Summer Science, Writing Camps For Kids Offered At Dalton State

Friday, April 18, 2014

Curious kids with an interest in science and math and budding young authors will have the opportunity to explore their interests in summer learning camps offered at Dalton State College.

First up is Dalton State’s World of Science camp offered for students in second through fifth grades. The camp will be led by Dalton State science faculty members and will meet in the new Peeples Hall, home to Dalton State’s biology and chemistry departments. World of Science camp will take place Monday through Friday, June 16-20, from noon to 3:30 p.

m. each day. Cost of the World of Science Camp is $90 for the week.

Roadrunner Reading and Writing Camp will be led by Dr. Jacquelyn Mesco assisted by students of Dalton State’s teacher education program. Each day, campers will read different types of books and then write about what they’ve read. At the end of the week, every camper will leave with a completed book of their own original works. The camp takes place the week of June 23-27. Second and third grade students meet mornings from 9 a.m. to noon; fourth and fifth graders will meet afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. The camp will take place in the School of Education’s model classroom in The James E. Brown Center; cost is $90.

The perennial Creek Critters camp, which introduces children to the wonders of stream ecosystems, will be offered again for children ages five and six. Creek Critters will be taught by Dalton State biology faculty members Dr. John and Gretchen Lugthart and will meet Monday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 26, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is $40.

Space is limited for all camps and early registration is encouraged. To register for Dalton State’s World of Science Camp, Roadrunner Reading and Writing Camp, or Creek Critters Camp, contact Sarah Key at 706-272-4556 or

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