By: Wanda Campbell “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys In 1958, the Jamies recorded a summer time favorite – “It’s summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime.” I sing that song in my head every summer at least 100 times. It is a snappy tune, and you can remember the words because – “It’s summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime.” March has been a whirlwind, and summer is just around the corner. Before we know what is happening, kids will be out of school and saying, “I’m bored.” No one is going to be bored at the Center for Lifelong Learning this summer. We are offering more than 20 camp options for children this year. There are sports camps: Tee-Time Golf Camp and Soccer Camp. There are arts camps: Art Explorers, Smart Photography, Words Alive: Adventures in Writing and Illustrating Short Stories, and Hands Up! American Sign Language Camp. There will be science camps: Dr. Seuss STEM Camp, CSI for Kids. There are camps just for FUN: Great Brick Adventure, Stop Motion Animation, and Hip Hop Camp. These are just a few of the camps this summer. Camps start the day after Memorial Day and go into August, starting with a camp for older kids (ages 10-17), the Super Sitter Camp May 29-June 1, from 9 a.m.-noon, featuring a panel of experts and several field trips. A certificate of completion is included with this camp. Our popular Let’s Have a Food Fite Cooking Camp is Jun 4-7, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Food Fite on the Athens State campus. You will need to sign up early for this camp as it fills fast. Also offered June 4-7 are Words Alive: Adventures in Writing and Illustrating Short Stories and Dr. Seuss STEM Camp. These camps are at the Center for Lifelong Learning at 121 South Marion Street in Athens. There are several new camps this summer. Children’s Theater Workshop is a two-week camp July 23-August 2 (8 days), from 9 a.m.-noon at Athens State’s McCandless Hall, and Hey Diddle, Diddle, The Cat and The Fiddle Strings Camp is August 6-10, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Alabama Center for the Arts, 133 Second Avenue NW, in Decatur. Also new this summer are How Sweet It Is! Baking Camp, July 9-12, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Food Fite and Slime Academy, July 16-19, from 9 a.m. – noon in Waters Hall, on the Athens State Campus. Our summer camps start in just six weeks. We have camps for future engineers, artists, writers, and chefs. You can register early for your favorite camps on our website – www.athens.edu/CLL - or call us at 256-233-8260. You can also stop by and pick up a catalog. We are located at 121 South Marion Street in Athens. Summertime is going to great fun at the Center for Lifelong Learning. By: Wanda Campbell Center for Lifelong Learning - 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 - 256-233-8262

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