Registration opens for summer arts, business, and STEM camps at IPFW

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from April 22, 2015 until July 31, 2015

Location: IPFW

Phone: 260-481-6619

Email: learnnow@ipfw.edu

Event Description

April 22, 2015 Updated Apr 22, 2015 at 8:36 AM EDT

This summer, the Division of Continuing Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will offer a variety of camps and classes for area K-12 students. Camp sessions will cover the arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines, and entrepreneurship. All area children in grades K-12 are invited to attend. Program costs vary.

”I chose to send my grandson to a Physics Camp at IPFW so he had the experience of working with college students and professors,” said Karen Van Gorder, executive director of the Division of Continuing Studies at IPFW. “The course was run in a lab so it was fun for him to perform experiments with equipment that college students use in classes. It made him feel he ‘belongs’ in the college classroom and reinforces the idea that he should continue his education past high school. He loved every day of the camp.”

Available summer programs include:

Appleseed Writing Project – Elementary Camp
June 15-26, 2015: Students will be guided through engaging activities and collaboration in a supportive environment, starting with choosing a topic, leading into sustained writing time, followed by revision, editing, publishing, and sharing. More information.

Appleseed Writing Project – Middle School Camp June 15-26, 2015: This camp is designed for students who enjoy the experiences of writing in a noncompetitive, nonjudgmental environment where they will be able to allow their pens to follow their hearts. More information.

Business Boot Camp
July 21-23, 2015: Offered in partnership with the Doermer School of Business, this camp is the perfect opportunity for high schoolers to learn more about what it's like to be a business professional. More information.

Community Arts Academy
The Community Arts Academy (CAA), a division of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at IPFW, offers a wide range of instruction in art, music, theatre and dance for students in grades pre-K-12 in the summer as well as throughout the school year. More information.

Institute of Reading Development: Summer Reading Program
June 6-July 12, 2015: The focus of the children's reading programs is to develop a love of reading. Skill development that provides for increased fluency and comprehension is also emphasized. The adult program improves reading efficiency. Eye-tracking exercises, retention techniques and systematic analytical approaches are taught. More information.

IPFW Athletic Camps and Clinics
For kids of all ages, the IPFW Athletics Department offers camps throughout the year in baseball, volleyball, basketball and soccer. More information

IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp
June 14-19, 2015: The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp aims to inspire young pianists to strive for artistic excellence and to encourage them to reach their potential in piano study and performance. Under the direction of Hamiton Tescarollo, professor of piano and director of keyboard studies at IPFW, students are immersed in all things piano, from a variety of workshops and group sessions, master classes, Alexander technique, music theory and keyboard musicianship classes and ensemble playing, to daily individual lessons with camp faculty and practice sessions guided by experienced practice coaches, all to help them progress rapidly and continue to be excited about making music throughout the year. More information.

STEM Summer Explorations
June-July, 2015 (see specific programs below for details): STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Explorations are offered by a variety of IPFW departments for students in middle through high school. All STEM Explorations are taught by IPFW faculty and community experts who offer youth hands-on projects that expand STEM knowledge and skills while having fun.
•College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (ETCS) Summer Explorations: More information.
•For information on other year-round ETCS Outreach Programs, including Sci-TEC Academy, Engineers Week Bridge Building Contest, FIRST Lego League, Indiana Regional Future City Competition and NE Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair click here.

Summer String Camp June 22-26, 2015: Run by Fort Wayne Philharmonic musician Marcy Trentacosti, this camp features string orchestra, chamber ensembles and group classes for violin, viola, cello, bass and guitar. Students must have a minimum of two years of string instruction to take part in this camp. Learn new music in a week of string orchestra, group classes and chamber music playing. More information.

For more information about the 2015 Summer Camps, contact IPFW Training Outreach, at 260-481-6619 or learnnow@ipfw.edu.

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