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ESU String Camp

ESU String Camp

ESU String Camp This is a four day summer program for string players entering grades 6th to 12th. We will work on improving students' proficiency in several key areas of musical development. These include activities for the development of repertoire, technique, musicianship, solo and ensemble playing. The ESU string camp concludes with a concert on Saturday August 12, 2018.


Who: String players (violin, viola, cello, bass) entering the 6th to 12th grades.

When: August 8 to 11, 2018

Where: Beach Music Hall, Emporia State University

For more information: Contact Dr. Ramiro Miranda rmiranda@emporia.edu

Education

Kansas Future Teacher Academy

Since 1989 the Kansas Future Teacher Academy at Emporia State has provided high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the challenges and rewards of teaching and has become recognized as an established and highly respected training opportunity for students throughout the state of Kansas.


During this intense five-day program, the participants share in a variety of activities that will help them to understand better what teachers do and to determine whether or not they have the potential for meeting this professional challenge.


Who: High school students

When: Mid-June

For more information: https://www.emporia.edu/teach/kfta/

Math/Science

Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day

This program celebrates young women's mathematics accomplishments in the classroom. Sonia Kovalevsky, of the early 1800s, was the first recognized female with a Ph.D. to make significant contributions to the field of mathematics. High schools in the surrounding area select three young women who have excelled in their math classes to attend. During the program, students participate in career speaker presentations and workshops led by women professionals in mathematics-based occupations. There are also separate sessions about mathematics education that accompanying teachers attend. ESU has held the program for more than 20 years.

Who: Young women in their junior year of high school

When: Middle of February

For more information: www.emporia.edu/mathecon/outreach/soniak

Math/Science

Enhancing Your Future With Mathematics & Science (EYF)

This program’s goal is to increase young women’s interest in science and mathematics. On a Saturday in March, 220 middle school students come to campus for a variety of fun sessions on STEM topics. Students attend career discussions and hands-on workshops led by STEM women professionals from all over the state. There are also two special keynote sessions. Students may choose from an extensive list of sessions such as: Volcanologist: An Exploding Good Time; Geologist: Rock On!; What’s Up, Doc?; Mathematical Magic Tricks; and Physics Toys. Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend a concurrent adult program. ESU has held the program for more than 20 years.

Who: 6th-8th grade girls

When: Early March

For more information: www.emporia.edu/mathecon/outreach/eyf

Math/Science

Master-It!

This program is a week-long residential summer program for twenty female students entering 8th & 9th grade. Students come to campus to explore STEM subjects. This smaller, multiple-day program allows students to tackle subjects and projects more deeply than what a single-day program allows. Also, field trips and social events are an important part of the program. Students form more meaningful relationships with each other and with the women professionals. Undergraduate mathematics and science majors from ESU serve as mentors and resident hall counselors for the participants. Women professionals from outside of academia are invited to campus to add their expertise to the STEM projects.

Who: Girls entering the 8th & 9th grade

When: Early June

For more information: www.emporia.edu/mathecon/outreach/master-it

Math/Science

Summer Scholars

This three-day summer program on the ESU campus focuses on increasing youth’s interest in science and mathematics. This program accepts up to 20 students and particularly hopes to reach out to Hispanic students. The program allows students to do and explore things that a single-day program cannot provide. The students participate in hands-on workshops, calculator exploration, campus activities and group projects every day. This program often includes field trips.

Who: Students entering 7th-9th grade

When: Middle of June

For more information: www.emporia.edu/mathecon/outreach/summerscholars

Math/Science

Inspired By Math

This new math enrichment program for talented middle school students is a joint effort between ESU and Emporia Middle School. It consists of two components: a four-day summer camp at ESU and a weekly program in the fall and spring at EMS. Students in Emporia and surrounding communities entering 6th-9th grades are welcome to register for the summer camp. The summer program accepts up to 20 students. During the regular school year, students attending EMS will continue to work on their math skills during before- and after-school sessions. Students work on problem-solving and other hands-on projects. They also attend invited math talks held at ESU. The group participates in American Mathematics Competitions in the fall and takes a field trip in the spring.

For more information: www.emporia.edu/mathecon/outreach/inspiredbymath

Or email Dr. Qiang Shi, the program director, at: qshi@emporia.edu

Math/Science

Si Se Puede Hacer Ciencias Y Matematicas (Yes, I can Do Science and Mathematics)

This is a one-day, state-wide program for Hispanic students. Its goal is to increase Hispanic youth’s interest in science and mathematics. Hispanic STEM professionals from across the state come to ESU to volunteer their time to present a variety of hands-on workshops. Students explore topics such as: engineering, physics, medicine, chemistry, and veterinary medicine. All participants and presenters come together for a formal luncheon held in ESU’s Memorial Union, which features an inspiring presentation by a successful Hispanic STEM professional. Students are given a tour of the campus by Hispanic ESU students as well. Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend a concurrent adult program that focuses on how to encourage Hispanic students to study STEM subjects and gives tips on how to help students succeed in college. ESU has held this program for more than 10 years.

Who: 6th-8th grade students

When: Late October

For more information: www.emporia.edu/mathecon/outreach/sisepude

Sciences

Biology Camp

The Emporia State Biology Department has an annual Biology Camp for 3rd to 6th-graders. The camp is sponsored by the Emporia Recreation Commission and organized by Emporia State and Recreation Center staff. Students. Campers learn about various biological topics, including: The Biology of Worms; Insect Diversity; Prairie Ecology; Aquatic Ecology; Forest Ecology; and the Biology of Amphibians & Reptiles. Activities include worm digging, compost building, insect harvesting, insect mounting, plant identification and mounting, study of insect/plant diversity relationships, bird watching, plankton sampling, seining, hiking, and herpetological show & tell. Campers take field trips to ESU’s Campus Woods, Wooster Lake, and Ross Natural History Reservation.

The week will culminate with a cookout at The Ross and an awards ceremony in Science Hall.


Who: 3rd-6th graders

When: Early June

For more information: http://emporiarec.org/?page_id=185

Technology

TECHMaker

Emporia State University, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia Public Library, and the Emporia Recreation Center are partnering to create a week of technology exploration known as the "TECHMaker Youth Academy." Students entering 5th grade through 12th grade will learn about fun and engaging computer technology applications in the fields of multimedia production, programming, robotics, graphical design, manufacturing, and art.

Who: 5th through 12th grade

When: Mid-June

For more information: http://www.emporia.edu/it/learning/TECHMaker-youth-academy-.html

Business

Business Career Day

Each fall, approximately 600 Kansas high school students from over 40 schools come to Emporia State University to participate in the annual School of Business High School Career Day. During their time on campus, students attend professional presentations encompassing business careers including sessions on accounting, computer science/information systems, Marketing, Management/Business Administration, Finance/Entrepreneurship, and business education. Students also have an opportunity to visit with business professionals and faculty about their academic interests. This day offers a great opportunity to expose students to fields of study and potential careers they might be interested in pursuing.


Who: High school students

When: Mid-October

For more information: https://www.emporia.edu/business/community/career/

Sports

Volleyball Camp

Your experience at our camps will be filled with expert instruction. Here at ESU, we pride ourselves in running a well-organized, structured camp that will allow you to reach your maximum learning potential. You will return home with a refreshed love and passion for the game of volleyball. Areas of concentration include:

Focusing on all fundamental skills of setting, passing, digging, serving, blocking, and hitting

Teaching basic game rotations and game situations

Building confidence and competitiveness

Preparing for the next level playing experience


Who: 3rd-8th grade

When: June, July and August

For more information: http://www.esuhornets.com/documents/2015/2/27//Camps_27_Brochure_2015.pdf?id=1203

Sports

Mental Skills & Drills for Athletes and Coaches

The workshop is open to any middle school, high school, college student as well as coaches. The focus is on improving the mental game.

How much of sport is mental? How much time do coaches or athletes spend developing mental skills? Just like physical training, mental training must be worked on diligently and systematically. Mental skills are often not an important component of training because few athletes and coaches are formally exposed to mental skills and drills. This workshop will provide specific components that will develop the mental side of performance. Specific drills will be provided that will help the participants develop a systemic approach to developing mental skills. Mental Skills and Drills has been designed to prepare participants to mentally practice and compete to their potential.


Who: Middle & high school students, college students and coaches

When: First of June

For more information: www.emporia.edu/hper

Music Camps

Emporia State Marching Festival

This event is open to all high school marching bands in Kansas. A registration fee is to be charged to cover judges’ expenses. Written & taped comments will be provided to the bands. The event will include five or six judges (three for band, one or two for colorguard and one for drumline). Trophies, plaques or certificates will be awarded. These will include first, second and third place marching band, outstanding drumline, and outstanding colorguard. An optional marching band clinic will be offered to the participants (for no extra charge) after the performances.


Who: High school students

When: October

For more information: https://www.emporia.edu/music/

Music Camps

Future Music Student Day

This event is open to all Kansas high school students. No fees will be charged. This event provides students with an opportunity to experience life as a college music student by attending music classes, ensembles, and applied lessons. No award will be given for this event.


Who: High school students

When: November

For more information: https://www.emporia.edu/music/

Music Camps

ESU Honor Band Festival

This event will be an invitational event for Kansas high school students. No fee will be charged. This event will comprise an honor band of Kansas high school students and select ESU students performing with the high school students. There will be rehearsals in the morning and afternoon, culminating in a late-afternoon concert open to the public. No awards will be given for this event.


Who: High school students

When: November

For more information: https://www.emporia.edu/music/

Music Camps

ESU Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Day

This event is open to Kansas woodwind, brass, and percussion players of all ages. Mailings/invitations will be sent to Kansas middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Participants may play individually in master classes and be given general verbal critiques (no ratings) by guest artists or ESU faculty. All Participants will play in groups of specific instruments which may be divided by grade level (e.g. middle school and high school flute choirs) and will perform a final concert at the end of the day. This concert is open to the public and will provide families and music directors an opportunity to see their children in concert. There will also be performances by guest artists, ESU faculty and ESU student ensembles for the benefit of the participants. Participants will attend clinics provided by guest artists and/or ESU faculty. A registration fee of $10 will be charged to cover the cost of t-shirts for the participants. All other costs will be paid by the ESU Department of Music. No awards will be given for this event.


Who: Kansas woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages

When: February

For more information: https://www.emporia.edu/music/

Music Camps

ESU Middle School Big Sing

This is to be an invitational event. No fee will be charged. , a one day festival for middle schools choirs in which the students will learn about singing technique, musical skills, leadership skills, and participate in group singing. No awards or ratings will be given for this event.


Who: Invited middle school choirs

When: February

For more information: https://www.emporia.edu/music/

Music Camps

ESU Chamber Choir Festival

This is to be an invitational event. No fee will be charged. High school madrigal choirs and small vocal ensembles will perform for one clinician and will be verbally critiqued after their performance. The clinician will then work with each group individually. No awards or ratings will be given for this event.


Who: High school madrigal choirs

When: March

For more information: https://www.emporia.edu/music/

Music Camps

Middle School Festival

This event is sponsored by the ESU chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi honorary band fraternity. It is open to all Kansas middle school large groups (bands, choirs) as well as solos and small ensembles. The judges will provide both written and verbal comments and there will be short clinic opportunities after each performance. Fees will be charged to cover judges’ expenses. Ratings and awards will be given for this event.


Who: Middle school large groups

When: April

For more information: https://www.emporia.edu/music/

TRIO

Trio Talent Search

The TRIO Talent Search program offers summer programs for both middle school students and high school students who participate in the TRIO project. The themes, dates, and content vary each summer, but they always have the purpose of preparing students for success in postsecondary education. Individuals interested in learning more about TRIO or joining TRIO Talent Search can visit the webpage at http://www.emporia.edu/trio/talentsearch/.


Who: Middle and high school students

When: June

For more information: http://www.emporia.edu/trio/talentsearch/

Hornet Tradition Softball Camps

Softball Junior Camps

Softball Junior day camps are a fun and instructional-based camp focusing on the basic fundamentals of the game with emphasis on becoming a better overall player. Special attention will be given to hitting, fielding, and base running, as well as development of teamwork, self-confidence and the mental approach. Special awards will be given at the conclusion of camp, along with a camp T-shirt. All campers should bring a glove, water bottle, and tennis shoes with socks. Please dress for activity. Cleats, bats, helmets, and batting gloves are optional.


Who: Grades K-8

When: June, July

For more information: Email, ahuddles@emporia.edu

Hornet Tradition Softball Camps

Softball Elite Camps

Softball Elite camps are geared toward the experienced softball player. Elite camp will feature high intensity drills designed for the player looking to further develop her hitting, fielding, base running and mental skill sets. Emphasis will be given to defensive skill work for specific player positions, including pitching. All offensive and defensive techniques will be addressed through game-like situations. A camp T-shirt will be included.


Who: Grades K-9-12

When: June, July

For more information: Email, ahuddles@emporia.edu

Corky’s Summer Nurse Camp

Nurse Camps

Corky’s Summer Nurse Camp Is your youth interested in nursing? At Corky’s Summer Nurse Camp, participants will engage in a variety of hands-on learning activities to explore the nursing profession including professionalism, safety, first aid, CPR, common medical emergencies, and care of the infant and child, including dressing, feeding, diapering, and play.
Registration is $35 and includes a Corky nurse T-shirt, portfolio and first aid kit. Registration for the 2017 nursing camp closes on June 22, 2017. Registrants must complete the American Red Cross Advanced Child Care Training online course prior to June 22, 2017 http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/babysitting-child-care


Who: 12-15 year olds

When: Summer

For more information: To register, pick up a registration from at and return to Emporia State University Department of Nursing, 1127 Chestnut, Emporia, KS 66801

Summer Camps


ESU String Camp

Kansas Future Teacher Academy

Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day

Enhancing Your Future With Mathematics & Science

Master-It!

Summer Scholars

Inspired By Math

Si Se Puede Hacer Ciencias Y Matematicas

Biology Camp

TECHMaker

Business Career Day

Volleyball Camp

Mental Skills & Drills for Athletes and Coaches

Emporia State Marching Festival

Future Music Student Day

ESU Honor Band Festival

ESU Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Day

ESU Middle School Big Sing

ESU Chamber Choir Festival

Middle School Festival

Trio Talent Search

Softball Junior Camps

Softball Elite Camps

Corky’s Summer Nurse Camp