Bethel Offers Summer Academic Camps

Bethel will offer its second annual Academic Camps taught by college professors during the months of June and July. The cost per camper is $125. Academic camps include:

Engineering Camp: Sound – Light – Bridges – Destruction!

June 22 - 26

Ages 10 - 12 meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of physical science by doing experiments with sound, light, measurement of forces, and build simple bridge structures.

Ages 13 - 15 meet from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learn physical science through bridge or building structures and simulations as well as testing and destructing materials.

Language Camp: Introduction to Elvish

June 22 - 26

Ages 11 - 15 meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Take a trip this summer to Middle Earth and begin to learn the common language of the Elves. Using Thorsten Renk’s, “Pedin Edhellen” as a guide, students will explore the basics of Sindarin Elvish writing, pronunciation and grammar. As a part of the course, students will get a copy of “Pedin Edhellen.”

Creative Writing Camp

July 20 - 24

Ages 11 - 15 meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn the art of creative writing in this one-week, entertaining class taught by expert creative writer, Dr. Bob Staples.

Art Camp: Visual Art I and Visual Art II

June 22 - 26 (Visual Art I) & July 6 - 10 (Visual Art II)

Ages 8 - 10 meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ages 11 - 13 meet from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate God's gift of creation. The week will be filled with chances for students to get their hands dirty and create something spectacular! All media of art will be explored: ceramics, painting, drawing, textiles and printmaking. Both weeks offer something new — sign up for Visual Art I and Visual Art II.

Anatomy Camp: A Trip through the Human Body

June 22 - 26

Ages 11 - 15 meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Take a week and travel through the human body with surgeon and Bethel professor, Dr. Steve Galat. Each day students will explore a new organ system in the body with games and activities, as well as lab participation with models and fresh pig organs.

Journalism Camp

June 22 - 26

Ages 11 - 15 meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to tell stories with video and how broadcast journalists do their job. Experience what it’s like to gather information quickly and then present it on TV. Campers will get a chance to work in front and behind the camera.

Fine Arts Camp: Musical Theatre and Jazz

July 6 - 10

Ages 11 - 15 meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bethel Voice Faculty and Actors Equity Member Victoria Garrett, along with Jim Pickley, brilliant jazz pianist, will lead this exciting week of classes designed to introduce students to musical theatre and jazz vocal techniques and style. At least once during the week, each student will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform one piece with the extraordinary Jim Pickley Trio.

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Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 20 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its 75 wooded acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.