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Regional Programs presents slate of
March 16, 2010
Arkansas State University has scheduled a lineup of academic camps,
institutes and workshops for the summer which are available to children,
students, teachers and the general public.
“There is something for everyone,” said Dr. Michael Bowman, interim
dean of Regional Programs. “We believe people of all ages can
participate in summer activities at ASU that will be both fun and
Here is a brief rundown of the summer camp schedule with a short
description and contact information:
Writing Project Summer Writing Institute for Teachers will be
held June 7-July 2 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. each weekday. Selected
participants will gather for four weeks on the ASU-Jonesboro campus to
engage in personal and professional writing. Teachers will share with
other teachers about best writing practices and theory, digital
literacy, and writing across the curriculum, all within a comfortable
community of learners. For more information, contact Dr. Dixie K.
Keyes, 870-680-8065 or email
Ark-LSAMP Summer Cohort will be conducted June 20-July30 and
assist in the transition of underrepresented minorities in STEM from
high school into their freshman year of college at ArkLSAMP colleges and
universities throughout Arkansas. Students will enter between their
senior year in high school and their freshman year in college. These
students will be given skills to help the transition into the ArkLSAMP
schools. For more information, contact Dr. Ellis Benjamin, 870-972-3268
ASU Choir Camp
is a learning experience
for singers entering grade seven in fall 2010 through high school
graduating in May 2010. From June 27-July 1, each student participates
in the Mixed Choir, Male or Female Choir, and either Show Choir or
Senior High Chamber Choir. Cost of the ASU Choir Camp is $295 for
on-campus, $195 for commuters. Students may opt for individual vocal
lessons for an additional $45 or for group piano and guitar lessons.
Leadership is provided by ASU faculty and students, as well as local
junior high and senior high choral directors. All students may
participate in evening activities. For more information, contact Dr.
Dale Miller, 870-972-3841 or 870-897-6226 or email
The ASU Summer Piano
offers two sessions this year. July 6-8 is for students in grades one
through six who have had at least one academic year of piano lessons.
July 12-15 is for students in grades 7-12 who have had at least one
academic year of piano lessons. Faculty will be Dr. J.D. Kelly and Dr.
Lauren Schack Clark. Cost of the festival is $160 for Session 1 (three
days) and $190 for Session 2 (four days), plus housing and meals for
resident campers (in Session 2 only). Scholarships are available.
Activities will include private piano lessons, master classes, The J. D.
Kelly Piano Competition, music theory, music history, duets, ensembles,
a final recital, and for Session 2, the option for participation in the
Delta Jazz Workshop, which runs concurrently. For more information
contact Dr. Lauren Schack Clark,
ASU Horse Camp
features horseback riding instruction and horsemanship for
beginner riders, intermediate riders, and beginner/intermediate adults.
Some may bring their own horses to camp with them and others may use ASU
horses. ASU will provide a stall for those who bring their own horses.
The camps are June 7-10 (Beginners Kids); June 14-17
(Intermediate Kids); June 21-24 (Adults). All camps 8
a.m.-4 p.m. Cost of the camp is $275. For more information,
contact Nathan Wells, 870-972-2053 or email email@example.com.
Biotech in a Box, Part II for Teachers is a
grant-funded professional development training for science teachers.
Teachers must apply to Dr. Cynthia Miller and be approved before
attending. The dates of the camp are July 19-23 and July 26-30,
afternoons. Cost of the camp is $100 per teacher. For more information,
contact, Dr. Cynthia Miller, 870-897-5124 or email
Creative Writing Workshop for high school students
will allow students to explore their own creativity, to bring in
previously written stories or poems for workshopping, and to generate
new work. Campus tours will stimulate writing exercises. The dates for
the workshop are June 7-10 from 1-5p.m. Cost is $250 per student. For
more information, contact Frances Hunter, 870-351-1643 or email
Delta Jazz Workshop is a five-day workshop
during which students will have the opportunity to perform with a jazz
big band, learn about the history of jazz, and learn about music theory.
Students will also have nightly concerts held by workshop clinicians and
professional musicians from our area. Dates for the camp are July
12-16. Cost of the camp is $175 per student. For more information,
contact Ron Horton, 870.972.2799 or email
Kenneth Carroll, 870-972-3763 or email
Nanotechnology for Teachers is a grant-funded professional
development training for science teachers. Teachers must apply to Dr.
Cynthia Miller and be approved before attending. The dates of the camp
are July 19-23 and July 26-30; mornings. Cost of the camp is $100 per
teacher. For more information, contact, Dr. Cynthia Miller, 870-897-5124
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robo-Camp is where art meets science and engineering in this
introduction to robotics. The brains of the operation, a miniature
computer named Cricket, and the necessary computers will be available
during camp. Camp lasts five days and attendees may choose either the
morning session, from 9 a.m. –12 p.m., or the afternoon session, from 1
p.m.–4 p.m. Robo-Camp is open to children who are 7–11 years old as of
June 1, 2010. Dates for the camp are June 7-11. The camp
fee is $85 for ASU Museum members and $100 for non-members.
Museum membership information is available at
Museum members have first registration opportunity, and registration is
open to non-members after May 1st. In order to introduce more students
to engineering, this camp is only open to first-time Robo-Camp
attendees. For more information contact Jill Kary, 870-972-2074 or
More camps, workshops, institutes, and other summer activities
are being added. For more information about these camps and other
activities this summer on the ASU campus, visit
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