Summer Day Camp for Kids!

The JBU Scholar's Academy is a summer day camp with two tracks based on age/ for elementary and one for middle school.  These tracks are designed for students that have been identified as academically gifted.  The elementary track is available for students in 2nd - 5th grade (as of Spring 2017) and the middle school track is for students in 6th - 8th grade (as of Spring 2017).  Take a look at the available courses below.  When you register for the Scholar's Academy, you will choose your course then.  Here are the details:


Date:             Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21, 2017

Time:             9:00 am – 12:00 noon (snacks provided)

Location:       Walker Student Center (WSC) on the JBU Campus, Siloam Springs

                       (find the WSC on the campus map)

Cost:              $85.00/student (registration limited to 20 students in each track)   

                       Pay online here after registering

Schedule:      Coming soon!

Registration:  Sign up here!


Elementary Track (2nd - 5th grade) Course Descriptions:


You're Hired - Come and join us this summer to create a wonderful new business empire.  It will be so much fun to learn how to make money and what to do with the money you earn.  Maybe you’ve had a great idea for a business.  During this class we will have time to develop a business plan, create prototypes and learn how to market our idea.  We will also take some time to learn how to make your money work for you.  Hopefully, you will come ready to start “earning” your millions.  This course is taught by Dr. Curtis Cunningham:

Dr. Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at JBU. He completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Gifted Education from the University of Arkansas. Prior to coming to JBU, he served as an instructional coach for early career teachers and taught gifted students in Springfield, Missouri.


Slam Dunk Poetry! - Are you maybe a poet and didn't know it?  Do you want to be able to express your thoughts in fun and creative ways?  Come join Slam Dunk Poetry.  We will look at all different types of poetry for kids.  Poems about made-up monsters, magnificent lands, and memorable characters...just like you!  Slam Dunk Poetry will have you laughing until it hurts.  Each day we will write a different type of poem and create a piece of art to go with it.  The art will range from paintings, to cartoons, to a video.  To end our week we will have a poetry slam and art show.  So come join the fun and open up your creative side.  Let's make some memories, poems, and art together.  Taught by Mrs. Adria Trombley:

Mrs. Trombley is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at JBU.  She completed her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at John Brown University, and decided to stick around!  Prior to her time teaching at JBU, she spent twelve years in public education in both Missouri and Arkansas.  She has extensive training in Literacy, Special Education, ESOL, and Cooperative Learning.


Middle School Track (6th - 8th grade) Course Descriptions:


How American Government Works - Why is Congress bicameral – and what does “bicameral” mean? Can the President really do what he promises? What makes the Supreme Court “supreme,” exactly? Can the Constitution last for another 230 years? We will answer these questions (and more!) in this course, learning why American government was set up that way it was, how and why it has changed over time, and what makes this system of government special.  Dr. Daniel Bennett leads this course:

Dr. Bennett is Assistant Professor of Political Science at JBU.  He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Southern Illinois University where he wrote his dissertation on the Christian legal movement in the United States.  Prior to JBU, Daniel taught political science at Eastern Kentucky University.


Full STEM Ahead - Have you heard about STEM? Come spend a week exploring the integrated world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Design the best water filter, the strongest bridge, the tallest tower, all while learning about the subjects of STEM.  Full STEM Ahead is taught by Dr. Kim Murie:

Dr. Murie is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at JBU. She completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Science Education from the University of Arkansas.  Prior to coming to JBU, she served as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Arkansas and as the Science Department Head at Bentonville High School.


Register your student for the 2017 JBU Scholar's Academy!



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