Children need to use their summer break in a healthy, productive way. A good summer camp improves skills and nurtures a child’s growth and maturity. The 2014 summer camps at Lyndon State College use a fun and relaxed environment to help develop a child’s capacities for self-confidence, self-esteem, independence, leadership, and making friends. These lifelong skills are the part of the LSC summer camp experience. This summer’s roster includes camps for music, science, business, and sports.
Rock & Roll Recording Camp is a hands-on intensive program to explore the world of songwriting and recording by bringing together students with musical passion and ability. The one-week overnight camp runs July 12–19 and attendance is limited to 20 students—incoming high school freshman to high school seniors or recent high school graduates.
The camp will teach the “ins and outs” of the music industry, provide in-depth recording sessions using Pro Tools, and allow attendees to gain fundamental songwriting skills. Activities include daily workshops, band practices, group activities, and special outside performances. Students are encouraged to bring instruments and have a willingness to work with others. Campers will put on a special outdoor lunch and performance at the end of the week; parents and family are welcome to attend.
Future science, technology, engineering and math leaders will enjoy the mix of hands-on academic workshops and adventure during the week-long STEM Exploration Camp to explore possible careers in the STEM fields. A different STEM discipline will be introduced and explored each day in workshops with experts from the fields of atmospheric science, biology, geology, natural sciences and physics. The day camp runs August 4–8 and is limited to 15 students who will be entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall.
During the PIEEP (Purposeful, Inclusive, Empowering, Ethical, & Process-oriented) Leadership Camp, students entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2014 will explore the concept of leadership and identify, enhance and develop leadership skills through interactive exercises and exciting outdoor activities. This week-long, hands-on day camp runs July 21–25; attendance is limited to 15 students.
Developed in partnership with Lyndon Institute, the week-long Maker Camp targets students entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2014 who are interested in creating, designing, inventing, tinkering, hacking, engineering, and making things with their hands. Hands-on projects and activities will take full advantage of the sophisticated resources available at Lyndon Institute such as 3D printing, welding, laser etching, and more. The day camp runs July 28–August 1; attendance is limited to 15 students.
The iWOW Entrepreneur Camp is a day camp to learn how to start and operate a business. The camp runs July 14–18; attendance is limited to 15 students entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall.
IWOW Entrepreneur Camp 2.0 provides the tools, strategies, and the confidence needed to assess the marketplace, identify opportunities, and develop new businesses. Campers will build upon their existing business knowledge to tackle common dilemmas that face start-up businesses. The camp runs July 14–18; attendance is limited to 20 students entering the 8th or 9th grade or those who completed the iWOW Youth Entrepreneur Camp 2013.
The STEM, PIEEP, Maker, and both Entrepreneur camps are sponsored by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and include daily activities with LSC’s renowned adventure program at no extra cost. Campers can use the high and low ropes course, indoor climbing center, disc golf, on-campus mountain bike trails, and swimming pool.
LSC’s nationally recognized Atmospheric Sciences Department will again host their Weekend Weather Camp for students entering the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. It is a day camp format: students arrive on campus Saturday, August 2 morning, leave campus after activities conclude on Saturday afternoon, and then return to campus on Sunday, August 3 morning. Attendance is limited to 20 students.
The camp will involve a variety of classroom and lab activities. Topics include cloud identification, severe weather, and climate change. There will be a weather balloon launch and an exercise in TV weathercasting. On the second day of the camp, students will give presentations regarding what they have learned. Parents will be encouraged to attend the presentations. Activities conclude Sunday afternoon with a barbecue for campers, parents, and camp staff. For more information, see meteorology.lyndonstate.edu/weathercamp/ or contact LSC Weather Camp Director Lawrence Hayes at Lawrence.Hayesiii@lyndonstate.edu or 802 626-6254.
The Hornet Hoop Camp for Girls is a complete basketball camp that combines excellent instruction for campers from 8–18 at any ability level with an enjoyable camp experience. The staff teaches skills, concepts, and basketball fundamentals—both team and individual—which the campers practice in hands-on drills and game situations. The campers will develop individual skills including shooting, passing, dribbling, ball handling, rebounding, and footwork. The camp runs July 7–11.
The Hornet Hoop Camp for Boys is a comprehensive basketball camp that combines excellent instruction for campers from 8–18 at any ability level with an enjoyable camp experience. The staff teaches skills, concepts, and basketball fundamentals—both team and individual—which the campers practice in hands-on drills and game situations. The camp runs July 21–25.
The LSC Summer Baseball Camp is designed for campers to learn the fundamentals of the game, improve their skills, and to enjoy and have fun playing baseball. Campers will be placed into age appropriate groups and will work on all facets of the game. The camp runs June 23–26 and is intended for girls and boys from age 6–14.
A half-day “pro-style” Exposure Baseball Clinic for high school boys, grades 9–12, will be on Saturday, August 2 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, August 3. This clinic features a variety of experienced coaches from across the region including LSC Head Baseball Coach Tom White and his coaching staff. There will be primary position instruction followed by batting practice; 60-yard dash; infield, outfield, catcher, and pitcher evaluations. Collegiate coaches that will be attending will be named at a later date.
For more information or to register for any camp, visit lyndonstate.edu/summercamps.