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Summer Fun Activities for Kids - Education

 

 

Camp Invention

Rich Pond Elementary School's Camp Invention is a summer day program for students entering grades one through six.  This camp immerses your child in a weeklong experience where he or she will discover creativity and inventiveness through hands-on, creative
problem solving activities.

Dates: June 9th-14th, 2014 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM

For students entering grades 1st-6th in 2014-15

Cost: $220; or $190 if register online 

Contact: Jenny DeJarnette at dejarnette@warren.kyschools.us or at 270-781-967.

 

Chef Camp

Presented by the faculty of the Culinary Arts Program at Bowling Green Technical College.  Join us for a week of cooking, sanitation & safety in the kitchen. Foundational cooking skills will be emphasized. Each camper must wear long pants (no shorts allowed) and closed-toe shoes (example: tennis shoes) Each camper will be provided with a Chef Camp 2014 T-Shirt. Lunch will be provided.
Deadline to register is May 20, 2014. Mail or fax application to: Randy San 1127 Morgantown Road Bowling Green, KY 42101
Date: June 9th-13th
Fee: $150 per child
For more information please contact Randy San at 270-901-1035.

 

Chinese Discoveries that Shaped our World

The camp will be conducted by the Confucius Institute and the Hardin Planetarium

Monday - Friday, July 7-11, 20148 am – 4:30 pm, daily, one week only!Students in grades 3-6$195 fee includes all project materials and daily snacks (campers bring their own lunch)

Participants will engage in fun, interactive investigations, creative projects, all designed to stimulate curiosity and encourage cooperative discovery, understanding, and problem solving. The theme for this camp is
"Chinese Discoveries that Shaped our World."

Each morning the camp will start at 8 am at the WKU Confucius Institute (Helm Library). Campers will engage in such things as Chinese art, Chinese paper cutting, Chinese brush-painting, learning Chinese language, practicing Chinese Kungfu and Taichi, Chinese calligraphy, and painting Beijing Opera masks.

Each afternoon, camp will move to the Hardin Planetarium, where SCI (Science Curiosity Investigation) camp will include such topics as kite making, comets, the solar wind, paper making and natural dyes, constellations, the compass, Moon phases, eclipses, musical scales, and wind chimes.

Please register early Registration is limited to 20 students. Registration may be completed on-line at wku.edu/hardinplanetarium or you may register in person at the Hardin Planetarium.

If you have any questions or want more information, email us at hardin.planetarium@wku.edu, or call 270-745-4044 during business hours.

 

Night Sky Stories over a Summer Campfire

 

This series of shows will take place at the Hardin Planetarium.

Summer, more than any other season of the year, is a time for star-gazing.  Whether you are lucky enough to observe from a rural setting or find yourself looking skyward from a brightly lit town, this show is designed to help you become more familiar with the star patterns visible in the summer evenings. Share with us the glory of the celestial sphere as we look for ways to help identify them and remember the patterns they make.

This show is suitable for all ages and airs every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. (May 25th - July 10th)

 

Admission is free and the 60-minute program is suitable for all ages. Note that the show will begin on time, with no late entrance permitted.

For further information, contact: Ronn Kistler, hardin.planetarium@wku.edu, 270-745-4044

 

 

 

Lost River Junior Tour Guide Program 

Young visitors can become a Junior Tour Guide by participating in three of five activities outlined in the Junior Tour Guide booklet. Everything you need to get started is provided FREE in the Lost River Cave Visitor Center.

The tour is available everyday of week during open hours. 

Cost: Free, Cave Tour fee can apply

For more information, please call (270) 393-0077.

 

Kentucky Library & Museum Summer Day Camps

Photography Camp:

  • June 2nd-6th
  • Ages 13-15

Painting Camp:

  • June 9th-13th
  • Ages 6-10

Media Exploration:

  • June 16th-20th
  • Ages 11-14

Clay Camp:

  • June 23rd-27th
  • Ages 6-10

The cost for each camp is $120 for non-members and $108 for members of the museum.  Each camp is Monday-Friday from 8am-12pm.   For more information please contact Lynne Ferguson at 270-745-2594 or Christy Spurlock at 270-745-6082.

 

The Foundry: Summer Camps

Offering four weeks of day camps at The Foundry Christian Community Development Center (the old Boys & Girls Club) this summer during the following weeks:

June 16-19, June 23-26, July 7-10, July 14-17

These camps are open to children entering 1st through 5th grades in the Dishman McGuiness and Parker Bennett Curry School Districts. Lunch will be provided daily. Registration costs are only $5 per week, per child. You can pay at the door!

Camps will happen Monday through Thursday (9am-3pm) at The Foundry (531 West 11th Ave.)

Space is limited to 30 children each week.

Contact: Meghan Travis at 843-3942 ext. 1140 or at foundrybg@gmail.com

 

 The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS)

For gifted students who have completed sixth, seventh, or eighth grade, SCATS, The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students, presents a unique learning environment to explore new ideas, develop concepts, make friends, and share experiences. SCATS classes open new doors of learning for gifted young people and provide a comfortable social atmosphere where they can be who they truly are.

Date: June 8th-20th 2014

Cost: $900 for nonresidential campers; $1800 for residential campers

For more information, please call 270-745-6323 or email: gifted@wku.edu; or visit http://www.wku.edu/gifted/scats/index.php

 

The Summer Program for Verbally & Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY)

VAMPY, the Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth, assembles some of the brightest and most enthusiastic minds from counties around the Commonwealth, states across the nation, and countries all over the world. The VAMPY community reflects the diverse backgrounds, interests, and pursuits of its students who all have at least one thing in common: a love of learning.
Since 1984, The Center for Gifted Studies through a cooperative agreement with the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), has made the VAMPY experience the centerpiece of summer vacation for hundreds of seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth graders. Each summer more than 200 students spend three weeks living on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, KY, studying one topic in great depth.
Date: June 22nd-July 12th 2014
Cost: $2,700
For more information, please call 270-745-6323 or email: gifted@wku.edu; or visit http://www.wku.edu/gifted/vampy/index.php

 

Warren County Public Library

Get ready for a summer filled with special activities, amazing programs, great prizes and lots of fun for all ages! Please visit their website for more information: http://www.warrenpl.org/Summer-Reading.html

Dates: June 6-July 26th 

Cost: free 

Contact: Stephanie Wycihowski at 270-781-4882 ext. 212 or at stephaniew@warrenpl.org 

 

WKU Forensic Camp 

For students interested in public speaking, debate or acting. The camp is geared for those students who wish to be or who are currently on a forensic team.
Dates: July 6th- 12th

Cost: $250 for commuters (no meals or lodging)

          $650 for out-of-state

          $400 for Kentucky students

* Signing up after May 30th, earl registration will increase by $50.

Ages: Junior and Senior High School Students

The application can be found on our website at www.wkuforensics.com or at http://www.wkuforensics.com/index.php/camp-info.html
Contact: 270-745-1912 for registration help or 270-745-6340 for any other questions.

 

WKU Summer Media Workshops

The WKU School of Journalism and Broadcasting will be hosting four different day camps for high school students and faculty over several different topics.

XPOSURE JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

  • June 14th - 22nd
  • Application deadline: April 25th, 2014

For 31 years, high school students from throughout Kentucky and the region have come to learn and do journalism at Western Kentucky University's Journalism Workshop. These students have shown an interest in journalism and came to the workshops with backgrounds under-represented in U.S. newsrooms. Some lacked the financial resources to attend journalism workshops. The 2014 Xposure High School Journalism Workshop hosted by the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at WKU will continue that tradition. The alumni of these workshops fill newsrooms throughout the country, helping to ensure that the news gatherers at media outlets mirror the diverse communities they serve. For more information please contact Chuck Clark at chuck.clark@wku.edu.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MEDIA WORKSHOPS

  • June 15th- 19th
  • Registration Deadline: April 14, 2014
  • Cost: $300 per student

From on-line to on-air and so much more. The 11th annual High School Media Workshops offer four days of hands-on training in either a photojournalism workshop or a film production workshop covering every facet of the independent cinema process. Designed to challenge and motivate students this annual workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky High School Media Institute and the School of Journalism & Broadcasting. For more information email our workshop coordinator Charlotte Turtle at charlotte.turtle@wku.edu or call the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at 270-745-4144. For Brochure and application visit: http://www.wku.edu/khsmp/

FACULTY SUMMER WORKSHOP GRANTS

  • July 13th-20th, 2014
  • Application Deadline: May 1st 2014

Faculty from historically Black Colleges and Universities are invited to apply for a week-long digital journalism workshop, August 12-19, 2013. Faculty will work in teams of three to produce digital news stories and will present "best" digital teaching ideas from their colleges and universities.  For more information, please visit: http://www.wku.edu/journalism/summer_workshops/summer_workshops.php or contact: Pam McAllister Johnson, Ph.D. at pam.johnson@wku.edu

 

WKU Meteorology Club Weather Camp

Description: The WKU Meteorology Club is hosting it's first Weather Day Camp for Middle School Kids ages 12-1.
Date: July 21st-25th from 9am-4pm
Cost: $60 which covers food and t shirts

*Applications are due May 16th.  Any applications turned in after this date the camp cost will then be $70.

Contact: To find out more information and to get an application, check out the camp website at:
http://wkuwxcamp.weebly.com  or, contact Tyler Binkley the Camp Director at tyler.binkley567@topper.wku.edu.

 

WKU Writing Project

Description: Young writers' camp located on WKU's campus in Cherry Hall. Students who will be 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders during 2014-2015 school year are invited. All materials will be provided for students. The focus of the workshop will be writing plays.

Date: June 17th, 18th, 19th 

Cost: $100 per student; $175 for siblings

Contact: Dr. Peggy Otto  at 745-5710 or peggy.otto@wku.edu

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If you would like to include your organization or agency's summer activities for youth, please feel free to email the event information to alivebg@wku.edu.

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