Parents looking for fun learning experiences for their preschoolers can enroll their children in West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s summer camps. The camps cover a variety of topics and begin in July at the college’s Center for Early Learning.
The summer camps take place Monday through Friday and are open to children ages 3 to 5. Children may attend one camp for free, and each additional camp is $75 per child. An additional $5 per day for lunch is required for children enrolled in two camps within the same day.
Summer camps include:
July 18 – 22, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Children will experience different art media through a daily theme. Tools and material will include clay, painting on canvas, tie dye and more.
July 18 – 22, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Children will discover nature through hands-on crafts and activities that expand their understanding of the natural world around them. They will examine fossils, make bird houses and explore insects.
July 25 – 29, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Little scientists will put on their lab coats and safety goggles and begin experimenting with everyday materials to learn about chemical reactions. They will also walk away with lots of ‘make and take’ science activities to continue the fun at home.
July 25-29, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. – All aspiring astronauts are welcome for an action-packed tour of the galaxy. Children will explore the solar system and build their own rockets.
To register for WVU Parkersburg’s preschool summer camps, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-424-8385.
Financial support for this program was provided by the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.