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Modern Etiquette & Manners (Grades 4-7, rising)

This fun, interactive camp provides an environment for kids to learn and practice basic etiquette for use at home, school, and in public situations. You’ll learn appropriate table manners and how to properly set a table—with a chance to practice these newfound skills as you eat a delicious meal on Thursday during class. We’ll practice verbal greetings, written correspondences, and proper nonverbal communication, such as handshakes, posture, and eye contact. You’ll also learn how to handle certain emergencies that may arise. Handouts will be given to each student to use and keep. Instructor: Laura Arnett Smith
Course # 19SUKU767
Fee: $149

Mon.-Fri., 6/3/2019-6/7/2019
1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Explorations in Psychology (Grades 9-12, rising)

Explore the imperative world of psychology in this interesting camp! You’ll discover what psychology is, what psychologists do, how they study behavior, and why it’s important to study the things we see and do every day with a scientific approach. What causes us to think, feel, and act the way we do? Is it genetic, learned, or both? What do we mean by abnormal behavior or mental illness? What are stereotypes and why do we have them? Each day we’ll approach these questions and more through activities, group discussion, video clips, and by putting what we learn into action. Instructor: Anahvia Moody
Course # 19SUKU350
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/3/2019-6/7/2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg., Room 215

Self-Defense (Grades 6-8, rising)

In this camp you’ll learn a practical and realistic self-defense system that teaches you how to prevent, deal with, and overcome all kinds of situations. You’ll prepare in the subjects of self-defense, self-protection, and environmental awareness, learning the skills necessary to defend yourself through unique and comprehensive teaching methods that are both fun and competitive. You’ll learn proper punching, kicking, falling, and ground defense techniques. Realistic scenarios are always emphasized in training and are an important part of the curriculum. Note: Please wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle and towel to class. There will be a parent showcase at the end of the week where students will display the skills they have learned. Instructor: Todd Mills
Course # 19SUKU384
Fee: $159

Mon.-Fri., 6/10/2019-6/14/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Cursive Handwriting (Grades 4-6, rising)

If you’ve never been taught to read and write in cursive, fear not—you are not alone! Unfortunately, many kids have missed the opportunity to learn cursive and cannot sign their own names. But with the help of this interactive, hands-on camp, you’ll learn how to write in cursive legibly as well as how to read cursive in letters and historical documents. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll even have the opportunity to learn and practice the beautiful style of calligraphy. Instructor: Laura Arnett Smith
Course # 19SUKU344
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/10/2019-6/14/2019
1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Krav Maga (Grades 9-12, rising)

Krav Maga is a practical and realistic self-defense system that teaches its trainees how to prevent, deal with, and overcome all kinds of violence and attacks. Throughout this camp you’ll prepare in the subjects of self-defense and self-protection and learn the skills necessary to defend others, all through unique and comprehensive teaching methods. Each day you’ll train in a different area of self-defense techniques, including multiple attacker defenses and defenses against sticks, knives, and guns. Krav Maga is easy to learn, retain, and perform naturally and intuitively and can be practically used under stressful situations. Realistic scenarios are always emphasized in training and are an important part of the curriculum. This course does require physical interaction, but it can be scaled to all skill levels and abilities. Note: Please wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle and towel to class. It’s recommended that you bring boxing gloves. Instructor: Todd Mills
Course # 19SUKU385
Fee: $159

Mon.-Fri., 6/10/2019-6/14/2019
1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville


NEW! Experiencing Colonial Life (Grades 5-10, rising)

Discover how different classes of colonists, and our own ancestors, lived in the 1700s at the birth of America! We’ll explore their clothing, games, currency, and architecture as well as how they slept, ate, worked, relaxed, celebrated holidays, traveled, married, and even used the bathroom. You’ll write with quill and ink, taste a colonial treat, play games, and take photos in colonial attire, in the pillory, and in the privy. Note: On Wednesday, we’ll meet at James White’s Fort. Museum admission is included in the camp fee. This camp coordinates with the afternoon camp “The American Revolution.” Instructor: Laura Arnett Smith
Course # 19SUKU349
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/17/2019-6/21/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

NEW! The American Revolution (Grades 5-10, rising)

Hear the real history of our country’s birth in this new camp! From details of our founding fathers’ lives to the decisions our ancestors made to support either the Colonial Patriots or the British Loyalists, you’ll discover what occurred before, during, and after the Revolutionary War to change our history
forever. We’ll also learn about our local founders and Knoxville’s and Tennessee’s role in early America.
Note: On Wednesday, we’ll meet at Blount Mansion and visit the old Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Museum admission is included in the camp fee. This camp coordinates with the morning camp “Experiencing Colonial Life.” Instructor: Laura Arnett Smith
Course # 19SUKU349-1
Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/17/2019-6/21/2019
1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville


Life Skills (Grades 8-12, rising)

In this camp we’ll cover the life skills essential to preparing young adults for college and adulthood. Each day we’ll focus on a different topic, and you’ll participate in hands-on activities as well as role-playing activities. Topics will include finances—budgeting, balancing a checkbook, etc.; social skills—respecting others, taking responsibility, resolving conflicts, etc.; communication skills—listening to directions, speaking clearly, writing formally and for personal reasons, etc.; chores—sorting laundry, washing dishes, setting a table, mending clothes, etc.; and time management and work ethic skills. Instructor: Cindy Rauhuff
Course # 19SUKU321
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/17/2019-6/21/2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

7 Habits of Successful Students (Grades 8-12, rising)

Would you like to learn how to be truly successful as a young person and have that carry over to adulthood in every area of your life? Based upon the bestselling book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, our one-week camp will guide you in applying these tested principles to your own life. You’ll learn how to respond to adversity and what you can do to control your own success. You’ll receive a packet of materials to use for the week and take home at the end. Instructor: Laura Arnett Smith
Course # 19SUKU817
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/24/2019-6/28/2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

NEW! Founding Documents: The United States Constitution & Selected Amendments
(Grades 5-8, rising)

If you’re interested in learning more about government, laws, and your rights and freedoms, this new introductory camp is perfect for you! We’ll begin with a brief historical background of the Constitution and its authors; then we’ll read through the text of this document to develop an understanding of the structures and functions of government. We’ll also cover selected amendments to the Constitution as well as the history behind them and relevant legal cases interpreting certain rights. Instructor: Luke Ihnen
Course # 19SUKU615
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/24/2019-6/28/2019
12:45 PM to 3:45 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Learn to Make Japanese Food & Sushi (Grades 9-12, rising)

Join us in this exciting camp and discover the fascinating world of Japanese culinary arts! Through classroom sessions and hands-on work, you’ll learn how to cook savory Japanese cuisine, including three types of sushi, rice balls, miso soup, Japanese pizza, a sweet dessert, and much more. Instructor: Kumi Alderman
Course # 19SUKU398
Fee: $149

Mon.-Fri., 7/8/2019-7/12/2019
8:45 AM to 11:45 AM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

NEW! Career Exploration for Teens (Grades 9-12, rising)

Whether you plan to continue your education past high school, receive technical training, or jump right into the workforce, you need to have a plan and know what you can be doing now! In this new camp we’ll explore how your personality and interests can lead to careers, your work and lifestyles values, job shadowing, setting goals, using LinkedIn and other social media, building a résumé, and preparing for an interview. Instructor: Laura Arnett Smith
Course # 19SUKU611
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 7/8/2019-7/12/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Cursive to Calligraphy (Grades 7-12, rising)

Do you know how to write your signature? Join us for this camp on cursive handwriting and discover how to write with artistry and style. You’ll practice the alphabet, your name, and your address using the techniques learned in class. We’ll also touch on the basics of turning cursive into beautiful calligraphy. Supplies are included in the camp fee. Instructor: Sally Smith
Course # 19SUKU377
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 7/8/2019-7/12/2019
12:45 PM to 3:45 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

NEW! Communication Skills (Grades 8-12, rising)

Our relationships with our family, friends, teachers, and coworkers are highly influenced by our communication skills, leading to our level of happiness, confidence, and success. This new interactive camp will help you build effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills—all in a fun, comfortable environment. You’ll learn how to improve interpersonal, group, and public interactions while breaking bad habits. In addition to delivery, you’ll also learn how to be assertive without being aggressive, how to make sound arguments, and how to build credibility by backing up claims with sources. Instructor: Laura Arnett Smith
Course # 19SUKU612
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 7/8/2019-7/12/2019
1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Chess Camp: Advanced (Grades 4-9, rising)

Take your skills to the next level in this camp designed for advanced students and those serious about competitive chess. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of the opening stage of the game, learn more advanced tactical tricks and patterns, discover long-term strategies that reveal the depth and inner logic of chess, and move from basic checkmates and fundamental concepts to trickier and more important end game positions. Instructor: USCF National Master Alan Kantor
Course # 19SUKU364-1
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 7/22/2019-7/26/2019
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Chess Camp: Novice (Grades 4-9, rising)

Join us in this exciting camp—perfect for beginners and novices—and discover the world of chess as we take you through this popular game of strategy from beginning to end. You’ll learn the rules, basic principles of opening play (with tips from your expert instructor), important tactics for moving your pieces, simple checkmate patterns, and techniques for the most subtle part of chess: the end game, as well as critical thinking skills and logical reasoning. Instructor: USCF National Master Alan Kantor
Course # 19SUKU364
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 7/22/2019-7/26/2019
1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville


Financial Literacy Boot Camp (Grades 9-12, rising)

In this camp you’ll learn the fundamentals of money management so that you can be self-sufficient with your personal finances. We’ll discuss how to budget, how to save for an emergency, how to build credit, the difference between savings accounts and checking accounts, how to understand loan offers, investments, stocks, bonds, and the time value of money. We’ll even have the opportunity to spend two days at UT Federal Credit Union. Mastering these simple topics is important in gaining financial stability as you transition into adulthood and will set you on the right track toward achieving financial success in the future. Note: On Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll meet at the UT Federal Credit Union (2100 White Avenue). Instructor: John Fawaz
Course # 19SUKU319
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 7/22/2019-7/26/2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville



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