2014 Learning Enrichment for Amazing Primary Students (L.E.A.P.S.)

Come enjoy a week of hands-on learning fun!

Some of the benefits for students are that they:

  • discover new areas of interest
  • experience stimulating and challenging activities
  • collaborate with students having similar interests and abilities
  • use creative and higher-order thinking skills
  • develop a love of learning and discovery.


Sincere thanks to Mid-States Aluminum Foundation, Inc. and Service League of Fond du Lac for sponsoring College for Kids and L.E.A.P.S. this year!  These programs couldn't run without community support.

We also appreciate the donations for snacks from:

  • A&W Restaurant
  • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Restaurant
  • Schneider’s Piggly Wiggly


Monday–Thursday, July 28–31, 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

for children entering Grades 2-4 in fall 2014

Choose one camp below per child. Seats are limited. Register early.

View the 2014 College for Kids and LEAPS mailer here. 


L.E.A.P.S. is organized into camps this year. Simply choose a camp and sign up for a half day of fun as you would when registering for a class. Registration for LEAPS is closed. More LEAPS Information here.

Each camp is made up of two workshops. Here are the camps being offered with workshop descriptions below.

❑ STEM Camp 1: ChemKids + Shapes of Flight ($84)
❑ STEM Camp 2: Shapes of Flight + Super Scientists & Marvelous Mathematicians ($84)
❑ STEM Camp 3: Scientists & Marvelous Mathematicians + ChemKids ($84)
❑ Art Camp 1: Printmaking with Pizzazz! + DIY – Make and Take ($84)
❑ Art Camp 2: DIY – Make and Take + Creature Creations ($84)
❑ Art Camp 3: Creature Creations + Printmaking with Pizzazz! ($84)


Combinations of these workshops make up the camps listed above.


Instructor: Stephanie Ballard, Chemistry Instructor, Campbellsport School District

Put on your science goggles and come have some fun! You will perform experiments to help understand properties of matter such as viscosity and density in this hands-on chemistry class. Students will work in teams to build a density column. Using materials you can find in your own homes such as syrup, ketchup, and corn starch, to illustrate other properties of matter. Learn what happens when different chemicals combine to form mixtures and how chemicals can create some unusual results!


Instructor: Judy Schieble, retired Science Teacher, Sheboygan Area School District

Up, Up, and Away! Explore the excitement of engineering while you build objects such airplanes, parachutes, balloons, kites, and rockets. Start from the ground up by planning and building various aircraft and performing flight tests to evaluate your object’s design and purpose. You will also organize, compare, and interpret your object’s flight. Examine the interaction of Math, Science, and Technology and TAKE FLIGHT!


Instructors: Bobbi Jo Mand, Middle School Math Instructor, Fond du Lac School District;
Jessica Hughes, Middle School Science Instructor, Fond du Lac School District

Are double stuffed Oreos really double stuffed? Can plants grow in a bottle? Have you ever seen a magic animal grow 400% in size? Collaborate with other students to answer these questions and more. Have a blast performing hands on science experiments, all while increasing problem solving, mathematical, and higher-order thinking skills.


Instructor: Faye Kemnitz, Art Instructor, Faith Lutheran School, Fond du Lac

Join the fun as we explore several printmaking processes and create inspiring artworks such as monoprint mandalas, insect collagraph prints, and Gyotaku (Japanese fish impressions). We’ll learn about some awesome artists and their famous works. Paint shirts and ambition are a must when we dive into the paints, inks, foam, bubble wrap, string, leaves, veggies, and whatever else we can find to design our own original prints with pizzazz!


Instructor: Deb Serwe

Do It Yourself soap, wreaths, wall art, felt hats, and tile art. Create a new DIY project every day. What is in soap and how do you make it? Make sheet music into a holiday or seasonal wreath. Toilet paper rolls can be made into circular wall art. Keep your head warm with a felt hat that you will sew and tie together. There may even be time to do a tile or rope project. Come and DO IT YOURSELF.


Instructor: Megan Stroup, Elementary Instructor, Fond du Lac School District

Ever wonder why an elephant needs big ears? Why does an owl have such big eyes? Why does an ostrich have that long of a neck? Explore these questions about animal characteristics and traits and learn much more about what it takes for those animals to survive. Take that knowledge and use recycled, found and craft materials to create your very own animal to add to the Animal Kingdom. What WOULD happen if elephant ears, owl eyes, and ostrich necks were combined into one animal?!