College is not just for adults. This summer, children ages eight to 12 can attend West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s inaugural Kid’s College program. Children can attend one or three weeks of fun, educational classes, from June 10 – 13, June 17 – 20 and June 24 – 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily.

Children can choose four classes per week; topics range from drone technology and welding to archery and photography. Lunch will be provided.

The complete list of classes includes:

  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Canvas Painting
  • Cartoon Drawing
  • Creative Writing
  • Drone Technology
  • Intro to Dance
  • Intro to Golf
  • Intro to Magic
  • Intro to STEM
  • Music Technology
  • Photography
  • POUND Workout
  • Sign Language
  • Space Exploration and Rocket Science
  • Welding

Class sizes are limited and granted on a first-come, first-serve basis (with payment). The Kid’s College registration fee is $130 per week.

Visit to complete an application. For more information, contact WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce and Economic Development Division at or (304) 424-8383.

About WVU Parkersburg

Established in 1961, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Academic credits earned at WVU Parkersburg are transferable to any institution in the West Virginia higher education state system as well as other accredited institutions throughout the country. WVU Parkersburg is the only public community college in West Virginia accredited to offer baccalaureate degrees.