Purdue Calumet Riley Child Center accepting applications for summer camp

The Purdue University Calumet Charlotte R. Riley Child Center is registering children, ages 3 to 6, for its second annual Summer Enrichment Camp.

The eight-week program will begin June 11 and will feature a different learning theme each week: Summer Art Alive, Pond Life Observers, Backyard Scientists, Celebrations around Us, Mud and Sand Exploration, Water Works and Obstacle Course Fun. The final week features a family picnic.

Children enrolled in the new ABC & 123 Pre-Kindergarten summer program will engage in activities designed to enhance their intellectual skills before they begin kindergarten. The program is led by Riley Child Center kindergarten teacher Sue O’Drobinak and will serve as a kickoff to the new Pre-Kindergarten program set to begin this fall.

Children enrolled in the ABC & 123 Pre-Kindergarten summer session will receive priority consideration for enrollment in fall 2012.

“Children in the summer program experience hands on exploration of a number of meaningful and creative topics in a safe, structured environment,” Riley Child Center Director Tamra Bottomlee said. “The children will learn more about the people and things in their world and will have ample opportunity to explore, discover and develop knowledge and skills while building friendships.”

Regular enrollment fees apply and are listed on The Riley Center’s website at http://webs.purduecal.edu/rcc/.

The Riley Child Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center serves children ages 3 to 6 from the community, as well as youngsters of Purdue Calumet students, staff and faculty.

More information about the Summer Enrichment Camp or the Charlotte R. Riley Child Center can be obtained by visiting http://webs.purduecal.edu/rcc or by contacting Director Bottomlee at 219/989-2343 or at tjbotom@purduecal.edu.