UMass Lowell Offers Variety of Summer Camps

05/05/2005
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

LOWELL - If you are seeking engaging activities for your children this summer, look no further than the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

From music to sports, science and adventure, the University offers a wide range of camp choices to ensure a fun and exciting summer for children of all ages.  More information can be found at www.uml.edu/summercamps.

The National Youth Sports Program (NYSP), which runs from June 23 through July 29, offers lessons in swimming, tennis, golf, rowing, as well as an educational program with instruction on nutrition, career and leadership development , drug and alcohol awareness, math and science for eligible Lowell residents.

Athletics camps, which include basketball, baseball, softball, ice hockey, field hockey, soccer and volleyball, run from late June through August.

Summer Band Camp offers a musically intense program for students interested in conducting, the history of rock and roll, score analysis, midi and music theory. The camp, held July 17 to 23, includes concert band and flute and clarinet choirs.

DesignCamp has many hands-on science and engineering workshops for students in grades 5 through 10. New this year is a series of advanced two-week pre-engineering workshops open only to high school sophomores and juniors - the DC High Tech workshops. The workshops run from July 11 through Aug. 5.

The Tsongas Industrial History Center, a collaboration between UMass Lowell and the Lowell National Historical Park, also runs four summer camp programs.  Campers can visit four national parks in Massachusetts, build a canal system as they explore the roots of the American Industrial Revolution, investigate the properties of water and water chemistry, and get "up-to-your-elbows" in environmental science activities.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, a comprehensive university with special expertise in applied science and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students more than 80 degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, and the School of Health and Environment and the Graduate School of Education.  Visit the website at www.uml.edu.