Our first priority is to have fun! There will be a lot of interaction, competition and laughing at ourselves. Chess will be used to teach life lessons like helping with concentration, taking risks, improving logic, navigating rules, taking responsibility for actions and solving problems in uncertain environments.

And have we said that chess is rediculously fun? Our facilitator has connections with professional, state, and nationally-renowned chess players and will invite some of these folks to join us, share their stories, as well as their greatest secret moves at camp when they are available. If you choose to participate in the 3-hour Friday tournaments, you will not only compete and win medals, but will also eat pizza and make new friends!

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Each day, we will take ordinary objects found around the house, and teach you how to turn them into amazing objects of magic! As you practice these tricks, you will also learn how to build strong connections between you and your audience.

We will help you learn to meet new people, look them in the eye with confidence, speak with courage, and amaze them with professional stagecraft!

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Our first priority in this mini-camp is to have fun! Campers will learn the value of money and how to protect it and grow it. The experience will be very interactive with a lot of valuable learning packed into only 90 minutes! All proceeds will be donated to fund the Ranch Hand Leadership Academy, a non-profit program that runs every summer on the ranch. Here is the website for more information: https://www.yoloinc.org/.

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Camp participants will assemble their VERY OWN 3D Printer! Campers will also learn the concepts behind 3D printing, the major components of their printer, how to “dial in” their printer to improve print quality, and where to find resources to continue to expand this hobby.

Participants will leave the camp with a desktop 3D printer, a spool of PLA filament, a handy reference guide, printed model(s), and a fun new hobby to enjoy the rest of the summer and beyond!

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Assemble all the parts of a pi-top module laptop and learn the essential functions of each major component. Program your new laptop to produce some remarkable results in class. Learn enough coding basics to create up to 20 different games and inventions after the camp is over!

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In our LEGO summer camps, we will be using kits and curriculum designed to help students master concepts of engineering with mechanisms, structures, and forces. The activities we engage in will promote students’ STEM understanding of simple and powered machines.

Students will come away from the camp with an understanding of basic engineering, architecture, and mathematics principles. They will also have the chance to improve skills in problem-solving and public speaking as they confront challenges and explain reasoning and solutions to their peers.

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In our time together, we will help you set up your family tree on FamilySearch.org. (A completely free Family History resource) You will build your tree based on the information you already know.* We will then begin to explore vital records and census records to start filling in your tree with new details. You will also learn how to attach documents, pictures, and memories to your ancestor. When you leave, you will have the fundamental knowledge to complete an ancestor search and the ability to add that information to your family tree.

*Class attendants should bring names and dates of their parents and grandparents if the information is available. If information is available for great-grandparents, bring that as well.

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A few years ago, Jonna, the facilitator, was in an auto accident. During the crash, she suffered a severe concussion. Her doctor suggested she be quiet and still, and to stay away from bright lights and loud noises. After several boring weeks of this, Jonna nearly went crazy!

She started knitting and crocheting for short periods and soon realized that she felt much while knitting. Over time, Jonna learned how powerfully the act of knitting and crocheting can heal and focus the mind. So this camp is much more than learning a skill - it’s about developing an ability that will bring a lifetime of peace, focus, and accomplishment.

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The heart of this camp will be creating, making friends and having fun together! Each camper will experience a wide variety of crafts. They'll have the chance to make their own choices on craft types, colors, and more.

Through our time together, Tabitha, the facilitator, will weave in stories of life lessons and skills. Some of these lessons and skills include approaching others with confidence and creating solutions that help them achieve success.

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Come experience Colorado History in a hands-on, fun-filled camp! We will learn about state symbols, early settlers, what brought people to Colorado in the first place and how they lived and made a living.

You will NOT be sitting in a classroom listening to a boring lecture. On the contrary, we will be out in nature panning for gold in a local creek, cooking over a fire, making crafts, taking hikes, learning pioneer songs, playing games, and learning a ton about our awe-inspiring state!

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