College for Kids 2020








June 15-19, 2020

Welcome to the KSU at Tuscarawas College for Kids 2020 program!

You will be amazed at what you can learn at College for Kids!

Register Online

Permission Form (Docusign)

Print a CFK Registration Form (Includes Permission Form)

Print a CFK Transportation Waiver (Get Wild with Nature)



Grades K-3 and 4-6

Welcome to the College for Kids Broadcasting Network! In this class we will learn about television and communication while we cover the happenings of College for Kids throughout the week. Students will learn how to edit video footage, do live interviews, search for information on a topic and put the media together into a fun, informative TV show. Are you the next star of CFK TV?

Mrs. Megan Brannon, Kent State University at Tuscarawas $95

Robotics, Computer Coding & Engineering

Grades K-3 and 4-6

Why robotics? Everything from cars and smartphones to thermostats and gaming consoles are tied to robotics and mechanical engineering. Whether you dream of becoming a hardware designer at Apple or an aerospace technician at NASA, robotics camp teaches the skills required to make it a reality! Your child will have a blast exploring real-world challenges using robotics to investigate possible solutions. Students will build their very own robots, learn to code video games and explore the impact engineering has on the world!

Mrs. Taylor Copeland, Garaway Schools $110

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 their 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.

Ms. 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 that parents are invited to attend.

Mr. Brian Crim, Performance Academies, Columbus, OH $90

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!

Ms. Jen Klopfer, Moxie Dance Academy $90

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!

Ms. 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, immobilize injuries and do some lab work. Learn to work as part of a medical team and save lives! An ambulance crew will be here to show their equipment.

Mrs. Donna Morgan RN, Kent State University at Tuscarawas $100

Captain Bailey’s Pirate Adventure

Grades K-3 and 4-6

Come and sail with us on a pirate adventure! This interactive adventure will have your landlubbers exploring the seven seas with crafts, scavenger hunts, challenges and so much more! Class size is limited, so sign up quickly, or you will have to walk the plank….ARRG!!!

Ms. Trinity Bailey, ECET & Mrs. Mistey Bailey, MSN, RN, ECET Kent State University at Tuscarawas $100

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 melting, pouring and recycling of metals, and manufacturing techniques associated with metal casting.

Mr. Michael Kohuth, KSU at Tuscarawas $90

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!

Mrs. 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 CFK Transportation Waiver form mandatory. Please print and complete this form. You may take a picture of it and email to

Ms. Marsha Freeland and Staff, Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation $85CFK Transportation Waiver

Historic Schoenbrunn Village

Grades K-6

Step back in time and enjoy a week immersed in 18th century era arts, crafts, skills and history. Students will learn through hands-on activities, such as archeology 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.

Ms. 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 make 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!

Ms. 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 games 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!

Mrs. 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!

Ms. 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 may 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 2020 College for Kids Schedule and email to

Drop off and pick up:

Monday Only Check 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 then meet your morning teacher in the Founder's Hall Auditorium. Parents/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 meet your teacher in the Founder's Hall Auditorium. Parents/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.  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 by CFK Staff.

T Shirts

When you register online you must choose your student's T Shirt size.

Please be sure to circle your student's T-shirt size if you are using a paper form.

T-shirts are distributed on Thursday and we request students wear them 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 2020. 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.