Enrollment Underway for Young Scholars Camps at Illinois Wesleyan

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Students in Associate Professor of Physics Thushara Perera's 2015 class work with liquid nitrogen. 

April 13, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Enrollment is underway for “IWU Young Scholars” summer camps for youth to be held on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University.

The full-day academic summer camps for students in fourth through ninth grade incorporate a liberal arts focus through hands-on activities and student-designed projects. Licensed teachers and Illinois Wesleyan faculty teach the camp classes, which are limited in size.

“IWU Young Scientists” is for students entering sixth, seventh, eighth or ninth grade, with the ninth grade slots a new addition for this year. The Elementary Camp “Inventions and Innovations” is for students entering fourth or fifth grade. Both camps offer hands-on classes where kids explore problems and design their own solutions through sessions in computer programming, 3D printing, chemistry, environmental studies, physics and biology. Both camps are set for July 5-14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. The $325 camp fee includes all materials and lunch each day in the IWU Dining Commons.

“IWU Young Artists in Theatre,” a performance and theatre camp June 20-30 for students entering sixth, seventh, eighth or ninth grade, is already full. Organizers encourage those who are interested to put their names on a waiting list.

Registration information is available at blogs.iwu.edu/youngscholars or by emailing youngscholars@iwu.edu.