Summer Camp Spotlight: Art, Math, Music and Leadership
First Florida Tech Summer Camps Kick Off Next Week
MELBOURNE, FLA. — With more than 50 summer camps available at Florida Institute of Technology, there are activities for all interests.
Here’s a look at a few camps targeting the artistic, mathematical, musical or leadership-oriented youngster in your life.
- Foosaner Art Museum’s Summer Art Camp: The summer-long program offers a variety of morning and afternoon classes that focus on creative development, art appreciation and fun. The classes may be combined to create a personalized program. Campers receive a complimentary sketchbook at the beginning of each week to journal and free-draw, or to capture their inspirations. At the end of the summer, campers produce a professional art exhibition, scheduled for Aug. 6-7, displaying the art that they created. To register, visit http://www.foosanerartmuseum.org/summer-art-camp.php. The museum is offering 10 percent off registration until June 1.
- SIAM Applied Mathematics: This two week-long Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics camp, with versions for grades 9-12 and 5-8, will immerse participants in modern applied mathematics and operations research. At the two-week-long camp, participants will also work with the popular engineering and technical software language MATLAB. Scheduled for June 8-19 for 5-8 graders and June 22-July 3 for 9-12 graders. For more information or to register, visit http://floridatech.orgsync.com/org/siam/Summer_Camp
- Florida Tech School of Rock: Are your kids ready to rock? Students in grades 7-12 are invited to bring their instruments and learn rock music at a four-day camp July 13-16. Guided by Florida Tech faculty and local professional musicians, campers will team up in bands and participate in jam sessions, song writing, classes, and private lessons on voice, guitar, bass, drums or keyboard. The camp will conclude with the ultimate gig, a final concert at 7 p.m. July 16 at Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus that will feature each student band performing popular covers, original songs and a jam session. For more information or to register, visit http://fit.edu/school-of-rock.
- Young Outstanding Leadership Obstacle Course: YOLO gives campers the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in a dynamic environment that combines classroom training with active learning. Campers will spend three days on the Florida Tech campus for classroom instruction and practical exercises and two days at Florida Tech Challenge Course’s Field Leadership Reaction Course implementing what they’ve learned. The summer camp will take place in two separate sessions, July 13-18 for students enrolled or entering middle school and July 20-25 for students enrolled or entering high school. For more information or to register, visit http://www.fit.edu/professional-development/yolo2015.php.
For information about all the summer camp programs Florida Tech is offering, please visit http://camps.fit.edu.