Fall-Spring Programs

Susque's fall-spring programs provide an excellent break from the daily routine of study. They offer a chance to get out into God's creation and into His classroom. They're the perfect addition to your ministry at home. All programs are taught from a Christian perspective by qualified teachers who seek to inspire youth and families to learn and discover God's truth.

2016-2017 School Year

Dates for Year-Long Classes

Fall Semester

Sept 15, 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, Dec 1

Spring Semester

Jan 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16, 30, Apr 13, 27-Snow Date

Dates for Multi-Day Classes and Single-Day Programs

See descriptions below.

Year-Long Classes
ClassTimeGradesCostRequired MaterialsDescription
Biology Lab 10:00-11:30am 9-12 $120/year Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd ed. by Wile & Durnell

Take a tour of the living components of God's creation through this biology laboratory course. Topics of study include the cell, genetics, classification, anatomy, ecology, biochemistry, and much, much more. Laboratory activities will include dissections, experiments, models, laboratory reports, and student-directed research. Taught by: Kelsey Swift, School of Discovery Coordinator

*Kelsey is also teaching a coordinating lecture for this lab through CHEF Co-op. Call Susque at 570.998.2151 and see chefco-op.com for registration info.

Philosophy 101 1:00-3:00pm 9-12 $90/year Pre-course reading of Plato's Euthyphro and Apology is recommended, but not required (both available free online). Other materials will be provided as needed by the instructor. This course will give an overview of major themes in philosophy from the Greeks to modern twentieth century philosophy. We will be covering many "isms" including: idealism, deism, Gnosticism, transcendentalism, positivism, humanism, nihilism, etc, as well as looking at the lives of many important contributors to the field. The course looks at these topics and people through a Christian perspective based on the firm belief that "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Source texts for many of the topics are available for free online. This class will satisfy your writing requirement for the year. Taught by: Peter Swift, Director
Year-Long Classes
Biology Lab

Time: 10:00-11:30am
Grades: 9-12
Cost: $120/year
Required Materials: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd ed. by Wile & Durnell
Description: Take a tour of the living components of God's creation through this biology laboratory course. Topics of study include the cell, genetics, classification, anatomy, ecology, biochemistry, and much, much more. Laboratory activities will include dissections, experiments, models, laboratory reports, and student-directed research. Taught by: Kelsey Swift, School of Discovery Coordinator

*Kelsey is also teaching a coordinating lecture for this lab through CHEF Co-op. Call Susque at 570.998.2151 and see chefco-op.com for registration info.

Philosophy 101 Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Grades: 9-12
Cost: $90/year
Required Materials: Pre-course reading of Plato's Euthyphro and Apology are recommended, but not required (both available free online). Other materials will be provided as needed by the instructor.
Description: This course will give an overview of major themes in philosophy from the Greeks to modern twentieth century philosophy. We will be covering many "isms" including: idealism, deism, Gnosticism, transcendentalism, positivism, humanism, nihilism, etc, as well as looking at the lives of many important contributors to the field. The course looks at these topics and people through a Christian perspective based on the firm belief that "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Source texts for many of the topics are available for free online. This class will satisfy your writing requirement for the year. Taught by: Peter Swift, Director
Multi-Day Classes
ClassDateTimeGradesCostDescription
Personal Accounting Sept 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 15 10:00-11:30am 6-12 $/student More info to come. Taught by: Monique Reinsel, Treasurer
Outdoor Adventure Skills Sept 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 15 1:00-3:00pm 6-12 $60/student This class will introduce and allow students to try a variety of outdoor recreation skills to gain confidence and knowledge. Skills will include kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, survival skills, mountain biking, team-building, and basic wilderness medicine. Taught by: Davis Swift, Program Director
Pottery Jan 26, Feb 9, 23 10:30-12:30pm 5th & up $36/student This class will introduce students to various projects and techniques in clay. The relaxing and creative time in the pottery studio will help to break up the winter blues! The class is suitable for beginners or those with experience who want to keep up with their skill.
Painting Mar 23, Apr 6, 20 10:30-12:30pm 5th & up $36/student This introductory painting class will provide an overview of some common media and techniques through a variety of exercises. Both beginners and more advanced students will enjoy this creative and interactive skills-based class. Supplies will be provided.
Multi-Day Classes
Pesonal Accounting Date: Sept 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 15
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Grades: 6-12
Cost: $/student
Description: More info to come. Taught by: Monique Reinsel, Treasurer
Outdoor Adventure Skills Date: Sept 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 15
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Grades: 6-12
Cost: $60/student
Description: This class will introduce and allow students to try a variety of outdoor recreation skills to gain confidence and knowledge. Skills will include kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, survival skills, mountain biking, team-building, and basic wilderness medicine. Taught by: Davis Swift, Program Director
Pottery Date: Jan 26, Feb 9, 23
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Grades: 5th & up
Cost: $36/student
Description: This class will introduce students to various projects and techniques in clay. The relaxing and creative time in the pottery studio will help to break up the winter blues! The class is suitable for beginners or those with experience who want to keep up with their skill.
Painting Date: Mar 23, Apr 6, 20
Time: 10:30-12:30am
Grades: 5th & up
Cost: $36/student
Description: This introductory painting class will provide an overview of some common media and techniques through a variety of exercises. Both beginners and more advanced students will enjoy this creative and interactive skills-based class. Supplies will be provided.
Environmental Field Research Date: Mar 23, Apr 6, 20, May 4
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Grades: 6-12
Cost: $36/student
Description: This hands-on course will introduce students to basic field research techniques and citizen science practices in environmental and conservation studies. This makes an excellent companion class for students who have studied life science, biology, or environmental science, or for those who are interested in a career in science.
Single-Day Programs
ProgramDateTimeGradesCostDescription
Safety Day Thurs, Sep 1 9:30-12:00pm All $5/student Our Safety Day is a tradition for many families as they join us to kick off the new school year. Come join us for our annual day of fun, fellowship and exciting programs designed to meet your fire safety requirements. In addition to the important program put on by our local fire company, it is a great time for meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones. After it is over, we will have hot dogs and other snacks available to purchase for lunch (or you can bring your own).
Astronomy First available night between Sep 28-Oct 1 8:00-9:30pm 3rd & up $8/student "The heavens declare the glory of God!" Come learn about the night sky here at Camp Susque, where our location in a tight valley ensures a good view. We hope to use our observatory and telescope, so this program will take place on the first night with the best weather of the dates listed. Registrants will be notified of the date in the week before it is to take place.
Rocketry Thurs, Oct 13 9:30-11:30am 3rd & up $8/student Model rockets aren't just fun, they are very educational as you discover several important scientific principles that God uses to keep order in His creation. Use different techniques to learn about Newton's Laws of Motion and build your own model rocket to launch!
Sense Nature: Camouflage Thurs, Oct 27 9:30-11:30am K-3 $7/student Come and "see" how God's creation hides itself! Many animals use camouflage as a means of protection and survival. Learn about this amazing attribute among God's creation through a variety of games and special activities. Children ages three & four may participate if assisted by an adult.
Christmas Around the World Thurs, Dec 8 9:30-11:30am All $7/student Come discover new traditions to start with your family! This year we will be learning about Christmas traditions from Spain, including special foods, songs, and gift-giving practices. Parents are encouraged to join their students at no additional cost.
Microscope Lab Thurs, Jan 26 1:00-3:00pm 3-8 $8/student Learn the basics of a microscope and how to make a wet mount. Students will look at both prepared slides and slides they will make themselves of plants, common objects, micro-organisms, a drop of pond water, and even their own cells!
TerraNova 2/CAT6 Testing Thurs, Mar 9 9:30-1:00pm K-12 $50/student Camp Susque is pleased to offer the convenience of local standardized testing. We will proctor the TerraNova 2/CAT6 for students (Generally taken in grades 3, 5, and 8). We will be offering the core portions of the test which cover Reading, Language, and Math. Registration deadline: February 10.
Weather Thurs, Mar 30 1:00-3:00pm K-6 $7/student This interactive outdoor weather program will investigate the various forces that affect weather systems and patterns. Students will learn about clouds, precipitation, wind, extreme weather, storms, and much more!
Earth Day: All About Water Thurs, Apr 20 1:00-3:00pm K-12 $8/student Come celebrate Earth Day at Camp Susque! This event will focus on the importance of water and how people can be better stewards of God's beautiful creation. Students will learn about the water cycle and issues facing natural water sources that concern human and environmental health.
Climbing Wall Adventure Saturday, May 6 9:30-11:30am 5th & up $8/student Come try out Camp Susque’s climbing wall. Challenge yourself to set goals and follow through with them on both faces of the 25-foot wall. This is personally and physically stretching-give it a try!
Single-Day Programs
Safety Day Date: Thurs, Sep 1
Time: 9:30-12:00pm
Grades: All
Cost: $5/student
Description: Our Safety Day is a tradition for many families as they join us to kick off the new school year. Come join us for our annual day of fun, fellowship and exciting programs designed to meet your fire safety requirements. In addition to the important program put on by our local fire company, it is a great time for meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones. After it is over, we will have hot dogs and other snacks available for purchase for lunch (or you can bring your own).
Astronomy Date: First available night between Sep 28-Oct 1
Time: 8:00-9:30pm
Grades: 3rd & up
Cost: $8/student
Description: "The heavens declare the glory of God!" Come learn about the night sky here at Camp Susque, where our location in a tight valley ensures a good view. We hope to use our observatory and telescope, so this program will take place on the first night with the best weather of the dates listed. Registrants will be notified of the date in the week before it is to take place.
Rocketry Date: Thurs, Oct 13
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Grades: 3rd & up
Cost: $8/student
Description: Model rockets aren't just fun, they are very educational as you discover several important scientific principles that God uses to keep order in His creation. Use different techniques to learn about Newton's Laws of Motion and build your own model rocket to launch!
Sense Nature: Camouflage Date: Thurs, Oct 27
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Grades: K-3
Cost: $7/student
Description: Come and "see" how God's creation hides itself! Many animals use camouflage as a means of protection and survival. Learn about this amazing attribute among God's creation through a variety of games and special activities. Children ages three & four may participate if assisted by an adult.
Christmas Around the World Date: Thurs, Dec 8
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Grades: All
Cost: $7/student
Description: Come discover new traditions to start with your family! This year we will be learning about Christmas traditions from Spain, including special foods, songs, and gift-giving practices. Parents are encouraged to join their students at no additional cost.
Microscope Lab Date: Thurs, Jan 26
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Grades: 3-8
Cost: $8/student
Description: Learn the basics of a microscope and how to make a wet mount. Students will look at both prepared slides and slides they will make themselves of plants, common objects, micro-organisms, a drop of pond water, and even their own cells!
TerraNova 2/CAT 6 Testing Date: Thurs, Mar 9
Time: 9:30-1:00pm
Grades: K-12
Cost: $50/student
Description: Camp Susque is pleased to offer the convenience of local standardized testing. We will proctor the TerraNova 2/CAT6 for students (Generally taken in grades 3, 5, and 8). We will be offering the core portions which cover Reading, Language, and Math. Registration deadline: February 10.
Weather Date: Thurs, March 30
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Grades: K-6
Cost: $7/student
Description: This interactive outdoor weather program will investigate the various forces that affect weather systems and patterns. Students will learn about clouds, precipitation, wind, extreme weather, storms, and much more!
Earth Day: All About Water Date: Thurs, Apr 20
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Grades: K-12
Cost: $8/student
Description: Come celebrate Earth Day at Camp Susque! This event will focus on the importance of water and how people can be better stewards of God's beautiful creation. Students will learn about the water cycle and issues facing natural water sources that concern human and environmental health.
Climbing Wall Adventure Date: Thurs, May 6
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Grades: 5th & up
Cost: $8/student
Description: Come try out Camp Susque’s climbing wall. Challenge yourself to set goals and follow through with them on both faces of the 25-foot wall. This is personally and physically stretching-give it a try!

To Register

Online

By Phone: 570-998-2151

Info & Policies

Visit our info & policies page.

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." Revelation 4:11