NEW PRICING STRUCTURE

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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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.

General Information

 

Clay-tastic!

We will be creating all kinds of things out of clay! Children will hand-build simple vessels such as bowls and cups, in addition to sculptural creations such as animals and people. Projects will be fired and glazed in class, but will need to be picked up by parents at a later date TBD.

Instructor: Benjie Heu
Week I: June 13-17, Mornings
Lab Fee: $39

Star Wars

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!

Instructor: Rosetta Whitten
Week III: June 27 - July 1, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Seuss on the Loose

Dr. Seuss is on the loose at Southeast this summer! Oh, The Places You’ll Go during this fun-filled week of Seuss! With crafts, activities and games galore, this camp is sure to be a week that your child will remember. Our silly Seuss activities will instill a love of rhyming and silly stories in our campers of all ages!

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Week III: June 27-July 1, Mornings
Lab Fee: $19

Kids in the Kitchen: Food & Nutrition Extravaganza

Our mini chefs will get a crash course in nutrition and culinary skills by exploring the five food groups. Activities will include preparing pizza, ice cream, and cake from scratch, all while learning the nutritional benefits of each recipe. Come and learn about food and nutrition from two registered dietitians!

Instructor: Joel Ramdial
Week II: June 20 - 24, Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

American Girl

Calling all American girls! Bring your American Girl doll and create exciting accessories for both of you! Learn to make jewelry, duct tape sandals, a tie-on tutu, hair accessories and fun props like a lemonade stand for your doll! Create a special scrapbook for your favorite selfies. We will even set up a fun photo booth!

Instructor: Rosetta Whitten
Week I: June 13 - 17, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Safari Adventures

Let’s go on a safari to the zoo! This safari adventure includes animal-related activities, craft projects, games, and an animal visitor every day. Come explore the zoo and take a walk on the wild side! Located at Lazy L Safari Park

Instructor: Vicki Lantz
Week II: June 20 - 24, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Launch Your Line!

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!

Instructor: Leah Powers
Week III: June 27- July 1, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Let’s Get Cooking: Food & Nutrition Extravaganza

Our chefs-in-training will get a crash course in nutrition and culinary skills by exploring the five food groups. Participants will prepare a variety of recipes from scratch, ranging from basic smoothies to a decorated cake, all while learning the nutritional benefits of each food. Come and learn about food and nutrition from two registered dietitians!

Instructor: Charlotte Cervantes
Week II: Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Tessellation Art

This is an art camp with a math component…wait…or is it a math camp with an art component? You be the judge! Do amazing and fun art projects each day while exploring mathematical concepts. A tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again covering a plane without any gaps or overlaps. In this crazy camp you will learn how to create various tessellations using dynamic geometry, web-based tools as well as paper and pencil. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Instructor: Ewelina McBroom
Week I: June 13 - 17, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Pottery Rocks!

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.

Instructor: Benjie Heu
Week I: June 13 - 17, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $39

Animation Adventure Camp

Why go to the movies this summer when you can learn to make your own? Learn the ins and outs of directing and filming a stop-motion animation as you create your very own movie. Campers will be introduced to techniques in storytelling, set design, sound editing and more! At the end of the week, you take home a stop-motion animated short film to share with family and friends.

Instructor: Zack Tucker
Week II: June 20 - 24, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

Advanced Adventures in Robotics

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!

Instructor: Jeremy Griffin and/or Kevin McMeel
Week I: June 13 - 17 Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Beginner Bots

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.

Instructor: Kevin McMeel and/or Jeremy Griffin
Week I: June 13 - 17 Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

Creative Coding

Collaborate with other campers as you design and build amazing projects using a variety of visual programming languages. Create interactive greetings, experiment with sounds and musical notes, design characters and animate them, build level-based games, and more in this hands-on creative camp.

Instructor: Zack Tucker
Week III: June 27- July 1, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

Making Things with Chemistry

How’d they make that? In this class, you just might find out! Use chemistry to manufacture products used in everyday living (with emphasis on forensic, environmental, health, home, and industrial applications). You can take many of these products - mirrors, inks, plastics, fragrances, paints and toys - home and use them when the class ends! We will even hold a chemists competition to see who can create the best new products! No previous chemistry is required for this laboratory-based class; however, campers must be committed to carefully following instructions.

Instructor: Danilo Delacruz
Week III: June 27- July 1, Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

Southeast Slam

Write. Read. Perform. SLAM! A slam is a competition in which poets perform original work alone or in teams before an audience. Slam can be hip hop, theatre, stand-up comedy, and everything in between. Put your feelings, thoughts, opinions, stories and ideas on paper, and then make them come to life with the tools and techniques of spoken word. Conquer fear, speak your mind, and have a blast doing it! Spend your week preparing for the Southeast SLAM completion for family and friends. Who knows…you could be the next slam star!

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Week I: June 13 - 17, All-Day
Lab Fee: $59

Junior Zookeeper

Take a walk on the wild side and explore a career as a zookeeper! Our Junior Zookeeper Program is designed to introduce you to basic zoo keeping including how to feed, clean, and care for animals. Enroll in our hands-on educational, fun-filled course where you will learn about animals from antelope to zebras! You will also learn about animal behavior, habitats, veterinary care, conservation and more – everything you need to know to become a zookeeper. On the last day of class, parents and families are invited to attend the Junior Zookeeper Certification ceremony for the new Junior Zookeepers. Graduates of the Junior Zookeeper Program at Lazy L Safari Park are eligible to become Junior Volunteers at the Zoo at Lazy L Safari Park. *Located at Lazy L Safari Park.

Instructor: Vicki Lantz
Week II: June 20 - 24, Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

Urban Legend Camp

What is it about urban legends that capture our attention and won’t let go? Our bone-chilling camp will help answer this question. Campers will explore some classic legends and make up new ones to tantalize family and friends. This camp caters to students who want to share their voices, entertain audiences, and work on their storytelling skills and style. Emphasis will be placed on reading, writing, developing, and sharing of stories.

Instructor: Leslie Pourney
Week III: June 27- July 1, Mornings
Lab Fee: $19

Wearable Art

Art to wear! Decorate yourself! Learn and practice the wearable art techniques of hand painting denim, stenciling a shirt, paint and embellish shoes or backpacks! Tie- dye, batik, indigo and bleaching are some of the methods we will explore. Wire and macrame jewelry making, too! *Located at Cateye Glasses Studio

Instructor: Rosetta Whitten
Week II: June 20-24, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Itch for Computers?

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!

Instructor: Brad Deken
Week II: June 20 - 24, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

CSI- Southeast

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 a real CSI and investigate your very own “mock” crime scene. Campers leave as certified “Southeast CSI.”

Instructor: Jim McGill
Week III: June 27- July 1, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

Electricity in a Snap!

This camp is so fun it’s shocking! Campers will be introduced to electricity and electronics using easy to work with circuits that snap together like Legos. Using these kits, we’ll build things like fans, voice recorders, radios, sirens, and sound detectors.

Instructor: Brad Deken
Week II: June 20 - 24, Mornings
Lab Fee: $19

Super Cool Med. School

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!

Instructor: Shannon McNew
Week I: June 13 - 17 , Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

Around the World in 5 Days: The Story of Mathematics

All aboard for an interdisciplinary adventure around the world! Campers will learn the history of mathematics from five ancient cultures: Babylonian, Egyptian, Roman, Mayan, and Chinese. Each day you will “discover” a new numeration system. Learn the ancient symbols used to represent numbers and become a sleuth who solves problems “encoded” in each ancient culture. The fun doesn’t stop there! You will make a pyramid, create Babylonian art discover just what makes each culture so unique.

Instructor: Ewelina McBroom
Week I: June 13 - 17, Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

Globetrotters

Pack your imaginary bags and get ready to travel around the world as we learn about various countries and their cultures. Our explorers will learn about geographical features, languages, and native people. Playing games, sampling foods, creating artwork, and listening to music will allow travelers to experience the culture of each country. Boring campers need not apply to this globetrotting adventure!

Instructor: Fred Poston
Week II: June 20 - 24, Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

Magical Fiction

Do you enjoy using your imagination? Writers create magic with their words and shape worlds with their imagination. Sound fun? Let’s take your creativity and turn your ideas into a fun book to show off! Create your own poems, short story or mini graphic novel. In this camp everyone is a wizard, casting spells with words and creating a small book (called a chapbook) to take home at the end of the week.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Week II: June 20 - 24, Mornings
Lab Fee: $19

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 13-17
  • Week II - June 20 - 24
  • Week III - June 27 - July 1

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 2015 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
Dempster Hall 248
Continuing Eduation
One University Plaza, MS 6850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701