Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
251 West Second St. / Info: 254-4175, ext. 21
Boys & Girls / Ages: For students entering grades 6th, 7th, or 8th grades.
Cost: $75 per camp. Reduced price of $25 for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Lunch is provided for full-day campers.
July 9-13, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Mary Clark, WLXU 93.9FM & Victor Palomino,
WLXL ‘El Pulso Latino’ 95.7FM
Do you have a story to tell? A point-of-view that’s creative and different? Join us for a week of radio magic as we create and launch a podcast, step-by-step. Learn to write scripts, record audio, and produce broadcast and web-worthy content. By the end of the week, you’ll write, record and edit your own podcast. You’ll learn how to prepare your podcast for distribution and how to promote your podcast to listeners around the world.
July 9-13, 1:00-5:00 pm
Hannah Paine, Science Teacher
Not all scientists are created equal. How might you use your wit and creativity to solve unique challenges with limited supplies and time? Using NASA’s Engineering Design Process, you and your team will explore multiple engineering challenges. Throughout the week, you will improve your designs and take part in exciting engineering competitions against other teams!
Fashion Design & Sewing
July 16-20, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Soreyda Benedit Begley, Fashion Designer
Join us for a fashion adventure! First, we will learn about different textiles and types of fabrics. Then we will get hands-on practice with basic sewing techniques, as well as screen printing, iron-on appliques, embroidery, and other decorative techniques. We will learn about fashion trends and make our own fashion-forward look from found materials. At the end of the week, you will share your look with family and friends at our own fashion show!
July 16-20, 1:00-5:00 pm
Cynthia Spataro, MBA in Media Management
Calling all reporters! Learn all about the field of journalism while working with your fellow campers to create a digital news journal that will be posted online for friends and family to explore. Whether it’s writing a sports column or filming a video about current events in your neighborhood, you’ll have a chance to delve into and share the topics that most interest you!
Top Chef: What’s Cooking?
July 23-27, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Sara Talbott, UK Human Environmental Sciences
Top Chef is filming in Lexington soon, so join us this summer for our own cooking adventure modeled after their hit show! We will explore nutrition, recipe writing, and menu planning. We’ll also talk about gardening, learn where our food comes from, and visit the Lexington Farmers’ Market and local nonprofit FoodChain. At the end of the week, we will compete in our very own top chef challenge.
The Green Machine
July 23-27, 1:00-5:00 pm
Gentell Esters, Project Learning Tree & Project Wet
Do you know what the Kentucky watershed is? Do you know how native plants in Kentucky contribute to our environment? Do you know what a carbon footprint is? We’ll learn about all about our planet Earth through cool activities such as making rain barrels, going on a local environment scavenger hunt, and even becoming a NASA Climate Kid. At the end of the camp, each student will be given a native Kentucky tree to bring home!