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PR # 253 May 28, 2008

SPACES STILL AVAILABLE IN RVCC?S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch still has limited openings for its summer youth enrichment programs. Spaces are still available in the following courses:

Chess I --Students ages 7-14 learn the rules of chess, along with basic checkmating techniques, opening ideas and chess notation. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon and repeated July 7-11 (at the same time). The fee is $167 per week.

Chess II --Students ages 7-14 are taught a variety of chess tactics, including pins, discovered attacks, skewers, double attacks, forks and ?driving away the defender.? Students should be knowledgeable about the rules of the game, have taken Chess I or have sufficient playing experience. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 1-4 p.m. and repeated July 7-11 (at the same time). The fee is $167 per week.

Thru the Lens & Curtain --Students ages 8-16 learn various acting techniques, the differences between acting on stage and in film, and much more. Students create their own original works to perform. The program culminates with a performance. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 8-12 and from 1-4 p.m. for ages 13-16. The program will be repeated July 28-August 1 (at the same times for the same age groups). The fee is $167 per week.

Bumper Car & Ghost Ride --Students ages 8 and 9 design, build and program a ride for their favorite LEGO mini-figure. Youngsters learn how to program their creations with a sensor to automate the ride. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $250.

Motorized Dog --Students ages 8 and 9 learn basic mechanical concepts while building a four-legged contraption. Students also learn about gears, force and structure. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $250.

Making a Rock Band ? Students ages 13-17 form a rock band that will perform one or two simple rock songs. Prerequisites: Guitar players must be able to play basic chords; bass players must be able to play simple bass lines in time; drummers need to be able to keep steady time; keyboard players need to know basic chords; and saxophone players need to be able to improvise musically. All students must be willing to try singing. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon and repeated July 14-18 (at the same time). The fee is $167 per week.

Biological Sciences --Students ages 8-12 participate in a variety of field, laboratory and computer investigations designed to engage both their bodies and their minds. Participants are also exposed to the fields of biotechnology, environmental science and bioinformatics. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $177.

Physics & Chemistry --Students ages 8-12 participate in hands-on activities, experiments and games involving the science of physics and chemistry. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 1-4 p.m. and repeated August 4-8 (9 a.m. to noon). The fee is $177 per week.

Candy Creations --Students ages 11-14 create a variety of delicious treats, including homemade lollipops, fudge surprises and caramel-coated apples. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $167.

Chemical Magic Plus ?Students ages 7-12 see amazing wizard-like demonstrations and are introduced to a variety of chemistry concepts, including atoms and bonding, acids and bases, polymer chemistry, and fire and ice reactions. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $167.

Battle-Bot Build a Thon --Students ages 7-12 build and take home their own motorized Robotix project or a Titan Tank robot. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $167.

Advance Robotics --Students ages 7-12 build and take home their own robot. Participants also work on a wide assortment of other robots. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $177.

Basketball Camp --Students ages 8-16 learn the fundamentals of basketball. The camp will be held June 23-27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 3 p.m. on Friday, June 27. The fee is $185.

Before- and after-care are available for youngsters. For more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404 or e-mail cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also can be picked up at the Corporate and Continuing Education office, located on the lower level of the College Center, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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