Published on: June 13, 2013Let your child discover something new this summer at Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Discovery College, a fun and exciting enrichment program for youth with weekly camps running through August 8.
Discovery College provides students ages 7-14 an opportunity to build their talents or develop new interests through a variety of one- or two-week class sessions that take place Monday through Thursday, from 1-5 p.m., at the LSC-Montgomery campus.
Knowledgeable instructors—usually college faculty, local school teachers, professional artists, or performers—lead each class and encourage hands-on participation in a variety of subjects formatted for age-appropriate groups. The instructors make learning fun, and the relaxed, creative atmosphere allows students to develop new skills and meet new friends in a safe environment.
Some of the unique educational sessions include Lemonade Stand, CSI Crime Scene, and Billionaire Banker, all of which use team-building exercises to let students develop situational awareness and learn practical life skills. Robotics and Lego Engineering provide an opportunity for young people to learn more about technology and the practical application of newfound skills.
Plus, a special “Teen Track” has been added for 13- to 16-year-olds who might appreciate classes geared for their age group like Video and Digital Production, Digital Photography, College Prep, or Practical University.
During the weekly "Talk and Tours," all students have an opportunity to visit campus facilities, including the nursing lab, biology lab, theater, and library to hear from campus experts and professors about what happens on the LSC-Montgomery campus.
“Students can ask questions about a field of study that might pique their curiosity and challenge their mind,” said Donna Smith Burns, continuing education coordinator at LSC-Montgomery. “It is a great opportunity for young people to see what types of jobs and careers might be in their future.”
Each one-week session costs approximately $89, and the cost for the intensive two-week sessions range from $199 to $247. Parents must register their child in person at the LSC-Montgomery campus, Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the continuing education office (Building E, Room 205).
For more information and a complete list of Discovery College sessions, visit www.LoneStar.edu/youthprogram-montgomery, or call LSC-Montgomery’s continuing education office at (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.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 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 the nation. 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.