Stetson University

2014 Summer Courses

The registration form is only available as a printable PDF. It should be completed and mailed with your payment to the address listed at the top of the form. Please mail registration forms no later than May 1, 2014. We still have openings in some classes. Please email hats@stetson.edu to check availability.

Summer program registration is now closed. We look forward to you joining us for Hatterdays Saturdays in September!

Courses Offered in DeLand - Week 1

Courses offered in DeLand are located at:
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723

Courses in week one are offered from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. July 14-18, 2014.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Course Code: DEL-BER-1 | Open to grades K-2

Welcome to the incredible, complex, highly sophisticated, awesome, audacious world of the human body! Have you ever wondered what's inside your skin? Why does your heart beat? How can you think? Why does blood flow all over your body? What holds your body up and gives it shape? How do muscles help you move? Or simply, what's so wonderful about our own bodies? If you nodded yes to any of these questions, then you're invited to come and spend a week with us to explore the most efficient, effective, machine known to exist... the human body! You'll embark on a fantastic voyage and discover our anatomy from the inside out.

Percy Jackson's Camp Half-Blood

Course Code: DEL-101 | Open to grades 3-6

It is a rare opportunity for a chosen few to venture into the ancient and awe-inspiring world of the Greek Gods. But thanks to Percy Jackson, his mystical world can become part of yours. Welcome to the training program for young demigods. The time has come to meet the "Original Olympians," including Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Aries, Apollo, Hermes and, lest we forget, Percy Jackson! Mount Olympus has opened its doors for you to explore the myths and realities, art, architecture, music, culture, cuisine, games, land, battles and triumphs of the Ancient Greeks. We have been "Keeping Young Heroes Safe from Harm (Mostly) For Over Three Millennia." Don't waste a minute! Contact your school satyr or send word via Hermes Express. Please include two golden drachmas for return postage. (Note: Human parents must use regular mail for registration as Hermes Express is reserved for demigods only). Are you up to the adventure? Can you brave the unknown? Are you strong enough to take on Hades? Then welcome to Camp Half-Blood!

Flash Fiction

Course Code: DEL-102 | Open to grades 4-12

This fiction writing seminar will explore the principles of good story telling, specific writing techniques including moment-by-moment narration, dialogue and description. Students will get a chance to create and share short fiction, and to get feedback from both peers and the instructor who is the author of the book Writing Extraordinary Essays. The week will culminate with a finished novella that will be published.

Registration for this course requires students to submit a writing sample with the application. Contact hats@stetson.edu for more details.

Courses Offered in DeLand - Week 2

Courses offered in DeLand are located at:
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723

Courses in week two are offered from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. July 21-25, 2014.

Around the World in 80 (Minus 75) Days

Course Code: DEL-BER-2 | Open to grades K-2

How would you like to visit countries of the world without leaving home? Sound impossible? Well, maybe for some but not for our worldwide explorers. Join us for a week of incredible exploration. Visit Australia, China, Egypt, Peru and Switzerland as we sample the culture, foods, geography, art, music and people of these wonderful countries. This is not an adventure for the everyday tourist. It is an adventure for the daring, the curious, the navigators and the "travelers" who want to experience a virtual global trek. Explore these countries while you learn how maps are drawn and places are discovered through cartography. Become the curator of a global art museum. Prepare and taste the unique culinary delights particular to each land. Immerse your senses in the performing arts. Our journey is ready to depart. Join us for a Bon Voyage you'll never forget!

Comic Strip Studio

Course Code: DEL-202 | Open to grades 3-12

Whether you're a skilled artist or a consummate doodler, you too can become a cartoonist. All you need is your imagination. What's your favorite cartoon? Zits? Peanuts? Calvin and Hobbes? This course will introduce you to techniques used by professional cartoonists to bring characters and ideas to life on the Sunday comics page. We'll supply the materials and instruction, you'll supply the imagination. Taught by the creator of the Mr. Fitz comic strip, you'll enjoy a unique opportunity to learn cartooning from a professional cartoonist.

Registration for this course requires students to submit a sample of their drawings and/or characters with the application. Contact hats@stetson.edu for more details.

Harry Potter Science Magic

Course Code: DEL-203 | Open to grades 6-8

Hop on the Hogwarts Express! Have you ever thought about being a student at a school similar to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Then come immerse yourself in the fictional world of Harry Potter. Discover the magic as we explore the world of the famous wizard in classes such as Arithmancy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Divination, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions and Transfiguration. Once students are sorted into their houses they will work together on cooperative learning projects and experiments, as well as earning house points. Aspiring witches, wizards and warlocks are welcome. Leave the Muggle world behind and meet me at Platform 9 3/4.

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