WSU Offers Youth Summer Science Camps

OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University will host various youth summer science camps as part of its continuing education initiative. Youth ages 8 to 15 are invited to participate in camps that run in June and July and explore science and technology.
Each camp lasts four days, Monday-Thursday beginning June 15. Camp costs range from $120 to $145.
“Summer camp can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a child's life,” said Lauren Andersen, WSU continuing education director. “Camp provides children with invaluable education from a community of caring mentors. All of the outcomes — making friends, overcoming challenges, getting outside, staying healthy and learning more about the world around us — prepare children for bigger and brighter lives down the road.”
Subjects for the camps include neuroscience, space travel, how to build a roller coaster and video game design. WSU professors or alumni will teach a majority of the camps.
  • Space Camp – June 15-18, 8:30-11:30 a.m., ages 10-14, $120, Lind Lecture Hall Room 230
Students will design rockets, go to the planetarium and learn about stars and space travel. This camp is taught by Mike Warby, WSU physics graduate.
  • Camp Colossus: The Physics of Roller Coasters – June 22-25, 8:30-11:30 a.m., ages 10-14, $120, Lind Lecture Hall Room 230
Students will learn how to design roller coasters. They will learn how to test the effects of free fall, g-force, centripetal force and acceleration. The camp also will offer an optional day at Lagoon. The camp is taught by Celia Nilson, WSU physics student.
  • Game Development Camp 1 – June 22-25, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 8-11, $145
  • Game Development Camp 2 – July 13-16, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 12-14, $145, Tech Ed Building Room 202
This camp will introduce students to game design using software, and is especially tailored to young game enthusiasts and beginners interested in creating their own computer/video games. Students will learn about elements of good game play, game mechanics and genres, level design, programming and more. The camp is taught by Spencer Hilton, WSU assistant computer science professor.
  • Storytelling Using Computers – July 6-9, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 9-12, $145, Tech Ed Building Room 202
Students will learn how to use computer tools to create interactive stories, graphic art and computer animation. Students also will learn how to incorporate music and sound effects into stories. This camp is taught by Rich Fry, WSU associate computer science professor.
  • Brain Science – July 13-16, 8:30-11:30 a.m., ages 12-15, $120, Lind Lecture Hall Room 230
Students will view MRI and EEG images to study brain anatomy and activity. They also will perform dissections and learn how the brain works. The camp is taught by Brian Chung, WSU zoology professor.
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Marcus Jensen, Office of Marketing & Communications
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Lauren Andersen, continuing education director
801-395-3413 •