Lincoln Trail College will offer a variety of community education classes over the summer, including a return of the popular Children’s Summer Theater and College For Kids programs.
“We weren’t able to offer these programs last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Lincoln Trail College Coordinator of Marketing Chris Forde. “These are both very popular programs that bring more than 100 children to our campus each year. We also weren’t able to offer other community education classes for adults and we’re excited to bring those back too.
Children’s Summer Theater will put on two shows this summer. Pirates Past Noon Kids will feature children that will enter 1st through 4th grades this fall. Dear Edwina Jr. will feature children entering 5th through 9th grades. Registration for both age grounds is May 8 from 8-10 a.m. at the Zwermann Arts Center Theater and the cost is $125.
Children in the program will have auditions May 24-26 from 6-8 p.m. and rehearsals are June 2-24. The younger kids have their rehearsals from 9-11 a.m. and rehearsals for the older kids are 12-2 p.m. Performances of Pirates Past Noon Kids are June 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and performances of Dear Edwina Jr. are June 26 at 7 p.m. and June 27 at 2 p.m.
College For Kids begins June 7 and features three weeks of programming. The summer camp combines fun and games with learning opportunities for children entering 1st through 8th grades. There are full-day and half-day options available and both options provide meals for the kids. Children can come for the entire three weeks or choose which weeks they want to attend.
June 7-11 is Sports and Games Galore. Kids will participate in interactive games for all ages. There will be a focus on fitness and exercise, healthy nutrition, and teamwork. June 14-18 is an International Fair where kids will get to experience food, games, music, crafts, dancing, arts, and other cultural activities from around the world. June 21-25 is called Shark Tank where kids will learn about idea generation, develop marketing and advertising strategies, infuse technology, build basic business plans, and practice interpersonal communication skills.
The full-day option for College For Kids is $200 per week and includes breakfast, lunch, and a snack. The half-day option is $100 with the morning option including breakfast and lunch and the afternoon option providing lunch and a snack. There is also a full-day option that allows kids to participate in Children’s Summer Theater. It is $175 a week plus the additional Children’s Summer Theater fee.
Lincoln Trail College is offering several other classes for kids and adults throughout the summer. There’s a babysitting class on June 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. where kids interested in babysitting will learn things like pediatric first aid, household safety and games, and activities for kids. Students completing the program earn a certificate and book.
There’s a cupcake and cookie decorating class for kids on June 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. where kids will learn how to create fancy cookies and cupcakes for kids.
Mommy and Me Swim classes will be available in the Natatorium. The program is designed to get children three years old and younger used to water and will allow parents and their children to work together with a series of fun exercises in the water. One Mommy and Me Swim Class will be Tuesdays June 7-July 29 from 10-10:30 a.m. and the other is available Saturdays June 12-July 29 from 10-10:30 a.m.
Karate for Kids is available May 17-August 9. Karate for Kids covers basic martial arts concepts, self-defense, and movement in a program that will provide students with improved confidence and self-esteem. Tae Kwon Do is available May 17-August 11.
Beginning July 1, Lincoln Trail College will offer Crochet 101, which serves as an introduction to crochet for beginners and a review of basic techniques for those wanting a refresher. Crochet 101 will run on Thursdays July 1-August 5 from 6-8 p.m.
A class on herb and botanical extractions and infusions begins on August 3. The class will help you learn how to create your lotions, salves, and oils. The class takes place on August 3, 10, and 17 from 6-8 p.m.
Lincoln Trail College will offer water aerobics classes throughout the summer. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions are available.
Students that want to register for any of Lincoln Trail College’s community education classes can call 618-544-8657, ext. 1425 or by visiting the Lincoln Trail College Library.