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    Summer at St. Ambrose

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       Classes, camps, programs and more.
           It's "Summer at St. Ambrose"!

    Online Summer Courses
    Study from home this summer with an extensive offering of online courses. The accelerated pace and special tuition rate make them very attractive. Click on the link above to learn more.


    Professional Development
    St. Ambrose Professional Development provides public and customized training and consulting solutions for a diverse clientele. Several summer offerings are available in project management, PMP and CAPM Exam Preparation and Leadership Through People Skills.
    For more information call 563-333-5720, email, or click on the link above.


    Additional Offerings:
    Children
    Adult (additional events/conferences)


    Kids and Chemistry Camp
    June 9-13 (Monday-Friday)
    9 a.m - noon
    For students entering grades 5 and 6 
    $65 includes all materials plus a daily snack 
    (free for children receiving free or reduced-rate lunches at school)

    A half-day camp will explore the wonders of chemistry including signs of chemical change, acids and bases, creating batteries from fruits and vegetables—and much, much more!
    For more information or to receive a camp application form, contract Rachel Serianz at 563-333-6114, or by email.


    Young Writer's Camp
    June 16-20 (Monday-Friday)
    8:30-11:30 a.m.
    For students entering grades 3-9 
    $100 - includes materials, snacks and an individual copy of the group anthology of writing ($10 extra for T-shirt)
    Young writers will explore and create personal writing in a relaxed atmosphere among supportive peer authors while developing a community of writers. Participants will experiment with a variety of creative techniques and celebrate their work through a published anthology of writing.
    For more information, contact Dick Hanzelka at 563/333-6380 or by email. Or click on the title link above to download a flier.


    Race Into Engineering I Camp
    June 23-27 (Monday-Friday)
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    For students entering grades 6 and 7
    $200 includes all materials, lunch and two daily snacks
    (Scholarships are available at the discounted rate of $10 for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.)

    A full-day camp exploring principles of physics and aerodynamics in the context of building carbon-dioxide-powered dragsters. The week culminates in the public racing of incredibly fast cars!
    For more information or to receive a camp application form, contract Rachel Serianz at 563-333-6114, or by email.


    Summer Reading Clinic (BeeRead)
    June 25 - July 20 (no class July 3)
    Monday-Friday, 9:45-11 a.m
    For students entering grades 1-8
    For students experiencing issues with reading/writing development, the clinic includes assessment of appropriate reading level, as well as strengths and needs in the areas of comprehension, phonics, sight words, fluency, spelling and writing. Tutors will meet with parents/guardians on the last day to review diagnostic results, methods of instruction, and recommendations for continued support.
    For more information, contact Deanna Stoube at 563-333-6079, or by email.


    Health Careers Adventure Camp
    July 21-25 (Monday-Friday)
    7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    For students entering 7th or 8th grade
    A fun, information-filled day camp allows students to experience the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions through hands-on learning sessions provided by faculty and practicing clinicians. For more information, contact Anne Lansing at 563/333-6128, or by email, or click on the link above.


    Sport Camps

    • Basketball - Boys (grades 4-12)  and Girls (grades 2-12) 
    • Football (grades 3-8)
    • Soccer - Boys and Girls (ages 3-18)
    • Volleyball - Boys and Girls (grades 5-12)

    For more information, click on the link above.


    SAU Library Events
    Thursday, June 12 - 2 p.m.
    Author Talk by Thomas Maltman, author of Little Wolves (All Iowa Reads Author)

    Tuesday, June 24 - 2 p.m.
    Author Talk by Beth Howard, author of Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House

    Wednesday, July 23 - 7 p.m.
    Author Talk by Chad Lewis, paranormal researcher and co-author of the Road Guide to Haunted Locations book series

    All author talks will take place on the second floor of the SAU Library.
    For more information on any of these events, contact Joyce Haack at 563-333-6247, or by email.


    Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies
    June 12-15 Session (Thursday-Sunday)
    July 10-13 Session (Thursday-Sunday)

    Gain the knowledge, skills, practical tools and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive youth ministry in both parish and school settings! The integrated formation program leads to a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies or can be used as enrichment or continuing education, or taken on a course-by-course basis. Team discounts available.
    For more information, click on the links above or contact Chris Clow at 563/333-6189, or by email.


    Summer Institute on the Project Approach
    July 28 - Aug. 1 (Monday-Friday)
    An institute for educators who are new to the Project Approach or who would like to deepen their understanding of it. Participants will review fundamentals of project work, explore challenges such as topic selection and documentation, and work together on a project from phase one through culmination. Participants will tour a school that uses the Project Approach.

    Institute fee is based on double- or single occupancy and includes meals, snacks, parking, conference materials and lodging in an air-conditioned residence hall ($725, double) or ($745, single). Transportation to and from the airport will be provided. Enrollment is limited to 50. 
    For more information, contact Sallee Beneke at 563-333-6107 or by email, or Debra Brownson at 563-333-5799 or by email. Click on the title link to download the brochure (pdf). Register online.


    Iowa Private College Week
    August 4-8 (Monday-Friday)
    Prospective students and and parents: Come explore our campus, visit with professors, meet coaches, hear what current students have to say, and learn about our academic and social opportunities. Tours are scheduled twice daily: 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 563-333-6300, 800-383-2627, or by email.


    More Summer Events
    Check out even more summer events, including art exhibits and Menke Observatory Star Parties, by going to our calendar!