LFCC’s College 4 Kids Summer Program Makes Learning Fun

For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2009

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 22 through 26, 2009, on the Middletown Campus and July 20 through 24, 2009, on the Fauquier Campus. 

Participants may choose from such classes as:

  • An American Adventure (Fauquier Campus)Journey back to the time of the Mayans, Incas and Aztecs. Play Mayan games, make the original recipe for hot chocolate, write your name in hieroglyphs, create mosaics and more! 
  • Rocketry 101 (Middletown Campus) Explore the mysteries of flight with your very own rocket. Build your rocket and watch it take off!
  • Mysterious Mixtures (Fauquier Campus)Create mixtures that will blow your mind! In this class, you will learn to create a geyser eruption, invisible ink, lava lamps, vinegar volcanoes, crazy putty and much more.
  • Cosmetics (Middletown Campus) Want to learn about makeup and hair products? Did you know you probably have skin care products and makeup in your home kitchen? This class will teach you all the secrets! 

The cost of the program is $175 for the week, with discounts if more than one child from the same family attends. The program runs 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
  • Cake Decorating
  • Construct It!
  • Constructive Thinking
  • Cosmetics
  • Creative Expressions
  • Design Engineering
  • Games
  • Fantasy Writing
  • Jr. Jazzercise
  • Karate
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pinhole Photography
  • Rocketry 101
  • Sign Language
  • Stepping out into Digital Age with Computers
  • Volleyball
  • World Travel
  • Wrestling

Fauquier Campus

  • An American Adventure
  • Be a Leader, Not a Follower
  • Cake Decorating
  • Do you Compute?
  • Enchanted Paper
  • Fantasy Writing
  • Game Over
  • It’s Time to Move it, Move it
  • Mysterious Mixtures
  • Race to Create
  • Señor Simon Says, Speak Spanish!
  • Sign Language

Students who are unable to afford the cost of the program may apply for the College 4 Kids Scholarship, courtesy of the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc.  Parents and/or guardians may apply for funds up to $175 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. 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/current-students/financial-aid/scholarships/list-of- scholarships/index.html# scholarshipcollege4kids.

For more information about the College 4 Kids program, 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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