Summer Fun at ISU

Campus News, Features, Video — By on May 1, 2013 5:14 pm
Attend a Terre Haute Rex game for summer fun.

Attend a Terre Haute Rex game for summer fun.

This summer plan activities for the children or the whole family can do together. You can go to a Terre Haute Rex Baseball game, take classes and even volunteer for the Special Olympics.

Terre Haute Rex Baseball is a prospective summer league for college students to get a chance to play and get scouted.

“Within the next couple of years you will see these athletes in the majors,” said Casey DeGroote, general manager of Rex Baseball.

Last year, Rex made the playoffs and the team hopes to go even further this year.

The Rex has fun events planned around the games such as a cornhole tournament before the game with the winners getting some exciting prizes. Also planned is a date night, where couples can buy a ticket package to come watch a game.  There also will be a wine tasting event, where in each inning fans will try a new type of wine. Fan appreciation night is August 5.

“These games you can bring your family out and watch these talented athletes and it gives the kids someone to look up to,” said DeGroote.

There will be souvenirs for children to have such as a Rex helmet when they purchase shaved ice at the concession stand.

For a full schedule of Rex games visit:[v]=list.

The Community School of the Arts has camps planned from music to acting to ceramics for children to adults. For children from age nine and to 18 there will be different camps for them to learn about music. Camps start at the beginning of June and go until the end of July. Some of the camps are The Guitar Club, Acoustic String Jam and Rock Camp.  For more information on the camps visit

Going throughout the summer there will be theater camps for children where they can learn about acting and stage designs. For more information on the theatre camps visit

Visual Arts from age 4 to high school begins in June. They will learn about clay, water painting, photography and oil painting.

From June 3 until Aug. 2, there will s be yoga class for children during the weekdays from 12 – 1 p.m. For more information visit,

Adult camps and classes will start at the beginning of June. People ages 14 and up can take classes such as piano, oil painting and even ceramics.

“There will be scholarships for families if they qualify for the requirements,” said Petra Nyendick, director of Community School of the Arts.

All classes will take place in Landini Fine Arts or in Fairbanks Hall.

For more information on any of Community School of the Arts classes visit To register for the following programs above, contact the university’s Community School of the Arts, Petra Nyendick, 812 – 237-2575 or Crystal Myers, 812 – 237-2528.

The Crossroads Repertory Theatre gets underway in the middle of June. There will be two musicals, a classical comedy and a ghost story. For more information on the plays and their dates, visit

Summer Honors gives high school students the chance to experience campus life and classes, including forensic facial reconstruction.

Summer Honors gives high school students the chance to experience campus life and classes, including forensic facial reconstruction.

Summer Science Camp 2013 will take place July 24 through Aug. 8 and is open to students who will be enrolled in grades K-7th during the 2013-14 academic year. The camp classes, which include field trips, are taught by Indiana State’s science education students. For more information and to register, please visit

Indiana State University is now offering classes for high school students to take drivers educations in order for them to get their license. For more information, visit For any questions, contact

Summer Honors will be held July 21 – 27. This week-long seminar gives high school students a chance to experience campus life and academics. The seminars vary from aviations to forensic facial reconstruction and even sports injury prevention and care. For more information, visit and a list of all the seminars can be found at

ISU and Rose Hulman are teaming up to host the Special Olympics from June 7 – 9 and volunteers are needed.  For more information about the event visit or contact Scott Mingle, summer games director, at 800- 742-0612 or or Tracy Miller at

Starting June 3, a class called introduction to reading, which will teach how children read and includes different strategies while to help them with reading. This class focuses on kindergarten through eighth grade students. For more information or to sign up:

Boy and girls are welcome to sign up for basketball and soccer summer camps. The ages and dates vary. For a list and more information, visit

Professional development for educators which takes place at the beginning of June is a three-part course. For more information or to register for this class:

For more information on any summer activities at Indiana State, visit

Beth Pickerill, ’14, is a media relations assistant in the Office of Communication and Marketing.


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