California Baptist University Introduces Engineering, Design Summer Camps for 6th -- 9th Graders

Jun 07, 2010, 13:56 ET from California Baptist University

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Baptist University in Riverside will host two one-week summer academic camps in July, for middle schoolers and high school freshmen interested in graphic design and engineering. The daytime camps, with sessions held weekdays, will engage children in hands-on projects that make learning concepts about these career fields fun and accessible.

The programs, called "Discovery University," are the first to be launched by the Christian college and are designed and led by expert CBU professors assisted by skilled CBU students.

Week one of Discovery University at CBU features "CBU Design Summers", led by graphic design professor Michael Berger, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12 – 16. The focus will be on working with tools in photography and video. Each day will feature assignments and challenges as students advance in their skills, culminating in a final project. The "CBU Design Summers" camp will be held on campus at 8432 Magnolia Ave. in Riverside.

Week two of Discovery University is the "CBU Innovation Summers" camp, led by CBU School of Engineering dean Dr. Anthony Donaldson and Dr. Grace Ni, professor of electrical and computer engineering, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 – 23. This program will combine hands-on individual and team activities, building, testing, computer software and programming, robotics, 3-D printing and more. The engineering camp will be held at the CBU School of Engineering, which is located at 3739 Adams Street in Riverside, one block north of the 91 freeway.

Early bird cost of the summer camps is $355 per student/per week and includes a camp tee shirt, lunch each day, a certificate of completion and project samples. The cost increases to $375 per camper after June 30, 2010. Parking is free at both CBU locations. Information and registration is available online at or by calling 951-343-4374.

SOURCE California Baptist University