for Youth Ages 6-17 

2017 Summer Youth Programs brochure cover

Come to Southern Oregon University this summer for an unforgettable, hands-on, educational experience. We offer over 50 exciting classes and day camps. Join the mailing list for our Pre-College Youth Programs Summer Brochure by calling (541) 552-6452.

Read details and register for classes by clicking on the red titles.

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ARTS/CULINARY                                                                                                    

Action Art!

Making art has never been so much fun! Using paints, music, scissors, squirt bottles and more you’ll experience action-packed adventures that help you create your own art masterpieces. Musical warm ups, Zentangle designs, using toys as paintbrushes and capturing motion in 3D mobiles are just some of the activities that make this class a blast. 
Instructor: Stephanie Dyer
Ages: 6-8, August 14-18, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Campbell C
Course No: 300113 Fee: $139

Adventures Around the World

Become a world traveler without having to leave home as you explore the mystery and magic of other cultures. You’ll play a game as a ninja warrior in Japan and explore the Amazon jungle to learn about Brazilian wildlife one day. Then you’ll create your own secret hieroglyphic codes based on ancient Egyptian techniques and create an art project about the Northern Lights as seen only in Scandinavia on the next. Your passport will be full of stamps from around the world by the end of the week!
Instructor: Craig Lamm
Ages: 8-10, July 10-14, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Campbell A
Course No: 300114 Fee: $139

Drawing on Reality

Line, shape, measure, proportion and shading are just a few of the techniques that you will learn as you explore the art of realism and how to break down an image so that you can create realistic depictions from life or from your imagination. Using pastel, colored pencil, markers and more, you’ll be guided by a professional artist to draw animals, people, landscapes, cartoons, anime and more as your artistic skills emerge into ‘real’ fine art!
Instructor: Angelina McClean
Ages: 10-12, July 24-28, 1-3 pm 
Location: MA 101
Course No: 300115 Fee: $119

Fabulous Fashionistas

Strut your stuff on the fashion design runway as you explore the world of fashion design. First, you’ll learn fashion illustration techniques as you draw models and discover how to apply the principles of color, shading and clothing design basics to your design style. Then, using mixed media techniques and your own inspiration, you will create one-of-a-kind paper ‘fabrics’ that can be used to build your original clothing design. Mock up your outfit in paper fabric and then wear it and share it in a runway show on the last day of class for all to see and admire!
Instructor: Pravina McClure
Ages 11-14, August 14-18, 9 am-12 pm
Location: MA 101
Course No: 300101 Fee: $139

Fiber Art Adventures

Did you know that fiber art is America’s second-favorite pastime? Embroidery, felting and weaving are some of the most popular centuries old techniques used to make fiber art and you’ll have a chance to learn all three in this brand new class. You’ll create and stitch your very own embroidery design, learn pressed fiber felting and make a scarf of your own design and round out the week weaving a wall hanging that will inspire and impress everyone who sees it.
Instructor: Martha Street
Ages: 11-14, July 17-21, 1-3 pm
Location: MA 101
Course No: 300117 Fee: $119

It’s Sew You!

Explore color and fabrics with a master teacher as you gather essential skills for becoming a seamstress and future designer!  In this creative sewing class you will learn basic sewing skills like pinning, cutting, pressing and stitching by hand. Experiment with different sewing styles including quilting and choose from several projects that you can make and take home along with your own sewing kit.  
Session 1 : Ages 10-13, August 7-11, 1-3 pm
Session 2: Ages 10-13, August 14-18, 1-3 pm
Location: Campbell A
Instructor: Marjorie Murch
Course No: 300118 Fee: $119

Keys to the Kitchen: Culinary Arts Institute

Bring your passion for cooking and your curiosity about food to this hands on workshop cooking class. From kitchen safety and sanitation tips to a culinary trip around the world, you’ll create dishes from faraway lands that are sure to amaze your family and friends. India and Spain are just two of the culinary ports you’ll visit.  A trip to the Ashland Farmer’s Market will give you insight on how the ingredients you use are grown as you mix, mash, measure and bake your way to culinary fame!
Instructor: Marilyn D. Moore
Ages 10-12, July 31- August 4, 9 am-2 pm
Location: The Bellview Grange, Ashland
Course No: 300110 Fee: $279

Kids in the Kitchen: Culinary Arts Institute

Join the ranks of junior chefs exploding onto the culinary scene and work with a professional chef to create fabulous dishes every day. You’ll get lots of hands on experience learning how to measure, mix, stir and bake. The week will include a ‘meet the farmers’ visit to the Ashland Farmer’s Market. Every day will be a new culinary adventure and on “Black box Friday” you’ll work in teams in a friendly competition to turn the ingredients you are given into an amazing dish!
Instructor: Marilyn D. Moore
Ages 8-10, July 10-14, 9 am-2 pm
Location: The Bellview Grange, Ashland
Course No: 300089 Fee: $279 

Magical Fairy Homes and Gardens

Bring your imagination to life as you create enchanting little homes 2017 Fairies 0378and gardens where fairies and magical creatures can live and play. You'll enchant the fairy folk as you plan and construct a tiny terrarium garden next to your magical miniature house. Natural and reclaimed materials, glitter glue and more will be used to build houses, furniture, tiny flower fairies and magical creatures who will inhabit the places you create! Don't forget that "a rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near. Sponsored by The Fairyland Architects, LLC and the Gnome Home Builders Association
Instructors: Craig Honeycutt and Mary Wilkins-Kelly
Ages 8-12, July 10-14, 1-4 pm
Location: MA 206
Course No: 300111 Fee $139

Miniature Masterpieces in Clay

Get your hands on some fun as you use polymer clay to create everything from adorable miniature creatures to delicious looking charms, cupcake earrings, tiny cats, cookie magnets and more in this exciting class. Using your imagination you will draw up your own ideas and then execute them in colorful clay as you learn clay sculpting and drying techniques and then take home your projects to show off and enjoy.
Instructor: Angelina McClean
Ages: 10-12, August 7-11, 1-3 pm
Location: Campbell C
Course No: 300119 Fee: $119

Now Heat This! Culinary Arts Institute

The keys to the kitchen are yours in this hands-on culinary adventure. Guided by a professional chef you will unlock the flavors of the world in the daily dishes that you create. Learn how to use all kinds of kitchen gadgets and discover which ones are “must haves". You’ll create Indian, Spanish, French, Mediterranean and American Cuisines in this culinary adventure.  A trip to the Ashland Farmer’s Market to ‘meet the farmers’ and find out how their food is grown will be a special highlight of this wonderful week in the kitchen!
Instructor: Marilyn D. Moore
Ages 10-12, July 17-21, 9 am-2 pm
Location: The Bellview Grange, Ashland
Course No: 300112 Fee: $279

Off the Eaten Path: Culinary Arts Institute

The keys to the kitchen are yours in this hands-on culinary adventure. Guided by a professional chef you will unlock the flavors of the world in the daily dishes that you create. Hone your skills as you learn knife techniques and how to use of a variety of kitchen tools and equipment to help develop your cooking style. A trip to the Ashland Farmer’s Market to ‘meet the farmers’ and find out how their food is grown will be a special highlight of this wonderful week in the kitchen!
Director: Marilyn Moore
Ages 12-14 August 7-11, 9 am-2 pm
Location: The Bellview Grange, Ashland 
Course No: 300090 Fee: $279

Pop Shop Art for Kids

Inspired by simple lines, bright colors, shapes and symbols, young artists will discover their power and playfulness by creating visual images that convey the ideas and messages they care about the most. Based on the famous Pop Shop in New York City where art was on display for anyone to see, you’ll create designs for posters, paintings and murals that express your individual personality!
Instructor: Stephanie Dyer
Ages: 8-10, July 17-21, 9 am-12 pm
Location: MA 101
Course No: 300116 Fee: $139 

What a Stitch!

In this exciting beginning sewing class you’ll learn the fun, safe and easy way to handle a needle, thread, scissors and pins and soon you’ll be on your way to cutting out your own patterns and hand sewing everything from a cross-stitch sampler to seams. Working with a master teacher you’ll be stitching up a storm in no time! Choose from lots of fun projects that you can make and take home along with your very own sewing kit.
Instructor: Marjorie Murch
Session 1: Ages 8-10, August 7-11, 9-11 am
Session 2: Ages 8-10, August 14-18, 9-11 am
Location: Campbell Room A
Course No: 300070 Fee: $119

LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING

Write On! Creative Writing Workshop

Calling all wordsmiths and anyone who loves to write! Explore the elements of fictional writing including scene, character and dialogue in this exciting interactive workshop. You’ll develop the habits needed for you to grow as a writer and read samples of writing styles in short story, poetry and lyrics. Using the world around you as inspiration through exploration of the SOU campus, creative prompts, discussions and brainstorming, you’ll discover your promise as a future author in this wonderful workshop!
Instructor: Martha Street
Ages 11-14, July 10-14, 1-4 pm
Location: Britt 251
Course No: 360016 Fee: $139 

COMPUTERS/VIDEO/FILM/PHOTOGRAPHY

Sponsored by Avista Utilities

Coding Camp

Train your brain and exercise your mental muscle in this introduction to computer coding class. You’ll learn how to strategize, devise a plan for your code and problem solve as you learn the language of the computer. You’ll take ‘unplugged brain breaks’ with some fun activities to lighten things up and then get back to exploring computation, sequencing, loops and algorithms. The week will end with an unplugged Big Event and an online Play Lab where you will showcase your new skills!
Instructor: Stephanie Dyer
Session 1: Ages 10-12, July 10-14, 9 am-12 pm
Session 2: Ages 10-12, July 31- August 4, 9 am-12 pm
Location: PC West Computer Lab
Course No: 330058 Fee: $139

Concept Art for Gaming and Character Design

Become a visual artist and explore how the initial designs used to develop animated art and video games set the tone for the look and feel of each project in this new class. You’ll combine your skills to brainstorm and research a concept and character profiles and then rough sketch them on paper. Design characters, animals, objects and locations that make up your gaming world. Then bring your ideas to life digitally as you learn how to translate them from concept to reality.
Instructor: Ariel West
Session 1: Ages 11-14, July 24-28, 1-4 pm
Session 2: Ages 11-14, August 7-11, 1-4 pm
Location: MA 003 Computer Lab
Course No: 330059 Fee: $139

Epic Tech Institute

Do you have a passion for gaming, computers, electronics, and new technology? Have you ever wanted to learn how to manipulate photos? Make animations? Tell an epic digital tale? Build a website? The Epic Tech Institute provides you with the opportunity to do all of the above and much, much more! Discover your digital potential using the latest and greatest computer technologies, state-of-the-art equipment and a staff of professionals with years of industry experience. Enjoy a flexible course that provides you with the creative freedom needed to create multiple projects and develop knowledge and skills that will last you a lifetime.
Director: Steve Roby 
Ages 10-13, July 24-28, 9 am-4 pm
Location: PC West Computer Lab
Course No: 330041 Fee: $279

In Focus Photography and Digital Editing

Learn how to visually express the world around you as you explore the use of light, color, pattern, shadow and composition with your camera. Guided by a professional photographer, you’ll explore the world of up close and abstract photography as you learn to create more interesting images. Class time will include walks around the SOU campus and in the computer lab using digital editing techniques to enhance your amazing images. Please note: All students need to bring a digital camera with fully charged batteries and a compatible battery charger.
Instructor: Mary Wilkins-Kelly
Ages 10-12, July 17-21, 1-4 pm
Location: Britt 251
Course No: 330051 Fee: $139 

Introduction to Graphic Design

Layout, type, line oh my! Put your imagination to the test in this new graphic design class as you learn how elements of art and principles of basic design can help you get your message across in formats like posters, ‘zines’, T-shirts, comics, logos and more. Using a combination of hands-on skill and digital tools like Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, you’ll discover how layout, typography and placement will highlight your designs.
Instructor: Stephanie Dyer
Session 1: Ages 11-14, July 24-28, 9 am-12 pm
Session 2: Ages 11-14, August 7-11, 9 am-12 pm
Location: MA 003
Course No: 330057 Fee: $139

Introduction to Video Game Design

Explore the high-tech, fast moving world of video games and design concepts and learn how video game design can become a career path. Mix it up as you ‘pitch’ your game concept as if you were pitching it to an actual company. You’ll cover the steps to make your own video game from start to finish from your design concept to a finished product and build your game using GameMaker Pro software.
Instructor: Ariel West
Session 1: Ages 11-14, July 17-21, 1-4 pm
Session 2: Ages 11-14, July 31- August 4, 1-4 pm
Location: PC West Computer Lab
Course No: 330032 Fee: $139

Lighting for Photography

Have you ever wanted to share your personal vision with the world?  In this photography class you’ll use the art of self-portraits as you are challenged to be the subject of your camera’s lens. You’ll be inspired as you discover creative new ways to use photography to express your uniqueness and how you see yourself. Through exploratory photography walks you will gather images and then experiment with paints and mixed media techniques to create a self-discovery photo journal to keep. Please note: All students need to bring a digital camera with fully charged batteries and a compatible battery charger.
Instructor: Mary Wilkins-Kelly
Ages 11-14, August 7-11, 9 am-12 pm
Location: MA 206 and Britt 251
Course No: 330056 Fee: $139

Minecraft Madness

Join the madness as you learn how Minecraft works “behind the scenes” with in-depth coverage of how the game functions from a programming perspective! You’ll apply your new-found knowledge through the use of a “Turtle” that lets you explore the Minecraft world in new and exciting ways! You’ll experience challenges throughout the week and join a creative building competition that will put your Minecraft skills to the test.
Instructor: Ryan Resnick
Session 1: Ages 11-14, July 17-21, 9 am-12 pm
Session 2: Ages 11-14, July 31- August 4, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Education Psychology Computer Lab, Room 110
Course No: 330055 Fee: $139

We’re Rolling!

Work as a production team to create your own short film using professional production techniques. You’ll brainstorm creative ideas, write your scripts, scout shooting locations and use props and costumes as you direct and then shoot and edit your film using digital video equipment on the SOU campus.
Instructor: David Cosand
Session 1: Ages 10-12, July 31- August 4, 1-4 pm
Session 2: Ages 10-12, August 7-11, 1-4 pm
Location: Britt 251
Course No: 330048 Fee: $139

DANCE/MUSIC/THEATRE

Sponsored by Avista Utilities

Clowning Around at the Circus

Get ready to put on the greatest show on earth as you learn all about the circus and the skills you’ll need to become a clown or a performer. Discover the art of juggling different objects, master the balance board and the hula hoop or tumble into acrobatics and create your own clowning routine to entertain the class. You’ll have a barrel of fun warming up, playing games, working with face paints and more as you showcase your new circus act skills!
Instructor: Craig Lamm
Ages 6-8, July 17-21, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Campbell A
Course No: 340047 Fee: $139

Conservatory for Young Theatre Artists, Camelot Theatre Company (CTC)

This exciting camp is designed to either introduce or expand the developing artist in the areas of improvisation, voice, acting, dance and Shakespeare. Working with professional artists, the day moves from classes to workshops to a performance of select material for an audience of family and friends.
Directors: Roy Von Rains, Jr., Artistic Director and Sam Osheroff, Conservatory Director along with a team of instructors from the popular Camelot Theatre in Talent, Oregon.
Ages 10–17, August 14-18, M–F, 9 am-4 pm
Location: SOU Music Building  
Course No: 340003 Fee: $279

Life’s a Circus

You don’t have to run away to join the circus! Experience what life under the Big Top is like right here in this exciting camp. After you get warmed up and learn some safety skills you’ll learning how to juggle, walk on stilts and even how to stand on your head! Then you’ll clown around with your classmates as you create entertaining routines to dazzle the crowd using hula hoops, circus rings, face painting and more!
Instructor: Craig Lamm
Ages 8-10, July 10-14, 1-4 pm
Location: Campbell A
Course No: 340046 Fee: $139

Scene Study for the Theatre

Explore the craft of acting and scene study as you tread the boards under the direction of a professional performer in this exciting class. Your studies will be based in the Stanislavski system of acting and supplemented with improvisation, movement and theater games. Carefully chosen scenes will give you the chance to analyze scripts and develop truthful characters that will bring your scene to life.
Instructor: Shanique Scott
Ages: 11-14, July 17-21, M-F,1-4 pm
Location: Campbell A
Course No: 340048 Fee: $139

Stand Up Comedy Kids

Do you love to laugh and tell jokes for fun? Learn how to turn your jokes into a stand up comedy routine in this blast of a class. You’ll explore what makes a joke successful, how to develop an on stage ‘persona’ to use as a vehicle for your comic ideas and how to turn your personality traits into side splitting stories in a supportive, playful environment. Start with pencil and paper to sketch out your ideas and then get on your feet and workshop them with your comic classmates until you laugh out loud!
Instructor: Shanique Scott
Ages: 11-14, July 24-28, M-F,1-4 pm
Location: Campbell E
Course No: 340049 Fee: $139

Theatre on the Spot!

If you can dream it, you can be it! Improvisation for the theater is a form of live theater that allows performers to make up new worlds, meet new characters and create a scene or a story on the spot using only a suggestion from the audience to begin with. Like fingerprints, no two improvised stories or scenes will ever be exactly alike and that keeps your performance spontaneous and fun.  Working with a team of acting classmates, you’ll let your imaginations soar across the stage!
Instructor: Craig Lamm
Ages 10-12, July 31-August 4, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Campbell E
Course No: 340034 Fee: $139

 

RECREATION/SPORTS

Sponsored by People's Bank

Adventures in Parkour

Discover and practice the basics of the best sport on the planet! Inspired by obstacle course training, the goal is to get from point A to B in the most efficient way possible. As you explore this popular training discipline you’ll learn how to run, jump, climb and vault like a pro. Safety is number one and so is fun! As you master basic parkour moves and stretching techniques you’ll be able to perform basic parkour maneuvers in a safe way as you clear vaults and learn hand guided bar vaults and experience parkour scenario re-enactments for fun!
July 10-14, Ages 8-10, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Campbell D and Diamond Gym Cascade Complex
Course No:370050 Fee $139

Foundations in Fencing

Safe inside a mask and jacket, you will be introduced to the exciting sport of fencing. Learn the skills of scoring or making touches on your opponent while avoiding being scored on, as well as learning the respect, ethics, and camaraderie involved in this classic sport. Note: All equipment will be supplied.
Instructor: Dylan Shelton
Ages 10-14, July 24-28, 10 am-12 pm
Location: MUS 220
Course No: 370032 Fee $119

Lean, Mean Bike Maintenance Machine

Experience the joy of riding a well-tuned bike in this exciting class. You’ll learn 2017 Bike Maintenance class students bicycle maintenance techniques, flat tire repair, drive-train maintenance, brake work and wheel trueing. Get your hands on the tools you need to get your bike in tip-top shape and decrease your dependency on cars as you increase the amount of time you spend riding in the great outdoors!  Note: Students should bring their own bikes if possible. Otherwise, bikes will be provided for the duration of the class.
Instructor: Tyler Hawkins
July 10-14, Ages 11-14, 9-11 am
Location: SOU Outdoor Program Bike Shop
Course No:370048 Fee $129 (includes supplies fee)

Ready All, Row! 2016 Rowing class students

Come join this exciting rowing camp and learn about a sport that has been part of the Olympics since 1900.  You’ll meet new friends
and experience the excitement of rowing on the open water in daily sessions at Emigrant Lake. To begin, you’ll row on indoor rowing machines at the Ashland Rowing Club’s Boathouse and after learning basic terminology, water and boat safety and proper equipment handling you’ll move to the water and experience the joy of applying your technique as you swiftly move a rowing shell across the water in coordination with other campers. Note: Campers are required to pass a swim/float test prior to joining the class. Personal floatation devices (lifejackets) will be provided for each student.
Instructors: Rick Brown and Ashland Rowing Club Staff
Session 1: Ages 10-13, July 17-21, 9 am-12 pm
Session 2: Ages 10-13, July 31-August 4, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Ashland Rowing Club, Emigrant Lake, Ashland
Course No: 370049 Fee: $199
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SCIENCE/STRATEGY/GAMES/ENGINEERING

Sponsored by Medford Fabrications

A Pirate’s Life Institute

Ahoy Buccaneers! Come aboard the ship, meet your mates and explore the life of a pirate as you take the Pirate’s Pledge and learn the ways of the sea. From the division of spoils, provision sharing, weaponry, gnarly knot tying and sword fighting essentials, you’ll awaken your pirate imagination and create a story line. The Guide will teach you how to elect a captain, hold pirate court and debate the fate of intruders as you throw the liar’s dice and go on “raids”. Accompanied by the ship’s musicians, you’ll learn all about “Cos Play” as you create the wardrobe and ornamentation for your own pirate character. The finale will be a video drama based on your motley crew’s very own pirate adventures.
Director: Steve Roby
Ages 8-10, July 31-August 4, 9 am-4 pm
Location: Campbell D
Course No: 380101 Fee: $279

Building with Loose Parts  Students in Strategic Classes 2017

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mayhem?! Put on your thinking caps and come discover, explore and tinker in our very first ‘Maker’ workshop! You’ll amaze yourself as you work with recycled items, reclaimed treasures and mismatched widget and gadget parts to create art, contraptions, chain reactions and inventions!
Instructor: Steve Roby
Ages 6-8, August 7-11, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Campbell D
Course No: 380107 Fee: $139

Chemistry in the Kitchen

Why do we use soap? What kind of acid do you keep in your refrigerator? Put on your lab coat and turn your attention to the chemistry in your kitchen as you unlock the science behind everyday kitchen items from the grocery store and pantry. You’ll marvel at the chemical reactions you can create and the fun you can have with cabbage juice and the gases that make bread rise. Mix and marvel as you discover the chemistry in the kitchen.
Instructor: Anna Oliveri
Ages: 8-10, July 17-21, 1-4 pm
Location: Science Building, Room 275
Course No: 380047 Fee: $139

Epic Chain Reactions

Have you ever heard of the ‘domino effect’? It means that a chain reaction of some kind has been set in motion and will continue without stopping until it is interrupted. Come and create epic exciting life sized domino effects of your own as you learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion and thermodynamics. You’ll keep busy with your team as you plan and design a variety of chain reactions that will astound you. Then, using simple machine concepts you’ll use widgets, gadgets and found items to execute your epic chain reaction master plans!
Instructor: Steve Roby
Ages 8-10, August 7-11, 1-4 pm
Location: Campbell D
Course No: 380098 Fee: $139

Not So Bored Games Expo

Join the fun in this games Expo as you settle Catan, cure a pandemic, and survive a rising flood with your team in this fun-filled class of collaborative and strategic games. Brave a desert storm with your friends one day and create your own Apples to Apples game the next! Victory will be sweet as you work together to develop strategies and analyze the best path to take. Games will take place in the classroom and outside as you play your way through each day.
Instructor: Steve Roby
Ages 8-10, July 10-14, 1-4 pm 
Location: Campbell D
Course No: 380092 Fee: $139

Robot Rumble NXT!

Robot Rumble is an exciting robotics class where you work in teams to build, program and compete with a robot that you’ll use in a different activity every day. You might play “tug of war” or miniature golf one day and experience a catapult shoot out, sumo wrestling or a battle of the bots on another! Fun for beginners and veterans of robot Olympics alike! Have fun as you construct robots all week and see what they can do!
Session 1: Ages 10-13, July 10-14, 9-11 am
Session 2: Ages 10-13, August 7-11, 9-11 am
Instructor: Chris Duval
Location: Campbell E
Course No: 380104 Fee: $119

New! Robot Rumble EV3!

Take the competitive excitement of Robot Rumble to the next level with the new EV3 LEGO Mindstorms robots! Like the NXT class this is an exciting beginner’s robotics class. You’ll work in teams to build, program and compete with your robot in different exciting activities. Every day you’ll work on your robot, write a new program and use a different sensor to participate in the trebuchet tussle, sprint & lap racing, “tug of war”, sumo wrestling or battle bots. Join the exciting fun with the next level of LEGO robots!
Instructor: Chris Duval
Session 1: Ages 10-13, July 17-21, 9-11 am
Session 2: Ages 10-13, August 14-18, 9-11 am
Location: Campbell E
Course No: 380105 Fee: $119

Science for Inquiring Minds Institute

Experience a week as a scientist and step into the shoes of an engineer, a meteorologist, a paleontologist, a chemist or a spy! You’ll ‘dig’ for fossils, discover how a fish breathes, build bridges and help Humpty Dumpty survive his ‘great fall’ by designing a supportive casing for his shell that won’t crack. Solve a who dun’ it mystery by analyzing  clues and use air pressure to ‘race’ different objects against each other. Every day will be something extreme, super and scientific!
Instructor: Amber Hulla
Ages, 10-12, July 24-28, M-F,9 am-4 pm
Location: Science Building, Room 075
Course No: 380106 Fee: $279

Secrets and Surprises in Science

Experience a week as a scientist! You’ll explore the magic of chemistry as you make ice cream without a refrigerator, design and build bridges and construct a tower out of paper cups and cookie sheets that can support your weight! Become a spy and learn how to identify the fingerprints and footprints of “criminals” as you solve a mystery. Every day will bring new challenges and adventures in this week of science fun!
Instructor: Amber Hulla
Ages: 6-8, July 10-14, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Campbell C
Course No: 380103 Fee: $139

Sleuths and Suspects:  Crime Scene Investigators Institute

Use your powers of observation, your critical thinking skills and your ability to work on a forensics team to solve multiple mysteries using crime scene investigation principles. You’ll conduct forensic science tests on evidence found at mock crime scenes and perform experiments to narrow down your suspect list. Conduct interviews with suspects while piecing together the events leading up to the crime. Put on your detective cap as you work with fingerprints, footprint molds and more as you observe interpret and analyze each crime!
Director: Steve Roby
Ages 10-12, July 17-21, 9 am-4 pm
Location: Campbell D
Course No: 380089 Fee: $279

Summer Better Botany Investigators

Did you know that there are about 400,000 plant species on planet Earth? The daily existence of human beings is directly influenced by plants that provide food, flavor, resin, oils, rubber, medicine and more so that we can survive. You’ll conduct field and laboratory research through hands on activities like preparing slides, looking at the inner workings of plant cells through a microscope and gathering plant specimens for identification. Explore the power of plants in this amazing new camp!
Instructor: Shelly Bursick
Session 1: Ages 10-13, July 10-14, 9 am-12 pm
Session 2: Ages 10-13, July 24-28, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Science Building, Room 375
Course No: 44955 Fee: $139

The ‘Art’ of Chemistry

There is more to chemistry when it meets art! Experience a hands-on science lab while you discover what’s in a rainbow and what the science behind its colors really is. One day you might ‘zoom in on diodes’ and another day you might split light apart just for fun. As you work with paints and the pigments you’ll discover how you can mix the colors in the markers you use to draw with and then pull the colors apart. Anything can happen in art if the chemistry’s right!
Instructor: Anna Oliveri
Ages: 8-10, July 10-14, 1-4 pm
Location: Science Building, Room 275
Course No: 380102 Fee: $139

Vet Med Camp

This exciting class will take place at one of our region’s most important animal care facilities where you will learn behavior training and the basics of the care and handling of a variety of animals. You may assist the staff in exercising, walking and brushing the dogs one day and you may help in the care and feeding of cats and kittens on another day. Animal specialists and veterinary professionals will visit you to share their expertise as you explore the different professions in animal care and welfare.
Instructors: Southern Oregon Humane Society staff, volunteers, veterinary professionals & animal specialists.
Facilitator: Elizabeth Kelly
Session 1: Ages 10-14, July 24-28, M–F, 1-3 pm
Session 2: Ages 10-14, July31-August 4, M–F 1-3 pm
Location: Southern Oregon Humane Society, Medford, OR
Course No: 380051 Fee: $119 

Other SOU Summer Programs

These programs are offered through other SOU departments. Please contact them directly for information.

SOU Sports Programs 2017

The following sports camps are offered through the Athletics Department at SOU. For information, visit: souraiders.com

SOU Boys and Girls Basketball Camps
June 19-23, K-8th grades
For more information:  Call Coach McDermott at:  541-944-8775 or 541-552-8554

SOU Boys and Girls Soccer Camp
June 19-23, Ages 8-14
For more information call Coach Biniam at 960-904-8548

SOU Girls Volleyball Camp
July 16-19, grades 7-12

Youth Programs Class Locations

SOU Ashland Campus

  • AB: Art Building, Center for the Visual Arts, SOU Campus
  • Britt: Britt Hall, between Churchill and the Stevenson Union, SOU Campus
  • Campbell: Campbell/OLLI Building, 655 Frances Lane, SOU Campus
  • Cascade Complex, adjacent to Campbell Center building
  • CE: Central Hall, Center of the SOU Campus, below Science Building
  • Computing Service Center: between Taylor and Central Halls, PCE and PCW Computer Labs, SOU Campus
  • Hannon Library: off Indiana Street
  • MA: Marion Ady, Center for the Visual Arts, SOU Campus
  • Music Building: on Mountain Avenue
  • Outdoor Program, 1555 Webster Street, SOU campus
  • RVTV: Rogue Valley Community Television, Computer Lab, 1525 Webster Street, SOU Campus
  • Science Building, Roca and Ashland Streets
  • The Farm at SOU, 155 Walker Avenue across from Ashland Middle School

In Ashland
Ashland Rowing Club, Emigrant Lake, 5505 Hwy 66

In Medford
Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

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