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Second Century summer learning camps returning to NSU

(Tahlequah, Okla.)--This summer Northeastern State University will offer 12 weeklong camps in June and July for area students.

The Second Century Camps provide enjoyable learning opportunities for area children. Subjects include writing, visual arts, digital photography, broadcasting, forensic science, cooking, film and theatre, sculpture, kayaking and survival skills. These camps are offered in partnership with the communication, art and theatre department in the College of Liberal Arts.

“This is the greatest number of camps we’ve ever offered,” said Dr. Dana Eversole, professor of mass communication and camp adviser. “On Fridays, we will take campers by bus to skate and watch a film.”

The teachers are members of the NSU community and outside professionals who volunteer to share their expertise with the camps through this community outreach project.

Camps are available to students ages 4 through high school. Price is $125 per camper. Price is $150 per camper for the Kayaking Camp for Kids. The camps each run five days from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., except for CSI Science, Pastry Wars and Storytelling Part 2 which will not meet on Independence Day. Drop off and pick up will be at the circle drive of the NSU University Center.

Registration begins May 7 and runs through June 22. Parents may visit the offices of The Northeastern adjacent to Southwest Leoser Hall.

Art Adventures is for children ages 4-8. Storytelling parts 1 and 2, The Art of Faces and Places, CSI-Tahlequah, Sculpture Camp, Survival Skills for Kids are for ages 8 and up. All other camps are for ages 10 and up. Camps offered are:

  • June 25-29: “Storytelling Part 1 – Writing and Crafting the Book of Me,” “Art Adventures” and “The Art of Faces and Places – Digital Photography Camp”
  • July 2-6: “CSI-Tahlequah,” “Pastry Wars” and “Storytelling Part 2 – the Magic of Theatre and Movies”
  • July 9-13: “Sculpture Camp” and “Kayaking Camp for Kids”
  • July 16-20: “Survival Skills for Kids,” “Iron Chef Kids – Italian Academy” and “Movie Making”
  • July 23-27: “Broadcast Camp”

“These camps are a lot of fun and worth the price,” Eversole said. “I’d like to thank David Wilcox of Sodexo who is providing the lunches. We haven’t had to raise the prices in the four years we’ve conducted these camps.”

Eversole said fliers are available to students at Tahlequah schools. More information is available by visiting the Summer Camp for Kids page.

Parents may also call Eversole at 918-444-2891. 

Published: 6/5/2012 7:08:23 AM

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