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CCU’s Myrtle Beach Education Center holds camps to keep kids learning this summer

Summer programs will help kids learn while doing creative activities. (Source: Ruby Durham) Summer programs will help kids learn while doing creative activities. (Source: Ruby Durham)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - School is out for the summer, which means parents are looking for ways to keep the kids busy.

Coastal Carolina University's Myrtle Beach Education Center has the answer; the center is offering programs to make sure kids keep learning while on vacation.

Each week kids will learn things like math, science, reading, problem solving and even how to work with each other, all through creative activities. 

Summer is a time when students forget what they learned in the previous school year, forcing teachers to go over lessons previously taught.

The Myrtle Beach Education Center is offering a slew of summer programs to keep students' minds moving. Also, to make sure kids don't lose the skills they were taught, certified teachers from Horry and Georgetown counties, as well as other professional people in the area, will help the center.

Organizers think it’s best to get kids involved in a summer program so they’re not behind when when they head back to school in the fall.

"It continues to expose them to reading, their communication skills, their social skills and just being active and just keeping that brain active because in the summer time kids that do nothing lose so much," said Denise Amour Brown, a teacher at Pee Dee Elementary School.

The camps run weekly, beginning June 6 and ending Aug. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Some of the popular camps include:
• Guts, Goop, Globs and Gas
• CSI Crime Scene Investigators 
• Magnificent Musical Theater 
• Amusement Park Physics 
• Sugary Chef
• Incredible Edible Art 
• Jurassic Dinosaur Adventure Camp 
• Candy Chemistry Camp

Half-day camps are $75; full-day camps are $150 per week.

The Myrtle Beach Education Center is located at 900 79th Ave. North at the corner of U.S. 17 Bypass and 79th Avenue North.

For the full schedule or to sign up, call (843) 349-2767 or (843) 349-6584, or click here.

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