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Wellington School Summer Options

Peggy Berger, Director
3650 Reed Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220
614-324-8882
www.wellington.org/summer

Have you ever wanted to learn how Egyptians made mummies? Or wished you could be in a play such as the Hobbit? Maybe you’ve wanted to develop Android apps or learn to create Robots or become a chef of global cuisine! It’s all in a Wellington summer.

From June 10 to August 16, 2013 students from Pre-K – 12 can choose from sports and field trip camps, fine and performing arts classes, and hands-on enrichment options such as SciGirls, Playing the Stock Market, or an immersion-style foreign language. Students will find a relaxed environment with passionate, caring instructors who inspire the pursuit of lifelong learning.

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University of Dayton Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men

June 23-29, 2013 – This week-long camp will introduce you to career opportunities in engineering and technology with college-level classes and exciting hands-on experiments.  Academic coaches will help build the skills that you will need to ace the ACT and SAT.  And you will learn about the college admission process, including how to select a college and apply for scholarships.  Open to minority high school men who will be seniors in the fall of 2013, are U.S. citizens and currently enrolled in a college-preparatory program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/hs_programs/minority_engineering_camp.php for more information.

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University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp

June 17-22, 2013 – If you are a gifted high school freshman, sophomore or junior, the University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp gives you the chance to dabble in engineering through hands-on activities you can’t get in high school.  Study challenging engineering topics.  Explore career options.  Interact with other motivated, bright students and supportive faculty.  Expand your horizons.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/hs_programs/summer_honors_institute.php for more information.

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Gedanken Institute of Problem Solving

The class is in its 11th year, a fun yet intense focus on problem-solving with an emphasis on develping both mental stamina and strength. There will be individual work and group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including aggregation bias and non-transitive rankings.

The program is a week-long course that willbe conducted from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily from July 9th through July 13th at Baldwin Wallace and August 6th through August 10th at Lakeside. It is a course that has been taught previously as part of the TAG summer camp program funded by the State of Ohio. It has been very successful in the past.

The focus of the course will be problem solving. It will develop not only mental strength, but mental stamina as well. There will be individual work and there will be group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including correlation vs cause and effect, aggregation bias and non-transitional rankings. The course will be designed for the intellectually inquisitive 12-17 year old.

The summer program contains parts of a semester-long course that I teach in the honors program at Baldwin-Wallace College. The problem solving course has been so successful that I was recruited to teach it in the graduate business program at B-W and, at the request of the director of the honors program I’m currently developing an advanced version problem solving course that is being taught in Spring 2012.

By collaborating with Professor Peter November of the University of Wellington, New Zealand and Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz of the University of Adelaide, Australia while on a 2006 sabbatical, I have refined and improved the course many times. I have developed many modules by myself and I have many drawers of puzzles, props and games — many of which are custom-made — that I use during the course.

For more information, contact Dr. Ed Meyer at emeyer [at] bw [dot] edu or at 440-826-2495. Or visit our website to learn more and apply at www.gedankeninstitute.com

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University of Dayton Women in Engineering Summer Camp for High School Girls

A residential summer camp which will be held July 7-12, 2013.  This unique camp introduces high school girls to career opportunities in engineering through participation in classroom activities as well as observation and interaction with practicing engineers and engineering students.  Activities include three days of experiments in engineering taught by University faculty, dinner with an engineer, and a day with industry.  Participants reside in an air-conditioned dormitory located on the beautiful University of Dayton campus.   For more information or to register:  go.udayton.edu/wie.

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ONU Summer Honors Institute

Ohio Northern will have three weeks of camps:  

Check out our website at onu.edu/summerhonors for more information and application forms.

Camps held in 2010 were:

June 13-18 – CSI (beginning), Design. Think.Know.Do, Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics and Robotics

June 27 – July 2 – CSI (beginning), Chemistry, Mock Trial, Ohio’s Natural History, Philosophy

July 25 – 30 – Explore the Medicinal Herb Garden, CSI (advanced), Young Women in Leadership

University of Dayton – Summer Honors Engineering Camp

Do you like searching for innovative solutions to complex problems? Want to use technology to improve the lives of others? Are you a creative who wants to create a better tomorrow? Find your future in engineering at the University of Dayton this summer.

Summer Honors Engineering Camps

June 14-19, 2015 or June 21-26, 2015

During our coed camp, you’ll explore engineering through hands-on activities — and learn what distinguishes the different fields of engineering. You’ll also design and build robots to tackle specific challenges, use your creativity to solve real-world problems and gain insight into the field by meeting experienced engineers.

The application deadline is April 15, 2015, and current honors high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to participate. The $700 fee includes classes, activities, meals and housing.

Visit go.udayton.edu/engr/honors_camp for more information.

Contact Beth Hart at 937-229-5080 or ehart1 [at] udayton [dot] edu.

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Exploring Engineering Through Robotics

  • Exploring Engineering Through Robotics

  • Sponsor: The Ohio State University College of Engineering
  • Phone: (614) 247-8953
  • Fax: (614) 247-6255
  • Web: http://feh.osu.edu/ESE/
  • Email: Fellure.15 [at] osu [dot] edu
  • Contact Person: Becky Fellure
  • Subject/Content: This course will provide the student the opportunity to be both introduced to the fundamentals of engineering and immersed in a robotics experience that will serve as an exciting, popular vehicle for the delivery of those fundamentals.  While the focus will be on robotics, the course will introduce the student to the various engineering disciplines and teach him or her some engineering fundamentals.  These basic engineering topics will include the engineering design process, teamworking skills, engineering drawing and communications, elements of problem solving with computers, simple programming elements and logic, and engineering professionalism and ethics.  Approximately 60% of the available time will be spent with the students in 2- or 3-person teams in the hands-on activities of designing, building, programming, and testing small autonomous robots made from the LEGO™ Mindstorms NXT System kits.  The other portion of the time will be spent on learning engineering fundamentals, touring on-campus University laboratories, doing robotics research, and developing and practicing engineering skills.  An introduction to solid modeling and working with the Autodesk™ Inventor computer-aided design application will be included.  An interactive bridge-building computer application will also be introduced.
  • Age/Grade level: high school students currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
  • Type: — week long
  • Length of program: July 11-16, 2010
  • Cost: $295
  • Financial aid?: No
  • What does the program cover: Building and Testing LEGO Robots, Team Problem Solving, Engineering Problems & Challenges, Hands-On Laboratory Exercises, Computer-Aided Design & Software, Modeling, Team Project Design & Build, Engineering Design & Experimentation, Engineering Laboratory Tours
  • Application deadline is April 15, 2010
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    Mansion Day School Summer Camp 2013

    Sponsor: Mansion Day School

    Phone: 614-258-4449

    Fax: 614-258-7001

    Web: www.mansiondayschool.org

    Email: johnsonc [at] mansiondayschool [dot] org

    Contact Person: Christie Johnson

    Subject/Content: Academics – Reading, Writing, Math, Multicultural Themes, Art, Music, Woodworking, Robotics, Martial Arts, and much more!

    Grade Level: Preschool-5th Grade

    Type: Academic Day Camp

    Length of Program: June 17, 2013 – August 9, 2013

    Hours: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

    Program Description:

    Mansion Day School is committed to providing your child with an academic summer camp program taught by certified teachers.  In addition to reading, writing, and math instruction, your child will experience eight countries as we “travel” the world.  Each week, we will explore a new country through art projects, musical performances, storytellers, and ethnic foods.  While the mornings are filled with academics, the afternoons are an opportunity for swimming, field trips, and cultural events.  Our travel day runs from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Childcare (which is included in the cost of tuition) begins at 7:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM.  Enrichment Academies are also offered to provide students with a more intensive study of math, writing, robotics, woodworking, music, art, and other areas.

     

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    TECHie Camp – Summer 2010

    • Camp/Activity NameTECHie Camp: ES Robotics
    • Sponsor: TECH CORPS Ohio
    • Phone: 614-583-9211
    • Fax: 614-340-9840
    • Web: techiecamp.org.
    • Email: nikki [at] techcorpsohio [dot] org
    • Contact Person:  Nikki Jenkins
    • Subject/Content:  Technology/Robotics
    • Age/Grade level: Elementary (3rd-5th grades)
    • Type:day
    • Length of program: one week
    • Cost:  $350.00
    • Financial aid?: — available: Yes
    • Notes: ES Robotics students will try their hands at basic engineering and programming.  They will expand their logical and mechanical thinking skills as they work in teams to mastermind the ultimate robot. Students will discover their inner creativity all while developing their ability to troubleshoot dilemmas as they interact with the Lego Mindstorms NXT robots.  Parents don’t worry about missing an opportunity to capture your child’s first experience with engineering. There’s a presentation the last day of class where you can “ooh and ahh” over the astonishing creations.
    • Camp/Activity NameTECHie Camp: Little Big Camp
    • Sponsor: TECH CORPS Ohio
    • Phone: 614-583-9211
    • Fax: 614-340-9840
    • Web: techiecamp.org.
    • Email: nikki [at] techcorpsohio [dot] org
    • Contact Person:  Nikki Jenkins
    • Subject/Content:  Technology/Programming
    • Age/Grade level: Elementary (3rd-5th grades)
    • Type:day
    • Length of program: one week
    • Cost:  $400.00
    • Financial aid?: — available: Yes
    • Notes: Physics, Engineering and Design for everyday thinking will be introduced using the Little Big Planet. By incorporating these concepts, students will design, build, test, re-design and re-build Planets based on the specified criteria. Students will learn to exercise their analytical skills as they work cooperatively in teams to implement their newly created planets. And the students will learn and create in a fun gaming environment of Little Big Planet game on Sony’s latest PlayStation 3.
    • Camp/Activity NameTECHie Camp: Programming
    • Sponsor: TECH CORPS Ohio
    • Phone: 614-583-9211
    • Fax: 614-340-9840
    • Web: techiecamp.org.
    • Email: nikki [at] techcorpsohio [dot] org
    • Contact Person:  Nikki Jenkins
    • Subject/Content:  Technology/Programming
    • Age/Grade level: Elementary (3rd-5th grades)
    • Type:day
    • Length of program: one week
    • Cost:  $350.00
    • Financial aid?: — available: Yes
    • Notes: Students in TECHie Camp: ES Programming will use Scratch, developed the MIT Media Lab, which allows children to learn the concepts of computer programming by using a simple graphical interface. Students will create their own interactive art, interactive stories and games…watch as cars explode after traveling at great speeds or see fire-breathing dragons morph into gorgeous, long-haired fairy princesses who go onto marry the handsome prince! The camp will encourage the students to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically. Why didn’t the dog behave like I wanted? Or, how can I fix that problem so that it doesn’t happen again?
    • Camp/Activity NameTECHie Camp: Web Development
    • Sponsor: TECH CORPS Ohio
    • Phone: 614-583-9211
    • Fax: 614-340-9840
    • Web: techiecamp.org.
    • Email: nikki [at] techcorpsohio [dot] org
    • Contact Person:  Nikki Jenkins
    • Subject/Content:  Technology/Programming
    • Age/Grade level: Elementary (3rd-5th grades)
    • Type:day
    • Length of program: one week
    • Cost:  $350.00
    • Financial aid?: — available: Yes
    • Notes: Through fun and engaging experiences with web authoring and media software, students will learn how to create their own web pages with different media. Students will explore the principals of web development, express their creativity as well as think and process visual ideas and concepts logically. This camp will also excite their imaginative and blossoming minds, challenging them to take full advantage of the future communication and expression platform.

    • Camp/Activity NameTECHie Camp:  Android App Development
    • Sponsor: TECH CORPS Ohio
    • Phone: 614-583-9211
    • Fax: 614-340-9840
    • Web: techiecamp.org.
    • Email: nikki [at] techcorpsohio [dot] org
    • Contact Person:  Nikki Jenkins
    • Subject/Content:  Technology/Android App Development
    • Age/Grade level: Middle School (6th – 8th grades)
    • Type:day
    • Length of program: one week
    • Cost:  $350.00
    • Financial aid?: — available: Yes
    • Notes: Android App Development Camp is a hands-on introduction to the Android SDK. Students will explore the buildings blocks, UI, graphics, media and sensors to develop a cell phone app. Students will end the week with the actual publication of an application in the Android Market place. The camp will encourage students to learn by actually building increasingly more sophisticated and meaningful mobile applications for Android phones. Where can I get the best burger in Columbus? I will make an app for that! Who has the newest high top sneakers! I will make an app for that!
    • Camp/Activity NameTECHie Camp: Programming
    • Sponsor: TECH CORPS Ohio
    • Phone: 614-583-9211
    • Fax: 614-340-9840
    • Web: techiecamp.org.
    • Email: nikki [at] techcorpsohio [dot] org
    • Contact Person:  Nikki Jenkins
    • Subject/Content:  Technology/Programming
    • Age/Grade level: Middle School (6th – 8th grades)
    • Type:day
    • Length of program: one week
    • Cost:  $350.00
    • Financial aid?: — available: Yes
    • Notes: Through fun and engaging experiences with Alice, a 3D programming environment developed by Carnegie Mellon, students will learn how to create their own games and interactive stories to share on the web. The camp will encourage the students to think about complex ideas and concepts rationally and logically while also fostering their creativity.

    • Camp/Activity NameTECHie Camp: Robotics
    • Sponsor: TECH CORPS Ohio
    • Phone: 614-583-9211
    • Fax: 614-340-9840
    • Web: techiecamp.org.
    • Email: nikki [at] techcorpsohio [dot] org
    • Contact Person:  Nikki Jenkins
    • Subject/Content:  Technology/Robotics
    • Age/Grade level: Middle School (6th – 8th grades)
    • Type:day
    • Length of program: one week
    • Cost:  $350.00
    • Financial aid?: — available: Yes
    • Notes: Students explore intermediate engineering and programming.  They expand their logical and mechanical thinking skills as they work in teams to mastermind the next generation ultimate robot. Students will discover their inner creativity all while developing their ability to troubleshoot dilemmas as they interact with the Lego Mindstorms NXT robots to achieve mastery of robotics.
    • Camp/Activity NameTECHie Camp: Web Development
    • Sponsor: TECH CORPS Ohio
    • Phone: 614-583-9211
    • Fax: 614-340-9840
    • Web: techiecamp.org.
    • Email: nikki [at] techcorpsohio [dot] org
    • Contact Person:  Nikki Jenkins
    • Subject/Content:  Technology/Web Development
    • Age/Grade level: Middle School (6th – 8th grades)
    • Type:day
    • Length of program: one week
    • Cost:  $350.00
    • Financial aid?: — available: Yes
    • Notes: Through fun and engaging experiences with web authoring and media software, students will learn how to create their own web pages with different media. Students will explore the principals of web development, express their creativity as well as think and process visual ideas and concepts logically. This camp will also excite their imaginative and blossoming minds, challenging them to take full advantage of the future communication and expression platform. Students will also learn how to manage Content Management Systems that most websites, including the White House, employ today.


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    Women in Engineering Summer Camp for High School Girls

    A six-day residential program sponsored by the University of Dayton that introduces high school women to the wide range of career opportunities available to them in the various fiels of engineering. Participants experience a total immersion into the world of engineering with classroom activities taught by School of Engineering faculty and/or practicing engineers. The young women enjoy an evening of Dinner with an Engineer and hear from professional women engineers who are willing to share and ready to encourage. One day of camp is spent at a sponsoring industry observing engineers. See http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/hs_programs/women_in_engineering_summer_camp.php for more information.

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    Science Adventure Camp

  • Camp/Activity Name — Science Adventure Camp
  • Sponsor: — 4-H Camp Clifton, Yellow Springs, OH 
  • Phone: 937-408-3741
  • Web: http://scienceadventurecamp.webs.com
  • Email: judysteritz [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Contact Person: Judy Steritz, Camp Director
  • Subject/Content: Science – Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Space/Earth Science and Technology. Teamwork Leadership Skills with Science Adventure in High and Low Rope Team Initiatives, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Swimming, and Repelling.
  • Age/Grade level:  Middle School – students entering grades 7-9
  • Type: — Co-Ed Overnight
  • Length of program: August 1-6, 2010
  • Cost: $500.00
  • Financial aid?: — Partial Financial Aid Available
  • Notes:   Join us this summer and share in science discovery while being introduced to hands-on experiments and activities. SAC reinforces the 5 core knowledge areas of science: Life Science, Physics, Chemistry, Space/Earth Science and Technology along with adventures in High and Low Ropes, Rocket Science, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Swimming, and Repelling, in a positive, teamwork atmosphere. The Camp is held at 4-H Camp Clifton, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Camp Fees are $500 which includes Food and Housing, Camp Activities and Supplies, Camp Insurance and Science Explorer T-Shirt. For more information contact Judy Steritz, Camp Director at 937-408-3741 or email judysteritz [at] yahoo [dot] com. Visit our website at http://scienceadventurecamp.webs.com. Become a Science Explorer taking science education beyond the classroom to spark interest in the world of science through exploration and discovery!
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