A Spa Kamp for ages 5-15 on July 1 and 2 kicks off the 2013 Kids' College Program at East Central Community College in Decatur. Activities for ages 5-12 continue during the month of July with classes ranging from athletics to cake decorating and law enforcement.

The registration fee is $40 for the first class and $30 for each additional class (per student). Each participant receives a Kids' College T-shirt.  James Miller, ECCC Dean of Students, serves as Kids' College director.

"We are excited about this year's Kids College, which offers a variety of classes that participants will enjoy. We had a great turnout last year and

are looking forward to a larger one this year!" Miller said.

Course offerings include the following:

July 1-2

Spa Kamp- 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Ages 5-9, Monday, July 1; ages 10-15, Tuesday, July 2. Students will learn the steps of a guided facial, have their hair washed and styled, have their nails painted and receive a foot bath and pedicure. ECCC cosmetology instructors Wanda Brackeen and Carla Jacome-Cluff will supervise the day's activities and cosmetology students will perform procedures.

July 8-12

Little Warrior Football: Ages 5-8, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Ages 9-12, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn skills needed to pass, score, catch and kick while mastering offensive and defensive plays. Ken Karcher, ECCC head football coach, will provide instruction.

EC's House of Cakes: Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. to noon; Ages 9 -12, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Participants will learn the proper way of frosting a cake and how to work with decorating tools to create borders, flowers and other designs. Renea Savell will serve as instructor.

Little Warrior Softball: Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. to noon; Ages 9 -12, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Participants will learn the skills needed to pitch, hit, catch and run, along with offensive and defensive plays. Courtney Nunn, ECCC assistant softball coach, will provide instruction.

Little Warrior Cheerleading: Ages 5-8, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Ages 9-12, 10:30 a.m. to noon.  Participants will learn cheers and stunts. Chafoney Poole will provide instruction.

July 15-19

Drawing/Painting: Ages 5-8, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Ages 9-12, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn basic drawing and painting techniques and learn to use a variety of different art utensils. Ben Wall will provide instruction.

Little Warrior Soccer: Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. to noon; Ages 9-12, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Participants will learn the techniques of dribbling, passing, defending and scoring. ECCC men's soccer coach Kenneth Thompson will serve as instructor.

Little Warrior Baseball: Ages 5-8, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Ages 9-12, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants learn various skills including pitching, hitting, catching and running, along with offensive and defensive plays. Justin Brewer, ECCC assistant baseball coach, will provide instruction.

Scrapbooking/Photography: Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. to noon; Ages 9-12, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Huellen Watson will serve as instructor.

July 22-26

Dance Into Shape: Ages 5-8, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Ages 9 -12, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will have fun dancing to the latest music while getting healthy with exercising. Debra Payton will serve as instructor.

Jr. Police Academy: Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. to noon; Ages 9-12, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Participants will learn the duties and responsibilities of a law enforcement officer. Deputy Mark Spence will serve as instructor.

Little Warrior Basketball: Ages 5-8, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Ages 9 -12, 10:30 a.m. to noon.  Participants will receive instruction in the areas of dribbling, passing, shooting and offensive and defensive plays. ECCC head women's basketball coach Crandal Porter will serve as instructor.

For more information, contact Miller at 601-635-6267. The e-mail address is jmiller@eccc.edu. The registration form can be downloaded from the college's Web site at www.eccc.edu.