TWU to host summer camps for kids

Two nurses working with a young boy in a speech, language and hearing summer camp.

March 8, 2018 Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Texas Woman’s University is hosting several camps during its 2018 summer semesters on the university’s Denton campus. Camps range from fashion and nutrition, to science and sports, and cater to ages preschool through college.

Arts and Science Camps

Creative Dance for Families: May 4-June 22
Fridays
10:15-11 a.m.
Cost: $80 (full 8 weeks)
Ages: Walking toddler to 3 years old
This camp provides a caring and fun environment to explore dance with your little one. Together, caregiver and child will explore rhythm, songs, movement games, gross motor learning and creative play to be used at home and in future dance classes. To register, pay for one child (parent is free). Siblings in this age range are welcome and receive a discounted registration. For more information, contact Ilana Morgan at 940-898-2003, imorgan@twu.edu. Online registration is available on the Community Dance Center website.

Wild Things! Summer Dance Camp: June 4-8
9 a.m. to noon
Cost: $175
Ages: 6-8 years old
Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s classic book, dancers explore the wilderness of their imaginations in this adventurous dance camp. Campers will explore how emotions are expressed through movement, learn a variety of dance styles, engage in team building exercises, have fun completing arts/craft projects and create a magical culminating dance performance. For more information, contact Ilana Morgan at 940-898-2003, imorgan@twu.edu. Online registration is available on the Community Dance Center website.

Broadway Mash-up! Summer Dance Camp: June 4-8
9 a.m. to noon
Cost: $175
Ages: 9-11 years old
Students will ignite their unique imaginations as they explore storytelling, character building and fundamental ballet, jazz and modern techniques. Students will dance to a variety of popular songs from Broadway musicals craft their own dances to these familiar tunes. For more information, contact Ilana Morgan at 940-898-2003, imorgan@twu.edu. Online registration is available on the Community Dance Center website.

Summer Weekly Teen/Adult Dance Classes: June 4-July 23
Beg./Int. Ballet/Modern: Monday 6-7 p.m.
Int./Adv. Ballet/Modern: Monday 7-8 p.m.
Cost: $80 (full 8 weeks), $15 (drop-in rate)
Enjoy a fusion of ballet and modern dance techniques in this class for teens and adults. While increasing strength and flexibility, students focus on expressive performance and use of dynamic movement qualities. For more information, contact Ilana Morgan at 940-898-2003, imorgan@twu.edu. Online registration is available on the Community Dance Center website.

Creative Dance for Preschoolers: June 6-August 1 (no class July 4)
Wednesdays
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Cost: $80 (full 8 weeks)
Ages: 3-5 years old
Students will explore the fundamentals of dance—spatial awareness, timing and rhythm, shapes and movement qualities—through creative and playful skill-building activities in this camp. The classes bring together song, movementand story through specially designed activities for preschoolers. For more information, contact Ilana Morgan at 940-898-2003, imorgan@twu.edu. Online registration is available on the Community Dance Center website.

Junior Fashion Design Camp: June 10-August 3
Camp Cost: $425 (early registration), $460 (after May 1)
Housing Cost: $350 (early bird housing rate through May 1), $375 (housing rate after May 1)
Ages: Preteen and teens
Girl and boy campers can choose from four different one-week camps that feature fun and educational themes for young fashion enthusiasts. For more information and to register, visit the 2018 Fashion Camps website.

Field to Fork, From the Sports Field to the Dinner Plate: June 18-21
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $300
Ages: 9-14 years old
Students will cook a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner while learning how to enhance physical activity and sports performance with nutrition. On the last day of camp, students get to play flag football with a former Dallas Cowboys football player. For more information, contact Angela Griffin, agriffin3@twu.edu, or register online.

Health in Action: July 16-17
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $175
Ages: 9-14 years old
Students interested in how to match nutrition to their own personal needs can apply to attend this camp. On Day One, you will participate in health and nutrition activities, including learning culinary techniques in the kitchen. Day Two will be a Chopped-style competition, where you get to show off what you learned the day before. For more information, contact Angela Griffin, agriffin3@twu.edu, or register online here.

TWU/Air Force Association (AFA) CyberCamp: June 18-22
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
Ages: Grade 9-12
Students will learn cybersecurity principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life through fun, hands-on activities. Registration ends May 4. For more information, email twu.cscamp@gmail.com or visit the TWU/AFA CyberCamp website.

Drum Major Academy®: July 5-9
Cost: $555
Band members wanting to improve their leadership, communication, conducting and teaching skills to become a stronger asset to their band programs should check out this camp. For more information and to register, visit the Drum Major Academy website.

Write Site Summer Writing Camp: July 16-19 & July 23-26
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $275
Ages: Grade 6-12
This camp explores genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, drama and poetry in a nurturing and inclusive environment. Daily lunches and camp shirt is included. For more information, email Jaclyn Kliman or engspfl@twu.edu

Speech, Language and Hearing Camps

Childhood Apraxia and Motor Planning (CHAMP) Camp: June 4-15
Cost: $250
The camp’s intensive therapy approach incorporates individualized motor learning and functional communication in play-based activities for children with motor planning challenges. It incorporates music, motor, and literacy activities in individual and group sessions as well as parent information meetings. For more information, contact Marisa Zamora Calderon, mzamoracalderon@twu.edu or coms@twu.edu

Language and Feeding with Friends: June 18-July 26
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cost: $250
Ages: Toddlers
LAFF is a group-feeding program for toddlers with sensory or motor-based feeding disorders. At LAFF, children play with a variety of foods of different textures, tastes and temperatures to increase sensory experiences and improve oral intake. For more information, contact Marisa Zamora Calderon, mzamoracalderon@twu.edu or coms@twu.edu

Preschool Language Camp (PLC): June 18-July 26
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $250
Ages: 3-5 years old
PLC is a fun camp for children that emphasizes language and social skills. The curriculum focuses on reinforcing and building upon basic speech and language skills. For more information, contact Marisa Zamora Calderon, mzamoracalderon@twu.edu or coms@twu.edu

Tools for Talking: June 18-July 26
Wednesdays and Fridays
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $250
This comprehensive therapy experience combines individual therapy with small/large group activities in a fun atmosphere. Children will learn strategies to improve their speech fluency, increase their confidence in talking and practice newly acquired skills with other children who stutter. Parents will also be involved in parent education sessions where you will learn ways you can help your child manage the challenges of stuttering and practice fluency-enhancing techniques. For more information, contact Marisa Zamora Calderon, mzamoracalderon@twu.edu or coms@twu.edu

Preschool Articulation and Language Services (PALS): July 18-26
Mondays and Wednesdays
8:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                             
Cost: $250
These sessions focus on speech instruction that includes phonological methods, sequential targeting of sounds patterns, phonological awareness activities and literacy-based curriculum. For more information, contact Marisa Zamora Calderon, mzamoracalderon@twu.edu or coms@twu.edu

Individual Therapy: July 18-26
Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $225
Ages: All ages
Slots are available for individual therapy for children and adults in the areas of speech disorders (including Apraxia, Articulation and Phonological Disorders), voice, fluency, language and literacy are available. All individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. For more information, contact Marisa Zamora Calderon, mzamoracalderon@twu.edu or coms@twu.edu

Assessments: Dates and times vary
Cost: Varies
Full assessments are available in all areas of hearing, speech and language including audiological, speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, auditory processing disorders, voice and fluency disorders. For more information, contact Marisa Zamora Calderon, mzamoracalderon@twu.edu or coms@twu.edu

Sports Camps

Pioneer Pride Dance Team, Summer Kids Dance Clinic: July 9-12
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $125
Ages: 4-completed 5th grade
Snack and a t-shirt are provided. Attire may be any colored leotard and leggings or gym clothes with jazz and ballet shoes being preferred but tennis/athletic shoes are acceptable. Be sure to bring a water bottle. For more information, contact Head Coach Allison Fields, afields2@twu.edu or call 940-898-2908.

TWU Volleyball Youth Skills Camp: July 14-15
Cost: $100
Ages: 9-14 years old
This girls camp will provide a challenging experience based on skill level. With the focus on all aspects of volleyball, training groups will ensure campers’ instruction is at their skill levels. This camp is a must for players of all levels trying to brush up on fundamentals or learn the game for the first time. For more information, contact Jeff Huebner, jhuebner@twu.edu or Jason McCown, jmccown1@twu.edu. Visit the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website to register.

TWU Mini Volleyball Camp: July 14-15
Cost: $100
Ages: 4-8 years old
The co-ed camp is designed for students wanting to learn about the fundamentals of volleyball as well as movement and athleticism training. TWU coaches guide students through age-appropriate learning tools to prepare the young athletes for long-term success in volleyball and sports. For more information, contact Jeff Huebner, jhuebner@twu.edu or Jason McCown, jmccown1@twu.edu. Visit the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website to register. 

TWU Volleyball Elite Position Camp: July 27-28
Cost: $200 commuters ($215 if registering after June 15), $215 resident ($275 if registering after June 15)
Ages: Grades 8-12
This volleyball camp is for girls with skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Campers will be given advanced skill training and development in position-specific groups. Setter training will cover footwork, set location, play sets, defense, emergency techniques and how to run an effective offense. Hitters will focus on footwork for attacking and transition, arm-swing mechanics, shot control and high-level attack training. In addition to positional groups, campers will be placed in small groups according to age, skill level and experience. For more information, contact Jeff Huebner, jhuebner@twu.edu or Jason McCown, jmccown1@twu.edu. Visit the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website to register.

TWU Gymnastics Instructional Camp: June 10-14
For more information, contact Lisa Bowerman, lbowerman@twu.edu, Stephen Hood, shood1@twu.edu, or Kristen Meyers, kmeyers@twu.edu. Registration information can be found on the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website.

TWU Gymnastics High Performance Camp: June 15-17
For more information, contact Lisa Bowerman, lbowerman@twu.edu, Stephen Hood, shood1@twu.edu, or Kristen Meyers, kmeyers@twu.edu. Registration information can be found on the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website.

Basketball 2018 Summer Camp | Session I: TBA
Ages: Grades K-5
For more information and registration visit the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website.

Basketball 2018 Summer Camp | Session II: TBA
Ages: Grades 6-12
For more information and registration visit the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website.

Basketball 2018 Elite Camp: TBA
Ages: Grades 9-12
For more information and registration visit the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website.

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