• COLLEGE FOR KIDS

    June 18-22, June 25-29 and July 9-13, July 23-27 2018

    Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency

    WHAT is College for Kids?

    College for Kids is a summer program of enrichment classes offered by Newaygo County Regional Educational Agency (NC RESA). Classes are designed to help students entering grades K-12 in Fall, 2018 to study a particular subject or field of interest in depth.

    WHEN can students register?

    It is not possible to register at this time. There is a $20 fee for a full day or $10 fee for half day for students in Newaygo County. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on April 12.  A copy of the College for Kids program descriptions brochure can be picked up at your school’s office (Wednesday, March 27th).  Register on-line at: www.ncresa.org/summercamp (Link will be active on Thursday, April 12 at 8:00 a.m.)

    WHERE are classes held?

    Classes will be held at:

    • Newaygo County Career-Tech Center (NCCTC), 4645 W Career Pathway, Fremont
    • Educational Service Center (ESC), 4747 W 48th St, Fremont
    • Regional Center for AgriScience and Career Advancement (RCASCA), 5479 W 72nd St, Fremont

    QUESTIONS…

    Seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis once payment has been secured through the on-line system or payment by check received. Checks made payable to Newaygo County RESA may be dropped off at the ESC front office (4747 W. 48th Street, Fremont) during normal business hours (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday). Confirmations will be mailed the end of May.

    For more information contact:

    Devon Pettis at 231-924-8822 or email dpettis@ncresa.org

     

    Refund Policy:

    If your child is unable to attend a class for which he/she has registered, please request a refund in writing by June 1, 2018 and mail to:

    NC RESA Career-Tech Center

    Attn: Devon Pettis

    Fremont, MI 49412

    Transportation:

    Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. For safety and convenience, students should be picked up promptly at the end of the class.

     

     

    Funded in part by grants from:

     Foundations   RESA logo

  • Class Offerings:

    WEEK 1: JUNE 18 - JUNE 22

    LEGO Robotics-Intro

    Instructor: Susan Oatis

    Grades: 5-6

    Session: All Day 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Explore the exciting world of S.T.E.M. as you interact with the world of LEGO Robotics. This camp gives you the opportunity to use your creative ability to design a working robot and program your robot to perform real world tasks in a competitive setting. Get ready to be blown away with fun objectives, creative lessons and many hands-on activities as you dive into the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math!


    Robotics-First Tech Challenge (FTC)

    Instructor: Mike Haaser

    Grades: 6-8

    Session: All Day 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Participants will be challenged to build robots based on sound engineering principles, and assemble robots, learn basic driving skills and if time permits, gain knowledge in additional basic programming. This offering will provide a glimpse into the First Tech Challenge program offered each fall through the NC RESA Middle School Robotics Program.


    The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators

    Instructor: Rita Seabrook

    Grades: 3-5

    Session: AM

    The class begins with students reading a story about Mariana, a girl who lives in the Dominican Republic. From this story, students will be introduced to the field of agricultural engineering.  Students will learn that pollination is a natural system which has many parts and that each has a different function. If any of these parts of the system are missing, the system may not work.  Agricultural engineers can improve technologies to make the system work again.


    CS First: Music & Sound Computer Programming

    Instructor: Jason Baldus

    Grades: 4-6

    Session: AM

    In Music & Sound, students program the computer to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display while learning how programming is used to create music. Have your friends join too! This camp will introduce students to the foundational ideas of computer science through Music and Sound. Students will create eight projects that use computer programming to create fantastic music-based projects. This course is especially well-suited to those who are beginners at computer programming.


    A to Z of Cosmetology

    Instructor: Julie Block

    Grades: 5-8

    Sessions: AM (Grades 5-6) and PM (Grades 7-8)

    Join us as we discover and learn cosmetology secrets about the following: healthy skin care for changing skin; how to use the right hair care products; how to use hairstyling tools such as blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons; how to do manicures and pedicures; and extensions of feathers and fun colors.


    Design, Build, Test & Fun

    Instructor: Cheryl Hanna

    Grades: 4-5

    Sessions: AM and PM

    Do you have a curious, creative child? In this class, students will do a variety of fun, thought provoking activities centered around the ideas in S.T.E.A.M. (Integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Students will be presented with challenges to complete. It might be designing, building and testing a balloon, car, or a catapult. Problem-solving, creativity, and cooperation will ensue.


    Jr. LEGO Camp: Aqua Adventure

    Instructor: Danette Gesler

    Grades: K-4

    Sessions: AM and PM

    Find out where the water you use in your daily life comes from, and what happens on its way to you. Where will this current voyage take you? Students will learn basic engineering skills as their group solves a real-world problem with water. Come. Learn. Build. Share.


    Telescopes & Technology

    Instructor: Sherry Claflin

    Grades: 6-8

    Sessions: AM & PM

    Students will look at the advances in the technology of telescopes. They will use Galileo scopes to construct a telescope and then use them to view terrestrial objects. They will also use viewing techniques to look at the moon and its features, learn the use of proper solar viewing equipment, and safely view sun spots and solar flares through solar telescopes. Students will also learn how to read a star chart and look at the technology behind space exploration and its contributions to our daily life.


    Welding

    Instructor: James Swenson

    Grades: 7-12

    Sessions: AM (Grades 7-9) and PM (Grades 10-12)

    Students will learn basic safety and welding techniques. SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and CNC plasma cutting techniques will be learned and practiced as students engage in hands-on activities. Students will apply the knowledge they acquire to produce their own lawn ornament.


    CS First: Fashion & Design Computer Programming

    Instructor: Jason Baldus

    Grades: 7-9

    Session: PM

    In Fashion & Design, students learn how computer science and technology are used in the fashion industry while building fashion-themed programs like a fashion walk, a stylist tool, and a pattern maker. Bring your friends! No previous computer experience is necessary. This offering will introduce students to the foundational ideas of computer science through Fashion and Design. Students will create eight projects that use computer programming to create fantastic fashion-based projects.




    WEEK 2: JUNE 26 - JUNE 30

    LEGO Robotics - Advanced

    Instructor: Susan Oatis

    Grades: 7-8

    Session: All Day 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Explore the exciting world of S.T.E.M. as you interact with the world of LEGO Robotics. This class gives you an opportunity to use your creative ability to design a working robot and program your robot to perform real world tasks in a competitive setting. Get ready to be blown away with fun objectives, creative lessons, and many hands-on activities as you dive into the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, and math!

     


    Coding for Kids

    Instructor: Cheryl Hanna

    Grades: 4-5

    Session: AM and PM

    Learn the basic principles of coding through logic, problem solving, and abstract thinking. These are valuable skills to have, even if a career in computer programming is not in your child's future. Students will use offline activities like Robot Turtles, Gravity Maze, Code and Go Robot Mouse, and Solitaire Chess, as well as online lessons, and practice basic coding skills.

     

     


    The Magic School Bus

    Instructor: Melissa Deible

    Grades: K-2

    Session: AM

    Let’s take a ride on the Magic School Bus! We will discover and learn by doing science experiments, reading, math, art, and so much more!

     


    Thinking Inside the Box: Designing Plant Packages

    Instructor: Rita Seabrook

    Grades: 3-5

    Session: AM

    Students will read a story about Fadil, a boy who lives in Jordan and designs a plant package to give to his older sister. Students will explore the various functions of packages and determine which will be considered in a plant package design. The science concepts of plant structures and their functions are explored.

     


    A-Z of Cosmetology

    Instructor: Stephanie VanderWest

    Grades: 9-12

    Session: AM (Grades 9-10) and PM (Grades 11-12)

    Join us as we discover and learn cosmetology secrets about the following: healthy skin care for changing skin; how to use the right hair care products; how to use hairstyling tools such as blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons; how to do manicures and pedicures; and extensions of feathers and fun colors.

     


    Journey to the Edge of Space

    Instructor: Sherry Claflin

    Grades: 6-8

    AM & PM

    Students will explore the solar system through the NASA missions. Students will learn about the cutting-edge technology of space exploration and use real data to explore space science.

     

     


    Creative Writing

    Instructor: Sara Gorman

    Grades: 6-8

    AM & PM

    Slam poetry and short story creative writing class. Participants will create a final piece to be read and performed in front of an audience of peers.

     

     


    Science Around

    Instructor: Clayton Breiler

    Grades: 4-6

    AM & PM

    Join us as we explore the physical world and see science in relation to life and our environment. The class will include activities, experiments, and games to challenge the mind. Sample activities include building bridges, exploring the natural world, and gaining interest in many science-related occupations.

     


    The Berenstein Bears

    Instructor: Melissa Deible

    Grades: K-2

    PM

    Come join the fun with the Berenstain Bears! We will explore the bears on their adventures while doing science experiments, reading, math, art and so much more!

     


    The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators

    Instructor: Rita Seabrook

    Grades: 3-5

    PM

    The class begins with students reading a story about Mariana, a girl who lives in the Dominican Republic. From this story, students will be introduced to the field of agricultural engineering. Students will learn that pollination is a natural system which has many parts and that each has a different function. If any of these parts of the system are missing, the system may not work. Agricultural engineers can design and improve technologies to make the system work again.

     


    Ready, Set, Drone!

    Instructor: Joe DuBois

    Grades: 4-6

    PM

    Are you READY for an exciting and hands on class? Do you want to SET your eyes and ambitions skyward? Well then get ready to take flight in a class that's all about DRONES! This hands-on introduction to the world of UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) will be perfect for anyone who enjoys remote controls and interactive learning. From learning the basics, to building obstacle courses, and all the way to finishing the class with a timed race; students will be sure to find this class both informative and exciting in a world where drones and UAV technology is becoming increasingly common.

     


    Veterinary Science

    Instructor: Renee Schweitzer

    Grades: 3-8

    Am (Grades 3-5) and PM (Grades 6-8)

    This 5-day class will be held at the Regional Center for Agriscience and Career Advancement (RCASCA). Students will explore fields related to animal and veterinary science. Hands-on activities will include working with large and small animals, conducting animal physicals, and evaluating animal health. The students will learn about feeding and caring for animals, how to analyze animal health, and how to complete simple veterinary skills such as bandage application and muzzling. Students will have an opportunity to tour the NCCTC Agriscience Program’s barn and work directly with animals housed there. Students will need boots for entering the barn and handling animals.

     


    Welding

    Instructor: James Swenson

    Grades: 7-12

    Am (Grades 7-9) and PM (Grades 10-12)

    Students will learn basic safety and welding techniques. SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and CNC plasma cutting techniques will be learned and practiced as students engage in hands-on activities. Students will apply the knowledge they acquire to produce their own lawn ornament.




    ADDITIONAL CLASSES:


    Newaygo County Law Enforcement Camp (July 9-13)

    Instructor: Joel Abendroth

    Grades: 10-12

    Session: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    This class is modeled after traditional police academy accident investigation techniques, and will cover fingerprinting, crime scene analysis, crime scene investigation, forensic photography, the field of Criminal Justice, team building, physical fitness, and defensive techniques.


    CSI Crime Scene Investigation* (July 10-13)

    Instructor: Joel Abendroth

    Grades: 7-9

    Session: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

    Students will learn about fingerprinting, crime scene analysis, crime scene investigation, forensic photography, and the field of Criminal Justice.

    *Parents & Guardians, please note: Due to the graphic nature of this profession, students will be exposed to real-life examples and graphic images.


    Air Force Association CyberCamp (July 23-27)

    Instructor: Joel Phillips

    Grades: 8-10

    Session: AM (8:30-11:30)

    Students will learn about cyber security and cyber safety. No previous computer experience is necessary; however, it is beneficial. Students will complete 5 four-hour modules from the Air Force Association CyberPatriot office. Topics include basic information security principles, cyber ethics, basic Windows 10, and basic Linux Ubuntu 16. Students will operate virtual machines and learn important technology. On the last day, a Mini CyberPatriot competition will be held. Students will compete against their fellow campers on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 competition images.

     


     


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    ewaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency (NC RESA) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, height, weight, marital status or disability.

    -Board Policy 8010