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What will your elementary child do with a weekend, a weeknight, over spring break or over the summer? At the University of Richmond, your child can join educational enrichment programs that capitalize on the rich heritage of the school as a premier private liberal arts university.

Broaden your child’s horizons with a multimedia adventure or a building block frenzy. Give your child the skills to become a parent’s special helper for a younger sibling. Or give your child the tools to express the hidden artist within.

Course and Registration Information

Select the title below for course schedules and online registration.

Amazing Adventures / Science Exploratorium
Course Offerings (1)
July 17, 2017 through July 21, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.32
Fee: $550
2-class combination.
Description
Attention amazing kids! We are going to take you on an adventure and fill your days with paper airplanes, pirates, secret codes, and many more amazing activities. Don't miss out on our daily challenges. Not only will you have an amazing time, but you will sharpen your reasoning skills, increase processing speed, and broaden your creative mind. Come discover, experiment, and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based class. We will create biomes from around the world, star gaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how things work and dabble in chemistry and physics. (Rising 4-6 grades)

APP IT!
Course Offerings (1)
July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Weekdays: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.31
Fee: $325
Description
Gamers, amaze your family and friends with your app-designing skills as you take an app from your imagination all the way to your device. Develop, create, design, and test your creation on your personal device. Gamers will build their technology skills while reinforcing their confidence in new challenges. Gamers will also have some time to un-plug and interact with fellow students. Students should bring their own personal devices. (Rising 1-5 grades)

Art of Pastels / Crazy Cartoon Fun
Course Offerings (1)
July 31, 2017 through August 4, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Young Rembrandts
CRN: YTH317.26
Fee: $450
2-class combination.
Description
In the mornings, our amazing workshop is for every young artist who is not afraid to get messy and have fun! During this exciting week we will study a variety of famous artists, their impacts on the art world, and their unique styles. You will learn to become your own master artist by using similar styles, techniques, and designs as you create large, ready-to-frame posters. Artists will learn to layer, blend, and shade using chalk pastels. Don't be shy, roll up your sleeves, and dive into this amazing week of art! In the afternoons, our brand new cartoon workshop will give artists the chance to create cartoon characters inspired by people, animals, everyday objects, and even food. Learn how professional cartoonists develop and create comic strips, and then create your own. Add crazy expressions, bizarre movements, creative backgrounds and wacky colors to make your cartoons come to life. Unleash your creativity and get ready for an awesome week of fun and laughter! (Rising 1-6 grades)

Art Sampler / Creatures Art
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through August 11, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Young Rembrandts
CRN: YTH317.06
Fee: $450
2-class combination.
Description
In the mornings, get inspired with learning how to layout and draw portraits, how to set up and draw an effective still life, and how to capture a landscape with bold color and pattern. Artists will learn how pastels really work, as well as how to create a unique, one-of-a-kind cartoon superhero. Draw comic strips and make something beautiful by simply using black and white. In the afternoons, laugh-out-loud funny times are in store for learning to draw and cartoon a variety of monsters, creatures, and creeps that girls and boys alike will love. Creatures of all shapes, sizes, and colors will come to life as you also create a large composition using pastels. (Rising 1-6 grades)

Book Club / Intro to Martial Arts
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through August 11, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructors: Little Scholars Broken Wing Enterprises
CRN: YTH317.15
Fee: $550
2-class combination.
Description
Combo: Book Club and Intro to Martial Arts. Do you love to read? Do you want to meet more kids who love books like you? We have just the club for you! We will read, discuss and bring weekly short stories, poetry, and mystery books to life with discussions, arts and crafts, and activities. By interacting with their favorite books, children can increase their comprehension and ability to discuss what they know. This course will encourage participants to select their own books and writing components during the week. Intro to Martial Arts presents a new approach to teaching ancient values! Class curriculum consists of basic hand and foot techniques, as well as a number of practical self-defense maneuvers that are appropriate for elementary school-age children. Emphasis is placed on the value system of the true martial arts, such as the importance of family and community, respect, self-control, and the avoidance of conflict. Course fee includes a martial arts uniform, all materials, special craft projects, skill games, and new patent-pending 'Target Tag,' as well as a certificate of completion and white belt presentation for families to enjoy as well. Your child will enjoy a week to remember in this unique and meaningful journey! (Rising 1-5 grades)

Bricks4Kidz Brickapalooza
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through August 11, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Bricks4Kidz Richmond
CRN: YTH317.05
Fee: $450
Description
If your child likes all things LEGO, this is the class for him/her! Five days of fun is waiting as we create a variety of LEGO builds. We'll learn, build, and play using our most popular themes: superheroes, dinosaurs, pirates, space adventures, and more. Kids will use their imaginations to create LEGO-themed crafts, and interact with all sorts of LEGO contraptions that crawl, spin, and race to the finish line! (Rising 1-6 grades)

Bricks4Kidz Minecraft
Course Offerings (1)
July 31, 2017 through August 4, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Bricks4Kidz Richmond
CRN: YTH317.04
Fee: $230
Description
Experience the world of 'Minecraft' with LEGO bricks in this fun class. Steve is jumping for joy as he introduces members of his Minecraft world. Kids will start by crafting their shelters, mobs, critters, and tools and then will face new challenges each day. They will use LEGO bricks to build motorized Bricks4Kidz models, LEGO mosaics, and 3D LEGO builds to create key elements from 'Minecraft.' (Rising 1-6 grades)

Bricks4Kidz Pirate Quest / Intro to Martial Arts
Course Offerings (1)
July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Bricks4Kidz Richmond
CRN: YTH317.03
Fee: $550
2-class combination.
Description
Combo: Pirate Quest and Martial Scouts. 'Shiver me timbers' as we explore the popular culture behind the life of a pirate. Build a motorized LEGO pirate ship, a helm and an anchor, as we batten down the hatches and prepare for mutiny. Protect the hands on deck by building a launching LEGO catapult. Beware me mateys, if it's too late, you must abandon ship and build a LEGO rowboat to escape. Watch out for crocodiles, and anchors aweigh! In the afternoons, Intro to Martial Arts presents a new approach to teaching ancient values! Class curriculum consists of basic hand and foot techniques, as well as a number of practical self-defense maneuvers that are appropriate for elementary school-age children. Emphasis is placed on the value system of the true martial arts, such as the importance of family and community, respect, self-control, and the avoidance of conflict. Course fee includes a martial arts uniform, all materials, special craft projects, skill games, and new patent-pending 'Target Tag,' as well as a certificate of completion and white belt presentation for families to enjoy as well. Your child will enjoy a week to remember in this unique and meaningful journey! (Rising 1-6 grades)

Design the Runway (Grades 4-6)
Course Offerings (1)
July 31, 2017 through August 4, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.41
Fee: $575
Description
Design your very own fashion line with us! Budding designers will create a fashion portfolio, create a one-of-a-kind piece using recyclable goods, and end the week with a runway show to top Fashion Week! We will participate in several design challenges as well. Come design your own runway with us! (Rising 4-6 grades)

Dino Discovery / Tastes Around the World
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through August 11, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.45
Fee: $575
2-class combination.
Description
Take an adventure back to the Jurassic Era where we will learn about dinosaurs who roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Uncover fascinating facts, build a dinosaur replica, and have an archeological dig as you explore your paleontological skills. In Dinosaur Discovery, you will become a paleontologist faster than ornithomimids running from T-Rex! Kids will explore Tastes from Around the World by visiting Italy to make tiramisu, sailing to Mexico to create salsa, and cruising to France to bake crepes. Pack your bags because this is an adventure that you do not want to miss. Students will also create a special cookbook as part of their 'travel' souvenirs. (Rising 1-3 grades)

Dinosaur Discovery
Course Offerings (1)
July 17, 2017 through July 21, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.30
Fee: $550
Description
Take an adventure back to the Jurassic Era where we will learn about dinosaurs who roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Uncover fascinating facts, build a dinosaur replica, and have an archeological dig as you explore your paleontological skills. In Dinosaur Discovery, you will become a paleontologist faster than ornithomimids running from T-Rex! (Rising 1-3 grades)

Instructional Chess for Kids
Course Offerings (1)
July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Championship Chess
CRN: YTH317.10
Fee: $230
Description
In this course, students will be presented with a systematic and fun way to build chess skills during chess instruction and through friendly competition. Playing chess can help kids think more clearly, as well as add to improvement of math and reading skills. Class sessions include instruction, playing time, and instructional booklet. (Rising 2-6 grades)

Japanese Manga & Anime
Course Offerings (1)
July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Young Rembrandts
CRN: YR317.04
Fee: $230
Description
Join us for an action-packed workshop creating dazzling illustrations that are influenced by the popular Japanese anime and manga themes. You will create backgrounds, stories, and colorful characters with expressive personalities that jump off of the page. Artists will be delighted as they create drawings that emulate the popular anime and manga art styles. Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to produce both regular-size drawings and a few exciting posters! (Rising 1-6 grades)

Number Crunchers / Scouts
Course Offerings (1)
July 31, 2017 through August 4, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructors: Little Scholars Broken Wing Enterprises
CRN: YTH317.14
Fee: $550
2-class combination.
Description
Combo: Number Crunchers and Martial Scouts. Have you ever been in a mental math game? Do you like to roll the dice? Do you have the edge to tackle mathematical concepts? Join us as we explore math in an all new way! We will enrich your math skills through math fact games, problem solving competitions, logical reasoning and spatial math concept tournaments. Who knew math could be so much fun! Broken Wing Enterprises leads the uniquely designed Martial Scouts sessions with rewarding activities and experiences. Lessons include 'readers are leaders,' storybook values from the Learning Journey storybook series, as well as crafts and other fun activities during the week! Students will earn special badges based on values such as honesty, respect, and caring, accountability, and will receive a medal and certificate upon completion of the course. (Rising 1-5 grades)

Science Exploratorium
Course Offerings (1)
July 31, 2017 through August 4, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.40
Fee: $550
Description
Come discover, experiment, and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based course. We will create biomes from around the world, star-gaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how things work, and dabble in age-appropriate chemistry and physics concepts. (Rising 1-3 grades)

Super Sleuths / Bulls & Bears
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through August 11, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.46
Fee: $550
2-class combination.
Description
In Super Sleuths, get your magnifying glasses and detective hat ready as we have clues to decipher and crimes to solve. We will put our critical thinking skills and STEM knowledge to the test, and get to the bottom of mysteries by learning the tricks real investigators use to solve cases. While experimenting with simple detection techniques, reasoning skills will grow and problem solving skills will become better than CSI agents! It is time to buy? Is it time to sell? Grab the bull by the horns and come play the stock market with us! We will buy, trade, and sell stocks in our fast-paced Wall Street way. Enjoy a chance to create and sell hand-made products at the end of the course during our famous Sale-A-Thon! (Rising 4-6 grades)

Under the Sea Cartoon Fun
Course Offerings (1)
July 17, 2017 through July 21, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Young Rembrandts
CRN: YTH317.25
Fee: $230
Description
Grab your snorkel and your wetsuit and get ready for some fun! Submerge yourself in a week-long art adventure as you learn to draw and cartoon like a professional. Artists will learn to draw new, original, and one-of-a-kind fish and undersea characters! Each day you will learn techniques to draw and cartoon sharks, jelly fish, an octopus and others. On our final day, we will each draw a large poster of the coral reef environment, inviting a great opportunity to use a variety of colors and texture. Pencils, markers, colored pencils, and Sharpies will be used. (Rising 1-6 grades)

Whiz Kids (Grades 1-3)
Course Offerings (1)
July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.33
Fee: $550
Description
Join us on a scientific discovery mission! We will explore the world of science through everyday objects, experiments, and encounters. This class will enhance the STEM education philosophies with a big punch of fun. Age-appropriate concepts in physics, biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy and zoology will be covered in the class. (Rising 1-3 grades)

Whiz Kids (Grades 4-6)
Course Offerings (1)
July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.34
Fee: $550
Description
Join us on a scientific discovery mission! We will explore the world of science through everyday objects, experiments, and encounters. This class will enhance the STEM education philosophies with a big punch of fun. Age-appropriate concepts in physics, biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy and zoology will be covered in the class. (Rising 4-6 grades)

Young Rembrandts / Little Scholars
Course Offerings (1)
July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Instructors: Little Scholars Young Rembrandts
CRN: YTH317.12
Fee: $275
2-class combination.
Description
Combo: Life on the Farm and Tales & Treats. Explore life on the farm and all the cool things we can find there! From barns and tractors to bunnies and pigs, and from fruits and veggies to kittens and flowers, this week will be so much fun with art on the farm. Classes are designed to help children with fine-motor skills, focus, attention to detail, following directions, and problem solving. Bet you never knew how much art inspiration can be found on a farm! Little Scholars presents Tales and Treats with the perfect recipe of books, games, music, and cooking. This class blends early literacy skills and pairs them with social skills such as following directions and taking turns. (Rising K-1 grades)

Contact Us

Mary C. Raymond, Manager
Enrichment & Youth
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
mraymond@richmond.edu