Chenery Workshops

BASEC Workshops are enrichment classes that promote deep exploration into topics of interest for BASEC and non-BASEC students.  

THERE WILL BE TWO SESSIONS OF WORKSHOPS DURING THE 2023 – 2024 SCHOOL YEAR. LOOK FOR WORKSHOP OFFERINGS IN SEPTEMBER AND EARLY MARCH.

  • Fall/Winter Session: Starting the week of October 9th.
    • *Please note 10/9/23 is a holiday so workshops will begin Tuesday.
  • Spring Session: Starting the week of March 6th.

Workshops will begin the week of 10/09/23 and continue for 8 or 10 weeks depending on the workshop. 

*Please Note: BASEC workshops for the 2023 -2024 school year will be available to both BASEC @ Chenery and non-BASEC students.

If your child is currently enrolled in after school for the 23-24 school year, you do not need to register for BASEC – you are already fully enrolled! You may just register for the workshops that you would like below.

If your child is not currently registered for BASEC for the 2023 – 2024 school year, our licensing requires that all students participating in BASEC Workshops must register and complete our enrollment information form for BASEC and pay a one-time registration fee of $95. We will email you the online link to these forms. This process then qualifies your child to participate in BASEC programs for the 2023-2024 school year, including workshop sessions, added or scheduled after school days and vacation camps. If you have previously paid this registration fee you will not need to pay this again.

If you have any questions concerning our workshops and curriculum, please email:
Blake Stensland: blake.stensland@belmontbasec.org

Monday Workshops

BASEC Newspaper Crew (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Monday
meets: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

The BASEC newspaper will meet weekly to create an informative newspaper that will be filled with recent and upcoming events, book reviews, interviews, and more! Student reporting will be posted to a Google Site that students, staff, and parents will be able to read and enjoy!

*Please note this workshop will run for 10 weeks

Grade: 5 & 6

Instructor: Jaime Chernoch

Tuition:
Student enrolled in BASEC on Mondays- $36
Student enrolled in BASEC but does not attend on Mondays – $162
Student not enrolled in BASEC – $162 + $95 (this is a one time fee for the school year) = $257

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LARP Adventures (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Monday
meets: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

LARP Adventure Program’s Heroes Academy® is a combination of theater, martial arts, and costume/prop/stage design. We combine these arts with critical thinking, creative problem solving, and community leadership skills. For more information about our curriculum please visit our website: https://www.larpadventureprogram.com/curriculum Our Live Action Role Play (LARP) games class is an introduction to LARPing and is perfect for beginners and casual players. Each week you will be led through tournaments and mock combat challenges using padded foam props. Prior experience is not required, nor are costumes or characters, so it’s easy to jump right in and give LARPing a [...]
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Cartoons & Crochet (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Monday
meets: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Join Nick as we learn how to crochet and knit while we watch cartoons! All are welcome to join whether you know how to knit/crochet or are a beginner. This is a great chance to meet new friends, find new favorite cartoons, learn new skills, and relax after a long day at school!

* Please note that this workshop will run for 8 weeks.

Grade: 5 & 6

Instructors: Nick Peladeau

Tuition:
Student enrolled in BASEC on Mondays- $29
Student enrolled in BASEC but does not attend on Mondays – $130
Student not enrolled in BASEC – $130 + $95 (this is a one time [...]

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Tuesday Workshops

Shuffle It Up! (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Tuesday
meets: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

In this workshop, students will play and learn about a variety of popular card games, applying their problem-solving, strategy and collaboration skills throughout each class. Whether the games only involve two players or a small group, each week students will be encouraged to bring new fun, engaging, and challenging games/activities ranging from Trash to Kings In The Corner. Towards the end of the workshop, students will also have the opportunity to create their own variation of a card game, bringing their idea to class and presenting it to their peers. All are welcome, from those who are beginners to those [...]

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BASEC Fantasy Football (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Tuesday
meets: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Come create your own fantasy football team by joining our fantasy football league. Students will conduct a draft to select their teams and will be able to see how their players perform each week while keeping score. Students will be able to pick up available players off a waiver wire and can make trades with peers. We will discuss possible team strategies and different ways to create the best team possible.

*Please note that this workshop will run for 8 weeks.

Grades: 5 & 6

Instructors: James Burke, BASEC Sports Specialist & Josh Camara, BASEC @ Chenery Educator

Tuition:
Student enrolled in BASEC [...]

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Courtyard Club (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Tuesday
meets: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Join the Courtyard Club to hang out outside and care for your school garden! Spend time in nature, tend to our plants and fish, and have fun outside. With your help, we can make Chenery’s courtyard a beautiful space for everyone to enjoy.

*Please note that this workshop will run for 10 weeks.

Grades: 5 & 6

Instructor: Sydney Padgett, BASEC @ Chenery Educator

Tuition: 

Student enrolled in BASEC on Tuesdays- $1
Student enrolled in BASEC but does not attend on Tuesdays – $1
Student not enrolled in BASEC – $25

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Wednesday Workshops

Dance dance! Jazz & Hip Hop! (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Wednesday
meets: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/29, 12/06, 12/13,12/20 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

In this Dance workshop, students will get active and exercise in a fun and creative way. Each session will start with exercises to warm up the body. Student will learn new basic movements of jazz and hip hop each week, will play Dance related games, and learn choreography to put on a short performance at the end of the workshop. Students will need to bring comfortable clothes they can move freely in, including sneakers or other comfortable shoes.

*Please note that this workshop will run for 10 weeks.

Grades: 5 & 6

Instructor: Mica Rich, BASEC @ Chenery Educator

Tuition:
Student enrolled in [...]

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BASEC Podcasting (Gr 5 & 6 )

in: Chenery on: Wednesday
meets: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/29, 12/06, 12/13,12/20 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Students will be creating and crafting their own podcast throughout the 10-week workshop and will have the choice of recording their podcasts through audio and or video. Our students turned podcasters will have the chance to showcase their podcasts to friends in a live show toward the end of the workshop. Podcasters will have dive into their favorite topics and passions in podcasting!

*Please note that this workshop will run for 10 weeks.

Grades: 5 & 6

Instructors: James Burke, BASEC @ Chenery Sports Specialist & Josh Camara, BASEC @ Chenery Educator

Tuition:
Student enrolled in BASEC on Wednesdays- $36
Student enrolled [...]

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Fun with Photography! (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Wednesday
meets: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/29, 12/06, time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Do you love taking photos? Do you want to learn how to make them even better? Come join Jamie and find your photographic voice! We’ll discuss photography basics, how to create the best photo, and spend our time snapping shots around the Chenery campus. We’ll also learn how to use an SLR camera, and even play around with Polaroids! *Please bring whatever device you like to use to shoot photos (phone, tablet, or point-and-shoot digital camera)

*Please note that this workshop will run for 8 weeks.

Grades: 5 & 6

Instructor: Jamie Meditz, BASEC @ Chenery Visual Arts Specialist

Tuition:
Student enrolled in BASEC [...]

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Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Wednesday
meets: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/29, 12/06, 12/13,12/20 time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

D&D is a table-top role-playing game and collaborative fantasy storytelling activity. Students will get to create a character of their own design, and play the “role” of that character alongside other students. They will be able to influence the story by solving puzzles, vanquishing monsters, collecting treasure, and maybe saving the world along the way! Join Erin and Nick on this exciting new adventure!

*This workshop will run for 10 weeks.

Grades: 5 & 6

Instructors: Erin Pelham, BASEC @ Chenery Educator & Nick Peladeau, BASEC @ Chenery Performing Arts Specialist

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Thursday Workshops

Scratch Coding (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Thursday
meets: 11/09, 11/16, 11/30, 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 time: 3:30PM-4:30PM

Have you ever wanted to build your own video game or tell a story using animation? In this workshop, students will bring their creative, original ideas to life using a visual coding language known as Scratch. With the help of teachers and peers, students will learn new strategies for coding and animating while also learning how to give and receive positive and constructive feedback. Students with all levels of Scratch experience are welcome! Please reach out to trevor.donahue@belmontbasec.org with any questions. Please note that this workshop will run for 6 weeks.

Grade: 5 & 6

Instructors: Trevor Donahue

Tuition: 

Student enrolled in BASEC on [...]

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Zine Zone (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Thursday
meets: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/30, 12-\/7 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Do you have something to tell the world? In this workshop, students get to do just that by designing, creating, and publishing their very own zines to distribute! A zine (pronounced zeen) is a homemade publication and can be about anything you want, so students will have a chance to flex their creative muscles, think about things they’re passionate about, and make something new.

*Please note this workshop will run for 8 weeks.

Grades: 5 & 6

Instructor: Sydney Padgett, BASEC @ Chenery Educator

Tuition:
Student enrolled in BASEC on Thursdays- $29
Student enrolled in BASEC but does not attend on Thursdays – $130

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Enhance Your Embroidery (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Thursday
meets: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/30, 12/07, 12/14 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

In this workshop, we will be learning the basics of embroidery, as well as working on several projects including making our own iron on patches and holiday gifts. If you’ve never embroidered before, or you have experience, there will be something fun to make. Students are encouraged to make suggestions about projects that interest them.

*Please note this workshop will run for 10 weeks.

Grades: 5 & 6

Instructors: Jaime Chernoch, BASEC @ Chenery Educator

Tuition:
Student enrolled in BASEC on Thursdays- $36
Student enrolled in BASEC but does not attend on Thursdays – $162
Student not enrolled in BASEC – $162 + $95 [...]

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Basketball Games (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Thursday
meets: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/30, 12/07 time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

During this workshop, students will get to explore the game of basketball while playing with peers that also enjoy the sports. Students will play against their peers in both 3 v 3 and 5 v 5 basketball games. All students and experience levels are welcome! 

*Please note that this workshop will run for 8 weeks.

Grades: 5 & 6

Instructor: Gaelen McGrail, BASEC @ Chenery Educator

Tuition:
Student enrolled in BASEC on Thursdays- $29
Student enrolled in BASEC but does not attend on Thursdays – $130
Student not enrolled in BASEC – $130 + $95 (this is a one time fee for the school [...]

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Friday Workshops

Sweet & Salty (GR 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Friday
meets: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/17, 12/1, 12/08, 12/15, 12/22, 01/05 time: 2:45pm-3:45pm

This workshop will be a mix of cooking and baking for students to build basic culinary skills and try out new recipes. Students will get to work in the kitchen with Melissa and Nick to create delicious dishes that they can bring home and share with their loved ones!

*This workshop runs for 10 weeks.

Grade: 5 & 6

Instructor: Nick Peladeau & Melissa Moran

Tuition:
Student enrolled in BASEC on Fridays- $90
Student enrolled in BASEC but does not attend on Fridays- $220
Student not enrolled in BASEC – $220 + $95 (this is a one time fee for the school year) = [...]

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Delegate Model United Nations (MUN) (Gr 5 & 6)

in: Chenery on: Friday
meets: 09/29, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/17, 12/01, 12/08 time: 3:00-4:00

In Model United Nations (MUN), students role-play as delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees to collaboratively solve real-world problems. During the course of the Delegate MUN workshop at BASEC students will participate in activities to exercise their public speaking and debate skills as well as activities that help to develop a balance of teamwork and collaboration. Students will work in pairs to research their countries and topics in preparation for the UNAGB conferences. At this conference students will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work as they collaborate with fellow MUN members from across the greater [...]

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