Ivy Tech to offer several Kids’ Camps this summer

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College will be offering several Kids’ Camps for area middle and high school students this summer. The fun and educational camps will be held at the Kokomo, Logansport, Peru and Wabash campus sites.

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Kids exploring science (6th grade students)
The Kids Exploring Science camp will include four topics — science, technology, rocketry and forensics — spread out over four half-days. Participants will learn how things work and what things are made of with real-world science on day one; set up basic electrical circuits and program a small industrial robot on day two; tour the Grissom Air Museum, learn about the history of aviation and assemble and launch a model rocket on day three; and explore the fascinating world of crime detection and investigation on day four.

Peru | June 13 – 16 | M, W, Th | 9 a.m. – noon and T | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kokomo | June 6 – 9 | M, W, Th | 9 a.m. – noon and T | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Logansport | June 20 – 23 | M, W, Th | 9 a.m. – noon and T | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wabash| June 27 – 30 | M, W, Th | 9 a.m. – noon and T | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Physics and engineering camp (7th and 8th grade students)
The Physics and Engineering Camp will offer participants the opportunity to build a trebuchet, launch objects through the air and learn the science behind it.

Kokomo | July 7 and 8 | Th, F | 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Digital photography camp (7th and 8th grade students)
During the Digital Photography Camp, participants will learn how to get the most out of digital camera features, compose scenes and use light to create exciting photographs.

Kokomo | July 14 and 15 | Th, F | 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Art camp (7th and 8th grade students)
Participants will learn, through hands-on experience, the basics about drawing, painting, and sculpture as well as techniques dating from the Renaissance through modern art. Supplies and lunch are provided. Student projects will be on display, touring the Ivy Tech campuses within the region, through the end of the summer.

Peru | July 5 and 6 | T, W | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Law enforcement camp (7th and 8th grade students)
This three-day camp, perfect for students interested in criminal justice, will cover the fundamentals of law enforcement training by using a K-9 officer, fingerprinting, accident investigation, criminal law and evidence collection.  The course will consist of hands-on activities and lecture.

Logansport | July 19 – 21 | T, W, Th | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Careers in health (7th and 8th grade students)
Students will learn about some of the fastest-growing occupations of the 21st century by experiencing mock-medical emergencies and learning about the fields of nursing, paramedic science, surgical technology, and dental assisting.  Lunch is provided.

Kokomo | June 14 and 15 | T, W | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Forensics (7th and 8th grade students)
Participants will play the role of detective and work with fellow “investigators” to determine who killed Henry Ward in a hit-and-run car accident almost 100 years ago. Students will work together to solve this crime by utilizing various cross-curricular techniques including blood typing, forensic anthropology, fingerprint analysis, impression analysis for tires and shoes, hair analysis, blood spatter and DNA evidence.

Peru | June 22 | W | 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Kokomo | June 8 | W | 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Logansport | June 15 | W | 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wabash | June 29 | W | 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Discover nursing (High school students)
The two-day Discover Nursing Camp will offer participants the opportunity to work with nursing equipment, practice various nursing skills such as taking blood pressure and pulses, use glucometers, visit hospital departments and services, talk with nurses one-on-one, job shadow student nurses, learn first aid, and participate in a community outreach project.

In addition, each camper will receive breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt as well as a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and a certificate of participation. An up-to-date TB test, administered within the past year, and documentation of results must be submitted with the application.

Ivy Tech Logansport | July 5 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Logansport Memorial Hospital | July 6 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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The cost of each camp is $25. For a registration application or more information about Ivy Tech Community College’s summer camps for middle school students, visit www.ivytech.edu/kokomo and click on the Kids’ Camp banner on the top of the page. You also may contact Camp Coordinator Chad Lewis at (800) 459-0561, ext. 528, or clewis97@ivytech.edu. The deadline to apply is May 25 and registration is limited.

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, Tipton and Winamac. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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