Southeast Offering Horizons Summer Youth Enrichment Program in June, July


Photo of students from Horizons Youth CampCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 16, 2012 – Would you like to be a crime scene investigator, rock star, engineer or meteorologist someday? Would you like to rock climb, build LEGO™ robots or learn to be a zookeeper for a week? From engineering to singing, entrepreneurship to pottery and baking to dance, Cape Girardeau area youth can try it all by enrolling in Southeast Missouri State University’s Horizons Summer Youth Enrichment program.

The camps, offered to children ages 5-14, investigate numerous career paths, allowing children to explore various fields and experience the responsibilities held by professionals in their dream careers. Each course uses a hands-on approach to learning that incorporates laboratory experiments or physical activity.

Horizons classes being offered this summer for ages 9-14 include: “Southeast CSI,” “Good Times with Pottery,” “Exploring Painting,” “Ready…Set…Draw!” “ArtCetera: Explore Art,” “Jr. Design Star,” “Rockstar Productions: Electronic Music 101,” “Wilderness Survival,” “Reaching New Heights: Basic Rock Climbing and Rapelling,” “Waterpalooza,” “Jr. Zookeeper,” “Breaking News!” “Become an Engineer,” “Cupcake Factory,” “Robots Rock! LEGO™ Robotics,” “Jr. Meteorologist,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade: A Musical Adventure” and “Disney Dance.”

Little Horizons offers the following classes to children ages 5-8: “Crazy Critters in Clay,” “Ahoy Mateys!” “Safari Adventures,” “Jr. Dino Dig,” “Eat Your Chemistry,” “Don’t Bug Me!” and “Kreative Kids Art Adventure.”

Courses will be held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University and the surrounding areas. Building and room assignments, along with a campus map, are sent with confirmation to registrants.

The Horizons program includes three sessions: June 25-29, July 9-13 and July 16-20. The program offers morning sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions from 1 to 4 p.m.

Classes are restricted to 18 participants to ensure a quality experience and ample individual attention. All instructors in the program are professionally trained and have practical teaching experience in the areas of instruction. Most of the instructors are Southeast professors. Classes that include lab experiments or those that are physically active will have an assistant to provide additional guidance.

Youth will receive a T-shirt for each course in which they enroll.

Classes range in price from $99 to $159. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the Horizons Summer Youth Enrichment Program, call the Office of Extended & Continuing Education at (573) 986-6879, or visit Building and room assignments, along with a campus map, will be sent with confirmation of registration.

This year, youth also have a chance to win a Horizons voucher valued at $119 by entering a coloring contest. To win, download the 2012 coloring page at and send it in by April 25.