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MUW hosts various camps this summer
May 15, 2012
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Every summer Mississippi University for Women’s campus is buzzing with younger students who participate in summer camps and programs. This year’s offerings range in size, themes and duration.
Details about this year’s summer excitement:
Mississippi Governor’s School honors program will be held on campus June 3-22. It was established in 1981 by Gov. William F. Winter and the faculty and administration at MUW. It is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a select number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
MGS blends cultural, academic, social and recreational components into a rich and natural learning environment. The community of interaction created by the MGS program inspires the love learning, discovery of self and the desire to use gifts and talents to improve society.
The program is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, and there is no charge to attend. For more information about Mississippi Governor’s School, call (662) 241-6096 or visit
Beginning June 4, the Culinary Arts Institute is hosting Culinary Camp for Kids each week next month.
Culinary Camp for Kids begins with instruction in food safety/proper sanitation and kitchen safety. The campers will use practical techniques to produce the recipes of the day and will gain skills in the correct use of appliances, healthy meal planning and etiquette. They also will learn to develop their flavor memory palate by enjoying the experience of new foods.
Some of the sessions are full. The cost per session is $250. For more information about MUW’s culinary camp, call (662) 241-7472 or visit www.muw.edu/culinary.
MUW’s Science Enrichment Program is a K-12 educational outreach program that is a continuing effort by the Department of Sciences and Mathematics. This program strives to provide quality science and mathematics education opportunities for students and teachers in northeast Mississippi and beyond.
This summer, the SEP will host six workshops, beginning June 4 with topics, session, duration and participant grade ranges varying per program.
All program efforts are sustained by generous congressional grant dollars. Current funding will provide services lasting into 2012, and allows all workshops to be free of charge to all participants.
For more information, contact Kenny Langley at (662) 329-7238, email email@example.com or visit http://web2.muw.edu/index.php/en/sep-2012-summer.html.
MUW’s Campus Recreation also wants to keep your children moving this summer in Youth Fit Summer Classes that include dance and stretch and strength and conditioning.
Eight classes (which equal one session) of strength and conditioning will be offered on Mondays and Wednesday in the month of June.
There will also be eight classes of Zumba, yoga and folk dancing offered Tuesdays and Thursday’s in the month of June.
The cost per session (eight classes) is $25 for a student and $35 for a member and non-member.
To register for the Youth Fit Summer Classes, contact MUW Campus Recreation at
Another summer program at MUW for gifted students is Summer Discovery, which is a unique educational program that goes beyond fact finding toward providing opportunities for gifted students to discover their own areas of interest and potential, to think critically and creatively about different concepts, problems and issues and to create new and original ideas and products.
The program allows participants to experience the fun and freedom of learning while interacting with other gifted students from across the Columbus area who have similar interests and abilities
Scheduled for June 25-29, Summer Discovery is for gifted students who have completed grades K-6 and have participated in their school’s gifted program. The cost for kindergarten students is $145 and $165 for first through sixth grades. For more information, call (662) 241-7628 or visit www.muw.edu/summerdiscovery