Southeast Missouri State University

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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Angry Bird Science OPEN

It’s a popular game for kids, young and old, but did you know you were learning science when playing Angry Birds? From building structures to launching Angry Birds in an attempt to knock down the structures and the pigs, you will learn all about force and motion through hands-on experiments. Who says learning can’t be fun? Mornings with Kay Hendrix.

June 16 - 20
9a.m. - 12p.m.
$119

A Super Clay Adventure FULL

Get ready for a super clay adventure! Use your hands to create heroes and villains in clay. Put your creativity and imagination to work to decorate your pieces with bright glazes. No experience is necessary for this class, just a good imagination! At the end of the week, you will be able to take home your pieces to share with family and friends. Afternoons with Benjie Heu, MFA.

June 16 - 20
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$129

The Chocolate Factory CANCELLED

Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, then you will want to dip into some oh-so-sweet chocolate activities! Are there chocolate trees? Who were the first chocolate lovers? Why does chocolate melt in your mouth? Mix the sweet history of chocolate with a scrumptious array of creative writing, math skills, science experiments, and literature making these mouthwatering activities become instantly irresistible! How sweet it is - CHOCOLATE! Afternoons with Robin Harbison.

June 16-20
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$119

Feathers, Scales, and Fur OPEN

Join us on our journey as we learn to draw large and small mysterious critters. Prepare to paint and build mythical creatures while practicing your artistic ability. Discover the fun of stretching your imagination with hands on art projects! Mornings with Rosetta Whitten of Cateye Glasses Studio.

June 23-27
9a.m. - 12p.m.
$109

Safari Adventures OPEN

Let's go on safari to the zoo! You will learn fun facts about animals from Antelopes to Zebras! 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! All sessions will be held at Lazy L Safari Park. For those with allergies, please note that students will interact with animals throughout the week. Afternoons with Vicki Lantz of Lazy L Safari Park.

June 23 – 27
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$129

Batter Up! OPEN

Three cheers for baseball - the all-American sport! This class has a winning lineup as players experience all things baseball…singing songs, making baseball cards, learning about the accomplishments of baseball greats, and more. You are sure to score a home run with your little slugger as they learn that the most important parts of this team game are cooperation and good sportsmanship. Let's play ball! Afternoons with Robin Harbison.

July 7 – 11
9a.m. - 12p.m.
$109

Creative Kids: DIY Art Supplies FULL

Are you a DIY kid? Experiment with recipes for making your own paint, paper, chalk, dye and drawing tools – then make art with them. Fabulous art ideas exploring, drawing, painting, and sculpture will be presented. Afternoons with Rosetta Whitten of Cateye Glasses Studio.

July 7 – 11
1p.m. – 4p.m.
$109

Camp SCRUBS CLOSING SOON

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 their 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! Mornings with Shannon McNew.

June 16-20
9a.m. - 12p.m.
$119

Robots Rock! Lego™ Robotics FULL

Calling all Lego maniacs! Want to take your LEGO™ skills to the next level? Join us for LEGO™ Robotics! Students will use LEGO™ Mindstorms kits to build and program robots. We'll find out who can build the fastest, the strongest, or even the smartest robot! A successful mission is sure to take place when you combine LEGO™ robots, fun challenges and lots of new friends.

Mornings with John Dudley
June 16-20
9a.m. - 12p.m.
$129

Mornings with Jeremy Griffin
June 23-27
9a.m. – 12p.m.
$129

Afternoons with Brad Deken Ph. D.
July 7-11
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$129

Made-From-Scratch Video Game Programming FULL

Scratch programming has been used by millions of first learners in classrooms, home, and libraries. Scratch lets you make your very own video games and keeps it fun in the process! You will create projects inspired by classic games and learn step-by-step explanations of the code. We've thrown in some fun programming challenges to keep things interesting! You will be surprised at how quickly you create your own games! Afternoons with Fazel Keshtkar.

June 16-20
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$129

Reaching New Heights OPEN

This outdoor activity class will place students in safe, but physically and mentally challenging situations. These activities demonstrate the value of teamwork and enhance self-confidence in one's own physical skills and problem-solving abilities. The result will be an improvement in self-confidence and self-esteem. The course will cover knot tying, belay commands, and climbing techniques. This course takes a field trip to Giant City State Park, Makanda, IL on Friday. Afternoons with Tom Holman.

June 16-20
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$149

Retro Crafts and Duct Tape OPEN

Use this amazing, versatile invention to design objects of your imagination or embellish surfaces of everyday items to give them a new purpose! We will create both two and three dimensional works of art. You can even design clothing, computer bags, and furniture! Afternoons with Rosetta Whitten of Cateye Glasses Studio.

June 16-20
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$109¬

A Tech-Tastic Adventure OPEN

Do you love playing on computers? Do technical activities including computer graphics, 3D printing, and bridge design spark your interest? If you are "techy" and want to learn while having fun, then you are in the right place! This course will cover many design based activities on the computer, but you will also get to hand build your very own simple machines. Afternoons with Belinda McMurry.

June 23-27
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$129

Behind the Seams: Costume Making 101 CANCELLED

Make a costume from scratch! You can learn to create original costumes using old or recycled materials, provided supplies, and your own creativity to transform fantasy sketch into reality. Prior sewing experience is not required, and needle and thread techniques will be taught. Afternoons with Deana Luetkenhaus of D'tails - Upcycle Exchange.

June 16-20
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$109

CSI – Southeast CLOSING SOON

Are you obsessed with shows like CSI? Come learn the “tricks of the trade” including: fingerprinting, blood testing, DNA extraction, evidence collection and more! You will even meet real Crime Scene Investigators, tour a working crime lab, and investigate your very own “mock” crime scene. Campers leave as certified “Southeast CSI.” Afternoons with Jim McGill, Ph. D.

June 23 – 27
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$129

Junior Zookeeper CLOSING SOON

How do you take care of a zoo? Our Junior Zookeeper Program is designed to introduce you to the basics of zoo keeping including how to feed, clean, and care for animals. 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, families are invited to the Junior Zookeeper Certification Ceremony. Graduates of the Junior Zookeeper Program at Lazy L Safari Park are eligible to become Junior Volunteers at the Zoo during the Fall of 2014. Mornings with Vicki Lantz of Lazy L Safari Park.

June 23 – 27
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$129

Fun-gineering: Rube Goldberg Machines CLOSING SOON

In this fun and challenging camp, campers will work together in small teams to learn about simple machines, physical principles, and engineering. Participants will start by looking at simple machines and where they are used in everyday life, study examples of previously designed machines, and then progress to building a machine to solve a problem through unconventional means. Students will be challenged to create their machines using found objects, collected materials, and recyclables! Mornings with Brandy Storck.

July 7 – 11
9a.m. - 12p.m.
$119

Grossology OPEN

Have you ever wondered what grows between your toes? What makes that icky stuff in your nose? If so, join us in the grossest science class ever! Explore some of the most disgusting topics in science all while doing amazing hands-on experiments! Get ready to immerse yourself in the strange, creepy, and icky, and then enjoy repulsing your family and friends with your new disgusting knowledge. Mornings with Serena Mershon-Lohkamp.

July 7 – 11
9a.m. - 12p.m.
$119

Pottery Wheel Madness OPEN

Master the pottery wheel in one week! It's madness!! Join "mad professor" Benjie Heu for this crazy quest to learn all about clay in just five days. Are you looking for a new way to be creative? By the end of this course you'll know how to prepare clay, use the potter's wheel, and apply glazing techniques. Prepare to get dirty and go crazy in this whirlwind camp! Mornings with Benjie Heu, MFA.

July 7 – 11
9a.m. - 12p.m.
$129

Project Runway CANCELLED

This introductory course includes a peek into the fashion industry, learning simple techniques in garment construction, designing, illustrating, reading and making patterns, and sewing fabrics. A selection of simple assignments, games, and group projects will give you the opportunity to put your new skills to use and show them in our “conceptual fashion show.” Afternoons with Kelly Hughes of Open Window Studio.

July 7 – 11
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$119

Masquerade Party CANCELLED

Are you ready for the fun and mystery of the masquerade? Learn how to create mystical, magical or monstrous masks themed around popular movies, TV shows, cartoons and books. You are only limited by your imagination! This theatrical class will allow you to create your own unique characters and perform skits using your new identities. Mornings with Deana Luetkenhaus of D'tails - Upcycle Exchange.

June 16 – 20
9a.m. - 12p.m.
$129

Tales of the Time Traveler CANCELLED

Does traveling excite you? How about in a time machine? Come with us as we explore Spain, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and even the Dominican Republic! Together we will learn and live during key points in their pasts. You will get to make models of the great Mayan pyramids and even have the chance to be Christopher Columbus and act out his travels! Every day will be a new adventure in time. We will make sure to take reports of the places we have been so we are able to write our newspaper about our great travels! On the last day we will find ourselves at Muy Bueno where we can discuss favorite parts of our adventures. Afternoons with Debbie Lee-DiStefano, Ph. D.

July 7 – 11
1p.m. - 4p.m.
$129

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 16 - 20
  • Week II - June 23 - 27
  • Week III - July 7 - 11

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 2013 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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