KCC offering more than 70 day camps for youth this summer

A collage of photos of kids participating in various summer camp activities.

Kellogg Community College is offering more than 70 day camps this summer for youth ranging in age from 5 through 18.

This year’s schedule includes camps focused on arts and crafts, cooking and food decorating, health care, science and technology, video game design and more, including several sports camps led by student athletes from KCC’s award-winning athletics teams.

New this year are nine camps located at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center campus in Hastings as well as one camp location at the College’s Eastern Academic Center in Albion.

Also notable are six “day in the life” career exploration camps for middle school and high school students (four camps in Battle Creek and two in Hastings) focused on careers in aviation; business and computer information technology; education; nursing, dental hygiene and Allied Health; public safety; and skilled trades.  

Last year’s summer camp initiative served more than 870 future Bruins.

For a full schedule, more information about each camp or to register online, visit kellogg.edu/youth. Campers who sign up by April 1 will get 10% off the cost of each camp with the code EBSU23.

A full list of camps by age category follows below. More details, including dates, times, fees and links to registration materials, can be found at kellogg.edu/youth.

Camps for Ages 5-8

  • Little Spikers: Adult & Child Volleyball Camp NEW
  • Mini Cake Boss: Adult & Child Camp NEW

Camps for Ages 8-12

  • Art Smart: Drawing Basics NEW
  • Astronaut Training Camp
  • Dinosaurs & Paleontology NEW
  • Grossology: The Science of Gross Stuff
  • Just Beachy! Beach Themed Arts & Crafts NEW
  • Life in the Arctic NEW
  • Pizza Garden NEW
  • Sew Perfect! Sewing for Beginners NEW
  • Shark Squad
  • S’more Fun! Camping Crafts NEW
  • Super Scientists
  • Water Works Art NEW

Camps for Ages 8-14

  • Be a Cake Boss! Cake Decorating
  • Beginning Embroidery NEW
  • Christmas Crafts NEW
  • Christmas Sweets & Treats NEW
  • Exciting Edible Art
  • Gingerbread Houses NEW
  • Make It & Take It: DIY Room Décor
  • Make It & Take It: Fidgets, Poppers & Spinners
  • Make It & Take It: Spa Party!
  • Paint Party! Llama or Octopus

Camps for Ages 10-14

  • Beats & Jams: Digital Music Creators NEW
  • Bonjour! A Trip to France NEW
  • Cyber Spies NEW
  • Learn to Knit! Knitting Basics NEW
  • Make It & Take It: DIY Jewelry NEW
  • Minecraft Designers
  • Minecraft Modders
  • Minecraft Redstone Engineers
  • Python Programmers
  • Roblox Coders & Entrepreneurs!
  • Roblox Makers
  • Theatre Camp: Matilda NEW
  • YouTube Content Creators NEW

Camps for Ages 12-18

  • CPR & First Aid
  • Safesitter Essentials: Skills for Babysitting & Staying Home Alone
  • Study Skills for Teens

Camps for Ages 14-18

  • A Day in the Life: Business & Computer Information Technology NEW
  • A Day in the Life: Early Childhood & Teacher Education NEW
  • A Day in the Life: Nursing, Dental Hygiene & Allied Health NEW
  • A Day in the Life: Public Safety
  • A Day in the Life: Skilled Trades
  • Aviation Discovery Camp
  • SAT & ACT Prep Series Online

Sports Camps for Ages 5-18

(Held in conjunction with KCC’s Athletics Department and led by KCC coaches and student athletes)

  • Baseball
  • Bowling
  • Boys’ Basketball
  • Girls’ Basketball
  • Cross Country Camp: First Steps to a Better Season NEW
  • Little Spikers: Adult & Child Volleyball Camp NEW
  • Pickleball Camp NEW
  • Soccer
  • Summer Training Program: Strength, Speed & Agility NEW
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Skills Camps NEW

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 ll-info@kellogg.edu or call 269-965-4134.

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