2014 Summer Camps

Art, science, animation and agriculture 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.

Science Detectives Summer Academy 2014

June 1-6, 2014

Deadline for application: April 15, 2014

Ages: Students entering the 8th, 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2014.

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 will be introduced to methods of collecting field samples, isolating microorganisms, genetic and DNA analysis of bacteria, and scientific inquiry while living in the dorms on a college campus. Samples collected at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be processed in the Biological Sciences’ labs using state-of-the-art equipment and college-level science procedures. Participants will also be provided opportunities to explore biomedical education through Oklahoma technology centers, as well as healthcare careers in a hospital setting. Evening activities include a swim part, game night, and more.

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), Department of Biological Sciences, and Department of Education.

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

Creative Expressions Summer Art Camp 2014

Session I: June 2-5; June 9-12

Session II: June 16-19, June 23-26

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.

Daily, participants will attend four art classes: digital art, drawing, mixed media (printmaking, drawing and painting), and craft and sculpture. The projects are designed to develop technical skills in the handling of art media and thinking skills in decision-making and composition. 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. 

Softball Kids Camp

June 3-5

Cost: $60

Registration deadline: May 23

Campers will be taught fundamentals in all part of the game, including hitting, fielding, throwing, base-running, etc.

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

Boy's Basketball Team Camp

June 5-7

Ages: High school teams

$325 per team or $550 for two teams

Registration deadline: May 28.

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

High school coaches and players can improve their skills and team play. Format will consist of three games Thursday and Friday. Saturday will consist of two games and a two-minute tournament to follow.

Overnight teams: $85 per camper for housing and meals. Example: one team with 10 players: $325 registration fee + $850 for players = $1, 175 total cost.

OSSAA Officials Camp - one of only three in the state

For more information visit our website aggiesmensbasketballcamp.com or contact Nate Gamet at ngamet@cameron.edu or 816-752-1573.


Fine Arts Summer Art Institute 2014

Fridays, June 6, 13, 20, and 27

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.

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

Livestock Judging Camps

June 8-10 (Junior camp, ages 9-13)

June 10-12 (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.

Cameron Connection - College Planning Camp 2014

June 8-12, 2014

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 Enrollment Management at (580) 581-2987.

NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy

June 8-13 and June 16-20

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, 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 Physical Sciences, 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.

K.I.D.S. Camp 2014 (Kids Investigating and Discovering Science)

June 16-19

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade

Fee: $65 per child if registered by June 11; $75 if registered after June 11

Location: Sciences Complex (first floor, east entrance)

K.I.D.S. Camp is a four-day camp which builds on a child’s innate curiosity and intuitiveness. Students participate in hands-on, fun science and social studies activities as they explore the universe. The camp is designed to promote creative learning by providing children with hands-on, interactive activities that encourage creative solutions and are aligned with national and state curriculum standards in science, math, social studies and technology. Hosted by the Cameron University Department of Education.

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

Girls Basketball Skills Camp

    June 16-19

    June 23-26

    Cost: $60 per 4-days - one hour session each day.

    This camp is an offensive small group skills camp for age groups entering: (3rd-6th grade)(7th-9th grade) 10th-12th grade)

    Each group will be no bigger than four girls to a coach and no more than 12 total in the gym during their training session.  Each session will cover handling, passing, shooting, and attack moves. 

    For more information, contact Justin Cellum at 580-581-2404 or email jcellum@cameron.edu.


    Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering Summer Academy

    June 22-27

    Application deadline: May 1

    For middle school girls


    The program will introduce aspects within the fields of Science Engineering related to mathematics and aerospace engineering through academic projects that are designed to stimulate creativity and be fun. All project supplies and equipment, instruction by Cameron faculty, lunches, and transportation to scheduled activities during the academy will be provided. Assistance for transportation to and from the campus may be provided, based on need.

    The academy is made possible by the James Eddie Phillips Endowed Lectureship in the Mathematical Sciences and the Gerard Paul Laursen and Kay Anne Davis Laursen Endowed Lectureship in the Mathematical Sciences.

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

    Co-ed Basketball Individual Camp

    July 7-10, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

    Ages: 2nd to 8th grade

    Before June 30: $85 per camper (discounted rate of $75 for Cameron/military employees). After June 30: $100 per camper.

    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 visit our website aggiesmensbasketballcamp.com or  contact Nate Gamet at ngamet@cameron.edu or 816-752-1573.

    Softball Advanced Camp

    July 8 & 9

    Cost: $60

    Registration deadline: June 16

    Campers will get the full experience of what it is like to be a collegiate softball player in the form of practice and preparation. Campers will also be exposed to a college coaching staff and receive a full evaluation of skills.

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

    Boys ELITE Basketball Camp

    July 11-13

    Ages: 15-18

    Registration deadline: May 2

    Cost: $125

    Location: Aggie Gym

    The Cameron University ELITE basketball camp is geared towards high level skill instruction. The campers will be put through a  variety of position based skills by the Cameron University men’s basketball staff.  Concentrations of the sessions will be on improving fundamentals, developing winning habits, and emphasizing team play. Campers can expect to be pushed both mentally and physically in an attempt to improve skills that will help them in the future seasons to come.  Campers will have the option to stay overnight or commute.

    For more information visit our website aggiesmensbasketballcamp.com or contact Nate Gamet at ngamet@cameron.edu or 816-752-1573.

    40th Annual Speech & Debate Camp

    Session I: July 13-19

    Session II: July 20-25

    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. Last year, more than 400 students, teachers and staff members from six states participated in the two one-week camp sessions. Evening entertainment activities include student dances with Journey Productions, Improvisation Night, and Aggie Rec Center activities. 

    Session I: Beginning Individual Events, Advanced Individual Events, Public Forum (new), Beginning Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Intermediate Lincoln-Douglas Debate, CX Debate (one-week or two-week option)

    Session II: Beginning CX Debate, Intermediate CX Debate, Advanced CX Debate, Beginning Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Intermediate Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Advanced Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

    Trophies will be awarded for first- through fifth-place in all IE events. An Outstanding Competitor trophy will be awarded to the top individual who accumulates the most sweepstakes points in the IE tournament. Awards will be presented to those recognized as Outstanding Debaters.

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

    Adobe Flash CS6 and After Effects Animation Workshops

    Session 1: July 21-24

    Session 2: July 28-31

    Ages: 13 to 19

    Time: 12:30 - 4 p.m.

    Fee: $50 per session (each session covers different material)

    Location: Center for Emerging Technology & Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES)

    Session 1: Create basic animation using Adobe CS6. Participants will learn to create rough sketched storyboards, take/manipulate digital photography, use masking layers, create sound bites and combine these to create individual digital animations in Adobe CS6.

    Session 2: Learn the basics of After Effects. Create green screen video, edit video, digital photography and animations, then add effects/finish individual movies Adobe After Effects.

    For registration information, call Kimberly Johnson at 581-5522.

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    Contact Information

    Write:  Office of Public Affairs
                 Cameron University
                 2800 W. Gore Blvd.
                 Lawton, OK 73505

    Location: Administration 150

    Phone: 580.581.2211

    Fax: 580.581.2867

    Email: publicaffairs@cameron.edu

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays