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 unless otherwise noted are held at the Rockwell Campus
Find out how to look your best at all times. In this class, you will learn different types of nail polishing and nail art, which hair styles are best for school, parties, and other social events, and awesome make-up and other beauty tips.
Learn the basics of Flash animation as you learn to bring characters to life. You'll end up with a finished project that is published for you to show others.
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!
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. Prerequisite: Students should have completed Art Studio 101 or have prior knowledge in the areas of shape, shading and perspective.
If you like to baby-sit, this course will make you the most popular babysitter in the neighborhood. Have fun learning storytelling, songs, games, arts, crafts, and basic CPR skills. Discover how to cook fun and healthy foods that children really like to eat. Take home a babysitting “backpack” chocked full of fun ideas including games, business cards, and a certificate of completion. (In order for students to receive their American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First Aid card they must enroll in Camp Scrubs-Health Care Skills).
Take your babysitting skills to the next level. Expand your babysitting “backpack” with new games, activities, snack ideas and basic first aid skills. After taking this class you are sure to be the most in demand babysitter around!
Weaving beads with a loom is a beautiful and traditional Native American art form that you can learn to do. Students will make a beautiful bracelet and beaded leather keychain to showcase their skills.
Sketch, Design, Create! Enter the world of Computer Aided Drafting. From puzzles 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 into computerized designs that can be modified and animated.
In this class students will build upon the basic CAD skills they developed in CAD I and create a miniature toy train on their computers using the Autodesk Inventor software. The students will learn how to use the computer to assemble all 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. Prerequisite: CAD I: Puzzled
NASA plans to colonize Mars within 25 years. Explore NASA’s Journey to Mars challenge. Research the various rockets under consideration for this epic adventure and dive into plans to create a sustainable settlement on Mars. Finish off your week by creating a model of a Mars habitat in Cad using Autodesk Inventor. Prerequisites: Students should have taken CAD I and/or CAD II.
Calling all doctors! Take an adventure through the world of health. This fun, interactive class allows students to explore the many areas of health, from the lungs breathing to the heart beating. Students will earn their American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First Aid training card.
If you loved Camp Scrubs: Health Care Skills you will love this interactive advanced course. Students will dive deeper into the world of health exploring such topics as healthy living, healthy eating and patient care.
Calling all future pastry chefs! Learn your way around the kitchen and develop the skills to create delicious cookies to share with your friends and family at any special occasion.
Finger foods are the best! Now that you have basic kitchen skills, get ready to take those skills to the next level. Learn to prepare a variety of appetizers such as vegetable and fruit trays, dips, and more.
For all you sweet tooths out there, this class is for you! Learn to make an assortment of candies for your friends and family to enjoy.
Now that you know your way around the kitchen, put your Chef skills to use! Create the perfect party food set-up. Prepare a variety of delicious party appetizers, punches, and sweets sure to make any get-together with friends a success.
Ready, Set, Cook! We have revamped Chef Junior to bring you a whole new set of skills that will be sure to have your taste buds watering. Learn to prepare a variety of great foods that you can easily make on your own. Warning, taste testing is a must in this class!
You’ve learned the basics in Chef Junior, now take your culinary skills to the next level. This advanced class puts a whole new spin on cooking. After taking Chef Senior you will be ready to create meals your entire family will enjoy!
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!
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).
Learn what it takes to be a CSI investigator! From gathering facts to dusting for prints find out how the pros figure out who committed the crime. At the end of the week put all the pieces together in a mock crime scene to see if you can solve the crime.
Dive into the world of graphic design. Bring your creativity to life as you learn basic skills with Adobe Photoshop. Take pictures of your favorite celebrities and turn them into Martians, create flyers with awesome text graphics, the possibilities are endless. Students should possess basic computer knowledge.
Take your Photoshop skills from Level I and use your creativity for print design! Using Adobe InDesign, develop your own business card, design a magazine cover, and re-create your favorite movie poster. Prerequisite: Student must complete Digital Designer Level I.
Sharpen your communication skills using digital tools so your message will be remembered! Students will work with graphics, animation, and web design tools. During the last hour of the week students will showcase digital communication skills as they deliver an amazing presentation to parents and guests.
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. Explore circuits, flight dynamics, energy efficient car designs and more.
Do you like problems that are full of mystery? Take a walk back in time and 0discover some cool information about one of the fathers of science, Albert Einstein. Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math while following scientific clues to a sweet treasure that Einstein himself would love.
Whether you are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics the world is filled with awesome problems and questions about light! 1 We will explore the spectrum using a variety of methods, including CDs and microwaves (marshmallows might be involved) to problem solve and crack the answer to a mystery.
Have you ever wondered how things work? 2 Whether you are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics the world is filled with awesome problems and questions. 3 Come explore the world of STEM by performing experiments related to the medical field, computer science, and engineering. 4 Explore how to launch projectiles and how explosions work. Create some fun with computers. This is just a start to the fun we will have.
Do you enjoy cartoons like Adventure Time, My Little Pony, or various Disney and Anime shows? In this class you will learn how to draw in the style of your favorite cartoons! We will learn the basics of drawing cartoons and the elements that make each style unique! With these skills you will be able to draw your own character in a cartoon style you enjoy most!
Electricity is all 5around us! Learn how electricity is made and its uses. 6 Explore electricity by creating an electric motor. 7 Dive deeper into the world of electricity by using household items such as lemons, limes, and potatoes to make a battery. 8 Finally, put all your new electrical knowledge to use by using learning the fundamentals of hydrogen fuel cell RC vehicles.
Take a journey into the world of video. Find out how to shoot and edit your own videos. Learn the skills that the professionals are using. 0If you enjoy lights, cameras and action, this is the place for you!
Take your first steps into the world of animation. Many animations you see in the movies or in video games start as a 3D model. Learn to create basic 3D models such as teapots, Minecraft type characters, baseball props just to name a few. Watch your creations come to life as you place them into a game and control their actions. All projects will be completed using free software you can download at home.
Create, Animate, Come to life! Explore the world of 3D modeling by creating your own characters. 9 See them come to life in a game where you control their actions. Watch your 3D Models come to life! 0All projects will be completed using free software you can download at home.
MASH offers students an opportunity to explore the many facets of health and healthcare. 1From exercise and nutrition, to understanding blood types and electrical patterns, this course is designed to be interactive with all things health as the focus. 2 Students will become CPR and First aid certified, explore various careers in health, learn how to run EKGs and dissect a cow heart. 3Get your scrubs ready!
Discover the world of medicine and health care through hands-on projects and correlating movies. 4 Extract your own DNA and learn about genetics while watching GATTACA (PG-13). 5 Learn infection control procedures and then see what it would be like to live through a pandemic in Contagion (PG-13). 6 See the effects of head injuries in Concussion (PG-13) and learn about the human brain and neurologic system. 7 Find out how your specific personality type affects your study habits, friendships and relationships with the Colors personality profile and Inside Out (PG).
For all you Science lovers, this is the class for you! 8 From learning lab safety, to analyzing a crime scene to exploring dissected organs, this class is sure to keep you engaged with a variety of lab experiments.
Enter the wonderful world of robotics! Students will work together in groups of two or three to design and build robots using Fischertechnik construction sets. From building motors, lamps, gears, switches, to photo-sensors your team will create the ultimate Sumo-bot. Once the building is done get ready to compete to see which team has created and programmed the best Sumo-bot in class.
Challenge the programming skills you gained in Robotics I with this advanced robotics class. The Sumo-bot 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 an opportunity to work on a racecar project and obstacle course Robotics 1 is recommended but not required.
In this class students will develop a basic understanding of electronics, logic and microcontroller programming. The Boe-bot kit comes with an array of sensors used to detect light, heat, sound and distance. The students will work in groups of two and create robots that will follow a light, heat source or your hand and program their Boe-bot to find its way through a maze. Prerequisite: Robotics I & II is recommended but not required.
This is a continuation of Robotics using Boe-Bots. Students will design, build and program robots using photo sensors and ultrasonic sensors as covered in Boe-Bot 1. Projects will include navigation, robots playing basketball, choreographed dancing robots and interactive activities between robots. Prerequisite: Robotics III is required.
The students will work in groups of two to three with VEX Robotics kits. The kits give the students a platform to learn about robotics through a hands-on project based activities. The students will be introduced to the VEX Hardware by using a Testbed where they will work with different motors and sensors. The students will learn about the programming language used with VEX, RobotC. The students will start with basic commands and gradually create closed loop programs used feedback from sensors. Finally, students will create more complicated projects; an elevator and an automated guided vehicle.
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.
Learn how to take care of a car! 9 Whether you’re close to driving or still a few years away learning about cars and how they work is important. 0 Get hands -on experience with light automotive maintenance, such as checking fluids, and using a jack to change a tire. 1 Explore the many facets of the car and how to problem solve to pinpoint issues.
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.
Take your cake decorating skills to the next level? In this advanced class students will strengthen the skills they learned in Sweet Creations I. Students will learn a variety of new techniques to create amazing flowers and boarders using royal icing, fondant and gum paste. Prerequisite: Students must first complete Sweet Creations I, No Exceptions.
Prosthetic makeup is the process of using prosthetic sculpting, molding and casting techniques to create advanced cosmetic effects. In this class, students will explore the world of Special Effects Makeup Artists and learn the secrets of creating realistic-looking injuries and cosmetic effects.