FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2006
Variety of Classes, Camps Offered this Summer
"Mom, I'm bored." This summer, the College of the Canyons Extension will eliminate those three words from a child's vocabulary with a summer lineup of classes and day camps.
"Although I love s'mores and song around a camp fire, summer camp can be much more," says Karen Gorback, associate dean for community and continuing education at College of the Canyons. "We are very excited about this summer's schedule of educational camping and learning opportunities for children and teens."
For the 17th summer, the Canyons Extension will host the Institute of Reading Development to provide reading instruction for all ages, from pre-kindergarten through adults. Classes will include pre-reading, reading enrichment, speed-reading, comprehension and study skills, and efficiency reading for work, school and recreation. Programs range in price from $199 to $299 per session with a wide variety of class times and dates from which to choose.
For future scientists, the Canyons Extension will also host Destination Science camps for children ages 5 to 11. This year's day camps include four, one-week sessions that run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $295 per week. Half-day sessions are also available at $159 a week. Camp themes include: Extreme Battlebots, Hydro Galactic Rocket Mania, Outrageous Science Mysteries and Raging Wet Reaction Lab.
Teens and adults with artistic tendencies or attempting to cultivate them can take a cartooning workshop with professional cartoonist Chris Martinez. The younger Picassos ages 7 to 12, can take a one-week, early morning fine arts camp with local artist Lorelle Miller.
The Money Camps for kids and teens are weeklong financial literacy programs utilizing age-appropriate, hands-on activities to teach campers how to make, manage and behave responsibly with money. The cost is $259 for each weeklong camp that meets Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Horse-lovers ages six to 16 can benefit from "try-out" equestrian practice. Each one-day camp will be held at Windy Ridge Ranch in Agua Dulce from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at $59.
The college-bound student can prepare for the SAT by taking an SAT preparation class. Other classes available for teens are an American Red Cross Babysitting class for ages 11 to 15 and a Canyons Aquatics Swim Club for ages 5 to 18.
For more information, call Canyons Extension at (661) 362-3304 or visit their website at http://www.canyons.edu/offices/com_ext/