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College for Kids @ LEARN 2009

College for Kids @ LEARN 2009

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     Registrations are now being accepted for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s 28th annual Learning, Enrichment and Recreation Network (LEARN) program, the longest running premiere day camp learning experience in the area for students.

     Conveniently scheduled for mid-summer when students “yearn to LEARN,” this year’s program will run Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, on the Pitt-Johnstown campus, and is open to children who will be entering grades three through eight in the fall.

     Each day includes action-packed and fun-filled informative courses, lunch and exciting activities. 

     Courses in this year’s program include “Wild and Wonderful Watercolors” where students will unleash their inner artist in this hands-on art class.  In “Amazing American Sign Language” students will learn commonly used words and phrases to help communicate with friends who cannot hear.  “Wacky World Cultures” students will experience life in three different cultures and discover fun facts about children’s games, customs, sports, foods, and life in general.  Students discover the power of map sites in “Cool Computers and Cyberspace,” as they uncover facts and neat destinations around the world.    Using a variety of scientific experiments and hands-on activities students will uncover answers about Plant Earth in “Exciting Earth Explorations.”

     LEARN introduces young people to the physical and social sciences, arts and humanities, current events and technology.  All LEARN activities take place on the UPJ campus, featuring state-of-the-art computer laboratories with high-speed internet connections, high-tech science labs, and lush natural setting.

     The LEARN Program is presented by the Pitt-Johnstown Community Education and Outreach Office.  The Pitt PowerPrice is $139 and includes daily lunch, all activities, supplies, souvenir t-shirt, and graduation ceremony.  The Pitt PowerPrice deadline is noon, Friday, June 12.  The price after June 12 is $169.  To register, call the Outreach Office at 814-269-2099.

     For additional information, visit the Outreach website at and click on the LEARN Program link.

     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 high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 6/2/2009 10:20:00 AM