Spring Enrichment 2017

Westside is dedicated to the growth of every child. Whether it’s on the basketball court or in the classroom, we want to encourage your child to reach their true potential. This winter we are excited to offer more than just sports. Enroll your child into one of our evening enrichment programs held at the Beaverton Hoop YMCA and watch them create something amazing.

Our reliance on science and technologies will only increase and it is one thing to know how to use these technologies, but it’s another, however, to understand the logic behind them. Join us one night a week for ten consecutive weeks and use your imagination.

Each enrichment program will meet for ten sessions at the Beaverton Hoop YMCA.
9685 SW Harvest Court, Beaverton, OR 97005.

Science (Mondays)
2nd Grade–5th Grade: 5:30–7:00 PM
Course Dates: 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19
Cost: $135.00
This enrichment program will rev up that inventive scientific spirit! Each day we’ll have a new design and new inventions. Kids will design, test, and tweak their inventions while working through the scientific method. Student’s will work together and learn about friction while designing a zip line and explore the science behind buoyancy as they create something that neither sinks nor floats. Let's brainstorm some ideas to accomplish the tasks in front of us! 

* No Class 5/29 due to Memorial Day

Computer Coding (Wednesdays)
2nd Grade–4th Grade 5:00—6:15 PM
5th Grade–7th Grade: 6:30-7:45 PM
Course Dates: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14
Cost: $160.00
This ten week program will introduce students to the language of computer coding! Kids will see how computer coding is the backbone of video games and animation. As children work their way through each assignment they will gain the knowledge needed to build their own video games. Join us as we dive into Tynker this season!

Coding 2nd Grade–4th Grade: 5:00–6:15 PM
This course is an introduction to programming for beginners. With our reliance on technology today there is no better time to dive into the world of computer coding. Students will have an opportunity to build two complete games. Side Scroller Survival introduces them to basics of motion and animation, and in BeatBot Battle, students will build a program to make a robot to dance. Let’s explore computer coding and the making of video games! *No experience necessary! Move at your own pace.

Coding 5th Grade–7th Grade: 6:30-7:45 PM
This course will have a very quick introduction to coding at the beginning and then the kids will dive into programs that will guide them to build their own arcade games from beginning to end. This course will have more problem solving throughout to try and fix the codes to make them work in addition to step by step how to code. The program will also explore physics and the kids will have to code using the concepts of gravity, impulse and velocity to complete the challenges. *No experience necessary! Move at your own pace.

Lego Engineering (Fridays) 2nd Grade–5th Grade 5:30—7:00 PM
Course Dates: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23
Cost: $135.00
This is a great ten week introduction to engineering. By using the LEGOs to build cars, cranes, windmills and more students will gain knowledge in creating something from scratch. Throughout the course students will work together to complete a "mission" instructions as well as create their own designs.
*No Class 5/26 due to Memorial Day Weekend

Cancelation Policy
Refund Policy: All refund requests (less a $30 processing fee) must be made in writing prior to the first game. After this date no refunds will be granted. Please direct refund requests in writing to westside@ymcacw.org. No changes will be made to rosters or practice / game schedules once they have been released.