CLASSES

Kids at College

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Lakeland campus in June (Sessions 1 & 2)
Winter Haven campus in July (Sessions 3 & 4)
View the full schedule here.

  1. 3D Printing

    This STEM-infused course offers the opportunity to work with a 3D printer, while learning the fundamentals of software usage for printer control and 3D-model production. The student selects models, completes the process of printer setup, manages the print job, and watches the model come to life! At the end of the course, options for printing from home are discussed. This course is taught by Robert Lamar, a Warner University professor.
    Course Fee: $75.00

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  2. Around the World

    Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, the Americas, and more – all in five days! This exciting exploration of customs and cultures immerses participants in the study of far-off lands and peoples. Travelers taste foods, celebrate holidays, and “visit the sights” during this destination-discovery event. Erin Huggins, Science teacher at Chain of Lakes Elementary, serves as the tour guide for this week-long excursion.
    Course Fee: $65.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

  3. Art in Science

    Science is spectacular! This course combines crafts and experimentation to explore the secrets of nature, including how rainbows, storms, and music are made. In the process, students create purposed projects to bring home, and make some tasty treats to sample! From mobiles to mixtures, prisms to precipitation, color to crystals, and sound waves to slime, this course uses the natural world as inspiration for art. Jennifer Edwards, of Dundee Ridge Middle Academy, leads this creative laboratory.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

  4. Australian Adventure

    Crikey! This class leads the adventurous through the Land Down Under. Through crafts, games, and hands-on activities, participants explore the Outback to learn about the animals, plants, and people on this mysterious continent. Travelers should pack some khakis and critical-thinking skills for this journey with Cheryl Rittall, teacher at Gause Academy of Leadership.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  5. Balloon Twisting

    Participants explore the whimsy and technique of balloon design through the creation of animals, hats, and other fun things. This class starts with the basics and continues as far as time allows. The instructor is award-winning local magician Luis Campaneria.
    Course Fee: $75.00

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  6. Beginning Code

    Developing basic coding skills develops critical thinking, gives insight into how computers work, and is so much fun! Anyone can learn to code! Kyle Roberts, of Magnolia Montessori Academy, introduces coding fundamentals as students perform “unplugged” activities (without the use of a computer) and plenty of exciting computer-based exercises.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  7. Book Cook

    Fantasy, food, and fun–a perfect combination! Participants immerse in the exciting worlds of their favorite characters through reading stories, then creating and sampling a story-centered snack. All new adventures await this year’s participants! This class encourages a love of reading and opens the imagination and palate for a memorable experience. Erin Huggins, of Chain of Lakes Elementary, tells these tasty tales.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  8. Card Games Galore

    This exciting and interactive class provides a break from technology and focuses on companionship, conversation, and competition through fabulously fun card games! Each day brings friends together for new card games as individuals participate in challenge matches to earn points and prizes. The end of the week brings the ultimate competition to crown the winners in each group! This class emphasizes problem-solving skills, cooperative teamwork, and fair play. Teams engage in classics such as Uno!TM, Skip-Bo® Go Fish, War, and Phase 10TM, as well as new games like Spoons and Knock-Knock. Tonya Clayton, of Garner Academy, shuffles the deck and doles out the fun!
    Course Fee: $65.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  9. Destination: Milky Way

    Come explore the Milky Way via voyage through space! Savvy star gazers discover the differences between planets using lots of hands-on activities, then study the sun, stars, and constellations while making a model of the solar system. While exploring the galaxy, each aspiring astronomer has an opportunity to create a cloud in a jar, paint a spin-art storm, erupt chalk ice and volcanos, and participate in other exciting endeavors. Jennifer Edwards, of Dundee Ridge Middle Academy, guides this intergalactic adventure.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  10. Games Unplugged

    In this class, participants experience the excitement of classic board games like MonopolyTM, RiskTM, LifeTM, StrategoTM, and others. These are just a few of the great games featured in these interactive encounters. Each day new games are explored, along with principles such as counting, planning, saving money, strategy, and other skills that are helpful both in school and in life. This class is for the novice and board-game enthusiast alike! Chris Euverard, “Coach E,” a Winter Haven High School Social Studies teacher, makes a game out of learning!
    Course Fee: $65.00

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  11. Gaming-PC Builders

    This exciting journey into the world of gaming PCs is perfect for the young enthusiast! This Gaming PC Builders course ignites curiosity and unleashes one’s inner tech wizardry!  In this hands-on adventure, participants dive headfirst into the captivating universe of PC building. From the CPU (the brain of the computer) to the dazzling peripherals and actual video games, this class explores all the details of assembling a gaming rig. Ven Martin, a local artist, passionate gamer, and PC-building enthusiast, leads this electrifying opportunity!
    Course Fee: $75.00

    9- to 13-year-olds

    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  12. Great Outdoors

    This journey into the great outdoors takes daily fieldtrips to national parks countrywide. While exploring the sights, adventurers learn about first aid, campfire cooking, safety, survival strategies, and more! Creatures, critters, and crafts abound in this exploration of the natural world. Magnolia Montessori Academy’s Kyle Roberts acts as trailblazer for this exciting adventure.
    Course Fee: $65.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  13. Journey in Jewelry Making

    Unlock the art and mystery of far-away places while traveling through five countries known for their jewelry-making traditions. This class blends culture and couture, allowing aspiring artists to create their own pieces to wear and keep! Mexico’s masterpieces are renowned for the use of natural materials that are both colorful and captivating. Australian jewelry is inspired by the land, wildlife, and ancient symbols. Stunning beadwork and metals bring Kenyan craftsmanship to life. Silver-coated Algerian pieces are vibrantly colored, inspired by nature’s greens, yellows, and blues. Ancient Indian jewelry is colorful and rich in symbolism. The student studies and samples each style, creating pieces that tell stories that connect the creator and wearer to the past while celebrating the beauty and history of ancient people. This class, led by Tonya Clayton of Garner Academy, is the ultimate experience in opulence and elegance.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

  14. LEGO®: WeDo™ Exploration

    This course is designed for students who are interested in building and programming with LEGO®. Using creativity and critical-thinking skills, participants design and build a working model, and then use the LEGO® WeDoTM software to program specific behaviors for effect. Kyle Roberts, of Magnolia Montessori Academy, leads this learning laboratory.
    Course Fee: $75.00

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  15. Life on the Farm

    This course provides a hands-on look into the field of agriculture and the origin, growth, and sustainability of food. Future farmers and enthusiasts explore the animal and plant sciences through a variety of activities and food-science labs, as well participate with an in-person experience with live animals! Sara Garcia, of Winter Haven High School, leads this exciting look into the world of agriculture.
    Course Fee: $75.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  16. Magic: Close Up

    This course for magic enthusiasts teaches the fundamentals of magic using props such as cards, coins, and more, and then explores the techniques used to create personalized magic tricks. Students learn many other skills too secretive to announce. This class emphasizes practicing skills that build confidence and performance techniques. The instructor is award-winning local magician Luis Campaneria.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

  17. Ninja Warriors

    In Ninja Warriors, fitness and fun combine to develop focus, resilience, and coordination. Warriors overcome obstacles designed for their specific skill levels while conquering challenges that build confidence and endurance. Focus and determination are emphasized and developed through each experience. Participants become more physically fit and mentally focused through various activities. Katie Heter, of Dundee Ridge Middle Academy, is the trainer for this elite experience.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

  18. Odyssey of the Mind®: Challenges

    Learning should be fun! Odyssey of the Mind® projects emphasize creativity, science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Students incorporate personal interests while finding new uses for old items. Armed with an adventurous spirit, participants work in teams to solve spontaneous problems while thinking on their feet. Creative problem-solving and exciting challenges abound with Odyssey’s imagineer, Amanda Pope, of Dundee Elementary Academy.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  19. Odyssey of the Mind®: Structure

    Engineering is problem solving. During this session, students design, cut, build, and smash balsa wood structures with style and flare! Students learn to use hot-glue guns, adhesives, cutting tools, and the Crusher Board as they work together to collaborate, investigate, and attempt to build the structure that can hold the most weight! Creative problem-solving and exciting challenges abound with Odyssey engineer, Amanda Pope, of Dundee Elementary Academy.
    Course Fee: $75.00

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

  20. Rainforest 

    This course journeys into the jungle to study the wonders of the rainforest and its varied vegetation. Explorers encounter animals and plants from this harmoniously humid habitat and consider how each has adapted to life along the Amazon. Investigations include crafts, stories, and games, helping travelers gain insight regarding the individuals inhabiting the region. Gause Academy of Leadership’s Cheryl Rittall invites adventurers to join the fun.
    Course Fee: $65.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

  21. Rocketry I: Alpha (Beginner)

    Calling all intrepid adventurers! In this class, rocketeers can explore the outer reaches by learning basic techniques of model rocketry. With the one-stage rocket kit provided, the student creates the model, designs the exterior, and flies the rocket hundreds of feet into the sky. With rugged high performance and parachute recovery, the Estes Alpha rocket is the perfect starter model. In addition to the Alpha, bottle rockets are also engineered. Instructor Katie Heter, of Dundee Ridge Middle Academy, leads this exciting exploit high into earth’s atmosphere!
    Course Fee: $75.00

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  22. Rocketry II: Nike-X (Advanced)

    For the aviation enthusiast who has already taken Rocketry I and is now looking for a more spectacular launch, this course provides advanced building techniques using the Estes Nike-X. Experience the thrill of rocketry with this single-stage rocket, an adapted and scaled model of the army’s fourth-generation, two-stage, surface-to-air interceptor missile. It can soar up to 600 feet, and with its parachute-recovery system, it is retrievable for multiple uses. After a customized paint job and careful assembly, launch day awaits! Blast off with Katie Heter of Dundee Ridge Middle Academy!
    Course Fee: $75.00

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  23. Science Club

    In this hands-on approach to science education, participants explore the basics of Earth and Life Science through fun experiments. Students learn about the layers of the earth, movement of those layers, weather and how our amazing planet sustains life. Scientist Katie Heter, of Dundee Ridge Middle Academy, mixes creative science labs to produce fabulous fun in this super Science Club!
    Course Fee: $70.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  24. Sensational Stories

    Imaginations come alive in this spectacular story-time event that combines creativity and wonder into a truly engaging experience. After an immersive reading of each beloved children’s tale, participants create crafts, adding themselves into the author’s world and forging forever friendships with their favorite characters. Children become part of the paint party in Mouse Paint, make majestic Rainbow Fish, create their own Very Hungry Caterpillar, and design truffala trees for the lovable Lorax. This class inspires a life-long love of literature. Capturing the charismatic characters is Vicki Herndon, a Jewett Middle Academy Reading educator.
    Course Fee: $65.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  25. Talon Games

    This outdoor, athletic experience combines friendly competition and lots of fun using obstacle courses, tug-o-war, kickball, and other fantastic field-day activities! The energetic, interactive program teaches teamwork while integrating lessons on safety, such as the need for hydration, weather watching, and sunscreen, as well as critical components for enjoyment of the Florida sunshine. Chris Euverard, “Coach E” of Winter Haven High School, leads this competition!
    Course Fee: $65.00

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 2: June 24-28  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  26. Thunder Cake and Other Stories

    There is nothing better than devouring a good book, especially if it involves savoring snacks along with the story! Participants discover delectable details–and recipes–from each story. Along the way, they learn lessons about friendship, the importance of good character and manners, a little history, and some cooking skills to boot! Reading instructor Vicki Herndon directs this delicious diversion.
    Course Fee: $70.00

    5- to 6-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

    7- to 8-year-olds
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Session 3: July 8-12  – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  27. Trick-Talking Puppetry

    This class is for the enterprising entertainer who craves a comic companion! A skilled ventriloquist must learn scripting, puppetry, and the secretive art of talking without moving the lips. To master the fundamentals, individuals invent a simple hand puppet to practice and perfect performance techniques. Then they create, customize, and rehearse jokes and routines with their new “buddies” so they can entertain family and friends. This class is taught by award-winning local magician Luis Campaneria.
    Course Fee: $65.00

    9- to 13-year-olds
    Session 1: June 17-21  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Session 4: July 15-19  – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.