Mason Hosts More Than 90 Summer Camps This Year

Posted: April 2, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ryann Doyle

The Mason campuses will bustle with activity and excitement this summer as Mason hosts more than 90 summer camps designed for academic enrichment and recreational fun.

Beginning in late June, a variety of summer campus will spread throughout the Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William Campuses. Camps are targeted to age groups ranging from 2 to 19.

The Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities is hosting CompuWrite, a camp designed for children ages 3 through 8 who are experiencing difficulties with the writing process. Students work on the five-stage writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing and production) while combining writing strategies and technology tools to enhance the writing process and improve written language skills.

For the creative and curious camper, a variety of enrichment programs will stimulate cognitive skills. The Creativity Camp uses activities such as games, photography, art and human puzzles to help students use their imaginations to think of the world around them in new ways.

CREST Science Camp enables young students to explore space mysteries, investigate data, design and build test models and visit a space laboratory.

Lights, Camera, Action Drama Camp introduces students to auditioning skills, costuming, make-up, lighting and many other aspects of the theater.

For active campers looking to learn about a new sport or improve already developed skills, Mason is offering a wide variety of sports camps. Topics range from special interest camps, such as inline skating, equestrian and paintball, to general sports camps such as basketball, football, soccer and volleyball.

The cost and duration of each program varies. For a complete schedule and more information, visit the Summer Camps web site.

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