MAILED: April 9, 2001
From planning and operating a lemonade stand to conquering an obstacle course to visiting a planetarium, the Children's Center Summer Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will offer youth in the Chippewa Valley, ages 6 to 10, a chance to enjoy a variety of classes.
The Summer Program emphasizes gaining experience and skills in selecting, planning and implementing interactive projects and activities. The program, under the supervision of professional teachers, will be held June 11-Aug. 3.
The activities, which will take place on and off the UW-Eau Claire campus, will include projects in art, music and dance, physical development, science, and literature. The children also will have the opportunity to visit local parks, a landfill, a museum, a llama farm, libraries, and the universitys greenhouse, psychology department (rats!) and biology department (snakes!).
"The children are able to try things they've never tried before there's no limit to what they might learn and explore," said Jane Linton, Children's Center director.
"It's a chance for them to interact with other children and adults, explore nature and have a whole lot of fun."
The Summer Program, which is open to the public, costs between $11 and $23 per day, depending on whether the child attends a half-day or full-day and if the parent is a UW-Eau Claire student. The registration fee is $20.
For more information and registration materials, contact the Children's Center at
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 9, 2001