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2008 Summer Academy at UGA Youth Camps accepting registrations

2008 Summer Academy at UGA Youth Camps accepting registrations

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel is currently accepting enrollment for the 2008 Summer Academy at UGA. SAUGA is a popular series of summer day camps designed to keep the minds and bodies of 10- to 17-year-olds active during summer break. Camps begin the week of June 2 and are held at the Georgia Center, 1197 S. Lumpkin St. in Athens.

Since 2001, SAUGA has enriched the summers of more than 300 campers and has provided fun instructional activities in a wide range of subjects. Programs are divided into one- and two-week sessions. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

This year’s camp offerings include “Mini Medical School,” in which campers will perform surgery on mock specimens, take medical board exams, review x-rays, visit a dentist office and much more. Other new camps include, “Sing Your Heart Out,” an American Idol-style voice workshop; “Rockin’ Rockets,” which will explore aerodynamics and physics; “Young Point of View,” an in-depth photography camp; and “Screenwriting and Production” camp. Also new this year is a “Young Actors” camp, which will be taught by an actress who appeared on Seinfeld, an Emmy-award winning TV series.

Other popular camp offerings include “DAWGWarts”, a Harry Potter-themed camp; “Video Production Camp,” “Comic Book Creation” and “Cartooning Camp.”

For more information or to register, please contact Kathleen McDermott at 706/542-3537, 800-325-2090 or Additional information is available online at

The Georgia Center, a unit of the University of Georgia’s Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, provides innovative lifelong learning opportunities through its continuing education programs. On UGA’s campus, the Georgia Center includes a full-service hotel with 200 rooms and suites, restaurants, ballroom, conference rooms, auditoriums, a fitness center, and computer lab-all under one roof. For more information, see