April 19, 2012
As spring blooms, this is the perfect time to start thinking about providing fun, educational outlets for your children's creativity and energy when school lets out for another year!
Temple University Ambler is planning dozens of new and returning Summer Education Camp programs, which provide kids, ‘tweens and teens with a broad range of opportunities, from building and programming robots to trying their hand at magic.
Now in its 23rd year, the Summer Education Camp program is offered in June, July, and August as a series of one-week camps.
“The camps are a fun-filled approach to academic subjects in a small-group setting,” said Rhonda Geyer, Director of Non-Credit and Special Programs for Temple University Ambler, Fort Washington and Center City campuses. “They provide a wonderful opportunity for children ages 8 to 12, and young adults through age 17, to learn about a specific area of interest, experience a college campus, and have a lot of fun at the same time.”
The Summer 2012 camp season will kick-off Friday, June 22, with the one-day Babysitting Training Camp, offered in coordination with the American Red Cross.
Other camps for 2012 will explore topics ranging from digital photography, science, writing, and Web site design to robotics, cartooning, and film and TV. In addition, we are pleased to offer the “Jumpstart!” skills building camps. These camps will focus on writing and math skills for kids ages 8 to 12. The activities for these camps will be structured around the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). As several offered camps fill up fast, early registration is important.
One of the many new camps for 2012 — Music and Video Production — will taught by Grammy-winning producer Jim Cravero! Cravero won the 2012 Grammy for Best Children’s Album for All Bullies…Big and Small. He was also nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for Healthy Food For Thought: Good Enough To Eat, which featured such artists as Russell Simmons and Julian Lennon.
“Today, there’s a tremendous interest among kids in music and music production. This camp will focus on both vocals and record production,” said Cravero, whose production company, East Coast Recording, is located right in Warminster. “Some students will be more interested in the technical side and some will be more interested in getting in front of the mic to perform — we’ll give them the opportunity to do both. By the end of the week, groups of students will write and produce their own songs — they’ll even put them onto a CD and select the cover art!”
This summer, a variety of full day and half day camp programs will be offered each week. Full day camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half-day camps will run from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to
4 p.m. This allows campers the opportunity to stay for the entire day or just come for a part of the day. It also provides flexibility for parents who may need their child in a camp program all day, or just a half-day.
“With the one-week camp sessions, families can try several different camp programs throughout the summer,” Geyer said. “Children and teens today are interested in so many things that we wanted to offer them the widest variety of fun, educational experiences possible.”
Don’t miss out on our early bird registration discount. Register for camps by April 30, 2012, and receive a 10-percent discount off the camp fee. For more information on the Temple University Ambler Summer Education Camp program or to register for camps, call 267-468-8500 or visit us online at www.ambler.temple.edu/camps.
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