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Summer Fun Activities for Kids - Education

 

Summer Theatre Camps

Advanced Shakeseare Workshop    July 6-July 17

Work with WKU theatre professors and students as you leap into the dark, twisted world of Richard III.   There are battles, romance, betrayal and backstabbing galore, as Richard uses every method at his disposal to steal the throne of England. This two week camp for middle and high school students aged 12-18 will combine hands-on training in both acting and technical theatre, culminating in a hour-long performance of Shakespeare’s most popular history play in WKU’s Lab Theatre. All participants will have the opportunity to act in the show, as well as to explore the various design and technical areas.  The camp will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM M-F, and will include both rehearsal time and workshops on a range of theatre topics.

 Registration at:  http://www.wku.edu/ll/youth/drama-workshops/index.php

For more information please contact Lifelong Learning  at (270) 745-1912

 

“The Play’s The Thing”  July 6-July 17

Students from 8-11 years old will work with WKU theatre faculty and students to explore the art and craft of acting. Whether it’s their first time in a theatre or they’re a seasoned veteran, this camp is designed to expand students’ theatrical horizons and be lots of fun, too! This half day camp will include theatre games, acting exercises, and improvisation, as well as the rehearsal of a one-act play tailored specifically to the students in the company. The camp will culminate in a final showcase performance of this play for family and friends.

 Registration at:  http://www.wku.edu/ll/youth/drama-workshops/index.php

For more information please contact Lifelong Learning  at (270) 745-1912

 

Musical Theatre Intensive July 20-July 31

Participants 8-18 years old will explore all aspects of Musical Theatre Performance by building a musical performance piece from the ground up. Every day will include hands-on training in various styles of dancing, singing, and acting.  Skills acquired in these classes will then be used in the development of a musical performance piece, designed by the students themselves. Other topics explored include the business of musical theatre, playwriting, technical theatre, and improvisation.

 Registration at:  http://www.wku.edu/ll/youth/drama-workshops/index.php

For more information please contact Lifelong Learning  at (270) 745-1912.

 

Camp Invention

Rich Pond Elementary School's Camp Invention is a summer day program for students entering grades one through six.  This camp immerses your child in a weeklong experience where he or she will discover creativity and inventiveness through hands-on, creative
problem solving activities.

Dates: June 8th-12th, 2015 from 9:00AM to 3:30PM

For students entering grades 1st-6th in 2015-16

Cost: $220

Contact: Jenny DeJarnette at dejarnette@warren.kyschools.us or at 270-781-967.

 

Camp Explore

Camp Explore, formerly known as The Summer Camp, is a day camp designed for children currently in grades one, two, or three. Hands-on, minds-on instruction will engage these students in learning at high levels.

Date: July 6 - 10, 2015

Cost: $300

For more information, please call 270-745-6323 or email: gifted@wku.edu; or visit http://www.wku.edu/gifted/camp_explore/index.php

 

Camp Innovate

Camp Innovate, new to The Center in 2015, is a day camp designed for children currently in grades four or five. Hands-on, minds-on instruction will engage these students in learning at high levels.

Date: June 22 – 26, 2015

Cost: $300

For more information, please call 270-745-6323 or email: gifted@wku.edu; or visit http://www.wku.edu/gifted/camp_innovate/index.php

 

 Chef Camp

Presented by the faculty of the Culinary Arts Program at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College.  Join us for a week of cooking, sanitation & safety in the kitchen. Foundational cooking skills will be emphasized.  Children will have fun while learning foundational cooking skills, practicing kitchen safety & sanitation and making new friends! Campers must wear long pants (no shorts allowed) and closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes). Lunch provided daily and campers will receive a 2015 Chef Camp t-shirt.                       Mail or fax application to: Randy San 1127 Morgantown Road Bowling Green, KY 42101

Ages: 8-12
Date: June 1st-5th (8:30AM-1:00PM each day)
Fee: $150 per child
For more information please contact Randy San at 270-901-1035. 

 

Minecraft Camp

Minecraft Camp will take place at the National Corvette Museum (350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101) on Thursday, July 9th and Thursday July 30th, 2015 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

Price: $45.00 per student

July 9th Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minecraft-camp-tickets-16083234387

July 30th Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minecraft-camp-tickets-16083331678

Minecraft, a multiplayer video game, which allows players to engineer everyday items using blocks, has become one of the most popular computer games of all time. Jason Lindsey aka "Mr. Science" with Hooked on Science has designated an "Engineering with Minecraft" school program, which takes the popular game from the virtual world to you. Campers learn the basics of engineering by using Legos to create their own Minecraft models and more. This hands-on STEM school program will allow your child to demonstrate a strong understanding of these Next Generation Science Standards. Ages 7-12. Minecraft Camp is from 8AM-4PM.

Early drop off is 7:45AM if needed. Late pickup is 4:30PM if needed. Please indicate your needs our registration form. Please be sure to bring your printed Activity Enrollment sheet from the website if your child has never attended a camp at the National Corvette Museum.

Students will need to pack a lunch for the camp, but an afternoon snack will be provided.

 

Lost River Junior Tour Guide Program 

Young visitors can become a Junior Tour Guide by participating in three of five activities outlined in the Junior Tour Guide booklet. Everything you need to get started is provided FREE in the Lost River Cave Visitor Center.

The tour is available everyday of week during open hours. 

Cost: Free, Cave Tour fee can apply

For more information, please call (270) 393-0077.

 

Kentucky Museum Summer Day Camps

Kids explore the arts at Kentucky Museum Summer Camps.

  • Kentucky Museum offers four weeks of summer camp in June for kids ages 6 years to 12. Each camp has its own specific age range.
  • All camps are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm in the Kentucky Museum education classroom.
  • There is a snack break daily around 10 am with snacks supplied by the Museum.
  • Children may register for more than one camp. Please remember space is limited and spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Camp fees are:    Members - $110     Non-members - $125

Summer Camp Exhibit

  • Each student will have work exhibited during Kentucky Museum's Summer Camp Exhibit in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery. The exhibit opens Friday, July 12 and runs through Sunday, August 16th.
  • A reception honoring the campers and teachers will be open free to the public on Friday, August 7, 5 pm - 8 pm during the Bowling Green Gallery Hop.

Kentucky Museum Friends receive a discount on all camps.

 June 1- 5         Art Paper Palooza with Lynne Ferguson              Ages 6 - 10

All things paper - paper making and casting, marbling, paper folding, booklets, bookmaking, printing and dying. Each student will have work selected for exhibition in the Summer Camp Exhibit.

 June 8 - 12      Clay Camp with Suzanne Renfrow                       Ages 6-10

Campers will learn basic hand building techniques to create a variety of functional and decorative ceramic pieces. Students will have an opportunity to paint their work. Pottery will be fired after the camp and participants will need to pick up kiln fired work approximately two weeks after camp. One work from each student will be selected for exhibition in the Summer Camp Exhibit.

June 15 - 19     Painting Camp with Lynne Ferguson                     Ages 7 - 12

Painting camp activities will be rich in contemporary art exploration. Students will use the techniques and imagery from the poured canvases of Pollock, paper cutouts of Matisse and Liechtenstein's pop art paintings. Students will also create and paint their own assemblage. Each student will have a work selected for exhibition in the Summer Camp Exhibit.

June 22 - 26      Sculpture Camp with Missi Carini                         Ages 7 - 12

Campers will create in 3 dimensions. We will make portraits in the style of Giocometti, word sculptures, Calder Mobiles along with Chihuly sculptures. Campers will tour Western Kentucky University campus to view a wide variety of outdoor sculpture. One work from each student will be selected for exhibition in the Summer Camp Exhibit.

For more information please contact Lynne Ferguson at 270-745-2594 or Christy Spurlock at 270-745-6082.

Check the following sites for more information:

 http://www.wku.edu/alive/summerfun/art.php 

http://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/education/summer_camp_gallery.php

 

The Hardin Planetarium presents: Summer SCI Camp

Celebrating the International Year of Light: 2015 

with activities exploring the full spectrum of possibilities

In the 2015 summer SCI Camp we will explore light as a source of life, light as a source of knowledge, light from the past, and light for the future. We can see the light from our star, the Sun, from other stars, and from galaxies of stars. In addition, we are able to study the universe in many colors that can’t be seen with our eyes. With spectrometers the white light is split into all the colors of the rainbow, and we can also study the invisible wavelengths of light.

The summer vacation Science Curiosity Investigation (SCI) Camp at the Planetarium is a wonderful 5-day, all-morning science camp dedicated to learning and having fun through active hands-on investigation of science. It runs from July 6 to 10, and it’s open to any 3rd through 6th grader.

When: July 6th through 10th
Monday through Friday mornings, from 8 am to 12 noon

Where: Hardin Planetarium, on the campus of WKU, 1501 State Street, Bowling Green KY

Who: rising 3rd through 6th graders

What: Participants will engage in fun, interactive investigations to stimulate curiosity, and encourage cooperative discovery and problem solving. Camp will involve projects, science adventures and investigations.

Cost: $120 if registered before the late registration deadline (June 26th, at 5 pm).
Registration is limited to 20 students, so register early.
For registration, go to http://www.wku.edu/hardinplanetarium/registration_camp.php

If you have any questions or want more information, email us at hardin.planetarium@wku.edu, or call 270-745-4044 during business hours. 

 

Sinkhole Science

Sinkhole Science will take place at the National Corvette Museum (350 Corvette Drive, Bowling green, KY 42101) on Monday, July 20th from 8:00AM-4:00PM for children in grades K – 8rd Grade.

Price: $45.00 per student

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sinkhole-science-tickets-16083938493

Sinkholes aren’t an uncommon phenomenon in southcentral Kentucky.  As you may remember, a massive sinkhole recently swallowed eight corvettes here at the National Corvette Museum.  Kids discover how sinkholes form by creating one and why we see so many in southcentral Kentucky.

Early drop off is 7:45am if needed. Late pickup is 4:30pm if needed. Please indicate your needs on our registration form.  Please be sure to bring your printed Activity Enrollment sheet from the website if your child has never attended a camp at the National Corvette Museum. 

Students will need to pack a lunch for the camp, but an afternoon snack will be provided.

 

Superhero Science

Superhero Science will take place at the National Corvette Museum (350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY, 42101) on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 8:00AM-4:00PM for children in grades K – 3rd Grade

Price: $45.00 per student

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/superhero-science-tickets-16089284483
From a magnet so powerful it attracts money, to phone books so strong, it takes a superhero to pull them apart, and more, kids discover how superheroes use science to save the day.

Early drop off is 7:45am if needed. Late pickup is 4:30pm if needed. Please indicate your needs on our registration form.  Please be sure to bring your printed Activity Enrollment sheet from the website if your child has never attended a camp at the National Corvette Museum.

Students will need to pack a lunch for the camp, but an afternoon snack will be provided.

 

 The Foundry: Summer Camps

Offering four weeks of day camps at The Foundry Christian Community Development Center (the old Boys & Girls Club) this summer during the following weeks:

June 15-18, June 22-25, July 6-9, July 13-16

These camps are open to children entering Kindergarten through 5th grades in the Dishman McGuiness and Parker Bennett Curry School Districts. Lunch will be provided daily. Registration costs are only $5 per week, per child. You can pay at the door!

Camps will happen Monday through Thursday (9am-3pm) at The Foundry (531 West 11th Ave.)

Space is limited to 49 children each week.

We are having one week of camp for Middle School students June-29-June 2. 

Contact: Meghan Travis at 843-3942 ext. 1140 or at foundrybg@gmail.com

 

The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS)

SCATS,The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students, is a two-week residential or nonresidential camp that provides a wide range of classes for academically talented students in grades six through eight this school year. This is the 33rd year that students from all over the country have come together to learn and be enriched in a challenging, supportive environment. Students take four classes a day that range from rocket design to Chinese to literature.
Date: June 7 – 19, 2015
Cost: $1,800
For more information, please call 270-745-6323 or email: gifted@wku.edu; or visit http://www.wku.edu/gifted/scats/index.php

 

The Summer Program for Verbally & Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY)

VAMPY, the Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth, assembles some of the brightest and most enthusiastic minds from counties around the Commonwealth, states across the nation, and countries all over the world. The VAMPY community reflects the diverse backgrounds, interests, and pursuits of its students who all have at least one thing in common: a love of learning. Since 1984, The Center for Gifted Studies through a cooperative agreement with the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), has made the VAMPY experience the centerpiece of summer vacation for hundreds of seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth graders. Each summer more than 200 students spend three weeks living on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, KY, studying one topic in great depth. Students must have earned a qualifying ACT or SAT score.
Date: June 21 – July 11, 2015
Cost: $2,700
For more information, please call 270-745-6323 or email: gifted@wku.edu; or visit http://www.wku.edu/gifted/vampy/index.php

 

Warren County Public Library

Our Summer Reading Program this year at Warren County Public Library kicks off
June 4th from 10 am-12 noon at Aviation Heritage Park on Three Springs Rd.
"Every Hero Has A Story" is the theme. The Dates it runs this year are June 4-July 24,2015
We will celebrating both Everyday Heroes and Super Heroes this summer! For more information, visit our webpage for information starting soon www.warrenpl.org
All events are FREE!

Contact: Stephanie Wycihowski at 270-781-4882 ext. 212 or at stephaniew@warrenpl.org

 

Wild Weather

Wild Weather will take place at the National Corvette Museum (350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101) on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM for children in grades K – 8th Grade

Price: $45.00 per student

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-weather-tickets-16085158141
From creating a giant cloud, to discovering how toilet plungers can help us better understand the weather, and more, kids become junior meteorologists as they explore the wonders of weather.

Early drop off is 7:45am if needed. Late pickup is 4:30pm if needed. Please indicate your needs on our registration form.  Please be sure to bring your printed Activity Enrollment sheet from the website if your child has never attended a camp at the National Corvette Museum. 

Students will need to pack a lunch for the camp, but an afternoon snack will be provided.

 

WKU Forensic Camp 

For students interested in public speaking, debate or acting. The camp is geared for those students who wish to be or who are currently on a forensic team.
Dates: July 5th- 11th OR  July 5th-16th

Cost: $300 for One-Week Intensive for commuters (no meals or lodging) OR Full Session for Commuters: $600

$700 for One-Week Intensive for residents (staying on campus) OR Full Session for residents: $1,200   

*Save $50 by registering before June 1st.

Ages: Junior and Senior High School Students

The application can be found on our website at www.wkuforensics.com or at http://www.wkuforensics.com/index.php/camp-info.html
Contact: 270-745-1912 for registration help or 270-745-6340 for any other questions.

 

WKU Summer Media Workshops

Xposure Journalism Workshop

June 6 - 14, 2015

For 32 years, high school students from throughout Kentucky and the region have

come to learn and do journalism at Western Kentucky University's Journalism Workshop. 

These students have shown an interest in journalism and came to the workshops with

backgrounds under-represented in U.S. newsrooms. Some lacked the financial resources

to attend journalism workshops. The 2015 Xposure High School Journalism Workshop

 hosted by the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at WKU will continue that tradition.

The alumni of these workshops fill newsrooms throughout the country, helping to ensure

that the news gatherers at media outlets mirror the diverse communities they serve. 

For more information contact:

Chuck Clark at chuck.clark@wku.edu 

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2015

Use the navigation link to Xposure for more information and application.

 

High School Summer Media Workshops 

June 14 - 18, 2015

From on-line to on-air and so much more.

The annual High School Media workshops offer four days of training in either

photojournalism, broadcasting, or film covering every facet of the independent

cinema process. Designed to challenge and motivate students these annual workshops

are sponsored by the Kentucky High School Media Institute and the School of Journalism & Broadcasting.

For more information contact the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at 270-745-4144

Email our workshop coordinator Charlotte Turtle at charlotte.turtle@wku.edu

Application

Registration Fee: $300 per student

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2015

 

Faculty Summer Workshop Grants

Dow Jones News Fund and the WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting

Digital Journalism Faculty Workshop

July 26-August 2, 2015            

Application Deadline:  Thursday, April 30, 2015

Faculty from historically Black colleges and universities are invited to apply for a week-long digital

journalism workshop, July 26-August 2, 2015.

Faculty will work in teams of three to produce digital news stories and will discuss "best"

digital teaching ideas from their colleges and universities.

The 2015 application deadline is Thursday, April 30, 2015. For workshop information and applications,

please contact:

Pam McAllister Johnson, Ph.D.

pam.johnson@wku.edu

 

WKU Meteorology Club Weather Camp

Description: The WKU Meteorology Club is hosting it's first Weather Day Camp for Middle School Kids ages 12-16.
Date: July 20st-24th, 2015 from 9am-4pm
Cost: $120 for overnight students and $70 for commuter students

*Applications are due May 15th.  Any applications turned in after this date the camp cost will have to pay a $10 fee.

Contact: To find out more information and to get an application, check out the camp website at:
http://wkuwxcamp.weebly.com  or, contact Tyler Binkley the Camp Director at tyler.binkley567@topper.wku.edu.

 

WKU Writing Project

Description: If your child loves to write, this is the perfect summer camp! We will focus on writing to make a difference during this 3-day event, and the campers will present their work on the last day of the camp. Everything your child will need, including meals and snacks, will be provided. All camp counselors are certified teachers.

Date: June 16th-18th

Location: Cherry Hall, WKU

Cost: $100 per child; $175 for 2 siblings

Ages: 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders for 2015-2016 school year

For more information, you can call (270) 745-6587 or email writing.project@wku.edu

Brochure: https://www.wku.edu/wp/ywcflyersummer2015.pdf

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If you would like to include your organization or agency's summer activities for youth, please feel free to email the event information to alivebg@wku.edu.

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