Summer Fun Activities for Kids - Education
Bowling Green Christian Academy
Description: Acad-A-Camp for children grades k-5th. Enrollment taken until Monday May 6th.
Dates: June 3- July 27th 7:30am-5:30pm
Cost: Pay by day or by week. $28 per day or $125 per week.
Contact: Paula Bennett at 270-782-9552 or at email@example.com
Description: Rich Pond Elementary School science and math camp for students K-5th
grade. Camp Invention's summer
day program, for students entering grades one through six, immerses your child in a weeklong
experience where he or she will discover creativity and inventiveness through hands-on, creative
problem solving activities.
Dates: June 10 - 14, 2013 from 9:00AM to 3:30PM
Cost: $220; or $190 if register online
Contact: Stephanie Paynter at 270-781-9627 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Presented by the faculty of the Culinary Arts Program at Bowling Green Technical College. For children ages 8 -12. Join us for a week of cooking, sanitation & safety in the kitchen. Foundational cooking skills will be emphasized. Each camper must wear long pants (no shorts allowed) and closed-toe shoes (example: tennis shoes) Each camper will be provided with a Chef Camp 2013 T-Shirt. Lunch will be provided.
Deadline to register is May 20, 2013. Mail or fax application to: Randy San 1127 Morgantown Road Bowling Green, KY 42101
Date: May 27-31st
Fee: $150 per child
Contact : For more information call Randy San: 270-901-1035.
Junior Naturalist Program
Description: Lost River Cave is currently accepting reservations for the 2013 Junior Naturalist Program and it is expected to fill up quickly. Lost River Cave's Junior Naturalist program is designed for children ages 6-12 who will meet every other month to discover, investigate and enjoy fun adventures in the outdoors. They'll be learning about the intricate wetland ecosystems and crawling through muddy cave passages to learn about Kentucky's unique Karst environment. The nature center programs at Lost River Cave are constructed to give children the best possible hands-on experience in the outdoors. The registration for can be found here: http://www.lostrivercave.com/education/jnp_reg_2013_2.pdf
Date: May 18th, July 20th, September 21st
Cost: Each of the 6 sessions can be purchased individually for $10, or all six can be purchased for $50 per student. This program fee includes identification guides, field tools, as well a journal for each student.
Contact: For more information, please view the Junior Naturalist Program Page or contact Annie Holt at 270.393.0077 or email at email@example.com
Junior Lost River Tour Guide Program
Description: Young visitors can become a Junior Tour Guide by participating in three of five activities outlined in the Junior Tour Guide booklet. Everything you need to get started is provided FREE in the Lost River Cave Visitor Center.
Pick Three Activities:
• taking a Cave tour
• leading your family on a hike
• interviewing Park Guides
• teaching others about Lost River Cave
• showing pride in the park
When three activities are completed, take the booklet to the Visitor Center. You will receive a Junior Tour Guide certificate and a Lost River Patch. Junior Tour Guide T-shirts are available for purchase in the Gift Shop.
As a Junior Tour Guide you will:
• Learn about the history and geology of Lost River Cave
• Explore nature along the Valley Trails
• Gain knowledge to share with others
• Share knowledge through story-telling and public speaking
• Protect a natural and historical resource
• Be physically active in the outdoors
Take the Junior Tour Guide challenge today!
Date: Every day of the week from 9am-5pm. Extended hours Memorial Day through Labor Day Ages: 5+
Cost: Free, Cave Tour fee can apply
Contact: for more information, please call (270) 393-0077
Kentucky Library & Museum Summer Day Camps
Description: The Kentucky Museum offers four weeks of day camp during the month of June. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 8 am – 12 noon. There will be a snack break daily at 10 am, with drink and snack provided by the museum. Friends of Libraries & Museum receive a discount on all camp fees. After registering and paying the camp fee you will receive a parent consent form in the mail as conformation of your registration. Camps are limited to 22 participants and are filled on a first come first served basis.
Camp Cancellation policy: Full refund when canceling more than 30 days prior to camp. 50% refund when canceling between 30 days and 15 days prior to camp. No refund after 15 days prior to camp.
Cost: $120 for non-members $108 for members
Contact: If you have any questions or want more information please e-mail or call Lynne Ferguson, 270.745-2594 or Christy Spurlock, 270-745-6082.
Clay Camp with Laura Bain-Selbo
Dates: June 3 – 7, Monday – Friday, 8 – 12 noon Ages 6 -10
Students in this hand building with clay camp will learn basic hand building techniques to create a variety of functional and decorative ceramic pieces. Students will have an opportunity to decorate their work with painted glazes. Participants will need to pick up kiln fired work approximately two weeks after camp is over.
Chinese Culture Camp with Winny Lin
Dates: June 10-14, Monday – Friday, 8-12 noon Ages 7 - 12
Campers will explore Chinese language, arts and culture. Activities will include language study, mask making, Kungfu dance, Tai Chi, calligraphy, and much more. On June 14th, families are invited for a special performance by campers.
Make It Camp with Lynne Ferguson
Dates: June 17 - 21, Monday – Friday, 8-12 noon Ages 8 - 13
Campers will learn to make fun and useful items out of various materials. Handmade items will include a woven basket, painted bird house gourd, molded paper bowl, hand-made book, wind-sock and more. Students will also have the opportunity to tour Kentucky Museum exhibits.
Art Camp with Lynne Ferguson
Dates: June 24 -28, Monday – Friday, 8-12 noon Ages 6 - 12
Students will learn fun and creative art techniques which they can utilize in their own art work. Campers will explore drawing with pencil, markers, and pastels as well as painting with watercolor and acrylic. Students will draw inspiration from guided tours of the Kentucky Museum exhibits and WKU's outdoor sculptures.
Mathnasium of Bowling Green Summer Camp
Description: Mathnasium summer workouts give students an extra boost for the school year ahead, whether they need a solid review of previous material or a preview of upcoming concepts. We guide students through individualized learning plans and engage them in educational games so their Mathnasium Summer Workouts are beneficial and fun! We can build learning plans to help them get caught up, stay on track, or get ahead. Students will complete targeted areas in math utilizing different learning modalities. Students play math oriented games, participate in competition, and a variety of other fun activities. Highly qualified instructors work with your child to help them be successful in a positive and encouraging environment.
Visit http://mathnasium.com/bowlinggreen/testimonials to read the positive comments some of our parents have shared with us.
Ages: Kindergarten through 12th grade
Location: 870 Fairview Ave., Suite 4 Bowling Green, KY (Near Cambridge Market)
Dates: June 3rd through August 5th. Sessions will be held Monday - Thursday. You can come every day or as often as you can. Each student will be working on their own individualized program. Sessions are 1 1/2 hours each and times are as follows:
8:00 am – 19:30 am
10:00 am – 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Choose the session that best fits your schedule. Must have a minimum of 10 students per session. Please register early to secure your seat and set your pre-assessment appointment.
Cost: $99 one-time registration fee per family for new customers. 10 visits - $259, 20 visits - $499, 30 visits - $739, 40 visits $949
Contact: Mathnasium of Bowling Green at 270-904-0654 or www.mathnasium.com/bowlinggreen
The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS)
Description: For gifted students who have completed sixth, seventh, or eighth grade, SCATS, The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students, presents a unique learning environment to explore new ideas, develop concepts, make friends, and share experiences. SCATS classes open new doors of learning for gifted young people and provide a comfortable social atmosphere where they can be who they truly are.
SCATS provides a diverse curriculum and a wide range of enrichment experiences for about 200 middle school students every summer. A two-week program, SCATS provides both residential and nonresidential options. Nonresidential students attend classes and return home in the afternoons. Residential campers live in an air-conditioned residence hall on the WKU campus. Class choices range from arts and humanities to mathematics and sciences, opening the doors to a wide variety of interests. When not in class, students are likely to be playing sports, participating in cookouts, dances, and talent shows or hanging out on the lawn in front of their residence hall, playing music, making crafts, and getting to know one another. Enjoying learning is the norm at SCATS, where students can find peers who share a wide range of academic and social interests
Date: June 9th-21st 2013
Cost: $900 for nonresidential campers; $1800 for residential campers
Contact: For more information, please call 270.745.6323 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit http://www.wku.edu/gifted/scats.php
The Summer Program for Verbally & Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY)
Description: VAMPY, the Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth, assembles some of the brightest and most enthusiastic minds from counties around the Commonwealth, states across the nation, and countries all over the world. The VAMPY community reflects the diverse backgrounds, interests, and pursuits of its students who all have at least one thing in common: a love of learning.
Since 1984, The Center for Gifted Studies through a cooperative agreement with the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), has made the VAMPY experience the centerpiece of summer vacation for hundreds of seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth graders. Each summer more than 200 students spend three weeks living on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, KY, studying one topic in great depth.
Date: June 23-July 13
Contact: For more information, please call 270.745.6323 or email: email@example.com; or visit http://www.wku.edu/gifted/vampy.php
2013 Summer Science Investigation Camp "Alien Hunters!" An Out-of-This-World Experience!
"Alien Hunters" is the 2013 Science Curiosity Investigation Summer Camp theme.
8 am - noon, Monday - Friday, July 8 - 12, 2013
open to students in grades 3-6
$120 fee includes all project materials and daily mid-morning snacks
Participants will engage in fun, interactive investigations to stimulate curiosity, and encourage cooperative discovery and problem solving.
Registration is limited to 20 students, so register early.
Registration may be completed on-line at wku.edu/hardinplanetarium/ or you may register in person at the Hardin Planetarium or the Physics & Astronomy Office in TCCW 246.
If you have any questions or want more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 270-745-4044 during business hours.
Vette Camp 2013
A safe and enriching program in a new and alternative location from children grade K through 5. Fun activities to enrich each of the areas: creative expression, science, geography, physical development and recreational pursuits while tying each to Corvette and the world of automobiles. http://www.corvettemuseum.org/registration/camp/
Dates: June 17th-21st 2013 8am-4:30pm
Cost: $150 per child, kids needs to bring their lunch every day
Contact: Kellie Steen at 270-467-8852 or email@example.com for more information
Warren County Public Library
Description:Summer reading program. Then get ready for a summer filled with special
amazing programs, great prizes and lots of fun for all ages! Please visit their website for more information: http://www.warrenpl.org/Summer-Reading.html
Dates: June 6-July 26th
Contact: Stephanie Wycihowski at 270-781-4882 ext. 212 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
WKU Forensic Camp
Description: For students interested in public speaking, debate or acting. The camp is geared for those students who wish to be or who are currently on a forensic team.
Dates: July 7th- 13th
Cost: Registration: If registered by May 23, the cost is $700 for each out of state student, $450 for Kentucky students, and $300 for commuter students (no room and board). After May 31, the cost increases $50. All prices include meals, dorms, materials, and camp instruction (except for commuter students, who will receive no dorm or meals).
Ages: Junior and Senior High School Students The following events will be offered for Junior high students: Duo Acting, Poetry, Prose, Storytelling, Extemp Speaking, Public Speaking, and Declamation. These events will be offered for senior high students: Dramatic Interpretation, Duo, Humorous, Interpretation, Poetry, Prose, Extemp Speaking, Oratory, Declamation, Public Forum Debate, and Lincoln-Douglas debate (if there's sufficient interest in LD)
The application can be found on our website at www.wkuforensics.com or at
Contact: 270-745-1912 for registration help or 270-745-6340 for any other questions.
WKU Mastermind Chess Club Camp
Description: Summer chess camp. Introduction
The WKU MasterMind Chess Club has organized a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve your team leadership and playing ability from a camp that features 5 different Master instructors, includes food and lodging in the low cost, and promises to be one of the most enjoyable camp experiences you or your children will ever have from one of the premier chess organizations in the South Central US.
Dates: June 18-22
Contact: Samuel J. Hunt at 918-809-6278 or email@example.com
WKU Summer Media Workshops
Description: The WKU School of Journalism and Broadcasting will be hosting four different day camps for high school students, college students, and faculty over several different topics.
Dates and fees vary per camp.
For more information, please visit: http://www.wku.edu/journalism/summer_workshops/summer_workshops.php
XPOSURE JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
June 8th - 16th Application deadline: Friday, May 3, 2013
For 29 years, high school students from throughout Kentucky and the region have come to learn and do journalism at Western Kentucky University's Journalism Workshop. These students have shown an interest in journalism and came to the workshops with backgrounds under-represented in U.S. newsrooms. Some lacked the financial resources to attend journalism workshops. The 2013 Xposure High School Journalism Workshop hosted by the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at WKU will continue that tradition. The alumni of these workshops fill newsrooms throughout the country, helping to ensure that the news gatherers at media outlets mirror the diverse communities they serve.
For more information contact: Chuck Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MEDIA WORKSHOPS
June 16th- 20th Application deadline: Friday, May 3, 2013
From on-line to on-air and so much more. The 11th annual High School Media Workshops offer four days of hands-on training in either a photojournalism workshop or a film production workshop covering every facet of the independent cinema process. Designed to challenge and motivate students this annual workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky High School Media Institute and the School of Journalism & Broadcasting. For more information:
Email our workshop coordinator Charlotte Turtle at email@example.com or call the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at 270-745-4144. For Brochure and application visit: http://www.wku.edu/khsmp/
Registration Fee: $250 per student
COLLEGE STUDENT WORKSHOPS
Dow Jones News Fund – Patch News
June 2-8, 2013; June 16-22, 2013 Application deadline: February 28, 2013.
The Dow Jones News Fund has partnered with Patch to train Patch interns at the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University this summer. During the week-long workshops, students work in teams of three to produce digital stories about a national news topic. College juniors, seniors or graduate students are invited to apply for the 2013 Digital Workshop.
The first workshop will be June 2-8, 2013, and the next workshop will be June 16-22, 2013.
After the workshop, students work as a digital journalist at a Patch site throughout the United States. www.patch.com
To apply to the workshop, e-mail your resume, writing samples and a cover letter to PatchU@patch.com. For more information, please contact: Pam McAllister Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
FACULTY SUMMER WORKSHOP GRANTS
Dow Jones News Fund and the WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting Digital Journalism Faculty Workshop
August 12-19, 2013 Application Deadline: May 1, 2013
Faculty from historically Black Colleges and Universities are invited to apply for a week-long digital journalism workshop, August 12-19, 2013. Faculty will work in teams of three to produce digital news stories and will present "best" digital teaching ideas from their colleges and universities.
For more information, please contact: Pam McAllister Johnson, Ph.D. email@example.com
WKU Meteorology Club Weather Camp
Description: The WKU Meteorology Club is hosting it's first Weather Day Camp for Middle School Kids ages 11-14.
Date: July 15-19th from 9am-4pm
Cost: $60 which covers food and t shirts
Contact: To find out more information and to get an application, check out the camp website at:
http://wkuwxcamp.weebly.com Or, contact Tyler Binkley the Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WKU Writing Project
Description: Young writers' camp located on WKU's campus in Cherry Hall. Students who will be 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders during 2013-2014 school year are invited. All materials will be provided for students. The focus of the workshop will be writing plays.
Date: June 17, 18, 19
Cost: $100 per student; $175 for siblings
Contact: Dr. Peggy Otto at 745-5710 or email@example.com
If you would like to include your organization or agency's summer activities for youth, please feel free to email the event information to firstname.lastname@example.org.