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West Valley College for Kids is steadily weaving its way into the hearts of Indian parents

What we believe in:
The basic philosophy of our camps is that every child deserves a high quality, fun and enriching summer experience.

At College for Kids we believe that academic enrichment doesn't have to be boring or painful for kids. Our teachers make classes fun and interesting by presenting lessons and activities in an engaging manner. Breadth of knowledge and experience is also at the heart of College for Kids. Parents and children have over 20 classes to choose from each session including creative writing, math, science, art, sports, swimming and much more. Every year new topics are added to keep offerings fresh and exciting as children often attend each summer through their middle school years.

A plan for College:
Our College Preparation Camp helps students going into 10-12 grades develop a plan for college. Each student receives guidance on selecting a career/schools, and how the right extracurricular activities, volunteering opportunities or internships can boost their chances of success. The camp covers college and financial aid applications, personal statements, resume building, some test preparation and other resources available to high school students.

We are different:
West Valley College for Kids is a dynamic, engaging enrichment program for children ages 10-14. All classes are held on the West Valley College campus and parents and children can create a schedule with up to four different classes a day. With more than 25 classes to choose from in areas from writing and mathematics to robotics and app development, there is something for everyone. Many students return year after year until they age out of the program.

The motto of the camp is "A summer of learning and fun" and it is apparent in each teacher's approach to their subject. Curriculum is designed to be fun and easily understood while challenging the students baseline knowledge. Some class learning is experiential or project-based so students can reinforce lectures and reading with experiences that make knowledge stick. Whether the students are learning about water filtration, fractions or building a robotic arm, they are actively engaged with their teachers.

You can fit us in your budget:
Affordability is also something that sets College for Kids apart from other camps. In addition, this year we are offering a special 1-week STEM camp for $150. And a Robotics camp for only $295.

Good Teacher/student ratio
Most of our classes middle school classes have a maximum of 24 students with one teacher while some may have an aide due to the types of activities the students will engage in. Swimming accepts as many as 40 students due to having lifeguards who act as class aides in addition to the instructor. Our College Prep Camp for High School students will have a maximum of 30 students with two teachers.

Most of our teachers are middle school teachers while others might be professionals. We like to hire the people we think will bring the best experience to the students in the form of interesting curriculum, activities, expertise and enthusiasm to actively engage students in learning. For example, we are offering "Living History" classes this year in which students will learn about ancient civilizations or American history. Each of these themed classes will have activities, such as simulating the making of a mummy, to immerse the students in the topic. The Drama and art classes will present works to the students on the last day of the camp.

Our schedule
This year the camp is offering flexible schedules for families that cannot commit to an all day camp. Classes begin with first period at 8:30 am and the day ends after fourth period at 4:00 pm. For children staying for most of the day there is a lunch period between second and third periods. Lunch is eaten in the campus center under staff supervision. Children may bring a lunch or purchase lunch from the cafeteria. Snacks are also available from the coffee stand and the bookstore, both located in the campus center.

We believe in Diversity
Our students are as diverse as our community! We are very proud that the ethnic mix of our student reflects the community we serve.

Not only do we see our students learning new topics, but they grow in confidence and poise as they make the most out of their camp experience!

IPM SPECIAL

India Parent readers can save $50 off of the registration fee for any of the 3-week camps. Call to check the deadline!


Join us for a summer of learning and fun!
For more information about the camp including pricing, specific time schedules and information
on signing up, please visit the
College for Kids website at wvcollegeforkids.org

 
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