Spring Break Camps for Kids

March 29, 2010

Spring Break Camps for Kids

VALDOSTA -- Obstacle courses, dramatic exploration and practical crafts are among the children’s activities offered during VSU’s Camp Discovery -- three spring break camps held March 30-April 3 and April 6-10 at the Regional Center for Continuing Education, 903 N. Patterson St.

The Department of Continuing Education will host Survivor VSU and Crazy for Crafts from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Theatre Magic from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the two sessions.

“Don’t want your children spending spring break in front of the TV or playing video games? We’ve got the place where they can expand their horizons, make friends and achieve personal growth through age-appropriate activities,” said Sue Bailey, Continuing Education Program Coordinator. “Our camps are designed to be fun for participants, as well as to improve academic, artistic, and/or physical skills, all in a safe, caring environment.”

Survivor VSU is a camp for children, ages 5-8, who want to learn how to work as a team and other valuable life lessons. Participants will compete in relay races, educational trivia games, puzzles and obstacle courses. During this camp, though, no one will get voted off the island.

Crazy for Crafts will allow children to explore their creative side as they make new friends. Students will make a variety of crafts, including duct-tape wallets, jewelry for boys and girls and name bookmarks. The crafts are designed for children ages 9 and up.

Children will take to the stage during Theater Magic, a camp that introduces children to the bright lights of acting, singing and dancing. Students will have the opportunity to come out of their shells during improvisational games, challenge their diction with tongue twisters, and learn about other aspects of stage productions.

Camp specifics

All camps are limited to 20 students and cost $80 per child ($90 after March 30). Participants registered for both morning and afternoon camps receive a $15 discount.

Students can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m., but must be picked up by 5:15 p.m. Those who stay all day must bring a lunch that does not require heating; however, refrigeration is available.

Call 229-333-5397 to register or print registration forms from http://www.valdosta.edu/conted/kids/SB2010.pdf . Fax forms to 229-333-5397, mail them with payment to (address) or drop them off at the Regional Center for Continuing Education.

For more information about the camps or other Continuing Education offerings for children, call 229-245-6484 or visit http://www.valdosta.edu/conted .