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DI In Disguise
Calling all ghouls, goblins, sorcerers, sorceresses, wizards and warlocks! Need a mask for the Masquerade Ball? Perhaps a catapult that hurls eyeballs? Or maybe you’re in the market for a tin can Monster Robot with magnetic moveable parts? Just in time for Halloween, join us in exploring creative costuming, gadgetry and tinkering as we apply our creative craft to this spooky holiday. Forest Trail students attending will be escorted to VV after school. (K – 5th Grade) Taught by: Creativity Umbrella, LLC.

Day &Times: Wed, Thu 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Dates: 10/17/12 -10/18/12
Class Fee: $50 Material Fee: $25
Location: Valley View Elementary

Teaser Tuesdays                                                                                                                          Do you like surprises? Each Tuesday we will do a new project or challenge that is quick, fun and zany! Bring your imagination and a snack. (K-5th Grade) Taught by: Creativity Umbrella, LLC

Day and Times: Tues 2:45-3:30pm                                                                                                 Dates: 9/18/2012 – 11/6/2012                                                                                                         Number of classes: 8                                                                                                                           Class Fee: $30  Materials Fee:$10                                                                                                                 Location: Bridge Point Elementary Rm 104

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Announcing Summer Camps for 2012

For six years we’ve provided camps and workshops fostering creative problem solving. One parent wrote, “My son was very excited every day…In the past, I sent my kids to many different camps,  and I can tell you, this was a great fit, growing my son’s interest in technical and creative areas.” 

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Invention Dimensions      

June 11th – 15th   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Calling all inventors! Create your own battery operated motorized invention. Campers will begin by taking apart an electric fan and a motorized toy to see how they work.  Using different materials, you’ll build a toy car, boat, rocket and a Grabber I. At the Toy Zoo you’ll explore a wild toy menagerie. For your final project, you’ll reengineer random parts from our Parts Department into your own unique battery operated invention.  Team based activities will reinforce creative building skills. If you like working with motors, batteries, switches, PVC, tools, and thinking outside of the box you’ll love this camp! (Previously offered as DI Inventors I) Ages: 8 – 12

Invention Expansions      July 9th -13th        

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Inventors ready for new challenges will take apart a candy dispenser and an electric toothbrush to see how they work. You’ll build a catapult, spring-loaded Grabber II and a battery operated Jittery-Bug.  At the Toy Zoo you’ll explore a wild toy menagerie. For your final project, you’ll reengineer random parts from our Parts Department and choose motors, springs, PVC and recycled materials to create your unique invention.  Team based activities will reinforce your creative building skills.  If you like tinkering with tools, messing with motors or inventing with intention you’ll love this camp! (Previously offered as DI Inventors I)  Ages: 8 – 12

Inventions in Play           June 11th – 15th AND July 9th – 13th    1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Create a world!  Bring it to Life!  Join in a fun-filled week of story building, set design, lighting and special effects on a miniature scale. Discover different ways to construct imaginative 3-dimensional model landscapes that pop-up and stand out. Utilize decoupage, paint and novel, messy materials to create your own unique characters and bring them to life. Leave with your newly created world and inhabitants! A different theme each week.  Great skill development for anyone interested in creative problem solving and performance. Age 8-12

Inventions Dimensions, Invention Expansions and Inventions in Play are all offered through Eanes Community Education and will be held at Bridge Point Elementary School, 6401 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78746; Cost is $215 which includes snack and supplies. To reserve your spot, email:

Hero Training Camp: Mythology in Action     Dates: June 18th – 22nd  Times: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.; Friday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Journey with the heroes of Greek Mythology on a 5 day adventure to Mount Olympus. With the help and hindrance of the Greek Gods, solve a series of mythological tasks using your skills in archery, rock climbing, ship building, Trojan horse construction, catapult launching, and more. Celebrate the journey’s conclusion with a night of feasting, star gazing and magic fit for the gods. This camp offers a special opportunity for kids to experience St. Stephen’s unique resources – pristine, natural environment, facilities including the Observatory and rock climbing wall, and faculty who will adapt their specialties to the theme of Greek mythology. Like the ancient Greeks, campers engage with the arts and sciences through their  natural world  – and have a BLAST! Ages: Students entering 5th – 8th Grade

This camp is offered at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, 6500 St. Stephen’s Drive, Austin, TX 78746; Cost is $500 (includes lunch, snacks, feast and supplies)

To reserve your spot or for questions, contact Lynn Brooks at 327-3770 or .  To download a registration form click HERE

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