Week-Long Exploration

Spend a week on campus, working with Roanoke College faculty on a topic you're passionate about. Choose to participate in the coursework only, or opt to live in residence halls where you can get a taste of additional college life programming. 

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2020 Summer Academy Course Descriptions

Adventure Leadership Expedition - July 13 - 17, 2020

Students will develop their own personal leadership identity through hands-on outdoor activities. Through a combination of classroom and field-based learning, students will gain the technical skills required to experience various outdoor opportunities in the region such as rock climbing, backpacking, and canoeing. This transformational course promotes leadership development as well as outdoor knowledge.

Theology for Teens  - July 20 - 24, 2020

Come and discover a sense of mission and become equipped with theological tools to help you meet the challenges facing the church today.

Storytelling - July 13 - 17, 2020

Learn how to tell stories that captivate an audience.  Discuss the key elements of effective storytelling: characters, world-building, and narrative voice.  After studying examples of fiction and creative nonfiction, students will write and revise their own stories.

Environmental Essentials: Clean Water - July 13 - 17, 2020

This camp will provide students with a better understanding of the science of water and how water impacts the environment.  Students will explore green infrastructure, water quality, hydrology, stormwater and wastewater, and the future of water through classroom and hands-on experiences.

Who’s #1?: Sports and Math - July 13 - 17, 2020

In every sport, fans want to know – Who’s #1?  Sports rankings are both fun and serious business, and math plays a crucial role in determining the ratings.  Students will learn the basics of sports analytics and math for a variety of sports, and they will use this knowledge to analyze a sport chosen by the class.

Lights! Camera! Action! - July 13 - 17, 2020

Have you ever wanted to make a movie? In this collaborative filmmaking intensive between Roanoke College and the Grandin Theatre Film Lab, you will start with an idea and end the week with a completed short film. Along the way, you will explore the filmmaking process with entertainment professionals and get hands-on experience in writing, cameras, sound, acting, editing, and more!