2017 Summer Camps/Academies

Details about Cameron's 2017 summer camps and academies will be updated throughout the next few months as information becomes available. Information as presented here is subject to change, so always check with the listed contact to ensure you have the latest information!

Information about athletics camps may not be available until late in the spring; check back often.

Science Detectives Summer Academy: Crime Science Investigation

May 22-26

8th, 9th & 10th graders - limited to 24 participants

Free

Eighth, ninth and tenth grade “scientists” will better understand the biology involved in forensic investigation. Students will collect evidence from a mock crime scene and learn how to process fingerprints, analyze hair samples, perform ABO blood typing, and complete DNA analysis (isolation - examination). Skills taught in a state-of-the-art molecular laboratory during this week-long COMMUTER camp will help students solve the mystery. Teams will present findings at the conclusion of camp. Exposure to health careers during a hospital tour, and Biomed exploration through Oklahoma Technology Centers enhance this unique opportunity.

Applications will be available at http://www.cameron.edu/xl/sdsa soon. For more information, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at 580-581-2284 or via email at loray@cameron.edu.   

NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy

June 4-9, June 11-16

For students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

A 10-day residential academy where students will live at Cameron for the two-week period.

Free to Oklahoma residents. Registration is limited to 24 students.

The academy will introduce students to those concepts necessary to understand why very small systems exhibit unique behavior.  Students will engage in hands-on activities in imaging and manipulating nanostructures, both 'top down' and 'bottom up' approaches to making nanostructures, and devices based on nanotechnology.  The activities will be designed to introduce the concept of nanotechnology and will include applications in both chemistry and physics as well as information about career opportunities related to nanotechnology.

Hosted by the Cameron University Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, the academy is supported through a grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. 

For registration information, call 580-581-2889 or 580-581-2309.

Creative Expressions Summer Art Camp 2017

Session I: June 5-8; June 12-15

Session II: June 19-22, June 24-27

Session III: July 3-6, July 10-13

Session IV:  July 17-20, July 24-27

Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-Noon

Age groups: 6, 7 & 8; 9 &10; 11 & 12

Students may attend multiple sessions.

Fee: $125 per session (first child) *20% discount for each additional child

Location: Cameron University Art Department

Comprised of four two-week art workshops, Creative Expressions Summer Art Camp helps students explore their creative expression through visual art. Each session is unique, featuring a variety of creative opportunities.

Participants will receive instruction in traditional art media (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and three-dimensional art) as well as computer classes (Creative Expression through the Computer, Translating an Idea on the Computer). Refreshments and art supplies are provided. Each child will design an art portfolio to collect artworks from each class throughout the session and digital artwork will be printed and recorded on a CD for each participant.

Sponsored by the Cameron University Department of Art and VSA Oklahoma.

For more information, contact Edna McMillan at ednam@cameron.edu or 581-2452. 

Fine Arts Summer Art Institute 2017

Session I: Drawing: June 9, 16, 23, 30

Session II: Digital Art: July 7, 14, 21, 28

9 a.m. - Noon

Ages: 13-18

Fee: $40 per Session (4 classes each)  
Participation in both sessions is encouraged.      

Location: Cameron University Art Department

Students will participate in a variety of drawing assignments under the direction of professional artists. These workshops are specifically designed to increase student's perceptual observation skills through various drawing techniques with traditional media including graphite, charcoal and conte’. Areas of artistic development will include drawing (the merits of a sketchbook), traditional subject matter (still life and figure), interaction of drawing and design, and abstraction and thematic variations. Drawing materials that will be provided include a spiral bound sketchbook; drawing paper; ebony, graphite, charcoal pencils and kneaded erasers.

In Digital Art, students will be introduced to several graphic design programs including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. They will use the Wacom drawing tablets for production of computer-generated imagery. Computer graphics and image enhancement, aesthetics and technology will be emphasized.


Sponsored by Cameron University and VSA Oklahoma.

For more information, contact Edna McMillan at 581-2452.

K.I.D.S. Camp 2017 (Kids Investigating and Discovering Science)

June 19-22

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade

Fee: $65 per child if registered by June 10; $75 if registered after June 10

Location: Sciences Complex (first floor, east entrance)

K.I.D.S. Camp: Invention Convention is a four-day hands-on experience with Legos. New this year: the integration of language arts and science. Hosted by the Cameron University Department of Education.

For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Smith at michells@cameron.edu or 581-2203 or Stacie Garrett at sgarrett@cameron.edu or 581-2830.

Cameron Connection - College Prep Camp 2017

June 19-24, 2017

For high school freshmen and sophomores

No charge; limited to 60 participants  

Thanks to a generous donor, Cameron University is offering Cameron Connection, a residential college preparatory and planning camp designed for rural southwest Oklahoma students. All rural high school students in southwest Oklahoma are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given to students from the schools listed below. If the camp quota is not met, applications from other rural schools will be considered.

  • Alex Public Schools
  • Anadarko Public Schools
  • Big Pasture Public Schools
  • Binger-Oney Public Schools
  • Central High Public Schools
  • Comanche Public Schools
  • Davidson Public Schools
  • Geronimo Public Schools
  • Gracemont Public Schools
  • Grandfield Public Schools
  • Indiahoma Public Schools
  • Lone Wolf Public Schools
  • Ninnekah Public Schools
  • Ringling Public Schools
  • Ryan Public Schools
  • Rush Springs Public Schools
  • Walters Public Schools

During this six-day, five-night camp, selected students will live on campus and participate in an informative and interactive curriculum designed to help students begin making preparations to attend college after graduation. 

Topics will include exploring the life-long benefits of a college education, the costs of a college education, how to financially plan for college, academic preparation for college, choosing a major, test preparation and more.

The program is FREE of charge to selected students, At the completion of the program, students will leave with a road map to guide them through the pursuit of higher education and into a professional career. Necessary steps to choose, be admitted, enroll and graduate from the university of their choice will make the dream a reality.

For complete details about Cameron Connection - including an application packet - go to www.cameron.edu/cameronconnection or contact the Office of Extended Learning, Ross Hall 122, (580) 581-2284 or email loray@cameron.edu

Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Academy (High School)

June 24-30

Free

A one-week residential enrichment program for highly motivated and talented high school students. The academy will allow students to study and experiment with wind turbine systems by considering various wind turbine blade designs and how they influence turbine power production.

The 2017 Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Camp is funded by Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR.

For more information, contact Dr. Sheila Youngblood at syoungbl@cameron.edu or 580-591-8005.

43rd Annual Forensics Institute

July 16-21

Fee
Discounted registration before June 1

A residential camp (also day campers) for high school and junior high students in Individual Events (beginning and advanced), Public Forum Debate, Cross Examination Debate (beginning and advanced), Lincoln- Douglas Debate (beginning and advanced) and Congressional Debate. Multiple divisions will be offered across all sessions. Enrollment is on a first-come/first-served basis.

Beginning sections are designed for students with one year or less of tournament experience. Advanced sections are designed for experience students.

For more information, go to http://www.cuforensics.com or contact camp coordinator Sarah Collins at 580-581-2555 or email forensics@cameron.edu.

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Contact Information

Write:  Office of Public Affairs
             Cameron University
             2800 W. Gore Blvd.
             Lawton, OK 73505

Location: Administration 150
Phone: 580.581.2211
Fax: 580.581.2867
Email: publicaffairs@cameron.edu
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays