JBU Scholar's Academy

Summer Day Camp for Kids!

JBU Scholar’s Academy


The JBU Scholar's Academy is a summer day camp designed for all second through fifth grade students in the Siloam Springs School District who have been identified as academically gifted.  Here are the details:


Date:             Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 2016

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

Location:       Learning Resource Center (LRC) on the JBU Campus, Siloam Springs

                       (find the LRC on the campus map)

Cost:              $80.00/student (registration limited to 40 students)   

                       Pay online here after registering

Schedule:      9:00 – 10:15 – Session 1

                                  Second & Third Grade – All About Science

                                  Fourth & Fifth Grade – Myth Bustin’ Food

                       10:15 – 10:45 – Math Blast and Snack

                       10:45 – 12:00 – Session 2

                                  Second & Third Grade – Myth Bustin’ Food

                                  Fourth & Fifth Grade – All About Science

Registration:  Click here to Register (Registrations are filling up!  ONLY 1 SPOT REMAINS!)


Course Descriptions:

All About Science – Becoming a Science Adventurer
Calling all science adventurers! You are needed to help explore mysteries of the science world! Each day, you will become a different type of scientist and carry out an investigation related to that field of study. Maybe you’ll be a paleontologist who ventures on a fossil dig, or perhaps an aquatic biologist who is searching for clean water solutions, or maybe even a forensic scientist whose help is needed to solve a major crime. Science is full of adventure! Join us at the Scholar’s Academy to go on some adventures of your own!

Myth Bustin’ Food – An Exploration of What We Put into Our Bodies
Would you like to devour an entire chocolate cake for breakfast? Something so delicious couldn’t possibly be bad for you, could it? How can a carrot help your eyesight? What happens in your body when you eat? What is the best way to grow the food you love? Can sugar be good for you? If you have ever asked these questions, you will enjoy this course. We will experiment with planting food and learning about what makes it grow. We will explore how much sugar is in some of our favorite foods and we will discover some sugars that are beneficial for our bodies. We will ask questions, get messy with experiments, and discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know, and didn’t want to know, about the food we eat. Let’s bust some food myths together!


Instructor Information:

Dr. Kim Murie is an assistant professor of 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.

Dr. Curtis Cunningham is an assistant professor of 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.


Click Here to Register your child for the 2016 JBU Scholar's Academy!



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