KidsInCollegeHickory – Applications are now being accepted for Kids in College, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s summer enrichment program for children. The camp will be held June 19 – 23, with all sessions taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided each day for all attendees. Any student completing kindergarten through eighth grade is welcome to attend.

“The mission of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Kids in College is to expose children to the university environment through challenging instructional camps that foster exploration, creative thinking, and enrichment,” said Michael Lemke, Director of Kids in College an instructor of education at LRU.

According to Lemke, the camp will have a STEM focus, meaning it will provide instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students will utilize 21st century skills including critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Kids in College is designed for teacher-recommended students who meet any of the following criteria:

Identified as academically and intellectually gifted; Achieved a Level 5 on reading and/or math EOG; Maintained an “A” average in math and/or reading; Recommended by current teacher.

Experienced, AIG certified teachers will facilitate learning experiences throughout the week. Classes will be held in the Rhyne Building on LRU’s campus. Parents will be responsible for dropping off and picking up their children.

The cost of the program is $325 per week. A deposit of $50 is required for registration with the remaining balance due on May 13th. Additional information and registration forms can be found on the LRU website at

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified students. Parents will be notified of acceptance as soon as the following requirements are received:

A completed application with teacher recommendation; Signed insurance and liability form; $50 deposit (returnable only if space is unavailable); Emergency Contact form.

For more information, contact Lemke at or 828.328.7189.