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2013 Summer Camps Announced

By Clarke News  |  June 17, 2013

Clarke University is proud to host summer camps for middle school and high school aged students in the months of June and July. These camps will be held on Clarke’s campus and will be directed by Clarke University faculty and staff.

Among the offerings are two camps focused on the topic of food. Clarke will host “Kids Cooking at Clarke” camp July 8-10 for rising sixth to eighth-graders. This camp will teach camp attendees the basics of food, flavor, cooking and the value of learning how to play with your food. The campers will also learn to bake bread and make homemade ice cream. Campers will prepare a meal to serve to their parents and guests at the conclusion of the camp on July 10.

Clarke will also host “Science of Cooking” camp on June 19-21 and June 26-28. This six-day camp is for rising ninth to twelfth-graders and will teach the science behind the art of cooking through hands-on cooking experience in the kitchen. Campers will learn how to cook with extreme heat and extreme cold, as well as learn the science of baking and candy making. Students will also have the unique opportunity to make liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Clarke is pleased to have among its offerings a “Wellness Camp.” This camp will be held July 15-18 for rising sixth to twelfth-graders. A variety of wellness activities will be incorporated including: running, biking, yoga, tai chi, elliptical trainer, stretching and fitness games. This camp also features guest speakers representing many aspects of wellness. Speakers presenting at the “Wellness Camp” include a registered dietician and certified trainer, a representative from the Marines, Father Jack Paisley and a certified yoga and yoga therapy instructor.

Clarke’s summer 2013 camp offerings will also include a “Cheer and Dance” camp July 23-25 for rising sixth to twelfth-graders. Campers will learn the basics of cheer and dance technique (conditioning, motions, jumps, turns, leaps), pom routines, sideline cheers, crowd cheers and basic stunting will also be introduced (at the prep level only.) Individuals and teams are welcome to attend; no previous experience required. A final show for parents and guests will be performed at the conclusion of the camp on July 25.