More summer educational opportunities available in Flagstaff

| May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 • By Frank X. Moraga • CCC&Y

With the traditional school year rapidly coming to a close, there are a variety of summer camps and other educational opportunities available in Northern Arizona to help young people avoid the summer brain drain.

• FACTS CAMP IWANNAGO will be held from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 8 through July 24 at Marshall Elementary School, 850 N. Bonito St., Flagstaff. Open to students age 5 to 13. FACTS (Family and Community Teaming for Students) will have an open house and registration event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 6 at Marshall Elementary School. Please visit www.fusd1/CAMPIWANNAGO.org for more information.

• The Hopi and Dine’ Language Enrichment Camp 2015 will be held from June 8 through July 2 at Killip Elementary School, 2600 E. 6th Ave., Flagstaff. Space is reserved for the first 20 currently enrolled FUSD students who register by May 28. The program, designed for beginning Native American language learners, is held from 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, includes school breakfast and lunch. Parents provide transportation to and from the camp. To register, contact Sara Cody at 928-527-6165, Elaine Kasch at 928-527-6164, send an email to scody@fusd1.org or click here for more information.

2015 Summer Pathways Youth ProgramThe 2015 Summer Pathways Youth Program will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 8 through July 9 at Killip Elementary School, 2600 E. 6th Ave., Flagstaff. The program is free of charge but space is limited. The program is designed to teach and enhance life skills to Native American youth and their families in the Flagstaff Community, organizers reported. Topics include substance abuse resistance, self-esteem, cultural values, physical fitness and social interaction. The program is part of the award-winner Pathways Youth Program presented by Native Americans for Community Action. Contact Aaron Secakuku, Pathways Program Coordinator, at 928-526-2968, ext. 125, 928-607-8262 or via email at asecakuku@nacainc.org. Click here or here for more information.

COCONUTS CampThe Coconino High School “Coconuts Summer Camp” will be held at Coconino High School, room 708, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff. The week long half-day summer program in LEGO NXT Robotics for kids ages 9-13 who will be in 4th-8th grades in the fall and is hosted by the award-winning CocoNuts FIRST Robotics team of Coconino High School. The cost is $125 per student per session (t-shirt and snacks included). In Camp 1.0, Introduction to LEGO NXT Robots, campers will learn basic design, programming, and sensor concepts for LEGO Mindstorms Robots while completing daily mini challenges. Sensors explored will include the light, ultrasonic and bump sensors. The session will be held from from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. July 13 through 17, In Camp 2.0, Intermedia NXT Design & Programming, ampers will take their knowledge of LEGO NXT to the next level. Topics include advanced design concepts such as gear ratios, center of mass and torque, as well as more complex programming. The session will be held from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. July 20 through 24  Click here to sign up for Camp 1.0. Click here to sign up for Camp 2.0. Click here or here for more information.

The Invention Project will be held for students grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 to 17 at Sinagua Middle School, 3950 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff. For more information please contact stomlinson@fusd1.org. The camp will also be held for students grades 1-6 at Puente de Hozho Elementary School, 3401 N. 4th St., Flagstaff, from June 8 through 12 and at De Miguel Elementary School, 3500 S. Gillenwater Drive, Flagstaff, from June 22 through 26. Camp Invention, which celebrates its 25th season in 2015 and its fifth year in Flagstaff, is designed for students 1-6 that connects science, technology, engineering and math through fun hands-on activities. The program allows students to learn about creative problem solving (and so much more!) in teams grouped by age. The cost is $27. Visit http://www.inventionproject.org or click here for more information.

Also see the Arizona Daily Sun story on “A sampling of Flagstaff summer camps” for information on other summer programs for youth.

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