For several years, Redlands Community College’s popular Kids’ College has provided numerous exciting learning activities for children. This year, instead of the traditional on-campus activities, the college is offering a “Camp in a Box!” kit for families to enjoy fun-filled learning activities at home.
“We’ve missed having the kids on campus, but we’re excited about this free learning experience families can enjoy together,” said Marcia Shottenkirk, director of Service Learning at Redlands. “We are thankful we can provide this opportunity for so many families thanks to the generous support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.”
Each kit contains a multitude of educational tools and materials to help children experience learning while at home this summer. Some of the items included are: a Nature Explorer & Bug Catching Kit, Binoculars, a Magnifying Glass, a Nature Observation Journal, a Beginning Birdwatcher’s Book, a Fossil Dig Kit, a LEGO building kit, an Ultimate Explorer Field Guide to the Night Sky, a Gemstone Kit, Art Supplies and more. These items are suitable for ages 8-12.
Families are encouraged to follow @RedlandsCougars on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram during the first two weeks in June to learn how to enter their child’s name into a drawing for a Lunar telescope. The drawing will take place June 14.
“Camp in a Box!” kits must be reserved online and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Supplies are limited and available one per family. Reserve a kit today.