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ASU to offer various summer academic camps for students ages 8-18

Please note updated information about ASU's CSI Camp: registration for Session II has now been extended until 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 11.
Also, entering 9th graders will now be eligible to attend CSI Camp with the permission of the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (see information below.)

May 9, 2008 -- Arkansas State University will offer a selection of summer academic camps this year. All camps will be held on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro.

ASU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers CSI: Forensic Science Camp for students who will enter grades 10, 11, or 12 in the fall of 2008. Update: Entering 9th graders will also be eligible to attend with the permission of Dean Gloria Gibson, at (870) 972-3973 ( The camp will provide hands-on

CSI students are advised by an instructor at the site of a reconstructed crime scene.

experience at reconstructed crime scenes (as above), in the lab, and in the classroom. Students will learn how to create an investigative plan, and they will learn about the connections between crime scenes, the lab, interrogation, and the courtroom. Crime scene processing, lab analysis (forensic biology and chemistry), investigative strategies, and psychological profiling will also be covered. Lecturers include ASU faculty, law enforcement personnel, professional investigators, and laboratory scientists. Students will also utilize ASU’s libraries, labs, and advanced technology resources. Session I runs from Monday-Friday, June 16-20; Session II runs from Monday-Friday, June 23-27. The fee for the camp is $350. The camp fee covers instructional materials and lab fees, and room and meals for five days and four nights in ASU’s residence halls. Students must bring linens, pillows, and towels. Around-the-clock adult supervision is provided. For details, call the College of Humanities & Social Sciences at (870) 972-3973 or visit
CSI: Forensic Science Camp for more information about this year's camp.

ASU’s College of Education will offer “Creating Student Investigators,” a camp for both students in grades 8-12 and teachers of grades 7-12. This camp is offered at no cost. There are two sessions for teachers; session 1 runs from Monday-Friday, June 9-13, and from Monday-Saturday, June 16-21. The student session of the camp runs from Tuesday, June 17-Saturday, June 21. Parents are invited to attend on Saturday, June 21. For more information, call (870) 972-3064.

ASU’s College of Agriculture will offer Horse Camp Sunday-Wednesday, June 22-25, for youth aged 10-16, at beginner and intermediate levels. The cost of the camp is $280. Horse Camp for youth aged 10-16 who are at the advanced level is $275 and will be held Thursday-Saturday, June 26-28. For more information, call (870) 972-2085.

ASU Museum Camp is for children ages 8-13. The cost per child for each camp is $85 for ASU Museum members and $100 for non-members and includes supplies. Limited class size offers an excellent experience for students. Admission is first-come, first-served. No telephone or e-mail reservations will be accepted, and full payment must accompany registration. Pottery will be offered Monday-Friday, June 2-6, and there are two sections, from 9 a.m.-12 noon and from 1-4 p.m. Printmaking will be offered Monday-Friday, June 9-13, from 1-4 p.m. Robo-Camp will be held Monday-Friday, June 9-13, and there are two sections--from 9 a.m.-12 noon and from 1-4 p.m. Art meets science and engineering in this introduction to robotics. The brains of the operation, a miniature computer named Cricket, and the laptop computers necessary for programming will be available during camp.

Please note a correction to the information about ASU Choir Camp in the paragraph below.
The Department of Music in the College of Fine Arts at ASU will offer Choir Camp, with a discount available to All-Region and All-State choir members. This camp is designed for students ranging from those who are entering grade 7 this fall through 2008 high school graduates. ASU Choir Camp runs from Sunday-Thursday, June 22-26. Cost for campers who choose to stay on campus is $290, and the cost for those who return home each night is $190. For more information, and to obtain a camp application, call the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.

The Department of Music in the College of Fine Arts at ASU will also offer its Summer Piano Festival. Students in grades 1-6 will attend camp Monday-Wednesday, June 9-11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost of camp is $150. Students in grades 7-12 will attend camp Monday-Wednesday, June 16-18, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and that camp costs $150. For more information, call (870) 680-8029.




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