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Summer Youth Programs Offered in Art, Sports, Swimming and Math

May 12, 2009

Youngsters from kindergarten through 12th grade can spend the summer enhancing their academic skills, tweaking their artistic side or taking part in sports activities — all while having fun at Cal State Fullerton this summer. For those interested in learning new games and meeting new friends over various sports activities, there are five summer youth programs offered by Associated Students Recreation Sports. For those wanting to advance their math and art skills, there are weekly programs offered through University Extended Education.

Associated Students Recreation Sports

The annual Titan Youth Sports Camp offers two different sessions: a Rookie Camp for kindergarten through fourth grade and a free agent camp for fifth through eighth grade youngsters. Both are offered in six, back-to-back one-week sessions of sport-related activities from June 22 through July 31. Participants can sign up for morning only, afternoon only or full day sessions. Extended childcare options are available.

The Learn to Swim Program, certified by the American Red Cross, is offered for children six months and older; adult classes also are available, as are private lessons. Each class meets for 30 minutes and a session lasts for 10 days; Saturday classes are 40 minutes long. Sessions are held from June 15 through Aug. 8.

Have some teens looking for a swinging good time? Rock Wall Camp may be just the fun and adventure they seek. Open to 13-17 year olds, the half-day sessions focus on teaching all the necessary skills needed to learn the sport of rock climbing. The program is offered 1-4 p.m. on a weekly basis from June 15 through Aug. 7. No climbing experience is necessary; all abilities will be accommodated.

Teens in 7th through 12th grade seeking help in developing speed, agility, strength training and conditioning can find that and more through the Sports Performance Enhancement Camp, which focuses on the development of specific skills necessary to succeed at a desired level of play. Two three-week sessions are offered: June 16-July 2 and July 14-30.

Pre-Fitness for Kids classes will be offered May 27-July 2 and July 8 –Aug. 14 and is geared to children from 18 months to 5 years of age and their parents. The 45-minute programs will focus on movement and nutrition.

For more information on all of the summer youth programs, call 278-PLAY or go to

University Extended Education

The popular Art Camp, co-sponsored by the university’s Art Department, offers kids and teens ages 7 to 14 years of age an opportunity to learn art concepts, methods and exhibit their work. Participants create in a variety of art forms, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, crafts and drama, at levels commensurate with age and experience. The two-week camps are offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 6-17 and July 20-31. Extended childcare options are available.

In addition, 8 to 12 year olds can sign up for a weeklong Drawing and Painting program offered 9-11 am. Aug. 3-7.

Youth from 11 to 18 years of age who want to prepare for fall classes in pre-algebra, algebra, algebra II or high school geometry, can do so through the following weeklong classes offered through University Extended Education:

Pre-Algebra Basics, for 11-13 year olds, is offered from 9-11 a.m. July 20-24.

Algebra I Problem Solving, for 12-14 year olds, is noon-2 p.m. July 20-24.

Algebra II, for 14-18 year olds, is held from 9 to 11 a.m. July 27-31.

Introduction to High School Geometry, for 13-16 year olds, is held July 27-31 from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 278-5836 or 278-2796, or visit

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