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Co-Lin summer camps keep learning alive

Summer may mean a break from school, but it doesn’t mean the learning stops. Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Wesson campus has several camps planned to sharpen skills and beat boredom.

Some camps have already happened, but registration is underway for tennis, music and art camp. Visit www.colin.edu/community-programs for more information.

Art camp for ninth through 12th grade is July 10-12 from 1-4 p.m. Campers will learn computer art, ceramics, drawing, painting and printmaking. The cost of the camp is $25.

Music camp is for eighth through 12th grade. It’s July 17-19 from 1-4 p.m. It is $25 per student.

Students will participate in choir and master classes and will be provided vocal lessons.

Tennis camp will be for ages 8-13. It’s July 19-21 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It’s $50 and includes snacks, water and a T-shirt.

Camp will be led by Co-Lin Wolfpack head coach Blake Smith. His assistants will be Brenda Smith and members of the Wolfpack tennis team.

To register for tennis camp email Smith at blake.smith@colin.edu.

Smith said this is the second year for the camp at Co-Lin. About 25 students participated last summer.

“We were really pleased with our numbers,” he said.

Smith, a nurse practitioner, teaches fundamental strategy of the game. Students will participate in singles matches and also doubles “to promote good communication,” he said.

The experience level of campers can range from beginner to advanced and players will be placed with campers with similar skills, he said.

“We had some who had never picked up a racket,” he said.

He’ll have Wolfpack players on each court to assist.

“Some are international players who had a very successful season,” he said.

Smith said campers should dress for the heat and wear good fitted shoes. It’s helpful to have a tennis racket but not required.

“We make it fun for them,” he said.