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Academy of Excellence set for July 20-24 at OUS

Elijah Posch shows off his superhero mask he made in class MARVELous Mayhem while attending the 2014 Academy of Excellence at Ohio University Southern.

Elijah Posch shows off his superhero mask he made in class MARVELous Mayhem while attending the 2014 Academy of Excellence at Ohio University Southern.

Ohio University Southern is celebrating 35 years of its Academy of Excellence summer camp coming up July 20-24 9 a.m. -noon each day at the Ironton and Proctorville campuses.

The camp offers a fun, educational summer experience for children in grades 1-6, and this year campers will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of classes.

Those in grades 1-3 taking part in Ironton will be able to choose from Fables and Fairy Tales, Computer Travel, My First Self Portrait, Junior Master Chef and Let’s Play a Game! Classes offered to Ironton campers in grades 4-6 are Self Portrait, Me, Myself and I, Weird Science 1 and 2 and Let’s Play a Game!

To those who take part in Proctorville, campers in grades 1-3 will be able to choose from Globetrotters, MAD Science, Kidding Around Yoga and Ballers 101. Classes offered to Proctorville campers in grades 4-6 are Globetrotters, MAD Science, Kidding Around Yoga, Full STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Ahead and Advanced Ballers.

A bonus Fun Fitness class will be available to all campers at both locations as well.

The cost for the week is $75 per child. For more information about the classes or to register, visit www.ohio.edu/southern/ae or call 740-533-4600 for the Ironton campus or 740-886-7655 for the Proctorville campus.

In addition to the Academy of Excellence, the Ohio University Southern Equine Program is hosting a “Horse Lover’s Camp” July 27-31 at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace. Campers will broaden their knowledge on riding, grooming, horse behaviors and more. Each day will have a morning session from 9 a.m. –noon or an afternoon session from 1-4 p.m.

The cost for this camp is $200 for the week and a separate application is required. For more information or to register, contact Kelly Hall at 740-354-9347 or send an email to OHPinfo@ohio.edu.