Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Youth University’s Second Session Starts July 7

Clayton State University’s Division of Continuing Education’s popular Youth University’s second, three-week session for 2008 is set to kick off on Monday, July 7 at Clayton State’s newly-renovated location on Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro.

To prepare and inform parents, a Youth University Open House will be held on Tuesday, July 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., also at the Jonesboro location, 9157 Tara Blvd.

An exciting alternative to traditional summer day camp, Youth University’s 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 second session for 2008 will run from July 7 to July 25 and will be staffed by qualified teachers and counselors with backgrounds in education, recreation, writing, the arts and athletics. The registration fee is $399.

This year’s Youth University offers 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.

In Session Two, students will 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

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