Youth Classes & Camps

COVID-19 UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution the Bruin Youth Programming Registration Open House will happen VIRTUALLY. Watch your email and this web page for more information!

Kellogg Community College offers dozens of summer camps each year as part of its growing Bruin Youth Programming initiative. View our 2020 Summer Camp Schedule embedded below or click on summer camp titles further down for more information about upcoming camps.

Please note: You will need to create an account the first time you use online registration. If you select a family account, you can house your children/grandchildren’s information under yours.

Once you’ve completed your registration online, please click here to complete the Release & Waiver form for your child or children.

2020 Summer Camp Schedule

Summer Camp Options for Ages 6-11

Click through the appropriate links below to view more information about summer camp opportunities for kids ages 6 through 11.

Wonderful Wizardry: Magical Science

Join in the escapades of Harry! We’ll brew fantastic potions to drink, make an edible wand, watch a mirage appear, create amazing chemical reactions, make crystals, and experiment with colored magic sand. Do you wonder where the sorting hat will place you?

Ages 6-11: Monday-Thursday * June 15-18 * 8:30 AM-12 PM * $175

Code Explorers

This camp is for curious young minds who want to take the first steps into the world of programming.

Ages 6-8: Monday-Thursday * June 22-25 * 8:30-11:30 AM * $150

Animals, Insects, Rocks & Minerals

Watch birds and insects in nature, create animal and insect-based art projects, compare rocks and minerals, and use microscopes to look at specimens up close.

Ages 6-11: Monday-Thursday * July 6-9 * 8:30 AM-12 PM * $175

Make It & Take It Science Experiments

We’ll make an energy bead bracelet, grow a crystal tree, make a colorful kaleidoscope, create a Sharpie tie-dye shirt, write a secret message in invisible ink, make your own slime and green flubber, and other cool projects.

Ages 6-11: Monday-Thursday * August 3-6 * 8:30 AM-12 PM * $175

Summer Camp Options for Ages 7-12

Click through the appropriate links below to view more information about summer camp opportunities for kids ages 7 through 12.

Wonders of Weather

Discuss weather patterns, the differences between climate and weather, take part in cloud observations, solar viewing and snowflake science, learn how to be prepared in extreme weather, look at how the Weather Channel predicts weather, and more!

Ages 7-12: Monday-Tuesday * June 8-9 * 9 AM-12 PM * $50

Grossology: The Science of Gross Stuff

We’ll have fun with taboo topics like animal scat, insects, spiders and worms, and bugs as edible protein. (Yes, people can really eat bugs!) Join us for a disgustingly fun time!

Ages 7-12: Monday-Tuesday * June 8-9 * 1-4 PM * $50

Precious Pets Pet Care- NEW!

Have a doggone good time learning about different kinds of pets, their grooming, exercise and nutrition needs, and how to care for them, so that you can be the very best pet owner for your pet!

Ages 7-12: Monday * June 15 * 1-4 PM * $25

Wild at Art!

Explore creative alternative art in this new hands-on camp! Each day will include multiple exciting new projects that will get kids excited about making masterpieces.

Ages 7-12: Tuesday-Thursday * June 23-25 * 5:30-7:30 PM * $75

Mission to Mars: Solar Powered Robots

Learn about space exploration and the planets, and then use your very own Solar Space Fleet Kit to create seven different moving and working models including a Space Station, Robot, Rover, Vehicle, Astronaut, Shuttle, and Dog.

Ages 7-12: Monday-Thursday * July 13-16 * 8:30 AM-12 PM * $175

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Search for evidence, gather clues, and discover how science can help solve a mystery. We’ll dust for fingerprints, analyze handwriting, examine hair and clothing fibers, practice chemistry to identify mystery substances, and much more.

Ages 7-12: Monday-Thursday * July 13-16 * 1-4:30 PM * $175

Creative Engineering

Design and build simple or complex models of a vehicle, robot, moving creatures, or buildings.

Ages 7-12: Monday-Thursday * July 27-30 * 8:30 AM-12 PM * $175

Fun with Electronics & Circuitry

Transform electrical energy into sound, motion and light! We’ll build a musical doorbell, burglar alarm, or radio, and launch a glow-in-the-dark flying propeller.

Ages 7-12: Monday-Thursday * July 27-30 * 1-4:30 PM * $175

Camps for Ages 8-14

Click through the appropriate links below to view more information about summer camp opportunities for youth ages 8 through 14.

eSports Apprentice – Streamers and Gamers

Develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety.

Ages 8-14: Wednesday-Thursday * June 10-11 * 8:30 AM-3:30 PM * $150

Make Your First Video Game!

Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are some of the concepts we’ll explore.

Ages 8-14: Monday-Tuesday * June 15-16 * 8:30 AM-3:30 PM * $150

ROBLOX Makers

Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world, and bring characters to life with unique animations you design. 

Ages 8-14: Wednesday-Thursday * June 17-18 * 8:30 AM-3:30 PM * $150

Minecraft Modders

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods!

Ages 8-14: Monday-Tuesday * July 6-7 * 8:30 AM-3:30 PM * $150

Minecraft Redstone Engineers

Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone.

Ages 8-14: Wednesday-Thursday * July 8-9 * 8:30 AM-3:30 PM * $150

Python Programmers

Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!​

Ages 8-14: Monday-Tuesday * July 20-21 * 8:30 AM-3:30 PM * $150

YouTube Content Creators

Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class!

Ages 8-14: Monday-Tuesday * July 22-23 * 8:30 AM-3:30 PM * $150

Camps for Ages 10-14

Click through the appropriate links below to view more information about summer camp opportunities for youth ages 10 through 14.

So You Want to Be a Cake Decorator  

Learn the basics of cake decorating, including flowers, rosettes, shells, stars and cute borders in this hands-on camp.

SESSION 1– Ages 10-14: Wednesday-Thursday * June 10-11 * 1-4 PM * $50

SESSION 2– Ages 10-14: Wednesday-Thursday * June 24-25 * 9 AM-12 PM * $50

So You Want to Be a Scientist

Enjoy your time with a team of fellow scientists doing activities such as: learning chemistry while making goop and slime, simulating paleontologist excavations, building a marble roller coaster, and a hovercraft that you can ride! 

Ages 10-14: Wednesday-Thursday * June 24-25 * 9 AM-3 PM * $50

So You Want to Be a School Teacher

Participate in the activities teachers do in a typical day, creating activities for young learners and being a part of a real elementary classroom, where you get to be the actual teacher!

Ages 10-14: Monday-Tuesday * July 13-14 * 9 AM-12 PM * $50

So You Want To Be an Animal Keeper

If you just can’t get enough of animals, join us at Binder Park Zoo, as we learn about what it takes to keep an animal healthy and get a behind-the-scenes look at the daily duties of a zookeeper.

Ages 10-14: Wednesday * July 15 * 9 AM-3 PM * $75

Shark Squad- NEW!

Take a bite out of summertime boredom and experience Shark Week with us!  

Ages 10-14: Wednesday-Thursday * August 5-6 * 1-4 PM * $50

Archaeology Adventures

“Dig in” to the world of archaeology! Look at the tools archaeologists use, how to measure and map the ground, how to find and analyze artifacts, meet real archaeologists, and take a tour of Kingman Museum.

Ages 10-14: Monday-Tuesday * August 10-11 * 9 AM-12 PM * $50

Mission X: Astronaut Training

Using resources from NASA, Mission X is an educational challenge teaching the principles of healthy eating and exercise, as well as space and possibilities for your future.

Ages 10-14: Monday-Tuesday * August 10-11 * 1-4 PM * $50

Camps for Ages 12-16

Click through the appropriate links below to view more information about summer camp opportunities for youth ages 12 through 16.

Aviation Discovery Camp

Experience aviation up close and personal at the WMU College of Aviation. Spend time as an “Aviation Maintenance Technician”, experience flight training simulators, learn about amazing career opportunities present in aviation, and take a tour of Duncan Aviation.

Ages 12-16: Tuesday-Wednesday * July 7-8 * 9 AM-3 PM * $150

Agriculture Sciences Camp

Join us to discover how the world of agriculture is much more than just farming. Each day will focus on a different agriculture topic: plant science, animal science, and food science. Camp will include hands-on activities and experiments, experiences with live animals, and visits to local farms.

Ages 12-16: Tuesday-Thursday * July 21-23 * 9 AM-12 PM * $150

Study Strategies

Designed to empower students to play off their learning strengths and manage their own learning,

this intensive workshop includes a variety of assessments to help students understand their strengths, preferred learning strategies, and personality type.

Ages 12-14: Wednesday-Thursday * July 29-30 * 9 AM-3 PM * $75

Camps for Ages 12-18 

Click through the appropriate links below to view more information about summer camp opportunities for youth ages 12 through 18.

PAWSitively Pets! Pet Sitting/Dog Walking Skills

Learn pet handling skills and how to keep pets safe with exercise and nutrition, so you can begin pet sitting and dog walking on your own with confidence!

Ages 12-18: Tuesday * June 16 * 1-4 PM * $25

Safe Sitter Essentials: Skills for Babysitting & Staying Home Alone

Receive a certificate of completion, a babysitting tool-kit, and the skills you need to be prepared, be responsible, and be considerate, whether you are babysitting for family, friends or the neighbors.

Ages 12-18: Wednesday * June 17 * 9 AM-3 PM * $50

CPR and First Aid

This American Heart Association Heartsaver camp will teach the basics of first aid, CPR, and AED skills. We’ll cover treatments for medical emergencies, injuries, environmental emergencies, and CPR skills.

Ages 12-18: Thursday * June 18 * 8 AM-5 PM * $100

Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress & Anxiety- NEW!

Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress. This class is designed for youth who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting.

Ages 13-18: Monday-Thursday * July 20-23 * 4-5 PM * $45

Camps for Ages 14-18

Click through the appropriate links below to view more information about summer camp opportunities for teens ages 14 through 18.

Career Exploration Experience

Camp Future Heroes (Public Safety)

Learn about careers in the public safety areas of law enforcement and emergency medical services. Test your skills using the simulated driver, and EMS Simulated Lab.

Ages 14-18: Tuesday * June 9 * 9 AM-3 PM * $25 * Ohm Building, Room 106A

Camp Care (Health Sciences & Education)

Take a peek into the fast-paced world of health care, including nursing and dental hygiene. Then move into KCC’s newly created teaching lab and see what being a teacher is all about.

Ages 14-18: Wednesday * June 10 * 9 AM-3 PM * $25 * Ohm Building, Room 106A

Camp Mind Over Metal (Skilled Trades)

Rotate among different skilled trades stations to do hands-on activities and learn how someday you can be the one who manufactures the next big thing!

Ages 14-18: Thursday * June 11 * 9 AM-3 PM * $25 * RMTC

Study Strategies

Designed to empower students to play off their learning strengths and manage their own learning, this intensive workshop includes a variety of assessments to help students understand their strengths, preferred learning strategies, and personality type.

Ages 14-18: Monday-Wednesday * August 3-5 * 9 AM-3 PM * $100 * Ohm Building, Room 109

Sports Summer Camp Options

Click through the appropriate links below to view more information about summer sports camps.

Boys’ Basketball Camp
Ages 8-11 * Monday-Thursday * July 13-July 17 * 9:00-11:30 AM * $50

Ages 12-14 * Monday-Thursday * July 13-July 17 * 1:00-3:30 PM * $50

Girls’ Basketball Camp
Ages 10-17 * Monday-Wednesday * July 20-July 22 * 6:00-8:00 PM * $60

iGen Kellogg Soccer Camp
Ages 8-13 * Monday-Thursday * July 20-July 23 * 9:00 AM-12:00 PM * $75

Ages 14-18 * Monday-Thursday * July 27-July 30 * 9:00 AM-12:00 PM * $75

Volleyball Camp
Ages 8-11 * Tuesday * July 28 * 1:00-4:00 PM and Wednesday * July 29 * 9:00 AM-12:00 PM * $40

Ages 12-17 * Tuesday * July 28 * 1:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday-Thursday * July 29-July 30 * 9:00 AM-3:00 PM * $65

Cross Country Camp
Ages 9-14 * Monday-Thursday * August 3-August 6 * 5:30-7:00 PM * $50

Baseball Camp
Ages 7-13 * Saturday * August 15 * 8:30-11:30 AM * $40

Online Courses

Click through the appropriate links below to view more information about online course opportunities offered through KCC’s Bruin Youth Programming initiative.

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SAT/ACT Prep Series – Online
Universities and colleges throughout the U.S. require applicants to take the SAT or ACT as part of their evaluation package. This series will prepare you for both tests.

SAT/ACT Prep – Part 1
Both the ACT and the SAT contain verbal and math question types. SAT/ACT Preparation Part I will give you all the information you need to do well on the verbal questions of the ACT and the new SAT. The ACT verbal sections are called the Reading Test, the English Test, and the Science Test. The Reading Test and the English Test assess your knowledge of English usage, grammar, and reading comprehension. This course will provide you with a grammar and usage review specifically geared to the rules that you will be tested on in the ACT. You will also learn how to maximize your time on reading comprehension passages and the passages in the science test.

SAT/ACT Prep – Part 2
Both the ACT and the SAT contain verbal and math question types. SAT/ACT Preparation Part 2 will give you all the information you need to do well on the math questions of the ACT and the new SAT. The ACT math tests your knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and basic statistics. This course provides you with a complete math review of all these subjects. We’ll also show you how to use your time wisely so that you finish as many math questions as possible in the 60 minutes the ACT gives you for the math test.