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Delaware State University offers summer camps for youth in sports, business, aviation, robotics and more! 

  Summer Camps


Summer 2014

 

Aviation Camps

The Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy | Grades 9-12 | June 23-27 |  8 am - 5 pm 

The ACE Academy at Delaware State University is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and aviation careers to middle and high school students. The goal is to provide an opportunity that will provide insight and hands-on experience for students to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in aviation, and the many careers available in the aviation industry. Students will participate in many engaging activities: model aircraft building; introductory orientation flights; visits to aviation museums; FAA and air traffic control facilities; air shows (if available); aviation speaker forums; and field trips to military and commercial facilities. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals ACE Academy is a nationally recognized program co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees.

 
 Steve Speed
 302.857.6712                                                                                    $20

 

OBAP/DSU Solo Flight Academy | Ages 16-19 | July 13-27 

The goal of the OBAP/DSU Solo Flight Academy at Delaware State University is to excite young people about flying and their potential in the aviation field. The academy brings this excitement to life though academics and actual aircraft flying culminated by an aircraft solo flight. The academy activities form the foundation of a productive career in aviation or other professional fields. Your son or daughter will receive approximately 10 hours of flight time and 30 hours of ground school. The program fee includes room and board; approximately 10 hours of flight time; flight computer, logbook and plotter; ground school textbooks and supplies; planned tours (weather permitting); and one year OBAP student membership. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Solo Flight Academy is a nationally recognized program co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees.

For additional information and to apply, visit: www.obap.org, Project Aerospace, Solo Flight Academy, Delaware State University. The application deadline is May 2, 2014 but the camp has limited space, so early application is recommended.

 Steve Speed
 302.857.6712                                                                                $1000
 

Business and Finance Camps

Camp Wall Street 101 | Grades 10-12 | August 4-8  | 9 am - 3 pm 

Camp Wall Street 101 at Delaware State University is a day camp for students entering grades 9-12 with an interest in finance and the stock market. The camp will be held primarily in the state-of-the-art Financial Network Trading Room. Students will learn the basics about financial management from financial professionals. The camp includes a field trip to enhance their experience. Participants will compete for prizes and awards. DSU's Financial Network Trading Room replicates a real-world trading experience and functions as a laboratory and classroom. Participants will compete for prizes and awards. Transportation will be provided. Some scholarships are available. Lunch and snacks provided daily. This program is sponsored by Bank of America.

Lillie Crawford
302.857.6954
Cost $100

 

Junior Entrepreneurs in Training (JET) program | Grade 6-9 | July 21-August 1 | 9 am – 3 pm  

Does your young person have an idea but is not sure how to make it a reality? Does he or she want to know what it takes to operate a business? The JET Program at Delaware State University teaches entrepreneurship to youth in a fun and exciting summer camp. Students in the JET Program will participate in exercises to spark their creativity; participate in hands-on activities; act upon a dream and be their own boss; learn how to think like an entrepreneur; and create a business plan all while making new friends and having fun! Participants will also take part in a business plan competition with prizes and awards.

 Lillie Crawford
 302.857.6954                                                                                  $150
 Cost includes lunch and snacks; partial scholarships available
 

Languages Camps

DSU Global Language and Culture Camp  | Grades 11-12 |  July 7-18  

At Delaware State University’s Global Language and Culture Camp, high school juniors and seniors can experience French, Spanish, and Chinese culture and language along with world geography to show the possibilities of international careers.

Dawn Bordley 
dbordley@desu.edu                                                                          $100
Cost covers meals and field trips
 

Science Camps

Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars (STARS) | Grades 10-12  | July 6-August 2  

Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars (STARS) is a 4-week residential summer enrichment program on the Delaware State University campus designed to stimulate and extend the interest of high school students with a GPA of B or higher in the fields of mathematics, science and information technology. Its purpose is to encourage them to investigate careers in these disciplines. STARS offers enjoyable, hands-on experimentation combined with an extensive use of technology. Every day each student will have two academic sessions in the morning and two sessions in the afternoon in these academic areas: Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, and English. In the evenings, the students will be engaged in SAT Preparation sessions and follow up activities. There are field trips on the weekends. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to register: March 14, 2014

 Dr. Mazen Shahin
 Email // 302.857.7055                                                                    $2000
 Cost covers room, board and field trips
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OSCAR Summer High School Student Research Program  |  Rising junior or senior |  June 2-July 25

The OSCAR Summer Research Program at Delaware State University is an eight-week program in which students are mentored by faculty, graduate and undergraduate student researchers from Physics and Engineering, During the program, students will conduct research in various OSCAR laboratories, and at the end of the program they will present their research at the Annual Delaware State University Summer Research Symposium.

Participants in the summer program will receive a stipend of $1,500.00 for working 35 hours per week for the eight-week duration of the program. Accommodations will be made for students who are not out of school on the June 2.

Students applying to the program must have an interest in physics, pre-engineering, mathematics, computer science, information technology or chemistry, a 3.0 GPA or higher and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Jacquelyn Jones
302.857.6650
 

Sports Camps

Kermit W. Blount/DSU Football Camp | Grades 8-12 | July 27- 30 

The Kermit W. Blount/DSU Football camp -- which aims to test athletic ability and teach the basic fundamentals and skills of the game of football -- will be held for the third straight year on the campus of Delaware State University. DSU football staff will be assisted by coaches from the surrounding areas, providing an opportunity to work with some of the best teachers this great game has to offer.

Don Jones  
302.857.6025
Email for more information                                                             $45/per session 
Cost includes lunch and camp T-shirt

 

2014 All Day Sports Camp  | Grades 1-6 | Six weekly sessions June 9-July 19 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

At Delaware State University's 2013 All Sports Day Camp, college coaches will teach and work with campers, who will have access to all University-sponsored sports, the swimming pool and intercollegiate facilities to enhance their camp experience. Besides the athletic component, campers will receive a variety of non-athletic experiences. Academic enrichment, guest speakers and more have been planned each week. Payment plans are available; lunch and water will be provided by the camp, and each camper will receive a gift bag.

302.857.6030
Cost one week $100: all six weeks $600

 

Men’s Basketball  | Ages 6-17  | July 22-25 

Shooting techniques and improvement, ball handling skills, individual moves improvement, proper stance and defensive footwork, rebounding, on-ball and help side defensive strategy, and team-building exercises will be the focuses at Delaware State University’s Men’s Basketball Camp.                                              

Call 302.857.7493 or 302.857.7449 for more information.               $175

 

Women’s Basketball  | Ages 14-18 (teams)  | June 13-15, 2014 

Commitment to instruction with individual techniques is what sets the Delaware State University Women’s Basketball Team Camp apart.

Call 302.857.6019 or fax 302.857.6029                                           $550 per team

 

Women’s Softball  | Ages 12 and up  |  July 17 

Delaware State University’s Women’s Softball Camp is a one-day camp that allows student athletes to tour campus as well as work with college coaches and players. After camp, each participant will receive an evaluation of their skills as well as a question and answer recruiting session. 

302.857.7733
Email for more information                                                               $50

 

DSU's Youth Enrichment Summer Camp

Chemistry for Kids | Rising 2nd-5th grades | July 28-August 1  |

8 am -5 pm 

At “Chemistry for Kids,” children will learn about chemistry with a twist of fun and a dose of discovery! This weeklong camp will have campers participate in laboratory activities and learn about how chemistry is connected with real-world situations. Campers will spend their days working in a laboratory in the chemistry department at the Delaware State University. A staff of experienced chemistry instructors will supervise campers in small groups. Campers will have opportunities to learn about chemical elements, periodic table, kitchen chemistry and even chemistry related to crime scene investigation. Don't miss this charming opportunity to introduce your kids to the fantastic world of chemistry!

Registration Deadline: July 23, 2014 

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                  $125
Location: 248 Mishoe Science Center
Registration

 

Culinary Arts in the Hospitality Industry  | Rising 6th-8th   grades | June 16-20  |  8 am -5 pm 

Culinary Arts in the Hospitality Industry is a Hospitality and Tourism Management Summer Program for middle school students at Delaware State University.  The goal is to expose (through “hands-on” activities) middle school students to careers in culinary arts and hospitality management. Participants will develop, plan and prepare food items, based on restaurant themes; design and set up specified place settings, using chinaware, based on the restaurant themes; explore “back of house” restaurant operations, to include design, equipment and set-up; conduct cost analysis of food pricing; and design and set up a “culinary cuisine” for a family of four. 

Registration Deadline: June 11, 2014 

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                         $125
Location: 200 Bank of America Building
Registration

 

Art and Etiquette | Rising 3rd-6th grades | August 4-8  | 8 am -5 pm  

The arts provide youth with the opportunity to engage their hearts, minds and bodies.  It can enhance creativity, self-discipline and foster self-esteem necessary for other areas in life. This camp at Delaware State University will be a hands-on art experience which will educate children in the various art forms while building a lifelong appreciation for the arts.  This cultivation will be supplemented with pearls of wisdom about etiquette, equipping each young participant with information about proper conduct and protocol in various social situations.  This weeklong exposure to a cultured lifestyle will culminate in an “Afternoon Tea”/Art Exhibit on the last day of class where each student will be able to implement the lessons learned.

Registration Deadline: July 30, 2014 

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                  $125
Location: 129 Education and Humanities Building  
Registration

 

Computer Graphics for Juniors | Rising  6th -8th grades | July 7-11  | 8 am -5 pm  

Youths can learn the basics or hone their existing skills using PhotoShop, Illustrator and Painter at this full-day Delaware State University camp, which will have your youngster begging for more time to show off their design skills. Sample projects include Mock Webpage Design; Photo Restoration; Digital Landscape Painting; CD Cover Design, Character Building and much more.

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2014

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                  $125
Location: 104 Education and Humanities Building  
Registration

 

Legos! Legos! Legos! DISASTER BLASTER Junior FIRST® LEGO® | Rising 1st-3rd grades | June 23-27, July 28- Aug 1, | 8 am -5 pm  

Are you looking for a program that will help your child learn how science, technology, engineering and math impact our everyday lives? Look no further! Come join us as we master awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. This is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them, and features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Your child(ren) will design and build challenge solutions using LEGO elements.

Registration Deadline: June 18 and July 23, 2014 

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                  $125
Location: 333 Mishoe Science Center 
Registration

 

Legos! Legos! Legos! Super Seniors Junior FIRST® LEGO® League  |  K-3rd grades |  June 9-13 , July 21-25 |  8 am -5 pm

Let your child(ren) investigate the last stage of growth, being a senior.  Here they will research the different changes seniors experience during their lifetime such as changes in technology, transportation and entertainment. They will choose an item, design and build a model out of Legos that represents that item and how it has changed over time. Their goal will be to show how these changes help seniors stay independent, engaged and connected.

Registration Deadline: July 16, 2014 

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                  $125
Location: 333 Mishoe Science Center 
Registration

Legos! Legos! Legos!  Snack Attack Junior FIRST® LEGO® League  | K-3rd grades | July 7-11, August 11-15 | 8 am -5 pm  

Food, food and more food!  Here your child will learn all about their favorites snacks. They will learn to master the science of safely preparing food. They will take a "hands on" approach to the topic of food safety by exploring how proper preparation and storage can help keep us healthy. They will build a model out of Legos to show where and how their snacks are made and show where and how the ingredients were obtained.

Registration Deadline:  July 2 and August 6, 2014 

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                  $125
 Location: 333 Mishoe Science Center 
 Registration

 

MindStorm Robotics Nature's Fury FIRST® LEGO® League | Rising 4th-8th grades | June 23-27, July 14-18, July 28-August 1 | 8 am -5 pm  

Are you looking for a program that will help your child learn how science, technology, engineering and math impact our everyday lives? Look no further! Come join us as we master awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. This is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them, and features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination.  The LEGO Mindstorm series kits contain software and hardware to create small, customizable and programmable robots.  These robots will perform various tasks from the FIRST® LEGO® League’s Nature Fury robotic competition.  Your child(ren) will design and build challenge solutions using LEGO elements. This program will allow students to develop skills in science, mathematics, technology and engineering.  Students will develop basic trouble-shooting, problem-solving and critical thinking, while promoting teamwork, cooperative learning and computer programming skills.

Registration Deadline:  June 18, July 9 and July 23, 2014 

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                  $125
Location: 335 Mishoe Science Center 
Registration

MindStorm Robotics Food Factors FIRST® LEGO® League | Rising 4th-8th grades  | July 7-11, August 11-15 |  8 am -5 pm 

Have you ever thought about how your food stays fresh, how your food is protected from microscopic attacks, where your food comes from and how it stays safe to eat, and who invented these things?  Here your child will investigate food and find one way to improve its safe delivery. He or she will use the LEGO Mindstorm series kit which contains software and hardware to create small, customizable and programmable robots.  These robots will perform various tasks from the FIRST® LEGO® League’s Food Factors robotic competition.  Your child(ren) will design and build challenge solutions using LEGO elements. This program will allow students to develop skills in science, mathematics, technology and engineering.  Students will develop basic trouble-shooting, problem-solving and critical thinking, while promoting teamwork, cooperative learning and computer programming skills.

Registration Deadline: July 2 and August 6, 2014

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                   $125
Location: 335 Mishoe Science Center 
Registration

 

MindStorm Robotics Senior Solutions FIRST® LEGO® League | Rising 4th-8th grades | June 9-13, July 21-25, August 4-8 |               8 am -5 pm  

Are you looking for a program that will help your child learn how science, technology, engineering and math impact our everyday lives?  Let’s start by investigating the last stage of growth, being a senior (60 years-plus). Seniors need and want the same things they did when they were young – the same things YOU want. They want to be: INDEPENDENT – to do what they want, when they want, the way they want (no matter where they live), ENGAGED – to feel needed and productive, and to have fun and CONNECTED – to have meaningful relationships with family and friends.  Campers will solve problems faced by seniors as they age.  Here your child and their robot will manage a mix of challenges and activities related to being independent, engaged or connected. The LEGO Mindstorm series kits contain software and hardware to create small, customizable and programmable robots.  These robots will perform various tasks from the FIRST® LEGO® League’s Senior Solutions robotic competition.  Your child(ren) will design and build challenge solutions using LEGO elements. This program will allow students to develop skills in science, mathematics, technology and engineering.  Students will develop basic trouble-shooting, problem-solving and critical thinking, while promoting teamwork, cooperative learning and computer programming skills.

Registration Deadline:   July 16 and July 30, 2014 

Teshenia Hughes
302.857.6824                                                                                  $125
Location: 335 Mishoe Science Center 
Registration