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LETU Announces 2010 Summer Camps


Enrollment has begun and classes are filling up for LeTourneau University's 2010 Summer Camps. The week-long academic and athletic camps begin June 7 and run through July 30 for students entering grades K-12. These camps are designed to help students enjoy hands-on learning opportunities throughout the summer.

"LeTourneau University is known for offering excellent academic and athletic camps in a Christian environment," said Marty Lane, director of Conference and Event Services. "This year's camp theme is "Adventure Island." The camp schedule and online registration is available at www.letu.edu/camps. For questions call LeTourneau University's Conference and Event Services at (903) 233-4090.

New camps are being added this year, and several special out-of-town guest teachers have been invited, including the 2009 International Magician of the Year Kevin Spencer and traveling illusionists Ken and Barbara Sibley. Professional manners expert Amy Riestenberg will also be teaching this summer.

New academic camps include: "A Picture Worth 1000 Words," "Animals of the Ark," "Becoming a Character," "Basic First Aid and Survival Skills," "Beginning Legos," "Color Crazy," "Creepy Crawlies," "Drawing Heroes," "Etiquette, Charm and Manners for Today's Teen Girl," " I have a Camera….What Now?," "Illusions-Let's Get Creative Camp!," "Introduction to Martial Arts," " Plants and Seeds," Robo Camps," "Say 'No Thank You' to Bad Manners!," "SCI: Spectacular Creature Investigations," "Intro To Self Defense," "Sign Language Camp," "Sizzling Math Secrets," "Story Book," "Tape Art," "Theatre of Illusion-Magic Camp," "Video Camera Operations and Editing," "What STATE Are You?," and "What's Up With Matter!"

The continued growth of LEGO® Robotics camps will be guided this year by Janice Park and Paula Hjorth, who are both professional teachers of robotics. Parents who have requested more LEGO® camps beginning at an earlier age will be pleased with the new offerings of four camps for LEGO® lovers in first through third grade. LETU has also expanded offerings of the robotic camps including a second and third level for more advanced campers. These camps will use new LEGO® equipment.

Popular drama and cinema camps taught by Doris Collier include: "Camp's Got Talent" July 19-23; "Creative Expression Camp" July 26-30; "Express Yourself" July 12-16; " Movie Makers" June 7-11; "Next Stop, Hollywood" June 14-18; "Readers On Stage" June 28-July 2; " Taking the Stage" June 21-25; Collier has been teaching for LETU for many years and these camps are appropriate for grades K-12.
Several science and space camps taught by Lee Wilkinson include: "LeTourneau Space Camp" June 21-25 and June 28-July 2; "Slime Ka-Boom" July 12-16 and July 19-23; and "Incredible Stuff" June 21-25 and June 28-July 2. A new camp, "Incredible Stuff 2," is for those who want more of the same from that camp. Wilkinson is an Illinois-based professional camp director who travels all over the world entertaining and educating children from second through eighth grade.

Other camps that continue to draw interest are the ever-popular "Flight and Pre-Flight Camps," "Police Academy" and Tammy Baker's science and adventure camps.

LeTourneau University offers quality sports camps for various ages and skill levels. Baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball and soccer camps are directed and instructed by LETU coaches and student-athletes. Athletic camps offer basic skill development up to the finer points of the game, depending upon the skill level of the campers. Campers will enjoy one-on-one instruction as well as team strategy in all camps. The aim of the LETU summer camps is to instill a love for and appreciation of sports and develop each camper's personal skill level.

Junior high and high school campers attending athletics camps will receive instruction aimed at skill development for their school teams. "Camp SportsTime" is offered for children who love multiple sports and want constant action. Call the Athletic Office at 903-233-3760 for more information.

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