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June 5, 2009

For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –Kids College is coming to Albany June 22-25.


Campbellsville University’s Kids College allows young students to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with other outstanding young people, according to Carol Sullivan, director of the Technology Training Center at CU.


Sullivan said the program will be June 22-25 at Albany First Baptist Church. She said Kids College is open to students going into grades first-eight for the 2009-10 school year.


There will be two sessions for four consecutive days with first-fourth graders taking classes from 9:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and those going into fifth-eighth will have class from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. and from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Lunch and a snack will be provided each day for both groups.


Students will choose two topics from the following sessions:


Cookin’ Up a Storm – Turn snack time, lunchtime and any mealtime into fun time when YOU are the cook! Explore ways of making ordinary foods appetizing, experiment with recipes and then enjoy them! Don’t worry parents, it’s all good eating!

Art Smart—Learn the techniques of being an artist. Learn about color schemes and how to make your own masterpiece. Grades fifth-eighth only.

Mad Scientist-- If you love science and inventing—this class is for you. You become the scientist creating surprise concoctions!

Walk Like an Egyptian—Join us as we learn about mummies, pharaohs and pyramids of Ancient Egypt. Grades fifth-eighth only.

First Aid/CPR First aid techniques as well as CPR training. Grades fifth-eighth only

Habla Espanol?—Learn the basics of Spanish language through immersion Explore Spanish culture, holidays, food and geography.

Where in the World?—Pack your passport and join us for an adventure. Learn the locations of several countries and discover the culture. Grades first-fourth only.

Bible Adventures—Share some wonderful adventures with Biblical characters! Each day, this class will host a party for a different character with stories, songs, games, projects and activities. Grades first-fourth only.


Drum and Rhythm Circle—Want to make lots of noise? This is the place for you. Learn the basics of music through a journey with drums and rhythm. Grades fifth-eighth only.


Get Up and Get Fit—Dance and move your way into fitness. Grades first-fourth only.


Tuition for the four-day camp is $65. The tuition covers the entire instructional program, including materials, kits and a T-shirt.


Some scholarships are available based on need, Sullivan said. Call Albany First Baptist Church at (270) 387-5909 for information on scholarships.


Sullivan said Carol Peddicord of Albany, a new member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, has been a tremendous asset in getting the new Kids College organized in Albany.


“She has done an amazing job in helping us get this program up and running,” Sullivan said.


There are no refunds once a student is accepted. Kids College is filled on a first-come, first serve basis.


Albany First Baptist Church is located at 110 West Cumberland Street, Albany. For more information, contact the Campbellsville University Technology Training Center at (270) 789-5400 or (270) 789-5392.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.