Registration Opens for Behrend’s College for Kids Summer Program

New courses focused on Pokémon, Star Wars, ultimate Frisbee and the Apple iPad highlight this year’s class schedule for College for Kids, a summer youth program at Penn State Behrend. More than 100 half- and full-day courses are being offered.

Registration is now underway at

Nearly 700 children between the ages of 6 and 14 participated in weeklong College for Kids courses in 2018. Several of the program’s most popular classes will be offered again this summer, including rocketry, robotics, video game design, roller coaster physics and stop-motion video animation. Arts courses include drawing, mural painting, “junk” journaling and the art of beach glass.

Baking, dance, guitar and outdoor sport classes also will be offered.

“College for Kids provides an opportunity for younger students to explore their individual interests and learn new skills in a fun, hands-on environment,” said Sonya Smith, assistant director of Youth Education Outreach at Penn State Behrend. “Many of our classes are designed and led by career teachers, who use them to promote academic and social learning through the summer months.”

Instructors use advanced facilities across the Penn State Behrend campus, including biology and computer labs and the Yahn Planetarium.

One-week courses begin June 17 and continue through August 2. No classes will be offered during the week of July 1.

Before- and after-class care is available, if needed. Lunch can also be purchased at the college’s Bruno’s Café. Weekly menus can be viewed on the College for Kids website.

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