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CSI Theatre Camp

CSI Theater Camp

Theatre Camp: June 24 - 28, 2019
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, costuming, 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! This 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 40 years’ experience teaching and working in theater and run the CSI and Twin Falls High School Theater Programs.

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CSI Junior Theatre Camp

CSI Junior Theatre Camp: July 15 - 17, 2019
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.

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Dance Camp

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CSI Dance Camp Intensive: July 21 - 31, 2019
Ages: 12 and up
CSI/IDAA Summer Dance Camp Intensive, held on the beautiful College of Southern Idaho campus, is for intermediate- to advanced-level dancers who are twelve or older and who want a challenging and rewarding summer camp experience in dance.

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Just Dance for Juniors!: July 27, 2019
Ages: 9 - 11
This special day camp is designed to introduce younger students (ages 9 through 11) to the concept of an intensive workshop. No dancing experienced required! The camp features the same instructors as the regular camp -a guest faculty from around the United States, bringing a wealth of talent and knowledge to assure each student achieves their highest potential.

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CSI High School Art Intensive

High School Art Intensive

Dates: June 3 - 7, 2019
Ages: Grades 9 - 12
Location: Art Complex, Art Lab 123
Times: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $225

The CSI High School Art Intensive is a weeklong introduction to the 2D arts at the College of Southern Idaho. This Camp is designed for students entering grades 9-12 who are interested in Fine Arts and what CSI has to offer potential students. Over the course of a week, students will be introduced to a sampling of all that the photographic medium has to offer. This Camp will include digital, darkroom and alternative photographic processes. Students in this Art Intensive Camp will also learn about the "cultural language" within visual art. Understanding this language will help you create more thoughtful work, but also connect you with other artists and their agendas across all the fine art mediums. We will photograph in some fashion the rest of our lives, so let's get together and do it better! If you are interested in this creative outlet over the summer, this Intensive is a perfect way of discovering self-expression and what a photograph can be! A cell phone, walking shoes, notebook and pen is all that's required for the Camp. If you'd rather use your point & shoot or DSLR camera, please feel free!

Camp Director Ben Lustig holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photographic Mediums from East Carolina University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from the University of South Dakota. He taught at East Carolina University and Pitt Community College in Greenville, North Carolina before coming to CSI to teach in the Visual Arts Department. He teaches all digital and darkroom photography sections, but also the Appreciation and History of Photography courses. Ben also lectures on photography while maintaining a studio practice focusing on the photographic mediums and the idea of landscape.

 

Log Cabin Literary Camp

Log Cabin Literacy Camp

Idaho Writing Camps in Twin Falls: July 16 - 20, 2018
Ages: Going into grades 3 - 9
Each summer, Idaho Writing Camps offer children and youth in grades 3 – 9 the opportunity to explore and engage in creative writing adventures - and to become published authors!

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Music Fest!

Music Fest!: June 11 - 16, 2018

THE "NEW" CSI MUSICFEST!
Ages: 12 and up
Dates: June 10 - 14, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $230
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 thoroughly engage students 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. The listening lab 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 or voice
  • 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!

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Lego Robotics Camp

Lego Robitics Camp

BASIC EV3 ROBOTICS CAMP
Ages: 9 - 14
Dates: August 7 - 9, 2019
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.

 

ADVANCED EV3 ROBOTICS CAMP
Ages: 9 - 14
Dates: August 14 - 16, 2019
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 2018 OR 2019.

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 2018 or 2019 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

 

LITTLE ROBOTITIONS ROBOTICS CAMP
Ages: 6 - 8
Dates: August 6 - 7 or August 8 - 9
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.

 

ADVANCED LITTLE ROBOTITIONS ROBOTICS CAMP
Ages: 6 - 8
Dates: August 13 - 14 or August 15 - 16
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 2018 OR 2019.

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.

 

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Kitchen Academy

Kitchen Academy

CSI KITCHEN ACADEMY - SANDWICHES
Ages: 9 - 12
Dates: June 10 - 14, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 2 - 5 p.m.
Fee: $139
Location: CSI Culinary Arts Program Kitchen

Calling all Junior Chefs to come and experience the Art of sandwich making! At Kitchen Academy, we help our students learn, develop, and sharpen their culinary skills. We believe it is important for children to build their confidence in the kitchen. They learn important lessons about safety, quality ingredients, math skills, reading, and eating well that will stay with them throughout their lives. Join us as we make some Japanese-inspired sandwich toasts, club sandwich, grilled cheese pickle panini, sandwich on a stick, cauliflower crusted grilled cheese, and an apple, ham, and cheddar melt. We will include quick housemade pickles, a variety of spreads, and choosing the right bread. On the final day of our class you will get to create your own unique sandwich! Come join us.

 

CSI KITCHEN ACADEMY - COOKING AROUND THE WORLD
Ages: 9 - 12
Dates: July 8 - 12, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 2 - 5 p.m.
Fee: $139
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!

 

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Camp Masterpiece

Camp Masterpiece

June 17 - 21, 2019
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Grades 1-3 (Section 01)
Grades 4-8 (Section 02)

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June 24 - 28, 2019
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

CSI Science Camp 2019

CSI SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP 2019 - YOUNG EXPLORERS
Dates: July 22 - 26, 2019
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? Come explore with us and you may dive the ocean deep, do arctic activities, or shoot for the moon and beyond! Our exploration knows no bounds as we journey to parts unknown. Join us for CSI Science Camp 2019 - Young Explorers - where CSI instructors and area science teachers lead students in hands-on science activities covering a variety of subjects guaranteed to excite their imaginations, spark their creativity, and teach them about all things science.

 

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