- This summer children can challenge their minds by learning about
robots, the arts and inventing at The University of Southern Mississippi
June, each of these topics will be covered in one of four summer
camps offered through the Southern MissGC Division of Continuing
Studio" will be offered in three sessions: June 2-6, June 9-13,
and "Advanced Robot Studio" June 16-20 at the Gulf Park
campus in Long Beach. All of the sessions run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Studio" teaches children in grades 5-8 how to design and build
working robots using advanced programming techniques without being
restricted to using components only found in a kit. Infrared sensing,
multi-servo applications and advanced electronic fundamentals engage
students in higher levels of robotics while they solve tomorrow's
problems today. The cost is $250 per week, which includes a T-shirt
Studio" will be offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 9-13 at
the Gulf Park campus.
is a highly creative inventing program for kids in grades 2-5. From
prototype to finished product, kids will learn how to create inventions
that fly, roll, float and more. The curriculum has been adapted
by Pam Datlof, chief executive officer of KIDS Work Studios. Invention
Studio is a fun way to rev up imaginations as children learn how
to become inventors, entrepreneurs, and promoters of their own products.
The cost is $250, which includes a T-shirt and materials.
Want to Dance," a two week dance residency for students in
grades 5-7, will be offered June 23-July 3 at the Bay High School
Auditorium in Bay St. Louis.
Dance Institute summer residency provides access to the arts for
children. It is an opportunity for racially diverse children in
the middle grades, regardless of socioeconomic status or prior dance
experience, to receive dance instruction for a two-week period from
master teachers of dance on the Gulf Coast.
The cost is
$50 per person and it is open to the first 50 students who register.
The hours of the two-week camp are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
for the Arts and the 3 Rs" will be held from 8 am.-5 p.m. July
7-August 1 at the Gulf Park campus.
This camp is
a summer arts-based program for children ages 5 through 12, with
additional instruction in the core subjects of language, reading,
mathematics and social studies. Using an integrated approach, the
students will study the "Louisiana Purchase, An American Journey."
Instruction in the arts will be facilitated by professional artists
in visual arts and drama. Southern MissGC students enrolled in preservice
education and child development courses will assist the children
in the study of core subjects and are supervised by their instructors.
The cost is $280, with an additional $50 materials fee.
For more information
and to register for any of these camps, call the Southern MissGC
Division of Continuing Education at (228) 867-8777.