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New this year, online enrollment!

Online Enrollment begins April 2nd

Class Descriptions

The following descriptions will give parents and students details of our engaging classes. With the wide variety of courses offered each participant will be able to find a Summer Quest course to provide a meaningful experience. All classes listed are located at the Rockwell Campus unless otherwise noted

Animation Tips & Techniques

Learn the basics of animation as you learn to bring characters to life. You will also create your own animated greeting card using the skills you have learned.

Art Studio 101

Here’s your chance to explore what it is like to be a real artist. Choose the art you want to create and use your imagination to bring your creation to life. Students learn technique in shape, shading, perspective and basic portraiture. Complete one to three art pieces before the week is through – good enough to sell!

Art Studio 102

Take your art to the next level of drawing and mixed media with this project oriented class. Students will create their art pieces through the use of pastels, watercolors and colored pencil.

Automotive Technology

A look inside the automobile!! From the engine to the axle with a hands-on experience and an opportunity to actually explore the inner workings of a car. Come learn about the inner makings of the newest technology for cars in production!

Babysitter Boot Camp I

Want to be the busiest babysitter in the neighborhood? In this class you will learn all about the business of babysitting! You will create a Babysitting Binder full of business cards, fliers, and tips for babysitting etiquette. You will also have fun creating kid friendly snacks and learning basic first aid skills. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of this course. Parents will be blown away by your business skills and creative ideas.

Babysitter Boot Camp II

Take your babysitting skills to the next level. Expand your babysitting business by making a Babysitter’s Backpack full of games, activities, snack ideas, and a basic first aid kit. You will have fun learning songs, arts and crafts, and storytelling to keep your little ones entertained. After taking this class you are sure to be the most in demand babysitter around! (You do not have to have taken BBC I to take II. They can be taken in any order.)

Beading ON A Loom

Come learn one of the best known Native American art forms and have fun creating your own masterpiece while doing it. Bead on a loom to create marvelous pieces you would use for art or even to wear!!

Building Battle

Design, build, and battle!  From boats and towers, to cars and catapults, are you the best?  Put your engineering skills to the test in this fast-paced class.  Come ready to make something new every day and test your design against your classmates and the Defenders!

CAD I: Puzzled

Sketch, Design, and Create! Enter the world of Computer Aided Drafting. From puzzle cubes to buildings all creations must start with a design. You will go through a three step creation process resulting in the skills it takes to turn your creations from plain wooden blocks to a computerized 3D design, using Autodesk Inventor software that can be modified with pictures, engravings, and animation. Both Rockwell and Reno - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

CAD II: Toy Train

Students will build upon the basic CAD skills they developed in CAD I and create a miniature toy train on their computers using Autodesk Inventor software. The students will learn how to use the software to assemble the pieces in CAD, and learn how to animate the train so that the train’s wheels and linkage arms appear to move the train along different tracks; straight or curved tracks. *CAD I, or previous CAD knowledge is recommended, but not required. Rockwell only - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

Camp Scrubs

Calling all those interested in healthcare!! No experience needed just a willingness to learn! Come explore the areas of health from the lungs breathing to the heart beating! You’ll learn aspects of both first aid and CPR, as well as patient care.

Chef Junior

Ready set cook - Take your cooking skills to a new level with Chef Claes!! In this class you will learn to prepare a variety of foods from savory to sweet! WARNING, Taste testing is a MUST in this class. Come prepared to have fun! **STUDENTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES TO PARTICIPATE**

Christmas In June

It’s never too early to start planning for your holidays!! In this class you can create enough ornaments to put on your Christmas tree for your upcoming Christmas holiday! Additionally you will have the opportunity to create various holiday sweets, one a day…and be prepared to make more come December!!

Construction Kids

Take your creativity to the woodshop and create fun, functional projects. If you want to learn basic carpentry skills and how to safely use hand tools, then Construction Kids is for you!

CPR

Want to help save a life? Come learn CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. You can learn what it takes to help save the life of your friends, family or even a stranger on the street! CPR certified Instructor will teach the class and offers basic first aid instruction to our summer questers!! Reno only - Weeks 1 & 2.

Creative Escape (13-15 yr)

It is time to look beyond everyday objects and see the clues that are within. We will look at various ways of hiding clues, many in plain sight. The ultimate goal will be to utilize these clues to escape the daily challenge and to combine all of our knowledge into the weekly challenge on Friday.

Creative Web Designers

Take a ride in the exciting field of Web Design. Learn to explore your creative side as you build an interactive web site. You will gain experience using the tools that industry professional use every day to create web sites. Students will upload their web sites to the Internet to showcase their work. This is a fast-paced class. (You must understand how to work on a computer very well).

Digital Drawing Techniques

Just like professional animators at PIXAR, learn techniques the pros use for drawing with a tablet. Students will stretch their artistic skills by drawing cartoons, making comics, and learning different styles for characters.

Digital Drawing Techniques: Focus on Character Design

Have you ever wanted to design your own creatures, Pokemon, fantasy characters, or superheroes? Bring “never before seen” characters to life using digital drawing techniques. This course extends the Digital Drawing Techniques course with a focus on creativity and adding touches that make a fictional character believable and appealing.

Digital Drawing Techniques: Focus on Digital Painting

This course extends the Digital Drawing Techniques course with a focus on using digital paintbrush tools to create concept art and illustrations that layer digital paint and harness layer effects for an artistic end product.

Engineering Adventure

Have you ever wondered how things work? Take an adventure through the world of engineering using various simulations to see just how things come to life by building your creations in a virtual design web-based reality. Explore circuits, glider flight dynamics, dragsters, energy-efficient car designs, wind generators and more. Rockwell only - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

Fairy Craft Houses & Accessories

Bring the outdoors inside with this fun, imaginative class! Make small fairy houses, craft fairy people, accessories. Let your imagination run wild with this hands-on clever class!! Portland only - Week 4.

Flying Saucers, Radios, Strobe Lights, and Motors

Yes, they’re all electric! Build using SNAP CIRCUITS, wire, nails, and batteries! Discover how batteries work, how LEDs are used and yes how FLYING SAUCERS fly. Build a motor, solve problems using real MULTIMETERS, learn how traffic lights work, and even learn what THIS and THAT really means! Reno only - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

For The LOVE of All PIZZA

And who doesn’t LOVE Pizza? Come learn how to make your own pizza…but not just that. Make your own pizza dough, sauces, and create fantastic toppings! Make a variety of crusts, sauces, and unique pizzas in this class from lunch to dessert pizza, we’ve got you covered! **STUDENTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES TO PARTICIPATE**

Game Development

Playing video games often involves solving tricky problems with logical thinking and trial-and-error strategies. –Just like programming! Learn about JavaScript, CSS, and HTML to build browser-based games. Some of the games are easy, others extremely difficult, but they are all fun!

Grossology

Explore the impolite sciences of the human body. Disgusting topics include burps, blood, bones and more! Tons of ooey-gooey biology for future scientist.

Jewelry Making for Fun, Gifts, & Profit

Bracelets, necklaces, and earrings!!! Making it to wear, sell for profit or, just give as gifts …come make some COOL pieces and even learn how to turn a profit at the same time! Portland only - Week 3.

Knitting on a loom

Like to craft? Have your hand at knitting!! Better yet, learn to knit the coolest way around…on a LOOM! Come knit a hat and an ear warmer or headband for yourself or as a gift.

Level 1 Claynatomy

This is the introductory level, students will learn medical terminology, directional terms, and muscle principals with the use of the MANIKEN model. Introduction to the heart, build the heart (form and function), extensions of the descending aortic artery-kidney-stomach. Build lungs of the respiratory system to your MANIKEN. Identify and build major parts of the forearm, common injuries, form and function of the forearm.

Level 2 Claynatomy

Review medical terminology, directional terms, and muscle principles of the MANIKEN model. Begin knee construction, identify major parts of the knee, form and function of the knee. Injuries of the knee and diagnosis. Build the lower limb, muscles, nerves, and vessels. Learn about common injuries of the lower limbs.

Medicine in the Movies

Discover the exciting world of medicine and health care through hands on projects and correlating movies. Extract your own DNA and learn about genetics while watching Jurassic Park (PG-13). Learn infection control procedures and then see what it would be like to live through a pandemic in Contagion (PG-13). See the effects of head injuries in Concussion (PG-13) and learn about the human brain and neurologic system. Geared toward older Quester but open to all ages.

Paint your Pets Portrait

Utilizing a photo of your favorite pet, be it a dog, frog, or kangaroo you’ll create 2 types of pet portraits in this class. Fun stuff! But, NO real pets please! Portland only - Week 4.

Pasta-Bilities

Come examine some basic techniques for different fresh pasta, sauces and side dishes! Lasagna, Fettuccini, gnocchi, Bolognese, Mama mia!!! They’re as much fun to make as they are to say! Come join us for a fun week of pasta dough rolling FUN!! **STUDENTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES TO PARTICIPATE**

Planes, Trains, & Chairs

What do planes, trains and chairs have in common? NOTHING! Except they all have to be DESIGNED! Join a team to DESIGN and BUILD a chair that you get to take home! There’s nothing like relaxing in and showing off your own creation. Reno only - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

Robotics I: The Race Car (Beginners)

Enter the wonderful world of robotics! Students will work in groups of two to design and build robots using Fischertechnik construction sets and RobotC programming. From assembling motors, lamps, gears, and switches to photo-sensors your team will create the ultimate racecar. Once the building is done, then get ready to compete to see which team has created and programmed the best Racecar in class. Reno only - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

Robotics II: The Obstacle Course (Beginners)

Build on the programming skills you gained in Robotics I with this fun challenge. The racecar was only the beginning. Use the skills it takes to create control systems that you may see around the city; elevator systems, central air systems, telecommunication systems etc. The fun doesn’t stop there; you will also have a chance to work on an obstacle course for your robots. Reno only - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

Robotics III: Boe-Bots (Intermediate) 13-15 yr

In this class the students will develop a basic understanding of electronics, logic and microcontroller programming. The Boe-Bot kit comes with an array of photo sensors and ultrasonic sensors used to detect light, heat, sound and distance. Students will work in groups of two and create robots that will use a light source, heat source, or your hand and program their way through a maze. Projects will also include interactive competitions between the robots.*Previous robotics knowledge is recommended, but not required. Rockwell only - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

Robotics IV: VEX Robotics (Advanced) 13-15yr

The students will work in groups of two with VEX Robotics kits. The students will be introduced to the extensive VEX Hardware and the programming language, RobotC. The students will build a recreational robot vehicle and learn to program it to drive autonomously with closed loop programs using feedback from the sensors. The students will then add a robotic Claw and program the robot to work with a joystick. Finally, the students will compete in a series of challenges against each other using their robots to race and claw their way to first place. *Robotics, or previous VEX robotics knowledge is strongly encouraged. Rockwell only - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

Sand Art & Painting

Come learn to create an image in the sand other than your foot print! Learn how to create images in layers of sand from landscapes, to nature & animals! Your masterpieces will be made both on a canvas as well in a jar with layers of sand-works of SAND ART!

Space Camp (13-15 yr)

The students will implement aspects of the Kerbal Space Program to research, build, and fly some of the typical types of rockets that are being considered for space flight, including the Falcon Heavy. The students will make a 3-D model of the rocket of their choice using Autodesk Inventor. Students will examine the response to NASA’s Journey to Mars challenge, and its plan to colonize Mars within the next 25 years, along with the successes of competitors like SpaceX. Finally, students will research different aspects of outer space; from the expansion of the universe, to black holes, to the life cycle of stars. Students will examine NASA’s effort to find habitable planets elsewhere in the universe. *Previous CAD knowledge is recommended, but not necessary. Rockwell only - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

Special Effects

You’ve seen movies; you’ve played video games now learn the skills that the pros use to give blockbusters their WOW factor. Learn how to create motion graphics that bring their digital art projects to life producing the eye popping, jaw dropping results. Students should possess basic computer skills. This class will focus on the use of Adobe After Effects software.

STEAM Quest

Do you love art, science, building?  Then take a quest exploring art through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).  We’ll construct and create a variety of ways to make art, including building art robots, painting with pendulums, and getting messy!

Sweet Creations

Impress your friends and family with your sweet creations. Learn how to decorate cakes using butter cream, royal icing and much more. By the end of this class you will be able to create delicious cakes for any occasion. **STUDENTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES TO PARTICIPATE**

The Kids Table

At the kids table the possibilities are endless. This class is geared toward the more mature young culinarian who likes to experiment with their food. Students will use classical techniques combined with science and math to create items such as bacon, cheese, sausage, jams, and donuts **STUDENTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES TO PARTICIPATE**

Trendy Crafts for Teens (13-15 yrs)

Looking for summer fun? From bath bombs to tissue flowers, mini succulents to hand painted pottery and cool décor for your room! Come hang with us and take home some goodies!

UVA-Drones

Students will work in groups of two to design and build different quad, hex, and octo airframe radio-controlled drones. They will learn about the physics behind drone flights; balance, lift, and aerodynamics. The students will learn how drones are used in non-combat engineering applications. The students would learn how to fly drones with a flight simulator before earning the opportunity to fly their own drones. There will be an opportunity to learn the basics of coding and more. Both Rockwell and Reno - Weeks 1 & 2 & Portland only - Weeks 3 & 4.

Wonderful World of Watercolors

Love to paint? This might be your class! Come learn watercolor techniques and create a landscape, animal, urban, and nature scene all in 5 days!! Portland only - Week 3.

Yes, It Is Rocket Science

We’ll cover STEM concepts in Physics and Chemistry such as Forces, Vectors, Thermodynamics, Reaction Rates, and Solutions, just to name a few along with computer applications. Activities will include rockets (duh), bridges, mousetrap cars, egg drops, and more. If you enjoy the 3 Bs (building, burning, and blowing stuff up), this class is for you.
 

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N.W. 122nd & Rockwell

N.W. 150th & Portland

Reno & Rockwell

Phone: 405.717.4900
Fax: 405.717.4790
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