After School Programs with Blairstown Recreation
Sponsored by the Blairstown Recreation Department for 2021-2022
All programs require advanced registration. Visit http://www.blairstowntownship.org/ or call 908-362-6663 ext. 232 for additional information. All fees listed are for Blairstown residents; additional fees may apply for non-residents. Anyone can participate. You do not need to attend Blairstown Elementary or live in Blairstown, NJ. Registration closes one week before the program begins, or once the program has reached capacity. Programs held at Blairstown Elementary School, 1 Sunset Hill Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825.
Grades K-3, Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 3:15 – 4:30 pm, $55/student
Calling all detectives! Calling all detectives! We have some mysteries to solve! This fun program will put your creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness to use as you conquer the challenges each week. Our young sleuths will play with puzzles, craft crazy contraptions, and solve lighthearted mysteries in this fun class meant to build critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and confidence.
Grades 4-6, Tuesday, November 9, 16, 23, 30 , 3:15 – 4:30 pm, $55/student
Hack the kitchen as you learn the science behind your food and get creative with the recipes. We’ll perform exciting edible experiments and use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to invent new treats. Everybody should know what goes into the food that they eat! Here’s your chance to become a food scientist and unlock a whole new level of cooking expertise
Grades K-6, Tuesday, December 14, 3:15 – 5 pm, $25/student
Full of magic and wonder, winter is a fantastic time to delve into the marvels of nature and science. Students will be grouped by age and led through exciting projects that explore ice, snow, the winter solstice, and more. Blending art and science with each experiment, participants will create amazing items to take home.
Grades 4-6, Tuesdays, January 25, February 1, 3:15 – 5:15 pm, $45/student
In this fun mash-up, participants will explore the science of electronic circuits and then use them to create fun fabric wearables that light up and awesome plushy toys that vibrate and talk. This is a fantastic STEAM (science, technology, electronics, art, and math) workshop that makes learning hands-on and exciting for anyone.
ESCAPE ROOM ULTIMATE CHALLENGE
Grades K-3, Tuesday, February 15, 3:15 – 5 pm, $25/student
Grades 4-6, Tuesday, March 1, 3:15 – 5 pm, $25/student
Bring on the science. Throw in the tech. Build it bigger and better! This escape room will have the wackiest, craziest, most ridiculous engineering and science challenges you’ve ever seen. Will you unlock the final puzzle? It won’t matter, because FUN is the reward!
Grades K-3, Tuesday, March 15, 3:15 – 5 pm, $25/student
Take our fun and creative engineering challenge as we build the biggest, the best, the most outrageous Leprechaun traps ever seen. We’ll have lots of silly games to test our luck and some other tricks up our sleeves for our builders.
DUCT TAPE DOES IT!
Grades K-6, Tuesday, April 12, 26, May 3, 10, 3:15 – 4:30 pm, $55/student
In this program for creative inventors, we will be pushing the limits of what duct tape can do as we craft, build, and engineer all kinds of crazy contraptions using one of the most useful materials on the planet. One part art, one part tinkering, this class is perfect for out-of-the-box thinkers. Each week there will be a new challenge to conquer, so get ready for fun!
UP, UP, AND AWAY
Grades 3-6, Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 31, 3:15 – 4:45 pm, $55/student
From simple paper airplanes to launching rockets to flying drones, this after-school program is all about exploring the power of flight. Participants will build, tinker, and engineer their way to creating their own aeronautical inventions, exploring the science behind flight.
Grades K-4, Tuesday, June 7, 3:15 – 5 pm, $25/student
Get ready for a summer of astounding science! In this program, we’ll put the heat and sunshine to good use as make awesome sun prints, build pinhole cameras, create color-changing bracelets and design our own sunglasses. So, start your summer vacation by training your brain at Summertime Scientists.
Grades K-8, Monday-Thursday – July 11-14, 9 am – 12:30 pm, $125/student
Kids love to create, build, and innovate. This is the perfect Summer Camp for kids that love science, technology, and engineering. Maker Camp will provide them with the opportunity to develop their skills, learn new things, and share interests with others. Maker Camp gives kids the chance to design a new world of creativity that merges the traditional and technological in their own unique and independent way.