- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – Kids in College
ended up shattering its enrollment record. During the three weeks of classes on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 327 students took part. That is 91 more than last year.
“The most successful classes were Culinary Arts, Chemistry, Marine Biology, Crash Test Dummies, Forensic Science, Biology and Archery,” said Maryann Lape, Kids in College coordinator. “All sections of these classes were full.”
The program provides students entering the 4th through 9th grades the opportunity to get hands-on experience over the summer that reinforces the knowledge and instruction they received in school. It also introduces highly motivated students to a college campus and gives students the chance to interact with university professors. Class enrollment is limited so that students can receive individual attention. Nine new courses were offered this year.
“Pretty soon it will be time to start thinking about what new classes we will offer next year,” said Lape. “We are thrilled that so many students and their parents found value in the courses we offered and enjoyed Kids in College.”
This was the 35th year for the summer camp. Classes are held in two separate sessions. There is a morning session from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students can attend just one or two weeks of classes or they can attend all three weeks.