SUNY ORANGE TO OFFER ARCHITECTURE, ROBOTICS AND READING CAMPS THIS SUMMER
College Announces Architecture and Robotics Camps for HS Students; Reading Camps for Younger Children
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Area high school students will have the chance to learn more about robotics and architectural design, while younger children will explore the wonders of reading, when SUNY Orange hosts five camps this summer.
The camps will run daily Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition is $229 per week.
The architecture workshop will be held from June 26-29 in the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering on the College’s Middletown campus. The robotics camp is set for July 31 to Aug. 3, also in the Rowley Center. Reading camps are planned for the weeks of July 17-20 and July 24-27 in the Middletown campus Library, and July 31 to Aug. 3 in the Tower Building on the Newburgh campus.
Parents may register their children online (www.sunyorange.edu/go/architecture) or by contacting the Office of Continuing & Professional Education at (845) 341-4890.
Architecture Design Studio (June 26-29): will introduce students to architecture and design. Students will learn about the design process by creating their own architectural drawings and models and then develop digital renderings of their design using Google Sketch-Up and Photoshop. Throughout the week camp attendees will visit architectural offices and architecturally significant buildings on campus to provide inspiration and new ideas. The best part? At week’s end there will be an exhibition of student architectural designs on campus! Contact Pam Rice, assistant professor of architecture, for more information.
Robotics Camp (July 31-Aug. 3): will offer students early involvement and experience with technical projects that may nurture an interest in computer programming and lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning in science and technology. Beginner to intermediate skill levels welcome, and no experience is necessary. Attendees will use the latest Lego Mindstorm technology to build and reinforce basic programming skills and foster experience in the growing field of robotics. Participants will work as a team and creatively collaborate to complete a set of fun, hands-on, task-oriented projects that incrementally build confidence, cooperation, and coding ability. Contact Chris Rigby, chair of the College’s Computer Science and Technology Department, for information.
“Climb into The Magic Treehouse: A Week of Fun Discovery” (July 17-20): class designed for children ages 5-7 will bring to life the adventures of Jack and Annie of the “Magic Treehouse” book series as they travel through time and around the world in their magic treehouse! Children will be reading some of the most exciting parts of the books and then journeying around the SUNY Orange campus on a guided mission. Each day the children will look forward to reading from the lively series and engaging their imaginations with exploratory activities and crafts. For information, contact Brigid Prial.
“Mysteries at the Zoo: A Week of Crime Solving and Zoo Animals” (July 24-27): class designed for children ages 8-11 follows the literary escapades of 12-year-old zoo detective Teddy Fitzroy, who solves crimes at the FunJungle when something suspicious happens to a zoo animal. Paired with reading these mysteries, children will discover more about those animals involved in the FunJungle world, and learn about animal behavior and zoo life for a variety of creatures. Book worms and animal lovers will enjoy this wild week. For information, contact Brigid Prial.
“Subir a la Casa del Árbol Mágico” (July 31-Aug. 3): class designed for children ages 5-7 offers a bilingual experience based upon the earlier “Climb into The Magic Treehouse: A Week of Fun Discovery.” The class will bring to life the adventures of Jack and Annie of the “Magic Treehouse” book series as they travel through time and around the world in their magic treehouse! Children will be reading some of the most exciting parts of the books and then journeying around the SUNY Orange Newburgh campus on a guided mission. Each day the children will look forward to reading from the lively series and engaging their imaginations with exploratory activities and crafts. For information, contact Brigid Prial.