CSU Hosts Final Month of Summer Camps

COLUMBUS, Ga. - July marks the final month of Columbus State University Continuing Education summer camps for 2006.

The Rankin Arts Center Arts Explorers series highlights a menu of offerings that will change weekly through the month. Kids from grades K-5 will emulate legendary artists Romare Bearden (July 10-14), Faith Ringgold (July 17-21) and Andy Warhol (July 24-28) as they create their own works. For example, Bearden campers will use collage techniques, construct Africa-inspired masks and collaborate on a mural via printmaking.

Elsewhere, campers will Crank Up the Volume at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center as they explore movement through the fast-paced motion of jazz (July 10-14). Also, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (July17-21) will showcase the business of banking, as campers ages 7-10 tour behind the scenes of a local bank and learn how financial institutions turn clients pennies into dollars.

Among camps at CSUs Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Spaceland will show the uniqueness of the planets. Campers, from grades 3-4, will fly Challenger missions, design and model planetary surfaces, build and launch rockets and visit a military aviation museum.

CSU sports camps round out the July offerings. Due to popular demand, a tennis camp has been added to run July 31-Aug. 3. Also, in addition to soccer and basketball programs, the 33rd annual Cheerleading Camp (July 10-14) for ages 4-14 will feature guidance from CSU coach Jimbo Davis and his cheerleaders, one of the nation's top Division II programs with several Peach Belt Conference titles and national championships.

For more information including how to register, contact CSU Continuing at 706-568-2023 or visit http://conted.colstate.edu. To contact the Rankin Arts Center, call 706-641-4000.

The entire July summer camp schedule:

ARTS EXPLORERS (RANKIN ARTS CENTERS)

  • July 10-14, Romare Bearden, grades K-2 and 3-5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $125
  • July 17-21, Faith Ringgold, grades K-2 and 3-5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $125
  • July 24-28, Andy Warhol, grades K-2 and 3-5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $125

RANKIN ARTS CENTER (ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS)

  • July 8-Aug. 26 (Saturdays), Juggling 101, ages 12-adult, 10-11 a.m., $49
  • July 10-28, Musical Theatre II, grades 5-7, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $125
  • July 10-14, Culture, Craft, and Tradition, grades 5-7, 1:30-4:30 p.m. $75
  • July 10-31 (Mondays), Expressions for Teens II, ages 13-19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $85
  • July 17-21, Taking Up Space, grades 5-7, 1:30-4:30 p.m., $75
  • July 24-28, The Artist Series, grades 5-7, 1:30-4:30 p.m., $75

TURNER CENTER CAMPS (Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center)

  • July 10- August 9 (Mondays and Wednesdays), Drivers Education, ages 13-19, 6-9 p.m., $225
  • July 10-14, Crank Up the Volume, ages 7-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $125
  • July 17-21, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? ages 7-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $125

CSU SPORTS CAMPS

  • July 10-14, Cheerleading Camp, ages 4-14, 9 a.m.-noon, Lumpkin Center, $85
  • July 17-20, Herbert Greene Basketball Camp, ages 4-18, 9 a.m.-noon, Lumpkin Center, $100
  • July 17-19, (Basketball) Shooters Camp, ages 14-18, 6-9 p.m., Lumpkin Center, $85
  • July 24-27, Soccer Camp, ages 5-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CSU Soccer Complex, $175 or $100 for 9 a.m.-noon half-day option.
  • July 31-Aug. 3, Tennis Camp, ages 4-18, 9 a.m.-noon, Blackmon Tennis Center, $100

COCA-COLA SPACE SCIENCE CENTER CAMPS

  • July 3-7, So You Want to be an Astronaut? grades 3-4, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $205
  • July 10-14, Space Arts, grades 3-5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $205
  • July 17- 21, Spaceland, grades 3-4, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $205
  • July 24-28, Stargazers, grades 1-2, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $205