June 27-30: Morning Session 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • $75 per Course

    Multi-Player Card Games 101
    Amanda Baran
    John Hersey High School
    Eligible Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Class Limit: 20

    If you are looking to learn some new card games, brush up on your already developed skills, or even learn a new hobby, this course is for you. We will review the rules and game play of different multiplayer card games including Euchre, Spades, Hearts, Cribbage, and Poker (other card games dependent on participant interest). Participants will learn how to play these and/or other family-friendly card games, as well as dive into the different strategies of overall card game play. We will dabble in learning the history of card games, their popularity, and even possibly learn of local community opportunities in which to play. Participants will leave with a wealth of knowledge of a variety of card games, feeling confident to teach them to family and friends alike. Each day our learning will culminate in daily game and/or tournament play. Come join us as we learn different card games together…it beats playing the robot on your iPad or phone or just reading the rules online. Come join us for some card game fun!

     

     

June 27-30: Afternoon Session 1:00 - 4:00 pm

  • $75 per Course

    Crisis & National Security
    Sean Radcliff
    John Hersey High School
    Eligible Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Class Limit: 20

    This active-learning course simulates the working experience of the United States National Security Council. Using methods from the Harvard Kennedy School & the Council on Foreign Relations, this course will challenge students to collaboratively solve hypothetical (yet realistic) crisis scenarios, such as the important decisions that led up to the Bin Laden raid.   In collaboration with others, students will research and analyze complex issues, collectively reach difficult decisions, and communicate in a concise and effective manner. In this week-long course, students will role-play as an individual member of the National Security Council (eg: Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, National Security Advisor, etc...), producing policy options that protect and promote U.S. national interests. Policy discussions will be based on examination of precedent, realistic assessment of contemporary situations, and creativity from the students - illuminating national security policy in a tangible way that unpacks the challenges of planning and managing a crisis that is unfolding in near-real-time. While this course is extremely relevant for students preparing for careers in government, international relations, the military, and other forms of civil service, the course also provides an opportunity for anyone to sharpen skills that are increasingly relevant to nearly any career pathway.