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GSC to offer soccer, other camps

This summer Gordon State College Community Education is offering camps that will appeal to a variety of interests ‘“ sports, science and art. Starting off the summer is the Gordon State College Athletics Soccer Camp ‘¨for boys and girls ages 6 and up. The soccer camp is very game-oriented but also has time set aside for individual attention and development. Each player is grouped by skill level so the beginner and advance player both benefit. The camp includes a soccer ball, T-shirt and a time for swimming. Lunch is not included but snacks will be provided. The camp is June 10-14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday for the closing day tournament. The registration fee is $150 per camper with a $20 discount per camper for two or more siblings and a team discount of $15 per team member of a team of eight or more. Vicky Bright, head coach of the Lady Highlanders Soccer Team, is the camp director/coach. She is joined by the Highlanders’ assistant coaches Scott Henderson and Chris Garland.’¨’¨The Gordon State College Service-STEM summer camp offers a week of fun and adrenaline-filled learning in science, technology, engineering and math, combined with traditional summer camp activities for budding scientists ages 13-18. Participants will learn as they serve by receiving training in chemical and biological stream testing administered by volunteers and professionals with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Other activities include: high-ropes challenge course, zip line, rock wall climbing, swimming, herb garden, fishing, college science laboratory experiments, and active games involving collaborative problem-solving using basic mathematical principles relevant to science and engineering.  Optional evening activities include astronomy and an evening coffee house social with live entertainment. Camp participants are invited to participate in a Flint River cleanup event on Saturday, June 29. This event is a collaborative outreach between Gordon State College, the City of Griffin and the Flint River basin members of Adopt-A-Stream. The cost of the camp includes breakfast, lunch, and all optional activities. The camp is Monday-Friday, June 24- 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $220. Register online by June 3 to receive a $10 discount. Camp instructors are Gordon State College faculty members Andy Osborne, Richard Schmude and Theresa Stanley. In July ‘The Wonderful World of Art’ is available for artists age 6 to 15. ’Our goal with this art camp is to inspire kids to let their imaginations soar and create art that is unique to them,’ said Debbie Christian, Gordon State College Community Education program coordinator. The camp will consist of various art projects throughout the day specific to the participant’s age. Plus, as an added bonus, campers will participate in the ‘Magically Artistic Tour and Workshop’ at the High Museum in Atlanta. On the final day of camp, participants will be able to display their work for friends, family, and the community in an open art gallery. The registration fee includes the cost of all supplies and the trip to the High Museum. Drinks and one daily snack are included and participants should bring their own sack lunch and additional snacks, if desired.       The Wonderful World of Art is Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.’¨The cost is $169. Register by July 1 to receive a $10 discount. Instructors are Ellen Tatum, Jessica Eanes and Bob Detamore. The classes will be held in the Fine Arts Building. For information on these or any other summer camps, classes and activities offered through Gordon State College Community Education call 678-359-5123 or visit HYPERLINK “” To register online for any camp or class visit HYPERLINK “”

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