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The WIU Office of Study Abroad and Outreach has released its camp schedule for Summer 2018.
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WIU Announces Summer Camp Schedule

February 27, 2018

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MACOMB, IL -- From "flying" on broomsticks to fishing in the Mississippi River, Western Illinois University's summer camps are a wonderful experience for youth of all ages.

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach, WIU has a variety of options to draw in kids from the region, state and even country. This summer three new programs will be introduced to a line-up of past favorites.

Summer will kick off with a new initiative entitled "Cosplay Camp: Creating Your Character," and "The Amazing World of Agriculture," now in its second year. Followed by an all-time favorite "Art: Colorful Minds and Creative Hands," another second-year program, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigations," led by WIU's School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration director, and the highly popular "Exploring Harry Potter."

July dives into a weeklong, hands-on program with "Discovering the World Through Science." For the first time since this program's conception, it will be held later in the summer. This camp takes students to the Kibbe Field Station, located in Hamilton, IL, for a day on the Mississippi River.

Another new summer camp program includes a chance for campers to be immersed in the culture of various Latin American countries while attending "Culture Camp: Passport to Latin America." The camp will travel across the Latin American region through food, art, music, geography and language.

The summer camp schedule will wrap up with a second session of art camp for sixth through eighth graders, the long running "Girls Plus Math" and "TechVenturing: Design, Create, and Sell!"

Programs span the entire months of June and July, for youth in grades 4-12, and are either commuter or residential programs.

For full program information, visit the summer camp website at or call (309) 298-1911.

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