March 24, 2009
09-053

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU Continuing Ed Hosts Spring Break Camps

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University’s Department of Continuing Education will host spring break camps from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 30 until April 3 and April 6-10, at the Regional Center for Continuing Education, 903 N. Patterson Street.

Kaleidoscope, a fun-filled program where students gain hands on experience with drama, puppetry, magic, painting and more, is offered during morning sessions both weeks. Instructor Barbara Waldron will lead students on daily adventures, so children should wear old clothes or an oversized t-shirt for cover-up.

During the first week, students will learn to “make their move” by expressing ideas through the techniques of dance in a fun, child-centered atmosphere. Lead by Caitlin Kirk, the class improves strength, coordination and balance through movement activities with props, images and stories.

During the second week, Instructor Dawn Miller will bring “Stories Alive” with storytelling, games, art and creative crafts. Students will learn about storytelling, arts and crafts through an exciting literary and artistic adventure.

“This is the third year that we are offering Spring Break Camps,” said Sue Bailey, program coordinator in Continuing Education. “These classes are similar to Summer Camps in that we provide fun enrichment opportunities; but different in that these spring sessions don’t follow the formal, structured themes that summer camps do.”

Camps are open to kids in kindergarten through eighth grade (ages 5-12); those staying all day should bring a sack lunch. Early drop-off is available at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up is available until 5:30 p.m. Half-day, daily and weekly rates are available.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/conted/kids/SBC08.shtml or call (229) 245-6484 to register or receive more information.