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04 February 2008

Summer adventures at HACC are just weeks away!
Sign up for exciting enrichment programs for kids

You don’t have to wait until your children turn 18 to send them off to college. Give them an opportunity now to experience a college-level learning environment at one or more of HACC’s Kids College Summer Enrichment Programs offered at the Harrisburg and Lancaster Campuses.

“If you have children in grades 3-8 and would like to extend their educational experience, the Kids College Summer Enrichment Program offered by HACC’s Office of Community Education may be for you,” said Lori Smith-Mitchell, coordinator of HACC’s Community Education Center.

Youngsters in grades 3-5 can explore a dozen different courses in art, general interest, math and science during Kids College classes which run from June 16-19 at the Lancaster Campus or June 23-26 at the Harrisburg Campus. The lineup includes arts-related programs of Graphic Design, Cartoons to Comic Strips and Wearable Art; general-interest programs of No Cook Chef, My Computer and Sign It; math-related programs of Money Matters, Creative Construction and EM for Edible Math, and science-related programs of Chemistry Concoctions, Energy Force & Motion and Optical Illusions.

Cost of the sessions is $75 each and the class length is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Sessions are offered between 8 a.m. and noon.

Additional summer programs offered by HACC’s Kids’ College include:

Kids will find out about astronomy during Way Cool Wednesday, a series of four programs, from 8-10 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays, July 9-30, at both the Harrisburg and Lancaster Campuses. The cost for this program is $70.

Also new this summer at the Lancaster Campus is School of Rock, which meets 1-4 p.m. July 14-17.

Parents can join their children for Culinary Boot Camp from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, July 29-Aug. 7, at the Lancaster Campus. The four sessions include kitchen safety, proper food handling, food preparation and cooking and baking techniques.

A one-session only class, Kids in the Kitchen: Back to School, will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 9, on the Lancaster Campus.

Kids’ College offers a four-day Career Kaleidoscope for youngsters in grades 6-8 from 8 a.m.-noon June 23-26 at the Harrisburg Campus only. This session will give participants an overview of the Hospitality and Tourism career field which offers exciting, challenging and satisfying career choices. Cost of this program is $75 per student.

Smith-Mitchell also announced that the Film Making Academy for youth ages 12-17 is back by popular demand with two separate sessions in July at the Harrisburg Campus. The cost $195 per person per session. The Making Movies Academy I runs July 21-24 and Making Movies Academy II runs July 28-31. Participants in these programs will learn through lectures, demonstrations, hands-on activities and a field trip.

All class sizes are limited to 12 students each, so early registration is encouraged. For more information about all of the programs offered at both the Harrisburg and Lancaster Campuses and to register, go to www/hacc.edu and search “Kids’ College.”

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