From sports camps to drama workshops, Cal State Northridge offers a variety of summer youth programs for elementary, middle and high school students.
Registration has already opened for the Sunny Days Camp, an accredited summer camp supervised by the University Student Union. It is open to children entering grades K–7 in fall 2010. Campers participate in sports, field trips, arts and crafts, drama and swimming. The camp facility includes a swimming pool, playrooms, secure outdoor play areas and food service.
“It’s an on-campus childcare alternative,” said Jeremy Hamlett, commercial services manager of the University Student Union.
Sunny Days offers full- and half-day programs. The full-day program runs from June 21 through Aug. 13, and the half-day program runs from June 28 through July 30.
A $10 early bird registration discount is available until March 12. Parents interested in enrolling their children are encouraged to pay at least an early deposit to reserve a spot.
The regular rate for summer 2010 is $200 per week, and the early registration discount reduces that to $190 per week. The price includes daily lunch, snack and extended morning and afternoon care, and a weekly field trip. For more information, visit the Web site usu.csun.edu/sunnydays, call (818) 677-3617 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration also has opened for CSUN’s popular Teenage Drama Workshop, a six-week, intensive summer workshop for young people interested in theatre. It is open to students entering grades 7–12 in fall 2010. There is a $100 discount for students who apply early by March 1 and scholarships are available. For more information, visit the Web site www.csun.edu/tadw or call (818) 677-5811.
The university also offers summer academic enrichment through the Summer Academic Program for Elementary School Students (SAPESS) and the Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP). Registration for SAEP, the campus’ academic program for middle and high school students, opens on Feb. 17 and SAPESS’ registration begins March 15. Both programs, offered through the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, run from June 28 through July 30, weekdays. SAPESS and SAEP offer financial aid to qualifying families.
For information about the various athletic camps at CSUN, visit http://gomatadors.cstv.com/ot/csno-camps.html/