[caption id="attachment_5940" align="aligncenter" width="214"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/07\/Doll-making-Photo-by-Sara-Swann.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5940" alt="Kids\u2019 College Students Charlotte shows the dolls she made using corn husks, pipe cleaners and other craft supplies" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/07\/Doll-making-Photo-by-Sara-Swann-214x300.jpg" width="214" height="300" \/><\/a> Kids\u2019 College Students Charlotte shows the dolls she made using corn husks, pipe cleaners and other craft supplies[\/caption]\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nby Sara Swann\r\n\r\nThe staff and volunteers at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg kicked off the 22nd a year of Kids\u2019 College on Monday, July 7.\r\n\r\nKids\u2019 College is a summer day camp for rising kindergarten to 7th graders that concentrates on the arts and sciences. Both morning and afternoon sessions are offered for two weeks: July 7-11 and July 14-18.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe goal of Carnegie Hall Kids\u2019 College is to give children a chance to experiment with the arts and sciences in a safe environment,\u201d Education Director Leah Trent said. \u201cKids\u2019 College also provides classes that aren\u2019t normally offered in schools so children are exposed to a lot of new and different things. Plus, the class sizes are small so there\u2019s a nice student-to-teacher ratio.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis year, more than 250 participating children chose from 18 different morning classes and eight different afternoon classes, including pottery, pinata making, fashion designing, ukulele music, Lego robotics, and baking classes.\r\n\r\nEach session, whether it\u2019s the morning of week one or the afternoon of week two, of Kids\u2019 College costs $125 each. However, scholarship assistance is made available to those who qualify and meet that year\u2019s deadline.\r\n\r\n\u201cKids\u2019 College is a really nice opportunity and we are proud to say that over $10,000 in scholarships was given to qualifying applicants this year,\u201d Trent said.\r\n\r\nAll parents, relatives, and friends are invited to an open house each week on Thursday, July 10 and July 17 at 12:30 p.m. for the morning session and 4 p.m. for the afternoon session. The open houses give friends and family the opportunity to see their children\u2019s work in progress, visit the classrooms, meet the teachers, and tour the rest of Carnegie Hall.\r\n\r\nA student showcase is also available to all parents, relatives, and friends each week on Friday, July 11 and July 18 at 12:30 p.m. for the morning session and 4 p.m. for the afternoon session. The showcase gives the children an opportunity to feature skills they have learned and projects they have created.\r\n\r\nAdolescents who are too old to enroll in Kids\u2019 College or adults can volunteer for various classes by listing their interests on their application. Their interests are then matched to the classes offered that year.\r\n\r\n\u201cI never went to Kids\u2019 College when I was younger, but volunteering makes me wish I had,\u201d Volunteer Peter Soukup said.\r\n\r\nWhether you would like to enroll your child or volunteer, don\u2019t forget to save the date for next year\u2019s Kids\u2019 College, which will take place July 6-10 and July 13-17.\r\n\r\nFor more information about Carnegie Hall Kids\u2019 College, visit www.carnegiehallwv.com, call 304-645-7911, or email Leah Trent at email@example.com.