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03/27/2003
Youth and Teen Programs Scheduled this Summer at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 27, 2003

A variety of camps and programs for children are on tap this summer at Hudson Valley Community College.

The Successful Communication program will be offered in conjunction with The Arts Center of the Capital Region. The program focuses on strengthening oral and written communication skills by integrating visual and performing arts into cultural and historical themes. Classes are held at the college and The Arts Center in Troy. The program is designed for children aged 6-12.

The Technology Enrichment program is designed to expose children to new areas in technology and to prepare them for continued study. The program, which is held at Bethlehem Central Middle School, is designed for students entering grades 5 through 8. A similar program held at the Hudson Valley campus is for students entering grades 6 through 8.

Summer athletic camps at the college will include instruction in golf, tennis, softball, soccer and basketball. Camp sessions generally run for one week, and participants are given the opportunity to learn basic skills and improve their techniques. Age ranges vary with the camp. Registration begins April 3.

The popular Summer Educational Enrichment Program provides children who have completed grades Kindergarten through 6 with an educational and cultural summer experience that builds on the skills they learn throughout the year. The day camp program will run from June 30 through August 8. Registration begins April 3.

Older teenagers may sign up for a Driver Education course taught from July 1 through August 15 at the college. The course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of road instruction. Students must have a valid New York State learner's permit or license and must be 16 years of age by July 1, 2003. For more information, call 629-7339.

For more information on all of the summer activities for children at Hudson Valley Community College, go to www.hvcc.edu/kidscamps, or call 629-7339.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning.