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FALL 2022 CLASSES
-Single Day Classes-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD: GERMANY
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
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
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SKILLS: LEVEL 1
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
INTRO TO UKULELE
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
SPRING 2023 CLASSES
-Single Day Classes-
PAPER SNOWFLAKE CUTTING
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
OWL PELLET DISSECTION
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
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
TERRANOVA 2/CAT 6 TESTING
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
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
EARTH DAY: GEOLOGY
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
CLIMBING WALL ADVENTURE
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
INTRO TO BIRDING
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
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
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
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
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
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
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