April 18, 2018

Registration is now open for this summer’s Kids’ College, a series of day camps for children on the campus of Susquehanna University. Kids’ College challenges campers to think critically, work collaboratively and solve problems creatively through a variety of dynamic, hands-on activities in a nurturing educational environment.

Register before May 31 with a friend, and each camper will receive $10 off. Both registrations must be received on the same day to qualify; refunds will be given the first day of camp. Limited scholarships are available. Register HERE. For more information, contact Susquehanna’s Office of Event Management at 570-372-4354.

Kids’ Summer Camp
July 16-20
Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
For students who have just completed grades 2, 3, 4 or 5 Three-workshop package: $200 per student

How to Think Like Leonardo—Become an apprentice in the “bottega” of Leonardo da Vinci and experience the day-to-day life of the great maestro.

Idea Olympics—This exciting, task-based workshop is designed to extend higher-level thinking skills in an active, competitive setting. Using the creative problem-solving process, campers will tackle challenges involving the creative manipulation of materials.

Awesome ’80s Revisited!—This favorite pop culture workshop will have kids exploring the ideas and images of the 1980s. Campers will experience an understanding of this decade through their involvement in theme-related projects, retro games and style trends.

Kids’ Summer Camp
July 16-20
Afternoon Special Topics: 12:45 to 3 p.m.
For students who have completed grades 2, 3, 4 or 5 $90 per student (includes lunch supervision)

How to Think Like a Coder—Campers will transform from users into creators of technology by learning how to write computer programing. Coding is taught through the step-by-step creation of stories, games and animation.

Open Wide!—This exciting opportunity offers campers a nutritional, culinary experience in a safe environment that encourages interaction and creativity. Each day will bring a new cooking adventure, a chance to sample the end result and, hopefully, will be the beginning of a life-long love for the culinary arts.

Junior Writers’ Workshops
Morning Lessons
July 23-27 For students who have completed grades 6, 7 or 8
July 30-August 3 For students who have completed grades 3, 4 or 5
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily; $195 per student

Students who enjoy writing will thrive on a full immersion in the process. They will use the creative writing process in conjunction with age-appropriate computer illustration and word-processing programs to create an original story. Attention will be given to content and ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and the basic conventions of writing through individual and small-group instruction. Experience with computers and familiarity with word processing are recommended.

Junior Writers’ Workshops
Afternoon Lessons
July 23-27
For students who have completed grades 6, 7 or 8 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily; $90 per student

New this year, Susquehanna offers an optional afternoon session to writers who have completed grades 6 through 8. Students will grow their talents as writers by exploring a variety of writing genres in more depth. Investigations will include flash fiction, mystery, action adventure and more. Following a similar format as the morning workshop, students and their mentor will select a piece from their week’s portfolio to polish and then share with the group for feedback.