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This course is a comprehensive review for students wanting to receive their High School Equivalency Diploma. Students will prepare to take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASCâ„¢). This test replaced the GED Â® test for New York State in 2014. The focus of the classes will be on reading/writing, science, social studies, and mathematics. TASCâ„¢ testing is determined by pre-test scores and
instructor recommendation. Students may require more than one session of preparation prior to testing. This class will include homework. Students should bring notebook and pen/pencil. The recommended book for this course is Kaplanâ€™s New TASC â„¢ with two Practice Tests.
This camp offers the opportunity for campers to explore the wonderful world of art through an introduction to a variety of art materials, processes, and genres. Campers draw, paint, print, sculpt, and create mixed media projects that are inspired by art history and each camper's personal expression and choice of subject matter. All skill levels are welcome.
Educational Leader: Doreen Diorio is a New York State Certified Art Teacher with a masterâ€™s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and membership in Kappa Delta Pi, the international education society. She has taught art for 25 years for the New York City Board of Education, for the public library, and presently for Washington-Saratoga BOCES Project Enrich.
Ms. Diorio has published numerous art education articles, stories and illustrations and has been awarded NYSCA, DEC, and Puffin grants for her art projects. Her paintings and mixed media art have been exhibited in such spaces as the Kleinert-James Gallery, WAAM, The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, The Crocker Art Museum, and in Brooklynâ€™s Grand Army Plaza Arch.
Materials fee: $10, payable in camp
If you are intrigued by the ladybugs and butterflies in your garden and love to be outside, join us this summer to explore the gardens and grounds at SUNY Ulster. You make sun prints, homemade paper with flowers, learn about plants and animals, and even create bird feeders! You learn what makes summer so unique while playing games, gardening, and making cool crafts! You leave with a plant to put in your own garden at home!
Dress: Please wear comfortable clothes, sneakers or closed-toed shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. Bring a towel to sit on outside, binoculars (optional), and bug catcher (from a dollar store-optional).
Snack/Lunch: Bring a snack. If registering for this camp and the yoga/performance camp, please bring a bag lunch and snack that require no refrigeration. Supervision is provided between camps at no extra fee.
Educational Leaders: Jennifer Reid and Marie Daniels are certified elementary school science teachers from Woodstock Day School, where they offer an innovative, hands-on curriculum outdoors, whether itâ€™s in the extensive school garden or hiking in their own woods.
Materials fee: $5
Through personal instruction and creatively designed photography projects, campers reflect on and photograph what is meaningful to them, learn how to express themselves visually to aid in the process of self-discovery, and explore how to convey their perceptions of how they see their world. This workshop also teaches the campers how to visually express themselves through the use of framing, light, environment, and, most importantly, experimenting with their unique sense of creativity. Campers are introduced to the basics of digital photography and photo editing software with an emphasis on empowering them to capture their own images.
Educational Leader: Julia Jordan is a Hudson Valley based photographer. She has been teaching and developing photography workshops for children for over 10 years. She personally designs projects to inspire children to creatively observe and express their world.
This class is designed to enhance the understanding of the basic science and art of
photography. The first day of camp is held on campus; the next three days (weather permitting), campers meet at various outdoor locations to use their cameras while learning about composition and what is necessary to get better photos. At the end of each day a suggested voluntary assignment is given to encourage campers to use what they have learned. During the final session on Friday, campers see and critique the images captured during the week in and out of class; the session is designed to highlight the improvements made by each
camper. Also on Friday from 11 am to noon parents/family are welcome to see the
accomplishments of the campers.
Requirements: Please bring a camera with the ability to control aperture and shutter speed each day of camp. A cell phone or tablet camera is not acceptable. Campers must wear comfortable walking shoes for all outdoor sessions; flip-flops are not permitted.
Snack: Please bring water to drink and some non-melting snacks. Please do not bring soda or juice drinks.
Transportation: In an effort to provide the safest possible environment for all, each camper must arrive and check-in daily with a parent and be picked up and check-out with a parent present. Each camper must have transportation to and from each location. So that all campers can get the full benefit of the program, it is imperative that they arrive promptly at 8 am every day and are picked up promptly at noon. Campers with valid NYS driver licenses may arrive and depart without their parentsâ€™ present provided they present a note from their parents giving permission at the first day of camp. Location of shoots (subject to change): Waryas Park Poughkeepsie (Main St. & Hudson River), Vanderbilt Mansion (front of mansion) and Walkway over the Hudson (WEST side parking lot).
Restrictions: Campers may not use cell phones or smoke.
Educational Leader: Joel Weisbrod is an accomplished professional photographer specializing in landscape and nature photography. He has been teaching and sharing his passion for photography since 2007. His website is www.jwArtWorks.com.
Materials fee: $15, payable in camp
This camp is for student athletes with an emphasis on fundamental athletic movement patterns that foster safety, growth, and success in sports. Exercises and drills are selected to teach speed, agility, balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Campers learn the building blocks of athletic power movements and progressions for proper form and perform these movements with an age appropriate amount of resistance. Rest, recovery, nutrition, and injury prevention
are also covered. Daily sessions include whole group games and activities to encourage a fun and competitive atmosphere.
Dress and Gear: Please wear comfortable athletic clothing that is not too loose and sneakers. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and sunglasses/hat.
Snacks: Please bring snacks that do not require refrigeration.
Educational Leaders: Jake Maloney and Kiersten Tupper currently coach a variety of varsity sports for Rondout Valley. Coach Tupper played Division 1 lacrosse and has an extensive background in athletic performance, and Coach Maloney has 13 years of experience coaching a range of sports including basketball, field hockey, and track teams. He has also directed a number of camps and clinics at SUNY Ulster, Rondout Valley, and Parisi Speed School. Both coaches are fitness enthusiasts and concentrate on strength and conditioning aspects applicable to all sports so their student athletes may attain optimal performance levels.
Facility: Rondout Valley High School Track/Football Field/Gymnasium
This camp is designed for campers who enjoy playing basketball, want to improve their skills, and want to have fun in the process. A typical day includes station work, games, competitions, lunch, and a basketball documentary. Each day campers compete for prizes, and at the end of the week, awards are handed out for each age group.
Dress/Gear: Basketball shoes, shorts, t shirt, and any other basketball equipment personally needed.
Lunch: Bring a lunch that requires no refrigeration. There will be snacks/drinks available for purchase.
Educational Leader: Justin Maxwell, SUNY Ulsterâ€™s Head Men's Basketball Coach, is a former Division I Athlete.
This camp leaves campers feeling relaxed, renewed, and reenergized with yoga, allowing creative ideas to flow naturally. The focus is on acting, dancing, theater movement, and physical exercises, as well as how yoga helps an artist mentally and physically. The camp unites all elements of performance for campers, incorporating yoga, daily. At the end of the week on Friday, campers perform for family and friends.
Dress/Gear: Please wear comfortable clothes to move around in (no skirts, dresses or flip flops). Bring a towel to sit on outside, a yoga mat, and a white t-shirt to paint on.
Snack: Bring a snack. If registering for this camp and the Science of Nature camp, please bring a bag lunch and snack that require no refrigeration. Supervision is provided between camps at no extra fee.
Educational leaders: Lana Heintjes, certified Yoga Teacher from New Paltz, brings the Vinyasa aspect to the camp and is experienced with teaching children yoga. Jennifer Reid, a teacher from Woodstock Day School who has a theater and elementary teaching background, guides campers through the theatrical process.
This camp is designed for the serious player as well as the beginner. Instruction concentrates on the basic fundamentals of baseball, including hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing, and base running. In addition, the camp includes intense work on learning and improving skills, effective drills, and developing proper work habits. Campers are placed into an appropriate group based on age and ability. Campers have the opportunity to learn about more than one position during the specialty groups. The goal is to make sure campers leave with a greater knowledge of baseball and love of the game. The camper-to-coach ratio is 12:1.
Dress and Gear: Please bring glove, bat, baseball hat, long athletic pants, athletic footwear (rubber spikes/sneakers), and a reusable/refillable water bottle as well as topical insect repellent and topical sun block (spray form not permitted). Catchers should bring a chest protector, helmet, shin guards, and facemask, if they have them. Note: Every camper who registers by July 11 receives a camp T-shirt.
Lunch: Please bring a lunch that requires no refrigeration.
Educational Leader: Steve Freer, SUNY Ulsterâ€™s Head Menâ€™s Baseball Coach, has coached at every level from Little League to college baseball. A top athlete and graduate of Saugerties High School, Mr. Freer played college baseball at St. John's University and was member of the 1988 Big East Champions. Mr. Freer has also taught at many camps and clinics.
This camp offers a wonderful tennis experience that is both fun and educational. It provides instruction for all levels from beginner to high school varsity player. The coach-to-camper ratio is 1:5, allowing staff to get the most from each individual's ability. Morning instruction includes the teaching of strong tennis stokes and precision footwork, both of which comprise the backbone of the game. Drills are incorporated to promote the development of these skills. In the afternoon, campers are taught strategy, technique, and sportsmanship by means of
challenging games and matches. The staff is fully committed to individual attention within the context of group learning and believes that this learning experience will last a life time.
Dress and Gear: Arrive dressed to play. Bring topical insect repellent, topical sun block (spray form not permitted), and a reusable/refillable water bottle. Sneakers are required. Racquets are available if needed.
Lunch: Please bring a lunch and snacks that require no refrigeration and a reusable/refillable water bottle.
Educational Leader: Peter Fein has been a tennis instructor in Ulster County for over 25 years and is a certified professional with the U.S. Professional Registry. He has coached both the boys and girls Onteora High School tennis teams to numerous championships over the past 25 years. Over this period he has held successful camps for both children and adults, privately and at SUNY Ulster.
This camp offers a fun and creative introduction to coding through video game design. This camp appeals to campers with an interest in technology, digital arts, video game design and programming. Using SCRATCH, a popular program for creating interactive and animated projects, campers create and share games that are both fun and challenging. Please bring a flash drive.
Lunch: Please bring a lunch that requires no refrigeration.
Educational Leader: Ira Marcks is an educator and artist. He works with libraries, schools, museums, art centers, and other educational institutions to develop workshops with a focus on visual storytelling as a tool for sharing ideas and information. At the 2012 National Art Education Convention, he presented his work on integrating visual art and mathematics. He also hosts workshops at his home-base, Tiger Trap Studio, in Troy, NY. His work has appeared in various national publications and comic anthologies. For a time he was a regular contributor to
Weird Tales, a Hugo Award winning strange fiction magazine. His website is iramarcks.com.
This half-day workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of the critical relationship between energy efficiency and the need for ventilation within homes for both new construction and existing homes. The workshop will address the NYS Code requirements for energy efficiency as well as the national standards for ventilation. Real-world examples of condensation issues and other impacts will be addressed. The course will also provide attendees with the necessary information to make proper design and HVAC product selections to enhance indoor environmental quality. The course has been designed specifically for building professionals, contractors and tradesmen, code officials and home inspectors. Your instructor is Pasquale Strocchia.
This course will present an overview of Allen Bradley controller architecture, hardware, programming, ladder logic and troubleshooting. Course includes a hands-on lab component. Course is appropriate for engineering students who are looking to gain knowledge in this area as well as for engineers looking for professional development hours. Suggested prerequisite: Electrical Theory (see above)
Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription Editor program focuses on teaching the skills needed to work as a medical transcriptionist and medical transcription editor. Students study medical terminology, anatomy, healthcare documentation, and editing theory and technique, among other topics, as well as, developing and practicing their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized support, students receive 10 textbooks, a transcription foot pedal, a 15-month membership to AHDI, and a 15-month subscription to an online reference library.
This training focuses on how to optimize the performance of heating equipment to help save energy and ensure occupant comfort, health and safety. Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training
Section I: Knowledge of Alcoholism & Substance Abuseâ€”85 Course Hours
â€¢ Basic Knowledge: Physical and Pharmacological Effects
â€¢ Overview of the Addiction Field
â€¢ Diversity of Intervention and Treatment Approaches
â€¢ Introduction to Diagnostic Criteria
â€¢ Twelve Step and Mutual Aid Groups
â€¢ Toxicology Testing and Screening
Section II: Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselingâ€”150 Course Hours
â€¢ Individual Counseling
â€¢ Group Counseling
â€¢ Counseling Special Populations/Cultural Competence
â€¢ Effects on the Family/Counseling Families and Significant Others
â€¢ Theories on Human Development and the Relationship to Substance Abuse
â€¢ Health, Wellness and Communicable Diseases