NIU offers residential global leadership, philanthropy camp

By on June 15, 2012

DEKALB—NIU is looking for dedicated and motivated students interested in having fun and learning about global leadership and philanthropy this summer. A brand-new opportunity this year, the Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp will provide a quality college learning experience to a select group of students. Because of the camp’s very limited enrollment, parents and students should apply now before the June 1 “early bird” deadline.

The University Honors Program and the Division of International Programs have provided funding that will allow students to attend this camp for a fraction of the regular residential summer camp fee. Applications fees are $175.

“Today’s high school students are passionate and active in their schools and communities,” said Julie Ann Read, Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp director. “The Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp will give them the skills and experience to make a difference. Plus, they’ll have fun collaborating with other like-minded students while spending the week on NIU’s beautiful campus.”

In addition to learning from business and community leaders, campers will have a day of service during which they will visit Feed my Starving Children, the Northern Illinois Food Bank and Feed’em Soup.

The Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp is sponsored by the University Honors Program, the Division of International Program, NGOLD: Center for NGO Leadership and Development, the Center for Southeast Asian Students, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming.

NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming is offering 11 residential and day camps for students. Camp topics include film, speech, writing, journalism, science, and leadership.

Full application packets for all camps, including the Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp, are available for download at www.niu.edu/clasep under the Summer Academic Camps link.

2012 Residential Camps:
Sci-Camp Engineering Amusement: Roller Coasters to Cotton Candy, June 17 – 22, for students entering grades 5-8 (Includes a day at Great America).
Creative Writing Camp, June 17 – 22, for students entering grades 9-12.
Film Camp, June 24 – 29, for students entering grades 9-12.
Speech Camp, June 24 – 29, for students entering grades 9-12.
Sci-Camp Environment and Sustainability, June 24 – 29, for students entering grades 9-12
Sci-Camp Exploring Science through Art, July 8 – 13, for students entering grades 7-9.
Sci-Camp Exploring Nature: Habitats and Environment, July 8 – 13, for students entering grades 7-9.
Sci-Camp STEM Career Investigations Camp, July 15 – 20, for students entering grades 9-12.
Global Leadership & Philanthropy Camp, July 15 – 20, for students entering grades 9-12.
Broadcast Journalism Camp, July 15 – 20, for students entering grades 9-12.

2012 Day Camp:
Creative Writing Day Camp, July 15 – 20, for students entering grades 6-8.

For more camp details please contact Mark Pietrowski, Associate Director, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming at 815-753-1456, pietrowski@niu.edu or visit www.niu.edu/clasep.