PHOTOS: Youth camps focused on learning, fun

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by Olivia Santos ('20)


SUMMARY: JMU hosts a variety of summer camps for area children and teens, from adventure camps to academic enrichment programs to activities designed to teach healthy lifestyle habits. Here are a few highlights from the 2022 season, as captured by one of our university photographers.

TitleA professional beekeeper teaches a young camper how to properly suit up for beekeeping during the Arboretum Explorer Camp. The camp appeals to budding naturalists, animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.


22-Youth-Summer-Camps-roboticsYouth Robotics Camp team members discuss how they might adjust their code so their robot can stack blocks on its own. The camp uses robotic-arm technology to teach the technical skills required to complete a variety of mechanical challenges.


Camp UREC swimmerSpiderman takes a break from saving the city to go for a swim during Camp UREC.


22-Youth-Summer-Camps-basketballA self-proclaimed "ball handler" at Camp UREC brings her fellow campers more basketballs for their game inside the University Recreation Center.

  22-Youth-Summer-Camps-3D-printercamper waits for the keychain he designed to print during 3-D Printing Camp, a week of design-build challenges led by product development company Juice Works.


22-Youth-Summer-Camps-eggsYoung paleontologists are hard at work breaking open "dinosaur eggs" at the College for Kids camp, in which children engage in active learning with JMU faculty, graduate students and community experts.


22-Youth-Summer-Camps-bridgeExplorers in the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum clamber up the bridge to get a peek at a turtle below. The arboretum, on the campus of JMU, is the perfect place for campers to learn about the life cycles of trees and butterflies, explore animals' behavioral adaptations, and get up close and personal with salamanders, turtles and birds.


22-Youth-Summer-Camps-wiringA renewable-energy superhero reconfigures the wiring in his wind turbine to light the battery by his side. The weeklong Renewable Energy Camp teaches children about wind, solar and other renewable forms of energy as well as energy conservation.

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Published: Monday, August 22, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2024

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