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Summer Camps Still Admitting Campers

April 26, 2017
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—It’s not too late to register for summer camps at Otterbein University. Campers can come to campus for fun experiences and learning in equine, music and the sciences. For more information, or to register online, visit www.otterbein.edu/summercamps or call (614) 823-1371.

The camps are as follows:

Horsing around: An Otterbein Equine Science Camp

June 12-16 - for ages 10-13, younger riders
June 19-23 - for ages 13-17, novice riders
June 26-30 - for IEA team riders
July 10-14 - for IEA team riders
July 17-21 - for IEA team riders
July 24-28 - by invitation only

Times: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Parents are invited to an end-of-camp horse show, starts at 2 p.m.)
Location: Otterbein University’s Knowlton Center for Equine Science, 600 N. Spring Rd.
Costs: $450
Maximum capacity for each camp: 8-15 students
How to Apply: Visit www.otterbein.edu/summercamps

Otterbein’s English riding camp is designed to expand camper’s equine knowledge both on and off the horse. Campers will ride an hour and a half to two hours each day and learn the ins and outs of horse handling, equine nutrition, braiding, equine first aid and general horse care. This is a competitively priced academic camp that is sure to sharpen your equine skills. Just choose a camp week that suits your riding level and schedule and register before it fills up. 

Summer Music Experience

Dates: June 5-9
Time: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University
How to Apply: Visit www.otterbein.edu/summercamps
Cost: $400 for commuters, lunch and dinner provided; $525 for overnight campers, all meals provided
Overnight option: Students may elect to stay in dorms on campus, with resident assistant supervision at all times.

Otterbein is excited to offer its fifth annual summer music camp at Otterbein University, June 5-9, 2017. The camp caters to string players (violin, viola, cello, bass), guitarists, pianists (classical and jazz), vocalists (classical and jazz), wind and brass instruments (flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet and lower brass instruments), percussionists and composers. The camp offers students an introduction to college music training. Daily one-on-one instrumental or vocal lessons will be combined with opportunities to play or sing in ensembles.

Classes will focus on theory and ear-training (including jazz theory), musicians’ health, music technology and the history of popular music. All summer music participants will also have the option to participate in a choir. The camp will end with a student recital on Friday, June 9 in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center. 

To apply, please send a YouTube link or mp3 recording of a recent performance containing two or more contrasting pieces via email to Director Dr. Nicholas Ross at summermusic@otterbein.edu. Once you have been accepted into camp and received your password from Dr. Ross, register for Otterbein's Summer Music Experience camp online.

Otterbein’s “STEAM” Powered Super Sleuths Summer Camp

Who: Rising third and fourth grade students
Dates: June 19-23
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: The Point at Otterbein University
How to Apply: Visit www.otterbein.edu/summercamps
Cost: $250

This summer camp will offer rising third and fourth graders with a chance to take on the roles of forensic scientists and criminal investigators solving fictitious crimes. Campers will participate in more than 25 hands-on, inquiry-based lessons and experiments correlated with the Ohio Department of Education’s Fourth and Fifth Grade Subject Area Standards.  

During this week-long camp, campers will solve two crimes through completing tasks that require them to apply their core knowledge through solving relevant challenges and activities, all the while developing perseverance and tenacity. Campers will have a window into the careers of forensic scientists and criminal investigators by viewing short accompanying video clips with each lesson, made by the experts at Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. 

In addition, this camp will provide campers with many opportunities to develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by taking part in daily Maker Space Projects. They will also strengthen their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills through completing team-based challenges and activities that call for learning by trial and error and individual exploration. Campers will walk away from this fun-filled, educational week with a better understanding of the STEAM disciplines and problem solving skills.

Otterbein’s “STEAM” Powered Engineering Solutions Summer Camp

Who: Fifth through eighth graders
Dates: June 26-30 (Session I) or July 10-14 (Session II)
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: The Point at Otterbein University
How to Apply: Visit www.otterbein.edu/summercamps
Cost: $250

Students will learn to apply the engineering approach to problem solving. Through guided instruction, students will gain experience and understanding of 3D modeling, 3D printing, circuitry, and application of microprocessors. With these new skill sets, students will work in teams to apply the design process of brainstorming, prototyping, designing, building and testing to solve a challenge problem. They will then present their work to their peers using technical communication skills developed throughout the camp. This camp has a limit of 20 students maximum. 

Athletic Camps

Basketball, soccer and volleyball camps are available at Otterbein this summer! For a full listing of all athletic camps, including cost and dates, visit www.otterbeincardinals.com.

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