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​Contact: Ann Hatch
214-378-1819; ahatch@dcccd.edu
 
For immediate release — May 16, 2018
 
(DALLAS) — Summer: It’s a time — almost three months — when parents ask what their children can do during those idle hours. Instead of loose ends and bored kids, consider enrolling youngsters in a summer class or camp at a Dallas County Community College District campus.
 
Four DCCCD colleges — Brookhaven in Farmers Branch; Cedar Valley in Lancaster; Eastfield College in Mesquite; and Mountain View College in Oak Cliff — will offer classes from art to super hero cartooning, drones to cyber security, and music to painting for a variety of prices on schedules that fit parents’ and children’s needs alike.
 
Programs for each participating DCCCD college are listed below, along with contact information for the continuing education office at those locations for registration and payment details. To enroll youngsters and learn more about schedules and pricing, contact the continuing education office at the college listed.

Brookhaven College — Carrollton/Farmers Branch

 
Back by popular demand, the Brookhaven College summer youth program makes learning fun. Classes include: "Cake Decorating" (ages 10 to 13 from July 23-27); "Creative Writing — Short Stories" (ages 8 to 12 from July 9-13 and July 23-27); "Digital Photography Using Photoshop" (ages 8 to 12 from July16-20); and "Finding Your Inner Hero for Girls" (ages 11 to 14 from July 23-27).
 
Other classes include: "Future Leaders" (ages 11 to 14 from July 9-13); “Mastering the Miniature” (ages 9-11 from July 30 to Aug. 3); "Super Hero Cartooning" (ages 7 to 13 from July 2-6); "Theater for Youth" (ages 8 to 12 from July 30 to Aug. 3); “Super Flights” (ages 7-13 from July 2-6); “Paint Club” (ages 7-13 from July 16-20); and “Polymer Clay Club” (ages 8-12 from July 16-20).
 
For general information about Brookhaven’s summer youth programs, call 972-860-4600. Registration is under way. Parents can register in person in the college's admissions office or by phone at 972-860-4715 (please have course information ready and a valid credit card).
 
All students must complete the Continuing Education Registration Form, which is available on campus or online; they also must complete a DCCCD Minor Student Form and photo release form. Forms are available at brookhavencollege.edu under Youth Programs. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Carrollton/Farmers Branch.

Cedar Valley College — Lancaster

 
Cedar Valley College offers summer camps that focus on fun, learning and STEM classes for kids at its main campus, located at 3030 N. Dallas Ave. in Lancaster.
 
STEM classes at CVC are: “Cyber Defense Security STEM Camp” (ages 14-17 from June 11-29); “Coding with Drones” (ages 14-17 from June 18-29); “Mobile Virtual Reality Camp 1” (ages 14-17 from July 9-20); “Mobile Virtual Reality Camp 2” (ages 14-17 from July 23 to Aug. 3); and “Black Girls Code” (for girls ages 14-17 from July 23-27).
 
The college also offers classes in music and sports camps. Middle and high school students also may attend TexPREP Pre-Freshman Engineering Program, which helps them prepare for STEM careers, too. TexPREP students participate in coursework, team projects, class presentations, examinations, career awareness speakers, field trips and special events. The program is scheduled June 18 to July 27; parent orientation will be held June 8, and students must apply to attend.

For information and registration, contact the Cedar Valley College office of continuing education at 972-860-7800 or visit Youth Programs.

Eastfield College — Mesquite

 
Camp Buzz at Eastfield College gives students the boost they need to become creative thinkers; the program is an organic, inventive and stimulating learning experience for youngsters ages 5-13. Kids will learn through fun, creative and intuitive themes.
 
Camp Buzz for kindergarten to third grade, five-day camps, are scheduled June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30 to Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10. Camp Buzz for students in grades 4-7 will be held June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30 to Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10.
 
Several levels of swimming classes also will be offered: “Advanced Swimming” (ages 6-17 from June 11-29, July 2-20 and July 23 to Aug. 10); “Parent and Child Aquatics” (ages 6 months to 2 years from June 11-29, July 2-20 and July 23 to Aug. 10); and “Pre-school Aquatics” (ages 3-5 from June 11-29, July 2-20 and July 23 to Aug. 10).
 
For information about Camp Buzz at Eastfield College this summer, visit eastfieldcollege.edu/youth. To register, call the college's continuing education office at 972-860-7114 (please have a valid credit card ready); or visit the continuing education admissions office in Building W (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.); or online. Eastfield College is located at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite.

Mountain View College — Dallas/Oak Cliff

 
The 2018 summer youth classes at Mountain View College invite students to have an adventure as they learn. The college will offer academic classes in "Reading, Writing and Math Camps" in separate sessions for youngsters who have completed grades 1-7.
 
Here are some of those classes: “Reading/Writing/Math Camps” (grades 1-7 from June 11-28 and July 9-26); “Ballet” (beginners ages 4-5, 6-8 and 9-11 from June 16 to Aug. 11); “Creating Comics Camp” (July 9-19); “Build and Boost Camp” (ages 8-12 from July 2-6); “Drone Junior Camp” (ages 8-12 from July 2-6); “Lego Junior Engineer Camp” (ages 8-12 from July 2-6); “Lego Young Builders Camp” (ages 5-7 from July 2-6); and “Guitar for Youth” (ages 8-10 from June 13 to Aug. 8 and ages 11-13 from June 14 to Aug. 9).
 
Other classes include: “Gymnastics/Tumbling” (ages 4-5, 6-8 and 9-11 from June 17 to Aug. 12); “Tae Kwon Do” (ages 7-11 from June 11 to July 23); “Tennis for Beginners” (Ages 7-17 from June 9-30); “Intermediate Tennis for Kids” (ages 7-17 from July 14 to Aug. 4); “Body Image, Media and Your Self-Esteem” (ages 7-17 from June 5-26); “The Leader in ME: Leadership Skills for Young People” (ages 7-17 from July 11 to Aug. 1); “Proper Manners and Etiquette for Young People” (ages 7-17 from July 11 to Aug. 1); “Spanish Mini-Camp” (for completers of grades 1-5 from July 30 to Aug. 16); and “Swimming Lessons” (for water babies, toddlers, beginners and advanced beginners — based on age — offered on a variety of schedules).
 
Registration is under way and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Many classes have limited spaces. Register in person at the continuing education office admissions window, located on the second level of the Student Services Building on the West Campus (the Illinois Avenue and Duncanville Road entrance), on Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register by phone, call 214-860-8835; MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted.
 
Mountain View College is located at 4849 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas. For more information about youth classes, see the Mountain View College summer youth camps flyer.
 

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