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TASC

CFA 883

This course is designed for students who want to achieve their High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as General Education Diploma or GED®. The transition from the GED® to a new assessment called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) began in January 2014. The TASC will replace the GED® test in New York State. Students will join instructors Brant Matises and Kerri L. Martin. Mr. Matises holds a C.A.S. and M.S. from SUNY New Paltz and a B.A. from CUNY Brooklyn College. Ms. Martin earned her M.S. degree from Western Connecticut State University and a B.S. from St. Bonaventure University. TASC testing is determined by pre-test scores and instructor permission. You may require more than one session of preparation prior to testing. This class will include homework. Students should bring notebook and pen/pencil.

Drawing Adventures Camp

CFK 022

Grab a sketchbook and let us get going! Campers will find instruction and inspiration to draw just about anything. Assignments on drawing what they see (observational drawing), drawing with value scale (light and shadow), and also from imagination (including dreams, stories, etc.). Camps begin with fundamental lessons and then expand quickly to incorporate the campers' interests. Campers will learn about composition, gesture, perspective and much more. So do not wait! The sky is the limit to what one can put in their book this week! Lunch: Please bring a lunch that requires no refrigeration if attending the morning and afternoon camps. Educational Leader: Emmett McLaughlin comes to Camp Ulster as a new instructor with many years of experience teaching art to all age groups. Having focused exclusively on early childhood art education in the past (including the Reggio Emilia approach), Emmett has developed a curriculum that balances creativity and freedom with structure and skill acquisition. He is an artist himself (BFA Boston U., and MFA American U.) and is passionate about teaching art to children while respecting and responding to their individual needs and interests. See his work at: http://gallery903.com/wordpresssite/p-emmett-mclaughlin/ & www.sandsmuseum.com/mclaughlin/

Modern Art Painting Camp

CFK 023

Wanted, all campers with a need to express themselves! Come to camp and learn to paint with lessons on color, composition, and using thin and thick paint. Campers will find inspiration discussing famous artists like Monet, Van Gogh, and Picasso; then they will paint their own colorful works of art! Projects include Landscapes, still lives, abstract painting experiments as well as portraits or self-portraits. So grab a brush and clear some wall space to hang the new masterpieces! Lunch: Please bring a lunch that requires no refrigeration if attending the morning and afternoon camps. Educational Leader: Emmett McLaughlin comes to Camp Ulster as a new instructor with many years of experience teaching art to all age groups. Having focused exclusively on early childhood art education in the past (including the Reggio Emilia approach), Emmett has developed a curriculum that balances creativity and freedom with structure and skill acquisition. He is an artist himself (BFA Boston U., and MFA American U.) and is passionate about teaching art to children while respecting and responding to their individual needs and interests. See his work at: http://gallery903.com/wordpresssite/p-emmett-mclaughlin/ & www.sandsmuseum.com/mclaughlin/

Baseball Camp

CFK 457

This camp is designed for the serious player as well as the beginner. Instruction will be on the basic fundamentals of baseball, including hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing, and base running. In addition, there will be intense work on learning and improving skills, effective drills, and proper work habits. You will be placed into an appropriate group based on age and ability. You will have the opportunity to learn about more than one position during the specialty groups. The goal is to make sure you leave with a greater knowledge and love of baseball. This camp is co-ed for ages 7 - 13. DRESS AND GEAR: Please bring glove, bat, baseball hat, long athletic pants, athletic footwear (rubber spikes/sneakers), a reusable/refillable water bottle, topical insect repellent, and topical sun block (spray form not permitted). Catchers should bring a chest protector, helmet, shin guards, and facemask, if you have them. LUNCH: Please bring a lunch that requires no refrigeration.

Junior Tennis Camp Ages 8-16

CFK 473

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 allows 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. This camp is co-ed for ages 8 - 16. 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 and racquets are available if needed. LUNCH: Please bring a snack and lunch that requires no refrigeration.

Game Design Camp

CFK 948

SCRATCH is a program developed by a group at MIT to help young students get a head start on computer programing. The software can be used to make games and animations. This class will teach students the basics of scripting computer language as they create various interactive programs. This course will appeal to students with an interest in technology, digital arts, video game design and programing. Please bring a flash drive. Educational Leader: Ira Marcks is a cartoonist. His work can be seen at www.iramarcks.com.

Comic Book Maker Camp

CFK 949

Cartoonist, Ira Marcks will lead students through the basics of making a comic book in this fun and creative workshop. With drawing and writing exercises and critiques, we will build a finished comic by the end of the week. No advanced skills are necessary, just come with a real interest in telling visual stories. Materials fee: $5 to be paid in camp. Educational Leader: Ira Marcks is a cartoonist. His work can be seen at www.iramarcks.com.

Bldg Tightness,Ventilation&IEQ

DCB 023

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.