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Camp provides opportunity for summer education

Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu) Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)
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Arkansas State University's Summer Camp Academy will provide several options for children to experience fun, educational programs while out of school.

A-State camps for children and youth opened for enrollment July 11.

"Princess in Training" is open to children in preschool through third grade and runs from 8 a.m. until noon daily.  

"Princess in Training" will teach campers the qualities of a great princess, according to the news release.

The traits include kindness, consideration, and thoughtfulness. On the final day of camp, guests are invited to the princess crowning ceremony.

Children in 1st through 6th grade can learn how to create their own application or computer game by attending "Hour of Code."

This camp is from 8 a.m. until noon, and students will use coder apps and websites to learn.

Technology and a computer lab will be available, and students may bring their own tablets or laptops. No coding experience is necessary because the camp is self-paced for various skill and ability levels.

Children in grades four through eight can learn about bravery and honesty as well as loyalty at the "Knight in Training" camp.

This camp from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. will go through an official knighting ceremony on the final day of camp. 

"Technology Exploration — Star Wars" is open to children in grades four through eight and runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Star Wars theme will challenge students to think about dilemmas and implications while playing and enjoying technology.

A new camp, "Adventure Land at A-State," will be introduced this summer for grades one through six.

This day-long camp is from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and a snack and beverage are included, but campers should bring a lunch. This indoor and outdoor camp includes daily adventures and theme activities, including dinosaur exploration, Harry Potter, fashionistas, and more.  

A-State also offers scholarships for camps based on specific criteria.  

For additional information about the Summer Camp Academy, call (870) 680-8358 or go online to www.AState.edu/youth.

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