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Summer programs offer learning and fun for kids of all ages

Grandparents University, 2012Every summer UNT shares the resources of a major university through workshops and camps for kids, parents, teenagers and even grandparents in the North Texas region and around the state. 

Grandparents University, which allows grandparents and grandchildren ages 7 to 12 to earn a Grandparents University degree by majoring in two of 10 topics during the two-day program, will be June 20-21. Topics include astronomy, robotics, acting, chemistry and more. Participants also have the opportunity to spend a night in a UNT residence hall to experience college life. Above, participants in the 2012 Grandparents University.

 Here's are other camps and classes scheduled this summer. Find registration information, fees and other information:

June 4 – 8 - Future Bilingual Teachers Academy

UNT and the Fort Worth Independent School District jointly host a summer camp introducing bilingual high school students to the field of teaching and encouraging them to consider a career in bilingual education. 

June 10 - June 14 - Camp Communicate, held at Meritt Bois D'Arc Ranch, 2946 Ganzer Road West, Denton

Camp Communicate is a summer day camp for children ages 5 to 12 years with speech, language and hearing disorders. Through a variety of group activities, children have opportunities to meet others and practice communication.

June 10 – July 19 - RoboCamp

Now in its ninth year, UNT Computer Science and Engineering Summer Camp programs offer week-long day camps for high school-aged students hosted at Discovery Park. The camp features numerous robotics, mobile app development, game development, engineering design, critical thinking and computer programming. 

June 14, 18, 24 and 27 - Basketball Camp

Head Coach Tony Benford will supervise camps for boys from first grade through high school, including team camps.

June 7 10, 28 and 29 - Basketball Camp

Head Coach Mike Petersen will supervise Mean Green Women's Basketball Camps for participants in third grade through high school.  

June 17 - July 19 - Elm Fork Education Center Summer Camps

Elm Fork Education Center hosts camps open to children in second through eighth grades. Attendees will explore archaeology, physics, technology, geology, astronomy, chemistry, environmental science and forensics.

June 30 - July 27 - The Mean Green Workshops Debate Camps

This is for high school students who are currently competing, or want to compete, in Lincoln-Douglas, public forum and policy debate tournaments, and who want to increase their skills in parliamentary procedure, writing and researching legislation, and congressional strategy to compete in mock legislative assemblies. 

July 7 – July 27 - TAMS Summer Mathematics Institute 

SMI is an intensive mathematics program designed for highly motivated middle and high school students who wish to accelerate their mathematics education. 

July 11 – July 12 - ASM Materials Camp

The ASM Materials Camp is designed to expose high school students to the world of materials engineering and nanotechnology. Participants will use advanced microscopes, and learn how to change the behavior of materials with engineering and scientific techniques.

College of Music

The college offers a range of musical instruction by UNT's world class faculty and guest instructors, including all things flute at three classes:

June 5 - June 9, Flute! High School Masterclass; June 10 - June 14,  Flute! Fundamentals for Teachers; June 21 - June 23,  Flute! Repertoire and Performance Masterclass.

Other music camps are:

June 10 - June 14 - 13th annual Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop

The workshop will offer an intensive week of study and performance and is open to advanced high school and college college students, plus professional and serious amateur bassists.

June 10 - June 14 - 26th annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass

These classes offer a concentrated week of study open to high school and college students and young professionals. Also welcome are string teachers and older individuals who seek to rejuvenate their love and knowledge of the double bass.

June 10 - June 13 - Marching Percussion Camp

The camp trains high school percussionists each summer in the tradition of the world renowned North Texas Drumline, named best in the nation by Bleacher Report sports website.

June 10 - June 21 - Conductors Collegium

The collegium presents the opportunity for instrumental music educators of all levels from around the world to meet and discuss common goals, shared concerns and practical solutions with colleagues, performers, and composers. 

June 12 - 14 - 13th annual Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp

Participants will have the opportunity to work with Jeff Bradetich, Regents Professor of music, and guest instructors.

June 13 - June 15 - CLAR-Essentials High School Clarinet Workshop

This three day summer workshop is designed for advanced high school clarinetists and presented by clarinet faculty members John Scott, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Deborah Fabian and Daryl Coad.

June 17 - June 21 - Marimba Workshop

June 17 - June 21 - String Orchestra Day Camp

Elementary, middle school and high school orchestras (grades 2 to 12) rehearse under the direction of guest public school teachers.

June 20 - June 23 - Drum Major Camp

June 21 - June 22 - Vocal Pedagogy Workshop

Workshop will assist students planning college auditions amd address voice technique. 

June 23 - June 28 - Vocal Jazz Workshop

For one intense week, participants are involved in every aspect of vocal jazz, from solo and ensemble performance to improvisation, pedagogy and jazz theory.

July 8 - July 13 - Jazz Winds Workshop for Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone

The UNT Jazz Winds Workshop provides saxophone, trumpet and trombone players of all levels (minimum age - 14) with a comprehensive and intensive curriculum. 

July 10 - July 13 - All-State Choir Camp 

July 14 - July 19 - Jazz Combo Workshop 

July 17 - July 20 - Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir Camp 

Designed for incoming seventh, eighth and ninth grade students, the camp covers voice, pitch and rhythm development, diction and compositions, and includes voice coaching.

July 25 - Aug. 2 - Piano and Organ Wellness 

(Photo by Gary Payne)

Posted on: Wed 01 May 2013

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