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Wednesday January 23, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Part 1
Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 30th, February 20th, March 28th and April 25th. Part 1 - Tools for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxEveryday offers up new challenges. Whether at work, in our relationships, or within ourselves, we could all use a few "tools" to help us work through those challenges, as small or as large as they may be. Tailored for adults, this class offers mindful knowledge, skills and strategies to support you and foster all of the qualities listed below. With the right tools, we can all grow and understand how mindfulness can help us in our everyday lives. Awareness Resilience to Stressors Power of "Choice" Self-Compassion Happiness & Enjoyment Calmness Ability to Notice and many more helpful "tools" for your toolbox of well-being! Part 2 - Tools and Knowledge for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxChoose to resume learning, strengthening and enrich your skills and strategies of well-being. Revisiting the tools and resources introduced in Stop, Breathe & Be (Part 1) will bolster the foundation and practice of Mindfulness. In addition to exploring the topics offered in Part 1 in further depth, areas such as Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality will be introduced. CHOOSE to RESPOND and join us for connection, conversation and well-being. Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation is excited to welcome Connie Meizinger as a new program instructor! Connie is a certified special and elementary educator, and has over 25 years experience as a learning support and inclusion public school teacher. She founded Connecting Mindfully after realizing the vast need for mindfulness training, applicable stress management tools and general well-being skills/strategies for people of all ages, in both their personal and professional lives. Connie has a Masters in Counseling from Arcadia University and a BS in Education from Gwynedd-Mercy University.
 
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM    Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Part 2
Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 30th, February 20th, March 28th and April 25th. Part 1 - Tools for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxEveryday offers up new challenges. Whether at work, in our relationships, or within ourselves, we could all use a few "tools" to help us work through those challenges, as small or as large as they may be. Tailored for adults, this class offers mindful knowledge, skills and strategies to support you and foster all of the qualities listed below. With the right tools, we can all grow and understand how mindfulness can help us in our everyday lives. Awareness Resilience to Stressors Power of "Choice" Self-Compassion Happiness & Enjoyment Calmness Ability to Notice and many more helpful "tools" for your toolbox of well-being! Part 2 - Tools and Knowledge for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxChoose to resume learning, strengthening and enrich your skills and strategies of well-being. Revisiting the tools and resources introduced in Stop, Breathe & Be (Part 1) will bolster the foundation and practice of Mindfulness. In addition to exploring the topics offered in Part 1 in further depth, areas such as Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality will be introduced. CHOOSE to RESPOND and join us for connection, conversation and well-being. Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation is excited to welcome Connie Meizinger as a new program instructor! Connie is a certified special and elementary educator, and has over 25 years experience as a learning support and inclusion public school teacher. She founded Connecting Mindfully after realizing the vast need for mindfulness training, applicable stress management tools and general well-being skills/strategies for people of all ages, in both their personal and professional lives. Connie has a Masters in Counseling from Arcadia University and a BS in Education from Gwynedd-Mercy University.
 
Monday January 28, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Origami for Beginners - Adult/Senior Origami
Origami for BeginnersAdults & SeniorsOrigami is known as the art of folding paper. But it is so much more than that! Origami has roots in both Chinese and Japanese tradition, and allows the creator to form their own pieces of art with just square pieces of paper. With just paper you can make stars, flowers, butterflies, cups, boxes, and so much more! This program will introduce you to the art with more simple pieces, and then allow you to try more difficult pieces as you go.Parent/ChildBring your kids to learn all about the art of Origami! Work alongside them as they learn to take squares of paper and make all sorts of creations! From stars and butterflies to catapults and jumping frogs, they will be amazed at what they can create! Fee is $25 per parent/child pair, and $10 for each additional child.
 
Thursday January 31, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Wickline Casting Programs - Intro to TV & Film Making
Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation is excited to partner with Wickline Casting this Winter & Spring to offer some exciting new programs for your creative young "stars!" Wickline Casting, which is based in Philadelphia, has over 10,000 credits in commercials, Academy Award winning films, and television. The below programs were designed by casting director, Kathy Wickline, CSA. Aside from her success as a casting director, Kathy has a commitment to sharing film making with children through after school programming and summer camps. For more info please visit www.wicklinecasting.com. Intro to TV & Film: Acting & Film MakingThis after school program is a version of Wickline Casting’s popular summer camps. In this program, kids are introduced to various creative projects such as commercials, film scenes, music videos, public service announcements and many more! Each day children work as cast and crew teams. They learn basic levels of speaking for camera and live presentation as well as acting, directing and operating the camera. Some script writing, story boarding and improvisation will also be introduced. Your child will learn how to shine in front of the camera or learn how to make it happen "behind the scenes."   Our instructors are professional actors and directors with impressive credits. We are excited about showing young people the art of Film & Television! Please note: There is NO CLASS on February 21st. Casting Call: Acting for the CameraThis after school program is a version of Wickline Casting's popular summer camps and is designed for the aspiring young "stars" in your household. It is here that they will learn real auditioning skills by working with scripts for commercials and film scenes. Your child will learn how to characterize and follow direction, block for camera and read with their "co-stars." Improvisation and ad-libbing (off the script) will be taught as a basis of creating characters and trusting instincts. Acting on camera camp parents report that it builds confidence, strengthens team work and integrates creative choices.
 
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Class Make-Up Date
 
Friday February 1, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Origami for Beginners - Parent/Child Origami
Origami for BeginnersAdults & SeniorsOrigami is known as the art of folding paper. But it is so much more than that! Origami has roots in both Chinese and Japanese tradition, and allows the creator to form their own pieces of art with just square pieces of paper. With just paper you can make stars, flowers, butterflies, cups, boxes, and so much more! This program will introduce you to the art with more simple pieces, and then allow you to try more difficult pieces as you go.Parent/ChildBring your kids to learn all about the art of Origami! Work alongside them as they learn to take squares of paper and make all sorts of creations! From stars and butterflies to catapults and jumping frogs, they will be amazed at what they can create! Fee is $25 per parent/child pair, and $10 for each additional child.
 
Sunday February 3, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Engineering for Kids - Winter/Spring Weekend Workshops - Jr. Electronic Game Design: Space Pioneer
Jr. Electronic Game Design: Space Pioneer (Ages 4-7):Embark on a fun journey to space with Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space Pioneer.  Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 27th. Apprentice Electronic Game Design: Alien Invasion (Ages 8-12):Video games are everywhere and in almost every form you can imagine. In this class we will create our own version of an invader defense game where we will defend against an alien invasion. We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for our game. Then we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the class, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game.  Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 27th. Jr. Marine Engineering (Ages 4-7):What causes something to sink or float? How can engineers help explore and protect the ocean below? These questions and more are all explored in Junior Marine. In this class, students explore the concepts of marine engineering and mechanics, harnessing the power of water and discovering designs that help us make the impossible, possible. Apprentice Marine Engineering: Making Waves (Ages 8-12):During the Marine Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design process to design, create, test, and refine several types of marine based devices and vehicles. Students construct working prototypes that teach and reinforce the concepts of above water transportation, underwater explorations, and harnessing the power of water. They gain exposure to careers in naval, ocean, and marine engineering as well as naval architecture.Jr. Chemical Engineering: Crazy Concoctions (Ages 4-7):The Junior Chemical Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of solids, liquids, and solutions. Students investigate the properties of several crazy concoctions and make their own samples of bubbles, play dough, flub, and more! Please note: There is NO CLASS on April 21st.Apprentice Chemical Engineering: Mix it Up (Ages 8-12):During Chemical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine various mixtures and solutions with different chemical properties. They develop solutions to clean up an oil spill, synthesize their own rocket fuel, and investigate the secrets behind color pigmentation. Please note: There is NO CLASS on April 21st.
 
Monday February 4, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Origami for Beginners - Adult/Senior Origami
Origami for BeginnersAdults & SeniorsOrigami is known as the art of folding paper. But it is so much more than that! Origami has roots in both Chinese and Japanese tradition, and allows the creator to form their own pieces of art with just square pieces of paper. With just paper you can make stars, flowers, butterflies, cups, boxes, and so much more! This program will introduce you to the art with more simple pieces, and then allow you to try more difficult pieces as you go.Parent/ChildBring your kids to learn all about the art of Origami! Work alongside them as they learn to take squares of paper and make all sorts of creations! From stars and butterflies to catapults and jumping frogs, they will be amazed at what they can create! Fee is $25 per parent/child pair, and $10 for each additional child.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Kids Karate with East Montgomery Martial Arts Academy - Kids Karate
This program will feature a traditional Martial Arts curriculum that has been established for over 45 years. With an emphasis on childhood development and goal setting, this program promotes "Discipline of Mind and Body" and the development of a positive winning attitude!The program is directed by the founder of East Montgomery Martial Arts Academy (located in Horsham), Mr. Jonathan Exaros. Classes will be taught by Ms. Shannon Lynott who is a Goddard School Teacher and an instructor at the main martial arts academy. Ms. Lynott has been studying with Mr. Exaros since she was a little girl. The Academy is very pleased to be partnering with Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation, and is enthusiastic about bringing their unique and proven methods of teaching children to the Doylestown community.Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 28th, February 25th, or April 22nd.  
 
Wednesday February 6, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Part 1
Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 30th, February 20th, March 28th and April 25th. Part 1 - Tools for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxEveryday offers up new challenges. Whether at work, in our relationships, or within ourselves, we could all use a few "tools" to help us work through those challenges, as small or as large as they may be. Tailored for adults, this class offers mindful knowledge, skills and strategies to support you and foster all of the qualities listed below. With the right tools, we can all grow and understand how mindfulness can help us in our everyday lives. Awareness Resilience to Stressors Power of "Choice" Self-Compassion Happiness & Enjoyment Calmness Ability to Notice and many more helpful "tools" for your toolbox of well-being! Part 2 - Tools and Knowledge for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxChoose to resume learning, strengthening and enrich your skills and strategies of well-being. Revisiting the tools and resources introduced in Stop, Breathe & Be (Part 1) will bolster the foundation and practice of Mindfulness. In addition to exploring the topics offered in Part 1 in further depth, areas such as Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality will be introduced. CHOOSE to RESPOND and join us for connection, conversation and well-being. Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation is excited to welcome Connie Meizinger as a new program instructor! Connie is a certified special and elementary educator, and has over 25 years experience as a learning support and inclusion public school teacher. She founded Connecting Mindfully after realizing the vast need for mindfulness training, applicable stress management tools and general well-being skills/strategies for people of all ages, in both their personal and professional lives. Connie has a Masters in Counseling from Arcadia University and a BS in Education from Gwynedd-Mercy University.
 
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM    Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Part 2
Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 30th, February 20th, March 28th and April 25th. Part 1 - Tools for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxEveryday offers up new challenges. Whether at work, in our relationships, or within ourselves, we could all use a few "tools" to help us work through those challenges, as small or as large as they may be. Tailored for adults, this class offers mindful knowledge, skills and strategies to support you and foster all of the qualities listed below. With the right tools, we can all grow and understand how mindfulness can help us in our everyday lives. Awareness Resilience to Stressors Power of "Choice" Self-Compassion Happiness & Enjoyment Calmness Ability to Notice and many more helpful "tools" for your toolbox of well-being! Part 2 - Tools and Knowledge for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxChoose to resume learning, strengthening and enrich your skills and strategies of well-being. Revisiting the tools and resources introduced in Stop, Breathe & Be (Part 1) will bolster the foundation and practice of Mindfulness. In addition to exploring the topics offered in Part 1 in further depth, areas such as Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality will be introduced. CHOOSE to RESPOND and join us for connection, conversation and well-being. Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation is excited to welcome Connie Meizinger as a new program instructor! Connie is a certified special and elementary educator, and has over 25 years experience as a learning support and inclusion public school teacher. She founded Connecting Mindfully after realizing the vast need for mindfulness training, applicable stress management tools and general well-being skills/strategies for people of all ages, in both their personal and professional lives. Connie has a Masters in Counseling from Arcadia University and a BS in Education from Gwynedd-Mercy University.
 
Thursday February 7, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Wickline Casting Programs - Intro to TV & Film Making
Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation is excited to partner with Wickline Casting this Winter & Spring to offer some exciting new programs for your creative young "stars!" Wickline Casting, which is based in Philadelphia, has over 10,000 credits in commercials, Academy Award winning films, and television. The below programs were designed by casting director, Kathy Wickline, CSA. Aside from her success as a casting director, Kathy has a commitment to sharing film making with children through after school programming and summer camps. For more info please visit www.wicklinecasting.com. Intro to TV & Film: Acting & Film MakingThis after school program is a version of Wickline Casting’s popular summer camps. In this program, kids are introduced to various creative projects such as commercials, film scenes, music videos, public service announcements and many more! Each day children work as cast and crew teams. They learn basic levels of speaking for camera and live presentation as well as acting, directing and operating the camera. Some script writing, story boarding and improvisation will also be introduced. Your child will learn how to shine in front of the camera or learn how to make it happen "behind the scenes."   Our instructors are professional actors and directors with impressive credits. We are excited about showing young people the art of Film & Television! Please note: There is NO CLASS on February 21st. Casting Call: Acting for the CameraThis after school program is a version of Wickline Casting's popular summer camps and is designed for the aspiring young "stars" in your household. It is here that they will learn real auditioning skills by working with scripts for commercials and film scenes. Your child will learn how to characterize and follow direction, block for camera and read with their "co-stars." Improvisation and ad-libbing (off the script) will be taught as a basis of creating characters and trusting instincts. Acting on camera camp parents report that it builds confidence, strengthens team work and integrates creative choices.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Basic Drawing - Basic Drawing for Adults
Drawing isn't only for Picasso, but for everyone! Basic drawing is the basis of all art forms. In this course, new artists will explore the basics, including composition, perspective, shading and scale. We will learn how to draw from what you see rather than from what you know. Different drawing mediums will be introduced, allowing the artist to choose which one best fits their style. Two and three dimensional drawing will be practiced with different drawing exercises. New artists are welcome to bring their own supplies, but they will also be provided by the instructor. By the end of the class, students will either have started or finished their very first still life.
 
Sunday February 10, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Engineering for Kids - Winter/Spring Weekend Workshops - Jr. Electronic Game Design: Space Pioneer
Jr. Electronic Game Design: Space Pioneer (Ages 4-7):Embark on a fun journey to space with Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space Pioneer.  Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 27th. Apprentice Electronic Game Design: Alien Invasion (Ages 8-12):Video games are everywhere and in almost every form you can imagine. In this class we will create our own version of an invader defense game where we will defend against an alien invasion. We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for our game. Then we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the class, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game.  Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 27th. Jr. Marine Engineering (Ages 4-7):What causes something to sink or float? How can engineers help explore and protect the ocean below? These questions and more are all explored in Junior Marine. In this class, students explore the concepts of marine engineering and mechanics, harnessing the power of water and discovering designs that help us make the impossible, possible. Apprentice Marine Engineering: Making Waves (Ages 8-12):During the Marine Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design process to design, create, test, and refine several types of marine based devices and vehicles. Students construct working prototypes that teach and reinforce the concepts of above water transportation, underwater explorations, and harnessing the power of water. They gain exposure to careers in naval, ocean, and marine engineering as well as naval architecture.Jr. Chemical Engineering: Crazy Concoctions (Ages 4-7):The Junior Chemical Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of solids, liquids, and solutions. Students investigate the properties of several crazy concoctions and make their own samples of bubbles, play dough, flub, and more! Please note: There is NO CLASS on April 21st.Apprentice Chemical Engineering: Mix it Up (Ages 8-12):During Chemical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine various mixtures and solutions with different chemical properties. They develop solutions to clean up an oil spill, synthesize their own rocket fuel, and investigate the secrets behind color pigmentation. Please note: There is NO CLASS on April 21st.
 
Monday February 11, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Origami for Beginners - Adult/Senior Origami
Origami for BeginnersAdults & SeniorsOrigami is known as the art of folding paper. But it is so much more than that! Origami has roots in both Chinese and Japanese tradition, and allows the creator to form their own pieces of art with just square pieces of paper. With just paper you can make stars, flowers, butterflies, cups, boxes, and so much more! This program will introduce you to the art with more simple pieces, and then allow you to try more difficult pieces as you go.Parent/ChildBring your kids to learn all about the art of Origami! Work alongside them as they learn to take squares of paper and make all sorts of creations! From stars and butterflies to catapults and jumping frogs, they will be amazed at what they can create! Fee is $25 per parent/child pair, and $10 for each additional child.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Kids Karate with East Montgomery Martial Arts Academy - Kids Karate
This program will feature a traditional Martial Arts curriculum that has been established for over 45 years. With an emphasis on childhood development and goal setting, this program promotes "Discipline of Mind and Body" and the development of a positive winning attitude!The program is directed by the founder of East Montgomery Martial Arts Academy (located in Horsham), Mr. Jonathan Exaros. Classes will be taught by Ms. Shannon Lynott who is a Goddard School Teacher and an instructor at the main martial arts academy. Ms. Lynott has been studying with Mr. Exaros since she was a little girl. The Academy is very pleased to be partnering with Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation, and is enthusiastic about bringing their unique and proven methods of teaching children to the Doylestown community.Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 28th, February 25th, or April 22nd.  
 
Tuesday February 12, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Know Your Medicare Options - Know Your Medicare Options
During this seminar you will learn: How Medicare works and what it covers How Part D prescription cards work and how to pick the right one for you The difference between Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans Have all your questions answered so you can make the right choice when planning for your Medicare or Medicare Advantage decisions! This seminar is suitable whether you have decisions to make now, or just want to learn in preparation. Presented by Steve Bobrin, a Medicare planning specialist with DelVal Senior Advisors.
 
Wednesday February 13, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Part 1
Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 30th, February 20th, March 28th and April 25th. Part 1 - Tools for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxEveryday offers up new challenges. Whether at work, in our relationships, or within ourselves, we could all use a few "tools" to help us work through those challenges, as small or as large as they may be. Tailored for adults, this class offers mindful knowledge, skills and strategies to support you and foster all of the qualities listed below. With the right tools, we can all grow and understand how mindfulness can help us in our everyday lives. Awareness Resilience to Stressors Power of "Choice" Self-Compassion Happiness & Enjoyment Calmness Ability to Notice and many more helpful "tools" for your toolbox of well-being! Part 2 - Tools and Knowledge for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxChoose to resume learning, strengthening and enrich your skills and strategies of well-being. Revisiting the tools and resources introduced in Stop, Breathe & Be (Part 1) will bolster the foundation and practice of Mindfulness. In addition to exploring the topics offered in Part 1 in further depth, areas such as Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality will be introduced. CHOOSE to RESPOND and join us for connection, conversation and well-being. Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation is excited to welcome Connie Meizinger as a new program instructor! Connie is a certified special and elementary educator, and has over 25 years experience as a learning support and inclusion public school teacher. She founded Connecting Mindfully after realizing the vast need for mindfulness training, applicable stress management tools and general well-being skills/strategies for people of all ages, in both their personal and professional lives. Connie has a Masters in Counseling from Arcadia University and a BS in Education from Gwynedd-Mercy University.
 
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM    Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Stop, Breathe & Be for Adults - Part 2
Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 30th, February 20th, March 28th and April 25th. Part 1 - Tools for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxEveryday offers up new challenges. Whether at work, in our relationships, or within ourselves, we could all use a few "tools" to help us work through those challenges, as small or as large as they may be. Tailored for adults, this class offers mindful knowledge, skills and strategies to support you and foster all of the qualities listed below. With the right tools, we can all grow and understand how mindfulness can help us in our everyday lives. Awareness Resilience to Stressors Power of "Choice" Self-Compassion Happiness & Enjoyment Calmness Ability to Notice and many more helpful "tools" for your toolbox of well-being! Part 2 - Tools and Knowledge for YOUR Well-Being ToolboxChoose to resume learning, strengthening and enrich your skills and strategies of well-being. Revisiting the tools and resources introduced in Stop, Breathe & Be (Part 1) will bolster the foundation and practice of Mindfulness. In addition to exploring the topics offered in Part 1 in further depth, areas such as Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality will be introduced. CHOOSE to RESPOND and join us for connection, conversation and well-being. Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation is excited to welcome Connie Meizinger as a new program instructor! Connie is a certified special and elementary educator, and has over 25 years experience as a learning support and inclusion public school teacher. She founded Connecting Mindfully after realizing the vast need for mindfulness training, applicable stress management tools and general well-being skills/strategies for people of all ages, in both their personal and professional lives. Connie has a Masters in Counseling from Arcadia University and a BS in Education from Gwynedd-Mercy University.
 
Thursday February 14, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Wickline Casting Programs - Intro to TV & Film Making
Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation is excited to partner with Wickline Casting this Winter & Spring to offer some exciting new programs for your creative young "stars!" Wickline Casting, which is based in Philadelphia, has over 10,000 credits in commercials, Academy Award winning films, and television. The below programs were designed by casting director, Kathy Wickline, CSA. Aside from her success as a casting director, Kathy has a commitment to sharing film making with children through after school programming and summer camps. For more info please visit www.wicklinecasting.com. Intro to TV & Film: Acting & Film MakingThis after school program is a version of Wickline Casting’s popular summer camps. In this program, kids are introduced to various creative projects such as commercials, film scenes, music videos, public service announcements and many more! Each day children work as cast and crew teams. They learn basic levels of speaking for camera and live presentation as well as acting, directing and operating the camera. Some script writing, story boarding and improvisation will also be introduced. Your child will learn how to shine in front of the camera or learn how to make it happen "behind the scenes."   Our instructors are professional actors and directors with impressive credits. We are excited about showing young people the art of Film & Television! Please note: There is NO CLASS on February 21st. Casting Call: Acting for the CameraThis after school program is a version of Wickline Casting's popular summer camps and is designed for the aspiring young "stars" in your household. It is here that they will learn real auditioning skills by working with scripts for commercials and film scenes. Your child will learn how to characterize and follow direction, block for camera and read with their "co-stars." Improvisation and ad-libbing (off the script) will be taught as a basis of creating characters and trusting instincts. Acting on camera camp parents report that it builds confidence, strengthens team work and integrates creative choices.
 
Saturday February 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    SAT Verbal Refresher - SAT Verbal Refresher
Students who want to brush up on their SAT verbal test-taking skills will benefit from this refresher course! Taught by Lori Mehler, a PA certified Language Arts teacher with a Master's in Education and over fifteen years experience in both public and private schools, this program will help students reach their SAT goals. It will teach effective test-taking strategies for the verbal portion of the SAT and will provide students with exercises designed to give them an edge on their testing capabilities. A small group setting will ensure personalized instruction, and homework will be provided to reinforce classroom discussions. Help your child get a jump on their SAT prep!
 
Monday February 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Kids Karate with East Montgomery Martial Arts Academy - Kids Karate
This program will feature a traditional Martial Arts curriculum that has been established for over 45 years. With an emphasis on childhood development and goal setting, this program promotes "Discipline of Mind and Body" and the development of a positive winning attitude!The program is directed by the founder of East Montgomery Martial Arts Academy (located in Horsham), Mr. Jonathan Exaros. Classes will be taught by Ms. Shannon Lynott who is a Goddard School Teacher and an instructor at the main martial arts academy. Ms. Lynott has been studying with Mr. Exaros since she was a little girl. The Academy is very pleased to be partnering with Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation, and is enthusiastic about bringing their unique and proven methods of teaching children to the Doylestown community.Please note: There is NO CLASS on January 28th, February 25th, or April 22nd.  
 
Wednesday February 20, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Premier World Discovery Trips - Rome & the Country Roads of Tuscany Trip Presentation
Doylestown Township Parks & Recreation is excited to announce a brand new partnership with Premier World Discovery! Founded in 1999, Premier is an innovative tour operator specializing in the group travel market. By partnering with Premier, we are able to offer both our residents and those in the surrounding community an opportunity to take trips we never could have offered on our own!While 2018 offered two amazing trips with Premier: Great Trains and Grand Canyons, and Treasures of Ireland, we are thrilled to have two more trips added for 2019! California Rail Discovery will depart on April 3, 2019, and Rome & the Country Roads of Tuscany will depart on November 5, 2019. For full itineraries please click the links below!Interested in the California Rails trip? Join us for an informational presentation on Tuesday, September 4th! Registration is not required, but is appreciated. To register for the presentation please click on the title below. Watch for the Rome & Country Roads of Tuscany presentation coming soon!Please note: The below presentation is informational only. Registration for the presentation does not reserve or hold a spot on the trip.
 
Saturday February 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    SAT Verbal Refresher - SAT Verbal Refresher
Students who want to brush up on their SAT verbal test-taking skills will benefit from this refresher course! Taught by Lori Mehler, a PA certified Language Arts teacher with a Master's in Education and over fifteen years experience in both public and private schools, this program will help students reach their SAT goals. It will teach effective test-taking strategies for the verbal portion of the SAT and will provide students with exercises designed to give them an edge on their testing capabilities. A small group setting will ensure personalized instruction, and homework will be provided to reinforce classroom discussions. Help your child get a jump on their SAT prep!