Monday, May 6, 2013

Kids Kollege offers educational fun this summer

News to Know  
Courtesy of SUSCC

When filling your summer calendar, don’t forget to include the summer camps offered at Southern Union State Community College’s Wadley Campus.

Seven years after its reintroduction, Kids Kollege is still going strong.  Organizers are expecting this year to be no different.

Kids Kollege gives the youth of east central Alabama an opportunity to explore various subjects in a fun, supportive environment. Children participate in sessions such as art, sports, science, dance, and health, giving them a taste of “college life” at SUSCC.  The camp also includes an off-campus field trip. “Forces of Nature” is the theme for this year’s camp, which is scheduled for June 10-14.

“We always look forward to Kids Kollege week,” said Shondae Brown, Coordinator of College Relations at SUSCC. “These students bring such vitality and energy to campus; they are just fun to around.”
 Kids Kollege is sponsored by the SUSCC Alumni Association and is open to students entering the first through the sixth grade. A $60 registration fee applies which covers snacks each day, a camp T-shirt and the field trip.

Older students will also have a chance to have some fun at Southern Union this summer.   Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for June 26-27, is open to students in grades 7-12 or college age. At a cost of $128.00, the camp may be taken for college credit by students who meet the college’s entrance requirements.  Fine Arts Camps offers training in dance, music, and theatre with intensive instruction in the area of the student’s choice. The camp draws students from throughout the Southeast. Attendees have a chance to study with SU’s renowned fine arts faculty as well as guest instructors.

“Studies have shown that education in the arts helps to develop a well-rounded individual and helps to improve learning in all academic areas,” said Brown.   “Fine Arts Camp gives students exposure to various disciplines in the arts and hopefully helps them develop an appreciation for things they may not otherwise experience.”

Brown added, “We really want people to think of Southern Union as the “community’s college”.  These camps are just examples of how we work to enhance cultural exposure for our area’s youth; to stimulate interest in arts and sciences and to promote community spirit.”
For registration information for Kids Kollege contact Brown at 256-395-2211 ext. 5145 or sbrown@suscc.edu. To register for Fine Arts Camp contact Dean Steve Spratlin at 256-395-2211 ext. 5105 or email him at sspratlin@suscc.edu.


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