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Girls Who Ride! Cycling Mini-Camp

Dates: July 5 – 7, Wednesday – Friday
Time: 9AM – 1PM
Ages: 9 – 14 (girls only)
Fee: $195 (includes transportation to/from bike trip locations)

 

Three days of bike training, maintenance and trips. Fee above includes all fees including transportation of bikes (and riders!) to trailways.

This class is designed for girls entering grades 5-8 (or thereabouts) who are beginner or basic cyclists and want to learn how to enjoy, maintain and grow their love of their bikes and cycling for both short and long distances.

You must have your own bike for this class. The best bike is a hybrid style bike that can be used on paved and unpaved trails.

Maximum 10 particpants


 

This class is all about the joy of cycling.

Because we’re Curious-on-Hudson, you’ll learn:

  • How does your bike work? There’s a whole lot of engineering in a bike! Once you know how it works, you’ll ride better and know how to choose and configure your bike – skills you’ll have all your life!
  • Learn maintenance trips and tips, i.e., adjust your brakes, fix a flat, etc.
  • Learn how to condition yourself for long rides.
  • Best of all: WE TRAVEL.  The girls will be taking short bike trips on the Aquaduct Trail, the North and South County Trailway and (?). These are in planning. Curious-on-Hudson will provide transportation to trails.

 

Requirements:
You should be going into grades aged 9 and up and have an interest in cycling. You will need to bring your bike (we’ll lock it up at night so you don’t have to bring it back and forth all week). You’ll need a helmet and a backpack to pack for daytrips. Of course, you’ll need a water bottle or hydration pack. You should bring a bagged lunch each day of the class. You should wear sneakers or bike shoes (if you have the type of bike that requires bike shoes, bring sneakers anyway for indoor work) and dress for riding! That’s casual clothes or bike clothing, as you like.


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Comic Book & Graphic Novel Camp

Location:  

Venue Phone: 914-274-8205

Venue Website:

Address:
77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB, White Plains, New York, 10607, United States

Description:
Curious-on-Hudson 77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB White Plains, NY 10607

Monday-Friday, July 24-July 28| 1:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ages 10 and up
Fee: $275 (includes all materials and supplies)

This class is all about telling a story (your story?!) through illustration and narrative text.

Taking inspiration from comics, anime and manga, create comic books with characters, stories, dialog and drama, this camp explores visual storytelling under the guidance of a professional author/artist. Students may choose to study either the comic or graphic novel format to tell shorter or longer stories or continuing working on stories they may have created in previous classes (or on their own). This is a unique opportunity for creative students with a love for this form to study in a collaborative and open environment where all forms of creativity are encouraged.

Students are provided prompts and exercises designed to encourage creative thought and sharing of ideas. This is not a drawing class although exercises that teach how to create a visual story are included in the instruction. Students should expect to not only work on the drawing aspect of their work but also on the storytelling component.

Students work in a small group environment. Work will be shared with parents and friends at the end of class.


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Robotics and Programming

Location:   Dobbs Ferry

Address:
Curious-on-Hudson, 145 Palisade Street, Suite 2S, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 10522, United States

Why should your kid learn robotics? 

Young people naturally love the idea of robotics – from using machines to do everyday tasks to building machines that dance, make music, have fun and make life better for everyone. They also love to teach robots how to follow commands, which is learning how to program.

We’re thrilled to offer a week-long robotics class for kids in the middle-elementary to middle school years. This will not only foster their natural love for robots but also teach them the critical skills needed to program machines to do what we want them to do (sound futuristic? It isn’t anymore!).

We will be using a variety of platforms over the week and kids will assemble and program their own devices using laptops. This program requires kids to work together, focus and apply themselves to some pretty challenging tasks.


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Saturday Tinkerers

Location:   Dobbs Ferry

Address:
Curious-on-Hudson, 145 Palisade Street, Suite 2S, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 10522, United States

At Curious-on-Hudson WE DO STUFF. We make things all the time.We investigate the world around us through hands-on projects that kids love to do. Each week we explore another theme from electronics to paint bombs. We play with technology, robotics, woodworking and more. In the Young Tinkerers, we explore all the BEST that Curious-on-Hudson has to offer. We are the ultimate fun space for kids: maker space, DIY shop, studio and more. This is where CURIOUS kids love to gather on Saturday morning.  8 sessions from 12:00-1:30 PM. This class is for kids in grades K-2.

The full dates for this class are: Sept 23, 30, Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18. The class does skip Columbus Day weekend (October 7)

You can also choose a single class registration based on your schedule or if you would like to give it a try. Each class is $25 plus a $5.00 material fee ($30 total). To try one class, please use the REGISTER button to choose a one-day class.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at [email protected]


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Creative Writing for Grades 5-8

Location:   Dobbs Ferry

Address:
Curious-on-Hudson, 145 Palisade Street, Suite 2S, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 10522, United States

Open Enrollment! You can register at any time for remaining classes. The pro-rated fees are shown below. 

 

This open creative writing program is for young writers in all genres. Writers will explore the creative process and experiment with form, style, and voice. Through a mix of prompts and exercises, craft workshops to develop specific skills, and opportunities to share work, writers will develop their ability to see and show, create memorable characters, bring events and places to life on the page, play with words, and learn to critique and revise their own work and the work of others in a relaxed, supportive setting. Each writer will work toward having a polished piece, or collection of pieces, to share at the end the program—a chapter, a short story, a poem, an essay, any kind of work the writers are developing. In addition to sharing their work in the weekly sessions, participants will be encouraged to engage with the wider community of writers and to submit work for consideration in the program’s literary journal. Outside writing time is encouraged, but not required. All that is needed is curiosity, imagination, and a willingness to jump in to the world of words.

This class meets 8 times. Our final class will include a reading for friends and families. Class dates are:

September 27, October 4, 11, 25, November 1, 9, 15, 22.  Class is from 4:00-5:30 PM.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at [email protected]


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