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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

March 8, 2004

CSUS offers summer of fun and learning

Kids can have fun learning this summer during one of the many educational and recreation programs available at California State University, Sacramento.

Science Adventures logo

Summer fun starts on the water at the CSUS Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma where 11 one-week sessions in sailing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing and other water activities will be available. Other sessions will include Adventure Camp for youth 13-years and older; Paddle Camp for children 12-years and older; and Guppie camp for 7-year-olds.

The popular Academic Talent Search continues with its offerings of accelerated and enrichment courses for children in grades six through nine. ATS will have such diverse offerings as Forensic Science, Japanese, Web Design and the Internet, Veterinary Medicine and Sculpture among others. Now entering its 22nd year, ATS will offer one-, three- and five-week sessions. Call ahead or check their website for required testing and application processing information.

Science Adventures Summer Camp returns with 10 week-long camps for sixth- through ninth-graders. Children can choose from "Newton's Motion Madness," "The Great Dinosaur Mystery," "Space and Rocketry" or "Robo-Tech Extreme."

Photo of CSUS Aquatic Center
CSUS Aquatic Center

Several sports camps will also be offered where children and teens can improve their skills in volleyball, soccer, basketball and baseball.

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

Schedule of youth programs at CSUS
Summer 2004

CSUS 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 21-25 and August 2-6
  • Two three-week programs: June 21-July 9 and July 12-30
  • One five-week program: June 28-July 30.

Science Adventures Summer Camp
(800) 472-4362

  • Ten weeklong camps offered throughout the summer for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth. Starting June 14-18 and continuing through Aug. 16-20.

Recreation and sports
(916) 278-5041

  • Water activities for youths age 10-21 with disabilities. Two sessions offered, July 19-23 and July 25-29

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

  • Programs offered June 7-Aug. 27 (excluding June 30-July 4) for kids age 7-18 in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, rowing and more.

Backpacking/Rafting Camp
Peak Adventures
(916) 278-6321

  • Backpacking in the Sierra Nevada and a rafting trip for kids in grades fifth through eighth. Two sessions offered, July 19-23 and August 9-13.

CSUS Athletic Camps

  • Volleyball camp offered July 26-39 and Aug. 2-6. Details: 278-6427
  • Boys' soccer camp offered July 26-30 and Aug. 2-6 for ages five to 18. Details: 278-6769.
  • Basketball camp offered June 21-24 for boys and girls entering second through eighth grades. Details: 278-6133.

Baseball and girls soccer camps are also scheduled. Call for dates and registration information.


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 •