Corrected: USC Sumter Summer Camp Options Grow in 2018
Sumter, SC (04/02/2018) — SUMTER, SC - The University of South Carolina Sumter is expanding summer camp options again this year for students ages 9-14 beginning June 11 through June 29, 2018.
Due to the popularity of last year's new options which included a mock trial camp and a history camp, organizers have added art and e-sports classes for a total of six class options.
The Summer Scholar Series is available to students ages 9-14 and class size varies for each camp so early registration is strongly encouraged.
Print, Paint, Shape, Create is a week-long art studio class with projects designed to enhance student's creative problem-solving skills. Students will learn about distinctive artists and styles and will print, paint, shape and create their way through the gyotaku fish prints of Japan, build a painting from dark to light with local artist Amanda Cox, paint colorful majolica pottery and shape Alexander Calder-type mobiles. On the last day of class there will be a small art show.
In "Write On!" writing camp with Leah Kiernan, students participate in fun, interactive and independent writing exercises that explore the techniques of mystery writing, creative fiction, realistic narrative fiction and non-fiction. Students learn how to get started, how to "reel the reader in" and how to use the five senses to unlock the power of descriptive writing.
History Camp, "From Sumter to Appomattox," with Dr. David Decker explores the strategies and military tactics of the Civil War through a hands-on, interactive experience. Students will learn about infantry, artillery and cavalry from a leading historian and active re-enactor.
"Mad About Science" Science Camp with Dr. Dan "The Science Man" Kiernan introduces students to human biology, environmental science, psychology, biochemistry and physics in fun and interactive ways. Participants conduct scientific experiments and explore first-hand the environment in which we live.
"Mock Trial" with Dr. Damien Picariello explores the court system from the inside, acting as lawyers, judges, witnesses and jurors as they try their own court cases. It is a great opportunity to have fun while building valuable skills, including public speaking, logic, reasoning, reading and writing.
Finally, in E-Sports Hands On camp, students experience what it is like to be a part of an eSports program and learn how to: practice, study gameplay, discuss tactics and strategies and learn about streaming!
Associate Professor of English Dr. Ray McManus organized the Summer Scholar Series in hopes of attracting young students to the campus.
Students may participate in one or multiple camps. Click here to learn more or to register. Details about all of the camps are located at uscsumter.edu -For the Community - Continuing Education - Summer Camps. For more information, please contact one of the following: Lara Richardson, (803) 938-3890, Fran Castleberry, (803) 938-3793; or Dr. Ray McManus, (803) 938-3817.