Monday, November 02, 2015

Grandparents University

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, we feature intergenerational program ideas that were tried and successful. This series is a tool to highlight various age-optimized programs and practices. The program descriptions are provided by representatives of the programs. Inclusion in this series does not imply Generations United’s endorsement or recommendation, but rather encourages ideas to inspire other programs.

(PHOTO: SSEC) A Granddaughter shows off the satellite model
she constructed with her Grandfather.
This week’s cool ideas is Grandparents University, a summer camp that brings grandparents and their grandkids together for three days of fun on the campus of a college.

(Check our archives for parts 1-66.)

A variety of schools have this program, including Kansas State, Wisconsin-Madison, Oklahoma State, Western Washington, and West Chester.

This experience includes hands-on educational sessions conducted by faculty members along with other fun activities for grandparents and children ages 8 to 12.

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas? You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! Share the inspiration.

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