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BUSINESS

Camp Wall Street 101

Grades 5-8  and  9-12 | August 5-9 | 9 am - 3 pm 

A day camp for middle and high school students with an interest in finance and the stock market, Camp Wall Street 101 will be held primarily in DSU’s state-of-the-art Financial Network Trading Room, which replicates a real-world trading experience and functions as a laboratory and classroom. Students will learn the basics about financial management from financial professionals, compete for prizes and awards, and take part in a field trip to enhance their experience. Transportation will be provided. Some scholarships are available. Lunch and snacks are provided daily. This program is sponsored by Bank of America.

Lillie Crawford  |  302.857.6970  |  Cost $100 | Register

Junior Entrepreneurs in Training (JET) Program

Grades  5-8  | July 22- August 2 | 9 a.m - 3 p.m.

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 DSU teaches entrepreneurship to youth in a fun and exciting summer camp. Students will participate in hands-on activities and a competition to spark their creativity and learn how to think like an entrepreneur, create a business plan, act upon a dream and be their own boss.

Lillie Crawford  |  302.857.6970  |  Cost $150 | Register

Science

Oscar One Week mathematics & physics enrichment program

Grade Rising 9-12 | Jul 8-12 | Jul - 15-19 | 1 pm - 4 pm 

The OSCAR one week Summer Mathematics and Physics Enrichment Program is a program for rising 9th through 12th graders. The participants will take part in hands on mathematics and physics activities and learn the science associated with the activity. The goal of the program is to get the participants excited about mathematics and Physics and to boost their confidence in their ability to do well in physics and mathematics.

Criteria for participating in our program: Interest: Physics, Pre-Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Chemistry ,Rising Junior or Senior, 3.0 G.P. A. or higher, U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Jacquelyn Jones  | jjones [at] desu.edu |  302.857.6650 | http://oscar.desu.edu |  Application Deadline: May 4, 2019   

Oscar One Week mathematics & physics enrichment program

Grade: Rising 7th, 8th & 9th | Jun 24-28 | Jul 8-12 | July 15-19 | 8 am - 12 pm  

The OSCAR one week Summer Mathematics and Physics Enrichment Program is a program for rising 7th thru 9th graders. The participants will take part in hands on mathematics and physics activities and learn the science associated with the activity. The goal of the program is to get the participants excited about mathematics and Physics and to boost their confidence in their ability to do well in physics and mathematics.

Jacquelyn Jones  | jjones [at] desu.edu |  302.857.6650 | http://oscar.desu.edu |  Application Deadline: : May 4, 2019  

DSU Summer Food Biotechnology Camp for High School Students

Grades 8-11 | July 8-12 and August 5-9 | 9 am to 4 pm

The Summer Food Biotechnology Camp is an exciting STEM program available at DSU.  It offers high school students (including current 8th graders) the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience at the college level in the Food Science Program at DSU.

This summer camp will give students a chance to explore the food science major and techniques used; which they might otherwise have limited exposure to.  Participants will learn experiments and techniques including: extracting DNA from food, bacterial cultivation, and other exciting things.

Contact Dr. Jung L. Lee, jlee [at] desu.edu or Jessica Dezell, jdezell [at] desu.edu | Cost $50 (lunch, lab supplies, and souvenir all included)

For more information please visit https://www.desu.edu/events/2019/07/08/dsu-food-biotechnology-summer-camp-high-school-students

Verizon Innovative Learning

Grades 6–8 | Jul 8-Jul 26 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Delaware State University and Verizon are preparing the next generation for a future filled with opportunities. We are offering a free program to engage minority males in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Through the program, boys will get hands-on, immersive learning of design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality and social entrepreneurship.  Lunch and transportation will be provided for the summer camp.  Hands-on and interactive program, with mentoring and field trips.  The programs begins with the summer camp and continues as one Saturday per month throughout the school year.

Vaughn Hopkins | vil [at] desu.edu | 302.857.6822  |  Cost - Free  |  Registration  

 

Summer Fashion Camp (Registration Closed)

Grades 6–12 | Jul 8-Jul 12 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Summer Fashion Camp is designed to help middle school and high school students learn about the textile and apparel industry. Some of the activities offered at the camp include sewing projects, applying dye on fabrics, creating a visual display, and more!

Virginia Rolling |  vrolling [at] desu.edu | 302.857.6442  |  Cost –free | Registration

 

Technology

Virtual & Augmented Reality 3D, VR & AR creation

Ages 12-17 | June 24-28 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Students learn to use a virtual reality and augmented reality creation tool, experiment with basic 3D modeling and develop their spatial skills.

Location: DSU Training and Technology Center  | dttc [at] desu.edu |  302.857.7736 |  Cost $100 | Registration | For More Information

DSU’s Hornets YOUTH ENRICHMENT Camps and programs  (registration Opens February 1, 2019) 

**Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date**

Coding for Girls

Grades 4–8: June 24-28 | Grades 9-12: July 22-26 |  8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Girls will learn about problem solving and persistence.  Girls take on complex problems and break them down into manageable small grouping parts.  The activities provide organizational, innovative mindset and leadership skills. Girls will learn how to approach a problem clearly and concisely with logical and computational concepts.  These tools will benefit your daughter in school and throughout her experiences in life.  Learning to code is an exciting challenge and will lead to a path of discovery while solving problems and building confidence.

 Michelle Walker | hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007 | Cost $200 | Registration

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date.    

Chemistry for Kids

Grades 2–5 |  Jun 17-21 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

At “Chemistry for Kids,” children will learn about chemistry with a twist of fun and a dose of discovery! This week long 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 DSU. A staff of experienced chemistry instructors will supervise campers in small groups. Campers will have opportunities to learn about chemical elements, the 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!

 Michelle Walker |  hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007|  Cost $200  |     Registration | Payment  Plan option information  Call 302.857.7007

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date

Culinary Arts in the Hospitality Industry

Grades 6–8 | June 10-14 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

The goal of this Hospitality and Tourism Management summer program for middle schoolers is to expose students through hands-on activities 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 china ware, based on restaurant themes; explore back of house restaurant operations, to include design, equipment and setup; conduct cost analysis of food pricing; and design and set up a culinary cuisine for a family of four.

 Michelle Walker |  hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007 |  Cost $200  | Registration | Payment Plan option information  Call 302.857.7007

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date

DSU Forensic Science & Law

Grades 9-12 |Jul 15-19 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Are you interested in a career in forensic science or law? Our camp will introduce teenagers to these fields. Guest speakers will include a former criminal investigator, attorney and forensic scientist, with interactive activities including crime

scene investigation and processing and a mock trial.

Michelle Walker |  hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007 |  Cost $200  | Registration | Payment Plan option information  Call 302.857.7007

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date.

Hornets Junior Counselor Student leadership training (SLT) (CLOSED)

Ages 13-15 |  Jun 10- Aug 16 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Looking for a meaningful summer experience? The Hornets Youth Enrichment’s Junior Counselor Student Leadership Training program will show your child “What It Is Like To Be A Camp Counselor.” This is a great opportunity for teenagers to develop leadership and communication skills while serving as a positive role model to young campers. Under the supervision and direction of an experienced staff mentor, the Junior Counselors will learn how to interact with campers, assist with activities, conduct themselves in a professional manner and learn general administrative duties that are involved in the operations of a summer camp program. The programs will run for eight (8) weeks. Each applicant must write a one page essay on why he or she would like to participate in this program and will be interviewed by the staff mentor. Two participants will be chosen.

Michelle Walker |  hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007|  Cost $ 250  |  Payment Plan option information  Call 302.857.7007   | More Information |  

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date

Filmmakers in the making

Grades 5-8 | June 17-21 | Aug 12-16 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

September Tenth Arts Filmmakers Workshop is now available for the first time. Aspiring young filmmakers can experience the best of independent filmmaking, writing, producing, directing and more through September Tenth Arts Filmmakers innovative platform.  This unique platform is specifically designed for young filmmakers.

Under the direction of Allen Joseph Johnson, writer, director and producer at September Tenth Films, middle and high school students will learn essential filmmaking skills through class and field directed projects.  Inspired by lectures and daily production exercises over an intensive one-week course, students will develop writing, directing, shooting, and editing skills resulting in the production of their own short film.  Mr. Johnson has built an educational experience which allows the student an opportunity to take part in a new form of creative-learning community that is, indeed, the next generation of filmmaking education.

Be among the first to experience September Tenth Arts longstanding commitment to visual storytelling in a state-of-the-art digital environment and start your journey toward becoming a filmmaker.

Michelle Walker | hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007 | Cost $200 | Registration

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date.

Legos! Legos! Legos!

Grades K–3 | Jul 8-12 | Jul 22-26 |8 a.m.–5 p.m.  Wilmington site: | Jul 15-19 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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 learn to design and build solutions using LEGO elements. 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 build simple machines using gears, pulleys, levers, switches and cranks. Each week they will tackle a different problem or challenge. They will display their creativity as they work together as a team to research and build models that solve problems engineers and scientists face every day.

Michelle Walker |  hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007 |  Cost $200  |  Registration | Payment Plan option information  Call 302.857.7007 |  

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date

MindStorm Robotics

Grades 4–8 | June 10 - 14 | July 29 - Aug 2|  Aug 5-9 |  8 a.m.–5 p.m.   

Do you want to give your child a jump-start on a high paying, fun career in the future, all while they are having fun? The LEGO Mindstorms Camp is a perfect way to do just that. The LEGO Mindstorms series kits contain software and hardware to create small, customizable and programmable robots. 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.

Michelle Walker |  hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007  |  Cost $200  |   Registration | Payment Plan option information  Call 302.857.7007  |  

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date

Renewable Energy

Middle School |Grades 6–8  |  June 24-28 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

High School | Grades 9–12 |July 8-12  |  8 a.m.–5 p.m

In this one-week future scientist preparation summer camp, participants will explore the science, applications and research activities of various forms of renewable energy. Each camp day the campers will learn the concepts and the principles behind renewable energy generation and utilization, design and make renewable energy machines, and visit field renewable energy facilities.

The thematic topics of the renewable energy camp are as follows:

  1. Energy, work, heat and temperature
  2. Renewable energy and sustainability
  3. Solar energy utilization
  4. Windmill and hydropower
  5. Geothermal energy exploitation
  6. Biofuel production and application

 Michelle Walker |  hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007 |  Cost $200  | Registration  |  Payment Plan option information  Call 302.857.7007

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date

Tour and Explore the Global Shores Camp

Grades 5–8 | Aug 5-9 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Office of International Affairs is delighted to introduce the first year of a unique camp, “Tour and Explore the Global Shores.”  For five days, this cultural camp will introduce children to world cultures with a week of stories, music, crafts, games, snacks, and special guests from other countries and cultures. Campers will focus on cultural/language immersion, experiential learning, and making meaningful connections across national, linguistic and cultural borders through activities. They will also be able to explore their feelings in a supportive environment. Campers will “visit” a different country each day, create their own travel scrapbooks, receive a passport and a Tour & Explore the Global Shores T-shirt. Campers will practice tai chi, discuss books, play Don Quixote, try their skills at Korean brush painting, explore German holidays, and much, much more!

Participation in this camp will expose youth to become well-informed global leaders and citizens, travel and outdoor adventure, and an interest in studying abroad as early as in high school and in college.

The camp will culminate with PowerPoint presentations from campers on their favorite country.

 Michelle Walker |  hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007 |  Cost $200  |  Registration |  Payment Plan option information  Call 302.857.7007

Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date

Youthful Essence Natural Skin Care Product Creations 

Grades 6–8 | Jul 15-19 | Jul 29-Aug 2 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Campers will establish a business by creating a natural skin care product line. You will witness your child transform into a scientist as they begin to mix a variety of natural ingredients together to create a new product. The campers will control every aspect of the skin care line from marketing to packaging. Logos and labels will be created by the students for the finished products. They will become educated on how chemicals affect the largest organ of the body, “the skin,” and obtain an understanding of why there is growing awareness of the hazards everyday skin care can cause. Due to allergy issues, parents will be supplied with a complete list of all the natural ingredients that will be used during this week of camp.

  Michelle Walker |  hyescamp [at] desu.edu | 302.857.7007 |  Cost $200  |  Registration |  Payment Plan option information  Call 302.857.7007  

*Registration deadlines for all camps are two weeks prior to camp start date*