WSCC begins enrollment for Kids College

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Walters State Community College is enrolling for it’s Kids College summer program.

 Sessions will be June 18 through June 21 and June 25 through June 28 on the college’s Morristown campus, and students attend four classes each week.

 Registration for Kids College, which is open to rising thirdthrough eighth-graders, continues through June 7.

 Walters State instructors lead most classes.

 “Kids College is based on Walters State’s Talented and Gifted Program in regards to the classes we offer,” Dr. Nicole Cardwell-Hampton said. “We pull our most popular classes and add some new ones.”

 Cardwell-Hampton, Walters State’s coordinator of community education, said she expects “botball” to be one of the camp’s most popular classes.

 In the class, students build robots and have competitions.

 “The class is teaching basic engineering and physics,” Cardwell-Hampton said. “Students love every day of it.”

 She said the pottery class, in which students create works of their own design, is also popular.

 Other arts classes at Kids College will include acting, drawing, basic watercolor, jewelry design, guitar and film.

 In the film class, students make and edit movies on equipment provided by the college.

 School officials expect the “forensic files” and “geometric explosions” — in which students each build a house and launch it with a balloon — classes to fill up quickly.

 Archeology, “spy kids,” marine biology and “blast off” are also popular classes.

 Students in “blast off” build model rockets that are launched on the last day of Kids College.

 In addition to giving young minds a challenge during the summer, goals of Kids College are to allow young students to explore a college campus, make new friends and interact with professors.

 Each week of Kids College costs $140. Walters State alumni, employees and students receive a $20 discount.

 Students are dropped off at 8:30 a.m. and may be picked up between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

 For more information, contact Cardwell-Hampton at 423-585-6756.

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