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Kids College, Other Youth Programs Return To PJC In July

Kids College returns after a pandemic hiatus to Paris Junior College July 12-15, 2021. The PJC Continuing Education Department has various fun courses for children entering first through sixth grade bundled into Kids College. In addition, two other programs for older youths will be held later in July.

“I am very excited we have Kids College this year,” said PJC Continuing Education Director Rita Pringle. “We have several new instructors this year, and they will be bringing exciting new courses to Kids College. I really missed not seeing the students last year. We always have so much fun.”

Kids College classes are block scheduled and run from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm. Parents may drop children off at 8:00 am and pick them up between 4:30 and 5:00 pm. The week is capped with a Parent Preview from 3:10 pm to 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 15.

The 2021 Kids College features classes on basic outdoor survival; culinary skills; ceramics; cupcakes; Spanish; jewelry; North Texas history; robotics; martial arts – anti-bullying; reporting live stories; ocean animals, games, and projects; secret agent skills and code-breaking; painting on canvas; and basic sewing skills.

Available for older campers only is 3-D Character Creation, where students design and create 3D models, and Fun with Clay, which teaches hand-building techniques of pinching, slab, and texture. For younger campers only, Munching on Math relates math to the real world through tasty foods.

The Kids College application form may be downloaded at

The Solidworks Introductory Summer Camp is available for seventh graders and older from 9:00 am to Noon, Monday through Thursday, July 19-22. This camp provides a basic introduction to Solidworks, a solid modeling software that allows products designed in three dimensions (3D). Students will learn basic modeling and assembly systems used in the software. In addition, the camp will focus on the general user interface, basic modeling commands, assembly setup, and mating 3D geometry. Space is limited.

“Hands-on Clay” is for young people who have finished sixth, seventh, eighth, or ninth grade, Monday through Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, July 26-29. Working with clay is an excellent place for imagination to meet fun, messy skills. Students will learn hand-building techniques, including pinching, slab, coil, and textures. Students will also learn about the underglaze process and compare it to glazing.

For more information or to sign up, contact PJC’s Continuing Education Department at 903-782-0447.