Our Programs

 
 

geek tank

An interactive robotics and entrepreneurship camp where participants will develop new designs for electronic gear-driven toys. Participants will write proposals, draw sketches, and work with models to develop a plan to meet a specific set of design requirements. Participants will also be challenged to create businesses, establish a name, logo, and slogan. Our staff will supply participants with the necessary resources to support them on this journey. At the culmination of GEEK TANK, participants will have designed, manufactured, and pitched the toys they’ve created.

Programs that focus on the application of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. Students will be introduced to hands-on curriculum that will enable them to master the fundamentals and develop a love for new concepts.

Availability

Monday – Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

133 James Sprunt Dr.
Kenansville, NC 28349

 

parent summit

The success of our children is at the core of our responsibilities, yet we frequently find ourselves speaking completely different languages. As we prepare to start a new year, its important that parents, children, and teachers are all on the same page. The more united we start each day, the more triumphant we will be at the close of it. During our Parent Summit, you will learn how to create harmonious relationships and get a chance to try on someone else's shoes. 

A quarterly, two-hour long program devoted to addressing the issues faced by parents and their children in school. The goal is to provide a platform for more vulnerable conversations to be had in an effort to increase awareness and encourage teamwork.

Availability

September 15, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

328 Limestone Rd,
Kenansville, NC 28349

 

kid lit & Paint

A reading infused session of creative expression. While listening to stories read aloud by an extremely enthusiastic reader, student artists will have the opportunity to create their very own masterpieces based on the stories they hear. Comprehension is important however, children aren't always excited to read. Join us as we liven up the reading experience by fusing comprehension with art. 

*Participants can keep artwork.

Programs that promote the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. Forms will range from painting or sculpture to reading and writing with the goal of producing works that can be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.

Availability

October 27, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

TBA

 

mathletes

Master the fundamentals of mathematics as you learn how it grounds athletics. This interactive program fuses math and basketball. Students will strengthen their number skills while having fun on the court. From addition and subtraction to percentages, participants will see that without math there is no basketball.

*Participants will be given worksheets for additional practice.

Programs that focus on the application of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. Students will be introduced to hands-on curriculum that will enable them to master the fundamentals and develop a love for new concepts.

Availability

November 17, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

TBA

 

book worming

Reading is fundamental and so is comprehension. During this program, we will examine the text from one of the many books on our shelves to (1) determine the main idea, (2) identify and dissect the characters, (3) understand the plot and how its advanced, (4) create alternate endings, and (5) open the floor for discussion about the problems discussed therein.

*Special Holiday Giveaway

Programs that promote the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. Forms will range from painting or sculpture to reading and writing with the goal of producing works that can be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.

Availability

December 15, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

TBA

 

weird science

The complexity of Science is beautiful, at least we think so. Weird Science is a funky and obviously geeky program that allows participants to get up close with intellectual and practical activities. During the program, students will study the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

*Participants will be given worksheets for additional practice.

Programs that focus on the application of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. Students will be introduced to hands-on curriculum that will enable them to master the fundamentals and develop a love for new concepts.

Availability

January 19, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

TBA

 

culinary smarts

Culinary Arts is defined as the art of preparing food. During this action-packed event, participants will learn about the mixing and matching of ingredients to create something pleasing to the senses. 

Programs that focus on the skills necessary to thrive, ranging from agriculture to understanding money and career readiness. Students will engage in interactive curriculum that promote increased independence.

Availability

February 23, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

TBA

 

retail therapy

A shopping experience centered on learning. Participants will role play consumers and cashiers. As the consumer, they will shop and pay for their goods using cash. As the cashier, they will cash-out customers. The objective is to complete the transaction without the use of cash registers, and count the change in their heads. 

*Participants will be given worksheets for additional practice.

Programs that focus on the skills necessary to thrive, ranging from agriculture to understanding money and career readiness. Students will engage in interactive curriculum that promote increased independence.

Availability

March 23, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

TBA

 

build-a-bed

Participants will learn about the construction of raised garden beds. They will also build their own. The final product will be used in the next program, Sow-the-Seeds.

Programs that focus on the skills necessary to thrive, ranging from agriculture to understanding money and career readiness. Students will engage in interactive curriculum that promote increased independence.

Availability

April 13, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

TBA

 

sow-the-seeds

Participants will learn about growing plants. With the use of the raised bed they built in the last program, they will begin to plan seeds. They will be asked to keep track of the changes as they raise the plants to maturity.

Programs that focus on the skills necessary to thrive, ranging from agriculture to understanding money and career readiness. Students will engage in interactive curriculum that promote increased independence.

Availability

May 11, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

TBA

 

Trade your career, career your trade

It's never too early to start thinking about your future, and we want to support you as you continue to grow. At our fair, participants will have the opportunity to (1) check out fields they're interested in and (2) be introduced to fields they've yet to consider. Families can sign up for career and trade exhibits and receive hands-on training from skilled and experienced professionals.

Programs that focus on the skills necessary to thrive, ranging from agriculture to understanding money and career readiness. Students will engage in interactive curriculum that promote increased independence.

Availability

June 15, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

TBA