horizons

All classes $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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*Class dates, times, and descriptions are subject to change.

Make Your First Video Game!-Ages 8-10, Wk1- AM, Lab Fee: $75

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Minecraft Modders- Ages 8-10, Wk1- PM, Lab Fee: $75

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

App Attack!- Ages 8-10, Wk2- PM, Lab Fee: $75

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

ROBLOX Makers- Ages 8-10, Wk2- AM, Lab Fee: $75

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. With Black Rocket

Code Breakers- Ages 8-10, Wk3- AM, Lab Fee: $75

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Minecraft Designers- Ages 8-10, Wk3- PM, Lab Fee: $75

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Platform 9 3/4 - Lab Fee $19

Muggles, this is your opportunity to get your Hogwarts acceptance letters! 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. Bring your imagination each day to explore all that the magical world has to offer.
With Emily White, June 17-21 from 1p.m. - 4 p.m.

  

Rock-n-Roll - Lab Fee $19

You’re never too young to rock! Our School of Rock Camp offer ages 5-8 ways to express their creativity, play games, make rock-n-roll art and get to know some really awesome music from artists such as The Beatles, Bob Marley, Joan Jett and Queen.
With Della Bollinger, July 8 - July 12 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Tiny Chef Explorers - Lab Fee $29

From mastering the perfect pancake to creating edible artwork, this week will inspire campers to evaluate, experiment, and explore the world of food! While helping a fictional restaurant owner revamp his menu, campers will have the opportunity to test recipes, conduct nutritional experiments, design menus, and run their own restaurant while acting in the roles of maître d, waiters, chefs, menu curators, and patrons. Bon appetit!
With Jada Goodman, June 24-28 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Camp dates, descriptions and pricing subject to change without notice.

*Class dates, times, and descriptions are subject to change.

Make Your First Video Game!-Ages 8-10, Wk1- AM, Lab Fee: $75

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Make Your First Video Game!- Ages 11-14, Wk1- PM, Lab Fee: $75

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Minecraft Modders- Ages 11-14, Wk1- AM, Lab Fee: $75

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Minecraft Modders- Ages 8-10, Wk1- PM, Lab Fee: $75

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

App Attack!- Ages 11-14, Wk2- AM, Lab Fee: $75

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

App Attack!- Ages 8-10, Wk2- PM, Lab Fee: $75

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

ROBLOX Makers- Ages 8-10, Wk2- AM, Lab Fee: $75

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. With Black Rocket

ROBLOX Makers- Ages 11-14, Wk2- PM, Lab Fee: $75

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. With Black Rocket

Code Breakers- Ages 8-10, Wk3- AM, Lab Fee: $75

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Code Breakers- Ages 11-14, Wk3- PM, Lab Fee: $75

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Minecraft Designers- Ages 11-14, Wk3- AM, Lab Fee: $75

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Minecraft Designers- Ages 8-10, Wk3- PM, Lab Fee: $75

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. With Black Rocket

Launch Your Line: Sewtastic! -  Lab Fee: $39

Explore the world of sewing in this newly revamped version of Launch Your Line. Focused on honing hand and machine sewing skills, spend the week learning a variety of techniques including project development, pattern alteration, fabric selection, and more! Dive into the world of a fashion designer and produce your own line of fashion from miniature clothes to your own, leading up to an end of the week runway show. 

With Leah Powers, July 8 - July 12 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Beginner Bots- 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 Md Rasheduzzaman, June 17-21 from  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
With Jeremy Griffin, June 24-28 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
With Jeremy Griffin and Md Rasheduzzaman, July 8-12 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

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, June 24-28 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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 17-21 from 1p.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer in the shadows- Lab Fee $19

Night falls and the terrors come out… Are you prepared for the vampires that lurk in the shadows? Don’t Worry; we’re here to help! Learn about the history of vampires, Count Dracula, vampires around the world, creatures of the night, and more during this day camp course! If you study hard, you might avoid becoming one of the undead… unless you want to (at least for an afternoon)…
With Eric Ralfs, July 8-12 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m

Camp Half-Blood- Lab Fee $19

Calling all demigods in training! Come discover your godly parentage and become a member of Camp Half-Blood. Spend the week designing your own sword, testing your skills, and living in the mythical world of the Greek gods with Percy Jackson and his friends! In addition to battling monsters, campers will learn basic survival skills - useful for being on the run from a monster in the woods!
With Emily White, June 17-21 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Culinary Adventure: A Farm-to-Table Day Camp- Lab Fee $29

Did you know your food doesn’t come from a supermarket? Put on your Chef’s hat and join Chef Lisa for this camp that connects you to where food really comes from! Turn into a food detective and seek out the truth behind what makes our food so delicious. Be prepared to play in the dirt, go off the beaten path and have BIG adventures as you learn first-hand where food grows (or is created.) Then head to the kitchen to gain the skills necessary to turn farm-fresh ingredients into delicious and nutritious meals and snacks. This is one awesome adventure you don’t want to miss!

*This camp may have alternate drop-off locations on field-trip days. Please disclose any allergies when registering

With Chef Lisa Essmyer, June 24-28 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Camp dates, descriptions and pricing subject to change without notice.

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 17-21
  • Week II - June 24 - 28
  • Week III - July 8 - July 12

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

Thank you to the support of departments and faculty at Southeast the 2018 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
Continuing Eduation
One University Plaza, MS 0130
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701