Summer Enrichment 2022

Register online this year using our Summer Enrichment Registration Request Form!
 
Dates: Most Summer Enrichment classes will take place July 11 to 28, 2022, Monday through Thursday. Culinary Arts Camp will be held Fridays from July 15 to Aug. 5, 2022.
 
Questions? Contact our office at conted@sunyacc.edu or 518-743-2238.
 
QUICK LINKS
 
  Programs for students entering grades 4-6
  Programs for students entering grades 7-10
  For students entering grades 11-12 and recent graduates
  Other information
 

ENTERING GRADES 4-6
JULY 11 TO 28 | MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY | 8:15 TO 10:15 A.M.
 
American Sign Language (ASL) for Beginners (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. | Queensbury campus
 
This beginners’ course will teach basic signs and conversations of American Sign Language (ASL). Through games and activities, you’ll learn the alphabet, fingerspell your own name and play ASL bingo. Also, learn ASL signs for new vocabulary words. Learn the signs for animals, numbers, math activities, opposites, facial expressions, feelings and much more! Eventually, you will learn to have small conversations with each other in ASL. You’ll know enough sign language by the end of the course to be able to tell a short story, as well as show off your skills during the showcase event. The instructor, Colette Steves, has certification through the American Sign Language Teachers Association, and teaches ASL courses at SUNY Adirondack.
 
Instructor: Colette Steves
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 70058
 
 
Animation (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. | Remote via Zoom
 
Beginning and intermediate students will work with instructor Paula Allen, who creates award-winning animated films with kids in communities in the world of animation. This class will be set up like a real animation production company. Students will become character designers, animators, storyboard artists and more. Come join the fun in a collaborative atmosphere of digital art. All levels are welcome!
 
For those students who are enrolled in other Summer Enrichment courses and wish to participate in this online course, SUNY Adirondack has a limited number of seats available in a supervised space on campus for students to log into Zoom for this class. Contact Continuing Education for details.
 
Please note: This course is delivered via Google Classroom and live, synchronous video through Zoom. Accessing this course requires a parent or student email address that is not a 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 device, a limited number of devices will be available to borrow. Students who need one must request it at the time of registration. This class requires access to specific software.
 
For this course, you’ll need:
  • a tablet or smartphone with a touchscreen that can download the FlipaClip app for animating (the FlipaClip app works on smartphones, Kindle Fire, Android tablets and Apple tablets), and
  • another device used to watch the class on Zoom
 
Instructor: Paula Allen
Price: $129
CRN: 70045
 
 
Around the World: Exploring French & Spanish (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Would you like to be introduced to French and Spanish in a fun and engaging way? Each day will be devoted to exploring a nation where Spanish and French are official languages. This course is designed around stories, games and creative activities to learn everyday vocabulary and basic communication skills. Join us and discover the history, music, food and art of these diverse cultures. Students will have the opportunity to sample foods native to these countries. The instructor, Adriana Umaña, is an instructor with the Arts, Media and Culture Division at SUNY Adirondack.
 
Please note: When registering for this course, indicate any food allergies on the Medical Release Form.
 
Instructor: Adriana Umaña
Price: $139 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 70046
 
 
 
Forensic Science (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Spend 24 fun-filled hours learning all you can about forensic science from Mr. Biss, who developed the first forensic science class at SUNY Adirondack back in 1987. You will:
  • Learn how to perform hands-on experiments dealing with evidence collection, blood spatter analysis, skeleton reconstruction and DNA fingerprinting, to name a few.
  • Stage a crime scene, then document it with sketches, digital cameras and videos. These will help you determine how the tool marks, fingerprints, blood spatter, footprints, DNA and more are used to figure out what happened and who did it.
  • Discuss firearms, bullet holes, arson, explosions, illegal drugs, counterfeit money and documents, as well as how they are discovered and analyzed by the modern forensic scientist.
Instructor: Joe Biss III
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 70043
 
 

ENTERING GRADES 4-6
JULY 11 TO 28 | MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY | 10:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M.
 
Art in Nature (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Learn how to connect nature through art. This course will offer art with an emphasis on elements in nature. A variety of art projects will be completed with found objects in nature such as leaves, rocks and shells. We will use college resources such as the arboretum, nature trail and more to find objects from nature, and create artwork with the items. We will also draw pictures of anything that inspires us from nature, such as the beautiful mountains that are a backdrop to the campus. In nature, the possibilities are endless! Students will use a variety of materials to create their artwork.
 
Please note: Students may have the opportunity to photograph nature on the college campus. This activity will require students to bring a cellphone or camera to class.
 
Instructor: Maria Peters
Price: $135 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 70064
 
 
 
Exploring Creativity in the Kitchen (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Learn a variety of culinary techniques using food to create art. We will explore food science and culinary techniques as well as how food can be a tool for creative expression with activities such as cake decorating, pancake art, garnishes and presentation, pizza painting with vegetables and much more! Students should bring an apron or old shirt and something to secure hair back. Please be sure to indicate any food allergies on the Medical Release Form.
 
Please note: Students will use cutting utensils and cooking elements in this class. Food prepared in class may contain food allergens including but not limited to milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and soybeans.
 
Instructor: Patrice Mastrianni
Price: $165 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 70059
 
 
 
Mystery Solved 2022 (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Love to read and solve mysteries? Then this is the course for you. Students will take on the exciting roles of suspects, witnesses, attorneys and judges in this examination of carefully selected mysteries involving crimes of espionage, smuggling, forgery or theft. Each student is provided written secret information to use in the trial. The roles change every two days with each new case!
 
Instructor: Paul Phillips
Price: $129
CRN: 70047
 
 
 
Take It to the Trails (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Take your basic outdoor skills to the trails. Make a stove that can fit in the palm of your hand, create waterproof fire starters you can light without the use of matches and make your own walking stick to last a lifetime! Build the skills you need to fill a backpack and live a life of luxury out on the trail. There will be a focus on Leave No Trace principles and navigation. No prior experience is necessary.
 
The instructor, Sarah Henley, is a DEC-licensed guide, Wilderness First Responder and certified Leave No Trace trainer.
 
Instructor: Sarah Henley
Price: $149 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 70049

ENTERING GRADES 4-6
JULY 11 TO 28 | MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY | 1 TO 3 P.M.
 
3D/Wearable Art (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Are you interested in working with 3D art mediums or making art you can actually use? Do you like making things for yourself or the important people in your life? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, this class is for you! In this 3D-based art course, students will have the ability to work with a wide range of materials — constructing from paper and clay, tie dying clothing and creating calming glitter jars. Together, we will go through multiple art projects that will produce fun, functional artwork that can be kept, shared, worn, used and/or promoted to others! All art materials will be provided in class.
 
Instructor: Miranda Kent
Price: $149 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 70062
 
 
 
All About Dogs (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to learn the language dogs speak? Learn about dog safety, body language, games to play with your dog and proper behavior around dogs. Highlights of this class will include dog visitors and opportunities to earn “Bonus Bones” toward great prizes at the end. You don’t need to have a dog to enjoy this class! Have fun and learn more about our canine companions.
 
Instructor: Helen Bemis
Price: $135 (Course price includes a $5 materials fee.)
CRN: 70051
 
 
 
The Twelve Days of Science (Grades 4-6)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Join us as we count down The Twelve Days of Science and dedicate each day to a new topic.
  1. The Coral Reef — Learn about these amazing ecosystems, what lives there and what new technologies and engineering projects are being created to protect them.
  2. Chemistry of Cooking — Find out what happens to food when we cook it, when it spoils or when it blows up in the microware.
  3. Bag of Bones — Look at a stack of bones and figure out who they belonged to and what happened to them, and do some simple calculations to discover other surprising characteristics!
  4. Sharks — Learn all about sharks and what makes them so special. You’ll even have the opportunity to look inside one as we discuss the engineering behind these powerful swimmers.
  5. Botany — What makes something a fruit or a vegetable? We’ll do some chopping and discover which is which.
  6. Cryptozoology — Are animals of myth and legend such as Champ, Nessie, Yeti and Bigfoot fact or fiction? Let’s see if they make sense scientifically and discuss the cryptids of New York!
  7. Physics — You’ll have the opportunity to see some physics in action and learn about the strongest forces on earth, like lightning bolts, static charges, super strong magnets, lasers and more.
  8. Anatomy and Physiology: Part 1 — Learn how your body works, including feeding cells and why running can give you pains in your legs. We’ll take a deeper look at the parts we discuss by dissecting a frog. Two days will be spent on this topic.
  9. Anatomy and Physiology: Part 2
  10. Bucket O’ Mud, aka Pond Science — What can you find in a big bucket of mud, muck, seaweed and critters? After learning what’s living under the surface, we’ll go a step further and check the water quality with a few calculations.
  11. Population Ecology: Man’s Impact on the White-Tailed Deer — Why do we have such a huge population of white-tailed deer? Learn about genetics, invading species, climatic changes, predators, population dynamics and more.
  12. Archaeology — Are you interested in digging for artifacts, discovering what they are and seeing what they can tell us about the past? Learn about our area’s rich history by seeing some artifacts and learning a bit about the archaeological record locally.
Instructor: Joe Biss III
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 70052
 

AFTERCARE
 
Summer Enrichment Aftercare (Grades 4-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 3 to 5 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Extended aftercare hours are available for our Summer Enrichment students on the Queensbury campus. Students will have the opportunity to remain on campus in a safe environment and participate in unstructured, supervised activities for the three-week period. Students must be enrolled in a 1 to 3 p.m. Summer Enrichment class on SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus to be eligible for aftercare.
 
Instructor: Miranda Kent
Price: $90
CRN: 70066
 

CULINARY ARTS CAMP

 
Culinary Arts Camp (Grades 4-6)
July 15 to Aug. 5
Fridays | 9 a.m. to noon | CRN: 70054
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Chef Matt Bolton invites students to take a culinary adventure this summer. Young cooks will enjoy four days of hands-on kitchen experiences, getting a foundation in cooking basics. Each day, students will have the opportunity to make and try something different, including baking, desserts and healthy snacks.
 
Young chefs will work in the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center in downtown Glens Falls. Culinary Arts Camp will help students become more creative and confident cooks, while working with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
 
Each group will learn how to prepare age-appropriate dishes. Students will have the opportunity to work independently and in small groups, and to sample each dish they prepare.
 
Please note:
  • The Culinary Arts Center is a facility that processes nuts and other allergens. When registering for this program, indicate any food allergies on the Medical Release Form.
  • Students must be dropped off no more than 15 minutes before the start of the program, and students must be picked up promptly after the course ends. There is no before- or aftercare for this course.
  • Students will use cutting utensils and cooking elements in these classes.
  • Students should bring an apron or old shirt and something to secure hair back.
Instructor: Chef Matthew Bolton, SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts
Price: $135 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
 

ENTERING GRADES 7-10
JULY 11 TO 28 | MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY | 8:15 TO 10:15 A.M.
 
Adi-Run-Dackers (Grades 7-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. | Queensbury campus
 
This running course will focus on trail and road running, nutrition, strength, flexibility and speed training. We will concentrate on workouts that increase strength and endurance, as well as focus on better mobility to protect against injury and improve cadence. Learn how a race is planned and directed, and host a race at the student showcase event on the evening of July 28. All levels are encouraged to join. The instructor, Sarah Henley, is a certified personal trainer, health coach and exercise instructor.
 
Please note: Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician.
 
Instructor: Sarah Henley
Price: $139 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 70050
 
 
 
Interior Design Basics (Grades 7-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. | Queensbury campus
 
This is an introduction into interior design and the design process. You will have the opportunity to create design projects and use your imagination. Topics covered include creative color schemes, wall patterns, stenciling, furniture, lighting, flooring and themes. The instructor, Maria Peters, is an interior designer.
 
Instructor: Maria Peters
Price: $139 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 70063
 
 
 
Songwriting for Fun (Grades 7-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. | Queensbury campus
 
This course will introduce you to the basics of writing lyrics for music. Write songs, edit and mix music tracks and learn about recording. Vocals are optional, and no musical skill is required. By the end of this course, students will have several recorded songs attributed to them as songwriters!
 
Please note: Students must supply their own headphones or earbuds. This course will also use Google Classroom. Access requires a parent or student email address that is not a K-12 school email, as many districts use Google and there may be issues accessing Google Classrooms courses in different domains.
 
Instructor: Eric Yanis
Price: $129
CRN: 70056
 

ENTERING GRADES 7-10
JULY 11 TO 28 | MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY | 10:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M.
 
3D/Wearable Art (Grades 7-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Do you like working with 3D art mediums or expressing yourself through art you can wear? This 3D-based course covers working with a variety of mediums that engage and challenge your hand-building skills. Including clay and jewelry construction, tie-dying clothing and creating usable hanging planters, this class is lots of fun. Together, we will go through different art projects that will produce work that is functional, exciting to make and offers many avenues of personalization. The diverse work from this course will help students begin to develop an advanced art portfolio that can assist them in creative endeavors in and out of school, in addition to having new cool artwork they can wear, share or promote to others! All art materials will be provided in class.
 
Instructor: Miranda Kent
Price: $149 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 70061
 
 
 
Forensic Science (Grades 7-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Spend 24 fun-filled hours learning all you can about forensic science from Mr. Biss, who developed the first forensic science class at SUNY Adirondack back in 1987. You will:
 
  • Learn how to perform hands-on experiments dealing with evidence collection, blood spatter analysis, skeleton reconstruction and DNA fingerprinting, to name a few.
  • Stage a crime scene, then document it with sketches, digital cameras and videos. These will help you determine how the tool marks, fingerprints, blood spatter, footprints, DNA and more are used to figure out what happened and who did it.
  • Discuss firearms, bullet holes, arson, explosions, illegal drugs, counterfeit money and documents, as well as how they are discovered and analyzed by the modern forensic scientist.
 
Instructor: Joe Biss III
Price: $145 (Course price includes a $15 materials fee.)
CRN: 70044
 
 
 
Introduction to “Dungeons & Dragons” (Grades 7-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Are you interested in learning about the world of Tabletop Roleplaying games (TTRPG)? Then step right in, because this is the class for you. Join us and learn how to play the world’s most popular TTRPG: “Dungeons and Dragons.” Crawl through a dungeon, build a character, cast some spells and learn what a d20 is. You’ll also have a chance to learn how to run the game as a gamemaster. If this sounds like a fun time, come on down and roll for initiative!
 
Instructor: John Hills
Price: $139 (Course price includes a $10 materials fee.)
CRN: 70057
 

ENTERING GRADES 7-10
JULY 11 TO 28 | MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY | 1 TO 3 P.M.
 
Babysitting Safety Certification & Intro to Youth Entrepreneurship (Grades 7-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury campus
Class will be held one extra hour (until 4 p.m.) Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 13.
 
Get your Red Cross Babysitting certification this summer and start your path to entrepreneurship! This course will teach you the tools and techniques to start your own babysitting service or to pursue another business idea with confidence. Activities will take place inside the classroom and outside (weather permitting). Babysitting safety content will include, but is not limited to, basic care skills for infants and children, how to choose age-appropriate activities, snack preparation, understanding behavior, basics of CPR and first aid.
 
Through lecture, video and hands-on activities, you’ll also learn about business concepts such as the difference between running a business and having a job, basics of debt-to-income ratios and personal finance, community economic development, asset vs. liability, evaluating opportunities and marketing vs. advertising. Gain the skills and confidence to dream big, put your ideas into practice and follow your own entrepreneurial inspirations with strategy.
 
The instructor, Larissa Ovitt, is the owner of Axiom Health Training.
 
Instructor: Larissa Ovitt
Price: $252
CRN: 70065
 
 
 
Exploring Creativity in the Kitchen (Grades 7-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Learn a variety of culinary techniques using food to create art. We will explore food science and culinary techniques as well as how food can be a tool for creative expression. This course will include activities such as cake decorating, pancake art, garnishes and presentation, pizza painting with vegetables and much more!
 
Students should bring an apron or old shirt and something to secure their hair back. When registering for this course, indicate any food allergies on the Medical Release Form.
 
Please note: Students will use cutting utensils and cooking elements in this class. Food prepared in class may contain food allergens including but not limited to milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and soybeans.
 
Instructor: Patrice Mastrianni
Price: $165 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
CRN: 70060
 
 
 
Mystery Solved 2022 (Grades 7-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 1 to 3 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
This classic course is back with all new riveting 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. Historical mysteries are explored in the same intriguing format. This is also a great course for those who enjoy debates.
 
Instructor: Paul Phillips
Price: $129
CRN: 70048
 

AFTERCARE
 
Summer Enrichment Aftercare (Grades 4-10)
July 11 to 28
Monday through Thursday | 3 to 5 p.m. | Queensbury campus
 
Extended aftercare hours are available for our Summer Enrichment students on the Queensbury campus. Students will have the opportunity to remain on campus in a safe environment and participate in unstructured, supervised activities for the three-week period. Students must be enrolled in a 1 to 3 p.m. Summer Enrichment class on SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus to be eligible for aftercare.
 
Instructor: Miranda Kent
Price: $90
CRN: 70066

CULINARY ARTS CAMP
 
Culinary Arts Camp (Grades 7-10)
July 15 to Aug. 5
Fridays | 1 to 4 p.m. | CRN: 70055
SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center, 14 Hudson Ave., Glens Falls
 
Chef Matt Bolton invites students to take a culinary adventure this summer. Young cooks will enjoy four days of hands-on kitchen experiences, getting a foundation in cooking basics. Each day, students will have the opportunity to make and try something different, including baking, desserts and healthy snacks.
 
Young chefs will work in the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Center in downtown Glens Falls. Culinary Arts Camp will help students become more creative and confident cooks, while working with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
 
Each group will learn how to prepare age-appropriate dishes. Students will have the opportunity to work independently and in small groups, and to sample each dish they prepare.
 
Please note:
  • The Culinary Arts Center is a facility that processes nuts and other allergens. When registering for this program, indicate any food allergies on the Medical Release Form.
  • Students must be dropped off no more than 15 minutes before the start of the program, and students must be picked up promptly after the course ends. There is no before- or aftercare for this course.
  • Students will use cutting utensils and cooking elements in these classes.
  • Students should bring an apron or old shirt and something to secure hair back.
Instructor: Chef Matthew Bolton, SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts
Price: $135 (Course price includes a $35 materials fee.)
 
 

FACULTY ASSISTANT PROGRAM
 
If you are a student entering grades 11-12, or a recent graduate, you can still participate in our Summer Enrichment Program as a faculty assistant. This is an opportunity for you to volunteer as an assistant with a Summer Enrichment faculty member in an area of interest. At the end of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation from the faculty member. Gain valuable experience building your resume.
 
To apply to be a faculty assistant, please complete the Faculty Assistant Application Form (PDF) and return it to SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education. Contact our office at conted@sunyacc.edu or 518-743-2238 with any questions.
 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS
 
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.