SummerBurst Engages Community Through Activities and Events

Ursinus College remains vibrant and busy all year, and through its new SummerBurst initiative, the 170-acre campus is the ideal setting for a wide range of summer programs.

“We want the entire surrounding community to know that our doors are open during the summer,” Ursinus President Brock Blomberg says. “Ursinus has an invigorating community spirit and is a destination campus, not only for students throughout the academic year, but for our friends and neighbors, too.”

“Through SummerBurst, Ursinus invites members of the public to take a class, participate in a sports camp and learn from our student-athletes and coaches. And we have terrific partner programs, too. We believe these academic and family-friendly activities offer so many ways to get involved and become a part of our vibrant campus community,” Blomberg says.

Ursinus offers eight, week-long athletic camps for girls and boys basketball, football, baseball, girls and boys soccer, girls gymnastics, and an all-sport girls leadership camp. In addition, “prospect days” are available for high school student-athletes interested in softball and men’s and women’s lacrosse, as well as Little Bears swimming lessons for children ages 4 to 14 and a track invitational meet for first-grade students.

Ten courses are being offered, in economics, geology, media and communication studies, politics, psychology, religion, sociology, Spanish, statistics, and theater, as well as private music instruction. Classes are held on weekdays from May 22 through June 9. Priority is given to students taking classes for credit. Registration ends May 19.

This summer, the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, one of one of only three percent of the nation’s museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, presents About Face: Portraits from the Berman Museum Collection. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, brings together more than 50 artworks of little known, or even anonymous artists, alongside well-known artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and Pierre Auguste Renoir.

Ursinus is proud to be an active member in a larger community that extends well beyond campus borders. During the summer, the campus is pleased to host a number of programs and performances by community organizations such as the University of the Arts Summer Music Studies program (June 26-30 and July 10-14); Feet First Dance Studio’s The Adventures of Tatterhood and the Trools (May 20-21); International Ballet Theater’s Summer Showcase (May 24); and Facetime Theater’s My Fair Lady (July 20-22) and Seussical (Aug. 10-12).  

For a complete listing of events, visit ­­—By Ed Moorhouse