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Susquehanna University Welcomes Kids to College This Summer

Published on April 6, 2011

SELINSGROVE—Elementary and middle school children can engage in a unique educational experience at Susquehanna University’s Kids’ College during three summer sessions in July and August. Kids’ College is open to all students who have completed grades 2 through 8. The camps are designed to challenge students academically and help them develop their creative, critical thinking and cooperative learning skills in a welcoming educational environment.

July 18-22: Completed Grades 2-5

Morning Session
The morning Kids’ College session will be held from 8:30 a.m.to 12:45 p.m. daily. The fee is $190 per student. Participants will take part in three programs:

Wiggles, Squiggles, Fun and Giggles! is a creative-thinking workshop that uses a variety of stimulating, hands-on projects and fluent, flexible, original-thinking skills to help campers develop and extend their creativity.

In Medieval Magic, campers say good-bye to the 21st century and enter a world of castle construction, catapult competitions, calligraphy and crafts that teaches them about day-to-day life during this period of history.

In Foreign Forensics: CSI East Asia, teams of student detectives will conduct hands-on forensic science tests on evidence found at a “crime scene,” and then use critical-thinking skills to experience the joys of scientific investigation, all among the mystery and intrigue of the Far East.

Afternoon Session
Students will have the option of continuing their day at camp to explore an afternoon special interest topic. The afternoon session, from 12:45 to 3 p.m. daily, costs $75 and includes supervision of students who bring their lunch.

Afternoon sessions from which students may choose include Puppets Plus, an interactive workshop with guided play, puppets and props that invites campers to create a magical theater performance; and Earth to Art, a workshop in which campers use seasonal objects and the weather of the day to determine the subject matter of their projects.

Junior Writers’ Workshops
August 1–5: Completed Grades 6–8
August 8–12: Completed Grades 3–5

Junior Writers’ Workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon daily. Students will work closely with trained instructors and Susquehanna creative writing majors to develop communication and writing skills and build confidence. The fee for the workshop is $180 per student.

All sessions are held on the campus of Susquehanna University. For more information on Kids' College, or to register, call the Office of Event Management at 570-372-4354 or visit www.susqu.edu/about/KidsCollege.asp.

Karen M. Jones


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