Education

DON’T EAT THE DAISIES! Ages: 3 -5
Spring 2018

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!

ACT TURBO BOOT CAMP – Grades 9-12
Summer 2018
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.

COLLEGE ESSAY JUMP START – Grades 11 &12
Summer 2018
Students will review the purpose of the college essay, participate in a guided brainstorming session and gain insider tips on style and structure.  Day two will be a dedicated writing workshop with individual instructor feedback.  Have a jump start on your essay BEFORE the chaos of senior year begins!

Instructor is Amber Gilsdorf, an Independent Educational Consultant and is a former counselor at Granville High School with over 10 years of college counselling experience.

OBEC – Ohio Boating Education Course – Ages 12+
Spring and Summer 2018
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.

3RD GRADE MATH REFRESHER – Entering Grade 4 in fall 2018
Summer 2018
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

FAMILY GARDENING  – Ages: 8+
Summer 2018
Every family can garden! Gardening allows adults and children to investigate, experiment, problem solve and succeed. Getting them involved in this program will give you a hands on way to promote a love a nature and to connect them with healthy food and lifestyles. Your  instructor, Amy Hall will take an exploratory route in gardening by introducing cauliflower, artichokes and a variety of flowers.

BEGINNING DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS – Ages 13+
Summer 2018
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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018
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 2018

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.

SPRING VALLEY NATURE STUDIES: EARTH EXPLORERS – Ages 6-8
Summer 2018
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.

SUMMER CHESS CAMP – Grades 1st – 6th
Summer 2018

Spend some time this summer having fun while playing chess. Novice and Player 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 Players session need to have participated in GES or GIS 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.

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.

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. 

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.

WINTER TRACKS – Ages 3 – 6 
Winter 2018
Children will explore animal tracks and make and compare tracks of their own in a book they can take home with them.
Thursday January 18 from drop in between 10:00 – 12:00 AM, 
Spring Valley Nature Preserve, Free

WINTER HIKE AT SPRING VALLEY NATURE PRESERVE – ALL
Winter 2018
Sunday January 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Join us at Spring Valley Nature Preserve for a fun hike! On the hike we will learn about the history of the property and local fauna as we look for tracks and other signs that animals leave behind. Come spend the afternoon with your family and find out why Spring Valley is one of our local natural treasures! End the hike with hot chocolate and s’mores!
No Registration Required

CHESS CLUB GRADES 1st – 6th
Winter 2018 – Registration is closed, classes are full.
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
 

WHAT DO YOU SEE MR. GROUNDHOG? – Ages 3 – 5
Winter 2018
Take a hike to see what the halfway point of winter looks like. Does anything still look dead? Can you find the signs of impending spring? Learn “weather lore” and explore the forest as we decide “will spring be here soon”? Also make a craft and enjoy a snack. 
Ages 3 – 5. Friday Feb. 2, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. McPeek Lodge.
Free but pre-registration is required.

VALENTINE’S DAY HEARTS OF FUN! – Ages 4 – 7
Winter 2018
Celebrate the day by creating something special for your Valentine. 
Monday February 12, 2018 at McPeek Lodge, Drop in between 10:00AM – noon. FREE no registration required

SHAMROCKS, LEPRECHAUNS & MORE – Ages 3 – 5
Winter 2018
Celebrate the Irish holiday with stories and crafts. You don’t have to be Irish to join in the fun. Wear your green! Enjoy a yummy snack too. Friday March 9, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at McPeek Lodge. FREE but registration is required. Register by 3/2.