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Summer Camps & Workshops

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Arts
Art Intensive

Grades 9-12 

This is an intense course for serious high school art students who are considering majoring in art in college. Offerings include anatomical and figure drawing, painting, graphic design and Photoshop. Portfolio preparation for Scholastics and AP will be addressed along with writing personal artist statements and the college application process, including obtaining scholarships. 

Dates:
 TBD 
More information: Linda Tyson,  tyson@oakland.edu

Dance Day
Dance Day at Oakland University is for high school students to come and spend the day working with the dance faculty and students in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

Dates: March 9, 2014
More information: (248) 370-2030 or  stapleto@oakland.edu

Great Lakes Dance Festival

The Great Lakes Dance Festival is a two-week summer program for students, teachers and professional dancers ages 16 and over features an exceptional faculty of professional dance artists. Classes include modern and ballet technique, jazz and repertory. Each week will include a student showcase. In addition, we will offer our special “brown bag” lunch series that will address current issues and trends in dance.  

Dates: July 7-18, 2014
More information: (248) 370-2030 or stapleto@oakland.edu


Jazz Workshop

Ages 12 to adult
Featuring OU alum Regina Carter and the OU Jazz Quartet, this workshop will lead a full two days of activities including combo rehearsals, listening classes, world percussion sessions, and more. Non-traditional jazz instruments are welcome.  

Dates: June 21-22, 2014
More information: (248) 370-2030 or  stapleto@oakland.edu


Piano Camp
The Piano Department at Oakland University is pleased to announce a Piano Camp for young pianists 8-17 years of age. Younger pianists will be considered upon recommendation of the faculty. Activities include solo and ensemble lessons, musicianship classes, and performance.
Note: This camp is not for beginning piano students.

Dates: June 23-27, 2014
More information: (248) 370-2030 or  stapleto@oakland.edu

Music Theory Bootcamp Workshop

Ages 12-17
OU Music Prep's Music Theory Bootcamp is designed for high school students interested in studying music at the college level. Concepts learned will help students succeed in their music classes, and will also prepare students for music theory placement exams typically administered to incoming freshmen by most collegiate music programs. Students will learn about key signatures, scales, intervals, triads, triad inversions, and Roman numeral analysis. Topics will be reinforced through sight-singing exercises, dictation, and score analysis. 

Dates:
 July 14-18, 2014
More information: (248) 370-2030 or  stapleto@oakland.edu

Computer Music Workshop

Ages 12-17
Creative Computer Music Composition workshop is a one-week course that will explore the world of music composition using the computer. Students will create compositions that may sound more like pop music than classical pieces while using free web-based tools to help them compose. The class will meet in the university's music computer lab and students will work on their own composition that they will be able to continue working on at home. Students will also learn about editing a composition, looping sounds, and recording live music. Finally, students will learn how to record and edit their own performances that can be used for auditions or scholarship applications. No prior knowledge of music software programs or music theory concepts is necessary.

Dates:
 July 14-18, 2014
More information: (248) 370-2030 or  stapleto@oakland.edu

Theatre Workshops & Intensives

Ages 16 to adult
Theatre faculty will offer participants 16 and older intensive sessions on costume design, stage management, mask making, unarmed stage combat, improvisational acting, dance styles for musical theatre and auditioning. Each workshop is $80 except mask making, which at $90 includes all materials. Discounts available for multiple enrollments. 


Dates:
 June 16-20, 2014
More information: (248) 370-2030 or  stapleto@oakland.edu
Career Exploration
Macomb County

Not sure what you want to do after high school? No worries. We’ve got a camp for that! If you’re between the ages of 14 and 18, check out Oakland University’s 2015 Career Exploration Summer Camps!

You’ll explore career options and prepare for college through interactive and engaging hands-on activities, field trips and presentations. Presented by Oakland University faculty experts, the camps will offer you: 

  • a thorough look into current and emerging career fields
  • highlights of the knowledge and skills you’ll need for each career
  • essential information on projected employment - where the jobs are and will continue to grow
  • steps you can take now, while in high school, to prepare for your future

OU's Career Exploration Summer Camps will prepare you for the 21st-century workplace, so you'll do what you love and love what you do.

Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. To achieve this critically important goal, carefully screened and highly trained personnel enforce protocols designed to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders. To learn more about OU's youth protection efforts, visit oakland.edu/youth. 

2015 Career Exploration Summer Camps 

Career Exploration Camp
June 22 - 26, 2015
OU’s Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $150

Not sure where your career interests lie? Dive in and start exploring careers in engineering, criminal justice, business, medical fields, graphic design and more. This camp will introduce you to various high-growth, high-demand jobs of the future. You’ll participate in hands-on activities such as building a light bulb, visiting a sheriff department, developing business strategies and engaging in healthcare simulations to understand what professionals in these fields do on a daily basis. You’ll also take a career assessment to discover what career path may be the best fit for you based on your personality and interests.

Registration info coming soon. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date announcements.

Healthcare Professions Camp
July 13-16, 2015
Aug. 3-6, 2015
OU’s Human Health Building (Rochester, Mich.)**
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $205 

In this 4-day camp, you’ll explore several high-demand health-related professions including: nursing/advanced practice nursing, medical laboratory science, nutrition, exercise science and physical therapy. During this interactive camp, you’ll learn about each health profession through hands-on activities and simulation experiences, engage with OU faculty from the various health professions and learn how to pursue a career in Nursing and the other health-related professions. In addition, students from the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine will meet with you to discuss careers in medicine. You’ll also earn CPR and AED certifications!

**Transportation for this camp is available from the Anton-Frankel Center. Drop off is at 8:15 a.m. and pick up is at 3:45 p.m. 

Registration info coming soon. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date announcements.

Engineering & Computer Science Camp
July 27-31, 2015
OU’s Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $175

Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, and electrical engineering, and computer science. You’ll delve into the emerging field of alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations, such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors, will help you learn about career options in these growing fields. You’ll also travel to OU's campus in Rochester for an alternative energy tour and visit the Clean Energy Research Center.

Registration info coming soon. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date announcements.
  
Aerial Robotics Camp - NEW FOR 2015
July 20-24, 2015
OU’s Anton/Frankel Center (Mt. Clemens, Mich.)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $175

Details coming soon!

Career Exploration Camp - St. Clair County
August 17-21, 2015
St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, Mich.)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $150

Not sure where your career interests lie? Dive in and start exploring careers in criminal justice, business, medical fields, communication and more. This camp will introduce you to various high-growth, high-demand jobs of the future. You’ll participate in hands-on activities such as engaging in healthcare simulations, visiting a sheriff department and developing business strategies to understand what professionals in these fields do on a daily basis. You’ll also take a career assessment to discover what career path may be the best fit for you based on your personality and interests.

Registration info coming soon. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date announcements.
 
Ground Robotics Camp - St. Clair County - NEW FOR 2015
Aug. 10-14, 2015
St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron)
9 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Cost: $175 

In this introductory-level camp, you’ll work with Lego Mindstorms and VEX Robots. The Mindstorms will introduce basic block programming. To work with the VEX Robot, you’ll build the basic clawbot and operate with the remote-controlled robot to compete in a team-based activity. You’ll then be challenged to adjust your VEX robot to do another type of challenge. Once you and your team are comfortable with building and adjusting your robot, the camp instructors will begin to teach basic RobotC programming. You’ll work as you learn. Camp instructors will introduce other concepts and ideas as needed by each group.


ENGINEERING
&COMPUTERS
K-12 STEM Camps
Focused Camps: Electrical and Computer Engineering
One-week camps for 3rd - 12th grade students who have an interest in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Upon registration, parents select elementary, middle or high school module.
Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration is OPEN. Click here to register.
More Information: 
 Learn more about K-12 STEM Camp

ACT Math Prep Camp
ACT Math Prep Camp
A five day math preparation course for students who will be taking the ACT.
Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8, 8 a.m.-11a.m.

Registration is OPEN. Click here to register.

Macomb Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camps

Macomb Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camp
Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, computer and electrical engineering, and computer science. Students will also delve into the emerging fields of biomedical and alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors and assemblies will engage students as they learn about career options in this growing field. Students will also travel to Oakland University's campus in Rochester for an extensive alternative energy tour and visit the Clean Energy Research Center. 
Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

More Information: Learn more about camps in Macomb County

St. Clair County Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camp
St. Clair County Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camp
Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, computer and electrical engineering, and computer science. Students will also delve into the emerging fields of biomedical and alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors and assemblies will engage students as they learn about career options in this growing field.
Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

More Information: 
 Learn more about camps in St. Clair County.

OUPSA Camp
OUPSA Camp (Public School Academies)
This is a pre-college camp experience for middle school students (entering 6th - 8th grades) who attend the charter schools that OU authorizes.

Click here for more information, including dates.


Math
Grades 9-12
The Summer Mathematics Institute  provides an opportunity for bright and gifted pre-college students to interact with university faculty and each other, to take some challenging math classes that earn college credit, and have fun in an academic atmosphere. Students take two 4-credit courses in mathematics or statistics taught by full-time doctoral-holding faculty. The Summer Mathematics Institute at Oakland University is FREE to all participants. 
Dates:  July 7 - August 15, 2014
Cost:
FREE
Registration Deadline:
  May 15, 2014
More Information:
  call (248) 370-4024 or e-mail echeng@oakland.edu
Nursing

CAMP RN at OU

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Eligible 7th, 8th and 9th graders can get a dose of what the nursing
profession has to offer through the CampRN@OU program.

This two week pre-college summer program designed to educate middle school
students of the opportunities available through a nursing career. This
inspiring and innovative, entertaining and educational camp exposes
students to biology, chemistry and the mechanics of the nursing profession.

Participants are actively engaged in nursing forensics, biology, math, and
chemistry workshops, while learning nursing fundamentals including CPR and
First Aid. Participants also tour Oakland University, interact with nurses
in a hospital setting (job shadowing), and utilize our new physical
assessment laboratory to learn about the human body.

With such expressed interest in this program, CAMP RN will only accept 50
participants for the 2015 Summer program. All interested applicants must
apply no later May 30, 2015. For additional program details, requirements
and an application, click here.

If you are aware of any students who may be interested in being considered
for this excellent opportunity please submit the

application by the deadline. If you have any questions regarding CAMP RN@OU,
please feel free to contact Dr. Kristina Aaron at 248-364-8755 or email
camprnou@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Kristina Aaron, Ph.D.
Program Director

 
Date: July 20th - July 31st, 2015
Cost: $475
Application Deadline: May 30th, 2015
More Information: Call Kristina Aaron at (248) 364-8755 or email camprnou@gmail.com
Lowry & OU CARES
Lowry Summer Camp

OU’s School of Education and Human Services and the Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education are offering day camps for the 21st consecutive summer. Children will engage in hands-on experiences based on their interests, focusing on the theme of "Exploring our Campus Community." Graduate students who are certified teachers pursuing ZS endorsement in the Early Childhood Education program will assist the Lowry teaching staff for each camp session. 

Each camp session is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is open to children 18 months - 6 years (must be within age range as of June 25, 2012 to attend). Campers can attend full days or half days for Monday through Friday; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Before and after class care is also available.

Dates: (all are 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Session I — June16 - 27, 2014
  • Session II — July 7 - 18, 2014
  • Session III — July 21 - Aug. 1, 2014
More Information: (248) 370-4100 or visit the  Lowry website

OUCARES Summer Pee Wee Camp (Ages 3-6)

The Pee Wee Summer Day Camp is for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 3-6 years old. Activities will focus on providing skills to improve quality of life. All activities are structured and are planned around a weekly theme. Arts and Crafts, Social Skills, Sports and Fitness, Music, Sensory Fun and so much more!

Dates: Monday - Friday

  • Session 1: June 17-June 28, 2014
  • Session 2: July 1-July 12, 2014 (no camp July4-5)
  • Session 3: July15-July 26, 2014
  • Session 4: July 29-August 9, 2014

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: $600 per 2 week session
Location: Pawley Hall, Oakland University

More Information:
 (248) 370-2424 or oakland.edu/oucares


OUCARES Summer Day Camp (Ages 6-12)

This camp is for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 6-12. Each week will be filled with loads of fun including indoor swimming, arts and crafts, sensory time, social skills,  field trips, sports and fitness, nature walks and much more! Camp activities will be recreational with an academic component. All activities are highly structured and are planned around a weekly theme.

Dates: Monday - Friday

  • Session 1: June 17-June 28, 2014
  • Session 2: July 1-July 12, 2014 (no camp July4-5)
  • Session 3: July15-July 26, 2014
  • Session 4: July 29-August 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: $600 per 2 week session
Location: Pawley Hall, Oakland University

More Information:
 (248) 370-2424 or oakland.edu/oucares

OUCARES Summer Film Camps (Ages 11-18)

Join Joey Travolta and his staff from Hollywood in creating and starring in your own short film. You don't want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity! This camp is for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder 11-18 years of age and a sibling or peer buddy within the same age group.

Dates: Aug. 11-22 (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Cost: $700
Location: Pawley Hall, Oakland University
More Information: 
(248) 370-2424 or oakland.edu/oucares

 

OUCARES Life Skills Camp for Adolescents (Ages 10-13)

This program is for children ages 10-13 with High-Functioning Autism/Aspergers or PDD-NOS. As a pilot program this summer, there will be a max of 10 campers per session.

Dates: Monday - Friday
  • Session 1: June 17-June 28, 2014
  • Session 2: July 1-July 12, 2014 (no camp July4-5)
  • Session 3: July15-July 26, 2014
  • Session 4: July 29-August 9, 2014
Time: 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Cost: $600 per 2 week session
Location: Meadows School, Rochester
More Information: (248) 370-2424 or oakland.edu/oucares

Bowling Program at Classic Lanes

Dates: July 10-September 11, 2014

Bowling Program at Classic Lanes

Dates: July 10-September 11, 2014

Practical Film Workshop for Adults with ASD

The Practical Film Workshop for Adults with ASD is a 15 week program, which will empower adults with ASD to develop the skills necessary for employment in the film/media entertainment industry. Using film and digital technology, students will learn the art of filmmaking by working on a professional short film in both the studio and on-location environments.

Dates: Feb. 24-June 6, 2014
Cost: $7,000
More Information: OUCARES website
Sports
Athletic summer camps include:
  • baseball
  • basketball
  • soccer
  • softball
  • swimming & diving
  • volleyball
Check the OU Athletics website for details. 

Writing & Reading
Writing Camp (Grades 1-12)
The writing camp is a seven day summer workshop. It includes six, two-hour instructional sessions in Pawley Hall in rooms 204 and 208. The seventh session is The Author’s Chair, an event held on the last day and to which parents are invited to help celebrate children’s growth as writers as each student reads a story, poem, etc. that he or she has been working on in the clinic. The Writing Clinic tuition fee is $250 per child, non-refundable. 

Dates: July 14-17 and July 21-23, 2014, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $150
More Information:  C all (248) 370-3054 or  peck@oakland.edu with your mailing address to receive an application. Applications will be mailed out in mid-May.
www.oakland.edu/rla/writing-clinics

Young Writer's Camp

The Meadow Brook Writing Project is hosting summer writing camps at historic Meadow Brook Hall on the campus of Oakland University. Every day young writers will tour the historic house museum and world-class gardens to nurture, polish, and ultimately publish their original works. Published works include both written and digital presentation.

Dates: 2014 dates TBD
Cost: 
$200 for each camp
More Information: 
Register online 
or contact Meadow Brook Writing Project at (248) 370-2746.
www.oakland.edu/youthwritingcamps

Youth Writing Half-Day Workshop
Half-day summer workshops are two-hour sessions on a wide variety of writing topics from mystery and poetry to science fiction, comic book and horror writing.  All classes are held on Oakland University's campus. 

Dates:
For a full list and description of workshops, visit the Meadow Brook Writing Project.
Cost: $20 for each workshop
www.oakland.edu/mbwp/half-day-workshops

Reading Clinic
The Reading Clinic is for children in grades 1-12. Most children attending the Reading Clinic range in age from 6-16. We sometimes make exceptions to these guidelines. 
Dates:  2014 dates are full
Cost:  $300
More Information: C all (248) 370-3054 or  peck@oakland.edu
www.oakland.edu/rla/reading-clinics