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Community: UWF’s Explore Summer Programs Receive Top Honor

UWF Continuing Education and Explore Summer Programs receive top honor from the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)

The University of West Florida (UWF) is pleased to announce the recognition of Explore Summer Programs (ESP) and the Division of Continuing Education. The program has just recently been named the winner of the 2011 ACHE South Distinguished Program Award.

ACHE South, serving ten states within the U.S. and three countries outside the U.S., recognizes outstanding credit and non-credit programs throughout these regions.  Programs are judged on innovation, creativity, success, impact, and adaptability. UWF is proud to have been selected for this award and is honored that ACHE has recognized excellence in the Explore Summer Programs.

About Explore Summer Programs – Since its inception in 2006, Explore Summer Programs has grown to over 50 individual camps and over 725 enrollments reaching both the Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach communities.   These camps present wonderful opportunities for youth (grades Kindergarten-12) to broaden their horizons, make friends, and discover new strengths.  While all the camps are carefully designed to be engaging and fun, most are aligned with Florida’s state education standards, 21st century skills (critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, teamwork, creativity, and global awareness) and STEM related topics (science, technology, engineering and math).  In addition, the Program strives to engage educators, employers, and community business professionals to work together in building and supporting educational summer programs that encourage community growth and success.
Festival on the Green, April 1-2, 2011, at UWF’s Pensacola Campus is the perfect time to discover what these programs are all about! Visit our booth at the Children’s Festival on Saturday, April 2 from 10am-2pm for a chance to win a scholarship to one of our award-winning camps.

For more information on the award and the amazing opportunities available through Explore Summer Programs, please contact UWF Continuing Education at (850) 473-7468; e-mail at explorecamps@uwf.edu or visit http://uwf.edu/explorecamps/.