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Kids Get a Jump on Summer at Cal State Fullerton

April 21, 2014

A variety of summer camps, classes and other activities at Cal State Fullerton offer kids from kindergarten through 12th grade opportunities to have fun, learn new skills and make new friends during the summer. Choices include sports activities, a learn-to-swim program, art camp and exploring nature, as well as academic classes to enhance math, writing and public speaking skills.

Titan Youth Sports Camp
For children enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade, Titan Youth Sports Camp offers sports, team building and leadership activities. Offered June 16 through Aug. 8, are eight, one-week camp sessions that include basketball, flag football, soccer, swimming, rock wall-climbing and bowling. The camp is designed around a full-day schedule to include swimming, movies and alternate activities offered in the afternoon to complete the camp experience.

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


Learn to Swim
The Learn to Swim program provides a safe and fun environment where children feel comfortable learning and developing their water skills in a water safety/group swimming instruction program certified by the American Red Cross. Children 6 months and older of all abilities can participate, and adult classes also are available.

Ten-day sessions are held Monday through Friday, June 16 through Aug. 8. A Saturdays-only session is offered June 21 through Aug. 9. Fees are $57 for 10-day sessions.

A parent orientation and barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Families can meet camp counselors and swimming instructors, complete paperwork, and pick up parking passes and camp T-shirts.

More information about Titan Youth Summer Programs is available online or by calling


Art Camp for Kids 7-14
Led by professional artists, Art Camp helps kids explore their creativity in art, drama, design and crafts. Campers rotate into four classes throughout the day: drawing and painting, ceramics, dramatic activities, and three-dimensional design and crafts. Older students, ages 12-14, can broaden their skills with more advanced projects.

The two-week long camps are offered 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 7-18 and July 21-Aug. 1 at a cost of $480 per child. Extended day options are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. For more information and registration forms, visit the website, email Amanda Lopez  or call 657-278-5836.

Classes for Kids and Teens
A variety of classes, ranging from drawing and painting, math skills, writer's workshops and public speaking are offered in weeklong classes through University Extended Education:
Drawing and Painting for ages 8-12 is offered 9-11 a.m. Aug. 4-8
Brush Up on Your Math Skills for grades 4-5 is offered noon-2 p.m. July 7-11
Pre-Algebra Basics for ages 11-13 is offered 9-11 a.m. July 14-18
Algebra I Problem Solving for ages 12-14 is offered noon-2 p.m. July 14-18
Algebra II for ages 14-18 is offered noon- 2 p.m. July 21-25
Introduction to High School Geometry for ages 13-16 is offered 9-11 a.m. July 21-25
Early Writer's Workshop for grades 2-3 is offered 9-11 a.m. July 7-11
Young Writer's Workshop for grades 4-5 is offered 9-11 a.m. July 7-11
Middle School Writing Workshop for grades 6-8 is offered noon-2 p.m. July 7-11
Introduction to Public Speaking for grades 6-8 is offered 9-11 a.m. July 28 - Aug.1

Cost ranges from $165-$170. For more information and registration forms, visit the website, email Amanda Lopez or call 657-278-5836.


Nature Camp at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Cal State Fullerton's Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, a 12-acre nature preserve and education center in Modjeska Canyon, is offering a nature camp for children ages 8-11. The camp is offered in two, four-day sessions, July 22-25 or Aug. 12-14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers will explore nature with hands-on experiments, discover fun facts about wildlife and plants, and learn to protect themselves and the natural habitat while they are outdoors.

Cost for the four-session camp is $150 per student. Class size is limited and reservations are required. Additional information is available online or by calling 714-649-2760. The Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, 92676.

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