Summer Kids at Carroll Anticipates Record Enrollment
Release Date: 1/30/2007
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Summer Kids@Carroll Anticipates Record Enrollment
Program Held at Carroll Community College
Building on a reputation as an exciting summer alternative for families with children age three to14, Summer Kids@Carroll will offer over 100 enrichment programs from June18 to Aug. 17, including 42 totally new adventures at Carroll Community College.
Now in its third year, Summer Kids @ Carroll expects to exceed registrations from last summer. "Over 1000 children had a great time at the college last summer while learning and enjoying new experiences. Families tell us this is the place to be. We expect enrollment to grow," said Sally Long, senior director of Lifelong Learning and Program Support Systems at the college.
Back by popular demand are the American Girl and Creativity 'Camps', which partners with downtown Westminster shop Artworks; Harry Potter, Legos, Sign Language and Science Adventures. New classes this year include Super Science, A World of Music, Claymation, and much more. Kids for Peace camp, which explores the diversity and beauty of world cultures and develops an appreciation for the others around the planet, is back with new countries and activities.
"The college is responding to increased interest and demand for unique summer enrichment opportunities and is meeting an untapped need for families," said Mary Anne Marsalek, coordinator of Lifelong Learning at Carroll.
"When parents investigate summer camps for their child, they should consider the need to challenge their child, provide enrichment, and ensure that their child will feel a sense of accomplishment by the end of the camp session," said Nancy Gregg, coordinator of the Child Development Center at Carroll. "We strive to offer a setting for this. These summer classes also reinforce work skills for the next school year."
Parents can register for any combination of classes and are not required to enroll for the entire summer or for a whole day. So, families can take vacations, spend time with relatives, or simply have down time, adds Gregg.
Half-day programs run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon or from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Full-day programs include a supervised lunch period. Early morning and late afternoon supervised activities are available for children age six and up to accommodate work schedules for an additional charge.