SOCIETY

Athens Fun Run and ACS’s summer camp

The City of Athens Youth and Sport Organization (ONA) is preparing to stage the 28th Athens Fun Run, Greece?s biggest mass sporting event organized at local government level and a city institution, on Sunday, May 15. The event begins at 10 a.m., with athletes ready to depart from the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro) on Vassileos Constantinou Avenue. This year?s Athens Fun Run is dedicated to the Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 and aims to spread a message of participation, brotherhood, social solidarity and the acceptance of individuals with special skills, who will also take part in the Fun Run. To find out more about the event, contact ONA at 210.528.4800 or log on to www.ona.gr for their online registration form (in Greek only).

ACS Athens Summer Youth Camp

The 6th Annual ACS Athens Summer Youth Camp will be running from June 20 to July 8 in three separate weekly periods.

The program offers a range of activities within an English-speaking environment in an effort to promote the use of English to children aged 4-14 years who either do not speak the language or do not have English as their mother tongue. This year?s camp features new programs that cater to specific age groups: The Early Childhood Program (4 and 5 years old), Kids Program (6-8), Juniors Program (9-11) and Teens Program (12-14).

The staff, which consists of experienced instructors assisted by volunteer high school and middle school students, will be on hand to provide assistance.

In the first two programs, the schedule of activities includes mini-tennis, swimming, a variety of activities for learning the English language (narrative, reading, writing, arithmetic and exploration of theatrical treatment), computer games, crafts and sports. For the other two, the children will choose from a variety of activities such as English, computers, soccer, swimming, basketball, tennis, crafts, modern dance, music, archery, racket sports and other activities.

For more information about the application fee and the bus schedule, please visit the ACS Athens website at www.acs.gr, via e-mail at [email protected], or call 210.607.0274/210.607.0412. Applications need to be submitted by June 1.