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Kids In College '22

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Since 1980, Ohio University Lancaster has offered an opportunity for highly motivated students to reinforce the knowledge and instruction they received in school.

Kids in College is a summer enrichment program for students (4th grade up to and including those going into the 9th) who are interested in the sciences, arts, languages, sports, history, and computer courses. The hands-on programming is staffed by faculty members at Ohio University Lancaster and other qualified instructors. Class enrollment is limited so that students receive individual attention. 

The cost for each class is $85 and includes a free Kids in College t-shirt. Some classes require additional material fees. Please check the class description for additional fee requirements. Participants are required to fill out emergency and medical release forms before taking coursework. 

2022 Course Dates & Session Times

Week #1 | June 6 through June 10, 2022

  • AM Session | 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • Computer Aided Drawing
    • Hip Hop Dance
    • Japanese
    • History of WWI
    • Let Me Get My Hands on a Dulcimer
    • Oregon Trail
    • Pinterest
    • S.T.E.A.M. 
    • Taekwondo
  • PM Session | 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Computer Added Drawing
    • Exploring Healthcare 
    • Games, Games, Games
    • History of WWII
    • Japanese
    • Taekwondo

Week #2 | June 13 through June 17, 2022

  • AM Session | 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • American Sign Language
    • Computer Aided Drawing
    • Field Biology
    • History of Baseball
    • History of Greece
    • Introduction to Ancient Greek
    • Japanese
    • Pinterest
    • S.T.E.A.M.
    • Taekwondo
    • U.S. Presidents Facts and Fun
  • PM Session | 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • American Sign Language
    • Computer Aided Drawing
    • Field Biology
    • Grow Your Family Tree
    • History of WWII
    • Japanese
    • Journaling for the Health of It! 
    • Let Me Get My Hands on a Dulcimer!
    • “O” is for Ohio
    • Taekwondo

Week #3 | June 27 through July 1, 2022

  • AM Session | 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • American Sign Language
    • Computer Aided Drawing
    • Games, Games, Games!
    • Introduction to Ancient Greek
    • Japanese
    • Let Me Get My Hands on a Dulcimer!
    • Taekwondo
  • PM Session | 12:30 to 2:30 pm
    • American Sign Language 
    • Computer Aided Drawing
    • Grow Your Family Tree
    • Japanese 
    • Oregon Trail
    • Taekwondo

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Course Descriptions

American Sign Language (ASL)

Upon completion of this course, students will learn some basic American Sign Language (ASL). We will cover topics which may include the alphabet, numbers, colors, and more! Students will gain knowledge about the Deaf Community and be able to fingerspell their name by the end of the course. 

Class Instructor: Grace Cymanski

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Computer Aided Drawing

Students who have an interest in engineering or architecture or simply in exploring computer art will experiment with hands-on drawing using CAD programs. No prior knowledge of computers is required. 

Class Instructor: Ray Mulrooney

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Exploring Healthcare

This course includes CPR and First Aid Certification course from Health and Safety Institute content and video demonstrations. Students will learn and master skills by the use of manikins and hands on application. 

Lab Fee: $10

Class Instructor: Resa Tobin

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Field Biology

In this course you will learn techniques in capturing, measuring, and/or identifying local flora and fauna. Students will go outdoors and record, in a field notebook, information about organisms discovered. In particular, local plants (wildflowers and trees), fish, and birds will be explored in this class. 

Lab Fee: $10

Class Instructor: John Kuenzli

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Games, Games, Games!

In this class we will be playing games! Board games, card games, dice games, and more. Sorry no video games! Not only will we be playing games but will be learning about the history of the game as well.  Please come with a fun, friendly, competitive spirit to play games!! 

Class Instructor: Amy Stone

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Grow Your Family Tree

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors are from? What were their lives like? Where did they live, and what kinds of jobs did they have? Did they look like you? In this class, you will begin to answer questions like these as you begin to build your very own family tree. 

Class Instructor: Natalie Herdman

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History of Baseball

If you have an interest in Baseball and its history, you will enjoy this class. We will talk about its beginnings before the Civil War, its rule changes, the Greats of the Game, the ladies who played during the war, the Negro leagues, its moving West and its expansion. Baseball if the American past time spread throughout the world during the war and in peace. Students will see many pieces of memorabilia. 

Class Instructor: John Mulrooney

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Hip Hop Dance – All levels welcome! 

Learn a sample of several styles of Hip Hop including street, commercial, flow, breakin', and stomp to name a few. We will put together an exhibition show on Friday that you can invite family and friends to see. You will need clothing that allows movement, tennis shoes (no sandals or flip flops!), water, and bring thin knee pads if you have them. 

Class Instructor: Tonya Kraner

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History of World War I

From the assassination of Archduke to the Treaty of Versailles. The invention of the machine gun to the development of the airplane. Learn why World War I transformed war from the Napoleon style to modern day war. The History of World War I will explain why this was the start of World War II and the Communists taking over in Russia. You will have authentic World War I items to wear and see. 

Class Instructor: John Mulrooney

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History of World War II

Why was Pearl Harbor attacked? We will discuss the reasons and results of World War II, and provide hands-on materials, autographs, and pictures. 

Class Instructor: John Mulrooney

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Introduction to Ancient Greek

In this class, students will learn the basics of ancient Greek language, including the alphabet, common vocabulary words, and basic sentence structure. They will also learn how to recognize Greek roots in English words which can be very helpful on the ACT/SAT. During each class, students will have the opportunity to same a different traditional Greek food item. 

Class Instructor:  Natalie Herdman

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Japanese

Students in this class will learn how to read and write Japanese.  Examples include writing the different alphabets (some kanji included), numbers, food, clothing, days of the week, etc. Students will also watch daily cultural videos on Japan, from its mythology to archeology. 

Class Instructor: Victoria Ginty

Grades: 6th Grade to 9th Grade 

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Journaling for the Health of It!

Classes include an overview of why spending time to simply write your thoughts promotes health. Participants will learn to share gratefulness with other through card crafting, explore transparency and time management skills with journaling, and create a celebration banner embracing hopefulness. Together we’ll discover the fun and effort involved in paper crafting skills. Natural artistic skills are not necessary. 

Lab Fee: $35

Class Instructor: Resa Tobin

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Let Me Get My Hands on a Dulcimer!

You can play the mountain dulcimer – no prior instrumental experience is required!  Loaner instruments will be provided for in-class use. In this class, you will learn to read tablature to play traditional American folk tunes, write your own lyrics to a song, and learn to play chords to back up singing. The week will end with a brief “Informance” to share what you have learned. There are a limited number of instruments available so register early.

Class Instructor: Kathy Smith

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“O” is for OHIO!

How much do you really know about Ohio’s history and its famous or interesting people, places, and things? This class is all about learning the fun facts, trivia, and other knowledge about our State of Ohio that you may not have learned in school. In this class, you can learn more about our wonderful State of Ohio through games, videos, historical documents, fun activities, and much more. 

Class Instructor: Amy Stone

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Pinterest

Students will make a wreath, dye tie an item, decoupage an item, make a tile coaster, antique a picture frame, and many more items during the week. 

Lab Fee: $30 

Class Instructor: Suzanne Mulrooney

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S.T.E.A.M – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics

Do you like to do hands-on activities? Do you enjoy working with others? Are you creative? Have you ever wondered, when am I really going to use what my teacher is teaching me in the real world?  S.T.E.A.M could just be the thing you are looking for.

Learn how to create a food truck or restaurant, engineer a building or bridge, design a zoo, or even learn about heart rate and morse code.  Any of these things are possible with S.T.E.A.M. 

Lab Fee: $15 

Class Instructor: Melissa Stransky

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Taekwondo

Taekwondo is both a traditional martial art and a modern sport.  Taekwondo is best known for its extensive use of fast, powerful and often spectacular kicking techniques, but also contains a wide range of hand techniques and uses of the entire body as a tool for self-defense. 

Class Instructor: Master Cho

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The Oregon Trail

Do you want to go on an adventure? Let’s take a ride on the Oregon Trail and see if you can survive!  During this journey students will learn all about challenges and triumphs pioneers faced while traveling the 2,000-mile trail. In this class you can learn about the Oregon Trail through games, videos, historical documents, fun activities, and much more. 

Class Instructor: Amy Stone

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U.S. Presidents Facts and Fun

Come learn more about the 46 men who have been the Commander and Chief of our Country! This class is all about learning fun facts, trivia, and other knowledge about our U.S. Presidents that you may have not learned in school. Through games, videos, historical documents, fun activities and more you will learn about the Presidents. 

Class Instructor: Amy Stone

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Who may attend?


Students who are highly motivated to participate in summer learning in a relaxed, fun environment. The Kids in College program is for students going into 4th grade up to and including those going into the 9th grade. Class descriptions offer specific grade recommendations. 

How are classes scheduled?


Students may take up to two classes per week. Each class runs one week, either in the morning or afternoon. A minimum of 8 students is needed to ensure each class is offered. It is recommended that students register early since class enrollment is limited this year.

What is the cost?


The cost for each class is $85 and includes a free Kids in College t-shirt. Some classes require additional material fees. Please check the class description for additional fee requirements. 

What about lunches and snacks?


Lunch and snacks are not provided.   

Orientation


There will be a brief orientation every Monday of each week. 

If you have any questions regarding the Kids in College program, please feel free to contact OHIO Lancaster at 740.681.3302. 

If a course is canceled because of low enrollment, parents will be contacted via email or phone so an alternative class may be selected. Class enrollment information will be emailed after the registration deadline.

Please remember that students must be picked up & dropped off at their classroom location. 

For more information, contact:


Maryann Lape
Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean
Brasee Hall Dean's Office
T: 740.681.3302
lape@ohio.edu