Middle school students get taste of college

August 9, 2013

From wfjw.com: “Nicolet’s Summer College Camp gives kids a taste of college” — Rhinelander – Going to college in summer may sound boring, but Nicolet’s Summer College Camp proves class can be a lot of fun.

The College Camp ran Monday through today. The camp was for 6th and 8th graders around the Northwoods and cost $75.

“The overall goal is really to have students not only start to think about what they might want to be when they grow up, so to speak, but also to get a feel of what a college campus feels like and actually walk on it, spend some time there,” says Teri Phalin, College Camp Organizer. Each of the 60 students picked two, 90-minute classes to rotate through during the afternoon. The classes specialized in welding, engineering, cartooning, sports medicine, and cooking – just to name a few.

“I’ve always been interested in theater. I’ve always wanted to be an actress when I grow up. And this just helps me with improv. I always thought improv was going to be kind of hard so this has kind of reassured me that it’s not as hard as I thought it would have been,” said Livi Roberts, Theater Class – 8th Grader.

Many students said they wished the camp ran longer because it was so much fun. Some already have asked to sign-up for next year.

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