Classes

Interested in 3D printing and design? Want to learn how 3D models are created and walk away with a printed item of your own design? Talk about a great souvenir! No prior design experience is necessary. Class content works with every level of learning.

Experience a variety of media including drawing, painting, and sculpture to create amazing art projects.

"I was impressed with how many projects they accomplished during the time there. My daughter really enjoyed every day!"

Discover facts about furry, scaly, and feathery friends, and have fun learning how to safely interact with and handle a variety of animals. Special guests will include local experts in the biological and animal handling fields, along with their animal companions.   You will also have the opportunity to participate in supervised animal dissections.

"My favorite part of class was everything!  Especially playing with the animals!  The teacher too!"

Learn how water has properties that are critical for supporting life in the oceans. Explore how a wide variety of living organisms survive in their particular marine habitat. Using a microscope, discover the various microscopic organisms living in the ponds around the Summer Youth campus. 

Keep yourself and the children you watch safe and entertained.  Learn fun games and how to handle emergency situations.  Students are trained in CPR and First Aid by a certified instructor and will receive their card for an additional $40.

"I liked all of it. I like making the pens and clipboards and the first aid kits, and I like learning about what to do in an emergency" 

Do you wish you had beautiful handwriting to create personalized artwork including chalkboards?  In this fun class, you will be introduced to the art of calligraphy and chalk lettering using movement exercises and individual letter focus.  Design and personalize amazing items to decorate your room, or to give as gifts.

Choose from one of six impressive carpentry projects to build while you learn to safely operate tools, cut, nail, glue, and sand. 

Closed toe shoes are required.

"Mr. Estell got kids excited about working with their hands. Letting them turn pieces of wood into treasures and boosting their confidence." 

"Carpentry was FANTASTIC!! This was, by far, my son's favorite SYA class! The instructor was awesome!."

Learn about the power behind CO2, and build your own CO2-propelled dragster! Then see how it performs against the competition at race time.

Learn programming in a fun, innovative 3D environment that makes it easy to create animation, play interactive games, and develop video. 

"My son couldn't wait to tell me what he did in this class.  He had a blast!"

Prerequisite: Computer Game Design and Programming I

Learn programming in a fun, innovative 3D environment that makes it easy to create animation, play interactive games, and develop video. 

Calling all creatives and artists! Join us for directed drawings that you can make your own by adding details using paint, oil pastels, colored pencils, and more! We will look at the work of other artists to inspire our artistic talents! 

Want to learn what it takes to create your own smart phone app?  Have fun exploring the basics of creating apps, while developing new skills at the same time.

"There was an immediate application of the information and payoff by seeing the game work."

Navigate through a series of fun and creative writing strategies each day, and focus on one piece of personal writing throughout the session. Finish with a portfolio of your own writing. 

"My daughter can't stop talking about this class. It really challenged her and she met lots of friends and adored her teacher."

Be a forensic scientist for a week and apply science to the law while solving mysteries.  Learn fingerprinting, fiber analysis, handwriting analysis, and how a forensic lab works, among many other things that a CSI needs to know! Use these skills as you solve several crimes throughout the week.

"My daughter learned so much at this camp.  She was more excited each day to go back."  

Become a sweets expert by learning decorating techniques on a variety of sweet treats including cupcakes and cookies.  Enjoy the end results!

"My daughter LOVED this class!  She loved having the cupcake contest at the end of the week :)"

You’ll never believe the incredible things you can make out of duct tape!  Learn to create amazing duct tape projects and learn techniques to continue the fun with your friends.

"I loved my class and loved my teacher, Mrs. Aylor.  She is the best teacher I have ever had.  She helps us, she takes care of us and she is just the best teacher ever.  She taught me wo much in this past week."

Join us for some outdoor fun!  Learn to cast, tie on a lure, fish with live and artificial baits, and fly fish.  

Want to learn to play the guitar?  Bring your own guitar, learn the basics, and join in the fun!

"My child learned so much in such a small amount of time."

"The teacher was very knowledgeable on current pop music that engaged my daughter.  She took her class seriously and couldn't wait to practice what she learned."

Have you ever imagined yourself on the show “Shark Tank” pitching your business idea? Now you can stop daydreaming and learn the ins and outs of starting and running a small business. You will establish a mock lemonade stand business and apply the principles you learn to your own business ideas. 

Learn welding basics through an interactive virtual welding simulator.   Use your new skills to assist in building a project using carbon steel. 

Requirements: closed toe, leather, ankle-height or taller shoes, 100% cotton long-sleeved shirt, and 100% cotton pants/denim jeans that cover top of shoes. 

Kids' Court is a fun, interactive role playing mock trial class.  The class participates in the creation and re-enactment of civil and criminal cases.  

"I have never seen my daughter so animated and excited about class! This was a dream that she got to live. She couldn't even sit still at dinner because she kept hopping up when she thought of more witness questions!  I hope I can find this or any other similar class in the future. Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!"

Explore the history of unmanned systems and investigate industries and careers involving them. You will begin by discovering drone flight dynamics and learn to fly a quadcopter through an obstacle course. Students will program a clawbot to simulate a Mars rover looking for water. You will also navigate the pond with RC boats to simulate a search and rescue mission.

Do you have an interest in creating your own computer software?  Learn the basics of writing code so you can begin creating your own programs!

Explore the world of science and how it works through fun, hands-on experiments.  Examine the science involved in creating a balloon rocket racetrack, building a Cartesian diver, and other interactive projects.

Skills in sleight of hand, acting and psychology will be taught to create mind-blowing illusions in the eyes of your audience. Be entertaining, be amazing, be a magician!

"It's great. My son enjoyed a lot. He can perform a magic show. I really want to appreciate the teacher. I met him for short time. He was very friendly to my son."

Experience an exciting week learning about the fast-paced world of modern medicine.  Learn about the major body systems, types of diseases, the body’s immune system, basic First-Aid techniques, and interesting medical careers.

"My daughter learned so much at this camp.  She was more excited each day to go back."

Abracadabra!  Learn from a professional magician how to amaze others as you make things appear and disappear right before their very eyes.

Do you enjoy cracking hidden codes or planning and executing a great escape room experience for others to solve? In this exciting class, you will put your brainpower and logical thinking skills to work to create a "Mission Escape" experience, and become the mastermind behind an intricate web of hidden clues for others to unravel. Can they escape in the allotted time? Bring your detective mind and let the journey begin!

Students will be taking a field trip to Cracked in Norman on the first day.  Please fill out your permission slip prior.

"I enjoyed the entire class.  The class was one of the best classes I have ever taken here at Moore Norman."

"Lori was so sweet my daughter has been taking summer classes at Moore Norman for years and says this class is one of her all time favorites."

Can trains float on air?  Can you predict the weather with your bones?  Is belching dangerous? Come explore everyday myths doing fun, hands-on activities involving forces of flight, crashes and collisions, the weird world of water, and the science of sports. Test your knowledge and find out if you are the ultimate Mythbuster!

"I loved everything!  From oobleck to soda and mentos to vinegar and baking soda!"

Students will learn the safe way to add dazzle and design to their nails and how to give others a great manicure & pedicure.

"My favorite part of class was using all of the different nail polishes and trying new designs."

Follow along with an artist and use your own style, colors, and flair to create a masterpiece each day.  The step-by-step lessons will help you create 3 paintings and an illustration project, using various types of media, that you will be proud to show off.  Each day will be unique, so bring your creativity!

Learn painting techniques from an art teacher who will help you make fun art, not fine art!

Discover how to compose the best photo using the principles of photography while learning the differences between various cameras and their settings.  Use the amazing images you capture to build your very own portfolio website.

"My favorite part of class was building the website and going outside and taking pictures."

Photography + Scrapbooking = Picture Perfect Fun!   Learn how to capture beautiful images taught by a professional photographer.  You will learn about ISO, aperture, shutter speed, rule of thirds, and so much more.  Then you will take the images you captured and create a scrapbook.  These scrapbooks are great keepsakes and/or make cool one-of-a-kind gifts.  Cameras are available.  You are also welcome to bring your own.

Create, build, and operate a robot using Lego Mind Storm kits. No prior experience necessary.

Create, build, and operate a robot using Lego Mind Storm kits. No prior experience necessary. Robotics I is a prerequisite for Robotics II.

Learn various techniques in clay sculpting. Have fun making your very own clay critters.

"My favorite part of class was that we got to learn how to make new thinks from clay."

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and monogramming machine while having fun making projects you can use every day.   

"My daughter absolutely LOVED this class. She hated that it was only 4 days long. She's now sewing her little heart out at home :)"

Do you love art?  Do you love working with different and unique mediums?  If so, this is the class for you!  You will learn about the elements of art such as color, shape, and symmetry, as well as the basic techniques of cutting and creating aesthetically pleasing pieces of "stained glass."  

Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher?  In this class, you'll get to design bulletin boards, plan a lesson, teach a lesson, and much more!

"Ms. Darling was so encouraging and supportive--a wonderful example of a professional teacher, perfect to encourage young kids who would like to pursue the profession later in life."

Learn the tools the pros use to take your photos from Instagram basic to being worthy of being on the cover of a magazine.

"This was the best camp this summer by far. All our kid wants to do is come home and photoshop pictures."

Have fun learning to play the guitar while singing and writing your own songs.  Please bring your own guitar.

"Miss Dylan was great with all the students and took time to spend time with each one individually".

Join the Summer Youth Academy News Team! As a member of the SYA News Team you will report and investigate all the breaking news happening at camp. The classroom will transform into a busy TV studio newsroom. After brainstorming the top stories of the week and assigning anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and the film crew, we will travel around camp to report all the exciting news! Whether it’s a traffic jam at dismissal, a summer thunderstorm, a race to the finish in robotics, or a big catch from the fisherman in camp; the SYA News Team will be on the scene! 

NEW CLASS!

Discover how things work, build problem-solving skills, and learn how to apply math and science while having fun.  Explore engineering as a career option as you work on several fun, hands-on projects, including 3D printing.  You will learn how to follow a design process and document your work just like engineers in the workplace.

Showcase your creativity and pride for the Sooner state through guided art lessons.  Every art activity focuses on an Oklahoma theme.  Paint canvases ranging from an outline of the state and state bird (scissortail flycatcher) to our Oklahoma City Thunder and their mascot Rumble.  OU and OSU are also featured subjects.