Summer Youth Camps

Acting Camp

June 23-27, 2014

An intensive week of actor training for teens ages 13-18 at the WVU Creative Arts Center with WVU faculty and guest artists. Classes and workshops in acting including scenes, monologues, make-up, voice and movement, and stage combat.

Dance Academy

Young Academy: June 16-20, 2014

Teen Academy: June 15-21, 2014

Design Camp

Design Camp

July 27-31, 2014

This summer program is open to all high school students that wish to develop their creativity & design skills. Explore the principles and elements of design through photography, sketching, and painting. Daily interaction with faculty in Interior Design, Fashion Design and Merchandising, and Design Studies. Have fun with like-minded peers while getting acquainted with WVU & the surrounding community.

Engineering Challenge Camps

Growing Roots in "STEM" All-Female High School Camp: July 6-11, 2014

The second annual, all-female camp for high school students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics fields. The camp will have an engineering focus, but will also demonstrate how a career in engineering can be tied into forensics, pharmaceuticals, beauty product development, design and architecture, etc.

Middle School "Exploration Camp": July 7-11, 2014

Are you curious about the final frontiers? Does space pique your interest? Do you wonder how we can explore the depths of the ocean? It sounds like you might be an explorer. Join us as we explore the impact of engineering on solving life's mysteries. We will examine the engineering behind space shuttles, submarines, and technology that keeps humans alive, while allowing campers to participate in hands-on experiments, games, and competitions.

Sustainability Co-ed High School Camp: July 13-18, 2014

Are you a high school student that wants to help solve energy problems? Do you want to create technologies that are more sustainable? Do you like to think outside of the box to solve problems? Each day, campers will be tasked with solving engineering related challenges that will encourage them to work hands-on, in teams to use creativity to find unique solutions to real-world problems. Campers will participate in activities such as creating a solar-powered pizza oven, using human-generated energy to power a blender and a light bulb, creating wind mills and measuring how much energy is produced, creating slow sand filters to purify water, and creating a solar cell. During the evenings, our overnight campers will participate in fun, team-building activities such as a challenge course, bowling tournament, campus-wide scavenger hunt, and ice cream socials. Overnight campers will have the opportunity to spend the night in actual WVU dormitories.

"Engineering in Action" Co-Ed High School Camp: July 20-25, 2014

Are you a high school student who likes sports and adventures? If so, this is the camp for you! We will be investigating the science and engineering behind zip-lining, cycling, and sports equipment design. Each day, campers will be tasked with solving engineering related challenges that will encourage them to work hands-on, in teams to use creativity to find unique solutions to real-world problems. During the evenings, our overnight campers will participate in fun, team-building activities such as a challenge course, bowling tournament, campus-wide scavenger hunt, and ice cream socials. Overnight campers will have the opportunity to spend the night in actual WVU dormitories.

Elementary Day Camps: July 28-Aug 1

We will be running our first annual elementary Engineering Challenge day camps. We will host a camp for students entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a separate camp for students entering 4th and 5th grade from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Each day will have a different theme, and campers can choose which days to attend. Elementary Day Camp Themes Monday, July 28- "Up, Up and Away Day" (aerospace theme) Tuesday, July 29- "Beam" Me Up Day (civil engineering theme) Wednesday, July 30- "re-ACTION Day" (chemical engineering theme) Thursday, July 31- "Get Connected Day" (electrical engineering theme) Friday, August 1- "Move it, Move it Day" (mechanical engineering theme) Snacks will be provided throughout the day at these camps, but lunch will not be provided.

Music Camps

Music Festival, girl playing piano

Community Music Program

The program provides a comprehensive program of musical training for the amateur performer, enlightened listener, and professional musician. Music education enhances creativity, discipline, communication and self-esteem for all ages. Classes in music start as young as babies.

Keyboard Festival and Competition: June 23-27, 2014

Intersection of Jazz and Classical Music: – the only festival of its kind, offers outstanding artists, teachers, workshops, concerts, panel discussions, competitions and more.

Percussion Camp: June 16-20, 2014

Camp will include daily workshops and clinics, solo performances by guest artists, percussion ensemble performances for everyone, and much more. Guest Artists includes Travis Nestor, Kevin Zachiewicz, George Willis and Kris Grant. Registration is available for ages 14 through 21 only. Housing/food fee will be paid upon checking in to the camp.

International Flute Symposium: July 16-20, 2014