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PR # 175 March 11, 2009

YOUTH SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS SLATED AT RVCC

The Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will be offering daytime classes for school-age children during Spring Break, April 6-9. The following classes will be offered:

Leadership Training for Children: Students ages 7-17 learn specific strategies that increase their confidence and self-esteem. The class will be held April 6-9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 7-11, and repeated from 1-4 p.m. for ages 12-17. The fee is $108 per session.

Multi-Media Painting: Students ages 6-12 investigate different approaches to painting with acrylics, tempera and watercolor. The class will be held April 6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The fee is $50.

Fun Making Sculptures: Students ages 6-12 explore construction, form, function and process as they create a work of art, choosing a type of work, subject matter and materials. The class will be held April 6, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $50.

Shiny, Bumpy & Rough: Students ages 6-12 explore the use of texture and pattern to add interest and variety to their artistic expressions. The class will be held April 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The fee is $50.

Wearable Art: Students ages 6-12 design wearable art that reflects their own personal style using transfer, stenciling and hand-painted techniques. The class will be held April 7, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $50.

Portrait: Students ages 6-12 learn the skills necessary to create portraits of themselves or others, using both traditional and unusual materials and approaches. The class will be held April 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The fee is $50.

Food for Thought: Students ages 6-12 use real fruits and vegetables to create whimsical, delightful and quite realistic-looking animals and bugs. The class will be held April 8, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $50.

Robotic Arm Workshop: Students in grades 5-9 compete against each other using their hand-built Robotic arm, which they later take home. They also construct other robots to challenge their building skills. The class will be held April 6-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $167.

Advanced Robotics-?The Ultimate Experience?: Students ages 7-12 build and take home their own robot. They also build a wide assortment of additional robots. The class will be held April 8-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $167.

Diggin? for Dinos: Students ages 7-12 discover the exciting science of archeology and paleontology as they excavate and assemble complete replicas from simulated ?fossilized? rock. Participants take home a unique rock mineral collection, crystals and more. The class will be held April 6-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $167.

The Money Camp: Students ages 13-17 are taught about money and wealth-building concepts, good and bad credit, and wants versus needs, to help them begin thinking like entrepreneurs. A simple money management system is also introduced. The class will be held April 6-9, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $259.

Lego Star Wars & Motorized Machines: Students ages 7-12 recreate their favorite Star Wars adventure. All students will take home a Lego project. The class will be held April 8-9, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $167.

Space II-The Next Mission: Students ages 7-12 investigate unique flying machines, balloon-copters and a mini hovercraft. They are able to take their projects home with them. The class will be held April 6-9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The fee is $169.

Blood, Brains & Bones: Students ages 7-12 learn about the scientific equipment they already own: their own human body. Participants build simple stethoscopes and lung models and assemble a model skeleton. The program offers take-home projects as well. The class will be held April 6-9, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Chess I (Newcomers/Beginners): Students ages 7-14 learn the rules of chess and get a quick overview of how to win a chess match. This class is geared toward youngsters who don?t know anything about chess and those who already know how to play, but want to improve their skills. The class will be held April 6-9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The fee is $169.

Chess II (Advanced Beginners): Students ages 7-14 are introduced to checkmating positions, basic opening move ideas and other chess tactics. Participants should already have taken a beginner?s course or have some basic chess playing experience. The class will be held April 6-9, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Creating Effective Reports with PowerPoint: Students ages 9-12 combine the computer skills of PowerPoint with the skills needed to present an oral report. The class will be held April 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $80.

Young Author?s Workshop: Students ages 9-12 study the Caldecott Award books and are taught how to write and illustrate a picture book. The class will be held April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $80.

Robo500 Grand Challenge: Students ages 10-12 build and program an unmanned vehicle that will race on a predefined course. Parents will be invited to watch their children?s presentation to conclude the robotics technology program. The class will be held April 6-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $450.

To register for a Spring Break or summer program, receive a brochure or for more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404, or e-mail cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also may be picked up at the CCE office, located in the lower level of RVCC?s College Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 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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