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Summer Youth Programs 'College For Kids' and 'Sports For Kids' Offered at UWFox

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Kids and parents looking for exciting activities during the upcoming summer months need look no further than the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Menasha. Among the many traditionally fine summer youth enrichment activities offered by the Office of Continuing Education at the campus are “College For Kids” and “Sports For Kids”

Pam Massey, the athletic director at UWFox, feels that “Sports For Kids” offers a different approach than those provided by other local youth sports camps. “Our camp sizes are different than the other local camps. We don’t have the large number of campers during our sessions and that allows more individual instructions from our coaches. And, we have a number of our own collegiate players assisting the coaches, which provides even more individualized instruction. With more time for individualized instruction the child has more opportunity to expand his or her skills.”

“Our camp coaches have attended coaching clinics given by college Division 1 coaches, and they bring back the knowledge and teaching techniques from these clinics and incorporate them into ‘Sports For Kids’ here at UWFox,” Massey said. “Our coaches are also experienced at working with the age levels that are involved in ‘Sports For Kids.’”

“Sports For Kids” offers three sessions, including Coed Volleyball, July 11-14, from 9 a.m. to noon for kids entering grades 5-8 in the fall 2005. Coed Basketball is offered July 18-21 from 9 a.m. to noon for children entering grades K-2 in the fall of 2005. Coed Basketball is also being offered July 25-28 from 9 a.m. to noon for kids entering grades 3-5 in the fall 2005.

In addition to “Sports For Kids,” UWFox’s Office of Continuing Education offers “College For Kids.” Now in its eighth year, “College For Kids” is being offered July 11-15 from 1 p.m. to 4:15.

According to Cathy Paynter, Director of Continuing Education, “ ‘College For Kids’ ” is designed for kids entering grades 3 through 6 in the fall of 2005. It’s open to all kids who have a keen interest in science, art, math, computer science and other activities that take place in a fast-paced learning environment. We offer children a wide range of stimulating and enriching opportunities.”

“College For Kids” allows kids to select two classes from approximately 20 options. Each class lasts 90 minutes and is taken for the entire week. Certified teachers having experience working with this age group teach the classes.

Registrations for “Sports For Kids” and “College For Kids” are now being taken at UW-Fox Valley’s Office of Continuing Education. You may register by mail, in person, or online at www.uwfox.uwc.edu/conted. Program information can be obtained by calling the office. The complete Summer Youth Enrichment Programs catalog and registration form is also available at www.uwfox.uwc.edu/conted

Tuition for “Sports For Kids” is $69 when registration and payment are received by May 27. Tuition after May 27 is $79. The registration fee includes instruction, camp T-shirt and participation certificate.

The “College For Kids” tuition is $83 when registration and payment are received by May 27. Tuition received after May 27 is $99. The registration fee includes instruction for two classes, snack and classroom supplies.

Completed registration form and tuition can be mailed to the Office of Continuing Education, UW-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952. For additional information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 920-832-2636 or email cpaytner@uwc.edu.

Posted 5/4/2005