Education

ACT TURBO BOOT CAMP – Grades 9-12
Summer 2017
The ACT Turbo Workshop provides college bound students with a comprehensive overview of strategies for all parts of the ACT. This is an ideal option for students with little time to prepare prior to the test. Students work with the latest materials, all of which are provided. The workshop is uniquely tailored to meet the learning needs of all the students in the class. Instructor: Andrew Body with BWS Education Consulting.

OBEC – Ohio Boating Education Course – Ages 12+
Spring and Summer 2017
Be prepared for the 2017 boating season. A 9-hour class in boating and water safety designed by ODNR Division of Watercraft. It covers the fundamentals of safe boating: state-required equipment, watercraft laws, navigation Rules of the Road, basic safety, risk management and aids to navigation. Classes are enhanced with videos, slides, overheads, handouts, and other visual aids. Instructor Andy Wildman.

DON’T EAT THE DAISIES! Ages: 3 -5
Spring 2017

Get ready for May Day. Join us and make your very own May Day baskets, fill them with fresh flowers to take home with you. Share with family and friends by hanging on their  door as special way to celebrate this spring day. Join us anytime between 10AM-12PM at McPeek Lodge on May 1st.  FREE!

3RD GRADE MATH REVIEW – Entering Grade 4 in fall 2015
Summer 2017
Need a jump start into the new school year? We are offering a math camp designed to boost confidence and reinforce skills. We will spend time reviewing the main concepts taught in 3rd grade including: area, perimeter, fractions, percent, decimals as well as all algorithms for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Instructor Christine Jude

BEGINNING DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS – Ages 13+
Summer 2017
Students and their dogs will be introduced to training the basic commands of sit, stay, come and loose leash walking using positive reinforcement. We will also work on household manners to help our puppies learn to be a great member of the family. Please bring your vaccination record to the first class. This will be a fast paced, fun and positive approach to dog training, encouraging the bond between the owner and dog. Instructor Gayle Mulvey

GRANVILLE – A WALK THRU TIME – Grades 3 – 6
Summer 2017

Throughout our two centuries of existence, people have passed down fables, myths, legends, and tall tales of Granville ghosts, heroes and unusual happenings. How many ghosts really haunt the Buxton Inn? Did you know the Granville Inn has ghosts too? What caused the Granville Riot of 1836? Was Granville a stop on the Underground Railroad? Our young sleuths will journey around Granville and through its history to uncover the truth. Fee includes class materials and light snack. Instructor Lesa Miller

JUNIOR CHEFS – Grades 6-8
Summer 2017

This class is a hands-on culinary journey through a variety of exciting cooking classes. In addition to general cooking techniques, students will be instructed on safe food handling, equipment safety, table etiquette, how to read recipes, and prepare and cook delicious and healthy dishes. All junior chefs will take home a copy of the recipes which they create. Cooks are creative, understand math, science, and well-read. Campers should be dressed comfortably but with safety in mind. Hair clips or bands for long hair should be worn.
Instructor Cindy Shaffer.

LEGO ROBOTS – INTRO – Grades 1-4
Summer 2017

Come play and learn with cool LEGOrobots. Kids create and explore the world of robotics with LEGO Mindstorms. Creative projects and games engage kids in building mechanical creatures and solving problems with robots. This class is great for kids who love creating, building, exploring and trying new ideas. No prior experience is necessary, and everyone will have fun solving open ended creative challenges using the LEGO Mindstorms robotics platform.

LEGO ROBOTICS – ADVANCED Grades 3-7
Summer 2017
Take your Lego robotics skills to the next level with advanced mechanical and design and amazing programming techniques. Work in teams to accomplish goals and discover what you can do. With the fun flexibility of LEGOs and unlimited possibilities of programming, there is no limit to what can be done. This class is designed to accommodate all levels of skill with fun open-ended challenges, but prior experience with LEGOS and or Robotics is always a plus.

PEE WEE CHEFS – Grades 3-5
Summer 2017

This class is a hands-on culinary journey through a variety of exciting cooking classes. In addition to general cooking techniques, students will be instructed on safe food handling, equipment safety, table etiquette, how to read recipes, and prepare and cook delicious and healthy dishes. All junior chefs will take home a copy of the recipes which they create. Cooks are creative, understand math, science, and well-read. Campers should be dressed comfortably but with safety in mind. Hair clips or bands for long hair should be worn.
Instructor Cindy Shaffer.

INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE OLYMPIAD – Grade: 6 – 9
Summer 2017
Immerse yourself in the nation’s most exciting K-12 science competition!  This fun, engaging, and fast-paced class will give students hands-on opportunities to explore some of Science Olympiad’s most interesting and challenging events, like Battery Buggy, Hovercraft, Indoor Bottle Rocket, Keep the Heat, Optics, Roller Coaster, Tower Building, and Wright Stuff.  Working in small groups, students will learn the basics of each event and then design, construct, and test devices to compete against other groups on the last day of the class.  This class is designed to accommodate all levels of experience with Science Olympiad, from students who were on the GMS team last year to those who just want to have fun!”  Instructor Josh Grischow

SPRING VALLEY NATURE STUDIES: EARTH EXPLORERS – Ages 6-8
Summer 2017
Join us for a week of adventure where we will explore the forest, a tall grass prairie, and a meandering stream. We will also build forts using only natural materials, get wet in the stream as well follow animal tracks, and use nature to create art. Come use all of your senses to connect with this beautiful natural area and discover a deeper sense of place. Instructor is Kadi Forth. 

SPRING VALLEY NATURE STUDIES:EARTH ADVENTURES – Ages 9-14
Summer 2017
Experience the Spring Valley Nature Preserve in a new way as we immerse ourselves in the wilderness. With the introduction of primitive living skills, together we will learn how to create a shelter just like squirrels, that will protect us from the elements. Blend in with the forest by camouflaging our bodies with mud and debris, and learn how to see and hear like native people around the world. Discover a real sense of adventure while exploring creeks and climbing hillsides! Instructor is Kadi Forth.

SPRING VALLEY NATURE STUDIES:EARTH ENCHANTED – Ages 9-14
Summer 2017
Ages: 6 – 8
Calling all kids with imaginations! We will combine the wonder of nature with the healthy imaginations of children. We will spend the week touring the Spring Valley Nature Preserve into our very own wonderland with fairies and elves galore! Join us as we  explore, play games, and put our creativity to the test. Instructor is Kadi Forth

SPRING VALLEY NATURE STUDIES:WILD SENSES – Ages 9-14
Summer 2017
Ages: 9 – 14
Experience Spring Valley Nature Preserve using each of your five senses! Each day, we’ll learn and practice different wild skills through games, challenges, and nature exploration as we get to know the wilderness around us! Instructor Kadi Forth

SUMMER CHESS CAMP – Grades 1st – 6th
Summer 2017

Spend some time this summer having fun while playing chess. Novice and intermediate sessions will be held so whether you want to learn to play or just need to improve existing skills this camp is for you. Novices will be taught how to set up the chess board and learn the rules and basic strategies of the game. Novices will be playing basic chess by the 5th session! Parents are welcome to stay and learn how to play too. Participants in the intermediate session need to have participated in Chess Club and/or know the basic concepts of the game. Camp will help develop these players and work on opening theory, positional and tactical aspects of the middle game, and the endgame theory, while having a great time. Instructor Michael Spaul.

CHESS CLUB GRADES 1st – 6th
Fall 2017
Does your child have an interest in the game of chess? Have they played previously? Join the Granville Chess Club at the GES or GIS level. Our new instructor is Mr. Michael Spaul. He is a retired Engineer and a resident of Granville, whose children attended Granville schools and who enjoys chess. He ran a beginner’s course last winter at Newark’s Miller Library for 8-12 year old ( plus some parents ). We are happy to have him instructing our chess program this year. 8 minimum, 25 maximum

PARK PRESCHOOLER – Ages 3-5
Fall 2017
Instructor Anne Balogh, Program Director Licking County Park District
Programming for curious little kids, Each session includes a craft.
minimum 6, maximum 15
Dates TBD

BLUE BIRD HOUSE WORKSHOP – Ages 16+
Fall 2017
Want to do something that’s good for the bluebirds – and fun for you? Build them a nesting box. Thanks to man-made nest boxes, the population of these beautiful birds is on its way up! Join the GRD staff and build your own house to take home with you. The bluebird boxes we are building have a couple of interesting features and are easy to assemble. Registration fee includes precut and drilled cedar boards, ready for you to assemble. This is a great family project, children 12 and under must have parental supervision. Tools will be provided.

CPR & FIRST AID – Ages 18
Fall 2017
Can you respond to S.O.S? (Sequence of Survival) or how to respond to a medical emergency? Members of the Granville Township Fire Dept. will offer this class instruction will be given in One Man CPR, Infant and Child CPR and in the treatment of an obstructed airway for conscious and unconscious victims. Participants will also learn about the basic steps involved in the first five minutes of emergency care of injuries and how to respond to a medical emergency. Participants completing this course will receive the American Safety and Health Institute Standards Card of Participation.

ESSENTIAL OIL & HOLISTIC HEALTH
Fall 2017
Ages: 18+
Learn how to incorporate essential oils and other holistic approaches, thru a variety of class topics, in a safe and effective manner into your health and wellness regime.
Check the registration portion of the web-site for classes.