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USC Sumter 2019 Summer Scholars Series

Summer shouldn't be boring, so why should summer camp? USC Sumter Summer Scholar Series is designed to engage imaginations, stoke creativity, reward curiosity and just be a barrel of fun. This year we have six classes over three weeks designed to tempt even the most picky personalities!

Week 1 Classes:  June 10 - June 14, 2019

 

Mad About Science

9 AM - 12 PM • Ages 9-14 • Seats Available: 28
With Dr. Dan Kiernan

Have you ever wondered why we can’t just jump in the air and fly? Have you ever looked at a tree and wondered how it’s made? Ever wondered why we think the way we think? Students will be introduced to human biology, environmental science, psychology, biochemistry and physics in fun and interactive ways. Conduct scientific experiments and explore firsthand the environment in which we live. For the second year we will have the Greenwood Genetic Center Mobile Science Lab team joining us!

See some of the experiments from 2018 here.

 

Mock-Trial

1 PM - 4 PM • Ages 9-14 • Seats Available: 28
With Dr. Damien Picariello
Have you ever thought about becoming a lawyer? Are you good at remembering details? Participants will explore our court system from the inside, acting as lawyers, judges, witnesses and jurors as they try their own court cases. This is a great opportunity to have fun while building valuable skills including public speaking, logic, reasoning, memory exercises, reading and writing. 

See photos of the proceedings from 2018 here.

 

Week 2 Classes: June 17 - June 21, 2019

 

Burn, Bang and Bohemian Blues

9 AM - 12 PM • Ages 9-14 • Seats Available: 20
With Morgan Edwards
This week long culture camp will spark student creativity, expression and achievement. Each day’s art class will explore and complete timeless projects such as wood burning (pyrography), indigo dyeing, alcohol ink, dreamcatchers, small clay sculptures and even the making of a drum! In addition, students will be introduced to basic yoga to bolster creativity. On the program’s last day there will be a mini gallery display of all of the art created.

See some of the creativity from 2018 here.

 

From Sumter to Appomattox

1 PM - 4 PM • Ages 9-14 • Seats Available: 28
With Dr. David Decker
How did Civil War troops march onto a battlefield? How were civil war cannons loaded? What did cannons sound like when they were fired? How did cavalry troops fight on horseback? We will explore the strategies and military tactics of the Civil War through a hands-on, interactive experience. Come learn about infantry, artillery and cavalry from a leading historian and active re-enactor. 

You can check out the 2018 battles here.

 

Week 3 Classes: June 24 - June 28, 2018

 

Write On!

9 AM - 12 PM • Ages 9-14 • Seats Available: 20
With Mrs. Leah Kiernan

Do you like to tell stories? Do you find your imagination running wild? In our class, students will have the opportunity to participate in fun, interactive and independent writing exercises that explore the techniques of mystery writing, creative fiction, realistic narrative fiction and non-fiction. Students learn tips for getting started, how to “reel the reader in” and how to use the five senses to unlock the power of descriptive writing.

See some of the 2018 writing activities here.

 

E-Sports Hands On!

1 PM - 4 PM • Ages 11-14 • Seats Available: 24
With Mr. Kris Weissmann
Are you a gamer? Do you enjoy playing video games competitively? Have you ever been part of an online gaming team? Students will play alongside USC Sumter’s varsity eSports players and experience what it is like to be a part of an eSports program. Just like our varsity eSports players, you will learn how to study gameplay, tactics, strategies, live streaming, team cooperation, communication and more! 

Check out some of the 2018 online battles here.