Cooking, fashion design and robotics are just a few of the many fun activities that College For Kids has in store for your kids at their summer enrichment camps this year. Take a read through our recent blog post where we interview Director of Community Education at San Mateo County Community College District Lily Lau who tells us a bit more about what your kids can except to learn at College For Kids enrichment camps.
Lily, thanks again for taking the time speak with me today. Tell us a bit about College for Kids.
College for Kids is an award-winning academic enrichment program for students entering grades 5th through 8th. The popular summer camp set in a lovely college campus encourages youngsters to explore new subjects and develop their skills through hands-on classes in math, sciences, creative art, robotics, digital media, sports and more. Fun classes offered include electronic game design, creative writing, cartoons and comics, sloppy science, cooking delight, basketball, math brain games, fashion design, robotics, art and more.
How long have you been offering summer camps for?
College for Kids is celebrating 22 years of fun learning this summer.
What are the different types of activities that kids get to do when they are participating in your camps?
Kids get to explore new subjects like art, math, sciences, digital media, computers, and sports in fun, interactive, activity-based classes at College for Kids. Classes include creative writing, algebra, robotics, electronic game design, art exploration, badminton, volleyball, photography, fashion design, cooking delight, awesome astronomy, kitchen chemistry, sketching and manga cartoons, self-defense,
What do you think kids like most when they are enrolled in your summer enrichment camps?
College for Kids combines the fun of a summer camp with the learning opportunities of a college setting. Kids like the college setting which builds their self-confidence. They enjoy learning new things and having fun learning them. They also like meeting new friends.
What do you hope for kids to achieve coming out of your summer camps and how do you go about making that goal happen?
We hope for kids to emerge from camp more confident and ready to be more creative each day. In our supportive and fun environment, many campers make long-term friends. We ensure this happens by planning classes that are entertaining, but challenging enough that the campers are able to learn and grow in their performance capabilities so that they are proud to put on a show for family and friends at the end of camp.
What are the responses you receive from the parents who enroll their kids into your summer enrichment camps?
Parents love College for Kids. Check out these testimonials:
“My son loved it! Not only did he feel like a big man on campus, it really gave him a glimpse of what it will be like going to middle and high school.” Jim Hing
“My son loves the fun-way of learning.” Mary Davis