WADLEY - Bring your sense of wonder for arts, as well as for fun and exploration, and spend time on Southern Union's Wadley campus this summer!
Children entering the first through the sixth grades are invited to attend the annual Kids Kollege day camp. Held June 21-24, 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, music, science, dance and health, giving them a taste of "college life" at SUSCC. The camp also includes a day of fun on a field trip.
"We always look forward to Kids Kollege week," said Shondae Brown, director of public relations at SUSCC. "These students bring such vitality and energy to campus; it is just a fun atmosphere."
Kids Kollege is sponsored by the SUSCC Alumni Association. Registration for the camp is $70. Camp T-shirts are available for an additional $10. Registration forms can be found by clicking the Kids Kollege icon on the Southern Union website, suscc.edu. Registration ends May 21.
Older students will also have a chance to have some fun at Southern Union this summer. Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for June 16 and 17, is open to students in grades 7-12 or college age. At a cost of $162, the camp may be taken for college credit by students who meet the college's entrance requirements. Fine Arts Camps offers training in music and dance 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, "These camps are just examples of how Southern Union works to enhance cultural exposure for our area's youth, to stimulate interest in arts and sciences, and to promote community spirit."