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Gifted and talented students to attend OWjL camp

More than 500 central Ohio middle school students will participate in the 2014 OWjL camp at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The residential camp for gifted and talented sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students continues for three one-week sessions, during which campers take part in entertaining but challenging courses in the arts and sciences such as "Microscopic Mythbusters," "Murder in the Chem Lab," "You're On Trial" and "Comedy and the Art of Improvisation."

The camp's acronym, pronounced "owl," stands for Ohio Wesleyan/Junior League of Columbus, which founded the program 33 years ago. OWU is the camp sponsor. Susan Paxton is OWjL's executive director.

The first session, which runs from June 8 to 13, is for sixth- and seventh-graders; the June 15-20 session is for 7th- and 8th-graders; and the June 22 to 27 camp is for sixth- and seventh-graders.

In addition to classes, the camp offers skits, recreational activities, a movie night and a dance. OWjL teachers are university professors, secondary school teachers, teachers of gifted and talented students and other professionals. The counselors are students from OWU and other Ohio colleges and universities.

For more information about OWjL, visit