Academy of Excellence starts Monday at OUS

Published 11:37 am Friday, July 11, 2014

For years children have attended the Ohio University Southern Academy of Excellence. Now, those children’s children are spending part of their summer break following in their parents’ footsteps.

“School is out and parents are looking for things for their children to do,” Shelly Betz, marketing and public information officer for Ohio University Southern, said.

The academy is offered from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday July 14-25 at the Ironton and Proctorville campuses of Ohio University Southern.

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“Ohio University Southern is pleased to offer another exciting summer camp experience that is specially designed for area youth to expand their minds, inspire teamwork, share creative energy and have a fun time with other kids through interactive teaching,” Robert Pleasant, OUS director of enrollment and student services, said. “From master chefs to basketball and traveling through times in history, our unique classes are sure to be a big hit among kids and parents alike. Over the years, the academy has made a positive impact upon thousands of young people who want to grow their learning and enrichment opportunities during the summer.”

If one wants to learn how to ride a horse one simply has to attend the Horse Lover’s Camp.

Classes in Ironton for grades 4-6 are Partners with Potter; Kaboom!; Project Funway; European Union; Everybody Dance Now; and Computer Bryte Kids.

The Proctorville classes for grades 1-3 are: Kelli’s Kreative Kitchen; Bobcat Ballers 101; Time Capsule; and Cheers To You!

Classes at Proctorville for fourth through sixth-graders are Game Show Mania; Bobcat Ballers Advanced; Die Reise nach Deutschland!; and Cheers To You!

A full description of these classes is available on the OUS website at

Registrations are taken on a first-come basis. OUS reserves the right to modify this schedule of programs and to cancel courses with insufficient enrollments. Registration can be completed online or by mail. If registering by mail, print the registration form and send the completed documents to Ohio University Southern Academy of Excellence, 1804 Liberty Ave., Ironton, OH 45638

Scholarships are available and those details are available online.

All classes are offered in a safe and supervised environment and early registration is encouraged since space is limited.

For Horse Lover’s Camp contact Kelly Hall at 740-354-9347 or email

Class registration is based on the receipt of registration with deposit. Full refunds may be given prior to the start of classes.

Registration officially closed on July 1 but remains open for classes that are not full.