JCC and A&S offer Youth Summer Camps at UofL
Students in grades 4-6 can experience a taste of college this summer thanks to a partnership between A&S and Louisville's Jewish Community Center (JCC). Two of the JCC daytime summer camps will be held on the UofL campus with instruction by A&S graduate students. The camps are offered to students in grades 4-6 and will be held July 22-26. All campers will participate in free swim at the JCC daily along with bus service between JCC and Belknap campus.
July 22-26, 2013
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily
University of Louisville employees will receive a 10% discount for the two camps being held at UofL:
UofL Young Astronomer's Camp
This five-day adventure to the stars begins right here on planet Earth. Through hands-on activities and planetarium shows, campers will make their way through the Universe, investigating the moon, sun, planets, stars, galaxies, and more. They will learn about human space flight, how scientists discover what’s really out there, and how to navigate the night sky from their own backyard. Matt Nichols, graduate student in Physics, will lead the camp.
UofL Creative Writer's Camp
This camp, led by English graduate student Harley Ferris, will dive into creative writing, exploring the elements of fiction and poetry in fun and sometimes challenging ways. Through reading, writing, and discussion, campers will consider how stories and poems work while creating several of their own. At the end of the week, they will combine their creations into a camp anthology to share with friends and family.
For information on JCC Summer Camps and to register, please contact the JCC Camp Office directly at (502) 459-0660. NOTE: please indicate that you are a UofL employee when registering to receive the 10% discount. More: JCC Summer Camps 2013 (external link).
About the Camp Collaboration
This collaboration was proposed by A&S while exploring ways to accomplish several goals:
- address the issue of underutilized space during the summer months
- provide more instructional opportunities and funds for our graduate students
- Increase visibility and awareness in the community -- particularly among local youths -- of the cultural and educational offerings at UofL
The JCC's well-respected and well-attended summer day camp program provided a unique opportunity to accomplish these goals while building upon an existing partnership. The summer camp pilot program is the latest of several collaborative efforts between A&S and JCC, a charter member of our Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.
If these two camps prove to be successful, the college hopes to provide additional opportunities in the future covering a wider range of A&S disciplines, according to A&S Interim Dean John Ferré.