Kids College

Artwork created by previous “Kids College” students.

Walters State’s Kids College is back on campus for 2021!

The unique day camp for kids features classes in archery, pottery, rocket science, spy kids, google docs and web design, drawing/animation and more. Classes meet June 14-17 and Jun 21-24.

Both sessions have content designed for students in grades three through five and six through eight. The cost varies by the number of classes chosen. The cost for attending a full camp, with classes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, is $100-$120. Single classes are as low as $30.

“We are so excited to welcome our Kids College students back to campus,” Dr. Nicole Cardwell-Hampton, coordinator of youth programs, said.

“The camp was a success last year as a virtual camp, but we weren’t able to offer some of our most popular classes like pottery and archery. Being on campus also gives young people in our area a chance to spend time on a college campus and meet college faculty.”

Fees include all needed equipment and supplies. Students will bring home some interesting projects. For example, students taking “Planet Earth” will have their own miniature earth cycle in a terrarium. Students in rocket science build and launch their own rockets.

Kids College students can also spend some time working at various jobs through virtual reality. Students get a first-hand feeling for what it is like to work in construction, manufacturing, housekeeping and automotive fields. These classes are free. Students should register for a session when registering for camp.

Activities will incorporate three feet of social distance as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Most classes have been moved outside under canopy tents.

For more information, contact Cardwell-Hampton at or 423.586.6756. Registration is available online at

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