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SOHS Summer campers

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We welcome all members of the greater community to participate in our summer camps and community programs.

Summer Camps

Beauty Will Save the World Summer Theology Camp

Our week-long theology camp gives high school students the opportunity to encounter God through beauty. As a participant, you will spend a restful week on campus learning about how God calls each person to an individual vocation and experiencing the richness of the Catholic Church’s liturgical prayer. In addition, you will:

  • Work with a trained iconographer to paint an icon of Christ
  • Interact with USF professors and explore readings on the theology of beauty
  • Attend workshops that explore Lectio Divina, the Jesus Prayer, Sacred Meditation and Discernment
  • Experience living in a college dorm, as well as recreational events that include hiking, campfires, a comedy night with Jeremy McLellan, and an evening of live music, refreshments, and entertainment in the USF Student Center.

The Summer Theology Camp is made possible through a Lilly Endowment Theology Institute for High School Youth grant. The fee is $99 and includes room and board, instruction, art supplies, and transportation.

Upcoming dates: June 26 – July 2, 2021

Contact Dr. Adam Deville at adeville@sf.edu or 260-399-7700 ext.8120


Health Sciences Summer Camp

Students entering grades 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are invited to attend USF’s Health Sciences Camp, where they will discover potential careers in the healthcare field.  Hands-on activities will introduce students to careers in Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Pre-professional Healthcare, Radiology, Social Work and Surgery.  CDC guidelines will be followed.

Dates: June 8-9, 2021
Registration Opens: April 22, 2021
Reservations: can be purchased via Eventbrite once registration opens.

Contact Anne Kirk at akirk@sf.edu or 260-399-7700 ext. 8501.

Sponsors:

AHEC  Parkview Physicians Group Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Natural and Health Sciences Parkview Regional Medical Center


Jesters Summer Program

The Jesters at USF offer a summer performing arts program for individuals with disabilities. The six-week summer program includes dance/movement, stories, theatre, percussion, and music. Participants may have an active role in the performance if they choose, but it is not required. The summer program is available to anyone with a disability, regardless of his or her involvement with the traditional Jesters program.

Dates: TBD

Contact SOCA School Coordinator Molly McGowan at mmcgowan@sf.edu or 260-399-8064 or Jesters Director Allison Ballard for details.


City Strings Summer Camp

This camp includes classes in string orchestra, chamber music, and violin, viola and cello ensemble. Students must have at least two years of playing experience, with classes for intermediate to advanced. The camp will culminate with a musical presentation on July 30.

Dates: July 26-30
Cost: $280 per workshop
Registration: Opens April 15, Online Registration is available

Contact SOCA School Coordinator Molly McGowan at mmcgowan@sf.edu or 260-399-8064 for additional questions or to be added to our registration information mailing list.


Community Summer Visual Art Workshops

Community members are encouraged to participate in a variety of workshops. Topics include photography (commercial arts or experimental arts), “No Press, No Problem” printmaking without a press, Unity game development, found object abstraction sculpture, figure drawing, bookbinding, and “Contemporary Art: One Move Theory.”

Dates: July 26-30
Cost: $75 per workshop
Registration: Opens April 15, Online Registration is available

Contact SOCA School Coordinator Molly McGowan at mmcgowan@sf.edu or 260-399-8064 for additional questions or to be added to our registration information mailing list.


Summer Music Tech Academy

The academy will include a Pop/Rock Workshop from July 12 to 16, featuring many different aspects of the music industry and audio production processes. A Hip Hop and R&B Workshop will be July 19 to 23 and includes singing, rapping, beat-making and recording studio and music production techniques. Participant fee is $125 per week.

Dates: July 12-16, 19-23
Cost: $125
Registration: Opens April 15, Online Registration is available

Contact SOCA School Coordinator Molly McGowan at mmcgowan@sf.edu or 260-399-8064 for additional questions or to be added to our registration information mailing list.


Visual Arts Academy

Students can choose a morning or afternoon workshop, or both to make a whole day of it. Subjects include sculpture, mixed media, photography, drawing, 3D modeling and animation, prints on fabric, illustration and graphic design.

Dates: July 12-23
Cost: $125
Registration: Opens April 15, Online Registration is available

Contact SOCA School Coordinator Molly McGowan at mmcgowan@sf.edu or 260-399-8064 for additional questions or to be added to our registration information mailing list.


Youth Summer Art Program

First- to eighth-grade students can participate in one, two or three weeks of the summer art program which includes Follow the Line (create a variety of lines using interesting materials and tools), Enchanted Worlds (creating an imaginary world using a variety of materials) and Character Creation (creating a character and their environment).

Dates: July 12-30
Cost: $80 per week
Registration: Opens April 15, Online Registration is available

Contact SOCA School Coordinator Molly McGowan at mmcgowan@sf.edu or 260-399-8064 for additional questions or to be added to our registration information mailing list.


Community Programs

Anatomage Table Tours

A biology student using the Anatomage Table to view a cross section of the human body

USF’s Sciences division has an Anatomage Table used to enhance anatomy and physiology courses, advanced physiology and pathophysiology, and comparative anatomy. The anatomy available is created using real human cadavers, and table includes four full-body 3D cadavers that contain life-sized male and female gross anatomy. High-resolution scans show various regions of the body and provide optimal visualization of real-life tissue cross sections. Also available is a case library collection of CT and MRI scans, histology library with 2D histology slides, photorealistic prosections for medical school-level anatomy content, and a curriculum that includes premade anatomical views that allow instructors and students to begin using the table with minimal preparation.

Tours for schools and the community are available upon request by contacting anatomageandcadaver@sf.edu.


Best Practices Showcase for Educators

Best Practices Showcase for Educators is an annual event sponsored by the department of Education that highlights current educators and focuses on professional development related to new trends in education.

Annual Best Practices Showcase: TBD

Registration begins December 21st. The schedule of events has been released.

Contact Nancy Hankee at nhankee@sf.edu.


Community Summer Art Workshops

No prior experience needed for any of the Community Summer Art Workshops

Dates: TBD

Contact SOCA School Coordinator Molly McGowan at mmcgowan@sf.edu or 260-399-8064 for additional questions or to be added to our registration information mailing list.


Jesters

Founded in 1978 and sponsored by USF, Jesters is a performance ensemble composed of performers (ages eight to senior citizen) with mild-to-severe developmental disabilities.

This one-of-a-kind program runs from September to March, providing 20 weeks of customized arts education activities, including:

  • Movement/Dance
  • Music (instrumental and voice)
  • Theatre
  • Animation
  • Storytelling
  • Visual Arts

Structure: The program takes place on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • From September to December, all Jesters meet from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • From noon to 2 p.m., Jesters who want to participate in afternoon activities bring a sack lunch and work in smaller groups in the discipline of their choice.
  • In the spring, the Jesters program culminates in an original production performed by Jesters participants.

Our Mission: Jesters engages individuals with disabilities in the creative arts, and by doing so, enhances their quality of life. Participants develop self-expression, self-esteem, socialization, and other life skills, while also providing learning opportunities to the USF and at-large communities.

Volunteer! USF students, faculty, and other community members are invited to participate as

  • Performers and Accompanists
  • Backstage Crew
  • Direct Service and/or Observations

Contact SOCA School Coordinator Molly McGowan at mmcgowan@sf.edu or 260-399-8064 or Jesters Director Allison Ballard for details.

The Jesters program is funded in part by AWS Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission.


MLK Day — “A Day On, Not a Day Off”

While many schools and businesses take a day off to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, the USF community takes a different approach. We honor Dr. King’s legacy through the act of service.

Classes are suspended for the day while students, faculty, staff, and members of the greater community participate in a variety of community service activities. The “Day On” also includes a keynote speaker, Mass, and lunch.

Contact Robert A. Pastoor, Ed.D. at rpastoor@sf.edu.


Northeast Literacy Council

The Northeast Literacy Council is dedicated to the advancement of literacy instruction at all levels of education and with diverse populations. It does so through professional development opportunities and mini awards. The Council is sponsored by USF’s department of Education.

Contact Nancy Hankee at nhankee@sf.edu.


Science Symposium

Get a taste of university-level learning! High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to attend our one-day workshops taught by USF professors. They will participate in relevant, hands-on science in the following academic areas: math, chemistry, biology, pre-professional science, environmental science, and/or physical sciences.

Participants will also:

  • Build lasting relationships with other high school students
  • Meet and talk to current college students
  • Chat with college admissions representatives
  • Discuss career goals with faculty

Upcoming Science Symposium: TBD

Contact Dr. Michael Bechill at mbechill@sf.edu or 260-399-7700 ext. 8208.