Courses in fitness, hobbies, communication, home and garden tours, and more are offered to the community through SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education. These programs are designed for children and adults who want to learn a new hobby, enrich their personal lives, or just have fun. Personal Enrichment courses offer opportunities for retirees to pursue lifelong learning opportunities through our Never Stop Learning series. Educational enrichment programming is offered for students throughout the year at the Queensbury, SUNY Adirondack Saratoga, Saratoga Springs City Schools, and Culinary Arts Center locations in additon to online courses. There is truly something for everyone.
Educational Enrichment Programming for Youth
Summer Enrichment Program
For more than 40 years each summer for three weeks in July, the SUNY Adirondack campus comes alive in a very unique way. Hundreds of children who are entering grades four through ten come to SUNY Adirondack for a program designed to supplement their traditional classroom education and provide them with a fun-filled educational experience. During our Summer Enrichment program, these students expand their minds in a variety of different ways and the courses offered give them opportunities to explore new subject matter, learn new hobbies, or express and enrich their creative and artistic abilities.
Faculty Assistant Program
This is a community service opportunity for students completing grades 10 – 12 to volunteer with a Summer Enrichment faculty member in an area of interest. At the end of the program, students receive a certificate of completion and letter of recommendation.
Other Enrichment Opportunities
Continuing Education partners with Adirondacks and Beyond Motorcycle Safety, LLC to conduct the BasicRider Course motorcycle safety program in addition to several advanced motorcycle courses each spring, summer, and fall. Hundreds of riders participate in this program each year.
SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education also works on a number of special projects providing educational opportunities to a variety of groups within the community through conferences, seminars, courses and hands-on learning experiences. Manufacturing Day is held each year in October for rising freshmen and sophomores in collaboration with BOCES, and Girls Go Stem Day is held each May for local middle school young women in conjunction with AAUW (American Association of University Women).