Summer Camps & Youth Programs 2016

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Summer Camps and Youth Programs 2016

This website is updated regularly as new camp offerings are listed. Check back often!

Contact each camp or program organizer directly for more information, to register, or to get assistance with a Tax ID.

If you are offering/sponsoring a summer camp or program at George Mason University, email gmutoday@gmu.edu
to be included on this webpage.

If you are interested in hosting a youth camp or program at George Mason University, visit ae.gmu.edu/pec-home
for more information.


Academic Programs

Debate: George Mason Debate Institute

Contact: Jackie Poapst, George Mason Debate Institute, japoapst@gmail.com, 267-393-1604
Website: georgemasondebate.com/gmdi-2016-information.html

The George Mason Debate Institute strives to offer the most individual attention of any debate camp. Low student-to-faculty ratios and an extremely active faculty allow us to meet the individual needs of every debater. We are proud of our ability to tailor our instruction to the needs to individual participants. The camp has a focus on debate as an educational and communicative activity, which offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience. As part of our unique educational approach, participants will get to hear from topic experts on important public policy issues.

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Economics: IFREE Summer High School Workshop, Experiments in Economics

Contact: Kevin McCabe, Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics, HSW2015@brains.gmu.edu, 703-993-9441
Website: kevinmccabe.net/ifree

Workshop students will participate in experiments to learn about economics and how experiments can be used to study economics. Participants will also work together on teams to design, build, and script an experiment inside a virtual world. For students with a interest in science, technology, engineering, or math, this is the perfect science-based introduction to economics.  For students who have already taken economics, this workshop will expose you to some of the cutting edge research in experimental economics. 

(Arlington Campus)

 

Environmental Science/Conservation: Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

Contact: wyse@gmu.edu, 703-993-5010
Website: wyse.gmu.edu

George Mason University, along with distinguished partners the National Geographic Society and the National Zoo, is proud to host the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE). This summer the WYSE welcomes 250 High School National Youth Delegates from all over the country. National Youth Delegates join the Mason community, which includes students and faculty from all over the world. The Summit is a hands-on, interactive program that provides America's highest achieving high school students with an interest in the environment, conservation and sustainability, and with the desire to explore careers in the fields of environmental science, conservation, policy, law and engineering, with a remarkable opportunity.

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Forensics: George Mason Institute of Forensics (GMIF)

Contact: Peter Pober, gmif2016@gmail.com
Website: gmif.gmuforensics.org

With the phenomenal success of the George Mason Institute of Forensics (GMIF) over the past 11 years, we are pleased to announce the 12th Annual George Mason Institute of Forensics for summer 2016. George Mason University and the George Mason Forensics Team invite you to Washington D.C. to participate in the 12th annual GMIF, where you will learn from some of the Great Minds In Forensics!

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Game Design, Programming, and Technology: Mason Game & Technology Academy (MGTA)

Contact: Vera Lichtenberg, Mason Game & Technology Academy, vlichten@gmu.edu 703-993-9889
Website: potomacacademy.gmu.edu/mgta/summer

The Mason Game & Technology Academy (MGTA) is part of the Virginia Serious Game Institute and the Mason Computer Game Design Program. The MGTA Prep Program offers courses in introductory, intermediate, and advanced programming (all ages), game design and digital art classes for ages 8-14, cyber defense, and Minecraft Modding with Java. These programs are administered in partnership with the Potomac Arts Academy at Mason.

MGTA Honors Program offers intensive courses in three areas of concentration: 3D game design, mobile app development, and art and animation. This program is open to students ages 15 and up, or rising high school students. There is a commuter option and a two week residential option. Additionally, students will be able to register to earn one credit per week of classes. The MGTA Honors Program is administered in partnership with Envision. Visit masongametech.com.

(Fairfax Campus, Science and Technology Campus, Loudoun Site)

 

Journalism: Washington Journalism and Media Conference

Contact: wjmc@gmu.edu, 703-993-5010
Website: wjmc.gmu.edu

George Mason University is the host of the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) and each summer welcomes high school student leaders from all over the country as National Youth Correspondents. Faculty members have developed the WJMC curriculum to suit the needs and potential of the nation’s most talented future leaders in the field. The conference curriculum includes hands-on learning with industry leaders from the Mason faculty as well as international media outlets and Washington insiders. National Youth Correspondents will experience an integrated and forward-thinking approach to journalism and media, while acquiring valuable "in-the-trenches" knowledge.

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Math/Technology: Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth

Contact: Dr. J.E. Lin, Department of Mathematical Sciences, talentedyouth@gmail.com, 703-973-6889
Website: mtty.org

The purpose of this program is to offer non-credit enrichment courses in mathematics and computer science for students who are entering 7th-12th grades. The courses are designed to provide an accelerated learning environment in a college atmosphere for high-potential students. The participants must have at least a B average in their most recent mathematics course. 

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Radio: WGMU Summer Radio Camp

Contact: Rodger Smith, WGMU (George Mason University's Campus Radio Station), rsmith6@gmu.edu, 703-993-2874
Website: mason.gmu.edu/~rsmith6/summercamp.html

What's it like to be a deejay on the radio? Want to see how radio works? Then come to WGMU Summer Radio Camp. Students will get a chance to be a deejay and play music over WGMU, broadcast around the world from our website! Students will learn from broadcast professionals how radio works and how to write and produce a commercial and newscast. A field trip to an area radio station will give students a behind the scenes look at radio.

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Robotics: Robotics Expansion Summer Camp

Contact: Infamous Robotics, LLC, classes@InfamousRobotics.com
Website: infamousrobotics.com/summer-camps/

Welcome to the future of robotics education. We are a robotics company that has developed a unique Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) curriculum that uses robotics as a vehicle to foster the inventor within each child. The purpose of Infamous Robotics LLC is to prepare our children for the competitive robotics environment they will face in the global economy, giving them the knowledge and tools necessary to become the next robotic inventor.

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Science: Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program

Contact: Amy Adams, College of Science, avanmete@gmu.edu, 703-993-2672
Website: assip.cos.gmu.edu

The George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program gives high school and undergraduate students, who have an interest in STEM, access to real-world, hands-on research. Students work one-on-one with faculty researchers and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis-driven questions in biochemistry, biodefense, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer science, cybersecurity, earth science, environmental science, genomics, geoinformation science (GIS), mathematical modeling, medicine, nanotechnology, neuroscience, serious game design, sports medicine, physics, and proteomics.

(Fairfax Campus and Science and Technology Campus)

 

Writing: Northern Virginia Writing Project, Student Summer Institute

Contact: Northern Virginia Writing Project, youngwriters@nvwp.org
Website: nvwp.org/youngwriters

The NVWP Student Summer Institute (SSI) is an enrichment program for rising 5th-12th grade students to write and to share their work with other writers. It is a time for students to grow as writers and to help other writers grow. The enrichment program is designed for students who enjoy writing and have a serious interest in it, and who are willing to help others with their writing. The Institute works with students that wish to improve their own writing skills and develop their own styles.

(Fairfax Campus)

 

 

Visual and Performing Arts Programs

Acting for Young People

Contact: Mary Lechter, mary@afyp.org, 703-554-4931
Website: afyp.org/summer-programs

Acting for Young People provides actors of all ages with professional-level training in a supportive and fun environment. Through this training, our actors develop skills that will serve them in all walks of life, on stage and off. Our faculty is made up of working professionals in the industry – actors, directors, and teaching artists who are constantly honing their skills through their creative endeavors and bringing those skills back to share with our students.

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Boyle School of Irish Dance

Contact: Boyle School of Irish Dance, dance@boyleschool.com, 703-791-0800
Website: boyleschool.wufoo.com/forms/q1togu38060670g

Register now for the Boyle School of Irish Dance Summer Camps! The camps are open to beginners and returning dancers. The Boyle School is a certified Irish Dancing School and a member of the An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin, Ireland. Boyle School dancers have won first place in the Southern Region Oireachtas, have qualified for the National and World Championships of Irish Dance, and have placed in the All-Ireland, North American, and World Irish Dancing Championships. The school, with almost 500 dancers, holds classes in Alexandria, Chantilly, Manassas, and Herndon.

(Science and Technology Campus, Manassas)

 

Potomac Arts Academy

Contact: potomac@gmu.edu, 703-993-9889
Website: potomacacademy.gmu.edu/summer

The Potomac Arts Academy is a vital part of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, bringing university-quality arts instruction to the community through innovative and inspiring music, theater, visual art, and computer gaming classes, exciting summer programs including dance and film and video, or through a variety of special events and programs focused on teacher education and enrichment. Create, learn, and explore something new in summer 2016!

Summer camps are offered in the following subjects:

  • Acting
  • Art and Photography
  • Dance
  • Film and Video
  • Game and Technology
  • Music

View the complete list of camps (over 30 offerings!)

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center (located at Science and Technology Campus)

Contact: fccamps@gmu.edu, 703-993-8513
Website: freedom-center.com/camps

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center provides a broad range of year-round recreational, educational, social, and cultural programs and activities. The facility is designed to attract and serve a variety of individuals and groups, including, but not limited to, the general public, youth, school and community groups, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center offers a wide variety of camp options at Mason's Science and Technology Campus, located in Manassas, Virginia. Camp topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Aquatics
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Engineering
  • Game and Technology
  • Leadership
  • Nature
  • Recreation
  • Science
  • Sports

View the complete list of camps (over 60 offerings!)

(Science and Technology Campus, Manassas)

 

National Jazz Workshop

Contact: Matt Niess, National Jazz Workshop, matt.niess@nationaljazzworkshop.org
Website: nationaljazzworkshop.org

The National Jazz Workshop has set a standard of excellence for students, educators, and performers who are serious about learning and mastering the language of the definitive American art form, Jazz. The National Jazz Workshop offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum for jazz studies to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance, composition, arranging, music recording and production, and instrumental master classes. 

(Fairfax Campus)

 

 

Recreation Programs

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center (located at Science and Technology Campus)

Contact: fccamps@gmu.edu, 703-993-8513
Website: freedom-center.com/camps

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center provides a broad range of year-round recreational, educational, social, and cultural programs and activities. The facility is designed to attract and serve a variety of individuals and groups, including, but not limited to, the general public, youth, school and community groups, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center offers a wide variety of camp options at Mason's Science and Technology Campus, located in Manassas, Virginia. Camp topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Aquatics
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Engineering
  • Game and Technology
  • Leadership
  • Nature
  • Recreation
  • Science
  • Sports

View the complete list of camps (over 60 offerings!)

(Science and Technology Campus, Manassas)

 

Mason REC Camp, Mason Recreation

Contact: Sarah Litowich, slitowic@gmu.edu, 703-993-4986
Website: recreation.gmu.edu/camps/reccamp

Mason Recreation is excited to provide campers with a well-rounded recreation experience. Our goal is to keep campers moving while exposing them to a variety of recreational activities to build a passion for lifelong learning and maintaining an active lifestyle. Campers will participate in activities including team building, creative problem solving, crafts, and swimming. Our staff and counselors will promote a safe and engaging environment for campers to express their personalities through a variety of structured and “free play” indoor/outdoor activities relating to our weekly themes.

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Nature Camp, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ)

Contact: Friends of the National Zoo, naturecamp@si.edu, 202-633-3037
Website: fonznaturecamp.org

Founded on the concept that what we do has an impact and makes a difference, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) Nature Camp reunites its residents with nature through exploration of the outdoors. Our campers are provided a secure, non-competitive environment where they expand upon their skills and knowledge related to science, nature, and the environment.

(Front Royal, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation)

 

Rock Climbing Camp, Mason Recreation

Contact: Ryan Murphy, rmurph14@gmu.edu, 703-993-5138
Website: recreation.gmu.edu/camps/rock-climbing-camp

Our instructors will teach the basics of climbing technique, the equipment we use, and the natural history of the areas in which we will climb. As the week progresses and campers’ confidence and experience grows, we will work on more advanced climbing techniques and challenges. Prior climbing experience is not required.

(Fairfax Campus)

 

 

Sports Programs

Baseball: Bill Brown Baseball Camp (Boys)

Contact: Justin Walker, jrosswal@gmu.edu, 419-569-1853
Website: collegebaseballcamps.com/patriots

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Basketball: Dave Paulsen Camps (Boys and Girls)

Contact: Mike Quinn, Mason Men's Basketball, mquinn9@gmu.edu, 703-993-4781
Website: davepaulsencamps.com

(Fairfax, Campus)

 

Basketball: Nyla Milleson Camps (Girls)

Contact: Steve Yang, Mason Women's Basketball, syang24@gmu.edu, 703-993-2615
Website: Mason Athletics 2016 Summer Sports Camps

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center (located at Science and Technology Campus)

Contact: fccamps@gmu.edu, 703-993-8513
Website: freedom-center.com/camps

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center provides a broad range of year-round recreational, educational, social, and cultural programs and activities. The facility is designed to attract and serve a variety of individuals and groups, including, but not limited to, the general public, youth, school and community groups, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center offers a wide variety of camp options at Mason's Science and Technology Campus, located in Manassas, Virginia. Camp topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Aquatics
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Engineering
  • Game and Technology
  • Leadership
  • Nature
  • Recreation
  • Science
  • Sports

View the complete list of camps (over 60 offerings!)

(Science and Technology Campus, Manassas)

 

Football: Ryan Kerrigan Football Camp/Ken Dorsey Passing, Receiving, and DB Academy

Contact: Sports International Football Camps, information@sifootballcamps.com, 301-575-9400
Website: footballcamps.com

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Lacrosse: National Lacrosse Camp (Girls)

Contact: Greg Danto, Mason Women's Lacrosse, 419-205-3394, gdanto@gmu.edu
Website: national-lax.com/summer-lax.html

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Rowing: Learn to Row Day Camp/Patriot Row Camp (Girls)

Contact: Ted Nagorsen, Mason Women's Rowing, tnagorse@gmu.edu, 703-993-3334
Website: Mason Athletics 2016 Summer Sports Camps

(Off-Campus)

 

Soccer: Capital Soccer Academy (Girls)

Contact: Todd Bramble, Mason Women's Soccer, tbramble@gmu.edu, 703-993-3295
Website: capitalsocceracademy.com

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Soccer: Victory Soccer Academy (Boys)

Contact: Greg Andrulis, George Mason Men's Soccer, gandruli@gmu.edu,703-993-3288
Website: victorysocceracademy.com

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Softball: Five Tool Development Camp (Girls)

Contact: Megan Blank (mblank@gmu.edu) and Caitlyn de la Haba (cdelahab@gmu.edu), Mason Softball, 703-993-5630
Website: collegesoftballcamps.com/softball/gmu

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Volleyball: Jackie Simpson Volleyball Camps (Girls)

Contact: Jackie Simpson, Mason Women's Volleyball, jsimps17@gmu.edu, 703-993-3298
Website: masonvolleyball.com

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Volleyball: George Mason Patriot Boys Volleyball Camps (Boys)

Contact: Jay Hosack, Mason Men's Volleyball, jhosack@gmu.edu, 703-993-3227
Website: patriotvolleyballcamp.com

(Fairfax Campus)

 

Wrestling: Joe Russell's Patriot Wrestling Camp (Boys)

Contact: Joe Russell, Mason Wrestling, patriotwrestlingcamps@gmail.com, 703-993-3299
Website: joerussellwrestling.com

(Fairfax Campus)

 

 

Camp listings are based on the best available information and are subject to change.
Please contact our office to alert us of any corrections or additions to this listing.

It is the policy of George Mason University to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations to fully participate in a camp or program, please contact the host department.  Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

If you are offering/sponsoring a summer program/camp at George Mason University, email University Information gmutoday@gmu.edu to be included on this webpage.

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Last Updated: April 15, 2016