Registration to start for children's summer program

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If a child is still undecided about what he or she wants to do with the three-month summer vacation that has just begun, one possibility is going to college College for Kids, that is.

For the eighth consecutive summer Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig is offering summer classes to children age 5 to 12.

A few opportunities include making a birdhouse, creating paper machrafts, learning about bugs and horses and creating memory books.

"It's something in addition to what they learn during the school year," said Mary Morris, community education and public information coordinator for Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig. "We love College for Kids. We like to see kids getting hands-on learning so they can stay on track during the summer."

Each class has a registration fee from $20 to $30 and is taught by local volunteers, Morris said.

Although there is a wide variety of classes, arts and crafts is the focus of many of them.

"We found there isn't a lot of that in the community," she said. "Parks and Recreation has physical education covered so we try to fill in

the gaps."

In one of the art classes students will create memory books.

"We're hoping to help kids organize all that stuff they bring home from school that parents sometimes don't know what to do with," she said.

In other classes students will climb Cedar Mountain with llamas, create a community flag that will be hung at the CNCC campus and learn about local history at the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

The first session of classes runs from June 24 to June 27. Class times vary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second session of classes runs from July 29 to August 1. For more information call Morris at 824-1135.

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