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Clarke University Academy and Camp Offerings - Summer 2015

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Clarke University is proud to host summer academies and camps for middle school and high school aged students during the summer of 2015. Our academies and camps will be hosted on the campus of Clarke University and will be directed by Clarke University faculty, staff and alumni. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra String Camp is sponsored by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.

Scholarships are now available. Click here to apply!

Additional information and registration instructions can be found below.

View a photo gallery of our academies and camps!

We hope to see you on campus this summer! 


 
CULINARY BOOT CAMPCulinary 2015
For entering grades 6-9
June 2-5, 2015  (Tues-Fri)
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (lunch included) 

  • This camp will teach the basics of food, flavor, cooking, and the value of learning how to “play with your food”.  Culinary boot camp attendees will also learn to bake bread and make homemade ice cream. Attendees will prepare a meal to serve to their parents and guests at the conclusion of the camp on June 5. The Culinary Boot Camp will be directed by Clarke University faculty and staff. 

Cost: $150. Camp charge includes all meals, recipe book, t-shirt, and apron. 


 
CLARKE NURSING CADETSnursing cadets
For entering grades 6-9
June 10-12, 2015 (Wed-Fri)

  • If you like to help others, you should consider a career in the exciting world of nursing! At Clarke’s first nursing academy, participants will be exposed to various nursing specialties and learn how a nurse provides basic everyday skills through a hands-on experience with a high fidelity simulator. Basic first aid skills will be taught and the academy will culminate with a tour at a local health care facility. The academy will be directed by Clarke University faculty.

Cost: $125.00. Academy charge includes meals, field trip related expenses, and t-shirt.



FOOD SCIENCE ACADEMYFood Science 2015
For entering grades 10-12
June 29 – July 2, 2015 (Mon-Thurs) 
Residential/overnight academy (non-resident option is also available)

  • If you cook, you are a scientist!  If you are a scientist, you can learn to cook! At Clarke’s Food Science Academy, participants will learn how the worlds of food and science intertwine.  Participants will explore new tastes and smells and how to pair them, and brave the extremes of heat (propane torches at 3000°F) and cold (liquid nitrogen at -300°F).  The academy will be directed by Clarke University faculty and staff. 

Cost:  $450 for residential participants and $325 for non-resident participants.  Academy charge includes meals, overnight accommodations, field trip related expenses, a textbook, and an apron.   



ComputerScienceAcademy-2015COMPUTER SCIENCE ACADEMY
For entering grades 9-12
June 29 – July 2, 2015 (Mon-Thurs)  
Residential/overnight academy (non-resident option is also available) 

  • With recent advances in applications in social media, health care, manufacturing, gaming and automation, it is important that students learn about the issues involved with apps, security and management of mobile and streaming media, as well as the hardware interface. The summer academy will cover all the above areas while students actively engage in hands-on experiences to: 

    • Learn how to design and build their own apps 
    • Learn how to build and program their own computer
    • Learn how to build augmented reality applications
     

The above skills are essential in many technology careers including software engineering, networking, virtual reality, game development and automation.   

Cost: $325 for residential participants and $200 for non-resident participants. Academy charge includes meals, overnight accommodations, and t-shirt. 



SOCIAL WORK ACADEMYSocial Work
For entering grades 9-12
June 29 – July 2, 2015 (Mon-Thurs)  
Residential/overnight academy (non-resident option is also available) 

  • At Clarke’s first social work academy, participants will learn about the social work profession, issues of social justice, and opportunities to get involved in the community. Participants will engage in daily service-learning experiences, which may include working with senior citizens, children, individuals with disabilities, and low-income communities. The academy will be directed by Clarke University faculty, staff, and students.
 
Cost: $325 for residential participants and $200 for non-resident participants. Academy charge includes meals, overnight accommodations, field trip related expenses, and t-shirt. 



DUBUQUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER STRING CAMP
For entering grades 7-9, or student musicians with a minimum of 2 years ensemble experience
Tuesday, June 23 – Sunday, June 28 – Clarke University campus – 9am-3pm 
DSO String Camp

  • Are you a budding string player looking to sharpen your skills and explore your creativity? Look no further than the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra's immersive Summer String Camp! Guest-artist Diego Piedra Carvajal from Costa Rica will be returning to work and perform with students throughout the week, along with a fantastic faculty of DSO musicians.  Students will receive one-on-one lessons, rehearse and perform in ensembles, attend group discussions geared to their musical interests, and much more! The camp will culminate with a performance at the DSO’s Summer Melodies concert at the Dubuque Arboretum. 

Cost: $250 (includes a daily lunch meal, t-shirt, and sheet music.) 

Tuition Assistance is available, and all student who are a member of a DSYE ensemble are eligible for a 20% discount on tuition. Households with multiple students in attendance will also receive a discount on tuition (please contact the DSO office for more information.) 

A non-refundable deposit of $125.00 is due with registration. Tuition must be paid in full to the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra by the first day of camp.  

For additional information or to register for the camp, please contact the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra office at (563)557-1677 or click here.



DSO Chamber CampDUBUQUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP
For entering grades 10-12 (advanced 9th graders and graduated seniors welcome)
Tuesday, June 23 – Saturday, June 27 – Clarke University campus – 12:30pm-5:00pm  

  • The DSO is proud to present this new addition to its summer camp offerings! Geared toward high school string players who want to refine and broaden their musical skills, the Summer Chamber Music Camp gives students the opportunity to work closely with guest-artist Diego Piedra Carvajal, and a great faculty of DSO musicians.  Students will receive one-on-one lessons, ensemble coachings, special topics classes and much more! The camp will culminate with a showcase performance featuring both camp students and faculty.  

Cost: $175 (includes a t-shirt and sheet music.) 

Tuition Assistance is available, and all student who are a member of a DSYE ensemble are eligible for a 20% discount on tuition. Households with multiple students in attendance will also receive a discount on tuition (please contact the DSO office for more information.)

A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is due with registration. Tuition must be paid in full to the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra by the first day of camp.  

For additional information or to register for the camp, please contact the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra office at (563)557-1677 or click here.


 **All information subject to change. Please visit www.clarke.edu/clarkeacademy for the latest updates and information.

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