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KidQuest Summer Programming

Monday-Friday, July 11 – August 19. REGISTER NOW!!!

KidQuest Summer Youth Programming begins July 11, 2022 for youth ages 3 to 12 years old and is a 6-week long program. Families can choose a week, day, or drop-in classes.  This summer we are celebrating outer space and the idea that you should NEVER STOP EXPLORING!

Kidventures 1.0

Ages 3-5, 9:00-11:00 am Monday– Friday, July 11 to August 19.
$20 per class. Kenan Members receive 1 free class every 5th class purchased.

Six-week program of two-hour sessions including music, art, interactive dance, yoga & bookmaking!
Includes scheduled activity, snack & outdoor time. $20 per day. Every 5th class free for Kenan Members.

Monday – Art with Mary Lauren Jerz
The benefits of art for kids are many and include problem-solving abilities, creativity, literacy, fine & gross motor skills, connection, and understanding.

Tuesday – Yoga with Amanda or Imagination Play 
Yoga – Breathe in. Breathe out. And Stretchhhhh. Restore your balance at the Kenan’s Yoga class this summer.
Imagination Play – Imagination Playground is an innovative play system that transforms any space into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and of course, fun!

Wednesday – Dance with Cynthia Hanna
Jump up! Jump down! Jump around! Join the Kenan for an interactive movement experience that stimulates creativity, artistry, and fun!

Thursday – Bookmaking with WNY Book Arts
Children will learn and gain familiarity with basic bookbinding tools and learn methods of paper folding to create an origami or hand-stitched book.

Friday – Music with Abby Farr
Expands the basic music skills of preschool and school-age children through music activities and group interaction.

Registration for Kidventures 1.0 (3-5 year olds)

Registration Form Kidventures 1.0 Forms can be sent in via mail or email to info@kenancenter.org. If you are emailing your form please call (716) 433-2617 to pay by credit card over the phone during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 9-5pm).

Kidventures 2.0

Ages 6-11, Monday– Friday, July 11 to August 19 9:00am-3:30pm. $20 per individual class. $50 per full day. Every 5th class free for Kenan Members.
Class 1 9:00 am—11:00 am, Class 2 11:00 am—1:00 pm,
Class 3 1:30 pm—3:30 pm  OR Full Day 9:00 am—3:30 pm
(Lunch 1:00—1:30 pm)

MONDAY

Class 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Cartoon Workshop with Jeremy of Young Audiences of WNY – Expand your creative mind through caricatures, drawing, painting and more! Learn the many different styles of cartooning and see your visions come to life!
Class 2: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
Art with Christine Antonucci – The benefits of art for kids are many and include problem-solving abilities, creativity, literacy, fine & gross motor skills, connection, and understanding. |
Lunch: 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Children who attend the entire day should bring their own lunch to enjoy!
Class 3: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Free Play – Offered just to get you outside and play. Dream up any sport and we’ll make it happen during our free play!

TUESDAY

Class 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Watercolor with Laura from LaCott Fine Art- The Kenan’s Watercolor class experiments with vivid colors and unique textures to inspire the next generation of young artists.
Class 2: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
Imagination Play – Imagination Playground is an innovative play system that transforms any space into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and of course, fun!
OR
Yoga with Amanda – Breathe in. Breathe out. And Stretchhhhh. Restore your balance at the Kenan’s Yoga class this summer.
Lunch: 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Children who attend the entire day should bring their own lunch to enjoy!
Class 3: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Free Play – Offered just to get you outside and play. Dream up any sport and we’ll make it happen during our free play!

WEDNESDAY

Class 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Mural Creation with Kristen of Young Audiences of WNY – Anything you can do can be art! Explore drawing and painting techniques to understand how murals are created, then paint a mural.
Class 2: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
Space/Science with Challenger Learning Center – ​Join us as we travel to the Moon, to Mars and beyond!
Lunch: 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Children who attend the entire day should bring their own lunch to enjoy!
Class 3: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Free Play – Offered just to get you outside and play. Dream up any sport and we’ll make it happen during our free play!

THURSDAY

Class 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Garden Workshop – Grow your green thumb in this how-to workshop providing basics for gardening, planting and growing.
Class 2: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
Storybook Quilts with Kenan Quilters’ Guild – Learn how you can immortalize your story in the stitches of a quilt taught by Kenan Center’s Affiliate group Kenan Quilters’ Guild.
Lunch: 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Children who attend the entire day should bring their own lunch to enjoy!
Class 3: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Free Play – Offered just to get you outside and play. Dream up any sport and we’ll make it happen during our free play!

FRIDAY

Class 1: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Fitness with Emma Sobieraski – Focusing on fun rather than formal exercise routines, this class is the ultimate way to improve balance, coordination, and control.
Class 2: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
Cooking with Christine Antonucci – Students work together in groups with instruction to create delicious dishes.
Lunch: 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Children who attend the entire day should bring their own lunch to enjoy!
Class 3: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Free Play – Offered just to get you outside and play. Dream up any sport and we’ll make it happen during our free play!

Registration for Kidventures 2.0 (6-11 year olds)

Registration Form Kidventures 2.0.pub Forms can be sent in via mail or email to info@kenancenter.org. If you are emailing your form please call (716) 433-2617 to pay by credit card over the phone during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 9-5pm).

Theater Enrichment Program

Register for Theater Enrichment (entering 3rd – 6th grade)

You can register for Theater Enrichment (click register now below) online or by completing the form: Registration Form Theater Enrichment. Forms can be sent in via mail or email to info@kenancenter.org. If you are emailing your form please call (716) 433-2617 to pay by credit card over the phone during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 9-5pm).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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