Kids College 2013 Features More Than 50 Classes

PDCCC Victoria Evans

Tori Evans enjoys working with plants during the Junior Master Gardening Camp at Kids College 2012.

Parents don’t have to travel very far to take their kids to revisit medieval times or to showcase their performance skills this summer. They just need to enroll them in Paul D. Camp Community College’s Kids College 2013.
 
Sponsored by the College’s Regional Workforce Development division, the summer enrichment series hosts rising 2nd through 12th graders and offers more than 50 classes, according to program Director Teri Zurfluh. The program runs from June 17 through Aug. 9, 2013, with workshops that cover the areas of Arts and Expression; Career Exploration; Hobbies and Interests; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); and Student Success.
 
“These unique workshops are designed to teach new skills, develop new interests and hobbies, and explore future career opportunities,” said Zurfluh.
 
“We brought back some of the favorites, such as Kayak Kids, which was extremely popular,” she said. “We’ve had such a great partnership with Blackwater Outfitters/Nottoway River Guides for the last several summers, and this year we’re so excited to offer a whole new slate of kayak classes and trips. Sessions range from ‘beginner’ to ‘experienced.’”
 
Other favorites that will be offered this year include “Cake Madness,” “Tie Dye TaDa,” “Self-Defense for Kids,” “Hooked on Fishing,” “Intro to Fashion Design,” and “Fossil Finders.
 
To keep the program fresh and interesting, half of the Kids College offerings are new. Some of the latest additions are “The Next American Idol,” Awesome Arts & Crafts,” Backyard History: The Civil War & The Cold War,” Myths, Monsters and Muses,” “Renaissance Camp,” “Junk Wars,” and “Secret Agent Lab.”
 
“If you are a singer, dancer or actor, ‘The Next American Idol’ gives students an unprecedented opportunity to work with a professional coach to prepare a performance for friends, family and the public,” said Zurfluh. “Dr. Renee Huff will help performers learn what it takes to hone your artistic talents and to polish it for performance.”
 
Kids College partners with many agencies, businesses and organizations to offer a variety of classes. For more information, log onto www.pdc.edu/kids-college/ or contact Zurfluh, 569-6700 or tzurfluh@pdc.edu
 
Those who register by June 3 will receive a $25 discount on each child’s tuition.