Troy Moon, Pensacola State College
There will be a Pensacola State Kids College this summer. But like the older College students, Kids College attendees will learn and enjoy group activities from home.
The 30th annual PSC Kids College becomes Virtual Kids College ― a result of the COVID-19 shutdown that has rearranged all aspects of American life, including education.
PSC Virtual Kids College will begin June 1 and operates from 8:30-10:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. The summer camp classes each lasts one week, with new classes beginning each week. Four 30-minute classes will be offered each day.
The last weekly session starts July 31. PSC Virtual Kids College registration should be open by May 22, said Devin Walther-Thead, Continuing Education, Recreation and Leisure Coordinator.
“The teachers are the same beloved teachers that the kids all know,’’ she said. “A lot of the children are home and are limited on where they can go, so this will offer them some fun, educational activities during the day.”
PSC Kids College is open to children ages 8 to 14 years old.
“There will be fun activities with little lessons,’’ Walther-Thead explained. “And the kids will still be able to interact with each other online.”
Topics covered during the Virtual Kids College will include science and experiments, physical challenges, zoology, arts and crafts, and life skills. Minimum at-home adult supervision is required. Students will need internet access to connect, and classes will be on a password protected site, accessible to only registered students.
For details, go to the PSC Kids College Facebook page for the latest information.