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Summer Exploration Program in Gwinnett for rising 2nd-8th graders

April 13, 2018 Leave a comment

The Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education (GAGE) will offer two weeks of its Summer Exploration Program this summer.

The camp is open to rising 2nd through 8th graders. Campers choose a morning class and an afternoon class. Topics include animals, storytelling, computer programming, model car building, weather, photojournalism, puzzles, and lots more. The instructors are teachers from Gwinnett County schools, most of whom have gifted certification.

Summer Exploration Program camps will be held June 18-22 at Arcado Elementary School in Lilburn, and June 25-29 at Partee Elementary School in Snellville. Registration deadline is June 1, 2018.

Students are not required to be enrolled in Gwinnett County Public Schools to attend the GAGE camps.

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WonderRoot camp combines art and social change

April 12, 2018 Leave a comment

Local arts organization WonderRoot will offer summer art camp for ages 7 to 17 at its southeast Atlanta arts center.

Camp for kids ages 7 to 12 will be held June 25-29; ages 12 to 17 will meet June 18-23. Campers can register for the whole week, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, or can drop in on a daily basis.

Art techniques and topics will include graphic design, zines, screen printing, yarn bombing, and public art.

WonderRoot is a non-profit arts group whose mission is to unite artists in using their art to spur social change.


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“Critter Camp” lets kids 6-13 get up close with amphibians, reptiles

April 11, 2018 Leave a comment

Amphibians and reptiles can be captivating, even a little mysterious. Kids ages 6 to 13 can learn a lot more about them this summer at Critter Camp.

Critter Camp is a one-week camp, with each day devoted to one of five types of animals: salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards and snakes.

The camp is led in part by Mark Mandica, who served as director of the Amphibian Conservation Program at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Camps will be offered from May 29 to August 10 at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve in northeast Atlanta, near Chastain Park; and from June 11 to July 27 at the Friends School in Decatur.

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Summer camps at University of West Georgia

April 10, 2018 Leave a comment

The University of West Georgia is offering a selection of summer day camps for 2018, for students in kindergarten through high school.

Camps to choose from are:

Wolves Exploration Camp, for rising kindergartners through 2nd graders, six one-week sessions to choose from in topics including dinosaurs, art, oceans, and space.

Camp Write On, for rising 3rd-8th graders, a one-week camp with exposure to narrative writing, personal journals, literary responses, and more.

American Sign Language camp, a three-day, basic signing camp for kids ages 6 to 12. Choose from a Newnan campus session and a Carrollton campus session.

The Chemistry of Almost Everything 1, for rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders who have not previously taken chemistry. This four-day camp introduces the chemistry of everyday items.

The Chemistry of Almost Everything 2, open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, as well as rising college freshmen, who have previously taken a chemistry class. This four-day camp consists of experiments designed to refresh students’ knowledge of core chemistry concepts.


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QuestBridge College Prep scholarship for high-school juniors

March 6, 2018 Leave a comment

Exceptional high school juniors whose families have limited financial resources are invited to apply to the QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program.

College Prep Scholars gain exclusive access to a college admissions conference with representatives from elite universities, and get support in improving their college applications. They also may receive full scholarships to residential summer programs at the University of Chicago, Emory, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale.

As part of the application for the College Prep Scholars Program, students can also apply for additional Quest for Excellence Awards that may be based on an area of interest, such as STEM or visual and performing arts, or on demographic criteria.

Many College Prep Scholars go on to receive four-year college scholarships through QuestBridge’s National College Match program, which matches students with top-tier universities such as Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and many more — 40 colleges in all.

The application deadline for the College Prep Scholars Program is March 21, 2018.

Summer programs in math and science at Georgia Gwinnett College

March 5, 2018 Leave a comment

Georgia Gwinnett College, located in Lawrenceville, is now registering students for two summer programs:

Mathematics in Action (MiA) is open to rising 6th through 8th graders. In each one-week session, students will learn how math relates to music, epidemiology, and other disciplines. Students also will play math-related games.

Tech Camp is open to students entering 6th through 11th grades, with separate one-week sessions for high school students, middle-school girls, and middle-school boys. Students will work with digital tools including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Adobe Illustrator.

Both camps are taught by GGC faculty and staff, with assistance from GGC students.

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Journalism summer program at UGA

March 1, 2018 Leave a comment

High-school students are invited to dive into the world of mass communication at the Media and Leadership Academy at the University of Georgia, June 3-8, 2018.

Students in the academy will choose one of three tracks: journalism, entertainment, or advertising and public relations. They’ll learn about their specific track in a classroom setting during the first half of the week, then spend the second half of the week doing team projects to develop their skills.

The academy is a program of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is considered one of the nation’s best journalism schools. (Full disclosure: I am an alumna. But it’s still true.)

Students will live in UGA residence halls and will have evening activities organized by the academy staff.

The Media and Leadership Academy is open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, as well as to incoming UGA freshmen who plan to pursue a major in the Grady College.

The program cost is $550 per student; scholarships are available.


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