Kids Learning Center for Santa Clarita

Summer Camps 2017 – Descriptions 

3D Animation & Modeling with Blender – $147

Create 3D models of your very own and bring it to life! Students are introduced to popular animation software, Blender, and are led through the concepts needed to understand the vast world of 3D Computer Animation. No prior experience is necessary as this is a course designed for beginners to grow with detailed instruction at their own pace.

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3D Design & Printing – $147

Create 3D Animations of your very own and bring it to life using Tinkercad! Students will be printing their newly designed models. No prior experience is necessary as this is a course designed for beginners to grow with detailed instruction at their own pace.

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Backyard Summer Cooking – $147

Hot summer days are approaching fast! Using fresh seasonal produce, enjoy preparing for those days when cool food is refreshing and flavorful food is most enjoyed! In Summer Cooking class, you will prepare garden fresh dishes, yummy kabobs, fun chilled snacks, and vibrant smoothies and drinks! You will learn about nutrition and basic culinary skills. It will be fun measuring, mixing, and presenting your cool creations! Decorate a chef hat and apron, and take it home along with your very own cookbook with the fun summer recipes you made in class!  Price includes all materials.

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Baking – $147

Create a variety of delicious desserts, cookies and baked breads, all from scratch! Learn to roll out and decorate cookies, make biscuits with honey butter, and much more! Surprise your family with a delicious and addition to dinner! Decorate a chef hat and apron and take home your very own cookbook so you can make these at home for family or friends!

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Babysitting Camp – $127

Learn to be an expert babysitter! You will know how to make a resume to present to a potential employer along with your babysitting course certificate. You will learn babysitting tips, such as what to do in an emergency, good games to play, what is and isn’t safe, etc. You will also learn basic first aid, such as how to hold pressure points, read vital signs, and much more. In addition, you will learn infant care, such as changing diapers, feeding, and more. Note: This is not a CPR certification course.

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Cake Decorating – $147

Have fun learning to use fondant, ice a cake and learn piping techniques. Students will learn the basics of cake decorating, they will use pastry bags and different tips to create designs on cupcakes and wax paper to practice before they create the final project of making and decorating a cake! They will learn how to color and roll fondant, and mold it into shapes, animals and flowers.

All materials included in the price.

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Cooking Around the World – $147

Learn about cultures around the world and how to cook their foods from scratch using fresh ingredients. Cook for a Mexican Fiesta or get fancy at an English tea party! Cook up a Swedish Breakfast, Indian cuisine, French dessert and much more!!! Bon Apetit! It will be fun measuring, stirring batter, cracking eggs, and tasting a variety of foods with more hands-on fun! You will take home a chef hat, apron and cookbook full of the recipes you made in class so that you can show your family how you can cook, from all around the world!

Price includes all materials.

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Cartoon Character Basics – $147

Bring your characters, environments, props, and storyboards to life.  Explore light and shade, perspective, color theory, and basic design techniques.  Not only will the characters look more dimensional, but the environments and objects will also be more believable.  Learn how to take 2D line drawings and process them into tones for a lifelike result.  Also, explore how to arrange shapes, values, colors, and edges in an interesting and intriguing ways to create images that hold the viewer’s attention.

From concept to color, learn the techniques used by modern day professional artists and animators who work in Manga and Anime.  This is a beginners class, but all levels are welcome to join.

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Ceramics and Sculpture – $147

Learn how to model and create sculptures of animals and figurines. Learn basic construction techniques for creating your own pottery. For a finished project, paint or decorate your vessels for sculptures! You will have basic instructions in the different techniques of ceramics such as, slab coil, and pot.  Pieces will be fired and then painted and glazed for a beautiful look to create art pieces your child can be proud of.  Price includes all materials.

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Comedy Club & Improvisation – $127

Creativity and ensemble are the foundations of this course. Students explore comedy through acting, improvisation and writing exercises. They will learn how to structure a scene, create a character, build relationship and explore genre. Come study Commercial Acting & Auditioning – Using Improvisation and Comedy with a Hollywood professional!

–          Lots of Improv Games mixed with comedy

–       Slates

–       Using Products Props

–       Comedy skits

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Creating Instruments & DIY Band – $147

Using items someone could find around the house (styrofoam cups, plastic eggs, rice, paint, etc), we’re going to build a homemade band. This will be a fun week of building, painting, and learning about music through rhythm and sound.

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Draw and Paint Sea Animals – $147

Whales! Starfish! Dolphins! Sharks! Learn to draw and paint sea creatures. Experience how easy it is to draw sea creatures using the 5 basic elements of shape. Then paint with brilliant color creating beautiful compositions. Some of the basic techniques that will be covered are proportion, perspective, shading, texture, value, color, etc.

All materials included in price.

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Drawing Fundamentals – $147

This class serves as an introduction to several fine art skills including shading, light logic, texture, vanishing point perspective and understanding proper proportion. Students will continue to artistic confidence and the ability to make creative compositional choices. This class will help students work toward developing independent drawing skills.

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Entrepreneur Camp – $127

What goes into having a business?  How do I even start one and what should I sell?  Who will buy my products?  Explore all these topics in this fun-filled class where kids are encouraged to be creative in coming up with their businesses, but they also study supply & demand, how to determine a price, what makes prices fluctuate, an introduction to banks and bank accounts and different forms of businesses.  Also learn how to market and what the most effective ways of selling will be.  On the last day of camp the students will have an opportunity to have their own small store and sell their goods or services to fellow camp students.

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Galactic Warrior Training – $147

A fun and exciting adventure where kids learn the ways of the Jedi according to the 5 precepts of the Jedi Code. Each student will create their own Jedi name and character for the class, participate in fun Jedi training adventures to help develop their coordination, balance and timing, and  learn how to wield a lightsaber using Form I: Shii – Cho, the basic Lightsaber Combat form.  Their training will conclude with a dazzling choreographed fight to be performed at the end of camp.

May the Force be with you, always!

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Holistic Cooking & Nutrition – $147

Come learn to prepare your food in a holistic way, thinking of the nutrients going into your body and their function.  This is a hands-on make from scratch cooking class.   This is a perfect way to introduce new foods to kids!  The recipes are so simple that the students can even make them at home.

The older students’ camp will be preparing slightly more complicated meals, while still learning all about the nutrition.

In this camp students are encouraged to experiment with different ingredients as they mature in their cooking skills every day.

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Healthy Cooking – $147

You will learn to cook using fresh, nutritious ingredients without prepared mixes. Make delicious breakfasts, scrumptious cuisines and much more! You will learn about nutrition and know how to follow a recipe. It will be fun measuring, stirring batter, cracking eggs with more hands-on fun! You will take home a chef hat, apron and a cookbook full of the recipes you made in class so that you can show your family how you can cook!  Price includes all supplies.

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Intro to App Design – $127

Students will learn the basics of programming by creating their first app. Students will use Multi Media Fusion 2 to program and design their apps, and learn both concrete development skills and principles of design.

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Intro to Web Design – $127

In this class students will learn how to design their own basic website, using basic HTML, editing, tags, text formatting, graphics & pictures, tables, and links. Students will learn how to hand-code HTML and will explore the HTML Color Codes (Hexidecimal) system. At the end of class students will be able to create their own basic website and demonstrate their knowledge of HTML & CSS.

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Jewelry Making – $147

You will love making your own jewelry. Technique in basic jewelry making will be taught, and you will learn about mixing colors and shapes. A variety of decorative materials will be used in the projects,such as beads in wood, glass, metal and beautiful crystals. They will be attached or strung on leather,quality metal chain, yarns and flosses, ribbon, leatherette, and more. You will be proud to wear tasteful and age appropriate bracelets, necklaces and/or earrings that you enjoyed creating.  Price includes all materials.

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Lego Batman – $127

Swing through Gothem city! Race The Joker in a Bat Mobile! Save the city from the criminals in Arckham Asylum! Have fun with your friends building motorized creations from all the LEGO Batman Movies!

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Lego Minecraft – $127

Master the world of Minecraft® with LEGO®! Build a motorized Creeper, minecart and terrifying Ghast. There will be various Redstone contraptions and traps. LEGO® Engineers will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while exploring the world of Minecraft.®

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Lego Mindstorms – Level 1 – $127

This class is an introduction to the Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotic System. Students will build robots and program them with a computer to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. Campers will work in teams to solve the challenges on our LEGO Robotics Challenge mats, using the Mindstorms Robots. There will be a timed competition to see which teams will score the most points!

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Lego Mindstorms – Level 2 – $127

This class is a continuation of the LEGO® Mind-storms NXT Robotic System. Students will build robots and program them with a computer to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. This camp will have more complicated challenges to solve. Campers will work in teams to solve the challenges on our LEGO® Robotics Challenge mats using the Mindstorms Robots. There will be a timed competition to see which teams will score the most points!

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Lego Ninjago – $127

Master the world of LEGO® Ninjago!  Tame the Ice Dragon, motorize your Warrior Bike, Earth Driller and Blade Cycle, and hone your Spinjitzu battle skills!  LEGO® Engineers will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago.

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Lego Robotics – Amusement Park – $127

What could be more fun (and educational) than creating your own LEGO® Amusement Park? Get your Ticket to Ride building LEGO® brick models complete with gears, axles, motors, etc. Models include the Carousel Ride, Swingboat, Cyclone and more.

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Lego Robotics – Star Wars – $127

Race with Luke Skywalker over the icy surface of planet Hoth in his snowspeeder! Keep watch from the command center trench with Commander Rieekan and catch the Imperial Snowtroopers attacking the Rebel defense. Build remote controlled LEGO Imperial AT-AT Walkers. We will be building different motorized LEGO models from all the Star Wars movies!

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Lego Stop Motion Animation – $127

Make your own movie with LEGO®s!  Using LEGO®s you will come up with your own ideas and stories, build your own sets, and learn to use the camera! Dream up an adventure in another galaxy, find a whole new world in Narnia, or create a pirate scene in the Caribbean! Take home a flash drive with your animation on it!

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Lego WeDo Robotics – $127

LEGO® WeDo™c kits introduce students to robotics by having them build LEGO® models that include motors and sensors then program their models using the LEGO® WeDo™ software. You will build models, attach sensors and motors that are plugged into a computer, and configure behaviors using a simple programming tool.  The activity pack is divided into four themes:  Amazing Mechanisms, Wild Animals, Play Soccer and Adventure Stories! It covers topics within science, technology, mathematics and language.

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Mixed Media – $147

        Draw and paint! Use pastels! This class is a lot of fun because it involves working with several different media, and you will discover which one is your favorite! Some elements involved in mixed media that will be covered are: five basic elements of shape, shading, texture, value, color, composition, positive and negative space. You will develop your own imagination!

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Movies By You – $127

Storytelling is one of the greatest art forms known to man. It turns out to also be one of the toughest art forms to master! In this camp, we will be making our own short films!

We will discuss the key technical techniques and story archetypes which make films great and then start developing our own short films by storyboarding, working in teams to act, record, use the correct lighting, adding sound and editing.  Students will learn all facets of the production process i.e.: writing, editing, cinematography, directing, etc.

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Musical Theater – $147

        Your kids will be singing, dancing and acting in an original musical. Taught by working industry pros, student will get their first taste of “the boards.” In addition to learning performing skills, they’ll help collect props, build sets, have input in their costumes, and so much more.  It’s our mission to provide a venue for our children to express their creativity, build self esteem, develop public speaking skills, and work with others.  All leading to a performance in front of a live audience!

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Movie Make-Up: Fake Wounds – $147

In this camp kids will learn how to do movie make-up, creating fake wounds and other beginner level special effects.

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Minecraft Mod 1 & 2 – $127

In this class students will learn how to Modify or Mod the game of Minecraft using the JAVA Programming language. They will create custom swords, tools, armor, foods and more – that can be played and shared with friends. Each student will be working on an individual laptop and they will be able to interact and test their mods in the game Minecraft. Students will take home a flash drive with their mod files on the last day of class.  In level 2, the programming will be more advanced.

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Minecraft Mods- Star Wars – $127

In this class students will learn how to Modify or Mod the game of Minecraft using the JAVA Programming language. They will create items with a Star Wars theme – that can be played and shared with friends. Each student will be working on an individual laptop and they will be able to interact and test their mods in the game Minecraft. Students will take home a flash drive with their mod files on the last day of class.

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Ninja Warrior Training Martial Arts Camp – $127

Students will be introduced to various martial arts concepts and will receive training in how to successfully do the martial art using the fun theme of Ninja Warriors.

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Nut Free Cooking & Baking – $147

Not only will students learn to cook and bake with healthy ingredients, but they will also learn to do so in recipes that are gluten-free and vegan, while also avoiding nuts, which are often used as substitutes for ingredients in other recipes.  This camp teaches delicious recipes that can be used for any diet, even the most restrictive.  The emphasis is always on good nutrition and fun!

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On Camera Acting & Auditioning – $127

This fast-paced fun filled class will encompass all aspects of working in front of the camera. We will cover many different styles and genres including: Sit Com, Episodic television; both drama and comedy, and film

Students will learn how to:

  • audition for on-camera projects
  • analyze a character and break down a scene
  • all aspects of the entertainment industry including the roles of all the people who work behind the scenes.
  • write, direct and produce their own scenes
  • work with and perform monologues
  • work on some of your favorite dialects and accents

This class is for anyone interested in learning what it takes to be an actor working in the entertainment industry, in addition this class will provide a wonderful opportunity for students to explore other professions available in television and film.

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Photography Camp – $127

This course is an introduction to the basics of digital photography. We will cover camera models, the mechanics of a camera, and becoming comfortable with your equipment. We will explore how to find and use light, as well as demonstrate composition and perspective techniques. We will explore various types of photography while studying famous photographers and their work. Students will receive basic instruction on techniques, review several samples of desired outcomes, and participate in class demonstrations. Students will experience many different lighting scenarios, such as bright sunlight, open shade, in a room with a window, and in rooms with no windows.

At the end of the course, students will know how to use the features of their camera so they can control the appearance of their photographs, have a full understanding of natural and artificial lighting situations, see how composition can add to or detract from an image, understand perspective, and seek more creative ways to craft their photographs.

Supplies needed: Students must bring a digital camera for them to use during class time. Cameras with a manual option will provide the broadest education, but any digital camera can be used, even a smart phone camera.

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Python Programming – Beginning – $147

This is the core program of Kids Can Code, introducing the idea of a programming language and what it means to tell a computer what to do. We’ll cover basic interaction with the Python console using statements to manipulate numbers and text. Next, we’ll move on to Turtles – creating our own graphics and introducing loops and functions. Finally, we’ll create some games and animations to round out the camp.

Throughout the class, students will learn not just the code, but the *why* behind the code, setting a strong foundation for future growth in learning other programming languages.

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Python Programming – Intermediate – $147

This is the more advanced level of the core program of Kids Can Code, developing the students’ knowledge of the Python programming language and what it means. We’ll cover more complex interaction with the Python console using statements to continue creating games and more advanced functions.  Throughout the class, students will learn not just the code, but the *why* behind the code, setting a strong foundation for future growth in learning other programming languages.

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Record Your Own Song – $127

Come review the basics of songwriting and learn about performing and recording it in this fun, hands-on camp.  Students will learn how to use digital sound programs to manipulate music and voice in producing their own songs.   By the end of the class, students will go home with their own song recorded and edited.

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Science by You – $147

Students will participate in many exciting new science experiments through the week. During their explorations, students will be exposed to cause and effect, patterns and systems. They will use creativity, cooperation and problem-solving skills to conduct investigations and design solutions. Build an anti-gravity invention to learn about magnetic attraction! Have a blast making a bubbularium – an observatory to see the amazing colors in bubbles! Construct a volcano, learn about different rocks, study physics, chemistry, and earth science and life science all in one week!  The camp will be filled with fun, educational games as well as a lot of hands-on explorations.

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Scratch Programming Star Wars – $127

2-D Video Gaming session takes students through the entire video game making process using Scratch, an MIT-designed programming language for youth. Scratch makes it easy for youth to design games. Students will work to create game plots, design characters and various game levels. Campers will create their own versions of a Star Wars Space Invaders Game.

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Secret Agent Spy Camp – $147

Spying is an ancient art and profession with a history stretching back thousands of years.  In fact, ever since there have been secrets, there have been spies trying to find out those secrets!

Spying is all about getting information that others do not want to share.  To know what an enemy or rival is thinking, planning, or building can be important.  Whole governments and countries may flourish or perish as a result.

This camp is all about spies; what they do and how they do it.  Each day has several activities that will give the “spies-in-training” an opportunity to think and act like a spy.  There will be games, codes-breaking, role-playing, physical fitness, memory activities, pattern activities.

Some of the activities include: Spy School Entrance Exam – Personality Test; Reaction Time Tester; Make Top Secret Folders; Play Set (Pattern Recognition Game); Make and Use a Cipher Wheel; Visual Memory Test; Tray game; Fashion Statement Memory Game; Crawling like a Spy; Brainstorm for Secret Hiding Spots; Observing Behavior Patterns; Trash Treasures – What Does Someone’s Trash Reveal?; Fingerprint Patterns; Examine Our Own Fingerprints; Solving a Crime Using Fingerprint Evidence; Map work; Reading a Compass;  How Far Away Can You Smell Things?;  Game: What is That Smell? Sending a Message Using Morse Code; Grid Cipher; Code and Decode a Message and more.

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Sound Effects For Film: A Week of Foley – $147

During the duration of this camp, we will analyze films and animations for the sounds that make the movie come to life: footsteps, slaps, sword fights, the sound of wind through the trees. After we watch some films and come up with ideas of how the sounds were created, we will take some silent films and animations and add sound effects to them using a recording device – at the end of the week, we’ll watch what we’ve come up with.

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Self Defense Camp – $127

Come learn all the basics of Self Defense.  Learn about bully prevention, stranger danger, 911 emergency, fire safety, and even Krav Maga for kids to keep yourself safe.

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Sewing Swimwear – $147

Come sew your own swimwear!  Students will learn how to read patterns, how to adjust them to fit their size and sew their own swimwear.  It’s best for students to bring their own sewing machines and students will purchase their own fabric of choice.  Detailed instructions on what to bring will be sent out once students have signed up.

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Sewing & Design Camp Summer Dresses & Shorts – $147

Come sew your own summer attire!  Students will learn how to read patterns, how to adjust them to fit their size and sew their own summer dresses & shorts.  It’s best for students to bring their own sewing machines and students will purchase their own fabric of choice.  Detailed instructions on what to bring will be sent out once students have signed up.

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Spanish – $147

August 7-11 – 12:30pm-3:30pm – Monday – Friday – Ages: 5-7 – Come play your way into learning Spanish from native speakers!

August 7-11 – 9am-12pm – Monday – Friday – Ages: 8-12 – Come play your way into learning Spanish from native speakers!

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Spongebob Academy – $147

What really goes on in Spongebob’s world under the sea?  We will find out in this camps that will have a lot of hands-on Oceanography and other Spongebob related topics.

In this camp, we will learn about the different animals and habitats under the ocean and our part in keeping it in good condition.  We will sometimes cook a little (make our own Krabby Patties and a few other delicacies), we will play games, like Dolphin Splash and we will also dissect a few animals, like crabs and squid.  We will even learn a little bit about mythology, when we learn about King Neptune.

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Story Telling & Performing – $127

The skill of telling a story in a way that others want to listen is something worth knowing to delight your audiences for years to come. Students will go over well-known stories and learn how to retell and perform the stories and perform for family and friends on the last day of camp.

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Super Hero Camp – $127

Come combine your favorite super hero with some martial arts skills in a fun and safe environment.

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Toon Boom Animation Camp – $127

Students will create their own cartoons, animate them, record their voice, add sound and press play to see their cartoon characters come to life. Kids can also print their drawings to create a flipbook. With Flip Boom Classics, children get the excitement of seeing their drawings move and the satisfaction of generating a movie for the Web, computer or iPad.

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Tumbling & Trick Acrobatics Camp – $127

Learn the basics of tumbling, cartwheels, back handsprings, round-offs and much more! With an experienced coach to lead the way kids will achieve a number of acrobatic movements in a fun and safe environment. This class can be tailored to almost anyone, no experience necessary!

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Video Game Design – Kodu – $127

Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Students will take home a flash drive with their game files on the last day of class. Games created in class work on PC machines only and can’t be uploaded to the Xbox console, but students learn how those games are created.

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Video Game Design – Scratch – $127

2-D Video Gaming session takes students through the entire video game making process using Scratch, an MIT-designed programming language for youth. Scratch makes it easy for youth to design games. Students work in teams to create game-plots, design characters and various game levels.

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Video Game Design Multi-Media Fusion 2 – $127

This camp will teach kids the basics of video game development and programming logic. We will be using Multi-Media Fusion 2 to build a variety of video games. Students will be given a good foundation learning the basic skills they need to make their own games. Students will take home a USB Flash Drive with all their game files at the end of class.

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Voice Over Camp – $147

Come learn the tricks of the trade to be able to do voice over acting and be creative in creating your own characters’ voices.  Students will practice how to express themselves in a character when only their voices can be heard.

Get recorded as you add voices to original cartoons.

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Yoga & Meditation – $127

This is definitely not mommy’s yoga practice! Children derive enormous benefit from yoga and mindfulness practice, it enhances their ability to focus and learn, teaches them to focus on the present moment, brings them awareness of others and their surroundings, gives them tools to help navigate the sea of emotions, as well as the physical aspects of flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration, stress relief abilities, and sense of calmness improves, allowing them to absorb and learn more.

Through the use of themes, yoga poses, games, music, books, art, imagination, and other props, we will transform the traditional yoga practice into a creative, stimulating, and fun yoga and mindfulness experience. These kid-specific practices of exercise, play, critical thinking, and imagination, will empower and encourage your child to be strong, self-confident, mindful of their bodies, health, surroundings, and healthfully connect their mind, body, and spirit to everything they do and the choices they make.

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