Summer camp provides a fun, educational environment at LSC-Kingwood

Published on: April 04, 2012

With the spring semester coming to an end and the summer break around the corner, some parents are looking for summer camps for their children.

Lone Star College-Kingwood’s 2012 Discovery College will have a multitude of fun and educational activities to keep children ages 6-17 entertained this summer. Registration kicks-off April 14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in CLA 107. The program begins June 4 and goes through Aug. 2. Courses will be held on a weekly basis on Mondays through Thursdays with morning and afternoon sessions starting at $89.

“The purpose of Discovery College is to provide summer enrichment programs that are fun and educational to get kids on campus and to offer a wide range of camps for kids to focus on their passion and have an increased interest in learning,” Terry Hebert, Discovery College program coordinator, said.

Camps at this year’s Discovery College are Sports Skills camp, Butterflies and Bugs, Robotics, This is Rocket Science, Graphic Novel, Babysitting, Bubbly Oozy Science, Planet Earthy, Explorations in Drawing, Relating with Money, Flowers and Cake Decorating, Live Acrylic Painting, Power and Speed Camp, Math Boggle, Multimedia Drawing, Money College and Me, Boxes and Bows, Preparing for Middle School Theatre, Preparing for Middle School Choir, Preparing for Middle School Band, Preparing for Middle School Orchestra, So You Want to Be an Engineer?, Could Writing Be Fun?, Nano Engineering, Super Cosmic Explorations, Kitchen Chemistry, Dance, Drama, Game Design, THEA Preparation, Rocks, Minerals and Fossils; Geo Tech, SAT Intensive Reading/Writing, Fantastic Physics, Preparing for the Workforce, ACT Overview, Fun With Math, Printmaking, SAT Math Intensive, SAT Overview, Reading, Bridging Class: 5th to 6th, Bridging Class: 8th to 9th, Bridging Class: 12th to College, Clay Animation, and Creative Writing and Speaking.

“The purpose of the program is to offer youth a chance to develop skills and learn new ones in a warm and friendly environment,” said Devon Alexander, director of LSC-Kingwood’s Continuing Education department.

Supervised lunch is available for students registering for both morning and afternoon classes occurring in the same week. Students staying for lunch must bring a sack lunch each day. All Discovery College participants will receive one camp T-shirt. Additional t-shirts can be purchased from the Continuing Education department.

For more information on Discovery College or what programs will be offered this year, call 281-312-1660 or 281-312-1661 or visit http://lonestar.edu/youth-classes-kingwood.htm.


Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit http://www.lonestar.edu/.