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 in Kindergarten through 12th grade. These camps, offered at different times throughout the summer, provide academic experiences and leadership training for pre-college age students. This year, 12 different summer programs will be offered, with topics including aviation, chemistry, meteorology, language accusation and more.
“We offer activities that are not found in the traditional classroom,” said Cassie Eads, program director of Precollegiate Programs. “It is inspiring to see students interested and impacted by learning. It is also extremely rewarding to reconnect with former campers who are now attending OU.”
Classes are filling up fast, but space is still available in Horizons Unlimited, Language Immersion Summer Camp and Mini College. For more information on other camps or to see other programs offered by Precollegiate Programs, visit youth.ou.edu. Also, those interested may contact Precollegiate Programs at (405) 325-6897.
Horizons Unlimited is available to academically gifted and talented 6th – 8th graders and offers two sessions. Session I centers around the creative arts and will run July 6-10, 9am – 5pm. Session II will focus on the use of technology within the STEM fields and will run July 20-24, 9am to 5pm.
In the Session I – Creative Arts, students will work through the process of creating a short film, from writing a script, to filming, to editing and marketing. In Session II – STEM Technology, students will be exposed to the ever-changing world of technology and how it is utilized by STEM professionals today. For more information or to enroll in this camp, visit http://www.ou.edu/content/outreach/youth/6th-8th-grade/horizons-unlimited.html.
Language Immersion Summer Camp is for rising Kindergarten through 4th graders and will be held on the OU campus in Norman. Session I will run June 15 -26 and Session II will run July 13-24 with morning and afternoon classes in both sessions.
This camp is for students who might be interested in acquiring a new language over the summer. The camp presents learning a language in a fun and exciting way through hands-on activities, children films in the target language and engaging instructors who are fluent in the language. This summer French will be offered.
Mini College is for 1st through 6th graders and will be held on the OU campus in Norman. Session I will run July 27-31, Session II will run August 3-7 and Session III will run August 10-14.
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 relax and have fun at the OU pool. The theme of this year’s Mini College is “Superheroes.” Students will study the science behind some of their favorite super powers as well as creative arts to help them explore their inner super hero.
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 http://www.ou.edu/content/outreach/youth/k-5thgrade/mini-college.html.