KCC offering “A Day in the Life” career exploration camps for teens this summer

A collage of six photos of youth campers participating in camps.

Area teens will have the chance to explore future career options during Kellogg Community College’s hands-on “Day in the Life” camps for youth ages 14 through 18 this summer.

Each camp is dedicated to a different set of careers. Individuals can sign up for as little as one day or up to all six at registration. Day in the Life camps offered include:

A Day in the Life: Skilled Trades

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 15

In this camp, campers will rotate among different skilled trades stations at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center to do hands-on activities and experience what it’s like to be a welder, electrician, HVACR technician and more.

A Day in the Life: Criminal Justice and Emergency Medical Services (Public Safety)

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20

In this camp, campers will learn about careers in the public safety areas of law enforcement and emergency medical services. Campers will test their skills using KCC’s driving simulator, which mimics a full-view driving course, and the College’s Emergency Medical Services simulation lab.

A Day in the Life: Nursing, Dental Hygiene & Allied Health

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 26

In this camp, campers will take a peek into the fast-paced world of health care and participate in hands-on activities in different health care career paths. They’ll also experience KCC’s state-of-the-art simulation labs and Dental Hygiene Clinic.

A Day in the Life: Early Childhood & Teacher Education

9 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 29

In this hands-on camp, campers will create lesson plans, plan youth activities and see what being a teacher is all about. They’ll also spend time in KCC’s Early Childhood Education Learning Lab learning the ins and outs of teaching and child care.

Aviation Discovery Camp

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 11

Campers will experience aviation up close and personal at the Western Michigan University College of Aviation. They’ll learn about careers as an aviation maintenance technician and become a pilot by experiencing WMU’s state-of-the-art flight training simulators.

A Day in the Life: Business & Computer Information Technology

9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 1

This camp is full of opportunities that will allow campers to explore the different areas of KCC’s Business and Computer Information Technology programs, including Accounting, Retail Management and Sports Management as well as Computer Programming, Web Design and Cybersecurity.

Each day camp is designed to provide participants with hands-on activities so students can experience a “day in the life” of each profession. Participants will meet professionals from each career field and learn about career paths, salary information and the types of equipment used in each field.

How to Sign Up

Registration for KCC’s Day in the Life camps can be completed online at kellogg.edu/youth. Registration can also be completed:

  • By phone by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 and registering with a credit or debit card
  • In person at the Lifelong Learning Office in Room 305 of the Lane-Thomas Building on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek

Space in each program is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about youth programming offered this summer at KCC or to register online, visit KCC’s Bruin Youth Programming website at kellogg.edu/youth.

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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