Classes for Summer 2021
Kids love coming to the Kids Summer Learning Center because we have engaging, creative and exciting curriculum with an amazing staff! We create an experience that our students won't forget.
Our dedicated staff consists of teachers who teach in many area schools, who are the most creative people you will find here in Southern New England!
Learn through Play
We offer many courses from many topics from STEM to the arts! Students learn while having fun and creating new friendships. There truly is a program here for every child!
2021 Course Offerings: To See If There Is Availability In A Course Please Check Out the "Calendar" Tab
World of Minecraft
Students will utilize aspects of this popular game to learn to use basic controls, explore new worlds and plan, create and build their own buildings and landmarks as well as using the open world to make their own visions come to life.
Coding and Building Your Own Video Game Console
This class uses multiple coding websites and rasberri pi 3 technology to teach students how to do basic coding and programming. Students will be able to take the console home at the end of the week to play on their own television.
NEW: Building Your Own Electric Guitar
Students will learn about and build their own custom electric guitar! Your child will leave with a basic knowledge of electric guitars and will leave with their OWN guitar.
Parts will need to be purchased separately prior to our class session.
E-Sports-Competitive Video Gaming
Students will learn about the history of gaming, the benefits of teamwork, the effectiveness of strategy in games and have a great time!
Students will do basic scripting, filming, editing and effects. Creating YouTube and Instagram videos is all the rage and this class will give students a heads up on all the competition!
NEW: Video Production 2: 15-Minute Movie
This video production class is designed for students who took the first course last summer, or students who have video production experience. This course will focus more in depth on editing, scripting and filming centered around a 15-minute movie the students will be producing!
Engineering Skills I
This course is designed to bring out the inner-engineer in each student. Students will learn to use several hand and power tools and will be trained to cut, drill and shape a variety of materials like wood, foamboard, plastics and sheet metal.
Engineering Skills II
Students will use the skills learned in Engineering Skills I to build a fun Engineering Project to be taken home. Project options available from topics in structural, aerospace, mechanical and energy projects.
RoboticsStudents will build a Lego EV3 Robot and use LabView software to program their robot. Students will learn to program robot behavior using motor rotations, sound, light and ultrasonic sensors. Our curriculum module is designed to teach core computer programming, logic, and reasoning skills using a robotic engineering content. All this creativity and learning will take place while the students are enjoying themselves and having fun doing it!
The Lego Construction Challenge program is intended for students who have some experience building with Lego bricks and who enjoy the challenge to make what they see on the box or use their imagination and create something new. Builders will take on the challenges of building unique vehicles, experimental structures, and awesome Lego models all while building valuable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving skills, and dexterity.
Students will explore various three dimensional materials and methods while learning new drawing skills. Students will focus on still life, portraits, interiors and landscapes from direct observation. All drawing materials are included.
Students will learn the importance of following a recipe, measuring of ingredients, kitchen safety, working with other, sanitation, nutrition, and preparing different recipes. Students have a hands on opportunity to learn these practical kitchen skills and terminology. Students will also have the chance to sample dishes that they create in class.
This class will teach the basics of baking and pastry including cookies and cakes as well as yeast breads and breakfast pastries.
Students will learn measurements skills, time management and basic decorating.
Safety and teamwork will be a core component of this class.
Students will be taking writing to the next level through zany writing prompts, creative writing games, and a week long project of fracturing the ending of a beloved fairy tale of your choosing. This class will bring together all lovers of writing for fun and an imaginative week of creating!
Students will develop a good understanding of camera controls and techniques while photographing people, places, and things. Photo safaris and critiques will reveal tricks to make the ordinary look spectacular.
Students will leave this class with at least one print and lots of digital camera "know how".
You won't want to miss this class !
Students with one to three years of experience playing a string instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass) will be expanding their musical knowledge while learning new techniques and exploring fun and exciting musical genres (such as pop, classical and fiddle). At the end of the week, students will have the chance to showcase their new skills in a Kids Summer Learning Strings performance open to parents and friends.
Summer Band 1
Students with one to two years of band instrument experience will gather together under COVID-regulations to expand their musical knowledge while learning new techniques and exploring fun and exciting pieces of music!
Summer Band 2
Students with three to four years of band instrument experience will gather together under COVID-regulations to expand their musical knowledge while learning new techniques and exploring fun and exciting pieces of music!
New this summer, our comprehensive glee club experience will give students the opportunity to sing and dance popular music. Students will sing fun music while learning healthy singing techniques and building musical knowledge. At the conclusion of the week we will have a showcase to show their new skills.
We will offer two weeks of our Summer Glee Club, each week will focus on a different song/performance.
NEW: Fashion Design
Welcome fashion designers! This workshop will cover something new each day related to fashion design. Campers will learn about fashion forecasting and will create mood boards showing fashion predictions. Students will use a croquis (fashion template) to trace and then design their own garments and outfits. Campers will learn about fashion artist Edgar Artis and create mixed media fashion illustrations. They will finish the week making a Trashion accessory!
NEW: Patterns and Printing
Making Patterns and Prints! Patterns are all around us- on our clothing, wrapping paper, shower curtains, tissue boxes, lunch boxes.... Campers will experiment with several types of printing while discovering all about repeat patterns. Students will do botanical prints, monoprints, stamp a usable bag, and work with everyday items to make unique prints on greeting cards. Campers will be working with permanent ink/paint on one or more days so please send them in paint clothes.
NEW: How to be a World Traveler
Don't let the pandemic crush your dreams of traveling. Instead, immerse yourself in a variety of cultural activities without ever leaving Massachusetts! In this course, we will be travelling virtually to various countries around the world to learn about and participate in some of the elements that make their cultures unique, interesting and fun. We will be learning some basic phrases in Spanish and Portuguese while crafting, listening to music, learning how to dance and playing traditional games from countries like Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico and many, many more!