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July 01, 2014 : Final Week of Kids in College Begins July 7
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager

 

Lancaster – The last week of this year’s Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster begins on Monday, July 7.  In its 35th year, the summer camp set an enrollment record.  Currently, 315 students registered for classes during the three week camp and more could still sign up for next week’s courses.  That’s 79 more than last year.
 
“I believe parents are really finding value in the courses and experiences that we are offering their children during our summer classes,” said Maryann Lape, Kids in College coordinator.
 
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. 
 
“I think Kids in College enriches what students already learned in school. It also allows them to pick up arts and things that they might not get in school,” said Lape. “Some students who came to Kids in College later enroll at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington as college students.  Kids in College helps to take the fear out of going on to a college campus.”
 
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.  There is a supervised lunch period from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students can attend just one or two weeks of classes or they can attend all three weeks.
 
For more information about Kids in College, contact Lape at 740-654-6711 ext. 249 or lape@ohio.edu.