2018 Summer Activities for Youth  

Join Clark College Economic & Community Development for summer activities for kids! Summer classes and activities for ages 8 -17 provide opportunities for youth to explore science and nature, arts and crafts, performing arts, kitchen science, and knife skills! The activities are designed to engage and challenge youth, as well as give them exclusive access to Clark College's labs, art studios, cooking classrooms, and specialized equipment. The activities are conveniently located at Clark College's main campus and in east Vancouver, at Columbia Tech Center.

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Art College

In our college studios, under the expert guidance of Clark College’s prestigious Art department faculty, students develop their artistic skills using a wide variety of materials and subjects. Each day will focus on a style of art with a theme, including Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Digital Art in our Mac lab and Jewelry making. Bring brown bag lunch.  Ages 10 -14

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 6/25/18 - 6/29/18

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Main Campus, FAC 104

L. Jarzombek

 $359

STEM Adventure: Kitchen Science

The magic of cooking is based on chemistry! Students will create recipes that allow exciting experiments like the reaction of acid with a base/alkaline to create bubbles (pillow soft Buttermilk Pancakes), emulsions (chocolate ganache and blender mayonnaise), the wonder and pummeling of yeast into Monkey Bread and the magic of eggs. Eat your creations for lunch. Ages 8 -12

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 Monday, 7/16/18

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

East Campus, CTC 153

T. Reilly-Kelly

 $79

 


STEM Adventures: Archaeology

Learn about the hidden past of humans long ago in Clark College science labs! Handle skulls, rocks and fossils. Understand Stone Age people by lots of activities - stone tool making demos, blunt atlatl spears, measure, weigh, and draw artifacts or replicas of artifacts. Bring a brown bag lunch. Ages 9-12

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 Monday, 7/16/18

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Main Campus, HHL 120

J. Fancher

 $79

Music Adventures: Voice & Percussion

Use the musical ensemble to promote co-operation, self-esteem and harmony. Use percussive instruments and progress to voices as music. The ensemble will hone listening skills, vocal presence, and promote improvisation to build confident performers. Practice performing the written word from fun with Karaoke to participating in a Poetry Slam. Build a musical repertoire in ethnic indigenous music to modern popular music. Bring brown bag lunch. Ages 9-12

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 Wednesday, 7/18/18

 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Main Campus, BMH 101

D. DeLloyd

 $89

STEM Adventure: Science of Pets

Discover how we have cross-cultural-like experience communicating with dogs, cats and other animals. Explore the traits of predator vs. prey animals. Learn how to enhance the bond with pets and what they need from us. What are their medical needs? Learn how to prepare yourself and your critters for any unexpected event in the 'Animals-In-Jeopardy' game. Get tons of ideas and resources for pets. Bring brown bag lunch. Ages 9-12

Camp Dates Location Fee

Tuesday, 7/24/18 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

East Campus, CTC 340

J. Becker

 $79

Hip Hop 101 for Teens

Tailored toward the youth experience in hip hop, follow the course of hip hop over the last 40+ years. Track where the current culture and music is now , and where it is going. After we cover the four fundamental sections of hip hop (break beats, lyrics, graffiti and DJ'ing) the students will create a song with the instructor utilizing Logic Pro (DAW) and their original ideas. No musical training is necessary for this hands on experience. Bring your ideas, sample sounds, and rhyme book. You will use them all! Ages 13-17

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 Wednesdays:

 7/25, 8/1, 8/8 & 8/15/18

 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Main Campu, BMH 110

D. DeLloyd

 $79

STEM Adventure: Chemistry

Chemistry is fun! Perform some cool reactions (and maybe some explosions) in the lab and make observations!  Observe compounds and elements through a prism.  Play with emission spectra of compounds and elements and flames tests of ionic salts – and so much more! Bring brown bag lunch. Ages 9-12

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 Thursday, 7/26/18

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

East Campus, CTC 302

R. Trejo

 $79

 

Knife Skills Kitchen Adventure

Learn how to use a knife properly. Determine how to cut each ingredient based on its shape. Utilize small kitchen appliances from food processor to VitaMix. Using these skills, create smoothies, a composed salad, salsa and pizza. Eat your creations for lunch! Ages 9-12

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 Thursday, 7/26/18

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

East Campus, CTC 153

E. Andre

 $79

STEM Adventure: Robotics!

Learn about programming and robotics using Arduino, HEXbug robots and college equipment. Students work with Clark College Engineering and Computer Science faculty to develop a robotic finger using motors and servos. Bring a brown bag lunch. Ages 9-12

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 Monday, 8/6/18

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Main Campus, SBG 155

I. Kormanee & N. Macias

 $89

STEM Adventure: Math!

Math made fun taught by STEM faculty. Do hands on projects with problems to solve. Discover how math works in card tricks and learn formulas for everything. Learn tips to multiply big numbers and math games. Use geometry to line out a building site with measurements using college equipment. Bring brown bag lunch. Ages 9-12

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 Wednesday, 8/8/18

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Main Campus, SBG 155

M. Krishna

 $79

 

All Ages Star Party!

Astronomy professor extraordinaire Dick Shamrell has consulted the stars and chose this auspicious date for our rendezvous with the universe. This year, Mars will be spectacular! Foster Auditorium will be our planetarium from 7 -8:30 p.m., then go out to observe the night sky using telescopes at the college soccer field. Optional: Meet at the fountain near Gaiser Hall for a family no-host picnic before going into the auditorium. All ages - kids included, register separately.

Camp Dates/Times Location Fee

 Thursday, 8/16/18

 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Main Campus, FHL 126

R. Shamrell

 $15

 

Art Education

The Benefits of Art for Kids

Art is naturally linked to creativity, an attribute that is increasingly touted as one of the most important factors for the success of individuals, organizations, and cultures.
If children engage in hands-on art activities, they learn much better in all disciplines.

Source: Jean Van’t Hul, The Artful Parent

 

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