Summertime, And The Learning Is Busy

6-6-2015 11-26-00 AMMay was a whirlwind of activity at the Center for Lifelong Learning, and it looks like June will be the same. There have been several changes happening.

One is, Athens State University has updated its website and moved things around. The Center for Lifelong Learning has moved from the bottom of the page, to the QUICK LINKS AND SEARCH drop down menu. It is located at the top left of the screen now. We want to be sure you can find us when you are looking for summer camps for your children or grandchildren.

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The other change is that Dr. Diane Sauers has moved to Kentucky. Diane was our director for five years and we will miss her greatly. Her farewell reception was attended by members of the Athens, Decatur, and Madison communities, as well as former students of the Center.

This summer, our most popular camp – SUPER SITTER COURSE, Ages 11 to 15 – will return June 22 – 26, from 9:00 am to noon, Monday – Friday. This course teaches everything you will need to know to be an exceptional babysitter. It includes a trip to the 911 office, arts and crafts, and cupcake decorating. The fee for the program is $75 and students will get a certificate at the end of the program. This program is co-sponsored with Athens Limestone Hospital.

Another popular camp, DRAMA CAMP: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Ages 8-15 – is being offered Jun15-19, from 9:00am to noon, Monday – Friday. Camp will be held at McCandless Hall on the Athens State campus. The fee for the program is $75, and there will be a presentation of the program for parents and friends on Friday, at 11:00am. As always, this is a wonderful opportunity to see talented children shine. Kristi Coughlin will be teaching this camp for the third year.

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We are offering a new music camp – RHYTHM CAMP, Ages 11 through Adult – teaching the basics of guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, percussion, etc. Class is scheduled Tuesdays, starting June 9 and going through August 4. It is scheduled from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Center. There is no class on June 23rd. The fee for this program is $175. The instructor is Barry Kay, a local musician who plays regularly in area venues.

Another music offering this summer is DISCOVERING VIOLIN, and there will be two classes held on Thursdays. This seven week program is for students who have little or no experience in violin. Class is limited to five, so that students can get individual attention as well as group experience. DISCOVERING VIOLIN I is from 3:00pm – 3:45pm, and is for students with less than 3 months experience. DISCOVERING VIOLIN II is from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm and is for students with more than 3 months experience. The fee is $90 for the seven week program. The instructor is Kristi Coughlin.

There are two art camps this summer. ART EXPLORERS, Ages 8-12, is an enrichment program designed to provide an exploration of a variety of mediums. Valerie Alexander does a great job engaging students in this exploration of art. Enrollment is limited, so register early. Camp is scheduled Monday-Friday, June 15-19, from 9:00am to noon, at the Center. The fee is $69 for the week.

PAINTING FUN, Ages 8-12 is scheduled Monday – Thursday, July 13-16, from 9:00am – noon at the Center. Students will take home four paintings using acrylic paints. All supplies are included in the fee. The fee is $69 per person.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262