La Sierra rolls out summer camps in music, science and CSI

This summer La Sierra University will provide for the third year a varied menu of camp programs for the region’s youth, offering interesting experiences and instruction in music, science and crime scene investigation.

Alexandra Leonor gives a piano performance during music camp 2012. (Photo by Natan Vigna)

Teens dust for fingerprints during CSI Camp at the Criminal Justice campus in summer 2012. (Photo by Darla Martin Tucker)

La Sierra’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is offering Summer Music Camp and Summer Music Academy June 16 – July 2.

Music camp is for children in grades 3-6 and includes choir, guitar, keyboard, hand bells, recorder, Garage Band, music theory and more. All children in the music camp will participate in this year’s group project, which will be based on Camille Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals.”   

The music academy is for youth in grades 7-12 and is audition based, focusing more on chamber music and solo performance opportunities. Students will also meet daily for choir practice, as well as take classes in Garage Band and music theory, among others.   Music academy students will participate in master classes, studio classes, as well as private lessons taught by La Sierra University music faculty and student teachers.

Both the camp and academy have additional elective choices to add to the summer music experience. The two-and-a-half-week program will culminate with a gala concert and camp presentation showcasing all participants. Tuition paid by May 16 is $375 plus $35 registration fee. Music academy auditions may be scheduled by contacting Summer Music Camp and Academy Director Martin Glicklich by May 16 at mglickli@lasierra.edu, or 951 785-2357. For further information and registration call 951-785-2036 or visit http://lasierra.edu/music/music-festivals/2014-summer-music-camp-and-music-academy/.

La Sierra University’s Summer Science Camp 2014, offered in two, consecutive week-long tracks beginning June 16 will provide interesting hands-on science activities and applications that will include field trips to the Aquarium of the Pacific, the California Science Center, and other destinations. Students will learn about proton radiation treatment at Loma Linda University Medical Center, study force and gravity at Knott’s Berry Farm, and study the behavior of gorillas at San Diego Wild Animal Park. On-campus activities will include work with robotics, acoustics and other scientific experiences.

Summer Science Camp is designed for youth entering or completing grades 9 – 12. Ultimate Science Week will be held June 16 – 20, and Animal Behavior Excursion takes place June 22 – 24. The latter program involves a three-day, two-night tent camping adventure to Sweetwater Regional Park in San Diego and kayaking in La Jolla. Registration deadline for both tracks is May 23. Tuition is $425 per person per week and covers programming, meals, staffing, transportation, lab supplies and tours. Applications and additional information are available at lasierra.edu/sciencecamp. Information is also available by phone at 909-709-1138, or by email at sciencecamp@lasierra.edu.

For youth interested in the intrigue of crime scene investigation and forensics, La Sierra’s CSI Camp for ages 14 – 18 offers lessons in fingerprinting, ballistics analysis, crime scene processing and other areas of detective work. The weeklong program will be offered Mon. – Thurs., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the following dates: June 30  - July 3, July 7 – July 10, and July 14 – July 17. Course tuition is $199 for the one-week program. Registration deadline is June 27. Applications are available at lasierra.edu/csicamp/. The CSI Camp programs will be held simultaneously at La Sierra’s Corona Criminal Justice Campus, 1305 Corona Pointe Court, Corona, Calif., 92879, and at its Ontario Criminal Justice Campus, 3491 Concours St., Ontario, Calif., 91764.

  • Last update on  August 26, 2014