Abstract Art-We'll learn about the abstract art of Kandinsky and create our own abstract of giant trees with many different medium.
Aero Flight-In this exciting aeronautical engineering class learn about the physics of flight as you are guided in constructing a variety of paper airplanes - vortex, square, tumbling wings, gliders, rings. Fly your best design in the Test Lab and earn your Pilot Wings. 2/3 and 4/5/6 will construct a variety of airplanes and add variables such as fins to the design, as well as act as videographers of their class activities.
Amazing Dirt-From red clay to loam, what is dirt? What lives in the soil? Through science and art and campus explorations we make great discoveries.
Ancient Greece-Learn about Grecian architecture, mythology and daily life, as we build and play like ancient Grecians.
Angry Birds Engineering-Join us as we examine structures, materials, catapults, and projectiles with the goal of building our own real-life Angry Birds level.
Art Adventures-K/1Let's Explore Masks! We'll look at a variety of masks from Africa to New Orleans, and then craft our own painted plasters masks. 2/3 and 4/5/6 We'll make delightful self-portraits in plaster figures as inspired by the artist George Segal. We'll use pipe cleaners, aluminum foil, plaster and paint to make a figurative 3D self-portrait.
Art Animals-Using paint and oil pastels, we'll explore how to draw and construct our furry friends on paper.
Art of Science-Explore the properties of solids, liquids and gases through the median of art. We will use air as energy, make play-dough, and many other fun conversions of matter.
Authors Xtraordinaire-Enjoy the stories of prize winning children's authors, how they came to be authors, and enjoy art, science and writing connections to these great stories.
Bach to Rock-Each day we'll discover a new composer, their music and make some music of our own.
Bears: Fact and Fiction-From teddy bears to grizzly bears, what is real? What is imaginary?
Bookworm Adventure-Let's find interesting ways to present a book report and discover interesting books to prepare.
Caldecott Award Books-We will create our own stories and use different art mediums to illustrate our stories just like Caldecott illustrators.
Chinese Connection- We'll explore the different regions of China, as well as its unique customs, festivals and exciting history. We'll discover Augusta legacies of our Chinese heritage.
Cool Chemistry-From candy chromatography to the Cartesian diver...cool experiments to make new discoveries.
Creative Expression-Write your own wacky mad lib story when you learn new creative techniques for expression
Creative Problem Solving Challenge-Learn techniques for being more creative, while having fun each day solving unusual problems.
Dance Party Around the World-We'll learn dances from around the world, and their origin and purpose. Create costumes and give a performance at the end of the week.
Deep Blue Sea-Let's go underwater and discover ocean plants and animals. Make salt water pictures, listen to whale sounds, and build models of ocean animals.
Design Squad-each day the fun of creating a new design from string puppets to confetti launchers. Invent your own design!
Dinos and Fossils-Enjoy science, math, and art activities connected to these giant reptiles from the past. Make your own dinosaur eggs, create a dinosaur fossil and enjoy fossil hunting like paleontologists. Who knows what you will find.
Drawing Superheroes-Learn how to draw faces and the forms of your favorite superheroes in this class focused on teaching your basic drawing skills. Create a new superhero character and draw it!
Excel 101-Enjoy bingo to surveys, collect data, learn how to graph and use spreadsheets with this popular software.
Fairy Tale Fun-Let your imagination run wild as you act out, make costumes, and explore your favorite fairy tales.
Family Tree Art-Paint your version of a family tree as you learn about the art created by the famous "Dot" man-George Andrews.
Famous Authors-Learn about your favorite authors and their stories; practice creating your own stories in their style.
Fashion 101-Let's investigate fashion design then and now. How and why has care of nails, hair, and skin changed over time? Are you ready to create your own fashion design or skin care product?
Fraction Fun-Learn to love fractions as we learn fraction basics and explore how fractions are used in everyday life!
Frog Math-Our math adventure begins when Mr. Frog loses his button. We'll use buttons to sort, classify, graph, and even Hop to the Pond to explore probability.
Gardening and Cooking Basics-Plant an herb basket, create a potpourri mix, create a flower pot out of recycled materials and cook with your garden goodies.
Geometry Origami-Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, is a beautiful tradition that is wonderfully geometrical. Wait. Geometrical? How? Join us as we uncover the hidden sides, shapes, and angles of origami.
Georgia on my Mind-Let's pack up and head out from the Appalachian Trail to the Coastal Plain, and explore Georgia in geography, science, and art.
Get Energized-Can food make you smarter? Stronger? Learn about smart food and practice different exercise routines to understand how exercise affects your body.
GREAT Grasshoppers and Owls: Ecology Biology - Double period class. We'll focus on barn owls and do experiments to compare our vision to those of these nocturnal hunters. We'll dissect grasshoppers and owl pellets to better understand the food chain of these nocturnal hunters.
Greek Myths-Enjoy the amazing adventures of the Greek gods and heroes Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo and Pegasus.
Hands on Herps-It's funky frogs and friendly earthworms and herps from the past. In this touchy unit you'll soon be an expert in herpetology! 4/5/6 will dissect earthworms.
In the Spotlight-Double Period Class. Ever wanted to be on stage? Now is your chance. Join us in putting on a play. Big, small, short and tall-there is a part for all. New plays each summer!
Island Hopping-Come aboard the S.S. Kids University and sail to the Mediterranean Islands of Cyprus, Sicily, Crete and Corsica. Explore exotic art, food, language and customs on this cruise.
Japanese 101-From the famous bullet trains to the volcanoes, we'll explore many regions of Japan, create our own Japanese lunch, discover animals unique to Japan, and learn many new words and phrases in Japanese.
Keyboarding-Get a jumpstart on keyboarding skills. Discover the components of the keyboard as you learn to type with interactive games and exercises.
Kids Computer Graphics-Draw pictures, color and make slide shows of the story you write while learning about scrolling, typing and selecting icons.
Ladybugs and more!-Why do ants build tunnels? And ladybugs have spots? Find out when we explore the world of bugs.
Lego Engineering: Double Period Class
This is a sequential curriculum that teaches basic principles of engineering. Go to www.gru.edu/pace for course curriculum details. Models built are not taken home.
K-6 Legos: Outer Space-Using special LEGO activities and videos developed by NASA International Space Station astronauts and Legos, build satellites, rockets, land rovers, and then test and create your own designs, comparing Legos in space with Legos on earth!
K/1 Lego Boats and Floats-Build rafts, bridges, and test their cargo carrying ability in water; then with small and big Legos design your own boats and create harbor communities.
2/3 Lego Measurement and Magnetism- Build swinging models using pulleys and levers and magnets and measurement devices with wheels and axles. Solve real life problems with these models, and build your own designs combining magnets and measurement devices.
4/5/6 Lego Advanced Motorized Machines-From a power car to a dogbot and power tower, build a variety of advanced powered machines and test their design in solving real-life problems. Invent your own power machine and adapt it to solve a task while you explore mechanical advantage, equilibrium and force.
4/5/6 Lego Stop Action Mania-Create your own Lego movies using stop motion! Gain basic knowledge of narrative, camera angles, and movement, sound and editing. Digital cameras are supplied.
Magic of Manners-Learn the magic of etiquette while eating, setting the table, talking on the phone, introducing our friends and enjoying other role playing games.
Manga and Anime-Learn drawing techniques, character and story development for this art form.
Math Fact-a-Mania-Have fun while practicing your math skills. Write, sing, and play while improving your understanding of numbers and their properties.
Math Investigations-Math is exciting! See why in this new class where we dig into a treasure chest of recreational math. Decipher secret codes, solve puzzles, and much more.
Math on the Menu-Solve the real-life challenges of opening a restaurant - plan and expand the menu, determine ingredients, analyze costs, set prices and design a floor plan.
Minerals and Me: Ecology Geology-Double Period Class. Discovering from plate tectonics to the minerals in your own body, enjoy hands on science, math, geography and geology experiments. Even make your own toothpaste.
New Zealand Wonders-Discover the amazing ocean life, plants and animals in this unique place.
Peru! Incas! Espanol!-As we trek down the Amazon we'll learn many new words and phrases in Spanish, discover why the Incas never met the Mayans, follow Pizzaro's trail, make our own salsa and build our own wacos!
Photography for Kids 101 and 102-With digital cameras learn camera basics, what makes a good photo, how photos tell stories, and take and edit your own photo story. In 102 we'll focus more on composition and editing.
Rainforest Romp-On this expedition make your jungle vest and binoculars and enjoy art, science, and food activities as you recreate the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest at KU.
Royalty R'd the World-Your Majesties - KU invites you to join us on a trip around the world to see exotic locations, experience new cultures, and discover the history, customs and dress of royalty. Invent your own royal custom and attire for your special kingdom!
Seven World Wonders-Where are these wonders? What are they? Why were they made? Come discover the mysteries.
Show me the $$-Learn the importance of money, identify coins, tell their value, count and make fair trades!
Skin and Bones-Discover the human body and learn how your eyes, ears, heart and skin all work together. Join our scientific quest and have your questions answered.
Sound Tales-Beat, shake and play your way through your favorite stories. Like sound engineers we'll add exciting music and sound effects to stories and poems
Starry Skies-From fiery balls of gas to the myths of the constellations, we'll explore the skies in this astronomy class
Star Struck-We'll discover the brightest lights of the night-where are they? What are they?
Story Xplore- Discover how one hungry wolf turns into a friendly bookworm. You will enjoy art, science, reading and math activities to explore this great story.
Superhero Science Series
Superhero Science: Earth and Weather
What makes a tornado or rocks to form? How could X-Men's Storm use her weather powers to make a tornado? Join the X-Men and other superheroes as we explore weather systems and geological mysteries. New class in the KU Superhero Science Series.
Superhero Science: Electricity and Magnetism
Magneto has come to KU, but has this sometime friend, sometime foe come to help save the day or cause a world of trouble? Find out as we investigate the realm of electricity and magnetism so we can either aide our new ally or put a stop to this threat, before it's too late. New class in the KU Superhero Science Series.
Terrific Trees-Explore real and imaginary animals that make their homes in trees as we do science experiments, arts and crafts and writing.
Titanic Adventures-How is a ship unsinkable? Who found the Titanic and its treasures? Who were its passengers? Any connections to Augusta?
Trash Can Band-Be loud, creative and release your energy by beating on common household objects and creating music!
What's the Buzz?-Let's discover the fascinating world of bees and hives through a mix of art, literature, role-play and drama. No live bees!
Wetlands and Crabs R'd the World-With a close up on live fiddler crabs and their relatives, explore the eco-system of the salt marshes and mangrove swamps with science experiments, math and geography activities.
XYZ Math-Turn on Professor Arbegla's "Fabulous Function Machine" and see into the Xs and Ys of math to help with learning equations.
Pick an AM or PM camp or BOTH!
Age: rising 7/8/9th graders
Students completing 6th grade by 6/2013 may participate in both KU K -6 and the Teen Edition. The rising 7th grader may choose either K-6 or Teen Edition morning camps. To spend the full day, the 7th grader must participate in the Teen edition PM camp.
- Schedule: Half Day and Full day
- 8:30 - 12:30 Theme course AM
- 12:30 - 1:00 Dismissal for 1/2 day
- 1:00 - 4:15 Theme course PM
- 4:15 - 4:45 Board games
- 4:45 - 5:15 Dismissal for full day
Xtended day is offered for 6/7/8 $12 per week
AM camp $165 PM camp $165
FULL Day $245
My Cool House Design! AM
Design your dream room and house and learn the basics of computer drawing and architectural design.
Physics Fun. PM. From the physics of rollercoasters to baseball, exciting explorations in everyday physics.
Manga and Anime. AM
Strengthen fine art and design basics needed for the sequential art forms in comics and storyboards. Instructor is local artist, Xavier Jones.
Build your own rocket (not from a kit!), launch it and learn the principles of aeronautical engineering.
Photography and Photoshop. AM
Using digital cameras (provided) learn camera basics and how to compose a photo. Enjoy unique photographic assignments and practice editing your photos in the lab.
Cool Drawings with Pen and Ink. PM
Using pen and ink and other media, work on detailed projects and learn color, line, structure, value and depth, cross hatching and faces. Instructor is local artist, Xavier Jones.
Mini-Med School: Science Basics. AM
Conduct research and experiments in the basic health sciences relevant to your personal health. Discover how your body really works!
Mini-Med School: Xplorations. PM
Summerville and health science campus explorations to simulation labs, research labs, and interactions with local scientists and medical entrepreneurs.