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FALL 2022 CLASSES

 

-Single Day Classes-

SAFETY DAY

All Ages (parents attend free) 

Our Safety Day is a tradition for many families 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 educational requirements. This year the Red Cross joins us to teach hands-only CPR in addition to the fire safety programs put on by our local fire company. After the programs are over, we will have hot dogs and other snacks available to purchase for a picnic lunch (or you can bring your own).

September 8, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM 

$5/student 

 

HONEYBEES 101

K-12th grades

Come meet Susque’s bees! Students will learn about the lives of these amazing insects as well as the basics of beekeeping. Bring your questions!

September 15, 10:00-11:30 AM

$8/student 

 

MAKE-YOUR-OWN APPLESAUCE

6th grade-Adults

Ever want to try your hand at canning your own food? In this class, learn the entire process of making your own applesauce. Participants will leave with two jars of applesauce to take home! 

September 21, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

$15/person 

 

ORIENTEERING 

4th-12th grades 

Learn how to properly read a map and orient yourself in the wild. This is a handy skill to have for anyone who enjoys being outdoors and doing things like hiking, fishing, kayaking, and camping. This hands-on class will have a time of practical application in the field!

September 22, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$8/student 

 

LOCAL HISTORY TOUR

All Ages *parents must register and attend with students*

Travel with a guide to the nearby McIntyre area for an intriguing peek into some little-known local history, exploring a mining community, ghost town, iron furnaces, and more! Participants should be prepared for walking at least one mile. Parents must register and attend with students.

October 7  Session 1: 9:00-11:30 AM 

                Session 2: 1:00-3:30 PM 

$8/person 

 

FAMILY FILMS & FOOD

Free event- All ages (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Join us at Camp Susque on the evening of November 2 for what we hope will be the first in an ongoing free series called "Family Films and Food." We will start the evening with a potluck-style meal, then enjoy a movie together while learning how to think critically about film and culture through a discussion after the show. Our movie entry for this inaugural installment is a lesser-known animated gem from 2007 called Meet the Robinsons

It's an absolutely dandy Disney title that somehow remains "under the radar" -- this category being a specialty of your host for the evening, local teacher, writer and film critic Joseph W. Smith III.

Intricate, fast, inventive plotting; strong vocal cast including several unknowns (or lesser-knowns); eye-popping visuals; zany set pieces and uproarious gags; plus a deeply touching, teary-eyed conclusion that ties up all the zippy plot-strands in breathtaking fashion.

The story involves young Lewis, a likable but perhaps too-brilliant inventor who lives at an orphanage and is rapidly reaching those teen years when it becomes tough to get adopted. While working on a machine to help locate his biological mother, Lewis meets Wilbur Robinson, who claims to be from the future. Since Lewis proves skeptical, Wilbur whisks him off to 2037, where the plot suddenly becomes a whole lot more complicated.

Author of seven books and a retired public-school teacher, Joe has led several seminars at Susque and continues to teach at the CHEF home-school co-op in Lycoming County. Joe will lead a brief, family-friendly discussion of the movie after we watch it together. 

November 2, 5:00-8:00 PM 

FREE (Please register for the event) 

 

JEWELRY MAKING: CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

4th grade-Adults 

Have fun learning a new skill and making some beautiful beaded Christmas ornaments for friends, family, or your own tree! 

November 10, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

$15/person 

 

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD: GERMANY

Grades K-12th  

Join us as we celebrate the country of Germany and learn about its history, how Christianity started, and how Christmas is celebrated. We will experience Germany's culture through an activity, game, language learning, and traditional German food!  

December 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

$10/student 

 

 

-Multi-Day Classes-

 

CHURCH HISTORY

9th-12th grades 

Learn about the origins of many local denominations in Pennsylvania and America through a look at the English Reformation and local church history. Class includes introduction to a variety of church traditions straight from a wide variety of local pastors from various faith backgrounds.

September 8-December 15 (every other week), 1:00-4:00 PM

$60/student 

 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SKILLS: LEVEL 1 

7th-12th grades 

This popular 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.

September 15-November 17 (every other week), 1:00-4:00 PM

$60/student  

 

INTRO TO UKULELE 

4th-8th grades 

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of how to play the ukulele, including ukulele care, chords, and music notation. Singing is encouraged, although non-singers are welcome! (Each student will need to purchase their own ukulele.) 

October 5-November 16 (weekly), 10:00-11:00 AM

$60/student  

 

SPRING 2023 CLASSES

 

 -Single Day Classes-

 

PAPER SNOWFLAKE CUTTING

6th-12th grades

Not your typical paper snowflake making craft! This class takes paper snowflakes to an entirely new level. Learn how to cut intricate designs in paper to make your very own unique snowflake. Tim Bryant, director of Camp Susque's Board and paper cutting enthusiast, will be instructing this class. 

January 12, 1:30-3:30 PM 

$8/student 

 

OWL PELLET DISSECTION

1st-8th grades

This hands-on class will have you honing your detective skills as you discover and identify the bones of a barn owl's prey! 

February 16, 10:00-11:30 AM 

$10/student 

 

MAPLE SUGARING

1st-12th grades 

Learn about maple sugaring from a local expert, from preparing taps, collecting sap, and making syrup! One of the sweetest classes offered.

March 9, 1:30-3:00 PM

$8/student 

 

TERRANOVA 2/CAT 6 TESTING

1st-12th grades 

Camp Susque is pleased to offer the convenience of local standardized testing. We will proctor the TerraNova 2/CAT 6 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 is February 16.

March 16 (Registration deadline February 16), 9:30 AM-1:00 PM 

$60/student 

 

ANIMAL TRACKING

K-6th grades 

Come and take a walk around Susque in search of evidence of our four-footed friends. Students will learn how to identify various common tracks found in the wild. Each participant will cast a plaster track to take home as well as handouts for future tracking. Be prepared to walk in the woods with appropriate footwear and clothing.

Two Sessions on April 13

Session 1: 10:00-11:30 AM  

Session 2: 1:30-3:00 PM

 

$8/student 

 

EARTH DAY: GEOLOGY

K-12th grades 

Our annual Earth Day class will focus on geology this year. Learn how to identify basic rock types as well as crack open a geode to take home!  

April 20, 10:00-11:30 AM

$10/student 

 

CLIMBING WALL ADVENTURE

3rd-12th grades 

Come experience 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!

April 20, 1:00-3:00 PM

$15/student 

 

INTRO TO BIRDING

6th grade-Adults 

Join local bird expert Dan Brauning for a bird walk around camp, learning to use binoculars and identify our feathered friends by sight and sound. 

April 27, 8:00-10:00 AM 

$8/student 

 

STREAM STUDIES

K-8th grades 

In this class, students will learn about water ecology by exploring and identifying critters in Lycoming Creek! Plan to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for creek exploration.

Two Sessions on April 27

Session 1: 1:00-2:30 PM  

Session 2: 3:00-4:30 PM

$8/student 

 

-Multi-Day Classes-

 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

6th-12th grades

Join us for an epic adventure as we quest to learn the basics of file systems, command-line usage, and object-oriented programming! Students should have an excitement about learning and tinkering with computers. 

January 5-February 9 (weekly), 1:00-3:00 PM

$60/student 

 

POTTERY

2nd grade-Adults

Try your hand at making ceramics! Start by making a plate and bowl and progress to creating your own mug. 

January 7-February 18 (every other week), 10:00-11:30 AM

$40/student 

 

BAKING

9th-12th grades

Learn how to make a variety of baked goods from scratch! Classes will start with basics like cookies and muffins and progress to more complicated items like breads, mousses, meringues, and more! 

March 2-23 (weekly), 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

$40/student 

 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SKILLS: LEVEL 2

9th-12th or successful completion of OAS Level 1 

Take your outdoor adventure skills to the next level.  Level 2 is a two-day, one-night camp-out opportunity which expands on, and puts into use, the skills learned in Outdoor Adventure Skills Level 1.  Activities include kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, and backpacking.

May 4th-5th (overnight), 9 AM-2 PM next day

$60/student 

 

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By Phone: 570-998-2151

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