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Summer Camps

 

Montcalm Community College offers a variety of summer camps for youths of all ages. Individual camp descriptions, including direct links to register for each, are listed below.

A completed and signed waiver form is required for each person enrolled in MCC's summer camps. Please complete the waiver form linked to the right. 

 

MCC Summer Camps Scholarship Opportunity

 

The MCC Summer Camps Scholarship will pay 50% of the cost of up to three camps per child per year, and there is no limit on the number of children per family. This scholarship provides support to families experiencing financial hardship. Funds are provided by the Montcalm Community College Foundation. 

Apply now

Click the link above to apply. 

 

Complete List of Summer Camps:

June 11 - June 12

12 - 3 p.m.

Youth Centurion Welding Camp

Greenville Campus

 

THIS CAMP IS AT CAPACITY - click the link below to join a waitlist.

 

Youth entering 6th through 9th grade

Camp Director is Drew Nielsen. The cost is $75. A signed waiver form is required for all camps.

Do you want to learn a skill that can help you create amazing metal sculptures, furniture, and even buildings? If you answered Yes, then you might be a perfect fit for the Youth Centurion Welding Camp! Join us for this two-day camp designed for young people who want to explore the exciting world of welding. You will learn how to use a MIG welder.  You will also learn how to follow safety guidelines, fabricate from instructions, design your own projects, and work as a team.  By the end of the camp, you will have completed several welding projects that you can take home and show off to your friends and family. You will also have gained confidence, creativity, and a new appreciation for metal art. The Youth Centurion Welding Camp is more than just a summer camp! It is an opportunity to discover your inner Centurion.  Don't miss this chance to spark your interest in welding and have a blast at the same time. Sign up today and get ready for an unforgettable experience! 

Tues & Wed, June 11 & 12, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. 

G224/Braman in Greenville

Click HERE to join the waitlist.


June 17

9 - 11:30 a.m.

DinoDiscovery: Dinosaur Explorers Camp

Greenville Campus

 

Children entering 1st and 2nd grade  

Camp Director by Sue Moss. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps

DinoDiscovery Camp is an exciting adventure for young paleontologists-in-training. In this camp, students will delve into the mysteries of the Jurassic era on a journey of exploration, participating in fossil excavations, engaging in hands-on workshops, and discovering the fascinating world of dinosaurs. From creative crafts to thrilling outdoor adventures and games, this camp promises an immersive and educational experience that will spark the curiosity of young minds and leave campers roaring with excitement.

Mon, June 17, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

G119/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


June 18 - June 19

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Youth Centurion Welding Camp 2

Greenville Campus

 

THIS CAMP IS AT CAPACITY - click the link below to join a waitlist.

 

Youth entering 6th through 9th grade

Camp Director is Drew Nielsen. The cost is $75. A signed waiver form is required for all camps.

Do you want to learn a skill that can help you create amazing metal sculptures, furniture, and even buildings? If you answered Yes, then you might be a perfect fit for the Youth Centurion Welding Camp! Join us for this two-day camp designed for young people who want to explore the exciting world of welding. You will learn how to use a MIG welder.  You will also learn how to follow safety guidelines, fabricate from instructions, design your own projects, and work as a team.  By the end of the camp, you will have completed several welding projects that you can take home and show off to your friends and family. You will also have gained confidence, creativity, and a new appreciation for metal art. The Youth Centurion Welding Camp is more than just a summer camp! It is an opportunity to discover your inner Centurion.  Don't miss this chance to spark your interest in welding and have a blast at the same time. Sign up today and get ready for an unforgettable experience! 

Tues & Wed, June 18 & 19, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. 

G224/Braman in Greenville

Click HERE to join waitlist.


June 18 - June 20

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Stride Strong: Cross Country Camp - Segment 1

Sidney Campus

 

Youths entering 6th through 8th grades. Camp Directors are Coach Kevin Sweeney, Coach Penny Dora and MCC Cross Country Student Athletes. The cost is $30 for one segment or $50 for both.

 

Get ready for an exhilarating running adventure! The Segment 1 camp is designed for runners in middle school to inspire a love for running, build endurance and foster a supportive team spirit. Athletes will participate in distance runs each day of camp and should be able to run two to three miles. They will engage in specialized training sessions focused on building endurance and will gradually increase their running distances and develop the stamina needed for cross country races. The camp will foster a sense of camaraderie through team-building exercises, weight room activities, swimming/pool time and other fun activities. This camp is the first of two segments. Athletes will receive a T-shirt at each camp segment. Segment 2 will culminate with a 5K race.


Tues-Thurs, June 18-20

Gym, Pool, Fitness - Activities Building on the Sidney campus


Click HERE to register.

 


June 24

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Pirate Island Art Camp

Greenville Campus

 

Children entering 1st and 2nd grade  

Camp Director is Sue Moss. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps.   

Ahoy Mateys! Join us for Pirate Island Art camp where young artists set sail on a creative voyage, discovering the magic and excitement of the high seas and pirate tales through their unique artworks! This creative and exciting program is designed to capture the imaginations of young artists as they delve into the swashbuckling world of pirates. Come dressed like a pirate and explore deserted islands, treasure chests, pirate ships and more! At MCC’s Pirate Island Art Camp adventure awaits. Young artists will have fun creating art with a pirate theme. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as pirates.  

Mon, June 24, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  

G119/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


June 26

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Once Upon a Time

Greenville Campus

 

Children entering 1st through 2nd grade

Camp Director is Sue Moss. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps.   

Once upon a time, young artists gathered for a magical art experience based on fairy tales. Young artists will embark on a magical journey through the realms of fairy tales, turning their creativity into captivating masterpieces. This immersive camp is designed to inspire, educate, and spark the imaginations of budding artists through a variety of enchanting activities using various art forms. Join us for this creative adventure where fairies, unicorns and dragons come to play!  

Wed, June 26, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.   

G119/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


June 26 - June 27

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Building Leaders in Blue: Youth Criminal Justice Camps

Sidney Campus

 

Youths entering 6th through 8th grades. Camp Directors are Trooper Steven Schutter and Captain Kevin Sweeney with the Michigan State Police. The cost is $30. Campers should bring a sack lunch.


Students will explore criminal justice and other public safety professions and gain insights into the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement officers, learning about community policing, crime prevention and building positive relationships with the public. These future leaders will engage in activities designed to instill qualities of responsibility, integrity and teamwork. Campers will experience realistic simulations to understand the challenges and procedures involved in public safety situations such as handcuffing, defensive tactics, radio communications, K9 demonstration, mock patrol car stops, water safety, first aid, evidence collection, interviewing techniques and more.


Wed & Thurs, June 26 and 27

D303-305/Doser Building in Sidney

 

Click HERE to register.


July 8

9 - 11:30 a.m.

LEGO Pull Back Frenzy

Greenville Campus

 

Children entering 1st through 3rd grade

Camp Director is Annie Cummings. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps.

Get ready for an exhilarating hands-on learning experience where young minds transform into budding engineers! Geared towards kids aged 6 to 8, ensuring an engaging and age-appropriate exploration of basic engineering principles, the "Pull Back Frenzy" camp offers a unique opportunity for students to creatively build and modify race car machines using LEGO® kits.  Students will use concepts related to mechanics and learn how to construct sturdy and functional race car structures.

Mon, July 8, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

G118/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


July 8

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

It’s a Mystery Art Camp

Greenville Campus

 

Children entering 3rd through 5th grade

Camp Director is Sue Moss. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch. 

A famous painting has disappeared from the MCC Art collection. This could be the work of “The Art Thief”. Unleash the creativity and curiosity of young artists with our "It’s a Mystery" camp – an imaginative exploration of mysteries through the lens of art! This camp invites students to become artistic sleuths, solving creative mysteries and unlocking the secrets of self-expression. Campers will gather to learn some cool art techniques while joining our ace detective to determine the puzzle of the missing painting. Students will enjoy exploring painting, drawing and hands-on clue finding!  

Mon, July 8, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.   

G119/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


July 9 - July 10

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Space Odyssey: LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Space Challenge

Greenville Campus

 

Youth entering 6th through 8th grade  

Camp Director is Annie Cummings. The cost is $75. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch.

Embark on an intergalactic journey with our "Space Odyssey" camp, a thrilling experience tailored for students in grades 6 through 8.  This camp seamlessly integrates science and engineering with the creativity of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3. Get ready for an immersive adventure that combines the excitement of space exploration with hands-on STEM activities that prompt creative problem-solving, communication, and teamwork. Students will learn how to build, program, and command your own robots, incorporating space-themed challenges and engage in a simulated space mission to navigate through challenging terrains, collect samples, and solve problems inspired by real space exploration.

Tues & Wed, July 9 & 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

G112/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


July 11

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Architects in the Making: Dreamworld

Greenville Campus

 

THIS CAMP IS AT CAPACITY - click the link below to join a waitlist.

 

Youth entering 3rd through 8th grade

Camp Director is Annie Cummings. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch.

This innovative and hands-on program is designed to introduce young builders to the fascinating worlds of architecture and engineering, piquing their interest in learning design, engineering, using motorized models and simple programming. This full-day camp will provide hands-on STEAM learning experiences, introducing young builders to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics concepts through building. Students will be challenged to use their imaginations to explore how buildings are designed and built. Students will use fundamental architectural principles, general application of design principles for both houses and commercial buildings.  Join us for Architects in the Making, where young builders unlock their creativity and construct a world of possibilities.

Thurs, July 11, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

G118/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to join the waitlist.


July 15

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A Play in a Day Theater Camp

Greenville Campus

 

Youth entering 3rd through 8th grade 

Camp Director is Larry Moss. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch. 

Do you like to act and perform? If so, Dinner Theater is just for you! Learn the basics of acting by going through the entire production and performance process. Using a workshop approach students will learn and practice the basics of performance which include vocalization, blocking, stage movement, and production. At the end of the session Concluding this camp, students will invite their family and friends to a performance showcasing what they have learned.
Public performance will be held at 3:30 p.m. 

Mon, July 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  

G129/Ash TLC in Greenville  

Click HERE to register.


July 16

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cell Phone Photography Camp

Greenville Campus

 

Youth entering 3rd through 8th grade  

Camp Director is Ben DeJong. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch.  

Learn how to take pictures using the one thing students have on-hand - Cell Phones. In this intro class, students will learn how to take a better picture using their phone. Discussed are basic rules of composition, camera controls, and telling stories with images. Basic editing will be introduced.   

At the end of camp, students can choose four pictures to print.   

Students will need to bring: Cell phone with a functioning camera, cell phone charger. If possible, a cell phone case is highly recommended for phone safety. Students will be both in and out of doors. 
 

Tues, July 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  

G112/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


July 17 - July 18

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

For the Love of Art: Youth Art Techniques

Greenville Campus

 

THIS CAMP IS AT CAPACITY - click the link below to join a waitlist.

 

Youth entering 3rd through 8th grade 

Camp Director is Sue Moss. The cost is $75. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch.

In this two-day camp, students will journey into artistic discovery. This dynamic and hands-on camp is designed to introduce young artists to a variety of exciting art techniques, including watercolor, acrylic pour, acrylic painting, and LED art cards.  Explore and engage in watercolor and acrylic pour techniques creating vibrant and imaginative artworks.  Students will discover their own creativity, self-expression, and the joy of experimenting with different art forms. There is something for everyone at this camp.

Wed & Thurs, July 17 & 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

G119/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to join the waitlist.


July 17 - July 18

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ready Heroes: Emergency Management and Preparedness Camp

Sidney Campus

 

Youths entering 4th through 8th grades. Camp Directors are Montcalm County Emergency Management Director Eric Smith, Ms. Tammy Blackburn and Captain Kevin Sweeney with Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security. The cost is $30.

Prepare young minds for the unexpected and empower them to become ready heroes in this camp, which offers a unique blend of education, practical skills and teamwork in the realm of emergency preparedness. Campers will learn how to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies and disasters. They will learn what emergencies and disasters are, participate in hands-on activities that include building a preparedness kit and developing a preparedness plan. They will be introduced to basic survival skills that include proper bandaging, treating severe bleeding, basics of CPR (participants will not be certified), water safety, search and rescue and more. In addition, they will develop effective communication and teamwork skills through scenario-based activities and fun games as team building exercises such as capture the flag, water polo and more.


Wed & Thurs, July 17 & 18

Activities Building on the Sidney Campus

 

Click HERE to register.


July 22

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Skyward Explorers: Drones Camp – Middle School

Sidney Campus

 

Youth entering 6th through 8th grade

Camp Director is David Kohn. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps.

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of aerial exploration with our "Skyward Explorers" Drones Camp.  This innovative camp promises an engaging blend of education and adventure. The camp provides an immersive and educational experience with drones and explores the use of drones in the military and agriculture. Students will dive into the fundamentals of drone technology, understanding the components, mechanics, and principles that make drones soar.  Experience hands-on flight sessions with instructors to learn the basics of drone piloting, navigation, and safety protocols.

Mon, July 22, 9 a.m.-Noon

D303|305/Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney

Click HERE to register.


July 22 - July 25

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Harmony in Progress: Instrumental Youth Band Camp

Greenville Campus

 

Youth entering 7th through 9th grade

Camp Director is Dean Gilbert. The cost is $160. A signed waiver form is required for all camps.

Unleash the power of music and teamwork in our "Harmony in Progress" Instrumental Youth Band Camp! This four-day camp is tailored for young musicians playing Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Sax, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba or Percussion to journey into the world of instrumental performance, this camp provides an immersive and fun experience to cultivate musical skills, foster collaboration, and create lifelong memories. This camp will create a supportive and age-appropriate environment for budding musicians.  Through Instrument Exploration, students will explore various instruments commonly found in a concert band, including brass, woodwinds, and percussion. Dive into the fundamentals of music theory, notes, rhythms, and basic notation and learn the basics of playing their selected instruments as well as the concept of sight-reading, where participants learn to read and play music from sheet music.  Join us for a fun-filled week, where the journey into the world of instrumental music begins, friendships are forged, and the joy of creating harmony resonates through every note played!

Mon-Thurs, July 22-25, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

G129/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


July 22 - July 25

Volleyball Camp

Sidney Campus

 

Centurion volleyball camp costs $70 with a Centurion volleyball shirt included and will be taught by MCC’s Volleyball coach Kara Youngs and Centurion Volleyball players.


MCC Centurion Athletics are running volleyball camps this summer for students in first grade through 12th grade! The 2-day Volleyball Camp is designed for all levels to help assist volleyball players in developing and improving their volleyball game through skill work and drills.

Please contact coach Kara Youngs, kara.youngs@montcalm.edu, with any questions.


Grades 1-4: Mon-Tues, July 22-23 from 4:30-6 p.m.

Grades 5-6: Mon-Tues, July 22-23 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Grades 7-8: Wed-Thurs, July 24-25 from 4-6 p.m. 

Grades 9-12: Wed-Thurs, July 24-25 from 6-8 p.m.


Click HERE to register for any of the camps above.


July 23

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mechanical Marvels: K’Nex Introduction to Simple Machines - Levers & Pulleys

Greenville Campus

 

Children entering 2nd through 4th grade 

Camp Director is Jeffrey Pedelty. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch. 

Embark on a fascinating exploration of mechanical marvels where young learners become explorers, discovering the wonders of pulleys and levers and applying their newfound knowledge in exciting and interactive hands-on projects! Students will use the K’Nex® Education Intro to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys set, to be introduced to the scientific concepts associated with the 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. 

Tues, July 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

G118/Ash TLC in Greenville 

Click HERE to register.


July 23 - July 25

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Stride Strong: Cross Country Camp - Segment 2

Sidney Campus

 

Youths entering 8th through 12th grades. Camp Directors are Coach Kevin Sweeney, Coach Penny Dora and MCC Cross Country Student Athletes. The cost is $30 or $50 for Segments 1 and 2.

This camp is the second of two segments and builds upon segment 1, with increased miles. Athletes will participate in runs on each of the three days of camp and should come to this camp able to run four to five miles. Athletes participate in running and stretching each day. They will also have team building exercises, weight room activities, swimming/pool time and other fun events. Athletes will receive a T-shirt at each of the two segments, with this segment culminating with a 5K race.


Tues-Thurs, July 23-25

Gym, Pool, Fitness Center - Activities Building in Sidney


Click HERE to register.


July 24 - July 25

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

LEGO Engineering Lab

Greenville Campus

 

Youth entering 6th through 8th grade

Camp Director is Annie Cummings. The cost is $75. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch.

Campers will work as physicists and engineers, carrying out experiments to investigate phenomena, principles, and concepts involved in physical science and technology using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®EV3. Working in pairs, they’ll go through a series of lessons that use hands-on experiments to explore gear ratios, friction, and gravity. The unit concludes with an open-ended challenge, which provides an opportunity for students to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge in creative ways.

Wed & Thurs, July 24 & 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

G112/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


July 29

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sky Explorers: Drones Adventure Camp – Elementary School

Sidney Campus

 

THIS CAMP IS AT CAPACITY - click the link below to join a waitlist.

 

Camp Director is David Kohn. The cost is $50. A signed waiver form is required for all camps.

Get ready for a soaring adventure in the fascinating world of drones with our "Sky Explorers" camp, designed especially for elementary-aged students! This exciting camp offers a perfect blend of fun and learning as young minds take flight into the thrilling realm of unmanned aerial vehicles. Campers will dive into the basics of drones, learning about their components, how they fly, and the various types of drones used in different fields.

Mon, July 29, 9 a.m.-Noon

D303|305/Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney

Click HERE to join the waitlist.


July 29 - July 30

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Design & 3D Printing Camp

Greenville Campus

 

Youth entering 5th through 7th grade   

Camp Directors are Norm Denny and David Nelson. The cost is $75. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch.  

Explore the world of Computer-Aided Design (CAD).  This camp is designed to introduce young minds to the fascinating world of digital design and creativity.  Introduction to popular CAD software tailored for young learners, making the experience both educational and enjoyable.

Students will learn the basics of Computer-Aided Design to understand how to create digital drawings and 3D models, from designing simple objects to more complex structures. Creativity knows no bounds! The Design and 3D Printing camp provides an understanding of how CAD is used in various industries, showcasing its real-world applications.

Mon & Tues, July 29 & 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  

G112/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


July 29 - August 1

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

BotBuilders

Greenville Campus

 

Youth entering 5th through 8th grade   

Taught by Joe Carmon. The cost is $75.

Join us for the BotBuilders Robotics Class, where young minds dive into the exciting world of technology, engineering, and creativity! This hands-on and interactive class is designed to spark interest in robotics, cultivate problem-solving skills, and inspire the next generation of innovators. Students will have thrilling experiences beginning with the foundational exploration of robotics principles.  Students will learn about essential components such as sensors, actuators, and microcontrollers.  Using robotics kits, students will engage in hands-on building activities to learn the mechanics of assembling robot parts and delve into programming to bring their creations to life. Our Summer Robotics Camp is an immersive and dynamic experience that aims to ignite curiosity, foster teamwork, and inspire a passion for technology and innovation. Join us for a camp filled with robotics adventures, creativity, and the thrill of building and programming!

Mon-Thurs, July 29-Aug 1, 9 a.m.-Noon

G119/Ash TLC in Greenville

Click HERE to register.


July 31 - August 1

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

LEGO Simple Machines Maker

Greenville Campus

 

Children entering 3rd through 5th grade

Camp Director is Annie Cummings. The cost is $75. A signed waiver form is required for all camps. Campers should bring a sack lunch.

LEGO® Simple Machines Maker camp will teach campers how to follow a design process. Campers will work in small groups to define the problem, brainstorm, and identify a design criterion before making a solution. All creations will be presented teaching campers the importance of communication and feedback. Maker design topics include: a digital accessory, mascot, cartoon, amusement park ride, and many more.

Wed & Thurs, July 31 & Aug 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

G118/Ash TLC in Greenville


Click HERE to register.


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