Summer Activities Fill the WSSU Campus – Round 2

June 10, 2011
As the campus fills with youngsters focusing on math, science, healthcare and sports, there are many other programs that provide educational and developmental opportunities for local students ranging in age from kindergarten to high school. With our own summer school and these various programs, the WSSU campus provides a year-round learning environment. These summer programs also support the university’s community engagement efforts as we strive to provide opportunities for children and young adults that also meet community needs.

Here’s the link - - to information on the previously announced programs (Summer Activities Fill the WSSU Campus) and information on some of the additional events happening this summer include:  

UPWARD BOUND – While Upward Bound has an academic year component that includes tutoring and career awareness, students also must attend the summer program. For six weeks, the students are on the WSSU campus for classes that include integrating academic subjects with other skills such as reading, writing, oration and SAT preparation. Beyond the academic aspect, the summer program also includes activities such as basketball, swimming, movies, bowling and the opportunity for students who meet all expectations of the program to participate in an end-of-the-year trip. The program is designed to assist underrepresented students in achieving their post secondary educational goals.  

Upward Bound’s Bridge Program is for high school graduates who take six credit hour courses taught by WSSU faculty during the summer session. Students who receive at least a “C” average in each class will have these credit hours transferred to the colleges or universities of their choice. Tuition, books and meals are paid for by the Upward Bound Program. New students are admitted to Upward Bound during the fall semester.

Contact: Clarence McKee, director of Upward Bound at 750-2673 or for information concerning the program beginning fall 2011.

SUMMER BAND CAMP – WSSU’s 2011 Band Camp will be June 20-24 and provide young musicians the opportunity to study with locally recognized outstanding performing artists. With its exceptional “Red Sea of Sound,” the university is known for its band program and the summer camp provides a way for young musicians to take advantage of that heritage. The program is open to students who will be in grades 7-12 in fall 2011 and participants can be boarding or day students. The cost is $195 for boarding students and includes four nights in a residence facility, all meals, camp instruction and camp recreation. The day student fee is $90 and includes lunch, camp instruction and camp recreation.

Contact:  James Armstrong, associate director of bands and camp director, at 750-2523 or

WSSU’s unique Motorsport Management Program is conducting Diversity in Motion Initiative (DIMI) camps June 29 and June 30 at the Ken Carlson Boys & Girls Club on one day and the International Boys & Girls Club on the other date. The Ken Carlson Club is at 2100 Reynolds Park Road near the university and the International Club is at 2850 New Walkertown Road. There will two camps per day at each location with one event in the morning and one in the afternoon. The camps include games, races, give-a-ways and the opportunity to have your picture made with a race car, as well as information about careers in motorsports management. The camp is open to students from kindergarten to high school.   

Contact: Dr. Jim Hand at 750-8673 or (note – Dr. Hand will be off campus until after June 14) and Amy Henderson at 750-3059 or, both are in the Motorsport Management Program.

TEAM-UP – WSSU will again be hosting the TEAM-UP (Teens Engaged in Aspiring Mentorships: an Uplifting Partnership) Program this summer. Spearheaded by the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Departments of Social Service for Forsyth, Guilford and Durham Counties, the program provides a week-long session for 30 foster care young people. There are educational sessions on potential careers, small business start-up, leadership and personal finance that are designed to help the participants be more self-sufficient when they age out of the foster care system. This year’s TEAM-UP program will run June 27 through July 1.

Contact: Dr. Notis Pagiavlas, director of WSSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship, at 336-692-5272 or or Carmelita Burrell, Forsyth County Department of Social Services, at 336-703-3668 or if you would like more information or to volunteer for this year’s program.


Girls Basketball: The Lady Ram’s Girls’ Basketball Jamboree begins June 18 and will feature high school and AAU girls’ basketball teams from throughout the state. Teams will have the opportunity to play four games against quality competition and the cost is $150 per team. The individual camp for girls ages 8 to 18 will be June 27-30 and the cost for that camp is $150 per girl.

Rams Basketball Camp: Led by WSSU head men’s basketball coach Bobby Collins, this individual camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 16 will be June 20-24 and center on ways to improve individual basketball skills. The cost for the camp is $150 per person.

Football Camp: The WSSU youth camp for athletes ages 7 to 16 will be July 11-14 and feature position-specific instructions on technique and drill work. The cost for the camp is $100 per youth. Prospect camps will be June 23, July 7 and July 14.

Track & Field Camp: Young track and field athletes from ages 14 to 18 will have the opportunity to train and learn during the June 27-29 camp. The camp will feature three days of instruction, but participants can also take part in single-day sessions. In addition to the on-the-track training, the camp will also offer session on academics, nutrition and health.

Contact:  Athletics Department at 750-2141

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