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

Summer Camps

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, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Pre-professional Healthcare, Radiology, Sonography, Social Work and Surgery. Camp will be limited to 88 participants, so register early!  CDC guidelines will be followed.

Dates: June 6-7, 2022
Registration Opens: March 11, 2022
Reservations: can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Contact Anne Kirk at [email protected] 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 Molly McGowan at [email protected] or 260-399-8064 or Jesters Director Allison Ballard for details.


City String Academy Lessons

Dates: May 17 – June 8, 2022
Times: 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Grade Level: 4th – 12th Grade
Registration: Download the registration form and return with a check or money order

The USF City String Academy provides private lessons with violin, viola and cello. Instruction incorporates a variety of teaching philosophies and approaches from Shinichi Suzuki to Paul Rolland and Mimi Zweig. Private lessons include students in 4th grade through 8th grade these students will also attend a weekly group class which is required. Optional group/chamber music classes are available for students age 10 -18.

Lessons are offered by appointment Monday-Thursday from 3-6:30pm. Times will be coordinated with Marcy Trentacosti. An introductory consultation and/or trial lesson may be scheduled free of charge. Interested families should contact Marcy Trentacosti, to determine the best course of study.

All classes will take place in the Music Technology Center at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center located downtown at 431 W. Berry St. A temporary parking pass will be sent to the email provided by Friday May 13, 2022. Please contact the Creative Arts and Computer Arts & Technology Coordinator, Molly McGowan, at [email protected] or 260-399-8064 for more information and to be added to our registration mailing list.


USF Creative Arts Youth Summer Art Program

Dates: July 11-15, 2022
Times: Morning 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Afternoon 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 per 1 week session
Grade Level Breakdown: K-1 / 2-3 / 4-5 / 6-8
Registration: Download the registration form and return with a check or money order

Morning Session
This program provides children and pre-teens with a safe, supportive environment in which participants are exposed to a variety of 3D media (sculpture, ceramics, Papier-mâché etc.) Students are provided with all supplies, and no prior experience is necessary.

Afternoon Session
This program provides children and pre-teens with a safe, supportive environment in which participants are exposed to a variety of 2D media (drawing, painting, collage etc.) Students are provided with all supplies, and no prior experience is necessary.

Please contact the Creative Arts and Computer Arts & Technology Coordinator, Molly McGowan, at [email protected] or 260-399-8064 for more information and to be added to our registration mailing list.


USF Creative Arts Pre-College Summer Studio Experience

Dates: July 11-15, 2022
Times: 3 sessions – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration: Download a registration form and return with a check or money order
Cost: $250. A limited number of scholarships are available for those who demonstrate significant financial need.
Grade Level: 9-12 (Students must have completed at least their 8th grade year by the summer they attend the program. Students who graduated high school in Summer 2022 are also eligible for the program.)

Our pre-college program provides student artists the opportunity to interact with current USF faculty and staff while getting a taste of what its like to be a student in the Creative Arts at USF. During the week student artists will strengthen and enhance their skills in 3 classes of their choice. Each student should come out with at least one piece per class they can use to strengthen their portfolios for college submissions.

Session A Choices 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Logo design, sculpture, darkroom composition, drawing, introduction to game development
Session B Choices 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Package design, sculpture, portrait photography, drawing, 2D animation
Session C Choices 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Poster/billboard design, jewelry, screen printing 101, drawing, 2D animation

Please contact the Creative Arts and Computer Arts & Technology Coordinator, Molly McGowan, at [email protected] or 260-399-8064 for more information and to be added to our registration mailing list.


USF Creative Arts Music Technology Summer Studio Experience

Dates: July 11-15, 2022
Times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration: Download a registration form and return with a check or money order
Cost: $75 per session or $125 for both

Morning Session Choices:
Hip Hop and R&B Workshop: Students will collaborate with each other to work on writing and recording songs. Those interested in singing, rapping, beat-making, or that have a general interest in learning recording studio and music production techniques are encouraged to participate in this fun, hands-on workshop to develop their musical and/or technical skills.
Instructor: Mark Everetts

Jazz Improvisation Workshop: Working in small combo groups, students will grow their musicianship and improvisational skills throughout the week. Students will also gain skills in jazz theory and ear training, with an extra opportunity to record at the end of the week.
Instructor: Phil Schurger

Afternoon Session Choices
Contemporary Music Recording Workshop: Whether your interest is being a performing musician or the recording engineer behind the glass in the studio, this workshop will give students an opportunity to work together and learn many different aspects of the music industry and audio production processes. Students will have the opportunity to form groups or work solo to write and record songs in their genre of interest and learn recording studio skills.
Instructor: Mark Everetts

Metal, Punk, AND Hardcore Workshop: Students interested in heavier genres of music will enjoy this workshop focused on playing Metal, Punk, and Hardcore.  Students will collaborate to write and record original music.  They will have an opportunity to develop musical and technical skills on guitar, bass, and drums, as well as learn recording studio techniques.
Instructor: Phil Schurger

Please contact the Creative Arts and Computer Arts & Technology Coordinator, Molly McGowan, at [email protected] or 260-399-8064 for more information and to be added to our registration mailing list.


City Strings Summer Camp

Dates: July 18-22, 2022
Times: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration:Download the registration form and return with a check or money order   
Cost:
$275
Grade Level: 4th – 12th Grade

This camp will include classes for strings Violin/Viola/Cello/Bass. The day will also include ensembles, group classes, masterclass, scales, rhythm class, and music theory.

Students must have at least 2 years of playing experience. Classes are available for beginning through advanced level students. The week will end with a musical presentation on Friday, July 29th at 2pm.

All classes will take place in the Music Technology Center at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center located downtown at 431 W. Berry St. Students must bring their own lunch/snacks during the day. Please contact the Creative Arts and Computer Arts & Technology Coordinator, Molly McGowan, at [email protected] or 260-399-8064 for more information and to be added to our registration 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 [email protected]edu.


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 [email protected] 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.