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Summer Camps offered at UMFK

May 24, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will offer three summer camps: a environmental studies and forestry camp, a computer camp and a young writer's camp for high school and junior high school students.

The environmental studies and forestry camp is open to students in grades 9 through 12 and will be offered from Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10.

The environmental studies and forestry camp will give a student the opportunity to explore the natural world around them. Participants will spend time hiking, canoeing, and doing field experiments. Students will learn about wildlife, forest management, water quality and what it means to be an "environmentalist." The camp includes overnight accommodations on the UMFK campus and meals. The cost is $75 per student.

The computer camp will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. The camp is open to students in grades 7 through 12.

Students in the computer camp will learn about computer basics, languages, website design, programming, internet tools, database management, networking, etc. It will include fun, both in the classroom and outdoors. Meals are included. The cost is $50 per student.

The young writer's camp will be held from Thursday, July 26 through Saturday, July 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The young writer's camp provides an experience for aspiring writers and those interested in writing. Participants will explore journal writing, fiction, creative writing and poetry. The camp also includes outside activities. Meals are included. The cost is $50 per student.

Academic credit can be arranged with the student's school for any of the camps. To register or for more information, please contact Don Eno, UMFK academic outreach coordinator, at 834-7835 or visit: www.umfk.maine.edu/academics/outreach/outreach.