TWU to host summer camps for kids

TWU student helping a child stir food on a stove.

Hannah Hogg, a TWU senior majoring in nutrition - dietetics, helped campers cook internationally-themed food as part of the Around the World in Five Days Culinary Camp held in July 2016. Photo by Michael Modecki

Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Texas Woman’s University is hosting several camps during its 2017 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

Summer Weekly Teen/Adult Dance Classes: June 7-July 26 
Wednesdays
6-7 p.m.: Beginning/intermediate ballet and modern
7-8 p.m.: Intermediate/advanced ballet and modern
Cost: 8 classes - $80 | Drop-in rate: $15
Enjoy a fusion of ballet and modern technique as you learn dynamic choreography to the exciting rhythms of live music. 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 on the Community Dance Center website.

Fashion Camps: June 12-July 28 
Cost: $425 (early registration), $460 (after May 1)
There are four different camps designed for teen and preteen girls and boys, featuring fun and educational themes for young fashion enthusiasts. For more information and to register, visit the 2017 Fashion Camps website.

W4STEM Camp (Women for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics): June 18-23
This camp has been cancelled.
For more information, contact Cathy Banks at cbanks@twu.edu or visit the W4STEM website.

TWU Summer Nutrition Culinary Camp: June 19-23
Cost: $395
Students will learn culinary nutrition practices while cooking food representative of regions across the United States. For more information and to register, visit the nutrition and food sciences department website.

Dance Camps: June 19-30
9:30 a.m. - noon
Cost: $210/week ($10 discount for TWU faculty and staff using coupon code Summer10)
Students ages 6-11 will learn a variety of dance styles, engage in fun crafts, and work as a team to prepare a magical culminating performance. Each week has a theme based on well-known literature and stories. This year's themes are The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Fairy Tales. For more information and to register visit the Community Dance Center website.

TWU/Air Force Association (AFA) CyberCamp: June 19-23
Cost: Free to accepted participants
Students entering grades 9-12 can apply to attend this camp where they will participate learn, through fun, hands-on activities, cybersecurity principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life. Registration ends May 9. For more information visit the TWU/AFA CyberCamp website.

Drum Major Academy®: July 5-9
Band members who want to improve their leadership, communication, conducting and teaching skills to become a stronger asset to their band programs should check out this camp. Registration closes June 21. For more information and to register, visit the Drum Major Academy website.

Write Site Summer Writing Camp: July 10-20
Cost: $275
This camp, offered for students grades 6-12, emphasizes the writing process in a nonjudgmental and inclusive environment. Registration closes July 1. Register using the online Write Site Camp form.

Speech, Language and Hearing Camps

Mommy and Me Playgroup Camp: June 12-30
9:30-11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
Cost: Free
Parent-coaching and sensory experiences for preschoolers and kindergartners will be integrated into activities targeting listening, language and speech. For more information and to register, email swainscott@twu.edu or call 940-898-2470.

Preschool Articulation and Language Services: June 12 – July 21
8:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
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, call 940-898-2027 or email coms@twu.edu.

Computing in Deaf Education: June 12-16
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE!
This five-day camp for deaf and hearing impaired youths ages 11-16 will introduce computer science and coding. No prior knowledge is required. By the end of the camp, students will have the ability to manipulate basic coding and computer programming. Register online using this online form. For more information, contact Chad E. Smith, PhD at csmith17@twu.edu.

Language Explorers Camp: June 13-30
9 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cost: Free
This camp will integrate language and learning into dramatic play, shared reading, music and movement and hands-on science projects. For more information and to register, call 940-898-2470 or email swainscott@twu.edu.

Preschool Language Camp: June 13-20
10-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cost: $250
Children 3-5 years old are invited to this camp which focuses on reinforcing and building upon basic speech and language skills. For more information call 940-898-2027 or email coms@twu.edu.

Language and Feeding with Friends: June 13-20
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cost: $250 
Children will play with a variety of food textures, tastes and temperatures to increase sensory experiences and improve oral intake. For more information, call 940-898-2027 or email coms@twu.edu.

Childhood Apraxia and Motor Planning (CHAMP) Camp: July 24-August 4 (weekdays only)
8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 3-6, and 12:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 6-11
Cost: $250
Appointment-only pre-testing for this camp will be held on July 21, with post-testing on August 4. Both are included in the camp price. The camp’s intensive therapy approach incorporates motor learning and functional communication in play-based and real-world activities. For more information, call 940-898-2027 or email coms@twu.edu.

Sports Camps

TWU Gymnastics Camp: June 16-18 
Cost: $295 resident, $275 commuter
This high-performance camp is structured for upper level competitive girls ages 13-18. For more information and to register, visit the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website.

TWU Soccer Elite Camp: July 21-24
Cost: $400 resident, $350 commuter
Players will sharpen their competitive edge and train like college athletes at this camp designed for female soccer players ages 14 and up. For more information and to register, contact Megan Matteck at 940-898-2884 or mbibilone@twu.edu or visit the TWU Athletics Camps and Clinics website.

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940-898-3252
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