(Posted April 5, 2001)

Juniata College will offer two week-long, residential summer camps from June 24 through June 30 for gifted students in grades four through 10 to study science, humanities or social science, and the arts.

"Camp provides an unique opportunity for students to meet and share ideas with others that have like interests and abilities," says Fay Glosenger, Martin G. Brunbaugh Professor of Education and camp director. "It also gives young learners a great opportunity to study with experts who are excited about what they do. Both of these things are important to help gifted and talented individuals realize their potential in multiple intelligence areas."

Students are enrolled in one of two camp groups: New Visions is open to students who will be entering grades four through seven in fall of 2001; Voyages is open to students who will be entering grades eight through 10 in fall of 2001.

The camp fee is $400, which includes tuition, room and board, field trips and facilities fees. The deadline for applications is May 15. A non-refundable $200 deposit is due at the time of application. All fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to "Juniata College."

For further information or to request a brochure, please call Lacey Rhodes at (814) 641-3655.

Courses and activities are designed to inspire special individual talents, expose campers to new ideas and approaches to learning, provide a residential environment that encourages interaction between individuals with similar interests and abilities, and offer a taste of the many opportunities available on Juniata’s liberal arts campus.

Campers are housed in college residence halls and eat their meals at Ellis College Center. Courses are held in campus classrooms and laboratories, and students have access to the many educational, cultural and recreational facilities at Juniata College. College interns and administrative staff will supervise campers in the residence halls.

Each day, students in New Visions participate in two academic experiences and one recreational activity. Students in Voyages participate in one extended academic experience each day and one recreational activity in the afternoon.

In this year’s New Visions classes, students can choose from writing a science fiction story, studying Navajo and Hopi Native American culture, creating an animated video using claymation techniques, or learning the language and culture of Germany. Students in the Voyages camp can opt to create computer art, discover the effects of advertising, learn laboratory techniques, explore international relations or learn how to build a fountain. Recreational activities will include swimming, tennis, dance and aerobics.

Camp instructors will include Juniata College faculty and certified teachers with expertise in each subject area.

Although enrollment in an enrichment program is not required, students who attend must demonstrate strong academic talent, a high level of motivation and sustained interest, age-appropriate social behavior, and the maturity to live and function in a residential program.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.