Cameron University hosts 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:

Omega Workshop Summer Art Institute 2011

Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24 - Session I, Fundamentals of Drawing and Portfolio Development
Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, and 22 - Session II, Digital Art and Portfolio Development

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, 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. 

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

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

NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy

June 12-17 and June 20-24
A 10-day residential academy where students will live at Cameron for the two-week period.

For high school students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year.
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, th academy is supported through a grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and will be directed by Cameron faculty members Dr. E. Ann Nalley and Dr. Ramiro Moro. 

For registration information, call 580-581-2889 or 580-581-2309 or go to

Creative Expressions Summer Art Camp 2011

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

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

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 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. 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 arts of Oklahoma.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Art, 581-2450; Sue Bolton, or 581-2452; or Edna McMillan, Enrollment is open throughout the summer.

2011 Aggie Summer Band Camp

June 19-June 23

Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: High school students that have completed grade 9-12

Cost: $200 per camper

Enrollment deadline: June 10, 2011

A summer band camp (day camp) which will provide participants the opportunity to develop skills and enjoy making music. Activities include master classes, rehearsals and supervised music theory study. Lunch will be provided daily. Recreation activities such as swimming and volleyball will also be offered during the camp. 

For more information and to get a registration form, contact the Department of Music at 581-2440 or email Dr. James Lambert at

K.I.D.S. Camp 2011 (Kids Investigating the Discovery of Science)

June 20-June 24 

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade

Fee: $75 per student

Location: Sciences Complex (first floor, east entrance)

The K.I.D.S. camp will be fun and exciting for students and includes a variety of activities that students will love.

  • 5th grade: "World of Inventors"
  • 4th grade: "Potentially Catastrophic"
  • 3rd grade: "Mythbusters: Science Fun Box"
  • 2nd grade: "Potato Chip Science"
  • 1st grade: "Leafy Wonders"
  • Kindergarten: "Bug Bottle"

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

For more information contact or or call 581-2886 or 581-2203.

Aggie Speed Camp

June 20-23

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

Early registration by June 6 - $50; Late registration June 13 - $60

Registration at the door: $70

Location: CU Fitness Center

Speed Camp is not just for runners, but for all athletes and will help to improve performance in any sport. Speed Camp will concentrate on improving stride frequency, stride length, mechanics, and form. Campers will learn drills to improve their speed.

For registration information, contact Matt Aguero at 580-581-5456 or

2011 Aggie Summer Choir Camp

June 29-July 1

Schedule: 8:30am-3:30pm Wednesday, June 29-Frid, July 1, 2011

Eligibility: High School students that have completed grade 9-12.

Cost: $150 per camper (All-State packets will be ordered with your paid registration, and included in your camp materials.)

Enrollment deadline: June 20, 2011

A Summer Choral Camp (day camp) which will provide participants an intensive study of the Oklahoma All-State audition music for the 2011-2012 OMEA auditions. The All-State Choir Camp is intended to prepare and to inspire the growing high school choral musician. Intensive sectional and full rehearsals will prepare the student for the series of advancing auditions, which leads toward membership in the Oklahoma All-State Choir. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Music Department at 581-2440 or email

Boys Basketball Camp - Individual

July 11-14, 2011

Ages: Grades 2-6, 9-11:30 a.m.; Grades 7-12, 1-3:30 p.m.

Fee: $65 Military/Cameron employee when registered by June 24; $80 per person when registered by June 24; $100 per person, after June 24 and on-site registration

Location: Cameron University

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 free t-shirt. Free Gatorade for the week. Campers will be grouped by age or ability.

For more information, contact Nathan Gamet at 816-752-1573 or

Youth Offensive Skills Individual Camp

July 13-16, 2011

9 a.m.-Noon

For children entering grades 1-6

Fee: $50 per camper, $40 Military/Cameron employee

Location: Cameron University

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 free t-shirt. Free refreshments for the week. Campers will be grouped by age or ability.

For more information contact Steve Lowe at or call 206-669-4979 (cell). 

Adobe Flash CS5 and After Effects Animation Workshops

Session 1: July 25th-28th

Session 2: August 1-4th

Ages: 13 to 19 

Time: 12:30-4 p.m.

Fee:  $50 per session (each session covers different material)
Location: Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Emerging Technologies (CETES)

During Session 1 (Animation), participants will learn to create rough sketched storyboards, take/manipulate digital photography, create sound bites and combine these to create individual digital animations in Adobe CS5.

Session 2 (After Effects) features different material, including creating green screen video, editing video, digital photography and animations, then adding effects/finishing individual movies Adobe After Effects.

Contact: Kimberly Johnson at 581-5522 to enroll or email



May 10, 2011