Youth Enrichment Classes
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The city of Thornton offers a variety of classes and programs designed to expand learning and help keep children active and moving.
These programs are taught by contractual instructors who plan the programs based upon the number of students registered 48-hours prior to the start of class. Therefore, we cannot grant refund, credit or transfer requests after 48-hours prior to the start of class.
LEGO® CAMPS WITH PLAY-WELL TEKNOLOGIES
SUPER HERO ENGINEERING WITH LEGO®
Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Enter the Phantom Zone, travel on Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet and face off against Galactus. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to bring your super powers to life.
JEDI MASTERING ENGINEERING WITH LEGO®
The Force is strong in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Use the force and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts to raise your X-Wing from the Dagobah swamp, challenge the AT-AT walkers on Hoth and fly the Millennium Falcon through the Kessel Run. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while you explore a galaxy, far, far away.
MINECRAFT ENGINEERING WITH LEGO®
Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Creeper, a Lava Trap and a Minecart. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools and objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
MINECRAFT MASTER ENGINEERING WITH LEGO®
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build an Iron Golem, the Nether Portal and Ender Dragon. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects.
ANIMAL ARCHITECTS WITH LEGO®
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
LEVEL UP PRO ENGINEERING WITH LEGO®
Bridge the gap between virtual gaming worlds and the physical world with LEGO® materials and no screens. Save the princess with the Super Mario Brothers, capture and train your favorite Pokémon, and travel on the Fortnite Battle Bus. Explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture while recreating your favorite video games in LEGO®.
LIVE ACTION FLIX
Discover your film making talents! You don’t have to be an actor to take part, as we’ll guide you through the Hollywood process to create, direct, film, act and more. You won’t just make an incredible movie, you’ll have the skills to make your own movies with friends. Flix emailed within a month after camp ends.
Test the limits of your imagination as you use green screen technology to transport your movies anywhere! You’ll create your own clay character (that you get to keep) to star in these flix where you’ll film, direct and voiceover in small groups. Flix emailed within a month after camp ends.
LIVE ACTION AND CLAYMATION COMBO FLIX
Registration discount and lunch supervision provided to those who register for a full day of IncrediFlix camps! Discount included in price of camp. Bring your own sack lunch.
FIRST TIME CODERS
First Time Coders is the perfect camp for 6-8 year olds that are eager to learn to code. This age-appropriate class will animate your student’s mind and get them excited about coding by teaching them to build their own games! In this block-based programming camp, we will use animation software and basic coding to develop a video game unique to each student’s imagination. Students will work on computers with a block command syntax, learning how to build characters and backgrounds, animate actions, levels, timers, interactions with characters, and more. Software varies, including several programs that build incrementally on students’ prior experience and knowledge. Challenge your student to create a game that even you can’t beat, and bring the learning home!
MINECRAFT & CODING
Build structures and automate routine mining! Automate characters to mine and build, while learning logic, coding vocabulary, syntax. Learn about loops, decision-making, and variable commands. Work one-on-one on laptops or Chromebooks, while practicing collaboration and teamwork. Teacher controlled custom world.
VIRTUAL REALITY & AUGMENTED REALITY
Combines exploration of AR, VR and ioT. Students explore differences between augmented and virtual reality and information of things with MergeVR and other AR devices. Students will also create their own content and triggers in different web studio and apps.
Learn basic coding to control autonomous drone flight. In this class, students will learn basic flight capability and also code commands to control autonomous drone flight (programmed to fly by commands downloaded without remote control).
Students learn about robots, how they work and communicate, code them with colors, bar codes, and blockly style software to manage customized motion, avoiding obstacles, following lines, performing additional movement and have fun!
Learn commands to code and control autonomous robots. Robots may include LEGO Mindstorms, VEX, Questbotics and more. Program in different robotic coding languages and upload to robots. Multiple levels vary between block coding, menu programming, and text coding depending on devices and prior skills.
LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
Kiddie Language Academy is offering immersion-based language classes. Their native-speaking and bilingual teachers will lead the kids through adventure-filled lessons that combines storytelling, music, movement, art and dramatic play to teach kids to understand and ultimately speak new languages.
DARLING DOGGIES CAMP
Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Each child will take home their stuffed furry friend used throughout the program and a diploma as a graduate of the Little Veterinarian School.
Topics include: What is in the Veterinarian’s Office; The ABCs of Dog Care-Keeping Animals Healthy with Food and Water; Lacerations; Sick of Ticks and The Immune System and Vaccinations.
GALLERY ON THE GO
Kids love to paint and be creative, but the thought of getting out the craft supplies and cleaning up after makes you twitch! Artsy Kids is perfect for getting the kids out of the house, to socialize and create. The best part is we guide them with instructions through beautiful artwork and we do all the clean up! Artwork is pre-selected, but creativity is encouraged!
MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOPS
Take a trip through the solar system with the Mad Science Astronaut in Training Program. Here they will learn all about the elements of space. Students will take their very own mini rocket home.
Kids learn about volcanoes and simple chemistry and make their own modeling dough to take home.
SHAPES & STRUCTURES
Children discover different shapes and structures by using different kinds of equipment like Geoboards and Magnatiles. They will also create their own structure to take home using cornstarch-based "noodles".
MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOPS
Learn about the layers of the Earth, recreate a volcano, and devise ways to identify and classify rocks and minerals.
MATTER OF FACT
Investigate the ingredients of the universe! Build model molecules. Play alchemist by turning a nickel into gold. Well, almost. Use our secret formula to make your own Mad Science Putty.
Take a glimpse inside the world of architecture and engineering. Perform several experiments including a tension test to determine the toughest type of textile. In addition the students will construct a model of a Roman arch block bridge with the help of our mad scientists.
JUMPBUNCH® SPORTS - PARENT-TOT CLASS AGES 1.5 - 3
Our movement-based curriculum is specially designed to help your toddler build self-confidence, motor skills, coordination, body control and balance! JumpBunch® provides your toddler the opportunity to explore a wide range of sports, fitness and movement-based activities, while also reinforcing the fundamentals for this age group like colors, shapes, animals, counting and more! Enjoy this time with your child, as you watch them grow, learn and play...all while having the time of their life!
JUMPBUNCH® SPORTS - PRESCHOOL CLASS AGES 3-5
JumpBunch® gets children active and engages through exploration and hands on learning. Our preschool curriculum encourages movement and play by learning a wide-range of sports, all while exploring their own bodies and abilities. With JumpBunch®, you will notice your child's physical and emotional being evolve which will start them on the path of living a healthy and happy life.
ABRAKADOODLE ART CLASSES
MY FIRST ABRAKADOODLE ART CLASS
Ages 1.5-4 years
This class introduces new art experiences to the youngest of doodlers. The focus is on exploration! Experiment with a wide-variety of art materials designed to provide opportunities to touch, feel, hear, see and explore while building fine motor, language, creativity and cognitive skills. Lessons never repeat! An adult must attend with a child.
ABRAKADOODLE MYTHS & LEGENDS
Tell me a story! World myths and legends inspire sculptures, drawings, painting and more. Create unforgettable art from the rich tales of Africa, India, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, China and the Americas!
ABRAKADOODLE IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE
Jump into this jungle adventure! Learn about the rainforest, its animals, plants, indigenous people and more. Have a wild time creating fun rainforest art projects, playing games, and making friends!
ABRAKADOODLE ART CAMP
EXTREME! STEAM ART CAMP!
Boys and girls learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts inspire innovative Art creations! Be an EXTREME artist, explore art techniques, play games and make new friends!
ABRAKADOODLE ADVENTURE PARK
Give your creativity a whirl and create a them park with a roller coaster, a Ferris wheel and much more. Ride along with us and explore different art materials and art techniques to create your dream amusement park. Unleash your imagination and join us on this fun adventure!