The Arkansas State University-Newport summer camps got underway this week when the Newport campus of ASUN hosted Drama Camp for students in grades 4-6. Students attending the camp participated in activities leading up to a theatrical production, including costume and prop design, makeup application and play production.

Students and staff at this year’s camp included (front row, sitting):  Rylee Hopkins, Maggie Doyle and Chloe Hopkins.  (Second row, sitting):  Maggie Jane Jackson, Elizabeth Walker and Trenton Nelson.  (Third row, kneeling):  Scott Gowen, Nicholas Sides and Mckensie Nelson.  (Back row, standing):  Bridget Collins (Instructor), Kathryn Pearce, Sarah Howard (Instructor), Brette Shannon, Brianna Martinez and Irina Reynolds (Instructor).

Arkansas State University-Newport will host its second camp of the summer next week when Discovery Camp, also for students grades 4-6 takes place on the Newport campus.  During the month of July, the camps shift to the Marked Tree campus, with Drama Camp scheduled for July 7-11 and STEM Camp for students in grades 7-8 scheduled forJuly 21-25.

All camps will run from 8-11:30 a.m. each day, and the fee for each camp is $75 for the first child and $25 for each additional child from the same household.  More information and registration forms may be picked up on either the Newport or Marked Tree campus or by calling 870-512-7844 in Newport or 870-358-8610 in Marked Tree.   Registration forms may also be obtained by emailing Debbie Snetzer at