Summer Camps

 

Montcalm Community College offers a variety of summer camps for youths of all ages. Registration for MCC’s 2018 summer camps begins on May 2.

Required Registration/Waiver Form

 

A completed and signed summer camps registration/waiver form is required for each person enrolled in a 2018 MCC summer camp.

stabilization, strength & agility campConditioning young athletes for better and safer sports performance. Core strength, balance and plyometrics are some of the tools students will learn. Limit: 10 participants.

dreamworldStudents creatively construct and modify buildings, applying basic engineering principles and using unique LEGO® kits. This is an integrated science and math class. Lunch and a snack are included. 

pull back frenzyExperience hands-on learning creatively building and modifying race car machines through basic engineering skills using unique LEGO® kits. Lunch and a snack are included. 

health care professions campCampers 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 American Heart Association first aid training are also a part of the camp experience. Lunch is included.  

introduction to simple machines - pulleys & leversCampers will use the K’NEX® Education Intro to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys set, to be introduced to the scientific concepts associated with two types of Simple Machines – levers and pulleys. Campers are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts. Lunch and a snack are included.  

introduction to simple machines - gearsSprocket gears, spur gears, rack-and-pinion and more. Campers will use the K’NEX® Education Gears set as an introduction to the scientific concepts associated with gears. Campers are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate scientific principles in action. Lunch and a snack are included. 

forces, energy & motionCampers will use the K’NEX® Education Forces, Energy & Motion set that has been designed for students to investigate a variety of concepts related to forces, energy and motion. These concepts are fashioned around rigorous STEM content and national standards in science, technology, engineering and math. As campers engage in the activities, they will be learning, practicing and applying integrated process skills. Campers will be expected to craft fair test procedures, create meaningful data displays, make reasonable and data supported reports and analyze their collected data in light of the problem at hand. Lunch and a snack are included. 

weld camp - middle schoolCampers will learn welding safety before learning to stick, TIG and MIG weld. Each camper will complete a welding project. Lunch is included. 

exploring machinesCampers will use the K’NEX® Education Exploring Machines set, which is designed to expand middle school students’ conceptual knowledge of simple machines. Topics include levers, pulleys, wheels, axles and gears. Students investigate, explore and experiment with the K’NEX® simple machine models as they analyze, synthesize and evaluate information. Lunch and a snack are included.  

weld camp - high schoolCampers will learn welding safety before learning to stick, TIG and MIG weld. Each camper will complete a welding project. Lunch is included.   

discover drones - elementary schoolCampers will learn about the usage of drones in the military and agriculture, while also learning the basics of flying a drone. Lunch and a snack are included.   

discover drones - middle schoolCampers will learn about the usage of drones in the military and agriculture, while also learning the basics of flying a drone. Lunch and a snack are included.  

discover drones - high schoolCampers will learn about the usage of drones in the military and agriculture, while also learning the basics of flying a drone. Lunch and a snack are included.  

machine tool campExperience the current world of machine tool. Campers will learn about manual machines including lathes, mills and drill presses. They also will learn about automated machining including CNCs (computer numerical control) and robotics. Participants will leave the camp with a completed project. Parents are welcome to attend, at no cost. Lunch is included for children.  

robotics building systemCampers will use the K’NEX® Education Robotics Building System to learn how to apply programming skills to operate various K’NEX models. Campers will design and build fully-functioning models, write computer programs and use the Robotics Programming Software to communicate with and operate the models to solve Challenge Activities. Lunch and a snack are included.  

art is everywhere day campChildren kindergarten through third grade are invited to explore the world of art around them. Through painting and nature crafts, participants will have an opportunity to create amazing work. Lunch and a snack are included. 

montcalm county youth law enforcement campMiddle 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, including time in the MCC pool, gymnasium and outdoors. Students should dress appropriately for physical activity and water activities. All registrants will receive a t-shirt, water bottle and lunch. For more information, please contact F/Lt Kevin Sweeney at the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post at 517-719-1195 or email sweeneyk@michigan.gov

where in the world is ronald mcdonald?Campers will learn about the beef industry as well as about how we grow all the parts in a hamburger. McDonald’s Restaurants are located all over the world – campers will learn about how they are different and alike with respect to what foods they offer their customers. Production aspects of agriculture will be demonstrated utilizing the campus greenhouse. In addition, farm equipment and animals may be on display. Campers will have the opportunity to swim in the MCC pool in the afternoon. Please bring  a swimsuit and towel. To wrap up the day, parents will pick up their campers in the cafeteria, where everyone is welcome to enjoy fresh grilled hamburgers. Lunch is also provided.  

fine arts camp "Christmas in july"Through a variety of visual and performing arts, third-through eighth-graders will use their talents to enjoy an unseasonal holiday in the middle of the summer. A special art and performance presentation will be July 27 when campers’ families can visit and see what the campers have experienced. Lunch is provided.  

CONTACT US
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616-754-7706, Ext. 7
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community@montcalm.edu