JCC Youth Summer Camps at UofL: Register by June 30


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JCC Member Rates Apply to UofL Employees and Students

Updated June 10, 2013


JCC has extended their member discount to UofL employees and students for the 2 UofL camps - Young Astronomers' Camp and Creative Writers' Camp. To be eligible for the discount, be sure to register online using your louisville.edu email address. To get the member pricing, type "member" in the discount field. If you are a JCC member AND a UofL employee or student, type "uoflmember" for an additional 10% off your registration.


  • Creative Writing Camp - Member Rate: $250 as opposed to non-member rate of $315
  • Young Astronomers' Camp - Member Rate: $288 as opposed to non-member rate of $355

Register soon. Registration closed June 30th and sessions can fill up.

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.

Camps open to children grades 4-6
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).

JCC logoAbout 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.

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