May 19, 2005
Contact: Tony Rhodes
Array of summer camps available through MUW and Columbus
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women’s
Office of Continuing Education has teamed up with the
Columbus Arts Council to ensure community youth enjoy an
assortment of camps this summer.
“We did it this way to help the community, ” said
Patricia Brock, director of continuing education and
Attendees will be grouped into three categories by
age--10 to 13, 7 to 9 and 5 and 6. Camps are presented
at an age appropriate level with activities to match.
Regardless of age, an eligible child may be enrolled in
one of many camps such as cheerleading, music and drama
Scrapbooking, Glamour, Glitz & Fun and Ocean Odyssey are
three options for 10 to 13-year-olds. Seven to
9-year-olds can tackle What’s The Scoop?, Astronomy for
Kids or May I Take Your Order. A trio of special camps
for the youngest attendees ages 5 and 6 includes
Penguins & Polar Bears, Wildflower Power and Kinder
Krunchies. Each camp is designed to educate, entertain
The camps are three hours per day for one week. Each
week has two sessions, one in the morning and one in the
afternoon. Working parents, provisions exist for early
drop off or later pickup. Discounts also are available.
For more information about these camps, contact the
Columbus Arts Council at (662) 328-2787 or visit
Two residential camps are available for youth over 13.
Aero-Tech and Business Week are opportunities for
teenagers to do something really different with part of
Seventh through 12th graders are eligible for Aero-Tech
at MUW July 11-15. This camp has both residential and
day-camp slots available. The majority of the daytime
activities take place at Columbus Air Force Base.
Attendees enter tactical facilities while operations are
in progress. Detailed explanations of what is happening
and how it impacts the mission of the base sets this
camp among the most unique in the state. Discussions
with an Air Force pilot on the science of flight, with
aircraft maintenance personnel and others end with
question and answer periods to ensure the attendees
leave understanding what they have heard and observed.
The experience ends when each attendee is given the
opportunity to don the flight clothes and gear required
for a flight simulator session.
Eighth through 12th graders are eligible for Business
Week on MUW’s campus June 5-10. The only program of its
kind in Mississippi, according to Brock, Business Week
to promote an understanding and appreciation of
America's free enterprise system.
Participants establish a Free Enterprise Village during
their six-day stay on campus. They discuss private
enterprise, governmental regulations, competition,
ethics, small business development, the economy, current
issues facing American business and careers in business.
Comments from former attendees indicated Business Week
provided personal growth and development as well as
self-confidence in their current professions.
For information about these camps, contact the Office of
Continuing Education at (662) 329-7137, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit