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News Release

Date: April 12, 2005
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

Montgomery College Offers Summer Programs for Kids of All Ages
Nearly 150 Courses for Students Grades K-12

Culinary Arts: Kids Cook. Monopoly Marathon. Scrapbooking: The Stars of the Photo Universe. HSI: History Scene Investigation. Sculpting. Mural Design and Creation.

These are just a few of the exciting youth programs offered this summer by the Youth Programs division of Montgomery College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education unit. With nearly 150 full- and half-day courses, kids of all ages can spend those hot weather months learning new skills, improving their knowledge, and having fun. Here is a sampling of the offerings available at each of Montgomery College’s three campuses:

Germantown Campus

  • Biotechnology Camp - a series of one week camps for students, grades 9 and 10, that focuses on one of three exciting themes–Biotechnology and Plants, Biotechnology and the Human Genome Project, and DNA and Forensic Science.

Rockville Campus

  • Spanish Summer Camp for Beginners and Native and Advanced Speakers - a series of one-week, full-day programs that allows students, ages 6–14, to become immersed in Spanish. Students learn the language by doing active, hands on learning through art, games, sports, food preparation, and more. 
  • Summer Student Writing Institute - a three-week, half-day program for students in grades 3–6 that introduces students to the writing process used by professional writers. Students will be engaged in a variety of activities, such as directed instruction, free writing time, peer sharing, and interviewing to foster creativity and the enjoyment of writing.

Takoma Park Campus

  • FIT Summer Camp - a series of four one-week, full-day sports and academic camps for students who are ages 6–13. Students will participate in various activities, such as basketball, flag-football, soccer, and tennis, and spend a part of each day on reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Summer Science Camp for Girls - a two-week science program that allows girls, grades 6–8, to learn about scientific fields, interact with female scientists, conduct hands-on science experiments, and learn about Montgomery College’s Health Sciences Programs.
  • Young Scientists’ Academy - a series of 3 two-week, full day programs that immerses students, ages 6–15, in the sciences and teaches them to investigate and solve problems. Students do science experiments and learn about biological research and careers in the health sciences.

Multiple Campuses

  • Career Camp - gives 9th through 12th grade high school students, who are interested in learning more about various careers prior to completing high school, an opportunity to choose two careers to survey. The camps will be held on Germantown and Rockville campuses simultaneously. 
  • Mathematics Enrichment Program – a series of one-week mathematics courses ranging from Pre-Algebra to Calculus and SAT Prep (Math) for students, ages 9-17. These classes are held on the Rockville Campus and the Takoma Park Campus at the Health Science Center.
  • Smithsonian Museum Tours – a series of 3 two-week programs that takes students, ages 8–12, on trips to ten of the seventeen Smithsonian museums in the Washington, DC. This program is created to get students excited about world studies. It is offered on both the Rockville and Takoma Park campuses.
  • Technology Camp – a series of two-week, full-day and half-day computer programs that educates students, grades 6-9, about computer programming or web design. Several of these camps are for girls only and co-sponsored by the Commission for Women. Check the summer brochure for details regarding which courses are available on each campus.

For additional information about all the summer youth program offerings, call 301-251-7264 or 301-251-7917. 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/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md.  The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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