Summers @ Mizzou partnership lets teens explore college and career possibilities

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Amanda Stapp
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-999-7174
Email: stappa@missouri.edu

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Story source:

Melissa Scheer, 573-882-6006

Bored? Tired of doing the same old thing every summer? Teens looking for something new should consider Summers @ Mizzou, July 6-10. University of Missouri Extension 4-H and MU are teaming up to give young people a chance to live like a college student on the MU campus and discover areas of study and career opportunities.

"Summers @ Mizzou is a fun, hands-on experience that will give students the chance to learn about topics they're interested in," said Melissa Scheer, Summers @ Mizzou coordinator. "During the week, students participate in activities and field trips and hear expert advice from MU professors and industry professionals."

Several Summers @ Mizzou camps are available. Each focuses on a different area of interest. In Camp GEOG, students use GPS devices to hunt treasure in a modern way - by geocaching. Students learn what it takes to start their own business in Entrepreneurship camp. Students can learn Spanish, develop their own fitness and nutrition plan and explore child development and family relationships.

Camps are open to all high-school youths, including incoming freshmen. Students can stay overnight or choose the day camp option. Registration is due by June 2.

Scholarship support from the Missouri 4-H Foundation is available to 4-H members.

For more information, contact Melissa Scheer at scheermb@missouri.edu or 573-882-6006; or visit the 4-H Web site: http://4h.missouri.edu/programs/summers/.