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Clarke University Academy and Camp Offerings - Summer 2014

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Clarke University is proud to host summer academies and camps for middle school and high school aged students during the month of June.  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 Computer Science Academy will also be directed by IBM staff.  The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra String Camp is sponsored by the DSO and features a guest artist from Costa Rica.

Additional information and registration instructions can be found below.

We hope to see you on campus this summer! 


 
CulinaryBootCamp-2014CULINARY BOOT CAMP
For entering grades 6-9
June 10-13
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 13. 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.

To register for this camp, click here.



FoodScience-ClarkeAcademy2014FOOD SCIENCE ACADEMY
For entering grades 10-12
June 15-20
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 first 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 3000oF) and cold (liquid nitrogen at -300oF). The academy will be directed by Clarke University faculty and staff.

Cost:  $500 for residential participants and $350 for non-resident participants.  Academy charge includes meals, overnight accommodations, field trip related expenses, a textbook, and an apron. 

Residential academy participants will check in on Sunday, June 15; non-resident participants will check in on the morning of Monday, June 16. 
 
To register for this camp, click here



ArtAcademy-2014ART ACADEMY
For entering grades 9-12
June 15-20
Residential/overnight academy (non-resident option is also available)

  • Art Academy participants will put their creativity to work in either paper arts - where students will make paper, one-of-a-kind books and print letterpress cards - or choose to explore works with 3D Media.  Emerging artists will polish spatial skills by transforming cardboard and found objects into sculptural forms.  Participants will craft unique paper surfaces, merging them into one-of-a-kind book formats.  The academy will give participants the opportunity to work with like-minded creative artists and to explore media in an expanded timeframe.  The academy will be directed by Clarke Art Alums under the guidance of Clarke University faculty. 
  • To inspire creativity and highlight potential career opportunities for aspiring artists, field experiences will occur at local art studios, StudioWorks, Nash Gallery, Gallery C, City of Dubuque’s Art on the River, and Dubuque Area Arts Collective.
  • The week will conclude with a mini-exhibition of work in Clarke’s Quigley Gallery on Friday; family and friends are invited to celebrate the talents of academy participants.

Cost:  $500 for residential participants and $350 for non-resident participants.  The academy charge includes meals, overnight accommodations, a t-shirt and field trip related expenses. The fee for art supplies is $50 and can be paid on the first day of the academy.

Residential academy participants will check in on Sunday, June 15; non-resident participants will check in on the morning of Monday, June 16.
 
To register for this camp, click here.



ComputerScienceAcademy-2014COMPUTER SCIENCE ACADEMY
For entering grades 10-12
June 15-20
Residential/overnight academy (non-resident option is also available)

  • The Computer Science Academy will introduce participants to cutting-edge technology.  Students will explore and actively engage in hands-on experiences to learn how to design and build their own apps; optimize mobile and streaming media; design and implement robotics touch, vision, and voice sensors; and develop games using a gaming engine. These skills are essential in many technology careers including programming, networking, virtual reality, game development and automation. It is appropriate for students of all technology levels - from beginner to advanced. Also included are field trips to experience virtual reality and augmented reality. The academy will be directed by Clarke University faculty and staff along with IBM staff.

Cost: $500 for residential participants and $350 for non-resident participants. The academy charge includes meals, overnight accommodations, field trip related expenses, a t-shirt and water bottle. 

Residential academy participants will check in on Sunday, June 15; non-resident participants will check in on the morning of Monday, June 16. 
 
To register for this camp, click here.



DSOAcademy-2014DUBUQUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRING CAMP
For entering grades 7-9, or student musicians with a minimum of 2 years ensemble experience
June 24-29 – at Clarke University

  • Are you a string player looking to sharpen your skills and learn about exciting possibilities in music? Come to the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra's immersive camp and study with professional string musicians. Guest-artist Diego Luis Piedra de Carvajal from Costa Rica will be in residence to work and perform with students throughout the week.  Participants will receive coaching, perform in ensembles, study introductory theory and music history, and attend seminars geared to their musical interests. The camp will culminate with a performance at the DSO's free Summer Melodies concert at the Dubuque Arboretum.

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

A non-refundable deposit of $125.00 is due with registration. Tuition must be paid in full to the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra by May 30th. 

For additional information or to register for the camp, please contact the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra office at 563.557.1677 or online at www.DubuqueSymphony.org.  

 

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