College for Kids, which offers weeklong fun and educational summer camps for children aged 6 to 16, is returning to a full schedule this year at MiraCosta College.
The interactive camps offer a variety of topics, ranging from a veterinary program to comics and cartooning to culinary classes led by Eliza Martin, a chef who won the Food Network’s Chopped championship. Some of the other offerings include camps teaching wilderness skills, creating digital music, and participating in funky science experiments.
College for Kids Program Supervisor Lori Cargile said the camps provide youngsters a way to learn new things while enjoying themselves at the college campuses.
“Kids get to take classes on a college campus to see what it is like. Hopefully, one day they will be MiraCosta College students,” she said.
The program has been in existence for more than 25 years but was shut down in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic and provided only limited offerings last year, Cargile said.
Camps are being offered at the San Elijo Campus from June 26--June 30, and July 10--14. Another round of camps is being offered at the Oceanside Campus from July 17--21, and July 24--28.
Camps range in cost from $135 per week to $195 per week, which includes all materials fees. Sibling discounts of 10 percent are offered for families registering more than one child. Campers can stay for a supervised lunch after a morning camp and take another camp in the afternoon for a full-day session.
A full listing of the campus and registration is available at miracosta.edu/collegeforkids. Information is also available by calling MiraCosta Community Education at 760.795.6820.
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 88 years. More than 19,000 credit students in over 80 disciplines enroll in associate degrees, university transfer, and workforce readiness certificate programs annually. The college also serves students with a wide spectrum of educational needs in the region ranging from programs for adult education, adults with disabilities, career preparation, older adults, and English as a Second Language (ESL). Additionally, students enjoy the fee-based programs through the District's Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad. MiraCosta College is one of 15 community colleges in California that offers bachelor's degrees to help students get jobs in high-demand fields. The college’s bachelor’s program in biomanufacturing prepares students to work in biological production, the unique segment of biotechnology where science thrives in partnership with quality and compliance.
As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), veteran and military supportive institution, and Achieving the Dream Leader College, MiraCosta College fosters the academic and holistic success of its diverse learners within a caring and equitable environment to strengthen the educational, economic, cultural, and social well-being of the communities it serves.
MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).