West Shore Community College will be hosting College for Kids 2018, July 30- August 3.
The five-day session is a hands-on opportunity to explore higher education through arts, sciences, communications and recreation in a day-camp atmosphere on the college campus and features 20 plus action-packed learning adventures. Classes are designed for motivated learners 9-15 years old.
“College for Kids exposes students to potential careers, expands their knowledge, and provides hands-on learning under the guidance of experienced educators,” states Crystal Young, Director of the Business Opportunity Center.
“While they’re learning, playing and developing friendships, they’re also getting a taste of campus life. The young students are all over campus, in college classrooms where they may attend classes someday, getting experience of how a college works through its equipment and technology,’ she added.
Some of the courses and activities include electronics, culinary arts, creating with polymer clay, a variety of art classes, pond ecology, archery, build a business, American sign language, introduction to philosophy, and more.
Full-day, week-long participants receive two, three-hour courses, and a College for Kids t-shirt for $165. Half-day week-long participants receive one, three- hour course, and a t-shirt for $95. Some scholarships are available by contacting Cara Mitchell, or visiting the college’s tent at upcoming Friday Night Live events.
Students should bring a sack lunch or may purchase, in advance, lunch at the Beans & Bread café from a pre-established menu. Visit the college web site to view the menu.
To accommodate the schedule of working parents, younger students may be dropped off at the Tech Center at 8:30 a.m. and should be picked up at the same location no later than 4 p.m.
Registration for College for Kids starts July 16, and early registration is suggested as most courses are limited to 15 participants.