Looking into summer camp options? Each year, thousands of young people in the Triad and beyond enjoy UNCG summer camps providing summer learning opportunities.

UNCG Summer Camps 2015

Looking into summer camp options? Each 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 2015, including a new one in the visual arts:

UNCG Summer Arts & Design Camp
Explore your creativity and artistic potential, as UNCG’s Departments of Art, Interior Architecture and Media Studies come together to offer a new summer arts and design camp for current 8th graders through 12th graders. Intermediate or advanced student artists are welcome to participate in college level studio art instruction and exciting interdisciplinary arts experiences at the UNCG campus. The campers will receive daily, studio instruction & supervision from UNCG art faculty and a professional art education staff. The program will offer one-week day camp or overnight camp followed by a closing exhibition at the Gatewood Gallery for the artwork created at the camp.

More information and an application are at http://www.uncg.edu/art/ArtCamp/ArtCampHome.html

UNCG Summer Music Camp
Known as “America’s Most Popular,” this summer camp had 1,826 students last year, more 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 12 – 17
Week No. 2:  July 19 – 24
Visit www.smcamp.org to download the camp brochure and application.

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. Its week at UNCG is July 26-31. It offers special pricing for UNCG faculty and staff. Visit allarts.uncg.edu to see details – or to register.

UNCG Young Writers’ Camp
This two-week camp, in its fourth year, is for students in grades 3-12. It will be offered July 13-July 24, nine-noon, 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. Scholarships are available. See the web site’s Scholarship Page or contact amvetter@uncg.edu. 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 a.m.- 5 p.m., June 15 – July 31. 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, sports skills and self-esteem. In addition to daily behavioral and educational programming, children have opportunities for sports, arts and crafts, swimming, music, 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
UNCG is helping 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 13-17. Participants will create animations and video games, 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 Building are at wiit.uncg.edu.

Summer Dance Intensive
The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance offers the Summer Dance Intensive, a program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors and college/university and professional dancers. The intensive runs for one week: June 15-19, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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. 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 2015, The HERP Project is co-sponsoring programs at Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat CenterRockfish Camp & Retreat Center and Elon Academy (applicants must be enrolled in Elon Academy to apply). They are also co-sponsoring programs at the Greensboro Science Center and The North Carolina Arboretum. Registration information for all of these programs is available at The Herp Project web site theherpproject.uncg.edu. All programs are currently accepting applicants and scholarships are available.

Dr. Catherine E. Matthews (UNCG Teacher Education & Higher Education) is the project director.

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
Photo from UNCG’s art camp in 2014, on Flickr.
Reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly


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