Coastal Carolina University's Mini Summer Youth Program for rising third- through ninth-graders gets under way from June 8 through July 31, excluding the week of June 29. Hands-on, interactive courses range from creative writing to money management to video production 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 what students have done during the class week.
The classes are taught by Coastal Carolina University faculty, instructors, and graduate students, and Horry County and Georgetown County school teachers. For the full list of classes or to register, call 843-349-2665 or visit www.coastal.edu/cec/mini.html on the internet. Some of the classes being offered include:
Junior ER, Chinese, Mathematics, Ecology and Biology, Marine Science, Greek Mythology, Medical Explorers, Fauna and Flora of South Carolina
Imagination Station, Animation, Life Sports and Outdoor Activity:
Golf, Tennis, Outdoor Adventure
Ukulele Lessons, Crafts, Theatre/Drama