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NIU summer camps cater to all interests

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:53 a.m. CDT

In Northern Illinois University’s summer camps, children can learn to write the great American novel, become the next Indiana Jones, sharpen their soccer skills, create video games, design roller coasters, or even prevent future wars between humans and robots.

NIU’s day and residential camps run throughout June, July, and August and cover a variety of topics that will keep students in preschool through high school engaged in learning and growing. They also offer students an opportunity to experience college life and interact with university experts.

Several camps offer merit-based and need-based scholarships. Some camps also offer discounts for early-bird registration, children of NIU employees, returning campers, or multiple campers from the same family.

NIU’s Speech-Language Pathology Program is offering ON TRACK summer Speech and Language Camps for children ages 3 to 8. These four-week camps are supervised by a licensed speech-language pathologist and conducted by graduate students in speech-language pathology. The camps are designed for children with mild to moderate articulation, phonological, and language delays or deficits and will provide enrichment and maintenance of speech and language skills. Each week will incorporate a theme to target various skills including building vocabulary, grammatical concepts, and phonological processes. Each session will provide campers with group and individual activities.

Liberal arts and sciences camps include creative writing, global leadership, film camp, journalism camp, foreign language and culture, speech camp, and archaelogy.

Science, technology, engineering and math camps include math camp, preventing the "Robopocalypse," nanotechnology, alternative energy, exploring STEM through art, exploring STEM through nature, waterbotics, LEGO EV3 robotics, chemistry, engineering, health sciences, and video game design.

Sports camps include volleyball, soccer, wrestling, athletic training and sports medicine.

Visual and performing arts camps include theater, dance, visual arts, and jazz.

Go to niu.edu/summercamps for a complete list of camps or to learn more.

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