Thursday, May 29, 2008

Clayton State’s Youth University Orientation Set For May 29

Clayton State University’s Division of Continuing Education popular Youth University program has scheduled an orientation session for Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the University’s Jonesboro facility at 9157 Tara Blvd.

The orientation session will be for both parents and students who have registered for either of the two upcoming Youth University sessions. Also invited are any parents and students who have not yet registered, but are interested in attending Youth University. The deadline for registration for this year’s Youth University is one week later, Thursday, June 3.

An exciting alternative to traditional summer day camp, the 2008 Youth University will consist of two camp sessions, each three weeks in length and held at the newly-renovated location on Tara Boulevard.

Youth University hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with extended morning and evening care available at an additional fee. The two sessions will run from June 9 to June 27 and from July 7 to July 25. Both will be staffed by qualified teachers and counselors with backgrounds in education, recreation, writing, the arts and athletics. The registration fee is $399 per session.

This year’s Youth University will offer two new theme-based curricula covering the traditional academic components of Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math, with a creative bonus in music and dance, drama, and art design. These innovative programs offer students ages seven to 11 a unique learning experience designed to challenge them both academically and creatively to broaden their knowledge of different cultures and experiences.

Session One, from June 9 to June 27, will allow campers to join Mowgli, Bagheera, and a host of jungle creatures for a fun-filled learning adventure. Daily classes will focus on themes from The Jungle Book. Campers will learn the location of jungles around the world; jungle animals, their habitat, and the food chain of survival; and the culture and history of India. They’ll also prepare for an end-of-session theatrical production of Disney’ Jungle Book Kids.

Session Two, from July 7 to July 25 will see students be introduced to pioneers, explorers, Native Americans, and a host of historical figures as they study the great American West. The camp’s comprehensive academic curriculum will cover U.S. Geography, Spanish and French discovery and settling of the American West, the Gold Rush, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and other historical pioneers. The end-of-session theatrical production will be of the Wild, Wild West.

For more information, or to register for Youth University, call (678) 466-5050 or go to http://conted.clayton.edu.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

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