Cameron University hosts 2010 summer youth camps for all ages

Art, science, basketball, and multimedia are just a few of the topics featured during Cameron University's summer camps, designed to appeal to children ages 6 - 19. The university offers a variety of programs of varying lengths and interests.

Camps are listed chronologically:

Adobe Flash CS3 Animation Workshop

Session 1: June 1-4
Session 2: June 7-10

Ages: 13 to 19 

Time: 12:30-4 p.m.

Fee:  $50 per session (each session covers different material)
Location: Cameron University, CETES 102

During Session 1, participants will learn and apply visual storytelling techniques in the creation of their own animation using vector drawings, sound bites, 3D objects, photography and Photoshop and Flash CS3. 

Session 2 features different material, including rotoscoping digital images. Participants will combine video, graphics and animation in Flash CS3 to create an interactive cartoon.

Contact: Dr. Linda Wright Smith or Don Aguilar at 580-581-5522.

Science Detectives Summer Academy

June 3-8
Ages: Students entering 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2010.

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

The Science Detectives Summer Academy asks the question "Is there a growing number of organisms developing resistance to antibiotics?"  Through the course of this academy, students will be introduced to methods of collecting samples, scientific laboratory methods, scientific inquiry and opportunities for high school students to pursue biomedical education through the Oklahoma Technology Centers, as well as explore and experience healthcare careers in a hospital setting.  It is also an opportunity to experience what it is like to study and live on a college campus.

During the day, participants will experience field and laboratory work in a state-of-the-art laboratory in the Science Complex, guided by public school science teachers and Cameron faculty. Evening activities include a swim party, Silly Olympics, a CSI mystery and more. Limited to 60 participants.

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 Education Department.

For registration information, call 580-581-2284.

Fine Arts Summer Art Institute 2010

Fridays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 - Session I, Fundamentals of Drawing and Portfolio Development

Fridays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 - Session II, Digital Art and Computer Generated Imagery

9 a.m.-Noon

Ages: 13-18

Fee: $40 per Session (4 classes each)                                                 

Location: Cameron University Art Department


Presented by the Cameron University Department of Art and the Omega Workshop.

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 sketch book); 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, and charcoal pencils, and kneaded erasers.


Students will be introduced to several graphic software 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. 

For more information, contact Sue Bolton at 580-581-2450 or Edna McMillan at 580-581-2452.

Creative Expressions Computer and Traditional Fine Arts Workshops

Sponsored by the Cameron University Department of Art, VSA arts of Oklahoma, VSA arts Washington, DC, US Department of Education, Hobby Lobby and Omega Workshop.

Session I: June 7-10; June 14-17
Session II: June 21-24, June 28-July 1
Session III: July 5-8, July 12-15
Session IV: July 19-22, July 26-29

Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-Noon

Age groups: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13

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

Location: Cameron University Art Department

Creative Expression summer art camp, comprised of four two-week art workshops, helps students (ages 6-13) explore their creative expression through visual art. Each session is unique, featuring a variety of creative opportunities. Participants will attend four art classes daily: digital art, drawing, mixed media (printmaking, drawing and painting) and crafts/sculpture. The art projects are designed to develop technical skill in the handling of art media and thinking skills in decision making and composition. The teacher staff is comprised of advance art students from Cameron and certified public school art teachers. All refreshments and all 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. 

For more information, contact the Cameron University Art Department, 580-581-2450; Sue Bolton,; Edna McMillan, Enrollment is open throughout the summer.

Open Doors Summer Enrichment Program

June 7- 25

Ages: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th graders

Meets Monday through Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-Noon; Thursdays, day-long field trips, Fridays 9 a.m.-Noon.

Location: Cameron University

For more information, contact Beth Gregory, 581-5581.

Basketball Camp - Individual

June 7-10, 2010
Ages: Grades 2-6: 9-11:30 a.m. / Grades 7-12: 1-3:30 p.m.

Fee: $80 per person when registered by May 24; $100 per person, on-site registration. Cameron employees and Military receive a $15 discount on campers up to the 8th grade

Location: Cameron University Fitness Center

Concentration will be on improving fundamentals, developing winning habits and emphasizing team play. Camp will also include individual contests, team competitions, and games. Each camper will receive a jersey similar to those worn by the Cameron University Men's Basketball Players. FREE Gatorade for the week. Will be grouped by age or ability. For more information, contact Nathan Gamet at 816-752-1573 or

Aggie Speed Camp

June 21-24

Ages: Grades K-3: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. / Grades 4 - 6: 1-3:30 p.m.

Fee: Early registration by June 9th: $50; Late registration June 10-20:$60; onsite registration: $70

Location: CU Fitness Center

Featuring top quality instruction, Aggie Speed Camp is designed to help all athletes improve performance in any sport. Campers will learn drills and techniques to improve their speed while having fun and playing exciting games. Participants receive a Speed Camp shirt and a Certificate of Completion. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Matt Aguero at 580-581-5456.

2010 Space Exploration Camp

Hosted by the Cameron University Departments of Physical Sciences and Education.

June 21-25

9 a.m.-Noon

Ages: Middle school students who have just completed 6th-8th grade

Fee: $85 per student

The Space Exploration camp will be fun and exciting for students and includes a night out with the Celestron telescope, a visit to the air and space museum in Weatherford, and an outing for rocketry. 

For more information contact 581-2886 or 581-2203

K.I.D.S. Camp (Kids Investigating the Discovery of Science)

Hosted by the Cameron University Departments of Physical Sciences and Education.

June 21-25 (Camp I)

June 28 -July 2 (Camp II)

9 a.m. - Noon

Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade

Fee: $85 per student

The K.I.D.S. camp will be fun and exciting for students and includes an air quality activity, "Sense-able Science" for Kindergarten, "Primarily Earth" for 1st grade, "Primarily Physics" for 2nd grade, "Jawbreakers and Heart Thumpers" for 3rd grade, "Hardhatting In a Geo-World" for 4th grade, and "Spills and Ripples" for 5th grade.

For more information contact 581-2886 or 581-2203

Volleyball Camp

July 28-31, 2010

Ages: Any female athlete entering grades 4-12 in Fall 2010.

4th-7th grade Individual Skills Camp: July 28: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $30 per camper / includes lunch and t-shirt

8th-12th grade Individual Skills Camp: July 29: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $30 per camper / includes lunch and t-shirt

Varsity Team Camp: July 30: 2-4:30 p.m., 6-8:30 p.m. / July 31: 9-11;30 a.m.; 1-4 p.m., 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 per camper / includes t-shirt)

Registration deadline: July 2, 2010.

For more information, contact Brianne Smedley at 580-581-5596 or