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A-State Summer Camp Academy 2019 

Featuring the Suddenlink Summer STEM Camp and PK – 2nd Grade Camps held at Jonesboro Pre-K, Flint Street Location

The A-State Summer Camp Academy for 2019 is organized into categories. Camps are held the last 3 weeks in June and the last 3 weeks in July. We have camps for grade levels PK – 12th grade and that is for rising grade levels or the grade entering in the fall. We have a partnership with Jonesboro Pre-K, Flint St. location, where the majority of our PK – 2nd grade camps are held.  This is a perfect location for little ones due to the size of the furniture, equipment, facilities, indoor and outdoor play spaces. We love it at JPK Flint! See the camp list for themes, topics, dates, times, and additional locations for PK – 2nd grade.

We are thrilled to have a partnership with Suddenlink to provide the Suddenlink Summer STEM Camp in June and July! Our STEM camps are amazing because of our awesome instructors, our funders, and our themes and topics. We have a revamped Legos camp for 2 different age groups with a new focus, activities, and instructor. We have a partnership with the Department of Computer Science with Robotics and Robotics Instructors. Our Coding Camp this year is led by a Computer Science faculty who will use drones to teach programming and actual testing of drones in flight on the final day of camp within an indoor enclosed facility – indoors!  And, we are so excited about the first time ever, Digital Game Design camp! We also have a Medical camp with the assistance of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine here on our campus. 

This year we have an Arts Academy including the visual arts, and the performing arts with choir and drama camps. The Bradbury Art Museum is offering amazing summer camps in June and July for different ages. And, we are using our Art Department students to assist in additional art camps. Our Department of Teacher Education students are leading and assisting with summer camps this year too. So many student assistants from a variety of majors across campus work to make the summer camp program successful.          

We have a new category of camps this year designed to meet student need and lead to greater and enhanced academic success. We are continuing the Camp Connections for children and youth identified as dyslexic or struggling readers using CONNECTIONS based on the Science of Reading. This year for the first time, we are using apps to help students improve note-taking skills. There are multiple two-day camps for different age groups starting with middle school grades and continuing through high school. This camp is designed to improve skills needed for success in college. And, can you believe our “sleep away” camp is in the category of Academic Success Strategies?  Well, it is!  The Camp Explore A-STATE is being repeated for 8th 9th and 10th grade students only!  It is a two-night and three day camp.  Learning about a college campus, a residence hall (dorm), finding one’s way around a campus, navigating a multi-level library, meeting with admissions counselors and attending a few different college classes at this age, helps student learn important terms and concepts such as majors and academic fields of study. The Camp Explore A-STATE creates an expectation and focus on the value of learning, good grades and academic success in middle school, jr. high, high school, and transitioning to college.     

And, we could never have summer camps without our Young Chef Camps for Grades PK – 12th grade!  The cooking camps continue this year and we can’t wait! We also have sporting and gaming for hobby and pleasure, to complete a well-rounded camp schedule for the 2019 A-State Summer Camp Academy! 

Each year registration is improved as more and more of the process is electronic with fewer links and steps. This year the legal documents and the registration page are all located in one place with online payments and this makes everything so easy. Cash payments are also an option on campus at our Cashier’s Window. Directions for registration follow. Pricing has changed this year and that information is provided per camp and/or camp category. 

We can’t wait to see your children, grandchildren, and students this summer on the A-STATE campus!            

Registration Procedures

Complete the Registration and Payment Process following these steps:

  1. Go to the A-State Marketplace Mall and click on Shop by Store, then scroll down to the Summer Camp Academy.             

 https://secure.touchnet.net/C20019_ustores/web/index.jsp?clearPreview=true

  1. Complete the online registration application where you choose and select camps.
  2. Payment is made at the time of registration with a debit or credit card or check and routing number.
  3. For Cash Payment Option---If you choose to pay with cash, you may make that payment at the A-State Cashier’s Window located in the Reng Student Union, 2nd floor. Once you have paid, you can email the Camp Academy account, ca@astate.edu to register. We will email you a link for your registration.  You will also go to the www.astate.edu/youth page and complete the Required Legal Documents.     
  4. Refunds – You may request a refund for a period of up to one week prior to the camp. To do so email ca@astate.edu and give the child or children’s names and the camps for which you would like a refund and your method of payment – credit or debit card, check or cash.     

Camp Locations for drop-off and pick-up are posted on this website www.astate.edu/youth.  A campus map and parking guide follow.  In addition, you will receive an email reminder with parking and driving directions the week prior to the camp.  The email will go to the individual email account used in the camp registration.  If a friend or relative completes your registration, remember to ask them to forward you any email changes regarding camp location, driving and parking directions.  Check your email the week before camp for any changes or updates you may need to know!  

Camp leaders and assistants will be waiting to meet you and check you in.  Also, parents, please park and walk your child into the camp room, and visit our camp anytime. For students who are already driving, contact me at bboals@astate.edu and I will make arrangements to assist you with a parking permit for the duration of your camp.     

Campus Map and Parking Guide

https://www.astate.edu/a/parking/files/campus-map-2018.pdf                    

If you have questions at any time, you may email Summer Camp Academy at ca@astate.edu or you can contact me, Beverly Boals Gilbert at bboals@astate.edu or 870-680-8358 or my Cell is 917-902-1957, and in the summer, the cell is the best number to use.

New Camps Have Been Added for July!!!  Click on this link for Registration: A-State Marketplace Mall  (detailed descriptions follow in the complete listing)

New July Camp Information

PK-2nd Grade Camps
Location: Jonesboro Pre-K 1307 Flint Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
PK-2nd Grade Camp Half-Day Cost- $75.00 per week

Date: July 8 – 12
Camp: Cookie Decorating Camp
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Love helping mom in the kitchen? It's your turn to take charge and learn to decorate Cookies. We will decorate Oreos, and have you ever had a dipped Oreo – delicious and beautiful as well! We will decorate butter cookies, sugar cookies, ginger snap cookies, oatmeal cookies, graham crackers, club crackers and even vanilla wafers – we will decorate all types of cookies and crackers. And, why do you think we will decorate crackers? What will that taste like? Imagine salty and sweet! Pick your favorite colors, flavors, and even sprinkles. Learn to use different tips to create specific patterns and designs. We will watch you tube videos on cookie decorating with kids. But before you eat one, we must make a picture for our Camp Cookie Decorating book.

Camp: Once Upon a Time: A Story Book Summer
Time: 8:30 am -12:00 pm

For children who love books, who love to read, and who love to be read to, this camp is perfect. We use quality children’s books as a springboard for extended stories and activities. Caldecott award winner books will be used as well as new and classic titles. Children will even become authors they write, dictate and illustrate their own stories. The storybook summer starts with interest inventories which are used in final book selection.

Date: July 15 – 19
Camp: Coding Camp
Time: 8:30 – 12:00


You will LOVE Coding with these great tools and devices, KIBO coding robots, smart easels for coding, olg and coding with Osmo on IPads! Developmentally Appropriate yet challenging for these ages!
Camp: Water, Water, Everywhere Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Water is everywhere – we drink water, we play in water, water is in our food. Water is in rivers and lakes and oceans. We will make clouds and steam and learn about the connection to water. Bring extra clothes and a towel on designated days for water fun!

Camp: Talent Show Fun: Dance, Music and Drama!

Time: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm


This camp is perfect for the performer who loves to act, or sing, and/or dance! Every day will be filled with skits and performances, with plans for a final performance on Friday with guests invited!


Date: July 22 – 26
CAMP: All Things Sports & Games
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Who doesn’t love fun and games? This week focuses on sports and games with all types of balls, and even creation of a new games. Variations of sports with balls for play on a school playground will be implemented. Ribbons will be given to winners, and we believe every child is a winner in his or her own special way. And, that will be acknowledged with a ribbon. At this age, we believe children are just learning about sports and games, and our goal is to instill a love of play and activity. No pressure this week, just fun with sports and games

CAMP: Let’s Go Green
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning about the environment, how to protect it, and what we can do as PK – 2nd graders. We will learn about reusing and recycling and for this one week, we will reduce, reuse, and recycle. We can learn about small steps we can all take to keep plastic out of the oceans. We will use books such as Saving the Environment, Green Living Tips – Kids Go Green, Teach Kids to go Green Picture Book, and 8 ways Kids can Help the Environment, and many more to teach concepts of conservation in a developmentally appropriate manner for children. Examples of real-life go green projects implemented by children will be shared with the campers as they listen to and see these children share their “go green” projects and successes.

STEM Camps

Date: July 15 – 19
Camp: Minecraft and Technology Exploration
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Age: K – 6th
Cost: $100.00
Location: Education Building
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”!

Camp: Suddenlink STEM: Robotics
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Age: 5th– 9th
Cost: $125.00
Location: Education Building

From first timers to Robotics camp, to somewhat experienced, to very experienced, this camp will accommodate all ability levels in different groups and rotations. 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.

Date: July 22nd – 26th
Camp: Robotics
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Age: K - 5th
Cost: $150.00
Location: Education Building

From first timers to Robotics camp, to somewhat experienced, to very experienced, this camp will accommodate all ability levels in different groups and rotations. 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.

The Arts Academy

Date: July 8th – 12th
Camp: Talent Show Fun: Dance, Music and Drama!

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Age: 4th – 6th Location: TBA


This camp is perfect for the performer who loves to act, or sing, and/or dance! Every day will be filled with skits and performances, with plans for a final performance on Friday with guests invited!

Camp: Geometric Portraits / Digital Illustration
Time: 8:30 am- 12:30 pm
Age: 7th – 12th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Art Annex

Learning how to draw and create art on the computer. Focuses on teaching students illustrator. Geometric portrait project and seamless pattern portrait.

Camp: Collage and Montage Time: 8:30 – 12:30 Age: 3rd – 6th Cost: $75.00 Location: Education Building
Camp: Fun with Photography
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Age: 3rd - 6th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Art Annex

Learn about composition, lighting, and various activities to create dynamic photographs. While thinking about what to photograph, many elements should be included. We will also learn about cropping and framing, texture, depth of field, line, patterns and shapes, light and color.

Date: July 15th – 19th
Camp: BAM Art Camp
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Age: 8-12 Years
Cost: $25
Teacher: Haley Vogus
Location: Bradbury Art Museum

Participants will visit Bradbury Art Museum in A-State campus for an immersive experience focused on the artwork of David (Lebo) Le Batard who considers himself a cartoonist. Lebo’s work will allow the exploration of diverse subject matter such as calligraphy, comic strips, indigenous art, mythology, and street art. Art interpretation will be taught alongside art creation as participants connect to a contemporary artist and his influences. The camp will conclude with a public reception showcasing work created by the participants!

Camp: Geometric Portraits / Digital Illustration
Time: 8:30 pm- 12:30 pm
Age: 7th – 12th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Art Annex


Learning how to draw and create art on the computer. Focuses on teaching students illustrator. Geometric portrait project and seamless pattern portrait.

Camp: Fun with Photography
Time: 8:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Age: 7th - 12th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Art Annex


This camp will focus on composition, lighting, and various activities to create dynamic photographs. While thinking about what to photograph, many elements will be considered. We will learn about cropping and framing, texture, depth of field, line, patterns and shapes, light and color.


Camp: Sculpting with Amy & Mykala
Time: 1:30 pm– 5:30 pm
Age: 7th – 12th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Art Annex


Camp: Foil Relief & Watercolor Art
Time: 1:30 – 5:30
Age: 3rd – 6th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Education Building


Camp: Greek Week
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Age: 3rd – 6th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Education Building


Olympic torches, beauty and the beast, paper machine, Vase painting and much more.


Camp: Create a Masterpiece using Found Objects
Time: 8:30 am– 12:30 pm
Age: 3rd – 8th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Education Building


For example, create dresses out of VHS tapes, Skirts with plastic sacks, use discarded sporting gear to create a masterpiece, build out of straws, paper clips, rubber bands, newspapers and magazines. Use your imagination!


July 22 – 26
Camp: Famous Artists Study and Creations
Time: 1:30 – 5:30
Age: 7th – 12th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Fine Arts Building


Use photography and paint to create your own Warhol and replicate other famous artist’ works.


Camp: Sculpt like Michelangelo and paint like Picasso
Time: 1:30 pm– 5:30 pm
Age: 3rd – 6th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Art Annex


Camp: Impressionists painters – Degas, Monet, Manet,
Pissarro, Matisse etc.
Time: 1:30 – 5:30
Age: 7th – 12th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Fine Arts

Academic Success Strategies Camps

Camp: Camp CONNECTIONS for Struggling Readers and Children with Dyslexia
Dates: July 8th – 12th
July 15th – 19th
Time: 8:30 am– 12:30 pm
Age: PK or four-year-olds – 6th grade
Cost: $75.00 per week
Location: Education Building

Connections created by Mary Margaret Scholtens, is a Reading Tutorial Program based on the science of reading designed for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The camp is for students PK – 6th grade and combines the Connections instructional program and tutoring in small groups of 4 with Literacy Enrichment Fun! The primary purpose of this camp is to improve struggling readers’ skills. The purpose of the camp is to help students overcome stigma and obstacles previously encountered and achieve success in reading. What greater loss exists than a child’s failure to learn to read? This camp includes individualized assessment to determine a child’s reading level, specific needs, and a planned instructional program for the development of appropriate goals and objectives. Most importantly Connections reading and tutorial assistance is provided for students daily. Small groups of students with similar abilities will be grouped together for 1½ hours of tutorial assistance each day by a trained Connections Instructor along with supervision provided by Connections Therapists. Additionally, A-STATE Teacher Education students trained in Connections will work as classroom tutors under the supervision of the Connections Program Coordinator. Literacy Enrichment activities are planned based on the child’s age, interest level, ability and developmental and maturity level.


Literacy enrichment activities include:
• All Things Sports for those sports-loving boys and girls who will get to create sports board games, sports outdoor competitions complete with score boards and new and different rules. Even a new type of Limbo Game with differentiated scoring is an option. A new game with a soccer ball, a whiffle ball, a foam ball, a beach ball, a styrofoam ball, a tennis ball, and a quidditch ball and goal for the Quidditch Cup. New rules, new games, new score keeping, all recorded for repeated play throughout the week and the crowning of daily champions.
• Magic Tree House Scavenger Hunt
•“Wild Thing” costumes - Maurice Sendak;
• Paper Bag Princess Costumes and Gowns constructed from what else? Paper- all types of paper – Brown Paper Bags, Butcher Paper, Newspaper, Tissue Paper, Wrapping Paper, and bathroom tissue paper along with original story endings. Lots of masking tape needed this day!
• “Smelly Socks” the book by Robert Munsch is used as a starting point for Sock Puppets! Except in this case, we are using new socks for the creation of unique and one-of-a-kind sock puppets, and Smelly Socks is a great book, too;
• Sewing, stitching, gluing and stuffing Jillian Jiggs’ Pigs - we will make all of the many different types of pig characters and create more! Jillian, Jillian, Jillian Jiggs, it looks like your room has been lived in by pigs!!!! Children love this fabulous book, too!


Date: July 17th – 19th
Camp: Camp Explore A-STATE
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Two Nights in a
Residence Hall
Age: 8th, 9th, and 10th graders only
Cost: $75.00
Teacher: Mandy McFall, Kelcie Wehrun, Maggie Schreit, Location: Drop-Off TBA

Camp Explore A-State with college students and experience a new adventure each day! Have fun with students on campus, listen to their stories and learn from a college student what it’s really like. In addition to the social experience, interact with faculty, learn about different majors, explore labs and classrooms, watch artists at work, and musicians practicing and performing. Workout in the Redwolf Den, explore the Student Activities Center, spend two nights in a residence hall, ride the bikes, participate in a service project by helping a young child build a robot in a technology camp, reading a book to a young child in a literacy camp, sharing your skills with an “All Things Sports Camp,” Picnic at the Pavilion, visit the A-State Museum. Take advantage of anything and everything going on at the A-State campus. Sit in on an engineering class or mathematics class, a computer science class or a class of your choosing. Learn about the residence halls as you stay on campus for 2 nights under the direction and supervision of A-State Camp Counselors. Plan to attend this camp with your friends and think about all of the new friends you will make and leave with plans to return to next year’s camp and with a backpack full of Redwolf stuff!

Camp: BETTER NOTES = BETTER GRADES (Age 10-12)
Date: July 1 and 2
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Lunch on your own – try the
A-State Cafeteria and Food Court – lunch not
provided with camp)
Age: 10-12 years
Cost: $50
Teacher: Ralph & Paula Ruby
Location: Business Building 106
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMY
Class notes-r MUST be download from the Apple App Store onto their ipad prior to coming to the academy.

Learn a simple and easy note-taking method using the Class Notes App and your texting skills.
Class Notes was designed by ASTATE College of Business professors Drs. Ralph and Paula
Ruby. Class Notes is designed specifically to help beginning note takers learn proper note-taking techniques to help increase their grades.
You will learn how to organize your class and reading notes using the top educational Organizers/templates:
Cornell Notes
Mind Mapping
Charting
Sentence
Outline
SQ3R


CAMP: BETTER NOTES = BETTER GRADES (Age 13-15)
Date: July 8 – 9
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Lunch on your own – try the
A-State Cafeteria and Food Court- lunch not provided
with camp)
Age: 13-15 years
Cost: $50.00
Teacher: Dr. Ralph & Dr. Paula Ruby
Location: Business Building Room 106
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMY
Class notes-r MUST be download from the Apple App Store onto their ipad prior to coming to the academy.

Learn a simple and easy note-taking method using the Class Notes App and your texting skills.
Class Notes was designed by ASTATE College of Business professors Drs. Ralph and Paula
Ruby. Class Notes is designed specifically to help beginning note takers learn proper note-taking techniques to help increase their grades.
You will learn how to organize your class and reading notes using the top educational
Organizers/templates:
Cornell Notes
Mind Mapping
Charting
Sentence
Outline
SQ3R


CAMP: BETTER NOTES = BETTER GRADES (Age 16 -18)
Date: July 10 - 11
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Lunch on your own – try the
A-State Cafeteria & Food Court- lunch not
provided with camp)
Age: 16 – 18 years
Cost: $50
Teacher: Dr. Ralph & Dr. Paula Ruby
Location: Business Building Room 104
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMY
Class notes-r MUST be download from the Apple App Store onto their iPad prior to coming to the academy.

Learn a simple and easy note-taking method using the Class Notes App and your texting skills.
Class Notes was designed by ASTATE College of Business professors Drs. Ralph and Paula
Ruby. Class Notes is designed specifically to help beginning note takers learn proper note-taking techniques to help increase their grades.
You will learn how to organize your class and reading notes using the top educational organizers/templates:
Cornell Notes
Mind Mapping
Charting
Sentence
Outline
SQ3R

Cooking, Gaming & Sporting Camps
Cooking Camps Location – Jonesboro High School

Date: July 8th – 12th
CAMP: Young Chef Academy: Eats + Treats
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Age: 4th - 8th
Cost: $125
Teacher: Karen Carter
Location: JHS – Drop –Off and Pick-Up in Circle Drive at Main Entrance


So many fun treats to cook and eat this week; lots of new recipes; a cookbook to take when you leave!


Date: July 8th – 12th
Camp: All things Sports & Games
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Age: 4th - 8th
Cost: $75.00
Location: Education Building with Activities in HPESS