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March 17, 2015
Summer 2015 Enrichment Opportunities
High School level

Williams College Math Camp, registration deadline April 8

The Williams College Math Camp is a free residential camp for mathematically talented high school students who will have completed Algebra 2 by the start of camp. Math Camp will be held for 10 days--from July 6 to 15. The theme of the camp is number theory and the art of mathematical proof, though students will be exposed to other topics through award-winning guest speakers and panel discussions. Number theory is an excellent topic for mathematics enrichment since it does not require any sort of calculus background. Each year we see students from 9th grade through rising seniors challenging themselves and each other. Visit the website and view poster for more information, or email the director of the camp at apacelli@williams.edu.  Deadline for applications is April 8.

 

BH-BL Camp Invention needs student volunteers

Students in grades 10-12, you can receive up to 40 hours of in-service credit to put toward honor society hours, community service hours or volunteer hours to list on your resume when you sign up to be a Leadership Intern-Counselor during Camp Invention week (July 13-17) this summer. [LEARN MORE] [PROGRAM FLYER]

Middle School level

STEM for Grade 8 Girls, July 13 to Aug. 7

Eureka!® at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is a free and unique program that will provide girls with a gentle introduction to Nanoscale science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through an intensive summer camp experience followed up with support during the school year. Girls commit to the program for five years, preparing them for the next step in their education after high school. Applicants must be entering 8th grade in September 2015.

  • Dates of the 2015 summer program: July 13- August 7
  • Child Drop Off / Pick Up: Girls Inc. 301 Washington Avenue, Albany OR Girls Inc. 962 Albany Street, Schenectady (M-F 8:00 am & 5:00 pm)
  • Call or email Kerry Gribbon, Eureka! Manager,
    at 518-374-9800 ext. 221 or kgribbon@gcr.girls-inc.org if you have any questions

Once the completed application is received, Girls Inc. will call to set up an interview with the applicant and her parent/guardian. An interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The program is contingent upon funding. [INFORMATIONAL FLYER]

Middle & High School level

Grades 8 & 9 STEM Enrichment, July 13 to 24

Students completing grades 8 & 9 may participate in a STEM Summer Enrichment program where they'll learn about Animation & Graphic software, Computer Hardware & Networking and Robotics & Automation. The camp runs from July 13 to 24 and is located on the SUNY Adirondack Wilton Campus. (Transportation will be provided from Queensbury High School to the Wilton Center for Northern Schools). The camp is open to all districts but space is limited to 20 spots. Tuition is $150. In addition, scholarships are available. [INFORMATIONAL FLYER]

Elementary level

Young Hacks Academy, July 6-10

Young Hacks Academy is hosting a day camp this summer at Ballston Spa High School for 9-12 year olds from July 6 to 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Extended day care is available.) The cost is $345. A blend of computer programming and leadership training, YHA focuses on how young people can use technology to solve today’s greatest local and global problems. To learn more and register go to www.younghacks.com Registration ends May 18 [BROCHURE]  [ADDITIONAL INFORMATION]

Elementary & Middle School level

Sci-Girls Training

The bold goal of Sci-Girls is to change how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering, and math. Research shows that, for a variety of reasons, some girls begin to lose interest (and confidence in their abilities) in math and science in middle school. In this Sci-Girls training, participants will learn strategies to engages girls between the ages of 8 and 13 years old, which will help them maintain the and attitude and science skills they need to navigate the challenging tween years.

Instructors: Katherine Jetter, WMHT and Nancy Coddington, PBS Community Outreach Coordinator

Date: June 30 (Tues)

Time: 8:30 am - 3 pm

Location: Draper Middle School, Mohonasen CSD

More information and Registration: https://goo.gl/HvZw8p

 
Sign up today for Camp Invention 2015

Long summer days can be filled with fun at Camp Invention

Camp Invention will be held at O'Rourke Middle School this year. There are two sessions children can attend.

The Illuminate Program

Who: Students entering grades 1-6
When: July 13-17
In the brand new Illuminate program, boys and girls spend time collaborating with teammates to construct a freestyle racing cart, pushing the limits during high-energy games and taking apart electronics to assemble something one-of-a-kind! STEAM at its best! [REGISTRATION FLYER]  [MODULES]

Invention Project

Who: An All-Inclusive Summer Program for students entering grades 6, 7 and 8
When: July 20-24
In the brand new Invention Project program, middle school innovators start and end their day in the Hangout Space, where they will experiment with pixels, angles, and gravity, and get energized to collaborate and innovate! This is NOT a camp but a true Middle School STEAM program! [REGISTRATION FLYER] [MODULES]  [INVENTING JUST GOT REAL]

Update: May 6, 2015. We don’t want you family to miss out on our incredible programming, so we are encouraging you to register before May 12th to save $15 with our Spring into Summer Discount promo code: SPRING

 

Summer Forum for grades K-6

Space is limited for this first-come, first-serve program

The 2015 Summer Forum registration is open! Parents have until Thursday, May 28 to sign their child up for one or two of the courses being offered. Summer Forum is open to children who will be entering grades K-6 next school year. It will be held at Charlton Heights Elementary School weekdays 8:30 a.m. to noon beginning June 30 and ending July 24. Detailed information is included in the Summer Forum brochure.

All grade levels

2015 Summer Music Progam for students of all grade levels

The BH-BL Fine Arts Department is offering summer music instruction from July 7 through July 31. This program is recommended for students of all ages and abilities who enjoy playing and have a desire to improve their musical skills. The registration deadline is June 12. [PROGRAM & REGISTRATION FORM]