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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.

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Superhero Science

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a superhero! Discover the real science behind the powers of your favorite superhero and villain. Kay will show you how POWERFUL science can be. By the end of this camp you will know exactly how Magneto uses magnetism to control metal, how a spider’s DNA turned Peter Parker into Spider-Man, and how Superman’s heat and x-ray vision works.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Week III: July 6 - 10, Mornings
Lab Fee: $19

Once Upon a Time... Storytelling with Clay

Participants will create a story with clay, paper, and paint. This class will discuss the basic elements of a story while learning the basics of ceramics. Projects will include drawing character designs and building models of characters, vehicles, buildings, etc in clay. The class concludes with a large collaborative story. (Due to the lengthy process of firing kilns, most of the ceramic pieces created will need to be picked up by parents the week after the class.)

Instructor: Benjie Heu
Week III: July 6 - 10, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $39

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 22 - 26, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Painting Without a Brush!

Summer is the best time to go crazy with paint! We will experiment with fun ways to put paint on a page. Squirting, dripping, smashing, and throwing are just a FEW ways we can make some fantastic art!!! Sponges, Q-Tips, toothbrushes, yarn, tennis balls, and marbles are even more ways to put paint on a surface. We will play art games and view videos of artists using these unconventional techniques. Be sure to wear old clothes and shoes to this WORKSHOP!!!

Instructor: Rosetta Whitten
Week I: Lab June 15 - 19, Mornings
Lab Fee: $19

LET IT GO!!! Frozen Summer Art Workshop!

YES! We will pay homage to the movie AND the temperature, right in the middle of the hot weather! Snowflakes, glitter, and a silly snowman will delight the FROZEN enthusiasts! Painting with ice cubes and paint-sicles, making some princess bling, games and some singing will ABSOLUTELY be involved in this art celebration! We are planning some surprises!

Instructor: Rosetta Whitten
Week I: June 15 - 19, Afternoon
Lab Fee: $19

Meet the Penguins!!!

Come waddle around with everyone’s favorite tuxedo-clad bird! Learn about the habitats, adaptations and the amazing artistic abilities of penguins! Everyone will leave with penguin art and a week’s worth of penguin fun! Special Highlights include a penguin presentation by a local biologist, penguin Art, “Happy Feet” special showing, penguin scavenger hunt, penguin crafts and much more!

Instructor: Emily Durham
Week II: Lab June 22 - 26, Mornings
Lab Fee: $19

No Strings Attached: Beginning Puppetry

Imagine creating a character of your own design and bringing the character to life before friends and family. In this class, we will learn puppet history, design, and performance. Through exploration of the puppet world, students will discover the many types of puppets and techniques: shadow, finger, sock, cloth, full body/professional. Students will then design and bring to life their own puppets to take home. Throughout the week, we will work on a unique puppet show to perform for friends and family on the last day, June 19th.

Instructor: Micheal King
Week I: Lab June 15 - 19, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

Jr. CEO

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you dream of being your own boss or a self-made millionaire, this camp is for you! In Jr. CEO you will create a product idea and learn what it takes to start your own business. Junior CEOs will use their business ideas to learn skills like problem solving, negotiation, teamwork, and how to be a boss. Junior CEOs will also get the chance to meet successful business owners, explore a local business to see just what it is like, and even present their business plan during a luncheon on the final day! Grab your ideas and get ready – there is never a dull moment when you are the boss!

Instructor: Egbar Ozenkoski
Week II: June 22 - 26, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

Camp SCRUBS

Get ready for a whirlwind week of career exploration! Are you ready to practice healthcare skills such as measuring blood pressure and giving injections? SCRUBS will explore medical science, diseases, medical professions and work environments through 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: Lab June 15-19 , Mornings
Lab Fee: $19

CSI - Monsters

Bigfoot, Sea Serpents, UFOs, ghosts, ESP – fun to imagine, but what does science say? Once upon a time , the giant squid, great ape, hippos and even meteors were thought to be mythical. Astronomy and chemistry began as astrology and alchemy. What about today’s mysteries? Students will apply scientific methods to unexplained phenomena to develop critical thinking skills. Create your own hoaxed photos and false footprints....

Instructor: Elizabeth Russell
Week II: June 22 - 26, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

Be a Designer!!!

Find It and Flip It! Create fashionable décor, clothing and accessories for artistic exploration this summer! (Give your room a new, unique spirit with wild art and craft techniques, learn to paint on fabric and embellish furniture surfaces, re-design your shoes or boots and make amazing jewelry for yourself or for your friends!)Everyday objects and flea market finds will be your starting point as you use common materials to transform these articles into one-of-a-kind masterpieces! You will bring some things from home to transform!

Instructor: Rosetta Whitten
Week II: June 22 - 26, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

Pulp Fiction and Non-Fiction: (The Ultimate Recycling Event!)

Use every imaginable type of paper from wallpaper to toilet tissue, magazine pages to sheet music, old books and cardboard! Create sculptures with paper, cardboard, glue, tape and string. Day one will introduce the techniques and concepts: tearing, shredding, gluing, molding, weaving, to name a few! We will make paper mosaic “paintings” to include a self portrait, along with functional 3-D objects and even altered books. We will view artwork of contemporary artists who use these techniques and media. You will have creative freedom to determine what you want to make!

Instructor: Rosetta Whitten
Week III: July 6 - 10, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

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 zookeeping 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.
All sessions will be held at Lazy L Safari Park.

Instructor: Vicki Lantz
Week II: June 22 - 26, 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: July 6 - 10, Mornings
Lab Fee: $19

Myth Busters

Mad Scientists! Grab your lab coat and journal and be ready for some fun and interactive science experiments. Our campers will create and explore through safe, interactive science experiments using everyday household items that we supply in daily “lab kits.”
With a focus on proving or debunking common myths, our scientists will test their hypotheses, use creativity and problem-solving skills, log their findings, and have fun with new friends!

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Week III: July 6 - 10, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

Vessel Making with Clay

Participants will create vessels with clay. This class will discuss the basic elements of a vessel while learning beginning ceramics. Projects will include a large coil pot, bowls, cups, and throwing on the pottery wheel. Due to the lengthy process of drying pottery and firing kilns, most of the ceramic pieces created will need to be picked up by parents the week after the class.

Instructor: Benjie Heu
Week III: July 6 - 10, Mornings
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 I: Lab June 15 - 19, 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. *This class is offered 2 different times. (Sessions l and ll)


Instructor: TBD
Session I: June 15-19, Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

Instructor: TBD
Session II: June 22-26, Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

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!
*This class is offered 2 different times. (Sessions l and ll)

Instructor: TBD
Session I: June 22-26, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Instructor: TBD
Session II: July 6-10, Mornings
Lab Fee: $29

3D Monster Mash-up

Ghouls and goblins unite! In this creepy-crawly camp, you will learn how to create a 3D monster model to 3D print and how to use Adobe Photoshop to bring it to life. You are in for an eerie exercise in 3D rendering, printing, and character design. At the end of the week, you will take home your very own 3D printed monster and a trading card documenting its special powers.

Instructor: Zack Tucker
Week II: June 22 - 26, 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 and actually selling 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: July 6 - 10, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $29

Junior “Mediarologist”

Want to be the official weather watcher for your family? Join local weather celebrity Bob Clubbs and learn all you need to know about the basics of weather! You will also learn all of the best resources for tracking the weather online and with apps. You’ll be a certified “Junior Social Mediarologist” and soon be watching the weather so your family doesn’t have to.

Instructor: Bob Clubbs
Week III: July 6 - 10, Afternoons
Lab Fee: $19

Weird Science

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. A huge mess will be made when you make your own gigantic volcano out of paper mache and watch it erupt! We’ll make balloon rockets and launch them into the air. We’ll explode lunch bags, make the grossest slime around and learn how to bend water with electricity.

Instructor: Elizabeth Russell
Week I: Lab June 15 - 19, Afternoons
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 15-19
  • Week II - June 22 - 26
  • Week III - July 6 - 10

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 2014 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.

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