July 13-18, 2014
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) campus
Director: Dr. Lynda R. Wiest, Associate Professor of Education, UNR
Invited participants: Northern Nevada girls who will enter the seventh or eighth grade next fall; appropriate to girls of all abilities and backgrounds
Camper selection: Approximately 60 campers will be selected randomly from those who meet the application deadline. For the older camper group, first priority will go to return campers, second to previous applicants who did not attend the camp, and third to new applicants.
Location: University of Nevada, Reno campus. Instructional activities take place in the College of Education. Girls stay in campus residence halls and eat meals in the campus cafeteria.
Time frame: 5:30 p.m., Sun., July 13 (dorm check-in begins at 3:30 p.m.), to 3:15 p.m., Fri., July 18
Instructors: 1-2 teachers/professors/graduate students and 2 instructional assistants (teachers or undergraduate students) plus an experienced computer instructor per camper group of 30 girls
Instructional topics: geometry/spatial skills; problem solving/reasoning; computer/calculator use; data analysis and probability (younger group only); beginning algebra (older group only)
Instructional philosophy/approach: Campers will learn new material, and they will explore familiar topics conceptually and in greater depth.
Other information: Campers are supervised at all times. Parents are invited to attend some initial and final activities. The program website contains information and activities for program participants and their parents, as well as interested others. Most recent funding sources for this program are: UNR Regents Service Program; Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation; Newmont Mining Corporation; Barrick Gold of North America; EWB Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada; AAUW Reno Branch.
Cost: $450 per camper. Cost includes tuition, housing, meals and snacks, group recreation, camp t-shirt, math souvenir, and website activities. Scholarships are available to those with demonstrated financial need upon proof of free or reduced school lunch status. All campers might contact their schools for available scholarship funds or local businesses for possible sponsorship.
Application deadline: The application form on the back must be received by Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Questions: Contact the Program Assistant at (775) 682-7849 or firstname.lastname@example.org