University summer camps add to the fun of the season

Multiple summer camps offered through the University give students a chance to pursue their interests

Girls at the Northern Nevada Girls Math and Technology Camp are working on an activity.

Every summer hundreds of students descend upon campus for a variety of summer camps offered through the University of Nevada, Reno. Camps cover a variety of age groups and interests, and they all offer an opportunity for personal growth. Here's a high-level roundup of the camps taking place:

Two girls work together at an engineering camp

Two girls work together at an engineering camp

  • The Davidson THINK Summer Institute is an opportunity for an academically challenging summer experience. In this three-week program for gifted students from ages 13-16 students earn six transferable summer credits and enjoy social activities including field trips and games in the evenings.
  • Kids University holds several week-long camps for kids grades two to eight. The camps integrate STEAM topics (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Participants in the program learn through fun activities that increase knowledge. Summer camps include a 3-D Modeling Workshop, Mad Science and Kids U Games.
  • Lake Tahoe Music Camp is designed for those interested in music. The camp is held July 2-8 and ranges from middle school students through high school. Campers receive group instruction and private lessons from northern Nevada music educators and attend rehearsals, concerts and clinics while enjoying the beautiful Tahoe campground.
  • Northern Nevada Girls Math and Technology nurtures and strengthens young girls' interest in mathematics and technology. Participants are given resources to enhance their academic and everyday lives. This is a residential camp that is five days long and accepts girls from all different backgrounds.
  • The Nevada Boys State and Nevada Girls State are two separate camps sponsored by the Nevada Department of the American Legion and are week-long orientations held at the University. The camps introduce high school boys and girls to Nevada leadership and government and are meant to produce civic engagement and awareness as a citizen.
  • Women into Computer Science and Engineering (WICSE) encourages and supports women who want to pursue a career in Computer Science and Engineering. This five-day camp prepares young women for college through seminars on academic success, advice from undergraduate computer science mentors and more.
  • For those who want to focus on sports, a variety of 2017 Wolf Pack Camps are being held. There are 11 different camps that include baseball, cross-country running, cheer, volleyball and more. Each sport has several camp times to choose from and different options for various age groups. Wolf Pack Camps provide participants the opportunity to increase physical activity and skill in a desired sport.
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