Summer is a time of fun and learning at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s “SummerFun 2008,” where college is for kids. Classes are being offered July 14 through August 15 for children ages four and older.
With the focus on fun, the courses have been developed to stimulate children’s interests and knowledge in areas including science, engineering, mathematics, reading, geography, sign language, and the arts. Many courses use themes and characters from popular culture including the American Girl® dolls, Webkinz®, and Keith Baker’s Big Fat Hen. The program also includes American Red Cross-approved courses in babysitting, CPR, and first aid. Courses are taught by teachers and subject matter experts from throughout our region.
The special “Fun at The Bottle Works” series of courses includes courses offered on-site at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center.
“SummerFun 2008” is offered by the Pitt-Johnstown Office of Outreach and Professional Services. Registrations are now being accepted for the program. A complete listing is available by phoning 814-269-2099 or visiting the Outreach website at www.upj.pitt.edu/outreach.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.