East Tennessee State University
Office of Professional Development
PO Box 70559
Johnson City, TN 37614
2013 Renaissance Child Spring Enrichment
Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.
Renaissance Child Science Discovery Camp- A Journey to the center of the Earth and beyond! June 1-5 Ages 6-12
Campers will have the opportunity to discover the wonderful world of Earth Science with an emphasis on Geology. They will learn about land formations, rocks, minerals, crystals, fossils, and much more. Volcanoes will be exploding, the earth will be quaking, quicksand will be encountered, and rocks will be made and eaten! Field Trip: Bristol Caverns and Cooper's Gem Mine
Renaissance Child Challenge Camp New!!! June 15 -19 Ages 6-11
Campers will use their problem solving skills, scientific know-how, and imagination as they participate in a variety of creative hands-on activities. One day they may find themselves marooned on a deserted island where they have to develop a water filtration system and a boat. They will also make super bouncy polymer balls and take part in other science and art activities. In addition, campers will participate in some outdoor challenges (Renaissance Camp Olympics, wall climbing, designing an obstacle course, an outdoor adventure are all possibilities.) such as an uncharted island where they will need to design a water filtration system and a boat.
Renaissance Child Exploration Camp June 8-12 Ages 6-11
During this camp we will be exploring the fields of science, technology, and the arts. The Renaissance Camp explorers will discover the principles behind some cool chemical reactions, learn some fun physics facts, and study wildlife biology. The campers will also have the opportunity to express their unique creative styles as they take part in a variety of arts and crafts projects and write stories in the computer lab. Field trip to Bay's Mountain Park
Renaissance Child Invention Convention--Tinkering with Toys June 22-26 Ages 6-11
The campers will begin their convention with a visit to "Leo's toy box." They will be introduced to some of the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci and make a marshmallow catapult and other Da Vinci inventions. Our young inventors will then design and make their own toys and games out of recycled items. It may appear to be child's play, but there will be a lot of physics and engineering going on! The Renaissance Camp inventors' toys will be on display at the "Invention Convention Trade Show" at the end of camp on Friday afternoon.
Renaissance Child Imagination Station July 6-10 Ages 6-11
This camp is the place to come to let your imagination run wild and to dream big dreams! Everyone has a story to tell; the campers will be encouraged to tell, write, and illustrate theirs. They will participate in group activities that will develop creative drama techniques and stretch their imaginations. They will make art projects to help bring their tale to life. The campers will also participate in some of the Renaissance Camp's crazy science experiments; it takes a big dreamer to become a "mad" scientist! The week will culminate with the in the "Imagination Extravaganza" for family and friends. Field Trip to Barter Theater to see "Mary Poppins" on July 8 Imagination Station Extravaganza, Friday, July 10, at 5:00 Renaissance Child Investigation Camp--
Super Sleuths! New!!! July 13 -17 Ages 6-11
Who, what, when, where, why, and how? The Renaissance Camp Super Sleuths will be on the trail to find the answers! The campers will learn how to lift finger prints and identify mystery powders in order to solve a crime that has been committed in the classroom. They will use the scientific method of investigation as they take part in some ooey--gooey, wet and wild science experiments. The campers will also take part in a wide variety of arts and crafts activities. No matter what the topic will be, the Super Sleuths will be ready to search for the answers! Field Trip to Roan Mountain or Warriors Path (water sampling, creek walk)
Renaissance Child "Kitchistry": Kitchen Chemistry Camp July 20-24 Ages 6-11
This camp will bring out the "mad scientist" and future Iron Chef in the participants. Campers will take part in a variety of wacky science experiments which utilize products found at home. In addition, they will put on their chef's hats and aprons and try their hand at cooking in the ETSU Food Laboratory.There will be a lot of science fun going on!
Renaissance Child Construction Zone July 27-31 Ages 6-11 Ever-popular, fills up fast!
Grab your hard hat; it is time for one of our all-time favorite camps, the Construction Zone! The campers will take part in a variety of activities which will introduce some of the basic laws of physics. They will discuss energy, work, and machines. Students will be challenged to design and make an item that must include at least three simple machines. It is amazing what they can build using cardboard and duct tape! The campers will display their creations at the end of camp on Friday afternoon. There will be brief recognition program to mark the end of the 2015 camp season.
ETSU Renaissance Teen Camps
Computer Camp for Teens June 8-12
ETSU professor James Livingston guides campers as they discover visual effect techniques through the use of videography, green screen compositing, and effects compositing. Students assemble their effects clips as a digital presentation for parents on the last day!
Teen Media Camp June 15-19
This camp is designed to teach campers who are interested in media production the basics of video production, TV studio production, and radio. They will gain hands-on experience in the ETSU RTVF facility and take a field trip to a local television studio.
Renaissance Engineering Camp June 22-26
Participants build and launch their own hydro rocket, design roller coasters, and work with Robotics to explore the laws of physics and investigate the world of engineering. They will take a field trip to visit Wonder Works in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Art, Music, Drama Art, Music and Drama July 6-17 Two weeks
Campers will collaborate in writing, staging and performing an original play. They will receive instruction in some of the basic acting techniques. The campers will design the sets and costumes, and choreograph dance routines for their play. They will present their play to their family and friends at the end of the camp. Also included will be a trip to Barter Theater in Abingdon, VA. Campers will present their play on Thursday, July 16, and will strike set, clean up, and have a cast party on Friday. Field Trip to see Mary Poppins at Barter Theater
Renaissance Teen Science and Forensics Camp July 20-24
Participants in this camp will receive an introduction to some of the scientific testing and techniques used in the world of forensic science. They will learn how to analyze blood types, extract DNA and create a model of a cell. They will take part in a variety of other science experiments as well. Participants will also learn about gathering evidence as they investigate a mock crime scene. Activities will be led by the Renaissance Camp staff with special presentations by local law enforcement agencies and members of the ETSU faculty. They will also visit the American Museum of Atomic Energy in Oak Ridge, TN.
Outdoor Adventure Camp for Teens - New July 27-31
Extreme sports not for the weak of heart! Our staff members, Tony Pustina, and Alexandra Goudreau will lead the activities of biking, zip-lining, white-water rafting, and hiking throughout the week!