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KIDS UNIVERSITY 2017

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919 15TH STREET - AUGUSTA, GA

 

Instructions for online registration:   

Parents:   

  • Please register your child's name as the "NEW USER," not yourself.  There is a section to enter your contact information and phone number once you set up your child's profile. 

  • each child must be registered separately.

  • If you need to make changes or additions to your child's registration, please call 706-721-3967.  Online registrations CANNOT be edited once they are submitted!!

  • UPDATE: Drop off & Pick up Information Provided Below

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Or, You may fax the REGISTRATION FORM>> to 706-721-4642.

 

What's NEW at KU?

Children learn best by doing!  They are happy when they are engaged in learning!

The Kids University program offers half-day or full-day academic enrichment programs designed for kids who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade.

All courses and activities promote creativity, critical thinking and most of all...FUN!  Many of the courses are written by College of Education Faculty.


Program Description

KU is building on previous years and designing a new focus for this year. Collaborating with the College of Education, Kids University now has a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) emphasis for all students K-8. The curriculum was written and designed by faculty from Augusta University's College of Education to challenge students of all grade levels and adopts a problem-solving based learning approach to ensure students are engaged in fun, active learning.

Each week of Kids University is focused on a different aspect of STEAM. Students will work on problems in our community presented by local professionals, companies, university staff, and peers. They will create and design viable solutions to the problems.

Each week of the camp is designed to stand alone, but the projects students create will build towards a culminating project on the final week of camp. Morning activities will focus on the academic side of STEAM and afternoon activities will be fine arts and activity based.

 


Sessions and DatesKU at AU

Week 1:  Coding & Robotics (June 5-9)

How does a computer know what to do?  What makes the robot move?  During Week 1, students will learn the basics of coding.  Younger students will learn the basics and logic behind coding through everyday objects.  Older students will write and test codes.  Students will then apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Week 2:  Engineering in the Environment Around You (June 12-16)

Do you see an area in our community that needs improvement?  How would you make it better?  Week 2 will focus on the Engineering Design process.  Students will work together to determine how they can solve problems in their community by Asking, Imagining, Planning, Creating, and Improving.

Week 3:  Mini-Med (June 19-23)

Mini-Med School is one of our most popular camps, and now it is available for all KU campers!

During our Mini-Med week, students will take a look at all things medical.  Students will focus on questions like:  How does the food I eat change the way I think?  How do you take someone’s blood pressure?  Activities will focus on healthy eating and proper exercise, first aid, and basic medical knowledge.

Week 4:  How is that Made? (June 26-30)

During week 4, students will learn how to design and build different objects.  This week doesn’t only focus on building objects, but also explores the fine arts.  What goes into making a play?  How is it written?  How do you design a set? Students will build a play and all of its components to deliver at the conclusion of the week.

Week 5:  Community Construction Project (July 10-14)

Week 5 will end in a culminating project.  Students will piece together things from each week to help give back to the community by doing a community construction project that brings together all of the elements from the previous 4 weeks.


 

Who can participate?

Kids University (K-8)

Children who've completed K through eighth grades as of June 2017.

  • K/1 - completed kindergarten or  1st grade
  • 2/3 - completed 2nd or 3rd grades
  • 4/5 - completed 4th or 5th grades
  • 6/7/8 - completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grades

What makes KU special?

  • Project-based learning developed by Augusta University's College of Education Faculty
  • Small group size - 18-25 children
  • Enrollment is limited to 75 children each session.
  • Experienced teachers lead all activities
  • Qualified adult supervision
  • Diverse programming emphasizes creative activities and critical thinking
  • Kids University has been going strong for 20 years!

Parents and KU Kids agree that Kids University is the best place in the summer to make new friends, see old friends and  strengthen academic skills.


What is 1/2 day participation for Ku?

  • Program runs from 8:30 - 12:30
  • Enjoy morning academic enrichment courses 
  • Morning snack provided
  • Early drop off 7:30 - 8:00 am

KU at AUWhat is full day participation for Ku?

  • Program runs from 8:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Includes academic enrichment morning courses
  • K- 6 rotate through daily art projects, creative play, and cool themes.
  • Late pick up  5:30-6:00 pm

what is the cost?


Don't Forget to Turn In Forms

  • Forms must be signed, completed and returned BEFORE your child begins their camp session.

  • KU FORMS >>
  • UPDATED KU DROP OFF & PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS >>
  • Return forms to:

    Scan and Email completed forms to: coned@augusta.edu
    Mail: Augusta University Professional and Community Education
    1120 15th Street, FI-1066
    Augusta, GA 30912
    -OR-
    Fax: 706-721-4642
    -OR-
    In Person: CE Office in the Augusta University Alumni Center (919 15th Street).
    Directions from west Augusta: Walton Way toward downtown. Before 15th Street, turn right off Walton Way onto Chafee Avenue. Go past Servy Reproductive Clinic, and then turn left into the MCG parking lot. There is signage. Enter through Continuing Education door. After hours registration is only available online.

  • KU Office from June 5-July  14:
    Augusta University Summerville campus
    Galloway Hall Room 203 (Not always manned. Call 706-721-3243 first!)


Military Families

Are you or your spouse currently deployed?

National Guard and Military Reserve personnel who are currently deployed overseas, as well as the children of Wounded Warriors can request funding for their kids camp programs? Click here for details!


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds/Cancellations

All camp cancellations are subject to a $20 cancellation fee per child per session.

Last day for a full refund minus cancellation fees is Monday before the start day of your camp session. After that date NO refunds are given.

We reserve the right to cancel a camp.  We will notify you to issue you a full refund or transfer your child to another camp session.


Discipline

The Kids University's policy statement for student behavior is as follows: Students who choose to behave in ways which interfere with other students' opportunity to learn and/or the instructor's teaching, in so doing choose to forfeit their own opportunity to participate in Kids University. Parental support and cooperation is appreciated.

No refunds will be made for students dismissed from courses for disciplinary reasons.

Waiver of Liability: A parent must complete and sign all forms before a child may attend a class.

 


Our Staff

Kids University Coordinator

Alicia Stephenson is the KU Coordinator for Professional and Community Education

Camp Directors
All morning and afternoon activities are taught by experienced teachers. Additional staff includes morning and afternoon teaching assistants, counselors in training and senior camp assistants.     


Location and Directions

All activities will be in University Hall and the surrounding Augusta University Summerville Campus. Augusta University Maps 

Mini Med School campers will be shuttled to the Health Sciences campus during the session.

General directions to the Augusta University Summerville campus:

From I-20: - Washington Road Exit  -- to the Summerville (Walton Way) campus
Coming from South Carolina: Take Washington Road exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Washington Road and get into the middle lane.

Coming from Atlanta: Take Washington Road exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right and get into the middle lane.

The middle lane will become the right lane as lanes merge together. Drive approximately 1 mile (just past Publix and before Walgreen's on the right as you drive). This is Berckmans Road. Take a right. Continue 2.2 miles. Berckmans Road turns into Highland Avenue.  Get into the left lane. At Walton Way, take a left. Get into right lane. Pass three traffic signals (Highland Ave. and Monte Sano). Pass Arsenal Avenue and either of the next two turns will take you onto the Augusta University campus: the main entrance at Fleming, or **Katherine Street**. Katherine Street will take you to Washington Hall.

Heading East on I-20 , exit at Wheeler Road . Turn right onto Wheeler Road . Get into the right lane and continue to the intersection with Walton Way Extension. Turn Right onto Walton Way Extension and move immediately to the left lane. In 0.4 miles, the left lane veers left into Walton Way. Continue on Walton Way to the top of the hill and look for the campus on the right.

From downtown, at the intersection of 15th and Walton Way , travel west on Walton Way (away from downtown) 1.9 miles uphill. The campus will be to the left.


Get In Touch

(706) 721-2329 Phone
(706) 721-4642 Fax
Email: coned@augusta.edu

Mailing address:

Augusta University
Professional and Community Education
1120 15th St., FI-1066
Augusta, GA 30912