CSU Offers A Variety of Summer Camps For Area Youth

* 'Fun Things To Do With Bones, Stones & Sticks: Native American Primitive Skills' for grades 5-6 will run 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Instructor Russell Cutts is a writer and educator who draws deeply from his years of studying and the hands-on practicing of earth skills, the art and science of sustainable engagement between human beings and the environment. The campers will discover the past and learn the skills used by the Native Americans of the southeastern United States. They will identify edible plants, use stone age cookery, create art projects, play games and more. CSU's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Rd., Columbus.

Contact: Jill Whiting, 687-4090; E-mail: whiting_jill@ColumbusState.edu

* New Women's Soccer Coach To Conduct Soccer Camp. While CSU prepares to launch its inaugural NCAA women's soccer season in August, coach Jay Entlich will direct a Monday-Thursday (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) soccer camp for area youth of all skill levels, ages 4-16 at the CSU soccer field. Entlich has served as head coach of the Carolina Courage of the WUSA Womans Soccer League and assistant coach at the University of Mississippi. The camp will cover fundamentals, match-related skills training, tactical awareness training,and competitive group and team play. Registration is still open. Half-day camp (9a.m.-noon) for ages 4-6 costs $70 and includes a T-shirt. The full-day price is $140 .

Contact: Jay Entlich at 464-6341 or 568-2446; E-mail: entlich_jay@ColumbusState.edu

* CSU head golf coach Mark Immelman will direct a youth golf camp at Bull Creek Golf Course. The camp will cover driving, iron play, chipping, bunker play and putting. Activities also will cover rules and correct etiquette. The camp will be split: 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday for ages 13-18 and 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday for ages 6-12.

Contact: Mark Immelman at 565-4329; E-mail: immelman_mark@ColumbusState.edu

* Math Collaborative: ' Power Camp' For Boys Directed by CSU's Columbus Regional Math Collaborative, campers will collect and analyze environmental data and make predictions about the ecological impact of the tourist industry on a particular habitat. Daily activities will link statistics and probability to sports and games of chance. The camp, for boys in grades 6-8, will be held 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Elizabeth

Bradley Turner Center. Contact: Ann Assad, 568-2480; E-mail: assad_ann@ColumbusState.edu

* Math Collaborative: 'PREP PRIME: The Amazing Journey' Focuses On Hi-Tech Learning Participants, from grades 9-10 will utilize technologically-advanced electronic data collection devices such as temperature, sound motion, and turbidity probes. Spreadsheet, computer simulations, dynamic geometry software, and graphing calculators will be used to make connections between data, math, and science. During the course of the week, campers will be involved in team-building activities, and small and large group activities. The camp will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center.

Contact: Terri Abrams, 568-2480; E-mail: abrams_terri@ColumbusState.edu

* Space Camp: So You Want To Be An Astronaut Kids, in grades 3-4, will experience astronaut training, plus a simulated mission to the Moon and a visit to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The camp will run 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at CSU's Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

Contact: Scott Norman, 649-1470; E-mail: snorman@ccssc.org

A wide variety of camps and classes are also ongoing at the Continuing Education offices at Columbus State University and at the Rankin Arts Center in Uptown Columbus. Please http://conted.colstate.edu/ for complete details.