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.

Course ClosedActing 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479414
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAll 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479544
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAmigo 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 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523203
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 4. 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479149
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBudding 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479293
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCamp 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 11. 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479708
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCheckmate! (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 2. 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 9. 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479653
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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523777
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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523208
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerComputer 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479513
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDancing 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479155
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDazzling 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479400
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDiscover 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479164
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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523498
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDrawing 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479379
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDrawing 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523242
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEngineering 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523336
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEquestrian 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523213
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFidgets - 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523809
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFiesta! 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479471
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGeology 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479677
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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523232
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523377
Course ClosedHangin' 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479351
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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523414
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIf 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479284
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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479268
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerInventor'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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479423
Junior Robotics Academy (Grades 2-4)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>This ADDED CLASS is open to students entering grades 2-8 in the fall. IT MEETS 1-3 PM, Mon-Fri, JULY 30-AUG. 3 in 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: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =305996468
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKeyboarding: 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523452
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
Course ClosedKids 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480721
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
Course ClosedLEGO 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479312
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLil' 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479387
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLunch Break - Kids on Campus Week (Ages 4-15)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$25—Face to FaceView Details

Registration is required for Lunch Break; financial assistance is not available. 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).

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479584
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMaking 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523293
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMazes - 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479364
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 8. 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523420
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMinecraft 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479601
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMinecraft 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523433
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMission 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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 7. 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
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNature 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 9. 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 13. 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

<p>Mon-Fri, Aug. 13-17, 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479247
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPet 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523446
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrincess 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479196
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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479244
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRaptors: 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523751
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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523461
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSaddle Up (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-19$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>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.</p>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523531
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSaddle Up (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-19$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>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>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523739
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSay 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479571
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSecret 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479426
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSEW 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
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSharpie 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 9. 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 6. 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479502
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
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSuper 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479309
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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523322
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTeens 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
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTeens 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479666
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 13. 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479189
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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523381
Course ClosedVEX 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523312
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVideo 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479228
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 7. 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523468
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWorking 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523333
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWriting 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDancing 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479155
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrincess 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479196
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCamp 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479205
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBudding 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479293
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLil' 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479387
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNature 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479437
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFiesta! 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479471
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAll 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479535
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMinecraft 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479601
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMission 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283480878
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFidgets - 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523809
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAmigo 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
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMinecraft 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523433
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEngineering 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523336
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWorking 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523333
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWriting 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523283
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSaddle Up (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-19$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>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.</p>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523531
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSaddle Up (Grades 4-8)—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-19$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>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>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523739
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTeens 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
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTeens 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523135
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDiscover 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479164
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIf 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479284
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSuper 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479309
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMazes - 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479364
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSEW 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
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDrawing 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479379
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDazzling 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479400
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerInventor'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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479423
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSecret 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479426
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerComputer 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479513
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDrawing 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479552
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCheckmate! (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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479558
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVideo 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479567
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSay 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479571
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLunch Break - Kids on Campus Week (Ages 4-15)—2018-07-23 through 2018-07-27$25—Face to FaceView Details

Registration is required for Lunch Break; financial assistance is not available. 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).

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479584
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGeology 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479677
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPet 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283482156
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRaptors: 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523751
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSharpie 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523487
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKeyboarding: 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523452
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523377
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMaking 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523293
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEquestrian 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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 1. 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 3. 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 4. 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
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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479407
Junior Robotics Academy (Grades 2-4)—2018-07-30 through 2018-08-03$149—Face to FaceView Details

<p>This ADDED CLASS is open to students entering grades 2-8 in the fall. IT MEETS 1-3 PM, Mon-Fri, JULY 30-AUG. 3 in 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: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =305996468
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 9. 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479653
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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523777
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 7. 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 6. 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 2. 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 1. 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 5. 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 4. 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523326
Course ClosedVEX 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523312
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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523297
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 7. 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 9. 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 13. 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 9. 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 8. 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 21. 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479708
Course ClosedKids 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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 16. 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 6. 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523322
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 14. 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 8. 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 17. 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =283523208
Course ClosedHangin' 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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 8. 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

<p>Mon-Fri, Aug. 13-17, 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. 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
Course ClosedLEGO 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =283479312
Course ClosedActing 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • 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
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 4. 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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