MOORHEAD — Elementary, middle and high school students are getting a taste of the college life this week at Minnesota State University Moorhead through a summer camp program that offers courses taught by expert instructors.

It's the 20th year of College for Kids & Teens summer camp, where K-12 students have a chance to enroll in fun, kid-friendly classes on a variety of topics ranging from geocaching to American Sign Language.

The most popular classes include Lego robotics and "Grossology," where students can learn about the science behind pimples and other gross, smelly or creepy phenomena.

Students say they enjoy the different style of learning.

"Yesterday we dug into owl barf and dug into a bunch of bones and stuff like that," said sixth grader, Danica Pforr.

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"It's kind of fun instead of sitting at school, just sitting there bored, you actually get to do fun activities there," Lucy Grefsrud.

More than 1,700 kids have already enrolled in classes this summer. More information on signing up can be found on the College for Kids & Teens website.