College For Kids Power Week will kick off on Monday, June 22nd with classes running from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Thursday. “Kids and teens will get an opportunity to see what college is all about,” says Dr. Estella Castillo-Garrison, dean of community education, emeritus institute and K-12 partnerships.
Students might start the day learning chess or keyboarding before moving to the science lab to study forensic anthropology, CSI-style, or dig into an archaeological investigation,” she explains. “Budding physicists and engineers can explore classes in rocketry, physics, and chemistry while young mathematicians and tech-inspired students design 3D games, explore robotic systems, and conquer computer code.”
College For Kids Power Week offers a perfect transition between end-of-school activities and the full two-week CFK sessions that span the summer at Saddleback: Session 1 starts June 29th and ends July 9th; Session 2 runs from July 13th to 23rd; and Session 3 kicks off July 27th and wraps up August 6st.
CFK offerings run the gamut — there are academic classes like reading, writing, math, science, and STEM, as well as foreign language offerings in Spanish and Mandarin. In addition, kids from 5 to 17 years of age can explore acting, art, and dance. CFK even offers two extensive theatre programs. Kids who love playing in the summer sunshine will enjoy swimming lessons, lifeguarding, and water polo. Golf lessons, and track, tennis, soccer and volleyball clinics round out the outdoor activities.
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 — from preschoolers to centenarians. 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 available online. Register now, or explore the Saddleback College Community Education offerings at www.saddleback.edu/ce.