Below is a listing of academic programs for young people that will take place on Furman's campus during the Summer of 2014. Additional programs are in the process of being scheduled; this section is updated as information is received. For more information on the programs below, please contact the program coordinator or the Office of Summer Programs.

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Academic Assistance

Furman's Education department, in partnership with the office of Graduate Studies, offers two summer programs for students ages 6-14 with academic or behavioral needs.

The Literacy Corner is full for 2014, and is not accepting additional applications.

Summer Learning Place provides an individual assessment for each student, followed by individualized instruction, with a final report sent home to parents. Visit the program's website for more information, or call the Education department at 864-294-3086.


Music Programs at Furman

See the Music website for more information on summer music programs at Furman.

Available programs include: Nief-Norf Percussion Festival (May 27-June 7, 2014); Band & Orchestra Camp (June 15-20, 2014); Summer Keyboard Institute (June 22-27, 2014); and the Young Artist Vocal Experience (June 22-27, 2014).

For information on 2014's Suzuki program, please scroll down on this page to the listing for the South Carolina Suzuki Camp.


South Carolina Suzuki Camp at Furman

The South Carolina Suzuki Camp at Furman, sponsored by the Furman Music Department, is pleased to provide your family with a 3-day musical experience filled with fun, friendship and motivation from July 17-19, 2014. The camp is designed for students and families involved in Suzuki instruction for violin, viola and cello. Please contact Dr. Anna Joiner, South Carolina Suzuki Camp Director, for more information.

Please note that this camp is offered this year in place of the residential Suzuki Institute held at Furman in previous years; this year's camp participants will not stay in campus housing.

Startalk Furman Chinese Camp

July 6-20, 2014

Startalk Furman Chinese Camp (Startalk FCC) is a two-week intensive Chinese language summer camp for high school students from all over the U.S. who wish to become more conversational in Chinese. Students will live on Furman's beautiful 750-acre campus, take language courses, participate in engaging cultural activities to reinforce language acquisition and be paired with Chinese students in Suzhou, China with whom they will practice their language skills via webcam every evening. The program is open to rising 10-12th graders who have taken at least one year of Chinese or the equivalent. Students will be expected to uphold a language pledge to speak Chinese from 9AM-5PM while on the program; classes will also be taught entirely in Chinese by teachers brought in from Suzhou, China. Even after the program, students will have an opportunity to continue informal language exchanges with their language partners and friends in Suzhou.

Startalk is funded by grants from the National Strategic Language Initiative (NSLI) and run by Furman University's Asian Studies Department. All expenses on Furman's campus will be covered by Startalk FCC, as will a program hiking trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and a trip to downtown Greenville. Students are responsible for transportation to Furman or to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Applications will be available online in the spring; final admission decisions will be made by mid-May.

Applications will be available on the Asian Studies website after March 1, 2014.

Email startalk@furman.edu or call 864-294-3115 if you need further information.


Summer Scholars Program

Session 1: July 6-12, 2014
Session 2: July 13-19, 2014

The Summer Scholars program for rising high school juniors and seniors offers opportunities to study under the direction of Furman faculty members. Summer Scholars' challenging academic experience will include lectures, class discussion, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and other activities.

See more information on the 2014 Summer Scholars Program.


Summer Scopes Program

Microscope, Kaleidoscope, and Telescope: Fun Academic Enrichment Camps

The "Scopes" program is founded upon the belief that children will thrive in an environment in which they are challenged to think and question, can be playful and imaginative.  Scopes is an all-day program on the Furman campus for grades 1-8.

See more information on the Summer Scopes programs.


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