Summer Fun for Kids at UMass Lowell

05/01/2007
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University Hosts Summer Camps for Children

LOWELL ߝ UMass Lowell is hosting a series of exciting camps for children this summer.  From music to sports, science to adventure, the University offers a wide range of experiences for children of all ages. 
     
Information on all of the camps can be found at www.uml.edu/summercamps.  The camps offered this summer include:

* Athletic camps, which 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 15 through 21 and includes master class clinics by professional musicians, various performances of camp ensembles and a grand finale concert.

* DesignCamp has hands-on science and engineering workshops for students in grades 5 through 11. It is a challenging and creative weekly 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 to design and build liquid-propelled rockets and hot air balloons or learning how forensic scientists solve crimes.  DesignCamp runs from July 9 through August 3.

* The Tsongas Industrial History Center, a collaboration between UMass Lowell and the Lowell National Historical Park, also runs four one-week 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, and take a boat trip on the Merrimack River. Camp programs at the Tsongas Center run from July 9 through August 3.

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.