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Join us for a Summer of STEAM – The 2017 Summer Camp Academy

 

The Theme for the Summer Camp Academy for 2017 is STEAM –Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts (music, drama, art - visual and performing arts) and Mathematics. For example, different camps focus on different parts of STEAM, but all camps include some aspect of STEAM. We look forward to working with your children and youth this summer on the A-State campus! For more information contact Beverly Boals Gilbert at bboals@astate.edu or 870-680-8358 or
cell, 917-902-1957
Complete directions and locations for all camps will be posted in May.

 

To enroll, complete the application posted here, online and pay prior to the beginning of each camp. Payment can be made by phone (debit or credit card) 870-972-3847
check/mail, to the Treasurer’s Office P.O. Box 2640, State University, AR 72467
or in person in the Reng Student Center on the A-State campus
There is a 20% discount for Arkansas State University Faculty and Staff.

A-State Summer Camp Academy 2017 Application

 

JULY 10-28

A-State Global Youth Academy

A-State Global Youth Academy offers students, ages 14-18, intense activities with university professors, leaders in the community, and business professionals as well as classmates from around the world. A-State will be hosting students from Peru, Vietnam, Japan and more in a residential program that offers English classes in the mornings and program-specific courses in the afternoon. The program areas offered in the afternoon are available to local students. Each session concludes with an integrated presentation by all Global Youth Academy participants in Riceland Hall at the Fowler Center.

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JULY 17-28

Summer Reading Program

Readilicious - Summer Reading Camp for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, graders – Students Have Fun with Hands-On Activities while focusing on improving and enhancing reading skills.   This two-week summer will be led by trained individuals with experiences tutoring early readers with oversight provided by an ASU Reading Professor.   Students will receive small group and large group literacy instruction and will leave with a plan for improvement which can be implemented in the home by parents.

Time – 8:30 – 12:00, Cost for the two-week camp is $200.00.   Starts on July 17 and ends July 28, M – F.

Complete the application posted on this site and payment must be made the week before the camp starts.

 

JUNE 5 – 9

Grades

Camp

Time

Cost

PK – 3

Kid’s Cook Café

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$75.00

Love helping mom in the kitchen? It's your turn to take charge and learn to cook some scrumptious food for you and your family. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your hands messy and learn to make some new snacks and try some new recipes! You can be the Chef of your own Cafe! You will get a Chef’s apron too!

PK – 3

Afternoon Tea Party

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$75.00

Boys and girls, you are invited to an “Afternoon Tea Party”. Yes, boys have afternoon tea too, and in some countries, royalty and dignitaries break every day for afternoon tea, crumpets, and scones. You will love the delicious scone and pastries we have planned for you and the delightful punch or “tea” as well. You can even try different types of marmalade and jams. The afternoon will include a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that will focus on dress up and pretend play, games, and activities. You will have “tea” using different tea sets every day, some under the trees outdoors and some under the canopy indoors. There are many different types of tea sets; some are from other countries, others have beautiful colors and flowers, flags, designs and patterns. Join us for a delightful afternoon of summer fun, refreshments, and pretend play.

3 – 6

Harry Potter at Hogwarts

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$100.00

All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Come donned in your cloaks and robes to board Platform 9 3/4 and head to Harry Potter's Summer Camp at Hogwarts! Get sorted by the sorting hat into a Hogwarts’s House each day and compete with the other Houses for the House Cup!

3 – 6

Medical Minds

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$100.00

Want to know more about your body and its functions? A different concept will be explored daily, followed by hands-on construction and activities. Peer sharing and teamwork will be incorporated into the intensive one week full-day summer program for talented rising 3rd – 6th grade students. A highly stimulating and challenging intellectual environment will allow students to have fun and to form lasting friendships. Students will gain experience by participating in this accelerated course.

 

 

JUNE 12 - 16

Grades

Camp

Time

Cost

PK – 3

Mrs. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$75.00

Where is Mrs. Frizzle? “Inside the Earth” “Inside the Human Body” “Lost in the Solar System” “On the Ocean Floor” “Inside a Hurricane” “Inside a Beehive” “In the Time of Dinosaurs” “At the Science Fair expedition” and many, many more places! Join us as we travel with Mrs. Frizzle and explore worlds unknown!

3 – 6

Young Chef’s Academy I

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$100.00

This Young Chef's Academy is for 3rd - 6th graders and will be led by an experienced chef! A different theme each day will allow for fun prepping, cooking and enjoying! New recipes and food experiences are planned for this year!

3 – 6

Robotics

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$175.00

For first time, Robotic campers. This summer’s robotics camp will offer students the opportunity to learn how to construct robotic devices and then program them to carry out tasks. The camp will introduce students to the topic of computer science through its relation to robotics. Robots will be designed to perform both with human guidance and autonomously. Robots may be built to “see” a black line on white paper, “hear” the clap of hands, or “feel” the presence of an obstacle in their path.

7 – 12

Young Chef’s Academy II

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$100.00

This Young Chef's Academy is for 3rd – 6th graders and will be led by an experienced chef! A different theme each day will allow for fun prepping, cooking and enjoying! New recipes and food experiences are planned for this year!

 

 

JUNE 19 – 23

Grades

Camp

Time

Cost

PK – 3

Fashionista Fun

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$75.00

Express your own preferences and style during this week of Fashionista Fun! Lots of options are available in this camp. Create your own fashion board, design your own styles, sketch your plans, and create with a variety of fabrics. You may even want to walk down the runway or create a design for a website display! Put your Fashionista skills to work in this camp

PK – 3

Legos & Lots More

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$120.00

Tabitha Ballard will lead you through a week of creations and constructions. You can create and design robots, program robots, design structures to withstand a variety of forces and pressures. This week will enhance your engineering skills and your computer science skills as well!

4 – 9

Legos & Lots More II

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$120.00

Advanced Legos and Construction is planned for older students. Tabitha Ballard will lead you through a week of creations and constructions. You can create and design robots, program robots, design structures to withstand a variety of forces and pressures. This week will enhance your engineering skills and your computer science skills as well!

5 – 12
Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday only
Photography Camp Use a Cell or any digital camera (bring your own)
1:30 pm– 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday only

$75.00

The famous “Kim Boyd Vickery” is sharing her time with us this summer! She is a fantastic artist – check out her facebook page and posts. And, one of her focus areas is horses. You too will have a chance to photograph horses, people, animals, scenery, the local environment and so much more. You can work in a computer lab to edit your pictures and learn so many techniques from Kim. Have you ever thought about ways to “style” a photograph, the type of environment needed, the importance of light, and the choice of certain textures, shades, fabrics and colors to enhance specific subjects in a picture? Kim will help you understand all of this and more! So join the true photography expert for this camp/class! Use your cell or more advanced and sophisticated types of cameras!

7 – 12

Robotics

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$175.00

This summer’s advanced robotics camp will offer students the opportunity to learn how to construct robotic devices and then program them to carry out tasks. The camp will take each student at his or her level of skill development and allow each to utilize computer science in the creation and programming of robotics. Robots will be designed to perform both with human guidance and autonomously. Robots may be built to “see” a black line on white paper, “hear” the clap of hands, or “feel” the presence of an obstacle in their path. This advanced level camp will nicely complement and extend the learnings of the Robotics program offered in schools.

JUNE 26-30

Ages

Camp

Time

Cost

8-13

World Tour International Culture Camp 

9:00 am– 12:00 pm

International Students Services Building

$110.00

Monday – Access to Asia (China and Vietnam)

Tuesday – Adventures in Asia

Wednesday – Identify with India

Thursday – Experience Europe

Friday – Life in Latin American

Children will enjoy a world of fun this summer as global culture will come to life through hands-on projects, stories, songs, games and outdoor fun with our native staff from each destination on our world tour.  Language, food, fashion, holidays, sports, art and music from each country will be shared and experienced.

 

JULY 10 – 14

Grades

Camp

Time

Cost

PK – 3

Legos & Lots More

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$120.00

Tabitha Ballard will lead you through a week of creations and constructions. You can create and design robots, program robots, design structures to withstand a variety of forces and pressures. This week will enhance your engineering skills and your computer science skills as well!

PK – 3

Super Hero Training

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$75.00

Calling all Super Heroes – boys or girls! During this week, we will train and work on our super hero powers. We will also develop our own super hero names, make our costumes, and maybe even visit with a special super hero! We will learn about real life heroes as well. (For PK – 3rd Graders)

4 - 9

Legos & Logs More

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$120.00

Advanced Legos and Construction is planned for older students. Tabitha Ballard will lead you through a week of creations and constructions. You can create and design robots, program robots, design structures to withstand a variety of forces and pressures. This week will enhance your engineering skills and your computer science skills as well!

4 - 9

Super Hero Training

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$75.00

Calling all Super Heroes – boys or girls! During this week, we will train and work on our super hero powers. We will also develop our own super hero names, make our costumes, and maybe even visit with a special super hero! We will learn about real life heroes as well.

AGES 7 - 12

Minecraft and Technology Exploration

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$100.00

Master Minecraft by creating new worlds, strategize, and learning to build and construct from the ground up. Technology skills will be increased and creativity will be utilized every day! Problem-solving and cognitive challenges are a part of this camp. Perfect for “techies”!

 

JULY 17 – 21

Grades

Camp

Time

Cost

PK – 3

Mrs. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$75.00

Where is Mrs. Frizzle? “Inside the Earth” “Inside the Human Body” “Lost in the Solar System” “On the Ocean Floor” “Inside a Hurricane” “Inside a Beehive” “In the Time of Dinosaurs” “At the Science Fair expedition” and many, many more! Join us as we travel with Mrs. Frizzle and explore worlds unknown!

PK – 3

Splish, Splash, Science

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$75.00

Splish and splash with us as we explore science in a fun and "messy" way. But be sure and let Mother know that we have protective gear to keep you safe and dry with these fun and age appropriate experiments and explosions! You won't just do the experiments but you will learn why the chemical and physical reactions take place. Fun!!!

3 – 6

Fashionista Fun

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$75.00

Express your own preferences and style during this week of Fashionista Fun! Lots of options are available in this camp. Create your own fashion board, design your own styles, sketch your plans, and create with a variety of fabrics. You may even want to walk down the runway or create a design for a website display! Put your Fashionista skills to work in this camp

3 – 6

Hour of Code

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$100.00

How would you like to create your own app or computer game? How does a computer work? How are games and apps designed? Are you interested in learning how to write computer codes? During the Hour of Code camp, we will use various coding apps and websites to learn to code. Coders will use Frozen characters, Angry Birds, Flappy, Disney Infinity, and others to learn how to create our own apps, computer codes, and games. If you have your own tablet or laptop, you are welcome to bring that. We will also have technology and a computer lab available for your work and creations. You don’t need any coding experience to join this camp. This camp will be self-paced for various skill and ability levels. Participants will begin at the level they feel comfortable and progress at their own rate. We are very excited to code and design with you at this camp. Remember to bring your own device or use one of our pieces of technology. Let’s get to coding.

7 – 12

CSI Investigation

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$75.00

ASU CSI Camp is an experience where students will engage in inquiry-based activities to solve the cases. Students will work in small groups and learn different scientific techniques. Most of the time will be spent in the laboratory, analyzing “evidence” from different “crimes”. Science teachers and University Faculty will be the instructors. This is a day camp.

 

JULY 24 – 28

Grades

Camp

Time

Cost

PK – 3

Kid’s Cook Café

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$75.00

Love helping mom in the kitchen? It's your turn to take charge and learn to cook some scrumptious food for you and your family. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your hands messy and learn to make some new snacks and try some new recipes! You can be the Chef of your own Cafe! You will get a Chef’s apron too!

PK – 3

To the Moon and back

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$75.00

We will use rockets to explore all aspects of STEM! We will learn about quadrants and chemical reactions at the same time. We will learn about flight, maximum height, speed of the rockets, make projections and determine the best rockets based in distance and height! For PK – 3rd Graders only!

3 – 6

Photo Safari – Use a Cell or any digital camera (bring your own)

8:30 am– 12:00 pm

$100.00

Have you mastered the art of the “selfie”? Learn to turn your camera around and explore the world around you! Uncover basic camera skills and go on daily photo adventures. Then turn your photos into art with scrapbooking and collage fun!

3 – 6

Young Chef Academy I

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$100.00

Have you mastered the art of the “selfie”? Learn to turn your camera around and explore the world around you! Uncover basic camera skills and go on daily photo adventures. Then turn your photos into art with scrapbooking and collage fun!

7 – 12

Star Wars Science

1:30 pm– 5:00 pm

$75.00

Attention all Star Wars Fans! In this camp, you will learn some of the strategies used to create the Star Wars characters and movie scenes. You will learn about pseudo-science, how to chorography movie scenes and challenges of the FORCE! This is the perfect summer camp for anyone who loves Star Wars and who wants to learn about the STEM areas! May the FORCE be with you!