Discovery College Offers Exciting Possibilities

Are you looking for fun ways to keep your children entertained this summer?  Look no farther than Discovery College 2009, LSC-Kingwood's summer youth program.

Discovery College provides innovative and educational programs for children ages 6-14.  Students will enhance existing talents or develop new ones through a variety of classes that encourage hands-on participation in age-appropriate groups. 

By combining the perfect mix of fun and learning, there's a camp to suit every child.  More than 40 camps will be offered throughout the summer, just check out a few of the offerings below.

Camps for Creative Kids: Calligraphy, Slimy Art, Clay Animation, Knitting, Game Design, Drawing and many others will leave your artistic child smiling.

Camps for Young Leaders: American Heart Association CPR, American Red Cross Babysitting, Emergency Preparedness and the iLead Experience will teach your teen valuable and useful life skills to take them through high school and beyond.

Camps for Young Scientists: Bubbly, Oozy Kitchen Science, Incredible Creatures, Robotics, Space Adventures and others will spark a love for science in any child.

Camps for Rising Stars: Broadway Bound, In a Theatre Near you, Calling all Guitar Heroes, Jiggle Your Jive and Sing, Move and Play will lead to some dramatic summer fun.

Camps for New Explorers: Law and Order, Pirates of the Past, Young Explorers and others will have your children questioning the world around them.

Camps for Active Kids: Coyote Club Sports and Games Camp will offer children of all ages the opportunity to explore many team sports, including tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, racquetball, kickball, ultimate Frisbee, and track and field events. 

Camps for Inquisitive Kids: Brain Detectives, Out of the Ordinary, "Eat" Your Way Through a Good Book, Let the Games Begin and Snack Time all develop problem solving skills, reading and comprehension, while also offering fun games, cooking and lessons on life and the environment.

Discovery College begins June 15 and runs through July 31.  Camps are offered Monday through Friday and change weekly.  Morning sessions are held 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and afternoon sessions are held 1 - 5 p.m.   Students may attend a morning session, an afternoon session, or both.  Those attending both a morning and an afternoon session will need to bring a sack lunch.  All Discovery College participants will receive a Discovery College t-shirt.  Camps cost $85.

The catalog is available online at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/discoverycollege.  Registration is going on now.  Register in one of three ways: by fax (281-312-1612), in person (CLA room 107), or by phone (281-312-1660 or 281-312-1661).

Kids shouldn't be the only ones having fun and learning something new this summer.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers can check out the many opportunities offered by the Continuing Education Department at LSC-Kingwood.  Ask for a Summer 2009 CE Catalog when registering your child.

Register today for May Mini-term (May 11-29), Summer Term I (June 1-July 7), Summer Term II (July 9-Aug. 13) and Fall (Aug. 24-Dec. 13). Students can register in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With over 50,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas.