Miss-Lou filled with exciting, educational activities for children

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, May 20, 2015

File photo — The fun doesn’t stop when school is out in the Miss-Lou. Various organizations offer exciting, educational opportunities for children, including art classes, above, sports and outdoor activities.

File photo — The fun doesn’t stop when school is out in the Miss-Lou. Various organizations offer exciting, educational opportunities for children, including art classes, above, sports and outdoor activities.

Summer is generally a time of activity for Miss-Lou children, and this summer promises to be no different.

Art classes, sports lessons and outdoor camps are just a few of the many opportunities for summer fun offered in the area.

Co-Lin Kids College

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Co-Lin will offer its Kids College program throughout June and July with cheer camps, physics classes, arts and crafts and much more.

Classes take place 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday in the Redd-Watkins Vocational-Technical Center at Co-Lin unless otherwise noted. Students must have completed the grades listed below to participate.

Co-Lin’s programs include:

• “Cheer Camp” will be taught by Co-Lin cheerleaders, and campers will learn a dance, cheers, chants and jumps. Cheer camp is for students in kindergarten through sixth grade and will take place June 8 through 11.

• “Agility Camp” will focus on speed, agility, balance and other important aspects of being a successful athlete. The camp is for kindergarten through sixth grade students and will take place June 8 through 10.

• “Physics Fun! I” will teach students an appreciation of the world of science and mathematics. Michael Howard will teach the class to first and second graders June 8 though 11.

• “Bike Rodeo” will teach students bike safety and handling skills. This class will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 12 for ages 5 through 14.

• “Physics Fun! II” will teach third- through fifth-grade students the importance of science and mathematics. The class will meet June 15 through 18.

• “Dig It! Archaeology Camp” will expose students to the world or archaeology with simulated digs and a field trip. The class is for sixth through eighth graders and will be June 15 through 18.

• “Art Explosion I” will allow first and second graders to experiment with a variety of mediums. This camp will take place June 15 through 18.

• “Cyber Camp” offers the opportunity for third through fifth graders to learn technology that can be used in the classroom. The cyber fun will take place July 13 through 16.

“The Art Café” class for grades sixth through eighth is a laid-back camp where student can try out different mediums to create a masterpiece. The camp is offered July 13 through 16.

“Storybook Theatre” for first and second graders will teach important skills for theater production including prop making and improvisation. Curtains will open July 20 through 23.

“Art Explosion II” will offer third through fifth graders a chance to experiment with a variety of projects and art supplies. This camp will take place July 20 through 23.

Pre-registration is required because of limited class sizes. For information, please email Emily.edwards@colin.edu.

Art & music camps

• The Natchez Art Association is offering two camps this summer.

Art camp will be offered in three, one-week sessions for children who have completed second through sixth grade at The Art Center.

The camp takes place June 22 through 26, July 13 through 17 and July 20 through 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $115 or $100 for NAA members.

The NAA will also offer portfolio prep for college bound artists.

The program will help young artists gain drawing and painting skills, offer tips for getting accepted into art programs and allow students to meet other artists.

NAA will offer two sessions. The first will run June 2 through June 25 and focus on drawing.

The second will be July 7 through 30 and focus on painting.

Both sessions will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. The session fee is $80.

To register, visit natchezartassociation.com.

• Natchez Fine Framing and Art Gallery will offer art classes beginning May 22.

Classes will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

All supplies are included in the $21.50 fee per student.

Classes are small so pre-registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register call 601-446-9345.

• Sun, Moon and Stars will offer several opportunities for young artists to express their creativity.

Sessions will be offered June 15 through 19 and July 6 through 10. Classes from 10 to 11 a.m. will be offered for 5- and 6-year-olds, a session from noon to 1 p.m. will be offered to 7- and 8-year-olds and a session from 2 to 4 p.m. will be offered to 9- through 12- year olds.

The classes each cost $125.

For more information, call 601-431-4811.

• Natchez Clay will host pottery classes for two age groups.

Wee Potters, ages 4 through 7, will learn basic pottery skills June 22 through 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Kid’s Clay Camp, for ages 7 through 12, will be offered July 6 through 10 from 10 to 12 or 1:30 to 3:30.

• Children’s Prep Music Studio will offer its summer music camp to children between the ages 3 and 10.

June 15 through 19 students ages 3 through 5 will meet from 4:15 to 5 p.m.; ages 4 through 6 will meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. and ages 6 through 10 will meet at 2:15 until 3 p.m.

Tuition is $75, which includes registration. For more information or to register, call 601-807-8281.

• Key Rehab will offer handwriting camps every week in June and July, Monday through Thursday.

One week is $100, which includes supplies.

For more information, call 601-445-0005.

• Natchez Little Theatre will host its annual Summer Youth Workshop from June 23 to July 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Students will learn acting and auditioning skills, stage movement, dances and voice skills in the month-long camp that ends with the production of a play the children have learned.

Children ages 7 through 18 are welcome and registration is $200 for the first student and $100 more for each additional sibling.

For more information, email natchezlt@cableone.org.

Outdoor camps

• The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will host two Discovery camps this summer for two age groups.

Children ages 7 to 10 will get to explore and discover from 9 a.m. to noon, June 15 through 19. Registration fee is $40.

Children ages 5 to 6 will learn about Natchez’s first population June 23 through 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration fee is $25.

Spots are filling quickly, so call 601-446-6502 to register or get more information.

• The Adams County Extension Service will offer an all hands-on, all outdoor farm camp for children ages 8 through 13 to learn about farming and livestock.

The camp will take place June 30 through July 1 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

There is registration cost of $10.

For more information, or to register, call 601-445-8201.

• Everyday Adventures will host two outdoor kayak camps for 9- to 12-year-olds.

Participants will explore Natchez State Park via kayak from 9 a.m. to noon either June 13 or June 20.

Registration is $35 and includes lunch and equipment.

For more information or to register, call 601-392-3079.

• Jefferson College will offer three camps featuring animals, cane poles and 18th century games.

June 9-11, 10- to 12-year-old naturalists will do hands on projects and observe mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

The camp runs from 9 to noon.

Junior Naturalists get their turn to hang out in the great outdoors as well on July 14 to 16.

The camp is for 7- to 9-year-olds and is from 9 a.m. to noon.

Frontier Camp is for children interested in the old-fashioned. Participants will go fishing with cane poles, learn to shoot a muzzleloader and learn basic survival skills.

The camp is from June 23 to 25 for ages 10 to 14. It starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

The camps each cost $20. To register or for more information call 601-442-2901.

• Fit 4 Fun will offer sports and fitness day camps throughout the summer at Crosspoint Church.

Beginner and technique classes for 4- through 10-year-olds in tumbling, basketball, cheerleading, football and gymnastics will be taught.

Classes will be June 1 through 4 from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; June 29 through July 2 from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and July 13 through 16 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Half a day camp sessions cost $60 and whole day camp session are $110.

The fee covers the costs of snacks, drinks and a T-shirt for all participants, and lunch for children enrolled in whole day camps.