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Still Time to Register for Summer Youth Programs

RELEASED: May 22, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — There is still time to register for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education Summer Youth Programs.

  • Summer Institute sessions are slated for June 16-26 at Halmstad Elementary in Chippewa Falls and July 7-17 at Locust Lane Elementary in Eau Claire. Classes will be offered in math, science, language arts, social studies, foreign languages, creative arts, music and sports. Presented in two-hour periods from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, classes emphasize interactive learning. Sessions include a classes for children entering 4- or 5-year-old kindergarten in fall 2008. Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire school districts will provide tuition credits for students in their districts.
  • Brain Blasters is Continuing Education's newest summer program for sixth- through eighth-grade students. Classes include science, technology, math, writing, art, history and sports. Brain Blasters is set for June 16-26 at the Chippewa Falls Middle School and July 7-17 at South Middle School in Eau Claire. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire school districts will provide tuition credit for students residing in their districts.
  • The Chippewa Valley Museum day camps are offered in partnership with the Chippewa Valley Museum. Open to third- through sixth-grade students, Farm Life Adventures will run from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 4-8 and Time Travelers from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 11-15 at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Carson Park. Flexible registration options allow students to participate for one day, two weeks or anywhere in between.
  • The 29th Annual Science & Technology Institute will offer two weeklong sessions this summer. Senior camp for students entering grades 10-12 is scheduled for July 13-18. Junior camp for students entering grades 7-9 will be July 20-25. Scholarships are available to students with financial need. Classes will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Classes will emphasize hands-on experiments and projects that encourage in-depth exploration of topics. Designed for students with a strong aptitude in the sciences, the institute provides a high level of academic challenge. Instructors include university faculty and licensed secondary teachers who will discuss science-related career opportunities. The program will offer classes in astronomy, computer architecture, computer programming, environmental studies, nanotechnology, physics, robotics and architectural design. Students can stay on campus or commute to the program.
  • Computer Science: Introduction to Programming Using Gaming Algorithms will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon July 7-25 at UW-Eau Claire. The course is designed for high school students interested in learning widely used programming language or who plan to take the advanced placement Java exam for college. The three college credits earned will apply toward a computer science degree at UW-Eau Claire. No prior coursework is required. Applications should be submitted by June 1.
  • Musical Theatre Ensemble is a July 13-18 camp at UW-Eau Claire that will offer training in voice, acting, scene development, movement and dance. Theater games, group scene work and rehearsals will give students a glimpse into the world of musical theater production. Students can choose a residential or commuter option.
  • Total Percussion Camp will run from 9 a.m.-noon June 23-27. It will provide instruction and performance in all areas of percussion, including mallet, timpani, marching, concert and world percussion. New and experienced drummers are welcome. All equipment will be provided, including drums, sticks and mallets. Students can bring their own equipment.

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education will accept walk-in or mailed registrations at 210 Water St., P.O. Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI, 54702-4004. Registrations can be faxed to 715-836-5263. For more information or to request accommodations for a disability, call 715-836-3636 or toll free 866-893-2423, or e-mail CE@uwec.edu. Information also is available to download on the Continuing Education Web site.

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