Magical Classes for Kids, Teens Offered at Lycoming College

Magical Classes for Kids, Teens Offered at Lycoming College

Children learn about healthy streams during a previous camp workshop.

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Don’t want to see your children vegetate over the summer or hear them whine about being bored? Then send them to college!

At Lycoming’s College for Kids and Teens summer camp, youth can explore topics that tickle their fancy and expand their minds. They can build rockets, dig for ancient artifacts, become grossology experts and more. They’ll have a blast. Only you’ll know they’re learning.

Open to students in grades 2 through 12, College for Kids and Teens offers scientific, artistic and magical classes. Held July 18-22, 2016 on the Lycoming College campus, College for Kids and Teens is an opportunity for students to experience a hands-on, educational environment that’s stimulating and safe.

Classes are closing fast, but there are still plenty of openings for students to enroll. For a complete list of classes and descriptions, and for further information on the program and application, visit the College for Kids website at http://www.CollegeForKids.org.

This year’s program offers nearly two dozen exceptional classes that have been developed throughout the years and leave the students returning to the program with anticipation. This year's theme is “Water and Wildlife: We All Live Downstream" with many of the classes emphasizing wildlife protection and clean water.

“College for Kids and Teens is taught by dedicated and enthusiastic local teachers and student assistants to enhance creativity and problem-solving with a variety of fun, academic workshops,” said Robin Van Auken, director of College for Kids. “Our program eliminates the concern parents may have about how to keep their children safely occupied over the summer vacation.”

The week-long program consists of a morning and afternoon workshop, which gives students the opportunity to explore two topics of their choice each day. The first class meets from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the second class meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Extended care is offered for parents who need to drop off and pick up children between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A supervised lunch break is held from 12 to 1 p.m. Students can buy or bring their own lunches.

Registration for the full-day program is $250 for the first child in family, and $200 for each additional child. The cost for the half-day program is $150 for each child. Extended care fees range from $2 to $5 daily, and new for 2016, lunch in the cafeteria is offered. This cost is an additional $8 per day or $40 for the week. Students are still welcome to pack and bring their own lunch. Checks and credit cards are accepted for all fees.

Parents may enroll their children online at the College for Kids website or by contacting Robin Van Auken at 570-321-4239 or VanAuken@Lycoming.edu for an application form. Enrollment is limited, often to 10 to 15 students per class. Placement is based on the order in which the applications are received.

Call 570-321-4239 or visit us on the web at http://www.collegeforkids.org/.