Students invited to explore their creativity
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) and the Michigan City Public Library are co-sponsoring the seventh annual SlamCamp for middle-school students, challenging them to explore their creativity Monday through Friday, June 18-22 at the Library, 100 East 4th Street. The camp provides a full week of writing, art, theater performances, games and fun for students entering grades six through nine in fall 2018.
The camps will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 18 -21, and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 22. At 6 p.m. on June 22, camp participants will host a showcase event, performing original creative pieces and competing for prizes. Parents, friends, and family members are invited to attend. The showcase is free and open to the public.
Faculty from PNW’s English department develop all of the curriculum and train and coordinate volunteers made up of PNW faculty, students and alumni, as well as community members.
Camp participants engage in a wide variety of projects and challenges throughout the week, such as writing stories and song lyrics, drawing comics, and participating in improvisational performances. Teams compete with each other to accumulate points for prizes. The week is topped off by the Friday night showcase event where all campers perform or display visual art and the judges announce the winners.
“I’m so proud to have been part of SlamCamp since its inception,” stated Dr. Bethany Lee, PNW assistant professor of English and one of the camp’s directors. “We’ve had the amazing opportunity to witness more than 100 middle school students express themselves through writing, music, theater, and visual art and their creativity and originality is simply stunning.”
How to register
A $5 registration fee covers all activities, supplies, lunches, and includes a camp T-shirt. The fee may be waived in cases of financial need. Registration can be completed through the SlamCamp Facebook page or the SlamCamp Eventbrite page. For further questions contact Dr. Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-785-5229.