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Modern Etiquette & Manners
(Grades 3-7, 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 # 18SUKU767 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/4/2018-6/8/2018, 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Collapse: The Fall of Complex Civilizations
(Grades 9-12, rising)
What do the Mayans of South America, Vikings of Greenland, and the people of Easter Island have in common? They all had intricate, complex societies that collapsed and disappeared. In this camp we’ll explore critical and scholarly evaluations of the factors that contribute to the fall of civilizations and discuss competing explanations for collapse, focusing primarily on the arguments between environmental factors and human agents. A required textbook is included in the camp fee. Instructor: Matthew Kerr.
Course # 18SUKU821 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/11/2018-6/15/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
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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 # 18SUKU384 Fee: $159
Mon.-Fri., 6/11/2018-6/15/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Connecting Through American Sign Language – Part 1
(Grades 7-10, rising)
Discover the world of deaf culture and American Sign Language in this exciting camp! You’ll learn not only how to fingerspell the alphabet and numbers 1-100, but also basic conversational sign language. By the end of the week, you’ll be able to sign a short story of your choice. You’ll also leave fully equipped with the tools needed to continue developing your signing skills. Instructor: Anna Austin.
Course # 18SUKU816 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/11/2018-6/15/2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Cursive Handwriting
(Grades 3-6, rising)
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 # 18SUKU344 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/11/2018-6/15/2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 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 # 18SUKU350 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/11/2018-6/15/2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg., Room 215

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. 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 camp 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 # 18SUKU385 Fee: $159
Mon.-Fri., 6/11/2018-6/15/2018, 1:15 PM to 4:15 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, a sweet dessert, and much more. Instructor: Kumi Alderman.
Course # 18SUKU398 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/18/2018-6/22/2018, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Connecting Through American Sign Language – Part 2
(Grades 7-10, rising)
Prerequisite: Connecting Through American Sign Language – Part 1
Continue developing your signing skills as you learn about deaf culture as well as the grammar of ASL, including its number systems, classifier system, syntax, temporal aspect, role shifting, and storysigning. You’ll even sign your favorite story as a final activity! Instructor: Anna Austin.
Course # 18SUKU816-1 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/18/2018-6/22/2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

A Look Back: Colonial History
(Grades 5-10, rising)
Join us and discover how people lived in the late 1700s! We’ll learn the origin of commonly used phrases and traditions that impact our daily lives. We’ll write with quill and ink and learn about their dress, games, currency, furniture, and architecture as well as how they slept, ate, worked, relaxed, celebrated holidays, danced, traveled, and married. Note: On Wednesday, we’ll meet at the Blount Mansion and visit James White Fort. Museum entrance fee is included in the camp fee. Instructor: Laura Arnett Smith.
Course # 18SUKU349 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/18/2018-6/22/2018, 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Life Skills NEW
(Grades 8-12, rising)
In this new 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 # 18SUKU321 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/25/2018-6/29/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon, 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 # 18SUKU817 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/25/2018-6/29/2018, 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Modern Etiquette for Teens NEW
(Grades 8-12, rising)
This new camp will help teens feel more comfortable in the growing amount of social situations they may face. You’ll learn modern expected behavior for different settings and events, including classes, teams, clubs, parties, at home, at church, on the job, and on social media. This camp provides an environment to learn and practice scenarios most closely related to the different relationships in your life. Instructor: Laura Arnett Smith.
Course # 18SUKU767-1 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 7/9/2018-7/13/2018, 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Cursive to Calligraphy NEW
(Grades 7-12, rising)
Do you know how to write your signature? Join us for this new 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 # 18SUKU377 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 7/16/2018-7/20/2018, 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Chess Camp: Novice NEW
(Grades 4-9, rising)
Join us in this exciting new 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 # 18SUKU364 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 7/16/2018-7/20/2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Chess Camp: Advanced NEW
(Grades 4-9, rising)
Take your skills to the next level in this new 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 # 18SUKU364-1 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 7/23/2018-7/27/2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Kids U Community Service Camp
(Grades 9-12, rising)
Summer may be the time to relax and hang out with friends, but it’s also the perfect time to get involved and help out your community! Join us for our Kids U Community Service Camp and discover how you can make a difference in the world. We’ll spend each day volunteering at a different nonprofit organization, learning about their missions, and participating in important service projects—whether it be helping those in need, taking care of animals, or cleaning up an area of the community. You’ll gain work and life experience, connections and friendships that may last a lifetime, and perhaps a new perspective on life. What’s more, this camp is perfect for those who need to fulfill their community service hours for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship. Come and help your community move forward by giving back! UT Non-Credit will provide some scholarships to deserving students who meet certain criteria in order to attend our Community Service Camp.
Course # 18SUKU766 Fee: $249
Mon.-Fri., 7/23/2018-7/27/2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville


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