Kids in College 2015


The Mission of Kids in College is to expose children to the university environment through enrichment, exploration and creative thinking.


Click here to view a video from the 2014 elementary Kids in College program.

Click here to view a video from the 2013 middle grades Kids in College program.


This year’s Kids in College program will take place over two weeks in the summer – one week for elementary students and one week for middle Stem Imagegrades students. The elementary KIC camp is scheduled for June 22nd-26th, 2015 and is open to students completing Kindergarten through Grade 4 (Please note this is a date change!). The middle grades KIC camp is scheduled for August 3-7, 2015 and is open to students completing Grade 5 through Grade 8. This year’s camps will have a STEM focus (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Students will utilize 21st century skills including critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Kids in College is designed for teacher-recommended students who meet any of the following criteria:


  • Identified Academically Gifted

  • Achieved a Level 5 on the EOG

  • Maintained and A average on Math or Reading

  • Recommended by your current teacher


Experienced, AIG certified teachers will facilitate learning experiences throughout the week. Kids in College classes will be held in the Rhyne Building from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Drop off and pick up will be at the front of the Rhyne Building. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The cost is $325 for the week. Full registration payment should be mailed in now.  There will be a parent information meeting on May 19th at 7:00 pm in the Belk Centrum on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms are available at  Parents will be notified of acceptance as soon as the following requirements are satisfied:


  • Completed application
  • Teacher Recommendation Form submitted
  • Release Form signed
  • $50 non-refundable deposit (will be returned if space is unavailable)

For addition information, contact Michael Lemke, Director of Kids in College.

Michael Lemke
LR Box 7539
Hickory, N.C. 28603
Phone# 828-328-7189


>> Register Online

>>Download Flyer [PDF]

>>Download Kids in College Scholarship Application  limited availiablity now

>>Download Teacher Recommendation Form  [PDF] 

>>Download Release Form [PDF]


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