Summer Enrichment Camps

WELCOME TO COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT: SUMMER 2020!

We are excited to offer these fun filled camps and classes during the summer of 2020.  Because of the uncertainty at the time of planning, we have pushed all programming to start during the months of July and August with the hopes that we will be cleared to meet at that time.  We will follow all CDC and State of Michigan guidelines for keeping students safe during the camps.  What this will look like we do not know, but all pre-registrations will receive instructions via email prior to the camp, concerning the wearing of masks or other precautions that might be necessary per guidelines.  Additionally, should any further developments require us to cancel programs we will notify those who have pre-registered. No payments will be accepted until the first day of camp.

Registration

We will be accepting ONLY email registrations for all Enrichment Summer Camps/Classes this year. Payment for these camps/classes will be accepted only on the first day by cash or check.

All Enrichment program participants should pre-register for their camp/class choices by emailing the Community Education office. ACCEPTANCE or WAITLIST information will be emailed back to you within 48 hours.

To register, email NVComEd@nvps.net with the following information:

Camp Choice(s) and Date(s)

Student’s First and Last Name, Date of Birth, & Grade in the Fall.

All camps/classes have a limited number of spots available. Once registrations reach capacity, potential participants will be placed on a waitlist. Registrations will be accepted beginning on May 1, 2020 through 48 hours before the start of the camp/class. This will allow staff to plan for supplies according to the number of registered participants. By pre-registering via email, you agree to secure your spot and pay the program fee by cash or check (payable to Northview Public Schools) on the start date of the camp/class.

All questions about Summer Enrichment Programs can be directed to JoAnne VanSlooten at the Community Education office. NVComEd@nvps.net or (616) 365-6176 .

Camps & Classes

Sarah DeYoung returns with some creative and fun day-camp selections for both young and old!  Join her as she encourages students to expand their imaginations and skills as they create beautiful pieces of art.

Colorful Critter Stories

In this crazy-creative mini-camp, students will learn colorful, paper-making techniques that they can use to construct their own amazing 2-D animals. Inspired by the Eric Carl books, your student artist will be the author and illustrator of their very own story book. Come to this class with a wide imagination and a favorite animal in mind…or make up your own creative critter!

Instructor: Sarah DeYoung

Date:  Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time: 9:30am- 11:30am

Ages: 5-12 years old

Cost: $28 per camper

Location: Northview High School Art Room (Enter through the front HS doors and the art rooms are through the cafeteria at the far left corner.)

Wearable Art

Have you ever wanted to sew your own purse or create your own earrings?

This 3-day camp will walk you through the steps and provide all of the materials you need to do just that. Choose from an array of amazing functional and wearable projects to make and take home. Campers will complete at least four hand-made items by the end of the camp.

Grab some friends or come alone, and we will teach you a whole new skill set to create beautiful pieces of art to wear, share and show off to your friends!

Instructor: Sarah DeYoung

Date: July 14, 15, 16, 2020

Time: 9:30am- 11:30am

Ages: 9 years old – Adult

Cost: $68 per camper

Location: Northview High School Art Room (Enter through the front HS doors and the art rooms are through the cafeteria at the far left corner.)

Northview Community Education is excited to partner with Bricks 4 Kidz (B4K), as they offer students the opportunity to build, create and explore in one of their six exciting and fun summer camps!

Jr. Engineers – Under the Sea

Children ages 3.5 to 6 years are invited to dive into a journey under the sea! In the “Under the Sea” junior builder unit, kids will learn about amazing sea creatures such as crabs, coral, manta rays and other favorites like clownfish and sea turtles. They will surely recognize the familiar black-and-white striped Moorish idol that represents a popular character from their favorite ocean-themed kid’s movie! Join us as we learn, build and play “Under the Sea!” Participants will receive a B4K backpack and daily prizes to take home!

Instructors: B4K Staff

Dates: July 6-9, 2020

Time:  9:15-11:45 am

Ages:  3.5 – 6 years old

Cost:  $95 per camper

Location:  Northview High School – Room TBD (campers will be emailed with this information or directed upon arrival)  Enter through the front main HS entry doors.

Brick Critters

Ever wonder what your pets do while you are at school? Join Max the dog and Snowball the rabbit on this fun and furry adventure. Then, dive to the depths of the ocean with Dory from Finding Nemo to help her search for her family. Build other favorite aquatic movie sea life as well. In addition to imagining what pets do when left alone, campers will build critters including motorized, buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies and more. Show off your take-home handbook, displaying all the brick critters you built at this exciting camp! Participants receive a B4K backpack and a custom mini-set based on a camp character.

Instructors: B4K Staff

Dates: July 6-9, 2020

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ages:  4 – 8 years old

Cost:  $115 per camper

Location:  Northview High School – Room TBD (campers will be emailed with this information or directed upon arrival)  Enter through the front main HS entry doors.

Building is AWESOME

Do you think building is AWESOME? How about building with Emmet and Lucy? If so, you won’t want to miss the “Building Is Awesome” camp! Join Emmet, Lucy, Unicorn Kitty and Benny on a journey to stop Bad Cop and Lord Business from super-gluing the world. Campers will put their engineering skills to work as they build motorized models, 3D figure models and mosaics. They’ll love playing fun games based on The LEGO® Movie and its sequel. Participants will receive a B4K backpack and a mini-figure from The LEGO®Movie 2!

Instructors: B4K Staff

Dates: July 20-23, 2020

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ages:  5 – 11 years old

Cost:  $125 per camper

Location:  Northview High School – Room TBD (campers will be emailed with this information or directed upon arrival)  Enter through the front main HS entry doors.

Video Game Design

Students will develop a range of coding and problem-solving skills as they create fun video games. Game designers will think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively to create various video games. Each game design unit includes a themed mini-model built with LEGO® bricks that will be the main character of all of the games. Each game progressively teaches more advanced capabilities in the Scratch® video game design software. Students will be excited to actually play their very own video games that they complete during the camp. Participants will receive a B4K backpack and a flash drive that contains their games.

Instructors: B4K Staff

Dates: July 20-23, 2020

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ages:  7.5 – 12 years old

Cost:  $150 per camper

Location:  Northview High School – Room TBD (campers will be emailed with this information or directed upon arrival)  Enter through the front main HS entry doors.

Movie Mashup

Join us for a movie mash-up adventure! This camp is filled with a variety of awesome model builds from your favorite movies. LEGO® enthusiasts will build to infinity and beyond with Buzz, Woody and Jessie. Hamm, Rex and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head are sure to be part of the fun as well. Campers will also love building their favorite wizard and his magical snowy owl. They will even build a motorized model to make him fly on his broomstick! You won’t want to miss this magical experience, packed with building and imagination! Each day will offer something new! Campers will explore concepts of engineering and architecture while building specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz motorized models, mosaics and 3D figure builds. Participants will receive a custom mini-figure.

Instructors: B4K Staff

Dates: August 3-6, 2020

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ages:  5 – 11 years old

Cost:  $125 per camper

Location:  Northview High School – Room TBD (campers will be emailed with this information or directed upon arrival)  Enter through the front main HS entry doors.

Robotics Zoo

How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a zoo-animal-themed robot programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? The Bricks 4 Kidz® Robotic Zoo camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming! Using drag-and drop, icon-based software, the WeDo software provides an introduction to the world of computer programming and robotics that will equip campers to succeed in a technology-based world. This fun, action-packed week combines real life skills with real kid fun and favorites!

Instructors: Joy Stienstra, B4K Staff 

Dates: August 3-6, 2020

Time:  1:15 – 4:15 pm

Ages:  7.5 – 12 years old

Cost:  $140 per camper

Location:  Northview High School – Room TBD (campers will be emailed with this information or directed upon arrival)  Enter through the front main HS entry doors.

Cooking Camp

Join us in the kitchen for some cooking fun! Learn the basics of cooking techniques and kitchen safety. Together we’ll discover unique flavor combinations and learn to prepare healthy and delicious dishes. 

Instructor: Mandy Thompson is a cooking instructor with extensive experience in teaching youth and adults alike. Her passion is creating delicious healthy foods that people enjoy making and eating. She is currently pursuing a Private Chef license to enable her to do in-home demos and dinner parties.

Camp dates, Age group & Times:

  • Wildcat Culinary Creations: M & W July 27 & 29  (12-14 year olds) 11:00am – 12:45pm
  • Simply Scrumptious: M & W Aug. 3 & 5  (8-11 year olds) 11:00am – 12:45pm
  • Me and Mine Culinary Basics: M & W Aug. 10 & 12 (4-7 year olds w/parent, grandparent or other adult) 11:00am – 12:15pm  Adult companion is free of charge.

Cost:  $55 (cost includes the foods you prepare and eat each day)

Location:  Northview High School Kitchen (Enter through the front main HS entry doors and the kitchen is to the left)

Northview Community Education is pleased to introduce its new community partnership with Allegro School of Music. We’ll be offering beginner classes in two different formats (a 2-week summer camp or weekly classes) for guitar and piano, and a weekly class option for violin. All Allegro instructors hold post-secondary degrees in music, and have teaching and extensive performance experience. If you’ve been wanting to get your student started with a musical instrument, now is the time to do it! Inexpensive starter instruments can often be found on many second-hand websites.

Intro to Piano

This fun introduction to playing the piano balances keyboard time with learning basic music theory, improving overall musicianship and encouraging the learning process. Students will need access to a full-sized keyboard or piano at home for practice and are encouraged to bring their keyboards to camp/class. Students will receive a piano book, practice CD and assignment binder.  In addition, students who do not bring their own keyboard to camp/class will have access to a keyboard or piano during camp/class. 

Instructor: Rick Wiltse/Allegro School of Music

Ages: 3rd – 5th grade (in fall 2020)

Cost: $85 per participant per camp/class

Dates and Times: 

  • Camp A: M & TH – July 13, 16, 20, 23 – 1:00 – 2:30pm 
  • Camp B:  M & TH – July 27, 30, Aug 3, 6 – 1:00 – 2:30pm 
  • Weekly Class: Thursdays, July 9-August 13 – 2:45-3:45pm 

In addition to the camp/class cost, each student will also be required to pay a $30 materials fee to Allegro School of Music on day 1 of camp or class.

Location: Northview High School – Room TBD (email will be sent to pre-registrants)

Intro to Guitar

Learn the basics of playing the guitar in a fun group setting.  Hand position, chording, melodies, note-reading, tabs and more will be covered.  Students will receive a guitar book and assignment binder, but must provide their own guitar.      

Instructor: Jared Tuitel/Allegro School of Music

Ages: 8-12 years old

Cost: $85 per participant per camp/class

Dates and Times:  

  • Camp A: MWF – July 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 – 3:00 – 4:00pm 
  • Camp B: MWF – July 27, 29, 31, August 3, 5, 7 – 3:00 – 4:00pm 
  • Weekly Class: Wednesdays, July 8-August 26 – 4:15-5:00pm 

In addition to the camp/class cost, each student will also be required to pay a $25 materials fee to Allegro School of Music on day 1 of camp or class.

Location: Northview High School – Room TBD (email will be sent to pre-registrants)

Intro to Violin

Learn the basics of playing violin by practicing careful instrument care and utilizing proper practicing techniques.  This class will focus on promoting a fun and encouraging learning environment with peers as students learn to play with a beautiful tone and develop their ears.  Students will receive a book and an assignment binder, but must provide their own violin and shoulder rest.  The final class will be a presentation to friends and family to show their growth from the beginning of the class to the end. 

Instructor: Jenna Michael/Allegro School of Music

Ages: 3rd – 5th grade (fall of 2020)

Cost: $85 per participant

Dates and Times:  

  • Weekly Class: Thursdays, July 9-August 27 – 5:15-6:00pm 

In addition to the camp/class cost, each student will also be required to pay a $25 materials fee to Allegro School of Music on day 1 of camp or class.

Location: Northview High School – Room TBD (email will be sent to pre-registrants)

Intro to Yoga

Our very own Northview teacher, Cassie Dean introduces you to the practice of yoga during this 3 week camp.  Campers 8 years old to adults are welcome and encouraged to join us twice a week for 3 weeks. We will spend time together learning about the practice of yoga and its benefits, as we work our way into a full 50 minute practice. By the end of the 3 weeks, you will feel more connected to you and the people around you, and will be able to utilize the tools that you learn, anytime, anywhere. Campers are asked to bring a bottle of water and their own yoga mat if they have one. 

Instructor:  Cassie Dean 

Ages: 8 years old – Adult (8-10 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)

Dates:  Tuesdays & Thursdays July 21, 23, 28, 30, Aug. 4 , 6

Times:  10:00-11:00am

Cost: $45 per camper ($65 for 2 participants from the same family and $10 for each additional family member)

Location: Northview High School – Fitness Center (Enter through the Athletic Entrance behind the High School)

Intro to Capoeira

“Monitor Talento”, Juston Espinoza from Grand Rapids Capoeira School is offering students an opportunity to learn about, and experience this Brazilian martial art form that blends martial arts, dance, acrobatics into a fun and unique style. Campers will be introduced to Brazilian Portugese, moves, language and music and should dress in comfortable clothes that allow for movement.

 

Instructor:  Juston Espinoza

Dates, Times, Ages:  

  • Camp A: M-T-W July 20, 21, 22 | 9:00-10:50 am | 5-10 years old
  • Camp B: M-T-W July 20, 21,22 | 11:00-1:00 pm | 11-12 years old
  • Camp C: W-TH-F August 5, 6, 7 | 5:00-7:00pm | 5-10 years old 

Cost: $45 per camper 

Location: Northview High School – Fitness Center (Enter through the Athletic Entrance behind the High School)

Drop-in Youth Soccer Nights

We are partnering with PASS fc to host drop-in style youth soccer nights on the Hunsberger soccer fields.  These are open to any interested players ages 6-17 no matter your ability.  Players will be split up into age groups and within those age groups, teams will be formed to scrimmage against each other. 

Instructors:  This is not an instruction based program but PASS coaches will be on site at the fields to monitor fair play and keep the games fun. 

Dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5 

Times: 6:30-7:30 pm

Location: Northview High School – Hunsberger and Rahn soccer fields

Ages: 6-17 years old (2014 – 2002 birth year)

Cost: FREE

Registration: A signed registration form must be turned in by each player on their first time in attendance.

What to Bring:  Players should come dressed to play soccer with shin guards and soccer shoes.  Please remember to bring a bottle of water and a soccer ball if you have one.

Drop-in Adult Soccer Nights

Description: Coed Adults, all ages and abilities are welcome to drop-in for FREE soccer.  

Dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5 

Times: 7:45-9:30 pm

Location: Northview High School – Hunsberger and Rahn soccer fields (4451 Hunsberger NE)

Ages: Coed Adult

Cost: FREE

Contact

Any questions on our programming can be answered by contacting the Community Education office. (616) 365-6176 or NVComEd@nvps.net.