For immediate release
May 7, 2009
MCC Plans Youth Summer Camps
MADISONVILLE, Ky.— Madisonville Community College (MCC) has scheduled a variety of summer programs for area youth.
Camp WonderKids is a week-long, free day camp for children, between the ages of 6 and 12, with documented asthma. The children participate in swimming as well as a variety of activities and crafts which help them to learn about asthma and how to manage it. The camp is staffed with a variety of MCC allied health and nursing students as well as area physicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses. Camp WonderKids will take place at Madisonville City Park on June 1-5. Camp begins Monday through Thursday at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. On Friday, camp begins at 8 a.m. and ends at noon.
Enrollment is limited by available space and staff. Those interested in participating must submit a completed application packet by May 18. Acceptance letters will be mailed. For more information, contact Tina Siddon by phone at (270) 824-1748 or by email at email@example.com.
Summer Arts Academy
The Summer Arts Academy is held at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts and offers a unique opportunity for junior and senior high school students to work with artistic professionals to learn about the many aspects of theatre. The Elementary Summer Arts Academy is a five-day academy designed for students who have completed grades kindergarten through fifth grade and helps prepare this age group for stage performance.
Summer Arts Academy for kindergarten through second grade is scheduled July 27-31 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children will be involved in movement and voice, the fundamentals of acting, as well as a daily art activity. The class will showcase Firefly in the Sky on Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Third through fifth graders will participate in the academy from July 27 through 31 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Students will incorporate acting, movement, and music. They will also work on character development and line memorization. The academy will culminate in their showcase of Through the Looking Glass on Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
The Senior Summer Arts Academy for sixth through 12th graders will be held June 4-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will learn the production process from auditioning to the final curtain. Senior Academy students can choose to focus either on performance or technical theatre. The Senior Academy will present Thoroughly Modern Millie in the final showcase on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
Application and fees are due by May 29 for grades 6-12 and July 17 for grades K-5. For more information, please contact the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at (270) 824-8685.
Summer Youth College
The MCC Community Education Office will hold Summer Youth College for students entering 1st through 6th grades July 13-16. Students will attend three one-hour classes each day from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Classes offered are: It’s a Kodak Moment, Life is So Magnetic, Duct Tape Clothing, Hands Up for America, The Whole World’s a Stage, and The Art of Mosaics. For more information, contact MCC Community Education at (270) 824-8658.
Governor’s Minority Student College Preparation Summer Enrichment Experience Program
Madisonville Community College and James Larmouth Family Resource Center will host the Summer Enrichment Experience Program June 8-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Guided Learning and Academic Achievement (GLAD) Center located on Branch Street.
The Governor’s Minority Student College Preparation Program was established by the Council on Postsecondary Education for middle school minority students. Kentucky Community and Technical College System helps fund this statewide program that assists in addressing the issues of attrition, lower grade point averages, and undecided majors experienced by minority students. The Summer Enrichment Program will address these issues by offering academic enrichment activities in math, reading, computer science, technical information, multi-cultural education, and the arts. The goal is to encourage students to remain in school and ultimately enroll in college.
Application deadline is May 15. For more information contact James Bowles, MCC Director of Cultural Diversity at (270) 824-8588.
TRiO Talent Search/West AHEC Summer Enrichment Experience
West Area Health Education Center (West AHEC) in collaboration with TRIO Educational Talent Search is hosting a summer enrichment experience for middle school students, June 15-19, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the MCC Health Campus. Students will discover how math and science skills relate to everyday health professions and careers in forensic science. Emphasis is placed on providing opportunities to participate in hands-on activities designed to enhance each participant’s understanding of the scientific process and solve a crime. Sessions will include: Interviewing and Investigative Teaming, Clue Collection, CSI Lab 101 and Real Life Forensic Careers.
The registration deadline is June 5. For additional information call Talent Search at MCC at (270) 824-8680 or West AHEC at 1-800-357-8801.
Upward Bound Summer Program
The annual Upward Bound summer program will take place at Madisonville Community College June 3-July 10. Approximately 85 high school students will take part in academic and enrichment classes throughout the summer as well participate in group activities, community service, college campus visits, and a four-day trip upon the conclusion of the summer academic component. All activities are designed to prepare the students for the upcoming academic year.
The Upward Bound summer program is a continuation of activities and services that are provided during the academic year. The summer program is for current Upward Bound participants who have completed 9th through 12th grade and attend Muhlenberg North, Muhlenberg South, Hopkins Central, Webster County, or North Hopkins high schools. For more information contact Upward Bound at (270) 824-8679.
MCC is an equal opportunity and education institution