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Somerset Community College to Host 37th Annual Kids Kollege in June

Kids KollegeSomerset Community College will be hosting the annual Kids Kollege program this summer for children ages six to 12. Kids Kollege, now in its 37th year, will be held in two sessions with the first being June 20 to 23 and the second June 27 to 30, 2016. All classes will be held on the SCC Somerset Campus, located at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset. Classes will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until noon with check in beginning at 7:45 a.m. the first Monday of each week in the SCC Harold Rogers Student Commons. Registration must be done in advance.

The purpose of Kids Kollege is to give kids a fun and unique learning experience during their summer break. Participants choose three classes per week to attend. Classes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Children attending both sessions can take new classes the following week or repeat classes. The registration fee per week is $85. Siblings receive a discount of $10 per week.

The 2016 Kids Kollege classes and instructors include the following:

Kids Click, led by Janis Hatfield: Let Janis expose you to the world of basic photography. In a flash you'll learn techniques for taking better photographs, exploring how to choose subject matter, use of lighting, close-ups and more. Bring a camera or use one of ours. Believe me you'll want to focus in on this class. (Limited number of spots available)

Kids KollegeSuper Hero Science, led by Bruce Gover and Eric Wooldridge: Your mission, if you choose to accept it, will be to Save the Day, using the same science and technology as superheroes, like Batman and Ironman. See how Augmented Reality, 360 video, 3D printing and Flying Drones can transform you and your team into modern day Crime Fighters. Villains Beware!!! (Limited number of spots available)

Tennis, led by Sean Ayers: Youll learn the basic skills of tennis and at the same time have lots of fun. The class helps you to develop both motor and social skills, like eye-hand coordination and sportsmanship, all while learning the challenging game of tennis. If you already possess tennis skills, Sean will use a more intermediate approach, as he helps you to improve your game. Youll find No Fault with this class! (Tennis rackets recommended.)

Kids KollegeWet and Wild Outdoor Adventure, led by Elaine Kohrman, Patrick Gaskin, Kelly Johnson, and Dr. Amanda Waterstrat: Go deep into a tropical rain forest, explore wildlife on Safari, brave white water rapids. Well not really, but it will sure seem like it when you sign up for Wet and Wild Outdoor Adventure. Youll be knee deep (sometimes, literally) for four days with some of SCCs best Biological Science instructors. Along the way you will be learning all about stream health and basic water chemistry, habitat assessment and much more. This class is rain or shine and has 2 days of creek adventure; so come prepared: YOU WILL GET WET!!!

Kool Krafty Kids, led by Holly Bowers and Donnia Vanschoyck: Let your creative juices flow as Holly and Donnia guide you through a variety of fun and imaginative projects. Let your inner van Gogh wild with tie dyeing, leather works (bracelets and necklaces) and Crayola masterpieces.

A Day in the Life: Allied Health Careers, led by Jennifer Wilson, Shana Catron, Tracey Franklin , Samantha Feldman: For the young, up-and-coming health care professional, experience first-hand what its like to be a Physical Therapist Assistant, Registered Nurse, X-Ray Tech or Paramedic. Each day you'll receive a Healthy Dose of useful information and fun activities.

Children at Play, led by Jacob Phelps and Patrick Mayer: Jacob and Patrick will get you up and running playing school yard favorites like Kickball, Frisbee Golf, Whiffle Ball, Dodge Ball (foam balls) and more. This class is guaranteed to get your heart pumping and sweat pouring. You can Dodge dehydration and sunburn by bringing gatorade and sunscreen!

To find out more about registering for Kids Kollege, call (606) 451-6746. You may also visit Somerset.kctcs.edu and click on the Visitors and Community link, then Youth Programs to view the entire Kids Kollege brochure and registration information.