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UNCG Summer Camps 2014

Photo of Music Camp banner hanging at Aycock AuditoriumLooking into summer camp options? Several camps are accepting applications for summer 2014:

All-Arts, Sciences & Technology Camp
The All-Arts, Sciences & Technology Camp is designed to give in-depth, hands-on instruction in the arts, sciences, and technology. The camp also includes recreation, citizenship and multicultural entertainment. It is operated by UNCG’s Division of Continual Learning. There are overnight and all-day options. Its week at UNCG is July 27-Aug 1.

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

Visit allarts.uncg.edu to see details – or to register.

UNCG Summer Music Camp
Known as “America’s Most Popular,” the summer camp had 1,750 students last year, more than any other music camp on a college campus in America. The students receive instruction and supervision from a staff of 150 professionals, including many from UNCG. Student participants came from a 22 state area and four foreign countries.

In 2014, the camp will host 15 concert bands, 4 orchestras, 4 choirs and 160 pianists in two one-week camps:
Week 1: July 13 – 18
Week 2: July 20 – 25

Visit www.smcamp.org to download the camp brochure and application.

UNCG Young Writers’ Camp
This two-week camp, in its third year, is for students in grades 3-12. It will be offered July 14-July 25, 2014, in the UNCG School of Education Building. Campers will create 21st century texts using digital tools such as storyboarding, blogging and movie-making during this two-week camp experience. The camp introduces young writers to the writing process, unlocks strategies of professional writers and supports a variety of writing styles. Visit www.youngwriterscampuncg.com for registration and additional information.

North Carolina Summer Program for Kids (NCSPK)
The NCSPK is a highly structured, fun and supportive summer day camp program for 7- to 13-year-old children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The camp will run Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., June 16 – July 31, with a break in activities during the July 4th holiday week. Enrollment is limited to 36 children.

The NCSPK is a unique summer day treatment program that brings together the expertise of the ADHD Clinic at UNCG and its partner, Noble Academy. The goals of NCSPK are to improve self-control, friendships, academic skills, sports skills and self-esteem. In addition to daily behavioral and educational programming, children have opportunities for sports, arts and crafts, swimming, and weekly field trips. Parents also have weekly opportunities to learn specialized skills that improve parent-child relations and home behavior. For more details, visit www.ncsummerprogramforkids.org.

“IT is for Girls” Summer Camp
UNCG is working in collaboration with the National Center for Women in IT and Guilford County Schools to increase awareness about IT education and careers among middle-school girls in grades 6 through 8. High-school students who have participated in past summer camps will be invited to serve as teen mentors for the campers in grades 6-8. The camp will be held July 14-18, 2014. Registration will be available beginning March 25. Participants will create animations and video games using MIT’s “SCRATCH” software, design web pages, develop Android mobile apps, create a video production, work with LEGO Robotics, go on field trips and more. Details for this camp at the UNCG Bryan School are at http://wiit.uncg.edu/registration_info.htm

Summer Dance Intensive
The UNCG Department of Dance offers the Summer Dance Technique Intensive, a program designed for the intermediate/advanced level upper-age high school dance student and college/university dancers. The intensive runs for one week: June 9-13, 2014, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m

Requirements: Intermediate to advanced level of dance training in contemporary and/or ballet technique. Applicants will be required to furnish contact information for two dance instructors to speak to student level. Details are at http://performingarts.uncg.edu/summer-dance-intensive/.

Herpetological Research Experience
Interested in North Carolina ecology – particularly local populations of reptiles and amphibians? The HERP Project, an NSF-funded program, will offer residential, week-long herpetological research experiences for rising 9th – 12th graders for two weeks this summer. Dr. Catherine Matthews (UNCG Teacher Education & Higher Education) is the project director. Visit theherpproject.uncg.edu for information and applications.

Summer Sport Camps
UNCG coaches own and operate camps in a variety of sports. (In a change from previous years, the sports camps will no longer be run by the university – though many camps will be held on the campus.) For example, the Wes Miller day camp for boys’ basketball will be June 23-26 and July 14-17, plus day sessions for specialized clinics. Information is posted at wesmillerbasketballcamps.com. For information on the various camps, contact the coaches individually to get the necessary information for their respective camps.

By Mike Harris