Youth Enrichment

Youth Enrichment

Here are Northview’s summer 2017 YOUTH ENRICHMENT activities that expand your child’s learning beyond the school day with a variety of fun classes from which to choose.

Questions? Contact the Community Education Office (616.361-3444 or jhigdon-bovo@nvps.net)

REGISTRATION:

Monday, June 5 (5:30 – 8 p.m.) in the Northview High School Athletic Lobby

BY MAIL:
Northview Community Education
Attn: Summer Camps
4561 Hunsberger Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

IN PERSON:
Drop off registration/payment at
Northview Community Education
4561 Hunsberger Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525

Make checks payable to Northview Public Schools.

REFUND POLICY:

  • A full refund will be made if the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or the class fills before your registration is received.
  • If you withdraw from a course up to three full working days in advance of its starting date, you will receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee
  • NO REFUND if you cancel on the day the class begins
  • NO REFUNDS will be made after the class has started, regardless of attendance

NOTES:

  • The grades indicated for each camp reflect the 2017-2018 school year.
  • ONE T- Shirt is provided per child for Summer Sports Camp. You will receive an additional $5 off your second Summer Sports Camp and $10 off your third Summer Sports Camp, per child. Discounts do not apply for Enrichment classes. ONE T-Shirt will be given at your first Enrichment class.

Experience the World of Paddling Sports
(Ages 11-15 years old)

Taught by experienced Life Guards and Outdoor Professionals, Intro to Paddling Sports is designed to teach fundamentals of both canoeing and paddle boarding while providing basic water safety and rescue skills to all participants. This class is designed to offer a fun summer time experience that will teach and build skills that last a life time. Class topics include paddling strokes, canoe and paddle board basics, proper gear, canoe and paddle board safety and rescue skills, basic swim skills, personal flotation devices, and sun safety while utilizing stand up paddle boards and canoes. (Class is limited to 20 students and equipment is provided)

Directors: Rich Youngberg & Suann Foust

Camp Dates:  June 12th – June 15th

Day 1-2: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm NV Pool
Day 3-4: 10:00 am -2:00 pm Millennium Park

Cost: $85.00      Location:  Northview High School Pool & Millennium Park

Participants will be required to wear approved personal floatation devices and must be comfortable in open water.

Summer 2017 Registration Form

 

Experience the World of Fly Fishing
(Ages 11-15 years old)

Taught by Rich Youngberg and the Northview Fly Fishing Club, Intro to Fly Fishing is designed to provide opportunities for kids to acquire new skills and have fun while experiencing many aspects of the art of fly fishing. This class is designed to offer a fun summer time experience that will teach and build skills that last a life time. (Class is limited to 12 students and equipment is provided)

Class Topics:
Casting Fundamentals
Basic tackle knowledge
Practical fly fishing knots
Practical fly fishing entomology (bug identification)
Fly tying

Director: Rich Youngberg

Camp Dates:  June 19th – June 22nd

Day 1-3: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm NV High School
Day 4: 10:00 am -2:00 pm Rogue River, Rockford

Cost: $70.00  Location:  Northview High School, Room # 1100 & Rogue River, Rockford

Summer 2017 Registration Form

 

 

 

Activity information to come.

 3-D Explosion
(Grades 4-6)

Are you ready to explore the world of 3-dimensional art? Come spend four days using materials to create sculptures with your hands. There will be multiple projects and a variety of tools. You will even learn how to use a drill press. Be ready to explore and have an open mind as we explore the world of 3-dimensional art! (Class is limited to 20 students and materials are provided)

Teacher: Tanya Lockwood

Camp Dates:  June 19th – 22nd          Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: $70.00   Location:  Northview High School Art Room, Room # 1116

Summer 2017 Registration Form

 

Illustrator in ME
(Ages 12-15 years old)

For the beginner and more advanced artists alike, “Illustrator in ME” offers the chance to step into the shoes of an illustrative artist. Learn techniques in materials, such as pen and ink, colored pencils, and watercolor paints. Create artworks inspired by the world around you. Come and enjoy the opportunity to use your creative side in a fun, relaxing and artful environment! (Class is limited to 25 students and materials are provided)

Teacher: Laura Todd

Camp Dates:  Session 1: June 12th – 15th   Session 2: June 19th – 22nd   Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: $70.00      Location:  Northview High School Art Room, Room # 1116

Summer 2017 Registration Form

 

Learn to Knit
(Ages 12-15 years old)

Learn how to knit and discover a relaxing hobby you’ll enjoy for a lifetime! Learn the basics of knitting: casting on, binding off, knit and purl stitches, and how to read a pattern. This class is designed to develop skills in knitting while creating lasting friendships and development of a life long art. (Class is limited to 10 students and materials provided)

Teacher: Sarah Youngberg

Camp Dates:  Session 1: June 12th – 15th    Session 2: July 10th – 13th
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $70.00       Location:  Northview High School Media Center

 Summer 2017 Registration Form

Activity information to come.

 Phone Photography
(Ages 12-15 years old)

Do you love taking photographs using your Iphone or android phone but would like to take your photographs to the next level? Come explore the world of “Phone Photography!” Learn how to compose eye catching photos, photograph using natural lightening and simple backdrops, and create short stop motion videos. (Class is limited to 25 students and materials provided. Smart phone with camera and ability to download apps is required.)

Teacher: Laura Todd

Camp Dates:  June 26th – June 29th           Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Cost: $70.00          Location:  Northview High School Media Center

Summer 2017 Registration Form

Fairy Houses and Gnome (Herb) Gardens
(Ages 5-7 years old)

Come join us for a week of exploring the natural (and magical) world around us by creating Herb gardens and Houses for Gnomes and Fairies! Students will start by creating their own clay Fairy/Gnome house that will be under-glazed and fired for them to take home by Thursday. They will also learn about different herbs and plants to create a garden for the magical critters to visit. The fairies and gnomes will need furniture as well for their houses, so students will enjoy being creative with natural elements and creating accessories for the herb gardens! All abilities are welcomed.  (Class is limited to 25 students and materials provided.)

Teacher: Tricia Erickson & September Buys

Camp Dates:  June 19th – June 22nd           Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Cost: $70.00   Location:  Northview High School, Room # 1114/Cafeteria

Summer 2017 Registration Form

 

Learn to Build the Tallest & Strongest
(Ages 12-15 years old)

Taught by a 20 year veteran elementary teacher and enthusiast for building structures with everyday material. This class will challenge your students to play and think as they cooperatively plan, design and build their own basic structures. This class is designed to offer a fun summer time experience that will teach and build skills that last a life time. Small groups will compete to build the tallest and strongest structures out of spaghetti and Popsicle sticks. These hands on, problem solving activities are sure to keep kids engaged and entertained.  (Class is limited to 20 students and materials provided.)

Teacher: Todd Visser

Camp Dates: Session 1:  June 12th – June 15th    Session 2: June 26th – June 29th
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Cost: $70.00   Location:  Northview High School Cafeteria

Summer 2017 Registration Form

Lights, Camera, Action
(Ages 12-15 years old)

Have you ever wondered how those cool video of Lego’s, action figures or cars move around with out anyone touching them? Wonder no more. Learn the art of Stop Motion Movie making; this four day course will introduce students to the fine art of creating films, using I pads and creative materials.

Creating stop motion animation is not difficult; it takes time, patience, creativity and fun. This makes a fantastic hobby that many people choose as a career. Students will use their creativity and discipline to make these amazing films one picture at a time. We provide all materials; you provide the ideas and imagination to make the objects come alive. (Class is limited to 15 students and materials provided.)

Teacher: Todd Visser

Camp Dates:  June 19th – June 22nd          Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Cost: $70.00  Location:  Northview High School, Room # 1201

Summer 2017 Registration Form

 

Choir Program
(Ages 10-18 years old)

LOVE TO SING? WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SING?

Come join our summer choir. This course is geared for any student ages 10-18 years old who loves to sing and wants to learn. Basic music reading skills will be learned, as well as singing techniques and teamwork. (Class is limited to 40 students and materials provided.)

Come sing your heart out with this choir.

Teacher: Quyen VanHouten

Camp Dates:
Session 1: June 12th – June 15th   Session 2: June 19th –June 22nd
Session 3: June 26th – June 29th  Session 4: July 10th – July 13th
Session 5: July 17th – July 20th         Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $60.00   Location:  Northview High School Choir Room

Summer 2017 Registration Form                                                                

Summer Service Learning Experience
(Grades 7-12)

A service learning experience will give 7-12th grade students an experience to acquaint them with Northview Community through service learning opportunities. The session will focus on different types of volunteer service opportunities to show that giving back is more rewarding than receiving. Students will get four unique volunteer experiences Monday-Thursday. This is a great opportunity to help students get out of their “comfort zone” and experience a new challenge while building amazing resume skills that all employers and colleges look at. (Class is limited to 20 students and materials are provided. Transportation provided to off campus sites)

Teacher: Sarah Snyder

Camp Dates:  June 12th – June 15th           Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $60.00   Location:  Northview High School, Room # 1146

Summer 2017 Registration Form

Hunters Safety Classes 

The Rockford Sportsman’s Club offers three hunter safety classes each year, in April, July and September. Students must attend all three sessions to receive their certificate. The cost of the class is $10.00. A donation of $5.00 maximum is also requested to help defray the cost of hot dog and chips lunch served on Saturday.

Camp Dates:  Session 1: April 24th – April 29th   Session 2: July 24th – July 29th Session 3: September 11th – September 16th

Time: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm  Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00pm

Cost: $10.00  Location:  Rockford Sportsman’s Club

Summer 2017 Registration Form

Boater Safety
(Ages 12-16 years old)

The Michigan Safe Boating Course, offered by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, covers all the laws, ethics, and safety procedures needed to legally and safely operate a boat or PWC (Jet Ski/Wave Runner) in Michigan. Much emphasis will be on water safety and “drown proofing” the student. The Michigan Boating Safety Certificate is also acceptable in most other states. (Class is required to have 20 students)

Who needs this course?

– Anyone born after 1978 who wants to operate a personal water craft
– 12-16 year olds who want to drive a motorboat alone
– Everyone who is concerned about the laws and how to operate a vessel safely on the waterways

Requirements for the class:  (1) Bring a pencil or pen to each class and (2) Must be 12 years old

Camp Dates:  May 1st & May 3rd                Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: Free   Location:  Northview High School, Room # 1201

Summer 2017 Registration Form

Activity information to come.

Tuition and Refund Policies

Tuition and Refund Policies: 1. FEES cover instructional costs only unless otherwise indicated. 2. EARLY REGISTRATION is urged to ensure having each class offered. It is necessary that a minimum number enroll. We do not send out confirmations or reminders; contact our office to verify receipt of registration and payment. 3. REFUNDS: A full refund is made if the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or if the class fills before your registration is received. If you withdraw from a class up to three full working days in advance of its starting date, you receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee. NO REFUND if you cancel on the day the class begins. NO REFUNDS are made after the class has started, regardless of attendance.