Summer At ASMSA is an exciting program where students entering the seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th grades can participate in fun sessions focusing on STEM and humanities subjects, including language, art and music. There are several opportunities, including half-day, full-day and residential camps.
French in a Week! - Full Language Immersion
Did you know that French is very easy to learn to speak? We promise! We use a method that allows you to speak the language immediately in a full-immersion environment. With raps, chants, songs, movement and games, you will learn with absolutely no effort required. Fret not – No writing required! Simply bring a willingness to learn and have fun. Designed for any age group, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to speak French right away far beyond what you thought possible.
Cost: $200 for the week (includes supplies and snacks)
Where: ASMSA Campus
Who: Students entering Grades 7 - 10
When: June 13 - 17
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Mon. - Fri.)
Thrills and Spills! - The Science of Amusement Parks
This adventure will explore the physics, chemistry and the biology behind amusement park rides. Why do you feel like you do when riding and afterwards? We will examine various rides and the effects of them on the human body. Later in the week, we will experience the feelings that we predicted and studied at Magic Springs. So come on out and feel the thrills and the spills of the roller coaster, swings and anything else that sounds fun!
Cost: $400 for the week
(includes supplies, snacks, lunch & entrance to amusement park)
Where: ASMSA Campus & Magic Springs Amusement Park
Who: Students entering Grades 8 – 10
When: June 13 - 17
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Mon. - Fri.)
For more information on the half-day and full-day camps, contact Natalie Humphreys, Coordinator for Academic and Sponsored Programs, at 501-622-5143 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or David Slaymaker, Assistant Dean for Outreach, at 501-622-5434 or email@example.com.
Studio Art: Taught by ASMSA art instructor Brad Wreyford, Studio Art is an activities-based initiative to help grow students' excitement about the arts. Students will engage in different processes including oil painting, observational drawing, collage, abstract design, basic wood shop skills, and art criticism. After-hours activities will include art-based movie nights, T-shirt designing, and performing arts activities. Students will interact with professional artists and current ASMSA seniors.
Folk Music: Taught by ASMSA instructors James Katowich and Dr. Brian Monson, Folk Music offers Arkansas students a chance to spend a week living on the ASMSA campus in Hot Springs while learning to play and perform folk songs, building a working 4-string guitar, and exploring the physics behind the production of sound and music. No previous experience or musical training is required.
Application Process for Project HELIX and Summer Arts Bridge
• the online application form with biographic and school information;
• answers to two short essay questions;
• a current transcript with fall semester grades and a spring semester progress report;
• any standardized test scores (EXPLORE, PLAN, PSAT, ACT, SAT, etc.); and
• a brief letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or principal.