Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Registration is now underway for Kids in College summer program for youth

The popular Kids in College program will again offer area youth the opportunity to combine fun and education while pursuing their academics and interests this summer. The schedule for the 2014 sessions is June 9-13 at various sites and June 16-20 and June 23-27 at Chillicothe City Middle School.

The program is open to students who have completed grades kindergarten through the sixth grade with some classes designed for students through the eighth grade. For more than 26 years, the popular program has offered enrichment learning opportunities for youngsters in our region.

Registration is underway. Flyers have been distributed to all schools in the Ross County and Chillicothe City school systems. They are also available at the Ross County Schools Office and Information Desk in Bennett Hall.  To register, go to the website http://www.chillicothe.ohiou.edu/kic.  For additional information, contact Janet Fink at (740) 774-7226.

Please note that the registration deadline this year is June 2 for the summer sessions.  Register early to secure a spot in the most popular classes.  Registration is $40 plus any material fees for the first class and $30 plus any material fees for each additional class.

The Kids in College program offers an opportunity for students to become involved in summer enrichment activities in a safe, vibrant learning environment. The students have fun and learn at the same time. The teachers are the heart of the program. Most are veteran classroom teachers who look forward to becoming involved in the hands-on teaching that is the hallmark of this program.  The program offers a wide range of classes for learners with various interests. Some of the classes have an academic base, while others are related to creativity, artistic and recreation areas.

Among the many classes offered are water fun, tennis, archeology for kids, games and activities at Adena Mansion, Descubre El Espnol, ooey gooey science, Camp Olympus, dawn of Egypt, archeology for kids, messy masterpieces, and jewelry-making.

Christina Martin of the Ross County Educational Service District and Joyce Atwood of Ohio University-Chillicothe coordinate the instruction and classes and will be on site each day during the summer sessions.

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