College For Kids Returns with 102 Classes

Registration is now open for the College For Kids program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. More than 100 courses are being offered this summer.

The schedule includes half-day classes in rocketry, robotics, 3D art, cake-making and CSI-style forensics. Thirty-six new courses have been added, including Bird Sleuth, which uses a curriculum designed by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, and Readers Theater, which dramatizes written works in a theater setting.

Several popular courses have returned, including Storm Chasing 101, with WJET meteorologist Tom Atkins, and Presque Isle Field Studies, a full-day program that involves hiking, biking, kayaking and fishing at Presque Isle State Park.

The classes are designed for children between the ages of 6 and 16.

The one-week sessions begin June 18 and continue through Aug. 3. Before- and after-class care is available, if needed.

For a course catalog, or to register, go to or call the College for Kids office at 898-6103.