Applications Being Accepted for Free UC Riverside Summer Camps

Applications are due May 24 for the two programs in July for seventh and eighth grade students

Pamela Clute speaking during the Long Night of Arts and Innovation.

Pamela Clute speaking about the importance of mathematics education. Photo by Carlos Puma.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – The University of California, Riverside is now accepting applications for two free weeklong summer programs for students going into seventh and eighth grade.

Healthy Body-Healthy Mind, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 8 to 12, focuses on developing a well-rounded individual by balancing the role of health education, fitness, nutrition, and a positive mental attitude.

Project GEMS (Girls Excelling in Mathematics with Success), which is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 8 to 12, is designed to provide a stimulating experience for girls, so that mathematics is seen as interesting, relevant and related to success in life.

Pamela Clute teaches at a GEMS conference

Pamela Clute at a past GEMS conference.

Both programs, led by Pamela Clute, UC Riverside’s assistant vice chancellor of educational and community engagement, are sponsored by the university’s ALPHA Center and the Student Recreation Center. They will take place at the Student Recreation Center in Multipurpose Room B. Applicants may only participate in one of the programs.

The goal of Healthy Body-Healthy Mind is to stimulate an awareness and exploration of self through engaging and motivational activities, which inform and challenge the body and mind. Students are provided with gifts that will enhance their learning. An awards ceremony for students and parents concludes the program. Participants are required to attend all five days.

Applications for Healthy Body Healthy Mind are available at: www.alphacenter.ucr.edu. To apply, print and complete the HBHM application and return it to: Student Recreation Center, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, 92521, Attn: Kim Stotts-Sanchez—HBHM. The application deadline is May 24. No late applications will be accepted for any reason.

For more information, contact Kim Stotts-Sanchez at kimberly.stotts@ucr.edu or 951-827-4464.

Project GEMS nurtures positive attitudes in girls as they learn about mathematics, community service, and are exposed to mentoring from women who are successful in education and business endeavors. The curriculum for GEMS includes: quantitative literacy; critical thinking and problem solving; algebra and geometry for career success; history of successful women; the importance of role models, and community volunteerism.

Students are provided with materials, supplies, and gifts that enhance their learning and retaining of mathematical ideas. The program concludes with an awards ceremony, which includes parents, teachers and community leaders. Each participant receives a certificate. Participants are required to attend all five days.

Applications for Project GEMS are available at: www.alphacenter.ucr.edu. To apply, print and complete the GEMS application and return it to: The ALPHA Center, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA. 92521, Attn: Candy McReynolds–GEMS.  The application deadline is May 24. No late applications will be accepted for any reason.

For information, contact Candy McReynolds at candym@ucr.edu or 951-827-4899.

Acceptance to each program is based on a combination of application answers, a teacher recommendation, meeting the May 24 deadline, and space limitations. Acceptance letters will be mailed the week of June 3rd for applicants selected for each program.

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