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UNT Insider | May 2009 Issue | Camp at UNT this summer with robots, grandparents and more

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Camp at UNT this summer with robots, grandparents and more

From a UNT News Service press release

From bonding with Nana at Grandparents University to building robots at Robocamp, children and teenagers who come to UNT for camp this summer will learn about science, art, music and more. UNT offers about 50 camps during the summer.

See below for a listing of some of this year's highlighted camps at UNT.

Grandparents University

Grandparents University

UNT will debut Grandparents University, a multigenerational learning experience. The camp will offer grandparents and their grandchildren, ages 7-12, the opportunity to attend classes together and earn a Grandparents University degree by “majoring” in two of 10 subject areas: art, music, generational research, astronomy, environmental technologies, graphic design, emergency administration, Spanish, criminal justice and merchandising.

When: June 25 – 26 (Thursday – Friday). Schedule varies according to classes selected. Participants have the opportunity to spend the night in a UNT residence hall.
Where: UNT
Cost: $295
Contact: Mary Boydston at 940-369-7293 or mary.boydston@unt.edu
Web Site: http://call.unt.edu/call_grandparents.html


Build robots and put them through tasks at Robocamp. Various camps are offered from June through July, including Robocamp for Girls, Robocamp for Boys, Xbox Game Development Camp, Counselor/Teacher Robocamp and Advanced Robotics Workshop.

When: See web site for complete schedule of camps, offered June through July.
Where: UNT Discovery Park and UNT Dallas Campus
Web Site: http://capstone.cse.unt.edu/robocamp/
Cost: Free
Contact: David Keathly at 940-565-4801 or david.keathly@unt.edu

Elm Fork Education camps

Elm Fork Education camps

Learn about the microscopic world of water in the Just Beneath the Surface camp or explore the mysteries of native north Texas creatures in Critter Camp. UNT's Elm Fork Education Center offers a variety of summer day camps for second- to eighth-graders. Camps run 8 a.m. to noon, but an all-day option is available for working parents. Campers meet each morning at the Environmental Education, Science and Technology building on the UNT campus.

Cost: $100
Where: Environmental Education, Science and Technology building
Web Site: http://www.efec.unt.edu/camp.htm

Camp Communicate

Children with hearing impairment, developmental language delay, autism and cerebral palsy are invited to join Camp Communicate, where they will participate in fishing, a hay ride, horseshoe pitching, swimming and arts and crafts. All activities are done in a language-rich environment to facilitate communication skills. Graduate students provide one-on-one language facilitation to children during all activities.

When: June 8 – 12
Where: Buffalo Valley Events Center, 2946 Ganzer Road West, Denton
Cost: $75
Contact: Kathy Thomas at 940-369-7339 or kathyt@unt.edu

Explore more UNT summer camps at these web sites:

Ellen Rossetti with UNT News Service can be reached at erosetti@unt.edu.

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May 2009

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