Union University offers summer camps for students of all ages

JACKSON, Tenn. — Many summer camps are full for the summer in the Hub City, but there are some weeklong activities that you can get your students involved in.

Union University is home to many sports, music and arts camps this summer, and there are even some specialty camps your student may want to be involved in.

“We get a lot of kids who have written chapters of novels and short stories, and then they come to the camp and they realize they can be creative as a journalist as well,” Ted Kluck with Union’s Department of Journalism said.

Kluck is a journalism professor and will be hosting the camp for anyone entering grades nine to 12.

“They’ll be up in the ‘pub’ lab with me. That’s where we do all of our journalism stuff here at Union,” Kluck said. “They’ll be working on all the stuff we work on, they’ll have students interacting with them, and I’ll be teaching.”

Kluck said he encourages students with the slightest interest in writing to give it a try.

“… just to give kids an opportunity to experience what I’m like in the classroom and what the discussions are like and what it’s like to kind of write in a workshop environment,” Kluck said. “I think they really enjoy it. They have a lot of fun, and hopefully they’ll consider Union when they make their college choice.”

Union says there are also opportunities for students of all ages throughout the summer.

For more information about this camp and others, click here.

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