College for Kids Gives Students a Taste of College Life

This summer, kids between the ages of 5 to 17 years old can experience real college life by enrolling in a College for Kids class. This unique program offers six weeks of classes in a wide range of academic and sports areas. Academic class offerings include reading, writing, math, science and STEM, as well as foreign language offerings in Spanish and Mandarin. Sports offerings include swimming, golf, water polo and softball.

Do your kids have a break between the end of school and the start of College for Kids? The College for Kids Power Week offers a perfect transition between end-of-school activities and the full two week College for Kids sessions. Three sessions of Power Week will be held. Session 1 will be held from June 29 through July 9; Session 2 will be held from July 13 through July 23; and Session 3 will be held from July 27 through August 6. Classes during Power Week meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This summer, most College for Kids classes will be held in Saddleback College’s Business and General Studies building on the main campus. Estella Castillo-Garrison, dean of community education, emeritus institute and K-12 partnerships said, “Our College for Kids program gives kids the chance to experience real college life and gain enthusiasm and interest in planning their academic futures.”

College for Kids is just one of several Saddleback College Community Education programs being offered this summer. The summer 2015 Gaucho Guide, features classes that appeal to lifelong learners up to 100 years of age. In addition to College for Kids and Adult Classes, Saddleback College partners with Capistrano Unified School District to present its “Summer Experience” program at 11 local elementary and middle school sites.

Registration for College for Kids, Summer Experience, and adult programs is now open online. The first round of classes will begin in late June and all classes will end by early August. View all of the offerings by visiting

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