Summer Academic Enrichment Programs
@Alfred University

1 Saxon Drive, Alfred

To apply, complete the online application found on the web page indicated for each camp. Applications submitted after the deadline dates will be accepted if space is available. If applying after the deadline, please call 607-871-2612 to inquire about space availability.

Art: Portfolio Preparation for College Bound Artists (Grades 9-12)

Two Options:

This co-ed, overnight art camp is an intensive program establishing a body of work in portfolio preparation. The goal of the program is to expose campers to a variety of media, allow for exploration of personal art themes and provide a sound foundation in the vocabulary of art and art-related pursuits. Campers will develop personal goals and projects to accomplish throughout the camp utilizing the plethora of materials available. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/art.cfm

Astronomy Camp (Grades 11-12)

This popular residential camp is for students who love astronomy and want to spend time learning more about this fascinating subject with others who share their passion. Campers enjoy a mix of night and daytime classes and activities involving extensive use of the telescopes and electronics at AU"s Stull Observatory. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/astronomy.cfm

Athletic Performance Enhancement (Grades 9-12)

This camp is designed for anyone interested in exercise and performance, from the competitive athletes to fitness-minded students. Campers will expand their knowledge base in the latest exercise, strength training, nutrition, performance enhancement and personal-injury prevention/treatment techniques. This instructive and transforming week-long camp is designed to provide the camper with a knowledge base to improve overall athletic performance. Concepts in fitness, nutrition, strength training and conditioning and performance enhancement will be addressed through use of the latest evidence-based techniques. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. . For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/athletic-performance-enhancement.cfm

Ceramic & Glass Engineering Camp (Grades 10-12)

Find out all about the exciting field of ceramic and glass engineering! This camp offers dynamic hands-on lab experiences in ceramic processing, tape casting, glass melting and press forming. Each student will cast a glass piece to take home. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. science. cfm For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/science.cfm

Computer Engineering Camp (Ages 12-17)

Learn about video game design, microcontrollers, computer languages, web page design, software applications, simple robotics and more! This camp offers creative and practical programming experiences for both basic and advanced students. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/computer-engr.cfm

Creative Writing Camp (Grades 10-12)

This dynamic program is for students who love to write and wish to hone their writing skills. This camp provides an introduction to a variety of genres: poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and drama. Students will participate in writing-intensive exercises designed to address the elements of craft: voice, character, image, scene and setting. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/writing.cfm

Equine Business Institute (Grades 9-12)

This newly-established summer opportunity is for students who wish to learn more about the equine business and how to be successful in running an equestrian center. This institute is designed to provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the horse industry as a business and all concepts that entails, from riding to caring for the horses and will end with a full day at a local county fair gaining hands-on experience in running a horse show. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/equine-business.cfm

Exploration of Expanded Media (Grades 9-12)

Four opportunities: Cost: $910 residential, $810 commuter





This program consists of four separate camps that will parallel college classes. Though these are intended for high school students, they are day-long intensive workshops and will be immersive for the full five days that they run. Group critiques and individual meetings will further the development of your concepts and ideas. As a component part of the class, you'll meet artists who are working in the various media that you are interested in. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/digital-expandedmedia.cfm

Robotics Engineering Camp (Grades 10-12)

Build a robot this summer! This camp, based on the VEX Robotics System, offers a dynamic platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math. Student teams will assemble robots and program them to perform various functions and to compete in a classroom football/ soccer game on the last day of camp. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/robotics.cfm

Theatre (Grades 10-12)

Summer Theatre at Alfred University provides a great opportunity for students to create, experience and develop perspectives and skills in theatre through full group sessions and with a good deal of individual attention, training and experience in theatre from our distinguished faculty. Our unique blend of broad choices and training in specific areas (acting, improvisation, character development, staging, voice production, design and technical theatre including state managing, scenery, costume and lighting, to name a few) leads to many energetic classes and much individual growth. Students may also elect to receive two college credits at an additional cost. Application deadline is May 1, but registration will continue until the camp is full. For more information about this exciting camp and how to apply, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/theater.cfm

Art Day Camps

July 23-27

The morning camp is for students who wish to participate in a fun, dynamic summer art experience based on Super Heroes. The afternoon camp is for middle and high school students wishing to explore art at a deeper level. Both camps are held on the University campus in the Brick BAFA Art Studio. Enrollment deadline is July 1. We offer sibling discouts. For further information, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/art-day.cfm

Engineering Day Camp (Grades 1-8)

July 9-12; Cost: $165

Top quality instruction and learning; classes feature science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts with skills of critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, agility and adaptability, curiosity and imagination. Students use unique LEGO® kits to creatively build and modify machines applying basic engineering principles. Throughout the camp, they will learn a variety of concepts and apply their acquired knowledge about gearing and gear ratios, simple machines, problem solving and communication skills. This challenges students to incorporate the traits of an engineer in a classroom setting. This camp Includes a take-home project students can keep! Enrollment deadline is July 1. For further information, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/engineering-day.cfm

Mural Art - Imagination at-Large Day Camp (Grades 2-9)

This camp provides students the opportunity to work together on the completion of a mural by the end of the week. A mural is any piece of large-scale artwork, painted or applied directly on a large surface. The styles can vary from abstract to "Trompe L'Oeil" (a French term for "fool" or "trick the eye"). At this camp, students will be introduced to the steps of artistic exploration, teamwork and decision making as together they are walked through this creative process called "Mural Art." From brainstorming to final composition, young artists will be partaking in creative sessions of focus, goal setting, decision making and self-expression, all of which have been directly linked to empowering youth with self-esteem, self-awareness and stress relief, in a safe, social and fun environment. Enrollment deadline is July 9. For further information, please visit: www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/mural-art-day.cfm

We also offer residential sports camps in Equestrian (English and Western style) and Swimming, and day camps in Basketball, Equestrian, Tennis, Track and Field. Please visit http://www.alfred.edu/summer/ for further information.