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Academic Camps 2015

USC Upstate/BMW Manufacturing Academic Outreach Camp

  • Date: June 15-19 and 22-26, 2015 (campers must attend both camps)
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. St. John St., Spartanburg, SC / USC Upstate - Main Campus / BMW
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend; however, the selection process is competitive.

For rising seniors in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Greenville counties. 

Have you ever wondered how mathematics and science are actually used to improve the processes to build things like BMW vehicles? Did you know these improvement tools and processes are also used by other industries and organizations such as healthcare, finance and the U.S. Armed Forces?

The Academic Outreach Camp will introduce students to exciting and real world applications of mathematics and statistics. In addition, their team work and leadership skills will be honed and improved.

Students will gain hands-on experience in learning and applying Lean and Six Sigma tools to computerized challenges, physical simulations, case studies, and teaching games.

Students will also have the opportunity to meet with manufacturing professionals using these tools and skills as part of their careers. Students will also participate in an in-depth tour of BMW and USC Upstate’s Healthcare Simulation Center. They’ll even get a chance to improve their driving skills behind the wheel of a BMW vehicle. 

Contact: Tim Ellis or Donette Stewart
More information: BMW Summer camp webpage
Phone: 864-503-5894 or 864-503-5280
Email: tellis@uscupstate.edu or dstewart@uscupstate.edu     


The Spartanburg Junior Writing Project: "Keep Calm and Write"

  • Date: June 8-29
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday - Friday 
  • Location: TBA
  • Ages: Grades 3 - 12
  • Cost: $150 tuition but discounts are available for families with multiple students 
  • Contact: Tasha Thomas, SWP Director, or Tonya Beaty, SJWP Director

The Spartanburg Junior Writing Project is a two-week, summer writing-enrichment program, open to all students in grades 3-12. This camp gives students the opportunity to work with professional writers to learn writing techniques and strategies from trained Writing Teacher Consultants, to make new friends and to celebrate creativity with other young writers. Using a writer's workshop approach, teachers encourage students to stretch their writing skills and ideas, and to use technology to learn about writing in the 21st Century.  All students enjoy seeing their work published in the camp anthology and participate in sharing one original piece with a live audience.  This is the premiere camp for young authors -- a place to enjoy small group instruction with other writers of similar ages.

Contact Us

Cindy Evans
Director of Special Events and Facilities Scheduling
Call (864) 503-5985 to discuss hosting your camp at USC Upstate.

*For detailed information relating to specific camps, please use the contact information associated with each camp description.