Pre-College Programs

Discovery (Grades K-6)/Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

Overview

Spaces Are Limited!

Registration is now open for 2016! Registering online gives you immediate access to scheduling classes.

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Summer enrichment courses at Wright State University are designed to stimulate your child’s creativity and enthusiasm for learning. Pre-College Programs is pleased to offer summer enrichment for students entering grades K-9. Students who desire challenge; are interested in learning and personal growth; and have the motivation to succeed are encouraged to take advantage of these hands-on, exploratory courses.

Educators and professionals from the Miami Valley provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment that encourages creativity and critical thinking. All courses are held on the main campus of Wright State University.

General Information

Applying and Fees

Each course has a limited enrollment of 17 students. Many courses fill quickly; early registration is encouraged to secure your first choice sessions. It is highly recommended that you indicate an alternate course in the event that your first choice is full or cancelled. Your student will automatically be placed into the alternative course providing it is available. Please remember that children need to wear appropriate clothing for hands-on activities.

The fee for each session is $130. A registration deposit of $65 per session is due with each application. The registration deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE after acceptance into the selected course. The balance due must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of the session. Any payments made after the balance due date will be charged a $10 late fee. All late fees must be paid in the Office of Pre-College Programs. Pre-College Programs reserves the right to cancel any registrations if payments are not made by the given due date. After May 1st a fee of $10 per course will be charged to change a course selection once a student is officially enrolled into the program.

Lab Fees

Some courses require specialized lab equipment and materials. These courses will be charged an additional $20 lab fee. If a course has a lab fee, it will be noted in the course description.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The registration deposit of $65 per session is NON-REFUNDABLE after acceptance into a selected course. All requests for refunds due to cancellation must be submitted in writing. A fee of $30 will be deducted from refunds requested after May 1st. In the event that a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be issued for students dismissed for disciplinary reasons.

Confirmation of Registration

Upon acceptance, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your student's registration. Invoices, health forms, and general program information will be included with the confirmation.

Field Trip Information

Camp Odyssey courses designated with ++ will include a Wednesday field trip/experience. All students selecting these courses will be assessed an additional $30 per course to offset the transportation/trip fees.

Holiday

No classes will be held on Monday, July 4, 2016. All fees will remain the same for this week.

Daily Schedule

  • 7:30-8:00 a.m. A.M. Extended Care arrival
  • 8:45-9:00 a.m. General arrival
  • 9:00 a.m. Discovery Opening and Announcements/Discovery/Odyssey courses begin
  • 10:30-10:50 a.m. Recreation Break (Grades K-6)
  • 11:30 a.m./12:00 p.m. Lunch and outside Activities
  • 12:30/1:00 - 3:15 p.m. Course project time/recreation (Tuesday/Thursday 2-3 p.m.) *
  • 3:15-3:30 p.m. General pick up
  • 5:15-5:30 p.m. P. M. Extended Care pick up

*Friday Video for all students and parents 2:00-3:00 p.m. Location: TBA

Extended Care

Extended Care is available for parents who need to drop off and/or pickup students before or after normal program hours of 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Parents who take advantage of  the Extended Care option may drop off their student(s) between 7:30-8:00 a.m.  All students must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. The Extended Care option is an extra $55 per session, per student. Morning only extended care is $25 per session, per child and evening only extended care is $40 per session, per child. There is a limited enrollment of 60 students per Extended Care session. Registration deadline for Extended Care, providing space is available, is the Wednesday prior to the start of each session at noon. A charge of $10 for every five minutes late during pickup time will be charged.

Lunch and Recreation

Students should bring a mid-morning snack and sack lunch with drink each day.

Students should bring their suit and towel on Tuesdays and Thursdays for swimming. If the swimming pool is closed due to maintenance, students will participate in supervised recreation.

Gifted and Talented Students

Students selecting courses with *** must submit a school nomination form (PDF). Applications must be submitted with a school nomination from a teacher, guidance counselor, principal, gifted coordinator, or private psychologist for students applying for courses designed for gifted/talented students. 

Discipline Policy

It is expected that students will take responsibility for their own behavior and act appropriately to foster a positive environment for all participants. If a student should act inappropriately during the program, a warning will be given to the student and to the parents on the day of the infraction. If inappropriate behavior recurs, the child will be removed from the class and may be removed from the program. Severe or malicious infringement of the Discovery rules or policies will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

Medication Form

A form is required for all participants who require medication during the scheduled program hours.  All medications brought to the program must be given to the Coordinator.  "Medications" include any prescription drugs (including aspirin or Tylenol), or vitamins.  In order to protect the health and safety of all participants; please DO NOT send medications in lunch boxes or book bags. Please complete and return the medication form (PDf) to the Office of Pre-College Programs at least two weeks prior to the start of the session in which your child is participating.   

Our academic year office is located  in the Wright State Foundation Building which is 3070 Presidential Drive Suite E200. (This sits directly behind the Wendy’s on Colonel Glenn.) June 8-August 7, 2015 our summer administrative office will be located on the WSU Campus at 124 Allyn Hall.

All mail should be addressed to:

Pre-College Programs
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

2016 Courses

Session 1: June 6-10

Registration Deadline for Session 1 is Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Noon.  Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

Discovery (Grades K-6)

Grades  K-1

  • ASC 100 Swimming and Salty Seas
    Students will spend the morning studying salty and fresh water creatures, how they swim, what they eat, and how they adapt to their environment. Students will spend an hour each afternoon with WSU lifeguards learning basic swim instruction in small groups. Students must bring their swimsuits and towels each day. Additional $20 lab fee applies to this course.
  • ASC 101 Art and Science Safari
    Set your compass for an adventure. Explore different trees, animals, bugs and their habitats around campus. Create art projects using natural resources you find while exploring!.

Grades 2-3-4

  • ASC 102 Energy In Energy Out
    Students will spend half the day creating science experiments while learning about potential and kinetic energy. The other half will be allotted to games and activities for students to release their own kinetic energy. A great class for students with lots of energy.
  • ASC 103 Inventions
    Learn critical thinking skills and unwind your mind into new inventions! Explore your inventive mind as you discover Leonardo da Vinci and the Wright Brothers. Create the next great invention.
  • ASC 104 Mummy Mysteries
    Get “wrapped up” in ancient Egypt. Learn how ancient civilizations made their mummies; explore how the pyramids were built as you create your own miniature model to take home. Write your name in hieroglyphics. Join us as we discover Egyptian mysteries.
  • ASC 105 Cartoon Comics
    Put your creativity and drawing skills to the test! Learn how to draw cartoon characters and caricatures. Add special effects to make your cartoon creations unique. Create your own Discovery Comics to share with others.

Grades 4-5-6

  • ASC 106 Life-ology
    Biology is the study of all forms of life from insects to mammals. Learn the principles of biology following the scientific method through a variety of hands-on experiments.
  • ASC 107 Zombies and Math
    Danger! Tombstone, Ohio is under breach from an outbreak of Brainpox to its citizens. Governor Corbett needs your help to discover how much time before Brainpox overtakes the town. Students will explore the world of fractions, ratios, mathematical modeling and much more as they derive at Tombstone’s incoming doom.
  • ASC 108 Treasure Trackers
    Movies, books, and video games all have treasure components, searching for everything from ancient artifacts to the Titanic. Experts spend millions of dollars annually looking for treasures. Learn how historians have found these treasures. Study cartography and learn to use satellite imagery to locate items.
  • AGT 109 ***Starting From Scratch
    Computer programming for beginners. Scratch block programming from MIT will be used to create stories and interactive games on the computer. No prior experience needed. Just some creativity and a lot of imagination to help get you started into the world of computer science. This class is at a beginners level and not for those with coding expertise.

Camp Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

  • ASC 110 Forensic Analysis
    Curious about a career in science? Learn various skills used by investigators to solve a crime: fingerprints, shoeprints, hair analysis and more. Put your skills to the test to solve your own “crime scene.”
  • ASC 111 Mock Trial
    Learn the different components of a trial while developing critical thinking and persuasive speaking skills. Students will play the roles of attorneys, witnesses, judge, and jurors while engaging in this class.
  • ASC 112 Leadership
    Learn the importance of good character. Complete a variety of tasks that require cooperation and leadership. Improve on your problem solving, conflict resolution, decision making, and communication skills. Discover your leadership style.

Session 2: June 13-17

Registration Deadline for Session 2 is Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Noon.  Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

***=GIFTED/TALENTED COURSES:  Students must submit a school nomination to enroll.

Discovery (Grades K-6)

Grades K-1

  • BSC 100 Science Adventures
    Birds, spiders, and fossils, oh my! Prepare yourself to study animals, pollution, recycling, nature, and more. Throughout the week, students will clean water, search for rocks and fossils, collect items to make a bird’s nest, and more.
  • BSC 101 Imagination Destination
    Become the next Picasso! Experiment with art by using stamps, spray bottles, stencils, sponges, and much more. Use a variety of materials to create your own masterpieces.

Grades 2-3-4

  • BSC 102 Night at the Museum
    Help historical figures come to life! Learn about famous people from different decades. Stand in as a wax statue of your favorite historical figure in Discovery’s very own Museum of History. Create your own costume and show off your wisdom of the past when you come to life for museum visitors!
  • BSC 103 Swim – Float – Swim
    Students will conduct hands-on experiments to study salt versus fresh water. Using common items students will create boats to float in small bodies of water. Students will spend an hour each afternoon with WSU lifeguards learning basic swim instruction in small groups. Students must bring their swimsuits and towels everyday. Additional $20 lab fee applies to this course.
  • BSC 104 Engineering Exploration
    Invent, build, and test hands-on projects and challenges to bring out the tinker in yourself. Inspire future inventions! This is the place to discover by doing, make mistakes, and apply what you learn.
  • BSC 105 Dance Dayton
    Join Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) this week for one hour each day as you explore dance and movement. Students will learn the history of dance in America, as well as different styles done abroad. Prepare to take a bow when you perform a group dance piece at the close of the week.

Grades 4-5-6

  • BSC 106 Laws of Motion
    Are you a fan of physics? Explore Newton’s laws of motion through a variety of hands-on experiments. Use Newton’s second law to create a faster moving toy vehicle.
  • BSC 107 Origami and Kiragami
    Discover the world of this ancient Japanese art. Learn about the art of three dimensional paper cutting and folding. Learn about its origins while making flowers, animals, and more out of paper. Be amazed as you develop your hidden talent in paper cutting and folding.
  • BSC 108 Podcast 101
    Students will learn how to make their own Internet radio show, also known as a podcast. From choosing what the show will be about; to recording, editing, and posting. Students will learn the medium from start to finish.
  • BGT 109 ***Design Dreamers
    Like to overcome a challenge? How can you overcome physics to build a tent or table out of newspaper? Using minimal resources, how can you mail a single chip without it breaking? Can you build a bridge that can withstand enough weight? Students will be encouraged to dream, design, build, test, and repeat in this class.

Camp Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

  • BSC 110 Webmaster
    Have you ever wanted to make your own Web Page? Learn the basics about developing and creating your own page. Discover how to make links to cool sites, add graphics, and your own pictures. Learn the importance of safety while using the Internet.
  • BSC 111 Cake Stars
    Explore cake and cookie decorating in this class. Learn to perfect your piping bag skills with various flowers, letters, and shapes. Learn how to blend colors to the perfect shade.
  • BSC 112 May the Force Be With You
    Explore the invisible world of electricity by designing and building simple circuits. Feel the force as electricity and magnetism combine to create motors, generators, and telegraphs.

Session 3: June 20-24

Registration Deadline for Session 3 is Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Noon.  Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

***=GIFTED/TALENTED COURSES:  Students must submit a school nomination to enroll.

Discovery (Grades K-6)

Grades K-1

  • CSC 100 Snap, Crackle, Pop
    Join us as we mix, squish, and create chemical concoctions that may crackle, pop, fizz, or sometimes safely explode. Learn to love experiments early on in school.
  • CSC 101 Star Struck
    Ever dreamed of being a princess, hero, or a villain? Here’s your chance to act out a character as you learn the fundamentals of theatre and acting through games and dramatic play. Explore activities involving rhythm, movement, sound, and music.

Grades 2-3-4

  • CSC 102 Potter Pals
    Experience the world of Harry Potter as we combine literature and art to create projects and art based on the popular book series. Learn about the mythical spells, people, places, and much more.
  • CSC 103 Green Thumb
    Have a knack for things that are green? Join us as we learn about the world of botany. Learn about seeds, plant structure, and flowers. Hike through the nature trails and participate in environmental projects.
  • CSC 104 Kids and Cooking
    Have fun mixing, measuring, and munching. Learn about the food pyramid, vitamins, minerals, and calories. Make and eat delicious and healthy foods
  • CSC 105 Junior Science Magicians
    Become a science magician! Discover how physics and chemistry make magic. Experiment with things that glow in the dark and optical illusions. Concoct potions that change color. Learn how magicians read minds and impress your friends with coin and card tricks.

Grades 4-5-6

  • CSC Beakers and Books
    Science and books join forces in this exciting class. Learn about the principles of chemistry and physics as you conduct actual experiments based upon the stories we read.
  • CSC 107 Super Science Magic
    Learn the physics and chemistry behind magic as you make things appear, disappear, and levitate. Explore concepts of light, mirrors, magnets, and more. Try your hand at juggling and card tricks.
  • CSC 108 The Lightning Thief
    Become a part of Percy Jackson’s team as we pursue mythological adventures and the mystery and history of The Lightning Thief. Discuss the many different books in the series.
  • CGT 109 ***Webmaster
    Have you ever wanted to make your own Web Page? Learn the basics about developing and creating your own page. Discover how to make links to cool sites, add graphics, and your own pictures. Learn the importance of safety while using the Internet.

Camp Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

  • CSC110 Greek Mythology
    Do you love learning about Zeus, Apollo, and Athena? Discover the history of Greek mythology and how it continues to influence people today. Discuss your favorite god or goddess.
  • CSC 111 Debater’s Club
    Have you ever felt strongly about a controversial issue but felt unable to state your point? Improve your public speaking and your ability to analyze data while preparing for various debates. Learn debate etiquette and how to research both sides of a topic. Participate in multiple debates throughout the week. Discuss the upcoming Presidential Debates and visit the Nutter Center where the first 2016 Presidential Debate will take place.
  • CSC 112 Past and Present Aeronautics ++
    Learn what it took for the Wright Brothers to fly the first plane by studying the science of flight. Examine the changes in Aeronautical Engineering and explore the possibilities for the future.

Session 4: June 27- July 1

Registration Deadline for Session 4 is Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Noon.  Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

***=GIFTED/TALENTED COURSES:  Students must submit a school nomination to enroll.

Discovery (Grades K-6)

Grades K-1

  • DSC 100 “Fun”damental Computing
    Everyone needs to learn the basics of a computer! Learn basic keyboarding and word processing. Explore various education games and safe sites of the Internet. Designed to introduce participants to the “fun”damentals of computing. .
  • DSC 101 Weather Watchers
    When you get up each morning do you check your window to see what kind of weather we are having? In this class, students will learn about weather and what causes rain, snow, sleet, hail, and storms. Students will do hands-on experiments and create their own weather instrument.

Grades 2-3-4

  • DSC 102 Architectural Engineering
    Examine past and present styles of architectural engineering wonders. Learn how the pyramids were created and castles built. Discover how the current-day looping rollercoaster is designed. Design and build your own marvel.
  • DSC 103 Da Vinci Science
    Explore gizmos, gadgets, and ingenious inventions! Discover Leonardo and his amazing contraptions. Learn to write in “mirror writing.” Experiment with simple machines and build some of your own inventions.
  • DSC 104 Art All Around
    Join us and experience multiple art forms. Imagine yourself in Asia, Africa, Central America, or the Middle East! Make crafts from these areas as you create rain sticks, masks, and more. Explore these and other art forms as it is made all around us.
  • DSC 105 Investigating Insects
    Learn the best places to find bugs while searching campus. Examine different insects up close to see their similarities and differences. Create models of real and make-believe bugs.

Grades 4-5-6

  • DSC 106 Travel the World
    Discover a different part of the world each day. Try different foods, play games, read stories, and create projects based on different countries. Explore unique cultures, plant life, and animals from the different locations.
  • DSC 107 It Can Fly
    Investigate airplanes, hot air balloons, kites, birds, and more. Discover the aerodynamics that allows these items to fly. Work on your own designs to build the most efficient flying contraptions.
  • DSC 108 Survivor Skills
    Learn about surviving in the wilderness. Subjects covered will include: setting up a camp, making knots, map reading, signaling, and rescues. Learn to identify food and water sources.
  • DGT 109 ***Logic and Games
    Does logic or luck decide if you win? How can you improve your odds? Analyze popular board games and then use your higher level thinking to create an original board game for the future.

Camp Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

  • DSC 110 Kid Biz
    Develop your own business from choosing your product, to naming your business, designing a logo, understanding pricing and profit margins, and marketing your idea. Research trends in advertising and create a budget for success.
  • DSC 111 Infrastructures
    Explore the world of engineering and building. How are tunnels made to not collapse, what are the various bridges and when are they used, how do skyscrapers stand so tall? Research, discover, and build your own infrastructure in this hands-on class.
  • DSC 112 Laugh Factory
    Great comedy doesn’t just happen, it has to be crafted, and that starts with writing. Learn the basic principles of comedy, including satire and parody. Create skits, parody songs, and fake newscasts as you explore your funny side.

Session 5: July 5-8

Registration Deadline for Session 5 is Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Noon. Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

***=GIFTED/TALENTED COURSES:  Students must submit a school nomination to enroll.

Discovery (Grades K-6)

Grades K-1

  • ESC 100 Math Patterns
    Discover the rhythmic side of math. See how patterns emerge in addition and subtraction. Learn to tell time and determine the patterns involved with seconds, minutes, and hours. Develop your own pattern key to help you.
  • ESC 101 Hola Amigos
    Learning another language can be easy. Participants will learn Spanish greetings, colors, numbers, and the alphabet. Games, crafts, and hands-on projects will introduce the Spanish culture.

Grades 2-3-4

  • ESC 102 Fun with French
    Discover the French culture through their food and language. Learn basic French greetings and words. Participate in games, songs, cooking, and more.
  • ESC 103 Wacky Science
    Enter the wacky world of science that allows you to explore a different area of science every day. Learn about plants, animals, rocks, ocean creatures, and the human body. Do experiments and conjure up the budding “-ologist” in you.
  • ESC 104 Rainforest Wonders
    Learn about the eco-systems that exist in the canopy of the rainforest. Research your favorite rainforest creatures and discover the climate they live in. Explore books on the rainforest and create projects based on your findings.
  • ESC 105 The Great Outdoors
    It’s great to be outdoors in the summer. Students will learn about outdoor plants, birds, and creepy-crawly things. Learn about the calls and colors of common outdoor birds. Make a bird feeder to take home.

Grades 4-5-6

  • ESC 106 Science Myth Busters
    What kitchen supplies will clean a penny? Can you squeeze an egg without it cracking? Discover the truth or untruth behind many science myths. Design investigations, choose experiments, test your theories and do data analysis. Explore the scientific method as you research and test your hypothesis.
  • ESC 107 I Matter
    Students are faced with challenges everyday in the classroom, online, and with friends. Learn decision making skills and social skills on how to handle tough situations. Explore how to help others.
  • ESC 108 Icing on the Cake
    Learn the secrets and techniques of decorating cakes and cookies. Learn how to make roses, stars, and other exciting shapes. Decorate your own mini-cake or cookie for the decorating contest. Use your creativity to make other sweet treats.
  • EGT 109 ***Hands-On Algebra
    Get a head start on Algebra. Topics will include variables, expressions, integers, solving equations, inequalities, factors, fractions, and exponents. Prepare for your next math year at school by getting your mind to think Algebra.

Camp Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

  • ESC 110 Art Expo
    Drawing, sculpting, and computer designs are all forms of art. Explore with us as we create unique works of art from these and other various art forms. Students will also be introduced to artists and artwork that relate to their own creations.
  • ESC 111 If You Build It
    Develop a cardboard boat that will float while holding a teammate. Design an egg contraption to protect dropped eggs. Create your own invention to make life easier. Prepare to research science, use your logical thinking skills, and trial and error to invent something new.
  • ESC 112 PowerPoint and Prezis
    Learn how to create presentations that will capture your audiences’ attention while providing educational or entertaining information. Learn how to properly credit pictures used in your projects. Discover the similarities and differences between traditional PowerPoints and Prezis.

Session 6: July 11-15

Registration Deadline for Session 6 is Wednesday, July 6, 2015 at Noon.  Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

***=GIFTED/TALENTED COURSES:  Students must submit a school nomination to enroll.

Discovery (Grades K-6)

Grades K-1

  • FSC 100 Reading the Sky
    Have you seen Orion and the Big Dipper? Learn about the sun, stars, and the constellations. Activities will focus on math and science. Students will create their own planet mobile.
  • FSC 101 Nature Around Us
    Discover the world of nature. Examine trees, birds, and bugs as you explore the campus nature trails. Create your own nature journal, map, and creepy crawly crafts.

Grades 2-3-4

  • FSC 102 Making Music
    How is music and math related? Make homemade instruments throughout this class and discover how to stay on beat. Drums, guitars, and more can be made out of materials around the house. Learn how music relates to math as you explore the instruments.
  • FSC 103 Cool Chemistry
    Come ready to explore the wonderful world of chemistry. Experiment with common household substances. Learn principles of chemistry through demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and games.
  • FSC 104 Rainbow Art and Science
    Grab your diffraction glasses and prisms for a week full of color, light, rainbows, and bubbles. Explore optical illusions and how the eye sees the various colors. Make art projects exploring the mixing and blending of colors.
  • FSC 105 Math Games Galore
    Students will enjoy creating and playing math games to sharpen their skills. Card games and dice are just a few things this class will use to make math fun.

Grades 4-5-6

  • FSC 106 Carnival Science
    Everyone loves the games at a carnival, but did you know that science plays a role in how easily you can win? At what angle do you want to toss the ball in basket toss? What height, curve, and velocity do you need to score big in skee-ball? What level of water in bottles makes it easiest to knock them down? Create, play, and test a variety of carnival style games. Learn how to make a favorite carnival treat.
  • FSC 107 Geological Safari
    Join us as we discover the earth’s core, probe volcanic action, and explore tectonics, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Discover how diamonds and geodes are formed, and grow your own crystal garden.
  • FSC 108 Computer Skills
    Take this class to learn all the basics of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel. Students will learn how to use Excel to create a budget. Learn basic keyboarding skills as well.
  • FGT 109 ***Junior United Nations
    Create your own government. Negotiate with other countries and experience diplomacy at its best. Create your own flag, native crafts, and traditions. Design your country’s parliament and develop laws to make your country succeed.

Camp Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

  • FSC 110 Math Logic
    Explore advanced mathematical topics, including integers, equations, fractals, and more. Work on mind benders and logic puzzles. Use critical thinking skills to solve the mystery. Discover short cuts and ways to use logic to make sure you have the correct answer.
  • FSC 111 Dynamic Dramatics
    Participants will learn the fundamentals of the theatre; stage directions, physical and vocal exercises, improvisation, theatre games, and much more. Students will display their dramatic side on the last day of camp.
  • FSC 112 Tour of Asia
    Take a tour of the wide variety of Asian cultures. Spend a day exploring countries like: Japan, India, China, and more. Learn about customs, foods, and activities typical of Asian countries.

Session 7: July 18-July 22

Registration Deadline for Session 7 is Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Noon.  Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

***=GIFTED/TALENTED COURSES:  Students must submit a school nomination to enroll.

Discovery (Grades K-6)

Grades K-1

  • GSC 100 Stories and Sums
    Mathematical applications come to life by reading books like Inch by Inch and others. Students will immerse themselves in concepts of measurement, time, money, and geometry as they enjoy narratives and work to solve problems.
  • GSC 101 Kitchen Chemistry
    Come and see what you can concoct as we make something out of nothing using common household ingredients. We will make clay, paint, chalk, putty, and much more.

Grades 2-3-4

  • GSC 102 Quick Keys
    Want to be able to type without looking at the keys? Discover proper finger placement and movement as you practice your typing skills. Participate in a variety of typing activities that will help you with your keyboarding techniques. Spend some time each day learning about other resources and safety while on the computer.
  • GSC 103 Star Warriors Academy
    Is there life on another planet? Learn science fact from science fiction when you explore the planets, creatures, and vehicles in movies and books; as you learn about the real planets, robots, and other space technology used.
  • GSC 104 Lemonade Stand
    Discover a variety of math concepts as you manage your lemonade stand. Make business decisions such as pricing, quality of product, inventory, and supplies. Learn to perform various mathematical functions to make your stand successful!
  • GSC 105 Toymakers
    Hand-made toys have been a part of the lives of children for centuries. Make your own toy as you learn how to create toys from wood, fabric, and more. Discover the history of some of the first toys used by children in the USA.

Grades 4-5-6

  • GSC 106 What’s in Your Genes?
    Explore the cell; how DNA is structured; how you get traits similar to your parents; and more as you discover the principles of genetics and heredity. Participate in many hands-on activities. Create your own superhero offspring from well-known superhero parents.
  • GSC 107 Perfect Art
    Discover the fun! Create projects and masterpieces that can be made with a simple sheet of paper. Projects will include: origami, paper mâché, painting, and more.
  • GSC 108 Popular Books
    Learn how to cook a nutritious meal, write a proper thank you note, and balance a check book. Explore decision making choices and critical thinking skills. Will you do what your friends do even if it goes against what you believe is right. Learn skills that will help you now and in the future.
  • GGT 109 ***Space Odyssey
    Explore outer space and become an amateur astronaut by studying planets, constellations, and the phases of the moon. Simulate discovery of a new planet and civilization.

Camp Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

  • GSC 110 Goldberg Innovations
    Study, design, and create complex gadgets to perform simple tasks. Research past designs through Rube Goldberg’s cartoons and then create your own Rube Goldberg innovations.
  • GSC 111 Career Choices
    Not sure what you want to do? Research a wide variety of career fields. Investigate the education and experience involved as well as the financial pay off. Consider your personality and find the career that works for you..
  • GSC 112 Politics and Government++
    Learn about the three separate branches of government and find out what it takes to be a leader in government. Discuss the upcoming election and the Electoral College system.

Session 8: July 25-29

Registration Deadline for Session 8 is Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Noon.  Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

***=GIFTED/TALENTED COURSES:  Students must submit a school nomination to enroll.

Discovery (Grades K-6)

Grades K-1

  • HSC 100 Cave Explorers
    Explore crystals, stalactites, bats, and more while you study caves. Make crafts, read books, and use your imagination as you discover the interesting facts about cave explorations.
  • HSC 101 Dr. Seuss on the Loose
    Join The Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss books for a fun filled week of literature and art. Create your own Seuss-like character and write a rhyming story.

Grades 2-3-4

  • HSC 102 “Egg”citing Math and Science
    Explore science and math as you study a simple egg. Learn how to make an egg float and turn it into rubber. Ever wonder how many eggs it would take to fill a room or how you can drop an egg several feet without it breaking? Use math and logic to figure it out.
  • HSC 103 Junior Detective
    Put your crime scenes skills to the test when you learn about fingerprints, handwriting analysis, and more. Learn how to interview suspects and how detectives use logic and reasoning to solve mysteries.
  • HSC 104 Knights of the Round Table
    Learn what it is like be a knight in shining armor as you journey through history and study famous castles, kings, and queens. Create your own coat of arms and build your own castle. Build a catapult and practice with different projectiles.
  • HSC 105 Artful Antics
    Discover the world of art as you explore a different art technique each day. Learn how to paper mâché, paint, draw, sculpt, and more. Use your creativity and explore the many mediums of art.

Grades 4-5-6

  • HSC 106 OH-IO
    Be proud to be a buckeye and explore the heart of it all as you discover what makes Ohio great! Fly with the Wright brothers and blast off to the moon with Neil Armstrong. Chill down as you explore how the glaciers moved across Ohio and formed the Great Lakes. Enjoy Ohio’s sweetest treat -- Buckeyes. Spend time studying your favorite Ohio sports teams.
  • HSC 107 Codes and Ciphers
    Do you want to stop your little brother from reading your diary? Do you want to feel like a real “secret agent” by passing a coded message to your friends? This class will show you many codes and ciphers, from simple letter switching to historic code tools. Students will also learn tips and secrets of breaking many types of codes.
  • HSC 108 It’s a Snap!
    Learn the skills of photography including how to frame a picture and what direction will give you the best light. Students will travel around to campus gardens to learn how to take still and live shots. Students need to bring their own digital camera, memory stick, and assume responsibility for their camera.
  • HGT 109 ***Physics Fun
    Explore magnetism, optical illusions, balloon science, and more as you discover the principles of physics. Participate in many hands-on experiments. Create your own experiments based on physics principles.

Camp Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

  • HSC 110 Geometric Challenge
    This problem-based geometry class will introduce you to fundamental geometric theories. Use logic and reasoning to connect mathematical processes for real world application.
  • HSC 111 Skills 4 Life
    Learn how to cook a nutritious meal, write a proper thank you note, and balance a checkbook. Explore decision making choices and critical thinking skills. Get a heads up on important life lessons.
  • HSC 112 Camp Newsies
    Learn about journalism while creating camp news articles. Practice interviewing people, writing questions, developing story lines, using quotes, and telling a story with a picture. Learn how to promote your news through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.

Session 9: August 1-5

Registration Deadline for Session 9 is Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Noon.  Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

***=GIFTED/TALENTED COURSES:  Students must submit a school nomination to enroll.

Discovery (Grades K-6)

Grades K-1

  • JSC 100 Discovering Dinosaurs
    Have you wondered what happened to the dinosaurs of long ago? Study different dinosaurs, what they ate, where they lived, and discover how scientists have learned so much about them.
  • JSC 101 Continents and Culture
    Discover the world this week through the exploration of customs and cultures from around the world. Each day explore a different continent and its location. Learn common phrases, games, and songs from across the globe.

Grades:  2-3-4

  • JSC 102 Discovery Court
    Court is in session as we convert classroom into courtroom. Students become judge, jury, prosecutor, defender and witness in a series of simulated trials. Look at traditional fairy tales from a court perspective. Guilty or innocent; you decide.
  • JSC 103 Weather Wonders
    Discover the power of ice, wind, fire, and water as you explore earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards. Build a hurricane-proof house, create a tornado in a bottle, research fire safety, and more in this class.
  • JSC 104 Ahoy Matey
    Join a pirate crew and set sail for an adventure! We will recreate the world of the Golden Age of Piracy, circa 1715. Pirates will spend time each day studying biographies of their fellow pirates, constructing model ships, and identifying parts of a ship.
  • JSC 105 Olympic Dreams
    The 2016 Olympics in Brazil begin August 5. Learn about teamwork, leadership, the history of the Olympics and the culture of Brazil. Get excited and prepared for the upcoming games as you participate in academic and athletic challenges throughout the week.

Grades 4-5-6

  • JSC 106 Student Success
    Learn the essentials for academic success: good study habits, time management, organization, outlining, test-taking strategies, active study techniques, and memory techniques.
  • JSC 107 CSI
    Learn to solve crimes by gathering evidence including fingerprints, chromatography, shoeprints, and more. Discover the importance of using good logic to help solve the crime. Practice your interviewing skills and learn what questions are important to ask.
  • JSC 108 Prezis, PowerPoint, and Photos
    Spend a week learning how to improve your computer presentation skills. Research information to create Prezis and PowerPoints. Discover how to digitally alter photographs to enhance your presentations. Learn the importance of citing your sources.
  • JGT 109 ***Quiz Show
    Do you love competing with trivia alone or on teams? Enjoy a week of friendly competitions in math, science, history, literature, and even sports trivia. Learn how to listen for clues within the question. Spend time reading and researching items and see how much you retain for the quiz show after. Design your own trivia game.

Camp Odyssey (Grades 7-9)

  • JSC 110 Success 101
    Prepare for your upcoming school year and beyond. Learn effective studying and test taking skills. Learn how to set and achieve goals. Investigate different careers and what you need to succeed in each one.
  • JSC 111 Olympic Teamwork
    Get in the spirit of the 2016 Olympics. Participate in academic, athletic, and creative Olympic challenges. Learn the importance of teamwork. Discover the culture of the Olympics and of this year’s host country Brazil. Develop your own unique “sporting” events to host at Discovery Camp Olympics.
  • JSC 112 Mysteries in History
    Have you been wondering who shot JFK or what is housed at Area 51? Unsolved mysteries intrigue us. Examine evidence of various historical events to determine what happened. See if you can unlock the answers to an unsolved mystery.