Digging Up the Past; Comics and Creative Writing
Starting on Monday, June 11, local youth, ages seven to 16, will be mixing education and fun at Clayton State University, as part of the Continuing Education Division’s annual line-up of summer youth camps.
As is always the case, there will be a wide variety of interesting, unusual, creative and just plain fun weekly offerings, running from June 11 through July 20. Plus, all of the classes will challenge the young learners with multiple subjects.
The summer youth camps are split into two age groups, from seven to 11 and from 12 to 16, with five weekly sessions, starting on Mondays June 11, June 18, June 25, July 9 and July 16.
Interested parties can visit the Continuing Education website at www.conted.clayton.edu for detailed information about each course, location and fees. Look for “Summer 2012!” then click on Exciting Themes or Fun & Educational. Click on the individual course heading for the description of that course and registration information for that course.
The seven to 11 courses include: Engineers and Ecosystems; Wild West Adventure… A Cross-Curricular Camp; Sleuths and Scientists Jr.; Exploring South America & Espanol; Comic Strips and Calculations; Digging Up the Past! A Cross-Curricular Camp; Spaceships & Sign Language; Cakes, Cookies, and Characters; Underwater Adventure! A Cross-Curricular Camp; and Dinosaurs and Drawing.
The cross-curricular classes give students a wide range of learning experiences. For example, Digging Up the Past includes units on the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome, delving into archeology, geography, geology, cultural studies, as well as reading, writing and math.
The 12 to 16 courses are all “combo” camps, covering two different subjects: Motors and Math; Photography and Photosynthesis; Acting and the Amazon; Sleuths and Scientists; Animation and Allegories; Myths and Marzipan; Mummies and Music Production; Comics and Creative Writing; Avatars and Action: Teen Video Game Academy; and French, Flowers, and Frescoes. For example, teens in the Comics and Creative Writing combo camp will spend a portion of each day creating their very own comic books and the remainder of each day fine-tuning their skills as writers.