Variety of Summer Camps Offered

Options include sports as well as theatre, the sciences, and writing

The Gannon University women’s basketball program, led by coach Cleve Wright, will host five girls’ camps this summer. Dates are as follows:
• June 15-18 and July 27-30: Fundamentals Camps (grades 3-8).
• June 19-21 and July 17-19: Team Camps (high school junior varsity and varsity teams).
• July 13-16: Shooting Camp (grades 6-12).
The Fundamentals Camps are $100 per person; the Team Camps are $300 per team; and the Shooting Camp is $75 per person. For more information, or to register, contact Cleve Wright, women’s basketball coach, Gannon University, at 814-871-7419.

The Gannon University men’s basketball program, led by coach John Reilly, will host two boys’ camps this summer. Dates are as follows:
• June 13-14: Team Camp (high school junior varsity and varsity teams).
• August 3-7: Fundamentals Camp (grades 3-8).
Cost is $125 per person for the Fundamentals Camp, and $350 per team for the team camp. For more information, or to register, contact the Gannon University men’s basketball offices at 814-871-7212.

The Gannon University volleyball program, led by coach Matt Darling, will host two girls’ camps this summer. Dates are as follows:
• July 6-9: All-Skills Camp.
• July 10-11: Beginner’s Camp (ages 5-12).
The camps will focus on teaching the skills of the game to players at all levels of ability. The cost for the All-Skills Camp is $125 for day camp and $300 for overnight camp (includes all meals and three nights in the residence halls.) The cost for the Beginner’s Camp is $50. For more information, or to register, contact Matt Darling, women’s volleyball coach, Gannon University, at 814-871-7245.

Gannon University will host three sessions of its Young Writers’ Camp: June 23-27, July 7-11, and July 21-25. During these hands-on and collaborative workshops, students will learn to more fully develop their writing process and develop writing projects to produce “working manuscripts” of publishable writing. For more information, or to register, contact Sally LeVan, professor, Gannon University English Department, at 814-871-7506.

Gannon University from July 13-17 will host a High School Journalism Workshop for students in grades 10-12. The workshop will emphasize news and feature writing. The coordinator, Frank Garland, has more than 25 years of experience as a daily news and feature reporter. Workshop topics will include journalistic writing and Associated Press style, writing leads, interviewing techniques, objectivity vs. editorializing, news judgment, beat reporting, features, and ethics and the press. For more information, or to register, contact Frank Garland, instructor, Gannon University English Department, at 814-871-5808.

Gannon University from July 12-17 will host an Engineering Camp for high school students. Participants will learn about career paths in engineering, acquire hands-on building experience, see technology in action, use state-of-the-art engineering and computer tools, and create innovative technical projects. The camp will take place primarily on the Gannon campus, but also will include educational and recreational excursions to off-campus sites. Cost is $495. For more information, or to register, contact Ann Banko, Gannon University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, at 814-871-7620.

Gannon University’s Regional Summer School of Excellence will be held July 6-10 and July 13-17. The program is designed for high school sophomores and juniors who excel in the sciences and are interested in a unique and hands-on summer learning opportunity. It is free and open to students in Erie, Warren, and Crawford counties. The program offers two weeks of intensive study in the life sciences as students are able to work both in Gannon’s laboratory facilities and aboard the University’s research vessel, the Environaut, on Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, or to request an application, contact Stan Zagorski, program director and faculty consultant, Gannon University biology department, at 814-871-7641, or the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit at 814-734-5610.

Gannon University will host its “ShakeXperience” Camp July 13-18. The camp will allow participants to experience Shakespeare first-hand through “college-style” classes and workshops in acting, text, design/tech, and movement/stage combat. Participants also will be performing a showcase of scenes and monologues. Students will be housed in Gannon dormitories and will have access to University food service and facilities. The camp is led by Gannon faculty members and qualified instructors. Both seasoned performers and beginners are welcome. Cost is $99. For more information, contact Fr. Shawn Clerkin, assistant professor, Gannon University Theatre, Communications, and Fine Arts Department, at 814-871-7493.

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