Fall-Spring Programs

Susque's fall-spring programs provide an excellent break from the daily routine of study. They offer a chance to get out into God's creation and into His classroom. They're the perfect addition to your ministry at home. All programs are taught from a Christian perspective by qualified teachers who seek to inspire youth and families to learn and discover God's truth.

2017-2018 School Year

Dates for Multi-Day Classes and Single-Day Programs

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Fall & Spring Multi-Day Classes
ClassDateTimeGradesCostDescription
Outdoor Adventure Skills 9/13, 9/27; 10/11, 10/25; 11/8, 11/22 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6th-12th $60/student This class will introduce and allow students to try a variety of outdoor recreation skills to gain confidence and knowledge. Skills will include kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, survival skills, mountain biking, team-building, and basic wilderness medicine.
Classic Hikes of Susque 9/21, 10/26, 11/16 9:00AM - 11:30AM 5th-Adult $5 / Family  On three separate occasions this fall, Chief Peter will be leading a classic Susque hike for families to enjoy. The trail will vary on each occasion, but participants should be prepared for steep inclines and consistent hiking for 2+ hours. Bring a water bottle!  If more than 1 family member plans to attend, please call the camp office to let us know who will be joining to provide an approximate number of participants. Thanks!
Personal Accounting 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22 12:30PM - 2PM 9th-12th $45 Students will gain wise money-management skills and a thorough understanding of the many factors that affect personal finances. This practical course is an excellent preparation for “real world” economic questions. Students must have access to a computer with Excel (or other spreadsheet software). Laptops may be available for students that need them upon request.
Pottery Studio 1/25; 2/8;  2/22 9:30AM - 11:30 AM 5th - Adult $36 This class will introduce students to various projects and techniques in clay. The relaxing and creative time in the pottery studio will help to break up the winter blues! The class is suitable for beginners or those with experience who want to keep up with their skill.

 

Single-Day Programs
ProgramDateTimeGradesCostDescription
Safety Day Thurs, Sep 7 9:30-12:00pm All $5/student Our Safety Day is a tradition for many families to kick off the new school year. Come join us for our annual day of fun, fellowship and exciting programs designed to meet your fire safety educational requirements. In addition to the important program put on by our local fire company, it is a great time for meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones. After the programs are over, we will have hot dogs and other snacks available to purchase for a picnic lunch (or you can bring your own).
Honeybees 101 Friday Sept 8 9:30AM - 11AM All $7/student Come meet Susque's bees! Students will learn about the lives of these amazing insects as well as the basics of beekeeping. Bring your questions!
Introduction to Ecology Thurs, Sept 21 9:30-11:00am 3rd - 6th $7/student This introduction to ecology will help students learn the importance of the food chain. Through creative and active games, students will discover the difficulty animals face in staying alive. They will learn about the different roles that predators and prey play and how God has equipped some animals to protect themselves from being someone else’s snack. An additional element includes how humans can affect the food chain and our impact on habitats.
Soil Science Lab Thurs, Nov. 2 9:30-11:30am 4th-8th $8/student What is soil? In this lab, students will examine the components of soil, learn how soil is classified, and discover the critical roles that soil plays in an ecosystem.
Sense Nature: Plants Thurs, Nov. 16 9:30-11:00am K-5th $7/student Come explore the beauty and design of God’s creation n the complex and varied world of plants. Students will get to study plant tissues under the microscope as well as create a "painting" using plants!
Christmas Around the World: Philippines Thurs, Dec. 7 9:30-11:30AM All $7/student Begin your holiday season at Susque by learning about the Christmas traditions from the Philippines. The event will include music, crafts, and food for families to enjoy. Come discover new traditions to start with your family!
Chemistry Lab Day Thurs, Dec 14 9:30AM - 12:30PM 9th-12th $15/student Students who currently are taking or previously have taken high school chemistry  are encouraged to attend this program. Students will complete multiple lab activities covering chemical and physical changes, detection of a chemical reaction, the atomic model, flame tests, and lab report practice, and they will hopefulyl have fun along the way! The selected activities should be appropriate for students with the  knowledge of at least one semester of high school chemistry. Registration Deadline: November 30, 2017
Animal Tracking Thurs, Feb. 22 9:30-11AM 3rd-6th $8/student Come as a whole family and take a walk around Susque in search of evidence of our four-footed friends.  Students will learn how to identify various common tracks in mud and snow.  Each participant will cast a plaster track to take home as well as handouts for future tracking.  Be prepared to walk in the woods with appropriate footwear and clothing.
TerraNova 2 / CAT 6 Testing Thurs. March 15 9:00-12:30PM All $50/student Camp Susque is pleased to offer the convenience of local standardized testing. We will proctor the TerraNova 2 / CAT 6 for students (Generally taken in grades 3, 5, and 8). We will be offering the core portions of the test which cover Reading, Language, and Math. Registration Deadline: February 16, 2018.
Sense Nature 1 Thurs. March 22 9:30-11:30AM K-5th $7/student In this nature discovery class, students will explore the wonders of God’s creation using all of the senses that God has given. Through games and activities which focus on the five senses, students will go on a sniff hunt, meet trees in a whole new way, and learn why squirrels don’t wear sneakers. 
Local History Tour Thurs. April 5 1:00-4:00PM 6th-Adult $9/student Travel with a guide to the nearby McIntyre area for an intriguing peek into some little-known local history. Bring water, and be prepared for walking and exploring. Adults attending this class must register.
Riflery Wed, April 11 9:30-11:30AM 6th-Adult $13/student Safely learn about firearms and how to operate a .22 rifle at Susque’s rifle range. This class will teach you safety and care of a rifle, firing positions, and techniques to hit what you are aiming for. 
Earth Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Thurs. April 19 9:30-11:30AM All $7/student This year's Earth Day celebrations will be centered around the theme of "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!" Through a variety of hand-on activities, students will investigate ways to reduce waste, repurpose trash, and better steward God's creation.
Climbing Wall Adventure Thurs. April 19 1:00-2:30PM 3rd+ $8/student Rise to new heights on our climbing wall! Beginners and more experienced climbers can enjoy the personal and physical challenge of our 25' wall.

 

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 Outdoor Adventure Skills
  • Dates: 9/13, 9/27; 10/11, 10/25; 11/8, 11/22
  •  Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Grades: 6th-12th
  • Cost: $60/student
  • This class will introduce and allow students to try a variety of outdoor recreation skills to gain confidence and knowledge. Skills will include kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, survival skills, mountain biking, team-building, and basic wilderness medicine.
 Classic Hikes of Susque
  •  Dates: 9/21, 10/26, 11/16
  • Time: 9:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Grades: 5th-Adult
  • Cost: $5/Family
  • On three separate occasions this fall, Chief Peter will be leading a classic Susque hike for families to enjoy. The trail will vary on each occasion, but participants should be prepared for steep inclines and consistent hiking for 2+ hours. Bring a water bottle!  If more than 1 family member plans to attend, please call the camp office to let us know who will be joining to provide an approximate number of participants. Thanks!
 Personal Accounting
  • Dates: 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22
  •  Time: 12:30PM - 2PM
  • Grades: 9th-12th
  • Cost: $45
  • Students will gain wise money-management skills and a thorough understanding of the many factors that affect personal finances. This practical course is an excellent preparation for “real world” economic questions. Students must have access to a computer with Excel (or other spreadsheet software). Laptops may be available for students that need them upon request.
 Pottery Studio
  •  Dates: 1/25; 2/8;  2/22
  • Time: 9:30AM - 11:30 AM
  • Grades: 5th - Adult
  • Cost: $36
  • This class will introduce students to various projects and techniques in clay. The relaxing and creative time in the pottery studio will help to break up the winter blues! The class is suitable for beginners or those with experience who want to keep up with their skill.
Safety Day
  •  Date: Thurs, Sep 7
  • Time: 9:30-12:00pm
  • Grades: All
  • Cost: $5/Student
  • Our Safety Day is a tradition for many families to kick off the new school year. Come join us for our annual day of fun, fellowship and exciting programs designed to meet your fire safety educational requirements. In addition to the important program put on by our local fire company, it is a great time for meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones. After the programs are over, we will have hot dogs and other snacks available to purchase for a picnic lunch (or you can bring your own).
 Honeybees 101
  •  Date: Friday Sept. 8
  • Time: 9:30AM - 11AM
  • Grades: All
  • Cost: $7 / Student
  • Come meet Susque's bees! Students will learn about the lives of these amazing insects as well as the basics of beekeeping. Bring your questions!
 Introduction to Ecology
  •  Date: Thurs, Sept 21
  • Time: 9:30-11:00am
  • Grades: 3rd - 6th
  • Cost: $7/student
  • This introduction to ecology will help students learn the importance of the food chain. Through creative and active games, students will discover the difficulty animals face in staying alive. They will learn about the different roles that predators and prey play and how God has equipped some animals to protect themselves from being someone else’s snack. An additional element includes how humans can affect the food chain and our impact on habitats.
 Soil Science Lab
  •  Date: Thurs, Nov. 2
  • Time: 9:30-11:30am
  • Grades: 4th-8th
  • Cost: $8/student
  • What is soil? In this lab, students will examine the components of soil, learn how soil is classified, and discover the critical roles that soil plays in an ecosystem.
 Sense Nature: Plants
  •  Date: Thurs, Nov. 16
  • Time: 9:30-11:00am
  • Grades: K-5th
  • Cost: $7/student
  • Come explore the beauty and design of God’s creation n the complex and varied world of plants. Students will get to study plant tissues under the microscope as well as create a "painting" using plants!
 Christmas Around the World: Philippines
  •  Date: Thurs, Dec. 7
  • Time: 9:30-11:30AM
  • Grades: All
  • Cost: $7/student
  • Begin your holiday season at Susque by learning about the Christmas traditions from the Philippines. The event will include music, crafts, and food for families to enjoy. Come discover new traditions to start with your family!
 Chemistry Lab Day
  •  Date: Thurs, Dec 14
  • Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Grades: 9th-12th
  • Cost: $15/student
  • Students who currently are taking or previously have taken high school chemistry  are encouraged to attend this program. Students will complete multiple lab activities covering chemical and physical changes, detection of a chemical reaction, the atomic model, flame tests, and lab report practice, and they will hopefulyl have fun along the way! The selected activities should be appropriate for students with the  knowledge of at least one semester of high school chemistry. Registration Deadline: November 30, 2017
 Animal Tracking
  •  Date: Thurs, Feb. 22
  • Time: 9:30-11AM
  • Grades: 3rd-6th
  • Cost: $8/student
  • Come as a whole family and take a walk around Susque in search of evidence of our four-footed friends.  Students will learn how to identify various common tracks in mud and snow.  Each participant will cast a plaster track to take home as well as handouts for future tracking.  Be prepared to walk in the woods with appropriate footwear and clothing.
 TerraNova 2 / CAT 6 Testing
  • Date: Thurs. March 15
  • Time: 9:00-12:30PM
  • Grades: All
  • Cost: $50/student
  • Camp Susque is pleased to offer the convenience of local standardized testing. We will proctor the TerraNova 2 / CAT 6 for students (Generally taken in grades 3, 5, and 8). We will be offering the core portions of the test which cover Reading, Language, and Math. Registration Deadline: February 16, 2018.
 Sense Nature 1
  •  Date: Thurs. March 22
  • Time: 9:30-11:30AM
  • Grades: K-5th
  • Cost: $7/student
  • In this nature discovery class, students will explore the wonders of God’s creation using all of the senses that God has given. Through games and activities which focus on the five senses, students will go on a sniff hunt, meet trees in a whole new way, and learn why squirrels don’t wear sneakers.
 Local History Tour
  •  Date: Thurs. April 5
  • Time: 1:00-4:00PM
  • Grades: 6th-Adult
  • Cost: $9/student
  • Travel with a guide to the nearby McIntyre area for an intriguing peek into some little-known local history. Bring water, and be prepared for walking and exploring. Adults attending this class must register.
 Riflery
  •  Date: Wed, April 11
  • Time: 9:30-11:30AM
  • Grades: 6th-Adult
  • Cost: $13/student
  • Safely learn about firearms and how to operate a .22 rifle at Susque’s rifle range. This class will teach you safety and care of a rifle, firing positions, and techniques to hit what you are aiming for.
Earth Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Date: Thurs. April 19
  • Time: 9:30-11:30AM
  • Grades: All
  • Cost: $7/student
  • This year's Earth Day celebrations will be centered around the theme of "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!" Through a variety of hand-on activities, students will investigate ways to reduce waste, repurpose trash, and better steward God's creation.
Climbing Wall Adventure
  • Date: Thurs. April 19
  • Time: 1:00-2:30PM
  • Grade: 3rd+
  • Cost: $8/student
  • Rise to new heights on our climbing wall! Beginners and more experienced climbers can enjoy the personal and physical challenge of our 25' wall.

 

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