Drury offers new summer camps in arts, architecture, sciences & social media

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 11, 2016 — Springfield area K-12 students have a new option for academic exploration this summer.

Drury University will offer five engaging non-residential camps for elementary and high school students this summer. These “Summer Splash!” camps will be held throughout the month of June and taught by Drury professors in academic areas ranging from biomedical science to ceramics to social media storytelling. The programs are hands-on, activity-oriented, and highly motivating. They will give students opportunities to explore their own creativity and build friendships with peers who have similar interests.

Courses have limited enrollments and may fill quickly. All applications, registrations and fees must be received by June 2. Tuition rates range from $75 to $250. For more information call (417) 873-7225.

The camps include:

Clay Time! (Ages 6-11)
Students will explore their creative side by playing with clay. Various hand building techniques, glazing, and wheel throwing will be covered. All projects will be fired and glazed for students to take home. There will be two sessions – one for younger students ages 6-8 from June 6 to 17, and one for older students ages 9-11 from June 20 to July 1.

Biomedical and Health Sciences Camp (Grades 10-12)
Students participating in the camp will engage in classroom and laboratory learning activities, as well as discussions with healthcare providers to learn how science informs modern medical practices. Runs June 13 to 17.

Architecture Design/Make Camp (Grades 10-12)
This camp is intended for high school students with an interest in architectural design and making. Students will be introduced to conceptualizing, sketching, digital and hand drafting and model-making and full-scale fabrication and construction. Students can also earn dual credit for ARCH 110: Introduction to Architecture. Runs June 6-17.

Social Media Storytelling Camp (Grades 11 & 12)
Students will learn the basics of file/photo editing and social media messaging to tell social stories. There will be a mix of how-to seminars/discussions and hands-on activities where students learn to use smartphones as mobile creation studios. June 15 (one day only).

Drury Jazz Workshop (Grades 9-12)
Held in the evenings, this performance-based experience for big band is ideal for both experienced jazz students and those wishing to develop new skills. Daily activities include rehearsals, sectionals, special sessions, and performances by area jazz groups. Highly advanced 8th Grade students will be considered, with instructor recommendation. Runs June 6-10.

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