Summer Camps

 

Montcalm Community College offers a variety of summer camps for youths of all ages. Registration for MCC’s 2021 summer camps begins on March 22.

 

View waiver formA completed and signed is required for each person enrolled in MCC's 2021 summer camps.

 

Art is Everywhere

Once upon a time, young artists gathered for a magical art experience based on fairy tales. Join us for this creative adventure where fairies, unicorns and dragons come to play.

Ages: Children entering 1st through 2nd gradesCamp Director: Sue MossCost: $25Course Code: XART 700 01When: Wednesday, June 30, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.Where: G119/Ash TLC in Greenville

Art connects us to world in many ways. At Art Connection Camp, young artists will have the opportunity to build, create and explore painting, drawing, and sculpture with some engineering thrown in.

Ages: Children entering 3rd through 5th gradesCamp Director: Sue MossCost: $25Course Code: XART 705 01When: Wednesday, July 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.Where: G119/Ash TLC in Greenville

Let’s look at art in a different way! Students will look at how colors combine, and patterns develop with the creation of a kaleidoscope and discover how mirrors reflective powers can be used in the building of a periscope. Students will have the opportunity to record their art experience using these simple devices in a piece of art.

Ages: Youths entering 6th through 8th gradesCamp Director: Sue MossCost: $30Course Code: XART 706 01When: Wednesday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Where: G119/Ash TLC in Greenville

 

Occupational

Explore the world of Computer Aided Design (CAD). Create something from nothing by learning to design on a computer and have it come to life using a 3D printer.

PLEASE NOTE: This camp is FULL and registration is closed.

 

Ages: Youths entering 5th through 8th gradesCamp Directors: Norm Denny and David NelsonCost: $55Course Code: XCIS 535 01When: Monday and Tuesday, June 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Where: G112/Ash TLC in Greenville

Do you have a favorite superhero, sports star, or YouTube star? This camp won’t make you a superhero or better at sports but will help you harness the power of YouTube. Future stars will learn from movie clips and commercials, then apply what they learned to creating their own Channel and brand on YouTube.

PLEASE NOTE: This camp is FULL and registration is closed.

 

Ages: Youths entering 5th through 9th gradesCamp Directors: Rob Spohr, Ben Stancil, and Kevin WagenmakerCost: $25Course Code: XPER 101 01When: Wednesday through Friday, June 9 through June 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: G112/Ash TLC in Greenville 

Campers will experience first-hand challenges, opportunities, and rewards of health professions. Hands-on activities are facilitated by health profession students, instructors, and health care professionals. Diversity awareness and first-aid training will also be a part of the camp experience.

Ages: Youths entering 8th through 12th gradesCamp Director: Danielle AndersonCost: $60Course Code: XMED 190 01When: Wednesday and Thursday, June 16 and 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: A039/Ash Building in Sidney

Campers will learn welding safety before learning to stick, TIG and MIG weld. Each camper will complete a welding project. Campers need to wear long pants and closed toe shoes to work in the welding lab. Other safety equipment will be provided.

Ages: Youths entering 6th through 8th gradesCamp Director: Peter MurrCost: $85Course Code: XWEL 810 01When: Monday through Thursday, June 28 through July 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Where: G224/Braman Center in Greenville

Campers will enjoy a fiber frenzy, making crafts using wool, hair and other natural fibers. They’ll also see demonstrations of spinning wool into yarn and will get to have fun with a variety of animals such as lambs, goats, rabbits and alpacas.

Ages: Children entering Kindergarten through 5th gradesCamp Director: Michelle GibsonCost: $25 per child; $40 for two children from the same family; $50 for three children from the same family. Parents/guardians can attend with their children at the same rates.Course Code: XAGR 110 01When: Friday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Where: S108/Smith Building in Sidney

The Brick Show is a two-day camp where participants use Lego bricks in creating and producing their own stop motion animation movie. The camp will talk about brick building principles, script and story board development, building characters and movie sets using bricks, and shooting and creating their own stop motion movie. Participants need to bring a cell phone with the app Stop Motion Pro installed (available for purchase in the iOS Store or Google Play).

Ages: Children entering 4th through 8th gradesCamp Directors: Tore Skogseth and Seth Thomas SuttonCost: $25Course Code: XPER 102 01When: Monday and Tuesday, July 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: D311/Doser Building in Sidney

This camp is designed for beginners who have had little to no exposure to fishing. Campers will learn about new lures as well as old favorites. Instruction will include color and lure selection, tying lures on, casting and presentation techniques. After learning how to fish, campers will compete in a mini fishing tournament for prizes (weather permitting). Flotation and equipment will be provided; however, campers are welcome to bring their own along.

PLEASE NOTE: This camp is FULL and registration is closed.

 

Ages: Youths entering 5th through 9th gradesCamp Director: Rob Spohr and Bill BishopCost: $25Course Code: XPER 103 01When: Thursday and Friday, July 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where:Day 1: D303/305 Doser Building in SidneyDay 2: Townline Lake in Lakeview

Middle school youths will learn about the field of criminal justice. They will be given hands-on activities related to law enforcement and will also learn about other components of the criminal justice field, including corrections and the court system. This class will combine classroom instruction with hands-on activities Students should dress appropriately for physical activity.

Ages: Youths entering 6th through 8th gradesCamp Director: Steven Schutter, Michigan State PoliceCost: $20 Course Code: XCRM 201 01When: Monday through Thursday, July 19 through July 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Where: D303/Doser Building in Sidney

This week-long financial literacy camp for high school students is a financial education program that teaches students how to make wise financial decisions to promote financial well-being over their lifetime. Using instructor-led interactive lessons, guest speakers, and simulations, complex financial concepts will be translated to terms that help students develop actionable strategies for managing their finances. Students will understand the different ways to acquire income, develop a savings and investing plan, create a budget, track expenses, make informed purchases, monitor and protect their money, and navigate financial institutions and financial products.

Ages: Youths entering 9th through 12th gradesCamp Director: Kristen DiehlCost: $39Course Code: XBUS 221 01When: Monday through Friday, August 2 through August 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Where: Online 

 

STEM Exploration

 

Ages: Children entering 1st through 2nd gradesCost: $115Course Code: XIND 801 01When: Monday through Thursday, June 14 through June 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: G118/Ash TLC in Greenville 

What to Expect:

  • Day 1: Pull Back Frenzy BuildExperience hands-on learning by creatively building and modifying race car machines through basic engineering skills using unique LEGO® kits.
  • Days 2 and 3: WeDo 2.0 Beginner ScienceLEGO® WeDo 2.0 Beginner Science camp introduces the concepts of building and coding with a focus on teamwork, problem solving, creativity and fun.
  • Day 4: Discover DronesCampers will learn about the use of drones in the military and agriculture, while also learning the basics of flying a drone.
  • Day 5: Dreamworld BuildStudents creatively construct and modify buildings in a team environment, applying basic engineering principles and using unique LEGO® kits. This is an integrated science and math class.

Ages: Children entering 3rd through 5th gradesCost: $115Course Code: XIND 802 01When: Monday through Thursday, July 19 through July 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: G118/Ash TLC in Greenville 

What to Expect:

  • Day 1: WeDo 2.0 MakerLEGO® WeDo 2.0 Maker camp will engage and motivate elementary school students, piquing their interest in learning design, engineering, and coding using motorized models and simple programming. Lessons provide an initial starting point with open-ended prompts allowing for unlimited answers and enabling students to express a wide range of creative solutions as they sketch, build, and test prototypes of the designs they create. Maker design topics include dancing robot, life hack and sound machine.
  • Days 2 and 3: Simple Machines MakerLEGO® Simple Machines Maker camp will teach campers how to follow a design process. Campers will work in small groups to define the problem, brainstorm, and identify a design criterion before making a solution. All creations will be presented teaching campers the importance of communication and feedback. Maker design topics include a digital accessory, mascot, cartoon, amusement park ride, and many more.
  • Days 4 and 5: WeDo 2.0 ScienceLEGO® WeDo 2.0 Science camp will explore the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces, the factors of future motion, and building characteristics while focusing on scientific knowledge. Campers will be taught to define the problem, ask questions, develop models, plan and carry out investigations, and analyze the results. This will be done in a teamwork environment

Ages: Children entering 6th through 8th gradesCost: $115Course Code: XIND 803 01When: Monday through Thursday, July 26 through July 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: G119/Ash TLC in Greenville 

What to Expect:

  • Days 1 and 2: Engineering LabCampers will work as physicists and engineers, carrying out experiments to investigate phenomena, principles and concepts involved in physical science and technology using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®EV3. Campers will go through a series of lessons that use hands-on experiments to explore gear ratios, friction and gravity. The unit concludes with an open-ended challenge, which provides an opportunity for students to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge in creative ways.
  • Days 3 through 5: Space ChallengeCampers will work as scientists and engineers using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®EV3 to immerse themselves in motivating STEM activities that prompt creative problem-solving, communication, and teamwork. They’ll work on the Challenge Mat, an engaging and motivating platform where they’ll creatively apply their STEM knowledge and expand their problem-solving skills as they develop their Space Challenge solutions.
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