College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Students will have the opportunity to learn about the construction, design and programming of the LEGO MINDSTORMS® robots. Through a series of hands on training missions, students will learn how to navigate their robot using light, distance and touch sensors to solve increasingly complex problems. The week will end with teams of students competing in a STEM-based competition similar to what they might experience competing in a FIRST LEGO League. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch except on Thursday.
8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. daily
Ages: 10-14 years
Main Camp Objectives:
- Mechanical construction:
- Complete construction of a functioning mini-sumo robot. These are autonomous vehicles, designed each to push an opponent off of a 30" circular arena.
- Computer programming (IsoMax Forth language) permitted and encouraged, but not required.
- All necessary code for effective functioning of the sumo will be provided.
- Students with a special interest in code often make significant contributions to the camp through code development and exploration.
The camp culminates with a public mini-sumo robot competition, to which parents are invited.
Ages: Rising eighth grade through rising high school juniors
Cost: $345. Add about $200 for the residential option
Four-week program culminating in six public performances of the well loved tale Jack and the Beanstalk. Registration includes script, costume, and two tickets to a performance. Rehearsal times varied.
Ages: must be going into the 4th grade by fall 2013
A one-week workshop (June 17-21) for high school students (students entering grades 9-12) that allows students to get a hands-on experience with the tools of biotechnology. Students will isolate DNA, analyze it and understand how these techniques are used in gathering DNA evidence from a crime scene. Other topics include a project that asks how microbes cause disease, food safety and understanding the role of biotechnology in the production of energy. Field trips are included. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and scholarships are available. Cost of the camp is $200 which includes lunch at UNI.
Camp Multimedia (CMM) promotes digital skills and project-based learning. The camp limit of 30 students ensures plenty of one-on-one instruction. Students create their own interactive, integrated media projects with guidance and demonstrations from our exceptional instructors and teaching assistants. Students leave CMM with a professional project, new friendships, and the confidence to continue creating. Individual areas of focus this year are scheduled to include Animation, Video Podcasting, Video Game Design and Advanced Video Game Design. Limited scholarships anticipated to be available.
8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. each day.
Ages: 12 - 15 (students going in to 6th grade through students leaving 9th grade)
Cost: $249 ($199 if paid by May 30)
Jazz Camp Curriculum
- Combo Rehearsals: Rehearse with your combo twice a day.
- Instrumental Master Classes: Group instructions on your instrument, provided by a working professional.
- Theory and Improvisation (taught in three levels):
- Level I: Focus on key signatures, scales and chord spelling
- Level II: Concentrate on chord extensions, harmonic analysis and basic chord substitution
- Level III: Tailored to meet the needs of advanced students enrolled (small section)
- Ear Training and Transcription: Activities such as interval and chord identification, transcription and guided listening
- Faculty and Student Concerts
- Jam Sessions
- Recreational Activities and much more!
Ages: High school students, those going into 10th grade and above
Cost: Resident Camper - $500 if postmarked by May 1; $535 after May 1
"Smart Art" students will gain appreciation for their outdoor environment by spending time outside and creating works of art from natural debris. The advantages and disadvantages of recycling waste materials and the impact human excess has on the environment will be addressed by looking at contemporary artists who are using their own work as calls to action. Students will also have the opportunity to create a large, collaborative work using materials that would otherwise be discarded but have instead been collected through the Iowa Waste Exchange (a website that helps to distribute miscellaneous factory remnants). By using their creativity and innovation all students will have the opportunity to "upcycle" garbage and everyday objects into something that has both visual impact and a positive impact on their community.
noon- 4 p.m. daily
Ages: entering 10-12th grades
UNI CMS Camp Musicmania is a multifaceted music and arts camp whose primary purpose is to provide fun and innovative activities that will engage campers in the excitement of exploring singing, dancing, drumming, Orff activities, drama, art, and the Camp Musical Theme "BONES" ! Although the theme of the camp will be "Bones", the production and performance of the actual Musical will be for the older age division (4th-9th grades). The younger age division (K-3rd) will enjoy age appropriate activities that incorporate the same theme... but will have their own parent performance to showcase their talents and share their camp activities. The two separate Age Division performances will be given on Friday. Instructors include UNI Faculty, UNI music, drama, and art education majors, and area music, drama, and art educators. Limited Scholarship monies are available. Early registration is strongly recommended. Registration Deadline: June 1, 2013
Cost: K-3 $75. 4-9 $95. Cost includes Camp T-shirt and snacks.
North Star Community Services' Inclusive Community Theatre presents "Peter Pan." The play features actors of all abilities who have come together to build sets, make costumes and produce a quality full length musical.
The UNI Suzuki School will offer their spring honors recital. This event is free and open to the public.