Grace College Opens Registration for Youth Academic Summer Camps
Grace College & Seminary is pleased to announce its summer camp schedule for the summer of 2024. The school is offering six camps to meet a variety of student needs and interests: visual arts, exercise science, engineering, creative writing, mediation and ecology. The full schedule can be found at www.grace.edu/camps.
“We are thrilled to offer these camps for a second year in a row,” said Adrienne Daeger, director of event services and camps at Grace. “We received wonderful feedback from campers and their parents last year, and this year, we are introducing three new camps for youth interested in ecology, creative writing and mediation,” she said.
Students of various ages will experience hands-on instruction as well as individualized mentorship from Grace College faculty, students and local professionals. Through Grace College’s academic camps, students will be given the opportunity to learn new skills, build relationships and gain exposure to careers in a variety of fields.
Campers interested in attending the visual art camp will take their artistic interests and abilities to the next level, developing creative skills in drawing, painting and visual design. The camp includes a trip to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and Fort Wayne Museum of Art to gather inspiration for projects that will be presented in a final showcase for campers’ families on the last day of camp.
The exercise science camp, which has been expanded from last year, will be led by sports professionals and will give students the opportunity to complete a traditional athletic combine event, including a 40-yard dash, vertical jump and more. All campers will receive a body composition analysis and functional movement screening, engaging directly with tools of the exercise science trade. They will also gain insight on how to heal from and prevent injury.
For students looking for hands-on design experience, the engineering camp will give campers the opportunity to learn about real-world engineering. Students will visit local engineering companies; learn computer-aided design (CAD) and use it to design a race car; utilize 3D printers, robotics and virtual reality; and participate in a car race at the end of the week.
The creative writing summer camp introduces high school campers to poetry, stories and essays through creative prompts and local nature explorations. Students will participate in writing workshops, learn about publishing their work and perform a public reading at the end of the week.
For high school students interested in law or debate, the mediation camp introduces campers to mediation, a growing peaceful alternative to litigation in courts. With Grace College’s internationally awarded mediation team as their guides, campers will practice developing win-win solutions to complex conflicts and take on the roles of all sides of the process.
The ecology career intensive introduces high school campers to eight lessons on Indiana’s plants, water, soils and wildlife. Each lesson will take campers on a field trip to a land trust, park, or environmental science center, providing campers with practice in plant and animal identification in local habitats.
Each camp includes snacks and lunch. Parents are also invited to a section of each camp to see what their child has been working on over the week. If camp costs are a barrier for a student to attend, need based scholarships are available upon application. To learn more, visit www.grace.edu/camps or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.