Paul D. Camp Community College Offers First-time Fall Kids College in Smithfield

For the first time ever, Kids College will be offered this fall at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Smithfield site. Kids College is a popular summer enrichment program sponsored by the College’s Division of Workforce Development.
“This program has been helping students fall in love with learning for over 10 years,” said Kids College Director Teri Zurfluh. “These hands-on classes are designed to teach new skills, develop new interests and hobbies, and explore future career opportunities.”
The program made its debut in Smithfield this past summer. In partnership with Isle of Wight County Public Schools, Kids College expanded into Smithfield with six weeks of summer workshops at the Smithfield location of PDCCC.
“I was thrilled with the response,” said Zurfluh. “I was very pleased with the interest in the program in Isle of Wight. I knew the families in Isle of Wight were hungry for high-quality and engaging summer programs for their children. And that’s what we brought to their back door this summer.”
The Kids College Director noted that she takes people’s feedback into account while always looking for ways to improve the program.
Zurfluh said, “This fall, we wanted to give Isle of Wight County families an extra taste of what Kids College is all about by offering Fall Kids College sampler classes on select Saturdays in November and December.”
The following workshops will be offered:

  • Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, “Gratitude Boxes,” for 3rd-6th graders, led by Jamie Ball
  • Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, “Munchable Math and Scrumptious Science,” for 3rd-6th graders, led by Lisa Kardos
  • Saturday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, “Christmas Ornament Making,” for 3rd-6th graders, led by Jamie Ball

“The partnership with Isle of Wight County schools is the secret to our success in so many ways,” said Zurfluh. “Along with unflagging support in getting the word out to all the IWCS parents about our fall classes, they have been a great recruiting ground for outstanding teachers. We are so lucky to have two of IWCS’s gifted teachers, Jamie Ball and Lisa Kardos, as our fall instructors.”
Joanne Cotten, Kids College’s Smithfield site coordinator, is excited to be back in the Smithfield location and to be offering Kids College classes in the fall.
“This is something brand new for Kids College and I’m so excited to be part of this new outreach to grow our program in Smithfield,” said Cotton. “So come meet some of our favorite Kids College instructors, give us input about what programs we should offer for Kids College 2015, and have fun learning with us at Kids College in Smithfield.”
Each class is $35 per student and all classes will be held at the Smithfield location of Paul D. Camp Community College, 253 James Street. Registration materials will be available at the Kids College website, or by request by email at Parents may also call 757.569.6700 with any questions you might have about Kids College in Smithfield this fall.