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EAST KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER ANNOUNCES SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium has released its schedule of summer camps.

Located on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium will host two half-day preschool camps on Thursday, June 5 (Lets Get Dirty) and Tuesday, July 1 (Space Explorers). Registration is $15 for non-members and $10 for members and the camps run from 9 a.m. to noon.

One-day camps, for children entering kindergarten through third grade, will be held on Tuesday, June 10 (Opposites Attract), Wednesday, June 25 (Test Tube Creations) and Wednesday, July 9 (Bubble-ology). Registration is $30 for non-members and $25 for members. The events run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch is provided.

Camps for children entering grades fourth through eighth will be held on Friday, June 20 (Unsolved Mystery), Friday, June 27 (Doc McScience) and Tuesday, July 29 (Lego my Robot). Registration is $30 for non-members and $25 for members. The events run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch is provided.

A two-day camp (Lost in Space) will be held for children entering grades third through eighth on July 15-16. Registration is $50 for non-members and $40 for members. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and lunch is provided.

Through a grant from the National Girls Collaborative, the center will hold a free two-day camp for girls (Colorful Chemistry) on June 12-13. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and lunch is provided.

Memberships for the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium are available. They include free admission to more than 300 science centers and museums worldwide, a 10 percent discount in the EKSC gift shop and discounted rates for camps and special events. Rates are $25 for student membership, $50 for value membership (two individuals), $60 for grandparent membership (two grandparents and two grandchildren) and $75 for family membership (up to four individuals).

For more information about the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, contact Terri Hall at (606) 889-4766 or email tking0113@kctcs.edu.