are more popular than ever. They are inexpensive, easy to learn, portable, and so fun to play! Learn to play new songs each day and get hands-on instruction on basic chords and strums. Discover how to tune and maintain your instrument. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD by Bert Casey (approx. $15) which is available online or at the local Guitar store.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523361
Vegetarian Cooking Camp (Grades 5-7)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-02$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9 am-noon, Oleson Center Rm. 129. Veg out this summer with delicious and healthy plant-based vegetarian meals. Discover Buddha Bowls--they're fun, versatile and let you get creative to suit your personal tastes. Get practice grilling, roasting and marinating fruits and veggies that you will crave all year long. Learn how to make complete meals that balance protein and carbs while adding a punch of flavor with fresh herbs. If you like cooking shows, you will love working in teams as you put your skills to the test with a last day mystery basket challenge. Cooking classes may not be appropriate for those with severe food allergies or special dietary needs. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523381
VEX IQ Robotics (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$199—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30 am-noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg. 110A & B. Join the exciting world of robotics as you work in teams to design, build, program and test your own custom-built robots. Under the close guidance of World Champion mentors, Philip Leete and John Gilligan, each team will use a Vex IQ Robotic kit containing hundreds of structural parts along with motors, gears, axles, sensors, batteries and a computer brain. Challenge your skills as you learn how to build or modify your robot to complete a variety of tasks. Your final robot will then compete in the Ultimate Team Challenge--a fast-paced, head-to-head robot rumble that parents are invited to attend. This week is designed so all levels from beginner to advanced, can participate and grow their skills.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523312
VEX IQ Robotics (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$199—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 110A & B. Join the exciting world of robotics as you work in teams to design, build, program and test your own custom-built robots. Under the close guidance of World Champion mentors, Philip Leete and John Gilligan, each team will use a Vex IQ Robotic kit containing hundreds of structural parts along with motors, gears, axles, sensors, batteries and a computer brain. Challenge your skills as you learn how to build or modify your robot to complete a variety of tasks. Your final robot will then compete in the Ultimate Team Challenge--a fast-paced, head-to-head robot rumble that parents are invited to attend. This week is designed so all levels from beginner to advanced, can participate and grow their skills.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =292153567
Video Game Creation with Scratch (Grades 3-7)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 205. Produce your own video games, interactive stories, music, animation, and art with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language created at MIT that makes it easy to generate your own digital creations and even share them on the Web. Create and share Scratch projects and learn important mathematical and computation ideas at the same time. You will also learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479567
Welcome to Pixie Hollow (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Fly to Pixie Hollow and experience the wonder and magic of Tinkerbells hidden world through art and stories. Create your own fairy garden with a perfect little home for your very own fairy. Search for fairy magic outside, and build a dream catcher for fairy-inspired dreams. Each day, you will make sparkly accessories for your fairy wardrobe and be ready to celebrate our last day together with a fabulous tea party.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479228
What's Cookin'? (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$125—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Banana dippers, breakfast nachos and fruit smoothies - learn to make these fun foods and lots more in this hands-on week in the big shiny NMC kitchen. You will stir, blend, measure, mix, bake and taste your way through good food you can fix at home. Every day has a theme which includes a story and hands-on prep. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479208
What's Cookin'? (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$125—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Banana dippers, breakfast nachos and fruit smoothies - learn to make these fun foods and lots more in this hands-on week in the big shiny NMC kitchen. You will stir, blend, measure, mix, bake and taste your way through good food you can fix at home. Every day has a theme which includes a story and hands-on prep. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479217
Wheel and Hand-built Pottery (Grades 6-12)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$169—Face to FaceView Details

Note: Class meets Mon-Fri, July 30 through Aug. 3, PLUS Tues, Aug. 7, 9-Noon, Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Discover the art of clay and the fun of shaping it with your hands. Learn to use the potters wheel and hand-building techniques through demonstration, instruction, and lots of hands-on experience. In the NMC pottery lab, you will create interesting and useful objects using the wheel, coil, slab, and mold methods. Items will be fired at the end of the first week and be ready for glazing the following Tuesday. Time for pick-up of finished pieces will be arranged. Dress to get joyously messy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523468
Working with Glass - Fusion and Mosiac (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-19$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9:30 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Spend the week exploring glass in all its beauty. In the first days, we will experiment with glass fusion. You will cut glass, create your own designs and melt (fuse) the glass in the kiln. You will make a 3-dimensional bug, sun catcher and a small bowl. Then switch gears and take a step back into ancient Greece where mosaic art began. Use glass, tile, repurposed dishes or even your own finds and treasures to make a unique mosaic design. Glue the pieces into a frame and apply grout to complete your colorful and imaginative work of art.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523333
World Dance and Kindermusik (Grades 1-3)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-3 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Dance Rm 120. Get ready to move, create, express yourself, make music, sing, play instruments and dance! Each day learn music from a different part of the world. Experience world cultures using a multi-sensory approach through maps, geography, stories and pictures. Explore cultural dance, instruments, arts and crafts. You will even receive your own hip scarf to take home! Work together with group dances, and prepare a dance to perform for families on the last day!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479475
Writing and Publishing: Finding Your Voice (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-19$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-3:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224. Don't wait until you grow up to become a real writer! Learn how to write stories that readers cannot put down. See which magazines publish writing by young people and how to successfully submit your work. As a group, we will make our own magazine featuring the stories you have written in class--you will also get the chance to see your story IN PRINT! The magazine will be sent out for printing, then mailed to you later in the summer. Bring a notebook and pencil/pen and get ready to write!

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523283
Course ClosedYoung Aviators (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-14 through 2018-08-16$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>THIS COURSE IS FULL -- YOU MAY CALL 231-995-1700 TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST. Tues/Wed/Thurs, 9-11 am, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 226. Enjoy a high-flying adventure with the staff of NMC Aviation. From the Wright brothers through today's high-tech aerospace industry, experience the world of aviation and the opportunities for both boys and girls. Learn the differences between types of airplanes while touring the flight hanger and experiencing the inside of various cockpits. Get hands-on knowledge including manipulating the controls of an aircraft flight simulator, touring the Cherry Capital Airport air traffic control tower and other behind-the-scene activities. Enroll early for this popular class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480910
Yummy Art (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon,&nbsp; Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Eat your art out and grab your spoon, paintbrush and Kool-Aid -- we are creating art! From cupcake design to Kool-Aid finger painting, learn all about the wonderful and wacky world of food art. Build spaghetti sculptures, play foodie games and make your own incredible edibles. Each day, you will explore ways to take normal food items and create exciting art projects. Get ready for a week of fun playing with your food.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479182
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do (Ages 7-16) Beginning—2018-05-17 through 2018-07-19$99—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-6:30 pm, Physical Education Bldg Gym. Kick off your shoes and socks and join us in the do-jang (gym, or workout space)! Tae Kwon Do, literally translated as -the art of the feet and the hands-, is the Korean art of weaponless self-defense. Learn basic stances, punches, kicks, and self-defense techniques while building fitness, mental discipline, and self-confidence. Rank earned in other clubs through prior training is honored. New students have the option of workout attire or purchasing a student uniform.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995150
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do (Ages 7-16) Advanced—2018-05-17 through 2018-07-19$99—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs, 6:30-7:30 pm, Physical Education Bldg Gym. Welcome to the NMC do-jang! Leave your shoes and socks at the door and join us for the continued study and practice of Tae Kwon Do, the Korean art of weaponless self-defense. The advanced class will continue to reinforce basic techniques while adding the challenge of learning new forms and skills appropriate to each students rank. This class is meant for students holding the rank of 8th gup (Yellow Belt) or higher; rank earned in other clubs is honored. Students should wear a proper Tae Kwon Do dobak (uniform) for class, which are available for purchase as necessary, from the instructor.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995147
Course ClosedHangin' with Horses (Grades 1-4 with an adult)—2018-06-15 through 2018-06-15$49—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10 am - Noon, Circle H Stables, 7200 Brown Bridge Rd. Kids, partner up with your favorite adult to share some quality time together while learning about the beauty and grace of horses. Find out how to safely approach, handle and work around horses. You will also learn about basic grooming and even get to braid horse tails just for fun! You will be paired up with a horse and quickly see for yourself how being in a barn is not only good for the soul, but is also a great confidence booster. No prior horse experience needed, but closed-toe shoes are required. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479348
Course ClosedCharter Fishing Experience (Grades 4-8 with Parent)—2018-06-17 through 2018-06-17$259—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, Noon-4 pm, meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter in Leland Harbor. Catch big fish on the big lake! You and a parent will experience deep-water fishing off the shores of Leland aboard the Farfetched. Join Captain Scott Anderson for a fun afternoon of charter fishing for salmon and steelhead. Learn about the equipment used to fish in deep water. Don't let warm on-shore weather fool you; out on the lake it is still cold, so dress appropriately. Bring sun screen, a hat, and sunglasses, and a catch a big fish attitude. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Scholarships are not available.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479555
Course ClosedBugs - Rocks - Water -- OH MY! (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Be a scientist and discover amazing aspects of three kinds of science: life, physical and earth SCIENCE! Make, observe and explore one topic each day: insects, water in nature, rocks and fossils, simple machines and plants. Problem solve, make simple projects and be creative with visual arts. We will even connect math and literature to our experiments. Experiential learning with the STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) make each day active, fun AND educational!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479297
Bugs - Rocks - Water -- OH MY! (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1:30 pm - 4 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Be a scientist and discover amazing aspects of three kinds of science: life, physical and earth SCIENCE! Make, observe and explore one topic each day: insects, water in nature, rocks and fossils, simple machines and plants. Problem solve, make simple projects and be creative with visual arts. We will even connect math and literature to our experiments. Experiential learning with the STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) make each day active, fun AND educational!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =290518527
LEGO Minecraft (Grades 1-3)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon. Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Do you like to mine? Enjoy a week with Traverse Citys own brick artist and explore how to create a Minecraft world in LEGO bricks! Explore creepers, tools, buildings, and different settings in this hands-on class. Work within groups all week so we can build the best brickverse ever. Cost includes a custom assortment of LEGO bricks to take home and enjoy. LEGO and Minecraft are registered trademarks.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479320
Kid's Choir Camp (Grades 1-4)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$150—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30am - Noon, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 115. Do you love to sing? Come join the NMC Childrens Choir staff for a great week of music on campus! Whether you are an experienced singer or brand new to it, you will get a chance to sing and learn with others in a fun workshop setting. Each day is a new encounter with music, singing and movement. The finale of the week is a concert featuring all the Choir Camp singers.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479345
Jedi Training Camp (Grades 1-3)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Do you want to harness your inner Jedi? Join Jedi Christina for a week of physical and mental Jedi training. Practice mindfulness and patience, light saber safety, and you will embellish your own Jedi robe. Put your training to the test as you compete as a team in a Jedi obstacle course. Parents are invited to the award ceremony on the last day for all Jedi graduates.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479376
Kid's Cuisine (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Grab your passport and prepare to travel the world through your taste buds! Each day will focus on a different part of the globe in this week-long whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods--fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan, and more. Learn basic cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on experience in the Oleson Center kitchen. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479623
Course ClosedChef School (Grades 4-6)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-21$159—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9am-Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition and cost with a mid-week field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479631
Clay Sculpture (Grades 4-8)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-22$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135. You will love this fun exploration with clay that combines the pinch, slab, and coil methods of hand-building. You will make useful items like bowls and candleholders; and decoratives like mobiles, gargoyles, and animal sculptures. Get inspired as you experience the flow of creativity from working with clay and glazes. Dress for an artsy mess.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479650
Painting with Acrylics (Grades 6-9)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9:30 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. If painting is your passion, you will love exploring the possibilities of acrylic paints with artist Debra Coburn. Learn the technique of painting from a photograph to a canvas. Then take your skills up a notch with an inventive style of reverse painting onto Plexiglas. With each technique, you will sharpen your attention to detail and do color planning for a magical wow end result. Bring some of your favorite magazines as reference and inspiration; the best images are of simple objects like a flower, turtle, fish or landscape.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523464
America's Boating Course (Grades 7-12)—2018-06-18 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9 am-noon, Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 111 (715 E Front St). In a boating emergency, quick thinking is vital to survival. Become a safe and confident boater with this fundamental U.S. Power Squadron course. Successful completion qualifies you for personal watercraft operator certification in Michigan. Learn boat terminology, safe watercraft operation, rules and regs; boat navigation; and communication. We will discuss how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions and how to operate a boat trailer and a personal water craft (PWC). You will also learn how to tie knots that are essential to boating. Cost includes textbook and certification test. Must attend each day to achieve certification.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523315
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch A.M. (Grades 3-6)—2018-06-19 through 2018-06-21$139—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 9am - Noon, Circle H. Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479687
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch P.M. (Grades 3-6)—2018-06-19 through 2018-06-21$139—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 1-4pm, Circle H. Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479697
Junior Counselor: Leaders in Training (Ages 12-15)—2018-06-20 through 2018-06-22$69—Face to FaceView Details

Wed/Thurs/Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. Learn how to work with young children in a classroom setting and get real-life job experience. In this 4-day training, you will learn basic first aid, emergency response, classroom management, and leadership skills that will prepare you for potential volunteer options in College for Kids. Find out how to fill out an application and go through a real interview and get ready for future volunteer activities and employment. Parents, plan to join us the last half hour of class Friday to receive important information. NOTE: Qualifying junior counselors will have an opportunity to assist an instructor one or two weeks during this summer's College for Kids program.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523518
The Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)—2018-06-22 through 2018-06-22$129—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10am - 1 pm, Meet at Cedar Lake Boat Launch, west of TC, out Cedar Run Rd. Climbing trees is not only fun, it is a sport! Using arborists ropes and harnesses, you (and your parent) will learn to ascend into the canopies safely. You will even learn how to camp there. Equipment is provided; bring drinking water. An in-tree snack is provided. Dress for the weather and wear shoes and long pants. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479587
Charter Fishing Experience (Grades 4-8 with Parent)—2018-06-24 through 2018-06-24$259—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, Noon-4 pm, meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter in Leland Harbor. Catch big fish on the big lake! You and a parent will experience deep-water fishing off the shores of Leland aboard the Farfetched. Join Captain Scott Anderson for a fun afternoon of charter fishing for salmon and steelhead. Learn about the equipment used to fish in deep water. Don't let warm on-shore weather fool you; out on the lake it is still cold, so dress appropriately. Bring sun screen, a hat, and sunglasses, and a catch a big fish attitude. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Scholarships are not available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =292151026
Yummy Art (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon,&nbsp; Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Eat your art out and grab your spoon, paintbrush and Kool-Aid -- we are creating art! From cupcake design to Kool-Aid finger painting, learn all about the wonderful and wacky world of food art. Build spaghetti sculptures, play foodie games and make your own incredible edibles. Each day, you will explore ways to take normal food items and create exciting art projects. Get ready for a week of fun playing with your food.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479182
Bonkers Over Bugs (Ages 3-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Bugs, bugs, bugs, oh my! Busy bees, silly spiders, quick crickets and beautiful butterflies come to visit as we listen to bug stories, sing songs and buggy down to creative movement activities. Go on a nature walk in search of bugs, then get creative making totally buggin art projects like a spider mask and your very own insect collage. Learn fun facts through lots of hands-on projects, create your own bug rock, observe insects and have lots of buggy fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479193
Calling all SuperHeroes (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Put on your super gear and get ready for an exciting week of heroic fun! Explore with your Spidey senses, rescue Batman and Robin from a frozen state, save our world from villains, collect kryptonite and experience what Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mutagen feels like--but don't worry, it is not Shredder's formula. Make your own superhero costume to continue your adventures at home.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479232
Princess Party (Ages 4-6)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. It is a party and you are invited! Join Elsa, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and more in a week full of princess fun. Make a crown and sash, a beaded necklace and other princess accessories. Cut and paste, sing and count as you explore the world of princesses. Mix, measure, and decorate your treats for the party on the last day when you can come dressed-up in all your princess glamour!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479240
Magician's Workshop (Grades 2-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 118. YOU can do magic! Learn and practice magical skills necessary to amaze, mystify and delight your friends and family. In the magicians workshop, you will find out how to levitate small objects, control decks of cards, instantaneously freeze water, bend spoons and keys, and so much more. Make your own magic trunk and fill it with your tools of the trade.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479361
World Dance and Kindermusik (Grades 1-3)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-3 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Dance Rm 120. Get ready to move, create, express yourself, make music, sing, play instruments and dance! Each day learn music from a different part of the world. Experience world cultures using a multi-sensory approach through maps, geography, stories and pictures. Explore cultural dance, instruments, arts and crafts. You will even receive your own hip scarf to take home! Work together with group dances, and prepare a dance to perform for families on the last day!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479475
Aikido Kids (Grades 1-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, Northwest Michigan Aikido Club, Cass Business Park (2819 Cass Rd, Suite E-6). Would you like to be a warrior and martial artist? Explore, experiment, play and learn how Aikidos movements can be applied to everyday life. Through tumbles, rolls, partnering and individual study, discover how to be more centered, powerful, confident and open to change in a harmonious and exciting way. All levels welcome, wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479486
Course ClosedJunior Robotics Academy (Grades 2-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>THIS COURSE IS FULL --YOU MAY CALL 231-995-1700 TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST. Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg 110 A/B. Learn the basics of robot building and the skills to compete in regional robotic competitions using VEX IQ Robotics kits. With your team, you will build a bot and run it through fun challenges-some will even require you to build, test and rebuild your bot. Learn to program its brain and operate controls to run an obstacle course, carry objects and obey your commands. Finish with the Ultimate Team Challenge where teams compete face to face.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479490
Course ClosedJunior Robotics Academy (Grades 2-4)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg 110 A/B. Learn the basics of robot building and the skills to compete in regional robotic competitions using VEX IQ Robotics kits. With your team, you will build a bot and run it through fun challenges-some will even require you to build, test and rebuild your bot. Learn to program its brain and operate controls to run an obstacle course, carry objects and obey your commands. Finish with the Ultimate Team Challenge where teams compete face to face.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =286462759
App Attack: Make Your First Game App (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 204. Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, explore the world of web-based apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Your created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479613
Kid's Cuisine (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Grab your passport and prepare to travel the world through your taste buds! Each day will focus on a different part of the globe in this week-long whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods--fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan, and more. Learn basic cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on experience in the Oleson Center kitchen. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479626
Course ClosedChef School (Grades 4-6)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$159—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9am-Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition and cost with a mid-week field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479645
Sports Camp (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 10 am - Noon, Phys Ed Bldg Gym. Practice makes perfect! Improve your skills in sports such as basketball, track, volleyball, soccer and more! Have fun playing outdoors and in the gym. Every day is packed with fun and games as you learn the basics and beyond from an athletic trainer and TCAPS physical education teacher. Learn the importance of teamwork, gain skills to become a better athlete, and get tips for making each sport more FUN. All levels of fitness and sports backgrounds are welcome. Wear tennis shoes, bring a water bottle and plenty of energy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479656
Fun Play the Ukulele Way (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30-10:30 am, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 105. Ukulele may be hard to spell and say, but it sure is fun and easy to play. Learn basic chords and strums quickly. So quickly, you will be playing your ukulele by the end of the first day. By the end of the week, you will have a full song list for a summer of great playing. Bring your own ukulele and purchase the book Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD by Bert Casey (approx. $15), available online or at Traverse City Guitar Company.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479671
Something's Fishy in the Museum (Grades 3-5)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Janis Rm. Do you love fish AND art? Get artistic inspiration from the Monster Fish of National Geographic's traveling exhibit--each at least 6 feet long--at the newly remodeled Dennos Museum. In a variety of fun projects at the museum, you will learn science, natural history, geography and art history. Construct fish art using expressive art materials, learn about fish, and you might even TRY fish food! Fish drawings, paintings, sculpture and woven fish will keep your creativity swimming all week long!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523743
Hip-Hop Dance (Grades 5-8)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$59—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 4-5:30 pm, Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. This high-energy dance style is perfect for anyone with a passion to move! Learn to dance to upbeat music and the latest hits. Discover how to develop rhythm, flexibility, and precision in your muscle memory. Wear clean gym shoes. No dance experience required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523443
App Attack: Make Your First Game App (Grades 6-9)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, you will explore the world of web-based apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Your created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523429
Build a Computer (Grades 7-10)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$225—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parson/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Using the innovative Kano Kit featuring the Raspberry Pi board, you will learn to build and program your very own computer with both the Python and Scratch programming language. You will build and modify games such as Minecraft™ and program various pieces of hardware as you explore ways to interact with and use your computer. On the last day, you will take home the computer you built along with a small independent project you worked on throughout the week. Cost includes $140 for computer components. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523405
Glass Fusion (Grades 6-9)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-28$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9:30 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Glass fusion is an exciting medium to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art. You will cut glass, create your own designs, and melt the glass in the kiln. The result is an attention-grabbing 3-dimensional image that makes a unique piece of art. Small pieces of glass can be assembled to create a magical focal bead which will be baked to use for a necklace or smaller sun catcher. You will also make a candle votive, sun catcher, and a surprise to take home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523367
Ukulele University (Grades 6-9)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 11 am-noon, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Ukuleles are more popular than ever. They are inexpensive, easy to learn, portable, and so fun to play! Learn to play new songs each day and get hands-on instruction on basic chords and strums. Discover how to tune and maintain your instrument. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD by Bert Casey (approx. $15) which is available online or at the local Guitar store.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523361
Aikido: Harmonious Warriors (Grades 5-8)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Northwest Michigan Aikido Club, Cass Business Park (2819 Cass Rd. Suite E-6). Be a warrior; build strength, stamina and patience while learning Aikido. Join Bogdan Heretoiu, martial artist of 35+ years, to experiment with martial arts and to learn how Aikido's movements can be applied to everyday life. At the dojo, practice tumbles, rolls, partnering, and individual study. Discover how to be more centered, powerful, confident and open to change in a harmonious and exciting way. All levels welcome, wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523302
Fine Arts Studio Sampler (Grades 10-12)—2018-06-25 through 2018-06-29$129—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 135. Experience what it is like to be a college-level art student! NMC Art faculty invite you to be a student artist for a week. Try it all--creating pottery in Ceramics with Michael Torre, NMC Art Dept. Chair; Printmaking with award-winning professional artist and illustrator Glenn Wolff; Painting with Rufus James, professional artist and teacher; and Photography and Photo Editing in Adobe Photoshop with Coreene Kreiser, professional photographer and teacher. Learn from these highly acclaimed NMC instructors and immerse yourself in the professional studios, equipment and supplies of NMC's Art Department. Leave each studio portion with samples of your own work. Engage in exciting college-level art activities--from making projects to critiquing and explaining your efforts in a creatively focused environment.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523192
Sleeping Bear Ghost Towns (Grades 5-12 with an Adult)—2018-06-27 through 2018-06-27$129—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8 am-5 pm, meet at University Center Campus Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Who were the settlers and what were their lives like? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people get to see. Find great photo ops on this adventure which begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center in Empire. Van transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from the University Center parking lot to Empire and throughout the park, then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. Transportation is included in the cost. Bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable shoes for hiking a mile or more at a time. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523279
Imagineering Your World (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Attention Imagineers! Have you ever wondered what London Bridge and a bird have in common? Why the worlds tallest buildings do not fall down in a wind storm? Each day, you will discover amazing engineering feats. Create your own city using marshmallows, launch a race car across a desert, and make someones hair stand straight up. Using art, math, movement, and humor, explore your own amazing engineering abilities. Prepare for a week full of multi-sensory scientific discovery. Dress to get messy and move. Please bring one empty shoe box on Monday.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479161
3 - 2 -1 Blast Off! (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. All systems are go for discovery and wonder as you find out what it is like to be an astronaut! Spend the week exploring spaceships, stars and planets. Launch rockets, make your own astronaut helmet and even sample astronaut ice cream. Pack your bags for an out-of-this-world space adventure!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479000
What's Cookin'? (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$125—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Banana dippers, breakfast nachos and fruit smoothies - learn to make these fun foods and lots more in this hands-on week in the big shiny NMC kitchen. You will stir, blend, measure, mix, bake and taste your way through good food you can fix at home. Every day has a theme which includes a story and hands-on prep. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479208
Colors in Nature (Ages 3-4)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Yellow, green, blue and pink--the world is full of amazing colors. Find colors in nature as you hike outside each day. Use colorful paints and items from your nature walks to create beautiful masterpieces. Stories, games, music and take-home art guide this week of adventure with characters like a white rabbit and a silly brown bear. You will do the Rainbow Pokey, make a fly-catching frog and so much more. Dress to be outside and get messy.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479256
Junior Jedis (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Come and join other Jedi friends for an intergalactic adventure. Build light sabers and play Storm Trooper games. Go on a mission to free Han Solo from being trapped in carbonite. Use your scientific skills to erupt the Death Star and save the Jedis. Create paper star destroyers, tie fighters, and x-wing fighters. Then test them to see which one will fly the farthest distance. Our week will be complete when we have returned all of the Jedis safely to their families. Come battle with the dark side and may the Force be with you!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479259
Mysterious Magic and Super Slimy Science (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 111. Can you make things move without touching them? What is Oobleck? How do you make slime? These questions and more will be answered in this week of super science experiments. See chemical reactions produce extraordinary things - and you will not believe the magic tricks! You will create flubber, explode a volcano, make flowers change colors, and more. Bring your curiosity!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479330
Course ClosedKids in the Kitchen (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Stir, blend, measure, mix and bake - be a chef for a week of kitchen discovery. Make main dishes like chicken enchiladas and lasagna, and for snack day, made-from-scratch granola bars and other tasty treats. Try your hand at homemade bread. You will be amazed at how much math you use to be a chef. On the last day, you can bring a guest to a special family dinner prepared by you and your new chef friends. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479390
Crazy Critters (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Scholars Hall Rm 106. What animal made that track? What sound was that? Who has been eating here? Spend most of your time outside as you explore these questions and discover the animals of Northern Michigan. A new adventure every day as you examine animal tracks, hunting techniques, and protective adaptations. Try your hand at making a nest, design camouflage, build a feeder and more in this fun active week. Dress to be outside with sunscreen and bug spray (optional).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479433
Sports and Games (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-12$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 10 am - Noon, Phys Ed Bldg Gym. Fun in the campus sun – and in the gym! Explore new cooperative games each day that include team building fun using soccer balls, basketballs, kickballs, and more! Every day is packed with fun and games as you learn the basics from Coach Katie, athletic trainer and TCAPS physical education teacher. Get tips on making your favorite sports even more FUN. Get ready for a week of practicing new skills, playing games, and meeting new friends. Bring a water bottle, tennis shoes, and plenty of energy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479440
All Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$109—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 9:30am-Noon, Health and Science Bldg rm 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 3/4, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479516
Clay Works for Kids (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9-13 July and Tues 17 July, 10 am - Noon, Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm 135. Explore the fabulous feel of clay while making useful and unique objects. Use pinch, slab and coil methods to create original items and glaze them. Make a clay relief sculpture that is also a bowl, an animal that whistles or rattles, or a vase with a face! Items will be fired at the end of the first week and be ready for glazing the following Tuesday. Wear comfy clothes that can get messy as you hand-build your very own clay creations. Time for pick-up of finished pieces will be arranged. Class meets July 9 through July 13, plus July 17.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479574
Kid Writers Club (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Why do we love writing, reading and listening to stories? We love to imagine what is out there waiting for us and our favorite characters. Write to discover! Write a thrilling new story from your imagination, inspired by your own curiosity. We will talk about how to develop the setting, breathe life into your characters and their points of view, and shape the narrative arc of your story. There will be lots of chances to share your stories and build on each others ideas. Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480838
DIY Bedroom Projects (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224. Get ready for fun-filled days of project mania. Define your style as you create one-of-a-kind accessories for your bedroom. Use these projects to create a gallery wall that celebrates your unique style. Learn new techniques as you create inspirational quote art, a pom pom garland, an individualized paper mache bowl and more. After this week, your bedroom will scream YOU!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480932
Chess: Youth vs. Adult (Grades 4-8 with an Adult)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. THINK before you MOVE... and discover your power! Bring an adult friend and together learn the universal language of chess. Join the world of Rooks, Knights, Bishops, Pawns, Kings, and Queens! Whether beginner or champion, enjoy quality time with your parent, grandparent or mentor--and learn how to battle on the board! Hone your abilities such as focus, patience, preparation, discipline, creativity and much more--on AND off the board. Yes, chess is practice for life! Chess sets are provided for in-class use, but feel free to bring your own. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283482075
Fizz - Bubble - Pop: Sizzling Science! (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, Health and Science Bldg Rm 111. Foaming cups of colored goop, bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Science lovers, this week of electrical, chemical and physics experiments will ooze and drip, shape and erupt, fizz, bubble and POP! Create and race your own balloon car, witness a volcano eruption, decode mysterious messages in invisible ink and much more! Take samples and instructions home in little pouches to enjoy when class is over. On the first day of class, bring in an empty soda can and two empty plastic 1 or 2-liter containers. Prepare for a fizzing good time!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523794
Make Your First 3-D Video Game (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of traditional 2-D game design. You will learn the physics behind 3-D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of game play, and story telling. The games you and other students create will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523417
CSI - Crime Detectives (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Calling all detectives! There's a mystery that needs to be solved. Become a crime lab expert for a week of hands-on science using super-sleuthing skills to solve a crime. Scour the crime scene for hair, DNA, and other evidence. Experiment with real CSI tools, techniques, and scientific methods to analyze fingerprints. Test for blood and crack codes using chromatography. Sharpen your observation and classification skills. It is all in the evidence. Will you be the top-notch detective who solves the crime?</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523400
Actor's Workshop (Grades 7-10)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Have you imagined yourself on stage or do you want to further develop your acting and theatrical skills? Hone your creative abilities as you work with others to write, produce and act in a play--that YOU create! Learn the art of acting, playwriting and directing through exercises in dialogues, conflict and confrontations, and improvisation. Demonstration and guided practice help develop creativity, confidence and practical skills like literacy and public speaking. Participate in a final performance for family and friends on the last day. All levels welcome. Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523393
Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Writing (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 100. What if Harry was sorted into Slytherin or if he was never in the Triwizard Tournament? Here's your opportunity to write your own Harry Potter fan fiction! In this creative writing week, you will create new characters, publish your own issue of The Daily Prophet, design new cover illustrations for the Harry Potter novels, and write your own prequel, sequel, or spin-off story of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Look out J. K. Rowling!

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523356
Beginning Guitar (Grades 5-10)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30-10:30 am, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Guitar--give it a go! Start working on basic chords (learn what a chord is) and strum patterns, with a light amount of music reading mixed in. Before you know it, you will be playing a few songs. Bring your own guitar and Progressive Guitar Methods Book 1, which is available at local bookstores, Traverse City Guitar Company, or online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523275
ROBLOX Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-13$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX, an online universe where you create anything you can dream. This week you will combine game design concepts, coding and fun! Young entrepreneurs will learn how to navigate the ROBLOX marketplace to publish their games

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523265
Film Week with Final Cut Pro (Grades 10-12)—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-12$129—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Thurs, 12:30-4 pm, Beckett Bldg. Mac Lab Rm. 204. Explore the craft of filmmaking and professional film editing with Apples Final Cut Pro suite and the NMCs entire lab of Pro Cameras, from GoPros and Black Magics to Nikon 7100 DSLRs. Apple Certified Instructor, Caroline Schaefer-Hills, from the NMC Visual Communications Faculty, leads you in writing, producing, directing and editing a film short. Each day is a new experience with practical filmmaking knowledge in a fun, fast-paced professional Mac Lab environment. Take home your own Extreme SD Card with your work!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523185
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch A.M. (Grades 3-6)—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-12$139—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 9am - Noon, Circle H. Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479690
Meet Me at the Ranch P.M. (Grades 3-6)—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-12$139—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 1-4pm, Circle H. Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479703
Dancing Feet Creative Movement (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm. Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Spin, stretch, walk, slide--your body wants to move! Let your feet tell stories as you explore jazz, ballet and modern dance. You’ll learn to stretch like a dancer and balance your body as you leap and twirl. Move your body to different kinds of music and create your own dances. No dance experience is needed. Wear comfortable clothes for moving (no jeans please), and dance shoes (bare feet are fine too).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479155
Princess Manners (Ages 3-4)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. You are invited to join the magnificent fun and learn to act like a princess. Learn to be kind and gracious from Cinderella. Snow White will teach you great table manners. Let Princess Jasmine show you how to be a good guest and Princess Ariel will tell you when and how to say, I am sorry. All week long, we will be preparing for our Princess Tea with Elsa, which takes place on the last day. You will love this fun week of games, crafts, and new friends. Parents, this is a great week for socializing and developing school-ready skills.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479196
Camp Adventures (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Calling all happy campers! Experience the great outdoors as you go on nature hikes and scavenger hunts, then create cool crafts out of the wonderful things you find. Learn about fossils, discover Michigan birds, and make a take-home bird feeder. We will stir up some yummy camping snacks like armpit fudge and s,mores on a stick. Hang out around the camp fire as we sing songs, tell stories, eat and play.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479205
Budding Builders (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Get ready to create and explore! Discover tools, buildings and indoor and outdoor settings in this hands-on week. Develop your blueprints and construct your own building from noodles, popsicle sticks or playdough. Enjoy painting with real tools and materials in this multi-sensory discovery class. Outdoors, experiment with real scientific principles to satisfy your natural curiosity of the world around you. Are you ready to get your hands dirty while exploring creativity, movement, art and math?

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479293
Lil' Chemists (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Health and Science Bldg Rm 111. Be a scientist as you run experiments and make amazing discoveries about how things work. You will grow crystals of many colors and shapes and create your own work of art. Learn about acids and bases while you make sherbet. Experiment with solids, liquids, and gases. You will mix ingredients and brew concoctions to create chemical reactions!

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479387
Nature Painting and Drawing (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Scholars Hall Rm 106. Colors, colors and more colors! How many colors do you see? Skinny lines, thick lines, squiggly lines, and more. How many lines can there be? Become inspired as we take nature walks to observe the natural environment. Learn to draw and paint all things in nature from sunsets to leaf prints, and landscapes to beach rocks. You will use pencils, charcoal, crayons, watercolors, tempera and more to create the colorful images you see all around you.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479437
Fiesta! Spanish for Kids (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Uno, dos, tres - lets go! Learn words and phrases as you follow puppets in familiar stories who will immerse us in the language. Play games to practice your numbers and colors. Enjoy story time and simple role playing in Spanish. While learning to speak Spanish, you will sing songs, make art projects and learn customs and native culture. On the last day enjoy a -fiesta-, complete with a pinata, to celebrate what you have learned!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479471
All Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30am-Noon, Health and Science Bldg rm 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 3/4, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479535
Minecraft Modders (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9am - Noon, Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 204. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding is taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479601
Mission Breakout (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. If you choose to accept this mission, you and your teammates will race against the clock in a series of challenges. Your challenges will vary from day to day, as you progress through the mission and include design challenges, puzzles and a final breakout. Clues are tricky and cover a variety of subjects while promoting problem-solving skills, collaborative thinking and critical thinking skills.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480878
Fidgets - Spinners - Squishies -- OH MY! (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 111. Fidget toy lovers, this class is for YOU! Do you love to fidget? Can you balance a spinner on your nose? Learn the physics behind these fun toys! Create unique fidget spinners, squishy stress toys and foam fun in these five days of FIDGETS ALLOWED! We will have a spinner-trick showdown and compete in a foam toy corn-hole game to round out the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523809
Amigo Spanish Club (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 222. Hola amigos! Come and learn Spanish words and phrases you can use every day. See and say, listen and learn about the native culture and customs. Meet new friends, play active games, hear interesting stories, sing fun songs, and make creative art projects as you learn Spanish. Our class ends with a fiesta to celebrate what we have learned, complete with a pinata! Exploring another language is a delight--join the club!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523799
Minecraft Modders (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding is taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523433
Engineering an Escape (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-20$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. Are you ready to put your detective and engineering skills to the test? Using the Design Thinking Process, you will problem-solve and learn to use collaborative thinking and critical thinking skills, which are an essential part of engineering. You and your team will get to escape a set of Breakout EDU challenges, and you will even design your own escape room for another team!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523336
Working with Glass - Fusion and Mosiac (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-19$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9:30 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Spend the week exploring glass in all its beauty. In the first days, we will experiment with glass fusion. You will cut glass, create your own designs and melt (fuse) the glass in the kiln. You will make a 3-dimensional bug, sun catcher and a small bowl. Then switch gears and take a step back into ancient Greece where mosaic art began. Use glass, tile, repurposed dishes or even your own finds and treasures to make a unique mosaic design. Glue the pieces into a frame and apply grout to complete your colorful and imaginative work of art.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523333
Writing and Publishing: Finding Your Voice (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-19$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-3:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224. Don't wait until you grow up to become a real writer! Learn how to write stories that readers cannot put down. See which magazines publish writing by young people and how to successfully submit your work. As a group, we will make our own magazine featuring the stories you have written in class--you will also get the chance to see your story IN PRINT! The magazine will be sent out for printing, then mailed to you later in the summer. Bring a notebook and pencil/pen and get ready to write!

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523283
Exploring Visual Communications (Grades 10-12)—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-19$119—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-4 pm, Beckett Bldg. Mac Lab Rm. 204. Interested in Graphic Design? Digital Illustration? Animation? Film? Get a glimpse into the projects and software used in the NMC Visual Communications Program and the professional graphics/film industry. Join NMC Faculty Instructor Alex Smith, and learn how to create vector illustrations using Adobe Illustrator, edit photos using Adobe Photoshop, and create 2D animations using Adobe Animate. Then learn to edit film using Apple Final Cut Pro with Apple Certified NMC Faculty Instructor Caroline Schaefer-Hills. Finish the week by saving your projects on a flash drive to take home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523169
Course ClosedSaddle Up (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-19$149—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, 1-4 pm, meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Are you ready to add to the riding skills you learned in Meet Me at the Ranch? Gain more confidence and knowledge in and around the barn when you are paired again with a horse at Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf. Review barn safety and etiquette, grooming, tacking and basic steering and control of your horse. Then focus on getting more experience in the saddle in both an obstacle area and on the last day's trail ride. You must have completed the Meet Me at the Ranch class (this summer or in a previous summer). Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle each day. Helmets are provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523531
Saddle Up (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-19$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>THIS COURSE IS FULL -- YOU MAY CALL 231-995-1700 TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST. Tues/Wed/Thurs, 9 am-noon, meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Are you ready to add to the riding skills you learned in Meet Me at the Ranch? Gain more confidence and knowledge in and around the barn when you are paired again with a horse at Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf. Review barn safety and etiquette, grooming, tacking and basic steering and control of your horse. Then focus on getting more experience in the saddle in both an obstacle area and on the last day's trail ride. You must have completed the Meet Me at the Ranch class (this summer or in a previous summer). Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle each day. Helmets are provided.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523739
Course ClosedTeens Love to Cook (Grades 7-12)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-20$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Mama Mia! Be a chef in training in the NMC teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center this summer with all new recipes. Develop new skills, get fresh ideas, and enjoy daily tastings. Construct your own Sicilian pizza with a made-from-scratch yeast dough, homemade red sauce, pesto, and toppings. Prepare your own flaky pie crust, and prep apples and spices for apple pizza with vanilla drizzle. Sharpen your knife skills as you practice the technique of chiffonade with freshly grown herbs for a delectable pizza pasta. Finish the week with your own death by chocolate pizza! Cooking classes may not be appropriate for those with severe food allergies or special dietary needs.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523124
Teens Love to Cook (Grades 7-12)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-20$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues-Fri, 9 am-Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Mama Mia! Be a chef in training in the NMC teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center this summer with all new recipes. Develop new skills, get fresh ideas, and enjoy daily tastings. Construct your own Sicilian pizza with a made-from-scratch yeast dough, homemade red sauce, pesto, and toppings. Prepare your own flaky pie crust, and prep apples and spices for apple pizza with vanilla drizzle. Sharpen your knife skills as you practice the technique of chiffonade with freshly grown herbs for a delectable pizza pasta. Finish the week with your own death by chocolate pizza! Cooking classes may not be appropriate for those with severe food allergies or special dietary needs.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523135
The Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)—2018-07-19 through 2018-07-19$129—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10am - 1 pm, Meet at Cedar Lake Boat Launch, west of TC, out Cedar Run Rd. Climbing trees is not only fun, it is a sport! Using arborists ropes and harnesses, you (and your parent) will learn to ascend into the canopies safely. You will even learn how to camp there. Equipment is provided; bring drinking water. An in-tree snack is provided. Dress for the weather and wear shoes and long pants. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479594
3-D Modeling and Printing (Grades 7-12)—2018-07-21 through 2018-07-21$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 9 am-3:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 219. Explore the exciting world of 3-D modeling using Solidworks Design software and a 3-D printer in NMC's Modeling lab. You will build on what you have learned as you work with drawing, presentation environments, and assembly environments. You will design, build, and assemble a model to take home. Basic computer skills are needed--comfortable with menus, mouse, and keyboard. Bring a sack lunch for an outdoor noon-time break.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523477
Discover Dinosaurs (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon. University Center Campus Rm 204. Brontosaurus, Triceratops - even dinosaur names are big and mysterious! Learn fun facts about dinosaurs everyday through hands-on projects. Go on a fossil hunt, make fossil prints, and create a dinosaur skeleton. You will even make up a new kind of dinosaur just discovered in this class! There will be art, crafts, music and lots of dinosaur play. Come join the Dino fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479164
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm. University Center Campus Rm 204. Ever wonder what happens If You Give a Pig a Pancake? A Moose a Muffin? Or a Mouse a Brownie? Find out together as we venture through these fun-filled books by Laura Numeroff! Each day read a different story and focus on a new letter. Guess what letter we will be hunting for in, If You Give a Dog a Donut? Create fun art projects and sing silly songs, while strengthening pre-reading skills such as rhyming and retelling. Enjoy a yummy treat each day! Can you guess our treat for, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake?

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479284
Super Science Sleuths (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 07. Super science sleuths wanted! Have you ever wondered why bears sleep all winter? Why leaves change color in the fall? Or why the birds and squirrels are so busy in the spring? Come along on a journey through the seasons of Northern Michigan. Using art, engineering, math and scientific discovery, you will explore how each season is uniquely scientific. Track the wildest animals, create a blizzard in summer, grow plants in a milk container, and so much more in this week of multi-sensory science fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479309
Mazes - Games and Art: Coding for Kids (Grades 2-4)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 205. Discover the power of coding! Learn to solve problems and think creatively using computer technology. Start building your skills through games like Robo Turtles and Gravity Maze. Then you will guide Angry Birds through a maze on screen and explore a Minecraft world. Create stories and art on the computer, and design your own games. By the end, you will use your programming skills to create your own project that you can share with others. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479364
Course ClosedSEW Simple (Grades 2-4)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 215/217. Want to learn how to sew with a sewing machine? Want to make your own clothes? Do both this week and create a dress to wear! Learn basic sewing skills, work with a pattern, operate a sewing machine, stitch and press seams to create your own cool sundress and tote bag. Hand-stitch fabric flowers to embellish your tote bag. On the last day, amaze your family and friends as you walk down the runway in your new outfit. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479367
Drawing and Painting (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 214. Watercolors, tempera, pastels, brushes, sponges, charcoal, graphite-even the words sound inviting and creative. Be an artist for a week of exploration into the world of color, shape, line, form, and space. From landscapes to portraits to favorite animals, you will capture on paper images around you and in your imagination. Bring a paint shirt.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479379
Dazzling Designers (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 214. Does your wardrobe need some dazzle? Does your backpack need some sparkle? Design your own silly pens and other fun accessories. Learn ways to make jewelry and hair decorations specific to your style using beads, rhinestones, fabric, ribbons and more! Design a variety of items that nobody will believe you made yourself!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479400
Inventor's Workshop (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 213. Inventors wanted! Are you curious and full of ideas? Learn about famous inventors and the things they discovered. Build and test a car made from simple machines, construct a spool pulley, design a toy marble run and a toothpick bridge strong enough to hold heavy objects. Compete with your own designed aerodynamic paper airplanes. Create your own invention and showcase it in the Contraption Carnival. Who knows, you might invent something that makes you famous!

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479423
Secret Life of Pets (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 06. What does your pet do all day when you aren’t at home? Have fun brainstorming with a cartoon drawing depicting your pets hilarious behavior. Do not have a pet? No worries! You will create your own dogs, cats, birds, and fish in paint and pastel. You will also learn about watercolor and acrylic techniques on canvas as you paint scales, feathers, and fur.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479426
Computer Keyboard Wizards (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 08. You are always using the computer--but are you still using that one-finger search-and-strike method to type? Want to type more quickly and accurately? Improve your efficiency and discover how to find the letters without looking at the keyboard. Games and drills make it engaging and exciting. You will be amazed at how quickly you pick up speed and comfort.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479513
Drawing and Sketching (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 212. Are you always drawing? Want to sharpen your skills? Guided by an artist and teacher, you will practice lots of drawing and sketching techniques as you draw favorite toys, landscapes and portraits (yours or others). Make still life drawings and sketch from photos--animals, trees, and who knows what else! Experiment with art pencils, chalk pastels and other art media as you learn to draw from visual observations and your imagination. Bring a sketch pad (8.5 x 11-inch or larger, not newsprint) and your creativity!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479552
Checkmate! (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, University Center, Rm. 216. Join the world of Rooks, Knights, Bishops, Pawns, Kings and Queens. This class is designed for those who already know game essentials and to challenge intermediate students. You will stretch your skills with higher level strategies and tactics for opening, capturing, and winning--checkmate! Lessons crafted by some of the best chess minds are explained and practiced. Chess sets are provided for in-class use, but feel free to bring your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479558
Video Game Creation with Scratch (Grades 3-7)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 205. Produce your own video games, interactive stories, music, animation, and art with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language created at MIT that makes it easy to generate your own digital creations and even share them on the Web. Create and share Scratch projects and learn important mathematical and computation ideas at the same time. You will also learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479567
Say It in Japanese (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-26$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Discover Japan, Land of the Rising Sun! You will learn Japanese words and phrases as you explore the fascinating art and culture of this exotic island country. Learn the art of origami (paper folding), try your hand at shodo (Japanese calligraphy), read and write haiku (a poetry form), enjoy Japanese tea and snacks, and practice using chopsticks. Read manga, watch animé, and discover how kids in Japan spend their days. Nihongo O hanashimashoo!

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479571
Lunch Break - Kids on Campus Week (Ages 4-15)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$25—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, Noon-1pm, University Center Campus. If you enroll in a morning and afternoon class the week of July 23, you are invited to join the Lunch Break hour that meets in the University Center (new location this year! 2200 Dendrinos Drive). This optional kick-back-and-relax supervised hour from Noon to 1 p.m. includes time to eat, relax inside or outdoors, and recreational options for students ages 4-15. Junior counselors and staff will help you get to the lunch area and your afternoon class. Bring your lunch each day--juice packs (and water) are provided. Classes meet at University Center Campus (2200 Dendrinos Drive). Registration is required for Lunch Break; financial assistance is not available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479584
Geology Rocks (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 213. Rock this summer and become a geologist investigating rocks and minerals. Who does not like to collect rocks at the beach? Using geologists tools, you will examine and learn to identify some common minerals found on our beaches. Understand why we have such a variety of beautiful rocks. You will make rock candy, build a glacier and explore the effects of water, wind and weather. You will be outside most days (weather permitting); wear shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479677
Pet Lovers (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 06. How can you tell if your pet dog, cat, bird or reptile is happy or sad? What do they like and dislike? Join a former zookeeper and current animal trainer to explore the biology of many different kinds of animals and all their peculiar behaviors and adaptations. Through games, you will explore the unique ways that pets see, hear, smell and touch. Research fascinating (and weird!) facts about these friendly pals. We will even have some four-legged visitors!

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283482156
Raptors: Masters of the Air! (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 07. Raptors, also known as birds of prey, are exciting and beautiful birds with exceptional flight capabilities! Explore hawks, eagles, owls and other raptors through fun hands-on activities, outdoor games and raptor watching. Learn to identify our local species by sight, sound and flight characteristics. Discover what sets these powerful, yet graceful, creatures apart from the rest of the avian world. Be prepared to be outside each day, and bring binoculars if you have them--eagles have been spotted near our classroom!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523751
Get Global! (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-26$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9:30am - Noon, University Center Campus Rm 208. Pack your bags and imagination for a cultural explosion filled with art, music, food and fun! Embark on a virtual journey around the world with NMC Philosophy Instructor Sarah Montgomery-Richards exploring culture, stories, religion, music and food. From Ireland, to South Africa, and India to China, create cultural artifacts from each country that you visit, including drums from South Africa and Celtic rune stones from Ireland. This is an exploration not to be missed!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523523
Sharpie Marker Art (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center, Rm. 212. Grab a Sharpie and make some bold art! Sharpie markers are a versatile art media which can be used on a variety of surfaces. Learn art techniques that will take your art to the next level while exploring work by today's leading Sharpie artists. You will work on paper, plastic, rocks, and more. Bring your own white t-shirt for one of your project designs.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523487
Keyboarding: Learn to Type Faster (Grades 7-10)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 p.m. University Center Campus Rm. 08. Do you use one or two fingers to get yourself through your computer projects? Before you send another e-mail, write another letter, or start another report, you can learn to type--REALLY! Typing is an essential skill for getting along in this technological world. Have fun learning how to touch type with keyboard patterns, hand positions and typing techniques. You will be glad you did!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523452
Great Tween/Teen Writers' Machine (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, University Center Campus Rm. 216. Expand your mind and discover limitless writing. Starting with unique prompts each day, you will create new worlds, tell the stories of original characters, and get some of your existing ideas down on paper. Get more comfortable as a writer while you learn different strategies for successful story development. There will be plenty of opportunities to share your writing with others who love to write as much as you. Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523377
Making Music on Your iPad (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, University Center, Rm. 12. If you have an iPad and are interested in learning how to use it to create your own music, this is for you! Explore apps for songwriting, instruments, synthesizing, mixing, sequencing and mastering--and see what they all mean! Gain experience connecting your devices so they work with your computer and/or other mobile devices for sharing audio files. The iPad has so much to offer for anyone interested in creating music. Bring your iPad and learn how to unlock your musical potential!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523293
Bellydance and Yoga (Grades 7-9)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-26$59—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 4-5:30 pm, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. Join Penny Morris, of Crystal Bindi Studios, and Deena Hamilton to learn the rhythms and movements of both Bellydance and Yoga. Discover the rich 5,000-year-old history behind these disciplines and how they can impact your life. This confidence-inspiring flow is an excellent way to learn to VALUE yourself and the unequaled gifts only YOU can offer the world! From circles, figure eights and shimmies, to mindful breath and powerful warrior flows, you will love this inspiring and uplifting experience! Receive your own hip scarf to take home! All bodies and levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat each day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523238
Equestrian Camp (Grades 7-12)—2018-07-23 through 2018-08-06$139—Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon, 1-4 pm, Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd TC). Do you love horses? Get to know the horses in this three-day camp where you will be paired with your own horse. As a beginner, find out how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse at Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf. Learn the basics of western riding, from corral to pasture, to the last day's trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle. Helmets provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523213
Awesome Ocean Creatures (Ages 3-4)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Dive into a week of ocean life as you discover seahorses, sharks, crabs and brightly colored fish. You will have a splashy time playing lively games like Sharks and Barracudas, making music, and creating something special every day while learning about the ocean. Add finger plays, great stories and a little science for extra fun. Bring an empty 2-liter bottle to make your own ocean in a bottle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479149
Treasure Hunters-A Pirate Adventure (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Yo ho ho, pirates! Come along on a pirate-y adventure full of stories, art and fun! Our adventure takes place on our own island where we will create a pirate ship and pirate maps to lead us to lost treasures. Design a pirate hat and sword, create a treasure chest to hold your loot, and a boat that floats. Exploration awaits you each day, so climb aboard for a great voyage and learning fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479189
Art - Art and More Art (Ages 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Unleash your imagination as you explore all kinds of fun and messy art in this week of hands-on discovery. Each day, you will create your masterpieces with ideas from popular picture books. Paint with marbles and shaving cream, design your own Rainbow Fish, shape with clay, create a colorful collage, and much more. Venture outside for a nature walk to find materials for your -Leaf Man-. Parents, this week of art exploration develops fine motor skills and encourages creativity to flourish.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479220
Course ClosedShelter Building (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon. Meet at the Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area trailhead parking lot near TBAISD Conference Center. You are hiking and your friend sprains an ankle and there is a storm coming! You need shelter, but none can be found. We will listen to great stories and tales as we learn to construct different types of shelters from materials available to us in nature. If you like forts and, more importantly, like to build them, this adventure is for you! You will work together to build a shelter large enough for the whole group! Bring a water bottle.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479300
Dig It! Archaeology for Kids (Grades 2-4)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Scholars Hall Rm 106. Do you like getting dirty and solving puzzles? Come discover how archaeologists uncover mysteries of the past. You will find hidden secrets, make your own fossils, and explore shipwrecks right here in Grand Traverse Bay. Investigate unusual objects and examine artifact replicas from thousands of years ago. Learn how to excavate and try your hand at it with an archaeologists tool kit and simulated dig site. If you are careful, you could find missing clues to the past.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479325
Outdoor Art (Grades 1-3)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Nature is filled with intricate patterns and shapes, and amazing colors and textures. Just what an artist needs! Get outdoors and explore the beauty in nature. Then get creative with clay, sand, rocks, and found natural objects to make collages, mobiles, prints and more. There is so much for the nature artist to see and do! Wear shoes for being outside (not flip flops) and clothes for delightfully messy activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479407
Skills for the Backcountry (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, meet at the Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area trailhead parking lot near TBAISD Conference Center. Experience your own week of Survivor! Your adventure takes you to a different locale each day where you will discover useful backcountry hiking and survival skills. Learn to plan and pack for a camping trip, store food, pitch a tent and cook on a camp stove. Learn wilderness safety, map and compass reading, tracking and emergency shelter-building. Bring a backpack with a water bottle and snack. Wear walking shoes (not flip flops).</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479502
Cheer Squad (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Give me an F, give me a U, give me an N - What does it spell? FUN! Dance, prance and cheer for five days of spirit! Begin each day warming up your muscles with flexibility and strengthening exercises. Learn the FUNdamentals of cheerleading with basic motions, stunting, jumps and dance routines. You will practice each day and be ready to show your team spirit on the last day complete with your own set of pom-poms! Wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle every day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479653
Rock - Paper - Scissors (Grades 3-5)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10am - Noon, Scholars Hall Rm 106. Have you ever found--or hidden--a Kindness Rock? Are you crafty with art materials? Join artist, Nan Katzenberger, for a week of painting, cutting and constructing. Learn about famous artists like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso whose cutting edge collage art was colorful and whimsical. Make your own vibrant textured paper using paint, stamps, stencils, bubble wrap and more. Using your hand-made paper, cut and organize shapes to create your very own collage based on Matisse cut-outs. Paint and hide your own Kindness Rocks.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283482142
Chemistry Kaleidoscope (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Health and Science Bldg., Rm. 115. Discover the colorful side of chemistry while you work in a real science lab! Find out if the colors in markers are the same that are in Kool-Aid while using chromatography. Look through a spectroscope to see why a rainbow appears the way it does and make your own rainbow paper. Construct your own lava lamp and fizzy bath bomb. Perform flame tests on common compounds to identify the metals that can be used in fireworks. Make tie-dyed milk and so much more!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523777
It's Zumba Time! (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Phys. Ed. Bldg., Rm. 120. Join the party and let the music move you! Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance, and a dynamic form of exercise that you will love! In just five days you will learn 15+ kid-friendly core Zumba moves that will allow you to master new Zumba routines easier and faster. Listen to and learn 8+ different world music rhythms and the movements they inspire. We will break down the steps, add games, do fun activities and explore cultural elements each day. With a solid warm-up, safe stretching, good posture and fun facial expressions, you will be Zumba-ing like a pro!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523769
Musical Theater Dance (Grades 4-6)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Scholars Hall Rm. 217. Move, shake and laugh as you explore the skills necessary to be a musical theater actor; singing, dancing, and acting. Play theater games and practice exercises each day to warm up. Create props and use your creativity to become the characters in your routines. Wear comfy clothes each day and be ready to dance. Entertain your family with a performance on the last day. No dance experience is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523756
Doctors and Vets: Dissection (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm. HHealth and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Put on your lab coat and gloves and get ready to explore the inside structures found in several specimens. Each day you will dissect a different subject and have the opportunity to look below the surface of an insect, crustacean, and fish. Identify the organs and learn to use dissection equipment safely whether you are curious about anatomy, animals, or simply a budding scientist.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523498
Wheel and Hand-built Pottery (Grades 6-12)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$169—Face to FaceView Details

Note: Class meets Mon-Fri, July 30 through Aug. 3, PLUS Tues, Aug. 7, 9-Noon, Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Discover the art of clay and the fun of shaping it with your hands. Learn to use the potters wheel and hand-building techniques through demonstration, instruction, and lots of hands-on experience. In the NMC pottery lab, you will create interesting and useful objects using the wheel, coil, slab, and mold methods. Items will be fired at the end of the first week and be ready for glazing the following Tuesday. Time for pick-up of finished pieces will be arranged. Dress to get joyously messy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523468
Rock 'n Roll Camp (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, The Beat Lab (3886 Cass Rd). Want to play in a full rock band? Learn how to work as a member of a band while performing and recording music together. Discover how to read charts and blend your ideas as a band. You will learn three tunes together. The last day takes place in a first-rate recording facility so you can record your creation and take it home on a CD. Instruments needed are guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and percussion. Bring your own instrument (except drums and percussion).

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523461
Photography Workshop (Grades 7-10)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 (715 E Front St). Attention aspiring photographers! Learn to use your camera as an imaginative tool to create exciting photographs. Gain experience shooting portraits, landscapes, close-ups, indoor scenes and more! Get professional tips on lighting, composing your pictures, points of view, framing, and important camera settings. After taking lots of photos, use the FREE open-source program GIMP to edit and enhance your images bringing them to a whole new level. Bring your camera, memory card, camera manual, card reader (or camera cord) and imagination.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523446
Vegetarian Cooking Camp (Grades 5-7)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-02$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 9 am-noon, Oleson Center Rm. 129. Veg out this summer with delicious and healthy plant-based vegetarian meals. Discover Buddha Bowls--they're fun, versatile and let you get creative to suit your personal tastes. Get practice grilling, roasting and marinating fruits and veggies that you will crave all year long. Learn how to make complete meals that balance protein and carbs while adding a punch of flavor with fresh herbs. If you like cooking shows, you will love working in teams as you put your skills to the test with a last day mystery basket challenge. Cooking classes may not be appropriate for those with severe food allergies or special dietary needs. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523381
Sketch Your World (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, Lakes Campus, Rm. 211 (715 E Front St). Discover the joy of sketching the natural world! Artists throughout history have escaped to the outdoors to become trained observers. Grab your sketchbook and we will head outside where you will learn about the process of selecting a subject to sketch. Gain useful information on a variety of drawing and wet media techniques from pencil to watercolor. Find new inspiration and stretch your artistic skills. Bring a 9 x 12 or larger sketchbook and a regular pencil to the first class. All other materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523326
VEX IQ Robotics (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$199—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30 am-noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg. 110A & B. Join the exciting world of robotics as you work in teams to design, build, program and test your own custom-built robots. Under the close guidance of World Champion mentors, Philip Leete and John Gilligan, each team will use a Vex IQ Robotic kit containing hundreds of structural parts along with motors, gears, axles, sensors, batteries and a computer brain. Challenge your skills as you learn how to build or modify your robot to complete a variety of tasks. Your final robot will then compete in the Ultimate Team Challenge--a fast-paced, head-to-head robot rumble that parents are invited to attend. This week is designed so all levels from beginner to advanced, can participate and grow their skills.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523312
VEX IQ Robotics (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$199—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 110A & B. Join the exciting world of robotics as you work in teams to design, build, program and test your own custom-built robots. Under the close guidance of World Champion mentors, Philip Leete and John Gilligan, each team will use a Vex IQ Robotic kit containing hundreds of structural parts along with motors, gears, axles, sensors, batteries and a computer brain. Challenge your skills as you learn how to build or modify your robot to complete a variety of tasks. Your final robot will then compete in the Ultimate Team Challenge--a fast-paced, head-to-head robot rumble that parents are invited to attend. This week is designed so all levels from beginner to advanced, can participate and grow their skills.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =292153567
The Sport of Cricket (Grades 5-8)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Join the fun as you learn the sport of Cricket from teacher and coach, Gavin Richmond, who grew up in England playing Cricket. This game is played all over the world and it is becoming more popular than ever. Cricket combines the skill of baseball with the sprinting of track and the quickness of a game of tag. Learn about the player positions and game terminology like batsman, bowlers, overs, wides, wickets and runs. Add strategy and teamwork, and you have a fun and challenging sport.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523297
Code Your Own Adventure--Interactive Storytelling (Grades 6-9)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique blend of classic storytelling, animation techniques and coding. Working in pairs or teams, you will start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523259
What's Cookin'? (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$125—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Banana dippers, breakfast nachos and fruit smoothies - learn to make these fun foods and lots more in this hands-on week in the big shiny NMC kitchen. You will stir, blend, measure, mix, bake and taste your way through good food you can fix at home. Every day has a theme which includes a story and hands-on prep. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479217
Welcome to Pixie Hollow (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Fly to Pixie Hollow and experience the wonder and magic of Tinkerbells hidden world through art and stories. Create your own fairy garden with a perfect little home for your very own fairy. Search for fairy magic outside, and build a dream catcher for fairy-inspired dreams. Each day, you will make sparkly accessories for your fairy wardrobe and be ready to celebrate our last day together with a fabulous tea party.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479228
In the Days of Dragons (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Join a fantasy world where wizards cast spells and knights defend castles against ogres and dragons. Would you be a queen, a knight, a wizard? Choose a character to role play and make yourself a costume. Would you tame a dragon as a pet? Decide as you make your own dragon. Build your castle and a catapult to defend it. Stir up a wizards potion and a puddle of ogre ooze.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479268
Course ClosedMy Grand and Me (Ages 4-6 with an Adult)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 110B. Grandparents make everything better! Make projects focused on family, creativity, imagination and celebration. You and your favorite adult will create mementos to capture this special time together including paintings, a sun catcher, a magic jar and much more! Team up to build, explore and find adventure! Let laughter rule as you and your Grand compete together in the Grandparent Olympics (low impact games of course!). Enjoy a Grand celebration of family and fun on the last day. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479272
Course ClosedKids in the Kitchen (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Stir, blend, measure, mix and bake - be a chef for a week of kitchen discovery. Make main dishes like chicken enchiladas and lasagna, and for snack day, made-from-scratch granola bars and other tasty treats. Try your hand at homemade bread. You will be amazed at how much math you use to be a chef. On the last day, you can bring a guest to a special family dinner prepared by you and your new chef friends. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479397
Cheerleading Camp (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. We have spirit -- yes we do! We have spirit -- how about you? Get ready for a week of fun where you start the day by warming up your muscles with flexibility and strengthening exercises. Learn the FUNdamentals of cheerleading with beginning tumbling skills, basic motions, stunting and jumps. You will practice each day and show your team spirit on the last day, complete with your own set of pom-poms. Wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle every day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479411
Minecraft Designers (Grades 3-5)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg Rm 204. If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3-D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3-D modeling software. You will work in teams for most of the week. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479616
The Actor in You (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-4 pm, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Show off your creativity by creating a script, inventing characters, designing a set and performing it all in front of a live audience. Work on practical skills like acting, literacy and public speaking. Gain independence and self-esteem as you work with your team to create your own play. Story, art, stage and acting come together to make this theater experience come alive! Family and friends are invited to the performance on the last day! Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479666
Camp Half-Blood (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. Attention Percy Jackson fans! Are you fascinated by Greek mythology? Join us at Camp Half-Blood for a week of games, projects, writing and fun. Create a shield like Zeus' and artifacts inspired by the Greek gods. Show off your writing skills as you develop your own Greek myth. At the end of the week, you will take home your creations along with a story of your life as a demigod.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479708
Kids with Cameras (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 204. It is a beautiful world out there; take lots of pictures of it. Whether you have been taking photos for a while, or are just picking up a digital camera for the first time--we want you! Start by learning photography basics and how to make your photographs tell the story you see. Then try new techniques and get creative. Go on photo shoots every day and fill your world with amazing new experiences! Learn to use Pixlr, a free editing software. Bring a digital camera (no cell phone cameras) to class each day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480721
Minecraft Designers (Grades 6-9)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$149—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9 am-Noon, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 204. If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3-D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3-D modeling software. You will work in teams for most of the week. Minecraft is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523420
How It Works - Under the Hood on Cars (Grades 7-10)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-07$39—Face to FaceView Details

Mon & Tues, 10 am-Noon, NMC Automotive Service Tech Bldg. Rm. 104 (2510 Aero Park Dr). Are you completely fascinated or even a little curious about how cars work? What happens under the car when you push the accelerator or touch the brakes? Take a look at the science and math hiding under the hood of the family auto. In the auto lab, you will explore the workings of an engine and brake system while learning the parts, functions, and processes that go to work every time that ignition fires and the wheels roll out the driveway.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523414
Take Amazing Photos with Your Smartphone (Grades 6-12)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3:30 pm, University Center Campus, Rm. 204. Budding photographers, find out how to capture action photos without the blur, take flattering close-ups of people and tell a story in pictures. Work with lighting, framing, advanced camera settings and editing apps to make beautiful and artistic photos. Get lots of hands-on practice with daily photo shoots and scavenger hunts photographing everything from people to still life to food photography and more. Learn to organize, save, store and share your photos through online apps. Bring your smartphone and charger to class each day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523322
Get Hooked on Fish Art (Grades 6-9)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, Dennos Museum Center, Janis Rm. Get artistic inspiration from the stunning sculptures and evocative illustrations of the National Geographic Monster Fish exhibit at the newly remodeled Dennos Museum. Each day you will examine the Monster Fish--each at least 6 feet long--and create amazing fish art! Your inspired works will include drawing, printmaking, paper mache sculpture, wire fish sculpture, fish collage and painting. Learn a little science, a little history and A LOT of fun great lakes fish facts. Explore creative and whimsical ways to make art about fish!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523247
Electronic Music Making (Grades 6-9)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, University Center Campus, Rm. 12. Are you interested in learning how to make music using the computer? Want to make music that sounds like what you are hearing on the radio? If you answered yes, then this class is for you! Learn how to use software applications like Logic Pro to quickly and easily write your own music. Learn how to program drums and craft unique synthesizer sounds, along with songwriting and production tips that take your musical ideas and turn them into complete songs! No previous music experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523242
Got Chemistry? (Grades 7-10)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-10$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-Noon, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Design your own experiments in a real chemistry lab! Create and perform a laboratory procedure for combustion of peanuts and marshmallows. Figure out what chemicals to mix to blow up your own air bag. Determine what makes soda pop stay fizzy and inquire about other dissolving mysteries. Create your own lava lamp and rainbow paper. Learn about saponification in a super-sudsy experiment and take home the soap you cook up. Become a science-sational explorer and show everyone how you can put the scientific method to the test.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523232
Animation (Grades 10-12)—2018-08-06 through 2018-08-09$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Thurs, 1-3 pm, Beckett Bldg. Mac Lab Rm. 204. One of the hottest trends in animation is kinetic typography, better known as a LYRIC VIDEO. Let NMC Visual Communications Instructor, Alex Smith, teach you how to create 2D animations using Adobe Animate and then sync them to music. Finish the week with a project to take home on a flash drive, and share it with your friends on social media. Bring your own earbuds.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523203
College Application Essay Boot Camp (Grades 10-12)—2018-08-07 through 2018-08-09$69—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, 1-3:30 pm, University Center Campus, Rm. 206/207. Have you been putting off writing your college application essay? Need to know how to start? Spend time with Sam Collier, a playwright, poet and writing teacher with the Front Street Writers. Review a few secret ingredients of successful essays, and then get plenty of practice writing your own essay. Learn how to hook the reader, highlight your accomplishments, express your personality and polish your prose. Finish the week with a strong, revised draft of an essay and begin the school year feeling confident about applying to college! Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523208
Hangin' with Horses (Grades 1-4 with an adult)—2018-08-10 through 2018-08-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10 am - Noon, Circle H Stables, 7200 Brown Bridge Rd. Kids, partner up with your favorite adult to share some quality time together while learning about the beauty and grace of horses. Find out how to safely approach, handle and work around horses. You will also learn about basic grooming and even get to braid horse tails just for fun! You will be paired up with a horse and quickly see for yourself how being in a barn is not only good for the soul, but is also a great confidence booster. No prior horse experience needed, but closed-toe shoes are required. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479351
Rainforest Adventure (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Jump into a week of hands-on fun as you journey to the amazing rainforest filled with exploding color and exciting adventures. Each day you will make new discoveries about the plants, animals, and foods of the rainforest while exploring art, music, games, stories, and movement. Make cool animal projects like a fabulous frog and a -moving- snake. Build your own rainforest in a jar, create a rainforest recipe book, and try new foods. Every day is a play day—in the rainforest!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479244
Paint 'n Play (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm,&nbsp; Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 101. Use your imagination and bright colors to concoct unique art projects using salt, mud, glue, milk and more. Get active in creating your own painting masterpieces during freeze-dance painting and bubble-wrap-stomp painting. If you like to mix, brew, sift and invent, you will love this wonderful week of making art indoors and out in nature.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479247
Course ClosedLEGO Art Play (Ages 4-6)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 110B. Go beyond pre-made LEGO kits and explore shapes, colors, designs and forms using your imagination. Get creative with Traverse City own brick artist, Christina Collins. Challenge yourself to make artful patterns, colorful structures, imaginary critters and more. Each day, bring your minds hidden creations to life while exploring interesting building techniques used by experienced LEGO builders. Cost includes a custom assortment of LEGO bricks so you can create at home. LEGO is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479280
LEGO Mania (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am - Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 110B. Do you love LEGOS? Come and build with Traverse Citys own brick artist! Build a city, a car, a bridge. You will have fun putting pieces together to create a city like the one Emmet, from the LEGO movie, might live in. Learn to make patterns and explore fun new ways to play with your LEGO bricks. Cost includes a custom assortment of LEGO bricks so you can create at home. LEGO is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479312
Acting Up (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Scholars Hall Theater Rm 217. Do you like to pretend? Pretending is just like acting. Discover the world of theatre in this action-packed week. Each day begins with fun drama games and various drama activities to warm up your creativity. Learn acting skills while developing public speaking skills and gaining confidence. All of this while having a FUN pretend adventure. Put together entertaining skits based on new stories and old favorites. On the last day, we will put on a show for your family and friends! Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479414
Course ClosedRainbows, Glitter and Unicorns! (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg Rm 102. Unlock your imagination and ride a magical wave of rainbows and unicorns! You will discover plenty of color, sparkle and excitement in this creative and enchanting class. Create magical art including a sun catcher, sand art, tie dye and much more! Each day you will paint and construct a variety of creations to share. On Friday, sample a rainbow of food—including unicorn inspired treats! Please bring a white t-shirt to tie dye on Tuesday.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479452
Spectacular Spiders (Grades 1-3)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Campus Rm 214. Spiders are fascinating creatures! Believe it or not, the more you know about them the more you will love them! Learn how spiders are different from other animals and what -special tools- they possess. Identify many different kinds that live in our area and examine how they create their intricate webs. Through lots of games, outdoor explorations, arts and crafts, stories and research, you will begin to appreciate these amazing critters. Go on a spider safari to find them outdoors each day!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479467
All Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$109—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 9:30am-Noon, Health and Science Bldg rm 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 3/4, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479544
Studio Recording (Grades 7-10)—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, University Center Campus, Rm. 12. Play and record your own music using professional studio gear! Learn about different types of microphones and how to use them. Discover the proper way to record drums, bass, guitar, piano and more. From recording basic tracks and the rhythm section, to overdubbing vocals and lead instruments, learn how the pros go about recording the bands you know and love. Once recording is completed, learn how mix engineers take recorded tracks and blend them to create a professional, radio-ready hit! No previous music experience necessary; but you may bring instruments if you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523218
Course ClosedYoung Aviators (Grades 4-6)—2018-08-14 through 2018-08-16$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>THIS COURSE IS FULL -- YOU MAY CALL 231-995-1700 TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST. Tues/Wed/Thurs, 9-11 am, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 226. Enjoy a high-flying adventure with the staff of NMC Aviation. From the Wright brothers through today's high-tech aerospace industry, experience the world of aviation and the opportunities for both boys and girls. Learn the differences between types of airplanes while touring the flight hanger and experiencing the inside of various cockpits. Get hands-on knowledge including manipulating the controls of an aircraft flight simulator, touring the Cherry Capital Airport air traffic control tower and other behind-the-scene activities. Enroll early for this popular class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480910
Course ClosedThe Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)—2018-08-23 through 2018-08-23$129—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10am - 1 pm, Meet at Cedar Lake Boat Launch, west of TC, out Cedar Run Rd. Climbing trees is not only fun, it is a sport! Using arborists ropes and harnesses, you (and your parent) will learn to ascend into the canopies safely. You will even learn how to camp there. Equipment is provided; bring drinking water. An in-tree snack is provided. Dress for the weather and wear shoes and long pants. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479597
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