UNION — Summer fun that includes building and launching rockets as well as working with computers and even putting on a stage production continues next week with the Activity Fun Camp at USC Union.
In June, the USC Union Founder’s House played host to a group of 15 children who had signed up for week of summer fun that included a visit by the bloodhound with the Union County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit; a local beekeeping group; athletic activities in the campus gym; presentations on science, chemistry, and computers; games; building and launching rockets; and a stage production of “The Cat in the Hat” performed by the children who rehearsed the play and made the props for it throughout the week while enjoying other activities.
“That was a lot of fun,” USC Union Continuing Education Coordinator Bill Moore said Monday. “It was a lot of fun, and the children enjoyed learning about science, they enjoyed the visit by the beekeepers, and they enjoyed putting on the play.”
While the June summer camp is over, Moore said the fun isn’t. Moore said that Founder’s House will host another week of summer fun for children ages 7-12 beginning Monday, July 14. He said that, like the summer camp in June, next week’s Activity Fun Camp is designed introduce students to the world of science in a way that is fun and entertaining.
“One of goals is to plant the seed of learning in the kids, that learning can be fun,” Moore said. “We’re hoping to foster an interest in science and learning while having fun.”
Like the summer camp in June, Moore said each day at the Activity Fun Camp with will a feature new set of fun and learning activities including:
• Fun with Science Day
• Fun with Rockets Day
• Fun with Sports Day
• Fun with Theater Day
• Fun with Computers Day
Moore added that the bloodhound with the Union County Sheriff’s Office will visit the camp like it did in June as will the Union County Beekeepers Association.
The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day at the USC Union Founder’s House located at 122 North Church St., Union.
Moore said that the Activity Fun Camp can accommodate a total of 15 children and that 10 have already signed up. He said parents whose children want to participate in the camp should call as soon as possible to register their children before all of its slots are taken.
The cost of the camp is $65 per child and the fee covers lunch, snacks, drinks, and all activities.
For more information and/or to register your child for the Activity Fun Camp call Bill Moore at 864-427-3681, Ext. 7737 or Kaitlyn Wade at 864-427-3681, Ext. 7742.