2016 Summer Camps/Academies

Cameron University is pleased to present a number of summer camps and academies designed to appeal to children ages 6 – 18. The university offers a variety of programs of varying lengths and interests throughout the summer.

Camps are listed chronologically by date. Note that some camps have a registration deadline. Information on additional camps may be added.

Baseball Showcase camp

June 4

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages: 14-18

Cost: $50

Players will workout for the Cameron coaching staff to gain skill instruction and showcase their abilities. This is for the serious baseball player who intends to play beyond high school.  Players will be tested and will go through a normal pro-style workout.

  • Pitchers and catchers bullpens
  • 30 & 60 yard times
  • Outfield defense
  • Catchers throwing
  • Infield defense
  • Hitting evaluation

Register at http://www.cameronbaseballcamps.com.

For more information, contact Brady Huston, Head Baseball Coach, at 581-7959 or via email at bhuston@cameron.edu

NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy

June 5-17, 2016

Application deadline: April 15

For students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

A 10-day residential academy where students will live at Cameron for the two-week period.

Free to Oklahoma residents. Registration is limited to 24 students.

NanoExplorers will introduce students to the concepts necessary to understand why very small systems exhibit unique behavior. Students will engage in hands-on activities designed to introduce the concepts of nanotechnology and related careers including applications in both chemistry and physics. Activities include the construction of a solar cell, construction of a super conductor train, determination of the crystal structure of a chemical compound, construction of a conductivity device, activities in robotics, and an examination of amusement park physics that will include a trip to Frontier City in Oklahoma City. 

Hosted by the Cameron University Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, the academy is supported through a grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. 

For registration information, call 580-581-2889 or 580-581-2309..

Boy's High School Basketball Team Camp

June 2-4

Ages: High school teams, grades 9-12

Cost:  $350 per team or two teams for $575. For overnight, add $95 per player for housing and meals (two coaches stay free).

Three game guarantee. Games will be played in Aggie Gym and the Aggie Rec Center

For more information, contact Andrew Brown at anbrown@cameron.edu or 580-748-0226.

 

Fine Arts Summer Art Institute 2016

Session I: Drawing: June 3, 10, 17, 24

Session II: Digital Art: July 1, 8, 15, 22

9 a.m. - Noon

Ages: 13-18

Fee: $40 per Session (4 classes each)  
Participation in both sessions is encouraged.      

Location: Cameron University Art Department

Students will participate in a variety of drawing assignments under the direction of professional artists. These workshops are specifically designed to increase student's perceptual observation skills through various drawing techniques with traditional media including graphite, charcoal and conte’. Areas of artistic development will include drawing (the merits of a sketchbook), traditional subject matter (still life and figure), interaction of drawing and design, and abstraction and thematic variations. Drawing materials that will be provided include a spiral bound sketchbook; drawing paper; ebony, graphite, charcoal pencils and kneaded erasers.

In Digital Art, students will be introduced to several graphic design programs including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. They will use the Wacom drawing tablets for production of computer-generated imagery. Computer graphics and image enhancement, aesthetics and technology will be emphasized.


Sponsored by Cameron University and VSA Oklahoma.

For more information, contact Sue Bolton at 581-2450 or Edna McMillan at 581-2452.

Girls Basketball Individuals Skills Camp

    June 6-8, June 13-15, June 20-22

    Sessions available from 5 to 8 p.m. each day.

    Cost: $60 per session.

    Grades 7-12

    Each one-hour session will be no bigger than four girls. Kids can sign up for a specific time with up to three of their teammates or friends. 

    For more information, contact Emma Andrews, Head Women's Basketball Coach, at eandrews@cameron.edu or 581-2404.

     

    Creative Expressions Summer Art Camp 2016

    Session I: June 6-9; June 13-16

    Session II: June 20-23, June 27-30

    Session III: July 5-7, July 11-14

    Session IV:  July 18-21, July 25-28

    Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-Noon

    Age groups: 6, 7 & 8; 9 &10; 11 & 12

    Students may attend multiple sessions.

    Fee: $125 per session (first child) *20% discount for each additional child

    Location: Cameron University Art Department

    Comprised of four two-week art workshops, Creative Expressions Summer Art Camp helps students explore their creative expression through visual art. Each session is unique, featuring a variety of creative opportunities.

    Participants will receive instruction in traditional art media (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and paper & bookmaking) as well as computer classes (Creative Expression through the Computer, Translating an Idea on the Computer). Refreshments and art supplies are provided. Each child will design an art portfolio to collect artworks from each class throughout the session and digital artwork will be printed and recorded on a CD for each participant.

    Sponsored by the Cameron University Department of Art and VSA Oklahoma.

    For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Art, 581-2450; Sue Bolton, cbolton@cameron.edu or 581-2452. 

    Three Day Fundamentals Baseball Camp

    June 6-8

    9 to 11:30 a.m.

    Ages: 6-13

    Cost: $100.

    The camp will cover a wide variety of baseball fundamentals including:  playing catch, base running, hitting, and position specific fielding.

    The fundamentals camp is a perfect introduction to general baseball skills.  If you are looking to cover all the basics in camp, this would be the best fit for you.  Players and coaches will be available for autographs after the camp – it is bring your own ball for autograph sessions.

    Register online at http://www.cameronbaseballcamps.com.

    For more information, contact Brady Huston, Head Baseball Coach, at 581-7959 or via email at bhuston@cameron.edu

    Be A Better Me Summer Camp

    June 6-9, June 13-16

    8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    For students from 1st to 5th grade

    A two-week journey for students to explore and learn their true potential through academics.

    $100 per child; registration open through first day of camp.

    A summer arts and enrichment camp. Students will participate in STEM projects, literacy activities including creative writing as well as arts and crafts activities. 1st and 2nd graders will participate in literacy and creative arts activities.  3rd, 4th and 5th graders will participate in science and creative arts activities.


    For more information or for a registration form, contact Dr. Marco Columbus at mcolumbus@cameron.edu or at 581-2313. Registration forms can also be picked up and/or submitted in the Education Department located in Nance Boyer, Room 1078, 581-2320.

    Presented by the Cameron chapter of Student Oklahoma Education Association and the Getting Goals Accomplished  Foundation.

    Boys ELITE Basketball Camp

    June 10-11; please register by June 6

    For high school freshman though graduated seniors

    Cost: $100 (residential); $50 (commuter). 

    An residential camp (also available to commuters) with sessions on Friday evening, Saturday morning, afternoon and evening, and Sunday morning. Meals are provided for overnight campers; bedding is not provided.

    Geared toward high level skill instruction, including improving fundamentals, developing winning habits and emphasizing team play.

    Location: Aggie Gym

    For more information, contact Andrew Brown at anbrown@cameron.edu or 580-748-0226.

    Coed Basketball Individual Camp

    June 13-16

    Ages: 2nd to 8th grade

    Cost:  K-2nd grade, 9 a.m. - Noon, $100

              3rd-8th grade, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $175 (lunch provided)

    Location: Aggie Rec Center

    Concentration will be on improving fundamentals, developing winning habits and emphasizing team play. Camp will also include individual contests, team competitions and games. Campers will be grouped by age or ability. Each camper will receive a free camp t-shirt.

    For more information, contact Andrew Brown at anbrown@cameron.edu or 580-748-0226.

    Cameron Connection - College Prep Camp 2016

    June 13-18, 2016

    For high school freshmen and sophomores

    No charge; limited to 60 participants  

    Thanks to a generous donor, Cameron University is offering Cameron Connection, a residential college preparatory and planning camp designed for rural southwest Oklahoma students. All rural high school students in southwest Oklahoma are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students from the schools listed below. If the camp does not meet quota, applications from other rural schools will be considered.

    • Alex Public Schools
    • Anadarko Public Schools
    • Big Pasture Public Schools
    • Binger-Oney Public Schools
    • Central High Public Schools
    • Comanche Public Schools
    • Davidson Public Schools
    • Geronimo Public Schools
    • Gracemont Public Schools
    • Grandfield Public Schools
    • Indiahoma Public Schools
    • Lone Wolf Public Schools
    • Ninnekah Public Schools
    • Ringling Public Schools
    • Ryan Public Schools
    • Rush Springs Public Schools
    • Walters Public Schools

    During this six-day, five-night camp, selected students will live on campus and participate in an informative and interactive curriculum designed to help students begin making preparations to attend college after graduation. 

    Topics will include exploring the life-long benefits of a college education, the costs of a college education, how to financially plan for college, academic preparation for college, choosing a major, test preparation and more.

    The program is FREE of charge to selected students, as it is completely donor funded.  At the completion of the program, students will leave with a road map to guide them through the pursuit of higher education and into a professional career. Necessary steps to choose, be admitted, enroll and graduate from the university of their choice will make the dream a reality.

    For complete details about Cameron Connection - including an application packet - go to www.cameron.edu/cameronconnection or call Adult & Continuing Education at (580) 581-2284.

    Two-Day Pitching Camp

    June 14-15

    Ages: 9-13

    1 to 3 p.m.

    Cost: $75.

    This two day pitching camp will give players the chance to learn the skills of pitching from the cameron coaches and give them the skills to be successful on the pitchers mound.  We will cover the mechanics needed to throw strikes and protect young arms.  We will also cover a general mental approach to pitching.  Players and coaches will be available for autographs after the camp – it is bring your own ball for autograph sessions.

    Register online at http://www.cameronbaseballcamps.com.

    For more information, contact Brady Huston, Head Baseball Coach, at 581-7959 or via email at bhuston@cameron.edu

    Two Day Hitting Camp

    June 14-15

    Ages: 9-13

    9 to 11:30 a.m.

    Cost: $75.

    This two day hitting camp will give players the chance to learn the skills of hitting from the cameron coaches and current/former players.  All players will be taught the mechanics and mental side of hitting.  Players and coaches will be available for autographs after the camp – it is bring your own ball for autograph sessions.

    Register online at http://www.cameronbaseballcamps.com.

    For more information, contact Brady Huston, Head Baseball Coach, at 581-7959 or via email at bhuston@cameron.edu

    Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering Summer Academy (High School)

    June 19-24, June 26-July 1

    Free

    A 10-day residential academy for highly motivated and talented high school students. The academy will introduce students to basic principles of aerospace engineering and will use mathematics in problem-solving and design activities. Students will engage in hands-on activities in mechanics, robotics and rockets. Students will be exposed to possible career opportunities with government and private industry.

    For more information, contact Dr. Sheila Youngblood at syoungbl@cameron.edu or 580-591-8005.

    Applications must be postmarked by April 15 and are available online at www.cameron.edu/engineeringandmath.

    K.I.D.S. Camp 2016 (Kids Investigating and Discovering Science)

    June 20-23

    8:30-11:30 a.m.

    Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade

    Fee: $65 per child if registered by June 10; $75 if registered after June 10

    Location: Sciences Complex (first floor, east entrance)

    K.I.D.S. Camp: Invention Convention is a four-day hands-on experience with Legos. New this year: the integration of language arts and science. Hosted by the Cameron University Department of Education.

    For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Smith at michells@cameron.edu or 581-2203 or Stacie Garrett at sgarrett@cameron.edu or 581-2830.

    Softball Prospect Camp

    June 28

    Ages 13-18

    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; registration begins at 8 a.m.

    Cost: $25

    Pre-register for a t-shirt. T-shirts will also be sold at the camp although all sizes may not be available.

    To register, contact Rodney DeLong, Head Softball Coach, at 284-4591.

    2016 Oklahoma STEM (OKSTEM) Competition Academy

    Session I: June 30- July 1, The University of Tulsa
    Session II: July 6-7, Oklahoma State University
    Session III: July 7-9, Cameron University

    This unique academy will occur at three universities during the summer. Students will choose which university they prefer and then become one of 270 participants to compete in a statewide STEM competition. The competition will have eight hands-on challenges. Students will compete against one another to earn the title of one of Oklahoma's top 10 STEM students. The competitions will require creativity, teamwork, design, ingenuity and vision to complete. Students will compete for two or three days (depending on the academy) in science, technology, engineering and math challenges, while staying the night on the college campus. Any student entering grades eight-12 can apply for this competition and acceptance to this program will not affect the chances of acceptance to any other summer academy through the OSRHE program. Take the challenge! See if you are the top STEM student in Oklahoma!

    For registration information, contact Dr. David Brown at 918-631-2719 or via email at David-Brown@UTulsa.Edu or Dr. Ann Nalley at 580-581-2889 or via email at annn@cameron.edu.

    Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering Summer Academy (Middle School girls)

    July 17-22

    For middle school girls; limited to 12 participants

    Free

    A five-day residential academy for highly motivated and talented middle school girls. The academy will introduce students to basic principles of aerospace engineering and will use mathematics in problem-solving and design activities. Students will engaged in hands-on activities in mechanics, robotics and rockets. Students will be exposed to possible career opportunities with government and private industry. hmathematics and engineering. 

    The academy is made possible by the  Dreyfus Foundation and the Clarence E. Page Endowed Chair in Math and Science Education.

    For registration information, contact Dr. E. Ann Nalley at 580-581-2889 or via email at annn@cameron.edu.

    Science Detectives: Heredity on the DNA Level

    July 25-30

    Deadline for application: April 27

    Ages: Students entering the 8th, 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2016.

    A FREE, commuter science camp on the Cameron University campus.This camp is designed to be both education and fun! Most of each day will be spent in a laboratory working on the camp research project. Campers should be prepared for intense lab activity. 

    The opportunity to better understand the abstract nature of heredity at the DNA level will be provided by spending a week working in the laboratory as scientists.  Campers will spend up to eight hours per day in Cameron's biological science labs, led by public school teachers and directed by Cameron faculty members.

    Participants will have an opportunity to isolate microorganisms from the environment, then use modern techniques in molecular biology and DNA cloning to examine the genetics of these organisms at the DNA level. Through the course of the academy, students will be introduced to methods of collecting samples, scientific laboratory methods, scientific inquiry, and opportunities for eighth, ninth and tenth grade students to pursue biomedical education through the Oklahoma Technology Centers, as well as explore and experience healthcare careers in a hospital setting.

    Sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Science Detectives Summer Academy is a collaborative effort by Cameron University Adult & Continuing Education Center and Department of Biological Sciences.

    For registration information, call 580-581-2284 or email loray@cameron.edu. Registration packets must be returned by April 27 for full consideration.

     For more information, go to www.cameron.edu/ace/sdsa.

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