Hickory – Applications are now being accepted for Kids in College, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s summer enrichment program for children. The camp will be held June 24-28, 2019, with all sessions taking place from 8:30am to 3pm. Lunch will be provided each day for all attendees.

Any student completing kindergarten through eighth grade is welcome to attend. “The mission of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Kids in College is to expose children to the university environment through challenging instructional camps that foster exploration, creative thinking, and enrichment,” said Michael Lemke, director of Kids in College and LR education instructor. “Children explore through both hands-on and activity-based learning.”

According to Lemke, the camp will have a STEM focus, meaning it will provide instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students will utilize 21st century skills including critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Kids in College is designed for teacher-recommended students who meet any of the following criteria:

Identified as academically and intellectually gifted
Achieved a Level 5 on reading and/or math EOGMaintained an “A” average in math and/or reading
Recommended by current teacher
Interested in STEM
Mature and independent worker
Able to work well in a collaborative environment

Experienced, AIG certified teachers will facilitate learning experiences throughout the week. Classes will be held in the Rhyne Building on LR’s campus. Parents will be responsible for dropping off and picking up their children.

The cost of the program is $325 per week. A deposit of $50 is required for registration with the remaining balance due on May 1.

Additional information and registration forms can be found on the LR website at lr.edu/kidsincollege. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified students. Parents will be notified of acceptance as soon as the following requirements are received: A completed application with teacher recommendation; Signed insurance and liability form; $50 deposit (refundable only if space is unavailable); Emergency contact form. For more information, contact [email protected] or 828.328.7191.