Do you have a passion for working with young children? Would you like to learn more about science, nutrition, Fine & Gross motor skills, STEM explorations, and Sensory that foster brain development in children of all ages? If so, join the department of Human Development & Family Science for a week of hands-on, fun learning about child development. Throughout the week, participants will spend time at the Child Development Lab using the observation booths in the infant, toddler & preschool classrooms. This camp will include a trip to the Ramsey Center to discover team building strengths on the ropes course, and will also include a trip to Sandy Creek Nature Center to earn the first step in becoming a volunteer trail guide for groups of young children. All participants will complete a service project in the young toddler room, interacting with the children and being able to incorporate the skills learned throughout the week.
Participants will earn a Certificate in Child Development Leadership & Service and Basic First Aid.
Monday, July 8, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $400
Overnight Camp - $880
This course is designed for all students with no prerequisite requirements.
Julie Patterson serves as an Academic Advisor in the Student Success and Advising Center in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She shares the responsibility of advising Human Development and Family Science majors, and she advises all students in the Child Life Emphasis. In addition to advising, Julie is an adjunct part-time instructor in HDFS. Julie is a proud FACS alum. She received a B.S.F.C.S. in Child and Family Development: PreK-2nd Grade Emphasis, earning her teacher certification, as well as a M.Ed. in Language and Literacy Education: Children’s Literature Emphasis, both from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining FACS as a staff member in 2010, Julie taught kindergarten at Statham Elementary for 7 years. This is Julie’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.