IUSB summer education program

Summer and school two words most children do not want to hear together.

With the help of IUSB summer education that combination is a little different.

"I think there some imaginations in here...this is a great group."

Anne Binder loves nothing more than provoking a child's creative side.

Anne Binder works in the Studio Arts Center and says, "Why not use the two hands and the mind we were born with. I think we are all creative animals and if we don't use our creativity than we're just kind of dull people."

She is part of four half-day camps that are getting children off of the couch and into the classroom.

"Look how engaged they are. Sometimes we don't know what we like until we are given the opportunity to try it"

Their hands get a little dirty, but Maia Sutter does not seem to mind.

"Getting to learn all this stuff, getting to do all this stuff. It's just a lot of fun," says Sutter, a student.

As part of IUSB's Mini-University Program, students who are five and up can take part in activities ranging from art to cooking to Lego design.

The camps keep kids out of trouble and their minds fresh for the next school year.

"I know the parents are quite concerned about having their kids lose what they leave the school year with and come back with in the fall-not quite ready or losing some ground," says Diana Hess with IUSB Extended Learning Services.

Those concerns are now being addressed with a little dose of fun.

The IUSB camps were booked solid this year and they expect classes for next summer will start filling up soon.


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