College 4 Kids



Experience the fun of creatures big and small. Learn the care and respect that every animal need. Make friends with hamsters, kittens, bunnies, ponies, and alligators! And if you would like you can even milk a goat! Partnered with MSU Extension. 

Use your imagination and a variety of materials to create unique artwork! Come with enthusiasm – Leave as an artist! Students will learn color, design, and other art elements through fun and messy processes. Use your imagination and a variety of materials to create different project. Paint, sculpt, make collages and explore texture.

Learn the skills to help you dribble, pass, shoot and master offensive and defensive plays. Upgrade your game with the basic fundamentals and enjoy the game of basketball.

  • 8:30 class is for ages 6-9
  • 10:30 class is for ages 10 and up

Learn the proper way to frost and decorate a cake. Create borders, flowers, and other imaginative designs.

Cheer your favorite team to V-I-C-T-O-R-Y with the latest sideline cheers, stunts, and pom routines.

Let us take you on a culinary adventure. You will learn to become a chef.

Can you crack the code or solve the clues? Use your skills to solve a mystery daily! Work in groups to solve a series of FUN comprehension and puzzles! Using critical thinking skills, problem solving and reading comprehension, kids will complete a series of challenges.

Get ready to take the stage. Script reading, auditions, costumes, diction exercises… all of this and more will prepare you for the big performance. Present a short play on the final day of class. This year’s original play will be about local Native American Chief, Chief Pushmataha!

Take a step into the Enchanted Forest & create your own fairy-tale hut, stained glass sun catcher, and woodland art! A fun nature scavenger hunt is included!

Learn the duties and responsibilities of a fireman or a firewoman. Sponsored by the Meridian Fire Department.

Turn off that device and have some fun the “old school” way. Enjoy some friendly competition with some good old board games. Compete with students, develop strategies, and enjoy yourself- away from a screen!

Don’t just play games. Create your own. Explore game design and coding apps.

  • Ages 8 & up.

Learn about hair care, basic manicures and pedicures, and the proper shades of makeup.

Learn to make friendship bracelets and necklaces, hair wraps, beaded bracelets, earrings, chokers and anklets for yourself or a friend.

Do you want to build a skyscraper or an entire village? All of you are aspiring engineers and contractors should join the fun of building with LEGOs and your imagination.

Mosaics uses small pieces of rock, stone, paper, tile and other things to make large pieces of art. Create beautiful stepping stones, frames, and trinket boxes in this class.

Come explore the world of music and get in touch with your inner musician. Get hands-on experience with real instruments – bang on the drums or strum a ukulele while learning about music and sparking your creative side. Sponsored by the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.

  • 8:30 am class is Percussions 
  • 10:30 am class is Strings 

Experience hands-on fun using models and hospital equipment while learning the everyday practices of a nurse.

It oozes – but doesn’t stick – between your fingers. Explore the chemical reactions from slime recipes. Spark your child’s interest in science by appealing to the appalling. Discover the weird and wacky world of science with different hands-on projects each day – and they’ll bring some of it home.

This class will introduce your child to well-known art masters such as Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, and DaVinci in a fun and interactive way. Develop your artistry as you learn basic drawing techniques and painting skills. Create your masterpieces like the masters!

Join us for hands-on Pinterest crafting extravaganza! Complete a craft or recipe each day.

Do you like to work with your hands, design, and paint? Let your imagination take off as you mold, build, and add detail in this three-dimensional class.

Come join “Eddie” and his puppet friends for a fun filled week of Puppets with a Purpose. In this class you will learn the proper way to handle and care for puppets, exercises to strengthen hand and arm muscles, proper lip sync, fun songs and skits, and how to create a puppet personality.

Meet me in the lab! Experiment with making lots of crazy concoctions. Make gruesome goo, monster bubbles, and an active volcano. Students use their creative minds and scientific methods to implement their own crazy experiments. There will be demonstrations, hand-on activities, and group discussions that will make learning science fun.

Make and package bath and body products using all-natural recipes. Make body scrub, bath balls, lip gloss, lotion, and hand salve from scratch. Enjoy a spa experience.

  • Ages 8 & up

During this fun and ever-changing week, kids will be introduced to a new sport every day to learn the very basics, and most of all HAVE FUN! Develop self-esteem and a healthy attitude about team building and sportsmanship. Have nonstop fun with friends participating in various sport-related games while learning teamwork. Slip and slide on an inflatable water slide on the final day of camp.

The perfect combination of fun and creativity. Kids will learn the basics of cooking such as measuring and kitchen utensils while making delicious, bake-free treats.

Learn and practice basic grips, forehand and backhand strokes, how to serve and volley. Bring your own racket and wear tennis shoes.

Be a part of fun physical activities that teach individual and team-building skills. Not your regular sports – these are all WACKY SPORTS! The last day of the week is WATER DAY – splish splash on the inflatable water slide!

Build your very own rocket. Learn scientific facts about rockets and how they work. You will LAUNCH your rocket – family and friends invited to the blast-off day!
Classes are $75 each. Please evaluate your schedule before submitting your registration. Changes will not be allowed after registration is processed. Phone and paper registrations are not available. No refunds.


College 4 Kids 2022

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For more information

For more information:

Courtney Pitts, College Outreach & Communications Specialist