Especially for Youth

Friday, March 27

KidKnits - Friday 9 a.m. to Noon

KidKnits began when nine-year old knitter, Ellie Zika, had the idea to knit hats using hand-spun yarn from Rwanda. Since then, KidKnits has grown into a non-profit organization supporting women in both Rwanda and Chile by incorporating the hand-spun yarn into loom knitting kits. The simple act of knitting a KidKnits hat is changing lives around the world and our mission is to educate students on how they can have an impact through acts of service. Our Global Leadership curriculum encourages service-learning by looking at topics like poverty, fair trade, the dignity of work, and social responsibility.

Join us for a day of fun – participate in leadership activities and discussions, learn how KidKnits yarn is made, and knit your own KidKnits hat! Students will receive all of the materials needed to make their KidKnits hat. This class will be led by Kristin Zika, sometimes known as “The KidKnits Mom,” and Laura Punke, our Outreach Director. Kristin is Ellie’s mother and she serves as the Director of the KidKnits organization. She and her family have been sharing their mission with students all across the U.S. for the past eight years. Laura is a friend of the Zika family who fell in love with the KidKnits mission and has been helping to grow the organization over the last year. Ages 10+, $30/student, materials included. (class times and cost revised)

“You’re never too young to change a life on the other side of the world.” - Ellie, KidKnits Founder

4H STEAM Camp - Friday 9 a.m. to noon

This 4H STEAM camp session will be to expose youth to technology that is fun, easy to operate and educational. 1) Paper Circuits: With this lesson youth will be introduced to the basics of electricity and how circuits work using copper tape, watch batteries, coloring pages and LED lights and create a bright and colorful piece of art! 2) 3D Construction: Utilizing 3D pens, youth will learn the basics of 3D building while designing and constructing their own 3D objects. 3) Robotic Programming: Great for all ages, Ozobots are a small robotic device that can be programmed with or without the internet. In fact, these bots can be programmed with just everyday markers! Different color codes tell the robot to perform different tasks. In our STEAM camp, students will have the opportunity to plant a garden, create a fairy tale, plan a mission to Mars and much more. Ages 8+, $10/student

Fiction Writing Workshop, Part 1 of 3 - Friday 10:30 a.m.

Learn about the most powerful influencer of our day! Story telling is far more than just entertainment. Sourced from all over the world, stories come in all shapes and sizes. And in one way or another, we are all story consumers and story tellers. We absorb story messages in books, movies, gaming, videos, podcasts, and so much more. Stories teach us all kinds of things. Why is story telling so powerful? Come to this three-part teen track and find out! Fiction Writing Goals: What if I told you, every story you read or watch and every story you write changes the way you think? Ages 12+

Critter Connection - Friday 10:30 a.m.

This hands-on class gets you up close with the animals. Learn how God made each animal unique in its own way and hear some of the awesome super-powers He gave to each one! Several of our more popular animals come with us and you get a chance to learn all about them while holding or petting them. From Hissing Cockroaches to Leopard Geckos, Snakes to Slugs, and even Axolotls to Skunks, you'll get the rare opportunity to see God's creation in your very own hands! FREE for kids!

Land Your First Job before the Interview - Friday 1 p.m.

What does an employer look for in potential employees? How can I set myself apart from other candidates? What if I don’t have any experience? What should I put on my application or resume? Now that I have the interview, how do I make a great impression? We will answer these questions and more in our time together.

Fiction Writing Workshop, Part 2 of 3 - Friday 1 p.m.

Continued from last session. Fiction Writing Basics: What if I told you, there’s an easy way to pursue story telling? Ages 12+

Intro to Tae Kwon Do - Friday 1 p.m.

Jump, run, balance and kick in a fun and safe atmosphere. FREE for kids and parents! (please attend only once)

Creation to the Cross – Worldview for Kids - Friday 1 to 4 p.m.

His Story from Creation to the Cross - In this fast paced workshop kids will learn about God’s power, goodness and mercy while studying the 6 days of creation, the fall, redemption, worldwide flood, fossils, dinosaurs, Tower of Babel, cavemen and Mount St. Helens - all on an entertaining kid’s level. The three 30 minute lessons will be full of songs, hand motions and hands on fossils. Each lesson will be followed by a time of games or crafts. We will end with a creation based, kid friendly DVD. Ages 6-12, $15/student, 30 student max

Fiction Writing Workshop, Part 3 of 3 - Friday 3 p.m.

Continued from last session. Fiction Writing Techniques: What if I told you, there are universal secrets used in the making of every good story? Ages 12+

Intro to Tae Kwon Do - Friday 3 p.m.

For those who couldn't make it, this is a repeat of the last session. FREE for kids and parents! (please attend only once)

Saturday, March 28

KidKnits - Friday 9 a.m. to Noon

This is a continuation of yesterday's session.

Red Cross Babysitting - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn to safely and responsibly give care to children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, help children behave, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Ages 11-15, $80/student, lunch break: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Critter Connection - Saturday 10:30 a.m.

For those who couldn't make it, this is a repeat of yesterday's session. FREE for kids!

10 Things I Wish I had Known Before I Started College - Saturday 1 p.m.

College is a brave new world for the homeschooled students. Strange new experiences like syllabi, professors, and finals abound. It can all seem very overwhelming! Fret not. College is a wonderful place to learn and grow. In this seminar, college senior James W. Ware will share the lessons he learned as a student at a community college and a private Christian university. There will be tears and laughter, triumphs and failures. We’ll discover something about ourselves, something about God, and a learn few life lessons along the way.

Intro to Tae Kwon Do - Saturday 1 p.m.

For those who couldn't make it, this is a repeat of the last session. FREE for kids and parents! (please attend only once)

Creation to the Cross – Worldview for Kids - Saturday 1 to 4 p.m.

For those who couldn't make it, this is a repeat of yesterday's session. Ages 6-12, $15/student, 30 student max

Intro to Tae Kwon Do - Saturday 3 p.m.

For those who couldn't make it, this is a repeat of the last session. FREE for kids and parents! (please attend only once)

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