ETSU Renaissance and other summer camps

East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development will, once again, offer interesting and educational summer camps for children and teens.

The Renaissance Child Camp for children ages 6-10 and Renaissance Challenge Camp for ages 11-13 provide age-appropriate science, math and computer projects, arts and crafts, creative writing and various daily physical activities, including swimming at the Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity. The available dates for Renaissance Child Camps are June 6-10, June 20-24 and July 11-15, while Renaissance Challenge Camp will be held June 13-17.

Computer Camp for Teens, held June 6-10, welcomes those ages 12-15 with an interest in various types of computer activities. This year’s camp will focus on 2-D animation.

Art, Music, and Drama Camp, held June 20-July 1, provides a two-week course in scriptwriting, set production, choreography and costume design for ages 10-16. Christine Waxstein, costume director for ETSU’s Theatre Department, will lead the class. The fee for this two-week camp is $250, or $240 when registering for more than one camp, with a reduced cost of $235 for ETSU faculty, staff and students.

Digital Media Camp, offered the week of July 11-15 at ETSU’s Niswonger Digital Media Laboratory, will allow rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors an opportunity to study 2-D and 3-D animation and to create a project to display for parents and friends on Friday evening. Participants should have some digital media experience and should submit a recommendation letter from an art or computer teacher. The fee for this camp is $375 or $360 for ETSU faculty, staff and students.

Science and Forensics Camp, offered July 18-22, is designed for those ages 12-15 who have an interest in science and criminology. Participants will perform numerous science experiments, many with a forensic focus. Another activity will be a visit from law enforcement personnel.

A new Innovation Station camp for ages 6-12 will allow campers to use science, math, engineering and computer skills to create an original invention and to create a prototype using recycled materials. Daily physical activities, including swimming, are part of the camp, which meets July 25-29.

All camps meet from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all one-week camps except Digital Media Camp cost $180 per week, or $170 when registering siblings or for more than one camp. The ETSU community receives a discounted fee of $165.

For registration or further information, visit the Web site at www.etsu.edu/renaissancechild or contact Angela Bayard of the ETSU Office of Professional Development at (423) 439-8084 or bayarda@etsu.edu.

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