KCC offering more than 60 day camps for youth this summer

A collage of six photos of youth participating in various summer camp activities.

After serving a record of more than 1,000 campers during summer day camps last year, Kellogg Community College is again offering more than 60 youth day camps for youth ages 5 through 18 this summer.

Registration is open now and can be completed entirely online at kellogg.edu/youth. Campers get 10% off with the code EBSU24 if they register by April 15.

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

Notable are two new Theatre Camps held in conjunction with Battle Creek’s Unity Theatre Company leading toward an August presentation of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” (ages 10-18), as well as a new “Let’s Build a Puppet!” puppet-making camp led by Clovis Bordeaux, owner of Felt Brothers Industries and creator of the popular WinterFest Variety Show.

Also notable are six career camps for middle school and high school students focused on careers in accounting, criminal justice, dental hygiene, emergency medical services and physical therapist assistant careers.

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

  • Mini Cake Boss: Adult & Child Camp

Camps for Ages 6-10

  • Sensory Art NEW

Camps for Ages 8-12

  • Astronaut Training Camp
  • Beach & Ocean Themed Art Party
  • Dinosaurs & Paleontology
  • Drawing & Sketching Basics
  • Edible Art
  • Grossology: The Science of Gross Stuff
  • Kids Chemistry
  • Under the Sea: Ocean Explorers
  • Watercolor Wonder NEW

Camps for Ages 8-14

  • Be a Cake Boss! Cake Decorating
  • Beach Glass Art
  • Bonjour! A Trip to France
  • Calligraphy & Cursive
  • Kon’nichiwa! A Trip to Japan NEW
  • Paint Party! Ice Cream Cone
  • Summer Sweet Treats

Camps for Ages 10-14

  • Cool Crochet! Crocheting Basics
  • Disc Golf
  • Geology 101
  • Hammer It! String Art
  • Let’s Build a Puppet! NEW
  • Process Art
  • Public Speaking for Kids
  • Say Cheese! Fun with Photography
  • Sew Perfect! Sewing for Beginners
  • Theatre Camp: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Camps for Ages 12-18

  • CPR & First Aid
  • Safesitter Essentials: Skills for Babysitting & Staying Home Alone
  • Study Skills: Study Like a Pro
  • Theatre Camp: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Camps for Ages 14-18

  • Career Camps: Accounting
  • Career Camps: Criminal Justice
  • Career Camps: Dental Hygiene
  • Career Camps: Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Career Camps: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • SAT & ACT Prep Series Online
  • Theatre Camp: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”
  • Theatre Camp: The Backstage Experience

Sports Camps for Ages 7-18

(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
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball: Defense
  • Volleyball: High School Team Camp
  • Volleyball: Offense
  • Volleyball Skills Camps

Camp Scholarships

Camp scholarships may be available to cover a portion of the registration fees for eligible campers. Scholarship opportunities include the following:

  • STEM Camp Scholarships: Thanks to a gift from the Consumers Energy Foundation, a 70% scholarship is available for our STEM camps. Interested individuals should complete the 2024 Scholarship Form at https://forms.office.com/r/ap8DAudLah to be considered.
  • Let’s Build a Puppet! Camp Scholarships: Thanks to generous donors, an 80% scholarship is available to the first 15 students that apply. Interested individuals should complete the Sponsorship Form at https://forms.office.com/r/XDncA5AdFu to be considered.

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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