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Westfield State Offers ‘College for Kids’ Summer Program

WESTFIELD — Westfield State University will be offering its annual College for Kids summer program again this year, with classes running from July 7 until Aug. 1. Originating more than 30 years ago, College for Kids is a summer program for children ages 5-16. It provides children and teenagers with innovative educational programs that foster a unique learning environment. Each of the four weeks features morning classes running from 8:30 a.m. to noon and afternoon classes running from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Children enrolled in both morning and afternoon classes are able to stay with College for Kids instructors and volunteers for lunch. There are also options for both early dropoff and late pickup times for those in need of extra transportation time. Classes include subjects such as science, history, digital media, culinary, and the arts. Summer classes this year include “Prints, Prints, and More Prints!” where students will learn about the art of printmaking while looking at architecture, spaceships, designs, sea life, and more for inspiration in creating signs, cards, and postcards; “Forensic Fun,” where students will search for fingerprints, extracting and analyzing DNA, hunting around campus for clues, and conducting more experiments to find out who committed a crime; and “Sensational Summer Desserts,” where students will learn to make seasonal desserts with natural, healthy ingredients that are in season and provide necessary nutrition for all who enjoy desserts. Each class runs for a week. Class placement is generally limited to 12 students. Classes often fill quickly. For more information or to request a catalog, contact the College for Kids office at (413) 572-8557 or [email protected].

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