Summer Source | Office of Continuing and Distance Education | Kent State University

Welcome to Summer Source

Your one-stop shop for summer programming at Kent State University. 

Each year Kent State University hosts a variety of programs during the summer which are of great value to our local community and beyond. These programs are managed through offices and academic departments across campus and target current Kent State students, youth, senior citizens, and everyone in between. 

If you have questions about a specific program, please contact the department or department coordinator provided under the program listing.

If you have general questions about summer programming at Kent State, please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-3100 or continuinged@kent.edu

Academic
Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Freshman)

Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) is a cultural transition and retention program designed for newly admitted African-American, Latinx American, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial freshmen. The program helps to prepare students to achieve academic success, enrich their college experience and explore their cultural heritage. As a result of participating in the program, we hope students will: develop academic, personal, professional and social skills, establish a community with peers, faculty, and staff at Kent State University,  and enrich their cultural identity and self-awareness.

Dates: June 9 - July 19, 2019
Find Additional Information Here 
For additional info, contact: The Student Multicultural Center at 330-672- 3560 or STUDENT_MULTICULTURAL_CENTER@kent.edu

Bridges Summer Program (Incoming First-Year Students)

The Bridges Summer Program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) is an exciting opportunity designed to prepare incoming first-year students from historically under-represented groups for college. 

Dates: June 8 - July 12, 2019
Request Additional Information Here 
For additional info, contact: The Office of Diversity Outreach and Development at 330-672-2537 or ehhsdiversity@kent.edu

Credit Workshops (Undergraduate, Graduate, Transfer, and Non-Kent State Students) 

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education offers a variety of workshops in education, art education and other areas. Credit workshops, like for-credit continuing education courses, meet university and Ohio Board of Regents standards for contact hours and out-of-class time and adhere to the cost per credit hour set by the University Board of Trustees.

Dates: Summer 2019
Cost: Varies depending on workshop
Find More Information on Credit Workshops Here 
For additional info, contact: The Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-3100 or continuinged@kent.edu

Florence Summer Institute (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Apply today for the Kent State Florence International Institute program. 

Please note: The application deadline for 2019 has passed. 

Dates: May 29 - June 29, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition and Additional Fees
Location: Florence, Italy 
Register Here for Florence Summer Institute 
For additional info, contact: Amber Cruxton, Interim Director at acruxton@kent.edu or Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at kspangl6@kent.edu 

Geneva Summer Program (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Kent State University has been educating students in Geneva for more than 30 years. Continuing this rich tradition, Kent State, in partnership with Webster University, offers this exciting summer program in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. Participants will experience an enriching academic and cultural setting for the 7-week summer program, as well as have the opportunity for independent travel around Europe.

Dates: May 22 - July 13, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: Program Fees
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Register Here for Geneva Summer Program 
For additional info, contact: Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at kspangl6@kent.edu 

Geology - Summer Field Camp (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

The fundamental purpose of this course is to teach geology in the field. Because geology in the field involves creation and interpretation of geologic maps, various field techniques are introduced in this course as necessary for the map-making exercises. Scholarships are available. 

Dates: Annually in June and July, during Kent State's Summer Session I
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Black Hills, South Dakota and adjacent parts of Wyoming
Register Here for Summer Field Camp 
For additional info, contact: Dr. David B. Hacker, Director, Geology Summer Field Camp, Kent State University at 330-672-7883 or dhacker@kent.edu or the Department of Geology Secretary at 330-672-2680. 

Porthouse College Academy (Prospective BFA Students) 

The Porthouse College Academy is designed for students who have been accepted or wish to be accepted into Kent State's BFA Musical Theatre program. Participants can earn up to 6 credit hours towards their degree and get a jump start on their musical theatre experience at Kent State.

Dates: July 9-21, 2019
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse College Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jennifer Korecki, Coordinator, Porthouse Academy at jkoreck1@kent.edu 

Porthouse International Academy (International Students) 

Founded in 2015, the Porthouse International Academy is an opportunity for international students to experience the workings of a professional American theatre and take theatre classes for college credit. The International Academy runs concurrently with the Porthouse College Academy. Throughout the three-week program, students will experience life on an American college campus, take classes in dance, acting, and voice, and observe rehearsals of Porthouse Theatre's production of The Music Man

Dates: July 8-28, 2018
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse International Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jakyung Seo, Coordinator, Porthouse International Academy at 330-672-2055 or jseo1@kent.edu 

Summer Advantage (Undergraduate Students)

Summer Advantage is an educational journey based on Career Exploration, Success Coaching and Academic Coursework. The program is designed to assist underrepresented students to graduate in four years and envision a path for the future by building a support network of peers and professional staff. All undergraduate underrepresented students are encouraged to apply!

Dates: June 3 - July 12, 2019 
Find Additional Information Here (Registration is now closed)
For additional info, contact: Academic Diversity Outreach at 330-672-1837 or uc-ado@kent.edu

Senior Guest Program (Ohio residents Age 60 years+) 

The Senior Guest Program at Kent State University allows Ohio residents age 60 years and older to attend regular university on-campus classes tuition-free on a space-available basis.

Dates: Summer 2019
Cost: Senior Guests are responsible for the payment of special course fees covering materials and supplies as well as the $12 per credit hour distance learning fee assessed for all online courses.
Find More Information on the Senior Guest Program and Class Schedules Here 
For additional info, contact: The Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-2002 or continuinged@kent.edu

Summer Sessions (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Transfer Students) 

Whether you are a current Kent State student or attend a different college, Summer Sessions at Kent State are a great way to catch up and get ahead. Hundreds of summer classes are available—including many you can take online. See how far you can advance – when you see yourself at Kent State this summer!

Dates: Intersession: May 20-June 7, 2019; Summer I: June 10-July 13, 2019; Summer II: June 10-August 3, 2019; Summer III: July 15-August 17, 2019
Cost: Varies depending on class
Find More Information on Summer Sessions and Class Schedules Here 
For additional info, contact: Marilyn Bokrass, Outreach Program Director at 330-672-8658 or summer@kent.edu

Art & Performing Arts
Kent/Blossom Music Festival (All Ages)

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival is open to musicians of all ages, ranging from talented high school conservatory students to post-doctoral professionals. 

Dates: June 30 - August 4, 2019
Time: All Day
Register Here for Kent/Blossom Music Festival (registration is now closed)

Methods in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy (Undergraduate Students)

Students will participate in immersive experiences in various aspects of instrumental jazz: improvisation, ensemble rehearsal techniques, history of Jazz, and composition/arranging. They will also join in a nightly jam session to experience the applicable aspects of jazz music. 

By attending this program you will gain knowledge of the basic principles of jazz improvisation, theory, performance, and an understanding of jazz styles. You will feel more confident functioning musically, in a jazz setting, whether as a player or an educator. 

Dates: June 2019
Time: All Day
Register Here for One of Three Workshops

Porthouse College Academy (Prospective BFA Students) 

The Porthouse College Academy is designed for students who have been accepted or wish to be accepted into Kent State's BFA Musical Theatre program. Participants can earn up to 6 credit hours towards their degree and get a jump start on their musical theatre experience at Kent State.

Dates: July 9-21, 2019
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse College Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jennifer Korecki, Coordinator, Porthouse Academy at jkoreck1@kent.edu 

Porthouse International Academy (International Students) 

Founded in 2015, the Porthouse International Academy is an opportunity for international students to experience the workings of a professional American theatre and take theatre classes for college credit. The International Academy runs concurrently with the Porthouse College Academy. Throughout the three-week program, students will experience life on an American college campus, take classes in dance, acting, and voice, and observe rehearsals of Porthouse Theatre's production of The Music Man

Dates: July 8-28, 2018
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse International Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jakyung Seo, Coordinator, Porthouse International Academy at 330-672-2055 or jseo1@kent.edu 

Summer Fashion Academy (Students 16-18 years old)

The academy is a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising. The Summer Fashion Academy will allow creative, motivated teens to explore their passion for fashion in a pre-college, summer residence program. Our mission is to inspire creative and resourceful fashion leaders.

Dates: June 16-22, 2019
Cost: $1,500 
Register Here for Summer Fashion Academy (Registration for summer starts March 13, 2019).
For additional info, contact: The Fashion School at 330-672-3010 or fashionschoolacademy@kent.edu

Athletics & Recreation
Kent State Recreational Services Youth Programming (All Ages)

The Department of Recreational Services is proud to offer a variety of youth programming for Future Flashes of all ages! Our signature program, PEAK Summer Camp, features nine weeks of summer fun for kids ages 6 to 15. Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey and Learn to Swim lessons are offered year-round. We also offer a youth swim team, Golden Splashes, for more advanced swimmers. Recreational Services provides a great way for kids to earn physical activity credit with our Home School Gym and Swim program. Additional programs throughout the year include fitness classes, sport prep clinics and more! Check back often for new program offerings and information about special events for kids and families.

Dates: Varies depending on activity
Time: Varies depending on activity
Register Here for Youth Programming (Select your activity)
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, Assistant Director, Recreational Services at 330-672-0463 or gbailey@kent.edu

Kent State Sports Camps (All Ages)

Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Camps provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to develop their skills in a fun, sportsmanlike environment. In addition to fundamental instruction, campers will be exposed to sport specific strategies and will have the chance to meet new people. Sports include baseball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, wrestling, and more. 

Dates: Varies depending on sport
Time: Varies depending on sport
Register Here for Kent State Sports Camps (Select your individual sport)

Peak Summer Camps (Ages 6-15)

The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University is excited to offer weekly themed camps for its 19th consecutive year. PEAK Summer Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association. Each session is facilitated by highly motivated and energetic students and professionals. All camp counselors are certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Activities change weekly based on the theme, but the camp follows a similar structure each week; there is also swimming every day. Lunch, snacks and a T-shirt are provided.

The Department of Recreational Services also offers a Leader-in-Training program for campers ages 13 - 15. 

Dates: June 3 - August 9 (nine weeks total, sign up for any number of weeks)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; before care 7:30 - 9 a.m. and after care 4 - 5:30 p.m. options are available
Register Here for Peak Summer Camps 
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, PEAK Camp Director at 330-672-0463 or gbailey@kent.edu

Language Arts
Camp Read-A-Lot (Grades 1-6) 

The Kent State University (KSU) Summer Clinical Practicum in Corrective Reading intervention program, aka Camp Read-A-Lot, has a strong record of improving student achievement in literacy while also assisting graduate students (already certified teachers) in strengthening and refining their instructional practices in the language arts. The program begins with an assessment of each child's literacy strengths and needs. At the conclusion of the program, the teachers write a letter to share pre- and post-assessment results and to provide specific recommendations for home and school. 

Dates: June 17 - July 18, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: $150
Location: Kent State University, Reading & Writing Center, White Hall
Register Here for Camp Read-A-Lot 
For additional info, contact: Sherry Ernsberger, Special Assistant, at 330-672-0622 or sernsber@kent.edu

Foreign Language Academy (Ohio High School Students) 

If you are an Ohio high school student, the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy is an opportunity for you to start on your way to advanced-level proficiency in the critical-need languages of Chinese and Russian. Talk to your parents and guidance counselor about this unique opportunity and apply to the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State University!

Dates: June 18 - July 13, 2018
Register Here for Foreign Language Academy  
For additional info, contact: The Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies, at 330-672-2150 or mcls@kent.edu 

Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy (High school students) 

If you are an Ohio high school student, the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy is an opportunity for you to start on your way to advanced-level proficiency in the critical-need languages of Chinese and Russian. Talk to your parents and guidance counselor about this unique opportunity and apply to the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State University!

Dates: June 17 - July 12, 2019
Register Here for Foreign Language Academy 
For additional info, contact: The Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies at 330-672-2150 or mcls@kent.edu

Wick Juniors Summer Camp (Grades 3-12) 

In partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, students entering grades 3 through 12 will experience one day with the Wick Poetry Center teachers at Kent State University. Additionally, students will continue their experience with Wick teachers during a three-night, four-day stay at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Through guided hikes, pond dips, and more, the young writers will explore how the natural world influences our writing. A culminating reading will follow at the Wick Poetry Center’s Poetry Park. The registration fee covers all expenses, including meals and lodging at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Additionally, the young writers will receive a bag, notebook, and pencils.  

Dates: July 31 - August 4, 2019
Cost: $190 (dorm option); $120 (tent option)
Location: Kent State University, Reading & Writing Center, White Hall
Register Here for Wick Juniors Summer Camp 
For additional info, contact: wickjuniors@kent.edu

Science/Technology/Engineering/ Mathematics (STEM)
Aeronautics Careers Education Academy (A.C.E. Academy) (High School Students)

The Aeronautics Careers Education Academy is designed to allow high school students to experience facilities rarely open to the public. In a partnership with the Six District Educational Compact, this annual week-long program for 25 students entering grades 10-12 exposes students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the fields of aeronautics and aerospace engineering, including Air Traffic Control (ATC), professional pilot, aviation management, and aeronautical engineering.

Dates: June 10 - 14, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition cost is $225 for Six District Educational Compact students (students in the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, Woodridge School Districts) and $275 for non-Compact students
Register Here for A.C.E. Academy Payment can be made online or via check. 
For additional info, contact: The College of Aeronautics and Engineering at 330-672-2892 or cae@kent.edu

FANUC Robot Training (Undergraduate Students)

Kent State University is a FANUC Authorized Certified Education Training Facility that is able to provide training to students enrolled in academic programs as well as industry representatives. FANUC certified professors conduct all training at Kent State and are committed to providing the best learning experience.  

Dates: May 20-23, 2019
Location: Room 028, Aeronautics and Technology Building, Kent State University 
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $1,935 (includes online modules followed by four days in-person; as well as, textbook and laboratory manual provided) 
Register Here for FANUC Robot Training  
For additional info, contact: Jackie Ruller at 330-672-7064 or jruller@kent.edu

Girls Geared for Engineering Camp (Middle School Students)

From the Kent State College of Aeronautics and Engineering, campers experience aerospace engineering and mechatronics, the integration of mechanical, electrical, computer, and systems engineering, on the Kent State University campus in this multi-disciplinary, week-long day camp. Campers will also take part in fun and challenging engineering projects and activities, such as flying mini-drones and launching a rocket. Campers will explore career opportunities during site visits to two well-known companies. 

Dates: June 10-14, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: $75
Register Here for Girls Geared for Engineering Camp (Registration deadline is May 18, 2019)
For additional info, contact: Liz Porter at 330-672-4449 or eporte11@kent.edu

STEAM Camp (Children 3-5 years)

Housed within Kent State University's Child Development Center, these early learning summer camps are for children ages 3, 4, and 5. 

Dates: TBD
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Cost: $145 KSU/CDC affiliated; $165 not affiliated 
Steam Camp Registration Coming Soon
For additional info, contact: Pam Hutchins, M.Ed, Child Development Center at phutchin@kent.edu

Summer Technology Camps (Grades 1-8)

Housed within Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology, the AT&T Classroom provides a unique setting to study the potential of educational technologies. The Technology Summer Camps offer chances for young campers to learn about 3D printing, LEGO WeDo  systems, drones coding, robotics, and much more. 

Dates: June 10 - August 8, 2019 (depending on specific technology camp)
Time: Differs depending on camp 
Cost: Varies on camp
Register Here for Summer Technology Camps 
For additional info, contact: akratcos@kent.edu 

Upward Bound Summer Institute (9th & 10th grade sudents)

The Kent State University Upward Bound Classic Program has been in existence since 1971 between the Kent State University, Barberton, Warren G. Harding, John R. Buchtel (Akron) High Schools, and those communities to promote college readiness and success. The Summer Institute is a six-week residential program on the Kent State University campus. Students attend targeted classes in the fields of math, business, language, science, and electives. Students participate in intensive hands-on learning experiences and field trips. Students engage in social and cultural activities designed to provide a holistic learning experience.

Dates: Summer 2019
Find More Information for Upward Bound Here 
For additional info, contact: The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 330-672-2920 or diversity@kent.edu 

Travel
Florence Summer Institute (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Apply today for the Kent State Florence Summer Institute program. 

Please note: The application deadline for 2019 has passed. 

Dates: May 29 - June 29, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Florence, Italy 
Register Here for Florence Summer Institute 
For additional info, contact: Amber Cruxton, Interim Director at acruxton@kent.edu or Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at kspangl6@kent.edu 

Geneva Summer Program (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Kent State University has been educating students in Geneva for more than 30 years. Continuing this rich tradition, Kent State in partnership with Webster University offers this exciting summer program in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. Participants will experience an enriching academic and cultural setting for the 7-week summer program, as well as have the opportunity for independent travel around Europe.

Dates: May 22 - July 13, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: Program Fees
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Register Here for Geneva Summer Program 
For additional info, contact: Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at kspangl6@kent.edu 

Geology - Summer Field Camp (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

The fundamental purpose of this course is to teach geology in the field. Because geology in the field involves creation and interpretation of geologic maps, various field techniques are introduced in this course as necessary for the map-making exercises. Scholarships are available. 

Dates: Annually in June and July, during Kent State's Summer Session I
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Black Hills, South Dakota and adjacent parts of Wyoming
Register Here for Summer Field Camp 
For additional info, contact: Dr. David B. Hacker, Director, Geology Summer Field Camp, Kent State University at 330-672-7883 or dhacker@kent.edu or the Department of Geology Secretary at 330-672-2680. 

Youth
Aeronautics Careers Education Academy (A.C.E. Academy) (High School Students)

The Aeronautics Careers Education Academy is designed to allow high school students to experience facilities rarely open to the public. In a partnership with the Six District Educational Compact, this annual week-long program for 25 students entering grades 10-12 exposes students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the fields of aeronautics and aerospace engineering, including Air Traffic Control (ATC), professional pilot, aviation management, and aeronautical engineering.

Dates: June 10 - 14, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition cost is $225 for Six District Educational Compact students (students in the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, Woodridge School Districts) and $275 for non-Compact students
Register Here for A.C.E. Academy Payment can be made online or via check. 
For additional info, contact: The College of Aeronautics and Engineering at 330-672-2892 or cae@kent.edu

Foreign Language Academy (Ohio High School Students) 

If you are an Ohio high school student, the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy is an opportunity for you to start on your way to advanced-level proficiency in the critical-need languages of Chinese and Russian. Talk to your parents and guidance counselor about this unique opportunity and apply to the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State University!

Dates: June 18 - July 13, 2018
Register Here for Foreign Language Academy  
For additional info, contact: The Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies, at 330-672-2150 or mcls@kent.edu 

Girls Geared for Engineering Camp (Middle School Students)

From the Kent State College of Aeronautics and Engineering, campers experience aerospace engineering and mechatronics, the integration of mechanical, electrical, computer, and systems engineering, on the Kent State University campus in this multi-disciplinary, week-long day camp. Campers will also take part in fun and challenging engineering projects and activities, such as flying mini-drones and launching a rocket. Campers will explore career opportunities during site visits to two well-known companies. 

Dates: June 10-14, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: $75
Register Here for Girls Geared for Engineering Camp (Registration deadline is May 18, 2019)
For additional info, contact: Liz Porter at 330-672-4449 or eporte11@kent.edu

Kent State Recreational Services Youth Programming (All Ages)

The Department of Recreational Services is proud to offer a variety of youth programming for Future Flashes of all ages! Our signature program, PEAK Summer Camp, features nine weeks of summer fun for kids ages 6 to 15. Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey and Learn to Swim lessons are offered year-round. We also offer a youth swim team, Golden Splashes, for more advanced swimmers. Recreational Services provides a great way for kids to earn physical activity credit with our Home School Gym and Swim program. Additional programs throughout the year include fitness classes, sport prep clinics and more! Check back often for new program offerings and information about special events for kids and families.

Dates: Varies depending on activity
Time: Varies depending on activity
Register Here for Youth Programming (Select your activity)
For additional info, contact: Greg Bailey, Assistant Director, Recreational Services at 330-672-0463 or gbailey@kent.edu

STEAM Camp (Children 3-5 years)

Housed within Kent State University's Child Development Center, these early learning summer camps are for children ages 3, 4, and 5. 

Dates: TBD
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Cost: $145 KSU/CDC affiliated; $165 not affiliated 
Steam Camp Registration Coming Soon
For additional info, contact: Pam Hutchins, M.Ed, Child Development Center at phutchin@kent.edu

Summer Fashion Academy (Students 16-18 years old)

The academy is a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising. The Summer Fashion Academy will allow creative, motivated teens to explore their passion for fashion in a pre-college, summer residence program. Our mission is to inspire creative and resourceful fashion leaders.

Dates: June 16-22, 2019
Cost: $1,500 
Register Here for Summer Fashion Academy (Registration for summer starts March 13, 2019).
For additional info, contact: The Fashion School at 330-672-3010 or fashionschoolacademy@kent.edu

Summer Technology Camps (Grades 1-8)

Housed within Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology, the AT&T Classroom provides a unique setting to study the potential of educational technologies. The Technology Summer Camps offer chances for young campers to learn about 3D printing, LEGO WeDo  systems, drones coding, robotics, and much more. 

Dates: June 10 - August 8, 2019 (depending on specific technology camp)
Time: Differs depending on camp 
Cost: Varies on camp
Register Here for Summer Technology Camps 
For additional info, contact: akratcos@kent.edu 

Upward Bound Summer Institute (9th & 10th grade sudents)

The Kent State University Upward Bound Classic Program has been in existence since 1971 between the Kent State University, Barberton, Warren G. Harding, John R. Buchtel (Akron) High Schools, and those communities to promote college readiness and success. The Summer Institute is a six-week residential program on the Kent State University campus. Students attend targeted classes in the fields of math, business, language, science, and electives. Students participate in intensive hands-on learning experiences and field trips. Students engage in social and cultural activities designed to provide a holistic learning experience.

Dates: Summer 2019
Find More Information for Upward Bound Here 
For additional info, contact: The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 330-672-2920 or diversity@kent.edu 

Wick Juniors Summer Camp (Grades 3-12) 

In partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, students entering grades 3 through 12 will experience one day with the Wick Poetry Center teachers at Kent State University. Additionally, students will continue their experience with Wick teachers during a three-night, four-day stay at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Through guided hikes, pond dips, and more, the young writers will explore how the natural world influences our writing. A culminating reading will follow at the Wick Poetry Center’s Poetry Park. The registration fee covers all expenses, including meals and lodging at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Additionally, the young writers will receive a bag, notebook, and pencils.  

Dates: July 31 - August 4, 2019
Cost: $190 (dorm option); $120 (tent option)
Location: Kent State University, Reading & Writing Center, White Hall
Register Here for Wick Juniors Summer Camp 
For additional info, contact: wickjuniors@kent.edu