Calendar

Jun
27
Thu
Survivor Island @ Jonathan Elementary
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students will find themselves stranded on an abandoned island filled with perilous obstacles – dark caves, wild animals, cold temperatures, little food, and separation from the comforts of home. They will work collaboratively with their tribe members to compete against other tribes in specific engineering-related projects aimed at trying to survive the harsh island conditions and escape to their freedom. The tribe with the most points at the end of the week will claim the honor of being the winners of Survivor Island!

Digital Film Production: Special Effects @ Victoria Elementary
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn film editing basics and how to use Hollywood-style special effects techniques.Possible special effects learned in class: animated laser, custom light sword, pulp sci-fi crawl, and hyperdrive effects. Groups’ final projects will be emailed to parents, or students may bring a USB jump drive the last day. Student photography release must be signed for class. Please bring a snack daily.

Jun
28
Fri
Robotics Evolution @ Family Learning Center
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Using LEGO® Mindstorms software and LEGO® EV3 bricks and technology, students build a robot to deliver animals to safety, put cows out to pasture, reunite separated panda bears and more. In this year’s Youth Enrichment League {YEL!} summer camp, our focus is on the FIRST® LEGO® League’s challenges. Students will design, build, program, test and modify multiple robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 robotics system. Then use their team’s robot (usually teams of three) to complete various challenges related to our animal friends. Our summer camp is designed to prepare students for participation in the FIRST® LEGO® League annual robotics competition. Put an end to summer brain drain. Stimulate your young learner by signing up today. Visit YELKids.com for more details.
NOTE: This course is a fantastic primer if you are interested in gaining experience for the FIRST® LEGO League annual robotics competition.
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Jul
8
Mon
Intro to Java Coding @ Jonathan Elementary
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New Class! Students working on individual computers will be introduced to object-oriented programming and elements of the Java language while learning to code their text-based RPG (Roleplaying Game). No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer operating system (text-editing and understanding directory structures) and keyboarding is required. Bring a USB drive, a snack, and a drink each day.

Jul
9
Tue
Intro to Java Coding @ Jonathan Elementary
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New Class! Students working on individual computers will be introduced to object-oriented programming and elements of the Java language while learning to code their text-based RPG (Roleplaying Game). No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer operating system (text-editing and understanding directory structures) and keyboarding is required. Bring a USB drive, a snack, and a drink each day.

Jul
10
Wed
Intro to Java Coding @ Jonathan Elementary
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New Class! Students working on individual computers will be introduced to object-oriented programming and elements of the Java language while learning to code their text-based RPG (Roleplaying Game). No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer operating system (text-editing and understanding directory structures) and keyboarding is required. Bring a USB drive, a snack, and a drink each day.

Jul
11
Thu
Intro to Java Coding @ Jonathan Elementary
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New Class! Students working on individual computers will be introduced to object-oriented programming and elements of the Java language while learning to code their text-based RPG (Roleplaying Game). No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer operating system (text-editing and understanding directory structures) and keyboarding is required. Bring a USB drive, a snack, and a drink each day.

Jul
15
Mon
YEL Chess Summer Camp @ Victoria Elementary
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

All levels welcome. Youth Enrichment League’s {YEL!} summer chess camp works with all levels of students.  Beginners learn Piece Movement, Capturing, Check, Checkmate, Castling and more; returning students study intermediate lessons (Pins, Forks, Back Rank Mates, as examples); advanced students will study Elimination of Defense, Opening Theory and other advanced concepts. Our summer camps are fun, fast-paced and packed with information. Battle summer brain drain and procure the necessary tools to beat your dad at chess! Sign up today! Visit YELKids.com for more information.

Jul
16
Tue
Artemis Camp @ Lake Minnewashta Regional Park
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 8-14

Does your daughter want to be a archer as famous as Katniss Everdeen, skillful as Artemis or just want to put Robin Hood in his place?  Then this camp is her place to train and make new archery friends!  Through fun games and experiential learning, participants will learn range safety and proper techniques for stance, aim, and release to improve their shot.  Campers will get the opportunity to shoot both compound and recurve bows at various target styles.  All equipment is provided.

Campers should come prepared for the weather conditions and should pack a backpack with snacks, reusable water bottle, sunscreen, hat or sun glasses, snack, and close-toed shoes. All other necessary equipment will be provided. Meet at shelter #4. This camp will be held outdoors at Lake Minnewashta Park and is a partnership between Carver County Parks.

YEL Chess Summer Camp @ Victoria Elementary
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

All levels welcome. Youth Enrichment League’s {YEL!} summer chess camp works with all levels of students.  Beginners learn Piece Movement, Capturing, Check, Checkmate, Castling and more; returning students study intermediate lessons (Pins, Forks, Back Rank Mates, as examples); advanced students will study Elimination of Defense, Opening Theory and other advanced concepts. Our summer camps are fun, fast-paced and packed with information. Battle summer brain drain and procure the necessary tools to beat your dad at chess! Sign up today! Visit YELKids.com for more information.