Grades 3-8 - College for Kids

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Course ClosedAll Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-12$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 9 and 3 quarters, 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 = 348776338
Course ClosedAll Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-12$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 8-12, 1-3:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 9 and 3 quarters, 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 = 348776371
Course ClosedArchery (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-11$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 8-11, 10 a.m.-Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. E/F/G/H (open bay area) Build a bow and learn the sport of archery. Using an innovative design with readily available materials, you will build a bow that is perfect for the beginning archer. Learn about bow designs, construction and decoration. Then receive lessons on archery safety, range set up, shooting etiquette, bow stringing, and shooting techniques. Cost includes materials to make your bow.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776304
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCharter Fishing Experience (Grades 4-8 with Parent)— 2019-06-16 through  2019-06-16$259— Face to FaceView Details

One day, Sun., June 16, Noon-4 p.m., Meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter in Leland Harbor by Fishtown. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Catch big fish on the big lake! You and a parent will experience deep-water fishing off the shores of Leland aboard the Farfetched. Join Captain Scott Anderson for a fun afternoon of charter fishing for salmon and steelhead. Learn about the equipment used to fish in deep water. When on-shore weather is warm, the lake is still cold, so dress appropriately. Bring sun screen, hat and sunglasses, and a catch a big fish attitude. Scholarships are not available.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778557
Checkmate! (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 1-3:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. 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. 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348779362
Cheer Squad (Grades 3-5)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 10 a.m.-Noon, 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 with 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. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348775295
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChef School (Grades 4-6)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-27$159— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 24-27, 9 a.m.-Noon, New location: Great Lakes Campus Kitchens; meet in east wing hallway on 2nd floor by Lobdells Restaurant. Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition and cost with a mid-week walking field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes-Maritime  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776229
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChef School (Grades 4-6)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-27$159— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 24-27, 1-4 p.m., New location: Great Lakes Campus Kitchens; meet in east wing hallway on 2nd floor by Lobdells Restaurant. Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition and cost with a mid-week walking field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes-Maritime  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776255
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerClay Sculpture (Grades 4-8)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-28$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 24-28, 10 a.m.-Noon, Fine Arts Bldg. Pottery Studio Rm. 135. You will love this fun exploration with clay that combines the pinch, slab and coil methods of hand-building. Make useful items like bowls and candleholders; and decoratives like mobiles, gargoyles and animal sculptures. Get inspired as you experience the flow of creativity from working with clay and glazes. Dress for an artsy mess. Items will be fired at the end of the week; time for pick-up of finished pieces will be arranged.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778633
Clay Works for Kids (Grades 3-5)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-30$115— Face to FaceView Details

Meets 6 days, Mon.-Fri. July 22-26, 10 a.m.-Noon and Tues., July 30, 10 a.m.-Noon, Fine Arts Bldg. Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Explore the fabulous feel of clay while making useful and unique objects. Use pinch, slab, and coil methods to create original items and glaze them. Make a clay relief sculpture that is also a bowl, an animal that whistles or rattles, or a vase with a face! Items will be fired at the end of the first week and be ready for glazing the following Tuesday. You will be notified when the finished pieces are ready to pick up. Dress for an artsy mess. Class meets July 22 through 26, plus July 30, 2019.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348770493
Course ClosedDIY Bedroom Projects (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 1-3 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224. Get ready for fun-filled days of project mania. Define your style as you create one-of-a-kind accessories for your bedroom. Use these projects to create a gallery wall that celebrates your unique style. Learn new techniques as you create inspirational quote art, a pom pom garland, an individualized paper mache bowl and more. After this week, your bedroom will scream YOU!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348779329
Course ClosedDrawing and Sketching (Grades 5-8)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 10 a.m.-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!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777744
Fishy Matters (Grades 4-6)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-08$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 5-8, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Brook trout, salmon, steelhead, whitefish, lake trout, bass, perch and walleye are all favorite sport fish of the North. But what about catfish, carp, suckers and bowfin? This interdisciplinary class blends science and art to explore freshwater fish from different parts of the country, examining how they are different, yet similar. Dig in the mud, find bugs, and examine rocks and plants in our quest to understand fish, where they live and what they eat. Learn how fish have adapted to the environment as you learn about body shapes, fins, mouths, tails and sensory organs. Then design and build a fish of your own!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778542
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFun Play the Ukulele Way (Grades 3-5)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-28$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 24-28, 9:30-10:30 a.m., NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Ukulele may be hard to spell and say, but it is sure fun to play. You will be playing on your first day as you learn basic chords and strums. By the end of the week, you will know how to tune and maintain your instrument and play lots of fun songs at home. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD by Bert Casey (approx. $15) which is available online or at the local guitar store.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769722
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKid's Cuisine (Grades 3-5)— 2019-06-17 through  2019-06-21$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 17-21, 9 a.m.-Noon, New location: Great Lakes Campus Kitchens; meet in east wing hallway on 2nd floor by Lobdells Restaurant. Grab your passport and travel the world through your taste buds! Each day focuses on a different part of the globe in this whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods--fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan, and more. Learn important cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on kitchen experience. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769595
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKid's Cuisine (Grades 3-5)— 2019-06-17 through  2019-06-21$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 17-21, 1-4 p.m., New location: Great Lakes Campus Kitchens; meet in east wing hallway on 2nd floor by Lobdells Restaurant. Grab your passport and travel the world through your taste buds! Each day focuses on a different part of the globe in this whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods--fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan, and more. Learn important cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on kitchen experience. 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769689
Kids with Cameras (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-26$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. There is beauty everywhere; take lots of pictures! 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! Utilize computers to edit your own photos! Bring a digital camera (no cell phone cameras) to class each day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777853
Kid Writers Club (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Why do we love writing, reading and listening to stories? We love to imagine what is out there waiting for us and our favorite characters. We will write to discover! Write a thrilling new story from your imagination, inspired by your own curiosity. We will talk about how to develop the setting, breathe life into your characters and their points of view, and shape the narrative arc of your story. There will be lots of chances to share your stories and build on the ideas of others. 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 = 348777776
LEGO Mania Advanced (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 218. Discover new ways to build with LEGO bricks as you create and collaborate with fellow builders. Learn specific building tricks--secrets from the masters! Practice scaling building plans, building spheres, and participating in daily building challenges. On the last day, you and your new-found team will be contestants in a secret building challenge--only one TEAM can win! Everyone leaves with a LEGO set at the end of the week. LEGO is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777714
LEGO Party: Apocalypseburg (Grades 4-6)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 1-3 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 110B. Love LEGO bricks? Love building? Explore a variety of projects using LEGO bricks and your own creativity. This class expands on basic building knowledge, but beginning builders will have fun too! Spend the week building your own epic Bricksburg with blueprints, cityscapes, a bridge and more! Learn ways to quickly sketch building plans and make adjustments just like the pros! Help Emmet, Lucy and their friends save their town. Each builder receives their own sketching kit to use throughout the week and takes home a set of LEGO at the end of the week along with their sketching kit. LEGO is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778503
Lunch Break - Kids on Campus Week (Ages 4-15)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$29— Face to FaceView Details

Pre-registration is required. Bring your lunch each day--juice packs (and water) are provided. Mon-Fri., July 15-19, Noon-1 p.m., University Center lower level. If you enroll in a morning and afternoon class the week of July 15-19, you are invited to join the Lunch Break hour that meets in the University Center (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. Classes meet at University Center Campus (2200 Dendrinos Drive). Financial assistance is not available for Lunch Break.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776197
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeet Me at the Ranch A.M. (Grades 3-6)— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$139— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, June 18-20, 9 a.m.-Noon, Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348775938
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch A.M. (Grades 3-6)— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-11$139— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, July 9-11, 9 a.m.-Noon, Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776013
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeet Me at the Ranch P.M. (Grades 3-6)— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$139— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, June 18-20, 1-4 p.m. All Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348775992
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch P.M. (Grades 3-6)— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-11$139— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, July 9-11, 1-4 p.m. All Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776047
Musical Theater Dance Choreography (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 10 a.m.-Noon, Scholars Hall Rm. 217. Actors have been using dance to help tell stories since the days of the ancient Greeks! Learn various styles of stage dance from pantomime and synchronized movements, to high energy routines inspired by contemporary shows. Wear comfy clothes and closed-toe shoes each day and be ready to dance. Entertain your parents with a performance on the last day. Beginners welcome; no dance experience required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777822
Pet Lovers (Grades 3-5)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 208. 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. Expect some four-legged visitors!

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769791
Python Programmers (Grades 3-5)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$155— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 205. Learn to code engaging apps and games using a programming language called Python. It is the fastest growing programming language and favored by Google, NASA, YouTube and the CIA. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348770533
Course ClosedSaddle Up (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-18$149— Face to FaceView Details

3 days, Tues/Wed/Thurs, July 16-18, 1-4 p.m., Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Prerequisite: You must have completed the Meet Me at the Ranch class this summer or in a previous summer. Add to the riding skills you learned in the previous class. Gain more confidence and knowledge in and around the barn when you are paired 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 a trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle each day. Helmets are provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778733
Saddle Up (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-18$149— Face to FaceView Details

3 days, Tues/Wed/Thurs, July 16-18, 9 a.m.-Noon, Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Prerequisite: You must have completed the Meet Me at the Ranch class this summer or in a previous summer. Add to the riding skills you learned in the previous class. Gain more confidence and knowledge in and around the barn when you are paired 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 a trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle each day. Helmets are provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 349434638
Course ClosedSay It in Japanese (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 8-11, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Discover Japan, Land of the Rising Sun! 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), enjoy Japanese tea and snacks, while practicing using chopsticks. Discover how kids in Japan spend their days. Nihongo O hanashimashoo--speak Japanese!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778661
Course ClosedSkills for the Backcountry (Grades 4-6)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 1-3 p.m., Meet at the VASA Trail Head Parking Lot, Bunker Hill and Bartlett Roads (4450 Bartlett Rd, Williamsburg - ask for directions when registering. Experience your own week of Survivor! Gain an understanding of the natural world around us and use that knowledge and your own wits to build 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. Wear closed-toe walking shoes (no flip flops). Bring a backpack with a water bottle and snack.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777915
Sports Camp (Grades 3-5)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 8-11, 1-3 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Practice makes perfect! Improve your skills in sports such as basketball, track, volleyball, soccer and more! Have fun playing outdoors, as weather permits, or in the gym. Every day is packed with fun and games as you learn the basics and beyond from an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. Learn the importance of teamwork, gain skills to become a better athlete, and get tips for making each sport more FUN. All levels of fitness and sports backgrounds are welcome. Wear tennis shoes, bring a water bottle and plenty of energy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769761
Course ClosedSTEM Week (Grades 3-6)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 215/217. STEM Week is a mind bending, problem solving approach to real problems that surround us everywhere! Working with the experts from Quarkmine, tap into your creativity and dive into activities that include Potato Power, Save the Egg, Ping Pong Ball Launchers, Air Powered Darts, and more. You will work with electricity, citrus, airplanes, bridges and many other things that will Fizz and Pop! Each day brings exciting new discoveries and even more questions to explore. STEM Week is a playground for your curiosity!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348775328
The Actor in You (Grades 4-6)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-Noon, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Show off your creativity by creating a script, inventing characters, designing a set and performing a play 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 theatre 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 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777885
Course ClosedThe Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)— 2019-06-28 through  2019-06-28$129— Face to FaceView Details

One day, Fri., June 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meet at Cedar Lake boat launch (4299 Cedar Lake Rd. - take Cedar Run Rd. 7.4 miles west of TC to Cedar Lake Rd.). Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Climbing trees is fun, but did you know it is also 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.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776065
Course ClosedThe Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)— 2019-07-18 through  2019-07-18$129— Face to FaceView Details

One day, Fri., Thurs., July 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meet at Cedar Lake boat launch (4299 Cedar Lake Rd. - take Cedar Run Rd. 7.4 miles west of TC to Cedar Lake Rd.). Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Climbing trees is fun, but did you know it is also 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.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776079
Course ClosedThe Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)— 2019-08-15 through  2019-08-15$129— Face to FaceView Details

One day, Thurs., Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meet at Cedar Lake boat launch (4299 Cedar Lake Rd. - take Cedar Run Rd. 7.4 miles west of TC to Cedar Lake Rd.). Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Climbing trees is fun, but did you know it is also 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 = 348776095
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVEX IQ Robotics (Grades 2-8)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-28$199— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 24-28, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg., Rm. 110 A/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 workshop is designed so all levels 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 = 348767156
Course ClosedVEX IQ Robotics (Grades 2-8)— 2019-07-29 through  2019-08-02$199— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 29-Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg., Rm. 110 A/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 workshop is designed so all levels 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 = 348769209
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVideo Game Creation with Scratch (Grades 3-7)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-28$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 24-28, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 08. 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. 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 = 348776164
You Golf Girl (Grades 4-9)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-25$129— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 22-25, 1:30-3 p.m., (Mon-Wed: Meet at Traverse City Golf Center - 6270 Secor Rd., TC. Thurs: Meet at Interlochen Golf Course - 10586 US-31, Interlochen). Experience the great game of golf! Whether you are new to golf, or already play regularly, this course builds on what you already know--and someday you will be able to beat your elders at their own game! Join Coach Karl Gagnon, head coach for girls golf at TC West Senior High, for a team-building and small group instruction using fun drills for putting, chipping and driving. Learn the rules and etiquette along with the basics of a fun game you can play the rest of your life! Golf is a game for all women, all over the world, of all ages and sizes. Game on!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348779392
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCharter Fishing Experience (Grades 4-8 with Parent)— 2019-06-16 through  2019-06-16$259— Face to FaceView Details

One day, Sun., June 16, Noon-4 p.m., Meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter in Leland Harbor by Fishtown. Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Catch big fish on the big lake! You and a parent will experience deep-water fishing off the shores of Leland aboard the Farfetched. Join Captain Scott Anderson for a fun afternoon of charter fishing for salmon and steelhead. Learn about the equipment used to fish in deep water. When on-shore weather is warm, the lake is still cold, so dress appropriately. Bring sun screen, hat and sunglasses, and a catch a big fish attitude. Scholarships are not available.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778557
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKid's Cuisine (Grades 3-5)— 2019-06-17 through  2019-06-21$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 17-21, 9 a.m.-Noon, New location: Great Lakes Campus Kitchens; meet in east wing hallway on 2nd floor by Lobdells Restaurant. Grab your passport and travel the world through your taste buds! Each day focuses on a different part of the globe in this whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods--fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan, and more. Learn important cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on kitchen experience. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769595
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKid's Cuisine (Grades 3-5)— 2019-06-17 through  2019-06-21$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 17-21, 1-4 p.m., New location: Great Lakes Campus Kitchens; meet in east wing hallway on 2nd floor by Lobdells Restaurant. Grab your passport and travel the world through your taste buds! Each day focuses on a different part of the globe in this whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods--fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan, and more. Learn important cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on kitchen experience. 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769689
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeet Me at the Ranch A.M. (Grades 3-6)— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$139— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, June 18-20, 9 a.m.-Noon, Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348775938
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeet Me at the Ranch P.M. (Grades 3-6)— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$139— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, June 18-20, 1-4 p.m. All Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348775992
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVideo Game Creation with Scratch (Grades 3-7)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-28$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 24-28, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 08. 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. 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 = 348776164
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChef School (Grades 4-6)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-27$159— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 24-27, 9 a.m.-Noon, New location: Great Lakes Campus Kitchens; meet in east wing hallway on 2nd floor by Lobdells Restaurant. Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition and cost with a mid-week walking field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes-Maritime  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776229
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChef School (Grades 4-6)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-27$159— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 24-27, 1-4 p.m., New location: Great Lakes Campus Kitchens; meet in east wing hallway on 2nd floor by Lobdells Restaurant. Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition and cost with a mid-week walking field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes-Maritime  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776255
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerClay Sculpture (Grades 4-8)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-28$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 24-28, 10 a.m.-Noon, Fine Arts Bldg. Pottery Studio Rm. 135. You will love this fun exploration with clay that combines the pinch, slab and coil methods of hand-building. Make useful items like bowls and candleholders; and decoratives like mobiles, gargoyles and animal sculptures. Get inspired as you experience the flow of creativity from working with clay and glazes. Dress for an artsy mess. Items will be fired at the end of the week; time for pick-up of finished pieces will be arranged.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778633
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVEX IQ Robotics (Grades 2-8)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-28$199— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 24-28, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg., Rm. 110 A/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 workshop is designed so all levels 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 = 348767156
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFun Play the Ukulele Way (Grades 3-5)— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-28$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 24-28, 9:30-10:30 a.m., NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Ukulele may be hard to spell and say, but it is sure fun to play. You will be playing on your first day as you learn basic chords and strums. By the end of the week, you will know how to tune and maintain your instrument and play lots of fun songs at home. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD by Bert Casey (approx. $15) which is available online or at the local guitar store.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769722
Course ClosedThe Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)— 2019-06-28 through  2019-06-28$129— Face to FaceView Details

One day, Fri., June 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meet at Cedar Lake boat launch (4299 Cedar Lake Rd. - take Cedar Run Rd. 7.4 miles west of TC to Cedar Lake Rd.). Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Climbing trees is fun, but did you know it is also 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.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776065
Course ClosedAll Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-12$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 9 and 3 quarters, 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 = 348776338
Course ClosedAll Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-12$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 8-12, 1-3:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Do not be late! Once you cross platform 9 and 3 quarters, 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 = 348776371
Course ClosedSay It in Japanese (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 8-11, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Discover Japan, Land of the Rising Sun! 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), enjoy Japanese tea and snacks, while practicing using chopsticks. Discover how kids in Japan spend their days. Nihongo O hanashimashoo--speak Japanese!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778661
Sports Camp (Grades 3-5)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 8-11, 1-3 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Practice makes perfect! Improve your skills in sports such as basketball, track, volleyball, soccer and more! Have fun playing outdoors, as weather permits, or in the gym. Every day is packed with fun and games as you learn the basics and beyond from an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. Learn the importance of teamwork, gain skills to become a better athlete, and get tips for making each sport more FUN. All levels of fitness and sports backgrounds are welcome. Wear tennis shoes, bring a water bottle and plenty of energy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769761
Course ClosedArchery (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-07-11$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 8-11, 10 a.m.-Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. E/F/G/H (open bay area) Build a bow and learn the sport of archery. Using an innovative design with readily available materials, you will build a bow that is perfect for the beginning archer. Learn about bow designs, construction and decoration. Then receive lessons on archery safety, range set up, shooting etiquette, bow stringing, and shooting techniques. Cost includes materials to make your bow.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776304
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch A.M. (Grades 3-6)— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-11$139— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, July 9-11, 9 a.m.-Noon, Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776013
Course ClosedMeet Me at the Ranch P.M. (Grades 3-6)— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-11$139— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Wed/Thurs, July 9-11, 1-4 p.m. All Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf, you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding--from corral, to pasture, to the trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776047
Course ClosedDrawing and Sketching (Grades 5-8)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 10 a.m.-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!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777744
Lunch Break - Kids on Campus Week (Ages 4-15)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$29— Face to FaceView Details

Pre-registration is required. Bring your lunch each day--juice packs (and water) are provided. Mon-Fri., July 15-19, Noon-1 p.m., University Center lower level. If you enroll in a morning and afternoon class the week of July 15-19, you are invited to join the Lunch Break hour that meets in the University Center (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. Classes meet at University Center Campus (2200 Dendrinos Drive). Financial assistance is not available for Lunch Break.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776197
Kid Writers Club (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Why do we love writing, reading and listening to stories? We love to imagine what is out there waiting for us and our favorite characters. We will write to discover! Write a thrilling new story from your imagination, inspired by your own curiosity. We will talk about how to develop the setting, breathe life into your characters and their points of view, and shape the narrative arc of your story. There will be lots of chances to share your stories and build on the ideas of others. 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 = 348777776
Pet Lovers (Grades 3-5)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 208. 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. Expect some four-legged visitors!

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348769791
Course ClosedSTEM Week (Grades 3-6)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 215/217. STEM Week is a mind bending, problem solving approach to real problems that surround us everywhere! Working with the experts from Quarkmine, tap into your creativity and dive into activities that include Potato Power, Save the Egg, Ping Pong Ball Launchers, Air Powered Darts, and more. You will work with electricity, citrus, airplanes, bridges and many other things that will Fizz and Pop! Each day brings exciting new discoveries and even more questions to explore. STEM Week is a playground for your curiosity!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348775328
LEGO Mania Advanced (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-15 through  2019-07-19$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 218. Discover new ways to build with LEGO bricks as you create and collaborate with fellow builders. Learn specific building tricks--secrets from the masters! Practice scaling building plans, building spheres, and participating in daily building challenges. On the last day, you and your new-found team will be contestants in a secret building challenge--only one TEAM can win! Everyone leaves with a LEGO set at the end of the week. LEGO is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777714
Course ClosedSaddle Up (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-18$149— Face to FaceView Details

3 days, Tues/Wed/Thurs, July 16-18, 1-4 p.m., Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Prerequisite: You must have completed the Meet Me at the Ranch class this summer or in a previous summer. Add to the riding skills you learned in the previous class. Gain more confidence and knowledge in and around the barn when you are paired 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 a trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle each day. Helmets are provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778733
Saddle Up (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-18$149— Face to FaceView Details

3 days, Tues/Wed/Thurs, July 16-18, 9 a.m.-Noon, Meet at Circle H Stables (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC). Prerequisite: You must have completed the Meet Me at the Ranch class this summer or in a previous summer. Add to the riding skills you learned in the previous class. Gain more confidence and knowledge in and around the barn when you are paired 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 a trail ride on the last day. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a snack and water bottle each day. Helmets are provided. Parents: A Liability Form will be mailed out one week before the start of class. This form MUST be signed by you or a legal guardian and brought to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 349434638
Course ClosedThe Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)— 2019-07-18 through  2019-07-18$129— Face to FaceView Details

One day, Fri., Thurs., July 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meet at Cedar Lake boat launch (4299 Cedar Lake Rd. - take Cedar Run Rd. 7.4 miles west of TC to Cedar Lake Rd.). Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Climbing trees is fun, but did you know it is also 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.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348776079
Checkmate! (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 1-3:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. 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. 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348779362
Clay Works for Kids (Grades 3-5)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-30$115— Face to FaceView Details

Meets 6 days, Mon.-Fri. July 22-26, 10 a.m.-Noon and Tues., July 30, 10 a.m.-Noon, Fine Arts Bldg. Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Explore the fabulous feel of clay while making useful and unique objects. Use pinch, slab, and coil methods to create original items and glaze them. Make a clay relief sculpture that is also a bowl, an animal that whistles or rattles, or a vase with a face! Items will be fired at the end of the first week and be ready for glazing the following Tuesday. You will be notified when the finished pieces are ready to pick up. Dress for an artsy mess. Class meets July 22 through 26, plus July 30, 2019.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348770493
Kids with Cameras (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-26$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. There is beauty everywhere; take lots of pictures! 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! Utilize computers to edit your own photos! Bring a digital camera (no cell phone cameras) to class each day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777853
Course ClosedDIY Bedroom Projects (Grades 4-8)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 1-3 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224. Get ready for fun-filled days of project mania. Define your style as you create one-of-a-kind accessories for your bedroom. Use these projects to create a gallery wall that celebrates your unique style. Learn new techniques as you create inspirational quote art, a pom pom garland, an individualized paper mache bowl and more. After this week, your bedroom will scream YOU!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348779329
Musical Theater Dance Choreography (Grades 4-6)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 10 a.m.-Noon, Scholars Hall Rm. 217. Actors have been using dance to help tell stories since the days of the ancient Greeks! Learn various styles of stage dance from pantomime and synchronized movements, to high energy routines inspired by contemporary shows. Wear comfy clothes and closed-toe shoes each day and be ready to dance. Entertain your parents with a performance on the last day. Beginners welcome; no dance experience required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777822
You Golf Girl (Grades 4-9)— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-25$129— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 22-25, 1:30-3 p.m., (Mon-Wed: Meet at Traverse City Golf Center - 6270 Secor Rd., TC. Thurs: Meet at Interlochen Golf Course - 10586 US-31, Interlochen). Experience the great game of golf! Whether you are new to golf, or already play regularly, this course builds on what you already know--and someday you will be able to beat your elders at their own game! Join Coach Karl Gagnon, head coach for girls golf at TC West Senior High, for a team-building and small group instruction using fun drills for putting, chipping and driving. Learn the rules and etiquette along with the basics of a fun game you can play the rest of your life! Golf is a game for all women, all over the world, of all ages and sizes. Game on!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348779392
Course ClosedVEX IQ Robotics (Grades 2-8)— 2019-07-29 through  2019-08-02$199— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 29-Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg., Rm. 110 A/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 workshop is designed so all levels 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 = 348769209
Course ClosedSkills for the Backcountry (Grades 4-6)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 1-3 p.m., Meet at the VASA Trail Head Parking Lot, Bunker Hill and Bartlett Roads (4450 Bartlett Rd, Williamsburg - ask for directions when registering. Experience your own week of Survivor! Gain an understanding of the natural world around us and use that knowledge and your own wits to build 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. Wear closed-toe walking shoes (no flip flops). Bring a backpack with a water bottle and snack.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777915
Cheer Squad (Grades 3-5)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 10 a.m.-Noon, 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 with 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. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348775295
The Actor in You (Grades 4-6)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-Noon, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Show off your creativity by creating a script, inventing characters, designing a set and performing a play 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 theatre 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 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348777885
Python Programmers (Grades 3-5)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$155— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 205. Learn to code engaging apps and games using a programming language called Python. It is the fastest growing programming language and favored by Google, NASA, YouTube and the CIA. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348770533
LEGO Party: Apocalypseburg (Grades 4-6)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-09$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 1-3 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 110B. Love LEGO bricks? Love building? Explore a variety of projects using LEGO bricks and your own creativity. This class expands on basic building knowledge, but beginning builders will have fun too! Spend the week building your own epic Bricksburg with blueprints, cityscapes, a bridge and more! Learn ways to quickly sketch building plans and make adjustments just like the pros! Help Emmet, Lucy and their friends save their town. Each builder receives their own sketching kit to use throughout the week and takes home a set of LEGO at the end of the week along with their sketching kit. LEGO is a registered trademark.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778503
Fishy Matters (Grades 4-6)— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-08$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 5-8, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Brook trout, salmon, steelhead, whitefish, lake trout, bass, perch and walleye are all favorite sport fish of the North. But what about catfish, carp, suckers and bowfin? This interdisciplinary class blends science and art to explore freshwater fish from different parts of the country, examining how they are different, yet similar. Dig in the mud, find bugs, and examine rocks and plants in our quest to understand fish, where they live and what they eat. Learn how fish have adapted to the environment as you learn about body shapes, fins, mouths, tails and sensory organs. Then design and build a fish of your own!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 348778542
Course ClosedThe Art of Tree Climbing (Grades 3-7 with a parent)— 2019-08-15 through  2019-08-15$129— Face to FaceView Details

One day, Thurs., Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meet at Cedar Lake boat launch (4299 Cedar Lake Rd. - take Cedar Run Rd. 7.4 miles west of TC to Cedar Lake Rd.). Register the child only; cost includes one child and one parent. Climbing trees is fun, but did you know it is also 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 = 348776095
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