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All classes are $100 plus Lab Fees

The Horizons program is a fun way for youth to learn new ideas and skills not covered in the traditional classroom. Join Southeast Missouri State University this June and July for Horizons, where fun and learning truly coexist.

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Registration opens March 31

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General Information

 

Kids in the Kitchen - Lab Fee $29

Our mini chefs will get a crash course in nutrition and culinary skills by exploring the five food groups. Activities will include preparing kid-friendly snacks and entrees with healthy ingredients, all while learning the nutritional benefits of each recipe. Come and learn about food and nutrition from two Registered Dietitians! Course fees include the cost of food and apron.
With Charlotte Cervantes and Joel Ramidal, June 12-16 from 9am-12pm

Magic and Muggles: Fun with Harry Potter - Lab Fee $19

Create potions, your own wand, share stories of magic, get placed into your house by the Sorting Hat, create your own magical animal, participate in the Goblet of Fire competition and discover your way through corridors of magic with a special map and so much more.
With Sandra Newsome, June 12-16 from 1pm-4pm

Out of this World Pottery - Lab Fee $39

Experience basic ceramics and have a blast at the same time! Children will learn how to make simple pottery, coil pots, animals, and bowls. All student pottery will be glazed and fired and will be picked up 1-2 weeks after the end of the class. Your imagination is the only limitation with this class.
With Benjie Heu, June 19-23 from 9am-12pm

Dino Dig - Lab Fee $19

What’s it like to be a paleontologist? Grab your shovels as we plan our own dinosaur excavation. We will do crafts and play fun games as we learn what dinosaurs ate, where they hung out, and what they did back in the Jurassic period. How big were they? What were all those spikes, scales, and beaks for? Many discoveries will be made as we hunt for dinosaur eggs and chip away at fossils. Parents are invited on a Friday field trip to the Bollinger County Museum, where kids will see real dinosaur bones and learn more about these amazing creatures.
With Elizabeth Mooneyhan, June 19-23 from 1pm-4pm

Star Wars - Lab Fee $29

May the force be with you as we explore this exciting workshop. Star Wars characters and events will provide us with endless possibilities to draw and paint. We will make a papier-mâché death star and a light saber. Make a mask of Chewbacca, C-3PO or even Yoda! Paint a solar system mural!
With Rosetta Witten, June 26-30 from 9am-12pm

Star-Struck - Lab Fee $19

Are you star-struck by our solar system? Well, we have the perfect class for you. Together we will learn about the upcoming solar eclipse, phases of the moon and more! It is possible to have a surprise visit from a scientist or two. Each student will go home with a project(s) to show their family and friends what excitement awaits August 21, 2017.
With Leslie Pourney, June 26-30 from 1pm-4pm

Beginner Bots Week 1 - Lab Fee $29

Calling all LEGO™ maniacs! Join us for the beginners class of Robots Rock! Students will use a LEGO™ Mindstorms kit to build and program 4 different contraptions, including a robo-kid and his robo-puppy, a conveyor belt and the claw. Students will build these robots using step-by-step instructions and pre-made programs.

With Jeremy Griffin and Md Rasheduzzaman, June 12-16 from 9am-12pm

Haunted Historians - Lab Fee $29

Do dead men tell tales? Find out in this creepy camp by working hands-on with local historians. Explore (through activities, crafts, and trips) the sources used by historians to bring the dead back to life. Think history is boring? Then you’ve never examined bones, dug for buried treasure or listened to the voices echoing down the hallway of an old house. Come with us for a historical adventure that will change how you view the past.

With Lauren Clark, June 12-16 from 9am-12pm

Super Cool Med School - Lab Fee $29

Get ready for a whirlwind week of career exploration! Are you ready to practice healthcare skills such as measuring blood pressure and giving injections? Super Cool Med. School will explore medical science, diseases, medical professions and their work environments through a hands-on investigation! You will even have the opportunity to meet with various healthcare professionals and find out what makes healthcare an awesome career choice!

With Shannon McNew, June 12-16 from 9am-12pm

Advanced Robotics - Lab Fee $29

Want to take your LEGO™ skills to the next level? Join us for the advanced class of Robots Rock! Students will use a LEGO™ Mindstorms kit to build and program their own robot designs. We’ll throw the instruction book away and see who can design, build, and program the fastest, the strongest, or even the smartest robot!

With Jeremy Griffin and Amber Webb, June 12-16 from 1pm-4pm

Weird Science - Lab Fee $19

These are experiments your parents won't let you do at home! We’re going to build a real working hovercraft and watch it levitate above ground and watch it levitate above the ground. A huge mess will be made when you make your own volcano out of paper mache and watch it erupt! Launch balloon rockets into the air. We’ll explode lunch bags, make the grossest slime around and learn how to bend water with electricity.

With Elizabeth Mooneyhan, June 12-16 from 1pm-4pm

Space Cadet: Mission Eclipse - Lab Fee $19

Are you a space cadet? Are you ready to join our Eclipse Mission? Come learn about the planets, the sun and the solar eclipse coming our way this August! Our mission will have you building solar eclipse viewers, harnessing the Sun’s power to make tasty snacks, playing out-of-this-world games and even going on a special celestial field-trip to witness the eclipse before it happens. Register soon because this mission has limited seating and you don’t want to miss our blast-off in 3…2…1….

With Hannah Groom, June 12-16 from 1pm-4pm

Beginner Bots Week 2 - Lab Fee $29

Calling all LEGO™ maniacs! Join us for the beginners class of Robots Rock! Students will use a LEGO™ Mindstorms kit to build and program 4 different contraptions, including a robo-kid and his robo-puppy, a conveyor belt and the claw. Students will build these robots using step-by-step instructions and pre-made programs.

With Jeremy Griffin and Md Rasheduzzaman, June 19-23 from 9am-12pm

Ancestor Detective: Discovering Your Past - Lab Fee $19

Discover your family roots through family stories, photos, and keepsakes. Put together a fun workbook to share with loved ones. Learn how to share your family stories in your own words, interview family members and discover your own culture.

With Sandra Newsome, June 19-23 from 9am-12pm

Artclipse - Celebrating the Eclipse! - Lab Fee $29

Are you ready for an out-of-this-world camp experience? Let the sun, moon, and stars ignite your creativity when we explore drawing, painting, and sculpture. Create images using solar energy as we experiment with sun prints. Draw and paint your sign of the Zodiac. Make a glass mosaic solar lantern to enjoy in the moonlight. Form a sun or moon face in Papier-mâché and spring into orbit while crafting objects for a mobile representing the planets in the orbit of our sun!

With Rosetta Whitten, June 19-23 from 9am-12pm

Launch Your Line- Lab Fee $29

Become an entrepreneur and create your own fashion line for sale! Learn the ins and outs of fashion line development while honing specific fashion skills! Master the art of sewing, fabric selection, design inspiration, and more while producing your own fashion line! Then dive into the world of merchandising with Catapult: Creative House where you will work with your very own sales representative! Together you’ll explore merchandising your line. Then you’ll actually sell your creations during your very own market debut within the Catapult retail space! Sewing machines and supplies are provided, so come launch your line with Catapult: Creative House!

With Leah Powers, June 19-23 from 1pm-4pm

Start From Scratch Programming - Lab Fee $19

Do you have the itch to be a computer programmer? Scratch it with Scratch software. During this introduction to programming, you will write programs to animate characters, play games, and tell stories. Because Scratch is internet-based, campers can continue playing with the software at home! Register today; this one will fill quickly!

With Brad Deken, June 19-23 from 1pm-4pm

Epic Pottery - Lab Fee $39

We will be learning how to use the pottery wheel to create pottery such as bowls, cups, and small vases. Elements of hand building with clay will be introduced as well to create unique pottery vessels. Projects will be fired and glazed in class but will need to be picked up by parents at a later date TBD.

With Benjie Heu, June 19-23 from 1pm-4pm

Scratch Programming 2.0 - Lab Fee $19

Did our first camp fail to fully Scratch your programming itch? Join us for even more fun writing stories and playing and creating games with Scratch! This time, we’ll work on some of the more advanced features of the programming.

With Brad Deken, June 26-30 from 9am-12pm

Horizons Camp Z (ALL DAY CAMP) - Lab Fee $89

Become a zombie or a member of Horizons Zombie Patrol! This week-long camp provides campers opportunities to learn objective planning, basic first aid/light search and rescue skills, survival skills, leadership skills and so much more. The fun will accelerate by learning theatrical skills such as acting, zombie make-up, and improvisation.

With Sandra Newsome, June 26-30 from 9am-12pm

Back to the Future - Lab Fee $29

Take a stellar journey to the beginning of time and then voyage back to the future, uncovering all kinds of cool things along the way! How did our solar system come to be? Hold on as we travel through space and see what makes each planet unique. Once back to earth, we will dig deep into the layers of the earth, explore different terrains, and begin our own excavation in search of fossils. Then it’s off to the Gold Rush says to pan for real gems, like pyrite, amethyst, quartz and more. Students will get to take home their own pair of eclipse sunglasses, gemstones, fossils, and more!

With Elizabeth Mooneyhan, June 26-30 from 1pm-4pm

CSI-Southeast - Lab Fee $19

Are you obsessed with shows like CSI? Come learn the “tricks of the trade”: fingerprinting, blood testing, DNA extraction, evidence collection and more! You will even meet real CSI and investigate your very own “mock” crime scene. Campers leave as certified “Southeast CSI.”

With Jim McGill, June 26-30 from 1pm-4pm

Star Story: Writing an Epic Eclipse Adventure - Lab Fee $29

Are you star-struck by our solar system? Well, we have the perfect class for you. Together we will learn about the upcoming solar eclipse, phases of the moon and more! It is possible to have a surprise visit from a scientist or two. Each student will go home with a project(s) to show their family and friends what excitement awaits August 21, 2017.

With Leslie Pourney, June 26-30 from 9am-12pm

Course Fees

Fees are listed with individual courses. Course fees include a Horizons t-shirt, field trips, and instructional materials.

Location

Unless otherwise noted, all courses will be held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University and the surrounding areas. Building and room assignments, along with a campus map, will be sent with confirmation of your registration.

Dates

Horizons is offered in three one-week sessions:

  • Week I - June 12-16
  • Week II - June 19 - 23
  • Week III - June 26 - June 30

Times*

  • Morning Session - 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Afternoon Session - 1 - 4 p.m.
  • All Day Session - 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.

*Please note special times for some classes and field trips.

Ages

Horizons is designed for youth ages 9-14. This year, we are also offering courses for children ages 5-8. These courses appear in the “Little Horizons” section. Some courses have special age requirements as noted in the class descriptions.

Class Size

Unless otherwise noted, classes are restricted to 18 participants to ensure a quality experience and ample individual attention.

Instructors

All instructors are professionally trained and have practical teaching experience in their areas of instruction; most are Southeast professors. Individual classes that incorporate laboratory experiments (e.g., the Crime Scene Investigation) or that are physically active (e.g., Wilderness Survival) will have an assistant to provide additional guidance.

T-shirts

Each course enrollment includes a Horizons t-shirt. If you are enrolled in more than one course, you will receive multiple shirts.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Participation from all persons is welcome. Southeast Missouri State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran.

Accessibility Notification

Any person with a disability, who needs accommodations, should notify the Office of Extended & Continuing Education at the time of registration.

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Information for Teachers

Thanks to the support of departments and faculty at Southeast the 2016 HORIZONS Summer Youth Enrichment Program was extremely successful, providing over 300 students with unique summer learning opportunities.

Interested in teaching a HORIZONS course? Learn more here.

Contact

573.986.6879
coned@semo.edu
Economic and Business Engagement Center, 920 Broadway, Room 302
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One University Plaza, MS 0130
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701