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Registration Deadline: TBA

Fitness Fun for Kids

  • Instructor: Paul Brekke
  • Session: May 29-30
  • Ages: 6-12
  • Class Limit: 30
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Wellness Center

Our fitness camp for kids is all about having fun while providing a variety of activities for kids of all fitness levels to participate in. Kids will enjoy being active while they rotate through various stations that will include playing games, a climbing wall, yoga, calisthenics, agility, and much more. Wear some tennis shoes, comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and join the fun!

Cheer Camp

  • Instructor: MSU Cheer Team
  • Session #1: June 11-12
  • Session #2: June 18-19
  • Ages: 6-8
  • Class Limit: 20
  • Time: 9:00 - Noon
  • Session #3: June 11-12
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Ages:9-12
  • Class: 20
  • Cost: $40
  • Location: 3rd Floor Conference Center, Student Center

Participants will be taught basic motions, jumps, and minimal stunts that will be incorporated into a cheer routine. This fun and exciting camp will teach the importance of confidence, technique, and safety when it comes to showing your school spirit and cheering on your favorite team!

Exploring Robotics

  • Instructor: Laura Ericson and Jennifer Rockwell
  • Session #1: June 25-27
  • Time: 9:00-Noon
  • Session #2: June 27-29
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Class Limit: 15
  • Cost: $60
  • Location: Swain Hall 110

Have you ever wanted to create the smartest, strongest and most advanced LEGO® robot ever?  If your answer is yes, then attend the Exploring Robotics Camp.  Using a Robotics Invention Kit and a computer, you will design and program real robots that move and act the way you want. By programming your 32-bit microprocessor, 3 Interactive Servo motors, sound sensor, ultrasonic visual sensor, touch sensor, and light sensor, your robot will be able to move around obstacles, duck into dark corners, and do whatever creative movements you program. The possibilities are endless!!

Advanced Robotics

  • Instructor: Laura Ericson and Jennifer Rockwell
  • Session: July 16-19
  • Time: 9:00-Noon
  • Ages: 10-15
  • Class Limit: 15
  • Cost: $60
  • Location: Swain Hall 110

Do you have previous experience building multiple types of LEGO EV3 robots that use multiple sensors and program unique robots that do your bidding? Do you enjoy challenging yourself to figure out a new ways to create LEGO robots that do what you want in fun new ways such as climbing stairs or placing objects in different locations within a maze? Are you looking for more of a challenge and desire to work with others to see what may be possible when you create and build robots with similar challenges to work together to complete tasks? By collaborating, creating, designing, and programming a robot that can work together with another robot we hope to expand your knowledge and ideas about what is possible in a fun engaging way.

Fun with American Sign Language

  • Instructor: Jolene Haffner
  • Session: July 11-12
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00
  • Ages: 9-14
  • Class Limit: 15
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Old Main 102

Want to learn how to ‘talk’ without using your voice? Join me and learn sign language through games, books, activities, crafts, songs, and play. You will learn the ABC’s, counting, animals, basic conversation and much more! Explore the world of sign language!

Scrappin’ 101

  • Instructor: Jolene Haffner
  • Session: June 13-14
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 15
  • Cost: $60
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 312E

Students will come to class with 12-24 photos and leave with a scrapbook completed with stickers, decorative paper, and journaling. They will learn the skills of how to take better photos, how to crop photos, and how to plan their album. Most importantly they will learn how to journal their memories. Camp fee includes scrapbook kit.

Minecraft Mania

  • Instructor: Warren Gamas and Christopher Ringrose
  • Session: July 9-11
  • Time: 9:00 – Noon
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 20
  • Cost: $40
  • Location: Swain Hall 109

Come join us in Minecraft! Minecraft is a 3D world adventure/building game that you can play by yourself or in multiplayer mode. Players gather resources to survive the monsters that come out at night, and to build homes and creations. Come learn how to design whatever your imagine in a game by adding or removing blocks, forming really cool structures, and then play it by navigating your character through the randomly-generated 3D world. No experience is necessary to learn to play this very popular game. Students will need to purchase a Minecraft license, if they don’t already have one.

Paint Splash!

  • Instructor: Melissa Stanley
  • Date: June 13-14
  • Session #1: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages: 6-8
  • Session #2: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 20
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 202E

If you love Magic City Discovery Center, you will love Paint Splash! When painting with uncommon tools, found objects and a wild imagination…unlimited possibilities unfold! Come explore the many, varied, and unusual things that paint can do when creating your very own masterpiece.

STEM Time BIG Time

  • Instructor: Melissa Stanley
  • Date: June 18-19
  • Session #1: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages: 6-8
  • Session #2: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 20
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 202E

If STEM at Magic City Discovery Center was fun, STEM Time BIG Time is for you! Clever kids solve problems every day to make things better in America. STEM design challenges allow kids to see problems and create solutions! The next great idea may be your discovery!

Fun with Frosting

  • Instructor: Holly Dewitz
  • Date: June 5-6
  • Session #1: 9:00 am – Noon
  • Ages: 7-9
  • Session #2: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages: 10-14
  • Date: July 17-18
  • Session #3: 9:00 am - Noon
  • Ages: 7-9
  • Session #4: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages: 10-14
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Cost: $65
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 202E

Your child will learn the basics of cake decorating by experimenting with frosting and fondant. They will design and create their very own cupcakes and cookies to share.

Business of Babysitting

  • Instructor: Jolene Haffner
  • Session #1: June 5-6
  • Session #2: June 26-27
  • Session #3: July 17-18
  • Ages: 11-14
  • Time: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Class Limit: 20
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Swain Hall 304

This informative camp will teach you how to properly do First Aid, CPR, and babysitting, and the roles and responsibilities of being a good babysitter. Hands-on teaching and role-playing will be used throughout the camp.

Getting Crafty

  • Instructor: Chelsey Mickelsen
  • Date: July 10-11
  • Time: 10:00 am - Noon
  • Ages: 10-14
  • Class Limit: 10
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 202E

In this class you will learn how to tie-dye, make a dreamcatcher, and do modgepodge art pieces. You will need to bring a shirt to tie-dye and something you would like to decorate with modgepodge (small vase, jar, flowerpot, frames, or small boxes). Come dressed to get messy and have fun doing it!

Happy Camper Painting Class

  • Instructor: Chelsey Mickelsen
  • Date: July 12
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Ages: 10-14
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Cost: $50
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 202E

For this course students will learn about basic painting tools and techniques to help them create a painting design used from the Social Artworking Company titled, Happy Camper.

Yoga and Rock Climbing

  • Instructor: Paul Brekke
  • Date: June 5-6
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Ages: 6-12
  • Class Limit: 20
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Wellness Center

Come enjoy the adventures of yoga and rock climbing! The camp will provide a fun, creative, and enriching experience through yoga movement and games while also providing a unique and rewarding experience with rock climbing, which has been shown to help build confidence, improve focus, and increase coordination in children.

Nurses Call the Shots!

  • Instructor: Sara Frantsvog, MSN, BSN
  • Date: June 19-20
  • Time: 9:00 am – Noon
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 20
  • Cost: $40
  • Location: Memorial Hall Room 304

Students will learn essential concepts about the career of nursing. Students will learn all that goes into be a nurse and experience fun hands on activities related to germs, nutrition, sleep, exercise, vision, and immunizations. Students will also get to perform ‘nursing cares’ such as vital signs and first aid on simulated interactive mannequins. Students should wear comfortable clothes with tennis shoes.

The Art of YouTube Filmmaking

  • Instructor: Eric Thoemke & Matthew Maldonado, NDstrong
  • Date: June 4-8
  • Time: 9:00 am – Noon
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 15
  • Cost: $55
  • Location: Swain Hall 109

During this class, we are going to teach the process of setting up YouTube Profiles, obtain and retain subscribers, set up and craft of filmmaking, and how to properly use certain cameras. By the end of the course each student should have a direction for their channel, and be able to film on their own.

Crafting Critters

  • Instructor: Robin Ferrer
  • Date: June 5-7
  • Session #1: 10:00 am – Noon
  • Ages: 6-8
  • Session #2: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 311E

Using various crafting supplies, students will craft a bird, snake and reptile. Students will learn a variety of methods to create their crafts. The students will be able to use their imagination to create their very own unique animals.

Paper Casting

  • Instructor: Robin Ferrer
  • Date: June 11, 13, 15
  • Session #1: 10:00 am – Noon
  • Ages: 6-8
  • Session #2: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 311E

Using recycled paper and cotton balls create a paper sculpture of your design for wall art and greeting cards. Learn how to create embellishments, make molds and mix the paper pulp. Your creations will be ready for framing and will make beautiful greeting cards.

Crafting Corner I

  • Instructor: Robin Ferrer
  • Date: June 20-21
  • Session #1: 10:00 am – Noon
  • Ages: 6-8
  • Session #2: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 202E

It’s craft time! Learn how to use patterns, painting techniques, foam stamps, fabric, color and templates. Create a designer look canvas tote bag and make a colorful koi wind sock for decoration and for weather information. The options for design are endless!

Crafting Corner II

  • Instructor: Robin Ferrer
  • Date: June 27-28
  • Session #1: 10:00 am – Noon
  • Ages: 6-8
  • Session #2: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 202E

It’s craft time! Explore the Australian Aboriginal art form of painting by dot to create a piece of wall art. Tell a story through paint! Use your painting skills to design and construct the classic “Catch the Ball in the Cup Game”. Use your imagination to create and your new game for hours of fun!

Crafting Corner III

  • Instructor: Robin Ferrer
  • Date: July 17-18
  • Session #1: 10:00 am – Noon
  • Ages: 6-8
  • Session #2: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Class Limit: 12
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 202E

It’s craft time! Create a fun wall hanging composed of a fishing rod and foam fish completely assembled and created by you, design a foam craft banner to inspire you while training for your favorite sport and paint a hanger with the colors of our flag. These crafts are waiting to hang on your wall!

Catch Your Dreams

  • Instructor: Annette Mennem
  • Session #1: June 13
  • Session #2: June 14
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Class Limit: 10
  • Cost: $35
  • Location: Old Main 104

In this exciting 1 day camp, you will learn about the Lakota & Ojibwe dream catcher tribal lessons. You will learn to craft a dream catcher. We will also make a connection that life goals and dream catcher making go hand in hand.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

  • Instructor: Jolene Haffner
  • Date: June 12-13
  • Session #2: 9:00 am - Noon
  • Ages: 9-14
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Class Limit: 15
  • Cost: $40
  • Location: Hartnett Hall 215E

Learn how to be environmentally responsible through education and hands on projects that include upcycling activities. If we each do a little we can help a lot to care for our community. Please bring an old t-shirt (long or short) to be used in a project.