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2013 Renaissance Child Camps

Dates:June 3 - August 2, 2013
Meets:8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 45 sessions
Location:East Tennessee State University
Instructor:Patricia Williams
Fee: $0.00
Workshops:Workshop Listing

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

Campers will receive a registration packet by email if registered by 4:00 p.m. on the Friday before their individual camp begins. See registration packet for a list of what to bring, pick-up and drop-off information and camp policies. Please bring your completed medical and liability forms the first day of camp. Each child needs to bring a bag lunch and drink daily and wear paint-friendly clothing. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THESE CAMPS.

Course Description

PLEASE NOTE: Registering and not attending does not constitute cancellation. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR NON-ATTENDANCE PARTICIPANTS. Refund, with a $25.00 processing fee, are possible when a two-week notice is given of cancellation. Substitution of camp week, or another camper, can be made with three days notice.

NEW!!! Renaissance Child Science Discovery Camp - Ages 6-12 - June 2 - 6

Campers will enjoy the wonderful world of earth science while volcanoes are exploding, crystal gardens are growing, and watching for a tornado to touch down! They will also be making edible "rocks" and participating in numerous other wacky science experiments!


NEW!!! Renaissance Child Adventure Camp - Ages 6-12 - June 9 - 13

Campers experience many adventures in the great outdoors and investigate the fields of ecology and conservation. They will take soil and water samples, create artwork with items from nature, and explore Roan Mountain and other parks.


Computer Camp for Teens - Ages 11-15 - June 9 - 13

ETSU professor James Livingston will lead 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 demo reel!


NEW!! Renaissance Child Exploration Camp: Exploring the Outer Limits -

Ages 6-12 - June 16 - 20

Campers investigate space, our solar system and beyond. They will view the sun at the ETSU Observatory with a special viewing time to see Sun spots and flares! They will build a solar system model, and visit the ETSU Planetarium and the Bays Mountain Planetarium.


NEW!! Renaissance Child Exploration Camp: Energy! What Makes Things Work

Ages 6-12 - June 23 - 27

Campers explore different types of energy and how they are used as power sources. They will build circuits and solar cars and experiment with electromagnetism.


Renaissance Child Imagination Station - Ages 6-12 - July 7 - 11

Campers let their imagination run wild, acting out stories and writing and illustrating their own tales. They will make a variety of creative arts projects and perform their work for parents and friends at the end of the week.


Science & Forensics Camp - Ages 11-15 - Date July 21-25 

Campers investigate the world of the CSI with an introduction to some of the scientific tests and techniques used in the world of forensic science. Participants gather evidence and solve a mock crime scene. They will also visit the American Museum of Atomic Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


Creative Performance Workshop - Ages 11-15 - July 7 - 11

This camp includes improvisation, character development, and basic theater skills. Campers will write or adapt a story to perform at the end of the week, making their own props, sets and masks.


Renaissance Child Invention Convention - Ages 6-12 - July 14 - 18

Campers incorporate critical thinking skills and creativity to design and market their own invention and create a protype to display at the Invention Convention Show on Friday.


Science & Engineering Camp - Ages 11-15 - July 14 - 18

Participants build and launch their own hydro rocket, design roller coasters and work in the ETSU Robotics Lab 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, Tennessee.


NEW!!!! -Renaissance Child Kitchestry Lab - Ages 6-10 - July 21 - 25

Campers play "mad scientist", performing chemistry experiments using items found in the kitchen. They discover the science of cooking by making their own treats in the ETSU foods lab.


Renaissance Child Construction Zone - Ages 6-12 - July 28 - August 1

Put on your hard hat as you enter the construction zone! Campers learn the basic laws of physics and engineering as they learn about simple machines. They show off their inventions at the "Renaissance Kids' Trade Show" on Friday.