Summer Camps

Summer Programs for Kids and Teens


Lifelong learning starts young! Delaware County Community College’s summer programs for kids and teens at the Marple Campus give motivated students ages 5-15 an opportunity to enjoy learning in a college environment. Classes are small, with hands-on participation and lots of individual attention.

Summer 2014


Build Your Skills

Calling All Actors!

Develop your interest and talents as we work on improv, pantomime, dialogues, characterizations and displaying emotions.

  • July 7-10
    Ages 5-7, CRN 781, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 782, 1-4 p.m.

Calling All Chefs

Have safe, creative fun with cooking.

  • June 23-26
    Ages 5-7, CRN 141, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 142, 1-4 p.m.

Calling All Chefs II

More creative and safe fun in the kitchen!

  • July 7-10
    Ages 8-11, CRN 296, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 191, 1-4 p.m.

Calling All Chefs III

Learn more basic kitchen techniques and prepare more great dishes. Recipes included. Calling All Chefs I and II are recommended as a prerequisite but not required.

  • July 14-17
    Ages 5-7, CRN 270, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 792, 1-4 p.m.

Calling All Chefs IV

Learn basic kitchen techniques while preparing great dishes. Recipes included. Calling All Chefs I, II, and III are recommended as a prerequisite but not required.

  • July 21-24
    Ages 5-7, CRN 191, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 296, 1-4 p.m.

CheckMate

Learn the pieces and the moves, or expand you knowledge of the ancient game of chess. Build your skills according to your ability.

  • July 14-17
    Ages 10+, CRN 795, 1-4 p.m.

Chocolate Lovers

Learn basic kitchen techniques while preparing chocolate oriented treats

  • July 28-31
    Ages 12-15, CRN 190, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 189, 1-4 p.m.

Computer Keyboarding

Learn the keyboard, hand coordination and finger placement.

  • June 23-26
    Ages 10+, CRN 275, 9 a.m.-noon

ESL for Kids

Is English your second language? Enjoy fun-filled days learning about the history, culture and food of our community, while you sharpen your English skills.

  • July 28-31
    Ages 8-11, CRN 820, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 821, 1-4 p.m.

More ESL for Kids

More opportunities to develop your English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, while having fun at the same time!

  • August 4-7
    Ages 5-7, CRN 834, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 835, 1-4 p.m.

French I

A fun program where you learn about French customs and the language through games, songs, stories and interactive activities.

  • July 21-24
    Ages 8-11, CRN 805, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 806, 1-4 p.m.

Go Fly A Kite

Discover the history of kites and learn to create and fly a variety of kites.

  • July 21-24
    Ages 5-7, CRN 807, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 808, 1-4 p.m.

Karate Kids

Improve physical coordination and dexterity through the study of martial arts.

  • June 23-26
    Ages 8-11, CRN 769, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 768, 1-4 p.m.

Karate II for Kids

More physical coordination and mental skills development. Emphasis on flexibility and endurance.

  • July 28-31
    Ages 5-7, CRN 822, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 823, 1-4 p.m.

Magic Manners

Learn manners that will make you a sought after guest, all your life.

  • July 7-10
    Ages 10+, CRN 778, 9 a.m.-noon

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read

Improve and enhance reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. Learn to love reading!

  • August 4-7
    Grades 1-2, CRN 840, 9 a.m.-noon
    Grades 3-4, CRN 841, 1-4 p.m.

Spanish I

Have fun learning about Spanish customs and the language through games, songs, stories and other interactive activities.

  • July 7-10
    Ages 5-7, CRN 779, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 780, 1-4 p.m.

Spanish II

More fun games, songs, stories and other interactive activities to build Spanish language skills.

  • July 14-17
    Ages 8-11, CRN 793, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 794, 1-4 p.m.

Speak Easy

Build confidence, articulation, and organization for speaking in front of your class or an audience.

  • July 21-24
    Ages 10+, CRN 809, 1-4 p.m.

Study Smarter

Learn to improve your concentration, memorize and relax. Discover how note and test taking skills can help you enjoy studying, resulting in more confidence and better grades.

  • August 4-7
    Ages 12-15, CRN 838, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 839, 1-4 p.m.

Summer Bridge

Build a smooth transition from one grade to the next. Reading, writing, math and language skills will be reviewed. Build confidence and self-esteem with activities that prepare students for the grade they enter this fall.

  • July 28-31
    Grade 2 into 3, CRN 832, 9 a.m.-noon
    Grade 3 into 4, CRN 833, 1-4 p.m.
  • August 4-7
    Grade K into 1, CRN 842, 9 a.m.-noon
    Grade 1 into 2, CRN 843, 1-4 p.m.

Super Sitters

Be a responsible babysitter! Learn first aid, CPR, care and feeding, and how to prevent accidents and handle emergencies.

  • June 23-26
    Ages 10+, CRN 770, 1-4 p.m.
  • July 28-31
    Ages 10+, CRN 824, 9 a.m.-noon

Teen Cuisine

Learn basic kitchen techniques while preparing delicious and healthy means for teens.

  • August 4-7
    Ages 16-17, CRN 836, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 12-15, CRN 837, 1-4 p.m.

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Career Exploration

So, You Want to Be A Nurse

Discover what it takes to become a nurse. Visit the SymLab at the College to understand firsthand what it’s like to be a nurse.

  • June 23-26
    Ages 10+, CRN 771, 9 a.m.-noon

So, You Want to Be A Journalist

Learn the fundamentals of journalism and experience the range of opportunities available in the field of journalism.

  • July 7-10
    Ages 10+, CRN 783, 9 a.m.-noon

So, You Want to Be A Lawyer

Learn what it takes to become a Lawyer. Participate in a make-believe trial and see what it takes to convince a judge and jury.

  • July 14-17
    Ages 10+, CRN 796, 9 a.m.-noon

So, You Want to Be A Police Officer

Learn about the knowledge, skills and abilities required to become a Police Officer. Learn how the police enforce laws, regulate traffic, prevent crime and make arrests.

  • July 21-24
    Ages 10+, CRN 810, 9 a.m.-noon

So, You Want to Work in the Building Trades

Learn about the various jobs available in the world of construction. Explore a variety of different skills required in the building trades.

  • July 28-31
    Ages 10+, CRN 825, 9 a.m.-noon

So, You Want to Be A Teacher

Identify the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to become a teacher. Learn to prepare a lesson plan, practice teaching a class, grade papers, and much more.

  • Aug. 4-7
    Ages 10+, CRN 844, 9 a.m.-noon

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Creative Adventures

Art Expose

Using tempera, acrylics and watercolor, create landscapes, still lifes and more.

  • July 28-31
    Ages 8-11, CRN 826, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 12-15, CRN 827, 1-4 p.m.

The Best of Storytelling

Create and illustrate a story using characters and story lines from your own imagination.

  • July 28-31
    Ages 8-11, CRN 828, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 829, 1-4 p.m.

Books on Stage

Transform a children’s classic into a play, acted out by you! Work on scenery, costumes and acting techniques.

  • July 21-24
    Ages 5-7, CRN 813, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 814, 1-4 p.m.

Comic Strips

Create your own comic strips, and develop characters and lettering skills. Bring an 11 x 14 sketchbook.

  • June 23-26
    Ages 8-11, CRN 135, 9 a.m.-noon

Dazzling American Girl Dolls

Learn about American history while sharing American Girl Dolls’ own stories. Includes a tea party and fashion show! Bring your American Dolls and book(s).

  • Aug. 4-7
    Ages 8-11, CRN 846, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 847, 1-4 p.m.

Fundamentals of Art

Use a variety of creative media to enliven your imagination and express your artistic talent.

  • June 23-26
    Ages 5-7, CRN 772, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 773, 1-4 p.m.

Great Little Puppet Workshop

Create characters for a story, and then make finger and hand puppets and marionettes to go with your very own “theater.”

  • July 14-17
    Ages 5-7, CRN 797, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 798, 1-4 p.m.

Fun With Fashion

Explore the world of fashion with fun and creative activities that will spark your fashion flare!

  • July 14-17
    Ages 8-11, CRN 799, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 12-15, CRN 800, 1-4 p.m.

Paint Like the Artists

Discover the versatility, beauty, new techniques, and the fun of painting in acrylics and watercolors and more, while exploring methods used by famous artists.

  • Aug. 4-7
    Ages 10+, CRN 845, 1-4 p.m.

Photography

Learn the techniques of taking great pictures Bring to class any type of camera you have.

  • July 7-10
    Ages 10-15, CRN 786, 1-4 p.m.
    Ages 16-17, CRN 787, 9 a.m.-noon

Printmaking

Explore the world of printmaking using a variety of tools, textures and techniques.

  • July 7-10
    Ages 8-11, CRN 784, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 785, 1-4 p.m.

Suitcase Art

Join us for a “traveling” art class! Our beautiful campus will provide the landscape for exploration. Nature will provide the materials for drawing, painting and printmaking.

  • July 21-24
    Ages 5-7, CRN 811, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 812, 1-4 p.m.

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STEM Explorations

Engineering with LEGO

Learn the basics of stable structures, mechanisms, and simple machines using real life examples.

  • June 23-26
    Ages 5-7, CRN 202, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 192, 1–4 p.m.

Exploring Space

Discover the challenge of space exploration, what it’s like to be in space, life on the space shuttle and what it takes to become an astronaut.

Explore the procedures and problems of space travel as well as getting an overview of the objects and planets in our solar system.

  • July 7-14
    Ages 5-7, CRN 801, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 8-11, CRN 802, 1–4 p.m.

Extreme Animal Makeovers

Discover what metamorphosis is all about as you examine various forms of life.

  • July 21-24
    Ages 8-11, CRN 815, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 816, 1–4 p.m.

Flash Animation

Jazz up your website! Use Flash 8 to work with layers, text, banners, morphing, buttons, motion and sound.

  • July 21-24
    Ages 10+, CRN 138, 9 a.m.-noon

Fun With Math

Review, practice and hands-on learning to sharpen you math skills.

July 21-24
Grades 1-2, CRN 818, 9 a.m.-noon
Grades 3-4, CRN 819,1– 4 p.m.

Geometry All Around

Geometry is all around us! Join us as we investigate the shapes in our everyday world. You’ll be surprised what you find, and where you find it.

  • July 7-10
    Ages 8-11, CRN 790, 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages 5-7, CRN 791, 1–4 p.m.

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