Families invited to learn more about Kids at College summer program at Lee College

Annual Summer Preview Day on April 29 to include registration information, fun activities

BAYTOWN, TX — Families looking to keep their children and teenagers engaged, active and entertained this summer are invited for a sneak peek of the Kids at College program offered by the Lee College Center for Workforce and Community Development.

The third annual Kids at College Summer Preview Day is set for 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 29, in the gymnasium on campus. The fun-filled event is free and open to the public, and will feature hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations and information sessions about dozens of educational, creative, career exploration and athletic camps and workshops designed for youth aged 5-17 years. Camps will run weekly from June 5 through August 17.

Kids at College options include everything from arts and crafts, culinary arts and theater production, to creative writing, private music and voice lessons, gaming, engineering, drafting and design, Minecraft, volleyball, basketball and more. Professional educators, artists and Lee College coaches and student-athletes teach the camps and classes, which will be held at the main campus in Baytown and the Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County.

Parents and families that attend Kids at College Summer Preview Day will be able to register for camps on the spot, enjoy prizes and giveaways and win vouchers to help pay for any applicable registration costs. For more information about Preview Day or the Kids at College program, contact the Center for Workforce and Community Development at 281.425.6311.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Lee College tennis program hosting summer camps for kids, tournament for adults

BAYTOWN, TX — The Lee College tennis program is offering activities this summer for community members of all ages: half-day and full-day camps for youths 6-14 years old, and a one-day tournament for adults to compete against each other.

Tennis summer camps for kids will begin Monday, June 6, at the Lee College courts on Market Street and continue weekly through August. Parents can select from a half-day option that runs from 8:30 a.m.-noon, or a full-day option that runs from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and includes lunch. Students will be divided into groups according to their age and skill level, with the goal of improving their overall athletic ability and sharpening their fundamentals to make them more knowledgeable and successful tennis players.

The adult tennis tournament will be held Saturday, June 11, at the Lee College courts. Participants can compete in singles and doubles play, with an open event for players 18 and older, and an event reserved for those 45 and older. There will also be an opportunity for parents to play doubles with their children.

“Tennis is a lifelong sport that you can play at any age,” said Rob Coles, the tennis professional for Lee College and coordinator of the summer camps and adult tennis tournament. “It doesn’t take a whole team, just a few friends who want to get out on the court.”

Limited spaces are available for the kids summer camps and adult tennis tournament. Registration deadlines are approaching fast. To sign up or get more information about costs and other program details, contact Coles at 281.425.6843 or rcoles@lee.edu.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Registration open for ‘Kids at College’ summer camps & activities

Free Summer Preview Day on Saturday will showcase program offerings for kids 5-17

Kids at College activities
Lee College biology instructor Margene Lenamon (center) helps Kids at College participants analyze an x-ray of a human bone during the Forensic Science summer camp held in 2015. Registration is now open for the 2016 Kids at College program, which will include camps and courses at the main campus in Baytown and the Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County.

BAYTOWN, TX — Parents and guardians looking for ways to keep their children engaged and entertained this summer will find an array of camps, classes and activities in the “Kids at College” program at Lee College, which is now accepting registrations and gearing up for its second annual Summer Preview Day.

Kids at College Summer Preview Day will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, this Saturday, April 30, in the gymnasium on campus. The event is free and open to the public, and will include detailed information about program options in arts and crafts; career exploration; brain-training; athletics; cooking; science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM); and EnergyVenture. All camps and courses are designed for children and teens aged 5-17 years and will be held this year at both the main campus in Baytown, and the recently opened Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County.

Participants at Summer Preview Day will enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family, interactive demonstrations from camp instructors and fun prizes and giveaways throughout the morning. Parents can also sign up their children for Kids at College on the spot, and win vouchers to help pay for any applicable registration costs.

For more information about the Kids at College program or the second annual Summer Preview Day, contact the Center for Workforce and Community Development at 281.425.6311 or visit www.lee.edu/workforce.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite center in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 13 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Free vaccines offered for eligible children

The Rotary Club of Baytown’s “Shots for Tots” event will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Ross Sterling High School in Baytown.

The event provides free vaccines for eligible children from 2 months to 18 years of age.

To be eligible for “Shots for Tots,” you must have one the following:

  • Medicaid
  • CHIP
  • No health insurance (uninsured)

You must also provide a vaccination record.

A parent/guardian must be present if the child is under 18 years old.

Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.