Electives

Our Virtual Electives are meant to provide a framework for activities that you might expand on at home. They include resource ideas and regular instructor/student communication through the virtual learning management platform Seesaw. They DO NOT include in-person or virtual face-to-face instruction. Students log into Seesaw each week and complete an activity, usually using a virtual resource. Instructors communicate with students about their completed activities. Each semester includes 14 weeks of content, a syllabus, a printable PDF workbook, and ongoing instructional and technical support.

Each Virtual Elective includes one Optional Learning Experience (OLE):

Solo Optional Learning Experiences are student-led and are ideal for students who want to take lessons or classes in the community or expand on their Virtual Elective in their own homes. Students and families plan these OLEs themselves, and Kaleidoscope provides funding, resources, and support.

Basecamp classes meet once a week at the Kaleidoscope building in L’Anse and include hands-on activities led by an instructor in a small group setting. Classes may take place online (via additional online content, live-streaming with the instructor, or other similar scenarios) in case of school closures, snow days, or other emergencies.

Explorer classes meet at varying times and locations, usually in the Houghton area, and include hands-on activities led by an instructor in a small group setting. Classes may take place online (via additional online content, live-streaming with the instructor, or other similar scenarios) in case of school closures, snow days, or other emergencies.

Not enrolled through CLK?

Kaleidoscope Self-Pay is a way for students to participate in Kaleidoscope classes even if they are not enrolled through CLK’s Virtual Programs, or a way for current Kaleidoscope students to take extra electives.

Art Sampler A (ages 5-8)

Explore a sampling of visual and performing arts through lessons that include art appreciation and techniques.

Solo Art Sampler

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Art is for Everyone (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30)

Artists of all ages will gain an appreciation of art and artists from around the world as they are introduced by Ms. Christy to new techniques, build on foundations, and have some hands-on fun.

Basecamp L’Anse: Fiber Arts (Wednesdays, 11:45-1:00, AGES 8+)

Join Ms. Erin L. and dip your fingers into a variety of fiber and fabric crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, textile collages, spinning, and dyeing just to name a few!

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

Basecamp L’Anse: Story Time Adventures (Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00, AGES 4-6)

Explore the world through stories, art, and nature with Ms. Mary.

Basecamp L’Anse: Tinker Lab (Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45)

Your child will embark on an exploration of the working world around them, led by Ms. Christy, as we dive into projects involving art, building, and more. This year long class will encourage critical thinking and creativity in your child as they learn to think outside of the box. Open-ended, process based experimentation such as magic potion testing, Rube Goldberg machines, mystery dyes, and basic robotics will draw your little thinker in. By the completion of the class, students will have gained great confidence in their critical and creative thinking skills.

Art Sampler B (ages 9-12)

Explore a sampling of visual and performing arts through lessons that include art appreciation, techniques, and artist biographies.

Solo Art Sampler

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Art is for Everyone (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30)

Artists of all ages will gain an appreciation of art and artists from around the world as they are introduced by Ms. Christy to new techniques, build on foundations, and have some hands-on fun.

Basecamp L’Anse: Fiber Arts (Wednesdays, 11:45-1:00)

Join Ms. Erin L. and dip your fingers into a variety of fiber and fabric crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, textile collages, spinning, and dyeing just to name a few!

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

Basecamp L’Anse: Tinker Lab (Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45, AGES 5-9)

Your child will embark on an exploration of the working world around them, led by Ms. Christy, as we dive into projects involving art, building, and more. This year long class will encourage critical thinking and creativity in your child as they learn to think outside of the box. Open-ended, process based experimentation such as magic potion testing, Rube Goldberg machines, mystery dyes, and basic robotics will draw your little thinker in. By the completion of the class, students will have gained great confidence in their critical and creative thinking skills.

Explorer Houghton: Hand Building Clay (Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 at Magic Kiln Studio in Hancock)

Join Ms. Catherine for a hand building clay class where students will learn basic methods of construction and decoration to create ceramic projects without a pottery wheel.

Art Sampler C (ages 13+)

Explore a sampling of visual and performing arts through lessons that include art appreciation, techniques, artist biographies, and art history.

Solo Art Sampler

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Art is for Everyone (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30)

Artists of all ages will gain an appreciation of art and artists from around the world as they are introduced by Ms. Christy to new techniques, build on foundations, and have some hands-on fun.

Basecamp L’Anse: Fiber Arts (Wednesdays, 11:45-1:00)

Join Ms. Erin L. and dip your fingers into a variety of fiber and fabric crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, textile collages, spinning, and dyeing just to name a few!

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

Health A (ages 5-8)

Focus on healthy minds and healthy bodies in this elective that touches on the basics of nutrition, cooking, and exercise.

Solo Health

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Beginner Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00)

Young students will learn kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. Healthy eating will be made simple and fun as students gain self-sufficiency and learn recipes from around the world.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Beginner (Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Intermediate (Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45, AGES 6+, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Health B (ages 9-12)

Focus on healthy minds and healthy bodies in this elective that explores nutrition, cooking, and exercise.

Solo Health

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Beginner Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00, AGES 5-9)

Young students will learn kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. Healthy eating will be made simple and fun as students gain self-sufficiency and learn recipes from around the world.

Basecamp L’Anse: Intermediate Cooking (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:45, AGES 10+)

Students will refine their cooking skills, learning new techniques and gaining proficiency in the kitchen. They will explore culinary additions from other cultures.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Beginner (Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Intermediate (Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Advanced (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30, AGES 10+, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Explorer Houghton: Kitchen Garden (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:00, meets 8 times per semester at Teach to Taste near Hancock)

Students will learn the historical and cultural importance of the foods on our plate with Ms. Margaret. They will explore food science by learning the chemistry of our ingredients and experimenting in the kitchen, and learn the different edible plant families, their cultivated origins and how they are used in today’s cuisine. They will also learn how to plant an edible garden, learn sustainable farm design and observe permaculture.

Health C (ages 13+)

Focus on healthy minds and healthy bodies in this elective that explores nutrition, cooking, and exercise as students develop their independent skills in these areas.

Solo Health

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Intermediate Cooking (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:45, AGES 10+)

Students will refine their cooking skills, learning new techniques and gaining proficiency in the kitchen. They will explore culinary additions from other cultures.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Beginner (Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Intermediate (Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Advanced (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30, AGES 10+, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Horsemanship A (ages 5-8)

Learn about horse care, horse science, horse psychology, horseback riding, and rider fitness. Develop a solid base of knowledge that students can apply to any real-life interactions they have with horses.

Solo Horsemanship

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Horsemanship B (ages 9-12)

Learn about horse care, horse science, horse psychology, horseback riding, and rider fitness. Develop a solid base of knowledge that students can apply to any real-life interactions they have with horses.

Solo Horsemanship

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Horsemanship C (ages 13+)

Learn about horse care, horse science, horse psychology, horseback riding, and rider fitness. Develop a solid base of knowledge that students can apply to any real-life interactions they have with horses.

Solo Horsemanship

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Ice Skating A (ages 5-8)

Compare different styles of ice skating as you learn the basics of ice skating and ice safety.

Solo Ice Skating

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Up and Active (Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00)

Get moving with Ms. Amanda in Up and Active class! Come try new skills and sample what our community has to offer. Activities may include ice skating, swimming, bowling, hiking, as well as traditional PE sports and games. Most classes take place at alternate locations near our facility or outside.

Ice Skating B (ages 9-12)

Compare different styles of ice skating as you review the basics of ice skating and ice safety, and explore the accomplishments of well-known ice skaters.

Solo Ice Skating

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Up and Active (Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00)

Get moving with Ms. Amanda in Up and Active class! Come try new skills and sample what our community has to offer. Activities may include ice skating, swimming, bowling, hiking, as well as traditional PE sports and games. Most classes take place at alternate locations near our facility or outside.

Ice Skating C (ages 13+)

Compare different styles of ice skating as you review the basics of ice skating and ice safety, and explore the accomplishments of well-known ice skaters.

Solo Ice Skating

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Up and Active (Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00)

Get moving with Ms. Amanda in Up and Active class! Come try new skills and sample what our community has to offer. Activities may include ice skating, swimming, bowling, hiking, as well as traditional PE sports and games. Most classes take place at alternate locations near our facility or outside.

Life Skills A (ages 5-8)

Cooking, nutrition, sewing, fitness, and study skills are just a few of the life skills covered in this elective.

Solo Life Skills

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Beginner Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00)

Young students will learn kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. Healthy eating will be made simple and fun as students gain self-sufficiency and learn recipes from around the world.

Basecamp L’Anse: Fiber Arts (Wednesdays, 11:45-1:00, AGES 8+)

Join Ms. Erin L. and dip your fingers into a variety of fiber and fabric crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, textile collages, spinning, and dyeing just to name a few!

Basecamp L’Anse: Learning Lab (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15, AGES 7+)

BYOW: That means Bring Your Own Work! Use this time of supervised study hall to pursue your own projects and get help from Ms. Erin L. Get help with Seesaw assignments, independent projects, or other school work. The computer lab is available during this time.

Basecamp L’Anse: Up and Active (Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00)

Get moving with in Up and Active class! Come try new skills and sample what our community has to offer. Activities may include ice skating, swimming, bowling, hiking, as well as traditional PE sports and games. Most classes take place at alternate locations near our facility or outside.

Life Skills B (ages 9-12)

Hone your life skills with lessons about cooking, nutrition, sewing, fitness, study skills, coding, and communication.

Solo Life Skills

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Solo Life Skills/Basecamp L’Anse: Public Speaking (Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45 during Semester 2, AGES 11+)

Take Solo Life Skills for Semester 1 and Public Speaking for Semester 2: Public speaking. Two words that strike fear in most people’s minds. Let’s ease that fear for the next generation of world changers. Ms. Jessica provides a positive, supportive environment, and this class aims to get students comfortable speaking in front of groups. We will focus on clarity of speech, managing nerves, proper physical presentation, projection of voice, and how to plan an effective speech. Students will prepare and present various types of speeches, including autobiographical, informative, and persuasive. By the end of the class, each student will have gained confidence and skills in the world of public speaking.

Basecamp L’Anse: Beginner Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00, AGES 5-9)

Young students will learn kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. Healthy eating will be made simple and fun as students gain self-sufficiency and learn recipes from around the world.

Basecamp L’Anse: Intermediate Cooking (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:45, AGES 10+)

Students will refine their cooking skills, learning new techniques and gaining proficiency in the kitchen. They will explore culinary additions from other cultures.

Basecamp L’Anse: Fiber Arts (Wednesdays, 11:45-1:00)

Join Ms. Erin L. and dip your fingers into a variety of fiber and fabric crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, textile collages, spinning, and dyeing just to name a few!

Basecamp L’Anse: Learning Lab (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15)

BYOW: That means Bring Your Own Work! Use this time of supervised study hall to pursue your own projects and get help from Ms. Erin L. Get help with Seesaw assignments, independent projects, or other school work. The computer lab is available during this time.

Basecamp L’Anse: Up and Active (Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00)

Get moving in Up and Active class! Come try new skills and sample what our community has to offer. Activities may include ice skating, swimming, bowling, hiking, as well as traditional PE sports and games. Most classes take place at alternate locations near our facility or outside.

Basecamp L’Anse: Lego Robotics (Tuesdays, 3:45-5:00)

Learn the basics of computers, such as proper keyboarding skills and how to use common software. Then build on these basics with some Lego Robotics projects, where students learn the basics of coding and program their robots.

Explorer Houghton: Explore Isle Royale (Thursdays, 1:00-3:00, meets approximately once a month at the Isle Royale Visitor Center in Houghton and other locations, AGES 12+)

Delve with Ms. Alison into the many facets of this remote National Park wilderness. Touching on geology, history, botany, zoology, and wilderness trip planning and execution, this course will culminate in a 3 day backpacking trip to Isle Royale for a first hand experience.

Explorer Houghton: Kitchen Garden (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:00, meets 8 times per semester at Teach to Taste near Hancock)

Students will learn the historical and cultural importance of the foods on our plate with Ms. Margaret. They will explore food science by learning the chemistry of our ingredients and experimenting in the kitchen, and learn the different edible plant families, their cultivated origins and how they are used in today’s cuisine. They will also learn how to plant an edible garden, learn sustainable farm design and observe permaculture.

Life Skills C (ages 13+)

Focus on the skills that you’ll need to succeed in life, such as cooking, nutrition, sewing, fitness, study skills, coding, and communication.

Solo Life Skills

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Solo Life Skills/Basecamp L’Anse: Public Speaking (Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45 during Semester 2)

Take Solo Life Skills for Semester 1 and Public Speaking for Semester 2: Public speaking. Two words that strike fear in most people’s minds. Let’s ease that fear for the next generation of world changers. Ms. Jessica provides a positive, supportive environment, and this class aims to get students comfortable speaking in front of groups. We will focus on clarity of speech, managing nerves, proper physical presentation, projection of voice, and how to plan an effective speech. Students will prepare and present various types of speeches, including autobiographical, informative, and persuasive. By the end of the class, each student will have gained confidence and skills in the world of public speaking.

Basecamp L’Anse: Intermediate Cooking (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:45)

Students will refine their cooking skills, learning new techniques and gaining proficiency in the kitchen. They will explore culinary additions from other cultures.

Basecamp L’Anse: Fiber Arts (Wednesdays, 11:45-1:00)

Join Ms. Erin L. and dip your fingers into a variety of fiber and fabric crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, textile collages, spinning, and dyeing just to name a few!

Basecamp L’Anse: Learning Lab (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15)

BYOW: That means Bring Your Own Work! Use this time of supervised study hall to pursue your own projects and get help from Ms. Erin L. Get help with Seesaw assignments, independent projects, or other school work. The computer lab is available during this time.

Basecamp L’Anse: Lego Robotics (Tuesdays, 3:45-5:00, AGES 9-14)

Learn the basics of computers, such as proper keyboarding skills and how to use common software. Then build on these basics with some Lego Robotics projects, where students learn the basics of coding and program their robots.

Basecamp L’Anse: Up and Active (Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00)

Get moving in Up and Active class! Come try new skills and sample what our community has to offer. Activities may include ice skating, swimming, bowling, hiking, as well as traditional PE sports and games. Most classes take place at alternate locations near our facility or outside.

Explorer Houghton: Explore Isle Royale (Thursdays, 1:00-3:00, meets approximately once a month at the Isle Royale Visitor Center in Houghton and other locations)

Delve with Ms. Alison into the many facets of this remote National Park wilderness. Touching on geology, history, botany, zoology, and wilderness trip planning and execution, this course will culminate in a 3 day backpacking trip to Isle Royale for a first hand experience.

Explorer Houghton: Pastry Science (Thursdays, 8:30-11:00, meets 8 times per semester at Teach to Taste near Hancock, STUDENTS MUST BE FOCUSED ON KITCHEN SAFETY)

Sugar is an amazing chemical substance and can take so many forms. This is a focused culinary science class with cultural historical connections, led by Ms. Margaret. We will travel the world with our baking skills but also learn about ourselves and our own histories through our family recipes. Students will create a cookbook that will include family recipes, shared recipes and class recipes. We will start with learning the chemistry of the ingredients we will use by conducting experiments. Students will learn about the nutrition behind sugar, flour and other pastry ingredients. They will cook bakery for a local non-profit to demonstrate the power of food and how it can be a wonderful human-connector. To conclude the class students will cook for each other, demonstrating their culinary and oral presentation skills.

Music A (ages 5-8)

Explore the world of music through lessons that include the basics of music appreciation and music theory.

Solo Music

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

Music B (ages 9-12)

Explore the world of music through lessons that include music appreciation, music theory, and musician and composer biographies.

Solo Music

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

Music C (ages 13+)

Explore the world of music through lessons that include music appreciation, music theory, musician and composer biographies, and music history.

Solo Music

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

Nature A (ages 5-8)

Become a nature explorer and discover the many things that live and grow around you!

Solo Nature

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Story Time Adventures (Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00, AGES 4-6)

Explore the world through stories, art, and nature with Ms. Mary.

Nature B (ages 9-12)

Hone your observation skills as we discover new things about the flora and fauna that surrounds us.

Solo Nature

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Explorer Houghton: Explore Isle Royale (Thursdays, 1:00-3:00, meets approximately once a month at the Isle Royale Visitor Center in Houghton and other locations, AGES 12+)

Delve with Ms. Alison into the many facets of this remote National Park wilderness. Touching on geology, history, botany, zoology, and wilderness trip planning and execution, this course will culminate in a 3 day backpacking trip to Isle Royale for a first hand experience.

Nature C (ages 13+)

Take your nature skills to a new level and experiment with nature-related survival skills!

Solo Nature

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Explorer Houghton: Explore Isle Royale (Thursdays, 1:00-3:00, meets approximately once a month at the Isle Royale Visitor Center in Houghton and other locations)

Delve with Ms. Alison into the many facets of this remote National Park wilderness. Touching on geology, history, botany, zoology, and wilderness trip planning and execution, this course will culminate in a 3 day backpacking trip to Isle Royale for a first hand experience.

Performing Arts A (ages 5-8)

Enhance your performing skills through lessons that cover dancing, acting, and other performance styles.

Solo Performing Arts

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

Performing Arts B (ages 9-12)

Enhance your performing skills through lessons that cover dancing, acting, other performance styles, and the biographies of performing artists.

Solo Performing Arts

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Solo Performing Arts/Basecamp L’Anse: Public Speaking (Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45 during Semester 2, AGES 11+)

Take Solo Performing Arts for Semester 1 and Public Speaking for Semester 2: Public speaking. Two words that strike fear in most people’s minds. Let’s ease that fear for the next generation of world changers. Ms. Jessica provides a positive, supportive environment, and this class aims to get students comfortable speaking in front of groups. We will focus on clarity of speech, managing nerves, proper physical presentation, projection of voice, and how to plan an effective speech. Students will prepare and present various types of speeches, including autobiographical, informative, and persuasive. By the end of the class, each student will have gained confidence and skills in the world of public speaking.

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

Performing Arts C (ages 13+)

Enhance your performing skills through lessons that cover dancing, acting, other performance styles, the biographies of performing artists, and performing arts history.

Solo Performing Arts

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Solo Performing Arts/Basecamp L’Anse: Public Speaking (Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45 during Semester 2)

Take Solo Performing Arts for Semester 1 and Public Speaking for Semester 2: Public speaking. Two words that strike fear in most people’s minds. Let’s ease that fear for the next generation of world changers. Ms. Jessica provides a positive, supportive environment, and this class aims to get students comfortable speaking in front of groups. We will focus on clarity of speech, managing nerves, proper physical presentation, projection of voice, and how to plan an effective speech. Students will prepare and present various types of speeches, including autobiographical, informative, and persuasive. By the end of the class, each student will have gained confidence and skills in the world of public speaking.

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

Skiing A (ages 5-8)

Get ready for winter skiing with lessons that review the basics of cross-country and downhill skiing and ski safety.

Solo Skiing

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Skiing B (ages 9-12)

Get ready for winter skiing with lessons that review the basics of cross-country and downhill skiing, ski safety, and some well-known skiers.

Solo Skiing

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Skiing C (ages 13+)

Get ready for winter skiing with lessons that review the basics of cross-country and downhill skiing, ski safety, well-known skiers, and the history of skiing.

Solo Skiing

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Sports Sampler A (ages 5-8)

Explore a sampling of sports through lessons that touch on styles, rules, and techniques.

Solo Sports Sampler

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Beginner Martial Arts (Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Intermediate (Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45, AGES 6+, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Up and Active (Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00)

Get moving with Ms. Amanda in Up and Active class! Come try new skills and sample what our community has to offer. Activities may include ice skating, swimming, bowling, hiking, as well as traditional PE sports and games. Most classes take place at alternate locations near our facility or outside.

Sports Sampler B (ages 9-12)

Explore a sampling of sports through lessons that touch on styles, rules, techniques, and athlete biographies.

Solo Sports Sampler

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Beginner Martial Arts (Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Intermediate (Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Advanced (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30, AGES 10+, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Up and Active (Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00)

Get moving with Ms. Amanda in Up and Active class! Come try new skills and sample what our community has to offer. Activities may include ice skating, swimming, bowling, hiking, as well as traditional PE sports and games. Most classes take place at alternate locations near our facility or outside.

Sports Sampler C (ages 13+)

Explore a sampling of sports through lessons that touch on styles, rules, techniques, athlete biographies, and sports history.

Solo Sports Sampler

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Beginner Martial Arts (Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Intermediate (Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Martial Arts - Advanced (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30, prior experience required)

Learn Martial Arts and Self Defense from Master Dan! Students have the opportunity to earn belts.

Basecamp L’Anse: Up and Active (Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00)

Get moving with Ms. Amanda in Up and Active class! Come try new skills and sample what our community has to offer. Activities may include ice skating, swimming, bowling, hiking, as well as traditional PE sports and games. Most classes take place at alternate locations near our facility or outside.

STEAM A (ages 5-8)

STEAM means Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics, so get ready to build, code, and create.

Solo STEAM

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Learning Lab (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15, AGES 7+)

BYOW: That means Bring Your Own Work! Use this time of supervised study hall to pursue your own projects and get help from Ms. Erin L. Get help with Seesaw assignments, independent projects, or other school work. The computer lab is available during this time.

Basecamp L’Anse: Tinker Lab (Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45, AGES 5-9)

Your child will embark on an exploration of the working world around them, led by Ms. Christy, as we dive into projects involving art, building, and more. This year long class will encourage critical thinking and creativity in your child as they learn to think outside of the box. Open-ended, process based experimentation such as magic potion testing, Rube Goldberg machines, mystery dyes, and basic robotics will draw your little thinker in. By the completion of the class, students will have gained great confidence in their critical and creative thinking skills.

STEAM B (ages 9-12)

STEAM means Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics, so get ready to build, code, and create, and learn about careers that use those skills.

Solo STEAM

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Learning Lab (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15)

BYOW: That means Bring Your Own Work! Use this time of supervised study hall to pursue your own projects and get help from Ms. Erin L. Get help with Seesaw assignments, independent projects, or other school work. The computer lab is available during this time.

Basecamp L’Anse: Lego Robotics (Tuesdays, 3:45-5:00)

Learn the basics of computers, such as proper keyboarding skills and how to use common software. Then build on these basics with some Lego Robotics projects, where students learn the basics of coding and program their robots.

Basecamp L’Anse: Tinker Lab (Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45, AGES 5-9)

Your child will embark on an exploration of the working world around them, led by Ms. Christy, as we dive into projects involving art, building, and more. This year long class will encourage critical thinking and creativity in your child as they learn to think outside of the box. Open-ended, process based experimentation such as magic potion testing, Rube Goldberg machines, mystery dyes, and basic robotics will draw your little thinker in. By the completion of the class, students will have gained great confidence in their critical and creative thinking skills.

STEAM C (ages 13+)

STEAM means Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics, so get ready to build, code, and create, learn about careers that use those skills, and learn some building and coding history.

Solo STEAM

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Learning Lab (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15)

BYOW: That means Bring Your Own Work! Use this time of supervised study hall to pursue your own projects and get help from Ms. Erin L. Get help with Seesaw assignments, independent projects, or other school work. The computer lab is available during this time.

Basecamp L’Anse: Lego Robotics (Tuesdays, 3:45-5:00, AGES 9-14)

Learn the basics of computers, such as proper keyboarding skills and how to use common software. Then build on these basics with some Lego Robotics projects, where students learn the basics of coding and program their robots.

Visual Arts A (ages 5-8)

Enhance your visual arts skills through lessons that cover drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques.

Solo Visual Arts

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Art is for Everyone (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30)

Artists of all ages will gain an appreciation of art and artists from around the world as they are introduced by Ms. Christy to new techniques, build on foundations, and have some hands-on fun.

Basecamp L’Anse: Fiber Arts (Wednesdays, 11:45-1:00, AGES 8+)

Join Ms. Erin L. and dip your fingers into a variety of fiber and fabric crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, textile collages, spinning, and dyeing just to name a few!

Basecamp L’Anse: Story Time Adventures (Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00, AGES 4-6)

Explore the world through stories, art, and nature with Ms. Mary.

Visual Arts B (ages 9-12)

Enhance your visual arts skills through lessons that cover drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques and the biographies of well-known visual artists.

Solo Visual Arts

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Art is for Everyone (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30)

Artists of all ages will gain an appreciation of art and artists from around the world as they are introduced by Ms. Christy to new techniques, build on foundations, and have some hands-on fun.

Basecamp L’Anse: Fiber Arts (Wednesdays, 11:45-1:00)

Join Ms. Erin L. and dip your fingers into a variety of fiber and fabric crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, textile collages, spinning, and dyeing just to name a few!

Explorer Houghton: Hand Building Clay (Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 at Magic Kiln Studio in Hancock)

Join Ms. Catherine for a hand building clay class where students will learn basic methods of construction and decoration to create ceramic projects without a pottery wheel.

Visual Arts C (ages 13+)

Enhance your visual arts skills through lessons that cover drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques, the biographies of well-known visual artists, and visual arts history.

Solo Visual Arts

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Art is for Everyone (Wednesdays, 1:15-2:30)

Artists of all ages will gain an appreciation of art and artists from around the world as they are introduced by Ms. Christy to new techniques, build on foundations, and have some hands-on fun.

Basecamp L’Anse: Fiber Arts (Wednesdays, 11:45-1:00)

Join Ms. Erin L. and dip your fingers into a variety of fiber and fabric crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, textile collages, spinning, and dyeing just to name a few!

World Cultures A (ages 5-8)

Learn about how children live in cultures around the world, including the foods they eat, songs they sing, and clothes that they wear.

Solo World Cultures

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Beginner Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00)

Young students will learn kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. Healthy eating will be made simple and fun as students gain self-sufficiency and learn recipes from around the world.

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

World Cultures B (ages 9-12)

Imagine life in another country as you explore things like language, traditions, and recipes.

Solo World Cultures

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Beginner Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00, AGES 5-9)

Young students will learn kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. Healthy eating will be made simple and fun as students gain self-sufficiency and learn recipes from around the world.

Basecamp L’Anse: Intermediate Cooking (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:45, AGES 10+)

Students will refine their cooking skills, learning new techniques and gaining proficiency in the kitchen. They will explore culinary additions from other cultures.

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!

World Cultures C (ages 13+)

Advance your knowledge of cultures around the world as you explore how those cultures developed and what makes them thrive.

Solo World Cultures

Create your own Optional Learning Experience using Kaleidoscope funding for lessons or classes in the community and at-home activities.

Basecamp L’Anse: Intermediate Cooking (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:45)

Students will refine their cooking skills, learning new techniques and gaining proficiency in the kitchen. They will explore culinary additions from other cultures.

Basecamp L’Anse: Music Adventures (Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15)

Go on a music adventure with Ms. Erin G. and explore songs, instruments, stories, music theory, and musical games from around the world!