Mesalands invites the entire family to Summer Adventure Camp 2012

June 12, 2012

Mesalands Community College welcomes young and adult campers to participate in Summer Adventure Camp, July 16-21, 2012. Summer Adventure Camp will provide a week of fun and learning for campers of all ages. The theme this year is “Summer Stampede for the Entire Family.” The camp includes southwestern themed classes and a tour and lunch at Conchas Dam on Saturday.

“Summer Adventure Camp will be a great family experience and an opportunity to learn more about the southwest,” Donna M. Garcia, Director of Academic Affairs at Mesalands said. “This year we have included classes for adults and have condensed the entire camp into one week. Campers can come all day!”

Classes for young campers include, but are not limited to, Dino Digging, Mural Painting, Kids’ Physical Activity Camp, Introduction to Video Editing, and Sleep with the Dinosaurs. The College has partnered with the Eastern NM Art Space this year to offer some unique classes for our young campers. The College is also appreciative for their donation of materials and classroom space. Two classes will be held at Art Space, Breyer Model Horse Club and Dinosaur Museum Mural.

During the Dinosaur Museum Mural class, young campers will create a new mural for the kids’ section at the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum. Then on Saturday, July 21, from 4-6 pm, all campers are invited to attend a reception at the Dinosaur Museum, for the unveiling of the new mural.

Adult campers, ages 18 and older, can look forward to classes in Artistic Silversmithing, Computer Basics, Southwest Cooking, and a Tucumcari Mural Tour.

All campers will then come together for the Conchas Dam tour and lunch on Saturday, July 21 from 8 am-12 pm. The Sleep with the Dinosaurs class is also on Saturday starting at 6:30 pm to 7 am on Sunday.

Campers that register for the entire week, Monday-Saturday, can take advantage of a  full package deal. The entire week for young campers is $175 and for the adult campers is $225.

To register for classes, contact Donna M. Garcia at (575) 461-4413, ext. 176, or the Student Services Office at (575) 461-4413, ext. 153. Mesalands summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

For more information, and a complete list of classes, visit