Variety of youth summer camps offered at Fresno State

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Variety of youth summer camps offered at Fresno State

Numerous academic and athletic camps are scheduled at Fresno State this summer for children of all ages.

Summer Sports-Writing Camp

(For students entering grades 5 through 8)

July 9-13

Description: Play sports and play with words during this one-week camp at Fresno State designed for fifth- through eighth-grade students. Participants will engage in outdoor and indoor activities that support descriptive action writing. Students also will explore sports through poetry and narrative writing. Fee is $175. Register: tinyurl.com/sjvwpsportswritingcamp2018.

Youth Technology Institute

(Grades 1 through 8)

Two sessions: June 11-14 and July 16-19

Using the latest technology, software and equipment, the program aims to familiarize students with the Engineering Design Process as the students participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) academic enrichment with an emphasis in problem-based, hands-on activities, such as coding, robotics, aeronautics and the latest use of technology. The process aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and incorporates a series of steps that engineers use to guide them as they solve real life, everyday problems. The process encourages students to ask questions, imagine a solution, plan a design, create a model, experiment and test the model and then take time to improve the original. Each activity will allow students to work in problem-solving teams as students complete innovative challenges. The Youth Technology Institute is managed through the Office of Community-Based Learning and is sponsored by the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State in partnership with NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy. Fee is $25 per student. For more information and registration, email cbl@csufresno.edu, or call 559.278.0293.

STARTALK Chinese Immersion Camp

(Grades 5 to 8)

June 11-29

STARTALK, an NSA-funded program, provides American youth with opportunities to learn languages of critical importance to our national security. Fresno STARTALK will provide a three-week, half-day, fun and engaging immersion experience of learning Chinese for students in the Central Valley. Students will be exposed to Mandarin Chinese and the Chinese culture through martial arts, music and crafts. On the last day of the three-week program, students will take a field trip to San Francisco to visit the San Francisco Asian Art Museum and Chinatown. Fee is $30 per student. For more information, contact Li Mann at 559.725.1747 (text only) or FresnoSTARTALK@gmail.com.

Sports Science Camp

(High school students from Fresno Unified School District)

June 11-15

Hosted by the Department of Kinesiology and the Central California Sports Science Institute at Fresno State, the Sports Science Camp is a week-long immersive program where students will actively learn about careers in kinesiology through hands-on experiences in physical education, exercise sciences, athletic training and sport psychology. For more information, contact Dr. Luke Pryor at lukepryor@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2990.

Ag Summer Kids Camp

(Ages 5 to 10)

July 16-20

Campers will learn all about the nation’s leading agricultural area on the 1,000-acre campus farm from horticulture technician Calliope Correia and Fresno State ag students.

Camp lessons will focus on how crops grow from seeds to harvest and other aspects of food production through hands-on activities, nature-based crafts and tours of the dairy, horticulture, orchard and vegetable units, as well as the Gibson Farm Market. Kids are guaranteed to have fun and be dirty at the end of the day. Registration opens Friday, June 1. Register through the campus horticulture nursery website or contact horticulture@mail.fresnostate.edu or 559.278.2952 for more info.

Sports camps

Fresno State’s Department of Athletics offers sports camps for baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, swimming and diving, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. Visit http://bit.ly/FSsportscamps for more information