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CSUF: Summer camps

California State University, Fresno, is offering a number of academic and athletic youth summer camps.

FRESNO – As summer approaches, California State University, Fresno, has released its list of summer camps for children. Here is a list of camp offerings:

Summer Kids Ag Camp

(Ages 6 to 10)

8 a.m. to noon July 15-19

Cost: $75

Hosted by the Horticulture Nursery in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, campers will have the opportunity to visit the diverse, 1,000-acre CSUF farm and experience a variety of farm activities. Children will learn about food production and all of the amazing things that go into growing crops from a seed to harvest. The camp includes many hands-on activities and nature-based crafts, and children are guaranteed to have fun, learn a lot and be dirty at the end of the day. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on May 13. Please contact horticulture@mail.fresnostate.edu for information on how to register.

Red Wave livestock judging camps

One-day camp: Aug. 4 ($50)

(Open to all ages)

Registration includes lunch, judging book, drawstring backpack and T-shirt

Two sessions of the three-day camp, May 31-June 2, Aug. 2-4 ($200)

(Ages 8-19)

Registration includes dorm room, drawstring backpack, meals, judging book and T-shirt.

Learn and develop evaluation skills, note taking and reasons presentations for each species. Details: Brad Mendes at (209) 765-7143 or bradm@csufresno.edu.

Junior Holstein Association Cow Camp

(Ages 9-21)

June 18-20

Stay overnight in the campus dorms with other cow-loving kids. Learn about a variety of dairy-related subjects, animal care and industry topics. Registration includes all meals, T-shirt, seminars and an Island Water Park ticket. Details: Kate Teixeira at (805) 801-0463.

Summer Academy in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

(Elementary to high school)

June 17-21

Cost: $235

The CSUF Department of Mathematics, in collaboration with the San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project and the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative, offers a unique opportunity for motivated elementary, middle and high school students to experience a challenging and enjoyable learning opportunity. The students will change the way they think and feel about mathematics and learning through an experience that includes learning to use mathematical software, participating in hands-on learning through fun-filled activities and projects and solving real-life problems using technology, science and engineering. For more information, contact Dawn Moate at lmoate@csufresno.edu or 278-2992, or register online.

Sports Science Camp

(High school students from Fresno Unified School District)

June 10-14

Hosted by the Department of Kinesiology and the Central California Sports Science Institute, the Sports Science Camp is a week-long immersive program where students will actively learn about careers in kinesiology through hands-on experiences in physical education, exercise sciences, athletic training and sport psychology. For more information, contact Tim Hamel at thamel@csufresno.edu or 278-6049.

Summer Sports-Writing Camp

(Grades 5-8)

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17-21

Cost: $175

Play sports and play with words during this one-week camp. Participants will engage in outdoor and indoor activities that support descriptive action writing. Students also will explore sports through poetry and narrative writing.

The Art of Writing Comics

(Grades 5-8)

1 to 5 p.m. June 17-21

Cost: $175

In this one-week workshop, participants will learn to write a memoir in comic form. Together, the group will engage in genre analysis to understand how comics are constructed before jumping in and creating their own.

If students sign up for both programs, the fee is only $325 and includes lunch. Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/SJVWPSummerYouth2019.

Youth Technology Institute

(Grades 1-8)

Two sessions: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 8-13 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 5-9

Cost: $150 (registration and materials)

Using the latest technology, software and equipment, the program aims to familiarize students with the Engineering Design Process as the students participate in STEM academic enrichment with an emphasis in problem-based, hands-on activities, such as coding, robotics, aeronautics and the latest use of technology. The Engineering Design Process aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and incorporates a series of steps that engineers use to guide them as they solve real-life, everyday problems. The process encourages students to ask questions, imagine a solution, plan a design, create a model, experiment and test the model and then take time to improve the original. Each activity will allow students to work in problem-solving teams as students complete innovative challenges. The Youth Technology Institute is managed through the Office of Community-Based Learning and is sponsored by the Kremen School of Education and Human Development in partnership with NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy. For more information and to register, contact cbl@csufresno.edu or 278-0293.

STARTALK Chinese Immersion Camp

(Grades 5-8)

June 24-July 13

Cost: $30

The CSUF Linguistics Department will host STARTALK, a Chinese immersion camp. The program introduces young students to Chinese language and culture where they will get to experience three destinations in China, all from right here in the Central Valley. The students will be immersed in the culture’s food, family life and art while eating at Chinese restaurants, visiting Chinese families, learning Kung Fu and Chinese songs and dance. On the last day of the three-week program, students will take a field trip to San Francisco to visit the San Francisco Asian Art Museum and Chinatown. STARTALK is funded by the National Security Agency and aims to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking and teaching critical need foreign languages. Registration is $30 per person. For more information, contact Li Mann at (559) 725-1747 (text only) or FresnoSTARTALK@gmail.com. Register online.

Sports camps

CSUF’s Department of Athletics offers sports camps for baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, swimming and diving, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. Visit http://bit.ly/FSsportscamps for details.

Campus parking is $4 for a day permit (free on weekends and after 4 p.m. Friday).

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