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2019 Schedule:

ROBOTICS WITH LEGOS SUMMER DAY CAMP
June 10-14, 2019; June 17-21, 2019; June 24-28, 2019  / Cullowhee, NC
Students will explore the technology behind robotic technology while building and programming with LEGO building sets. They will be challenged with LEGO LME V3 (these are the newest kits from LEGO) robotic programming, will build their own robotic creations, and will have the opportunity to challenge their knowledge with mini competitions and challenges throughout the week.

TALES FROM THE DEAD: AN INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
June 17-21, 2019  / Cullowhee, NC
9 am to 5 pm
Ages 15-18
This camp is designed to introduce high school level students to the field of forensic anthropology. The camp will include both instructional and laboratory components and is designed to be hands-on, as students will be working with real human skeletal remains. Throughout the course, students will learn basic methods of laboratory analysis of human remains, including the estimation of the biological profile (sex, age, ancestry, and stature), human identification, pathology, taphonomy, and trauma as well as strategies for the search and recovery of skeletal remains. Students will apply their knowledge to selected case studies, which they will present at the completion of the course.

NATURE EXPLORATION CAMP
Rising 6th-9th graders
June 24 - 28, 2019
Each day, students will explore our natural world through field trips and activities in and throughout nearby Western North Carolina. Participants will have the opportunity to visit parks such as the Highlands Biological Station, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Nantahala National Forest.  Students will participate in various activities each day, including hiking, botanizing, bird watching, river snorkeling, collecting salamanders and insects, etc.

ROCKET TO CREATIVITY
 
June 24-28, 2019 / Cullowhee, NC..... REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
Rocket to Creativity will engages children in fun but challenging activities that promote creative thinking and problem-solving.

Summer Reading Adventures
July 8-12, 2019 / Cullowhee, NC
Rising 1st and 2nd graders will enjoy reading aloud, shared writing experiences, small reading groups as well as learning strategies they can apply during the school year.

SCIENCE LABORATORY CAMP
Rising 6th-9th graders
July 8-12, 2019
Students in this camp will explore laboratory science through activities and experiments in biology, chemistry, geosciences and more, on WCU’s Cullowhee campus. Your child will have an opportunity to work in a real lab environment setting. During this week long experience, students will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will include chemical reactions, DNA extraction, water quality testing, geographic information systems, etc. 

WCU Art Tastic
July 15-19, 2019 / Cullowhee, NC

This week long, Visual Arts Day Camp for students in grades 6-10 is primarily exploratory- utilizing the studio facilities at WCU so that students may gain awareness of art forms not currently available to them in their middle school curricula. Tentatively slated projects will include ceramics, sculpture, architectural drawing, figurative drawing and crafts.

STEP Back in Time Camp
July 30-August 2, 2019 / Cullowhee, NC - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
Step Back in Time camp participants will meet at the WCU Picnic Pavilion in the morning. Afternoon activities will take place at different spots around campus and in the community (field trips!). 

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