University of Evansville Announces Lineup of Summer Camps
Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The University of Evansville (UE) will be providing numerous youth camps during the summer months. Parents can now register their child for any of the camps by visiting evansville.edu/camps. Registration is now open for each camp, with opportunities for financial assistance. The deadline to register for most camps is Wednesday, June 14.
Springboard is a four-week, full day summer camp that will serve as a way for high school students to learn about all things college from the different types of colleges to what's a major and how to choose one. While students are gaining exposure to different aspects of college, they will simultaneously be growing into changemakers by focusing first on self (self-reflection, communication, goal setting, dreaming big) and then on community (team building, paying it forward, making dreams come true while working with the community). Becoming a changemaker in this way will enable students to grow self-confidence and develop skills for a successful future.
Springboard is open to high school students and will be held Monday through Friday, July 5 and ending on July 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $600 and the deadline to register is Wednesday, June 28.
Wesley Shepard Music Camp
The UE Music Conservatory will host a weeklong camp for students entering grades 6-12 from Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23. Those who have completed at least one year of band, orchestra, piano, private lessons, or similar experience are eligible to attend.
The music camp will include experiences in band, orchestra, and piano. Students will rehearse and perform, receive specialized instruction, learn musicianship skills, and participate in other music-related activities. Lunch will be provided each day in Ridgway University Center. The cost to attend is $250.
The UE Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics will jointly host a STEM camp for high school students. STEM education includes science, technology, engineering, and math.
Rising students for grades 9-12 are invited to participate in hands-on exploration from June 19-23. The weeklong camp will cover several STEM topics, including energy in molecules, data science, biophysics of drugs, testing for antibiotic-resistant data and more. Participants will also learn about STEM-based career discovery and undergraduate research. The cost of the camp is $250 and will last each day from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Exploring Art at UE
The UE Department of Art is inviting the local youth to make all types of art in the studios on campus. Participants will get to draw, paint, dye, marbleize, and create jewelry alongside art faculty and students. At the end of the camp, students will take home a 106-piece art kit with a built-in easel for future creations.
Exploring Art at UE will be offered the week of June 19-23, and the cost is $175. The camp will be split into two groups: students entering grades 2-5 will meet from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and those entering grades 6-8 will meet from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.
The inaugural Dance Camp will be held from June 19-23, and students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to be overnight for the week at UE and learn ballroom, hip hop, modern dance, and more. Ballroom dances will include swing, rumba, foxtrot, and waltz. On the last day, a performance will be held. Campers will also receive in-depth dance lessons, a T-shirt, and breakfast and lunch. The cost of the camp is $300.
Pride Camp begins on Sunday, June 18 and ends on Saturday, June 24. This camp is for ages 13-17 and participants will spend a week living on campus at the University of Evansville for this first-of-its-kind summer camp! Build lifelong friends with incredible activities throughout the week while learning about social justice and activism. Hear powerful stories of LGBTQ+ history and heroes - and learn how to write your own story your way. The cost for this camp is $700.
The UE Department of Art will host youth in grades 6-8 in a real ceramic studio to work on clay projects on June 26, July 10, July 17, and July 24. Participants will use clay in a variety of hand building techniques, and experience wheel throwing. Pieces will be kiln fired and then participants will glaze them. Projects will include a slab box, wind chimes, a coil pot, and a slump bowl. This camp costs $150 and will meet from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Journey to Justice
UE is also leading an 8-day Journey to Justice bus tour through cities of the South to explore the history of the civil rights movement. The trip is scheduled for July 10-17 and is open to rising high school juniors and seniors. More information is available at evansville.edu/journeytojustice.
The University strives to make summer camps accessible to all students regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks to generous funding from Lilly Endowment Inc., we can offer financial assistance to students who demonstrate need. Since demand for assistance is great and funds are limited, we encourage parents/guardians to apply early. Please visit https://www.evansville.edu/camps/index.cfm to apply for financial assistance and to register for camps.