UAM to offer one-day camp for third and fourth-graders

MONTICELLO — The School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host its third annual “Read, Write and Paint-A-Lot Day Camp” for third and fourth-graders on Aug. 1-2 in the art classroom at Monticello High School.

The one-day camp for third-graders will be Aug. 1. Fourth-grade camp is scheduled for Aug. 2. Both camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a box lunch, drinks and snacks provided. Cost of the camp is $50 with enrollment limited to 12 students each day.

Camp activities will include reading, writing, art, science, music, technology and physical education. The camp will be taught by Sue Martin, associate professor of education at UAM, Terri Smith, UAM STEM science specialist, and public school teachers Melissa Wilson and Kim Wilson, the 2012 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

This year’s event is themed “Tales from Earth, Water and Sky: Modern and Mythical.” Students will illustrate and write a book to be published into a hardcover story book. When the book returns from the publishing company, an authors and illustrators book signing party will be hosted for camp participants and their families and friends in the school of education.

A copy of the book will be presented by each child to his school’s librarian at a back-to-school assembly. To register for either camp, contact Martin at or call 870-460-1562 or 870-460-1063.