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Titan Summer: Kids, Art, Math, Sports, Swimming!!!

April 29, 2013

A child in a floral bathing suit dives through a hoop into a pool

A youngster practices diving through a hoop during the Associated Students Learn to Swim Program.

Kids from kindergarten through 12th grade can spend the summer enhancing their academic skills, developing their artistic talents or taking part in sports activities — all while having fun at Cal State Fullerton.

For those interested in learning new games and making new friends while participating in various sports activities, two summer youth programs are offered by Associated Students' Recreation Sports. For advancing math and art skills, weekly programs are offered through University Extended Education.

Associated Students Rec Sports

The annual Titan Youth Sports Camp offers sports and team-building activities for children enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade. Offered June 17 through Aug. 9, the camp provides eight, back-to-back, one-week sessions that include basketball, flag football, soccer, bowling, tennis and rock wall climbing.

Also scheduled are weekly "Family Fun Fridays" at 5 p.m., when camp participants and their parents are invited to attend a hosted barbecue held poolside at the Student Recreation Center.

Participants can sign up for morning, afternoon or full-day sessions at a cost of $109-$209 per session, including lunch and snacks. Extended childcare options are available for an additional fee.

The Learn to Swim Program, certified by the American Red Cross, is designed for children six months and older; adult classes also are available, as are private lessons. Ten-day sessions are held Monday through Friday June 17 through Aug. 9. Classes meet for 30 minutes each day. A Saturdays-only session also is offered June 23-Aug. 11 when classes meet for 40 minutes each time. Fees are $57 for the 10-day sessions.

More information about the summer youth programs is available online or by calling 657-278-5548.

University Extended Education

Art Camp, co-sponsored by the university's Art Department, offers kids and teens ages 7 to 14 an opportunity to learn art concepts and methods and to exhibit their work.

Participants create in a variety of art forms, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, crafts and drama, at levels commensurate with age and experience. The two-week camps are offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8-19 and July 22-Aug. 2. The two-week camps are $480 per child. Extended childcare options are available for an additional fee.

Youth ages 11 to 18 can prepare for fall classes through the following weeklong classes offered through University Extended Education:

  • Pre-Algebra Basics for ages 11-13 is offered 9-11 a.m. July 8-12.
  • Algebra I Problem Solving for ages 12-14 is offered noon-2 p.m. July 8-12.
  • Algebra II for ages 14-18 is held 9 to 11 a.m. July 15-19.
  • Drawing and Painting for ages 8-12 is offered 9-11 a.m. Aug. 5-9.
  • Young Writers Workshop for grades 4-5 is offered 9-11 a.m. July 1-5.
  • Middle School Writing Workshop for grades 6-8 is held 12:30-3 p.m. July 1-5.
  • Introduction to Public Speaking for grades 6-8 is offered 9-11 a.m. July 22-26.
  • Introduction to Public Speaking for grades 9-12 is offered noon-2 p.m. July 22-26.
  • Introduction to High School Geometry for ages 13-16 is held noon-2 p.m. July 15-19.

Cost for a week of classes is $160-$165 per student. For more information, call 657-278-5836 or 657-278-2796, or visit the website.

Fullerton Arboretum Kids Summer Camps

Youngsters can attend half-day, weeklong programs exploring connections between humans and nature through science, art and cultural activities at the Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road.

Two sessions of "Exploring the World With Mother Nature" run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17-21 and June 24-28. Cost ranges from $95-$105 per child. Discounts are offered for multiple children in the same family. For more information, call 657-278-3407 or email Evelyn Brown.

"Destination Science" summer camps at the Fullerton Arboretum for children ages 5-11 are offered in full- and half-day sessions, with extended hours also available. The sessions are:

  • Wacky Mega-Bot Tech June 17-21 and July 22-26
  • The Ultimate Survival Zone June 24-28
  • Astronaut Adventure Camp July 8-12
  • Crazy Coaster Science & Sea-fari Park July 15-19

Costs range from $224-$324 per camp with additional fees for extended hours. Discounts are available for multiple sessions and siblings. More information is available at 888-909-2822 and online.


Media Contact: Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852 

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