Florida Tech Offers Four Academic Summer Camps
Sharpen Writing, Get Creative
For the first time, Florida Tech offers a Summer Writing Day Camp for high-school students on the Melbourne campus. The camp aims to sharpen participants’
skills in writing SAT and college application essays as well as offer enriching experiences in fiction writing and film scriptwriting The course runs the
week of June 26-30. Creative writing sessions meet 9 a.m. to noon; expository writing sessions meet 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $275 to enroll in both-morning
and afternoon-sessions; $150 per student for the morning or afternoon sessions only. The cost includes a notebook of writing techniques Assistant Professor
of Humanities and Communication, Marcia Denius, will lead participants in a variety of writing experiences. These include an outing in the Florida Tech
Botanical Garden as background for writing about the campus retreat. Adding variety will be guest speakers and optional film showings from 4 to 5 p.m. each
day. Instructor Mary Mullins will lead the SAT and college essay sessions To register, mail checks payable to: Summer Writing Camp, Florida Tech Humanities
and Communications Dept., Summer Writing Camp, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, Fla. 32901-6975 For more information, contact Delilah Caballero at (321)
674-7248 or at email@example.com.
Investigate Ocean, Lagoon and Creeks
It’s summer fun in the outdoors for Florida Tech’s 2006 Marine and Environmental Science Summer Camp participants, 6th through 12th graders. The camp,
which meets July 24-28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is a week-long odyssey of discovery. Students will enjoy fresh air and exercise, exploring Brevard’s coastal
ocean, the Indian River Lagoon and small creeks.
Registration is due by July 7. The camp costs $325 per student for day campers or $575, which also covers meals and lodging, for out-of-town participants.
For more information, contact Debbie Thompson at (321) 674-8096. Visit
Design and Build at Dream Builders Florida Tech offers two summer civil engineering and construction management programs this summer-one
for middle- and one for high-school students on the Melbourne campus. Florida Tech’s Department of Civil Engineering and the Construction Industry Advisory
Board developed the weeklong experiences.
The 10th – 12th grade program runs July 24-28 all day, each day. It includes field trips, design and construction projects, laboratory testing, and
computer projects using Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, and West Point Bridge Design software. Field trips will take students to residential or commercial
construction projects. Students may attend this program as day students or they may reside in the residence halls.
The 7th – 9th grade program runs July 17-21, half days. It offers “hands-on” workshops that are designed to introduce students to civil engineering and
construction industry fields. Workshops include designing and building a catapult, a boat, a concrete bowling ball, and using software to design and test a
bridge. Content also includes construction material properties and testing for their tensile and compressive strength.
For more information, contact the Camp Dream Builders Summer Program at (321) 674-8048 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school students can analyze “crime” scenes and learn more about “WHY” criminals commit crimes at Florida Tech’s Florida Forensics Camp. Campers can
choose from three, one-week sessions: June 5-9 (day camp only), June 12-16 (day camp/overnight for groups only) or July 17-21 (day and night camp).
Activities include seminars, classroom presentations and competitions. Participants will work on solving a murder mystery designed to allow students to
apply what they have learned. Participants may also compete in an essay contest on capital punishment, square off in a forensics jeopardy game and
experience mock court sessions.
Day camp fees are $399. The day and night camp option, including room and board, is $799. This allows participants to get the full university experience.
For more information, call Florida Forensics Camp at (321) 674-8104 or visit www.floridaforensicscamp.com.
Marshall Jones, who has a background in law enforcement, is the university’s program coordinator and summer camp director.