Make a robot, ID fingerprints, tie-dye a T-shirt and more in UNT’s Grandparents University®

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 20:36

DENTON (UNT), Texas — This summer, kids will pick a major and head to college – with their grandparents.

The University of North Texas’ Grandparents University® from June 20 to 21 offers a multi-generational bonding experience for grandkids ages 7 to 12 and their grandparents. Pairs pick a “major” — including astronomy, robotics, acting, chemistry and more — and get a taste of life on a college campus.

They can tie-dye a T-shirt in a fashion merchandising class, identify fingerprints in a CSI class, learn how to prepare a disaster kit in an emergency management class, build a robot in a robotics class and more. Campers also have the option of swimming or taking a field trip to Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch.

About 80 grandparents and their grandkids will participate in the camp, now in its fifth year at UNT. They come from Coppell, Corinth, Denton, Flower Mound, Keller, Kilgore and as far as Boise, Idaho. Campers can stay in the residence halls at UNT or commute to camp each day.

This year’s classes include:

  • Acting
  • Apparel merchandising: Textiles in the fashion industry
  • Emergency management
  • CSI: Fingerprint processing and identification
  • Computer animation and games
  • Robotics
  • Make toys! Make memories!
  • Mean Green geocaching
  • Making metal memories: The creation of wearable art
  • Adventures in veterinary medicine
  • Astronomy
  • Pop-up books: Explore and create

Watch a video about Grandparents University:


Media: Get photos and video of Grandparents University from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  June 20 (Thursday) and 8:30 a.m. to noon June 21 (Friday).



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