Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Take a Trip Back in Time

Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Dates:  July 26 and 27   9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Try 19th century children’s activities, learn about ranch life and pan for gold during two days of fun and discovery at the Sharlot Hall Museum.  Other activities include archery, churning butter and a scavenger hunt in museum exhibits. 

Ages:  7-11

Price:  $50,  $45/museum members

 Limited to twenty children; register soon because spaces fill up quickly.

Call or email Mary Melcher (928-445-3122, ext. 29 or marym@sharlot.org) for a registration form.

Nature Research Project: Spots Still Available

Interested in spending time in nature with your family? Fran Haynes is still looking for families to join her nature events at Watson Woods (for more info, check out the post here). There are a few spots still open, especially on June 18th! She’s opened the events to families that have children 7 and up, so if you like to spend time in nature with your family check out her website below! The time commitment consists of one event for about 2hrs. That’s it! There will be snacks and opportunities to interact with other families from the community. It’s going to be a blast! Hope to see you there!

http://prescottfamiliesinnature.weebly.com/

Sewin’ Time Classes

Yesterday, we were at the PV public library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and participate in the activities. My kids are crazy motivated to read! This is amazing!* While we were there, I ran into a fellow homeschooling mom who I’ve run into before. 🙂 She let me know that she teaches sewing classes and asked if I could post about them. She is interested in teaching several classes. So if you have a group you know of and want to set something up with her, or if your child (or you!) wants to join a class, send her an email with your contact info and she’ll work something out with you!

WEEKLY CLASSES

Kids 6-12, teens, or adults will enjoy a one hour class each week. Class size is limited to four students to allow sufficient instructor attention. Students will purchase a $35 pattern package which contains roughly 10 projects. One pattern package will last each student about 9-10 months. Once they complete that package they are ready to move to the next level. Teens and adults have their own specialized pattern packages.

CAMPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

This is a great way to jump start you or your child’s sewing skills. Camps are fun! Most camps consist of two half days of creating, learning, and laughing. They also allow for a larger class size. At the end of the camp, you may go home with something to wear, a backpack, or even a matching outfit for an American Girl Doll and you!

CONTACT:

Sherri Smith

sewintime@hotmail.com

Prescott Valley

 

 

*You can sign your kids up for the library’s SRP online. Just go here.

Prescott Area Summer Camp Ideas for 2016*

Summer time can sure be a great way to give our kids the opportunity to attend a summer camp for a few days in something they really love (or something we would love for them to learn). It also can give homeschool moms a little bit of a break! (I’m sooo looking forward to summer, myself!) And summer camps can also be a fun thing for our kids to do with a neighborhood friend that normally goes to school…or with a favorite homeschool friend that lives across town.

Sport Camps:

If your child is interested in a specific sport, look up/contact the local leagues or businesses/studios for summer camp options. Yavapai Soccer, Prescott AYSO, Little League, Softball, Basketball Camp (in PV it’s through the County), Dance, Karate, Martial Arts, Golf. There really are too many options to mention here. But I’ll do my best.

Sport Camps at Prescott YMCA

Gymnastics Camp at Prescott YMCA

Embry Riddle has sport camps: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball

Swimming Lessons at Mountain Valley Splash or YMCA

Academic Camps/Classes:

Yavapai College for Kids: Their classes include art, language, writing, technology, nature, science, cooking, photography, drama, filmmaking. Fantastic options for exploring interests or going into depth on already known interests.

Embry Riddle also has a variety of camps for teens in aeronautics and engineering. Even a helicopter class!!

Nature Camps:

Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoo (there are 6 different sessions)

All Children in the Woods

The Arts:

These places have had theater camps in the past: Prescott Center for the Arts and Footlight Productions (with Fusion of Movement)

Other Summer Fun Ideas:

A few years ago, I wrote this post for other Summer Fun ideas. But some ideas for Summer Fun include:

  • Harkins Summer Movie Series
  • Summer Library reading program with activities and shows at your local library (Prescott, PV, or CV)
  • Arts and Craft classes as JoAnn’s or Michael’s
  • The Spot, a Children’s Museum
  • Visiting local museums like the Smoki Museum, Phippen Art Museum, Sharlot Hall Museum, the Dewey museum, the museums in Jerome
  • Easy to difficult hikes (or some for mountain biking) like Watson Lake Riparian Preserve, hikes on Mingus Mountain, Thumb Butte, the Constellation Trails, the white dot trails at Watson, Pea Vine/Iron King Trail, Granite Mountain hike, the new hike up to the top of Glassford Hill, Salida Gulch, Indian Ruins trail near Lynx Lake
  • Day Trips to Phoenix, Sedona, Slide Rock State Park, Cottonwood, Fossil Creek, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and all that those places have to offer
  • Spending an afternoon or morning at the lake: Watson Lake, Lynx Lake, Goldwater, Granite Basin, Mingus Mudhole, (Willow Lake…if you want to battle the bugs…Willow Lake is best for the trails, not the lake)

I hope with these Summer Fun Ideas you’ll have an enjoyably filled summer of learning, fun, relaxation, reading, and creativity!

* This list is definitely not comprehensive. In fact, PLEASE email me with other summer camps in the Prescott area. I will update this post periodically with additions. Please email me with the name of the Summer Camp and the website for more information, and the ages of kids the camp works with. prescotthshub@gmail.com 

Thank you!

Families in Nature Research Project

A fellow Prescott College graduate student, Fran Haynes, is working on a research project about how families experience nature together. She’s looking for a variety of people from the Prescott/PV/Chino Valley area that are willing to participate in her project. Check out her flyer with the details below. If you are interested, contact her directly via the information provided. Or visit her website to sign up directly there.

(I’ve got a 10yo son who is very interested in nature…)

Research Participants Flyer

Online Courses for Home School

Jennifer Tharp, of My Online High School, submitted the following information for a complete online homeschool experience.

Good afternoon!

I would like to share a great program with you that is perfect for homeschool students as well as co-op groups. Whether you work with your children in your home or in a group setting our courses are a great addition to what you’re currently doing.
I’ve attached a benefit sheet for additional details. Your child will be able to experience and learn the discipline needed to be successful in the next level of education in a supported environment.
If you’re running into a course that you’re not completely comfortable with or your student would benefit from being accountable to an outside instructor we’ll be a great fit!
Our courses can be taught by you or one of our highly trained instructors.
Please email me to request a detailed course listing for your review. We are always adding more courses….like our trade certification courses in Electrical, HVACR & Plumbing. Learning one of these skills means a job for life!
Feel free to email any questions you might have or for additional information. Our website for non-traditional learners is currently under construction.If anyone would like to see a demo, I can also provide the log in information for that. I look forward to hearing from you! Have a fabulous day!
Jennifer W Tharp

Director of Sales & Marketing
jtharp@myonlinehighschool.com
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¿Quieras Hablar otro Idioma?

Would you like to learn another language? Or have your kids be bilingual? Have you thought about Spanish or French? Or even Chinese? Where we live, there are many native Spanish speakers. My husband is even starting to learn Spanish so he can interact with his patients and their parents better in his orthodontic practice. Learning another language is so useful to him and the success of his business. What about the success of your child’s future? Is it worth investing time and money to learn another language? Especially if they are interested and driven to themselves? What about preparing them to go to college? Many colleges require, or at least encourage, an introductory learning of another language.
This information was submitted to the Prescott Homeschool Hub by Steve Nesbitt, the creator of ULAT. If you are interested in teaching your children another language but don’t know one yourself, check out this resource. It is video based, self paced, and it looks quite thorough. Maybe it could even make a great summer independent study course for middle to high school learners!
Dear educators,
The ULAT (Universal Language Acquisition Tool) is an extraordinarily inexpensive, yet highly effective, French and Spanish program for middle school, high school and adult learners located at www.theulat.com.
The growing popularity of the ULAT program can be largely attributed to its respect of the Natural Language Acquisition Sequence whereby its over 160 days of lesson plans and many hours of video instruction first lay a strong oral foundation to the student’s knowledge of the new language, before proceeding to phonics instruction, elementary reading and then, only after an entire year of study, to the skill of writing. Additionally, as it provides options for both secular and biblical reading selections, it is appropriate for public school, private school and homeschooling use as well.
Annual subscriptions to the ULAT established at this time will be honored through June 30, 2017.  I encourage you not to take my word for the program’s effectiveness, but rather to read the reviews provided by the ULAT’s many enthusiastic users.
Best regards,
Steve Nesbitt
Homeschooling mother from Minnesota:  “I am a homeschooling mother of two high school students who just started using the ULAT course this year. We love it! We have used several other programs, and never before have we found one so easy to use, so thorough, or so reasonably priced. We are learning to speak and to communicate faster and more easily than ever before and the videos are both helpful and entertaining. Thank you, Mr. Nesbitt! We now look forward to learning more instead of dreading it!!”
 
Carol Stines, International Director at Phoenix Christian Preparatory School in Arizona:  “We began using the ULAT program in our foreign language classes about 7 years ago. We were impressed by the emphasis on verbal communication right from the start. The combination of actions and words causes the students to remember. As has been said, “There’s memory in muscle”. Combining logical actions with the vocabulary makes a huge difference in student’s ability to acquire the language. Plus, there is no translating, The students think in the target language without going through the wasteful step of going back to their English to comprehend. I would recommend the ULAT program for any school for use in teaching foreign languages as well as English.”