As students push through finals and look toward May Term, summer break begins to feel closer and closer for many. But when students pack up their things and part ways for the summer, Goshen College campus will be lively as ever.There are many different camps, programs and workshops offered on campus, including Music Camp, which is returning for music students entering grade nine through graduating high school seniors during the week of June 15 through 21.
Christopher Fashun and Scott Hochstetler, both associate professors of music, will be the directors of the camp, helping music students of all voice parts and instruments improve their performance skills as well as increase musical knowledge.
Goshen Heart Camp, led by Jewel Lehman, professor of kinesiology, along with the rest of the Goshen College Kinesiology Department, will also host an annual two-week summer camp for children from the ages of 8 through twelve.
The goal of the camp is to provide children who come from homes with a lack of resources with a fun way to improve heart health and expand nutritional knowledge. Every elementary school in Elkhart County is planning on providing one or two students with a scholarship to attend this camp for free.
IU Health Goshen also awarded a $3,000 grant to the program to help pay for the students transportation to and from campus, as well as trips to the local swimming pool for this summer’s camp.
From July 7 to 18, middle school students will be offered the opportunity to improve their writing skills through writing about sports.
GC graduate and former national sports editor, Byron Yake, originally started the program in New Jersey in 2005. Last summer, when the program came to GC’s campus, was the first time the program was done outside of New Jersey.
The students actively learn, as they take field trips to Notre Dame, as well as the South Bend Silvers Hawks baseball stadium, and are given the opportunity to meet and interview the players before the game.
Goshen College interns will collaborate with teachers from both Goshen High School and Goshen Middle School to make this non-profit event as fun and influential as possible.
The SALT program will also happened again this summer. This is a chance for incoming first-year students with ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds to get just a taste of what college life will be like.
Each student will take a three-credit hour class, learning the intensity of a college-level course. Weekly seminars will also help develop good leadership skills to carry with them throughout college especially.
For more information on any of these activities, visit goshen.edu.