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REGISTRATION: CURIOUS KIDS ACADEMIES & STEP ACADEMIC CAMPS - MAY 1 ALL OTHER CAMPS & CLASSES - OPEN REGISTRATION (269) 323-6700 ENRICHED FOR LIFE • (269) 323-6764 CURIOUS KIDS ACADEMIES www.ppscommed.org


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 To avoid disappointment, you are urged to REGISTER IN ADVANCE! Mark your calendar!! Come at your registered time unless otherwise contacted.

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. If the class you are dropping still has the minimum enrollment needed to run, you may transfer your registration to another session. 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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Table of Contents Page EfL Registration Information & Policies...........................................................................................2 Location Guide........................................................................................................................................4 EfL Registration Form............................................................................................................................5 Fitness, Sports & Recreation........................................................................................................ 6-17 The Arts: Dance and Drama................................................................................18-20 Drama Camp Registration Form.......................................................................................................21 STEP Academic Camps................................................................................................................22-25 Aquatics..............................................................................................................................................................26-27 Curious Kids Summer Academy Calendar.......................................................................................28-29 Curious Kids Academies...........................................................................................................................29-34 Curious Kids Registration Information & Policies.......................................................................35-36 Curious Kids Summer Academy Registration Forms..................................................................37-38 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. From the Summer Technology Exploration Program (STEP) camps to a variety of fun sport camps, there is something for everyone. In the Arts section you will find a Taylor Swift Dance camp, Hip Hop classes and the KKOS Drama camp returns for another exciting season. We didn’t forget adults. Join a creative movement class with your little one. Hip Hop your way to fitness or get a taste of Irish dance. Keep fit on the land or in the water, build confidence with a self-defense class, or just drop-in for a game of volleyball. 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: 1010 West Milham Registration begins May 1 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 Location: 8107 Mustang Drive Registration is open with the exception of the STEP Camps listed on pages 22-25. STEP camp registration opens May 1 @ 7:30 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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COP Skate Park – 9010 South Westnedge Kalamazoo Dance Academy – 5534 West Michigan Avenue *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 Quinn School of Irish Dance/Kalamazoo Dance Academy – 5534 West Michigan Ave West Hills Athletic Club – 2001 South 11th Street 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 4

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EfL Registration Form Student’s Name

Parent / Guardian Name

Primary Phone

Birthdate / Grade as of 2017/18 School Year

Work Phone

Address

City, State

Alt Phone

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. Registration for any two-day class includes unlimited attendance at any Monday through Thursday class. Call Sue Haroldson at 323-6764 for more information or to make arrangements to preview a class. BUSY BODIES - 110101B MON/WED 8:30-9:30AM 6/19-7/19 CEC/CK GYM $49.50 / 4.5WKS HAROLDSON BUSY BODIES - 110102B TUE/THU 6:00-7:00PM 6/20-7/20 CEC/CK GYM $49.50 / 4.5WKS CORWIN

BUSY BODIES - 110103B MON/WED 8:30-9:30AM 7/31-8/30 CEC/CK GYM $55 / 5WKS HAROLDSON BUSY BODIES - 110104B TUE/THU 6:00-7:00PM 8/01-8/31 CEC/CK GYM $55 / 5WKS JENZEN

NO CLASS 7/03, 7/04

NO CLASS 7/03, 7/04 JAZZ/HIP HOP WORKOUT Want to get a good workout and learn some new dance moves? This class is a combination of kicks, turns, jumps, popping and locking all set to today and classic hip hop music. A great way to exercise and have fun! This class is for beginners that would like to try something new. JAZZ/HIP HOP- 530104B MON/WED 6:15-7:00PM 7/10-7/31 KAL DANCE $65 / 4WKS STAFF

IRISH DANCE WORKOUT You will get your heart pumping in this high energy fun form of dance! Learn the basic movements and techniques of Irish dance and how those movements fit with Irish music. Have fun, feel fit and make some new friends. Wear comfortable clothing and socks or ballet slippers. IRISH (AGE 14 - ADULT) - 434202B WEDNESDAYS 5:45-6:30PM 8/02-8/23 QUINN DANCE $45 / 4WKS QUINN

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Burn some calories, have fun and learn to dance all at the same time! Dance your way to good health!


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Tai Chi Are you looking for a no-impact, calm, and meditative way to exercise? This course introduces a short series of serene Tai Chi moves to illustrate the Yin-Yang and mind-body health improvement principles of the Taoist Tai Chi® Arts. Diligent practice of the set will help reduce stress, improve balance and circulation, and increase strength and flexibility. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and shoes. Adults 18+ TAI CHI - 222101B MONDAYS 6:30-8:00PM 6/19-7/17 LCE CAF $40 / 4WKS STAFF

NO CLASS 7/03

“Drop-In” Volleyball Looking for players who love to play Volleyball! Join us Monday nights for a fun night of volleyball at a great location! There are three courts available. $5 per night, no preregistration required. Ages 18+ DROP-IN VBALL MONDAYS 7:00-9:00PM 6/05-8/28 CHS/STABLE $5/NIGHT KUIPER CHS/GYM 6/26

NO CLASS 7/03

For a Splashy Workout see page 26

Benefits of Water Workouts Add H2O for a splashy water workout and reap the benefits!

• Increased energy • Increased muscle tone • Easy on the joints

NO PRE-REGISTRATION

WEST HILLS ATHLETIC CLUB 2001 S. 11th St Kalamazoo, MI 49009 westhillsathletic.com | (269) 387–0410

Bring in this ad to receive 50% off the enrollment fee.

Offer good with 12 month agreement. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires April 30, 2017

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Karate for Kids, Adults & Families & Self Defense for Women Register each person individually. Fee: $50 per person for the first 2 family members in the same household, all other family members are free.

Sanchin-Ryu Family Karate / Adult & Teen Set in a fun, non-competitive and informative atmosphere, this program is 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. Family Karate is geared toward parent AND child (ages 5+) to attend together. Sanchin-Ryu will teach you how to use your whole body, rather than just certain muscle groups, so size and stature are not an issue. Instructors hold a ranking of at least 1st Degree Black Belt and maintain a continual certification. FAMILIES - 221104B WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM 6/14-8/16 CEC/CK GYM $100 / 10WKS FULLER FAMILIES - 221105B SATURDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM 6/24-8/26 CEC/CK GYM $100 / 10WKS BALLENTINE

ADULT AND TEEN - 221106B WEDNESDAYS 8:00-9:00PM 6/14-8/16 CEC/CK GYM $50 / 10WKS FULLER ADULT AND TEEN - 221107B SATURDAYS 12:00PM-1:00PM 6/24-8/26 CEC/CK GYM $50 / 10WKS BALLENTINE

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. Register each participant individually. Ages 14+ Instructor: Master Sensei Steve Ballentine Fee: 10 wks/ $50/individual, $100/family

SELF DEFENSE - 221101B TUESDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 6/13-8/15 CEC/CK CAF $50 / 10WKS BALLENTINE

NO CLASSES 7/03

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Sanchin-Ryu Karate for Kids Our 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. Instructors hold a ranking of at least 1st Degree Black Belt and maintain a continual (bimonthly) certification. Uniforms are available, but not required. Ages 5-14 SANCHIN-RYU FOR KIDS - 221102B WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM 6/14-8/16 CEC/GYM $50 / 10WKS FULLER 6/14@CEC/CK CAF SANCHIN-RYU FOR KIDS - 221103B SATURDAYS 10:00-11:00AM 6/24-8/26 CEC/GYM $50 / 10WKS BALLENTINE

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Tae Kwon Do (Ages 4-Adult) Family! We work with “kids” of all ages. 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 a fun and 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 3rd Degree to a 4th Degree Black Belt. Uniforms available but not required. Wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle. Geared toward ages 4 to adult. 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-controlling your own actions. Indomitable Spirit-your spirit can never be crushed. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR ONE NIGHT, TWO NIGHTS OR BOTH! WEDNESDAYS: $30 • FRIDAYS: $30 WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS: $55 TAE KWON DO - 229101B WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 5/24-6/23 5WKS TAE KWON DO - 229102B WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 6/28-7/28 5WKS TAE KWON DO - 229103B WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 8/02-9/01 5WKS

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Adult Tennis 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. 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 class will review and practice the shots covered in the Level 1 class with emphasis placed on more competition, including singles and doubles play. 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.

Visit website for details and registration. 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. 6/19-7/29

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Class ID

Fee

Ages 3 - 6 / Red Ball Monday

4:30-5:30 PM

220101B

$90.00 (6)

220121B

$60.00 (4)

Tuesday

9:00-10:00 AM

220102B

$75.00 (5)

220122B

$60.00 (4)

Saturday

9:00-10:00 AM

220103B

$90.00 (6)

220123B

$60.00 (4)

Ages 7 - 8 / Red Ball Tuesday

4:30-5:30 PM

220104B $75.00 (5)

220124B $60.00 (4)

Saturday

10:00-11:00 AM

220105B

220125B

$90.00 (6)

$60.00 (4)

Ages 9 - 11 / Orange Ball Tuesday

5:30-6:30 PM

220106B $75.00 (5)

220126B $60.00 (4)

Saturday

11:00AM-NOON

220107B $90.00 (6)

220127B $60.00 (4)

Ages 12 - 18 / Green/Yellow Ball Monday

4:30-6:00 PM

220108B

$135.00 (6)

220128B $90.00 (4)

Wednesday

6:00-7:30 PM

220109B

$135.00 (6)

220129B $90.00 (4)

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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: Whiffle 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

6/26-6/29

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320101B

320102B

7/17-7/20

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320103B

320104B

7/24-7/27

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320105B

320106B

7/31-8/03

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320107B

320108B

8/07-8/10

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320109B

320110B

8/21-8/24

9:00AM-NOON

$128

320111B

320112B

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

West Hills Athletic Club • 2001 South 11th Street

Get your body moving (by land or water) Sharpen your mind • Explore your creativity • Put on your dancing shoes Try something new! Sign up for an enrichment class today! www.PPSCommEd.org

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Co-Sponsored Sports Camps Co-Sponsored Scholarship Program In cooperation with the Portage Community Center, the City of Portage has established a Youth Recreation Scholarship Program that will provide scholarships for the Youth Basketball, Volleyball and Football Camps listed on pages 12 & 13. These scholarships are available to any City of Portage youth, age 18 and under, living in a household meeting the established income guidelines. Interested families should contact the Portage Community Center at 323-1942 for more information. If you qualify for a scholarship, you will need to register for camps with the Portage Community Center located at 1325 East Centre in Portage. Phone: 323-1942.

Girls Basketball Academy This camp is designed to help players develop the fundamentals of basketball. Our enthusiastic staff will provide opportunities through drills, contest, and game settings for participants to develop and enhance their skills. Campers will receive a camp basketball. Incoming Grades 3-8. BASKETBALL (GR 3-8) - 710101B M/T/W/TH 9:00-11:0OAM 6/19-6/29 $75/2WKS SCHERMERHORN NMS/GYM 6/19-6/22 NHS/GYM 6/26-6/29

Girls Junior Mustangs Basketball This camp provides instruction and practice of the fundamentals used to be successful in the game of basketball. Campers will have the opportunity to work with current and former Mustang basketball coaches and players in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Incoming Grades 2-8 BASKETBALL (GR 2-5) - 710201B M/T/W/TH 9:00-10:30AM 6/19-6/22 CHS/GYM $55 / 4 DAYS BROWN BASKETBALL (GR 6-8) - 710202B M/T/W/TH 10:30AM-12:30PM 6/19-6/22 CHS/GYM $65 / 4 DAYS BROWN 12

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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. Incoming Grades K-8 BASKETBALL (GR K-4) - 710301B M/T/W/TH 9:00-10:30AM 6/19-6/22 CHS/STABLE $70 / 4 DAYS BLASINGAME BASKETBALL(GR 5-8) - 710302B M/T/W/TH 10:30AM-12:00PM 6/19-6/22 CHS/STABLE $70 / 4 DAYS BLASINGAME


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 26, 27 & 28 and will resume on July 24, 25 & 26. Athletes must bring a padlock, football cleats, tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirt and a healthy snack. There will be nutrition and hydration breaks. Incoming Grades 7-12 FOOTBALL (GR. 7-9) - 710401B M/T/W 8:00AM-10:30AM 6/26-6/28 M/T/W 8:00AM-10:30AM 7/24-7/26 $50 / 6 DAYS SCHERMERHORN FOOTBALL (GR. 10-12) - 710402B M/T/W 10:30AM-1:00PM 6/26-6/28 M/T/W 10:30AM-1:00PM 7/24-7/26 7/24-7/26 $50 / 6 DAYS SCHERMERHORN LOCATION: NHS SOCCER FIELD ON MILHAM

Football Camp @ CHS CHS 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. Meet at the Fieldhouse next to McCamley. Incoming Grades 7-12 FOOTBALL - 710501B M/T/W/TH 8:30AM-2:30PM FRIDAY 8:30AM-11:30AM CHS FOOTBALL COMPLEX $70 / 4 DAYS

7/24-7/28 ENDERS

Volleyball Mini Mustangs

VolleyPups

The goal of this camp is 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. Incoming Grades 4-6 MINI STANGS - 514201B M/T/W/TH 9:00AM-10:30AM 7/24-7/27 CHS STABLE $48 /4 DAYS JAQUA

This camp will focus on 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. Bring court shoes, knee pads (optional) and WATER. Incoming Grades 3-6 VOLLEYPUPS - 514101B M/T/W/TH 9:00-10:15AM 6/19-6/22

Middle School Mustangs This camp 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 7-8 MIDDLE SCHOOL - 514202B M/T/W/TH 11:00AM-1:00PM 7/24-7/27 CHS STABLE $64 /4 DAYS JAQUA

General Skills The goal of this volleyball camp is 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 SKILLS - 514203B M/T/W/TH 9:00AM-3:00PM 7/17-7/20 CHS STABLE $160 / 4 DAYS JAQUA

NHS GYM

$45 / 4 DAYS

MAGELSSEN

Husky Hitters This all skills camp will challenge and motivate students about the game of volleyball. Players will develop fundamentals including serving, passing, setting and attacking. Campers will be grouped based on age and skill level. Wear athletic clothing. Bring court shoes, knee pads and a lot of WATER. Incoming Grades 7-8 HUSKY HITTERS - 514102B M/T/W/TH 10:30AM-12:00PM 6/19-6/22 NHS GYM $65 / 4 DAYS MAGELSSEN

All Skills Camp This all-skills camp will 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 ALL SKILLS - 514103B M/T/W/TH 9:00-11:30AM 7/10-7/14 NHS DOG HOUSE $100 / 5 DAYS MAGELSSEN www.PPSCommEd.org

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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 1-800-940-7469. Poms sets, with I.D. tags, may be ordered at class. Uniforms may be ordered at class. Optional events may be offered. CHEER (4-6YRS) - 511201B THURSDAYS 5:30-6:15PM LCE/GYM $42 / 6WKS

6/15-7/20 BRYAN

CHEER (10-12YRS) - 511203B THURSDAYS 7:00-7:45PM LCE/GYM $42 / 6WKS

CHEER (7-9YRS) - 511202B THURSDAYS 6:15-7:00PM LCE/GYM $42 / 6WKS

6/15-7/20 BRYAN

ADV. RETURNING D4 - 511204B THURSDAYS 7:45-8:45PM 6/15-7/20 LCE/GYM $54 / 6WKS BRYAN

6/15-7/20 BRYAN

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.

Stacie Harris, MS

Check out our performance training summer sports camps for grades 4-12 at bronsonhealth.com/classes.

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Simply The Best (Motor/Social Skills Development) “Simply The Best” is specifically designed to enhance the sensorimotor development of children. The purpose is to promote neurological growth, develop motor skills, improve body awareness and cultivate a healthy selfesteem. If your child has a problem with basic skill development, movement, or learning problems, he/she may benefit from this program. Sessions are available for individuals not experiencing problems but would like to further develop their motor skills. Times will be arranged with parents according to placement of the child. A sensorimotor assessment ($65 fee) is strongly recommended for appropriate placement. Parents may be required to participate if their child is very young or has special needs that are more severe. This class is led by Ann Platte, an Adaptive Physical Education Consultant, with a Masters’ Degree in Special Physical Education and Early Childhood Education. Ann is also a former college athlete and coach. Note: All parents must speak with the instructor BEFORE registering for this class. Call the EfL office for contact information. C

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Physics Fun The goal of this camp is to stir your student’s curiosity and to develop an interest in physics. This camp offers learning parts of physics including: Acoustics, Optics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and some elevment of Mechanics. Campers will participate in a variety of experiements, projects and games that will make learning physics fun. PHYSICS (GRADES 5-6) - 610101B M,T/W/TH/F 9:30AM-NOON 6/19-6/23 CHS 1121 $95 / 5DAYS BUSS PHYSICS (GRADES 7-8) - 610102B M,T/W/TH/F 9:30AM-NOON 6/26-6/30 CHS 1121 $95 / 5DAYS BUSS

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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 - 550101B M/T/W/TH 10:45-11:30AM MBE FIELD $69 / 4 DAYS

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Skill Builders Camp (Ages 7-14) The Skill Builders 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 SKILL BUILDERS - 550104B M/T/W/TH/F 9:00-NOON MBE FIELD $99 / 5 DAYS

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

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Rethink Soccer Camp 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 pool/gym.

This learn and play program is fun, ageappropriate, and skill packed. Players will learn new skills, footwork, man coverage, key recognition and more. Each week your player will receive 25 minutes of instruction followed by game play. Ages 5 - 8

RETHINK SOCCER - 550105B M/T/W/TH 9:00AM-1:00PM 7/24-7/27 KVCC $175 - 4 DAYS

FLAG FOOTBALL - 550116B M/T/W/TH 2:00-3:15PM KIC $89 / 4 DAYS

GoalKeeper Skills Camp Learn techniques; diving saves, goal kicks, distribution, stance, catching and handling, shot saving and redirecting tipping and parrying, crossed balls, boxing, breakaway saves. Learn tactics; anticipation/decision making, breakaway saves, pass back rule, angle play and position, starting positions. Ages 9-18 GOALKEEPER (AGES 9-11) - 550108B M/T/W/TH 5:30-7:00PM 7/17-7/20 KIC $125 / 5 DAYS KIC STAFF GOALKEEPER (AGES 12-18) - 550109B M/T/W/TH 7:00-8:30PM 7/17-7/20 KIC $125 / 4 DAYS KIC STAFF

MINORS Baseball Camp

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Skateboard 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. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt. Camp offered by Kingdom Sports. Skateboard and helmets are mandatory. Knee, elbow and all other pads recommended. Bring water. Ages 7-14 SKATEBOARD - 550106B M/T/W/TH 9:00-11:00AM COP SKATE PARK $99 / 4 DAYS SKATEBOARD - 550107B M/T/W/TH 9:00-11:00AM COP SKATE PARK $99 / 4 DAYS

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Minor Leaguers This elementary introduction into baseball focuses on the basic skills of running the bases, throwing the ball, hitting and catching. Bring your own glove. Bats and balls provided. Ages 5-7. MINORS - 550112B M/T/W/TH 1:00-2:15PM 6/19-6/22 KIC $89 / 4 DAYS DRAKE MINORS - 550113B M/T/W/TH 1:00-2:15PM KIC $89 / 4 DAYS

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MAJORS Baseball Camp Major Leaguers This class offers more skill training and work on the fundamentals of baseball. Focus is on proper throwing and hitting technique. Bring your own glove. Bats and balls provided. Ages 8-10 MAJORS - 550114B M/T/W/TH 2:30-3:45PM 6/19-6/22 KIC $89 / 4 DAYS DRAKE MAJORS - 550115B M/T/W/TH 2:30-3:45PM KIC $89 / 4 DAYS

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Birth Years 2004 – 2010


The Arts — dance, drama

Dance, Dance, Dance! Adults & Children ages 2+

Jazz/Hip Hop Dance Want to get a good workout and learn some new dance moves? This class is a combination of kicks, turns, jumps, popping and locking all set to today and classic hip hop music. A great way to exercise and have fun! This class is for beginners that would like to try something new. Teens 13+ - Adults JAZZ/HIP HOP- 530104B MON/WED 6:15-7:00PM 7/10-7/31 KAL DANCE $65 / 4WKS BECKER

Irish Dance You will get a taste of Irish dance in this 4 week introductory course. Learn the basic movements and techniques of Irish dance and how those movements fit with Irish music. This is a high energy, fun form of dance that anyone can enjoy. Wear comfortable clothing and socks or ballet slippers. Ages 5-adult IRISH (AGE 14 - ADULT) - 434202B WEDNESDAYS 5:45-6:30PM 8/02-8/23 QUINN DANCE $45 / 4WKS QUINN IRISH (AGE 5 - 14) - 434201B WEDNESDAYS 5:00-5:45PM QUINN DANCE $55 / 4WKS

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Creative Movement for Adult & Child Enjoy a class with your little one as he/she learns to move their body to music! This is a great way for a parent, grandparent, older sibling or caregiver to spend time with a young family member. Ages 2-3 accompanied by an adult MOVEMENT - 530101B MON/WED 4:30-5:00PM 7/10-7/31 KAL DANCE $55 / 7DAYS BECKER

What is your Talent? Interested in sharing your talents with the community? The Enriched for Life program is always looking for new and fresh class ideas! • Group Guitar Lessons • Meditation • Cooking Classes • Baking • Coding, Game Design and Programming 18

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Ballet Students will learn basic ballet technique, terms and routines which will provide a solid foundation for all dance forms. Class attire: Girls wear solid leotard tights, skirt (optional), and pink ballet slippers. Hair pulled back. Boys wear sweats or stretch pants, tank top or t-shirt and black ballet slippers. Ages 3-5 BALLET - 530102B MON/WED 5:00-5:30PM KAL DANCE $55 / 7DAYS

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Jazz/Hip Hop Dance Learn jazz leaps and turns in combination with hip hop pop’n and lock’n. This is a fun class for those dancers just starting out in dance. Wear leggings and fitted top for girls, black jazz shoes and sneakers. Boys wear sweatpants or warm ups and a t-shirt. Co-ed Ages 6-12 JAZZ/HIPHOP - 530103B MON/WED 5:30-6:15 PM KAL DANCE $65 / 7DAYS

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Tippy Toes & Tumbling

Circus Jazz & Acro Magic

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. Class attire is shorts for boys and leotards for girls. Ages 4-7

Come one, come all to the greatest camp on earth! Join us under the big top to learn acro tricks, cool tumbling and how to use dance props. You will have fun learning how to clown around on the dance mats with tricks to amaze any audience. Beginner to advanced students ages 3-6 & 7-12. Class attire is a leotard.

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Under the Sea Dolphins, turtles and whales Oh MY! Come join the fun to the dances of music by the sea and some of your favorite Disney characters including Dory, Ariel, Moana, and other ocean friends. Students will have a wonderful time learning about some of their favorite princesses with story time each day, a craft, snack and dance time. Students will participate in dance instruction and work towards preparing some dances to be shared with family & friends at the end of the week. The children are welcome to dress up in their Princess costumes or favorite dance attire. Come and applaud your dancer’s achievements and bring your cameras. Boys and girls ages 3-5.

CIRCUS JAZZ (3-6) - 513203B TUE/THU 9:15-10:30AM 7/18-7/20 MOSAIC HALL $40 / 2DAYS SAWALL CIRCUS JAZZ (7-12) - 513204B TUE/THU 10:45-12:00 NOON 7/18-7/20 MOSAIC HALL $40 / 2DAYS SAWALL

Hip Hop/Street Jazz Hip Hop Hurray and Jazz movements Bam! This class is geared to the dancer that wants to merge the latest hip hop techniques with strong street jazz of performers like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga just to name a few. Students will learn a full routine while perfecting their street moves. Class attire is anything you feel comfortable wearing and clean street shoes or barefoot. Co-ed ages 5-8 HIP HOP/STREET - 513206B MONDAYS 5:15-6:15PM MOSAIC HALL $70 / 5 WKS

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Fashion Friends with Taylor Swift Do you want to express your creativity and be a trend setter in the world of fashion, music and dance? Are you a Taylor Swift fan? After a few days of make-up exploration, designing new styles, and learning a dance routine to Taylor Swift, campers will present a style show for their families showcasing their talents. Camp attire is anything comfortable. Ages 6-11 FASHION FRIENDS - 225202B TUE/THU 10:45-12:00 NOON MOSAIC HALL $40 / 2DAYS

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Dance and Drama

TIPPY TOES - 513205B TUESDAYS 5:00-6:00 PM MOSAIC HALL $70 / 5WKS


KalamazooKids on Stage, LLC 2017 Summer Drama Camps

July 10-July 28, 2017 (3 weeks) Monday through Friday Registration deadline: Thursday, June 15. Sign up early, space is limited!

primary drama camp Camp Show: Disney’s Aladdin Kids When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genies magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafa, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Specific to Disney’s Aladdin KIDS are the Junior Djinn, a group of unique stage magicians who execute the magical moments of the show. Incoming grades 1, 2 & 3 (2017/2018 school year) PRIMARY 1/2 DAY - 525601AM M/T/W/TH/F 8:30-11:30AM TWL $225 / 3WKS

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elementary & middle/high school drama camp

Campers have fun making new friends as they act and sing in a musical production. Drama skills and stage movement skills are taught as campers rehearse the musical. Campers will create a short skit/ commercial that will be presented during the musical production. All campers will have a part in the musical production that will be presented to parents and friends the last week of camp.

elementary drama camp Camp Show: Disney’s Aladdin Junior When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafat, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Incoming grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 (2017/2018 school year) ELEMENTARY - 525603B M/T/W/TH/F 8:30AM-3:00PM TWL $450 / 3WKS

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middle/high school drama camp Camp Show: Anything Goes, Young Performer’s Edition ANYTHING GOES is a classic Boy-Meets-Girl story full of intrigue and comedy. The story is wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores, featuring terrific numbers like “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out Of You,” “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top” and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.” Incoming grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (2017/2018 school year) MS/HS DRAMA CAMP - 525604B M/T/W/TH/F 8:30AM-3:00PM 7/10-7/28 TWL $450 / 3WKS Parent meetings will be held on site and meet as follows: Primary Drama Camp: 3:00-3:45 Tuesday, July 11 Middle Drama Camp: 3:00-3:45 Wednesday, July 12 Elementary Camp: 3:00-3:45 PM Thursday, July 13

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Drama Camp Registration Form Student’s Name

Parent / Guardian Name Primary Phone

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PRIMARY DRAMA CAMP - FULL DAY

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DRAMA CAMP

Full - $450 / Half - $225

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MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA CAMP

Full - $450 / Half - $225 Amount Enclosed

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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

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Payment Options 1. Full Payment 2. Partial Payment: 1/2 of registration fee is due at time of registration with final payment due no later than Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Refund Policy • Refund requests must be submitted by 3:00 PM Thursday, June 15, 2016. (No exceptions) • Full refunds less a $10 processing fee will be honored if request is made by Thursday, June 15 at 3:00 PM.

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 video tapes of my

child as may be needed for its public relations programs.

Primary Contact During Class: Contact Name___________________________________________________________________

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Medical Information of Participant: Physician or Group Name_________________________________________________________

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Summer Technology Exploration Program FREE Academic Camps (pgs 22-25) STEP camps are offered free of charge ($10 administration fee) to Portage Public School Students by

the Portage Education Foundation. Self-driving cars, computer programming, and rocketry are just a few of the choices that explore the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The camps offer hands-on learning featuring trips to the Chicago Board of Trade and the Eaton Corporation Test Track. The Portage Education Foundation (PEF) was founded in 1990 and awards over $42,000 each year in scholarships, grants and program sponsorship. PEF is proud to offer these fun and engaging camps in conjunction with our partner organizations: Eaton, Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center (KAMSC), and Western Michigan University.

In an effort to make these camps available to all PPS students, campers may register for one camp only, May 1-31. Camp registration begins Monday, May 1 at 7:30 am Students may register for additional STEP camps after June 1.

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 - 616101B MON-FRI 9:00-11:00AM 7/24-7/28 12TH B113 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

What Makes Me Tick Have you ever wondered what happens to the food you eat, or what is going on when you get sick? How you manage to move around? Campers will answer these questions and many more while they gain knowledge of their own bodies and do some career exploration at the same time. Incoming grades 1-2 MAKES ME TICK - 616102B MON-FRI 9:00-11:00AM 7/31-8/04 12TH B113 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Bug Science Explore the fascinating world of insects! Learn to identify the heroes and villains of the great outdoors. Expect close-up encounters with your arthropod friends plus an exciting combination of outdoor activities, expert visitors and field trips. Incoming grades 2-3 BUGS - 616103B MON-FRI 1:00-3:00PM 7/24-8/04 12TH B113 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

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Create, Explore, Make, Do 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 3-5 CREATE EXPLORE - 616112B MON-THU 9:00-11:30AM 6/19-6/22 ADMIN $10 / 4 DAYS WINSTANLEY

Lego Camp Great for the junior engineer who builds with LEGOs a lot but has little or no experience with models that have moving parts. You will design and build several models that include all the simple machines and include examples of how everyday things like washing machines and construction cranes work, exploring important concepts in mechanics, physical science and problem-solving along the way. Note: Students should not bring LEGO pieces or kits from home. Incoming grades 3, 4 & 5 LEGO - 616104B MON-FRI 9:00-11:00AM 7/24-7/28 12TH B112 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF LEGO - 616105B MON-FRI 9:00-11:00AM 7/31-8/04 12TH B112 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

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Rocketry Construct and launch several style of rockets! Analyze the effect of angle, payload, surface area and rocket structure on the rocket launch and flight. Repeaters welcome! Students with rocketry experience will have the opportunity to experiment with rocket design. Incoming grades 5-7 ROCKETRY - 616107B MON-FRI 1:00-3:00PM 7/24-8/04 12TH B108 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Architecture and Math II

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. MAGICIANS - 616106B MON-FRI 1:00-3:00PM 731-8/04 12TH B113 $10 / 5 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Fun with Programming Campers will learn about coding and computer programming. Get a glimpse of how computer language is used in making games and puzzles. Campers will work with E-Squared teacher, Merrie Conner, who will lead the exploration through beginning computer science. Incoming grades 4-5 PROGRAMMING - 616114B MON-FRI 9:00-11:30AM 6/26-6/30 CHS 1130 $10 / 5 DAYS CONNER PROGRAMMING - 616115B MON-FRI 1:00-3:30PM 6/26-6/30 CHS 1130 $10 / 5 DAYS CONNER

iMovie Campers will learn how to create their own original movies. Over two weeks they 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 - 616109B MON-FRI 1:00-3:00PM 7/10-7/21 KAMSC 407 $10 / 10 DAYS STAFF

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Academics

Science for Magicians

Learn to frame your buildings and build models “from scratch” using professional quality materials while solving more involved engineering and design problems. Recommended for students who took Architecture and Math I last year, but can also stand alone. Incoming grades 6-8 ARCHITECTURE - 616108B MON-FRI 9:00-11:00AM 7/24-8/04 12TH B108 $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF


3D Printing Introduction

Forensic Science

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 printng is becoming more widespread and will be an integral part of many future careers. Incoming grades 7-11

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 - 616122B MON-FRI 1:00-3:00PM 7/24-8/04 KAMSC 424 $10 / 10 DAYS STAFF

3D INTRO - 616116B MON-FRI 9:00AM-1:00PM 7/10-7/14 CHS/MEDIA $10 / 5 DAYS FREELAND

Animation

Human Biology

Learn the basic principles or 2D and 3D animation. Students will learn and apply techniques used in both forms of animation and will have a greater understanding of how animated projects are created from start to finish. Incoming grades 7-12 ANIMATION - 616110B MON-FRI 1:00-3:00PM 7/10-7/21 12TH C.LAB $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

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 and professional visitors as available. Incoming grades 7-12 BIOLOBY - 616123B MON-FRI 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/24-8/04 KAMSC 422 $10 / 10 DAYS STAFF

Programming

Make Your Own Webpage II

Learn programming concepts creating visible programs using onscreen objects. No previous programming experience required. Incoming grades 7-12 PROGRAMMING - 616111B MON-FRI 9:00-11:00AM 7/10-7/21 12TH C.LAB $10 / 10 DAYS KAMSC STAFF

Keep up with the constantly changing internet. Learn the newest web design techniques and harness powerful programming languages to bring your website to life. This class is best for students who have had Your Own Webpage or other previous web development experience. Incoming grades 7-12 WEBPAGE - 616119B MON-FRI 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/10-7/21 KAMSC 407 $10 / 10 DAYS STAFF

Backyard Astronomy Explore the fascinating universe of Astronomy, from out own solar system to mysterious objects billions of light years away! Students will learn constellations of our night sky and the rich history behind them. Highlights include a night observation if weather permits. Incoming grades 7-12 ASTRONOMY - 616121B MON-FRI 1:00-3:00PM 7/10-7/21 KAMSC 403 $10 / 10 DAYS STAFF

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Power The World Investigate ideas and applications of emerging forms of energy production, including solar, wind and geothermal, and career potential in these fields. May include professional visitors and a field trip. Incoming grades 7-12 POWER - 616120B MON-FRI 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/24-7/28 KAMSC 401 $10 / 5 DAYS STAFF

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Flying with Physics Learning how engineers design fuselages and propulsion systems isn’t rocket science. Oh wait, it is. This camp will take students out of the classroom and into the world of aerospace engineering. Students will learn and design their own airplane and rocket using methods used by real engineers. This is a fun and engaging camp is for students who want to know more about flight and rocketry. Bring along your own snack/lunch. Incoming grades 8-12 PHYSICS - 616126B MON-THU 9:00AM-1:00PM 7/10-7/20 NHS L118 $10 / 8 DAYS OLSEN

My First Self Driving Car This class is for students who would like to explore the world of microntrollers 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 SELF-DRIVING CAR - 616117B TUE-FRI 9:00AM-4:00PM 7/18-7/21 CHS LAB B $10 / 4 DAYS FREELAND

Have you ever wanted to learn more about finance, how the stock markets work, or how to save money? You will learn about more than 10 different finance topics that impact the world in general and you as an individual. Classes will be fun and include two real-world projects and a trip to Chicago to visit the stock exchanges and meet with brokers and other finance professionals. Classes will be taught by a finance expert and WMU faculty member. Students must bring their own lunch. Registration closes June 1. Incoming grades 8-12 Location: Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business Greenleaf Trust Trading Room DOLLARS & SENSE - 616125JUN Incoming grades 8-10 M/T/TH/F 9:00AM-4:00PM 6/26-6/30 WED 7:30AM-8:00PM TRIP WMU $10 / 5 DAYS STAFF DOLLARS & SENSE - 616125JUL Incoming grades 11-12 M/T/TH/F 9:00AM-4:00PM 7/17-7/21 WED 7:30AM-8:00PM TRIP WMU $10 / 5 DAYS STAFF

Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Academics

For students WITH previous model rocket experience, this class features more advanced rockets, more design problems, and more math to figure out how high your rocket will go and where it will land. Incoming grades 7-12 ROCKETRY - 616118B MON-FRI 10:15AM-12:15PM 7/10-7/21 KAMSC 448 $10 / 10 DAYS STAFF

Dollars & Sense—Financial Literacy Camp

Find out what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Your days will be spent in brainstorming sessions, learning about key entrepreneurial principles from WMU faculty, and getting an up-close look and hands-on experience in WMU engineering labs. You’ll talk with WMU student entrepreneurs and engineers, learning about how they have developed exciting products and launched thriving businesses. Incoming grades 9-12 Location: Western Michigan University Floyd Hall-College of Engineering and Applied Sciences LEMONADE STAND - 616124B MON-THU 9:00AM-4:00PM 6/19-6/22 WMU $10 / 4 DAYS STAFF

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Dance & Art

Rocketry II


Aquatics Adult Aqua Zumba® Water Fitness 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. No experience necessary—just don’t be afraid to get wet and have fun! This is a great avenue to fitness for those with joint issues or who prefer a low-impact cardio work out. Come join the pool party that is Aqua Zumba. Portable steps available for easier pool access. Morning Class Thursdays 9:30-10:00 am 6/22-8/10 West Middle School Pool Evening Class Tuesdays 7:40-8:40 pm 6/20-8/08 West Middle School Pool

NO CLASS 7/04

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! Fee is $5 per visit or you may purchase a pass from the lifeguard on duty for $40 - good for 10 visits. Participants may come as often or as little as they wish. No pre-registration. For more information, call 323-6700. In the event of a school closure the pool will be closed.

Aqua Zumba & Aqua Kickboxing Fees

Tuesday through Friday 6:00 - 7:30 am 6/13-8/11 (No class 7/04) West Middle School Pool

Payments can be made at class or through Just Move Fitness and More. 269 425-2387

Water Exercise

Drop In - $10 per class 10 class punch card - $70 20 class punch card - $115

NEW! Aqua Kickboxing Bootcamp Just Move is bringing high intensity interval training (HIIT) to the pool, where the water adds resistance to all moves. Join us for cardio and strength drills, boxing and Bootcamp exercises all while you are in the water! Mondays 9:30-10:30 am 6/19-8/07 West Middle School Pool

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. WATER EXERCISE - 116101B M/W/F 8:15-9:00AM 6/19-7/31 WMS/POOL $72 / 6WKS STAFF

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

Junior Crocs Developmental There are two divisions in the Junior Crocs Developmental Program: Green and Black. The focus will be on learning proper technique and developing a basic technique upon which to build on in the future. This program will incorporate very fun and low-key swimming. The goal is to provide both the swimmers and the parents an opportunity to gain a better understanding of swim meets before moving to the higher level USA swim meets. Junior Green is the beginning level and Junior Black is the more advanced level. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool. USA Swimming membership is required for the JR Black group and optional for the Junior Green group. Swimmers new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker for an assessment at parkertyk@gmail.com JUNIOR GREEN - 513101B M/W/TH 5:00-5:30PM 6/19-7/27 WMS/POOL $80 / 6WKS STAFF

JUNIOR BLACK - 513102B M/T/W/TH 6:45-7:30PM 6/19-7/27 WMS/POOL $115 / 6WKS STAFF

NO SWIMS 7/03 & 7/04 PAC Racing Teams Green (Ages 9-15) • Black (Ages 11-15)

This group covers basic swimming endurance, swimming 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 techniques. Mastery of the 200 IM is the goal of the group. GREEN is the beginning level and BLACK is more advanced. USA Swimming Membership required. Additional fees apply. Swimmers new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker at parkertyk@gmail.com GREEN - 513103B M/T/W/TH 5:30-6:45PM WMS/POOL $150 / 6WKS

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NO SWIMS 7/03 & 7/04 Swimmers need to be in 8th grade or above to join this team. To join this team as an 8th grader, the swimmer must have 3 state qualifying times. All other swimmers may join when they are in High School. Swimmers new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker at parkertyk@gmail.com SENIOR RACING - 513105B MON/WED 3:00-4:00PM-DRY 6/19-7/27 TUE/THU 3:00-5:00PM-SWIM 6/19-7/27 WMS/POOL $75 / 6WKS STAFF

NO SWIMS 7/03 & 7/04 PAC Senior Varsity 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. Competition is optional but encouraged. Swimmers in this group are striving to make state qualifying times and working toward conference meet training. Daily attendance is encouraged. Swimmers new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker at parkertyk@gmail.com SENIOR VARSITY - 513106B M/T/W/TH 3:00-5:00PM 6/19-7/27 WMS/POOL $120 / 6WKS STAFF

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Curious Kids

Summer Academy Calendar ages 6-adult Monday

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Last Day of School

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Mesmerizing Magic Mania

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Glass with Sass!

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Simple Safety Sense

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Pottery Picnic

Spectacular Scrapbooking

Fantastic Food Frolic

1-3 (pg. 34)

7:45-2:30 (pg. 31)

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11-4:30 (pg. 30)

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Create A Classic Canvas 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 aprons! With the expertise of an experienced artist, we will be guided step by step, through the process of producing a perfect painting! 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 CANVAS - 810050 THURSDAY 1:00-3:00PM $35.00 8/03

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. CAKES & MORE - 810150 CAKES & MORE - 810151 MONDAY 9:00-11:00AM $28.00 7/24 MONDAY 1:30-3:30PM $28.00 7/24 www.PPSCommEd.org

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Cruisin’ At Craigs 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! CRUSIN’ AT CRAIGS - 810250 TUESDAY 11:00AM-4:30PM $48.00 7/25

Dunes, Ducks & 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 us 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 Tuesday, August 22. Parents, you must complete a waiver for Saugatuck Dune Rides before your child can attend. DUNES, DUCKS & DAIRY - 810350 TUESDAY 9:00AM-5:00PM $65.00 8/01

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! EXTRA.EQUESTRIANS - 810450 EXTRA.EQUESTRIANS - 810452 WEDNESDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM $49.00 6/21 THURSDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM $49.00 7/27 EXTRA.EQUESTRIANS - 810451 EXTRA.EQUESTRIANS - 810453 WEDNESDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM $49.00 7/12 WEDNESDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM $49.00 8/2 EXTRA.EQUESTRIANS - 810454 THURSDAY 9:00AM-12:00PM $49.00 8/17

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Fantastic Food Frolic! This academy offers a plethora of perfectly positive palette pleasers! All restaurants are new from previous years! Chick-fil-A will be our first stop for a yummy breakfast. We’ll also be treated to a behind-the scenes tour! Don’t stay cooped up at home, come join us! Next we are off to jump and jive at Jungle Joe’s! What a great place to work up an appetite! Ready for lunch? We will head to Blaze Pizza and make our own special pie. Pepperoni? Cheese? Have it your own way! Save room for dessert. Our next stop will have you screaming for joy! How about an ice cream sundae at D’nicio’s Parlour? After all that delicious food, we could probably use a nice walk. So let’s visit the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery for a tour and scavenger hunt. Sign up soon, this fabulous feast is filling up fast! (Please be sure to sign a waiver and bring socks for Jungle Joe’s.) FANTASTIC FOOD FROLIC - 810550 THURSDAY 7:45AM-2:30PM $43.00 7/20

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. This is one full-filling lunch! Our next stop will be the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. We’ll visit the exhibit Pressed for Time which includes works by Picasso, Rembrandt and Andy Warhol. We will also spend some time using our own creativity in the newly renovated Interactive Gallery. Time and weather permitting, we’ll complete our day with a stroll through Bronson Park. This is one classy and sassy academy you won’t want to miss! GLASS WITH SASS - 810650 TUESDAY 10:00AM-3:00PM $42.00 6/27

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 a chance to talk with veterinarian Dr. Christina Bowles. We’ll visit the examination rooms, the x-ray facility and see some hands-on demonstrations. Next, we are off to visit the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.) This all-volunteer organization is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of homeless pets. We will take a tour of this awesome facility where we’ll see how they care for our little furry friends. Gettin’ hungry? Let’s head to the Root Beer Stand for a delicious lunch. What’s on the menu? Hot DOGS of course! They are known for their hot dogs, chili dogs and smooth and frothy root beer. How about a root beer float? Next, we’re off to Ramona Park in Portage. We will have plenty of time to play on the expansive playground and make sandcastles in the sand. A stop at Ritter’s Frozen Yogurt for a yummy sundae will be a great way to end this “bone”tiful day. GO DOG GO - 810750 TUESDAY 9:00AM-3:30PM $38.00 8/15

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Going To The Dogs! This day is filled with Dalmatians, Dachshunds, Dobermans and dozens more! We will be visiting the 24th 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.) GOING TO THE DOGS - 810850 FRIDAY 9:30AM-4:00PM $38.00 6/16

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 - 810950 WEDNESDAY 1:00-4:00PM $25.00 8/09

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 - 811050 THURSDAY 1:00-3:00PM $26.00 6/22

MOOvin’ & Groovin’ Hey kids, are you ready to really get MOOving? This academy will take you to Mooville Creamery in Nashville Michigan. Moo-ville was chosen one of the top ice cream parlors in Michigan! They make cheese, milk, yogurt and delicious ice cream! We will be treated to a tour of the creamery and the adjacent farm. We will visit the new calves, see the robotic milking system, visit the barnyard animals and see how they make ice cream. After the tour, we’ll be treated to lunch including a hot dog, chips and fresh, delicious milk. To top off our visit, each child will be treated to a yummy ice cream cone. This academy is the cream of the crop, sign up today! (Curious Kids’ School-Age children will also be attending this academy). Travel will be made by bus. MOOVIN’ & GROOVIN’ - 811150 TUESDAY 8:30AM-2:15PM $27.00 7/11 32

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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 27th 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! New this year, 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 24.) ON THE GO IN ST JOE - 811250 THURSDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM $52.00 8/10

Pottery Picnic 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 - 811350 TUESDAY 10:00AM-2:00PM $40.00 7/18

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Simple Safety Sense This brand new academy will teach you some basic tools to use to be safe and to protect yourself from harm. 6th Degree Master Senei, Steve Ballentine, will combine techniques from Sanchin-Ryu Karate, Self Defense, and Project: Secure Child in this 2 hour class. The class is set in a fun, yet structured environment with emphasis on healthy attitudes. Students will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary to protect themselves. You are bound to get a “kick” out of this valuable academy! SIMPLE SAFETY SENSE - 811550 THURSDAY 9:00-11:00AM $10.00 7/13 www.PPSCommEd.org

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Come and join us on the all new academy 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 will keep you on pins and needles! SEW & SEW - 811450 THURSDAY 9:00-11:30AM $20.00 6/29


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Spectacular Scrapbooking Let’s get creative! Do you like to dabble with paper, stamps and glitter? Then this new academy is just right for you! Splendid scrap-bookers Leilani Higa and Laurel Claybaugh will help us create our own “squash book” and 12 handmade cards. What’s a squash book? It is a project for beginning scrap-bookers that includes photos, journaling and some sparkle! Please send in 4 – 6 photos (4” X 6” or 3” X 5”) to include in our finished squash book. Handmade cards include; Thank You, Birthday, Just Because, Get Well and some fun surprises! Each card comes with its own special envelope ready to send to family and friends. Come join us on the crafty day of creative play! SPECTACULAR SCRAPBOOKING - 811650 WEDNESDAY 1:00-3:00PM $28.00 7/19

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 Applebee’s. You’ll be able to choose from their extensive kids menu, where you put together your own meal. Let’s continue our jet-setting journey with a visit to Bath & Body Works. The girls will receive a tour and sample the latest lotions and scents. Each child will go home with a fragrant selection of her choice! New this year, our last stop is sure to fulfill every little girl’s dream. We will be treated to high tea at the Henderson Castle! Called the Jewel of Kalamazoo, the Castle is an exquisite piece of Kalamazoo history. We will be treated like royalty in our own private dining room where we will be served delicious delicacies chosen by Master Chef Francois Moyet. A private tour is sure to leave us with plenty of oooh’s and ahhh’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-3:15PM $45.00 8/08

Zoo Zoomin’ Join us on this daring day of animal play. We will be visiting John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids! John Ball has over 250 species and 2000 individual animals that are cared for daily. We will visit everything from the Terrific Tigers to the Perky Penguins, from Chirpy Chimps to Light-hearted Lemurs. The African exhibit, Mokomboso Valley, is home to 7 chimpanzees in a 3.5 acre habitat, one of the largest in the country! The Living Shores Aquarium will highlight penguins, eels, anemones and exotic fish in its 40,000 gallon tank and tide pool. You may even get the chance to touch a sea urchin or sea star! The TreeTops Outpost and Childrens Nature Play Zones both utilize natural materials to engage children in play and creativity outdoors. We will take a break for lunch and then it‘s back to zoomin! We’ll check out the Budgie Aviary where we’ll literally have these colorful little birds eating out of our hands! (This academy is offered in cooperation with Curious Kids School-Age Care. Children enrolled in child care may sign-up with their child’s teacher.) All children will travel via school bus. Watch out, this academy may bring out the animal in you! ZOO ZOOM IN’ - 811850 WEDNESDAY 8:15AM-3:30PM $40.00 7/26

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S u m m e r A c a d e m y R e g i s t r at i o n I n f o r m at i o n Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may register by mail, in person, or online. To register in person or by mail, please complete the registration form and return it along with the fee to the Portage Community Education Center/Curious Kids (PCEC/CK), 1010 W. Milham, Portage, MI 49024. Registration times are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Once we have received your original registration form, you are welcome to add academies over the phone using Visa, MasterCard or Discover for payment. You may also register at www. ppscommed.org. Please be sure that you fill out your child’s profile as completely as possible before starting the registration process. When registering for an academy, be sure to answer all questions during 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. Please be sure to complete all required fields before you try to process your registration. 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 at PCEC/CK. 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.

I m p o r ta n t G e n e r a l I n f o r m at i o n Please Read Carefully! All academies are based at the Portage Community Education Center/Curious Kids (PCEC/CK), 1010 W. Milham, Portage, MI 49024. Please be prompt. Academies will begin on time. You are encouraged to arrive ten minutes before your scheduled time. Once you arrive, please check in with the counselors and pick up your name tag. Please use the parking lot in the front of the building PCEC/CK for drop-off and pick-up.

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. 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. 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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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.


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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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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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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.

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. • During the summer, all schools except Lake Center and 12th Street attend the Milham location. • 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 begins April 17. For more information, please call 323-6780 or access our website at curiouskidsportage.com. www.PPSCommEd.org

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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.

• Most classrooms are available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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