Ohio University Chillicothe's Kids in College Program Begins June 5th

Ohio University Chillicothe, in partnership with the Chillicothe City Schools and Ross-Pike Education Service District, will once again be hosting the Kids in College (KIC) summer enrichment program in Chillicothe beginning June 5th and ending June 23rd.

The program, which has been in existence for more than 29 years, is intended to offer myriad classes in the subjects of science, history, theater and more for children in kindergarten through 8th grade in the area.

KIC is three weeks long and takes places in a different location each week including some area downtown businesses, the YMCA, OUC and Chillicothe Middle School.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

Week 1 held June 5-9

Week 2 held June 12-16

Week 3 held June 19-23.

Each year, KIC adds new courses to meet the demands of the student population and also as a response to surveys which seek feedback on course content that students and parents are interested in.

This year, new classes include: Make and Move at the Market which focuses on healthy food preparation and exercise and Entrepreneur with Map Your Future and Paper City Coffee; while old favorites such as Ooey, Gooey Science and Forensics Science are also on the schedule.

Students can take up to two classes per week. Each class is held for one week either in the morning or afternoon and it’s encouraged to enroll early to ensure minimum enrollment is met or classes aren’t already filled up.

The cost for KIC is $40 for the first class and $30 for each additional class. Some courses have additional supplies fees, which are listed in the registration packet. A Kids in College tee shirt is also included with the registration fee.

The deadline to register for KIC 2017 is May 26th at 4 p.m. Interested parties can register online at https://commerce.cashnet.com/oucconted or by mail/walk in at OUC’s campus. Registration booklets with course information is available at www.ohio.edu/chillicothe/continuingeducation.

For questions about the KIC program, contact Ann Holmes at holmesa1@ohio.edu or call 740-774-7239.