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2015 Summer Programs at New Mexico State University

EDITORS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS: Looking for feature stories and photos? Summer programs at New Mexico State University offer good possibilities. Following are some of the activities that will take place on the Las Cruces campus this summer, in addition to the regular summer sessions for NMSU students. If you are interested in any of these, you may call the contact person directly, or call University Communications and Marketing Services at 575-646-3221 for assistance.


NMSU SUMMER SWIM SCHOOL

Session I: May 26-June 11
Session II: June 15-July 1
Session III: July 6-22

NMSU will present a swim school open to the public. The program is divided into three sessions held throughout the summer months. All classes meet Monday through Thursday. The class levels are water awareness, stroke development, stroke proficiency and stroke refinement and performance. Water awareness and stroke development sessions are 30 minutes long and cost $85 per session. Stroke proficiency and stroke refinement and performance courses are 45 minutes long and cost $105.

Level 1: Water Awareness
This is a water introductory class where swimmers will gain confidence in the water by developing skills that promote independent swimming.
Prerequisites: None

Level 2: Stroke Development
Swimmers will continue swimming independently while learning the basic mechanics of the freestyle and backstroke.
Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to swim five yards without assistance.

Level 3: Stroke Proficiency
Swimmers will refine freestyle and backstroke technique, and learn the basic mechanics of the breaststroke.
Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke independently for 20 yards.

Level 4: Stroke Refinement and Performance
Swimmers will build endurance, learn the butterfly and continue refining stroke technique.
Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to dive, swim 25 yards of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke and tread water for 30 seconds.

NMSU Swim School is a local partner of Make a Splash. For more information on Make a Splash, visit http://www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash.

CONTACT: Sasha Garcia, 575-646-3518, smirnova@nmsu.edu

TRIO UPWARD BOUND PROGRAMS

Bridge Program

May 27-July 1

Recent high school graduates enrolled in the Trio Upward Bound Program can participate in the Bridge Program, where they will learn skills needed to succeed in college, take seven college credits and participate in an internship. Students will receive mentoring to help with the transition to college, and will get the chance to live on campus.

Summer Academic Program

June 1-July 9

High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to experience college life during the Summer Academic Program. This program allows 40 high school students to take computer science, English, a foreign language, math and science courses to improve their study habits. Students will also receive supplemental instruction for the following school year.

Participants for both programs must currently be enrolled in the Trio Upward Bound Program.

CONTACT: Clifton McNish, 575-646-4255, mcnishc@nmsu.edu

CAMP INNOVENTURE

Session I: June 1-6, 9 a.m.-noon
Session II: June 8-13, 9 a.m.-noon

Camp Innoventure will teach upcoming 6th through 8th graders about basic business concepts and help them write portions of a basic business plan. They will be able to think about a product and develop it to sell at the Las Cruces Farmer?s and Crafts Market. On the Saturdays at the end of each session, campers will participate in the Farmer?s Market. There are three scholarships available for each session to students based on their need and interest level. Those interested in applying should email mhaaland@nmsu.edu.

The cost is $40 per session. This fee includes project material costs, workbook materials and a camp backpack.

CONTACT: Marie Borchert, 575-646-7839, http://campinnoventure2014.eventbrite.com.

NEW AMIGOS- AUTISM SUMMER CAMP
June 1-5
The Hearts for Autism Foundation and Campus Activities will sponsor a one-week summer camp for children and adults with a proof of diagnosis of autism. Those between the ages of 5-21 are invited to attend. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, with activities such as arts and crafts, sports, games, swimming, archery, rock climbing, music and socialization. The cost is $25 per person.
Contact: Melinda Shane, 915-203-1311, melindashane2012@gmail.com

STEM OUTREACH SUMMER CAMP
These camps are designed for upcoming 6th through 8th graders.

June 1 -5
?Robotic Storytelling with Hummingbird Robotics? is a morning class that gives kids the creative to tell animated stories with the ability to program animated robotic dioramas. Participants must have completed the fifth grade. The camp will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

?WeDo Robotics? gives kids the afternoon to work in teams to develop and build a robotic LEGO zoo with flapping birds, roaring lions, hungry alligators, drumming monkeys and more. Participants must have completed the fifth grade. This camp will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

June 8-12
Inspired by the San Francisco Exploratorium Museum, ?Exploralab? invites it?s participants to think about the three major themes, ?Light, Color, and Optical Illusions.?
The participants must have completed the fifth grade. The camp will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

?Green Screen Media? is a creative workshop that helps students learn all about video and photo editing techniques as they build a story. The participants must have completed the sixth grade and the camp will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

June 15-19
?Littlebits? is a class dedicated to teaching students how to build circuits in seconds! Students will have various design challenges, which will bring about a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Participants must have completed the fifth grade and the camp will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

?Robotic Storytelling with Hummingbird Robotics? is an afternoon class that gives kids the creative to tell animated stories with the ability to program animated robotic dioramas. Participants must have completed the fifth grade. The camp will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

June 22-26
?WeDo Robotics? gives kids the morning to work in teams to develop and build a robotic LEGO zoo with flapping birds, roaring lions, hungry alligators, drumming monkeys and more. Participants must have completed the fifth grade. This camp will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

?Littlebits? is a class dedicated to teaching students how to build circuits in seconds! Students will have various design challenges, which will bring about a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Participants must have completed the fifth grade and the camp will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Ashley Burns, 575-646-5948, aheizler@nmsu.edu

All camps are free and for more information regarding the STEM Outreach Summer camp, please visit their website at:
http://www.stemoutreach-nm.org/

FFA CONVENTION
June 1-4

The New Mexico State University Future Farmers of America Chapter will host the 86th annual state convention this summer. The nearly 70 FFA chapters from all over the state will attend to compete in agri-science fair, chapter prepared public speaking, extemporaneous public speaking, greenhand prepared public speaking, greenhand creed and job interview, as well as the nomination of new state officers. There will also be a motivational speaker.

CONTACT: Liz Lopez, 575-646-3036, lizml@ad.nmsu.edu

SOUTHWEST MUSIC ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS
Music, Movement & More
Students will focus on three areas during this camp including movement, singing and instruments. They will be taught the fundamentals of music through a performance that they will have. Participants must be between the ages of first and fifth grade. There will be two sessions for this summer program. Session 1 will be from June 8-12 and Session 2 will take place from June 15-19.

Junior Strings
Incoming fifth through ninth graders are welcome to join this summer program as they focus on the beginnings of playing a string instrument and will work with a specialist all week to prepare for their concert at the end of the week. Students have the option of choosing from a Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. Participants will be divided up between a Beginner Class and a 2-3 year class. The beginner class will take place from June 8-12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The second and third year classes will take place from June 8-12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. as well.

Middle School Band
All incoming 5 to 9 graders are able to participate in this fun summer camp, which helps students improve their music skills and prepare for Band in the fall. They will receive instruction from experts as well as be able to explore Jazz band and meet with friends over the summer. The participants will be divided up between a beginner class which takes place June 15-19 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., and a 2-3 year class which takes place June 15-19 from 1-4 p.m.
CONTACT: Katie Tomicek, ktflutie@gmail.com

NMSU DANCE PROGRAMS
Summer Dance Workshop
July 27 - Aug. 1
Participants (age 11 and up) will take three technique classes per day in the ballet, modern, jazz and/or hip-hop dance styles. As well as technique classes, the participants will learn choreography and perform in Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Other Works on Sat., Aug. 1 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The cost is $175, which includes classes, use of costumes, and two complementary tickets for the performance.
CONTACT: Ann Gavit 575-646-4067 or agavit@nmsu.edu

Methods in Learning Kinesthetically (MILK) Workshop for Teachers
June 1-4 or July 20-23 (9 a.m.- noon)
Elementary educators are invited to take part in these four morning workshops to learn how to incorporate movement into their daily curriculum. Research has shown that adding movement to elementary lessons helps with engagement and retention of information. Teachers will be introduced to and given opportunities to practice ways to make kinesthetic instruction come alive in the classroom.
Cost: $50
CONTACT: Kristie Garcia 575-646-4067 or kmgarcia@nmsu.edu
Both workshops help fund the MILK project at Fairacres Elementary School

NEW MEXICO STATE 4-H CONFERENCE
July 13-16
New Mexico State 4-H Conference is an event where youth from all over the state have a chance to compete in contests and participate in leadership building workshops. When competing in the contests, youth have the opportunity to win state titles and qualify to compete nationally. At the workshops, guest presenters provide hands on activities that help youth identify the personal leadership skills and methods to apply back in their communities.
CONTACT: Amy Zemler, 575-646-5204, azemler@nmsu.edu