June 2, 2010
What are your kids doing this summer?
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about providing fun, educational outlets for your children’s creativity and energy when school lets out for another year.
Temple University Ambler and Temple University Fort Washington are planning dozens of new and returning Summer Education Camp programs, which provide children and teens with a broad range of opportunities, from building and programming robots to trying their hand at magic.
Now in its 21st year, the Summer Education Camp program is offered in June, July, and August as a series of one-week camps.
“The camps are a fun-filled approach to academic subjects in a small-group setting,” said Rhonda Geyer, Director of Non-Credit and Special Programs at Temple University Ambler and Fort Washington. “They provide a wonderful opportunity for children, ages 8 to 12, and young adults through age 17, to learn about a specific area of interest, experience a college campus, and have a lot of fun at the same time.”
The Summer 2010 camps include topics ranging from digital photography, science, writing, and Web site design to robotics, babysitting, cartooning, and theater.
Temple University Ambler and Fort Washington will also offer a series of science and “green” camps for kids ages 8 to 12. The camps include Extreme Weather, Eco Friendly Green Crafts, The Eco-Zone, Earth and Space Science, Science Explorers, and Making A Difference — Going Green. These hands-on camps are both fun and educational and will make students more aware about the world and environment around them.
In addition, we are pleased to offer the “Jumpstart!” skills building camps. These camps will focus on writing and math skills for kids ages 8 to 12. The activities for these camps will be structured around the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). As several offered camps fill up fast, early registration is important!
This summer, a variety of full day and half day camp programs will be offered each week. Full day camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half day camps will run from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. This allows campers the opportunity to stay for the entire day or just come for a part of the day. It also provides flexibility for parents who may need their child in a camp program all day, or just a half-day.
“With the one-week camp sessions, families can try several different camp programs throughout the summer,” Geyer said. “Children and teens today are interested in so many things that we wanted to offer them the widest variety of fun, educational experiences possible.”
For more information or to register for the summer camp programs, call 267-468-8500 or visit www.ambler.temple.edu/camps.
VISIT HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUMMER EDUCATION CAMPS AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY FORT WASHINGTON.