• Beyond the Ordinary Summer Camp: Kids baking cupcakes
  • Beyond the Ordinary Summer Camp: Child in art class
  • Beyond the Ordinary Summer Camp: Kids work on programming LEGOs
  • Beyond the Ordinary Summer Camp: Kids take photos of flowers in photography class
  • Beyond the Ordinary Summer Camp: Kid works on a robot
  • Beyond the Ordinary Summer Camp: Kids in science experiment class
  • Beyond the Ordinary Summer Camp: Kids on stage in a theater

Beyond the Ordinary Experience!

From guitar lessons to SAT/ACT prep, give your kids a fun and educational experience with CSM's incredible Kids' and Teen College Courses.

Our comprehensive and exciting courses for ages 5 to 17 give them the opportunity to explore their interests on a college campus while discovering themselves.

These half-day programs allow kids and teens to design their own weeks, specific to their interests.

Our available courses:

AAY-5020 College Without Student Loans

Would you or your child like to apply for college but you are not sure how to pay for it? Are you overwhelmed and confused by all the financial options available today? According to Debt.org, each year an estimated $46 billion in grants and scholarship money is awarded to students to attend college. Join us and uncover the secrets to finding scholarships opportunities, and to successfully apply for financial aid awards with the goal of graduating from college debt-free! The information shared will also teach you practical strategies on how to write award-winning scholarship essays to enhance your chance of paying for the college of your choice.

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AAY-5030 Organizational and Study Skill

Just as a carpenter needs the right tools and skills to frame a house, your child needs the right tools and study skills to be successful in school. Thankfully, you do not have to teach your child great organizational and study skills alone. Using a variety of study tips and strategies, this course will help your child identify their individual learning style, become more confident in handling school assignments, and improve time management; all skills that align well with high school and college and career readiness standards. This amazing class will help your child build great habits that can last a lifetime.

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AAY-7860 SAT/ACT Prep

This class will teach you how to attack the SAT/ACT and win! Prepare for the math and the critical reading and writing portions of the SAT/ACT as well as the science portion of the ACT. It is intended to strengthen test-taking skills by focusing on familiarization with SAT/ACT-type questions, developing test-taking strategies, managing test panic and increasing confidence and speed. A review of test content includes basic math, algebra, geometry, data analysis, statistics, and probability as well as reading comprehension, grammar, essay writing and science. The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition will be provided and is included in the cost of the class.

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KTC-5480 Basic Acoustic Guitar - Youth

For the true beginner! Learn how to tune your guitar, properly hold and play, how to hold a pick, and how to play a chromatic scale. The rudiments of reading music, basic note reading and symbol recognition, lead guitar picking, beginning chords and strumming will also be addressed. The class will culminate with playing a simple song using G major, C major, and D major chords. Book is included in the cost of the class. Student must bring your own acoustic guitar.

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KTC-5490 Piano 1 - Youth

Join a group of your peers to learn basic elements of music, sight-reading, note reading, and harmony skills. Class is held in a piano room - so no need to bring a keyboard. At the end of class, you will be able to entertain yourself and others by playing simple musical pieces. Piano book is included in the cost of the class.

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KTC-6220 Santa's Workshop

Deck the Halls of the Santa's workshop with a full day of creating goodies and crafts while your parents complete their holiday shopping. Spend the day at the North Pole creating culinary delights such as decorated sugar cookies, home-made candies and so much more. No need to pack a lunch as scratch-made pizzas will also be made! All food and materials are included in the cost of the class. Not recommended for students with food allergies.

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KTC-6280 LEGO® WeDo

This exciting hands-on engineering class uses LEGO® Education building materials. Learn the basics of engineering and simple machines through the concepts of pulleys, levers, gears and more. Use sensors to create movement, out-put device to have computer feedback and create programs using Scratch by MIT programming language. Who knew learning could be this much fun! Finally, put your new knowledge to work creating mechanized designs using LEGO® WeDo computer controlled building kits.

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