Almost everybody knows about summer school.
What everybody does not know is that in addition to a regular academic program each summer, Brigham Young University offers more than 60 special courses and conferences on topics ranging from football to art, from environmental education to genealogical research.
The special summer programs include a variety of courses for every age, and many of the courses can be taken for college credit.
For more information on the courses listed below, including tuition, fees, and application deadlines, and for a complete listing of all available courses, write:
Special Courses and Conferences
Herald R. Clark Building
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
Some of the more popular programs are:
Art Workshop for High School Students, June 24–July 12: An intensive three-week session of art instruction including drawing, painting, and crafts-ceramics. Small student groups meet with faculty artists.
Sounds of Summer (Music Camp), June 10–23: This is the 30th year for the Sounds of Summer. Junior high, senior high, and college students, as well as music educators, meet for classes in vocal, jazz, band, and orchestra.
Theater Workshop, June 24–July 26: Junior and senior high school students participate in all phases of theater including acting, voice, lighting, scenery, design, makeup, and sound. Full-scale productions are presented for summer school audiences.
High School Debate Workshop, July 15–27: National champion debaters coach high school students on debate techniques, research, argument, and issue analysis.
Medical Laboratory Workshop, June 24–July 5, July 15–26, August 5–16: Two-week sessions devoted to giving high school students laboratory experience in medical technology, microbiology, dentistry, or medicine.
Sports Adventure for Boys, June 17–28: For boys 12–17, the university offers small group instruction in a wide variety of sports including baseball, basketball, swimming, and track. The emphasis is on skill improvement rather than classroom training.
Cougar Basketball Camp, June 2–8, 9–15, 16–22, 23–29: Four one-week sessions offer boys age 12 through the 11th grade a chance to learn basketball from BYU coaches. Participants are organized by age and experience and learn individual fundamentals and team techniques.
Cougar Baseball Camp, June 17–21, 24–28: For boys from 12 years of age through 11th grade, this program is designed to stress both individual skills and team strategies. Instructors are BYU coaches.
BYU Track and Field Training Camp, June 10–15, 17–22: With a heavy emphasis on training, BYU coaches and students and alumni who are national champions train boys from 12 years of age through the 11th grade.
Jazz Clinic, June 24–29: One week of instruction in jazz and rock, centered on improvisation with master classes in composition, arranging, and instrument. Open to high school and college musicians.
Workshop for Deaf Teens, August 5–14: A ten-day conference for non-hearing youth covering topics such as mutual problems, services available for the deaf, and educational and occupational opportunities. Also included are recreational and devotional activities.
Thinderella, July 17–26: More than diet training and exercise, this program includes counseling, dancing, sewing, sports, culture, and personal development. Open for girls from 14–20 years of age.
Modern Dance Workshop, June 17–28: This two-week workshop for junior and senior high school students emphasizes training in movement, technique, improvisation, and choreography.
BYU Youth Academy, June 17–28, July 1–12, July 15–26: A mixture of learning and fun for girls ages 12–18 in three separate sessions. Special instruction in dancing, sewing, sports, drama, cooking, and personal development.
High School Publications Workshop, August 5–9: For staffs of high school and junior high school publications, instruction in newspaper, yearbook, advertising, photography, and duplicated papers.
Careers Clinic, June 10–28: Three weeks of help for high school students who “don’t know what they want to be in life.” Presentations by successful people and field trips give wide exposure to the participants.
Late Summer Interim Classes: At the close of the regular summer session, a special seven-day accelerated academic experience in which a student may complete two semester hours of college credit. Students may choose from among ten college-level courses.
Industrial Arts Workshop: Two workshops are planned, one dealing with construction from June 10–21, and one with manufacturing from July 8–19. Both workshops are designed to qualify junior high school instructors to teach in these areas. Both workshops stress tools, equipment, operations, and purposes.
Elementary School Safety Workshop, June 24–28: A one-week seminar stressing efficient methods of safety in all phases of a school’s operation.
Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, July 29–August 2: A five-day seminar featuring a wide range of instruction on genealogical research. The seminar also features inspirational talks by General Authorities. Open to men, women, and youth of all ages.
English as a Second Language: A six-week intensive English program designed to help non-English-speaking students or visitors gain increased proficiency in English.
Environmental Education: A one-week field trip class for elementary school teachers. Emphasis is on skill development and project creation applicable to the classroom. Discussion leaders come from the areas of field and range science, art, and youth leadership.
Health Occupations Workshop, June 17–22: The object of this program is to help those engaged in health occupations become qualified as teachers. The workshop is held in cooperation with the Junior College Teaching Program at BYU. Emphasis is on methods of instruction, educational institutions, and health occupations education.
Teacher Enrichment Program: Two-week workshops beginning June 10 designed to give educators new ideas and materials. Designed for teachers, administrators, and counselors.