Youth summer activities offered at college


Surry Community College will be offering a number of youth activities this summer. Opportunities for youngsters will range from athletics to a “princess” day camp.

The first of a number of day camps will begin on June 22 when the SCC volleyball program hosts a volleyball camp. Participation is open to both boys and girls ages 6-16. The four day camp will consist of two sessions — a morning session for beginners and an afternoon session for youths with more than a year of experience.

According to a press release the volleyball camp will include instruction on passing, setting, hitting, offensive and defensive drills, core and agility work. Registration for the first session begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 22 for the morning session and at 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon session.

The fee for participants is $40 and includes a clinic t-shirt. Immediate families who register more than one child will receive a discounted fee of $30 per child. Those interested may contact SCC head volleyball coach Jan Marion-Kiser at 386-3593 or 468-7191.

The college will be holding a “Princess Training Camp” for children ages 3-6 on July 15 through July 17. The camp will include “princess inspired crafts, dances, songs, and dress up time.” The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon each day and a registration fee of $30 applies for all participants. Reservations for the camp are limited to the first 30 youths.

For children who are a little older the college will offer an “Art, Photography and Craft Camp on July 20 through July 24. Throughout the week, kids will work on a canvas painting, 3-D art, photography concepts, and learn how to transfer photography onto objects other than paper.

The camp will headline North Surry visual arts teacher Jennifer Draughn, who also owns Jennifer Draughn photography, and Tharrington Primary School’s Kelly Johnson. At the end of the camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day, participants will display their artwork to family members.

The $75 fee for the camp includes all materials, and children will create their own camp t-shirt. Like the Princess Training Camp, the arts camp is limited to the first 30 children who register.

The college will hold a final summer camp, dubbed the “SCC Survivor and Leadership Camp” on July 28 through July 30 for children ages 10-14. On day one of the camp participants will learn leadership skills, team building skill and public speaking skills the Student Government Association and the SCC Ambassadors.

The second day of the camp will be headlined by Jeremiah Wood, a local resident who was a contestant on “Survivor.” That day children take part in a scavenger hunt and an obstacle course. Day three will include classes such as how to build a fire, how to purify water, how to sharpen a knife and how to tie knots, taught by local Boy Scouts.

The registration fee for the Survivor and Leadership Camp is $45 per child, and like many of the other camps space is limited to the first 30 children who register.

For more information regarding the various summer camp opportunities at SCC contact Kasey Martin, Coordinator of Student and Community Engagement at Surry Community College, at (336) 386-3468 or martinkr@surry.edu.

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