Youths Invited to Explore Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Pottery, Design in Horizons Summer Enrichment Program


10463042_794443010595765_8743170753882702372_nCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 9, 2015 — Would you like to investigate monsters, become a doctor, go on safari or become a “mediarologist” someday? From engineering to entrepreneurship or pottery to product designer, 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: “CSI – Monsters,” “Jr. CEO,” “Camp Scrubs,” “Be a Designer!,” “Pulp Fiction and Non Fiction,” “Urban Legend Camp,” “Myth Busters,” “Pottery Rocks!,” “Animation Adventure,” “Jr. Zookeeper,” “3D Monster Mash-Up,”  “Launch Your Line,” “Weird Science,” “Robots Rock! LEGO™ Robotics,” “Jr. Mediarologist with Bob Clubbs” and more.

Little Horizons offers the following classes to children ages 5-8: “Superhero Science,” “Storytelling with Clay “Safari Adventures,” “Let it Go: Frozen Art Workshop,” “Meet the Penguins”  and more.

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.

10502046_795536180486448_7850784267059797374_nThe Horizons program includes three sessions: June 15-19, June 22-26 and July 6-10. 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 $100 to $129. 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