KIDS IN COLLEGE: JULY 15 - 19, 2019

School may be out for summer, but it doesn't mean learning has to end. With Kids in College, your student can have fun while learning subjects related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students will make discoveries, create experiments and crafts, and go on adventures. It's so fun, they won't realize they are learning on their days off. The week-long event is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19.


Physics Monday: Get your daily dose of physics by creating a Lego marble maze, a Lego sling shot launcher and participate in the famous Landmark Lego Challenge.

Test your chemical engineering capabilities by exploring all things slime! You will create a slime solution and test acids and bases using magic milk. Get your daily dose of literature with One Plastic Bag and learn how to "upcycle" basic plastic bags into a jump rope.

Architect Tuesday: Iggy Peck, the architect, will inspire you to test your civil engineering capabilities by constructing a 3-D marshmallow tower, 3-D floating sculptures using pool noodles and a beach ball tower and torch. Kitchen science will have you exploding a lemon volcano and growing gummy bears. Explore angles, tension and gravity by creating a Lego zip line. Get a little techie when you dive into computer science with Lego binary code.

Environmental Wednesday: Nature gets crackin' with After the Fall with Humpty Dumpty. Can you design and build a bird nest that can hold three eggs and withstand a drop of six feet? Explore nature with birds, beaks and feathers: Learning about birds can be so much fun. Explore how different beaks are used in order to survive. Construct your own take-home bird feeder made from upcycled items. Explore solar power with Lego shadow towers and Lego tessellations and oh-so-pretty chromatography flowers.

Engineer Thursday: Rosie Revere, the engineer will have you being zipped away with Lego balloon-powered cars that you create. You will perform a Lego Rescue Mission by designing a parachute and bridge to rescue a city worker. Kitchen Science will have you floating M&M's and creating Skittles rainbows. Explore the phases of matter with polymers by creating rainbow floam. Get a little wet when you perform a nautical challenge with pennies, water and foil.

Friday: Adventure Day!
Students will travel to Two Mile Run County Park to participate in lessons and activities, courtesy of the Venango County Conservation District.


 Monday – STEM
Students will build straw roller coasters, pasta towers, and marble mazes, as well as learn a magic trick with an index card, create a superhero board game, and participate in an Escape Room!

Tuesday – Summer Olympics
Students will participate in the following Olympic Events: Shot-put, 100 yard dash, balloon relay, obstacle course, giant bowling, bucket balance, popsicle stick catapult, and more!!!

Wednesday – Electricity and Magnetism
Students will create circuit bugs, magnet stations and magnetic slime, as well as play an electricity game, and participate in a revised electricity and magnetism Escape Room.

Thursday – Problem Solving Challenges
Students will create and attempt to untangle wooly webs, construct a pipe tower, transport "toxic" popcorn, and participate in the following Problem Solving Stations:

  • The Shipwreck
  • Big Foot's Snowshoes
  • The Poison Peanut Butter Swamp
  • The Electric Fence
  • The Line Up
  • Near Extinction
  • Stand Up and Be Counted
  • Lots - O – Loops
  • U-Haul
  • Human Spaghetti Knot
  • Life Raft
  • Moving the Magic Marble
  • The "A" Team

Friday: Adventure Day!
Students will travel to Two Mile Run County Park to participate in lessons and activities, courtesy of the Venango County Conservation District.


Monday: STEM
Students will create slime, build pasta towers and popsicle Ferris Wheels, engineer a string lifter, and play SPUD. They will also learn about engineering, and how the slightest differences can affect the structural integrity of their creations.

Tuesday: Summer Olympics/Body and Motion
Students will learn about cellular reproduction, and see how fast humans can run. They will also participate in the following "Olympic Events":

  • Balloon relay
  • Liman bean relay
  • Obstacle course
  • Giant bowling

Wednesday: Robotics & Movement Sciences
Students will learn about robotics in today's world, create a paper roller coaster and balloon cars, as well as build various launchers to investigate what styles work best.

Thursday: Coding/Programming
Students will learn to create various types of codes, learn how to design apps, and participate in an Escape Room.

Friday: Adventure Day!
Students will travel to Two Mile Run County Park to participate in lessons and activities, courtesy of the Venango County Conservation District.



Week-long packages for $200 per week or individual classes priced separately.
All students receive a T-shirt.

Daily Schedule
8:45 a.m.
Supervised half-hour lunch break each day. Students bring their lunches. A drink is provided.
Dismissal: 4:00 p.m.

Printable Registration Form

Scholarships are available for qualifying families:

Application for Kids in College Financial aid

Drop-off and Pick-up
We provide a secure drop-off and pick-up for children's safety. The drop-off and pick-up location is in the room assigned to each age group. Once you register, we will send you a confirmation that will list your child's assigned room number.

Cancellation Policy
If, for any reason, a parent must cancel a child's registration for a course or program, the cancellation must be received in writing by the Continuing Education coordinator no later than July 6. The cancellation is then processed by Venango College of Clarion University and a refund will be available to the parent in approximately four weeks. If a cancellation is requested during the course, a refund cannot be issued.


Kyle Vickers
Coordinator, Academic Resource Center
1 814 393 1344

Clarion University - Venango
1801 West First Street
319 Montgomery Hall
Oil City, PA 16301
814 676 6591, ext. 1344
814 676 1348 (fax)



Last Updated 6/5/19