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Summer Fun at SU

Southern Union’s Wadley Campus will be “The Greatest Place On Earth” the week of June 6-10, as the college welcomes children entering the first through the sixth grades to campus for its annual Kids Kollege day camp.

Kids Kollege gives the youth of east central Alabama an opportunity to explore various subjects in a fun, supportive environment. Children participate in sessions such as art, sports, science, dance, and health, giving them a taste of “college life” at SUSCC.  The camp also includes a day of fun at a field trip.

“We always look forward to Kids Kollege week,” said Shondae Brown, Director of Public Relations at SUSCC. “These students bring such vitality and energy to campus; it is just a fun atmosphere.”

Kids Kollege is sponsored by the SUSCC Alumni Association.  A $65 registration fee applies which covers snacks each day and the field trip. T-shirts are available for an additional $10.

Older students will also have a chance to have some fun at Southern Union this summer.   Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for June 29-30, is open to students in grades 7-12 or college age. At a cost of $134, the camp may be taken for college credit by students who meet the college’s entrance requirements.  Fine Arts Camps offers training in dance, music, and theatre with intensive instruction in the area of the student’s choice. The camp draws students from throughout the Southeast. Attendees have a chance to study with SU’s renowned fine arts faculty as well as guest instructors.
“Studies have shown that education in the arts helps to develop a well-rounded individual and helps to improve learning in all academic areas,” said Brown.   “Fine Arts Camp gives students exposure to various disciplines in the arts and hopefully helps them develop an appreciation for things they may not otherwise experience.”

Brown added, “These camps are just examples of how Southern Union works to enhance cultural exposure for our area’s youth, to stimulate interest in arts and sciences and to promote community spirit.”

For registration information for Kids Kollege contact Brown at 256-395-2211 ext. 5145 or To register for Fine Arts Camp contact Dean Steve Spratlin at 256-395-2211 ext. 5105 or email him at