College for Kids 2019

June 17-21, 2019       Last Day to Register Online Tuesday, June 11, 2019


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2019 College for Kids Registration Form

Medical/Permission Form


Welcome to the KSU at Tuscarawas College for Kids 2019 program!

You are going to be amazed at what you will learn at College for Kids!



Hogwarts Americana Grades K-3 and 4-6

Campers will attend Hogwarts Americana Camp where you will be involved in a variety of wizarding activities. Students will be “sorted” into houses where you will earn points and compete against other houses.  Young wizards will be constructing your own wands as well as learning how to “duel” with them. Students will be involved in a variety of classes typically found at Hogwarts, such as Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration and Magic Against the Dark Arts. Young wizards will also take part in a Horcrux Hunt, Quidditch and other magical activities. Students are asked NOT to bring their own wands and brooms to Hogwarts Americana.
Terry McCrory, New Philadelphia Schools $100


Buckeye Ninja Warrior Grades K-3 and 4-6

Buckeye Ninja Warrior is based on the popular television show American Ninja Warrior. Ninjas will be receiving instruction and guidance in technique and strategy for tackling age-appropriate obstacles. (Ninjas will also receive additional instruction on how to maximize their ninja skills – daily exercise, positivity, nutrition, and rest.) Some obstacles may look familiar while others will be new. All ninjas will have the opportunity to conquer obstacles on their own and with their fellow ninjas. New obstacles are introduced each day. The final day culminates with a friendly competition and demonstration which parents are invited to attend.
Brian Crim, Performance Academies, Columbus, OH $80


Hip Hop Grades K-3 and 4-6

Hip Hop is a blend of several dance cultures and is a very energetic form of dance. This class is designed to increase students rhythmic and coordination skills. It's unique because it allows you to perform with freedom of movement and lets you add in your own style. This allows you to step out of the box and be creative. Students will be learning fun and challenging upbeat combinations at each appropriate level. Each student will work on their ability to pick up dance combinations quickly!
Jen Klopfer, Moxie Dance Academy $80


Science in Motion Grades K-3 and 4-6

A great project every day! In this class make a Stomp Rocket, do an Egg Drop and learn how to power a Lego car with a balloon! Lots of investigations and experiments in this very cool class!
Nicole Miles, Claymont Schools $95

Emergency Room Grades 4-6

Interested in becoming a nurse or doctor? Put on your scrubs and come to Emergency Room and learn what real nurses and doctors do every day! Explore the anatomy of bones and joints in the human body, learn to check vital signs and immobilize injuries and do some lab work. Learn to work as part of a medical team and save lives! An ambulance will be here to show you everything they do! 
Donna Morgan RN, Kent State University at Tuscarawas $100


Safe Sitter® Grades 6-8 (Eligible students will have completed the 5th grade and going into 6th grade or completed 8th grade and going into 9th grade)

Founded in 1980, Safe Sitter® is a national nonprofit organization devoted to preparing young teens with the life and safety skills they need when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Safe Sitter® teaches young teens how to practice important safety skills, how to handle emergencies, and how to treat illnesses and injuries. Additionally this class teaches American Heart Association CPR and how to help a child who is choking. In addition, students learn important business skills, such as how to screen jobs, set a wage and work with employers. Students will receive their own Safe Sitter® Kit.
Mistey Bailey RN, KSU at Tuscarawas $125


Google Fun! Grades 4-6

We use Google Tools for many different productive things today, but you can do really FUN things in Google as well. We will do all kinds of Googly activities, including play Battleship using Google Sheets, creating your own digital “lockout room” and more. Students will get to create and play with many different Google Tools.You will  need a Google account to attend this class.
Megan Brannon, Garaway Schools, $80


Metal Casting for Kids! Grades K-3 and 4-6 

Design and create jewelry, candle holders, small statues, race cars, anything you can imagine!  
Students will learn to understand melting, pouring and recycling of metals, and manufacturing techniques associated with metal casting.

Michael Kohuth, KSU at Tuscarawas $80


Splatter & Drip Let’s Paint! Grades K-3 and 4-6

Did you know you can create a painting by blowing bubbles? Have you ever painted with shaving cream? This art workshop takes the kids beyond the paintbrush! Discover a variety of techniques and tools to create colorful paintings. Explore new ways to add fun textures and patterns to your artwork. Let’s get messy and splatter some paint!
Brittany O’Hara, Canton Art Museum $95


Get Wild with Nature Grades K-3

This great outdoor course is here on the KSU Campus and at the pond of Buckeye Career Center. Students will do different hands-on activities with nature. Each day we will choose a new area to explore and learn about the different creatures that live in and around the water, meadows and woods. We will be outside and on the trail during each session, so don’t forget your hiking shoes and boots! Signed transportation form mandatory. CFK Transportation Waiver
Marsha Freeland and Staff, Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation $75


Historic Schoenbrunn Village Grades 4-6

Step back in time and enjoy a week immersed in 18th-century arts, crafts, skills and history. Students will learn through hands-on activities, such as archaeology digs, bead-making, paper-making, quill pen writing, butter churning and candle dipping. Settlers to the frontier were a vital aspect of recording the natural history of the Ohio lands. Students will become those settlers and spend two afternoons under the shade trees learning to paint and sketch nature. Make journal entries every day, and the week will conclude with learning songs while playing split sticks. Spend your CFK days at Historic Schoenbrunn Village living like the settlers did! Class begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m. every day.
Deidre Lute and staff, Historic Schoenbrunn Village $ 85


Jr. Chefs Grades K-3 and 4-6

Start this cooking class with your own College for Kids apron!
Then you can get to work learning about kitchen safety, cooking and baking techniques, and new recipes to take home to show off your culinary skills! On Friday you will create a dish and have a contest with KSU judges and invite your parents to watch!

Angela Stewart, Newcomerstown Schools $110


Escape Room Grades K-3 and 4-6

This is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategies to complete the objectives at hand. You will practice with some that are already planned and then you will create your own escape game and test it! Friday students will try to solve each other’s puzzles and riddles and then have their parents play the game during the parents visit!
Katrina Miller, Newcomerstown Schools $95


Photoshop It! Grades 4-6 

Learn how to put yourselves into pictures; do basic photo editing, such as filters, mixer brush, masks and blend modes; compositing; and photo retouching!
Jaimie Priddy, Kent State University $100

Qualifications for Age Groups
Participating students will be from grades K-3 and 4-6. Eligible students for grades K-3 will have completed kindergarten and be entering the first grade or going into the third grade, or have completed the third grade. Eligible students for grades 4-6 will have completed the third grade and be entering the fourth grade, or going into or have completed the sixth grade.

Registering online is the most efficient way to register your student and be assured he/she will have the best opportunity to get the classes they most want to attend! You can also complete the College for Kids Schedule and mail or drop off at our office at KSU at Tuscarawas, Business and Community Services in the Science and Advanced Technology Center. Mailed in and dropped off applications are registered in the order they are submitted.

CFK Scholarships

Students who receive free or reduced-price lunches at school are eligible for a scholarship to one class. Online registration is not an option for these scholarships. Please complete this 2019 College for Kids Registration Form and email to

Registrations are not valid until the CFK Medical/Permission Form is submitted to
Get Wild With Nature requires a CFK Transportation Waiver . Please complete and submit to

Drop off and pick up:
Monday Only Check in and Meet and Greet in Founder's Hall Lobby at 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Morning-only and all-day students will check in between 8:30 - 9:15  a.m. Monday, in the lobby of Founder's Hall and have a brief student/parent/teacher/staff "Meet and Greet" in the Founder's Hall Auditorium. Parent/guardians will go with your student and teacher to their morning classroom and sign your student in. For students only taking a morning class, parents will pick up their student in their classroom and sign him/her out each day. For the remainder of the week you will take your student directly to his/her classroom.

Afternoon-only students will check in between 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Monday, in the lobby of Founder's Hall and there will be a brief student/parent/teacher/staff "Meet and Greet" in the Founder's Hall Auditorium. Parents or guardians will go with your student and teacher to their afternoon classroom and sign your student in. You will also pick your student up in the same classroom and sign him/her out each day. For the remainder of the week you will take your student directly to his/her classroom.

All-day students: Parents do not need to come to the afternoon check-in or for the afternoon "Meet and Greet". KSU staff will monitor your student for the lunch hour from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. We will escort your student to his/her afternoon class and sign them in. At 2:30 p.m. you will pick your student up at his/her afternoon classroom and sign them out each day. For the remainder of the week you will take your student directly to his/her morning classroom.

All students staying for both the morning and afternoon sessions will bring their own lunch with a beverage. They will be signed out of their morning class by CFK Staff and taken to the Student Union in Founder's Hall for lunch. If time and weather allows we may go out to the lawn. Students will then be escorted to their afternoon class and signed in. 

T Shirt Day
Please be sure to circle your student's T-shirt size on your paper form.
T-shirts are distributed on Thursday and we request that students wear them on Friday for group pictures.

KSU Scholarships for future College Classes
CFK students will be awarded a $100 scholarship toward credit hours to attend college-level classes at Kent State University at Tuscarawas upon graduation from high school. This scholarship cannot be used to attend College for Kids or noncredit classes. CFK students will receive a scholarship certificate upon completion of College for Kids 2019. Please see guidelines below:

  • Limit $500 over 5 years
  • Limited scholarship-must be in degree status
  • No cash value
  • Must present original certificate to redeem 
  • Bearer document-no replacements
  • Redeemable only at Kent State University at Tuscarawas
  • Not transferrable

Kent State University at Tuscarawas reserves the right to cancel any course or activity due to insufficient enrollment or for other unforeseen reasons. In the event a program is canceled, the University is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses.