Kellogg Community College is offering more than 50 day camps for youth this summer, including more than two dozen in-person camps on campus in Battle Creek.
Camp themes include STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) camps, including camps devoted to video game design and online technology camps offered through the Black Rocket company; skills camps focused on topics like science and teaching careers, pet care and baby-sitting; study strategies and sports camps; and new camps focused on culinary arts, sharks and aviation (the latter to be held at Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation).
All in-person camps will fully adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines as followed by the College and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A full list of camps by category follows below.
Skills & Career Camps
- Precious Pets Pet Care (NEW)
Ages 8-12: 1-4 p.m. June 14
- So You Want to Be a Cake Decorator
Session 1 (ages 8-12): 9 a.m.-noon June 14-15
Session 2 (ages 8-12): 1-4 p.m. July 12-13
- PAWSitively Pets! Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Skills
Ages 12-18: 1-4 p.m. June 15
- Safe Sitter Essentials: Skills for Babysitting & Staying Home Alone
Ages 12-18: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16
- CPR and First Aid
Ages 12-18: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17
- So You Want to Be a Scientist
Ages 10-14: 1-4 p.m. June 21-22
- Exciting Edible Art (NEW)
Session 1 (ages 8-12): 9 a.m.-noon June 21-22
Session 2 (ages 8-12): 9 a.m.-noon July 26-27
- No Oven? No Problem! No-Bake Desserts (NEW)
Ages 8-12: 1-4 p.m. June 29
- Summer Party Treats (NEW)
Ages 8-12: 1-4 p.m. June 30
- Aviation Discovery Camp (NEW)
Ages 12-16: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6-7
- So You Want to Be a School Teacher
Ages 10-14: 9 a.m.-noon July 12-13
- Study Strategies for Success Camp
Ages 14-18: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 19-21
Ages 12-14: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 2-3
- Grossology: The Science of Gross Stuff (NEW)
Ages 8-12: 9 a.m.-noon June 9-10
- Make Your First 3D Video Game!
Ages 8-14: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 23-24
- Minecraft Modders
Ages 8-14: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 28-29
- Minecraft Redstone Engineers
Ages 8-14: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 30-July 1
- Rocket Kart Racers: Design a Mario Kart Style Game
Ages 8-14: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 7-8
- Roblox Makers
Ages 8-14: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 12-13
- Roblox Coders & Entrepreneurs!
Ages 8-14: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 14-15
- Code Breakers
Ages 8-14: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 19-20
- Python Programmers
Ages 8-14: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 21-22
- Shark Squad (NEW)
Ages 10-14: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 2-3
(Held in conjunction with KCC’s Athletics Department and led by KCC coaches and student athletes)
- Girls Basketball Camp
Ages 7-12: 9-11:30 a.m. June 29-30
Ages 13-18: 1-3:30 p.m. June 29-30
- Boys Basketball Camp
Ages 9-11: 9-11:30 a.m. July 19-22
Ages 12-14: 1-3:30 p.m. July 19-22
- Boys Soccer Camp
Ages 7-17: 8 a.m.-noon July 26-29
- Volleyball Camp
Ages 8-11: 1-4 p.m. July 27 and 9 a.m.-noon July 28
Ages 12-17: 1-4 p.m. July 27 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 28-29
- Girls Soccer Camp
Ages 7-17: 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 2-5
- Cross Country Camp
Ages 8-13: 5:30-7p.m. Aug. 2-5
- Baseball Camp
Ages 7-13: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 7
- Bowling Camp (NEW)
Ages 8-18: 1-4:30 p.m. Aug. 16
In addition to in-person camps, KCC is offering more than two dozen online STEAM camp offerings through the Black Rocket technology company covering topics including video game design, coding, YouTube content creation and more. Each camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for five consecutive days, with separate sessions for campers ages 8 to 11 and 11 to 14.
Full Black Rocket camp descriptions and online registration information can be found at https://blackrocket.com/online/kel.
How to Register
Camp registration can be completed entirely online through the links above or via the registration link at www.kellogg.edu/youth. Additionally, campers can get 10% off the cost of camps registered for during a Virtual Registration Open House on Friday, April 30, by using the promo code BRUIN21 when registering online. (The code is not applicable to the online Black Rocket offerings.)
All open house registrants on April 30 will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prizes including Bose headphones, a Roku Streaming Stick, a Kodak instant-print camera and more.
For more information, including dates, times, locations and fees for each camp, or to sign up for a camp, visit www.kellogg.edu/youth or call 269-965-4134.
About Bruin Youth Programming
KCC’s Bruin Youth Programming initiative, administered through the College’s Lifelong Learning Department, was launched in 2016 to expand the College’s regular offerings of sports camps, Bruin Bots robotics initiatives and after-school programs held throughout the year on campuses in Battle Creek, serving kids from first grade through high school. The initiative has since expanded to serve the community through an extensive summer camp program; community events including “Blaze Goes to College” children’s book readings and the College’s annual Bruin Boo community Halloween event; and more.
In 2019, the Bruin Youth Programming initiative at KCC won a LERN International Award in Best Programming for its efforts developing educational programs for area youth. LERN (the Learning Resources Network) is the world’s largest continuing education and lifelong learning association, and offers information and consulting services to educational organizations around the globe.
For more information about Bruin Youth Programming at KCC, contact KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-965-4134.
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