Kids in College 2016


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 elementary Kids in College program.

Click here to view a video for the 2016 middle grades Kids in College program.


This year’s Kids in College program will take place over one week in the summer. Stem Image Both the elementary and middle grades camp are scheduled for June 20th-24th, 2016 and is open to students completing Kindergarten through Grade 4 (elementary) and those completing Grade 5 through Grade 8 (middle grades). Both 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 an 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 Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 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 -NO scholarships remain for the 2016 year

>>Download Teacher Recommendation Form  [PDF] 

>>Download Release Form [PDF]


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