Renaissance summer camps


JOHNSON CITY (April 11, 2014) — East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development invites children age 6 and up to participate in Renaissance Child camps this summer.

The camps offer a variety of educational, hands-on, interactive opportunities for participants from first grade through high school. The programs are based on the “STREAM” Educational Curriculum (Science, Technology, Reading/Recreation, Engineering, Arts and Math) and follow the Tennessee Core State Standards.

New offerings include the Girls’ Radio, Television and Film Camp, for girls who want to learn about technology and consider pursuing media production as a career.

Digital Media Camp, at ETSU’s Niswonger Digital Media Laboratory, is designed for high school students, from rising sophomores through seniors.   

Other new camps include the Renaissance Adventure Camp for children age 6 and above and two Science Exploration Camps, one to explore outer limits and the other to examine energy and how things work.

Additional new programs include the Creative Performance Workshop for ages 11-15 and the Renaissance Child “Kitchestry” Lab for ages 6-10, who will use items found in the kitchen to conduct chemistry experiments.

David Claunch, who has worked with the camps for the last three years as a visiting artist, will add to all the camps as a “second instructor,” but especially in storytelling, clowning and balloon artistry in the Renaissance Child Imagination Station and the Creative Performance Workshop. These camps focus on nurturing the actor and storyteller in each child.

All camps meet from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Fees range from $185-375, depending on the camp, with discounts available for ETSU faculty, staff and students, as well as multiple registration discounts. 

For a complete listing of available camps and further information, visit and click on “Youth Programs,” or contact the ETSU Office of Professional Development at or (800) 222-3878.

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