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Otterbein University announces 2018 summer camps

January 30, 2018
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—Campers can come to Otterbein University for fun experiences and learning in equine, music, athletics and more. For more information, or to register online, visit www.otterbein.edu/summer or call (614) 823-1371.

The camps are as follows:

Otterbein Equestrian Camp
Otterbein’s English riding camp is designed to expand campers’ equine knowledge both on and off the horse. Campers will ride an hour and a half to two hours each day and learn the ins and outs of horse handling, equine nutrition, braiding, equine first aid and general horse care. This is a competitively priced academic camp that is sure to sharpen your equine skills. Just choose a camp week that suits your riding level and schedule and register before it fills up.

(WTC - Students that can walk, posting trot, and canter one at a time.)
(IEA Riders - Students that participate on a Interscholastic equestrian association team.)

June 4-8 - IEA team riders
June 11-15 - WTC rider or IEA team riders
June 18-22 - Beginner Students with limited equestrian experiences - younger campers 10-13 years old.
June 25-29 - WTC rider or IEA team riders
July 9-13 - Invitation only camp (This week will have an eventing emphasis, students will get the experience of riding in the cross country field)
July 16-20 - WTC rider or IEA team riders

Times: Monday- Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Parents are invited to an end-of-camp horse show, which starts at 2 p.m. on Friday)

Location: Otterbein University’s Knowlton Center for Equine Science, 600 N. Spring Road.

Cost: $450

Maximum capacity for each camp: 8-15 students

How to Apply: Visit www.otterbein.edu/summer


Summer Music Experience
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of a college music program? Surround yourself with other students who share your passion and energy for music. Develop new insights into yourself as a musician and a performer. Challenge yourself in a week of intensive, real-world music study. Build your confidence through collaboration with other serious musicians.

Otterbein is excited to offer its sixth annual summer music camp at Otterbein University, June 4-9. The camp caters to string players (violin, viola, cello, bass), guitarists, pianists, vocalists, wind and brass instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet and lower brass instruments), percussionists and composers.

The camp gives students an introduction to college music training. Daily one-on-one instrumental or vocal lessons will be combined with opportunities to play or sing in ensembles. 

Classes will focus on theory and ear-training, musicians' health, music technology and music history (popular and classical music). All summer music participants will also have the option to participate in a choir. The camp will end with student recitals on Saturday, June 9, in Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center.

To apply, please send a YouTube link or mp3 recording of a recent performance containing two or more contrasting pieces via email to Director Dr. Nicholas Ross at summermusic@otterbein.edu.

 Dates: June 4-9

 Time: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Location: Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University

Costs: Commuters - $450 (lunch and dinner provided); Overnight Campers - $575 (all meals included). Scholarships are available: for priority consideration, please apply by April 16, 2018.

Audience: Rising 9-12 graders (vocalists must be at least 15 years old)

Director: Dr. Nicholas Ross, Director of Keyboard Studies, Otterbein University

How to Apply: E-mail Nick Ross at summermusic@otterbein.edu. Visit www.otterbein.edu/summer for more information.

Overnight option: Students may elect to stay in dorms on campus, with resident assistant supervision at all times.


The Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented™ at Otterbein University
The 2018 Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented™ at Otterbein University offers rising high school juniors and seniors the chance to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through a set of seminars, hands-on workshops, and field trips. This residential school encourages social interaction and peer discussion so that students are challenged intellectually and artistically and develop a better understanding of their abilities and talents in their lives and in society. This residential camp will feature daily workshops and seminars as well as evening field trips and events.

Dates: June 17-23, 2018

Location: Otterbein University

Cost: $650.00. Need-based financial assistance may be available.

How to apply: Call (614) 823-1570 or visit www.otterbein.edu/essex for details and registration packet. 


Athletic Camps
Basketball, soccer and volleyball camps are available at Otterbein this summer! For a full listing of all athletic camps, including cost and dates, visit www.otterbeincardinals.com.

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Office Hours
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Media Inquiries
Jenny Hill
Director of Marketing and Communications
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