Children who participated in Ozarka Colleges Kids College expanded their learning into the summer months with fun hands on activities.

Ozarka College recently held Kids College this summer for students who will be entering grades two through seven this fall. Classes were June 13-16 at Ozarka’s Melbourne campus.  
Ozarka Kids College’s theme this year was “Ozarka-Avengers,” and included a fun-filled learning adventure, superhero style. The students enjoyed daily STEM projects, learning about Arkansas reptiles, art projects, and cooking classes. Students took home several projects such as, a catapult, a cookbook, pond in a jar, painted snakes, a planter, college ID badge, and a t-shirt.
Kids College is designed to expand students’ knowledge and enhance learning through classroom lessons and hands-on activities. The program allowed students to familiarize themselves with the Ozarka College campus in Melbourne, promoted Ozarka’s accessibility, and reinforced the importance of a college education in today’s world.
“Ozarka Kids College used to be a big part of the community and has not been held for several years. I knew when I was hired at Ozarka College that I wanted to bring back Kids College,” said Maggie Campbell, Associate of Science in Education Director/Faculty. “We look forward to this being an annual event in the summer for many years to come.”
This event could not have been possible without the following: Tabby Cooper, Karen McDonald, Ginger Miller, Abbey Orf, and Kelsie Steed for teaching the students, Ozarka Technology Department, Dan Lindsey for creating ID badges, Katie Norris for capturing each moment, Chris Mosley for taking the kids on a campus tour, and the maintenance team; Arkansas Extension Office for providing yoga sessions; Arkansas Game and Fish for bringing an aquarium and alligator; Pirates Graphics for the t-shirts; and Melbourne Subway for making lunch every day.
If you are interested in helping or supporting Kids College or would like to receive more information for the upcoming summer, please contact Maggie Campbell at 870-368-2037 or maggie.campbell@ozarka.edu.