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Youth Camps & Classes at UNM Continuing Education

The UNM Continuing Education Youth Program is a community dedicated to engaging children and adolescents in interesting and challenging classes and camps taught by expert instructors that encourage creativity, develop talents and skills, and support the overall health of each participant.

Classes for ages 5-17 are created specifically by age group so children’s development and interests are nurtured appropriately. We offer teen classes that include job skill training and career exploration opportunities. Partnerships with UNM departments, local educational businesses, and other universities allow us to offer classes in a variety of state of the art settings in addition to our facilities at Continuing Education.

Together, let’s launch a lifetime love of learning!


2017 Spring Break Youth Camps & Classes

Creative Classes

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In this class, students will learn the art of storytelling, including components of a good story, story selection and craftsmanship, story mapping, learning a tale, presence and confidence on the stage, character development, and movement and gesture. Highly interactive and personalized. Possible family or community performance for the last class. Everybody shines!

17073 | $149

Section WIA

3/6/17 - 3/16/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Elaine Muray
CE South Building

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Are you a teen who loves to act? This week-long camp will combine an introduction to delivering monologues and scenes from classic playwrights with intensive training on how to make your own commercials.

17087 | $149

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (5 Session Total)
Staff Sol Acting Academy
CE South Building

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Children build motorized LEGO® brick models complete with gears, axles and motors, like the Lunar Rover, Dragster, Rescue Robot and more, then add remote control devices. We have extra LEGO® model building kits, LEGO® board games and creative free play with tubs of LEGO® bricks. Each child receives a Bricks 4 Kidz Tee-shirt. Parents -- we have a teaching lesson before each model build. Also, families are invited to view a video on the last day highlighting the week's activities.

17127 | $165

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (5 Session Total)
Pat Masters
CE South Building

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Want to be in the movies? Do a play on a stage? Get ready to do all that and more! Young actors will spend five days working on plays, movies, commercials, and learn lots of hilarious improvisational games. We will also have props and funny costumes. Make new friends and be creative. We'll show friends and family what we've been working on all week during our class on Friday.

17135 | $195

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Staff Sol Acting Academy
CE North Building, CE South Building

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Children will build LEGO ® brick models complete with gears, axles, motors and more, like the Satellite, Space Orbiter and Robot, while discovering skills in engineering, math and science through a pre-build lesson each day. The program includes access to Star Wars LEGO ® model building, LEGO ® board games, LEGO ® computer games and creative free play with LEGO ® bricks. Each child receives a Bricks 4 Kidz Tee shirt. Families are invited to view a video on the last day highlighting the week's activities.

17143 | $165

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Pat Masters
CE South Building

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Every day, you are surrounded by graphic design: ads, posters, websites, signs, books and so much more. All of it is created by graphic designers. Graphic designers combine concepts, images and words to help people communicate with each other. In this class, you'll learn how to mix pictures, shapes, typography, color and (most importantly!) your ideas into powerful visuals that can inform, influence and even inspire people. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

17210 | $195

Section WIA

2/11/17 - 2/25/17 Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Kevin Glasgow
CE South Building

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The game of Minecraft has been engaging kids and adults alike. This is our first offering of this camp for the K-2 age group. We will introduce students to some of the same worlds and challenges as we have with our older students, but the class will be taught at a pace intended for newer/younger players. The students will be working in our special MinecraftEDU worlds and will solve a series of engineering challenges. Students will not be working on the internet or have any access to their personal accounts. This camp places a strong emphasis on developing collaboration and teamwork skills.

17470 | $175

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids - 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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Students will explore the foundations and fundamentals of drawing and painting with chalk pastels by following step-by-step instructions to draw and paint from 3D objects. These art classes are designed to increase the student's knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line. Through observational drawing, learn to improve drawing skills while understanding color and color mixing.

Note: Note: A $25 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first class.

17548 | $65

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/23/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Elaine Cimino
CE North Building

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Section WIB

3/20/17 - 3/23/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Elaine Cimino
UNM West - Rio Rancho

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Explore the foundations and fundamentals of drawing and painting with acrylics. Students will be drawing from 3D objects, pictures of landscapes and self-portraits following step-by-step instructions. Through observational drawing, these art classes are designed to increase the student knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line. This is a great class to begin studies in art or to improve drawing skills and understanding color and color mixing. Note: Students must bring a 4"x 6" printed photo of themselves to the first class.

Note: Note: A $25 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first class.

17551 | $65

Section WIA

2/22/17 - 3/15/17 Wed 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Elaine Cimino
UNM West - Rio Rancho

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Section SPA

5/13/17 - 6/3/17 Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Elaine Cimino
UNM West - Rio Rancho

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This class consists of formal drawing and painting instruction that explores the foundations and fundamentals of drawing in the morning and in the afternoon, painting what was drawn earlier in the day. Drawing from 3D objects will increase participants' knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line. Students will work with still-life or portraits, start with simple materials and compositions, then move to more complicated media, exploring textures and concepts. This is a great class to begin studies in art or to improve drawing skills as we introduce master artists.

Note: Note: A $25 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first class.

17552 | $95

Section WIA

3/4/17 - 3/18/17 Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Elaine Cimino
CE South Building

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Section SPA

4/22/17 - 5/6/17 Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Elaine Cimino
CE North Building

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Fitness Classes

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Spend your spring break dancing with us! This fun camp will include classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and musical theater. Campers will learn new choreography and will have the opportunity to perform what they have learned throughout the week on the last day of camp. Friends and family are invited to attend the Friday performance. No previous dance experience is needed!

17173 | $225

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (5 Session Total)
Keshet Arts Staff
Keshet Center for the Arts

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Ballet Basics for four- to five-year-olds provides a foundation in ballet principles for our youngest aspiring ballerines and danseurs. Teachers will approach this subject in a non-intimidating way, providing a safe environment for students to master the basics. Students will be introduced to fundamental ballet steps such as the plié, battement tendu, battement dégagé, rond de jambeà terre and grand battement. Exercises will focus on rhythm, balancing on two feet, bodily alignment and musicality.

17175 | $149

Section WIA

1/9/17 - 2/13/17 Mon 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Keshet Arts Staff
Keshet Center for the Arts

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Jazz for ages four to five provides a foundation for young dancers in the rhythmic and stylized dance form, set to upbeat and fun music.

17176 | $149

Section WIA

1/12/17 - 2/16/17 Thu 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Keshet Arts Staff
Keshet Center for the Arts

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Hip-hop for ages four to five teaches young dancers to feel the groove with the rhythmic steps and awesome music of hip-hop dance.

17183 | $149

Section WIA

1/14/17 - 2/18/17 Sat 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (6 Session Total)
Keshet Arts Staff
Keshet Center for the Arts

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Grab your passports and catch a flight straight to Engineering For Kids for a truly unbelievable journey! Students will work together to engineer various mechanisms to help them traverse the most treacherous terrain, brave the stormiest seas and soar above the clouds. Will one our teams make it all the way around the world this week?

17328 | $175

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids - 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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Have fun learning the basics of Tae Kwon Do, the Korean art of self-defense, in these age-appropriate classes. You will develop social, motor and safety skills that will help you excel in your life. Notes: Uniforms are included in the class fee and classes take place in an inviting 8100-square-foot training center. Valid for new students only. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Tuition entitles you to two age-appropriate classes per week from the following youth class schedule: - Mon, Wed, Fri - 4:30pm-5:15pm - Tues, Thurs - 6:00pm-6:45pm - Sat - 10:00am-10:45am

17510 | $125

Section WIA

1/9/17 - 2/15/17 Mon, Wed 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM (12 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Section WIB

2/13/17 - 3/22/17 Mon, Wed 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM (12 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Section SPA

3/27/17 - 5/3/17 Mon, Wed 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM (12 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Section SPB

4/24/17 - 5/31/17 Mon, Wed 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM (12 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Tae Kwon Do, the Korean art of self-defense, is more than just excellent exercise; it can help you excel in all facets of your life. Learn the basics of Tae Kwon Do in this class while you develop social, motor and safety skills. Note: Uniforms are included in the class fee and classes take place in an inviting 8100-square-foot training center. Valid for new students only. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Tuition entitles you to two age-appropriate classes per week from the following adult class schedule: Mon, Wed, Fri - 5:15-6:15pm; Tues, Thurs - 12:00-1:00pm and 6:45-7:45pm; Fri - 6:00-7:00pm; Sat - 9:00-10:00am.

17511 | $125

Section WIA

1/9/17 - 2/15/17 Mon, Wed 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (12 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Section WIB

2/13/17 - 3/22/17 Mon, Wed 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (12 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Section SPA

3/27/17 - 5/3/17 Mon, Wed 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (12 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Section SPB

4/24/17 - 5/31/17 Mon, Wed 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (12 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Kids Yoga Camp is a lively and fun place to instill valuable life lessons of self-care, confidence, body awareness and healthy habits. We will do this through making yoga fun and age-appropriate; yoga-themed games that are non-competitive and inclusive; making healthy snacks together and sending recipes home; and creative yoga-related crafts!

17523 | $145

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Staff High Desert Yoga
High Desert Yoga - Nob Hill

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Yoga is great for your mind and body, no matter what your age! In this fun class, you will strengthen your sense of confidence, focus, breath, creativity, physical awareness and appreciation of your whole being through yoga, movement and art.

17525 | $125

Section WIA

1/23/17 - 2/27/17 Mon 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Julie Pacheco
High Desert Yoga - Nob Hill

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Section SPA

3/27/17 - 5/1/17 Mon 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Julie Pacheco
High Desert Yoga - Nob Hill

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STEM Classes

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Children build motorized LEGO® brick models complete with gears, axles and motors, like the Lunar Rover, Dragster, Rescue Robot and more, then add remote control devices. We have extra LEGO® model building kits, LEGO® board games and creative free play with tubs of LEGO® bricks. Each child receives a Bricks 4 Kidz Tee-shirt. Parents -- we have a teaching lesson before each model build. Also, families are invited to view a video on the last day highlighting the week's activities.

17127 | $165

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (5 Session Total)
Pat Masters
CE South Building

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Children will build LEGO ® brick models complete with gears, axles, motors and more, like the Satellite, Space Orbiter and Robot, while discovering skills in engineering, math and science through a pre-build lesson each day. The program includes access to Star Wars LEGO ® model building, LEGO ® board games, LEGO ® computer games and creative free play with LEGO ® bricks. Each child receives a Bricks 4 Kidz Tee shirt. Families are invited to view a video on the last day highlighting the week's activities.

17143 | $165

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Pat Masters
CE South Building

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Learn critical child care, safety and care techniques for infancy and children and receive a certification card from ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute), good for two years.

17222 | $75

Section WIA

2/20/17 Mon 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Luke Esquibel
CE South Building

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Join the Engineering For Kids Software Engineering Team using Scratch to learn basic game programming. Students will experiment with personalizing their own sprites (characters), backgrounds and movements. They will gain practice with the computer keyboard and use of a mouse.

17272 | $108

Section WIA

2/10/17 - 3/17/17 Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids - 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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Join our team of robotics engineers who will design, build and program their robots to perform challenges such as SumoBot Wrestling, Jousting and the Catapult Challenge. Lessons incorporate the use of math skills, creative design, problem solving, computer programming and teamwork.

17273 | $108

Section WIA

1/11/17 - 2/15/17 Wed 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids - 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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Become a video game designer and build your own Kooky Kart (go-kart) and a course for it to race. Students will create their own storyboard to capture their awesome designs and the rules of play for their game. Then, they will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the class, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game (Clickteam Fusion 2.5® does not support Mac or Android operating systems).

17274 | $175

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids - 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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Put on your hard hat and join our Civil Engineering team as we learn about the important infrastructures needed to make our cities great and construction techniques to ensure that our structures are strong.

17463 | $175

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids - 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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The game of Minecraft has been engaging kids and adults alike. This is our first offering of this camp for the K-2 age group. We will introduce students to some of the same worlds and challenges as we have with our older students, but the class will be taught at a pace intended for newer/younger players. The students will be working in our special MinecraftEDU worlds and will solve a series of engineering challenges. Students will not be working on the internet or have any access to their personal accounts. This camp places a strong emphasis on developing collaboration and teamwork skills.

17470 | $175

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids - 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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This class focuses on basic electronics, circuits and magnetic energy. Students will use a variety of tools, including Snap Circuits® to discover the capabilities of major electronic components. Join us for an electrifying experience!

17484 | $108

Section WIA

1/23/17 - 2/27/17 Mon 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (6 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids - 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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Curious about the law? This camp will introduce kids to the legal process through hands-on participation in a mock trial. Led by an experienced judge and mock trial coach, participants will enhance their skills in public speaking, critical thinking and organization as they make their case. Families are invited to a mock trial presentation on the last day.

17533 | $149

Section WIA

3/20/17 - 3/24/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM and Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE North Building, CE South Building

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Section SUA

7/31/17 - 8/4/17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM and Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE North Building, CE South Building

Registration for this section opens 6/5/17
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Youth Forms

Youth Code of Conduct Form | Youth Emergency Contact Form

Note: Parents or guardians must sign students in and out of each class session unless prior permission is given. Please download and complete the Emergency Contact and Code of Conduct Forms, complete them and bring them to the first class session.


Lunch Supervision

Lunch supervision will be provided to youth who are registered for a full day of camps. We ask that youth bring their own non-perishable lunch, with the exception of UNM Main Campus for PBS Kids Camp and Youth Sports Fitness Program, where lunch will be provided by the City of Albuquerque Food Program.


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Youth Camps & Classes Calendar


Youth Program Topics

Class and camp topics include:

Puppet Pandemonium

Creativity:

  • Creative Writing
  • Jewelry-making
  • Puppetry
  • Dance
  • Painting
  • Cartooning
  • Drumming
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre/Acting/Film
Youth Sports Fitness

Health & Fitness:

  • Yoga
  • Youth Sports Fitness Program
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Golf
Lego Camp

STEM:

  • SciGirls
  • LEGOs
  • Junior Engineering
  • Video Game Design
  • Computer Animation
  • Maxwell Museum
  • Sustainability
  • 3D Printers
Environmental Leadership

Job Training/Career Exploration

  • Babysitting Safety
  • Keyboarding Skills
  • Global Environmental Leadership & Sustainability
  • Intro to Architecture
  • Intro to Law
  • Intro to Engineering
  • Young Writer’s Conference