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Kids' College begins July 10 at JCC

Kids’ College at Jefferson Community College (JCC) continues this summer featuring STEaM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) Institute. Parents will be delighted to find full-day and hourly sessions offered right on Jefferson’s campus in Watertown beginning July 10. Registration is ongoing and parents are urged to sign-up their child today to ensure a seat in the workshop.

STEaM Institute is comprised of full-day sessions for youth, ages 6-13, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exciting themes vary week to week and include:

  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Civil Engineering 

In addition to STEaM Institute and full-day sessions, Kids’ College offers hourly sessions throughout the day. New workshops added this summer include, but are not limited to:

  • Make Your First Video Game
  • App Attack
  • Code Breakers
  • Video Game Animation

A full listing of Kids’ College workshops at Jefferson is available here.

Workshops with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled five (5) business days before the workshop start date. To register, print the registration form available here and mail with payment to JCC Continuing Education Division, 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or call JCC Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2233 to register by phone.

Kids’ College is made possible through partnerships between Jefferson Community College Continuing Education Division and EDGE on Science, Engineering is Elementary, Black Rocket, and Bernier Carr & Associates.

Featured Workshops

Don’t Run Off (Ages 11-13)
When it rains, it pours, and when water can't soak through pavement, rain collects pollution that washes into rivers, lakes, and oceans. Students will use their environmental engineering skills to redesign a city and control storm water runoff. 
STEaM Institute Week 1: Environmental Science
Mon.-Thurs., July 10-13 / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CED 872 701 / Cost $225

From Plants to Plastics (Ages 8-10)
When plastic items are thrown in the trash, they can quickly pile up in landfills and create a big mess! Use your chemical engineering skills to explore problems created by traditional plastic materials and then engineer bioplastics—plastics made from plant-based materials—as a potential solution to current plastic problems.
STEaM Institute Week 2: Food Science
Mon.-Thurs., July 17-20 / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CED 868 701 / Cost: $225

No Bones About it (Ages 6-7)
Explore the field of biomedical engineering in this project based workshop where you will learn some basics about how the body moves and design a pair of sneakers.
STEaM Institute Week 3: Biomedical Engineering
Mon.-Thurs., July 24-27 / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CED 873 701 / Cost: $225