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Ilisagvik calls for summer campers

March 8th, 2013 | Provided Print this article   Email this article  

Ilisagvik College is now accepting applications for our 2013 summer camp program! Summer camps are an excellent way for youth to experience higher education, earn college credit and gain exposure in a wide variety of career pathways and interest areas. These camps are absolutely free to students of the North Slope and serve as an excellent experience for student resumes. This year, the recently restructured Student Success Center has taken the lead on summer camp preparations and implementation. A summer camp proposal process was put into effect in order to streamline prospective camp planning, funding and organization. Over 20 individuals showed interest in creating a summer camp for 2013 and of those, 14 camps were chosen to move forward to the next planning phase. Some of these camps are brand new whereas others are veteran camps with a rich history at Ilisagvik College. Veteran camps include the Allied Health Camps, Inupiaq Land, Values and Resources Camp and Science Camps featuring STEM and Climate Change themes. Rookie camps this summer include an Arctic Science Research Camp and Inupiaq Early Learning Camps.

Parents who are looking for something fun and educational for their kids to do this summer should consider sending them to one or more of the Ilisagvik College camps. It's a great way to build their self- esteem, spend time in a positive healthy environment, and promote the importance of education in our kids' lives.

This year the application procedure is as quick and easy as clicking on a link at the Ilisagvik College website ( Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with deadlines one month before the start date of each camp. Complete camp descriptions can be found on the Ilisagvik College website along with the online application. Camp students will be notified of application status via phone and mail by a Student Success Center staff member. Any questions regarding 2013 Summer Camp programming should be directed to Recruitment Specialist Norman Edwards at 852-1776.

Alaska Youth Academy: 7/21-7/27; Ages 15-19

Allied Health HIGH SCHOOL Camp: 6/9-6/23; entering grades 9-12

Allied Health MIDDLE SCHOOL Camp: 5/26-5/31; entering grades 6-8

Arctic Science Research Camp: 7/21-7/27; entering grades 9-12

Climate Change in a Cultural Context: 7/30-8/12; entering grades 9-12

Construction Camp: 7/9-7/18, entering grades 11-incoming college freshmen

Digital Media Camp: 6/12-6/24, entering grades 11-incoming college freshmen

Earth Science Camp: 6/30-7/6; entering grades 6-8

Inupiaq Early Learning HIGH SCHOOL Camp: 5/26-5/31; entering grades 9- incoming college freshmen

Inupiaq Early Learning MIDDLE SCHOOL Camp: 6/2-6/8; entering grades 6-8

Inupiaq Land Values & Resources Camp: date TBD, open to NSBSD teachers and high school students

Native American Art & History Camp: 4/29-5/18; Ages 16 and up

Photojournalism Camp: 6/24-7/3; Ages 15-21

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) "Changing the Way We Live" Camp: 6/5-6/18; entering grades 7-9


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