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Kids in College July 12-16,2021

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 12, to Friday, July 16.

Grades K-2:

Grades K-2:
Instructor: Jen Stevenson

Monday – The Body and Five Senses!
Students will learn about bones, muscles, organs, and the brain through a variety of fun activities. We will also be investigating the five senses (smell, taste, hearing, touch, and sight), as well!

Tuesday – Zoo and Aquarium Day!
Students will learn about animals that live in zoos and aquariums through a variety of activities, including creating their own creatures and habitat, measuring and weighing various animals, making elephant toothpaste, and more!

Wednesday – Weather!
Students will learn about wind, rain, snow, and sun. We will replicate each through a series of experiments and activities, and learn how they can affect the weather!

Thursday – Water Activities!
Students will learn all about water, and how it is a part of our daily lives. We will build boats, water slides, a flower water garden, as well as other fun activities and experiments!

Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5:
Instructor: Stephanie Staub

Motor Monday
Do you know how robots actually work? Do you know how they are used in our everyday lives? Come code and use robots like spheros, code and Go,, code spark, scratch, Osmos, Lego We do, Botley, and binary codes.

Terrible Tuesday! You are stuck on a Deserted Island!
Today you are stranded on a deserted island! Students will solve STEM challenges to survive the island and to get to safety. You will construct a hut, build a bridge, design a raft, make something waterproof, and make a catapult.

Out of this World Wednesday!
Students will study outer space in depth, create a rocket, explore the actual distance between planets, calculate what a light year really is, what planets would float, explore space rocks, and so much more!

Beach Town Thursday
Today we will build and design a town near the beach, We will read If I Built a House and will research, take core sampling, problem solve, engineer roads, and design buildings able to sustain weather near the coast.

Grades 6-8:

Grades 6-8:
Instructor: Sarah Seaton

The 6th – 8th grade class will be focusing on extremes! Extreme weather, extreme sports, extreme animals, and extreme travel. Each day we will tackle a new topic and spend time learning about the extremes of that topic!

Extreme Weather - we will examine hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and tsunamis. We will experiment with how these weather systems happen, build buildings that can (hopefully) withstand these extreme conditions.

Extreme Sports - Even if you are not a sports fan, you will have fun learning about different sporting events. We will look at the science of sport,s and plan a playground, along with an extreme Olympics.

Extreme Animals - Do you love animals? We will explore animal habitats, prey and predators. We will also look at what keeps animals safe and how they adapt to their environment. Students will have the opportunity to create their own unique extreme animal and environment.

Extreme Travel - From "First in Flight" to drones. From land to water. From the race track to the space ship. What is your favorite mode of travel? We will be exploring and making a timeline of vehicles and travel from the beginning of time... to now!

All our extreme topics will incorporate a variety of STEM topics, including the use of robots, technology, math, and engineering. We may even be experimenting with food!



On Friday, July 16th, we will travel by bus to Keystone Safari for our "Adventure Day"! Students will receive admission to the park, a feed wristband, and lunch will be provided. Student pick up/drop off on Friday will remain the same.

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
125 Suhr Library & Learning Commons
Oil City, PA 16301
814 676 6591, ext. 1344
814 676 1348 (fax)



Last Updated 8/12/21