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Contents 4 About the Directors 8 About Discover Camp and Rates 12 Registration Details 16 Course Directory 20 Course Descriptions and Fees 72 Master Schedule 74 Planning Page 75 Busing 77 Discover Camp History 78 Parent Testimonials 79 FAQ

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Meet The Dear Parents, It’s hard to believe this will be my twentieth consecutive year of running summer enrichment programs in Westchester. After starting Discover Camp only seven years ago it’s grown to an incredible 111 different classes. Discover Camp is a direct reflection of me and my personal hobbies. I love teaching technology classes to my second through sixth grade classes in the Eastchester School District but it all started a long time ago. As a child I played with LEGO Blocks, HO and Lionel trains, built slot cars to race at Elmsford Raceway, flew RC airplanes and then built and raced radio controlled cars. As I grew up my love of hobbies grew into my love of cars. I’ve owned many old cars that I worked on and even today continue to maintain, detail and care for our family’s cars. These are all what I consider healthy hobbies that as a child kept me very busy. As an adult hobbies allow me to escape stress or redirect stress into something positive. Throughout the year I try to stay current on new trends in technologies. 3D printing is still relatively new and we’ve invested in several more printers for our classes bringing our total to 10. My cool new “toy” this year is our Epilog Laser etcher and cutter. I first found this at the Makerfaire last fall and ordered one immediately even though I had no clue how it would be used at camp. We’ve been testing it all winter, Mr. Rich, his wife Sabrina etching photographs on wood and acrylic, cutting out custom rocket & daughters, Ariana and Olivia fins, making jewelry, and just experimenting with another cool tool. My garage is just like a Maker Space with four 3D printers, a laser cutter and tons of tools where we can play. One of the things that has always separated Discover Camp is that we’ve never focused on the bottom line. It’s always been about finding and buying the coolest new tools, technologies and products that fit our program. I’m like a kid in a candy store and Discover Camp allows me to continue to love my hobbies and technologies only now I’m always thinking of how they can be integrated into camp programs. If you’re new to DC our Hawthorne facility is just 5 minutes north of White Plains and features 17 air conditioned classrooms. The school is easily accessible from the Sprain, Taconic, Bronx River, and Saw Mill River Parkways. Our children are more stressed than ever as our schools are mandated to give more and more tests and fight for rankings. I believe Discover Camp allows children the summer break they need while feeding their love of stimulating, enrichment, and hands-on-hobbies. We promise that Discover Camp will provide new experiences for your child that will begin a lifelong love of discovery. Truly yours,

Anthony & Sabrina Rich & Family Founder and Director 4

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Direct rs “You do WHAT over the summer?” I asked Mr. Rich as we ate lunch together in the teachers room. “You want me to teach kids how to build ROCKETS and get paid for it?” I asked again with eagerness and astonishment. That was almost 10 years ago and I still remember the feeling I had when Anthony Rich presented me with this opportunity. I always thought teachers’ summer opportunities were limited to summer school or town camp. I couldn’t have been more wrong and that was an event that changed my life. I learned at a young age that I wanted to become an educator. When I was a freshman in high school I met a teacher who made a positive impression on me. I knew right then that I wanted to do the same for others. My heart and mind was set on being a teacher, a coach and eventually a principal. I moved from Rochester, NY in 1995. Upon graduation from Iona College in 1999 I began working at P.S. 24 in the Bronx as a 5th grade teacher. It is there, working with Columbia’s Teachers College, where my foundations and philosophies of teaching were born. It is there where I caught the progressive bug for constructivist learning. Upon completing a masters degree in reading from Lehman College and a professional diploma in teacher leadership from Bank Street School of Education I ventured into the realm of Westchester County teaching. In 2003 I began teaching 5th grade at the Anne Hutchinson School in Eastchester, NY. This is where I came to meet Anthony Rich. We both shared many of the same qualities and a mutual respect and friendship was born. Mr. Rich provided me an opportunity to teach with him over the summer where I learned the art of teaching rocketry, but more importantly saw firsthand what a dynamic and unique person he is. A few summers passed and while Discover Camp grew I earned a masters degree in Educational Leadership and thought I was ready to pursue the next part of my vision, becoming a principal. The problem was not opportunity, but the realization that I never wanted to leave the classroom and that’s where Discover Camp has since provided me that balance I have always been looking for. In this position I get the opportunity to take on a leadership role as assistant director during the summer but teach in the classroom year round which is truly my passion. Discover Camp has a special place in my heart. Being a part of its inception has been a rewarding experience. My wife and I were two of the original 6 teachers when the camp opened. I admire the hard work and perseverance that Mr. Rich has shown from day one and I am not surprised by the camp’s growth. I have never met another person who puts as much heart into something as Mr. Rich has put into this camp. Every summer we all get to “Discover” something new and exciting. Sincerely,

David O’Neil - Assistant Director

Mr. O’Neil with his wife of 6 years, Michele, 4 year old daughter Brooke & 3 year old son Colin

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Meet The Hello Families, I can not believe this is my fifth year working at Discover Camp. The saying is true time flies when you are having fun. Discover Camp is more than a job to me, it has developed into a home away from home and a career. I work very closely with Mr. Rich and spend lots of time with him and his family. They have truly made me feel like part of their family. A little about myself, I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing management and a master’s degree in education. I spent a year studying abroad in Brazil, where I researched their automotive industry and use of alternative fuel and energy sources. Being immersed in another culture was a very rewarding experience. Not only did it teach me how to accept and be able to communicate with diverse populations but it also renewed my confidence in the resources and talents we have here at home.

Mr. Melendez & girlfriend Samantha Cipriano

One of those significant resources is our youth. Young people today are growing up in a technological world but a very global one as well. Opportunities are there for them to be creative, adventurous and inquisitive. I have been able to witness this firsthand by working with Mr. Rich and Discover Camp since 2008. During the year I am working behind the scenes to create new enrichment activities, exploring the latest innovations, designing the brochure, attending conventions and fairs and running registration. These activities keep me excited and motivated to enhance the camp’s impressive program. The best part of my job is meeting families and campers, these interactions truly make me appreciate my job and make me love it even more! Everyday brings new challenges and new ideas. Part of our philosophy is to make sure Discover Camp is on the leading edge of what is new. All the work done year round comes together for me during the summer when I get to see all the pieces fit into place. By far, one of the biggest highlights is when campers come to me to show me the projects they are working on. For example, one camper in the digital photography class took amazing pictures of my car, that are now hanging up in the office. It is truly inspiring to me to see the magic that happens at camp. Discover Camp is a one of a kind place, that I wish was around when I was younger. Sincerely,

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Discover Camp staff BBQ

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Direct rs Dear Families, I’m very pleased to be returning to my seventh year as the Discover Camp Medical Director. This is my twelfth year as a career firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician in Westchester. Every year we strive to make improvements that will benefit the safety of our children, at Discover Camp. Thanks to our caring Director and Founder Anthony Rich we are now equipped with oxygen, epi-pens and an AED for emergency use. Also, he offers CPR, AED, first aid and epi-pen training to all staff members. Last summer we added two Registered Nurses to our medical office and Discover Camp family. This year we are going to have all medical forms completed online to avoid having parents and guardians filling it out year after year. I’m always open to any suggestions to improve medical care for our children, so please do not hesitate to contact me at medical@discovercamp.com. I have been married to my lovely wife Monica for almost nine wonderful years and we have a three year old daughter, Gabriella Elin and our newest addition Sabrina Jolie. We can’t wait until they are old enough to enroll them in camp. I am excited to be a part of the Discover Camp staff where educational excellence, creativity, imagination, and pure fun is our focus. The bottom line is I really enjoy my summers at Discover Camp. A few things to please keep in mind. In order to start camp the following are required, there are no exceptions: Mr. DeBiase, wife Monica, daughter

Every child must have the following completed: Gabriella & daughter Sabrina  Discover Camp online medical form  Medication Authorization forms, should your child need to take medications during camp hours. This can be downloaded from our website or simply requested from us.  Medications must be brought in by an adult and signed off by a medical staff member. All medications must be brought in its original container with an unexpired date. The child's name should be printed clearly on the bottle or package. The prescribing doctor must complete the Discover Camp Medication Form for each drug.

Thank you for your attention to these very important items. See you this summer,

Peter DeBiase Medical Director Medical Director/EMT - Peter DeBiase Founder & Director - Anthony Rich Assistant Director - Dave O’Neil Assistant Director - Anthony Melendez

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1. Camp Founders Anthony & Sabrina Rich and Assistant Director David O’Neil are active, well respected public school teachers with more than 50 years combined teaching experience. 2. Our student to adult ratio is typically 5:1. 3. The majority of Discover Camp’s teachers are NYS certified teachers. Our other instructors have degrees and experience in their chosen fields. 4. Discover Camp actively seeks the most talented teachers and instructors in the area and believes that offering the highest salaries attracts the most talented individuals. 5. We encourage differentiation of curriculum to meet a wide range of student abilities. 6. We believe that all children excel when provided with enrichment activities and a supportive environment. 7. All counselors are former campers of Discover Camp, former students of the directors or are personally recommended by an instructor. Discover Camp does not advertise for counselors. This further reinforces the family atmosphere at camp. 8. Teachers design their own courses and love what they are teaching. 9. Children select their courses and return year after year. Every summer we experience a 90% camper return ratio. 10. 80% of all new campers are referred by existing Discover Camp families. 11. Discover Camp is a safe, fun environment where children can test new classes and have an enjoyable experience while learning something new or discovering a new hobby. 12. We utilize SMARTBoards in many of our classrooms which allow our lessons to be interactive. 13. Five Computer Labs: 3 Dell labs with 25 laptops each, one Mac Lab with 25 Mac Book Pros, one robotics lab with 20 Dell laptops and 24 iPads for our teachers to use. 14. The only camp in the US with Ten 3D printers 15. We own all of our equipment and re-invest every year in new technologies. 16. Discover Camp owns the largest Mini-Z track in the world, yes, the world! 17. On-site off road radio controlled truck and buggy track. 18. The largest radio controlled program in the country. 19. No expenses spared attitude towards investing in the best materials for camp. 20. A ll classrooms and cafeteria are air conditioned. 21. “Discover Camp is quite simply, “The Best Camp in Westchester!”-Discover Camp parent 8

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One of DC’s ten 3D printers at work

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Program Overview: Discover Camp is a day camp for campers ages 5 - 15. Discover Camp

is divided into two sessions. Session I is four weeks long. It starts June 30th and ends July 25th. Session II is 3 weeks long. It starts July 28th and ends August 15th. The day starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm. The day is broken up into four 90 minute periods. Please refer to class descriptions for details regarding scheduling. Campers and parents build and create their own schedule based on class offerings. Classes are taught by NYS Certified teachers and/ or industry professionals with a 5:1 camper to staff ratio. DC is a place your child can nourish their creativity, spark curiosity, and explore their interests. What will your children DISCOVER this summer?

How to register? Discover Camp utilizes an online registration system. This system allows you to

manage your child’s dates of attendance, courses, and payments. The system will show you what classes are age appropriate and what classes are open. You must select one class per period for the time that you are at camp. If you have special requests please contact the Discover Camp office. Please visit www.DiscoverCamp.com to enroll. Enrollment starts January 20th at 8 p.m..

Tuition Rates

2014 Early Registration Rates*

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Morning 9 am - 12 pm

Afternoon 1 pm - 4 pm

Session I $1194 $1194 June 30th - July 25th Session II $896 $896 July 28th - August 15th Session I & II $2090 $2090 June 30th - August 15th Save 20% off tuition when enrolling early for all seven weeks full day.

2014 Regular Rates

2014

Morning 9 am - 12 pm

Afternoon 1 pm - 4 pm

Session I $1327 $1327 June 30th - July 25th Session II $995 $995 July 28th - August 15th Session I & II $2322 $2322 June 30th - August 15th Save 5% off tuition when enrolling for all seven weeks full day. February 15, 2013 *Early Registration ends February 14th 2014 10

Camp Location:

$2388

180 Bradhurst Avenue Hawthorne, NY 10532 (Four Weeks) Session I June 30 - July 25 (Three Weeks) Session II July 28 - August 15

$1791

Office Hours:

Full Day 9 am- 4 pm

Lunch Included

$4643 $3714

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Phone: (914) 462 - 0360 E-mail: Info@DiscoverCamp.com

Full Day 9 am - 4 pm

Lunch Included

$2653 $1990

$4643 $4280

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A minimum deposit of 20% of your tuition plus materials is required upon registration to Discover

Camp regardless of the number of sessions you are enrolling for. Balance is due on or before May 1, 2014. Due to limited enrollment no refunds will be issued after May 1, 2014. Should you wish to withdraw prior to May 1st there will be a $200.00 administrative fee per child.

Discover Camp Early Registration and Loyalty Discounts:

Each year we offer special rate to families that return to Discover Camp and to the families that they refer who register early. This year we’re offering a $929 discount on early enrollment for the full 7 weeks. This is a 20% savings off tuition. Registration must be received by February 14, 2014. Visit our website to enroll. The discounts obviously help our loyal families financially but also assist us in planning ahead and hiring staff. The best part about our discount plan is that we do not require full payment until May 1st. This gives families 6-7 months to plan and spread their payments out. We only ask for a 20% deposit per child to lock in your discount. Again, it's the commitment we need not the full payment. I don't know of another camp that gives an early enrollment discount without requiring full payment up front.

Class changes:

All classes changes must be submitted over phone or e-mail prior to the opening of camp. All changes must be made by June 16th. After this date there will be no more class changes until after the first day of camp so that we can properly prepare for opening day. After the first day of camp you may change classes Monday evening, or on Tuesday or Wednesday only. Any changes made thereafter will incur a $100 class change fee. Please understand that changing classes is disruptive to the teacher and other campers which is why we discourage it.

Discover Camp’s “Family & Friends” Referral Program:

Discover Camp was built on word of mouth and referrals. We thank families for referring new families with 2.5% off tuition. In addition, we also give the same discount to the new family that is being referred! There is no limit on the number of families you can refer. With the registration system referrals will be based on a secret coupon code that you will receive in an e-mail. Referrals will be applied directly to your balance or we’ll credit your account and send you a check.

Sibling Discount:

Each year we offer a sibling discount, 10% off the second child's tuition, 20% off the third child's tuition, and 50% off the fourth child's tuition. Discounts apply to tuition only, discount does not apply to material fees or class fees besides tuition.

Happy Camper Guarantee

If your child is not 100% happy after the first three days of camp we’ll refund 100% of your camp tuition no questions asked. Your child’s positive summer experience is very important to us. Discover Something New Every Summer -- Register at DiscoverCamp.com -- Summer 2014

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Registration Information Discover Camp registration enables you to design your child’s summer schedule. Our online registration system prompts you to select the session, time of day, full session or individual weeks and classes. Attending Discover Camp for less than full session will limit class choices available to you. Please call the Discover Camp office to discuss less than full session registration. The table below shows the options for registering: 1 Full Day

Session Options 2 Session Time Morning Only Afternoon Only

1&2 Individual Weeks*

Discover Camp has evolved every year since its inception. One of the things we hear from our teachers year after year is how “less than ideal” it is for children to come for less than a full session. Many times they miss out on critical instruction or can only complete partial projects. Our teachers try to accommodate everyone but please understand our feelings on this. If your child cannot come for a full session we request at least a 2 week minimum.

ther Imp rtant Inf rmati n • Parent Visitation Day will be held during the last week of classes by appointment. This is a change from the past and is at the request of many parents. The camp has gotten to the point that accommodating all the children and all the parents is very difficult. We’d like to make the final day a day of instruction so that your children get the full “bang for the buck.” We also feel that the visitation day is a huge security issue. Since we give tours all summer long we’ll try something new for 2014 and see how it goes. Parents will no longer feel obligated to attend and perhaps it will be more intimate. • Camp is closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. • Camp T-shirts, water bottles, and backpacks will be distributed during the first week of each session. Students are encouraged to wear their shirts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. • Each camper should carry a backpack that includes a water bottle, sunscreen and any other personal items your child may need. Backpacks and personal belongings should be clearly marked with your child’s first and last name. In an effort to be more “green” each camper will receive a Discover Camp water bottle at the opening of camp to reduce the use of plastic cups. • The camp is not responsible for personal property of the campers. Campers should not bring expensive items to camp unless they are to be used in a class. • The Director reserves the right to cancel or modify any courses if enrollment is insufficient or if a change of instructor is needed. This event is highly unlikely but does occasionally occur.

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DC Schedule

Morning Schedule Early Drop Off

Reg. Drop Off Begins Period 1 Period 2 ½ Day Pickup Lunch & Recess Afternoon Schedule Period 3 Period 4 Camper Pickup Late Pickup Extended Late Pickup

8:00 am - 8:45 am $25 per week 8:45 am - 9:00 am 9:00 am - 10:25 am 10:30 am - 11:55 am 12:00 pm 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm - 2:25 pm 2:30 pm - 3:50 pmm 3:50 pm - 4:15 pm 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm $25 per week 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm $12.50 per week

Discover Camp Lunch:

Discover Camp “Recess”:

Another unique aspect of Discover Camp is the options that we give the children during “recess.” The children have the options of participating in a traditional recess or a whole lot more. Options include: Chess matches with Silvio, Rubix Cube and other puzzles with “Master of the Cube”, RC car and truck racing, skateboarding with Jay, gigantic ball games, indoor basketball, arts and crafts, kickball, ultimate frisbee, wiffleball, Magic the Gathering, Yugio Cards, and other fun activities. Of course, not everything is offered everyday but there will be a variety of games to choose from.

The full day program includes a delicious individual lunch packed by Bella Italia, a Sample Lunch Form local delicatessen. Every Monday morning your child Monday Group # will choose their lunch for Name: the next four days. (TuesdaySandwich Bread Cheese Friday) Every Monday is Ham White American PIZZA DAY. We order our Turkey Wheat Swiss pizza from Broadway Pizzeria Bologna Rye Munster in North White Plains. We Roast Beef Bagel Provolone order plain, sausage, pepperoni Grilled Chicken Roll and garlic knots. Iced tea and Chicken Cutlet Wrap ice water are served each day. Chicken Salad No Bread Soda is not served at Discover Tuna Salad Camp. Our cafeteria is air Egg Salad conditioned. This is a sample Meals lunch form the children use Mac & Cheese Mac & Butter Mac & Sauce to “build” their sandwich or Tossed Salad Ranch Dressing Italian Dressing choose a lunch.--------------->

Dressing Mustard Mayo Ketchup Lettuce Tomato Butter Cream Cheese Ranch Russian

Russian Dressing

Special Instructions:

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For the 2014 Discover year we will be implementing a brand new program that we feel will develop well rounded counselors. The Senior Camper training program has been developed to meet the needs of our 14 year old campers that meet specific qualifications. Campers who accept this role must be former campers for at least two summers, 14 years old at the start of the summer and must be dedicated to becoming CIT’s at Discover Camp the following summer. A Senior Camper must register for either Session I, Session II, or both and will be awarded a 50% scholarship on tuition. Steps to becoming a Senior Camper: 1.) Send letter of interest and request application from Mr. O’Neil at do’neil@discovercamp.com 2.) Fill out the online application 2.) Conduct a phone interview with Mr. O’Neil 4.) Upon acceptance, Mr. O’Neil will give you a code to register on our website and submit payment A Senior Camper will choose their own schedule. They will participate as a student and will also help assist the other students and instructor. This immersion process will allow our Senior Campers to remain campers first, but begin to become familiar with assisting children. A Senior Camper will follow their schedule as a student and will not supervise children in any way. We will be accepting no more than 12 Senior Campers into the 2014 Program.

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At Discover Camp we take pride in developing “Homegrown” counselors. The CIT training program is a full summer interview. Students who accept this job must be former campers for at least one summer and must be dedicated to becoming counselors at Discover Camp for at least 3 summers from 16-19 years old. CIT’s must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the summer and must commit to either all of Session I, Session II, or both. A CIT will be awarded a 75% Scholarship on tuition. Steps to becoming a CIT: 1.) 2.) 3.) 3.)

Send letter of interest and request application from Mr. O’Neil at do’neil@discovercamp.com Fill out the online application Conduct a phone or teleconference interview with Mr. O’Neil Upon acceptance register through the website and submit payment

A CIT will be trained in different areas in many classes and will be given a schedule and list of tasks to complete. This process will allow our CIT’s to become familiar and proficient in assisting children in any given class. Our goal is to create well rounded counselors, who may have specialized skills, but are well rounded and can assist in any class. As well as participating in classroom training, each CIT will have light cleaning and organizational duties in the morning before camp, at lunch, and at dismissal. NYS Law dictates that CITs must be 15 years old and no more than 10% of total staff can be classified as a CIT. Therefore we will be accepting no more than 12 CIT’s into the 2014 Program. 14

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Come Meet Our Instructors Open House Date: Sunday, February 2nd: 2-4 pm Camp Location: 180 Bradhurst Avenue Hawthorne, NY 10532

Pen H use Our Open Houses take place at 180 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthorne, NY. This is a great opportunity to meet the directors, instructors, counselors and often many of our campers since open houses are camper reunions too.

Class Fees Material Fee s are for any co nsumables uti a class. It incl lized in udes RC cars, rockets, engin arts and craft es , beads, supplies etc. These consum either used up ab les are and/or taken home by the camper. Technology F ees are those charged in tech classes that u nology tilize technolo gy like laptop printers, digit s, iPads, 3D al cameras etc. Track Fees co sts to maintain and repair the tack. off road Ramp Fees co sts to annually resurface and the ramps for maintain the safety of th e camp. Transportati on Fees are fo r attending an site class. Thes offe rates are det ermined by th bus company. e Off-site classe s include golf, climbing, gym rock nastics, and te nnis. Site Fees are the costs that off-site facilitie for utilization s charge of their equip ment and spac e.

QR Codes

Any time you see a QR Code You can scan it with your smart phone, iPod, or tablet and it will automatically link you to a video about Discover Camp or a particular class. There are several QR scanner apps avaliable Mr. Rich uses the Qrafter app.

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Sessi n I Planning Page* Classes Pg # 000-DC Scientist 20 001-Lotions, Potions, & Sewing 20 002-Discover Giving 20 003-Treasure Hunters 21 004-Rube Goldberg 21 005-Introduction to Rocketry 22 006-Advanced Rocketry I 22 007-Advanced Rocketry II 23 008-Introduction to Aeronautics 23 009-Advanced Aeronautics 24 010-K.I.S. Buidling 24 011-K.I.S. Building II 24 012-Arcade Anarchy 25 013-Aracade Anarchy II 25 014-Multi-Level Chess 26 015/016-Pokemon Level I & Level II 26-27 017-Dungeons & Dragons Level I 27 018-Dungeons & Dragons Level II 27 019/020-Warhammer Level I & Level II 28 021-Siege Machines 28 022-Advanced Siege Machines 28 023-Bridge Building & Bashing 28 024-Wood Working Level I 30 025-Wood Working Level II 30 029-App Genius Game Creator 32 030-Hands-On with Google Sketchup 32 032-Strategic Computer Games 33 033-Minecraft 33 034-Animator Studio 34 035-Digital Architecture 34 036-Discover Camp MakerSpace 34 037-Digital Music Production 35 038-DC Rock Band 35 039-Movie Making 37 040-Video Design 37 041-Digital Photography 37 042-Intro to 3D Printing 38 043-Design & Building 3D Printing 38 044-Build Your Own 3D Printer 38 045-Laser Etching 39 046-LEGO Animation/Stop Motion 39 047-Build Your Own PC 42 048-Advanced Comp Building 42 049-Robots, Racers, & Circuits 43

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The following table shows each class offering and the recommended grade level for each class. This is the grade your child is going into in September. *Please see course descriptions for class times and details.

Classes 050-Alternative Energy Vehicles 051-Soldering Circuits 52- Electronic Game Construction 053-LEGO Building & Exploration 054-LEGO Engineering/Renewable 055-LEGO WEDO Robotics 056-LEGO Robotics Mindstorm 057-LEGO Robotics Mindstorm EV3 058-Adv. LEGO Robotics Mindstorm 060-Study The Current Masters 061-Math+Games=Fun 062-Lets Talk & Cook Italian 063-Food Network 064-Food Network - World Tour 065-Jewelry Making 066-Fashion Network 067-Fantasy Art 068-Rock Out Your Room 069-Decoupage Level I 070-Decoupage Level II 071-Crochet, Macrame & Applique 072-Paper Mache, Basketry-N-More 073-Creative Sculpting 074-Modern-Day Creative Sculpting 075-Brush It Up 076-Cartooning 079-Crafty Hands, Creative Minds 080-084-Build A Board 085-Introduction To Skateboarding 086-Advanced Skateboarding 087-Boys & Girls Basketball 088-Boys & Girls Soccer 089-Golf 090-Baseball 091-Multi-Sports 092-Boys & Girls Lacrosse 093-Floor Hockey 094-Archery 095-Indoor Rock Climbing 096-Gymnastics 097-Karate Kid 098-Tennis 099/100-Mini 4-WD 101/102-Mini-Z 103-113-The Racing Academy

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Sessi n II Planning Page* Grades Classes Pg # 000-DC Scientist 20 001-Lotions, Potions, & Sewing 20 002-Discover Giving 20 005-Introduction to Rocketry 22 006-Advanced Rocketry I 22 007-Advanced Rocketry II 23 008-Introduction to Aeronautics 23 009-Advanced Aeronautics 24 014-Multi-Level Chess 26 015/016-Pokemon Level I & Level II 26-27 017-Dungeons & Dragons Level I 27 018-Dungeons & Dragons Level II 27 019/020-Warhammer Level I & Level II 28 021-Siege Machines 28 022-Advanced Siege Machines 28 023-Bridge Building & Bashing 28 024-Wood Working Level I 30 025-Wood Working Level II 30 026-Skillville/Magic Circus 30 027-Action Origami 31 028-Action Origami Advanced 31 030-Hands-On with Google Sketchup 32 031-Gamestar 32 032-Strategic Computer Games 33 033-Minecraft 33 034-Animator Studio 34 035-Digital Architecture 34 038-DC Rock Band 35 039-Movie Making 37 040-Video Design 37 041-Digital Photography 37 042-Intro to 3D Printing 38 043-Design & Building 3D Printing 38 044-Build Your Own 3D Printer 38 045-Laser Etching 39 046-LEGO Animation/Stop Motion 39 047-Build Your Own PC 42 048-Advanced Comp Building 42 049-Robots, Racers, & Circuits 43 050-Alternative Energy Vehicles 43

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The following table shows each class offering and the recommended grade level for each class. This is the grade your child is going into in September. *Please see course descriptions for class times and details.

Classes 051-Soldering Circuits 052-Electronic Game Construction 053-LEGO Building & Exploration 054-LEGO Engineering/Renewable 055-LEGO WEDO Robotics 056-LEGO Robotics Mindstorm 057-LEGO Robotics Mindstorm EV3 058-Adv. LEGO Robotics Mindstorm 059-Study The Masters 061-Math+Games=Fun 063-Food Network 064-Food Network - World Tour 065-Jewelry Making 066-Fashion Network 067-Fantasy Art 068-Rock Out Your Room 069-Decoupage Level I 070-Decoupage Level II 071-Crochet, Macrame & Applique 072-Paper Mache, Basketry-N-More 074-Modern-Day Creative Sculpting 077-Sketchbook Drawing 078-Summer Camp Arts & Crafts 079-Crafty Hands, Creative Minds 080-084-Build A Board 085-Introduction To Skateboarding 086-Advanced Skateboarding 087-Boys & Girls Basketball 088-Boys & Girls Soccer 089-Golf 090-Baseball 091-Multi-Sports 092-Boys & Girls Lacrosse 093-Floor Hockey 094-Archery 095-Indoor Rock Climbing 096-Gymnastics 097-Karate Kid 098-Tennis 099/100-Mini 4-WD 101/102-Mini-Z 103-113-The Racing Academy

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*New 000-DC Scientist Chemistry is the study of the way materials are put together and how they act under various conditions. There are many chemistry concepts that explain daily events we observe in life. Chemistry uses all of one’s senses-what one sees, tastes, touches, smells, hears, and feels. Many or most of the experiments in this class can be replicated using items found in an ordinary household kitchen. Young children are genuinely inquisitive; the experiments and activities are designed to interest and excite them and allow them to continue their exploration at home. *New 001-Lotions, Potions, and Sewing Have you ever wondered how to make lip balm, face scrubs and other moisturizers? We will make these items using basic ingredients found in the grocery stores. Ever wonder exactly what ingredients goes into homemade soaps? We will make pretty smelling soaps shaped in unusual shapes and sizes. Want to make a new use for some old clothing? Learn how to stitch a few things and give a fresh face to an old piece of clothing. In this class we will explore all of these projects and more. *New 002-Discover Giving Becoming Advocates for Charity Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others! Campers will learn that crafty hands coupled with creative minds and caring hearts can help make our world a better place for all of us! They will get a taste of what it is to be directly involved in supporting local and distant charities by supporting the following organizations: decorating clothing for the needy in an African village; baking and creating treats for the animals at the local ASPCA; organizing food and clothing drives, and making crafty blankets for a local homeless shelter; and making friendship bracelets to donate to a children’s hospital. As our culminating event, we will hold a bake sale for which we plan, organize, bake and sell delicious goodies for monetary donations, all of which will be sent to the children’s hospital. Each week campers will also take home some crafts they make as a warm reminder of the donations they made. Campers will be practicing traits of empathy, consideration, and selflessness at a young age, which can be can an exciting and fun way to learn to give back! The activities will promote a productive balance of collaboration and independent creativity. Campers will take ownership of the products they create as they interact with the associations themselves through educational trips to nearby locations and/ or with representatives from the mentioned organizations. No mater how young or old, big or small, we are, we can find enjoyment while we learn that dedication, creativity and generosity will greatly help those in need, animals and humans alike!

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Session: I Period: 2 Session: II Period: 3 Grades: 1 - 5 Materials fee: $40 Instructor: Cathy Burkard Session: I Period: 1 Session: II Period: 2 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $85 Instructor: Cathy Burkard Session: I & II Period: 2  Grades: 3 - 7 Materials fee: $50 Instructor: Brittany DeGrazia, Certified Secondary Mathematics Teacher

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Course Descriptions 003-Treasure Hunters: Maps, Compasses, GPS and Geocaching! Explore the world of map reading and map making. From mastering basic compass skills, orienteering and manipulating a handheld GPS, students will learn how to read and make maps as well as hide and find treasure (geocaching). We will create our own model city and map it, orienteer outside using compasses, learn to mark and read way points on a handheld GPS and hide and find treasures all around the camp (geocaching) using all their new skills.

004-Design and build your own Rube Goldberg machine! Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist with a wild sense of invention, creativity, and humor. He drew complicated inventions, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation. In this class we will design and build wild and wacky machines (think the game of Mousetrap). Your own imagination and creativity are all you need to build a super Rube Goldberg machine. We will use every type of part imaginable to create our inventions: marble tracks, rubber bands, pipes, clay, levers and more! 

Session: I Period: 3  Grades: 3 - 6 Materials fee: $40 Instructor: Peter McKenna, Computer Teacher at Fox Meadow School in Scarsdale. Session: I Period: 1 Grades: 1 - 3 Period: 2 Grades: 4 - 6 Materials fee: $50 Instructor: Peter McKenna

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005-Introduction to Rocketry- Earn Your Launching License Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle. Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants. • Build an assortment of introductory rocket kits • Build an assortment of homemade bottle rockets • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, size of the rockets engine, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions. 006-Advanced Rocketry I- Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Advanced kits and instructions will be used in this class. This class is great for campers who have earned their launching license and are ready to take building to higher levels. • Build an assortment of advanced rocket kits • Build an assortment of advanced homemade bottle rockets • Modify rocket kits to make them “better” • Design and build custom rockets from parts • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the campers’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, size of the rockets engine, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions.

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Session: I & II Periods: 1 or 3 Grades: 3 + Materials fee: $75 Instructors: Jim Fernhoff & Ian Grey

Session: I & II Periods: 2 or 4 Grades: 4 + and/or the successful completion of Introduction to Rocketry Materials fee: $95 Instructors: Jim Fernhoff & Ian Grey

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007-Advanced Rocketry II- The Academy for the Evil Genius Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry and Advanced Rocketry I to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Kits and instructions are not used in this class. Campers assemble their rockets using skills that they have gained from several years of rocketry experience. Even more rocket parts are provided to choose from. Over the weeks, campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately calculate launch variables and the design creativity. We will also complete one flying project which will also build upon skills from all three levels. Prizes will be awarded in our design and launching competition.

008-Introduction to Aeronautics Enter the world of the Wright Brothers! Wilbur & Orville used free-flight indoor gliders and models to learn the basic principles of flight. In this hands-on class you will do the same by building and flying gliders & rubber band powered aircraft to maximize flight time and height. Use hands-on learning to explore basic principles of flight to learn why aircraft fly. Learn just as the Wright Brothers did what makes an aircraft fly well and not so well. A variety of glider and rubber powered aircraft will be built and flown from kits, these aircraft are free-flight with pre-set control surfaces that guide the aircraft through the air to achieve the best flight time and height. We will build, fly, crash, repair and then fly again. Experimentation plus knowledge of flight principals are used to improve the flight characteristics of an aircraft. Most flying is done indoors to remove wind as a factor for flight performance. Competitions are used to motivate and push learning and experimentation; prizes are awarded for all competitions. Tool safety and craftsmanship are emphasized throughout.

Session: I & II Periods: 2 or 4 Grades: 5 + and/or the successful completion of Intro and Advanced Rocketry I Materials fee: $95 Instructors: Jim Fernhoff & Ian Grey

Session: I Period: 1 Session: II Period: 2 Grades: 5 + Materials fee:  $75 Instructor:  Richard Litchfield

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009-Advanced Aeronautics/Flight Continue with the hands-on exploration of flight building upon the skills from the Introduction class. In this class we move to the building and flying of classic balsa and tissue aircraft and advanced Ready to Fly (RTF) radio control airplanes. Campers will use “Real Flight” flight training software to learn the basics of takeoff, maneuvering and landing before flying their R/C aircraft.  Campers will also build and customize balsa aircraft of their own design and use them to test their skills for the “Flight of the Day”. Every camper will get their own indoor/outdoor 2.4 ghz RC plane complete with motor, transmitter and batteries. Throughout the class the principles of flight and aerodynamics will be further explored to expand on the students understanding of aircraft design and systems.  Most free-flight flying is done outside (weather permitting) followed by indoor R/C flight. Tool safety, model building skills and craftsmanship are emphasized throughout. 010-K.I.S. (Keep It Simple) Building Get your handsaws, tape measures, and framing squares ready. Tim Heath, our resident master of all, creates cool projects all with simple supplies from Home Depot and his own evil workshop. Using common inexpensive dimensional lumber, PVC, balsa wood, styrofoam, electronic components and hand tools the campers will complete a number of fun projects that really are “simple.” The object of the class is to introduce campers to the concept that things can be built with items they might find around the house. Tim Heath will inspire the students to just Keep it Simple and build. *New 011-K.I.S. (Keep It Simple) Building II In this more advanced K.I.S. class, students will take simple projects to the next level. Simple projects will be the focus, but students will have the opportunity to create projects that have a bit more detail and refinement. Members of this class should have a basic understanding of both soldering skills and the general use of hand tools.

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Session: I & II Period: 3 Grades: 6 + Materials fee: $195 Instructor: Richard Litchfield

Session: I Period: 2 Grades: 3 + Materials fee: $95 Instructor: Tim Heath

Session: I Period: 1 Grades: 4 + Materials fee: $95 Instructor: Tim Heath

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012-Arcade Anarchy! Everyone loves visiting arcades. The action, the lights and the sounds all add up to fun times. The trouble is that you can’t take it with you!...or can you? Discover Camp has the solution to the problem: Make your own custom pinball game! In the class, students will learn about: • Play fields, plungers, flippers, bumpers, kickers and slingshots targets holes • Saucers, spinners, roll overs switches, gates and stoppers • Ramps, magnets and captive ball traps. In the process of building these arcade machines, students will learn about the form and function of simple and complex machines. Each participant will also gain insight into the basics behind direct current electricity. We’ll use both hand tools and cordless tools in the class, no previous experience is necessary. Strict safety rules will always be followed. This class is all about handson creation, so roll up your sleeves, and get ready for action! *New 013-Arcade Anarchy II! Everyone loves visiting arcades. The action, the lights and the sounds all add up to fun times. The trouble is that you can’t take it with you! ...or can you? Discover Camp found the solution to the problem: Make your own custom pinball arcade game! In this class students will learn about: • Play fields, plungers, flippers, bumpers, kickers and slingshots targets holes • Saucers, spinners, roll overs switches, gates and stoppers • Ramps, magnets and captive ball traps. We’ll use both hand tools and cordless tools in the class. In this advanced class, some previous experience with soldering and tools is necessary. Strict safety rules will always be followed! This class is all about hands-on creation, so roll up your sleeves, and get ready for action! In the process of building these arcade machines, students will learn about the form and function of simple and complex machines. Each participant will also gain insight into the basics behind direct current electricity. In the advanced class, students will learn and apply higher level electronic and woodworking techniques.

Session: I Period: 3 Grades: 3+ Materials fee: $ 80 Instructor: Tim Heath

Session: I Period: 4 Grades: 4 + Materials fee: $95 Instructor: Tim Heath

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014-Multi-Level Chess Campers will learn to play chess for fun and mental agility. Chess is an excellent forum for competition and sportsmanship. Chess develops life skills including focus, reasoning, decision-making, and strategic thinking. It’s the king of games and the game of kings (and queens)! Topics include: • Rules of Play • Understanding the Chessboard : Ranks, Files Diagonals • Pieces: Names /Values / Moves • Algebraic Notation: Reading and writing chess moves • Check / Checkmate / Stalemate • Attack / Capture / Defend • Special moves: Castling / Promotion / En passant • Basic Checkmates • Tactics: Pins / Forks / Double attacks • Full Game • Time, Space, Material • Solving Checkmate Problems Silvo Rosato is a master of classroom management and teaching strategies, Silvio effectively uses many sources and varies his approach, adjusting his tone, activity and interaction to best meet the needs of the children. 015-Pokémon League Level I Pokémon trainers get ready! In this league trainers will battle/collect/trade their cards to win prizes and badges. Prizes include booster packs, theme decks and more. Trainers have the opportunity to become Pokémon masters and challenge the gym leader of the camp. Campers will learn math skills like probability, subtraction, addition, and multiplication while participating in these exciting card games. Your adventure awaits!

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Session: I & II Periods: 1 or 2 Grades: 1 + This is a multi-level class. Students will play against similar ability regardless of age. Materials fee: $0 Instructor:  Silvio Rosato has been an National Scholastic Chess Foundation instructor since 1999 and teaches both enrichment and curricular classes for the NSCF.

Session: I Period: 1 Session: II Period: 4 Grades: 1 + Materials fee: $45 Instructors: Bob Sinnott & Stephen Melendez

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*New 016-Pokémon League Level 2 This Pokémon League class is designed for returning campers who have already taken Pokémon League I and have their own starter deck. Campers will receive more booster packs to bolster their already formidable collection. This advanced class focuses on deck building, strategy, and tactics.

017-Dungeons & Dragons Level I D&D is an imaginative, social experience that engages players in a rich fantasy world filled with larger-than-life heroes, deadly monsters, and diverse settings. There are a great many reasons to share D&D with kids. Besides being just the kind of imaginative play that kids naturally engage in, Dungeons & Dragons develops an array of essential educational skills, including: • Math skills • Reading skills • Writing skills • Cooperation and leadership • Problem-solving & Creative thinking *New 018-Dungeons & Dragons Level II This Dungeons & Dragons class is designed for returning campers who already have experience playing Dungeons and Dragons 4th edition.   This advanced class focuses on character design, leveling up, and advanced rules and tactics. Campers will further develop an array of essential educational skills, including: • Math skills • Reading skills • Writing skills • Cooperation and leadership • Problem-solving & Creative thinking

Session: I Period: 1 Session: II Period: 4 Grades: 2 + Materials fee: $45 Instructors: Bob Sinnott & Stephen Melendez Session: I Period: 4 Session: II Period: 1 Grades: 3 + Materials fee: $45 Instructors:  Bob Sinnott and Stephen Melendez

Session: I Period: 4 Session: II Period: 1 Grades: 4 + Materials fee: $45 Instructors:  Bob Sinnott & Stephen Melendez

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019-Warhammer Level I Warhammer is a tabletop strategy game where you play as the General of an army. Warhammer takes the skill and strategy of chess and transforms it into a game of endless moves and possibilities. Here you will build and customize your very own army. Campers literally build their army, everything from gluing to painting is yours to control. Once your army is built, the world of Warhammer awaits your challenge! This is a multi – level class, beginners and advanced campers welcomed! 020-Warhammer Level II This Warhammer class is designed for returning campers who already have Warhammer armies. Warhammer Level II focuses on army design and advanced painting; learning the rules of play; strategies of defense; attacks; and probability. This is a multi – level class. Campers also will be able to order additional pieces for an additional fee. 021-Siege Machines Siege machines have been used since the days of Alexander the Great.  Long before modern weaponry there were siege machines such as catapults, battering rams, and trebuchets.  Siege machines were designed to break or go over city walls.   These machines used mechanical energy to launch large projectiles to batter down stone walls or destroy what was inside the walls.  Campers will put a modern spin on these machines by creating their own.  Campers will also learn about the science and dynamics of how this technology were used and incorporated into history.  Campers will build and test out catapults, trebuchets, and more. 022-Advanced Siege Machines Advanced siege machines is the continuation to Siege Machines 101.  Campers will construct larger and even more powerful ancient siege machines. These advanced siege machines have the power to hurl objects over 50 feet.  The Floating Arm Trebuchet can hurl a golf ball over 200 feet! Campers will also be challenged to complete homemade siege machines from an array of design plans. *New 023-Bridge Building & Bashing In this class we will learn about the fundamentals of structural engineering. We will apply these concepts by designing and building balsa wood bridges and towers. Each student will be given a blueprint and materials to make their own bridge or tower out of balsa wood. Prior knowledge of using sharp cutting instruments a must. Tool safety and correct useage will be strongly emphasized.

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Session: I & II Period: 2 Grades: 3 + Materials fee: $75 Instructors: Bob Sinnott and Stephen Melendez Session: I & II Period: 3 Grades: 3 + Materials fee: $25 Instructors: Bob Sinnott and Stephen Melendez Session: I Period: 3 Session: II Period: 2 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $120 Instructor:  Aaron Jacobs, Social Studies teacher Session: I & II Period: 1 Grades: 5+ Materials fee: $200 Instructor:  Aaron Jacobs Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 5+ Materials fee: $100 Instructor:  Cathy Burkard

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024- Wood Working Level I Everyone should learn how to use hand tools respectfully. This class was developed to introduce children to the use of hand tools, safety equipment and the assembly of wood projects. Projects will teach campers various wood working techniques. The projects are designed to introduce skills and knowledge of wood working. Class goals are to gain experience and confidence in do-it-yourself skills and to have fun making a useful, well constructed and nicely finished project. 025- Wood Working Level II (No experience required) In this advanced wood working class campers will be challenged by more advanced wood working projects. They will learn to use tools respectfully and with proper use of safety equipment i.e. safety glasses/goggles, gloves and masks. Campers will learn about various stains, paints and finishes. The class goal is to gain experience and confidence in do-it-yourself skills and to have fun making a useful, well constructed and nicely finished project.

Session: I & II Period: 3 Grades: 4 - 6 Materials fee: $85 Instructor: Jane Blatt

026-Skillville/Magic Circus

Session: II Period: 2 Grades: 5 + Materials fee: $40 Instructor: Benjamin Levy, a magician, origami expert, memory wizard and author.  

Are you shy or a natural performer? Either way, in this class you’ll learn to juggle, perform magic tricks, tell jokes, act out comedy, twist balloon animals - a whole long list of skills: you can be a one-kid circus! Who’s your teacher?  Benjamin Levy started doing magic tricks when he was ten years old and became a professional magician, mind-reader and memory expert even before he graduated from Vassar College.  Usually, he teaches business people how to present themselves better and how to remember their long speeches without using any notes.  But here, he’ll teach YOU how to feel more confident, perform magic tricks, how to speak clearly and how to show the world how talented you really are! Mr. Levy has also appeared many times on national television, on everything from The View to The Martha Stewart Show.  He’s even performed at the White House!

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Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 1 - 3 Materials fee: $75 Instructor: Jane Blatt

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027- Action Origami and More: Think outside the box… Your imagination is one of the most powerful weapons in your brain arsenal!  Learn to think in all sorts of amazing, unusual, exciting ways, as we build fantastic origami structures, build toys that fly, spin and hop and create all sorts of things you’ve never seen - or even thought of before! Origami is not just folding duckie or boxes. Oh no! MIT student Erik Demaine recently won the MacArthur “genius” award for his work with origami. Origami is the basis of automobile airbag design, the collapse and expansion of outer-space satellites and even a special kind of ‘origami stent’ that saves lives every day. In addition to origami - and to help you learn it - we learn astounding mind tricks, called mnemonics.  In just a day or two you’ll:  Know the names of all the Presidents of the US forwards and backwards!  Be able to name any state in the country just by seeing a blank map!  Amaze Mom and Dad, friends and teachers with the exciting, fun, amazing new ways you’ll find to use your brain. 028- Action Origami and Much More Advanced It’s finally here!  For those who have taken Action Origami and More! with Benjamin Levy, now’s your long-anticipated chance to go to the next level... Anyone who has taken origami with Benjamin before is eligible to sign up for the class. Or, if you’ve done plenty of origami prior to now (for instance, you can fold an origami crane perfectly, from memory) then join us!  There will be multi-piece projects - from creating an entire miniature baseball game with paper to crafting gardens full of an astonishing variety of flowers - to complex animals and gift boxes, to magic tricks and advanced geometric ornaments.  Campers will learn to fold from both oral and written instructions, in both English and Japanese and use Mr. Levy’s mnemonic techniques to help students remember difficult folding sequences.

Session: II Period: 1 Grades: 5 + Materials fee: $40 Instructor: Benjamin Levy, a magician, origami expert, memory wizard and author.  His book, Remember Every Name Every Time, is an Amazon bestseller and is used at colleges and graduate schools all over the country.   Session: II Period: 3  Grades: 5 + Materials fee: $40  Instructor: Benjamin Levy is a nationallyknown entertainer and memory expert whose hobby is paper folding.  He teaches at national origami conventions each year and his creations have been taught all over the world.

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029-“App Genius” Game Creator Ever wonder how apps are created or have a great idea for an app game? Our App Genius course will guide campers through the process of planning, creating, and testing a game that can be played on computers or smart phones.  The program used is completely “Drag and drop” and requires no coding at all, but still teaches campers the basics of program design. 

*New 030-Hands-On with Sketchup This class is designed to familiarize campers with the aspects of 3-Dimension design through Google SketchUp. Campers complete a collection of exercises and projects, which will have them creating nearly anything they can imagine. Campers work individually and collaborate with peers as they combine completed products to complete group projects.

031-Video Game Building with Gamestar Calling all future game builders!  Gamestar Mechanic is a game and community designed to teach kids the principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging environment.  Campers will learn video game building techniques and publish it for others to review and play. Campers will learn how to balance difficulty themes and goals to create and edit games that rank high among their peers.  There is a steady progression of complexity for each level.  There will also be class challenges for “theme game building.”

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Session: I Period: 1 Grades: 5 – 9 Technology fee: $25  Instructor:  Paul Prencis, Discover Camp’s Web Master and Eastchester HS Teacher Session: I Period: 1 Session: II Period: 3 Grades: 3+ Technology fee: $25 Instructor:  Nasser Ibrahim is an Educational Technology Facilitator Session: II Periods: 1 or 2   Grades: 5 + Technology fee: $25 Instructor: Jennifer Cronk is the Technology Learning Facilitator for Clarkstown School District

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032-Strategic Computer Games Do you like computer games? Did you ever wonder what the games you played were actually about?  If the answer is yes, then this is the right class for you. We’ve assembled a collection of exciting strategic computer games that we think the kids will love and learn from.  Some are largely popular and others are not widely known. These games are based on different themes in history, science, math and social studies.  Campers will realize their connection to real life, historic, scientific, mathematical and historic themes showcased in these games.  They will also learn critical thinking and problem solving skills through the use and analysis of these games.  Campers will play Age of Empires, Roller Coaster Tycoon, LEGO Adventures and many more. 

033-Minecraft! What will you create? Minecraft is a game about discovery. Discovering what’s beyond the horizon, discovering new cave systems, discovering incredible projects others have done, discovering new features snuck into updates, discovering new like-minded people, discovering architecture / electronics / sculpture / texturing / landscaping / action / photography / decorating / music / trading / storytelling / adventure / modding, and discovering that we all love to make things, provided that we have an accessible and cost-effective way to do so.

Session: I Period: 2 Session: II Period: 3 Grades: 3+ Technology fee:  $25 Instructor:  Aaron Jacobs is a Social Studies teacher and an avid gamer.

Session: I Periods: 1 or 3 Session: II Periods: 1 or 4 Grades: 3+ Technology fee: $25 Instructor: Gary Mack

The game is being used to teach more than just computer skills. It easily lends itself to science, technology, engineering and math explorations. But beyond that, language teachers are strengthening communication skills, civics teachers are exploring how societies function, and history teachers are having their students recreate ancient civilizations. It is not an exaggeration to say that the only limit is imagination!

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034-Animator Studio Ever wonder how to make an animated music video, commercial, or short film like in JibJab.com? Wonder no longer! This class will teach you how to create the next 2D animated sensation. Campers will learn how to how to design an animation using a comprehensive platform. Campers will understand design elements, flow of story, how to integrate audio into an animation, and much more… 035-Digital Architecture and Design Architecture has come a long way in just the last decade. From the days of hand drawn architectural drawings and blue prints, to today with just a swipe of a mouse even you can design a building with full 3-D plans. Design and create your building or home and take a virtual tour of it before it’s even built. With the software that is available today and a little imagination even you can create a professional looking product. In 1997 Mr. Rich designed his house using a very simple Home Architect program. After the final drawings were prepared by an architect the two were very similar. Mrs. Rich still thinks the closets should have been bigger!! Oh Well.

*New 036- Discover Camp Maker Space Kids get a taste of a real makerspace in this class that combines art, science, math, engineering and technology in fun creative ways. We will have mini themes during the 4 week session some of which will include: cardboard arcade, squishy circuits, build a bridge, weaving, 3D printing, laser etching, and robotics. No previous experience is necessary for any of these fun and challenging projects. This class is all about the joys of making and problem solving while having fun with others!

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Session: I & II Period: 2 Grades: 4+ Technology fee: $25  Instructor:  Gary Mack

Session: I Period: 3 Session: II Period: 1 Grades: 4 + Technology fee: $25  Instructor:  Cathy Burkard

Session: I Period: 4 Grades: 3-6 Materials fee: $100 Technology fee:  $25 Instructor: Peter McKenna, Computer Teacher at Fox Meadow School in Scarsdale.

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037-Digital Music Production Whether it’s techno, new age, dance, or even a track to a video game or movie, this course will show you how it’s done.  Using premium music production software, campers will learn the basics of creating songs from scratch.  Campers will experience the art of laying down and mixing tracks, experimenting with different sound effects, understanding sequencing and quantizing, as well as basic music and scale theory.  When the course is over, campers will take home their keyboard controller to continue their craft throughout the year. Prior musical instrument experience is not required but may make the course more fulfilling. 038-Discover Camp Rock Band Get ready to rock. This class will be made up of campers with different musical backgrounds to create a rock band. Campers will learn 12 bar blues jam, rock songs, how to create original songs and individual and group practice. This class has a pre-requisite of at least 1 year of private lessons. Guitar students should be able to play basic chord progressions. Other instruments (keyboard, bass, brass, woodwinds, and strings) should be fairly proficient in reading music on the staff. Campers must bring their own instruments. Vocalists are welcomed as well.

Session: I Period: 2 Grades: 5 - 9 Material fee: $100 Technology fee: $25 Instructor:  Paul Prencis, Discover Camp’s Web Master and Eastchester High School Teacher Session: I & II Period: 1,2,3, or 4 Grades: 3 + Material fee: $0 Instructor: Mike Squillante *Pre-requisite of at least 1 year of private lessons or 3 + years experience.

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*New 039-Movie Making Have you ever wanted to make a movie, or edit a video to show all your friends? In this four week class, campers will learn the fundamentals of production by shooting, editing and producing their own videos and short films. Using HD digital video cameras, Apple computers, and award-winning film production software, campers will unleash their creativity by exploring the world around us and capture it on film. The world is our classroom in this hands-on course. Campers will have the option of re-creating a favorite scene from a movie of their choice with the same camera angles and editing timing, instead of an original scene. Campers write, direct, produce and edit short films and also help film camp events and performances for our website. *New 040-Video Design This class will introduce campers to tools and techniques in Windows Live Movie Maker. Campers will learn about the elements with video and photo editing. Campers will complete various projects as they become familiar with the tools and applications within Windows. The combinations of applications allow campers to cross platforms and create a variety of media files. Once projects are complete, campers preview the final products and give feedback to one another. Campers will • Create an animated video logo as they stich together images they create with photo editing software. • Create stick figure animations including a stick figure music video. • Integrate sound effects. • Create a Public Service Announcement on a trending topic. • ***New for 2014*** Creation of 3D Music Video. (Lip Syncing)

041-Digital Photography Learn how to take and edit digital photographs, plus a bit of photography history! From Jacques Henri Lartigue to David Hockney we will explore what makes a photo great! Campers will acquire skills from basic camera tips to more advanced editing, imaging, and color management. Budding photographers will tour the camp and focus on details they may not have noticed before. Campers will have guided assignments each day such as shooting the rockets, football players, or even cars in the lot. There will be opportunity to view and share photos on a weekly basis. Campers will create a portfolio and help critique other work. The course will focus on processing the images using various photo editing software but the primary focus is the creation of fantastic, memorable images.

Session: I Period: 3 Session: II Periods: 3 or 4 Grades: 3+ Technology fee: $25  Instructor: DC Staff

Session: I Period: 4 Session: II Period: 2 Grades: 5 - 9 Technology fee: $25 Instructor:  Nasser Ibrahim is an Educational Technology Facilitator with over 6 years of computer building skills. Campers are encouraged to bring an empty flash drive to store the final products.

Session: I Period: 4 Session: II Period: 3 Grades: 3 - 6 Materials fee: $25 Technology fee: $25 Instructor: Gary Mack

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042-Intro to 3D Printing and Design – The Next Dimension Discover Camp is the first camp in the country to integrate this emerging technology into a summer camp class. In this course campers will begin to explore ways to design and create real 3D objects and bring them to life. Campers will be introduced to the world of 3D printing by learning how this groundbreaking technology works and where it is presently being used in society. They will learn how to navigate and use websites such as Thingiverse.com. At first, students will learn to print designs that currently exist then campers will move on to printing and creating their own original designs.

*New 043-Design and Build Using 3D Printing Campers will ONLY print original 3D designs they create (with guidance from the instructor). They will compete with other campers in a series of design challenges. Examples of the challenges include: bridge building, tower building, projectile throwing machines, and many more! Some of the programs students will learn to use in creating their parts are Google Sketchup, Geomagic Design, and Autodesk Inventor.

*New 044-Build Your Own 3D Printer Campers will receive a Printrbot Simple kit complete with every part they need to build their own 3D printer. They will also receive a 1 kg. spool of PLA filament in the color of their choice. Campers will assemble the Printrbot Simple printer. The Printrbot is a small 3D printer that is sold in kit form. They will also learn how to use a variety of software to create 3D prints and operate the printer. This class follows the tenor of the Discover Camp by teaching campers how to put their own printer together so they will be able to fix it in the future if something goes awry.

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Session: I Periods: 1 or 3 Session: II Periods: 1 or 4   Grades: 4 + Materials fee: $100 Technology fee: $25 Instructor:  Vinny Garrison, Computer Teacher at Nanuet School District

Session: I Period: 2 Session: II Period: 3   Grades: 5+ Materials fee: $100 Technology fee: $25 Instructor:  Vinny Garrison Session: I Period: 4 Session: II Period: 2  Grades: 6 + Materials fee: $400 Technology fee: $25 Instructor:  Vinny Garrison Prerequisite:  3D printing course

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*New 045-Laser Etching and EngravingLaser engraving is a relatively new art form and as far as we know Discover Camp is the only camp to offer a class utilizing this technology. This experimental class will combine children’s love of art and technology to create new and unique products that cannot be replicated with any other machine. We can cut and etch/engrave wood, metals, plastics, stone, glass, leather, paper, iPhones, etc. Come learn and experiment with this new technology . 046-Stop Motion & High Speed Videography In stop motion campers bring their LEGOs, clay, chalk drawing and many more to life as they explore the world of stop motion photography.  Stop motion animation allows the photographer to tell a story.  This style of photography makes a physically manipulated object appear on its own.  In stop motion, campers will have the opportunity to make their own movies, and also recreate scenes from their favorite movies like Star Wars. Campers will experience the basics of stop-motion animation using digital cameras, iPads, and their imaginations to bring their ideas (and LEGOs) to life. Also integrated into this class is a High Speed Videography component. In this part of the class we will explore the fun and exciting world of high speed cameras.  Using such cameras will allow us to break down and analyze various scientific actions and reactions. Campers will be able to slow down time and learn exactly how things work and why they work that way.  Finally we’ll explore some great apps that make simple stop motion available to anyone.

Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 4 + Materials fee: $75 Technology fee: $25 Instructor: DC Staff

Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 4 + Materials fee:  $25 Technology fee: $25 Instructor: Aaron Jacobs is a Social Studies Teacher whose hobby is photography and videography.

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047-Build Your Very Own Personal Computer Campers will build a personal computer from individual components. Building a personal computer includes knowledge of all hardware and software in a functioning computer. All of the components and information will be introduced to the campers by instructional lectures, power point slides, videos, and finally by physically installing each components into the computer case. • Campers demonstrate an understanding of 21st Century computer hardware and software • Understand how to effectively use and make the most of software and hardware
 • Effectively research, compare and contrast software and hardware
 • Benchmark computer performance based on hardware upgrades • Produce a fully functioning computer
 • Maintain computer performance by utilizing disk clean up, Windows updates, disk defragmenter, and Windows defender.
 Materials fees includes Computer Case, Motherboard, CPU, Hard Drive, Ram, Cooling Fans, Power Supply, Operating System (Windows 8), mouse and keyboard.  The monitor is not included since many households have spare monitors.  We will have these available for use and purchase if needed. 048-Advanced Computer Building and Wii Modification This class is designed to complement the Build a PC class.  Campers will take knowledge and skills learned further and modify their own PC even further.   Campers will • Over clock the computers CPU to reach the full potential of the computer’s performance. • Maintain and monitor an over clocked CPU’s temperature by utilizing water cooling kits. • Understand how to effectively use and make the most of software and hardware • Effectively research, compare and contrast software and hardware
 • Benchmark computer performance based on hardware upgrades
 • Maintain computer performance by utilizing disk clean up, Windows updates, disk defragmenter, and Windows defender.
 • Use the functioning computers to learn about the pre loaded software available on Windows 7 or Windows 8 and open source software such as Linux. • Modify a WII controller and build an inexpensive smart board.
 • Lean about SMARTBoard software and how the SMARTBoard functions.

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Session: I Period: 3 Session: II Period: 4 Grades: 5 - 9 Materials fee: $450. Instructor:  Nasser Ibrahim is an Educational Technology facilitator

Session: I Period: 2 Session: II Period: 1 Grades: 5 - 9 Materials fee:  $225 includes a 54 in 1 Card reader, watercooling kit, higher performing graphics card, an additional Two gigabytes of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 adapter, LED pen to work with the WiiMote Project Tripod and Wii mount. Prerequisite: Build a PC Instructor: Nasser Ibrahim

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049- Robots, Racers, and Circuits Campers will learn basic circuit components, and then put them together to build projects including a working AM radio (using Snap Circuits), a sweeper robot, a doodling robot, a ‘smart’ wandering robot, and a mini solar racer. No soldering will be done. The robots that are built actually do something, and the ‘smart’ wandering robot illustrates how a robot can navigate. The racers explore how propulsion can be achieved with solar energy and with wind. The snap circuits has over 300 projects that can be built, using sound and light sensors, to produce different frequency noises or flashing lights or a working AM radio. Participants will learn about some electric components such as resistors and capacitors. They will learn to use some tools such as angle cutters and screwdrivers. 050-Alternative Energy Vehicles Campers will build several cool vehicles, many that run on alternative energy sources. Projects include magnetic levitation (maglev) vehicles, a 6-in-1 transforming solar project, an air motor racer, a hover craft, and a salt water fuel cell car. Alternative energy such as solar and fuel cells are exciting options for the future of energy. Alternative methods of propulsion for transportation, such as wind motor and hovercraft open new ideas and creativity about how we move from one place to another. Campers will build some projects from kits, others from instructions and raw materials. They will learn to identify and use some tools such as angle cutters, long nose pliers, and screwdrivers.

Session: I Period: 2 Session: II Period: 3 Grades: 2 + Materials fee: $130 Instructor: Dan Barbuto is an Electrical Technology teacher on the college level.

Session: I Period: 3 Session: II Period: 2 Grades: 2 + Materials fee: $95 Instructor: Dan Barbuto

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051-Soldering Circuits Campers will build several working circuits using soldering. Circuits will include a light sensor circuit, siren circuit, a working FM radio, and more. No prior soldering experience is necessary, but campers must have patience when learning how to solder properly and safely. The first project will have blinking lights and a siren, and is intended to teach the participants about basic components such as resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuits. It is also used to teach soldering skills such as how to properly hold the solder and the iron, how to avoid solder bridges, and correct polarity of components. The projects that follow the practice circuit are more challenging – the FM radio requires the proper soldering of over 25 individual components. Campers will learn soldering skills and use of several tools such as angle cutters, screwdrivers, long nose pliers, and how to complete an intricate circuit so that it works properly. 052-Electronic Game Construction In this class campers will construct a handheld video game based on classics such Breakout, Tetris, Frogger and Snake. Students will learn to identify and describe the function of basic electronic components. Campers will be able to properly place and solder these components into printed circuit boards. Elements of programming may be introduced. At the conclusion of the class campers will have an individually constructed hand held gaming system of professional quality. Repeating campers will have the option to work on alternative projects individually under the supervision of Mr. D.

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Session: I & II Period: 1 Grades: 4 + Materials fee: $95 Instructor: Dan Barbuto

Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 6 + Materials fee: $95 Instructor: Nick Domanski Prerequisite: Soldering experience

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053-LEGO Building & Exploration Explore your interests in building in this class. We combine kids’ love of LEGO Blocks, KNEX, and Lincoln Logs. Discover Camp is unique since we prepare children with skills that they will need for future classes. These skills include: • • • • • •

Reading directions, diagrams and schematics Identifying parts Project planning Organizing components Cooperative play LEGO Strategic Games

054-LEGO Engineering/Renewable Energy In this class, campers will be introduced to the exciting world of LEGO machines. Campers will gain an understanding of simple machines, structures, and mechanisms. Campers will investigate, and experiment with balanced and unbalanced forces, friction, measure distance, time, speed, and weight. Most of all campers will be thrilled with the engaging activities. Wind, electrical, and kinetic energy sources are used in the lab experiments. We use kits from LEGO Education as well as a large supply of LEGO blocks that we’ve amassed.

Session: I & II Period: 3 Grades: 1 - 3 Materials fee: $25  Instructor:  Katie Forsythe

Session: I & II Period: 2 Grades: 2 - 5 Materials fee: $25 Instructors:  John Paulose and Nick Domanski

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055-LEGO WEDO Robotics LEGO® Education WeDo™ is an excellent way for some of our younger campers to transition from classes like LEGO engineering to the Mindstorm classes. It combines the children’s love of LEGO building with programming. Campers will build a variety of models such as lions, soccer players, ferris wheels, centrifuges, cars, helicopters and cranes. After students have built the models they will write programs that control the models behavior. Campers will gain experience writing programs using sequential, loop and logic based structures in a GUI environment, which make use of tilt and motion sensors and control motors and lights.

056-LEGO Robotics Mindstorms Campers take the “NXT” step in this course of robotics. Campers explore the world of Robotics using the NXT platform. Campers will be introduced to different building techniques utilizing a variety of beams, gears, and pins. Campers will gain an understanding of the operation of a micro controller, a variety of sensors, and servo operation. Programming is introduced in a GUI (Graphical User Interface) environment. The robots commands are programmed on a PC and uploaded to the robots micro controller. The class concludes with the camper building a model of their choosing, such as Wall-E, A Battle-Tank, Electric Guitar, or Keyboard. This class is ideal for the camper that may have received a Mindstorms Kit as a present and would like to “Discover” its full capabilities.

Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 2 - 4 Technology fee: $25  Instructor: John Paulose

Session: I & II Period: 1 or 3 Grades: 3 - 8 Technology fee: $25 Instructors: John Paulose & Nick Domanski Prerequisite: LEGO Engineering or prior experience with LEGO Technic building.

We highly recommend LEGO Engineering and LEGO WEDO robotics as prerequisite.

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*New 057-LEGO Robotics Mindstorms EV3 The newest and most advanced technology in LEGO Robotics! Campers will use their previous skills learned during the LEGO Mindstorms class to create and command robots that walk, talk, and think with all new sensors, such as the infrared sensor, which gives robots the ability to see and detect various objects. They can follow the step-by-step 3D building instructions to create TRACK3R, R3PTAR, SPIK3R, EV3RSTORM and GRIPP3r or they can create personalized robots using their imagination in order to solve various missions and tasks. Campers have the chance to bring these robots to life and develop problem solving skills an easy, intuitive, and icon-based programming interface which is based on the industry-leading graphical programming language used by scientists and engineers worldwide. The new and improved EV3 Intelligence brick even allows campers to control their robots directly by connecting them wirelessly to their phones and tablets! 058-Advanced LEGO Robotics Mindstorms This class is an extension of LEGO Robotics. Advanced building techniques are introduced. Campers build more sophisticated robots with the introduction of advanced sensors such as accelerometer, compass, and gyroscopic sensors. Campers are introduced to alternative programming environments. Campers will build autonomous and semi autonomous robots such as a Minesweeper. Campers may build problem-solving robots such as a Rubiks Cube solving robot. This is an intense and engaging class, which is sure to capture the imagination of any camper.

Session: I & II Period: 1 Grades: 3 - 8 Technology fee: $25 Instructor: Nick Domanski Prerequisite: LEGO Mindstorms

Session: I & II Period: 3 Grades: 5 + Technology fee: $25  Instructor: John Paulose Prerequisite: LEGO Mindstorms

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059-Study the Masters! Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques is an art appreciation course created for individuals with or without any artistic background. This class will introduce various art movements, artists, and their artwork. It will also teach true handson art techniques while you discover your own creativity. In Study of the Masters campers will get to understand where art has come from and why it has shaped the world we know today. Students will get their hands dirty and learn how to paint, draw, construct like artists of yesterday and how to recreate their art work like Salvador Dali, Paul Klee, Mark Chagall, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. Learn about the artist and follow their techniques to create art in 2D and 3D. *New 060-Study of The Current Masters The study of the Current Masters encourages campers to use independent wisdom to connect to the wonderful world of art. It will help develop the understanding, ability, knowledge and capacity to create a visual language of their own art work. This class is intended to stimulate personal response, to encompass a wide range of material and history to aid in expression to develop critical thinking in the advancement as an artist. Campers will learn about artist in 2D, 3D and create replicates to inspire your work to resemble such masters. Works of art will be inspired by artist including Banksy, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

061-Math + Games = Fun Maybe you love math, or maybe you don’t. Either way, this class could be for you. In Math + Games = Fun you get to learn and play with your friends while gaining valuable math skills that can add up to success. Using SMARTBoard technology, iPads and hands on games campers will play whole group games that make learning fun. There will also be opportunities to play math games with partners and small groups using math manipulatives such as blocks, cards, dice, and many other handson-manipulatives. Be a winner- play math games!

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Session: II Period: 2 Grades: All Materials fee: $55 Instructor: Danielle Poletto

Session: I Period: 4 Grades: 2+ Materials fee: $55 Instructor: Danielle Poletto

Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 1 – 3 Technology fee: $25 Instructor:  Katie Forsythe

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062-Parliamo e Cuciniamo Italiano! Lets Talk and Cook Italian Want to learn how to speak Italian and learn how to make amazing Italian meals this is the course for you! Campers will be engaged in a range of activities conducted in Italian like playing games and preparing foods. Campers will learn how to communicate in Italian through vocabulary, phrases and expressions. Campers will participate in a hands on culinary class and learn how to make authentic Italian dishes. The lessons will be conducted in conversational Italian connecting the hands-on experiences with the language. Immersion is the most effective way of learning a language. EVEN Mr. Rich learned how to order a fried pizza with onions and mushrooms while in Italy! Mr. Rich’s children have been exposed to the Italian language since birth since Mrs. Rich’s parents only speak to the children in Italian. At the end of the session campers will get to go home with their very own Italian cookbook. *New 063-Food Network Does your child love to cook and bake? In the Food Network, kids will make yummy and creative foods and treats such as Rainbow Swirl Cookies, Panda Bear and Apple Cupcakes, Colorful Chocolate Lollipops, Belgian waffles and more! Through this hands-on and collaborative experience, kids will also learn simple snacks they can prepare on their own at home such as Pizza Bagels, Grilled Cheese and Pancakes. Each young chef will also receive a recipe book of everything made at the conclusion of each camp session so they can share their favorites with friends and family! *New 064-Food Network - World Tour This diverse culinary experience allows kids to take a tour of the world and learn about new cultures through cooking. We visit countries such as France, Belgium, Japan, China, Italy, Greece, Poland and Mexico through a variety of popular dishes. Kids will try new foods and share interesting facts about each country, along with stories of kids’ own cultural backgrounds. Each World Chef will also receive a recipe book of everything made at the conclusion of each camp session so they can share their favorites with friends and family!

Session: I Period: 1 Grades: 4 - 6 Period: 2 Grades: 1 - 3 Material fees: $40 Instructor: Ms. Lisa DeBiase is an Italian Teacher for the Valhalla Schools and Mr. Rich’s sister-in-law. Ms. DeBiase will be assisted by her mom, Paolina to create some delectable treats. Session: I & II Period: 3 Grades: 1 - 3 Material fee: $50 Instructor: Diana Saldi

Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 4 - 6 Material fee: $50 Instructor: Diana Saldi

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065-Jewelry Making and More… What could be more fun than being totally immersed in learning how to make jewelry? Students not only learn the skills to create jewelry, they also have the opportunity to design and create beaded handbags, jewelry boxes, jeweled mirrors, hair accessories, picture frames and tech accessories including iPhone and mini iPad cases and so much more! This is a hands-on opportunity that will provide the student with an understanding of jewelry design and help them acquire a working knowledge of jewelry artistry using high quality materials such as Austrian crystal, genuine stones, genuine pearls and exotic beads found from all over the world! This is a relaxed yet exciting environment. Campers are supported while learning the skills to use professional jewelers’ tools, such as various types of pliers, cutters and tweezers. This course emphasizes creativity and learning basic design concepts..... All projects are age appropriate. 066- Fashion Network Have you ever wished you could create your very own fashions? Or maybe you just LOVE to make things from your own imagination? If you do, then Fashion Network is the perfect class for you! So get ready to explore using familiar craft activities such as collage, painting, stamping and so much more! This is an excellent learning experience for students with a creative eye and lots of imagination. You will be amazed how simply using familiar craft techniques can transform your ideas into Cool Fashions! So, come join us on this step by step journey and see how designing goes from the drawing board to the finished product. In addition, you will have a chance to explore with FUN and EXCITING materials to create your very own unique wearable fashions! Students will create t-shirts, trendy flip flops, purses, hair accessories, cozy socks, mini wallets, and tech accessories including mini iPad and iPhone cases. We will also have an opportunity to create home accessories for your child’s bedroom including beautiful pillows, stuffed animals, Kawaii Panda and owl Plushies and jeweled picture frames and so much more! Great news everyone! Brand New to Fashion Network this year is... “The American Girl Doll” Fashion Accessories!

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Session: I & II Periods: 1 or 3   Grades: 2 + Materials fee: $55 Instructor: Nicole Alloy is a professional jewelry instructor with a degree in Jewelry Design from Fashion Institute of Technology.

Session: I Period: 4 Session: II Period: 2 Grades: 3 + Materials fee: $70 Instructor: Nicole Alloy is a professional jewelry instructor with a degree in Jewelry Design from Fashion Institute of Technology.

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*New 067- The Magical World of Fantasy Art! Enter an enchanted world of your very own creation. For centuries fairies, mermaids, unicorns and everything magical have been beloved figures in folklore, art, literature and philosophy from all over the world. “So come join us and discover a secret place where eyes light up and minds drift away to a world where fairies reign, mermaids’ splash and glowing stars grant wishes.” Be a part of the magic and learn how to create star and moon jewelry, firefly glow jars, fairy dust keepsake bottles, sparkle bright hair accessories, Best friend flower necklaces, enchanted forest wind chimes, secret moon fairy journals, pixie dust pillows..... and so much more! So, if you love to create, then you will love “The Magical World of Fantasy Art.” Campers will be creating their very own fantasy art by using age appropriate techniques such as collage, painting and stamping. This is a unique opportunity for students to work with fascinating materials that truly excite the imagination! “Fairies, Fantasy, Myth and Magic!”

*New 068- “Rock Out” Your Room! Welcome to the world of home design and home accessories. This is a wonderful opportunity to create and design unique items for your very own bedroom! What could be more fun than designing cool wall art, awesome desk accessories, cute pillows, amazing jewelry displays, secret memory boxes, decorative picture frames, rock’n organizers for all your “stuff,” glow in the dark 3D stars to hang from your ceiling and so much more! Any theme can be captured through the world of home design. This class emphasizes creativity and learning basic design concepts. Campers will be exploring various mediums to create their unique works of art. All projects are age appropriate.

Session: I Period: 2 Session: II Period: 4 Grades: 2 + Materials fee: $50 Instructor: Nicole Alloy is a professional jewelry instructor with a degree in Jewelry Design from Fashion Institute of Technology.

Session: I Period: 2 Session: II Period: 4 Grades: 3 + Materials fee: $70 Instructor: Nicole Alloy is a professional jewelry instructor with a degree in Jewelry Design from Fashion Institute of Technology.

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*New 069- The “Magical” World of Decoupage Level I Decoupage is an art form of “cut-and-paste” so to speak. It has been around for many centuries. It all started with an East Siberian tomb art. In the 12th century  it came to China, but it really became popular by the Venetian Artisans in Italy by the 18th century, who called it “Lacca Povera”. Later on, in the 18th century, the technique was renamed “DECOUPAGE” (taken from the verb: decouper, “tocut-out”) by the French. DECOUPAGE became extremely popular amongst the fashionable women (and some men as well) of the period. 

Session: I Period: 1 Session: II Period: 3 Grades: 2+  Materials fee: $35 Instructor: Lucy Douville

In DECOUPAGE I, campers will learn the basics of Decoupage through simple projects: how to transform a can into a pencil holder, how to make a fun windsock, and also how to decorate a bird-house, mirrors, banks, wall art, and more.

*New 070- The “Magical” World of Decoupage Level II DECOUPAGE is an art form of “cut-and-paste” so to speak. It has been around for many centuries. It all started with an East Siberian tomb art. In the 12th century it came to China, but it really became popular by the Venetian Artisans in Italy by the 18th century, who called it “Lacca Povera”. Later on, in the 18th century, the technique was renamed “DECOUPAGE” (taken from the verb: decouper, “tocut-out”) by the French. DECOUPAGE became extremely popular amongst the fashionable ladies (and some men as well) of its period.

Session: I Period: 3 Session: II Period: 1 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $45 Instructor: Lucy Douville

DECOUPAGE II is an extension of Decoupage I, with students applying the techniques and knowledge of Decoupage that they already have and then they will move ahead with the more challenging projects such as: Wall art, wooden boxes, jewelry (cuffs, bangles, necklaces) and they will also learn to work with Decoupage on fabric, to create shoulder bags, clutches and more.

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*New 071- Crochet, Macrame & Applique Campers will learn the basics of the craft of crochet. Crochet is the art form in which yarn is made up into a patterned fabric by looping yarn with a hooked needle. Campers will be able to make belts, string bags, scarves, and much more. Macrame was developed by the Arabs in the 13th century. Macrame can be very simple or very elaborate. Ranging from simple bracelets to an entire garment. The students will learn to use their hands in a whole new way. Campers will be able to create bracelets, purse/bag straps, clothing and so much more. Applique is a vast craft made primarily with fabric, but when combined with paint, ribbons buttons, rick-rack, lace and rhinestones, it can become a real piece of art. The campers will be able to create stuffed pillows, baseball caps, trinket holders on a hanger, to keep those hair accessories handy and more. In combining all three arts and crafts forms together, they can create many one-ofa-kind pieces that will be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come. *New 072- Paper Mache-N-More What can you do with a newspaper or magazine after you finish reading it? You’ll throw it in the recycling bin or garbage, right? Or, you can transform it into something fun and useful or create a piece of art. You can make baskets, candy/ trinket dishes, transform a simple picture frame, make star-burst mirrors, and more, as gifts for your family, friends and teachers. Campers will be encouraged to add their own ideas and creativity. 073- Creative Sculpting Here is a hands-on clay class to construct art out of every type of clay possible. Campers will learn how to make and use different kinds of clay to sculpt and construct beautiful pieces of art. The clay will vary from recycled clay to oven-dried clay to homemade clay! Clay skills will include: • Sculpting • Texturing • Layering techniques Campers will be encouraged to use their creativity to create in this class!

Session: I Period: 2 Session: II Period: 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $60 Instructor: Lucy Douville

Session: I Period: 4 Session: II Period: 2 Grades: 3 + Materials fee: $45 Instructor: Lucy Douville

Session: I Period: 2 Grades: 2 + Materials fee: $55 Instructor: Danielle Poletto

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*New 074- Modern-Day Creative Sculpting Sculpture. Where does it come from? What is it for? Where did it all begin? These days we assume that sculpture like the other arts, is a luxury and not an essential part of our lives. Sculpture today encompasses diverse materials and contexts for the expression of ideas in space. Within this broad description, campers are encouraged to develop the technical skills that will help them expand their ideas into thoughtful individual expression. Learn about the structures and sculptresses of today and replicate such sculptures. Some artists include David Smith, Andy Goldsworthy, Dale Chihuly, and Michael Ferris, Jr. to name a few. *New 075- Brush It Up Want to paint every week at camp while learning about proper techniques on how to draw and paint. This painting class will help open your eyes to color theory, how to mix your own paints, and paint like the artist of yesterday and today. Campers will become comfortable in the art studio and familiarize themselves with tools and materials. In this class the student will be able to : • Strengthen self-disciple • Develop perceptions and expression • Observe, research, and learn from the work of other artists • Explore the painting genres of still life, landscape, and figure • Develop and enhance know-how in vocabulary of an artist. • Actively engage in constructive artistic critiques in class. *New 076-Cartooning Do you like to draw cartoons or animated characters? Are you interested in learning the basic techniques of story-boarding, flip books, and cell animation? If so, then Cartooning is for you. In this class, we will draw and create awesome images of some of your favorite cartoon and animated characters. Disney, Pixar, and some of your favorite comic book characters will be our resources as we explore the wonderful world of cartooning. *New 077- Sketchbook Drawing Sketchbooks are very important part of every artist’s life! It is where skills are amplified and ideas are written down and worked on. Sketchbooks are critical part of developing creativity! Often sketchbooks are used in preparation for ideas and practicing numerous skills. It is a place where artists are totally free to trying out and finding their visual voice. Learn how important a sketchbook can be to an artist. Creatively express yourself in a sketchbook by using 2D materials and techniques to transform sketchbook pages to your own personal sketching diary.

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Session: I Period: 3 Session: II Period: 1 Grades: All Material fee: $55 Instructor:  Danielle Poletto

Session: I Period: 1 Grades: 2+ Material fee: $55 Instructor:  Danielle Poletto

Session: I Period:  4 Grades: 3-8 Materials fee: $25 Instructor: Mr. DeGrazia, Pleasantville Middle School teacher  Session: II Period: 4 Grades: 2+ Material fee: $35 Instructor:  Danielle Poletto

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*New 078- Summer Camp Arts and Crafts True arts and crafts from yesteryear and today! In this class you will have ample hands on art and craft experience with the opportunity to use a variety of different media. The campers will use and understand basic elements and techniques of design, composition and structure. Campers will learn to construct, through proper use of tools and techniques. At the end of each class, your child will walk away having completed a project and accomplished in some area including Lanyard bracelets, basic sewing, tie-dye, scrap booking, bead weaving, paper marbling, and collage. *New 079-Crafty hands, Creative Minds Exploring the exciting world of arts of crafts, campers will tap into their creative minds and engage in a multitude of activities. Working with the styles of today and even visiting some crafts of the past, we will develop our skills in organization, planning, play and artistic expression! We will use a variety of materials to spark our imaginative interests and create Rainbow Loom bracelets, decorative plates, personalized hats, and much more!

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Session: II Period: 3 Grades: All Material fee: $45 Instructor:  Danielle Poletto

Session: I & II Period: 1  Grades: 3 - 7 Materials fee: $50 Instructor: Brittany DeGrazia, Certified Secondary Mathematics Teacher

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Build a Board Conceived by Jay Isolini the Build a Board Art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck. Campers will add their own personal touch by decorating their decks through creative techniques. They will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Build a board is divided up into 2 different types of boards: 080-Standard Board These boards are commonly used for tricks and ramps. Materials fees: $115

Session: I & II Period: 2 or 4 Grades: 3 + Materials fee: Fees vary, see descriptions. Instructor: Jay Isolini is a sponsored skater that teaches skateboarding lessons all over Westchester County

081-Cruiser Cruisers aren’t made for tricks. They have bigger softer wheels for a much smoother ride. Materials fees: $150 *New 082-Longboard A longboard is very much like a surfboard or snowboard with wheels. It is used for cruising, downhill racing, slalom racing, sliding, and/or transport. Materials fees: $150 *New 083-Custom Standard Board Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with standard trucks and wheels to be used on ramps. Materials fees: $150 *New 084-Custom Cruiser Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with cruiser truck and big soft wheels for a smooth ride with extra style. Materials fees: $150

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*New 085-Introduction to Skateboarding Campers will learn the fundamentals of skateboarding in a safe, fun atmosphere. Pushing, Carving, Tic Tac’s, Kick-Turns, Stopping safely as well as Basic Skateboarding terminology. Campers will learn how to adjust their skateboards and use the ramps safely and correctly. Throughout Intro to skateboarding advanced maneuvers will be taught such as the ollie and the kick flip as well as dropping in for campers who want to be ready to take the next step towards advanced skateboarding. Bringing your own skateboard, helmet and pad set is recommended but you can also rent equipment from Jay.  For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed.  *New 086-Advanced Skateboarding This class is designed for returning campers. Campers will be focusing on enhancing their skateboarding skills in a safe and progressive atmosphere. More challenging tricks and ramp maneuvers will be taught. Bringing your own skateboard, helmet and pad set is recommended but you can also rent equipment from Jay.  For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed. 

087-Boys & Girls Basketball Campers will develop a sense of camaraderie while working toward shared goals with fellow teammates in a variety of fun, skills-based games and activities. Drills will focus on ball-handling, coordination, proper shooting techniques, and aerobic fitness. Our basketball program is non-competitive and prides itself on developing and strengthening your child’s passion for sports. All campers will feel comfortable in our program regardless of prior experiences with sports. Come join the fun! 088-Boys & Girls Soccer Discover Camp soccer focuses on the campers individual skills and works to improve those skills over 4 weeks through modeling, drills, games, and scrimmages. The professional staff made up of both men and women are all soccer players who are or have been part of high level soccer programs. If you love the game of soccer (football) this is the class for you.

Session: I & II Period: 1 Grades: All Ramp fee: $10 Rentals available through Jay. Instructor: Jay Isolini

Session: I & II Period: 3 Grades: 3+ Ramp fee: $10 Instructor: Jay Isolini

Session: I & II Period: 1 Grades: 4 - 8 Period: 2 Grades: 1 - 3 Material fee: $0 Instructor:  Jon Warchol

Session: I & II Period: 1 Grades: 1 - 3 Period: 2 Grades: 4 - 8 Material fee: $0 Instructor:  DC Staff

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089-Golf- Swing Like The Pros (Boys & Girls) Do you want to learn how to play golf? Do you already play, but want to improve your game? If so, sign up for Swing Like The Pros. You will learn and explore ways to improve your grip, putting stroke, short game and drives. We will use the local driving range to practice all of our skills and find innovative ways to apply our lessons through fun, healthy competition.

090-Baseball Utilizing our philosophy of small group instruction we will concentrate on building skills, sportsmanship, cooperation and game knowledge. A focus on individualized instruction will be emphasized to ensure each camper learns at their own rate.

091-Multi – Sport (Outdoor Sports) Campers will participate in three sports throughout the session: Flag Football, Flag Rugby, and Ultimate Frisbee. In this course campers will develop their athletic skills in catching, throwing, agility, and game-play strategy. All sports are non-contact and will be great for campers of all levels. Campers will learn the game rules while also participating in drills that will prepare them for fun, cooperative intra-team play. We will focus on each sport for approximately one and a half weeks throughout the session. Your child will love the sense of team that we will develop throughout the session and the enjoyment that comes with playing sports with friends.

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Session: I & II Period: 1 or 2 Grades: 3 + Session I Transportation fee:$95 Site fee: $55 Session II Transportation fee:$75 Site fee: $37.50 Instructor: DC Staff Session: I & II Period: 2 Grades: 4 + Period: 3 Grades: 1 - 3 Materials fee: $0 Instructor: Adam Benveniste Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 3 + Material fee: $0 Instructor:  Jon Warchol

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092-Boys & Girls Lacrosse Campers will develop skills in ball handling, shooting, passing, and game-play tactics in fun-filled outdoor play. Campers will gain a better understanding of game rules and player positions (goalie, defenders, mid-fielders, attackers) and will practice game-rules and skill development in intramural scrimmage play and through games and activities like Fireball, Monkey in the Middle, Steal the Bacon, and 5,10, 15, 20. Most importantly, lacrosse will be fun and exciting!!!  Campers of all abilities are welcome, and will come away with a new or greater love for lacrosse, and are sure to feel a sense of camaraderie with their teammates as they work towards a shared purpose. *New 093-Floor Hockey Looking for the speed and excitement of hockey but never learned how to skate? Want to master stick handling, puck control, and shooting while having a blast with your friends? Sign up for floor hockey with Coach Benveniste to make the most of your athletic summer. Campers will immerse themselves in the overall rules and strategies of hockey while engaging in 3 on 3 tournaments, All-Star Skills Competition, and conditioning. The last week will culminate in a Stanley Cup Style Playoff event. 094-Archery Archery is another huge hit with the kids at Discover Camp. Girls and boys really enjoy learning about archery. There’s something classic about it. Nocking an arrow, pulling the bow, taking a breath, holding still, and releasing the arrow toward the target. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve and hit the target perfectly. Once again we’ve combined our instructor with something that he has a passion for. Mr. D has been bow hunting practicing with targets since he was very young. First it was getting the kids excited about golf, now archery? What’s next?

Session: I & II Period: 3 Grades: 4 + Material fee: $0 Lacrosse gloves and sticks required Instructor: Jon Warchol

Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 4+ Material fee: $0 Instructor: Adam Benveniste Varsity Hockey Coach

Session: I Periods: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Session: II Periods: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4 + Material fee: $30 Instructor: Chris DeGrazia

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095-Indoor Rock Climbing @ The Cliffs (Boys & Girls) Right around the corner from Discover Camp is “The Cliffs” indoor climbing facility. Our students will be treated to a daily lesson in climbing safety, climbing skills and the physics of climbing. A Discover Camp counselor will assist the Cliffs experts with instruction and supervision. If you’ve never seen The Cliffs’ Facility, it is absolutely breathtaking. The Cliffs is only 5 minutes away from camp.

096-Gymnastics This class is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the basic fundamentals and skills of gymnastics and acrobatics. This is a multi-level class taught at Westchester Gymnastics where Mr. Rich’s kids train and compete. Campers will learn: • Forward and backward rolls • Back-bends • Back-walkovers • Cartwheels • Round-offs • Standing Back Handsprings and more

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Session: I & II Periods: 3 or 4 Grades: All Session I Transportation fee:$95 Site fee: $95 Session II Transportation fee:$75 Site fee: $75 Instructor: The Cliffs certified instructors Session: I & II Periods: 3 or 4 Grades: All Session I Transportation fee:$95 Site fee: $95 Session II Transportation fee:$75 Site fee: $75 Instructor: Westchester Gymnastics Coaches

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097-Karate Kid Do you want to learn how to kick, punch and block? Then karate is the class for you! Campers will be learning many types of martial arts which include but are not limited to: Japanese Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Judo, Aikido and Kung Fu. Beyond the fun of learning karate, campers will learn discipline, integrity, respect and perseverance. Campers will receive one-on-one guidance throughout the session and will refine their skills in groups. As you gain belts you will increase strength, flexibility and endurance while also defining your technique and getting that much closer to becoming a black belt! We use Fusion Martial Arts facility, 5 minutes from camp.

098-Tennis Taught at Solaris Sport & Racquet Club by Certified Professional Tennis coaches. Campers will learn: • The fundamentals of the game • Parts of the court & racquet Tennis Scoring • Seven basic strokes - serve, ground-stroke, approach shot, volley, overhead, drop shot and lob • Introduction to rally skills All using fun games and contests to reinforce skills, cooperation and sportsmanship.   

Session: I & II Period: 1 & 2 Grades: All Session I Transportation fee:$95 Site fee: $50 Session II Transportation fee:$75 Site fee: $37.50 Instructor: Nick Perrone Session: I & II Period: 3 Grades: 3+ Session I Transportation fee:$95 Site fee: $95 Session II Transportation fee:$75 Site fee: $75 Instructor: Solaris Sport & Racquet Club

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The “Racing Academy” series of classes are meant to introduce and step children through the hobby of building and racing cars and trucks. The common theme here, which is a common thread in many of our classes, is the integration of testing with variables reading directions and schematic and the use of tools. This is the suggested sequence of classes. • Mini 4WD 099 introduces children to the the reading schematics, using tools properly, identifying parts and building. The children then race their cars and experiment with different setups. • Mini 4WD Advanced 100 continues the skills learned in Mini 4WD and allows the children to further experiment with more parts and set ups. It also allows for more of what the children love, racing. • Mini-Z 101 here continues to build upon skills. This is the first real introduction the radio controlled cars. Children partially disassemble their kits and do small modifications like adding ball bearings to reduce friction or adding new tires to increase traction. They continue to change one variable at a time to test racing characteristics. A heavy emphasis is placed on learning driving skills and maintaining your own car. • Mini-Z 102 advanced has become a very popular class for those children who love to drive and modify their cars. • Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec • Intermediate Racing Academy • Advanced Racing Academy 099-Mini-4WD Building and Racing - Earn your Builder’s License One of our longest running classes. Explore the exciting world of Tamiya’s Mini 4WD cars.  These kits are not radio controlled but are assembled from about 40 components and raced against competitors on a special track.  The key to this class is to make your car go as fast as possible without leaving this special race track. Mini-4WD is a very popular “sport” in Japan and California where events attract thousands of kids. Discover Camp is the only camp in the nation to be supported directly by Tamiya America. • Campers are introduced to the process of building from a kit • Read and follow instruction manuals • Interpret diagrams • Identify and use tools properly • Identify components including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings, etc. • Changing variables to improve performance

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Session: I & II Periods: 1 or 3 Grades: 1 - 5 Materials fee: $80 Instructor: Alexa Vafeades

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*New 100-Mini-4WD Advanced This class is intended for children who have taken Mini 4WD at least once and have a collection of Mini 4WD cars. The campers will dive deeper into what makes these cars faster and handle better. Like all good science experiments it’s all about testing variables. The campers will try to figure out what works and what doesn’t and make small improvements until they have built their ultimate Mini 4WD car. We will have a huge collection of Tamiya parts to choose from. For the first time in 15 years we’re pleased to offer Mini 4WD Advanced. This class was created because so many parents (really the kids) requested an advanced course. When we started the Mini 4WD program as a summer program 15 years ago, I never would have believed that it would still be so popular all these years later. It’s a great building block to the Racing Academy sequence of classes. Even my own girls have a huge collection of Mini 4WD cars and I think the class introduced them to life long skills with tools. Anthony Rich

Session: I & II Periods: 2 Grades: 1 - 5 Materials fee: $80 The materials fee covers a budget for upgrade parts or to purchase new chassis. Instructor: Alexa Vafeades

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101-Mini-Z Racings and Upgrades- Earn your Driver’s License Explore the exciting world of Kyosho’s Mini-Z radio controlled cars. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but loaded with tons of performance features.  To complement our Mini 4WD program and prepare campers for our Racing Academy campers are taught how to drive a radio controlled car.  Again changing variables is the major skill that we emphasize.  By changing one variable at a time students tune their cars to perform at a higher level.  Competition takes place on a specialized track that is changed according to the ability of the group.  These radio controlled cars have replacement parts that the children learn to change.  Discover Camp is the ONLY camp in the area recognized and supported by KYOSHO AMERICA to run the Mini-Z program. 

Session: I Period: 2 Session: II Period: 1 Grades: 3 + Beginners Materials fee: $230 Instructor: Mr. Litchfield Mini 4WD is highly recommended as a prerequisite

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Read and follow instruction manuals Interpret diagrams Identify and use tools properly Identify components, including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings etc. • Alter variables to improve performance • Learn driving skills and racing techniques • Mini-Z is one of the most popular lunchtime activities at camp. 102-Mini-Z Racing, Repairs, and Upgrades This class is designed for returning Mini-Z enthusiasts. Campers will explore the exciting world of Kyosho’s Mini-Z radio controlled cars.  Campers must have a Mini-Z already and must have taken the Mini-Z class in the past. Campers are given a “budget” to spend on upgrade parts and repairs. The attraction to this class is the wheel to wheel racing that takes place. Campers share upgrade tricks and then modify their cars with the new parts that they purchase. Campers are encouraged to develop independence by repairing and modifying their own cars under the supervision of Mr. Litchfield, his son Parker, and the other counselors.

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Session: I & II Period: 4 Grades: 3 + Advanced Materials fee: $80 Must have own Mini-Z. New Mini-Zs are available for additional charge. Instructor: Mr. Litchfield Prerequisite: Mini-Z

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The Racing Academy Discover Camp’s most popular class, The Racing Academy, has been constantly evolving for many years and Discover Camp was practically built on this one class alone. In this class campers learn how to build 1/10th radio controlled cars and trucks from kits that consist of over 300 parts. First and foremost a child must develop the patience needed to take on such a large project. Patience cannot be found or practiced, it requires nurturing and we are experts at fostering patience building skills. In the process, they will be learning about basic tools needed for construction and the proper use of these tools. We teach the children about the various components and mechanics of these kits by teaching the children to read the detailed schematics used to assemble the cars. This class introduces your child into a life-long hobby that many of us have been enjoying for a long time. We’ve all been building and racing since we were kids and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon! These classes encourage the children to work under the careful guidance of JP Kaminski and carefully chosen assistants. Several years ago Mr. Kaminski (instructor) created a 1/10 scale, race quality off-road track that gave the offroad campers a chance to learn and test their driving skills over many obstacles. Mr. Kaminski teaches students the importance of track building and maintenance. All campers will be instructed on the value of racing and “marshalling”. Marshalls are the people that stand in a non view obstructing and safe part of the track. These people help the racers in case of roll over or going of the track. What campers learn and are expected to do here will translate directly to any hobby shop raceway. Campers will be divided into equal groups, each group will race for 5 min while the other half marshalls. After the 5 minutes, the campers will switch. This year as in every other year Discover Camp will be upgrading the racing academy and will incorporate an “on-road” track. The campers will be learning many of the same things as the campers learn on the off road track. The Racing Academy is divided up into ten distinct groups which must be carefully selected.

103.Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec. Focused around the infamous Traxxas Slash, the campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby, the Slash is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible (we jumped it off a two story roof and it was fine!) After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other Slash trucks at camp. We’ve built about 500 Slashes since we introduced it to our camp many years ago so we’re certainly experts on this particular chassis. 

Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $325 Offroad track fee: $10 Instructor: JP Kaminski

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104.Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades (for returning campers) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the chassis for wear and tear. We will examine which upgrades will benefit your chassis the best and really focus on more of the dynamics of radio controlled cars and racing. The campers will also be arranged into different racing classes determined by the upgrade package they choose. The goal to create two distinct classes, stock and modified. The $100 fee gives the campers a “credit” to upgrade their trucks anyway they want after learning what each upgrade adds to their vehicle.

Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee:$100 Offroad track fee: $10 Instructor: JP Kaminski

105.*New Intermediate Racing Academy – 2WD Slash LCG (low center of gravity) Upgrade (for returning campers or new campers) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars to the new LCG spec., a step above the other slash upgrades class that we offer. The LCG chassis lowers the center of gravity of the Slash by relocating the battery and electronics. All of the top of the line, high performance short course racing trucks that are on the market use this type of chassis. It truly transforms the truck into a racing machine with excellent balance and nimble handling. The campers will essentially be taking their entire truck apart and rebuilding it with the upgraded parts. Along with the new chassis the campers will also receive new front and rear wheels and tires, which are a significant performance upgrade on their own. E-mail us with questions.

Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee:$125 Offroad track fee: $10 Instructor: JP Kaminski *Campers must have an operational 2WD Traxxas Slash.

106.Intermediate Racing Academy - Formula 1 There are few forms of motor racing that rival Formula One in speed and sport; F1 is a unique, exhilarating combination of man, machine, asphalt, and sheer luck. Formula One’s secret is its distinctive race car: an open-wheeled, lightweight, lowto-the ground affair that resembles a small aircraft more than it does an automobile. This unique form-factor and high level of performance carries over into the realm of radio-controlled scale models. Discover Camp is proud to offer for the first time a scale Formula One spec racing course. This course combines the construction of a Formula One RC kit and an intensive focus on developing driver skill in a fun, constructive atmosphere. Formula One driving is an aswesome way to become a better driver.

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Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $390 Instructor: JP Kaminski Prerequisites: Must have built a Traxxas Slash with Discover Camp

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107.*New Intermediate Racing Academy - RJ Speeds Legends Car This kit is the next step after the student has taken the Slash racing spec class and is looking to improve their building skills. This kit is a great beginner’s level car as it teaches the fundamentals of building at a more forgiving and less expensive level. R/C Legends cars are designed to create inexpensive racing for beginners and experienced racers alike. The idea is to put racing back into driving skills and care in car setup, rather than spending money for the technology over and over to go faster.

108.*New Intermediate Racing Academy - TT-02 On-Road Spec.

Starting with the basic Tamiya TT-02 chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Will spent the fall experimenting with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.” After the initial build, campers will turn their TT-02 chassis into the Type-WC, or the Will Constan Special. This special spec. class will be adding an aluminum driveshaft, oil filled dampers, and full ball bearing set to each kit. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Oil filled shocks dampen the suspension and prevent bounce. Ball bearings offer greater durability and fix the sloppy suspension and the aluminum driveshaft cuts down on driveline vibrations and also gives the kids the ability to upgrade to faster motors at a later time. You will be contacted in the Spring with a choice of bodies that are available at that time.

Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $315 Instructor: JP Kaminski Prerequisites: Must have built a Traxxas Slash with DC or any other intermediate or advanced kit at DC

Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $350 Instructor: JP Kaminski Prerequisites: Must have built a Traxxas Slash with DC or any other intermediate or advanced kit at DC

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109.*New Advanced Racing Academy - SC10.2 Short Course Truck This class is for the advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. This is a 2-wheel drive short course truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The SC10.2 Factory Team kit delivers the next level of short course performance that will continue to be proven a winner. Based on the 8-time R.O.A.R. National Champion RC10T4, the SC10.2 shares many of the same Factory Team optional parts that result in improved durability and faster lap times. Factory Team 12mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, VTS slipper clutch and ‘Gull Wing’ front suspension are just a few of the SC10.2 features that make it stand above the rest of the pack! The materials fees for the advanced level kits do not include batteries or a charger

110.*New Advanced Racing Academy - T4.2 Stadium Truck This is a 2-wheel drive stadium truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. Since its release in 2003 the RC10T4 has remained at the top level of national competition having won eight R.O.A.R. National Championships. The RC10T4.2 kit now comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, blue aluminum bellcrank set and 12mm wheel hexes, just to name a few. Also included in the T4.2 Factory Team kit is the Pro-Line Bulldog body. The T4.2 is a potent race truck and has everything it takes to get you to the top of the podium! The materials fees for the advanced level kits do not include batteries or a charger

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Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $540 Offroad track fee: $10 Instructor: JP Kaminski Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes

Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $515 Offroad track fee: $10 Instructor: JP Kaminski Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes

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111.*New Advanced Racing Academy - B4.1 Buggy This is a 2-wheel drive Buggy with high performance trimmings like a ball differential and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The B4 platform is undefeated on a world level since its release in 2003, winning four I.F.M.A.R. World Championships. Team Associated’s Area 51 designers optimized the B4.1 Factory Team kit for the latest generation of racers whose cars are lighter and more powerful than ever due to the advent of new LiPo battery and brushless motor technology. With its race-ready components, Factory Team parts, and optimized suspension setup for use with LiPo batteries, the B4.1 Factory Team buggy puts it’s World Champion pedigree to work for you, lap after lap! The materials fees for the advanced level kits do not include batteries or a charger

112.Discover Camp Slash Repairs (For Returning Campers) Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy Traxxas Slash or has a Traxxas Slash that needs minor repairs should join this class. Campers will get $50 credit for parts. Repairs may cost more and we will notify parents prior.

113.Discover Camp Racing & Repairs (For Returning Campers) Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in getting their vehicles back in order and racing their vehicles should join this class. We’ll be assigning two counselors specifically to this program so that there is ALWAYS someone available to race with the kids or assist with repairs.  No additional fees are charged except for parts needed for repairs.

Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $425 Offroad track fee: $10 Instructor: JP Kaminski Prerequisites: Must have a Traxxas Slash

Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $50 Offroad track fee: $10 Instructor: JP Kaminski Prerequisites: Must have a Traxxas Slash Session: I & II Period: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Grades: 4+ Materials fee: $0 Instructor: JP Kaminski

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Discover Camp Daily Schedule Session I Choose one class from each column

Period-1 9:00-10:25

Period-2 10:30-11:55

Period-3 1:00-2:25

Period-4 2:30-3:55

001-Lotions, Potions, & Sewing (Grades 4+) pg 20 004-Rube Goldberg (Grades 1-3) pg 21

000-DC Scientist (Grades 1-5) pg 20 002-Discover Giving (Grades 3-7) pg 20

003-Treasure Hunters (Grades 3-6) pg 21 005-Intro to Rocketry (Grades 3+) pg 22

006-Adv. Rocketry I (Grades 4+) pg 22 007-Adv. Rocketry II (Grades 5+) pg 23

005-Intro to Rocketry (Grades 3+) pg 22 008-Into to Aeronautics (Grades 5+) pg 23 011-K.I.S. Building II (Grades 4+) pg 24 014-Multi-Level Chess (Grades 1+) pg 26 015-Pokemon Level I (Grades 1+) pg 26 016-Pokemon Level II (Grades 2+) pg 27 022-Adv. Siege Machines (Grades 5+) pg 28

004-Rube Goldberg (Grades 4-6) pg 21 006-Adv. Rocketry I (Grades 4+) pg 22 007-Adv. Rocketry II (Grades 5+) pg 23 010-K.I.S. Building (Grades 3+) pg 24 014-Multi-Level Chess (Grades 1+) pg 26 019-Warhammer Level I (Grades 3+) pg 28 032-Strategic Computer Games (Grades 3+) pg 33

009-Adv. Aeronautics (Grades 6) pg 24 012-Arcade Anarchy (Grades 3+) pg 25 020-Warhammer Level II (Grades 3+) pg 28 021-Siege Machines (Grades 4+) pg 28 025-Wood Working Level II (Grades 4-6) pg 30 033-Minecraft (Grades 3+) pg 33 035-Digital Architecture (Grades 4+) pg 34

013-Arcade Anarchy II (Grades 4+) pg 25 017-Dungeons & Dragons Level I (Grades 3+) pg 27 018-Dungeons & Dragons Level II (Grades 4+) pg 27 023-Bridge Building & Bashing (Grades 5+) pg 28 024-Wood Working Level I (Grades 1-3) pg 30 036-DC Maker Space (Grades 3-6) pg 34 038-Discover Camp Rock Band (Grades 3+) pg 35

029-App Genius Game Creator (Grades 5-9) pg 32

034-Animator Studio (Grades 4+) pg 34

038-Discover Camp Rock Band (Grades 3+) pg 35

040-Video Design (Grades 5-9) pg 37

030-Hands-On with Google Sketchup (Grades 3+) pg 32 033-Minecraft (Grades 3+) pg 33

037-Digital Music Production (Grades 5-9) pg 35 038-Discover Camp Rock Band (Grades 3+) pg 35

039-Movie Making (Grades 3+) pg 37 042-Intro to 3D Printing (Grades 4+) pg 40

041-Digital Photography (Grades 3-6) pg 37 044-Build Your Own 3D Printer (Grades 6+) pg 40

038-Discover Camp Rock Band (Grades 3+) pg 35

043-Design & Building Using 3D Printing (Grades 5+) pg 40

047-Build Your Own PC (Grades 5-9) pg 42

045-Laser Etching (Grades 4+) pg 41

042-Intro to 3D Printing (Grades 4+) pg 40 051-Soldering Circuits (Grades 3+) pg 44

048-Adv. Computer Building (Grades 5-9) pg 42 049-Robots, Racers, & Circuits (Grades 2+) pg 43

050-Alternative Energy Vehicles (Grades 2) pg 43 053-LEGO Building & Exploration (Grades 1-3) pg 45

046-Stop Motion (Grades 4+) pg 41 052-Electronic Game Construction (Grades 6+) pg 44

056-LEGO Robotics Mindstorm (Grades 3-8) pg 46

054-LEGO Engineering (Grades 2-5) pg 45

056-LEGO Robotics Mindstorm (Grades 3-8) pg 46

055-LEGO WEDO Robotics (Grades 2-4) pg 46

058-Adv. LEGO Robotics (Grades 5+) pg 47

060-Study the Current Masters (Grades 2+) pg 48

057-LEGO Robotics EV3 (Grades 3-8) pg 47 062-Lets Talk & Cook Italian (Grades 4-6) pg 49

062-Lets Talk & Cook Italian (Grades 1-3) pg 49

061-Math + Games = Fun (Grades 1-3) pg 48

065-Jewelry Making & More (Grades 2+) pg 50

067-Fantasy Art (Grades 2+) pg 51

063-Food Network (Grades 1-3) pg 49

064-Food Network World Tour (Grades 4-6) pg 49

069-Decoupage Level 1 (Grades 2+) pg 52

068-Rock Out Your Room (Grades 3+) pg 51

065-Jewelry Making & More (Grades 2+) pg 50

066-Fashion Network (Grades 3+) pg 50

075-Brush It Up (Grades 2+) pg 54

071-Crochet, Macrame, & Applique (Grades 4+) pg 53

070-Decoupage Level 2 (Grades 4+) pg 52

072-Paper Mache, Basketry N More (Grades 3+) pg 53

079-Crafty Hands, Creative Minds (Grades 3-7) pg 56 085-Intro to Skateboarding (Grades All) pg 59 087-Boys & Girls Basketball (Grades 4-8) pg 59 088-Boys & Girls Soccer (Grades 1-3) pg 59

073-Creative Sculpting (Grades 2+) pg 53 080-084-Build a Board (Grades 3+) pg 57 087-Boys & Girls Basketball (Grades 1-3) pg 59 088-Boys & Girls Soccer (Grades 4-8) pg 59

074-Modern Day Creative Sculpting (Grades All) pg 54 086-Adv. Skateboarding (Grades All) pg 59 090-Baseball (Grades 1-3) pg 60 092-Boys & Girls Lacrosse (Grades 4+) pg 61

076-Cartooning (Grades 3-8) pg 54 080-084-Build a Board (Grades 3+) pg 57 091-Multi-Sports (Grades 3+) pg 60

089-Golf (Grades 3+) pg 60

089-Golf (Grades 3+) pg 60 090-Baseball (Grades 4+) pg 60

094-Archery (Grades 4+) pg 61

093-Floor Hockey (Grades 4+) pg 61 094-Archery (Grades 4+) pg 61

094-Archery (Grades 4+) pg 61

094-Archery (Grades 4+) pg 61

095-Indoor Rock Climbing (Grades All) pg 62

095-Indoor Rock Climbing (Grades All) pg 62

097-Karate (Grades All) pg 63

097-Karate (Grades All) pg 63

096-Gymnastics (Grades All) pg 62

096-Gymnastics (Grades All) pg 62

099-Mini 4-WD Grades 1-5) pg 64

100-Mini 4-WD Advanced (Grades 1-5) pg 65 101-Mini-Z (Grades 3+) pg 66

098-Tennis (Grades 3+) pg 63 099-Mini 4-WD Grades 1-5) pg 64

102-Mini-Z Racing, Repairs and Upgrades (Grades 3+) pg 66

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103-113- The Racing Academy (Grades 4+) pg 67-71

103-113- The Racing Academy (Grades 4+) pg 67-71

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Discover Camp Daily Schedule Session II Choose one class from each column

Period-1 9:00-10:25

Period-2 10:30-11:55

Period-3 1:00-2:25

Period-4 2:30-3:55

005-Intro to Rocketry (Grades 3+) pg 22

001-Lotions, Potions, and Sewing (Grades 4+) pg 20

000-DC Scientist (Grades 1-5) pg 20

006-Adv. Rocketry I (Grades 4+) pg 22

014-Multi-Level Chess (Grades 1+) pg 26

002-Discover Giving (Grades 3-7) pg 20

005-Intro to Rocketry (Grades 3+) pg 22

007-Adv. Rocketry II (Grades 5+) pg 23

017-Dungeons & Dragons Level I (Grades 3+) pg 27

006-Adv. Rocketry I (Grades 4+) pg 22

009-Adv. Aeronautics (Grades 6) pg 24

015-Pokemon Level I (Grades 1+) pg 26

018-Dungeons & Dragons Level II (Grades 4+) pg 27

007-Adv. Rocketry II (Grades 5+) pg 23

020-Warhammer Level II (Grades 3+) pg 28

016-Pokemon Level II (Grades 2+) pg 27

022-Adv. Siege Machines (Grades 5+) pg 28

008-Into to Aeronautics (Grades 5+) pg 23

025-Wood Working Level II (Grades 4-6) pg 30

023-Bridge Building & Bashing (Grades 5+) pg 28

027-Action Origami (Grades 5+) pg 31

014-Multi-Level Chess (Grades 1+) pg 26

028-Action Origami Adv (Grades 5+) pg 31

024-Wood Working Level I (Grades 1-3) pg 30

031-Video Game Building (Grades 5+) pg 32

019-Warhammer Level I (Grades 3+) pg 28

030-Hands-On with Google Sketchup (Grades 3+) pg 32

033-Minecraft (Grades 3+) pg 33

033-Minecraft (Grades 3+) pg 33

021-Siege Machines (Grades 4+) pg 28

032-Strategic Computer Games (Grades 3+) pg 33

038-Discover Camp Rock Band (Grades 3+) pg 35

035-Digital Architecture (Grades 4+) pg 34

026-Skillville/Magic Circus (Grades 5+) pg 30

038-Discover Camp Rock Band (Grades 3+) pg 35

039-Movie Making (Grades 3+) pg 37

038-Discover Camp Rock Band (Grades 3+) pg 35

031-Video Game Building (Grades 5+) pg 32

039-Movie Making (Grades 3+) pg 37

042-Intro to 3D Printing (Grades 4+) pg 40

042-Intro to 3D Printing (Grades 4+) pg 40

034-Animator Studio (Grades 4+) pg 34

041-Digital Photography (Grades 3-6) pg 37

045-Laser Etching (Grades 4+) pg 41

048-Adv. Computer Building (Grades 5-9) pg 42

038-Discover Camp Rock Band (Grades 3+) pg 35

051-Soldering Circuits (Grades 3+) pg 44

040-Video Design (Grades 5-9) pg 37

043-Design & Building Using 3D Printing (Grades 5+) pg 40

047-Build Your Own PC (Grades 5-9) pg 42

056-LEGO Robotics Mindstorm (Grades 3-8) pg 46

044-Build Your Own 3D Printer (Grades 6+) pg 40

049-Robots, Racers, & Circuits (Grades 2+) pg 43

052-Electronic Game Construction (Grades 6+) pg 44

057-LEGO Robotics EV3 (Grades 3-8) pg 47

050-Alternative Energy Vehicles (Grades 2) pg 43

053-LEGO Building & Exploration (Grades 1-3) pg 45

055-LEGO WEDO Robotics (Grades 2-4) pg 46

065-Jewelry Making & More (Grades 2+) pg 50

054-LEGO Engineering (Grades 2-5) pg 45

055-LEGO Robotics Mindstorm (Grades 3-8) pg 46

061-Math + Games = Fun (Grades 1-3) pg 48

070-Decoupage Level 2 (Grades 4+) pg 52

059-Study the Masters (Grades All) pg 48

058-Adv. LEGO Robotics (Grades 5+) pg 47

064-Food Network World Tour (Grades 4-6) pg 49

063-Food Network (Grades 1-3) pg 49

067-Fantasy Art (Grades 2+) pg 51

066-Fashion Network (Grades 3+) pg 50

065-Jewelry Making & More (Grades 2+) pg 50

068-Rock Out Your Room (Grades 3+) pg 51

072-Paper Mache, Basketry N More (Grades 3+) pg 53

069-Decoupage Level 1 (Grades 2+) pg 52

071-Crochet, Macrame, & Applique (Grades 4+) pg 53

080-084-Build a Board (Grades 3+) pg 57

078-Summer Camp Arts & Crafts (Grades All) pg 56

077-Sketchbook Drawing (Grades 2+) pg 54

086-Adv. Skateboarding (Grades All) pg 59

080-084-Build a Board (Grades 3+) pg 57

074-Modern Day Creative Sculpting (Grades All) pg 54

079-Crafty Hands, Creative Minds (Grades 3-7) pg 56

085-Intro to Skateboarding (Grades All) pg 59

046-Stop Motion (Grades 4+) pg 41

087-Boys & Girls Basketball (Grades 4-8) pg 59

087-Boys & Girls Basketball (Grades 1-3) pg 59

090-Baseball (Grades 1-3) pg 60

091-Multi-Sports (Grades 3+) pg 60

088-Boys & Girls Soccer (Grades 1-3) pg 59

088-Boys & Girls Soccer (Grades 4-8) pg 59

092-Boys & Girls Lacrosse (Grades 4+) pg 61

093-Floor Hockey (Grades 4+) pg 61

089-Golf (Grades 3+) pg 60

089-Golf (Grades 3+) pg 60

094-Archery (Grades 4+) pg 61

094-Archery (Grades 4+) pg 61

094-Archery (Grades 4+) pg 61

090-Baseball (Grades 4+) pg 60

095-Indoor Rock Climbing (Grades All) pg 62

095-Indoor Rock Climbing (Grades All) pg 62

097-Karate (Grades All) pg 63

094-Archery (Grades 4+) pg 61

096-Gymnastics (Grades All) pg 62

096-Gymnastics(Grades All) pg 62

099-Mini 4-WD (Grades 1-5) pg 64

097-Karate (Grades All) pg 63

098-Tennis (Grades 3+) pg 63

101-Mini-Z (Grades 3+) pg 66

100-Mini 4-WD Advanced (Grades 1-5) pg 65

099-Mini 4-WD (Grades 1-5) pg 64

102-Mini-Z Racing, Repairs and Upgrades (Grades 3+) pg 66

103-113- The Racing Academy (Grades 4+) pg 67-71

103-113- The Racing Academy (Grades 4+) pg 67-71

103-113- The Racing Academy (Grades 4+) pg 67-71

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Parent Planning Guide 1st Child’s name: Classes Session I: Period 1 :

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Pre-Camp Check List  

Completed online registration Completed online medical form by April 1st

Permission to dispense medication form (If required) by May 1st

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Some pick up locations are general because we do not have a requested pick up location for that area. Please call the office to suggest a location for a group pickup. We will consider new locations for groups of 4 or more children. ALL BUSING REQUEST MUST BE MADE BY MAY 15TH. Select a pick up location or the location closest to your home if choosing Door to Door. Area #1 Area #5 (Must have door to door service)  Anne Hutchinson School (front circle)  Purchase Area  Greenvale School (front circle)  Armonk Village Area  Scarsdale Train Station (in front of Starbucks)  Whippoorwill Area  Fox Meadow School  East Pleasantville Area Area #2 Area #6 (Must have door to door service)  Greenville School-Edgemont Circle near playground  Chappaqua Area  Ardsley Middle School- Playground parking  Croton-On-Hudson Area  Ossining Area Area #3  Briarcliff Manor Area  Murray Ave School Discover Camp makes no guarantees to the  Quaker Ridge School length of our bus routes. We attempt to keep  Heathcoate School all routes less than 80 minutes and we do our best to make pick-up and drop-off times Area #4 reasonable.  Greenwich H.S.  Greenwich Boys and Girls Club  George Washington School, White Plains Please note that busing costs include the cost of a bus monitor on our buses. Costs:  4 Weeks General Pickup Location- $787.50  4 Weeks Door to Door- $934.50  3 Weeks General Pickup Location- $590  3 Weeks Door to Door- $700  Less than a full session- $60 per day Parent’s Name: Child’s Name: 2nd Child’s Name:

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Camp Anthony Rich-My Story Written very late one night

Nature or nurture. How do children become interested in hobbies? In my case I think it was a little of both. My father loved to tinker and his father loved to tinker. They loved cars and anything mechanical. I can remember very early my father and grandfather working on their cars. We had slot cars in the basement, model trains, model airplanes etc. My favorite toy growing up was my LEGO set. I must have played with them every day. My parents separated when I was very young and I lost touch with my father for a long time but this early exposure played a huge part in my development. I continued to love hobbies. I frequented the Elmsford Raceway slotcar track many weekends. I’m not sure when I saw my first radio controlled car at Elmsford Raceway. They had a large glass case which was loaded with beautiful cars that were like nothing we had ever seen. I wanted one. I remember very clearly that my mom bought me the Tamiya RC catalog. I read it cover to cover hundreds of times and became an “expert” in the hobby. My best friend down the street became equally interested in RC cars. We knew they were expensive and didn’t get our hopes up but we both asked for a Tamiya Super Champ anyway. Christmas morning, I was shocked to find several large boxes under the tree with my name on them. I didn’t wait for the traditional passing of the gifts, I knew what was covered by this festive paper. I tore the boxes open to behold the Tamiya Super Champ. A 1/10 scale replica of a Baja buggy with realistic suspension modeled after a Volkswagen bug. The story is told by my mom and dad that I took those boxes into the basement and emerged briefly for food, water and limited sleep. About 4 days later I emerged with the finished product. My friend and I drove our cars together for hours, stopping only for battery charges. For the rest of our holiday vacation we drove our cars from dawn to dusk and then cleaned them to new condition in the evening. It wasn’t until the first car broke that I realized how important it was that I had built my own car. I could tear my car apart and rebuild any component with ease. We eventually got other cars. I even built one in a hospital bed during an extended stay for an operation. Other friends in the neighborhood got kits too. For years those “toy” cars provided all of us with thousands hours of enjoyment and kept us out of trouble. Until we were old enough to drive, that is. My first car was a 1973 Buick and a 1970 Pontiac GTO was my second. It was not until I was an adult that I realized the effect hobbies had on my intellectual development. I tore those cars apart with no fear. The GTO went through a partial restoration and was sold to purchase a German, early mid life crisis, car. Today I have no fear of projects. I designed and built the home my family and I live in. We general contracted some of the work and completed the rest on our own. I have taken on massive landscaping projects, finished my basement, built computers, stone walls, installed kitchens, etc. I’m not afraid of anything. BUT, there is one common thread between all of these, reading and hands-on experiences. That first Tamiya catalog I got opened my world to RC cars and today everything that I tackle I immerse myself in first through magazines, books and the Internet.

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I became a teacher in 1994 after studying education at Pace University and Iona College. My first teaching job was in Croton-on-Hudson where I worked for one year as a third grade teacher. I then moved to a third grade job in Eastchester where I have been since 1995. I started looking for summer camp work after my first year of teaching. I was hired to teach some courses at a camp in Southern Westchester. The first year I taught a Kitchen Chemistry for kindergarten through second grade students. I began to gain a following immediately as my classes were filled the following year. I taught many classes over the next five years including rocketry, robotics and aeronautics and after five summers I came up with the idea of starting a radio controlled car class. I pulled those old cars out of the attic and did a demonstration. Unbelievably those old Tamiya cars still ran perfectly. The whole camp went crazy! The kids had never seen anything like these. The very first year the classes filled and I knew I was onto something. During the summer of 2002, I started my own hobby business, ASAO Incorporated. ASAO stands for Anthony, and the rest of my family, Sabrina, Ariana and Olivia. I booked a three day trip to California during a school vacation to meet with interested companies. Amazingly, Tamiya granted me the ability to purchase directly from them. Over the next three days, I opened accounts with twelve other companies. It was a surreal experience. I now had the power to control the supplies I needed to teach and my basement and the garages became a makeshift seasonal hobbyshop. Fall 2007 I made a very difficult decision. I choose to leave the camp where I had spent the last thirteen years to begin my own program. Finding the ideal location close to my home made the decision easy. The Holy Rosary School is beautiful and perfect for my camp. Over the years I had imagined a camp where children could explore their interests in various hobbies. I wanted to introduce children to my love of hobbies and lead children on a path to lifelong healthy passions. I hired the very best teachers that shared my same passions and had their own individual interests. It was a scary time. I spent our savings and most of our home equity line. According to many books I’ve read I should have gone out of business but I was determined to make Discover Camp successful. For me it never had anything to do with money. The camp became a hobby in itself and I simply loved what I was doing. Every year we spend quite a bit on the coolest equipment like robotics, computers, cool technology tools like 3D printers and laser engravers. Today our camp has grown to over 100 different enrichment classes in Science, Arts, Technologies, Sports and Hands on Hobbies. We employ about 100 instructors and counselors. I have accounts with the biggest names in the hobby industry and hobbies are still the lifeblood of Discover Camp. Through hard work and dedication I have created what many now consider to be the best enrichment camp in Westchester County. I hope this history sheds some light on how my hobbies, interests and my business have evolved side by side. Even though I never went to camp as a child you might say it’s taken forty years to create a camp that I’d want to attend. Discover Camp- What will yours kids Discover this summer?

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Parent Testimonials “There is something for every kind of child to enjoy at Discover Camp! For the physically active child, the artistic child, the dramatic and musically active child, and the “geeky” child like my son. The teachers are professionally certified, enthusiastic and know how to engage the children. Counselors are mature and dedicated. Your child will come home with a smile and eager to share what they did, and excited about the next day. The huge smiles on the faces of every single camper will blind you!” - parent of camper 2013 “The DC directors, staff and facilities are great! This was my son’s 3rd summer with DC and it just keeps getting better. Kudos to all and keep up the great work!” - Angela “The idea of Discover Camp is so simple -- yet genius; allow the children to choose activities they are most interested in. So much better than forcing a child to participate in a set program with activities he is either not interested in or hates! The benefit is two-fold 1) the classes are filled with kids who all have similar interest. 2) in addition to the instructors and the counselors. The children help each other improve and learn new skills. Both of these benefits help to forge friendships and camaraderie.” - parent of camper 2013 “Discover Camp lets the kids really dig into whatever they like most, with guidance from folks who are not only experts but skilled teachers. The counselors are incredibly sweet. We’ve been here two years and the girls learn something new each summer. Its a great program.” - parent of camper 2013 “Discover Camp is the highlight of the year for my son. He is around role models and kids who enjoy the same things he does. He has a sense of pride about his accomplishments and his self esteem is through the roof. Thank you for this wonderful camp.” - parent of camper 2013 “Our family is fortunate to have such an enriching and stimulating camp for our children. Thank you.” - Carmela “You can pick up a new hobby at DC or simply become better at one. Its safe, nurturing environment where you get to try things and figure out where your passions lie” - Bindu “Discover Camp has made my reluctant child love camp again. There are great indoor and outdoor activities. The classes are well run and interesting. My son can’t wait to get there everyday.” - parent of camper 2013 “This is such a perfect camp. I LOVE that my son can choose his classes so that camp is tailored to his likes. Wish there was this type of camp when I was a kid!!” - parent of camper 2013 “I think what you offer is just so special. It’s a wonderful atmosphere that nurtures creativity, curiosity, and exploration. It is a perfect experience for kids who think outside the box” - parent of camper 2013 “The range of activities, organization, and obvious passion of everyone involved - it’s really outstanding, and I only wish we learned about it earlier.”-parent of camper 2013 We love the independence the kids feel from choosing their courses and their lunches. They are being taught by people passionate about their crafts and the kids become passionate too. They are learning great problem solving skills, concentration, collaboration, and encouraged to be creative. These skills well serve them well in life.” - parent of camper 2013

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FAQ Q-My child excels in school. Is Discover Camp the right camp for my child? A-Once again, since the majority of our instructors are NYS licensed teachers, we know how to differentiate the curriculum and adjust instruction in all directions. Many bright children are easily bored in school. Discover Camp’s instructors know how to enrich their curriculum to challenge the brightest students. Hobbies are also the perfect outlet for a child who is always looking for something stimulating to do at home and helps to keep them away from the dreaded video games. Q-My child struggles in school. Is Discover Camp the right camp for my child? A-Since the majority of our instructors are NYS licensed teachers, we know how to differentiate the curriculum and adjust instruction. In addition, our use of SMART Boards offers children the visual reinforcement some children need. Q-My child wants to take a certain class but does not meet the age requirements. A-Normally we suggest that the child waits until they are of age to take the classes but all children mature at different rates. If you think your child is capable of the material then we’re usually willing to try it out. You know your child best. Q-Can I change my child’s classes after I register? A-Yes. You can make changes to your child’s schedule up until 2 weeks before the opening of camp, June 16th. After this date we begin finalizing all attendance sheets and rosters to prepare for the opening of camp. Q-Can I change my child’s class if they do not like it? A-After the first day of camp if your child is not happy with their classes you may make changes on the second and third day of camp. Please understand that class changes are very disruptive to the instructors and usually require the use of extra counselors to catch up the new students. Any changes made after the third day of camp will incur a $100 class change fee. Q-My child wants to attend Discover Camp for less than a full sessions. Can they? A-Most children attend for full sessions but we have a number of children every year that attend for less. Children don’t get the full experience but our instructors and counselors make your child’s time at Discover Camp enjoyable and meaningful. Please contact the Discover Camp office in order to discuss which classes might be appropriate for less than a full session.

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