Summer 2018 Youth Camps

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.

INSTRUCTOR: Eric Purvis, MAED, is Chair of the Mathematics Dept at DuPont Manual High School. He earned National Board Teacher Certification in Adolescent/Young Adult Mathematics.

CEYU 150 / Ages 12 - 14 / Mon. - Fri. / June 25 - 29 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159

Advanced Center Stage Drama Camp

Take your theatre skills to the next level! In the mornings, you'll learn more about theatre in areas as diverse as acting, sets and playwriting. In the afternoons, you'll rehearse a one-act play to perform for your friends and family on campus. Grow as an actor - and have a blast doing it! Please note: This camp is open only to young actors who have previously performed in at least two plays (at school or elsewhere).

INSTRUCTORS: 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. 

CEYU 270 / Ages 11 - 14 / Mon. - Fri. / July 9 - 20 / 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (pack a lunch) / $349

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.

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

CEYU 240 (01) / Ages 10 - 12 / Mon. - Fri. / June 11 - 15 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159

CEYU 240 (02) / Ages 13 - 15 / Mon. - Fri. / June 11 - 15 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $159

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.

INSTRUCTOR: Eric Wong, Ph.D., teaches computer science at Mercy Academy. 

CEYU 230 / Ages 10 - 14 / Mon. - Fri. / June 25 - 29 / 9 a.m. - noon / $179

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!

CEYU 170 / Ages 8 - 12 / Mon. - Fri. / June 25 - 29 / 9 - noon / $159

Comedy Improv Camp

In this highly-interactive camp, you'll have fun learning the basics of comic acting without a script. Improv will boost your confidence in front of a group. Four mornings you'll learn and practice improv skills, such as character creation and interacting with the audience. Then on Friday, you'll give a performance for your friends and family.

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!

CEYU 220 / Ages 13 - 16 / Mon. - Fri. / July 23 - 27 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159

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!

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).

CEYU 100 (01) / Ages 10 - 14 / Mon. - Fri. / July 9 - 13 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159

CEYU 100 (02) / Ages 10 - 14 / Mon. - Fri. / July 9 - 13 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $159

CSI: Bigfoot!

You are a forensic scientist taking on the legend of Bigfoot! A back country guide stumbles out of the wilderness claiming to have been attacked by Bigfoot. Your expert investigation skills will determine if it was Bigfoot or just another tall tale. You will learn about and perform fingerprinting, recreate blood spatter, examine casts of the creature’s tracks, dig into soil samples, create bite marks and put fur from the scene under the microscope. Can you be a scientist and still believe in monsters?

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Wolken, MAT, has taught robotics, stop-motion video, computer technology and mathematics to children and adults for nine years.

CEYU 300 (01) / Ages 10 - 12 / Mon. - Fri. / July 9 - 13 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159, plus $20 materials fee

CEYU 300 (02) / Ages 13 - 15 / Mon. - Fri. / July 9 - 13 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $159, plus $20 materials fee

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.

INSTRUCTORS: Allie Teta teaches English at Sacred Heart Academy. Bill McKenzie, MS, is a professional SAT coach.

CEYU 190 (01) / Rising 7th graders / Mon. - Fri. / June 25 - 29 / 9 a.m. - noon / $199

CEYU 190 (02) / Rising 7th graders / Mon. - Fri. / July 30 - Aug. 3 / 9 a.m. - noon / $199

G3 – Great Gains in Geometry

Geometry is the first and greatest intellectual pursuit undertaken by mankind. From its beginnings in building pyramids in Egypt to creating fractal landscapes in Pixar movies, geometry is a powerful tool in making sense (and order) of our world. We will unlock the mystery behind some of the mathematical problems that you didn’t know affect you on a daily basis. Folding some sweet origami and creating cool tessellations will reveal truths your teacher never told you! Come explore the way the world works and come and discover the foundational code on which the world was constructed.

INSTRUCTOR: Eric Purvis, MAED, is Chair of the Mathematics Dept at DuPont Manual High School. He earned National Board Teacher Certification in Adolescent/Young Adult Mathematics.

CEYU 140 / Ages 12 - 14 / Mon. - Fri. / June 25 - 29 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $159

Journey Through the Law

Do you think you might want to be an attorney? Have you ever wondered what the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and religion really mean? Are you curious as to why people are told their rights when they are arrested? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this camp is for you. You will be introduced to the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, learn about the freedoms guaranteed by those documents, and find out what your rights really are. By the end of the camp, you will know many interesting facts and will be ready to argue like an attorney!

INSTRUCTOR: Charles Koby, JD, MAT, has practiced law in Louisville since 1987. He has taught the Pre-Law Studies Magnet and is currently teaching World History and US History at Central High Magnet Career Academy.

CEYU 280 / Ages 13 - 16 / Mon. - Fri. / June 18 - 22 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159

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.

CEYU 200 (01) / Rising 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders / Mon. - Fri. / June 18 - 22 / 9 a.m. - noon / $199, includes all materials

INSTRUCTOR: Tracy Kuhn, who holds a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University, has taught for 14 years. She currently teaches at Bowen Elementary School.

CEYU 200 (02) / Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders / Mon. - Fri. / June 11 - 15 / 9 a.m. - noon / $199, includes all materials

INSTRUCTOR: Katie Rupp, M.Ed., currently teaches at Carter Traditional Elementary School. She has been teaching foundational reading strategies for ten plus years. Katie just completed her Rank 1 in Reading and Literacy.

Movie Magic

This computer-based course will help junior movie-makers take a story from idea to screen. Students will work in small teams to create a story, make a story-board to plan out every scene and then film it! Back in the computer lab, we'll take our footage and edit it into an amazing mini-movie! (We might even add some special effects!) Come join us and bring out your inner Spielberg. Bring a USB thumb drive, minimum 4 GB.

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

CEYU 160 / Ages 10 - 14 / Mon. - Fri. / June 18 - 22 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $159

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 2GB. (This camp takes place in a Bellarmine MAC computer lab.)

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

CEYU 260 / Ages 10 - 13 / Mon. - Fri. / July 16 - 20 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $159

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.

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.

CEYU 180 (01) / Rising 10th & 11th graders / Mon. - Fri. / June 25 - 29 / 9 a.m. - noon / $259

CEYU 180 (02) / Rising 10th & 11th graders / Mon. - Fri. / July 30 - Aug. 3 / 9 a.m. - noon / $259

Ready, Set, Ride: Horsemanship Camp

Come join a fun-loving, Horse-Crazy bunch of kids for Horsemanship Camp—get Ready, Set, Ride! This is a camp full of horses, riding, horse care, games and crafts. Each day campers will receive two 45 minute riding lessons, an Equine Education project, a hands on Horse Sense project and a daily “horsey” craft! Riding lessons will be geared to each individual camper’s abilities, allowing him/her to grow with their riding skills into safe and confident riders. No Riding Experience Necessary. The camp will be held at The Louisville Equestrian Center, which is located just outside Mount Washington.

INSTRUCTORS: Campers will be divided into groups of 5-6 and each group will be led by a certified LEC (Louisville Equestrian Center) Senior Camp Counselor.

CEYU 340 (01) / Ages 7 - 12 / Mon. - Fri. / June 11 - 15 / 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / $349

CEYU 340 (02) / Ages 7 - 12 / Mon. - Fri. / July 16 - 20 / 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / $349

Real-World Coding with "Let's Start Coding" Kits

Could you be the next Bill Gates? Mark Zuckerberg? From video games to robotics to the space station, code is found everywhere. Never written code before? No worries! You’ll start with working examples and make changes as you learn. Once you get your start, the possibilities are endless. Your instructor will guide you through building and coding projects that sense and react to the real world. Want to build an electronic piano? A robot that you command? A mirror that stretches for infinity? A game to test your dexterity? You’ll build all these and more. Experimenting and learning doesn’t end at camp. You’ll take home your creations and can continue learning from more than 30 free projects at www.letsstartcoding.com.

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Wolken, MAT, has taught robotics, stop-motion video, computer technology and mathematics to children and adults for nine years.

CEYU 290 (01) / Ages 10 - 12 / Mon. - Fri. / July 16 - 20 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159, plus $60 materials fee

CEYU 290 (02) / Ages 13 - 15 / Mon. - Fri. / July 23 - 27 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159, plus $60 materials fee

Stop-motion Movie Making

Lights! Camera! ACTION! Express your creativity learning hands-on movie making techniques. Stories you write come to life as you create stop-motion films using Legos, clay, paper, colored pencils, glue, cotton, scissors and a WHOLE lot of imagination. You’ll add special video and sound effects. And…you'll even build your own movie studio to take home. Family and friends can view your films on our class YouTube page. Hollywood is calling…answer the phone!

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Wolken, MAT, has taught robotics, stop-motion video, computer technology and mathematics to children and adults for nine years.

CEYU 330 (01) / Ages 8 - 12 / Mon. - Fri. / July 16 - 20 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $159, plus $20 materials fee

CEYU 330 (02) / Ages 12 - 15 / Mon. - Fri. / July 23 - 27 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $159, plus $20 materials fee

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!

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

CEYU 120 (01) / Rising 7th & 8th graders / Mon. & Tues. / July 23 & 24 / 9 a.m. - noon / $99, plus $10 materials fee

CEYU 120 (02) / Rising 9th & 10th graders / Mon. & Tues. / July 23 & 24 / 1 - 4 p.m. / $99, plus $10 materials fee

CEYU 120 (03) / Rising 7th & 8th graders / Wed. & Thurs. / July 25 & 26 / 9 a.m. - noon / $99, plus $10 materials fee

Web Monkeys

Hey! Do you surf the web and wonder how a page is made? Come learn how to design your very own web page! Explore the basics of HTML and CSS. Then you'll create your personal page, complete with text, graphics, photographs and more. Best of all, the site you create is yours to keep! Come monkey around with us! Bring a USB thumb drive, minimum 2GB and an e-mail address you can access from the web.

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

CEYU 110 / Ages 10 - 14 / Mon. - Fri. / June 18 - 22 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159

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!

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

CEYU 130 / Ages 10 - 13 / Mon. - Fri. / July 16 - 20 / 9 a.m. - noon / $159, plus $10 materials fee