University of Greenville plans summer camps

GREENVILLE – The University of Greenville is offering multiple opportunities this summer for middle and high school students to visit campus for fun, affordable, and high-quality learning experiences.

GU plans to host four summer camps, including Forensics Camp, Esports Camp and – new this year – Band Camp and Worship Band and Audio Recording Camp.

“Our vision for Worship Band and Audio Recording Camp is to provide a unique experience for high school students where they work alongside musicians and college professors to learn ways to create a great worship band in order to create a meaningful worship experience,” says Paul Sunderland. , Director of GU’s Worship Arts Program and Director of the Music Department. “If your youth group has a worship group, or if you are trying to start a worship group, bring everyone you have and those who are interested in serving – lights, sound, media, whatever their background. You will learn all of this at the GU Worship and Audio Recording Camp.

GU Bands Director Alex Kirby says the bands department has held major drumming camps in the past, but is excited to host its first-ever band camp.

“The camp will allow students to study with experts on their instruments, focus on technique and various skills in small groups, as well as play in a full orchestra,” says Kirby. “Our goal is to provide an environment where students can have fun and progress on their instrument along the way!”

The University of Greenville strives to provide a safe in-person experience for every student who visits campus. Faculty and staff are continuously monitoring national and local COVID safety protocols and will communicate all current guidelines after camp registration and closer to each camp date.

Camps are open to high school students only, unless otherwise specified. The seats are limited.

The new GU Band Camp runs June 9-11 and costs $185. Students will be immersed in large and small ensembles, where they will focus on honing their skills to advance their musicality taught by talented college professors and high school principals. Campers will spend the night in the dorms, and meals and a camp t-shirt are included in the cost. The camp is open to students entering grade 8 through graduating students.

The new GU Worship Band and Audio Recording Camp runs June 15-17 and costs $250. The camp will give student musicians and technicians the opportunity to work alongside GU teachers and musicians to form a worship band or learn how to use cutting-edge music recording technology. Worship Band campers will make music using in-ear headphones, digital sound and lighting equipment, professional-grade music equipment, including a professional drum booth and a state-of-the-art guitar. Audio recording campers will learn the skills needed to create and edit recordings and manage live sound/lighting sessions.

Youth groups are welcome, but a student does not need to be part of a youth group or group to attend. The musicians and technicians will work on producing and recording a live event at the end of the camp. Campers will receive a recording of the event to take home.

The free GU Forensics camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 17. In the one-day camp, students will become investigators in the lab, learning crime scene basics such as how to secure a scene, recover evidence, and track down evidence that helps solve the crime. . The camp is led by GU science and criminal justice teachers.

The GU Esports camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 24. The cost of $25 includes lunch. Campers will get a taste of college esports, see what games they could play for GU, and show off their streaming skills. Students will learn to compete, create and play.,

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