Summer Youth College - Palm Beach Gardens
Summer Youth College at PBSC's Palm Beach Gardens campus is a summer program for children ages 8 through 14 featuring activities specializing
in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math! There's no homework, grades, or
tests here... our only requirement is having fun while learning! Note: Students who
are currently 7 years of age must attend an open house to be eligible for an exception.
SYC Open House Dates
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Painting For All Ages
This class will bring out the Picasso in you by learning techniques and planning involved
in developing your painting style. You'll explore a variety of painting mediums with
watercolor and acrylic paints to produce creative mixed media projects sure to show
off your artistic ability.
If you were dropped off in the middle of a forest, desert or ocean, would you have
what it takes to survive? Do you want to learn how to survive or just test the limits
of your knowledge? In this class you will learn about different environments and what
it takes to survive in those environments.
Tissue Paper Creations
Create colorful collage art pieces using tissue paper. Students will learn various
art techniques such as painting, molding, tracing, gluing, cutting and rolling. They
will create bowls, sun catchers, mobiles and more. You can do more than wrap presents
with tissue paper. You will learn to create fantastic art pieces.
Has the state math test stressed you out over the years? The curriculum of this class
has been developed in an enjoyable way to cure the worries of middle school math students.
Using games infused with quality instruction, we will teach you new strategies to
help you stay sharp over the summer months.
Have you ever wanted to make your own movie? You create the script, the soundtrack,
and your very own blockbuster. Be the director you've always dreamed of by creating
your own short film. Come learn how using Windows Live Movie Maker. Every student
will have their own movie to take home at the end of the summer.
FUNdamentals For Engineering
Computer Science...Computer Engineering...Civil Engineering...Electrical Engineering...Mechanical
Engineering...Ocean Engineering and more! In addition, students will get involved
in collaborative, hands-on experiences that will help develop vital skills needed
as an engineer: creativity, goal-setting, communication and time management.
Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages
each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be
the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars
for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your
journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends
and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
A look at biology, chemistry, and physics through kitchen science! Each week, you will learn about a new scientific topic and follow up your knowledge with a creation that appeals to both your brain and your stomach.
Today soccer is the most popular team game in the world. Students will learn about the history of soccer as well as the rules and the "lingo." Fundamental soccer skills such as formations will be taught and if we get rained out we will watch some of the greatest soccer players in the world show us their tricks.
Harvest the sheer power of the sun. Students will learn the basics of a how solar
panels and solar engines operate to produce electricity. They will construct various
vehicles, devices, and machines, that all will harvest the power of the sun's rays
to operate in various methods.
Math Is Everywhere
Math is not just adding and dividing numbers; it can be used to solve day-to-day problems.
Through hands-on activities, you will tackle probability, measurements, fractions
and algebra…all in an "edutaining" way. After completing this class, solving math
problems will be a breeze!
Let your imagination express itself as you explore the wonders of clay! Have fun creating
sculptures and learning the basics of hand building. Campers will pinch, roll and
pull clay into imaginative or realistic animal sculptures. Projects will vary week
to week and will range from masks, figurines and whatever else you can dream up! Projects
may get messy so you may want to wear an old shirt.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Enjoy being a Summer Youth College girl with an amazing group of young women. There
will be a "Stress-less" journaling and cool crafts like making lip gloss, picture
magnets, picture frames, beaded jewelry, dress up, a fashion show and more. This is
your chance to let your hair loose in an uplifting environment full of friends.
Students will learn the basics of structurally sound architecture feats. Following
a basic understanding, they will assemble into teams to complete a series of building
objectives using light wood and other similar supplies. Structural tasks will include
the building of a skyscraper, weight bearing structure, bridges, and many other architecture
tasks. Students will also have individual objectives to complete. This course will
challenge students to tap into their structural minds....dig deep into their creative
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game
app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world
of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app
design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing
functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played
on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior
experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to
take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
The Rise Of Civilizations
Do you love learning about the past? Do you always have your head in a Percy Jackson book? Ancient civilizations will STEAM( Science, Technology, engineering, art, math and music) through ancient civilizations. Every week we will cover either Mesopotamia, India, China, Egypt, Greece or Rome through center based learning. Each rotating center will cover either the science, art, architecture, engineering, philosophy, language, technology or political contribution that that culture has contributed to society. Every week will contain take home projects and important philosophical lessons.
Want to decorate your room with some cool pillows? Want to give some great gifts?
Learn how to design and create your own pillows. You will learn hand and machine sewing
techniques including applique.
What is chemistry and why is it important? How does it relate to your health? How
many elements make up your body? You will have "hands on" experiments such as: make
a 4th of July drink, build an atomic model, identify mystery powders and show off
with "dancing spaghetti."
The Art Of Math
Have fun exploring and reinforcing foundational math concepts through games and crafts. You'll have a great time practicing your skills with friends
while learning without boring worksheets. Skills studied will include: addition, subtraction,
money, time and measurements, to name a few. This class is geared towards 2nd and 3rd graders. Older students who need remediation in basic skills may benefit as
"One man's trash is another man's treasure." Discover that making your own art is
fun, inexpensive and empowering. This class encourages wild creativity with an emphasis
on recycling. You will create using your imagination as well as scraps of fabric,
plastic, wood, and even items you would find in your own backyard.
Be an actor with no lines to learn. Enjoy fun improv games and exercises in a safe,
supportive environment. It is all pretend and imagination. As you play someone or
something else you will learn who you really are and like yourself more. Your own
self-confidence will grow as you help others to look good and you will learn to think
"on your feet".
You Be The Inventor
YOU Be the Inventor combines science, technology and creativity to come up with an
INVENTION. Students will have the opportunity to see what is missing or can be improved
upon in today's society and even take a futurist approach. This course encourages
participants to use their minds with a puzzle-solving approach, creating solutions,
instead of waiting for someone else to CREATE IT. Students also will learn about inventors
who made important contributions to today's society.
In this hands-on camp, students will learn the ins-and-outs of microprocessors, circuit
boards, sensors, push buttons, LEDs and much more. They'll wire their “gadgets”, as
well as execute the basic programming required to make their projects come to life.
Students design and construct fun electronics projects, using resistors, diodes, LEDs,
capacitors, integrated circuits, and more. Students are able to keep all the devices
Mindcraft Designers Ref# COMING SOON!
If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Anyone Can Draw
You cannot make a mistake in this class! Learn the old master method of drawing with
a grid. This is the, "Science," of drawing. Oil pastels and colored pencils will make
your subjects come to life.
In this class your child will be introduced to games, puzzles and challenging mysteries
of pure logic presented as compelling stories. Team logic games, exciting tournaments
and new challenges are introduced every week!
Power a home through self-sustainability. Students will learn the strength of nature
and how it can power a home. Teams will construct their own sustainable home from
the ground up, they will learn how solar, wind, and natural grown plants can all work
together to maintain the daily needs within a home. Come join us as we learn about
Inspires imagination and a love for engineering. In this set featuring gears, you'll
be able to build a racecar, a cable car, a 3-wheeler and a motorcycle. For each build
you're given Engineering Challenges - experiment with friction, torque and propulsion
as you engineer you solutions. Once you've mastered all four Builds, get creative
and design something that's all your own!
Students will examine the world of Harry Potter through literature and movies. They
will compare and contrast the movie world of Harry Potter and the literature world
as well. Students will look into the validity of potions and create their very own
in class. Students will also examine the magical creatures through research and presentations.
During this class your team will learn to program a robot to overcome daily class
challenges using visual and text based programming. You will see firsthand how your
program translates into action as you attempt to control your robot sensors and maneuver
around obstacles. With your teammate, you will apply different coding concepts while
using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your
robot. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Have you ever wanted to be the quarterback in the final drive of the game? Have you
thought of running in or catching the winning touchdown of the game? This is your
chance to learn and develop basic football skills in passing, catching, running and
defense. Your instructor will teach it all to you as you go through skill drills and
then play actual games. This is a class that you don't want to miss out on. Register
Do you dream fashion? Is clothing your life? Whether you want to be a team leader, a model or a judge, join us for this TV inspired class and enjoy a different creative clothing challenge each week. The challenges are a secret, but here is a hint - bring a bag of unwanted clothing in fair condition along with your favorite fashion mags, unwanted sewing notions and trim, plus belts, hats or fashion forward jewelry to donate to our "Accessory Wall."
SYC Program Details
Age Requirements: 8 – 18 years old. Ages vary by workshop.
Registration Begins: March 28, 2018
Program Dates: June 4, 2018 – July 26, 2018
Program Length: 8 weeks, 31 days total
Program Days: Full day, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Fridays and Wednesday, July 4th)
Attendance: Full day, Half day, M/W, T/R
Before Care: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
After Care: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Specialty Camp Info
Lunch is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day and must be provided by parents
(preferably NUT FREE) , or a hot lunch can be purchased through the college cafeteria for $5.50. Payment
can be made with cash or a collegePantherCard.
The Colege Cafe' offers students a choice of lunches below at a reduced rate of $5.50
French Fries, Cookie
Choice of drink
|1 Slice of Pizza
French Fries, Cookie
Choice of drink
|Fried Chicken Sandwich
French Fries, Cookie
Choice of drink
SYC Forms and Resources
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Map of Our LocationCOMING SOON!
Frequently Asked QuestionsCOMING SOON!
Parents must attend the Mandatory Parent Orientation DATE COMING SOON!
Parents must complete all camp forms (available on the website and at the Parent Orientation).
Parents must commit to picking up their children on time, every day. The camp will only be open until 5:30 p.m. If you are later than 5:30 pm, you will incur a late fee for each minute you are late.
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Ebony L. Lamar, CCE Program Coordinator
TBA, SYC Coordinator
Phone: (561) 207-5700 / (561) 868-4145
Fax: (561) 868-3494
Palm Beach State College
3160 PGA Boulevard | Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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