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May 1, 2001

Summer Means
Fun for Kids at CSUS

In just more than a month, children from the throughout the Capital Region will find themselves at California State University, Sacramento - chasing soccer balls, conducting chemistry experiments and much more.

In fact, as in previous years, there will be thousands of children taking part in youth programs at the University this summer.

Among the programs will be Academic Talent Search, the National Youth Sports Program, Sports Camp and WAVE Camp. There will also be a number of programs on campus run by independent organizations.

Academic Talent Search, now in its 20th year, serves more than 1,400 academically gifted middle school students each summer. Students get both specialized instruction and a college experience to remember.

Teenagers may also participate in the National Youth Sports Program. The program offers everything from traditional sports, such as football and volleyball, to programs on personal health.

CSUS also hosts the Sacramento State Sports Camp for boys and girls. Activities include sports, nontraditional games and arts and crafts.

And WAVE Camp is back again after a successful debut last year. The program gives children with physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in water-related recreation, sports and fitness activities. Children will pair with trained "buddies" and participate in water polo, swimming, sailing and more.

Many other water classes will be offered at the CSUS Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma. Children can learn jet skiing, rowing, windsurfing and white-water rafting. There's also basic camp for small children and specialized camps for intermediate level children are available.

Summer Youth Programs at CSUS
Summer 2001

Many of the programs below are affiliated with CSUS, while some are run by independent groups using campus facilities. A number of programs still have openings for this summer. Some have eligibility restrictions or deadlines to apply.

Learning Programs

Academic Talent Search (all summer)
7750 College Town Dr., Suite 101

Capitol Center MESA
7750 College Town Dr., Suite 205
* Summer Enrichment Program (June 18 - July 20)
For grades 3-6
* Middle School Discover Math Program (June 25 - July 27)
For grades 7-8
* High School Discover Math Program (June 25 - July 27)
For grades 9-12

Science Adventures - Space Camp (all summer)
For grades K-6
(800) 472-4362

Recreational Programs

Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma (all summer)
1901 Hazel Ave.
985-7312 fax
Creative Kids - Kids on Kampus (July 23 - Aug. 24)
For grades 2-7

Nature Rangers
For grades K-3
Children's Center

National Youth Sports Program (June 20-July 27)
278-7304 or 278-6237
Applications at CSUS, Solano Hall room 3002

Girls Soccer Camp (July 15 - 20 and July 23 - 27)

Boys Soccer Camp (July 30 - Aug. 10)

CSUS Sports Camps (all summer)
Sessions on soccer, tennis, softball, basketball, swimming or gymnastics
Arts and crafts
Nontraditional games (Utimate Frisbee and more)
CSUS Athletics at 278-6348

For children with disabilities
Scott Modell at 278-5041


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