OU Precollegiate Programs to Host Summer Camps
Precollegiate Programs, a department of OU Outreach, is hosting summer camps at the University of Oklahoma for students 1st through 12th grade. These camps run at different times throughout the summer, providing academic experiences and leadership training for pre-college age students.
This year, Precollegiate Programs will be offering 12 different summer programs: architecture, art, aviation, chemistry, forensic science, engineering, science, Horizons Unlimited, the Medieval Fair, meteorology, Mini College and Oklahoma Mesonet weather.
“We offer activities that are not found in the traditional classroom,” said Holly Mills, program director of Precollegiate Programs. “It is inspiring to see students excited about learning. It is also extremely exciting to reconnect with former campers who are now attending OU.”
Classes are filling up fast, but there is still availability in Horizons Unlimited, Medieval Fair Camp, CSI: Forensic Science and Mini College. For more information on other camps or to see other programs, visit Precollegiate Programs’ website. Also, those interested may contact Precollegiate Programs here.
Horizons Unlimited is available to academically gifted and talented 6th – 8th graders and runs July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be held at the OU campus in Norman.
Participants in this camp will have the opportunity to pursue their own ideas and inventions while learning new information about the inventing process. Students will be working all week on creating their own inventions in the lab. After the creations are designed, students will be able to bring them to life using a 3D printer. For more information or to enroll in this camp, visit Horizons Unlimited’s website.
Medieval Fair Camp is for 3rd – 8th graders and will be held July 22-26. This camp will be located on the OU Norman campus and runs each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Each day will begin and end with medieval games and pastimes. Students will learn about history, heraldry, customs and manners, music and dance, arts and crafts and costuming of the European Middle Ages as they write and produce their own pageant play. At the end of the week, participants will present for their parents their pageant play as well as the arts and crafts they have created during the week. For more information or to enroll in this camp, visit the Medieval Fair Camp’s website.
CSI: Forensic Science is available to 6th – 9th graders. The camp will be located on the OU Norman campus and runs June 25-27 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This three-day camp is designed for students who want hands-on experience with a crime scene investigation. The camp will be run by Norman police officers, who will help students work on a mock crime scene using engaging activities to solve the crime. Activities include forensic art, fingerprint analysis, footwear impressions, evidence collection and preservation, bloodstain identification and more. Students will also get to unwind at the OU pool at the end of each day. For more information or to enroll in this camp, visit CSI: Forensic Science’s website.
Mini College is for 1st through 6th graders and will be held at the OU campus in Norman. Session I will run August 5-9 and Session II will run August 12-16.
Mini College is an all-day program designed for students who are interested in building their knowledge of the world around them. Students will be grouped by grade levels and will attend three different classes daily. At the end of each day, students will get to relax and have some fun at the OU pool. The theme of this year’s Mini College is “Where in the World Are Boomer and Sooner?” Students will study different aspects of various countries including geography, customs and traditions, art and science. Social studies and hands-on experiments will also add to the kid-friendly environment of Mini College. For more information or to enroll in this camp, visit Mini College’s website.