Summer Fun At The Athens State Center For Lifelong Learning

Summer camps can be beneficial, enriching and fun. Choosing the right camp for your child can be difficult. The school year is more than half over and in just a little while kids will be out for the summer. When you are looking for something to do this summer, think of the Center for Lifelong Learning.

Why choose the Center for Lifelong Learning? Our camps are planned for fun first and include an academic component to keep the learning going during the summer. We offer a wide variety of programs for boys and girls, ages 8-12. In most cases, everything is included in the price of the camp, so there are no additional fees. Another reason to choose camps at the Center is the ratio of camper to teacher. We hire experienced teachers who work with just 10 campers at a time in most camps.

Archery Camp will be back for those campers interested in sports. This year we will be offering three new camps for the sports enthusiast – Fishing, Golf, and Soccer Camps. Last year the Archery Camp had a waiting list, so we recommend you register early for these camps.

From Cows to Cotton, Stop Motion Animation, and Smart Photography will be back for another year. The From Cows to Cotton camp will be touring new farms and focusing on different kinds of farmers. This camp filled last year too, so register early. Stop Motion Animation and Smart Photography will also be adding new components.

There are several new camps this year. There is a creative writing camp that will teach campers how to develop stories, and they will take home the collection of short stories from the camp. We will offer a Cooking School, co-sponsored by Food Fite, which will teach kids kitchen skills and let them cook a meal to take home for dinner. There is a camp that features Hip Hop moves and one that will feature sewing techniques. There are even science camps for the future scientists in your family. There are art camps in the works, too.

Most camps will be scheduled Monday through Thursday. Fridays will be reserved for Field Trip Fridays. Those campers who enroll in Field Trip Fridays will take short trips to local sites like the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.

Information about all of the camps and trips offered through the Center for Lifelong Learning will be available to the public on March 15. We will begin loading the website – – with details about the camps beginning March 1. You can look for information about camps on our Facebook page – Center for Lifelong Learning at Athens State University.

We also provide programming for adults. We are taking registration for our 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Dynetics Solutions Complex in Huntsville. This year’s theme for the symposium is: “Leadership: It’s All In The Game.” Our featured keynote speaker is Mrs. Barbara Dooley – first lady of Georgia football, morning talk show host, author, and breast cancer survivor. Other speakers include Tina Tuggle, Director of Community Relations for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans; and Brooke and Audrie Hamann, two of Athens State’s own students who recently won the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship in May 2016. There will be three break-out session at the workshop: (1) Recruiting for a Winning Season; (2) Building a Championship Team; and (3) Retiring Your Number: How to Financially and Emotionally Prepare for Retirement.

Registration is available until March 1 at the sale price of $85. Regular tickets will be on sale for $95 beginning March 2. Please register by contacting the CLL at (256) 233-8260. More information is available on our website –
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262