As the 2012 Kids in College summer program winds down, Penn State New Kensington offers 11 weeklong camps, July 16-20, for students in grades one to 12.
Highlighting the schedule are four new STEM camps -- Summer Spies in College (grades one to three); Daring Designs (grades five to eight); Advanced Photography (grades five to 12); and Budding Biologist (grades nine to 11). STEM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math initiatives, are efforts designed to increase the number of grade-school students, especially females, minorities and the underrepresented, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.
In addition to the new camps, a variety of old favorites include: Fun with Spanish and Virtual Field Trips (grades one to three); Acting 101, Math Rocks and Mixed Media Art (grades two to five); and Digital Movie Studio (grades four to six). The final program is Boys and Girls Soccer, July 30 to Aug. 2, for grades one to six.
A staple of the campus for 25 years, Kids in College is funded by a grant from the Grable Foundation whose mission is to enrich the academic, artistic, and social experiences for at-risk youth living in the Alle-Kiski Valley. The grant is earmarked for scholarships and materials. Based in Pittsburgh, the Grable Foundation supports community and youth organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania. The foundation reflects the philanthropic philosophy of Erret and Minnie Grable who were strong believers in the importance of education in helping children build productive, self-sustaining and meaningful lives.
To register, call the Office of Continuing Education at 724-334-6010.
For details about the camps, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/CE/41091.htm online.