Susquehanna University Kids’ College Registration Begins
Published on May 7, 2013
Teens and younger children can engage in a unique educational experience at Susquehanna University’s Kids’ College during three summer sessions in June through August. Open to students who have completed grades 2 through 8, Kids’ College is designed to challenge students to think critically, work collaboratively and solve problems creatively in a nurturing, engaging educational environment. Registration is now open.
Teen Summer Camp
A new series is offered for teens and older campers from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will take part in three workshops:
“LOL! Awesome 80s!” will immerse campers in the ideas and images of the 80s through music, art, sports, entertainment, food and fads. “You’re Invited!” is a murder-mystery theme party, inviting campers to gather clues to solve the crime. “The Amazing Race: Hunger Games Edition” is a reality-show inspired workshop challenging campers to race through the fictional nation of “Panem.” Clues lead to action-packed challenges requiring a unique set of skills as students struggle for self-preservation.
The fee is $175 per student; for those who have completed grades 6–8.
Kids’ Summer Camp
The morning Kids’ Summer Camp will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Participants will take part in three programs:
“Pop Rules!” will introduce campers to the fads and fun of pop culture from the ‘50s forward through theme-related, hands-on activities. “Into the West” takes campers back to the days of America’s westward expansion through activities that give them a taste of life in the Old West. “Imagineering” is a dynamic, task-based workshop designed to extend creative-thinking and problem-solving skills. Campers will experience a variety of challenges to sharpen their skills in engineering, design and creative manipulation of materials.
The fee is $200 per student; for those who have completed grades 2–5.
Students have the option of continuing their day at camp in an afternoon session from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Afternoon special topics include:
“Pop Tools!” extends the morning workshop and offers campers the opportunity to learn about various artists of each decade through their work. The inspiration of artists from Rockwell to Warhol will guide campers as they apply their styles, using different mediums. The interactive workshop “Curtain Up!” invites campers to explore the world around them and stretch their potential through theatre games and improvisation.
The fee of $85 per student includes lunchtime supervision.
Junior Writers’ Workshops
July 29–August 2: Completed Grades 3–5
August 5–9: Completed Grades 6–8
Junior Writers’ Workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon daily. Participants use the creative writing process in conjunction with age-appropriate computer illustration and word-processing programs to create an original story. Attention is given to content and ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and the basic conventions of writing through individual and small-group instruction. The workshop’s focus is on nurturing students’ growth in the writing process and moving their individual talents and abilities forward in a positive direction, not on producing a polished, published final piece of work.
In addition to trained instructors, Susquehanna creative writing majors work closely with junior writers to develop their skills. The experience is interactive and designed to encourage confidence and communication skills in an engaging environment. Experience with computers and familiarity with word processing are recommended. The fee for the workshop is $185 per student.
All sessions of Kids’ College are held on the campus of Susquehanna University. Limited scholarships are available. For more information, contact Susquehanna’s Office of Event Management at 570-372-4354 or to register, go to www.susqu.edu/about/kidscollege.asp.