California State University, Fresno will host several quality education and sports programs for children this summer. Here are the details:
Reading skills (call 559.278.0333)
Classes for all ages will be offered on campus. Sessions are scheduled Saturdays and Sundays for 4-year-olds through kindergartners, grades 1-5 and grades 6-8; and on Sunday and Monday afternoon and evening classes for grade 9 through college and adults.
KIDS Invent! (call 559.294.2045)
This Craig School of Business-related event runs four camps: June 12-16, toys; June 26-30, videos; July 10-14, robots; July 24-28, videos. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
The $250 fee includes all materials, snacks, use of computer labs and a T-shirt. For details, contact the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Register online at www.lylescenter.corn.
The one-week camps are designed to foster creative thinking, inventing and entrepreneurial enterprise through hands-on learning. Activities stimulate creative instincts of children to invent by having them design and build mockups of toys. As they develop their toys, participants make presentations to the teacher and work with other children in a variety of tasks. At the end of the program the children get to keep their inventions.
In Kids Invent Digital Videos!, children learn how to shoot and edit their own projects. By the end of the week, participants will know how to create titles, add sound and video effects, create split screens and do several special effects. Children will work individually and in groups to produce six videos, culminating in their own 5- to 10-minute movie and 30-second trailer.
Science camps (call 559.278.0333)
The office of Continuing and Global Education — Extension Programs offers science camps from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday for children in K-6th grades.
Registration before May 15 is $245 per child per camp . Discounts are available for multiple camps per family.
Summer Science Day Camps are presented by Science Enrichment Services, Inc. (www.Scienceadventures.corn). The sessions are:
• June 26-30, Gizmo’s Robotic Factory: Meet Katzilla, a brand new K’nex walking robot with a motor built from scratch. Day by day children add to robots as they discover the science behind electricity, magnets, simple machines and more. Class number: 50336
• July 10-14, Go Wild: Participants investigate extreme plants and animals with their own naturalist tool kit. Class number: 50344
• July 17-21, Physics Grand Prix: Children get to rev up and build Gizmo’s Wheelie Racer, able to speed on two wheels or four. They also can stay in the physics garage and conquer airpower by building the Air 1 Racer, a working model hovercraft. Class number: 50337
• July 31-Aug. 4, Space and Rocketry ’06: Leap into a voyage of discovery and join the excitement of launch day, building the Newton III rocket. Make a Mars rover, create telescopes, chart constellations, meet meteorites and look for sun spots in a journey through our universe. Class number: 50338
Bulldog CAFE (call 559.278.2164)
The Department of Food Science and Nutrition will offer two five-day camps for children focused on culinary skills, nutrition and physical activity: July 24-28, ages 6-8; July 30-Aug. 4. ages 9-11.
CAFE stands for culinary skills with a health focus; activities to improve health, food safety for the kitchen and eating can be fun and nutritious.
At Bulldog CAFE, children develop basic culinary skills; prepare fun, tasty and healthy food; learn how to be safe in the kitchen; practice healthy eating; participate in a variety of physical activities; discover foods from different cultures; visit the university farm; and eat a healthy snack and lunch.
Football camps (call 559.278.3015)
All Individuals fundamentals and techniques, June 9-11. Campers learn necessary techniques and fundamentals of successful play in a specific position with 9 on 7, 7 on 7 and 1 on 1 practice sessions.
Cost: $200 (commuter camper), $300 (overnight camper). A nonrefundable $50 deposit is required with each application by June 1. People who pay the full cost with registration by June 1 will receive a $25 savings. All remaining balances must be completely paid before campers can participate.
For more information, call the football office or see the Webs site:
Boys basketball camp (call 559.278.4176)
June 30-July 2 for teams with up to 12 players. The fee is $450 for one team and $800 for two teams.
For more information, call the men’s basketball office or see the Web site: www.cstv.com/auto pdf/p hotos/s chools/fres/sports/m-baskbl/auto pdf/depth-chart.
Girls and boys basketball camps (call 559.278.2236)
The Fresno State women’s basketball team is hosting a girls and boys camp June 12-16. Session I is from 9 a.m. to noon for grades 1-6. Session II from 1 to 4 p.m. for grades 7-12.
There is a $5 discount for siblings and a $5 discount per camper when an application is received as part of a group of 10 or more.
For more information, call the women’s basketball office or see the Web site: www.cstv.com/auto pdf/p hotos/s chools/fres/sports/w-baskbl/auto pdf/depth-chart
Volleyball camps (call 559.278.3239)
Camps are designed for female and/or male volleyball players entering grades 1-12 to develop the main skills in volleyball (passing, setting, hitting, digging, serving and blocking) in a fun and positive learning environment. Camps will be run by the Fresno State women’s and men’s volleyball staff members and players and will be in the university’s North Gymnasium.
Junior Bulldog Volleyball Camp: 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. July 17-19 for girls entering grades 4-6; $165 per camper.
Bullpup Volleyball Camp: 9 a.m.-noon July 20-22 for girls and boys entering grades 1-3; $75 per camper.
Bulldog Boys’ Volleyball Camp: 2-6 p.m. July 20-22 for boys entering grades 4-12; $85 per camper.
Bulldog Girls’ Volleyball Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24-27 for girls entering grades 7-12; $220 per camper.
For more information, call the volleyball office or see the Web site: www.cstv.com/auto pdf/p hotos/s chools/fres/sports/w-baskbl/auto pdf/depth-chart
Boys and Girls Soccer Academy (call 559.278.8101)
The Fresno State Soccer Academy is for boys and girls ages 6-14. The instructional exercises are intended to enhance the player’s technical and tactical development. Players will be confronted with challenging game situations that allow for each player to have maximum ball contact and decision making opportunities. Each student an academy T-shirt. Cost is $125.
All instruction will be performed on the Fresno State Athletic Complex. Summer camp dates are:
Boys and girls ages 6-10, June 12-15, 9 a.m.-noon. Girls ages 10-14, June 12-15, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Boys and girls ages 6-10 July 10-13, 9 a.m.-noon. Boys ages 10-14, July 10-13, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
For more information, contact Thomas Chestnutt at tchestnuttcsufresno.edu or 278-8302 or visit the Web site:
Wrestling (call 559.278.4804)
Team camps for high school students will be held as follows: TEAM CAMP I — June 25-29, Sierra Outdoor School
TEAM CAMP II — July 18-22, Camp Oakhurst
Technique camps for all ages will be held:
TECHNIQUE CAMP — June 22-25 Sierra Outdoor School TAKEDOWN CAMP — July 6-9, Fresno State Campus North Gym
Cost is $380 for resident campers and $230 for commuter campers.
For more information, call the wrestling office or see the Web site: www.bulldociwrestlingcamps.corri/
Baseball (call 559.278.2178)
Plans are being finalized for baseball camp.
Track and field (call 559.278.4097)
Plans are being finalized for track and field camp.
(Copy by University Communications student-intern Megan Jacobsen.)