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2016 University of Kentucky, College of Arts & Sciences Summer Camps

The Kentucky Young Writers Summer Colony (English)
June 20-24

The Kentucky Young Writers Summer Colony is an intensive weeklong program held at the University of Kentucky, College of Arts & Sciences. The Colony is offering three program levels for students going into middle and high school. Level one will be for students going into grades 6-8 and level two will be for students going into grades 9-12. Level three is for those students that attended the 2015 KYWSC.

The Colony offers writers the space and time to read, write and engage serious writers from around the world. Lead by the distinguished faculty of the University of Kentucky’s Creative Writing Program, the Colony offers workshops in fiction, poetry and nonfiction.  Learn more about KYWSC >>

Camp LingoCats (Linguistics)
June 6-10

Camp LingoCats is an exciting adventure into the study of language. We will be learning new alphabets, exploring the history of old words, talking about the importance of language in our families and communities, performing experiments, playing games, making t-shirts, going on scavenger hunts, and much more. Registration for Camp LingoCats is OPEN. Come join the University of Kentucky Linguistics Program for a thrilling week of language study! Learn more about Camp LingoCats >>

MapCamp (Geography)
June 6-10, June 13-17 and June 20-24

A week long day camp with exercises in map making and outdoor geo-challenges. Attendees will participate in the ancient craft of cartography, build digital interactive maps to share with the world, and conduct campus treasure hunts with GPS-enabled mobile devices. Learn more about MapCamp >>

Philosophy Summer Camp (Philosophy) July 18 - 22

At Philosophy Camp, students will work together to think carefully about classic philosophical read-ings by engaging in counselor led reading groups and discussions. Students will write reflections every day in order to articulate their ideas and, with the help of the counseling staff, will revise their entries in an effort to develop well-formed arguments.

This camp is the chance to practice critical thinking and become more logical debaters and conversants. It's the chance to ask big questions like, "What are morals?" or "Why do we have society?" We will work together to think carefully about important philosophical ideas, both throughout history and in our world today. Learn more about Philosophy Camp >>

Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 14 - 17
Dates: July 18 - 22
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Video/Making Camp and Video/Game Camp (Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies)
June 20 - 24 (Video/Making Camp) and June 27 - July 1 (Video/Game Camp)

Video/Making Camp is a place for kids to learn about and explore their creativity with digital technology. Kids will expand their abilities and deepen their understanding about how digital video technology functions in the world around them while they make their own videos and tell stories and express ideas. Video/Game Camp is a place for kids to learn about and explore video games as a way to tell stories and express ideas. During this camp, kids will expand abilities and deepen their understanding about how video game technology functions in the world around them. Campers will play games, made videos about them, and create their own games. In both camps, they will also learn how to use rhetoric to communicate their ideas in effective and substantive ways.Click here for flyer. Learn more about Video Camp >>

Type of Camp: Day
Ages: 11 - 13
Dates: June 20 - 24 (Video/Making Camp) and June 27 - July 1 (Video/Game Camp)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Forms Required: Check with camp rep(s)

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