Lord Fairfax Community College's College 4 Kids Summer Program Makes Learning Fun

For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College's (LFCC) Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education is coordinating the College 4 Kids summer program for rising second through fifth graders, June 23-27, 2008, on the Middletown Campus and July 21-25, 2008, on the Fauquier Campus.

Participants may choose from such classes as:

  • All Around the World (Fauquier Campus)Antarctica, Brazil, China, Egypt and Spain. In this class, students will "travel" around the world, visiting many amazing places. Students will keep track of their adventures in individual journals as they experience the culturally diverse and fantastic planet that we call home.
  • Digital Photography (Middletown Campus)In this class, students will explore some of the basic compositional elements of photography that make a picture more than just a snapshot. They will also learn some of the basic digital components of photography as they build their very own digital portfolio.
  • Forensics (Middletown Campus)Even the smartest crook leaves behind clues to his or her identity, and forensic experts know how to find them. In this class, students will learn some of the techniques of seasoned investigators to help solve a camp mystery.
  • Zumba Kids: Salsa Dancing (Fauquier Campus)FUN music! FUN dances! A FUN time! This class will involve warm-up activities, kid-friendly dance routines and cool-down activities with lots of stretching.

The cost of the program is $185 for the week, with discounts if more than one child from the same family attends. The program operates from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., providing students the opportunity to participate in four different classes each day. Taught by LFCC faculty and area professionals, classes include the following, separated by campus:

Middletown Campus
Basket Making
Cartooning
Computer Zone
Digital Photography
Forensics
Fun with Paper Crafts
Kid Zone Fun and Fitness
Pottery
Russian
Sign Language
Spanish

Fauquier Campus
All Around the World
Bead Creatures
Bits and Pieces: Making a Memory
Cartooning
Chattin' It Up in Spanish
Crazy Crafts
Far East Fun
Karate
Mad Scientist
Speed Stacking
The Wild, Wild West
Zumba Kids: Salsa Dancing

Students who are unable to afford the cost of the program may apply for the College 4 Kids Scholarship, which was funded by the late Nancy Crosby in fall 2004. Parents and/or guardians may apply for funds up to $185 only once per summer semester. Funds will not be issued to parents and/or guardians. Instead, the funds will be issued directly to the College.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must:

  • Be a rising second, third, fourth or fifth grader
  • Be in a family with a household income of less than $30,000 and/or qualify for any federal assistance programs
  • Live in the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah or Warren or the city of Winchester

Students will be selected for scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis, and applicants will be notified of the decision within five business days of receipt of a completed and signed application. If the request is approved, the students will be required to write a thank-you note or letter to the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc. Funds will be awarded based upon availability. For more information, individuals may visit http://www.lfcc.edu/scholarships/scholarship_list_specialscholarships.asp.

For more information about the College 4 Kids program, interested individuals may visit http://www.lfccworkforce.com/ or contact the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at the Middletown Campus at 540-868-7021 or at the Fauquier Campus at 540-351-1524.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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