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Kids In College '22


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
    • Japanese
    • Pinterest
    • S.T.E.A.M. 
  • PM Session | 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Computer Added Drawing 
    • Games, Games, Games

Week #2 | June 13 through June 17, 2022

  • AM Session | 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • American Sign Language
    • Computer Aided Drawing
    • Japanese
    • Pinterest
    • S.T.E.A.M.
  • PM Session | 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • American Sign Language
    • Computer Aided Drawing
    • Japanese

Week #3 | June 27 through July 1, 2022

  • AM Session | 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • American Sign Language
  • PM Session | 12:30 to 2:30 pm
    • Computer Aided Drawing




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


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


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



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 



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


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


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.   


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