LONGVIEW — Enrollment is under way for LeTourneau University’s 2012 Summer Camps for students entering grades K-12 and a special camp during lunch for adults. Week-long academic and athletic camps begin June 4 and run through August 10. These camps are designed to help students enjoy hands-on learning opportunities throughout the summer.
“LeTourneau University Summer Camps are a balance of fun, education, and faith,” said Marty Lane, director of Conference and Event Services. The camp schedule and online registration is available at www.letu.edu/camps. For questions call LeTourneau University’s Conference and Event Services at (903) 233-3090.
LETU is offering a collection of camps in art, creativity, robotics, science, skills, fun and sports.
Art camps include the popular drama and cinema camps taught by Doris Collier include: “Once Upon A Time” June 25-29, “Camp’s Got Talent” June 18-22, “Hollywood Movie Stars” June 11-15, “Movie Makers” June 4-8 and “Stage Fun” July 16-20. Collier has been leading popular summer campus at LETU for many years for grades K-12.
Several new creativity camps are offered this year such as “Jewelry Making” June 18-22, “3D Art” June 18-22, “Scrapbooking 101” June 25-29, and “Artsy Animals” June 25-29. Campers will continue to enjoy “Tape Art” July 16-20, “Cool Creations” June 18-22, “Kids’ Architecture” July 9-13 and “Wild World of Arts & Crafts” July 9-13.
LEGO® Robotics camps will be guided again this year by the ever-popular Janice Park and Paula Hjorth, both professional teachers of robotics. Due to high demand, LETU has expanded robotic camp offerings to include a second and third level for more advanced campers. LETU has invested in new LEGO® equipment for these higher level camps. Another new addition to our LEGO® camps this year will be extended “Lego: Battle Robots” June 4-8 and June 11-15, and “Lego Robotics: Battle Robots Programming” June 18-22 for a full day or half-day.
Several science and space camps will be taught by returning camp instructor Lee Wilkinson, including: "LeTourneau Space Camp" June 4-8 and June 25-29, “Slime Ka-Boom” June 11-15, “Incredible Stuff” June 18-22, “Space Camp Rocket Summer” June 25-29. Wilkinson is an Illinois-based professional camp director who travels all over the world entertaining and educating children grades 2-8. Another popular science camp instructor, Lance Homeniuk, will offer “Insane Science” June 11-15 and “Jr. Engineers” July 16-20. Tammy Baker teaches our science camps to our younger campers. Sure to be exciting are “Super Science” June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22 and “Super Science 2” June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20.
Skills will be taught as professional manners expert Amy Riestenberg will teach “Manners Boot Camp” June 25-29 and “Say ‘No Thank you’ to Bad Manners!” June 25-29. Other skill camps include: “Basic First Aid and Survival Skills” July 9-13, “Self Defense for Children” June 4-8 and “Introduction to Martial Arts” July 9-13.
The always popular “Flight: Pre-Flight” June 4-8 and “Flight: Pilot” June 11-15 camps will return this year, as well as “Police Academy” June 11-15 and “Police Academy 2” June 25-29. For the younger flight enthusiasts, we will have an “Airplane Camp” June 11-15 for the 3rd – 6th graders.
A new camp for adults this year will include “Self Defense for Adults” from noon to 1 p.m. July 16-20. This camp will prove to be a great investment of a lunch hour.
History camps include “Ancient Egypt” July 16-20 and “Medieval Times” July 16-20. Other camps include a superheroes camp “Hero Clix Camp” June 11-15; “Smorgasbord” June 11-15, and “Young Adventures” June 4-8 and July 16-20, and
“Reading Rocks” June 25-29 for the younger crowd.
Sports camps for various ages and skill levels will include baseball, volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis and soccer camps, directed and instructed by LETU coaches and student-athletes. Sports camps offer basic skill development and extend to teach the finer points of the games, depending upon the skill levels of the campers. One-on-one instruction as well as team strategy is incorporated in all camps.
LETU sports camps are designed to instill a love for and appreciation of sports and develop each camper’s personal skill levels. Junior high and high school campers will receive instruction aimed at skill development for their school teams.
"Camp Sport Time" is offered for children who love multiple sports and want constant action. Call the Athletic Office at 903-233-3760 for more information.
LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered university offering academic majors in the aeronautical sciences, business, education, engineering, the humanities and sciences. LeTourneau University also offers graduate programs in business, education, counseling, psychology, engineering, and strategic leadership at the Longview campus and at education centers in Austin, Bedford, Dallas, Houston and Tyler and online. Claiming every workplace in every nation as its mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact.
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