UNH's Summer Youth Music School (SYMS) has been in existence for over 60 years and allows students a chance to spend time making music together.
Students concentrate on a major instrument or voice part and choose electives to broaden their experience.
The day consists of stimulating and challenging classes designed to improve each student's technique and musical understanding.
Students learn with outstanding music professors, teachers, and students who perform a variety of evening recitals throughout the session. The session culminates with final performances for family and friends.
Private lessons are available at an additional cost.
Techsplorers & Techventures
Camp Type: Day Camp, Overnight Camp Camp Length: Two weeks Ages: Students entering Grades 6 - 10 Gender: Co-Ed
Techsplorers is a two-week co-ed program for first time campers entering Grades 6 - 8.
It will explore electrical, mechanical, aerospace, biomedical, and naval engineering along with robotics and computer technology.
Students participate in various on-campus and local field trips, interacting with numerous engineers engaged in their work.
Campers will work in small groups to develop and present a final project.
Techventures is a more rigorous program for returning and new campers entering Grades 9-10.
Campers can choose two different and new week-long strands.
Day and residential options available for both programs.
Nine different camps cover drama, musical theatre, playwriting, aerial dance, and multigenre dance.
The UNH Dept. of Theatre & Dance offers day camps for youth from Grades 1 - 12 with sessions that vary in length. These include drama camp, playwriting workshop, technical, aerial & dance intensives, professional & advanced theatre academies and musical theatre camps.
All camps culminate in a performance for family and friends. The musical theatre camps work together to perform a major musical production at the end of the session.
Track and Field Day Camps
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: 5 days Ages: Grades 7-12 Gender: Co-Ed
2015 Dates: July 26 - 30
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This camp will improve participant skills in track and field events. All athletes will learn the fundamentals of technique and training and will "learn by doing." Students will work with coaches from UNH, one of the most successful collegiate track and field programs in New England.
Training will be held on UNH indoor and outdoor track facilities that have hosted numerous high school and college championship meets.
The Atkins Track and Field facility boasts an 8-lane full-size track, 3 long jump/triple jump pits, high jump and pole vault areas, a javelin runway, a hammer/discus ring, and two shot put areas.
UNH also offers a distance and cross country running camp. See separate listing.
Camp Type: Overnight Camp Camp Length: 6 weeks Ages: Eligible students Gr 9 - 12 Gender: Co-Ed
Upward Bound is one of a number of educational oppportunity programs (TRIO) funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is to provide low-income and first-generation high school students with the skills and motivation to succeed in high school and college.
Students take four classes in the following areas: math, science, English and either success studies or foreign language. Classes are small and students get plenty of one-on-one attention. Courses tend to be hands-on, with students learning through interacting concretely and creatively with the material. UB courses are designed to inspire excitement about academics and to give students a head start on their upcoming academics.
Students compete in groups in a summer-long creative problem-solving challenge, receive bi-weekly advising, and participate in a wide range of activities throughout the academic year.
Upward Bound is free to eligible students.To apply, students must attend one of six target high schools (Manchester West, Memorial, and Central, Spaulding, Farmington, and Somersworth) and meet eligibility criteria. See website for more information.
Learn from 2013 America East Coach of the Year Jill Hirschinger and other collegiate coaches and players.
Participants will learn all aspects of the game of Volleyball from individual skills to team performance.
The camp also includes position specific training from college coaches, elite level drills and competition, and film analysis.
Elite camp trains at a very rigorous level and is geared toward girls intending to play volleyball in college.
The UNH Writers Academy provides an opportunity for young writers entering Grades 5 - PG to write, edit, and publish their own stories, poems, and plays.
Three week-long sessions are offered during the summer, each geared toward a different age group. In addition to writing and editing, students meet and interview professional authors, work in small groups to share their writing and enthusiasm with other students, confer with teachers to improve their work, and learn what it means to be a writer.
NEW in 2015!! A high school post-grad session will be offered the week of July 27-31.
Youth Opera Workshop
Camp Type: Day Camp, Special Event Ages: Ages 12 - 26 Gender: Co-Ed
2015 Dates: May 12 - June 18 (2x/week); Tech week: June 16-18
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This innovative program is geared for advanced singers ages 12 - 26 that will explore, perform and expose young audiences to the art of Opera. Led by UNH lecturer and founder of YOW! (Youth Opera Workshop) Melissa Manseau, participants will use minimalistic costumes, props, and sets to explore scenes from famous operas.
Past workshop groups have performed operas from Mozart, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi Fan Tutte as well as Bizet's Carmen, Humperdink's Hansel & Gretel, and the comic opera Die Fledermaus.
Students studying musical theatre will also gain valuable training from this program. Cross-over work is popular -- most US opera companies perform at least one musical each year as well as an Operetta.
See program website for requirements of participation.