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Biology

$450

with Anne Martin

Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 30 weeks

This yearlong high school lab-centered course is intended for homeschooled students studying biology. Depending on the week, labs will run between 60-90 minutes, and are aligned to independent study content through Khan Academy. Students may choose from a standard or advanced independent study track, with work assigned and monitored by the instructor. Topics covered include cell biology, genetics, evolution, diversity, and ecology.

A formal grade for this class is available on request. Certain specialty labs, if requested by class consensus, may come with an additional lab fee, such as dissection kits.

Chemistry

$450

with Anne Martin

Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 30 weeks

This yearlong high school lab-centered course is intended for homeschooled students studying chemistry. Depending on the week, labs will run between 60-90 minutes, and are aligned to independent study content through Khan Academy. Students may choose from a standard or advanced independent study track, with work assigned and monitored by the instructor. Topics covered include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, properties of gases, solutions, reaction rates and equilibrium, acidā€base reactions, and chemical thermodynamics. 

Prerequisite: Algebra I. A formal grade for this class is available on request. Our "Office Hours" membership is highly recommended for students who lack access to a chemistry-knowledgeable mentor at home.

Digital Illustration

$150

with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Jul 9, 2018 at 1 pm

Utilizing a drawing tablet, middle and high school campers will learn to create digital raster or vector artwork in different digital programs like Krita, FireAlpaca, and Inkscape. Basic traditional drawing proficiency and experience is highly recommended

Dungeons & Dragons

$150

with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Jun 18, 2018 at 1 pm
1 additional session on Jul 2, 2018

In this program, veteran Dungeons Masters will lead middle and high school campers through a one-week Dungeons & Dragons game! Learn the ins-and-outs of the most iconic tabletop roleplaying game, as featured in Stranger Things. Participants will create a character, write a background story, learn the rules of the game, and embark on an adventure utilizing cooperative problem-solving skills. Everything you need will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own dice, character sketches, or miniatures! By the end of this camp, students will know how to run their own Dungeons & Dragons group with friends, including the use of modern game tools such as 5th edition rules and character builder apps.

Earth Science

$160

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 15 weeks

This course is the first part of a two-semester Earth & Space Science program intended for homeschooled middle school students. Both courses are recommended in sequence, but the semester long courses may be taken separately if desired.

The Earth Science semester is offered in the fall, with content focused on geology, weather, climate, and biogeochemical cycles, as well as lab skills needed to perform and analyze experiments. This course will include some online reading and resources to review at home, with our on-site portion focusing on hands-on projects and experiments. Space Science will be offered in the spring.

Electronics

$160

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Jul 30, 2018 at 1 pm

In this upper elementary camp, kids receive introductory lessons in electronics with activities such as making a chemical battery, lighting up an LED, playing with snap circuits, and even making and taking home their own Operation-style electronic game! This class is priced to include a $10 materials fee.

Escape Room Madness

$150

with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Jul 23, 2018 at 1 pm

In this program, teens will work with an Escape Room expert to learn how escape rooms are designed, and work together to design one of their very own! Once complete, campers will invite the upper elementary campers to try to see if they can escape.

Participants in this camp will also get an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Huntsville SCREAM Works Paranormal Invesigation event, by helping us pilot our own game design with testing and feedback. 

Minimum age: 12. Middle schoolers 12 or under are invited to enroll in "Puzzles & Games for Young Detectives" instead.

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Fairy Tale Adventures

$150

with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Jun 25, 2018 at 9 am

In this camp, a small group campers in grades 1-3 will take on roles as fairy tale characters that will be led through cooperative fairy-themed storytelling adventures. Inspired by table-top roleplaying games, this camp utilizes a custom-designed game system that is accessible and engaging to the youngest gamers! Each child will utilize both math and verbal skills to walk in the footsteps of a character of their own creation and work with the other fairy-tale creatures on their team to solve problems and save the day! This class is generally not recommended for rising Kindergartners.





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