Summer Programs Offered by Ricks and BYU
June 1979

“Summer Programs Offered by Ricks and BYU,” Ensign, June 1979, 71

Summer Programs Offered by Ricks and BYU

A host of educational and recreational adventures are being offered this summer on the campuses of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Family education is the focus at Ricks. With Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks nearby, families can combine vacation with learning.

Four family-oriented programs are available: “Family Rendezvous” (horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, and nature walking for the whole family in beautiful Teton Valley), “Family Week” (swimming, tennis, crafts, art, seminars, picnics, campfires, horseback riding, and nature trails), “Sons of Helaman Campaign” (fathers and sons backpacking and canoeing in the Teton mountains), and “The Sacajaweans” (dads and daughters exploration of the backcountry). Staff is available to ensure a great time for everyone.

“Discovery ’79” is a five-week wilderness experience for college-age youth. Participants will explore Yellowstone, the Tetons, Targhee National Forest, and the Idaho Primitive Area on horseback, in canoes, and by foot.

The “Three R’s Institute” is a special program designed for graduating high school seniors who may need assistance to acquire the skills they’ll need at college. In addition to intensive in-class sessions, students work one-on-one or in small groups with tutors.

For further information on programs, contact Ricks College Division of Continuing Education, Rexburg, Idaho 83440, phone (208) 356-2516.

Everyone from dentists to debaters, from gymnasts to genealogists can find something exciting to learn on the Brigham Young University campus this summer. Fifty-four workshops—thirty for youth and twenty-four for adults—are offered throughout June, July, and August.

New this year is the First Annual Family Backpacking Adventure—a week of fishing, exploring, camping, rappelling, and studying nature in the High Uinta Wilderness.

There are camps for those interested in baseball, basketball (both boys and girls), football, golf, gymnastics (girls), soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.

There are fine arts and communications workshops in debate, modern dance, music, publications, and theatre.

Of special interest to girls are Academy for Girls, Beauty Is You, and a pep clinic; and for boys, Boys’ World of Adventure. Especially for Youth, a week-long program of classes, devotionals, and recreation, is popular with both boys and girls. A workshop for deaf youth is also offered.

Students interested in medical technology, microbiology, dentistry, or medicine are invited to the Medical Laboratory Workshop—and college credit is offered. Credit is also available for those who take College Preparation and Theater workshops.

Among the offerings for adults are the Rocky Mountain Writers Convention, National Olympic Academy, Family History and Genealogical Research Seminar, Second National Conference on Law and Education, Primitive Pottery Workshop, Soccer Coaches Clinic, and a workshop for high school theater and cinematic arts teachers.

Of special interest is a workshop on the early years of life, directed by Dr. Burton White of Harvard, author of The First Three Years of Life. And for those sixty years of age and older, “Elderhostle” is “a stimulating and rewarding experience.”

Professional conferences and workshops are also available. Twenty educational workshops are offered for elementary and secondary teachers. The BYU Academy of Dentists is sponsoring their second annual Update Seminar, August 18 and 20, for dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. Other health professional workshops include College Health Nurse Practitioner Preparatory Course, Administrative Concepts for the Health Professional, Immunohematology Seminar, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Workshop, and Emergency Medical Technician Training Workshop.

Those interested in any of the BYU youth or adult programs are encouraged to write or call immediately for further information: Conferences and Workshops, 242 HRCB, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, phone (801) 374-1211, extension 3556.

BYU Education Week will be held August 21–24 this year. For information contact Department of Education Weeks, 256 Fletcher Bldg., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, phone (801) 374-1211, extension 5023.