Lycoming to host "College for Kids and Teens"

Lycoming to host "College for Kids and Teens"

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Though most Lycoming College students are enjoying their summer breaks, the campus continues to serve as an environment for learning. More than 200 area elementary and middle school-aged students in grades two through eight will be on campus July 25-29 for the 25th annual "College for Kids and Teens" program.

Program workshops, held each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., are taught by some of the area's most respected professionals and are designed to enhance creativity and problem solving while providing students with a variety of fun, academic opportunities.

Each student participates in a morning and afternoon workshop, which gives them the opportunity to explore two topics of their choice. This year's program offers more than a dozen different classes on topics ranging from art and music to science. Examples of classes include Aeronautical Engineering, Geocaching, Forensics 101, Junior Journalists, Structure It, Super Science and Grossology.

Last year, students who participated in a journalism class were able to write, report and edit the news. They also had to the opportunity to publish their own newspaper, which is available on the College for Kids website. Others learned about simple machines using mechanized Legos, developed their own photographs, and created crystals and volcanoes.

For a complete list of classes and descriptions, further information on the program and the enrollment application, visit the website at or contact Debbie Smith at (570) 321-4180 or

Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.