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Make your choice: 2016 summer camps at UNCG

042016Feature_SummerCampsEach year, thousands of young people in the Triad and beyond enjoy camps at UNCG providing summer learning opportunities. The camps are accepting applications for summer 2016.


UNCG Summer Music Camp

Known as “America’s Most Popular,” this summer camp each year has more students than any other music camp on a college campus in America. This summer there will be two one-week camps, with programs in band, mixed chorus, orchestra, and piano. Ensemble performance in band, chorus, or orchestra will be emphasized and each camp will conclude on Friday evening with a concert for parents, relatives, friends, and area residents. Classes in basic musicianship, as well as recital performances and sectional rehearsals by the camp staff members will serve to balance the total program. A private lesson on your instrument, in voice, or on piano is an available option to all campers. The camp weeks are:

Week No. 1:  July 10 – 15
Week No. 2:  July 17 – 22

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


UNCG Summer Arts & Design Camp

Explore your Creativity and Artistic Potential. The UNCG Department of Art is preparing for our annual summer arts and design camp for current 8th graders through 12th graders. The student artists will receive daily, studio instruction & supervision from UNCG faculty and art education staff. The department is offering a one week day or overnight camp followed by a closing student exhibition for the students’ artwork created at the camp. One-Week Day Camp: July 10 – 16, Overnight camp: July 10 – July 16. For more information visit www.uncg.edu/art/ArtCamp/about.html.


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 evening entertainment. Campers are divided into two grade levels (2nd–5th, and 6th and up) for coursework – many different types of topics are offered. It is operated by SERVE Inc. in cooperation with UNCG’s Division of Continual Learning. There are overnight and all-day options. It’s week at UNCG is July 24-29. Visit allarts.uncg.edu to see details – or to register.


UNCG Young Writers’ Camp

Campers will create 21st century texts using digital tools such as storyboarding, blogging, and movie-making during this two-week camp experience. In daily writing workshops, students will work with UNCG faculty, graduate students, NC teachers, and local authors.  The camp introduces young writers to the writing process, unlocks strategies of professional writers, and supports the development of a variety of writing styles.  Write stories in the morning and build robots in the afternoon for an all-day integrated STEAM experience! Build an interactive robot based on your Young Writers Camp project. Learn how to build and program an artistically crafted robot controlled by motors, servos, LEDs, and sensors! The camp is two weeks, Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon, July 11-July 22.

Enrollment is limited to 100 students.  Students will be divided into three different sections based on grade level (3-5; 6-8; and 9-12). Each section will have approximately 30 students and at least two instructors.  Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit www.youngwriterscampuncg.com for registration and addtional 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 a.m.-5 p.m., June 13th – July 29, with a break in activities during the July 4th holiday week.  Enrollment is limited to 24 children, and this year a donor has provided partial scholarships to defray the cost for all eligible campers.

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, organizational skills, sports skills, and self-esteem.  In addition to daily behavioral and educational programming, children have opportunities for sports, arts and crafts, swimming, Bricks 4 Kidz, and weekly field trips. Parents also have weekly opportunities to learn specialized skills that improve parent-child relations and home behavior.For information visit www.ncsummerprogramforkids.org.


“IT is for Girls / We Make IT” Summer Camp

The “IT is for Girls” a program for middle and high-school girls began in 2009. It is a week-long summer program and engages girls in middle, high-school and college through several hands-on technology and leadership activities. The program has been funded by NCWIT, AAUW and Lincoln Financial Group among others. Registration is now open for “IT is for Girls/We Make IT” Summer Camp, July 25-29, 2016. Details for this camp at the UNCG Bryan Building are at wiit.uncg.edu.


Summer Dance Intensive

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance offers Summer Dance Technique & Repertory Intensive June 13-17, 2016; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This intensive is open to rising high school juniors and seniors as well as college-aged and professional dancers. Students may register for the Technique portion (morning session) as a standalone credit; Dance Repertory credit requires enrollment in both sessions (full day). Students may NOT enroll in only Dance Repertory. REQUIREMENT: Intermediate to advanced level of dance training in contemporary and/or ballet technique. Applicants will be required to furnish contact information for two (2) dance instructors to speak to student level. The Intensive offers students the opportunity to explore new and current techniques in the field of Contemporary Dance training and repertory, with UNCG BFA alumna Christal Brown. Details and registration information 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 and daytime only week-long herpetological research experiences for rising 9th –12th graders again this summer. In 2016, The HERP Project is co-sponsoring programs at Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center, Greensboro Natural Science Center and Elon Academy (applicants must be enrolled in Elon Academy to apply). All programs are currently accepting applicants and scholarships are available. See information at theherpproject.uncg.edu. Dr. Catherine E. Matthews (UNCG Teacher Education & Higher Education) is the project director.


UNCG Speech & Hearing Center summer camps

UNCG Speech and Hearing Center summer camps:

  • The Listening Lab”  auditory training and language intervention for children diagnosed with auditory processing disorder (APD) will be offered from June 20, 2016, to July 1, 2016, 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, return the application in the brochure.
  • Horsepower Experience  at the Therapeutic Learning Center in Colfax, NC. This year the summer camp will serve school-aged children with fluency disorders. The camp will be held June 20, 2016-July 1, 2016, 9 a.m.-noon. For more information contact Perry Flynn at pfflynn@uncg.edu or 336.256.2005.

For more information visit http://csd.wp.uncg.ed/shc/about/.


Sport camps at UNCG

Though summer sports camps are not operated by the university, UNCG coaches own and operate camps in a variety of sports – and many are on the campus. The coaches’ contact information may be found here.
Compiled by Mike Harris