Hiram College

Just because school’s out and it’s summer doesn’t mean there aren’t a wide range of fun, exciting and educational activities for children on campus this summer.

From environmental walks and nature studies in the woods at the James H. Barrow Field Station, to honing competitive skills on the soccer field or the volleyball court, to painting, writing and even a camp for budding “techies,”  there’s plenty of educational fun ahead this summer at Hiram.

To find out more about Summer camps at Hiram, visit http://www.hiram.edu/summerathiram/

Hiram Summer Youth Art: Create Some Fun!

Instructor: Libby Frato-Sweeney, Art Teacher, James A. Garfield

Location: Gelbke Art Building, Hiram College

Information: Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram/, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Dates Time Program Ages Description Cost
June 13-17 9:00-9:45am Preschool Art Adventure 3-5 (with adult) Bring your child and experience different materials and art forms each day. Explore authors, illustrators, create sketchbooks, watercolor, decoupage and go on a scavenger hunt. This is a great class to expose young kids to being with other children and adults in a friendly environment. $25
June 13-17 10:00-11:30am Elementary Art Exploration 6-8 Early elementary students are invited to build mobiles, create murals, printmaking, and much more. Each student will make their own sketchbook that they can use to collect their drawings. We’ll have fun with games, too! The class will culminate in an art show for family and friends on the final day. $35
June 13-17 1:00-3:00pm Intermediate Art Skills 9-11 Improve your drawing skills and work from imagination, make sketchbooks and create new designs with different materials. Explore the Hiram College campus looking for great things to draw. The class will culminate in an art show for family and friends on the final day. $40

Nature Camps: Naturally Wonderful!

Instructors: Matt Sorrick, Center for Science Education, Hiram College; Local Teachers; Hiram College Students

Location: Hiram College Field Station, Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville

Information: Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram/, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu

 

Dates Time Program Ages Description Cost
June 27-July 1 9:00am-4:00pm Student Scientists 14-16 Citizen Science opportunities abound as students investigate animals, plants and environmental conditions. Students will use technology-based data collectors at the Field Station and other natural areas using to learn about natural communities, species populations and how their observations can lead to a better understanding about climate change. $140
July 5-9 9:00am-4:00pm Adventure Naturalists 11-13 Become immersed in nature as we travel the area in search of unique habitats and interesting adventures in an effort to learn about the environment. This program includes a cookout & campout Friday evening. Camp ends Saturday at 9:00 AM. $140
June 27-July 1July 25-29 9:30-11:00am BioBuddies 3-4 (with adult) Bring your senses (and an adult) as we explore nature young children. Each day will be a different adventure full of learning, fun and memories for little hands and big imaginations.  Each week is a different theme. $40
June 27-July 1or

July 25-29

9:00am-Noon Half-Day Hikers 5-7 Sensory explorations in nature to stimulate curiosity and teach about the wonders of the natural world. $75
June 27-July 1or

July 25-29

9:00am-3:30pm Nature Explorers 8-10
Explore the slimy, smelly, wet and dirty parts of ecosystems as they hike, crawl, wade and slog through forests, fields, ponds and streams.
$140

American Sign Language Camp

Instructor: Kim Bass, M.S., Master Signing Time Instructor

Location: Hiram College Field Station, Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville

Information: Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram/, call 330.527.0278 or email kimbass@signingtimeacademy.com

Benefits of learning American Sign Language: Children are able to understand and communicate before they are able to speak. Babies can sign around 6-14 months. Signing can help reduce frustration and tantrums and is a great way to bond with your child. It may improve reading ability and spelling, and can benefit children with speech delays, learning disabilities, autism, and other developmental or learning delays can also benefit from exposure to American Sign Language.

Dates Time Programs Ages Description Cost
July 11-15 9:00-10:00am Advanced Signers 8-12 Signing Time Classes will include songs, movement, and activities that will all reinforce the main theme of the day. Children will learn basic American Sign Language vocabulary, spelling, and signing sentence $50
July 11-15 10:30-11:15am Baby Signing Time 3-18 mos (with parent) Parent and child will be using Baby Signing Time which sets your baby’s day to music with signs and songs for everyday events – playtime, getting dressed, going places, getting ready for bed, manners and more. $40
July 11-15 11:45-12:30pm Toddler Signing Time 2-4 years (with parent) We will still be using the Baby Signing Time Curriculum, but we will be expanding on the vocabulary that we will be learning.  Children will be learning basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary, dancing to music and playing games to reinforce the signs that they just learned. $40
July 11-15 1:00-2:00pm Elementary Signers 5-7 Signing Time Classes will include songs, movement, crafts, snack, and activities that will all reinforce the main theme of the day. Children will be learning basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary by dancing to music and playing games to reinforce the signs that they just learned. $50

Camp Invention: Building Fun!

Instructors: Matt Sorrick, Center for Science Education, Hiram College; Local Teachers; Hiram College Students

Location: Hiram College Campus

Information: Visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332

 

Dates Time Program Grades Description Cost
August 1-5 9:00am-3:30pm Camp Invention Children entering grades 1-6 This exciting summer day experience immerses children in imaginative play that inspired creativity and inventive thinking through hands on activities in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM).  It’s learning disguised as fun! $210(discount before March 31)

Techie Camp: Push Your Brain!

Instructors: Louis Oliphant & Ellen Walker, Computer Science Department, Hiram College

Location: Hiram College Campus

Registration Information: Visit www.techiecamp.org or call 614.583.9211

 

Date Time Program Grades Description Cost
August 8-12 9:00am-5:00pm Techie Camp: Programming Children entering grades 6-8 Programming camp will allow students to learn the concepts of computer programming and encourage the students to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically. Through fun and engaging experience with Alice, a 3D programming environment developed by Carnegie Mellon, and Scratch, a programming environment specifically developed for young students by MIT, students will learn how to create their own games, interactive stories and arts. $350


 

Any additional questions please contact Matt Sorrick, Director of The Center for Science Education, at sorrickmw@hiram.edu or call 330.569.6003.