LSC-North Harris Offers Great Summer Programs for Children and Teens

Published on: March 11, 2009

Send your children on a journey through the world of art, science, and sports this summer. Lone Star College-North Harris has completely restructured its Kids College summer offerings into two separate formats to meet the needs of younger audiences while taking into account the teenage interests of twelve through fourteen-year-olds. There will also be an All-State Choir Academy for students in grades 9 through 12. Pricing has been set at very moderate rates from a low $79 to $150 per week to help families struggling through today's economy.
The YMCA at LSC-North Harris is offering Kids College-ten unique one week sessions for children age five to 12, beginning June 8 and ending Aug. 14. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended drop-off early as 7 a.m. and pick-up times late as 6:30 p.m. to meet the needs of working parents. Cost per week is $100. Themes for the summer sessions include Land of the Lost-Bone Detectives; From the Ground Up-EcoFriends; Crazy 'bout Critters; Stage, Screen and Behind the Scenes; Wacky Water Days and more.

To view a complete schedule online visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu/kidscollege. 

For older children and teenagers, LSC-North Harris has created six College Bound Summer Enrichment Academies for children seven to 14 years of age beginning June 15 and ending July 31. The academies provide participants with a safe and fun place to learn, explore exciting careers, and interact with others. There is a different focus each week. Times, ages of participants, and prices vary according to each academy. There will be a Hurricane Basketball Academy, June 15 to 29, ages 7 to 14; Cheerleading/Dance Academy, June 22 to 26, ages 12 to 14; All State Choir Academy (for grades 9 to 12 only) July 6 to 9; Emergency Response/Crime Scene Investigation, July 13 to 17, ages 12 to 14; Robotics Academy, July 20 to 24, ages 12 to14; and Drama Academy, July 27 to 31, ages 12 to 14. Fees for the academies are set at $150 for the week except for Choir Academy which costs $79 for the course. To view a complete College Bound Academy schedule, visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu/collegebound.

To request a schedule or to find out more information on any of the summer offerings for youth, call Kathy Bible at 281.618.5630.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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C.C. Sutphen
Public Relations and Special Events Director
Lone Star College-North Harris
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5425
281.618.7105 fax