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It's with a heavy heart that we announce that CSI has made the difficult decision to cancel 2020 Twin Falls campus Community Education summer camps. It's hard to predict what the summer will look like, but most models show the rate of COVID-19 infection could still be a factor through late spring/early summer, and our primary concern is to keep our students, instructors, staff, and their families safe. We will be pursuing platforms to deliver potential camp activities and enrichment content online and will let you know if that is a possibility. This could be an exciting proposition! We will also be working hard on fall semester adult enrichment classes and the Arts on Tour 2020-21 season. Camps affected include: Camp Masterpiece, Music Fest!, Theater Camp and Junior Theater Camp, Dance Camp and Junior Dance Camp, Kitchen Academy, Twin Falls Science Camp, Lego Robotics Camps, and HS Art Intensive. Please email Camille at cbarigar@csi.edu if you have any questions. Everyone stay safe.

You must pay at the time of registration to be enrolled in a class, if no payment is received, a space will NOT be reserved for you.

CSI Theatre Camp

CSI Theater Camp

Theatre Camp: June 22 - 26, 2020
Ages: 10 - 18

At CSI Theater Camp, students will have the opportunity to expand their skills in everything from acting and musical theater to set design and costuming in a fun and immersive environment! The camp features an impressive guest faculty of theater professionals from all over the country who bring a wealth of talent and knowledge to assure each student achieves their highest potential. Students will choose from different tracks, ranging from classes designed for younger students who don't have theater experience to advanced classes geared toward older students who have studied theater or have been in productions who would like to expand their knowledge and skills through a more challenging curriculum. Classes taught by working theater professionals (many of whom had their start right here in the Magic Valley!) include, but are not limited to: acting, auditioning skills, musical theater, choreography, vocal development, make-up, ostuming, set design, lighting, and prop construction. Each day will end with a rehearsal for the end-of-camp show which will be performed Friday night for friends and family! his special production will build on the skills the campers learned in their classes throughout the week and give them a chance to shine on the stage. Camp Directors Shane Brown and James Haycock have more than 42 years' experience teaching and working in theater and run the CSI and Twin Falls High School Theater Programs.


CSI Junior Theatre Camp

CSI Junior Theatre Camp:
June 29 - July 1, 2020
Ages: 6 - 9

This three-day afternoon camp, a companion to the regular CSI Theatre Camp, is designed to introduce younger students (ages 6 through 9) to the world of theatre. No experience required! Campers will learn about concepts of drama through games and storytelling. They will learn the basics of what goes into a play -who does what, stage direction, how to express your emotions through performing, stage voice basics, and movement.

2020 Camps Cancelled

Dance Camp

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CSI Dance Camp Intensive: July 19 - 24, 2020 (One Week) or July 19 - 29, 2020 (Ten Day)
Ages: 12 and up
CSI Dance Camp provides Los Angeles-level intensive training for intermediate- to advanced-level dancers who are twelve or older and who want a challenging and rewarding summer camp experience in dance. The camp features an impressive guest faculty of professional dancers and dance instructors from all over the country with the mission of providing the best dance instruction possible to students in a supportive and safe environment. Students create their own class schedules and take five to seven hours of class per day in their choice of ballet, jazz, funk, tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, modern, musical theatre, improvisation, stretch & conditioning, and more. At the end of the day, all the hard work is offset with fun and exciting downtime activities like swimming, bowling, laser shows, and craft or spa nights. Students have the option of staying off- or on-campus in the CSI Dorms.

2020 Camps Cancelled

Just Dance for Juniors!: July 25, 2020
Ages: 9 - 11
This special day camp is designed to introduce younger students to the concept of an intensive workshop. No dancing experienced required! The camp features the same instructors as the regular camp -a guest faculty of professional dancers and dance teachers from around the country, bringing a wealth of talent and knowledge to assure each student achieves their highest potential. The day will include an array of such classes as ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre, tap, and hip hop.

2020 Camps Cancelled

CSI High School Art Intensive

High School Art Intensive

Dates: June 22 - 26, 2020
Ages: Grades 9 - 12
Location: Art Complex, Art Lab 123
Times: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $200

The summer's premier creative outlet for young artists! The CSI High School Art Intensive is a weeklong introduction to the 3D arts and is designed for students entering grades 9-12 who are interested in art and in what CSI has to offer. Over the course of a week, you will have a chance to try several 3-D art making activities including ceramics, sculpture, paper mache and more! A project for each day of the camp lets you express yourself using several 3-dimensional processes and materials. If you are looking for a creative outlet over the summer, this Intensive is for you! Limited to 12 students.

This year's camp director, Mayumi Makino Kiefer, holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Sculpture and a BFA in Studio Arts. She has degrees in mechanical engineering, has taught classical ballet, and has broad interests in other creative forms. She currently teaches ceramics, sculpture and 3D Design at CSI.

2020 Camps Cancelled

 

Music Fest!

Music Fest!: June 11 - 16, 2018

CSI MUSICFEST!
Ages: 12 and up
Dates: June 15 - 19, 2020
Times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $225 or $275 after May 18
Location: CSI Fine Arts Center

Do you love music? No matter your experience level, CSI MUSICFEST is the place for you! This week-long summer camp on the beautiful College of Southern Idaho campus provides opportunities for you to be immersed in music making. Focused study is available in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, jazz, and voice. The daily schedule includes seven hours of hands-on instruction laid out to engage students thoroughly from beginning to end. Exceptional faculty from across the state work closely with you in small and large ensemble settings, as well as in daily master classes and sectionals. Listening labs brings theory and history of music to life! Each afternoon, students have the chance to shine alongside their faculty mentors at the camp's performance spotlight. Private lessons and a wide range of elective areas are available to round out the camp experience. The week's learning culminates with student recitals and a Gala concert for friends, family, and community to enjoy. CSI MUSICFEST promises to be an unforgettable experience where students build life-long friendships through the power of music making!

Affordable on-campus housing and meal plans are available for regional students. Contact camp director Scott Farkas (208) 732-6763 | sfarkas@csi.edu or Serena Jenkins Clark (208) 732-6768 | sjenkinsclark@csi.edu to set up arrangements.

Music Fest Opportunities Include:

  • Working with an impressive professional faculty
  • Experiencing significant growth on your major instrument
  • Attending professional recitals and master classes
  • Learning more about the theory, history, and great composers of music
  • Preparing music for student spotlight recitals
  • Presenting a wonderful gala concert for family, friends, and the community
  • Creating lasting memories with new friends!

2020 Camps Cancelled

Lego Robotics Camp

Lego Robitics Camp

BASIC EV3 ROBOTICS CAMP
Ages: 9 - 14
Dates: August 5 - 7, 2020
Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Fee: $105
Location: CSI Fine Arts 164

Design, build, and program a LEGO EV3 robot that will crush the competition in a fun, end-of-camp contest. This Beginner EV3 Robotics camp is open to all boys and girls interested in applying science, technology, engineering, and math while learning real-world problem solving skills and gracious professionalism from the valley's own award-winning 5026 Tesla Coils FTC Robotics Team. Space is limited to the first 24 registrations.

2020 Camps Cancelled

 

ADVANCED EV3 ROBOTICS CAMP
Ages: 9 - 14
Dates: August 12 - 14, 2020
Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Fee: $155
Location: CSI Fine Arts 164

REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ADVANCED EV3 ROBOTICS CAMP: COMPLETION OF THE BASIC EV3 ROBOTICS CAMP IN 2019 OR 2020.

In CSI Advanced Lego Robotics Camp, students will use LEGO MINDSTORM EV3 robotics kits to design and build programmable robots using motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components.  They will learn how to understand and interpret two-dimensional drawings to create three-dimensional models and gain practical, hands-on experience using mathematical concepts such as estimating and measuring distance, time, and speed. This class is designed for students who’ve taken the basic Lego Robotics Camp or have experience and who want to take their learning to the next level.

Important: This class is ONLY for students who've taken the BASIC EV3 ROBOTICS CAMP during the summer of 2019 or 2020 from the 5026 Tesla Coils. Please contact the camp director with any questions about eligibility for this ADVANCED camp. Trachelle Fullmer: tfullmer76@gmail.com or 208-948-5300

2020 Camps Cancelled

 

LITTLE ROBOTITIONS ROBOTICS CAMP
Ages: 6 - 8
Dates: August 4 - 5 or August 6 - 7, 2020
Times: 9 - 11 a.m.
Fee: $55
Location: CSI Fine Arts 164

CSI Lego Robotics Camp
In Little Robotitions Robotics Camp, younger students will learn new skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding using the LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotics kits and software. In this camp, students learn the important 21st century skill of programming the intuitive way - by bringing their adorable creations to life. What parents love, and the students don't realize, is they are also sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations. In Little Robotitions Robotics Camp, children are empowered to ask the right questions, define problems, and design their own solutions by putting scientific discovery in their own hands. They'll also learn gracious professionalism from the valley's own award-winning 5026 Tesla Coils FTC Robotics Team. Class sizes are limited to 10 kids per session.

2020 Camps Cancelled

 

ADVANCED LITTLE ROBOTITIONS ROBOTICS CAMP
Ages: 6 - 8
Dates: August 11 - 12 or August 13 - 14, 2020
Times: 9 - 11 a.m.
Fee: $70
Location: CSI Fine Arts 164

REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ADVANCED LITTLE ROBOTITIONS CAMP - COMPLETION OF THE BASIC LITTLE ROBOTITIONS CAMP IN 2019 or 2020.

In the ADVANCED Little Robotitions Robotics Camp, younger students will learn how to apply their new skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding using the LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotics kits and software. In this camp, students will apply the important 21st century skill of programming the intuitive way - by bringing their adorable creations to life. They will complete "fill in the blank" robot design & programming projects, expanding & solidifying what they learned in their Basic Little Robotitions Camp. What parents love, and the students don't realize, is they are also sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations. In the Advanced Little Robotitions Robotics Camp, children are empowered to ask the right questions, define problems, and design their own solutions by putting scientific discovery in their own hands. They'll also learn gracious professionalism from the valley's own award-winning 5026 Tesla Coils FTC Robotics Team. Class sizes are limited to 10 kids per session.

2020 Camps Cancelled

 

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Kitchen Academy

Kitchen Academy

CSI Kitchen Academy - Cooking Around the World
Ages: 9 - 12
Dates: June 15 - 19, 2020
Times: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 2 - 5 p.m.
Fee: $149
Location: CSI Culinary Arts Program Kitchen

Calling all Junior Chefs! We will be traveling around the world discovering cuisine from France, Italy, Poland, and Colombia. From France, we will make a crespeou, a clafoutis and Quiche. The trip to Italy will include making fresh pasta, calzones and meatball minestrone Soup. Poland will feature pierogies, ciasto malinowe z kruszonka (Polish raspberry crumble cake), and placki ziemniaczane, otherwise known as potato pancakes. Our final destination is Colombia, South America! (Our Academy Director was a foreign exchange student there in the 1970s.) You will learn how to make pandebono, or Colombian Cheese Bread, arroz con pollo (chicken and rice) with plantains, papas rellenas, or Colombian stuffed potatoes. Come join us on an International Adventure that includes your personal passport with information about the different cultures and family life and new phrases for you to share with your family and friends. Our Kitchen Academy is a perfect place for students to develop, build upon, and sharpen their culinary skills as they progress through the week. They learn important lessons about safety, quality ingredients, math skills, reading, etiquette, table settings, proper food handling, team work, and culinary creativity as they travel the world through food. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

2020 Camps Cancelled

 

CSI Kitchen Academy - Disney Themed Desserts
Ages: 9 - 12
Dates: July 13 - 17, 2020
Times: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 2 - 5 p.m.
Fee: $149
Location: CSI Culinary Arts Program Kitchen

Calling all Junior Chefs! Come experience a behind-the-scenes culinary adventure preparing Disney-themed desserts. In this fun five-day class, young chefs will practice essential kitchen skills and master some fundamentals of baking and kitchen safety. Learn to bake like the pros as we master perfect techniques for Simba's Muddy Brownies, Maurice's Treats-Strawberry Twist, Thunder Ranch S'mores Bake, Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies and let's not forget about Neverland Hot Chocolate with homemade star marshmallows. Our Kitchen Academy is a perfect place for students to develop, build upon, and sharpen their culinary skills as they progress through the week. They learn important lessons about safety, quality ingredients, math skills, reading, etiquette, table settings, proper food handling, team work, and culinary creativity as they explore the world of desserts

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Camp Masterpiece

Camp Masterpiece

June 15 - 19, 2020
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Grades 1-3 (Section 01)
Grades 4-8 (Section 02)

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June 22 - 26, 2020
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Grades 1-3 (Section 03)
Grades 4-8 (Section 04)

Camp Masterpiece is the College of Southern Idaho's Summer Art Camp.  In Camp Masterpiece, young artists will discover a world of inspiration and creativity through open-ended, age-appropriate art lessons in drawing, painting, and sculpture.  We will explore different media working on these projects as students learn various art techniques.  Better yet, in this camp, visual and performing arts are combined with play, games and a snack, and the week will culminate in an art show and a performance. A Camp Masterpiece apron is included.  Camp Masterpiece features a faculty of artists and art teachers from the Magic Valley.

Cost: $135

Camp Director Karen Fothergill holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts in Learning and has taught art at Filer, Twin Falls, and Gooding High Schools. She has worked extensively teaching the youth of the Magic Valley through Community Ed, Kid’s Art in the Park, and at the Twin Falls Creative Arts Center.  Karen has been honored with the Governor’s Award in Art Education, an Idaho state art teacher of the year, and the Twin Falls Mayor’s Awards in Arts Education.

Camp Masterpiece Instructor Stacie Rambo is a longtime resident of Jerome. She is a wife, mother of four, and a grandmother of two She has worked for the Jerome School District for 18 years, and has been a part of various after school programs and camps. Stacie has instructed many classes for young people through CSI's Community Educators program over the past 10 years. She enjoys sharing art and nature with children and finding ways to included art and creativity in education.

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CSI Summer Science Camp

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CSI SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP 2020 - STEM OLYMPICS
Dates: July 20 - 24, 2020
Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages: Grades K - 7
Fee: $80
Location: CSI Hepworth and Shields Building

Are you a young Einstein? Like to design like Leonardo Da Vinci? Curious like Marie Curie? Get ready for the 2020 Summer Olympics with Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more! Research interesting topics, test hypotheses, participate in fun, hands-on activities, and conduct cool experiments all while having Olympic stadium-sized fun. When you enroll, please register in the grade you will be attending this fall.

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