New university summer camp for youth interested in history

RENO – The Shared History Program in the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno is offering a week-long camp this July for juniors or seniors in high school who are interested in learning history. 

The camp will run from July 18 – 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day at the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The camp is free to attend.

Rising high school juniors and seniors will learn how to interpret the past, influence the present and shape the future. 

Students will be encouraged to think about their own roles as historical actors and voices of their communities.

The History Matters workshop partnered with KWNK, Reno’s community radio station to provide students with highly desired digital media skills.

Through the course of the week,  participating students will work together and with university mentors to imagine, craft and record podcasts for broadcast on historical topics they believe are relevant to their lives today thereby making their voices heard.

The History Matters experience is designed around conversation and collaboration. 

Throughout the week students will interact with peers, with University of Nevada, Reno historians, academic and technical specialists, artists and community activists.

To apply to the History Matters summer workshop, an application and liability waiver form must be submitted online. 

The application deadline is July 15.

History Matters is supported by a generous grant from the Nevada Humanities.

For more information, visit History Matters or contact the Shared History program