Learners into Leaders with a Side of Summer Fun:    Challenge & Champions 2013 on the Emory Campus

Written By Patrick Blanchfield

April 23, 2013


Planning your child's summer can be stressful - but did you know that there's a great opportunity for them right on the Emory campus? The Laney Graduate School’s celebrated Challenge & Champions is now accepting applications for this summer’s session.


Now in its tenth year, the nationally acclaimed Challenge & Champions offers boys and girls who are entering sixth- through eighth-grade a full three-week package of exciting academic, social, and physical education activities. Running weekdays from June 17 through July 5, C&C provides students an unparalleled opportunity for classroom learning, social enrichment, physical activity, access to campus resources, and mentoring experiences, all conveniently located on the Emory campus.


Each full day begins with morning academic classes in Emory’s North Decatur Building, while afternoon physical education classes take advantage of the University’s Clairmont campus facilities. Students travel escorted by campus shuttle to Clairmont.  Additional enrichment opportunities built into the schedule include art, yoga, cooking, swimming, and more. In all that they do, Challenge & Champions students are taught by experienced professional educators and are chaperoned and mentored by trained graduate and undergraduate students. Attendees know that “You can’t be a leader if you’re not a learner!”


Challenge & Champions offers an exciting, convenient, and affordable opportunity for metro Atlanta youth and for the children of Emory affiliates in particular. Standard tuition for the three-week program is $1,200 and includes access to all programming, supplies, and snacks. The children of Emory affiliates enjoy substantial discounts - Emory Faculty, Alums, and monthly staff receive a 15% discount, and Graduate and Professional Students and Bi-Weekly employees receive a 20% discount. Multiple children from the same family also receive a 10% discount.  Youth applications are reviewed and students accepted on a rolling basis until all 72 openings are full. There is a  $50 application fee, and some scholarship support is available.  Sessions run weekdays from 8:30AM – 4PM, with options for early arrival and later departure at no additional charge.


For additional details and application information, please visit www.ChallengeAndChampions.org.


The program administrator can be contacted for questions by email at info@challengeandchampions.org or by calling 404-727-6468.