Kids' College Summer Program a Success
More than 50 classes and 500 registered students took part in the 2008 Kid College summer program, put on by Lewis-Clark State College's Continuing Education & Community Events program.
Kids' College offers a variety of affordable, short-format courses and workshops to help children who have completed grades 2-6 experience other cultures, enhance skills, and learn about a new hobby.
A total of 53 week-long courses were offered during four sessions during the summer with total registration reaching 508. This summer's program had a large increase from the previous summer, when 37 classes and workshops were offered and more than 300 students attended.
"We are very grateful for the community support which assisted in making this the largest Kids' College program on record," said Deborah Snyder, LCSC's Director of Continuing Education & Community Events.
This summer's program allowed children to be dropped off at the college at 8 a.m. and picked up at 5 p.m. A total of 17 scholarships were awarded during the summer.
Some of the new classes offered this summer were: Clowning & Balloon Sculpture, Rock Collecting, Life & Times of a Jr. Ranger, Bats, Birds, & Beyond, Fish Fever, Volcanism, and Geocaching.
Kids' College was sponsored by KATW, Dentistry "4" Children, KLEW, KMOK-The Outlaw, KIDQ-2, and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
Classes were sponsored by Lewiston Center Mall, Edward Jones/Scott Arnone, Staples, Seaport River Run, and Steven E. Ozeran M.D., P.A.,
Gilda Calvin, Lewiston Service League, Bill and Kathy Cone, Dr. and Mrs. Murray Larsen, Dr. and Mrs. William Mannschreck, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rooney, Mark Sheppard, DDS, and Potlatch provided scholarships for the 17 recipients.
Continuing Education & Community Events, a department of Community Programs at Lewis-Clark State College, is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals through distinctive service and exceptional programs. For more information call 792-2447 or visit www.lcsc.edu/ce.