YEL! Youth Enrichment League programs

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{YEL!} Youth Enrichment League

{YEL!} programs are offered multiple times a year in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. 
The Summer programs are week long camps.

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Course Ages  Date Time Location
Robotics Evolution  Entering 4th - 8th grades in Fall 2022 June 6 - June 10 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lakewood Elementary
Destination Mars: Rocketry Course  Entering 2nd - 5th grades in Fall 2022 June 13 - June 17 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lakewood Elementary
Coding and Video Games Entering 3rd - 6th grades in Fall 2022 June 20 - June 24 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lakewood Elementary
Extreme Engineers  Entering K - 2nd grades in Fall 2022 June 20 - June 24 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lakewood Elementary
Chess 1.4  Entering 1st - 5th grades in Fall 2022  June 27 - July 1 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lakewood Elementary
Fencing 4.1  Entering 3rd - 8th grades in Fall 2022 July 11 - July 15 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lakewood Elementary
Junior Robotics 2.4  Entering 1st - 5th grades in Fall 2022 July 18 - July 22 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lakewood Elementary
Chess 1.4  Entering 1st - 5th grades in Fall 2022 July 25 - July 29 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lakewood Elementary

For more information on each program see below!

{YEL!} Robotics Evolution Summer Camp
Robotics Evolution

For students entering 4th - 8th grades in Fall 2022 Students work in small groups of 2-3 and build multiple robots with sensors, program them to complete tasks like delivering food, cleaning nature, or reuniting animal friends. {YEL!}’s Teach It! Practice It! Play It!® classroom method emphasizes 21st Century Learning skills like STEM, teamwork, and problem solving. Sign up today!  Visit YELKids.com for more information. NOTE: This course is a fantastic primer if you are interested in gaining experience for the FIRST® LEGO League annual robotics competition. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program. FIRST® is also a trademark.  FIRST® does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.

Registration times: April 4 - May 29, 2022
Program days/times: 
June 6 - June 10, 2022
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:  $147.00 resident / $169.05 non-resident
Location: Lakewood Elementary Lunchroom
ONLINE REGISTRATION

{YEL!} Destination Mars: Rocketry Course Summer Camp
Rocketry

For students entering 2nd - 5th grades in Fall 2022 Launch and watch your very own rocket speed 300 feet into the air!  Then it is yours to take home!  Students will make and take home multiple rockets of varying difficulty throughout this session.  We will use these rockets and airplanes to investigate basic aeronautical concepts including: propulsion, thrust, lift, drag and more.   We will also hypothesize about travel in outer space, how to get a United States astronaut to Mars and life on Mars. Do you have the right stuff? Please visit YouthEnrichmentLeague.com for more information. NOTE: Parents will be asked to contribute two, 2 liter soda bottles (empty) for 2 different experiments. Fee includes $25 materials fee.  

Registration times: April 4 - June 5, 2022
Program days/times: 
June 13 - June 17, 2022
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:  $137.00 resident / $157.55 non-resident
Location: Lakewood Elementary Lunchroom
ONLINE REGISTRATION

{YEL!} Coding and Video Games with Scratch Summer Camp
YEL Coding

For students entering 3rd-6th grades in Fall 2022 STEM Video Game Enrichment for the 21st Century learner. Each {YEL!} Coding class follows four basic components:•Teach It!…Students learn different video game and storytelling design techniques (movement blocks, control blocks, basic animation, adding scores,  etc.) •Code It!… Students use Scratch® to code their own story and video games. •Explore It!…Students can write their own story and video game code, experiment with it and test new options.  Our collaborative learning environment encourages students to learn from each other.•Keep It!…Students keep their stories and video games online with Scratch® and can access it and expand upon it at anytime. Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}. Scratch® is an MIT created and monitored, kid-safe web interface.  It uses a drag and drop programming interface to teach students of all levels coding practices. Your child will receive a Scratch user name and password so they can access their projects from any computer at anytime.

Registration times: April 4 - June 12, 2022
Program days/times: 
June 20 - June 24, 2022
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:  $134.50 resident / $154.68 non-resident
Location: Lakewood Elementary Lunchroom
ONLINE REGISTRATION

{YEL!} Extreme Engineers Club Summer Camp
STEM

For students entering K - 2nd grades in Fall 2022 LEGO® bricks are used to challenge every aspect of your child’s creativity and intellect while learning the basics of engineering and physics.  Each class students are given a different project to build, test and modify.  Then they use these projects to investigate basic engineering concepts. Emphasis is placed on hands-on experiential activities and kid friendly lesson plans.  Join this dynamic exploration of machines and mechanisms today! See YouthEnrichmentLeague.com for more details. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.

Registration times: April 4 - July 10, 2022
Program days/times: 
June 20 - June 24, 2022
Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:  $127.00 resident / $146.05 non-resident
Location: Lakewood Elementary Lunchroom
ONLINE REGISTRATION

{YEL!} Chess 1.4 Summer Camp
Chess

For students entering grades 1-5 in Fall 2022
All levels welcome. The {YEL!} Teach It!…Practice It!...Play It! method keeps chess students progressing with 60+ chess lessons and thousands of puzzles as well as guided games and an end-of-week in-class tournament. Class fee includes ChessKid.com membership for the session ($49 annual value). Battle summer brain drain...sign up today.  Visit YELKids.com for more info.

Registration times: April 4 - June 19, 2022
Program days/times: 
June 27 - July 1, 2022
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:   $132.00 resident / $151.80 non-resident
Location: Lakewood Elementary Lunchroom
ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registration times: April 4 - July 17, 2022
Program days/times: 
July 25 - July 29, 2022
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:   
$132.00 resident / $151.80 non-resident
Location: 
Lakewood Elementary Lunchroom
ONLINE REGISTRATION


{YEL!} Fencing 4.1 Summer Camp
Fencing

For students entering grades 3-8 in Fall 2022
New and returning students invited. Your favorite instructors return with more knowledge, refined coaching skills and, of course, your favorite fencing games and arm bands. Safety is our first priority. We supply safety swords, protective masks, chest plates and jackets, in a high-octane, inclusive environment. Visit YELKids.com for a more info. Sign up today to join this sport deemed the “sport of the intellectual athlete!”

Registration times: April 4 - July 3, 2022
Program days/times: 
July 11 - July 15, 2022
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:  $142.00 resident / $163.30 non-resident
Location: Lakewood Elementary Lunchroom
ONLINE REGISTRATION

{YEL!} Junior Robotics 2.4 Summer Camp
Junior Robotics

For students entering 1st-5th grades in Fall 2022 Build a rescue helicopter, a dragster, and a moon rover. Then program the ‘copter to fly, the dragster to race, and the rover to roam. {YEL!}’s Teach It! Practice It! Play It!® classroom method emphasizes 21st Century Learning skills like STEM, teamwork, and problem solving. Sign up today! Visit YELKids.com for more information. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.

Registration times: April 4 - July 10, 2022
Program days/times: 
July 18 - July 22, 2022
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:  $127.00 resident / $146.05 non-resident
Location: Lakewood Elementary Lunchroom
ONLINE REGISTRATION

For information on more programs offered by Norwalk Parks and Recreation see our Playbook.