Youth Activities FORENSIC SCIENCE CAMP FOR YOUNG DETECTIVES – C.S.I. IN ACTION! This program is totally designed for kids! This Forensic Science camp will let students jump into the world of real crime scene investigation. We will take on the role of the investigator when we ask, “How can we prove that someone came into a room or touched an object?” There will be hands-on activities and demonstrations of everything that our young C.S.I. investigators will need to know! During this week-long camp, we will cover a wide variety of evidence including: fingerprints, shoe prints, blood (synthetic and only a drop or two), handwriting, trace evidence, forensic anthropology and we’ll examine bones, and MORE! The kids will study how evidence is used in crime scene investigations. We will analyze trace evidence under a microscope and practice collection techniques. Our detectives will do facial reconstruction with clay on plastic skulls. We will also discuss how these types of evidence have been used in REAL cases. The last day of camp culminates with a mock crime scene where our forensic scientists will apply what they have learned from the week. The kids will have to be clever and use their critical thinking to figure things out along the way. Instructor: Thomas Jones, BA, MA, University of Illinois; JD, University of Michigan; noted author; for more information, crimescenecamps.com. Please have your child bring a snack and drink each day. Note to parents: For your child’s safety, please inform the Department Staff, at the time of registration, and the instructor of any known allergies that exist for your child! IT’S ALL ABOUT ROCKS! NEW! MINERAL MANIA & CLIMBING FUN! We are excited to offer this fantastic program, featuring two popular elements that kids love — minerals and climbing! We partner with Mad Science and Rocksport to bring this awesome opportunity to your child. Children will learn about minerals, enjoy a snack which is provided, and have a blast as they rock climb. MINERAL MANIA: The earth can be pretty crusty. Peek beneath its rough exterior and uncover what it’s made of. Explore the process of rock formation and learn how scientists classify and identify rocks and minerals. Children will enjoy breaking open geodes to find and keep amazing crystals! ROCK CLIMBING: Children will learn basic skills, techniques, and climbing strategy. Rocksport instructors will be monitoring the children as they have so much fun climbing at the spectacular, state-of-the-art Rocksport facility! All material, supplies, and a snack are included. Note to parents: For your child’s safety, please inform the Department Staff, at the time of registration, and the instructor of any known allergies that exist for your child! It will be a great afternoon for the kids! Let’s ROCK this perfect combo! FOR .............................................. Boys & Girls Grades K-5 WHEN .................................................. August 7 (Tuesday) TIME ...............................................................1:00-3:30 pm WHERE ................Rocksport, 54 Carey Road, Queensbury FEE ..................................Resident $45; Non-Resident $55 CLASS MAXIMUM .......................................................... 20 Please Note: the completion of a Rocksport waiver is required. FOR ...................................................... Ages 6-14 years WHEN ......................July 30-August 3 (Monday-Friday) TIME .................................................. 9:00 am-12:00 pm WHERE ..... Queensbury WHBI School, Classroom #119 FEE .............................Resident $80; Non-Resident $90 CLASS SIZE ......................... Minimum 14; Maximum 25 It’s real-life forensic methodology and techniques — learn from a pro! Limited seats ... hurry in! ONLINE: recreation.queensbury.net IN PERSON: 742 Bay Road, 8am-4:30pm Please register early! BABYSITTER SAFETY COURSE WITH FIRST AID Participants will learn an assortment of safety techniques from various community agencies, including personnel from local Police, Fire, and EMS Departments. Designed to offer safety techniques and information to those who may be interested in babysitting. Participants will also receive instruction in basic first aid. The program is facilitated by the Queensbury Fire Marshal’s Office and the Parks & Recreation Department. Parent participation is strongly encouraged. FOR ................................................................... Ages 12-15 WHEN ................................................ July 11 (Wednesday) TIME ............................................................... 1:00-4:00 pm WHERE ........... Queensbury Activity Center, 742 Bay Road FEE .................................. Resident $25; Non-Resident $35 CLASS SIZE ................................ Minimum 8; Maximum 25 6 NYS SAFE BOATING COURSE The Department will offer the New York State Boating Course in early-July. NYS Boating Law Effective May 1st 2014: All individuals born on or after 5/1/96 are now required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat or those age 14 or older to operate a personal watercraft on any body of water within the state. Attendance at both classes is required. FOR ................................................................... Ages 10-17 WHEN ..............................July 3 & 5 (Tuesday & Thursday) TIME ............................................................. 12:30-4:30 pm WHERE ........... Queensbury Activity Center, 742 Bay Road FEE ............................................................... Call for details CLASS SIZE ................................ Minimum 6; Maximum 15 Online: nysparks.com/recreation/boating/safety-courses.aspx SUMMER 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE