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Summer Youth Opportunities at Loras

5/7/2013
 
 SummerYouthProgramsLoras College is hosting a number of camps and opportunities for middle and high school students this summer, focusing on leadership, science and athletics.
 
Loras will host LeadAmerica’s Leadership, Ethics & College Success Forum, June 23-28, 2013. The program, open to rising high school students from across the country, is a six-day, skills-based college readiness conference, providing students with a superior, leading-edge college immersion experience. 
 
The experience will enhance opportunities for students to be accepted into their college of choice, provide them with tangible college success multipliers and empower them to become transformational leaders in their respective communities. The curricular approach improves the depth of programming by increasing the scope of experiential learning through rigorous, engaging case studies, interactive activities and large group discussion with the socialization and personal responsibilities of college. In addition, students are guided through the program by mentors who offer insight into their own successes during college selection, admission, enrollment and ultimately completion. 
 
SummerYouthProgramsLoras College faculty and staff will serve as guest speakers at the sessions in specific topics such as research, information management-literacy, simulations on service-learning and a “capstone presentation” that integrates the conference themes. Admission staff will also give campus tours and a formal presentation on the general admission process, financial aid and showcase of the Loras process and our degree programs.

There is still time to enroll in the Leadership, Ethics & College Success Forum this summer. To secure your space visit loras.edu/leadamerica or call the Lead America Office of Admissions directly at 1-866-394-5323.
 
Loras will also be offering an Astronomy and Robotics camp on June 18, from 5:30-10:00 p.m. Students entering grades 4-8 will get to experience hands-on activities including building a robot and visiting the Heitkamp Planetarium.
 
Students will learn how to safely observe the sun and learn about its composition, and will engage in hands-on activities to learn the property of stars and the light spectrum. Students will visit the Heitkamp Planetarium to learn constellations, the Zodiac and the path of the Sun through the stars and how this creates our seasons. Parents are encouraged to join their children at the observatory at 9:30 p.m. to enjoy the night sky.
 
Robotics camp students will be building an interactive robot, learning how robots sense the world around them and teaching the robot to move and avoid objects.
 
To register for this exciting learning experience, contact Danial Neebel, associate professor of engineering and computing, at danial.neebel@loras.edu.
 
Additionally, there are many opportunities available to elementary, middle and high school students to enhance skills in various sports. Clinics and camps for specific sports, offered by Loras College coaches and athletic staff, are listed at http://www.duhawks.com/f/Camps_and_Clinics.php
 
Students can also participate in the well-known Loras College All-Sports Camp in July, in which they can choose from a wide variety of sports to “major” in and sports to “minor” in, while spending time on the Loras campus and forging lifelong friendships. For more information, visit lorasallsportscamp.com.
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