UNCG Campus Weekly

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Summer camps 2012

Several UNCG summer camps, including a new writers’ camp, are accepting applications for summer 2012:

UNCG Summer Music camp
This camp, now in its 30th season, provides music offerings for students in grades 6 through 12 in band, orchestra, chorus and piano. It will be offered two weeks:
July 8 – 13, 2012
July 15 – 20, 2012

Last year, this camp had 1,725 campers and 150 professional staff members. It is led by Dr. John Locke.

Access information, a brochure and registration form at www.smcamp.org. The Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/UNCGSummerMusicCamp.

All-Arts, Sciences & Technology Camp
Specializing in hands-on classes in arts, sciences and technology, the All-Arts, Sciences & Technology Camp also includes recreation and citizenship components. It offers one-week sessions for ages 7-15 at UNCG, NC State, Virginia Tech and George Mason University, and is operated by UNCG’s Division of Continual Learning. There are overnight and all-day options. Its week at UNCG is July 22-17, 2012.

It offers a 10 percent discount for UNCG faculty and staff.

Visit allarts.uncg.edu to see camp videos, photos, updates – or to register. The Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Arts-Sciences-Technology-Camp/97646321776

UNCG Athletics camps
Girls’ and boys’ basketball, baseball, softball, girls’ and boys’ soccer, tennis, volleyball and lacrosse are offered as part of the UNCG Athletics camps. Various ones are offered on select weeks – full information about each of the camps is at http://uncgspartans.com/camps/Index

A discount of 10 percent for faculty and staff is offered on athletic camps.

UNCG Young Writers’ Camp
This new camp, July 16-27, sponsors a two-week summer program for young writers. The program will be conducted under the direction of faculty members, classroom teachers, all of whom are expert teachers of writing, and a group of pre-service teachers currently learning about innovative writing instruction practices. Students can attend one week or both weeks. During week one, students entering grades 3-12 will focus on creative writing, such as poetry, drama, storytelling and graphic novels. The second week will focus on how to write informational texts. Details at http://youngwriterscampuncg.weebly.com/index.html

Dance students may be interested in a new offering in the Department of Dance. The Summer Dance Technique Intensive is a program designed for the intermediate/advanced level upper-age high school dance student and college/university dancers. Students will train with innovative, leading teachers and choreographers in their fields of ballet and contemporary dance. Applicants are required to supply contact information for two dance instructors, to speak to student technical level. The Summer Dance Technique Intensive will be offered June 11-15, 2012. More details are available at http://performingarts.uncg.edu/summer-dance-intensive.


The 2012 “IT is for Girls” workshop will be July 16-20. There will be lots of hands-on activities, such as developing mobile apps, designing web sites, creating animations with MIT’s SCRATCH software, etc. There will also be field trips to local businesses in order to give students a real-world view of the impact that computing can have in various fields. Details are at http://wiit.uncg.edu. There is a $25 registration fee and $50 workshop fee.

By Mike Harris
Photograph: All-Arts, Science and Technology flickr page.