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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

March 22, 2005

Summer fun for kids of all ages at Sac State

There’s fun in the sun – and in the classroom – for boys and girls of all ages in a variety of recreational and educational summer programs offered by Sacramento State.

Academic Talent Search allows 6th to 9th graders to expand their minds through accelerated and enrichment classes in more than 100 academic subjects like animation, genetics, Shakespearean theater and zoology. One-, three- and five-week courses will be offered from June 20 to Aug. 1.

The CSUS Aquatic Center will bring back its full array of water sports camps for kids ages 7 to 17, which include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing and white-water rafting. Optional overnight campouts will be available for all student participants.

Science Adventures summer camp returns to campus for nine weeklong sessions for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, with exciting exploratory and hands-on learning camps in robotics, rocketry and more.

Athletic day camps for kids, teens and high schoolers, with overnight camping for some programs, will be offered in football, basketball, rowing, volleyball, tennis and other sports.

Peak Adventures offers three camps for kids 9 to 18 years old with daylong and overnight camping options, and day excursions either on-campus or off-campus. The Leadership Camp helps kids become confident leaders through a backpacking trip with their peers.

WAVE camp is open again to youth 10 to 25 years old with disabilities.

For more information about the specific programs offered, refer to the contact numbers listed on the following schedule. For media assistance, contact the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

Schedule of Sacramento State youth programs
Summer 2005

Academic Talent Search
7750 College Town Drive, Suite 101
(916) 278-7032
Web site:
One-, three- and five-week sessions offered throughout the summer to students in grades six through nine. Call for information on required testing and application process.

  • Two one-week programs: June 20 - 24 and Aug. 1 - 5
  • Two three-week programs: June 20 - July 8 and July 11 - 29
  • One five-week program: June 27 - July 29.

Science Adventures Summer Camp
(888) 458-1812

  • Nine weeklong camps offered throughout the summer for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Starting June 13 - 17 and continuing through Aug. 8 - 12.

Recreation and sports
(916) 278-5041

  • Water activities for youths age 10 to 25 with disabilities. Two sessions offered, July 18 - 22 for ages 10 to 16 and July 24 - 28 for ages 17 to 25.

Sacramento State Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma
1901 Hazel Avenue
(916) 278-2842

  • Programs offered June 6 - Aug. 26 (excluding July 4 - 8) for kids ages 7 to 17 in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, rowing and more.

Leadership, Green and Gold, Gold Rush Camp
Peak Adventures
(916) 278-6321

  • Green and Gold Camp for ages 9 to 12, with on-campus outdoor activities
  • Gold Rush Camp for ages 12 to 15, featuring daily trips to historic Coloma, with rock climbing, hiking, white-water rafting, and an overnight campout
  • Leadership Camp for ages 15 to 18, with a weeklong backpacking trip.

Sacramento State Athletic Camps

  • Athletic day camps for kids and teens in football, basketball, rowing, volleyball, tennis and other sports. Contact the athletic department or check their website for updates on new summer sports programs. Registration forms can be downloaded online.


California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •
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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •