Academic, arts and athletic camps for kids and teens

X-treme Science Camp
X-treme Science Camp

Pitt-Bradford will host academic, athletic and arts camps for students in kindergarten through high school this summer. 

             Arts camps are Pot-Pot-Pottery, Youth Art Camp, Youth Writing Spectacular and Paint like the Masters. 

             Academic camps for elementary-age students are X-treme Science Camp and Pets ’n’ Vets. Pre-teen and teen-age students will enjoy CSI101: You are the Detective and Television Studio Production, both of which are taught by Pitt-Bradford faculty members. 

             Athletic camps include offerings in swimming and basketball. 

 Camps begin as soon as school lets out in Pennsylvania. Children age 9 to 16 in Pot-Pot-Pottery will have fun working with clay. They will learn hand building, coil construction and throwing on a potter’s wheel. Artists will be able to glaze and fire their work and take home their completed projects. Two sessions are being offered from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 9 through 13 and July 14 through 18 in the ceramics studio. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials. Additional children pay $79. 

             In Youth Art Camp: Crazy Mixed Media, Anna Lemnitzer, assistant professor of art at Pitt-Bradford, will teach students age 8 to 14 to make fun, creative art using collage, photography, printing, sculpture and drawing. Classes will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 16 through 20 in Room 146 of Blaisdell Hall. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials. Additional children pay $79. 

              The following week, Dr. Dani Weber, director of the Writing Center at Pitt-Bradford, will work with children age 9 to 14 in a Youth Writing Spectacular. This creative writing camp is for young writers who want to develop their talent and passion for writing fiction, nonfiction and poetry. On the evening of the last day, campers will read at an “open mic” celebration in Harriett B. Wick Chapel. Classes will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 23 through 26 in Room 158 of the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center. The cost is $75 for the first camper and $65 for each additional child. 

             In July, Paint like the Masters will explore the lives and artwork of famous artists. Students age 8 through 14 will leave with an original piece of artwork inspired by a master. Classes will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. from July 14 through 17 in Room 146 of Blaisdell Hall. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials. Additional children pay $79. 

             In the popular X-Treme Science Camp, students who are entering grades 2 through 7 will participate in labs and activities dealing with different areas of science. They will learn about plants, birds, stream life, water quality, chemistry, physical science and more. Guest presenters will visit each day. Classes will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon daily June 9 through 12. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials and T-shirt. Additional children pay $79. 

             CSI 101: You are the Detective will introduce students to the criminal justice system, case law, and obtaining and writing search/arrest warrants, all while conducting a criminal investigation to students age 10 through 16. Using excellent criminal forensic resources and equipment, campers will investigate mock crime scenarios at the Crime Scene Investigation House on campus under the guidance of Dr. Tony Gaskew, associate professor of criminal justice and an expert in the field of policing and criminal investigations. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 16 through 19 and meet each day in Room 162 of Swarts Hall. The $89 cost for the first camper includes materials. Additional children pay $79. 

             In July, campers age 10 through 16 can learn how to create television news broadcasts and other types of programs in a real-life, multi-camera digital studio environment. Television Studio Production with Jeff Guterman will teach campers about the roles behind and in front of the camera. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon July 16 and 17 in the television studio in Blaisdell Hall. The cost is $59 for the first camper; additional campers are $49. 

             The final camp of the summer, Pets ’n’ Vets,will take place Aug. 5 through 7 in Fisher Hall. Children who have completed grades 1 through 3 can attend from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day. Campers who have completed grades 4 through 6 will meet from 1:30 to 5 p.m. This popular three-day program includes creative and instructional activities centered on kids and their pets. Hands-on learning is the primary focus. 

             Campers should bring their own drinks and snacks to all camps. For more information or to register for the above programs, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814-362-5078 or contined@pitt.edu

             Head Swimming Coach Ed Bahan is currently conducting an advanced swimming class for competitive swimmers age 8 and older from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays. Classes began Monday and will continue through July 4. The cost for the 12-week program is $190. For more information, contact Bahan at (814)362-5034. 

             Three sessions of basketball camp are planned for players age 8 to 18. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, and the cost of each camp is $100. Camp from June 9 through 12 is for girls only; camp June 23 through 26 is co-ed; camp Aug. 4 through 7 is for boys only. For more information or to register, contact men’s head coach Britt Moore at (814)362-5276 or  bcm41@pitt.edu

             For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu

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