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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pitt-Bradford to Host Dozens of Camps, Events

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will play host to two dozen camps, gatherings and other events this summer.

The camps and other events take place in May through August and are open to the public.

Events are sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development unless otherwise noted. Contact the division at (814)362-5078 or contined@pitt.edu for more information or reservations.

Outdoor adventures begin with Kinzua Fly Fishing School May 5 and 6 and May 18 to 20. The two-day school is taught by the staff of the Kinzua Fly Fishing School. The three-day school includes two days of instruction by master angler Joe Humphreys.

Class begins at 7:30 a.m. and dismisses the last day at 7 p.m. Both resident and commuter rates are available. The price for the two-day camp is $305 for residents and $285 for commuters; the price for the three-day camp is $445 for residents and $420 for commuters.

For more information or to register, contact Steve Skvarka at skvarka@penn.com.

Also in May, a new event, the Allegheny National Forest Photo Trek is a three-day weekend photography workshop May 18 to 20 in the ANF with Forest Press photographer Ed Bernik.

The trek is for ages 18 and older and is $625 per person with accommodations and $425 per person without. Attendees will also receive a copy of “Pennsylvania Wilds: Images from the Allegheny National Forest.”

The inaugural Miles for Smiles 5K run, 2-mile walk and kids run to benefit McKean County Special Olympics and the American Cancer Society will take place May 20 starting at 9 a.m. on Campus Drive. The $15 registration fee includes a T-shirt. Participants can pre-register by May 6 by visiting milesforsmilesrun.weebly.com.

Starting May 21, Pitt-Bradford will begin the first of two six-week water aerobics sessions in the Paul C. Duke Aquatic Center. Both sessions take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, the first running from May 21 to July 2 and the second session from July 9 through Aug. 15. The cost is $40 per session or $70 for both.

Beginning May 29, budding writers can learn about the art of personal narrative from Dr. Nancy McCabe, associate professor of writing. Writing Personal Narratives will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 29 through June 19 in the Seneca Building. The cost is $79.

Classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will take place on Friday nights from June 1 through Aug. 24 in the Sport and Fitness Center. Students can attend from 5 to 6 or 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $90.

The first in a new series of summer enrichment courses for high school students (those who have completed grades 9-12) will take place June 11 to 13. Crime Solving 101 will run from 9 a.m. to noon with Dr. Tony Gaskew, associate professor of criminal justice and director of the criminal justice program at Pitt-Bradford. Students will learn basic forensics and interview and interrogation skills used by investigators to solve crimes. The cost is $89.

Also June 11 to 13, Adventure Camp for students who have completed ninth, 10th and 11th grades will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The same camp will be offered for students who’ve completed sixth through eighth grades from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 through 27. The cost of the camp is $199 and includes use of equipment, transportation to and from Warren, a T-shirt, water and snacks.

Making Your Own Website for high school students will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. June 12 and 13 with Dr. Y. Ken Wang, assistant professor of computer information systems and technology. Students in this course will learn to use web-development tools to build their own website. They will learn how to determine the layout, style and content of the site.

Just in time for graduation parties and weddings, Shawn Murray will offer a class in Family and Portrait Photography Basics from 6 to 8 p.m. June 12 and 14 in the Seneca Building. Cost is $59.

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Camp is for students 13 to 18 and will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 through 22. The cost is $129, which includes program materials, T-shirt and snacks.

Also the week of June 18 through 23, the Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center brings the Missoula Children’s Theatre workshop to Blaisdell Hall where children who are entering first through 12th grades rehearse and put on a play in the space of a week. This year’s show is “Cinderella.” For more information and an application, visit www.bcpac.com.

From 10 a.m. to noon June 19 through 21, Dr. Lauren Yaich will tackle Medical Mysteries – Solved, a look at unusual and puzzling medical conditions and recent advances in biology that have begun to solve these medical mysteries as part of the high school enrichment series.

The Penn’s Woods Jeep Jamboree rolls onto campus for its 15th year on June 21 for a long weekend of trail drives through forests in the area. For more information, visit jeepjamboreeusa.com.

The 2012 Relay for Life of Bradford will take place on campus from noon June 22 through noon June 23. The annual event raises thousands of dollars for the McKean County Unit of the American Cancer Society and features a food court, live music and entertainment.

Pitt-Bradford head men’s basketball coach Britt Moore will offer two basketball camps this summer for children in kindergarten through 11th grade. Camps run from 9 a.m. to noon for children in kindergarten through second grade, which costs $75.

Camp for children in grades 3 through 11 runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a swimming period. The cost for that camp is $125. A second child may be added to either camp for $75.

Camp dates are June 25 through 28 and Aug. 6 through 9. For more information or to register, contact Moore at (814)362-5276 or bcm41@pitt.edu.

Also from June 25 through 29, X-Treme Science Camp, for students who have completed grades 1 through 6, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost of the camp is $85 for the first camper and $75 for additional campers in the same family. The fee includes T-shirt, program materials, snacks and drinks.

A healthy cooking class will be offered during two sessions, the first from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 and the second from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7. Participants will learn how to adjust recipes to make them healthier and how to shop for healthy items. Cost is $59, which includes all food items and materials.

College: What to Expect – and Not! with Margot Myers will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. June 27 and 28. Myers, who is the program manager for TRiO Student Support Services at Pitt-Bradford, will help students learn about ways to make college work, what to expect from college and what college expects from students. Issues such as academic-social life balance, syllabi, what college assignments are like, what clubs to join and living with a roommate will be explored. Cost is $59.

Embraceable Ewe Knitting Camp returns to Pitt-Bradford July 13 through 17. Beginners, intermediates and experts are welcome to work on a knitting project, learn techniques and share ideas and tips with other knitters. For more information or to register, call (716) 646-6674.

High school students who are aspiring broadcasters can explore Television Studio Production with Jeff Guterman, associate professor of communications, from 9 a.m. to noon July 16 and 17. Students will learn how to create television news broadcasts, interviews and other types of programs in a real-life, multi-camera digital studio environment. Cost is $59.

For younger students, Pets ’n’ Vets will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 16 through 18 for children who have completed first, second or third grade, and 1:30 to 5 p.m. July 16 through 18 for children who have completed fourth, fifth or sixth grade. The cost is $69 per camper, which includes program materials, snacks and a T-shirt.

In July, a new camp comes to Pitt-Bradford, Throw Down Percussion Camp for marching percussion training for college, high school and middle school students. The camp will be held July 18 through 20. Fees are $110 for participants registered by June 1 and $150 after that. Fees include tuition, snack and lunch at camp, T-shirt, camp rehearsal packet and professional instruction. Instruments are not provided. For more information or to register, visit drumlinethrowdown.weebly.com.

Live While You’re Dying: The Ways we Deal (and Don’t Deal) with Death will be held for high school students from 10 a.m. to noon July 24-26 and taught by Stephanie Eckstrom, coordinator of the Master of Social Work program offered at Pitt-Bradford. The class will explore the different issues related to death and dying, using a sociological lens. Cost is $59.

The first of two sessions on Introduction to GPS and Geocaching will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28 in Kinzua Bridge State Park. Cost is $20 per participant. The first session is for children age 7 through 12 when registered with an adult. A second session for adults 16 years and older will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25. Other events taking place on campus in August are Pennsylvania Rep. Marty Causer’s Senior Expo Aug. 3 and Pitt Band Camp Aug. 17 through 21. Details on those events will be available at a later time.

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