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Summer Safari Serves Up Fun For All Ages

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Summer Safari, which has been combining learning and hands-on fun for kids for the past 19 years at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, has a great slate of summer enrichment programs for children of all ages.

The Summer Safari schedule includes a host of exciting classes, including:

  • Fairy Tale Summer Theater
  • Forensics: To Catch a Thief
  • Those Amazing Caves
  • Backyard Astronomers Club
  • Camp Med
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Creating Your Own Comic Book
  • Medieval Art
  • Marionette Mania
Kate Chilton, conference director for College Auxiliary Services, said that Summer Safari quells the potential boredom of a long summer, stirs up new ideas, and lets kids and parents experience the joy of creativity.

"Summer Safari is such a great program because kids get to delve into something of particular interest to them or something that is brand new and exciting," said Chilton. "Classes are small; teachers have a special interest in the subject and in sharing their knowledge with young people. Kids get a terrific sense of accomplishment and well being."

Also on tap this summer at Plattsburgh State is the Lake Champlain Sea Kayak Institute. The Institute includes a four-day sea kayaking course Monday-Thursday, July 26 - July 29, both for non-college credit and college credit. Sea kayak clinics will be held on Sunday, July 25. Demo Day, on Friday, July 30 from noon to 4 p.m., will feature sales representatives from national sea kayak companies and local retailers who invite you to come out and try the latest kayaks and kayaking equipment.

For more information about all these summer activities, contact CAS at 564-3054 or check on line at www.plattsburgh.edu/cas

Plattsburgh State will also offer a series of sports camps for kids including boy's and girl's basketball, hockey, tennis and volleyball. For more information, contact the following:

Boy's Basketball: Tom Curle, men's basketball coach, 518-564-4143
Ages 8-16: July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Girl's Basketball: Cheryl Cole, women's basketball coach, 518-564-4147
Ages 9-16: July 5-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hockey: Steve Moffat, men's ice hockey associate coach, 518-564-3607
Ages 12+: Aug. 8-12, 3 - 7 p.m.

Tennis: Matt Mero, tennis coach, 518-561-2066
Ages 9+ (boys and girls): Aug. 2 - 6, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volleyball: Dena O'Connell, women's volleyball coach, 518-564-4244
Ages 10-17 (boys and girls): Aug. 2-6, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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