Kids College offers summer enrichment

Published 8:56 am Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring semester 2009 is winding down, with the last day of classes this past Monday and final exams extending through May 11. Graduation is scheduled for May 15 at the College’s Regional Workforce Development Center, and registration continues for Summer Semester, which begins May 18. As noted in last week’s column, our popular Kids College will be featured during summer semester.

Kids College

Hosted at Paul D. Camp’s Regional Workforce Development Center, Kids College is a summer enrichment series, which offers unique workshops (for rising 2nd through 12th graders) that are designed to teach new skills, develop new interests and hobbies, and explore future career opportunities.

Kids College offerings include a broad array of activities during June, July and August in the following categories: career exploration; fine arts; food and nutrition; hobbies and interests; and science, technologies, engineering and math.

Following is a list of offerings by grades:

Rising 2nd-3rd graders: Kitchen Science; Rising 2nd-4th graders: Eco Explorers I; Rising 2nd-5th graders: Balloon Art; Bienvenido/Introduction to Spanish, Clownin’ Around, Computer gaming, Crazy Critter Cupcakes, Lego Robotics I, Let’s Scrapbook, Marhaba/Introduction to Arabic, Pets & Vets; Rising 2nd-8th graders: Fashion Backpacking, First Class Fun/Introduction to Stamp Collecting, Mask Making, Talking Hands; Rising 3rd–5th graders: P.E. Rocks, Road Trip, Biz Wizards I, Wacky Olympics, Food Gone Wild, RocketKids; Rising 3rd-7th graders: Indian Cultures Across America; Rising 3rd-8th graders: Artful Appliqué, Bead and Button Story, Little Green Thumbs/Junior Master Gardeners, Saltwater Fishing , Self-Defense for Kids; Rising 4th-6th graders: Kitchen Science II, The Magic IF/An Introduction to Acting, Munchable Math, YoYo Science; Rising 4th-8th graders: Top Chef, Cartooning, Hand Quilting, Watercolors; Rising 5thth graders: Ace of Cakes, Jr., Eco Explorers II, Internet Investigators; Rising 5th graders-12th graders: Mind Your Knitting; Rising 6th-8th graders: Amusement Park Science, Biz Wizards II, Croppin’ Mad, Lego Robotics II, Road Trip, Rocketing’ Robots, Talent Agent; Rising 6th-12th graders: Safe Sitter; Rising 7th-9th graders: Crime Scene Investigation Technologies; and Rising 8th-12th graders: Lights, Camera, Action; SMH Fun (Careers in the Health Field), Space Explorers.

For program descriptions, with dates and times, see the 2009 Kids College Brochure online at, which includes registration details as well.

According to Teri Zurfluh, education program coordinator for Workforce Development, you will notice that many of the offerings have limited enrollment and applications are processed according to the date they are received.

A confirmation of your registration will be mailed to you as soon as your application has been fully processed. (Confirmation of enrollment is contingent upon receipt of the completed application and course fees). If you need additional information or have any questions, call 569-6050 for assistance.

Date Correction for PDCCC Golf Tournament

Hosted by the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation, PDCCC’s annual Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 14, at Sleepy Hole Golf Course in Suffolk. The rain date is Aug. 21.

Sponsored by the PDCCC Foundation to raise money for student scholarships and staff and faculty needs, the Tournament begins registration and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. with a four-person captain’s choice format.

Three flights will be post-flighted, and gift certificates from Sleepy Hole will be awarded: $300 for the first team in each flight; $200 for the second team in each flight; and $100 for the third team.

Available sponsorships include $500 Gold, which includes a hole sign, four green fees, carts, lunch and refreshments — and $300 Silver, which covers a hole sign.

The cost for individual players is $75 and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and refreshments. The deadline for registration is July 24, but since the field is limited to the first 144 paid players, early registration is highly recommended to secure a place.

For more details and to request a tournament registration form, call 569-6791.

For information on programs and other options available at PDCCC, call 569-6700, or visit our Web site at