ALBANY — The College of Saint Rose is running its 26th annual Summer Academy for Youth for students in grades six through ten.
The camp offers 60 classes in a variety of disciplines including math, science, art, technology, performing arts, history, writing, music, business and athletics. The focus is to provide fun and educational summer experiences in an effort to increase understanding in a given subject matter and to foster summer learning on a college campus.
Classes are not college level, but the goal is to provide key concepts and ideas related to the subject, while supplementing it with hands on activities, field trips and guest speakers. Material focuses on subjects and skills not commonly encountered in school and allows students the opportunity to delve into a new area of interest.
The instructors are either certified teachers, college professors or experts in the respective fields.
The camp is in its second week and there are three weeks left.
Notable classes for 2018 include screen printing, astronomy, mystery and crime writing, video production, sports team management, jamming and musical improvisation, environmental technology and sculpture.
“The mission of the Summer Academy is to provide students with a fun and educational experience in the summer months, and to get them excited about new areas of study,” said John Hunter, program director.
All classes are held on the College of Saint Rose campus at 432 Western Ave. The majority are held in classroom type settings but some may use theater spaces, recording studios, computer labs, TV studios or art space.
Lunch is part of the tuition for any student attending a full day of Summer Academy classes. All necessary supplies will be provided such as CDs, art supplies and computers. Students are welcome to bring a notebook and writing utensils if they desire.
Visit www.strose.edu/summer to view a complete list of classes or to register online. Last-minute registrations are welcome.
Call (518) 454-5144 for more information.