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    Wright State University Pre-College Residential Camps

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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Writing, Mathematics
    • Selective: No
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Overview

    Our mission is to provide appropriate academic enrichment programs for a diverse K-12 pre-college population. Established in 1988, the Office of Pre-College Programs has served thousands of students by providing hands-on, experiential academic enrichment programs on the Dayton campus of Wright State University.

    We offer summer programs for grade-level students. These programs offer enrichment and exploration of many interesting subjects.

    Discovery/Odyssey (Grades K-9)

    GRADES K-1

    ASC 101: Spy

    Discover how to improve your detective skills through the power of observation. Learn logic skills through playing games. Explore how detectives use fingerprints and shoe prints to help in their analysis. Read detective stories.

    GRADES 2-3

    ASC 102: Dollars & Sense

    Why are candy bars placed next to the checkout aisle? Explore how advertisements influence you. Create your own marketing campaign. Develop a budget to help you save money. 

    ASC 103: Junior DetectivePut your crime scenes skills to the test when you learn about fingerprints, handwriting analysis, and more. Learn how to interview suspects and how detectives use logic and reasoning to solve mysteries. 

    ASC 104: Knights of the Round TableLearn what it was like to be a knight in shining armor as you journey through history and study famous castles, kings, and queens. Create your own coat of arms and build your own castle. Build a catapult and practice with different projectiles. Create your own piece of art using a catapult and painted objects.

    GRADES 4-5-6

    ASC 105: Building Block of Creativity

    Students will utilize Lego-style building blocks to work through engineering challenges. How can you create a floodgate that operates? What tower design produces the most structural support? How can you problem-solve with limited resources? Students will research, develop plans, build structures, and problem-solve when challenging scenarios are given to them. 

    ASC 106: WebmasterHave you ever wanted to make your own webpage? Learn the basics about developing and creating your own page. Discover how to make links to cool sites, add graphics, and your own pictures. Learn the importance of safety while using the Internet. 

    ASC 107: Carnival Science

    Everyone loves the games at a carnival, but did you know that science plays a role in how easily you can win? At what angle do you want to toss the ball in basket toss? What height, curve, and velocity do you need to score big in skeeball? What level of water in bottles makes it easiest to knock them down? Create, play, and test a variety of carnival-style games. Learn how to make a favorite carnival treat.

    CAMP ODYSSEY (GRADES 7-9)

    ASC 108: Science of Sports

    Ever wonder what angle is best used when playing billiards? Is it beneficial to put a spin on a ball? Learn the strategy and physics of sports as you participate in sporting events. Plan and develop your own sporting strategies and theories.