Academic Camps

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  • Summer 2018

    Youth Writing Spectacular!! Ages 9-14

    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 you will sit in our authors chair and share your work with fellow writers, friends and family at the Open Mic Celebration from 6-8 PM June 14 in the Harriett B. Wick Chapel. Students should bring snacks for breaks. 
    Monday-Thursday, June 11 - 14, 1:30 -4 PM 
    McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, Room 158

    Lego Mindstorms Camp Ages 8 -10

    Do your kids love Legos®?Introduce them to science, engineering and math through hands-on experience with Lego® Robotics. Way more than just assembling Lego® pieces. Kids will have the opportunity to brainstorm, build and experiment as they program and bring their robots to life. They will learn about important programming concepts and bring their Lego® creations to life using Lego®’sgraphical-based software.
    Tuesday and Thursday, June 12 and 14, 8:30 –11:30 AM
    Room 111 Fisher Hall

    Acrylic Paint Fun Ages 10 – 15

    This is a fun-filled, two-hour acrylic painting class for school-aged children. They will learn the basics of acrylic painting, including the color, blending and proper usage of brushes. This will be a step-by-step process that will lead to a completed painting suitable for framing. All materials are included.
    Saturday, June 23, 10 AM – Noon, 
    Art Room 406, Marilyn Horne Hall

    Earth Keepers, Grades 4-6

    Let’s set out on learning adventures about how the sun and the wind can provide the energy we need to run our lives. Learn what waste is and where it goes and how we can make a difference in reducing it. Explore how plants and animals work to create the exciting outdoors around us.Experience solar and wind-power demonstrations. Let’s get connect to our planet and become Earth Keepers. Scholarships available as need.
    Monday - Thursday, June 25 – June 28, 8:30 – Noon, 
    Room 105A, Fisher Hall

    Virtual Reality, Ages 10-16

    Check out the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Android Gear VR, Daydream, Nintendo Switch Labo, and more interactive AR/VR experiences. Students will experience VR/AR multiplayer games, art VR programs like Google Tilt Brush, and learn about creating their own games and environments using Unity and other popular technologies.
    Monday – Wednesday – Friday, July 9 – July 13, 9 AM – Noon, 
    Room 236, Swarts Hall

    Our Wild and Crazy Earth, Ages 11 – 14 

    Have you ever wondered what is under the dirt we walk on (physical geology)? What about how the oceans move (oceanography), what creates clouds and our atmosphere, or how old the rocks are that we play with (historical geology)? What causes earthquakes (tectonic activity), volcanoes and other wild-and-crazy earth activities? You will learn about these things and more through fun hands on activities.
    Wednesday – Friday, June 13 – June 15, 8:30 AM – Noon
    $85 per camper, $75 for each additional child in family
    Room 110, Fisher Hall

    ArtXperience, Ages 10-15

    Students will delve into creativity during this three-day long ArtXperience camp! Led by instructor Courtney Mealy, students will experience creativity through art and discover a new medium each day. Projects will include abstract wire sculptures, pet (or animal) portrait paintings and mixed-media project that the participants will vote on! Students will learn the history of each art form and create their own masterpiece. 
    Saturdays, July 14 - July 28, 9 - 11 AM
    Art Room 406, Marilyn Horne Hall

    SuperGirl Leadership Experience, Ages 10-14
    Monday - Wednesday, July 16 – July 18, 8:30 AM – Noon, 
    Marilyn Horne Hall, 5th Floor Ballroom

    Photography 101, Ages 10-16

    Enjoy the outdoors with a three-day Photography Camp. Bring your camera or smartphone to learn about taking awesome photos outdoors and indoors. Children have a unique eye for seeing things, and this class will tap into their creative side to help them produce visually stunning and breathtaking photos of everyday objects, nature, people and places. Learn what makes a good photo even better and how to take photos from different angles and viewpoints.   
    Tuesday - Thursday, July 17 – July 19 
    8:30 – 11:00 AM,
    Room 158, McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, Pitt-Bradford 

    X-Treme Science Camp Grades 2-6

    Students will participate in labs and activities dealing with many different areas of science. Campers will learn about plants, birds, stream life, water quality, chemistry, physical science and much more. We will also have guest presenters each day. Campers should bring their own snacks and drinks. 
    $85 per camper, $75 for each additional child in family
    Monday - Wednesday July 23 – July 25, 8:30 AM – Noon 
    Room 110, Swarts Hall

    Pets ’n Vets I and II

    The Pets ’n Vets three-day program will include enjoyable, creative and instructional activities centered on children and their pets.Hands-on learning will be the primary focus of this camp experience. Campers should bring their own snacks and drinks. 
    Both sessions meet in Room 106D Fisher Hall 

    Session I:    For campers who have completed grades 1, 2, or 3
    Tuesday - Thursday, August 7 - 9,   8:30 AM - Noon
    Session II:   For campers who have completed grades 4, 5, or 6
    Tuesday - Thursday, August 7 - 9, 1:30 - 5 PM