FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2009
Contact: Lakeydra Walls
MUW to host Summer Discovery camp at Cook for gifted students
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Summer Discovery program at Mississippi University for Women will host its four day summer camp program for gifted students July 6- 10 at Cook Elementary School in Columbus.
Summer Discovery is an educational program geared toward gifted students and provides them with the opportunity to discover their own interests and potential as well as the opportunity to think critically and creatively. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Suzanne Bean, retired professor of education at MUW, Summer Discovery allows students of MUW’s master of education in gifted studies program to service the community while gaining the experience of working with gifted students.
Costs for kindergarten participants are $155 and $175 for first through fifth graders. The camp will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. for kindergarten students and 4 p.m. for all other attendees.
Maggie Moore, graduate assistant with the department of education at MUW anticipates 100 to 130 participants this year. “We hope the participants gain excitement for learning and being able to discover new ideas and acquire in depth knowledge about a particular topic that interests them,” Moore added.
The program requests that pre-registration be completed and all accounts be paid by June 29. For more information, contact Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 241-6772.