Summer 2004 Brings Special Programs for Kids, Teens at TAMIU

Summer Brings Special Programs for Kids, Teens at TAMIU

Summer is almost here, and Texas A&M International University is making sure that Laredo children will have plenty to stretch their minds and bodies.

TAMIU's Office of Special Programs will once again offer Summer Camps for children from pre-kindergarten through eleventh grade. All camps will be held at the TAMIU campus from Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, June 7 and ending Friday, July 9. The cost is $375 per student, unless otherwise noted.

Kinder Camp, for children three through five years old, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students will learn subjects such as "What do I get? (Math)" and "Scribble, Scribble! (Writing)."

Academic Camp, for students aged kinder through sixth grade, will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Subject areas include crafts, computers, book publishing, fun physics, art and science.

Children in grades first through sixth can participate in the TAMIU Children's Summer Workshop, which will offer such topics as "Hello, World! (Language, culture)," "Do, Re, Mi (Sing, Play, Move)," "Computer Education," and "Explore (Reading)."

The Summer Academy is for students in seventh through eleventh grade. Academic courses, including art, sculpture, science and computers, will be taught from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Math and English PSAT and SAT courses will be offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost for this program is $250 per student.

For more information about any of the Office of Special Program's Summer Camps, please contact 326.2700.

Activities for the body will be offered by TAMIU's Athletics Department for children ages five and older.

Boys basketball camps will begin Monday, May 31 and run Monday through Friday until Friday, June 4. Boys aged five through eight will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and those nine through 12 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Those aged 12 and up will have camp from Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost for each camper is $100. For more information, please contact coach Tarvish Felton at 326.2903.

Girls basketball camp will be open to sixth through twelfth graders beginning Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $60 per person and those interested should contact coach Marc García at 326.2904.

Boys and girls soccer camp for advanced players aged eight through 13 will begin Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Beginner players aged six and up will have camp from Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18, also from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $100. For more information, please contact coach Claudio Arias at 326.2893 or coach Sandra Forestier at 326.2901.

Volleyball camp for youths will begin Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Older players will have camp the same dates from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $68 per player. For more information contact Coach Binny Canales at 326.2894.

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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