Summer Enrichment 2021

 
Flip through an electronic version of our Summer Enrichment 2021 brochure below, or view the text-only version of the catalog.
 

 

ABOUT SUMMER ENRICHMENT

Since 1982, SUNY Adirondack has provided learning opportunities for area students through our Summer Enrichment Program. We are proud to celebrate the program’s 39th year in 2021.

This year, our Summer Enrichment Program will take place entirely online, through Google Classroom and Zoom, from July 12 to 19, Monday through Thursday. For students in need of a computer, a limited number of Chromebooks or laptops will be available to borrow. Students who need one must request it at the time of registration. Some courses also require additional materials, which will be provided by our office and can be obtained at the SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus. There will be designated dates for pickup of materials (and laptops or Chromebooks, for students who have arranged to borrow one through our office). View additional information about technical requirements and course materials here.


QUICK LINKS

REGISTRATION
 
Students can register online this year using our Summer Enrichment Registration Request Form. Questions? Contact our office at conted@sunyacc.edu or 518.743.2238.
 

10 A.M. TO NOON | REMOTE VIA ZOOM
 
Build It Up
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 10 a.m. to noon
 
This course will introduce you to the world of engineering, as well as the engineering design process. Begin to problem-solve like an engineer as you propose and design a solution to solve a major dilemma and save the day! All materials will be provided. Materials can be picked up at the Office of Continuing Education from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, July 1; Tuesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 8.
 
Instructor: Benjamin LaPoint, The Children’s Museum at Saratoga
Price: $139 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee)
CRN: 70052
 
 
 
Discover Minecraft
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 10 a.m. to noon
 
Are you an expert in Minecraft and excited 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! Please view additional information about technical requirements here.
 
Instructor: Briannah Maloney
Price: $135 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 70042
 
 
 
Fiber Arts
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 10 a.m. to noon
 
Explore techniques used in the fiber art world to create your own projects. This class will utilize needle felting and embroidery skills in new and inventive ways. Integrating historical techniques and learning about contemporary fiber artists will inspire you to think about art in a different way. All materials will be provided. Materials can be picked up at the Office of Continuing Education from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, July 1; Tuesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 8.
 
Instructor: Valeria Orozco
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee)
CRN: 70053
 
 
 
Learn to Code in Scratch
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 10 a.m. to noon
 
Learn how to code using Scratch, the programming language developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Starting with the basics, you’ll have fun programming and creating games and applications while learning a variety of computer science topics, as the complexities are explained with characters, animation, analogies and fun! Please view additional information about technical requirements here.
 
Instructor: Mariya Stockwell, SUNY Adirondack Instructor of Information Technology
Price: $129
CRN: 70045
 

1 TO 3 P.M. | REMOTE VIA ZOOM
 
 
Animation 101
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m.
 
Step into the world of digital animation for the first time, or join the class if you have some animation experience! Each class will explore a new animation technique and enhance art form, creating successful digital art and animations. Learn how to improve your animations and create original characters and stories. We will make an animation reel of student work to share at the end of class. Please view additional information about technical requirements here.
 
Please note: For this course, you’ll need:
  • a tablet or smartphone with a touchscreen that can download the FlipaClip app* (for animating), and
  • another device used to watch the class on Zoom.
* The FlipaClip app works on smartphones, Kindle Fire, Android tablets and Apple tablets.
 
Instructor: Paula Allen
Price: $129
CRN: 70046
 
 
 
Innovative Inventors
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m.
 
Step back in time as you learn about famous historical inventors and how they developed new technology, systems and devices. Re-create these well-known inventions in class, then become an inventor as you create your own! All materials will be provided. Materials can be picked up at the Office of Continuing Education from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, July 1; Tuesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 8.
 
Instructor: Benjamin LaPoint, The Children’s Museum at Saratoga
Price: $139 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee)
CRN: 70047
 
 
 
The World of Harry Potter
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m.
 
Explore the magical world of Harry Potter. We’ll discover recipes for potions, including Invisibility and Skele-Gro. Learn more about the different aspects of the wizarding world. Become immersed in different classes, from Potions to Defense Against the 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 learn more about the wizarding world. Discover the magic in the world around you — we’ll be waiting!
 
Please note: Students will need to provide their own materials; a list will be provided upon registration.
 
Instructor: Briannah Maloney
Price: $129
CRN: 70040
 

10 A.M. TO NOON | REMOTE VIA ZOOM
 
 
The Search for Life in the Universe
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 10 a.m. to noon
 
Take a journey with us and explore moons of our solar system, exoplanets, parallel worlds, space and time travel! This interactive course will include a study in discussion, imagination and debate. The focus will include questions such as “How do we define life as we have come to know it?” and “Is it essential to respect all forms of alien life encountered, including those potentially dangerous to humans?”
 
Instructor: Paul Phillips
Price: $129
CRN: 70048
 
 
 
Cooking with Katie: Simple & Delicious
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 10 a.m. to noon
 
Do you like to cook? Join us this summer and experience a different food theme each week — American classics, Italian favorites and comfort foods — while cooking along with the instructor. Make breakfast on Mondays, lunch on Tuesdays, dinner on Wednesdays and dessert on Thursdays. We will also have a special guest appearance over the course of the three weeks.
 
In addition to cooking, you’ll learn about fun food facts, history, the origins of food, techniques and the use of seasonal fresh produce and easily accessible ingredients. A shopping list will be included, and recipes will be made available digitally for post-class use. We’ll strive to use nutritionally balanced ingredients for each meal, and ingredients with a higher caloric content will have suggestions for substitutions, if applicable.
 
Please note: Students will need to provide their own ingredients, and should be comfortable using a stove, oven and sharp knives. Some recipes may not allow for special dietary restrictions such as dairy-free or gluten-free allergies.
 
Instructor: Katie Camarro, Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce
Price: $129
CRN: 70049
 
 
 
Robotics with VEX V5 Blocks
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 10 a.m. to noon
 
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, such as 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! Please view additional information about technical requirements here.
 
Instructor: Nicholas Weigand
Price: $129
CRN: 70041
 

1 TO 3 P.M. | REMOTE VIA ZOOM
 
Design Mobile Apps
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m.
 
Would you like to learn how to design your own apps? Using MIT App Inventor, you will build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. MIT App Inventor is an online platform that provides an inclusive, visual programming environment. Create online projects and develop them into almost anything by using a simple block-like interface. This fun and exciting course will motivate you to learn coding in more depth.
 
Please note: For this course, students will need to download the MIT App Inventor app. Chromebooks are preferred, but the app also works with Windows machines. The app is available for download in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Please view additional information about technical requirements here.
 
Instructor: Mariya Stockwell, SUNY Adirondack Instructor of Information Technology
Price: $129
CRN: 70050
 
 
 
Draw What You See!
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m.
 
Explore the expressive possibilities of drawing: line, shape, perspective and composition. Develop your skills using direct observation and imagination. Together we will discover the secrets and language of drawing. Then, we will emphasize helping you find and develop your artistic style.
 
Please note: Students will need to provide their own materials; a list will be provided upon registration.
 
Instructor: Valeria Orozco
Price: $129
CRN: 70051
 
 
 
Mystery Solved 2021
July 12 to 29 | Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m.
 
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. Explore new cases from each of the master detectives Sherlock Holmes, Auguste Dupin and Hercule Poirot.
 
Instructor: Paul Phillips
Price: $129
CRN: 70039
 

 
Courses are delivered via Google Classroom and live, synchronous video through Zoom. In order to access courses, we will require a parent or student email address that is not their K-12 school email, as many districts use Google and there are issues with accessing Google Classrooms courses in different domains. Students must have access to the internet and enough bandwidth to support live video streaming. For students in need of a computer, a limited number of Chromebooks or laptops will be available to borrow. Students who need one must request it at the time of registration. Some classes require access to specific software. Our office will work with students and caregivers to assist with access to and utilization of technology needed for their courses. Continuing Education will provide materials for some classes.
 
Materials (and Chromebooks or laptops for students who have arranged to borrow one through our office) can be picked up at the Office of Continuing Education from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, July 1; Tuesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 8. Our office is located at SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 in Adirondack Hall, Suite 142.
 

 
On Monday, June 21, from 6 to 7 p.m., attend our Virtual Summer Enrichment Open House online through Zoom! Meet instructors and learn more about this year’s classes. To preregister and receive the Zoom link by email, please sign up online HERE before the open house.
 

 
Limited scholarship funds are available through the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. Scholarships are based on financial need and are first-come, first-served. To apply, please complete the Summer Enrichment Scholarship Request Form (PDF) and return it to SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education. You can also request a hard copy of this form by emailing our office at conted@sunyacc.edu or calling 518.743.2238.