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(269) 323-6700 ENRICHED FOR LIFE (269) 323-6764 CURIOUS KIDS ACADEMIES

Volume 4, Issue 1 • www.ppscommed.org

C o m m u n i t y E n r i c h m e n t C l a s s e s f o r Yo u t h & A d u l t

Enriched for Life Summer 2018

Summer Academies


Enrichment Class Registration Information & Policies 4 WAYS TO REGISTER

1. Online Registration at www.PPSCommEd.org 2. Call the Enrichment Office at (269) 323-6700 3. Mail registration form with fee to: Portage Public Schools, 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage, MI 49002 Attn: Enrichment Program 4. Visit us at 8107 Mustang Drive in Portage Payment due at time of registration. We accept VISA, MC, DISCOVER & AMERICAN EXPRESS. Checks payable to Portage Public Schools All classes must reach minimum enrollment. ENROLL EARLY! Registration closes one week prior to the start date. Mark your calendar!! Come at your registered time unless otherwise contacted. All classes must reach minimum enrollment. Registration closes one week prior to the start date.

All notification/receipts are sent via email. Please keep your email address current. SCHOOL CLOSURE POLICY

As a rule, when PPS cancels school due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or power outages, the Enrichment programs will also be canceled. However, there are times when the decision may be made to still hold all or some enrichment classes that day. In the event that classes have been canceled, a teacher or off-site business may have the option to hold class. Please check the EfL website (ppscommed.org), your email and/or contact the business where your class is scheduled to be held. Please have a current email address in your profile.

REFUND POLICIES

A full refund will be issued if it is necessary for us to cancel a class/ program because of insufficient enrollment. If the enrolled student calls within three business days before the first class meeting, a refund will be issued, minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel after the deadline, you will not qualify for a refund. No refunds or credits will be issued for one-time programs unless request is received at least three business days in advance. Once a class begins, no refunds will be given. A $25 fee will be assessed for returned checks. Please Note: The refund policy applies to all classes unless otherwise noted in the class description.

GOLD CARD HOLDERS

Receive a 10% reduction in charges on your class fees. (Applies to most classes.) Please call the office before registering to obtain the correct charges.

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Page EfL Registration Information & Policies...........................................................................................2 Schools/Class Location Guide...........................................................................................................4 EfL Registration Form............................................................................................................................5 Fitness, Sports & Recreation..............................................................................................................6 The Arts: Dance and Drama............................................................................................................... 17 Drama Camp Registration Form.......................................................................................................19 Aquatics.....................................................................................................................................................................20 STEP Academic Camps...................................................................................................................... 23 Curious Kids Summer Academy Calendar.......................................................................................28-29 Curious Kids Academies...................................................................................................................................29 Curious Kids Registration Information & Policies...............................................................................35 Curious Kids Summer Academy Registration Forms......................................................................... 37 Curious Kids Learning Center.........................................................................................................................39 Summer is on its way, and you will keep busy with all of the fun summer activities being offered in this catalog. Keep fit on the land or in the water, build confidence with a selfdefense class or work on your tennis game. From the Summer Technology Exploration Program (STEP) camps to a variety of fun sports camps, there is something for everyone. Our youth dance classes and the KKOS Drama camps return for another exciting season. Summer Academies, offered through Curious Kids, are a great way to try a new activity. They offer a wide variety of experiences from painting your own canvas to an all-day adventure in Saugatuck. Try one or try them all, before and after childcare is available. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis online, by phone or by stopping by the appropriate office.

Curious Kids Academies

Sue Haroldson, Academy Program Coordinator Website: www.ppscommed.org Phone: 269 323-6764 Location: *Milham site AND **12th Street Elementary PLEASE NOTE: THE ACADEMIES WILL MEET AT TWO LOCATIONS!

*Milham site (1010 W. Milham) on June 15 and not again until August 14 - 16. **12th Street Elementary (6501 S. 12th Street) from June 26 - August 9. Registration begins Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 a.m. Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Enriched for Life

Cherie McMullin, Enriched for Life Coordinator Website: www.ppscommed.org • Phone: 269 323-6700 • 8107 Mustang Drive Registration is open with the exception of the STEP Camps listed on pages 23-27. STEP camp registration opens May 1 @ 8:00 am. Summer Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

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Guide To Finding Our Schools/Class Locations

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AMB – Amberly Elementary, 6637 Amberly Avenue ANG – Angling Road Elementary, 5340 Angling Road CEL – Central Elementary, 8422 South Westnedge Avenue HAV – Haverhill Elementary, 6633 Haverhill Avenue LCE – Lake Center Elementary, 10011 Portage Road 4 MBE – Moorsbridge Elementary, 7361 Moorsbridge Road (269) 323-6759 TWL – 12th Street Elementary, 6501 S. 12th Street WOD – Woodland Elementary, 1401 Woodland Avenue CMS – Central Middle School, 8305 South Westnedge Avenue NMS – North Middle School, 5808 Oregon Street WMS – West Middle School, 7145 Moorsbridge Road CHS – Central High School, 8135 South Westnedge Avenue NHS – Northern High School, 1000 Idaho Street CEC – Portage Community Education Center, 1010 West Milham Avenue CEC/CK – Curious Kids Child Care/Pre-school CEC/CoHS – Community High School ADM – Administration Building, 8107 Mustang Drive H ADM – Enrichment Office, 8107 Mustang Drive H A d d i t i o n a l

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City of Portage (COP) Skateboard Park – 9010 South Westnedge *Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center (KAMSC) – 600 West Vine KIC/Kingdom Sports – 8151 Merchant Place KVCC – 6767 West O Avenue Mosaic Hall & Dance Center – 10097 Oakland Drive West Hills Athletic Club – 2001 South 11th Street Western Michigan University – Kohrman, Sangren, Wood Halls Walker’s Tae Kwon Do – 8675 Portage Road • KAMSC is in “Old Central” at Westnedge and Vine in Kalamazoo. Please use the DUTTON Street entrance. Staff will be available at the Dutton Street entrance to direct students to the classroom. If you have questions, please call 337-0004

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EfL Registration Form Student’s Name

Parent / Guardian Name

Primary Phone

Birthdate / Grade as of 2018/19 School Year

Work Phone

Address

Alt Phone

City, State

Zip Code

Email Address Class Code

Class Name

Date(s)

Fee Total

Amount Enclosed Credit Card

c Visa

c MasterCard

c Discover

c American Express

Security Code___________

Credit Card Number ___________________________________________________________Exp. Date________________ Make checks payable to Portage Public Schools PPS Enrichment office: 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage, MI 49002 269-323-6700 • www.ppscommed.org

*Football Camp ONLY

Offensive Position Youth: c S

ALL Kingdom Sports

Defensive Position c M

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Adult: c S

c M

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T-Shirt Size (Please check one)

Required Information for all Sports Camps I certify my child is in good physical health and has my permission to participate in all activities. I authorize diagnostic, surgical, medical and hospital procedures as prescribed by a physician. If I cannot be reached in an emergency, neither I nor my child will bring any claims of any kind against the camp, owner, staff, instructors, or sponsors as a result of any injuries, expenses or damages that I or my child suffer in connection with participation in the program(s). Parent/Guardian Signature:_______________________________________________________ c Yes c No I also authorize the camp to have and use photographs or video tapes of my child as may be needed for its public relations programs. Primary Contact During Class: Contact Name_____________________________________________________________ Contact Phone_____________________________________________________________ Medical Information of Participant:

Physician or Group Name____________________________________________________ Physician/Group Phone______________________________________________________

Medical Insurance Company Name:________________________________________________ Is there anything the instructor should know about your child?___________________________

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Fitness, Sports & Recreation

Busy Bodies Busy Bodies is designed to accommodate the needs of exercisers of all ages and fitness levels. Build strength, endurance and balance while improving posture and stamina with this great all around workout! This class is a 50/50 combination of choreographed aerobic exercise and body sculpting, ending with a stretching segment guaranteed to ease your muscles, slow your breath and calm your spirit. Summer classes use music and routines deemed “best of” from the previous year. Join us. We have been helping bodies get fit for over 30 years! Please bring a towel or mat for the floor work. BUSY BODIES - 110102K TUE/THU 6:00-7:00PM 6/19-7/19 12TH ST GYM $54 / 4.5WKS JENZEN

BUSY BODIES - 110104K TUE/THU 6:00-7:00PM 7/31-8/30 12TH ST GYM $60 / 5WKS CORWIN

Summer sports Clinic series Keep your kids and This summer! •Open to boys & girls ages 7-12 •Weekly clinics from June 18 – August 31 •8 different sports offered •Discounts available for families with multiple children! Sessions held at The Dome Sports Center, conveniently located off US 131!

The Dome Sports Center 12733 North US 131 Schoolcraft, MI 49087

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Fee: $50 per person for the first 2 family members in the same household, all other family members are free. Instructors hold a ranking of at least 1st Degree Black Belt and maintain a continual certification. Set in a fun, non-competitive and informative atmosphere, these programs are designed to empower you with knowledge that can save your life! Learn a broad range of techniques, including individual strikes, advanced combinations and more. You will also receive training on how to deal with, get out of and counter different grabs and other attack scenarios.Uniforms available, but not required. The Karate for Families is offered for the parent AND child (age 5+) to attend together. The Karate for Adults & Teens is designed for ages 14+/Grades 8+. The Karate for Kids is designed for ages 5 - 14. Our Sanchin-Ryu for Kids program combines Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self-Defense with Project: Secure Child (child safety). Students will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers. This class is set in a fun, yet structured, environment with emphasis on healthy attitudes versus perfection! Participants will achieve great self- confidence and leadership through physical techniques, mental strategies, drills and exercises.

Sanchin-Ryu For Families, Adults & Teens FAMILIES - 221104K WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM 12TH GYM $100 / 10WKS

6/20-8/29 FULLER

NO CLASS 7/04 FAMILIES - 221105K SATURDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM NMS CAF $100 / 10WKS

6/23-8/25 BALLENTINE

ADULTS AND TEENS - 221106K WEDNESDAYS 8:00-9:00PM 6/20-8/29 12TH GYM $50 / 10WKS FULLER ADULTS AND TEENS - 221107K SATURDAYS 12:00PM-1:00PM 6/23-8/25 NMS CAF $50 / 10WKS BALLENTINE

NO CLASS 7/04

Sanchin-Ryu for Kids KIDS - 221102K WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM 12TH GYM $50 / 10WKS

6/20-8/29 FULLER

(ages 5-14)

KIDS - 221103K SATURDAYS 10:00-11:00AM NMS CAF $50 / 10WKS

6/23-8/25 BALLENTINE

NO CLASS 7/04

Attention Local Business Owners! Reach 50,000 + potential customers by advertising in the Fall 2016 edition of the Enriched for Life catalog. The catalog is mailed to household in the Portage/Kalamazoo area as well as surrounding communities. Interactive catalog is available on line too! (269) 323-6700

For Class Locations Guide See pages 4

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Karate for Kids, Adults & Families & Self Defense for Women


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Self Defense for Women This is an ongoing study of personal protection at home, school, and at the work place. Streetwise techniques are taught and discussed so that size and strength are not involved. Learn to act in stressful situations rather than being controlled by them. This is a great opportunity for mother/daughter to spend time together. Ages 14+ Fee: 10 wks/ $50/individual, $100/family SELF DEFENSE - 221101K TUESDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 6/19-8/28 NMS CAF $50 / 10WKS BALLENTINE

NO CLASSES 7/03

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 4-Adult) You will be instilled with self-confidence as you learn how to protect yourself in any situation. You will learn kicks, blocks and strikes, along with Forms (a series of moves). We have fun in a family oriented environment and would love to have you in class with us! Owner, Master Mike Kadrovach, is a 5th Degree Black Belt, and his assistant instructors range from a 1st Degree Black Belt to a 4th Degree Black Belt. Uniforms available but not required. Wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle. We live by the five tenants of Tae Kwon Do. Courtesy-Be kind to others. Integrity-Do what you say you are going to do. PerseveranceNever give up. Self Control-Control your own actions. Indomitable Spirit-Your spirit can never be crushed. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR ONE NIGHT, TWO NIGHTS OR BOTH! 1-DAY PER WEEK $33 2-DAYS PER WEEK $60 TAE KWON DO - 229101K M/T/W/TH/F 6:00-6:50PM 5/21-6/22 WALKERS 5WKS TAE KWON DO - 229103K M/T/W/TH/F 6:00-6:50PM 6/25-7/27 WALKERS 5WKS TAE KWON DO - 229104K M/T/W/TH/F 6:00-6:50PM 7/30-8/31 WALKERS 5WKS

NO CLASSES 7/04

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Level 1: A one-hour beginner level class. Players will be introduced to ground strokes, volleys, serves, and overheads as well as positioning on the court for singles and doubles. This class will meet others and a “Fun” way to exercise. Ages 18+ Level 2: This is the next step after completing the Level 1 class or for those who may have played the game in the past and are looking to get started again. This 1½ hour class will review and practice the shots covered in the Level 1 class with emphasis placed on more competition, including singles and doubles play. Ages 18+ Level 3: This class is for 2.5 to 3.0 level players. It introduces strategy and positioning for both singles and doubles play. Each session will feature drills/situational point play followed by supervised competitive match play. Ages 18+

Adult Tennis

6/18 - 7/26 No Class 7/04 Fee

7/30 - 8/30

Day Time Adult Level 1

Class ID

Class ID

Fee

Monday

6:00-7:00PM

220109K

$90 (6)

220129K

$75 (5)

Wednesday

10:30-11:30AM

220110K

$75 (5)

220130K

$75 (5)

Adult Level 2 Wednesdy

10:30-NOON

220111K $112.50 (5)

220131K

$112.50 (5)

Thursday

6:00-7:30PM

220112K $135.00 (6)

220132K

$112.50 (5)

220113K $135.00 (6)

220133K

$112.50 (5)

Adult Level 3 Monday

7:30-9:00PM

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Junior Tennis Junior Tennis will introduce players to basic tennis skills, scoring, court positioning and etiquette. Age appropriate equipment will be used to aid in skill and confidence building. Ages 3-6 (Red Ball) - Introduction to simple stroke mechanics, balance, throwing, catching and footwork. A 36’ court, a softer and slower ball, and a lower net will be used to aid in skill and confidence building. Ages 7-8 (Red Ball) - The focus is on developing rally skills, working with a partner, footwork, and stroke mechanics with the goal of working toward point play. A 36’ court will be used to help develop rally skills and develop confidence. Ages 9-11 (Orange Ball) - Learn the fundamental grips, footwork and swing paths. Rally and serve skills will be a predominate theme, with the goal of playing points. A 60’ court and a slower orange ball will be used to help develop rally skills and confidence. Ages 12-18 (Green/Yellow Ball) - Learn fundamental grips, footwork, and stroke mechanics. An emphasis on rally and serve skills will help players to learn the fundamentals of how to play a match. JuniorTennis Day

Time

6/18-7/25

No Class 7/04 Class ID

Fee

7/30-8/29

No Class 8/25 Class ID

Fee

Ages 3 - 6 / Red Ball Monday

4:30-5:30 PM

220101K

$90.00 (6)

220121K

$75.00 (5)

Saturday

9:00-10:00 AM

220102K $90.00 (6)

220122K

$60.00 (4)

Ages 7 - 8 / Red Ball Tuesday

4:30-5:30 PM

220103K $90.00 (6)

220123K

$75.00 (5)

Saturday

10:00-11:00 AM

220104K $90.00 (6)

220124K

$60.00 (4)

Ages 9 - 11 / Orange Ball Tuesday

5:30-6:30 PM

220105K $90.00 (6)

220125K

$75.00 (5)

Saturday

11:00AM-NOON

220106K $90.00 (6)

220126K

$60.00 (4)

Ages 12 - 18 / Green/Yellow Ball Monday

4:30-6:00 PM

220107K $90.00 (6)

220127K

$75.00 (5)

Wednesday

6:00-7:30 PM

220108K

220128K

$75.00 (5)

$75.00 (5)

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Sports Challenge Camps These sports camps are an excellent opportunity to get your child playing and being active all morning long. Each day will include a tennis lesson, a short break for a snack and a new activity. Activities include: Wiffle ball, pickle ball, dodge ball, obstacle course, tag, running games and many more fun activities. Bring a water bottle, athletic attire tennis shoes, tennis racket and a snack. Dates

Time

Fee

Ages 6-8

Ages 9-11

6/25-6/28

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320101K

320105K

7/16-7/19

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320102K

320106K

8/06-8/09

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320103K

320107K

8/13-8/16

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320104K

320108K

DROP OFF: 8:30-9:00AM — PICK UP: Noon-12:30pm

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Skateboarding Camp

Fun and educational skateboarding camp for beginners. This class will teach skateboard parts and maintenance, stepping on and riding the board, pushing, tic tacs, dropping in, ollies, riding off a curb, and kick turns. Skateboard and helmets are mandatory. Knee, elbow and all other pads recommended. Bring water. Ages 7-14 SKATEBOARDING - 550106K MON-THUR 9:00-11:00AM COP SKATE PARK $99 / 4 DAYS

7/09-7/12 EDGE

SKATEBOARDING - 550107K MON-THUR 1:00-3:00PM COP SKATE PARK $99 / 4 DAYS

7/09-7/12 EDGE

Do You Want to Move Better on the Court or Field? Enhancing the way an athlete moves will help dramatically improve his or her performance in almost any sport. Our performance training coordinator, Stacie, will help develop a plan based on your goals. These sessions can be for an individual, group or team. To make an appointment for a free consultation, call (855) 618-2676, ext. 4579.

New location! Inside Softball Fans at 3433 Midlink Drive, just off Sprinkle Road and I-94, Kalamazoo.

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Cheer — Champion Force Athletics

Champion Force Athletics is a fun and exciting program for students ages 4-15 with or without previous experience. Students will learn jumps, kicks, arm motions, stunting, cheers and chants and learn a pom dance routine. Students will learn the necessary skills needed for school cheerleading tryouts. Our program works to build self-confidence, poise, self- esteem and physical fitness. Division 4 is an advanced division for returning students. If you are interested in trying out please contact Champion force Athletics at 1-800-9407469. Poms sets, with I.D. tags, may be ordered at class. Uniforms may be ordered at class. Optional events may be offered. CHEER (4-6 YRS) - 511201K THURSDAYS 5:30-6:15PM LCE/GYM $48 / 6WKS

6/14-7/19 BRYAN

CHEER (10+) - 511203K THURSDAYS 7:00-7:45PM LCE/GYM $48 / 6WKS

CHEER (7-9 YRS) - 511202K THURSDAYS 6:15-7:00PM LCE/GYM $48 / 6WKS

6/14-7/19 BRYAN

D4/ADV. RETURNING - 511204K THURSDAYS 7:45-8:45PM 6/14-7/19 LCE/GYM $60 / 6WKS BRYAN

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Boys Li’l Stangs Basketball The Li’l Stangs boys basketball camp is designed to help develop age appropriate basketball skills, via detailed drills, games and differentiated instruction. The camp will be instructed by the current Portage Central Boys Basketball staff, and players. Participants may arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time to stretch and warm-up. Incoming Grades K-8 BASKETBALL (GR K-4) - 710301K T/W/TH/F 9:00-10:30AM 6/19-6/22 CHS/STABLE $72 / 4 DAYS ROBINSON BASKETBALL(GR 5-8) - 710302K T/W/TH/F 10:30AM-12:00PM 6/19-6/22 CHS/STABLE $72 / 4 DAYS ROBINSON

Girls Junior Mustangs Basketball

Huskie Boys Basketball Offensive Skills Camp

This camp provides instruction and practice of the fundamentals used to be successful in the game of basketball. Campers will work with current and former Mustang basketball coaches and players in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Incoming Grades 3-8.

Current Portage Northern players and coaches will run this camp focusing on offensive skills. The camp will group players by age and abilities, and stations and drills will improve skills to help the players be more of an offensive threat. The camp will also offer opportunities for the players to learn to play the game and make reads within a competitive situation. Incoming grades 3-8

BASKETBALL (GR 3-5) - 710201K M/T/W/TH 9:00-10:30AM 6/25-6/28 CHS/GYM $50 / 4 DAYS BROWN

HUSKY (GR 3-5) - 710303K M/T/W/TH 8:00-10:00AM NHS GYM $72 / 4 DAYS

6/25-6/28 NEAL

BASKETBALL (GR 6-8) - 710202K M/T/W/TH 10:30AM-12:30PM 6/25-6/28 CHS/GYM $60 / 4 DAYS BROWN

HUSKY (GR 6-8) - 710403K M/T/W/TH 8:00-10:00AM NHS GYM $72 / 4 DAYS

6/25-6/28 NEAL

Football Camp @ CHS K-6 Come join this instructional and fun youth

football camp! The coaching staff will run a Punt, Pass and Kick competition in the morning. During the afternoon, players will participate in a 7 on 7 tournament. The teams will be picked at random and there will be one coach working with each team. Incoming Grades K-6

7-12 PC Coach Mick Enders will be conducting this camp, open to all area players. Special attention will be given to all offensive and defensive positions. Bring tennis shoes, football cleats and, if you attend a different district, bring your own helmet. Lunch provided. If you have questions, email Coach Enders at menders@ portageps.org Incoming Grades 7-12.

Football Camp @ NHS This camp will provide each athlete with a solid foundation of the basic fundamentals of power training and football. All athletes will receive instruction on strength, speed and conditioning training, along with football skills and techniques. This 6 day camp will meet June 18, 19 & 20 and will resume on July 23, 24 & 25. Athletes must bring a padlock, football cleats, tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirt and a healthy snack. There will be nutrition and hydration breaks. Meet at the igloo first day of camp. Incoming grades 7-12 FOOTBALL (GR 7-12) - 710401K M/T/W 8:00AM-1:00PM 6/18-6/20 M/T/W 8:00AM-1:00PM 7/23-7/25 $50 / 6 DAYS SCHERMERHORN LOCATION: NHS IGLOO/MULTI PURPOSE FIELD

FOOTBALL (GR. K-6) - 7S10502K SATURDAY 9:00AM-2:00PM 8/4 CHS/STABLE $25 / 1 DAYS ENDERS FOOTBALL (GR 7-12) - 710501K M/T/W/TH 8:30AM-2:30PM 7/23-7/26 CHS/STABLE $70 / 4 DAYS ENDERS

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Volleyball

camps@nhs

Mini Mustangs—The goal of this camp is

VolleyPups—The camp will focus on

Middle School Mustangs —This camp

All Skills Camp—This all-skills camp will

to give athletes a positive volleyball experience while introducing proper techniques. The basic fundamentals of volleyball will be taught in a fun learning environment. Motor skill development as well as skill work will be stressed. Participants will have opportunity to work with current Mustang volleyball players. Incoming Grades 3-5 is designed to teach and improve basic skills and knowledge of the game in a competitive and fun environment. Athletes will be divided according to skill level. Incoming Grades 6-8

General Skills—The goal of this camp is

all aspects of the game with an emphasis on fundamental skill development from the beginner to the more experienced player. Younger players will learn skills with the aid of “volleylite” volleyballs, lower nets and additional modifications designed to help younger players learn and play with proper fundamentals. Incoming Grades K-5 prepare athletes for the upcoming high school season. This camp offers technical instruction and participants will learn and improve through high intensity competitive drills and competition. Incoming Grades 9-12

to emphasize skill development and train in a positive competitive environment. Athletes will be taught proper technique through skill work and game-like simulated drills. Incoming grades 9-12. MINI STANGS (GR 3-5) - 514201K M/T/W/TH 9:00AM-10:30AM 7/23-7/26 CHS STABLE $48 /4 DAYS JAQUA

Husky Hitters —This all skills camp will

MS MUSTANGS (GR 6-8) - 514202K M/T/W/TH 9:00AM-11:00AM 7/9-7/12 CHS STABLE $64 /4 DAYS JAQUA

HITTERS (GR 6-8) - 514102K M/T/W/TH 10:30AM-12:00PM 6/18-6/21 NHS GYM $65 / 4 DAYS MAGELSSEN

SKILLS (GR 9-12) - 514203K M/T/W/TH 12:00-3:00PM CHS STABLE $90 / 4 DAYS

ALL SKILLS (GR 9-12) - 514103K M/T/W/TH 5:00-7:30PM 7/9-7/12 NHS DOG HOUSE $80 / 4 DAYS MAGELSSEN

7/9-7/12 JAQUA

challenge and motivate students about the game of volleyball. Players will develop fundamentals including serving, passing, setting and attacking. Incoming Grades 6-8 VOLLEYPUPS (GR K-5) - 514101K M/T/W/TH 9:00-10:15AM 6/18-6/21 NHS GYM $45 / 4 DAYS MAGELSSEN

Players do not have to attend Portage schools. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level. Wear athletic clothing; bring court shoes, knee pads (optional) and WATER.

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Mini Kickers Soccer (Ages 4-6) The Mini Kickers camp is an introduction to elementary soccer skills with basic techniques through fun and games. Please bring a size 3 soccer ball water bottle and sunscreen. Ages 4-6

Micro Kickers Soccer (Ages 2-3) The Micro Kicker camp helps build confidence through stimulating activities and games. Adult companion required. Bring a size 3 soccer ball, water bottle and sunscreen. Ages 2-3 MICRO KICKERS - 550101K M/T/W/TH 10:45-11:30AM MBE FIELD $69 / 4 DAYS

7/16-7/19 KIC STAFF

Skill Builders Soccer This Camp is designed to help fine tune the skills of the game. Focus is on technical aspects of dribbling, passing, receiving and finishing. Please bring a size 4 soccer ball water bottle and sunscreen. Ages 7-14

MINI KICKERS - 550102K M/T/W/TH/F 9:00-10:30AM MBE FIELD $89 / 5 DAYS MINI KICKERS - 550103K M/T/W/TH/F 10:30-NOON MBE FIELD $89 / 5 DAYS

7/16-7/20 KIC STAFF

Rethink Soccer Camp Birth Years 2004 – 2010

This camp is held at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and features the skills and philosophies of the ReThinkSoccer Player Development Curriculum. ReThinkSoccer is a technical skill based curriculum that will improve the player’s confidence, creativity, and skill on the ball in a positive, player centered environment. Camp includes field time, Futsal, and swimming. (KVCC indoor pool with lifeguards on duty.) Camp is offered by ReThinkSoccer Professionals. Drop off players at the Windmill and pick up players at the tennis courts.

SKILL BUILDERS - 550104K M/T/W/TH/F 9:00-NOON MBE FIELD $99 / 5 DAYS

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RETHINK SOCCER - 550105K M/T/W/TH 9:00AM-1:00PM 7/23-7/26 KVCC $175 / 4 DAYS STAFF


The Arts —

dance, drama

Dance, Dance, Dance! A Star is Born

Dance and Drama

Do you love to dress up and wear a tutu? This class is for the new dancer discovering the waltz and ballet to the popular music of Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Elsa and more! This 5-week introduction to dance will take your new dancer on a journey of creative movement, ballet, and learning movement and musicality to all their favorite Disney princess songs and more! Class attire is a leotard and ballet shoes. Leotard, tights and ballet shoes are required. Ages 2.5-4 A STAR IS BORN - 530101K MONDAYS 5:15-6:00PM 7/9-8/06 MOSAIC HALL $70 / 5 WKS SAWALL

Jedi Training Dance Camp

Tippy Toes and Tumbling

Join us for some serious Jedi training with acrobatic arts and tumbling! We will be studying acrobatic techniques, creating our own movie scenes and physically training for Jedi battle! An amazing week for boys and girls who love Star Wars and acrobatics! Coed Ages 5-9 JEDI DANCE - 530104K M/T/W/TH 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/16-7/19 MOSAIC HALL $85 / 4 DAYS SAWALL

Boys and girls will enjoy getting some energy out in this highly active class. Children will follow a progressive curriculum that takes them through tumbling lessons, focusing on strength, coordination, flexibility, balance, limbering and tumbling skills including rolls, cartwheels, bridges and handstands. This class also contains jazz and ballet technique. Class attire is shorts for boys and leotards for girls. Coed ages 4.5-7 TIPPY TOES - 530103K TUESDAY 5:00-5:45PM 7/10-8/07 MOSAIC HALL $70 / 5 WKS SAWALL

Little Pony Dance Camp Spend a wonderful morning in camp with Twilight Sparkle and Applejack. Start by learning leads and jumps. Next use your skills to explore ride and tumble! Bring your favorite pony for camp stores and fun! A dance will be performed for parents on the last day of camp. Ages 3-6

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LITTLE PONY DANCE - 530102K M/T/W/TH 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/09-7/12 MOSAIC HALL $85 / 4 DAYS SAWALL

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Kalamazoo Kids

on Stage Drama 2018 Summer Drama Camp

Camp

Camp Supervisors: David Ortega & Alyson Lonsway Is your child dramatic? If yes, then get them on stage! In the KKOS program, there is a role for everyone. 3 week camps for those entering grades one through ten in the 2018/2019 school year. Campers will create a short skit/commercial that will be presented to fellow campers. All campers will have a part in the musical production that will be presented to parents and friends the last week of camp. Note: Due to our auditions being held the first day of camp, (July 16), if your child will not be in attendance that day, it is important that you contact us at: kalamazookidsonstage@gmail.com Session Dates: July 16-August 3 (3 weeks) Monday through Friday New Location: Lake Center Elementary, 10010 Portage Road Fees: $465 - Full Day Camp: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, $233 - Half Day Camp: 8:30-11:30 AM (This option only available for the Primary Drama Camp). Parent Meetings: LCE/CAF 3:00-3:45 Primary Camp: Tuesday, July 17 Elementary Camp: Thursday, July 19 Middle School Camp: Wednesday, July 18

Primary Drama Camp

Camp Show: Disney’s The Lion King Experience, KIDS The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, comingof-age tale. Incoming grades 1, 2 & 3 (2018/2019 school year) PRIMARY 1/2 DAY - 525601BAM M/T/W/TH/F 8:30-11:30AM 7/16-8/03 LCE $233 / 3WKS

PRIMARY FULL DAY - 525602K M/T/W/TH/F 8:30AM-3:00PM 7/16-8/03 LCE $465 / 3WKS

Elementary Drama Camp Camp Show: Honk! JR

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be. Incoming grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 (2018/19 school year) ELEMENTARY (GR 3-6) - 525603K M/T/W/TH/F 8:30AM-3:00PM 7/16-8/03 LCE $465 / 3WKS

Middle/High School Drama Camp Camp Show: Disney’s High School Musical, JR

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Incoming grades 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 (2018/2019 school year) MS/HS DRAMA CAMP - 525604K M/T/W/TH/F 8:30AM-3:00PM 7/16-8/03 LCE $465 / 3WKS

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Drama Camp Registration Form Student’s Name

Parent / Guardian Name

Birthdate / Grade as of 2018/19 School Year

Primary Phone

Email Address

Address

City, State

Zip Code

Refund Policy • Refund requests must be submitted by 3:00 PM Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (No exceptions) • Full refunds less a $10 processing fee will be honored if request is made by Tuesday, June 19 at 3:00 PM.

1. PAID IN FULL 2. AUTO PAY - Balance due will be auto charged to your credit card on file, June 19. 3. PAY AS YOU GO - You are responsible for final payment and subject to a $10 late fee.

PAYMENT CHOICE: Class Code

c Paid in Full

c Auto Pay

c Pay As You Go

Class Name

Fee (Full or Half)

525601BAM

PRIMARY DRAMA CAMP - HALF DAY

Full - $233

525602K

PRIMARY DRAMA CAMP - FULL DAY

Full - $465 / Half - $233

525603K

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DRAMA CAMP

Full - $465 / Half - $233

525604K

MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA CAMP

Full - $465 / Half - $233

Make checks payable to Portage Public Schools Credit Card

c Visa

c MasterCard

c Discover

Fee Total

Amount Enclosed c AMEX

Security Code___________

Credit Card Number __________________________________________________Exp. Date__________________

Medical Consent / Release of Liability / Emergency Contact I certify my child is in good physical health and has my permission to participate in all activities. I authorize diagnostic, surgical, medical and hospital procedures as prescribed by a physician. If I cannot be reached in an emergency, neither I nor my child will bring any claims of any kind against the camp, owner, staff, instructors, or sponsors as a result of any injuries, expenses or damages that I or my child suffer in connection with participation in the program(s). Parent/Guardian Signature:_____________________________________________________________ c Yes c No I also authorize the camp to have and use photographs or videos of my child

as may be needed for its public relations programs.

Primary Contact During Class: Contact Name___________________________________________________________________

Contact Phone___________________________________________________________________

Medical Information of Participant: Physician or Group Name_________________________________________________________

Physician/Group Phone___________________________________________________________

Medical Ins. Company Name:__________________________________________________________ Is there anything the instructor should know about your child?__________________________

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Registration Payment Deadline: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Payment Options Full or 1/2 of registration fee is due at time of registration Final payment due no later than June 19.


Youth

For more information, go to: www.portageaquaticclub.org To register, go to: www.ppscommed.org

PAC GENERAL INFORMATION Portage Aquatic Club was developed for age group swimmers who wish to cultivate their swimming ability. The program runs September through July. PAC is open to swimmers ages 6 and older who can swim the length of the pool. Participants are encouraged to swim the maximum number of practices offered. All new swimmers will need to be assessed to assure proper placement. Previous swimmers that are unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker at parkertyk@gmail.com Assessments: If you are new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker at Parkertyk@gmail.com. Fall/Winter Season: September-March Spring Season: April & May Summer Season: June & July No Swims on these dates unless notified by the coach: Thanksgiving Break/

Winter Break/Spring Break/Memorial Day/ Independence Day/Labor Day/HS Swim Meets and unexpected school closures.

School Closure Policy: As a rule, when PPS cancels school due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or power outages, PAC programming will also be canceled. However, there are times when the decision may be made to still hold swim classes. If the decision is made to still hold swim classes that day, it will be posted on the PAC website by noon.

Fees: Monies collected through PPS Enriched for Life are used to cover administrative and coaching fees as well as costs associated with running and maintaining a pool. Swimmers who choose to compete must register with USA Swimming. See the Portage Aquatic Club website for more information. PAYMENT OPTIONS There will be no prorating of monthly membership fees if a swimmer chooses to swim fewer days or starts in the middle of a billing period. Payments due monthly on the 10th.

LATE FEES: A $10 late fee is applied if payment is received after the 10th of each month. An additional $5 fee will be accessed each subsequent week payment has not been received. MONTHLY AUTO PAY: Monthly fees automatically charged to your credit card on file. PAY AS YOU GO: You are responsible for monthly payments and subject to late fees. PAID IN FULL: 10% discount on full price if you register for ALL months in the session. Sibling Discount: To receive this discount, you must call the Enriched for Life office (269 323-6700). Family members with highest fees due will be charged full price; siblings will receive a 10% discount. Scholarships: The Portage Aquatic Club offers swimmer scholarships, please visit www.portageaquaticclub.org to view the parent handbook for more information.

• No swims 7/2, 7/3 & 7/4 • USA Swimming membership is optional and additional fees apply in order to compete. See the PAC Website for details. • Swimmers new to PAC or previous swimmers unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker for placement at parkertyk@gmail.com • Dryland is optional for ages 11+, see page 21 for details.

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PAC Junior Teams GREEN and BLACK The focus of the Jr. Green and Jr. Black teams is on learning proper technique and developing basic Youth skills upon which to build for the future. The goal is to provide both the swimmers and the parents an opportunity to gain a better understanding of swimming practice and meets.

Junior Green will focus on learning

Junior Black will focus on advancing the

JR. GREEN - 513101K 6/18-7/27 MON/WED 6:00-6:45PM WMS/POOL FEE: $60 / 5 WKS

JR. BLACK - 513102K 6/18-7/27 MON/WED 5:15-6:00PM WMS/POOL TUE/THUR 6:15-7:00PM WMS/POOL FEE: $115 / 6 WKS

the freestyle, backstroke, starts, turns, the breaststroke kick, and the dolphin kick. Lesson style format designed for beginner swimmers to hone their skills.

freestyle and backstroke, with an emphasis on learning the breaststroke and butterfly. The goal is to learn how to swim a legal 100 IM.

PAC Racing Teams GREEN (Ages 9-15) and BLACK (Ages 11-15) Croc Green covers swimming endurance,

Croc Black swimmers must be in MIDDLE

GREEN - 513103K 6/18-7/27 MON/WED 4:00-5:15PM WMS/POOL TUE/THUR 5:00-6:15PM WMS/POOL FEE: $120 / 6 WKS

BLACK - 513104K 6/18-7/27 M/T/W/TH/F 9:15-11:00A WMS/POOL FEE: $95 / 6 WKS

SCHOOL to join. The focus is on endurance, speed change and aerobic development, knowledge of the strokes and swim technique is expanded. Swimmers in this group are more familiar with the drills, have a 200 yard IM time close to 3:00, and are more committed. Mastery of the 400 IM is the goal of this group. Dryland is optional, see PAC Dryland for details.

PAC Senior Racing

PAC Senior Varsity

To join the team as an 8th grader, the swimmer muyst have 3 state qualifying times. Ages 15+/ Grades 8+

PAC Senior Varsity is intended for High School swimmers interested in stroke development and swim training, with an emphasis on conditioning for high school sports. Swimmers in this group are striving to make state qualifying times and working toward conference meet training.

SENIOR RACING - 513105K 6/18-7/27 T/TH 4:00-5:15PM WMS/POOL FEE: $45 / 6WKS

SENIOR VARSITY - 513106K 6/18-7/27 M/T/W/TH/F 9:15-11:15AM WMS/POOL FEE: $150 / 6WKS

Dryland (Ages 11+) Dryland is an integral part to every swim program. All Swimmers, ages 11 and older, are encouraged to participate. The dryland program begins with general athletic development and evolves through injury prevention and core training. AGES 11-14 - 513107K 6/18-7/27 TUE/THUR 3:00-4:00PM WMS/WEIGHT ROOM FEE: $45 / 5 WKS

AGES 14+ - 513108K 6/18-7/27 MON/WED 3:00-4:00PM WMS/WEIGHT ROOM FEE: $45 / 5 WKS

• No swims 7/2, 7/3 & 7/4 • USA Swimming membership is optional and additional fees apply in order to compete. See the PAC Website for details. • Swimmers new to PAC or previous swimmers unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker for placement at parkertyk@gmail.com • Dryland is optional for ages 11+, see page 21 for details.

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Aquatics

speed change and aerobic development, knowledge of the strokes and swim technique is expanded. These swimmers are expected to know all four racing strokes and are now focused on both their technical work and proper training technique. Mastery of the 200 IM is the goal of this group.


Aquatics Adult Aqua Zumba Plus Bootcamp Splash your way into shape with invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise! Aqua Zumba integrates energizing music and international rhythms with cardio-conditioning and bodytoning moves in shallow water. We also add bootcamp-style interval training to the workout so you get the most benefit from your time in the pool! No experience necessaryjust don’t be afraid to get wet and have fun! This is a great avenue to fitness for those with joint issues but everyone can benefit from the water’s resistance and the low-impact environment. Portable steps available for easier pool access. Morning Class Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00-8:45 am 6/19-8/09 (8 weeks) West Middle School Pool

NO CLASS 7/03 Fees

Drop In - $12 per class 10 class punch card - $80 20 class punch card - $135 Payments can be made at class or through Just Move Fitness and More. 269 425-2387

Morning Lap Swim LIFETIME FITNESS...Lap swimming is a means of staying in superb physical condition for a lifetime. Participants need not be a competitive swimmer to take part! No preregistration. For more information, call the office at 323-6700. Summer 2018 June 18-August 9 Monday through Thursday 6:00-7:30 AM West Middle School Pool Pool will be closed: July 3 & 4 Fee: $5 per visit or $40 for 10 visits

Portage Central Swim Camps

Water Exercise

GRADES 4-7/AGES 9-12 This swim camp, led by Coach Greene and Coach Schafer, will focus on the teaching and development of the four strokes and proper technique for competitive swimming.

This class is a great all around water workout that includes cardio conditioning, toning, and balance components. Portable steps are available for easier pool access.

GRADES 8+/AGES 13+ This camp will focus on all four competitive strokes, coupled with conditioning and proper technique for competitive swimming. GRADES 4-7 - 517101K M/T/W/TH 10:00-11:00AM 6/18-7/26 CMS POOL $65 / 6WKS SCHAFER/GREEN GRADES 8+ - 517102K M/T/W/TH/F 8:30-10:00AM 6/18-7/27 CMS POOL $75 / 6WKS SCHAFER

WATER EXERCISE - 116101K M/W/F 8:00-8:45AM 6/04-7/27 WMS/POOL $92 / 7WKS+2DAYS STAFF

NO CLASS 7/04

Add H2O

for a Splashy Water Workout!

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Summer Technology Exploration Program FREE Academic Camps (pgs 23-27) STEP camps are offered free of charge for all Portage Public School

Students with funding from the Portage Education Foundation. With help from our underwriting sponsor, Eaton Corporation, students have access to engaging and creative learning environments provided by our wonderful PPS teachers, as well as programs from our amazing partner organizations, Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center and Western Michigan University. The Portage Education Foundation (PEF) was founded in 1990 and awards almost $50,000 each year in scholarships, grants and program sponsorship. Enroll early! Camps fill up fast. Please note: A $10 nonrefundable administrative fee will be charged per camp. Students must be enrolled as a full-time PPS student in the school year 2018-2019 to be eligible for the STEP camps. In an effort to make these camps available to all PPS students, students may register for one STEP camp only, May 1-June 4. Students may register for additional STEP camps after June 5.

Camp registration begins Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 am. Make sure that your email address is current. All communications regarding this camp will be sent via email. Print and complete the online STEP Camp Registration Form and include with registrations mailed to or dropped off at the Enrichment office.

Playmakers

S.T.E.A.M. with an A

PLAYMAKES - 616152K M/T/W/TH 8:00-10:30AM 6/25-6/28 ADM LEARNING LAB $10 / 4 DAYS FITZMAURICE/ONDERLINDE

Makerspace Explorers will discover how they can use creative problem-solving to make electronic circuits, and gizmos and gadgets with the help of Little Bits and Makey Makeys. They will also dip their toes into the world of programming and unleash their inner creative genius by crafting their own project. This camp will feed passions and expand horizons! Incoming Grades K-5. MAKERSPACE - 616151K M/T/W/TH 2:00-4:30PM 6/25-6/28 ADM LEARNING LAB $10 / 4 DAYS FITZMAURICE/ONDERLINDE

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Have you been interested in learning about S.T.E.A.M. through hands-on and engaging experiences? We are including the A in STEM because it stands for ART! Imagine mixing the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, and math with art! We are going to be playing and learning with 3D printing, robotics, science experiments, art and crafts, engineering challenges, computer coding and designing, and so much more! Incoming grades K-5. S.T.E.A.M. - 616153K M/T/W/TH 11:00AM-1:30PM 6/25-6/28 ADM LEARNING LAB $10 / 4 DAYS FITZMAURICE/ONDERLINDE

What makes Me Tick Have you ever wondered what happens to the food you eat, or what is going on when you get sick? What about how we can move? Answer these questions and many more in a class exploring the human body and how it works. Incoming grades 1 & 2 WHAT MAKES ME TICK - 616105K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/09-7/13 KAMSC 440 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF WHAT MAKES ME TICK - 616106K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/30-8/03 KAMSC 440 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

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This camp is for aspiring theater gurus. Students will learn social skills through team building exercises. They will learn all about the theater process including special effects such as the green screen and technology. Participants will use their creativity to playwright, make costumes and props and learn makeup artistry. Students will have fun creating their own production throughout the week through exploration, play, and fun! Incoming grades K-5.


Science Sampler

Rock Science

Investigate the world through hands-on explorations in several science areas. Topics vary each session, but the experience always includes chances to try science tools such as microscopes. Incoming grades 1 & 2.

What is Planet Earth made of? Find out in a oneweek look at rocks, minerals and fossils, and the systems that keep our planet going. Incoming grades 2 & 3.

SCIENCE SAMPLER - 616101K M/T/W/TH/F 8:00-10:00AM 6/18-6/22 KAMSC 440 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF SCIENCE SAMPLER - 616102K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/16-7/20 KAMSC 440 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Teddy Bear Math This camp will take a first look at statistics, logic, measurement and graphing via the loveable teddy bear. Make predictions and generalizations in mathematics while having fun. (Many problems in Teddy Bear Math involve edible materials, please advise the teacher of any food concerns.) Incoming grades 1 & 2 TEDDY BEAR MATH - 616103K M/T/TH/F 12:30-3:00PM 7/02-7/06 KAMSC 440 $10 / 4 DAYS KAMSC STAFF TEDDY BEAR MATH - 616104K M/T/W/TH/F 8:00-10:00AM 7/30-8/03 KAMSC 440 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

NO CLASSES 7/04

Fun with Physics Physics ideas through fun! Force, energy and gravity are all explored as students investigate balloons, rockets, playground equipment and toys. Incoming Grades 2-3 FUN WITH PHYSICS - 616107K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/23-7/27 KAMSC 430 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF FUN WITH PHYSICS - 616108K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/30-8/03 KAMSC 430 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

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ROCK SCIENCE - 616109K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/16-7/20 KAMSC 430 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Beginning Lego A study of simple machines, physical science and problem solving. Students explore important concepts in mechanics while designing and building several simple LEGO “Technic” models. Incoming grades 3, 4 & 5 BEGINNING LEGO - 616110K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 6/25-6/29 KAMSC 401 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF BEGINNING LEGO - 616111K M/T/W/TH/F 8:00-10:00AM 7/16-7/20 KAMSC 401 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Blood & Guts Become a “gross-ologist” about your body, including digestive and circulatory systems and immunity. Incoming grades 3-5 BLOOD & GUTS - 616116K M/T/TH/F 9:30AM-12:00PM 7/02-7/06 KAMSC 422 $10 / 4 DAYS KAMSC STAFF BLOOD & GUTS - 616117K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/09-7/13 KAMSC 422 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Electricity & Magnetism In a series of stimulating activities, explore the magic of electricity and magnetism through hands-on experiments and explorations. Incoming grades 3-5. ELECTRICITY - 616118K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 6/18-6/22 KAMSC 430 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF ELECTRICITY - 616119K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 6/25-6/29 KAMSC 430 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

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Science for Magicians

Architecture and Math

SCIENCE FOR MAGICIANS - 616112K M/T/TH/F 12:30-3:00PM 7/02-7/06 KAMSC 424 $10 / 4 DAYS KAMSC STAFF SCIENCE FOR MAGICIANS - 616113K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/30-8/03 KAMSC 430 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

NO CLASSES 7/04

Learn about blueprints, scaled drawings, and the cost of construction. Each student is given a budget to purchase construction materials and landscape supplies to build a model of their dream home. Incoming Grades 5-7. ARCHTECTURE & MATH - 616126K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 6/18-6/29 KAMSC 448 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF ARCHTECTURE & MATH - 616127K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/23-8/03 KAMSC 448 $10 /10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Rocketry

Learn new techniques for problem solving while “playing math” with fun problems, brainteasers and games. Incoming grades 3-5.

Construct and launch several styles of rockets! Analyze the effect of angle, payload, surface area and rocket structure on the rocket launch and flight. Students may have the opportunity to experiment with rocket structure and design. Incoming Grades 5-7.

THINK MATH - 616114K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 6/18-6/22 KAMSC 402 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF THINK MATH - 616115K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/30-8/03 KAMSC 402 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

ROCKETRY - 616124K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 6/18-6/29 KAMSC 448 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF ROCKETRY - 616125K M/T/W/TH/F 8:00-10:00AM 7/23-8/03 KAMSC 448 $10 /10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Energy in Motion

Mathbenders

Think Math

Learn about different kinds of energy and design your own Rube Golderg device! Incoming grades 4-6. ENERGY IN MOTION - 616120K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/09-7/13 KAMSC 401 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF ENERGY IN MOTION - 616121K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/16-7/20 KAMSC 401 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Science for Artists Explore color in light and pigment, sharpen observation and experimentation skills with experiments and art activities exploring the relationship between science and art. There will be several take-home projects. Incoming grades 4-6. SCIENCE FOR ARTISTS - 616122K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 6/18-6/29 KAMSC 424 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF SCIENCE FOR ARTISTS - 616123K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/09-7/20 KAMSC 424 $10 /10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

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Here is your chance to explore algebra thinking, equations, and problem-solving techniques such as estimation, patterns and graphing-and learn more fun math games and tricks. Incoming Grades 6-8. MATHBENDERS - 616128K M/T/TH/F 9:30AM-12:00PM 7/02-7/06 KAMSC 402 $10 / 4 DAYS KAMSC STAFF MATHBENDERS - 616129K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/30-8/03 KAMSC 402 $10 /5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

NO CLASSES 7/04

CryptographyCode Making and Breaking Discover the origins of encoding classic codes, create new codes, and decode the projects of fellow students. Participants will raise the level of their math skills and math reasoning. Incoming grades 6-9. CRYPTOGRAPHY - 616140K M/T/W/TH/F 9:00AM-12:00PM 6/25-6/29 WMU SANGREN $10 / 5 DAYS WMU STAFF

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Alakazam! This class will discover the science explanations behind experiments and tricks that LOOK like pure magic. Campers will find out how “science magic” works, and learn experiments that can be replicated easily at home to amaze your friends! Incoming Grades 3-5.


Digital Storytelling Students create animation projects using Alice, a software package for creating small virtual worlds using 3D models in Pixar and Disney animation styles. Incoming grades 6-9. DIGITAL STORYTELLING - 616143K M/T/W/TH/F 9:00AM-12:00PM 7/16-7/20 WMU SANGREN $10 / 5 DAYS WMU STAFF

Scratch Multimedia Games Utilize the computer program Scratch to produce rich, interactive media while developing important 21st century skills. Work at your own pace to create an original game. Incoming grades 6-9. SCRATCH MULTIMEDIA - 616142K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-4:00PM 7/09-7/13 WMU SANGREN $10 / 5 DAYS WMU STAFF

Virtual Reality Introduction Introduction to the basics of building virtual reality worlds using HTML and the A Frame JavaScript Library. Students will build their own virtual worlds that are compatible with VR devices. Incoming grades 6-9. VIRTUAL REALITY - 616144K M/T/W/TH/F 9:00AM-12:00PM 7/23-7/27 WMU KOHRMAN $10 / 5 DAYS WMU STAFF

What Is In Your Water Investigate, experiment, measure, and explore what is in our water and how we clean it! Includes outdoor field trips on WMU Campus collecting and testing water samples. Incoming grades 6-9. WHAT IS IN YOUR WATER - 616145K M/T/W/TH/F 9:00AM-12:00PM 7/09-7/13 WMU WOOD $10 / 5 DAYS WMU STAFF

Where Does Water Go When You Flush? Explore different water sources and methods to clean it. Includes building water treatment models and field trips on WMU campus to learn ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle your water. Incoming grades 6-9. WHERE DOES WATER GO? - 616146K M/T/W/TH/F 9:00AM-12:00PM 7/16-7/20 WMU WOOD $10 / 5 DAYS WMU STAFF

iMovie You will learn how to create your own original movies with easy-to-use iMovie software on the Macintosh. Participants will learn how to plan and shoot video clips, use video equipment, create and edit background music, and put it all together into a movie that can be shown in DVD format. A DV camcorder is not necessary but is welcomed if you are able to bring one to class. Incoming grades 6-9. IMOVIE - 616130K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/09-7/20 KAMSC 407 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF IMOVIE - 616131K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/23-8/03 KAMSC 407 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Create Your Own Graphic Novel Learn how to take your ideas from sketchbooks to real books. Using Photo-Shop and MagnaStudio learn how to take concept to art to comic pages. Come ready to draw and sketch along as you investigate the power of graphic visual language. Incoming grades 7-9. GRAPHIC NOVEL - 616141K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-4:00PM 6/25-6/29 WMU SANGREN $10 / 5 DAYS WMU STAFF

3D Printing Introduction Campers will use amazing 3D technology to design and to fabricate plastic parts and objects. They will be exposed to drafting software and 3D printers to design and print their own parts. Campers will visit with Eaton engineers at the Eaton Learning center in Galesburg and learn firsthand how this technology is used in printing sand molds for cast parts. 3D printing is becoming more widespread and will be an integral part of many future careers. Incoming Grades 7-11. 3D PRINTING - 616154K M/T/W/TH/F 9:00AM-1:00PM CHS MEDIA $10 / 5 DAYS

Forensic Science This class provides an exciting and challenging look into the mysteries of evidence analysis. Includes lots of labs and a “crime scene” analysis at the end. Incoming grades 7-12 FORENSIC SCIENCE - 616134K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/23-8/03 KAMSC 424 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

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This survey of how the human body works includes lots of hands-on lab work and an overview of health careers including at least one medical field trip. Incoming grades 7-12

This class is for students who would like to explore the world of microcontrollers and examine elementary problems and solutions for self-driving cars. Students will be introduced to the Arduino microcontroller by sequencing through several basic lessons. This knowledge of sensors and motor control will be used to program an Arduino controlled 3D printed model car. This car will be able to sense how close objects are, will be able to join a platoon of vehicles and follow a lead vehicle and be able to navigate a maze on its own. Incoming grades 8-12

HUMAN BIOLOGY - 616132K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/23-8/03 KAMSC 422 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Power the World Investigate ideas and applications of emerging forms of energy production, including but not limited to solar, wind and geothermal, and career potential in these fields. May include professional visitors and a field trip. Incoming grades 7-12 POWER THE WORLD - 616133K M/T/W/TH/F 1:00-3:00PM 7/30-8/03 KAMSC 401 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Woodshop Robotics An exploration of mechanical technology involving problem-solving experiences in functional engineering, material and hardware, and useful experiences with power tools. Projects include a non-electrical robot arm. Incoming Grades 7-12 WOODSHOP ROBOTICS- 616135K M/T/W/TH/F 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/09-7/20 KAMSC 448 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

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Photography 101 There is more to a good photograph than luck! Open up the way you capture your world with an understanding of exposure, composition, and post editing creativity with Photoshop. This week concludes with a public display gallery show at the Portage Public Library. A DSLR camera is required. See website for more details. Incoming grades 9-12. PHOTOGRAPHY - 616150K M/T/W/TH/F 9:00AM-12:00PM 7/16-7/20 NHS 3.138 $10 / 5 DAYS POULSEN USE STUDENT ENTRANCE

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Composing Colorful Cards Let’s get creative! Do you like to make arts & crafts? Then you’ll love this academy! Papercrafters Leilani Higa and Laurel Claybaugh will help us create 12 handmade cards to give to family and friends. Your selection of cards includes; Thank You, Birthday, Just Because and Get Well. We’ll color and paste, arrange and design until our collection is complete! Each card comes with its own special envelope ready to send. Each child will leave with a special treasure to keep for themselves. Come join us on the crafty day of creative play!

COLORFUL CARDS - 810050 WEDNESDAY 9:00-11:00AM 7/11 12TH STREET $25.00

On this colorful academy, you will have the opportunity to create your own painting to proudly display in your home! Cindi Strong, from My Michigan Canvas in Traverse City, will instruct us as we create our beautiful masterpieces. She will bring all the supplies, from the 11 X 14 canvas, to paints and brushes! With the expertise of an experienced artist, we will be guided step by step, through the process of producing a perfect painting! This year we will be painting a Mystic Tree! Use your imagination to make the branches come alive! Even if you have NEVER painted before, with this system, you can’t miss! Watch as the acrylic colors swirl and glide over your canvas. Each and every finished painting will be as original as the artist who created it! You will leave this academy with your own painted canvas that you’ll have forever and ever! Don’t give this academy the brush-off, it’s sure to fill up fast!

CREATE A CLASSIC CANVAS - 810150 THURSDAY 1:00-3:00PM 8/09 12TH STREET $38.00

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Creative Cakes & More! Doughn’t pass this yummy academy by! Nate Haroldson, our bread and cake guru, will guide us through this morning or afternoon academy creating delicious delicacies. We will start by creating our very own braided mini loaf of bread. We will twist and braid the dough then pop it in the oven. It might even still be warm when you take it home! Next, Nate will demonstrate how to use frosting to create borders, flowers, letters and other fanciful designs. Then each participant will get to practice their decorating skills. Once you feel confident, you will design and decorate your own sugar cookie. We’ll gobble it up for snack before we move on to the main attraction. Each child will design and decorate their own single layer cake! After your yummy creation is complete, we will package it up safe and secure to take home to share. This academy IS the frosting and the cake! Sign up soon as spaces are limited.

CREATE CAKES & MORE - 810250 MONDAY 9:00-11:00AM 7/09 12TH STREET $28.00

CREATE CAKES & MORE - 810251 MONDAY 1:30-3:30PM 7/09 12TH STREET $28.00

Cruisin’ At Craig’s! Hey kids, this afternoon is full of all your favorite things!! We’re headed for Craig’s Cruisers in Grand Rapids. We will begin our day with their HUGE all-you-can-eat pizza/pasta buffet! It includes 26 featured pizzas, 3 kinds of pasta sauce and a salad bar with fresh fruit and several other types of salads. And we saved the best for last – the yummy dessert bar with a wide variety of treats including make your own sundae! After you’ve had your fill, jump into your choice of activities. Craig’s offers mini-golf, indoor and outdoor go-karts, bumper boats, bumper cars, frog hopper, laser tag, a ropes course and mini-bowling. You will have your choice of three activities along with 20 tokens. This glorious day of gaming, grazing and go-karting is sure to be GRAND!

CRUISIN’ AT CRAIGS! - 810350 TUESDAY 11:00AM-4:30PM 7/10 12TH STREET $55.00

Dunes, Ducks and Dairy This all day adventure is sure to be one of your favorites! We start our day by traveling to Saugatuck Dune Rides. While here we’ll be treated to a rollercoaster-like ride as we dip and curve around the dunes along Lake Michigan in a safe and secure dune buggy. We’ll learn about the dunes and the history of the area. Next, we’re off to a picnic lunch by the water at Coughlin Park in Saugatuck. We’ll spend some playtime at the Village Square Park and then we’ll head to the Harbor Duck. The Duck is a transformed World War II amphibious vehicle that will take on a tour of the land and water! Our captain will entertain you with word and wheel on this wet road and water ride. This is one unique experience that you are sure to remember! On the way home we’ll stop by Plainwell Ice Cream for a delicious ice cream cone in your choice of flavors. Yum! Please note that the rain date for this academy is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22. Parents, you must complete a waiver for Saugatuck Dune Rides before your child can attend.

DUNES, DUCKS AND DAIRY - 810450 THURSDAY 9:00AM-5:00PM 7/26 12TH STREET $66.00

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Extraordinary Equestrians You’ll be riding in style on the extra special day of horse play at Lou-Don Farms in Galesburg. Lou-Don Farm is one of the most established equestrian facilities in Southwest Michigan. It’s situated on 102 sprawling acres and has been in existence since the 50’s. Kate Blanzy will be our guide as we tour the stables and tack room. We’ll learn about grooming and safety before we saddle up. All Curious Kids will have the opportunity to ride English or Western style. All riders must wear a helmet. A bike helmet works great! Riders must also wear long pants, socks and hard-soled shoes (boots preferred). Each cowboy and cowgirl will receive a souvenir horseshoe to take home. We will stop at McDonald’s for a yummy ice cream treat on the way back to Curious Kids. Space is limited. You can’tor go wrong with this mane attraction! Sign up today!

EXTRAORDINARY EQUESTRIANS- 810550 WEDNESDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM 6/27 12TH STREET $49.00 EXTRAORDINARY EQUESTRIANS- 810551 THURSDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM 7/12 12TH STREET $49.00 EXTRAORDINARY EQUESTRIANS- 810552 WEDNESDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM 7/25 12TH STREET $49.00

EXTRAORDINARY EQUESTRIANS- 810553 THURSDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM 8/02 12TH STREET $49.00 EXTRAORDINARY EQUESTRIANS- 810554 TUESDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM 8/14 MILHAM $49.00

Fantastic Food Frolic! This academy offers a plethora of perfectly positive palette pleasers! All locations are new from previous years! Doughn’t you love our first stop? It’s Peace, Love and Little Donuts! We will be treated to a tour and watch as they customize our own breakfast. After a little donut picnic, we are off to downtown Kalamazoo to visit Bimbo’s Pizza. Each child will prepare his or her own delicious pizza them gobble it up. Bimbo’s is family owned and has been open since 1959. Next on the agenda is a stop at Food Dance. Food Dance has been a staple of the local restaurant scene for over 20 years. They are committed to building a thriving and sustainable local food system. A tour of the premises will show us how all that great food comes to the table. And we’ll get the opportunity to taste some yummy items made right there at the bakery! Up next - a walk to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum to help us digest all that good food. The Museum has many hands on activities that will keep us moving and engaged. Do you have room for more? Our last stop will be at Treat Street. We will have a short tour and then you can pick out your favorite flavor of Sherman’s Ice Cream. This favorite day of food and play is sure to be full-filling!

FANTASTIC FOOD FROLIC! - 810650 THURSDAY 8:00AM-3:45PM 7/19 12TH STREET $40.00

Come join us on this all new academy that highlights wings and water! We will begin our day at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. We will be treated to a guided tour about Bird Adaptations. This tour will touch on the history of the Sanctuary and highlight bird adaptations of three groups of birds: birds of prey, waterfowl and upland game birds. We will take a break for a picnic lunch then we will explore the plentiful trails and waterways to see what else nature has to offer. Next, we’ll drive to River Oaks Park in Galesburg. While here we will be able to splash and play, squirt and duck as we engage in water play at the Splash Pad. With both in-ground and above ground water spray elements, you are sure to have a grand time. After our super-soaking success, we’ll top off our day with a McFlurry at McDonald’s. This is one wet & wild academy you won’t want to miss! Please note rain date: Friday, August 24.

FEATHERED FRIENDS - 810750 WEDNESDAY 9:00AM-4:00PM 8/15 MILHAM $46.00

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A Gallery of Garden Gems We are heading North for some fun adventures on this brand new academy! We will start our day with a guided indoor tour that focuses on the uniqueness of Meijer Gardens combing both horticultural and sculptural elements! Highlights include grass that grows taller than a house, plants that can count and a sculpture with more than 1,500 pieces! We will take a break for a yummy picnic lunch then it’s off to explore the gigantic grounds. While our food digests, we will be treated to a tram tour of the sculpture park. Sprawling for over 30 acres, this collection is one of the most comprehensive in the world! Next, we will have the opportunity to visit waterfalls in the Japanese garden, a butterfly maze, Treehouse Village, the Labyrinth and use all 5 senses in the child’s Kid-Sense garden. We will be sure to test your sense of taste on the way home with a stop at McDonald’s for a McFlurry or sundae! This gem of a green space is sure to generate grounds for glorious glee! Please note the rain date: Thursday, August 23.

GALLERY OF GARDEN GEMS - 810850 TUESDAY 8:45AM-4:30PM 7/24 12TH STREET $52.00

Glass With Sass! This popular academy will instruct our Curious Kids in the art of glass fusing. Palee Haney of the Art Bayou will guide us in the basics of making a sparkling sun catcher. Glass fusing is like making shrinky dinks! Layers of glass are melted together to make a kaleidoscope of colorful images on your 4 X 4 piece of glass. Your piece will need to be fired in the kiln before it’s ready to go home. Parents will need to pick up their child’s completed piece from Curious Kids about a week after the project is fired. Next, we are off to enjoy a delicious pizza buffet lunch at Erbelli’s. This grand buffet offers several varieties of pizza, breadsticks, chicken fries, salad, and yummy cinnamon sticks for dessert. Our next destination will really blow your mind! We are going to Glass Art Kalamazoo where we will witness a glass blowing demonstration and a studio tour. Our local glass-blowing artists will amaze you with their expertise and skills. We will stop at Celery Flats on the way home for a snack and some playtime. This is one classy and sassy academy you won’t want to miss!

GLASS WITH SASS! - 810950 WEDNESDAY 10:00AM-3:30PM 8/01 12TH STREET $45.00

Go Dog Go! This is one “pet”ticularly awesome academy! We will start our day by traveling to Shaver Road Animal Hospital in Portage. We’ll tour the facility and have an opportunity to chat with veterinarian Dr. Christina Bowles. We’ll visit the examination rooms, the x-ray facility and see some hands-on demonstrations. After our tour, we’ll head downtown for lunch. What’s on the menu? Hot DOGS, of course! We will be treated to the best dogs around at Coney Island! Have your Coney fixed your special way. Add some delicious fries and a drink and our tummies are sure to be happy! Next, we’re off to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Their special exhibit “Cats & Dogs” will be in full swing. This exhibit invites us to immerse ourselves in the world of our beloved pets. Through over 20 exciting interactive elements, we learn to better understand these animals and their relationship to each other and us. A stop at Ritter’s Frozen Yogurt for a yummy sundae will be a great way to end the “bone”tiful day!

GO DOG GO! - 811050 THURSDAY 9:00AM-3:30PM 8/16 MILHAM $38.00

Going To The Dogs! This day is filled with Dalmatians, Dachshunds, Dobermans and dozens more! We will be visiting the 25th Annual United Kennel Club Premier Dog Show at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds. We’ll be entertained as we watch dozens of breeds perform in agility, obedience, conformation, races, weight pull, frisbee catch (disc dogs) and the ever popular, air dogs dock jumping. How far will our furry friends fly through the air? We will make time for a picnic lunch and “paws” for a delicious ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery then head over to Jungle Joe’s for some flying time of our own! Jungle Joe’s is an incredible play land built of inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce structures and more! Space is limited so sign up today! Win, place or show, this is one academy you’ll never outgrow! (Be sure to complete a waiver at the time of registration and to bring socks for Jungle Joe’s.)

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Jungle Joe’s Jamboree! Jump into this jewel of an academy! We’ll begin at Jungle Joe’s, that jazzy jumping arena filled with jumbo inflatables. You will be able to bounce, jump and slide to your hearts content. Need to relax and take a break? You’ll have the opportunity to spend some time in the game room with tokens that we provide. Next, we’ll take a short jaunt to Sonic for one of their famous slushes! That should cool us off after our extreme energy expending adventure! (Please be sure to bring socks to wear while at Jungle Joe’s. A waiver needs to be completed for Jungle Joe’s at the time of registration.) You may send extra money to use in the arcade if you wish. This joyful jamboree is bound to make you jubilant!

JUNGLE JOE’S JAMBOREE - WEDNESDAY 1:00-4:00PM 12TH STREET $27.00

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Mesmerizing Magic Mania! Do you like magic tricks and illusions? Would you like to learn the tricks of the trade? Well, then this enchanting academy is for you! Local magician and entertainer, Alan Kazam, will wow us with a magic show to start off our morning. Alan has written 3 books on magic, so he really knows his stuff! We’ll take time for a yummy snack and then it’s time for our Jr. Magicians to take the stage! Each child will receive their own deluxe magic set. Alan will teach you how to perform every trick in the set! Now it’s your turn to bewitch and bewilder your family and friends. Abracadabra and Alan Kazam! Hocus Pocus and Presto Changeo! Check out some of Alan’s magic at www. kalamazoomagician.com. Spaces in this academy are disappearing fast so sign up today!

MESMERIZING MAGIC MANIA - 811350 TUESDAY 9:00-11:00AM 7/17 12TH STREET $26.00

On The Go In St. Joe! Get ready, set, go! This academy is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end as we head to St. Joseph, Michigan. We will start our day at the Curious Kids Museum. The Museum is celebrating its 29th Anniversary this year! Whether you are picking apples from the apple orchard, painting your face, or making your own body bubble, there are more than 100 hands-on activities to experience while here. Our next stop will be a real treat—a ride on the beautiful Silver Beach Carousel. Choose from over 45 unique figures and 2 chariots! Next, we will be treated to delicious Silver Beach Pizza for lunch. After our tummies are full we will visit the Discovery Zone. Climb the kid friendly lighthouse, splash around in the extended water exhibit, play virtual games with your friends or visit the latest traveling exhibit. And we may have saved the best for last! We’ll have time to play at the Whirlpool Fountain and Splash Park. Make sure you bring your bathing suit, towel and an extra shirt for the fountain. We will guarantee this day in St. Joe WON’T be so-so! (Please note RAIN DATE of August 21.)

ON THE GO IN ST.JOE - 811450 TUESDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 8/07 12TH STREET $55.00 Who doesn’t like to enjoy a picnic on a nice summer day? As a bonus, you’ll be treated to the adventure of creating your very own piece of pottery to keep forever! We will start our day at the Art Bayou in Kalamazoo. Under the direction of Palee Haney, our little artists will paint their own cup, bowl or plate. And we won’t just paint our treasure, we will have the choice of using some very interesting designs. You could use the “crumbles” technique, the “bubbles” technique or the “paper punch” technique. Each of them have their own special effect. The pottery pieces will need to fired in the kiln and picked up from Curious Kids at a later date. Once our pieces are complete, we’ll head over to Celery Flats for a yummy picnic lunch. After lunch by the fountain, we’ll have time to play at the playground or go for a stroll on the Bicentennial trail. To top off our fun day of pottery and play, we will stop at Ritter’s for some delicious frozen yogurt. Ritter’s offers four different kids’ sundaes to choose from and they are all perfectly pleasing! No ants allowed only fun on this perfect picnic!

POTTERY PICNIC - 811550 TUESDAY 10:00AM-2:00PM 6/26 12TH STREET $42.00

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Sew & Sew This academy gets right to the (needle) point. Come and join us where we will teach you the lost art of sewing! Our resident sewing expert and seamstress, Katie Monck, will instruct each student one stitch at a time. We will practice the art of stitching and make sure that we are ready to move to the next step, making our own pillow and stuffed, adorable chicken! We’ll have lots of colorful materials and patterns for you to choose from. Once your projects are complete, you can take them home to show off to family and friends. This is one academy that keeps giving as these skills can be used again and again. Don’t hesitate, sign up today for this academy that is sure to keep you in stitches! Each child in attendance will go home with their own special sewing kit.

SEW AND SEW - 811650 THURSDAY 9:00-11:30AM 6/28 12TH STREET $20.00

Steppin’ Out In Style This alluring academy is designed for the girl who wants to be pampered! And who doesn’t? Our first stop of the day will be at Empire Beauty School where the wonderful stylists will brush and braid, comb and create a new do for one and all! To complete your new look, you’ll have your nails painted and shining like a star! Next, we’ll celebrate your new look with a yummy lunch at Grand Traverse Pie Company. Select from their kids menu and top it off with a delicious slice of pie! Let’s continue our jet-setting journey with a visit to Macy’s. The girls will receive a behind-the-scenes tour and then we will have time to try on a few stylish outfits. We’ll even do a photo shoot! Our next stop is sure to be the “ulta”mate experience! We will be visiting Ulta Beauty in Battle Creek. Ulta is THE premier beauty stop! We’ll be treated to a tour, see a live demonstration and take home some goodies just for us! Our last stop will treat our tummies! How about a delicious sundae at Culver’s? (Please note that a waiver needs to be completed for Empire Beauty School.) This grand gala is filled with glamour galore!

STEPPIN’ OUT IN STYLE - 811750 TUESDAY 9:00AM-3:45PM 7/31 12TH STREET $46.00

Woo Hoo – MSU! (Ages 7+) Go Green! Go White! This full day of Spartan play is chock full of fun adventures on the campus of Michigan State University. We will begin our day with a visit to the MSU Bakers. They have been baking for the MSU community for over 40 years. We will tour the facility and then sample some delicious freshly baked bagel bites. Next we are off to The Great Dairy Adventure! This annual event is kid friendly with many hands-on activities. Pet cows and calves, milk a cow, sample dairy treats and learn about dairy farming. Our next stop is out of this world! We will visit Abrams Planetarium and see a presentation of “Perfect Little Planet”. Step into outer space and learn about the solar system and other planets in the dazzling star-filled sky theatre. We’ll take a break for a picnic lunch then be treated to a guided tour of the Children’s Gardens. We’ll see ponds, a treehouse, and a maze along with many beautiful flowers and plants. Our last stop is sure to be a pleaser! We will visit the Dairy Store. Learn the basics of milk, cheese and ice cream processing. The proof is in the tasting so we’ll be sure to take time for a delicious ice cream cone before we head back to Portage. Come join us for as we spend the day on this beautiful campus in East Lansing.

WOO HOO - MSU! - 811850 WEDNESDAY 7:30AM-5:30PM 7/18 12TH STREET $60.00

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Summer Academy Registration Information Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may register by phone or online. To register in person, complete the registration form and bring to the appropriate location. Registration will be available at 1010 W. Milham (Community Education Center) site before Friday, June 15 and after Monday, August 13. From June 25 to August 8, you may register in person at 12th Street Elementary, 6501 S. 12th Street. We are closed June 18 – 22, July 4 and August 9 & 10. Registrations are taken M-F from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Once we have received your original registration form, you are welcome to add academies over the phone and online. We accept cash, check, VISA, Mastercard and Discover. To register online visit www.ppscommed. org. Please be sure to complete your child’s profile as completely as possible before starting the registration process. REGISTRATION CANNOT BE COMPLETED UNLESS ALL REQUIRED FIELDS HAVE BEEN FILLED IN. If you bypass required information, you will receive an error message when you try to complete the transaction. Confirmations are not mailed out for the Academy Program. If you provide an email address in your profile, you will receive a confirmation via email each time you register for a program. Plan to arrive at the scheduled time unless otherwise contacted. No spots will be held without payment. A one time non-refundable $8.00 registration fee will be charged to all participants at the time of initial registration. The registration fee includes a Curious Kids t-shirt to be worn while attending the academy program. Additional t-shirts may be purchased for $8.00 each. For those who register by mail or online, t-shirts may be picked up anytime or on the first day of attendance. Students registering in person will receive their t-shirts at the time of registration. PLEASE NOTE: Academy participants are registered by class codes – please be sure to double check codes when filling out the registration form, especially if the academy meets on more than one date. Your child will be enrolled in the academies according to codes written on the registration form. Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the scheduled academy. Registration may still be available by phone or in person.

Important General Information Please Read Carefully! Please note a change in locations this year! Some academies will be held at 1010 W. Milham (Curious Kids – Milham) but most will be held at 12th Street Elementary, 6501 S. 12th Street. Please refer to each individual academy description to find the correct location. To be eligible to participate in the Curious Kids Summer Academy Program, a student must be six years of age or have completed a full year of kindergarten.When an academy reaches maximum enrollment, no others will be accepted for that date. To avoid disappointment, you are encouraged to enroll early. The Curious Kids Summer Academy Program of Portage Public Schools is a non-profit program. Fees assessed for academies are used for salaries of instructors, counselors, and other expenses connected with the program. It is necessary, therefore, that a minimum number of people enroll in each academy. If enrollment is not sufficient, it may be necessary to cancel the academy or combine it with another academy. If an academy is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified before the beginning date. Come at your registered time unless otherwise contacted.

NOTE: Please be aware that half-day academies do not include lunch unless specifically stated in the description. If you need child care before and/or after academies, arrangements with the School Age Child Care Program need to be made at least 2 days in advance.

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In extreme cases of inappropriate behavior, the Curious Kids Program may decline enrollment for future academies. If this should occur, any money collected for academies in which the child is unable to participate will be refunded.


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EARLY DROP-OFF & LATE PICK-UP Children should not be dropped off for an Academy earlier than 10 minutes before the academy is scheduled to begin. Children found in the building at inappropriate times will be taken to the Child Care program where parents will be responsible to pay for services. Please make plans to have your child picked up at the scheduled arrival time. If you are late in picking up your child from an academy, efforts are made to call you. The Academy Counselors will follow your instruction on the registration form as to: Taking your child to the Curious Kids Child Care Program where: a. Your child has been pre-registered b. Your child is not pre-registered and a fee of $5.00 per every 15 minute period your child is here will be charged. These fees are due at time of pick-up. 2. Leaving your child in the lobby to wait for you unsupervised. 1.

Occasionally, due to traffic and/or road construction, our vans run behind schedule. If we will be more than ½ hour late, all efforts are made to notify parents.

WHAT TO BRING Lunches and snacks are provided to students on all full-day academies. Participants are welcome to bring their own snack lunch should they not wish to eat the provided one. Please mark the sack with your child’s name. Children may bring a backpack or book bag containing items to keep them occupied while traveling. Due to academy schedules, time is not always planned to visit souvenir shops. SPECIAL NEEDS: If your child has developmental or physical limitations, please contact Sue Haroldson at 323-6764 or Tammy Karmon-Hoffman at 323-6765, prior to enrollment in an academy. We will attempt to address your request depending upon the specific academy arrangements.

WRAP AROUND CHILD CARE Child Care services are available before and/ or after academies, BUT NEED TO BE SET UP IN ADVANCE. Our child care for academy days only requires you to complete a special “Academy Only” registration form and to pay a $10.00 registration fee. The hourly Wrap 36

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ages 6-adult Around Child Care fee is $3.25 per hour. Once completed, your child may attend our child care program on any day that they have an academy scheduled. By doing so, you can drop your child off in the morning; they can attend the academy, have lunch with us, and participate in structured, fun activities until you pick them up. Forms are available in the Academy Office or in the Parent Resource Room. This program is only available on days that the children are enrolled in academies. Call 323-6764 for more information.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT Parents are welcome to attend as a regular participant, paying the regular enrollment fee.

SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available to families who qualify. The same federal guidelines used to determine eligibility for free or reduced lunches will be applied. Scholarship applications may be picked up at the Curious Kids Office. All applications should be turned in to the Curious Kids Office at least 24 hours prior to the Academy. The $8.00 registration fee is NOT COVERED by scholarship funds.

REFUNDS / INCLEMENT WEATHER In the event of inclement weather, every precaution will be taken to insure the safety of the children. Whenever possible, ACADEMIES WILL “GO” RAIN OR SHINE. Students are encouraged to come appropriately dressed for the weather conditions. Refunds will be made if: 1) an enrolled student cancels with FIVE business days of the scheduled academy, 2) it is necessary to cancel an academy due to insufficient enrollment, or 3) adverse weather conditions exist, or other unforeseen circumstances occur. We may attempt to schedule indoor events in place of outdoor events if there is inclement weather. An adjustment in academy fees could be made, if this is the case. Your understanding in this matter is appreciated. A $10.00 processing fee will be charged for each refund transaction made when the refund is initiated by the client. No processing fee will be charged when an academy is cancelled due to weather or low enrollment.

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To register in person: Complete the front and back of the registration form and deliver with fees to 1010 W. Milham before June 15 and after August 13. Between June 25 and August 8 you may deliver registrations to 6501 S. 12th Street. We accept cash, check (to Portage Public Schools), VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

Register online at www.ppscommed.org A one-time, non-refundable $8.00 registration fee is charged to all participants. The registration fee includes a t-shirt to wear while attending. ***One form per person – Be sure to complete the front AND back*** Student Name____________________________________ Male__________Female___________ Age (Last Birthday)________________Last Grade Completed_______Birthdate____/_____/_____ Address_________________________________ City________________________Zip_________ Home Phone______________________________ Cell Phone_____________________________ Emergency Contact Name_________________________ Phone___________________________ Allergies________________________________________________________________________ Family Physician_________________________________ Phone___________________________ Mother’s Name _____________________Phone________________________Work____________ Father’s Name______________________Phone________________________Work____________ Email address___________________________________________________________________ Check one: In the event that I am late in picking up my child from an academy, I would like: (choose one)

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PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE & DISCLAIMER INFORMATION I understand that the Board of Education does not or may not carry insurance relative to the trip or for injuries to the student. I represent that the student has insurance through my own insurance carrier. I request that the student named on the top of this form be allowed to participate in the planned trip and specifically consent to his/her participation. If any emergency medical procedures or treatment are required during the trip, I consent to the trip supervisor(s) taking, arranging for, or consenting to the procedures or treatment in his/her or their discretion. I release and waive, and further agree to indemnify, hold harmless or reimburse the Board of Education, the individual members, agents, employees and representatives thereof, as well as trip supervisors, from and against, any claim which I, any other parent or guardian, any sibling, the student, or any other person, firm or corporation may have or claim to have, known or unknown, directly or indirectly, for any losses, damages, or injuries arising out of, during, or in connection with the student’s participation in the trip or the rendering of emergency medical procedures or treatment, if any. I give permission to the school district to take photographs, slides and/or video pictures to be used in the marketing of publicity of the Curious Kids Summer Academy Program. I have read and acknowledge all of the information above as well as all of the information listed on pages 35-36 of this brochure and have a full understanding of how it relates to my child. Date: ____________ Parent/Guardian: _______________________________________

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Curious Kids Programs Our mission is to focus on the whole child and their family by providing a safe and nurturing environment which supports a high quality early childhood education. We encourage each child to observe, question, and explore their environment.

EARLY LEARNING CENTER

The Curious Kid Early Learning Center provides a safe and caring learning environment for children beginning at six weeks of age until they enter elementary school. We are a tuition-based program and offer several options to meet each family’s needs. Curious Kids has a 4 Star Rating through Great Start to Quality, which qualifies us to be considered a KC Ready 4’s Center. The benefit of our participation with KC Ready 4’s is that some families are eligible to receive tuition assistance for their 4 year olds who attend five days a week.

SCHOOL AGE CARE During the school year, School Age Care is available at our Milham site for children who attend Haverhill and Central Elementary as well as all middle schools. Busing is provided in cooperation with Portage Public Schools Transportation Department. On Site Care is available at Angling Road, Amberly, Moorsbridge, Lake Center, Woodland and 12th Street Elementaries. • Due to construction around the new middle school, this summer will look very different than in the past. We will be moving our Milham summer programs to the 12th Street Elementary. Please refer to our website for more specific information: www.curiouskidsportage. com or you may call us at 269-323-6780. • All summer long our School-Age campers are kept engaged with our weekly themes. Several field trip options are offered to campers, as well as our Summer Academy Program. • Fees for School-Age care are based on hours per week that the children attend.

GENERAL INFORMATION • Most programs are available year round.

• We serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. • Curious Kids is closed on all national holidays and the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Infant/Toddler Care – Full time only Preschool Classes – Half and full day options School-Age Classes – Before and after school care, as well as care on conference days, half days, breaks and snow days. Registration for new families of School-Age children will begin on April 16. For more information please check out our website at curiouskidsportage.com.

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Infants, toddler and preschool children alike benefit from the structure of the Creative Curriculum used at Curious Kids. Upon entering our Bright Beacon and Safe Harbor preschools, children are introduced to school-readiness concepts. In addition to the academic exposure, our children learn to play and organize their days, reflect on their activities and problem-solve. They will carry these skills with them as they move on to Kindergarten and their formative years.

• Beginning July 25th, hours for our School-Age program are from 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Hours for Infant/Toddler, Transition and Safe Harbor are 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


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