Education Camp – Asbury University
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Education Camp

This camp will help future teachers learn how to keep the joy in teaching. Through a variety of engaging activities, participants will experience learning that is facilitated by some of Kentucky’s best teachers. These master teachers will share their contagious excitement for learning in ways that will inspire the campers to affirm their desire to become a highly effective teacher. Campers will spend time designing units of instruction to include technology, resources, assessments, activities, bulletin boards, etc. Additional sessions may focus on interviewing, resume building, preparing to teach in today’s diverse classrooms, classroom management, and other relevant educational topics. 

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Camp Dates

Monday – Friday, June 3-7, 2024

View the daily schedule.


The camp is $550 per person, and includes food, lodging, and all expenses.

What you can expect

  • Create classroom instruction, bulletin boards, activities, and assessment materials
  • Hear experiences and stories from career professionals
  • Experience real-world education scenarios in our classrooms

About Your Instructor

Dr. David R. Riel holds a B.A. degree in elementary education from Asbury College and a M.Ed. degree in elementary administration from Xavier University.  His Ed.D. degree in Educational Administration is from Morehead State University.  He taught language arts to students in grades five and six for four and a half years in Ohio before becoming an elementary principal.  Additionally, he served for six years as a superintendent in Ohio. Dr. Riel has two children, who both are graduates of Asbury College and both serve as public school administrators.  He and his wife, Debby, moved to Wilmore in 2009 so that Dr. Riel could assume responsibilities as the Director of Clinical Experiences, where he serves as the liaison between the Asbury School of Education and all of the public schools in Kentucky hosting Asbury candidates.  He was the 2019 recipient of the Francis White Ewbank Excellence in Teaching Award given annually to one Asbury professor.

Dr. Tim Crook is in his fourteenth year as a professor in the school of education faculty at Asbury University. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in elementary education from Asbury College in 1975. Dr. Crook had a varied background in his 27 years in public schools. He taught 9 years at the elementary level, 3rd through 6th grades. In his 10th year in public schools, Tim became an Instructional Supervisor, a district position he held for two years. He was then an elementary principal for 16 years, ending his public school career as principal at Northside Elementary in Midway, Kentucky in 2002. At Asbury University, Dr. Crook currently is the chair of the department of instructional leadership. He teaches classes in the traditional undergraduate program, the online elementary education program, and the graduate program.