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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!


2016 Fall Youth Classes

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Creative Classes

Class Name Starts Cost

In this class, students will learn the art and craft 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!

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17073 | $149.00

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

Registration for this section opens 10/17/16


Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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3/6/17

$149.00

Ballet Basics for ages 4‐5 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. Exercises will focus on rhythm, balancing on two feet, bodily alignment, and musicality.

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17175 | $149.00

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

Registration for this section opens 10/17/16


Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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1/9/17

$149.00

Jazz for ages 4‐5 provides a foundation for young dancers in the rhythmic and stylized dance form, set to upbeat and fun music.

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17176 | $149.00

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

Registration for this section opens 10/17/16


Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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1/12/17

$149.00

Hip‐Hop for ages 4‐5 teaches young dancers to feel the groove with the rhythmic steps and awesome music of hip hop dance.

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17183 | $149.00

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

Registration for this section opens 10/17/16


Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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1/14/17

$149.00

Every day, you are surrounded by graphic design: ads, posters, websites, signs, books, and so much more. And 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.

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17210 | $195.00

Section FAA

11/5/16 - 11/19/16 Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM & Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Kevin Glasgow
CE South Building

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Section WIA

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

Registration for this section opens 10/17/16


Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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11/5/16

$195.00

This comprehensive course offers classical drawing training for ages 7‐13. You will learn tonal drawing skills in charcoal and pencil, one and two point perspective, and how to sketch and complete a finished piece of artwork. Students will turn these drawings into watercolor paintings. During class, you'll study work created by historic and contemporary artists. You'll make drawings from photographs and the imagination. Learn to draw a visual story! Note: A $25 materials fee will be collected at the first class. All new projects!

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17546 | $95.00

Section FAB

10/19/16 - 11/16/16 Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Elaine Cimino
UNM West ‐ Rio Rancho

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10/19/16

$95.00

Fitness Classes

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Participants learn the basics of Taekwondo, A Korean art of self‐defense. In addition, students will develop social, motor and safety skills which will help them excel in their lives. Fee entitles students to 2 classes per week in age‐appropriate classes, for 6 weeks. Uniform and patches are included in fee; classes are held in an inviting and comfortable 8,100 sq. ft. training facility. Valid for New Students Only ‐ not valid with any other coupons or specials. Classes per week between October 17 ‐ December 4, 2016 from the following youth schedule: ‐Mon, Wed, Fri ‐ 4:30‐5:15pm ‐Tues, Thurs ‐ 6:00pm‐6:45pm ‐Sat ‐ 10:00am‐10:45am

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17510 | $125.00

Section FAB

10/19/16 - 12/2/16 Wed, Fri 4:30 PM ‐ 5:15 PM (13 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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10/19/16

$125.00

Participants learn the basics of Taekwondo, A Korean art of self‐defense. In addition, students will develop social, motor and safety skills which will help them excel in their lives. Fee entitles students to 2 classes per week in age‐appropriate classes, for 6 weeks. Uniform and patches are included in fee; classes are held in an inviting and comfortable 8,100 sq. ft. training facility. Valid for New Students Only ‐ not valid with any other coupons or specials. Classes per week between October 17 ‐ December 4, 2016 from the following adult schedule: Mon, Wed ‐ 5:15‐6:15pm Tues, Thurs ‐ 12:00‐1:00pm & 6:45‐7:45pm Fri ‐ 6:00‐7:00pm Sat ‐ 9:00‐10:00am

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17511 | $125.00

Section FAB

10/17/16 - 11/30/16 Mon, Wed 5:15 PM ‐ 6:15 PM (14 Session Total)
Philip/Kristine Blackman
Blackman Taekwondo Academy

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Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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10/17/16

$125.00

STEM Classes

Class Name Starts Cost

Every day, you are surrounded by graphic design: ads, posters, websites, signs, books, and so much more. And 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.

Note:

17210 | $195.00

Section FAA

11/5/16 - 11/19/16 Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM & Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Kevin Glasgow
CE South Building

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Section WIA

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

Registration for this section opens 10/17/16


Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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11/5/16

$195.00

When your favorite song comes on the radio do you sit quietly or do you dance around and play the air drum solo? In Musical Adventures With Scratch and Makey Makey, we are going to explore how different sounds are created and we will create our own interpretations of common musical instruments like drums, piano, guitar, and even a recorder, and we will create our very own dancing program, all through the use of Makey Makey and Scratch to bring our music to life! The last day will end with a bang, or at least a really great mini concert from all of our students!

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17271 | $125.00

Section FAA

11/7/16 - 12/12/16 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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Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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11/7/16

$125.00

Civil Engineers are responsible for many of the things we take for granted every day: buildings, roads and other infrastructure. We will learn about the forces of tension, compression, bending, torsion, and shear and build and test our own structures to see whose is the strongest.

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17477 | $125.00

Section FAA

9/27/16 - 11/1/16 Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 11:30 AM (6 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids ‐ 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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9/27/16

$125.00

Join us on an exploration of the forces of flight. Learn about concepts such as lift, thrust and propulsion, while experimenting with different flying machines. Projects include hot air balloons, parachutes, air powered rockets and more.

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17482 | $125.00

Section FAA

10/13/16 - 11/17/16 Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 11:30 AM (6 Session Total)
Engineering for Kids Staff
Engineering for Kids ‐ 3100 Menaul Blvd NE

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Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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10/13/16

$125.00


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