Registration Open for College’s Summer Youth Camp

Published on: May 04, 2012

Give your child a summer of learning at Discovery College, a fun and exciting summer youth camp offered at Lone Star College-Montgomery and also for the first time, at Lone Star College-Conroe Center.

Discovery College, which begins Session 1 on Monday, June 11, is an affordable, educational youth camp that covers a range of interesting topics in one- or two-week class sessions. Camps are primarily for children ages 7 to 14, but special "teen track" camps are available for ages 15 to 17.  

Registration is already underway for the camp sessions, which aim to engage children in key areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to promote a true learning experience.  

“We make sure that each class is fun, but also follows the STEM model,” said Donna Smith Burns, program coordinator for Discovery College. “Campers have an opportunity to work on teams and develop their creative skills, too.”

Some examples of camp sessions are Digital Images & Photoshop; 101 Things About Science; Fitness and Food; Math Can be a Blast; Adventures in Art; Digging Archaeology; CSI Crime Scene; Weather & Natural Disasters; Girls Night Out; Computer Wizards; and more. Plus, Discovery College will continue the popular LEGO® Engineering and Robotics sessions. The Robotics class will be taught at both LSC-Montgomery and LSC-Conroe Center.

“Robotics classes for young people is the wave of the future,” said Smith Burns. “We’ve had such an interest in these programs that we have added classes this year to accommodate even more students.”

Discovery College takes place at LSC-Montgomery throughout the summer on Monday through Thursday, from 1-5 p.m. Discovery College is offered at LSC-Conroe Center for two weeks only, June 18-21 and June 25-28, with both morning (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) and afternoon (1-5 p.m.) sessions available. Most classes cost approximately $89 per week-long session.

Parents may register their child in person at either LSC-Montgomery or LSC-Conroe Center Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration takes place at LSC-Montgomery in the continuing education office located in the Administration Building (Building E), Room 205. Registration at LSC-Conroe Center takes place at the continuing education registration desk near the main entrance.

For more information and a complete list of Discovery College sessions, visit www.LoneStar.edu/youthprogram-montgomery, or call 936.273.7446.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

LSC-Conroe Center is located 777 Conroe Park North Drive in Conroe, approximately 2.5 miles east of I-45 off of FM 3083. For more information about LSC-Conroe Center, call 936.521.4500, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/conroe-center.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, 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 six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.