Kid Academy

SPRING & SUMMER 2015

The following course offerings are designed for kids of all ages, starting from kindergarten to age 15.  An array of classes for the "Inquisitve Mind."  Online registration is new for this year!  Go to www.berkshirecc.edu/workshops to register online today.  Classes fill up quickly!!  Make sure you reserve your spot now.

Safe Sitter Training

Safe Sitter is a highly structured babysitting preparation course designed for young teens from ages 11-16. Teaching methodology includes hands-on manikin practice, small group interactive learning, role-playing, and games. Each participant must pass a written and practical exam proving mastery of key concepts. Instruction includes care of choking infant/child; infant and child CPR; injury prevention and injury management; safety for the sitter; child care essentials; behavior management and babysitting as a business. Space is limited so register early. 

Cost: $60
Instructor: Safe Sitter Training Staff

WKS-1137-E1 - SPRING Semester
1 meeting, Sat., 4/18, 8:30AM-4:00PM
Location: H/112
OR
WKS-1137-E2 - SPRING Semester
1 meeting, Sat., 5/2, 8:30AM-4:00PM
Location: H/112
OR
WKS-1137-E1 - SUMMER Semester
1 meeting, Sat., 7/18, 8:30AM-4:00PM
Location: Melville Hall, Room 110
OR
WKS-1137-E2 - SUMMER Semester
1 meeting, Sat., 8/22, 8:30AM-4:00PM
Location:
Melville Hall, Room 110


Personal Finance

Learn how to manage your money early to establish positive lifelong habits. For grades 9 - 12.

WKS-4613-E1
1 meeting, Thurs., 4/23, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Location: Intermodal Education Center, room 2
Cost: $20
Instructor: Quentin Chin, Consultant 


Beginners Photography for Kids - NEW

Inspire. Learn. Create. Photography can be a hobby, art, income and so much more! It's never too early to learn how to take wonderful pictures. DSLR, Point & Shoot, or Smart Phone required.  For grades 3 - 6.

WKS-4617-E1
6 meetings, Tuesdays, 4/7–5/12, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Location: Intermodal Education Center, room 2
Cost: $60
Instructor: Heather Cachat, Photographer 


Photography for the Beginner - NEW

Come enjoy photography while learning skills you can use.  DSLR, Point & Shoot or Smart Phone required.  We will even cover how to take a better "selfie!"  For grades 7 - 12.

WKS-4618-E1
7 meetings, Wednesdays, 4/1–5/13, 4:00PM-5:30PM
Location: Intermodal Education Center, room 2
Cost: $95
Instructor: Heather Cachat, Photographer


The Nature of Birds

Enter the fascinating world of birds! What do birds do all day? What do they eat? Where do they live? How do birds interact with each other? Learn the answer to these questions and many more! Field trips, laboratory exercises, internet explorations, construction projects, and more will provide fun, enhance learning, and teach aspiring student birdwatchers how to help best study local birds. Recommended for ages 8 - 12.

WKS-1126-E1
5 meetings, Mon.-Fri., 7/13-7/17, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Location: R. Hoffmann Environmental Center, Room 102
Cost: $195
Instructor: Thomas Tyning, BCC Profession of Environmental Science


Dining Etiquette & Social Skills

In collaboration with Berkshire School of Etiquette, this program will empower children with self-confidence and poise. Learn dining etiquette and social skills including introductions, listening and conversing skills. For grades K-5.

WKS-4620-E1
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/13-7/15, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Melville Hall, Room 211
Cost: $60
Instructor: Diane Massey, Consultant


Food Adventures

Join us for a week-long, hands-on cooking series designed especially for school-age children. Kids will learn basic cooking skills and nutrition concepts while also learning about food science, math and cultural heritage from around the globe. Food Adventures will provide all of the ingredients for a memorable summer workshop that encourages kids to explore seasonal eating, the magic of whole foods, making healthy, delicious desserts, menu planning and the bounty of local produce. Tuition includes lunch and a snack each day. For ages 6 - 14.

WKS-4621-E1
5 meetings, Mon.-Fri., 8/3-8/7, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Location: R. Hoffmann Environmental Center, Room 102
Cost: $250
Instructor: Peter Stanton, Executive Director, The Nutrition Center & Staff


Beginning Guitar for Young People

An introduction to guitar for students ages 9 - 13. Learn the basic chords and reading music and fake sheets.

WKS-845-C1
10 meetings, Tues., 6/02-8/11, 10:00AM-11:00AM
Location: South County Center
Cost: $100
Instructor: David Hodge, Guitarist


Junior Golf Clinic

In collaboration with Downswing's Indoor Golf Center, students will participate in an entertaining and engaging golf education experience. Get your junior off to a great start with this golf clinic series that will teach them the proper fundamentals. A PGA Professional will provide the basic foundation of the swing, including grip, body alignment, and posture, as well as safety, rules of the game, and etiquette. For ages 5 - 16, all skill levels. Each clinic will be limited to four students. 

Location: Downswing’s Indoor Golf Center, 10 Lyman Street, Pittsfield
Cost: $50 per workshop
Instructor: James Underdown, PGA Professional

Designed for ages 5 to 8:
WKS-1128-E1
3 meetings, Mon., 6/1-6/15, 4:30PM-05:45PM

Designed for ages 7 to 10:
WKS-1128-E4
1 meeting, Sat., 6/20, 9:00AM-12:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E6

1 meeting, Sat., 6/27, 9:00AM-12:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E8

1 meeting, Sat., 7/11, 9:00AM-12:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E10

1 meeting, Sat., 7/18, 9:00AM-12:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E12

1 meeting, Sat., 7/25, 9:00AM-12:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E14

1 meeting, Sat., 8/01, 9:00AM-12:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E16

1 meeting, Sat., 8/8, 9:00AM-12:45PM

Designed for ages 9 to 11:
WKS-1128-E2
3 meetings, Tues., 6/2-6/16, 4:30PM-5:45PM

Designed for ages 11 to 15:
WKS-1128-E5
1 meeting, Sat., 6/20, 1:00PM-4:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E7
1 meeting, Sat., 6/27, 1:00PM-4:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E9
1 meeting, Sat., 7/11, 1:00PM-4:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E11
1 meeting, Sat., 7/18, 1:00PM-4:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E13
1 meeting, Sat., 7/25, 1:00PM-4:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E15
1 meeting, Sat., 8/01, 1:00PM-4:45PM
OR
WKS-1128-E17
1 meeting, Sat., 8/8, 1:00PM-4:45PM

Designed for ages 12 to 15:
WKS-1128-E3
3 meetings, Wed., 6/3-6/17, 4:30PM-5:45PM


Daily Junior Golf Clinic

Participate in an entertaining and engaging golf education experience. Get your junior off to a great start with this golf clinic series that will teach them the proper fundamentals. A PGA Professional will provide the basic foundation of the swing, including grip, body alignment, and posture, as well as safety, rules of the game, and etiquette. Don't miss the opportunity to get your child started at a young age learning a game that can be played for a lifetime. Each 2 or 3-day clinic will be limited to four students.
Location: Downswing’s Indoor Golf Center, 10 Lyman Street, Pittsfield
Cost: $50 per workshop
Instructor: James Underdown, PGA Professional

Designed for ages 5 to 8:
WKS-4612-E1
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 6/22-6/24, 9:00AM-10:15AM
OR
WKS-4612-E6
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 6/29-7/0, 9:00AM-10:15AM
OR
WKS-4612-E11
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/06-7/8, 9:00AM-10:15AM
OR
WKS-4612-E16
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/13-7/15, 9:00AM-10:15AM
OR
WKS-4612-E21
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/20-7/22, 9:00AM-10:15AM
OR
WKS-4612-E26
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/27-7/29, 9:00AM-10:15AM
OR
WKS-4612-E31
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 8/3-8/05, 9:00AM-10:15AM

Designed for ages 7 to 10:
WKS-4612-E4
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 6/25-6/26, 9:00AM-10:50AM
OR
WKS-4612-E9
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/2-7/3, 9:00AM-10:50AM
OR
WKS-4612-E14
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/9-7/10, 9:00AM-10:50AM
OR
WKS-4612-E19
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/16-7/17, 9:00AM-10:50AM
OR
WKS-4612-E24

2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/23-7/24, 9:00AM-10:50AM
OR
WKS-4612-E29

2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/30-7/31, 9:00AM-10:50AM
OR
WKS-4612-E34

2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 8/6-8/7, 9:00AM-10:50AM

Designed for ages 9 to 11:
WKS-4612-E2
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 6/22-6/24, 10:30AM-11:45AM
OR
WKS-4612-E7
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 6/29-7/01, 10:30AM-11:45AM
OR
WKS-4612-E12
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/6-7/8, 10:30AM-11:45AM
OR
WKS-4612-E17
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/13-7/15, 10:30AM-11:45AM
OR
WKS-4612-E22
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/20-7/22, 10:30AM-11:45AM
OR
WKS-4612-E27
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/27-7/29, 10:30AM-11:45AM
OR
WKS-4612-E32
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 8/3-8/05, 10:30AM-11:45AM

Designed for ages 11 to 15:
WKS-4612-E5
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 6/25-6/26, 12:00PM-1:50PM
OR
WKS-4612-E10
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/2-7/3, 12:00PM-1:50PM
OR
WKS-4612-E15
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/9-7/10, 12:00PM-1:50PM
OR
WKS-4612-E20
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/16-7/17, 12:00PM-1:50PM
OR
WKS-4612-E25
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/23-7/24, 12:00PM-1:50PM
OR
WKS-4612-E30
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 7/30-7/31, 12:00PM-01:50PM
OR
WKS-4612-E35
2 meetings, Thurs. & Fri., 8/6-8/7, 12:00PM-1:50PM

Designed for ages 12 to 15:
WKS-4612-E3
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 6/22-6/24, 12:00PM-1:15PM
OR
WKS-4612-E8
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 6/29-7/01, 12:00PM-1:15PM
OR
WKS-4612-E13
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/6-7/8, 12:00PM-1:15PM
OR
WKS-4612-E18
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/13-7/15, 12:00PM-1:15PM
OR
WKS-4612-E23
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/20-7/22, 12:00PM-1:15PM
OR
WKS-4612-E28
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 7/27-7/29, 12:00PM-1:15PM
OR
WKS-4612-E33
3 meetings, Mon., Tues. & Wed., 8/3-8/05, 12:00PM-1:15PM 


To register, please call 413-236-2127, email lmorelli@berkshirecc.edu, or click here