What is Kids on Campus?
Cool Projects! Awesome Technology! Two weeks of exciting workshops for middle and high school students. Kids on Campus is all about cutting-edge topics involving computers, science, math, art, and technology. It's a chance to work in small teams, unleash creativity, and develop critical thinking skills.
Who participates in Kids on Campus?
Kids on Campus is for students who love technology! Workshops are specifically designed to capture the interest and imagination of students with high academic potential. Students actively participate in a rigorous, hands-on learning experience, and must be able to work well in a group setting. There should be no behavioral concerns that might negatively impact the group dynamic.
Parents will need to sign the following statement when they register:
“My child performs well in school and there are no behavioral concerns that could impact on his/her ability to participate in a rigorous academic program.”
If you hesitate to agree with that statement, please contact the program director so we may discuss your circumstances.
How does it work?
Kids on Campus offers two sessions during the month of July. Each session is two weeks long and runs from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. The Extended Day program provides supervision and activities from 3 PM to 5 PM for students whose parents work later.
Session 1 July 8 - July 19
Session 2 July 22 - August 2
|Arrival||8:30 AM to 9:00 AM|
|Morning Workshop||9:00 AM to 11:00 AM|
|Recreation||11:00 AM to Noon|
|Lunch (included)||Noon to 1:00 PM|
|Afternoon Workshop||1:00 PM to 3:00 PM|
|Extended Day (optional)||3:00 PM to 5:00 PM|
Students choose one workshop for the two-week session. Workshops are small group, hands-on, project-oriented, and lots of fun. Workshops have been developed for beginner through advanced learners in three grade levels: 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
Grade level is determined by what grade you will enter in the fall. Students often enroll in both two-week sessions, and take two different workshops. For more information, go to the Workshop page. To register, go to the Register page and follow the instructions.
A Welcome Packet will be sent to all students at the end of June, and will contain important workshop, arrival, and departure information.
How much does it cost?
We try to make Kids on Campus as affordable as possible while still covering our own costs. The base cost for one session is $500, or $600 for the extended day program. If you register for both sessions, you will be given a 10% instant discount.
New this year, we offer a 30% discount through referral codes or when entering with your @rit.edu email address as a code. When you register, the confirmation email will contain a one-time-use referral code that may be passed to a friend or family member. When your code is used, you will receive a 30% refund, and the person using it will receive a 30% instant-discount.
The end result: $350, or $420 for extended day.
Workshops are led by knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructors, who seek an active, investigative approach to learning. Instructors are a mix of RIT faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals in the community. Instructors teach in an interactive environment, using RIT's state-of-the-art labs and facilities.
As part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration, we are lowering the cost of the program and adding a 30% discount for referring a friend (or family member), being referred, or providing your @rit.edu email address. When you register, you will be sent a referral code. If your referral code is used in another registration, both of you will receive a 30% refund (usually within two weeks of registration).