WVU Youth Camps and Activities

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Academic Camp
JUN
12

2017 WVU Tech Forensic Investigation Summer Camp

forensics, Science

Interested in Forensics? The West Virginia University Institute of Technology Forensic Investigation Program will be hosting the first annual Forensic Investigation Summer Camp. The camp is designed to give students a firsthand look into a profess...

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JUN
18

Camp STEM

Engineering, Math, Science

Camp STEM is southern West Virginia’s premiere camp for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The week-long camp is held on WVU Tech's campus in Beckley, West Virginia, and features a variety of STEM c...

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JUN
19

Middle School Engineering Challenge Camp

Engineering, Science

Middle School camps run as week-long, full day camps, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. with lunch included. Projects will be different than previous years. This year's theme will focus on "Engineering Around the World." Each week of camp will have the same ...

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JUN
19

2017 WVU Forensic Science Summer Camp

Forensic Science, Science

WVU will be hosting the 7th annual forensic science summer camp for middle school (6th—8th grade) and high school (9th –12th grade) students for one week this summer (06/19 - 06/23, 2017). Through hands-on, experiential learning, participants wil...

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JUN
25

Growing Roots in STEM (all-female)

Engineering, Science

This camp is designed specifically for high-school, female campers to spend a week learning about various STEM fields, while focusing on engineering. Campers will design and build hands-on engineering projects, tour industry facilities, and work in t...

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JUN
26

Middle School Engineering Challenge Camp

Engineering, Science

Middle School camps run as week-long, full day camps, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. with lunch included. Projects will be different than previous years. This year's theme will focus on "Engineering Around the World." Each week of camp will have the same ...

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JUL
05

Governor's School of Enterpreneurship

Business, Entrepreneurship

The West Virginia Governor's School of Entrepreneurship is a three-week, intense experience open to high school students currently in 9th through 11th grades. The young innovators will learn about business models, design thinking, and scaling new sta...

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JUL
09

Engineering in Action

Engineering, Science

This co-ed camp for high school students focuses on how engineering can be applied to the sports world. Campers will tour athletic facilities with civil engineers, build and test cardboard canoes, learn the physics of weight lifting and baton twirlin...

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JUL
09

Engineering in Sustainability

Engineering, Science

High school campers can participate in this co-ed camp focusing on energy problems and solutions. Campers will learn about sustainable design and sustainable technologies, while thinking of novel ways to apply these technologies to every day scenario...

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JUL
16

Engineering in Service

Engineering, Science

At this camp, campers will see how engineering skills can be applied to serve others in their communities and across the world. Throughout a series of day-long projects, campers will get unique hands-on community service experiences while working as ...

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JUL
17

Elementary Engineering Challenge Camp

Engineering, Science

Elementary camps will run as week-long,half-day camps with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m. and 4th and 5th graders from 1 to 5 p.m. The projects will be different than the projects of the previous year. This year's theme will focu...

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JUL
24

Business Camp

4-H, Business

PURPOSE: For five consecutive days, the WVU College of Business and Economics will guide students through the world of business: from creating a resume, to being the CEO! Participants will learn about many aspects of business and industry, covering t...

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JUL
24

Elementary Engineering Challenge Camp

Engineering, Science

Elementary camps will run as week-long,half-day camps with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m. and 4th and 5th graders from 1 to 5 p.m. The projects will be different than the projects of the previous year. This year's theme will focu...

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JUL
24

Middle School Engineering Challenge Camp

Engineering

Middle School camps run as week-long, full day camps, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. with lunch included. Projects will be different than previous years. This year's theme will focus on "Engineering Around the World." Each week of camp will have the same ...

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JUL
31

Elementary Engineering Challenge Camp

Engineering, Science

Elementary camps will run as week-long,half-day camps with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m. and 4th and 5th graders from 1 to 5 p.m. The projects will be different than the projects of the previous year. This year's theme will focu...

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Class

Parent/Child Forensic Science Classes

Forensic, Science

The Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative will be presenting Parent/Child Forensic Science Classes this academic year. The classes are designed to allow parents and their children to interact in an academic environment and learn what goes on in...

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Beginning Group Piano for Kids (ages 6-9

Music

Enjoy the fun and satisfaction of learning to play the piano and making music with others. Beginning Group Piano for Kids (ages 6-9) is about to get underway in the WVU Community Music Program. 1st class begins Tuesday afternoon 1/19, for 13 weeks. T...

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WVU Community Music Program Registration begins

Music

Discover a world of music waiting for your children, through the WVU Community Music Program. Enroll in piano, violin, percussion, guitar, or lessons in virtually any instrument or voice. Develop artistic expression and musical skills. Registration i...

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The Return of Forensic Science Saturdays

forensic science, Science

The West Virginia University Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative will be offering educational opportunities in different aspects of forensic science to middle school and high school students throughout the school year. All classes are taught ...

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Contra Dancing Workshop

Music

Contra is the new and hip social dance, with its roots in Square Dance and traditional Appalachian/Irish music. It’s a great way to connect with people in a fun, friendly, and happy twirling environment! The focus of this workshop will be learni...

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OldTime Music Slow Jam

Music

(This class is designed for beginner-intermediate level players, but prior knowledge of the genre is not required because the folk process happens naturally by sitting and sharing together in a group!) Slow Jam will focus on playing and singing Appa...

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OldTime Fiddle Workshop

Music

(This class is open to continuing-beginner through intermediate level string players. Some knowledge of how to play the instrument is required, but Oldtime experience is not required.) Do you play the violin and want to try a different kind of m...

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Healthy Kids

Fitness

Healthy Kids classes are held in Elizabeth Moore Hall on the downtown campus. Classes include tumbling, family fun gym time, and pool and gym parties for 3- and 4-year-olds.

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Community Music Children's Choral Programs

Music

The WVU School of Music's Community Music Program continues its Summer choral tradition with the announcement of 2 new workshops: "Children's (ages 7-13) Voices Summer World Tour" and "High School Summer Sing". Both workshops will run for 6 weeks beg...

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School of Music's Community Music Program announces upcoming children's classes

Music

The School of Music's Community Music Program announces the start of several children's group classes including Music for Babies (ages 9 mo-2 yrs), Explore & Enjoy (ages 2-3 yrs), Eurhythmics Music & Movement (ages 3-6 yrs) and Kiddie Karnival of Ins...

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American Animation: Where Do Cartoons Come From?

Art, Cartooning

This course will go over the beginnings of early American animation to cartoons of wartime. The course is for anyone who is interested in knowing more about our cartoon history; the techniques used and how they were effective, the rise and fall of (...

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Extension Service & 4-H

History Hitting the Road

4-H, Extension

History Hitting the Road is a distinct and popular program of West Virginia 4-H. History Hitting the Road travels to local fairs, festivals, 4-H camps, and other seasonal events providing interactive educational programming for youth to learn about ...

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Heritage Education at WVU's Jackson’s Mill

4-H, Extension

The Heritage Area at WVU Jackson's Mill provides a wide range of educational programming for youth and adults. Visitors are able to tour the original Jackson's Mill which was built by Cummins Jackson, uncle of famed Confederate General Thomas "Stone...

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Other

Upward Bound/TRIO

Foreign Language, Math, Science, Writing

Upward Bound/ TRIO helps prepare high school students for college by offering engaging and individualized services ranging from tutoring to community service to workshops on the WVU campus. Students can also get a taste of college life by participati...

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Mountaineer KidZone

Flex-care center for children

West Virginia University Student Family Resources and the Student Recreation Center (SRC) jointly offer the Mountaineer Kids Club (MKC), a flex-care center for children located in the SRC. The professional, educated staff provides safe and developmen...

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Health Sciences Technology Academy (HSTA)

Health Sciences, Math, Science, wellness

HSTA is a West Virginia only program in 26 counties initiated in 1994, which reaches out to 9th-12th grade underrepresented students. The program follows students to college and towards professional school to help them prepare for STEM and health car...

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Open Climbing

Adventure, Sports

Open climbing at the WVU Student Recreation Center on Fridays 4-8p during the fall and spring semesters. Anyone can attend. No fee is charged for the climbing, but a guest pass is necessary for those who are not SRC members.

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Outreach/Service Project
APR
15

Papagayo - a Puppet Opera

Music

Children''s Opera "Papagayo": performed with puppets. 30 minutes in length. Appropriate for K-5. Free Admission!

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The CARDIAC Project

Health

CARDIAC is a project for 5th grade students. We start by checking the child's height, weight and blood pressure and then we check the blood for cholesterol. Parents can have a cholesterol test too, and all of this is FREE! Heart disease begins when...

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Project Lead the Way

Engineering

Offering a pre-engineering program to elementary, middle, and high schools.

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Next Generation Mathematics for West Virginia Schools

Math

Open digital content for the West Virginia mathematics grade 6-12 courses.

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Sport/Fitness Camp

2nd Annual Lewis County 4-H 5K & Clover Fun Run

4-H, 5K Run, Adventure, Extension, Fitness, Sports

Race Day Registration is 8-9 a.m. at WVU Jackson's Mill. The 5K Race starts at 9:30 a.m. Clover Fun Run starts immediately following the 5K (approximately 10:45 a.m.) Awards Ceremony following the Half mile Clover Fun Run. All Participants (5K or Clo...

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