GSU holds La Gear Up summer camps

Grambling State University’s College of Education held its first session of the sixth La Gear Up Summer Learning Camp Monday, May 30 through Saturday, June 5. The summer 2010 program consists of two, one-week camps. The theme of the camp is CSI: Grambling (College Success Investigators). Using CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) projects, campers will have the opportunity to work with a variety of specialists to strengthen basic math, science, and reading/literacy skills. They will also have an opportunity to work with a real crime scene investigators, a chemist, a medical doctor, and nurses while solving a variety of forensic cases. This is a free residential summer program for students 7th-9th grade.
The second camp will kick off Monday, June 13 and end Saturday, June 19. The camp provides students with tutoring programs to help prepare them for tests such as the Leap, Gee, and Act.

The campers will participant in Pathfinder/Financial Assistance Workshop activities that will be presented by the State LA GEAR staff, and representatives from the GSU Admissions and Financial Aid Offices. Recreational activities for the students include swimming, basketball, video games, and computer exercise.

The camp is designed to provide opportunities for approximately 72 students per camp. The program gives students an opportunity to experience college life.
Participants stay in a dormitory on the university campus, and meals are available in the student center. The program attempts to determine students’ academic needs in reading, math, and science and helps them to address those needs.

A pretest is giving at the beginning of the camp at reading math and science and a post test at the end of the camp. The post test is use to help determine what participants have learned during the camp. GSU has held this program every summer since the summer of 2005 starting off as just a one-week program.

Directors of the camps are Dr. Loretta Jaggers and Dr. Nanthailia McJamerson.
For more information you may contact Dr. Jaggers at (318) 274-2122 or by email at jaggerslw@gram.edu or Dr. MaJamerson at (318) 274-2309 or by email at mcjamersonj@gram.edu.