Community resources for students and parents

There are numerous community resources that can benefit our students and parents. We will post information here as it becomes available so please check back often.

AstroCamp
AstroCamp is a week-long stargazing adventure at which youths aged 9-13 learn the night sky and observe deep sky objects with quality telescopes. During the day they enjoy summer programs at YMCA Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers, MI, and attend two periods of astronomy-related activities led by a team of experienced astronomy educators.  In the evening, AstroCamp kids get their hands on telescopes and target celestial highlights embedded in the dark sky.  Visit www.astrocamp.us to see if this unique experience, offered only July 20-26 in 2014, might be a good fit for you.  Space (at AstroCamp) is limited.
 
Michiana Star Party
The Michiana Astronomical Society Inc. will host the sixth Michiana Star Party the weekend of May 30-June1 at Dr. T.K. Lawless Park in Vandalia, MI.  Experienced amateur astronomers and new telescope users alike gather Friday in a grassy field where they set up telescopes of all types and sizes alongside their campsites.  You don’t need a telescope, for there is much fine equipment brought by other attendees.  On Saturday you can enjoy guest speakers in the afternoon, or take advantage of the amenities of the park.  Saturday night the observing resumes anew.  Pictures, descriptions, and a link to the registration are at http://www.nightwise.org/blog/2014-michiana-star-party/.  

Driver's Education Classes Premier Driving Institute is offering Driver's Education classes this summer at Penn High School. For more information or to sign up go to: premierdrivinginstitute.com

PRO Swimming/Penn Aquatic Club - Come swim with us from April 21 to July and again from September to February! PRO Swimming/Penn Aquatic Club is a multilevel program that provides opportunities for area youth to develop the skills necessary to successfully participate in competitive swimming while enjoying the physical, mental, and social rewards of the sport. PRO Swimming/Penn Aquatic Club is a member of USA Swimming. We are a year-round competitive swim team staffed with experienced coaches who emphasize fundamental skills, physical conditioning and healthy competition. Our home pool is located at Penn High School, 56100 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, Indiana. Tryouts for new swimmers will be held on Tuesday, April 15 or Thursday, April 17 from 6-7 p.m. at the Penn High School pool. Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate. New swimmers can register starting April 15 after tryouts. For more information visit our website at pennaquaticclub.com.  

The Main Stage, Inc. is offering a summer musical theater camp called Summer Daze. Here is all the information. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014 marks the 42nd Annual ADEC (Association for the Disabled of Elkhart County) Ride-A-Bike. This year’s Ride-A-Bike consists of scenic routes along the Pumpkinvine Trail, beginning and ending at Northridge High School, as well as family friendly SAG stops featuring local flavors and specialty snacks along the way. Riders can choose from a 10-, 18-, or 30-mile biking course or a 4-mile walk/ride. Riders participate by gathering pledges and turning them in at registration the day of the event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with rides beginning at 9:30. Revenue from the event helps fund ADEC's supports and services for children and adults living with the challenges of disabilities. If you’re interested in riding, here is the registration form and flyer. For more information, or if you would like to be a volunteer at the event, call (574) 848-2443, email events@adecinc.com, or log on to www.adecinc.com.
 
The Sensing Our World Summer Camps for Middle-school children (graduating from 5th-8th grades) will take place at the University of Notre Dame again this coming summer: Students can attend either of the two camps - the week of July 7-11, or the week of July 14-18.The focus of this year’s camps will be Integrating Science Research into Improving Everyday Life. The application forms and a brief description can be found on the NISMEC website: nd.edu/~nismec/nismec11.htmThe brief description is attached as a pdf file.
 
A Novel Time offers online Language Arts Enrichment for seven week sessions over the summer. It is available to current 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders as an excellent way to avoid brain drain over the summer! Check out www.anoveltime.com for more information! Registration opens March 1!
 
Michiana Stars Swim Team is recruiting members. Here is more information on their program.

Already thinking ahead to summertime? SBCT is also offering Summer Performing Camps for all ages that focus on Friendship,Creativity, and Collaboration! Sign up today!

Mishawaka Little League has several dates scheduled for sign-ups. See all the information here.

The Music Village offers lessons to students of all ages. Here is the information you need to know: Group lessons in the new year. 

The Scouting adventure starts with Cub Scouting. For more information on Scouting, visit scouting.org or Lasallecouncilbsa.org

Looking for a place just for girls? Join Girl Scouts! Learn leadership skills; participate in character-building activities, discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together...the adventures and challenges are up to you!  For more information check out this flyer!