2015 Summer Camps

Speech/debate, gaming and programming, science, and basketball are just a few of the topics featured during Cameron University's annual summer camps, 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.

Gaming and Programming Camp

May 25-28

9 a.m. to Noon

For students in grades 11 and 12; Limited to 15 participants.

Campers will be introduced to Unity game engine and C# programming language. Unity is a game engine that is used for developing video games for web plug-ins, desktop platforms, consoles and mobile devices and is utilized by over one million developers. By the end of the workshop, campers will learn how to develop a game.

Open to 1) students who are familiar with algorithm and flowchart (ideally familiar with a programming language); and 2) students who have some knowledge about how to work with 3D max of Maya.

For more information, contact Dr. Jawad Drissi at jdrissi@cameron.edu or at 581-7935.

Girls Basketball Individual Camp

    June 1-3, June 8-10, June 15-17

    Sessions available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

    Cost: $60 per 3 days - one-hour session each day.

    Grades 9-12

    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 Tom Webb, Head Women's Basketball Coach, at twebb@cameron.edu or 581-2529.


    Baseball Youth Skills Camp

    June 1-2, 9 a.m. to noon

    Cost: $100

    Limited to 40 campers.

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

    Creative Expressions Summer Art Camp 2015

    Session I: June 1-4; June 8-11

    Session II: June 15-18, June 22-25

    Session III: June 29-July 2, July 6-9

    Session IV:  July 13-16, July 20-23

    Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-Noon

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

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

    Location: Cameron University Art Department

    Comprised of two 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. 

    Science Detectives Summer Academy 2015

    June 2-7, 2015

    Deadline for application: April 20, 2015

    Ages: Students entering the 8th, 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2015.

    A FREE, residential camp on the Cameron University campus. Chaperones are on duty 24/7. Meals are included. Limited to 40 participants.

    This academy asks, “Is there a growing number of organisms developing resistance to antibiotics?”  During the academy, students seriously interested in science will learn methods of biological sample collection as well as scientific laboratory methods and inquiry, including an analysis of antiobiotic resistance in fecal coliforms isolated from natural waterways and from wild bison and longhorn cattle at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, while experiencing life on a college campus.  Campers will spend up to eight hours per day in Cameron's biological science labs (led by public school teachers, directed by Cameron faculty members) using state-of-the-art equipment and college level science procedures. Campers will also visit a local hospital for exposure to healthcare career opportunities and will receive information about biomedical education through Oklahoma's technology centers.

    Sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Science Detectives Summer Academy is a collaborative effort by CU's Southwest Area Heath Education Center (SwAHEC) and Department of Biological Sciences.

    For registration information, go to www.cameron.edu/swahec/hc/camps or call 580-581-2284.

    Boy's High School Basketball Team Camp

    June 4-6

    Ages: High school teams, grades 9-12

    Cost:  $350 per team or two teams for $575; overnight: add $950

    Games will be played in Aggie Gym and the Aggie Rec Center

    For more information, contact Nate Gamet at ngamet@cameron.edu or 816-752-1573.


    Cameron Connection - College Planning Camp 2015

    June 7-11, 2015

    For high school freshmen and sophomores

    No charge; limited to 60 participants  

    Cameron Connection is an exciting, entertaining and enlightening experience for 60 rural high school students who want to know about college life. During this five-day, four-night camp, students will live on campus and participate in an informative and interactive program designed to help them begin making preparations to attend college. At the completion of the program, students will leave with a road map for completing the necessary steps to choose, be admitted, enroll and graduate from the university of their choice.

    Students will learn virtually everything they need to know to be prepared for college, including the life-long benefits of a college education, the costs of a college education, how to financially plan for college, academic preparation, choosing a major, test preparation and more.

    Cameron Connection is a two-year experience targeted at high school students in rural communities that may benefit from the program. A list of eligible high schools and complete application information can be found at www.cameron.edu/cameronconnection.

    Once selected for the program, students will attend the camp prior to their freshman and sophomore years in high school.

    For complete details about Cameron Connection, go to www.cameron.edu/cameronconnection or call the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach at (580) 581-2280.

    Fine Arts Summer Art Institute 2015

    Session I: Drawing: June 5, 12, 19, 26

    Session II: Digital Art: July 10, 17, 24, 31

    9 a.m. - Noon

    Ages: 13-18

    Fee: $40 per Session (4 classes each)          

    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.

    NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy

    June 7-12 and June 15-19

    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 or go to http://nanoexplorers.com.

    Livestock Judging Camps

    June 14-16 (Junior camp, ages 9-13)

    June 16-18 (Senior camp, ages 14-19)

    Fee:  $150 per student ($50 deposit due May 15)

    The Junior Livestock Judging Camp is for younger and beginning judging participants and will focus on evaluation, note-taking and an introduction to oral reasons. The Senior Livestock Judging Camp is for older and more advanced judging participants. It will focus on evaluation with a primary emphasis on oral reasons.

    These residential camps include room and meals. Participants will also receive a livestock judging manual and a camp t-shirt.

    For more information, contact Justin Rogers at jrogers@cameron.edu, (580) 581-2263 or (405)255-3076.

    Softball Skills Camp

    June 23-24 - Ages 12 and under

    9 a.m. - Noon


    Cost: $50

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

    K.I.D.S. Camp 2015 (Kids Investigating and Discovering Science)


    June 15-18

    8:30-11:30 a.m.

    Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade

    Fee: $65 per child if registered by June 5; $75 if registered after June 5

    Location: Sciences Complex (first floor, east entrance)

    K.I.D.S. Camp: Building Minds is a four-day hands-on experience which helps kids learn science and engineering (STEM) concepts using Lego products and other fun, hands-on learning tools. Hosted by the Cameron University Department of Education.

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

    Co-ed Basketball Individual Camp

    June 15-18, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

    Ages: 2nd to 8th grade

    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 Nate Gamet at ngamet@cameron.edu or 816-752-1573.

    Baseball Elite Summer Showcase Camp

    June 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Cost: $100

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

    Baseball Youth Back The Axe Session Camp

    June 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Ages: 6-13

    Cost: $40 per session or $100 for all three sessions. Limited to 15 participants per session.

    Session I (9-10 a.m.): Hitting and Base Running

    Session II (10:30-11:30 a.m.): Pitching and Catching

    Session III (Noon-1 p.m.): Infield and Outfield

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

    Boys ELITE Basketball Camp

    June 19-21

    Grades 9-12

    Cost: $125

    An overnight camp with sessions on Friday evening, Saturday morning, afternoon and evening, and Sunday morning.

    Location: Aggie Gym

    For more information, contact Nate Gamet at ngamet@cameron.edu or 816-752-1573.

    Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering Summer Academy

    June 21-26

    For middle school girls; limited to 12 participants


    A five-day residential academy which includes an introduction to the principles of aerospace engineering and the mathematics which is required to understand these principles. The academy features activities designed to attract the students to careers in science, mathematics and engineering.  Activities included an introduction to the physics of flight, the mathematics associated with flight, designing and building rockets and a trip to the Science Museum Oklahoma City and Frontier City. All project supplies and equipment, instruction by Cameron faculty, lunches, and transportation to scheduled activities during the academy will be provided.

    The academy is made possible by the James Eddie Phillips Endowed Lectureship in the Mathematical Sciences, the Gerard Paul Laursen and Kay Anne Davis Laursen Endowed Lectureship in the Mathematical Sciences and the Clarence E. Page Endowed Chair in Math and Science Education.

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

    Baseball Aggie Hitting Camp

    July 6

    Ages: 6-13 - 9 a.m. to Noon / 14-18 - 1 to 4 p.m.

    Cost: $75. Limited to 40 participants.

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

    Baseball Aggie Pitching/Catching Camp

    July 7

    Ages: 6-13 - 9 a.m. to Noon / 14-18 - 1 to 4 p.m.

    Cost: $75. Limited to 40 participants.

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

    41st Annual Speech & Debate Camp

    July 12-17

    Fee/Discounted registration before June 1

    The Speech and Debate Camp is hosted by the Department of Communication, 580-581-2555 or 2359.

    A residential camp (also day campers) for high school and junior high students in competitive speech and debate. Evening entertainment activities include student dances with Journey Productions, Improvisation Night, and Aggie Rec Center activities. 

    For more information, go to http://www.cuforensics.com. Online registration is available.

    Cameron Aggie Kids Baseball Camp

    July 13-15, 9 a.m. to Noon

    Cost: $100. Limited to 40 participants.

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

    Building Minds: Kids STEM Summer Camp

    July 13-17

    Ages:  5-7, 9 a.m. to Noon; 8-12, 1 to 4 p.m.

    Location: CETES Conference Center

    Cost: $80 per child if registered before May 31. $95 per child after May 31. Registration includes camp t-shirt and snacks.

    Building success through hands-on learning fun! In collaboration with Building Minds, LLC, Cameron is pleased to offer a new, exciting and summer camp offering opportunities for kids in science, technology, engineering and math - presented in such a fun way that campers will experience STEM fun in a safe environment. Building Minds uses Lego products to make science and engineering fun and easy to understand. Kids also learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving.

    For more information, contact the Office of Adult & Continuing Education at 580-581-2242.

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