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Beat Boredom! Registration for Florida Tech Summer Camps Ongoing

Dozens of Academic, Art and Sports Camps Available      

MELBOURNE, FLA. — From STEM to snorkeling, aviation to athletics, sculpture to soccer, Florida Institute of Technology’s nearly three dozen summer camps this year will offer something for almost any interest.

Camps in academics, sports, art and more for ages 3-18 are now underway. Registration is available at http://camps.fit.edu.

Here’s a look at a few camps in academics, sports, art and more.

Girls in Engineering, Math, and Sciences (GEMS), June 10-15, ages 10-18: This camp is designed to provide hands-on learning at the cutting edge of modern Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Participants will experience research in various areas of science and engineering, including marine and environmental sciences, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering. Several lab experiments, field trips, and social events are planned.

Marine Science & Coastal Engineering, July 16-21, ages 10-18: Each day, campers will experience hands-on activities and field trips to help them learn about the many aspects of marine and environmental science. Activities may include measuring water quality in the Indian River Lagoon, examining shoreline processes and beach erosion, and studying the effects of pollution on the marine environment.

Computing Camp Alpha: Computing with Alice, July 16-20, and Computer Camp Beta: Problem Solving with Computing, July 23-27, both for grades 9-12, will offer programming instruction, and movie and game making (Alpha) and experience solving real-life problems with designing and writing computer programs in Java. Prior experience in the Java programming language is not assumed.

Other returning favorites among academic camps include Basic Flight Camp, Advanced Aviation Academy, and Engineering Camp.

And based at Florida Tech but operated independently of the university is another favorite: iBrick Academy. With two five-day sessions June 18-22 and June 25-29, this camp for ages 3-18 uses LEGOs to illustrate STEM concepts.

For sports, there are camps offering a single-sport focus on basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, softball, swimming and lacrosse.

Here are a few other sports camps:

All Sports Camp for Boys and Girls, June 4-8, ages 6-16: This camp is designed to teach basic to advanced skills in swimming, along with instruction and recreational play in the following sports: soccer; volleyball; basketball; fun noodle water polo; flag football; kickball; dodgeball; and Wiffle ball. The emphasis of the camp will be on team recreational play, safety and fun.

Snorkeling Camp, June 11-15, ages 6-13: This snorkeling camp is a lead-in to SCUBA diving, taught in a safe, educational and fun environment. Participants will learn the fundamentals of snorkeling, including emphasis on proper usage of mask, fins and snorkel. All skills are intermingled with pool games. There is also an introduction to basic first aid and environmental conservation.

Athletic Training Camp, July 9-13, ages 14-18: This camp provides high school students with the opportunity to learn a variety of athletic training and emergency care skills from the nationally certified and Florida State licensed athletic training staff at Florida Tech.

Looking to get artistic this summer? Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum’s ArtVentures camp has seven weeks of morning, afternoon and full-day camps for ages 4-15 starting June 5.

Reflecting the depth and breadth of art itself, the morning mixed media camps and afternoon sessions focused on a specific medium provide participants enlightening, hands-on experiences.

Morning sessions include themes such as Explore, Voyage and Dive. Afternoon camps focus on painting, printmaking, sketchbook and more. Art camps are now open for registration.

Prefer your art in the vocal form? Consider Harmony Explosion June 14-17. For grades 8-12 and also music educators, this camp offers intensive exposure to the barbershop style of singing.

Camps are also available for young people diagnosed with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s or learning differences. They include Summer@CIP June 24-July 6, which is  for students grades 10-12 and recent high school graduates who are seeking an opportunity to have fun while working on executive functioning, social, and independent living skills.

Find more information on all camps and registration at http://camps.fit.edu.

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