Coastal Carolina University is offering a summer youth program for rising third- through eighth-graders from June 11 through July 27. Hands-on, interactive courses include astronomy, theater, invention studio, ecology, outdoor adventure, Claymation, CSI, Spanish, junior robotics, animation, marine science, small animals and critters, and more. Students may sign up by the week or for the entire summer.
Half-day classes are from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4 p.m.; full-day classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before-class childcare (7:45 to 8:45 a.m.) and after-class (4 to 5:30 p.m.) childcare are available at additional cost. Registration fees vary according to length and content of courses, with fees beginning at $95 per student. Discounts are offered for multiple children in a family and for children of full-time Coastal faculty and staff. Participants are encouraged to register before June 1.
Transportation for all field trips is provided by the university. Parents, siblings and friends are invited for the last half hour/hour of class on Fridays for a culminating presentation/performance highlighting to observe what students have done during the class week.
The classes are taught by Coastal instructors, Horry County teachers and community experts. For the full list of classes or to register, call 349-2665 or visit www.coastal.edu/cec/mini.html on the Internet. Some of the classes being offered include:
Arts and Crafts
Beading and jewelry making
Birds and butterflies
Marvelous World of Japan
CSI (micro and molecular biology)
Games, rope course, survival fishing
Introduction to musical theater
Hip-Hop, African dance and step
Survey of dance forms
Mathletics (math using sports as a model)
Foreign language and culture
Let's Go to Bolivia!