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Girls Plus Math campers have fun with visible geometry at the Summer 2013 event.
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Physics Chair Mark Boley assists science campers with data collection from electronic circuits at Discovering the World Through Science last summer.
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Youth Enrichment Programs Offered at WIU

April 4, 2014

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MACOMB, IL - - This summer area youth will have the opportunity to explore some of their interests in depth at Western Illinois University. WIU will offer students from fourth grade through high school a hands-on learning experience through numerous youth summer camps, Discovering the World Through Science, Art for Gifted and Talented Students, Adventures in Filmmaking and Girls Plus Math, in June and July.

Discovering the World Through Science – June 8-13
Western Illinois University's College of Arts and Sciences will offer students completing their freshman, sophomore or junior years of high school the opportunity to explore geology, physics, nursing, meteorology, neuroscience, chemistry and biology in a hands-on learning environment. The week will conclude with an overnight field trip to WIU's Kibbe Field Station along the Mississippi River. The $475 registration fee will include lodging in Olson Hall, meals, equipment use and recreational activities.

Art for Gifted and Talented Students –Session one: June 15-20, grades 4-6 and Session two: June 22-27, grades 6-8
Both sessions of Art for Gifted and Talented Students will offer hands-on instruction in painting, drawing, airbrush, 3D design and computer art under the guidance of WIU art faculty, local artists and their assistants. Afternoon recreational activities will include swimming, movies, games and a cook-out. The $445 residential fee will include lodging, meals, equipment use and recreational activities; the commuter fee is $395.

Adventures in Filmmaking – July 13-18
Under the guidance of WIU Associate Director of University Television and experienced filmmaker Mark Dial, students will have the chance to act, write, direct, shoot and edit their own short films. The summer camp is open to high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Registration is $525 and includes lodging, meals, equipment use and recreational activities.

Girls Plus Math – July 20-25
Open for girls ages 11-13, math camp offers participants the opportunity to explore math concepts, estimation, tessellations, web page creation, calculator activities and critical thinking. Registration is $499 and includes lodging at Horn Field, meals, equipment use and recreational activities.

To register, or for more information, contact the WIU Non-Credit Programs office at (309) 298-1911 or visit

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