Clarkson University in Potsdam to offer summer academic and sports camps
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:37 pm

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University is offering a wide variety of academic and sports camps throughout the summer months of 2017 for children and teens.

The following sports camps are offered:

• GK Hockey School, July 10-15 -- Commuter camp only with extended days. Head Coach Casey Jones and his Division I staff are offering hockey day camp for males and females ages 7-12 that includes specialized goalie instruction, a focus on team concepts and additional lessons in strength and conditioning and skill development.

• Clarkson Volleyball Camp, July 20-23-- Commuter and residential camp. Join Coach Carol LaMarche and her conference championship team players for this camp that will work on individual volleyball player development through small group and one-on-one instruction.

• Golden Knights Baseball Day Camp, July 10-13 -- Commuter camp only, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily. Males ages 8-16 can hone their baseball skills with Head Baseball Coach Jim Kane and Clarkson University baseball players as they focus on something for every skill level, including baseball fundamentals, fitness, teamwork and strategies. To register, contact Jim Kane, head baseball coach, at [email protected] or 315-268-3759.

The following academic camps are offered:

• Young Scholars Program, July 23-29 -- Residential camp only. High school students interested in The Clarkson School or boosting their resumes before college should consider this program where teams are given a real-world problem to solve and then the opportunity to present their solutions to a group of Clarkson and community panelists.

• Robotics Day Camp, July 10-14 -- Commuter camp only, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Explore the world of robotics with faculty and students from Clarkson's Northern New York Robotics Academy through a FIRST Lego League challenge game that will be announced at the beginning of camp. The camp is open to students entering grades 4 through 12 in the fall of 2017.

• Robotics Residential Camp, July 16-22 -- Residential camp only. Students entering grades 9-12 can get the full overnight camp experience at this fast-paced, secret challenge-based camp that will introduce them to them skills needed to design, build and program a working Robotics Academy Challenge robot.

• MythOlympics Training Camp, July 23-26 -- Residential camp only. This competitive, scholarship-based program is jam-packed with team-based activities, demonstrations and myth-busting challenges similar to the "MythBusters" television show. Up to 20 rising freshmen, sophomores and juniors from the North Country region of New York State will be selected as Mytholympians in Training and receive a scholarship to cover the full costs of the camp.

• Horizons I & II, July 16-21, and July 23-28 -- Residential camp only. Horizons I & II are designed for 7th and 8th grade female students interested in science, technology, engineering or math. The program boasts an exciting and educational experience full of hands-on projects and team building exercises and students must be nominated by someone from their school in order to participate.

• Horizons III, July 15-21, and July 20-28 -- Residential camp only. Horizons III builds on the first two programs and is designed for females who have already participated in Horizons I & II.

For more information, contact Jessica Carista at [email protected].