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Date: February 12, 2004 (04-15)

Montgomery College Offers Summer Programs for Kids of All Ages
Nearly 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 youth 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:   

Rockville Campus

  • Leadership Skills 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.
  • Summer Student 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

  • Entrepreneurship 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 Silver Spring.
  • 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.
  • Young Scientists’ 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.

 Germantown Campus

  • 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.    
  • Science Adventure 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.

 For additional information about all the summer youth program offerings, call 240-567-7264 or 240-567-7917.  You may also log on to: www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/youth.html.

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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 study.