UMass Lowell Offers Summer Fun for Kids: University Hosts Exciting Variety of Summer Camps for Children

04/18/2006


LOWELL - If you are seeking fun and interesting activities for your children this summer, look no further than the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
        From music to sports, science to 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 29 through July 28, 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 and math and science for eligible Lowell residents.
* Athletic camps offer a wide variety of sports for kids including basketball, baseball, softball, ice hockey, field hockey, soccer and volleyball.  These camps run from late June through August.
* Summer band camp is a one-week intensive program which will improve the individual skills and broaden the experiences of musically talented students.  The camp runs from July 16 ߝ 22 and includes master class clinics by professional musicians, various performances of camp ensembles and a grand finale concert.
* DesignCamp has many hands-on science and engineering workshops for students in grades 5 through 11. It is a challenging and creative program developed and taught by an outstanding team of experienced science and technology teachers. Each workshop is built around a series of design projects, interesting science activities and problems to solve. Sample projects include learning how baseball bats are tested or how forensic scientists solve crimes.  DesignCamp runs from July 10 through August 4.
* 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 take a boat trip on the Merrimack River. Camp programs at the Tsongas Center run from July 10 through August 4.
        
    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, Management; the School of Health and Environment and the Graduate School of Education.  Visit the website at www.uml.edu

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