Godfrey, Ill. – The worlds of robotics, cooking, art and engineering are among those young people can explore during College for Kids 2010 this summer at Lewis and Clark Community College.
Presented by L&C’s division of Corporate & Community Learning, College for Kids offers more than 100 different programs to more than 1,200 students each summer. This summer’s line-up features 112 classes scheduled in eight locations across Madison, Macoupin and Jersey counties.
Classes are taught by highly qualified instructors in small class settings with an emphasis on hands-on, interactive learning experiences specially geared toward students in pre-school through early high school.
“Many of this year’s classes and camps are designed to help kids explore different parts of the world without having to board a plane, bus or ship,” said Katie Sledge, College for Kids coordinator. “It’s important that kids grow up with an understanding and appreciation of cultures other than their own. Classes like The World of Esperanto, Dance Around the World, Habitat Explorers, Globe Trotters and Cooking Without Borders will take kids on learning adventures of other cultures while allowing them to have fun and make new friends.”
Plenty of popular classes are returning from last year. Young participants can learn the basics of horsemanship and how to ride in Pony Pals or Little Stirrups, explore life and culture on the Mississippi in River Island Adventure at the National Great Rivers Museum, and build and program their own robot with LEGO Mindstorms in Battle Bots. Older students can earn American Heart Association certification in So You Want to Be a Babysitter, learn to play golf with an LPGA professional in Junior Golf, and develop their creative writing and character development skills in Inspired Ink.
Weeklong classes begin June 7 and run through the first week of August. Most meet in the mornings, from 9 a.m. to noon, or in the afternoons, from 1 to 4 p.m. Other classes meet all day long. Individual course costs vary by section and materials needed.
Class schedules are available at elementary schools in the Lewis and Clark Community College District. For more information, contact Katie Sledge at (618) 468-5750 or firstname.lastname@example.org