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For the week of May 1 - 7, 2002


Community School has exciting summer session

Youth camps, courses and more

Summer in Sun Valley means academics, outdoor learning and just having fun at The Community School, an independent school.

Summer session director Stacey Straley has put together an exciting and diverse program. It officially starts Monday, June 17 and runs through Friday, July 26, although some offerings start earlier in June.

Most classes are held on the Sun Valley campus, but the camps and outdoor programs are held on- and off-campus. Community School faculty and guest faculty plus local experts make up the summer staff.

Register early because classes fill up quickly and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Those registering prior to May 4 receive a five percent discount on tuition.

Call Straley at 622-3960 ext. 159. For complete details visit the Web site, www.communityschool.org/Summer/summer02.html.


Adventure tours, academics

Back by popular demand is the college credit adventure tour of the Lewis & Clark trail.

Another exciting class is "Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking," for ages 14-and-over. Dates are Aug. 11-17 on the Payette and Salmon rivers.

Nigel Whittington’s Middle School "Midweeks," for students entering grades 5-8 offers Tuesday through Thursday outdoor education trips in July. You can take one trip, or participate in all. Cost is $200 a trip.

Trips planned are rock climbing July 9-11, backpacking July 16-18 and canoeing/biking July 23-25.

Academics are high priorities at The Community School.

You can receive one semester of credit with the Upper School courses. For Middle School courses, you can catch up on missed classes, complete summer assignments, improve your skills or smooth out your transition into the Middle School environment.

Upper School offerings for grades 9-12 include Senior English Seminar, U.S. and World History, foreign languages, algebra and geometry. Middle School courses include Spanish, Conversational French and math workshops.

There is also a reading and writing workshop for elementary school students entering grades 3-5. The dates are June 17-July 5, the cost $350.


Youth camps, clinics

Popular day camps for little ones and pre-teens are continuing.

"Camp Weefoot" (ages 3-5) and "Camp Hotfoot" (ages 6-11) are designed to stimulate the natural curiosity of children in outdoor settings.

"Camp Weefoot" with Amy Kolb and Hilary Dowling has three two-week sessions— June 17-28, July 1-12 and July 15-26—meeting at the Center for Early Childhood Education in Ketchum. Cost is $330.

"Camp Hotfoot" with Kathy Gibson and Dana Vallely features a series of explorations around southern Idaho in two three-week sessions, June 10-27 and July 8-26, cost $425.

For kids ages 5 ½-7, there are three sessions of "Camp Barefoot," with Brad Stansberry and Betty Ervin, costing $425. They are June 17-28, July 1-12 and July 15-26.


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