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Kids learn to become world explorers

Students will explore history, family history and community issues

From the Office of Communications at University of Houston-Clear Lake

June 28, 2007

HOUSTON— University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Kids U World Explorers Camp offers first- through fifth-grade students a chance to learn more about American history, community involvement and their own family history.

The camp kicks-off June 25-28 with the “History’s Mysteries” course for first- through second-graders. In the program, participants will explore famous American heroes and the elements of good citizenship. Campers will discover what makes a great heroes and their impact on society.

“Lemon-Aid Stand” will also be offered June 25-28. Teams of student will create lemonade stands to examine the relationship between businesses and the local community.

July 9-12 the Kids U camp features “Oral Histories through PhotoStory” for third- through fifth-graders. In this camp session, participants learn how to use digital photography to tell and record family stories in a digital format that allows narration and music.

“CSI: Citizens Should Investigate!” allows third- through fifth-grade students to look at common neighborhood issues and how to use your voice to make a difference, July 9-12.

Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or noon – 3 p.m., depending on the course, in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building . Course fees are $129.

For more information or to register, call Kids U, 281-283- 3530 or visit

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