Date: February 12, 2004 (04-15)
Offers Summer Programs for Kids of All Ages
100 Courses for Students Grades K-12
Ready for Robotics.
Food Chemistry. Harry Potter’s Apprentices. Inventors’ Workshops.
These are just a few of the exciting
programs offered this summer by
Montgomery College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education unit.
With nearly 100 full- and half-day courses, kids of all ages can spend
the hot weather months learning new skills, improving their knowledge,
and having fun while learning. Here is a sampling of the offerings
available at each of Montgomery College’s three campuses:
Camp – a two-week, full-day program, for students in grades six
through eight, that teaches leadership skills through activities.
Students learn to strengthen communication skills, manage time, plan
and set goals, and solve problems.
Spanish in Motion
for Beginners and Native and Advanced Speakers - a series of one-week,
full-day programs that allows students, ages five to 10, to become
immersed in Spanish. Students learn the language by doing active,
hands-on learning in art, games, sports, food preparation, and more.
Writing Institute – a three-week, half-day program, for students in
grades three through eight, that teaches the writing process used by
professional writers. A variety of activities, including directed
instruction, free writing time, peer sharing, and interviewing, are
used to foster creativity and the enjoyment of writing.
Takoma Park Campus
Camp 2004 – two-week, half-day camps that allows students to explore
their business ideas from A to Z. They will explore business
strategies, research a patent or trademark, write a business plan, and
learn how to qualify and apply for the proper licenses. These courses
are held in the College’s Giant Food Center for Business Training in
FIT Summer Camp –
a series of six one-week, full-day sports and academic camps.
Students ages six to 13 participate in various activities, such as
basketball, flag-football, soccer, and tennis. Students also spend a
part of each day on reading, writing, and math skills.
World Events 2004
– a series of two-week, half-day camps that teach students about world
events through virtual tours of the Orient, Ireland, the Middle East
and many other places. Students will investigate the flavors and
spices of different countries and try to understand what makes them
different and alike. These courses are held in the College’s Giant
Food Center for Business Training in Silver Spring.
Academy – a series of three two-week, full-day programs for students
in the sciences. Students will learn to investigate and solve
problems, participate in hands-on experiments, tour the College’s
health sciences programs, and learn about careers.
Technology Camp –
a series of two-week, full-day and half-day computer programs that
teaches computer programming or Web design to students in grades six
through 9. Several of these camps are designed for girls only and
co-sponsored by the Commission for Women.
Camps – a series of one-week, full-day and half-day science camps
where students build robots, launch rockets, fly planes and solve a
dinosaur mystery. Science Adventures is dedicated to improving
science literacy through educational and exciting hands-on activities
for students in kindergarten through the sixth grade.
RoboTech Extreme –
a program for students, who are in kindergarten through the sixth
grade, which teaches the science behind building robots. Student will
have the opportunity to build their own robot.
information about all the summer youth program offerings, call
240-567-7264 or 240-567-7917. You may also log on to:
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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with
campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce
development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton
and Silver Spring. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year,
through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of