Summer Enrichment 2020



While we won’t be on campus this summer, we’re thrilled you are considering joining us online for Summer Enrichment 2020. This year’s program will be taught via Zoom live lecture, and supported by resources in Google Classroom, in addition to using some software specific to the courses students are registered in. We’re working with our instructors to develop interactive and engaging courses that will introduce students to new topics, expand their horizons and their skill sets, and capture the spirit of what makes SUNY Adirondack’s longstanding Summer Enrichment program such a special experience every summer for youth in our area. In order to successfully participate in Summer Enrichment 2020, you should have access to the internet and enough bandwidth to support live video streaming. Some classes require access to specific software and we will work with you to ensure students are able to access and utilize the technology needed for their courses. Expect the unexpected in these online programs and join us for a very special Summer Enrichment program this July.

Online Registration Link

SCHOLARSHIPS: Limited scholarship funds may be available for youth to attend Summer Enrichment. To apply, please fill out the following form and email it back to

Quick Links

ENTERING GRADES 4-6 (10 a.m. – noon)

Discover Minecraft NEW!

10 a.m. to noon | July 6-23 | Monday through Thursday

Are you an expert in Minecraft and anxious to learn more about the things you can create with it? Or, are you merely interested in learning more about Minecraft? Whether you’re a master builder or a novice at world-building, this is the class for you. Delve deeper into Minecraft and make your own creations, from learning how to build worlds to inventions. Discover the tools and different creations. We’ll also build worlds based on our interests. The world is open to you—come learn more about Minecraft!

Instructor: Briannah Maloney

Price: $135 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)

CRN: 70089


Anatomy of a Comic NEW!

10 a.m. to noon | July 6-23 | Monday through Thursday

Students have the chance to make their very own comic book! As a class, we’ll learn about the history of sequential art and the basics of writing and storytelling, all to compose a comic book. We’ll develop characters and plotlines that make for an intriguing read and try our hand at comic book illustration styles. Students will need to provide their own materials; see the Summer Enrichment materials list for details.

Instructor: Benjamin LaPoint

Price: $129

CRN: 70120 

ENTERING GRADES 4-6 (1-3 p.m.)

The World of Harry Potter NEW!
1 to 3 p.m. | July 6-23 | Monday through Thursday

Come and explore the magical world of Harry Potter. We’ll discover the recipes for potions, from Invisibility to Skele-Gro. Learn more about the different aspects of the wizarding world. Become immersed in different classes, from Potions to Dark Arts and everything in between. We’ll also watch the first movie together. This is an introduction to the elusive world of magic. Whether you’re new to Harry Potter or an expert in wizardry, this is the course for you to discover more about the wizarding world. Discover the magic in the world around you. We’ll be waiting. Students will need to provide their own materials; see the Summer Enrichment materials list for details. 

Instructor: Briannah Maloney
Price: $129
CRN: 70088


ENTERING GRADES 7-10 (10 a.m. – noon)

Rockets & Crew Space Missions NEW!

10 a.m. to noon | July 6-23 | Monday through Thursday

The exploration of space is fascinating. With new launch vehicles working and new crew capsules being tested, plans for sustained lunar missions are being scheduled for 2024. This course describes these missions and their impact on society. You will learn about this ever-evolving future of space. From Apollo to Artemis and beyond to Mars, learn the history of space exploration, its current state, and its future from your instructor who worked on every Apollo mission! You will interact with and work on trajectory/mission exercises. Experience this space adventure from your own home space station with firsthand experiences and great videos.

Instructor: Kenneth Santucci

Price: $129

CRN: 70087


ENTERING GRADES 7-10 (1– 3 p.m.)

Meditative Art NEW!

1 to 3 p.m. | July 6-23 | Monday through Thursday

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on the present moment while calmly observing your thoughts and feelings. This practice can help reduce stress and increase self-awareness. In this course, we will practice mindfulness while creating art. We will be creating Zen-tangles, Mandala pattern drawings, storyboards and much more. Learn about the history of different art movements and artists as well. All of the assignments provided through this class will encourage students to be confident about their art and continue to develop drawing and creative skills. All course materials will be provided to students, except for scissors, erasers, a glue stick and a pencil sharpener.

Instructor: Valeria Orozco

Price: $139 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)

CRN: 70122


Robotics with VEX V5 Blocks NEW!

1 to 3 p.m. | July 6-23 | Monday through Thursday

Learn to code a VEX V5 Robot with the V5 Blocks programming code. V5 Blocks is the entry-level programming code for V5, which employs a drag and drop approach to code. Learn the necessities to setting up a basic code (adding in all components and motors of the robot, setting limits, velocity, working speed, etc.). Learn to control the robot through autonomous code, instructing the robot to move based on your commands. You will learn to problem-solve, troubleshoot the code and fix the issues preventing your robot from running. VEX V5 brings the instruction of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to the classroom, and the free software brings it into the comfort of your home!

Instructor: Brian Hanlon

Price: $139

CRN: 70121


Mystery Solved 2020

1 to 3 p.m. | July 6-23 | Monday through Thursday

This classic course is back with all-new cases to investigate! You and other students will take on the exciting roles of suspects, witnesses, attorneys and judges in this examination of selected literary mysteries. Newly-developed Sherlock Holmes cases will be featured for this summer.

Instructor: Paul Phillips

Price: $129

CRN: 70072