Summer 2014 Youth Camps

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NOTE: Enrollment is not complete until we receive a completed Risk & Consent Form.

A2 - Awesome Algebra

If you think algebra is “boring,” you obviously haven’t used chip boards, algebra tiles, and power trains to understand it. Discover that learning algebra CAN be totally awesome! Building balconies with rulers and pennies, using Jolly Ranchers to grasp properties and order of operations, and modeling equations with algebra tiles are a few user-friendly keys we’ll use to understand hard-core algebraic concepts. A2 makes learning algebra fun and interesting. Please submit a Risk & Consent form and submit when registering your child. Link to form is found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa L. Gimbel, MAT, has been helping teachers and students overcome math-phobia for over 11 years. Lisa currently teaches Algebra and Geometry at Atherton High School.

YUTH 159 / Ages 12 – 14 / Mon – Fri / June 16 - 20 / 9 a.m. – noon / $139, includes all materials
($149 after June 6)

Broadcasting Basics

Would you like to learn to shoot, edit and even star in your own video? How about learning to write to video? You could become the next great video producer, editor or even television host. Gain tips on how to make an impact either in front of the TV camera or behind-the-scenes. Bring your enthusiasm and, by the end of the camp, you'll be ready to host your own show on the internet. Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Gary Fogle is an instructor in Bellarmine University’s School of Communication. He worked for 25 years as a television sports anchor/reporter.

YUTH 196 / Ages 10 - 12 / Mon – Fri / July 7 – 11 / 9 a.m. – noon / $139 
($149 after June 27)

YUTH 196B / Ages 13 - 15 / Mon – Fri / July 7 – 11 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $139
($149 after June 27)

Building Imaginary Worlds

If you can imagine it, you can create it! Discover how to build worlds made up of 3D people, animals and buildings. Add elements of fantasy with dragons, spaceships, aliens, spooky creatures or amusement park rides in that world. As you learn to animate objects in this 3D world, you will be learning the basics of 3D programming. We will be using SCRATCH, created by MIT, and ALICE, created by Carnegie Mellon University. Both were created to help students learn fundamental computer programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Frank Hulsman, MAT, has taught computer classes for 11 years at St. Xavier High School.

YUTH 194 A / Ages 10 – 14 / Mon – Fri / July 21 - 25 / 9 a.m. – noon / $149
($159 after July 11)

YUTH 194 B / Ages 10 – 14 / Mon – Fri / July 21 - 25 / 1 – 4 p.m. / $149
($159 after July 11)

Center Stage: Drama Plus

Would you like to be in the spotlight?  Learn lines, rehearse movements, and create characters on the way to producing a short play. Help put together simple props and costumes.  Invite your friends and family to see the finished product on Friday!  This exciting camp introduces you to basic acting skills while you have all the fun of performing onstage.

Please note: Students will need to spend 1-2 hours outside of camp time learning their lines.

INSTRUCTOR: George Halitzka is a professional director, writer, and theatre educator based in Louisville. He’s passed along his passion for drama to hundreds of students of all ages!

YUTH 174: Ages 8 - 12 / Mon – Fri / July 7 - 11 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $149 ($159 after June 27)

Comics and Cartooning Fun

Do you like to draw? Do you enjoy telling stories? Then you have what it takes to be a cartoonist! In this camp you’ll learn all the skills you need to make your own comics, inventing your own characters, situations, and twists along the way. Learn about perspective and the proportions of the face and body; practice story-boarding; and discover the secrets of the comic Jedi. Making comics may be the most fun thing you do this summer! Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Ted Nathanson is an artist who creates books, comics, paintings, and drawings. He teaches art classes all over the country and is a member of the Louisville Cartoonist Society (www.tednathanson.com).

YUTH 103 A: Ages 10 – 14 / Mon – Fri / July 7 - 11 / 9 a.m. – noon / $139
($149 after June 27)

YUTH 103 B: Ages 10 – 14 / Mon – Fri / July 7 - 11 / 1 – 4 p.m. / $139
($149 after June 27)

Duke TIP Prep Camp

Each year the top 5% of all 7th grade students are invited to take the SAT to quality as Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program) Scholars. If you are an accelerated learner who is in the top 5% of your class, come learn the skills you need to do your best on this challenging test. Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTORS: Bill McKenzie, MS, is a professional SAT coach. Jed Hilbert, MA, is an English Teacher and Standardized Testing Coordinator at St. Xavier High School.

YUTH 179 A / Rising 7th graders / Mon – Fri / July 14 - 18 / 1 – 4 p.m. / $149
($159 after July 4)

YUTH 179 B / Rising 7th graders / Mon – Fri / August 4 - 8 / 1 – 4 p.m. / $149
($159 after July 25)

G3 – Great Gains in Geometry

Dominoes, Pentominoes, Hexominoes, oh my! Learning geometric concepts can be “way cool” and fun. We’ll build towers with toothpicks and marshmallows, design rectangles with a limited number of cubes, and create colorful origami and artistic tessellations. Discover that hands-on activities can transform difficult geometry concepts into everyday skills. Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa L. Gimbel, MAT, has been helping teachers and students overcome math-phobia for over 11 years. Lisa currently teaches Algebra and Geometry at Atherton High School.

YUTH 158 / Ages 12 – 14 / Mon – Fri / June 16 - 20 / 1 – 4 p.m. / $139, includes all materials
($149 after June 6)

Mastering Reading Skills

Mastering reading skills will make reading more enjoyable for you and greatly increase your confidence in school. Through fun, engaging activities, you will learn and practice: word-attack skills, sight vocabulary, reading with expression, and comprehension skills. To help you become a more fluid reader, you’ll spend at least a half hour each day engaged in Reading Plus®, a computer-based system that automatically adjusts its content to provide silent reading practice for students based on their individual needs. You can continue to utilize the computer program at home through August 12. Please complete a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

YUTH 195 / Rising 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders / Mon - Fri / July 14 - 18 / 9 a.m. - noon / $199, includes all materials ($209 after July 4)

INSTRUCTOR: Angela Dowdell, MAT, is a first grade teacher at Carter Traditional Elementary School. She has been teaching children to become proficient readers for the past 8 years.

YUTH 185 / Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders / Mon – Fri / July 21 - 25 / 9 a.m. – noon / $199, includes all materials ($209 after July 11)

INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Blatz, M.Ed., teaches at Carter Traditional Elementary School. She has been teaching foundational reading strategies to children for 4 years.

Movie Magic

This computer-based course will help junior movie-makers translate creative ideas onto the screen. You’ll explore how to take better pictures, learn how to download pictures onto a computer, and critique each other’s photos during class. Then you’ll incorporate those pictures into a movie using all the features of Movie Maker software. You’ll learn how to edit your pictures into a continuous slideshow, adding graphics, music, and text. Please complete a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Mary Cooksey has been training users in various software applications for over 14 years.

YUTH 161 / Ages 10 – 14 / Mon - Fri / July 14 - 18 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $139
($149 after July 4)

Pixels to Paper

Are you creative? Discover how to take that creativity to the next level as you explore the basics of digital graphics: photo/image handling, creative lettering and layout. Using both professional grade and freely available online graphics tools, you’ll create several fun and exciting projects. You’ll take home a full color printout of your project and all your files. Bring a USB thumb drive, minimum 1GB. (This camp takes place in a Bellarmine MAC computer lab.) Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Mith Barnes, MA, has almost a decade of professional graphic design experience. She has taught design techniques to both pros and amateurs for over 15 years and is currently a professor at Bellarmine.

YUTH 197 / Ages 10 – 13 / Mon – Fri / June 23 - 27 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $149, includes print materials
($159 after June 13)

PSAT/SAT Prep Camp

Learn the skills you need to earn high scores on the PSAT or SAT tests. You’ll discover the solution logic behind every question from a past test and learn a high-scoring format for the essay section. Gain tips on how to work effectively and efficiently within the defined time allotments of the tests. Previous attendees have earned perfect scores on the SAT, PSAT and ACT and recognition as National Merit Scholars. Please complete a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTORS: Bill McKenzie, MS, is a professional SAT coach. Jed Hilbert, MA, is an English Teacher and Standardized Testing Coordinator at St. Xavier High School.

YUTH 176A / Rising 10th & 11th graders / Mon – Fri / July 14 - 18 / 9 a.m. – noon / $199
($209 after July 4)

YUTH 176B / Rising 10th & 11th graders / Mon – Fri / August 4 - 8 / 9 a.m. - noon / $199
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($209 after July 25)

Read On!

Do you love to read? Then this is the workshop for you. We will read classical and modern works of literature in several fictional genres such as poetry, short story, and drama. We will also read from a few non-fictional genres. You will learn to identify and use the same literary devices that writers employ to captivate their readers. You will also develop your reading skills along the way! Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Donahoe is an English Teacher and Literacy Leader at duPont Manual High School. She has 16 years teaching experience and holds a BA, MAT, MED, Rank 1, and reading/writing specialist endorsement. She is currently working on an EdS in Educational Administration.

YUTH 125 / Ages 10 - 13 / Mon – Fri / July 21 - 25 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $139, includes $10 materials fee

($149 after July 11)

Study Smarter, Not Harder!

NOW is the time to develop the skills that will benefit you in high school and beyond. Learn tools for time management, aspects of efficient note-taking, clues to textbook reading, and tips on enhancing memory. You will also be provided with many strategies to help you complete assignments and tests successfully. Give yourself an edge! Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Donahoe is an English Teacher and Literacy Leader at duPont Manual High School. She has 16 years teaching experience and holds a BA, MAT, MED, Rank 1, and reading/writing specialist endorsement. She is currently working on an EdS in Educational Administration.

YUTH 120 A / Rising 7th & 8th graders / Mon & Tues / July 28 & 29 / 9 a.m. – noon / $99, includes all materials
($109 after July 18)

YUTH 120 B / Rising 9th & 10th graders / Mon & Tues / July 28 & 29 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $99, includes all materials
($109 after July 18)

Web Monkeys

Hey! Do you surf the web and wonder how a page is made? Come learn how to design your very own cool web page! Explore the basics of HTML. Then learn design tips and techniques as, in class, you create your personal page, complete with text, graphics, photographs, sound, and other “goodies.” Come monkey around with us! Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Mary Cooksey has been training users in various software applications for over 13 years.

YUTH 105 / Ages 10 – 14 / Mon - Fri / July 14 - 18 / 9 a.m. - noon / $139
($149 after July 4)

Write On!

Bring your imagination! We will supply the skills to help you become a more effective writer. Through a series of interactive lessons, you will learn to write several fictional and non-fictional pieces. These may include poetry, short story, drama, personal narrative, news article, feature article, and/or literary analysis. With this workshop, you will definitely expand your writing portfolio! Please submit a Risk & Consent form when registering your child. Link to form found at the top of the page.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Donahoe is an English Teacher and Literacy Leader at duPont Manual High School. She has 16 years teaching experience and holds a BA, MAT, MED, Rank 1, and reading/writing specialist endorsement. She is currently working on an EdS in Educational Administration.

YUTH 125 / Ages 10 - 13 / Mon – Fri / July 21 - 25 / 9 a.m. – noon / $139, includes $10 materials fee ($149 after July 11)


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