Summer Camps

EICC Summer Camps

Area kids can learn more at the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ 2020 Summer Learning Camps.

Coordinated by college faculty and hosted in awesome learning environments, EICC Summer Learning Camps provide hands-on learning experiences for kids that engage their minds and their bodies.

EICC Summer Camps can connect kids to new experiences, new skills, new friends, outdoors, indoors, teamwork, fun and challenges – each camp offers an opportunity to explore something unique and to learn practical skills they can continue to use long after summer is gone.

Many of our camps will feature outdoor activities and food will be provided. Please have campers be prepared to be outdoors – hats, sunscreen, water bottle, sturdy shoes, etc. – and let us know if the camper has any food allergies or restrictions.

Register online here

Download the EICC Summer Camp Waiver Form (PDF)

 

2020 Summer Camps

 

Clinton Community College

The College Connection (Ages 11-17)

Get connected to college now! This fun filled camp will engage campers in hands-on activities, based around STEM, career exploration, teambuilding and leadership. Come join us to learn more about what your community college has to offer you.

Class ID: 9942
June 8 - 11
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE

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Muscatine Community College

The College Connection (Ages 11-17)

Get connected to college now! This fun filled camp will engage campers in hands-on activities, based around STEM, career exploration, teambuilding and leadership. Come join us to learn more about what your community college has to offer you.

Class ID: 9943
June 15 - 18
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Junior Police Academy (High School) - 12 hours

Do you want to be the next CSI? Instead of watching SWAT on TV do you want to be SWAT? Do defensive tactics, tackling criminals and using a Taser excite your career interests? If so, find out what it takes to become a police officer by enrolling in the Muscatine Police Department Junior Police Academy. If you are selected, you will be given hands-on experience in how to become a highly disciplined, well-trained and strongly educated police officer. Space is limited.

Class #10556
June 13 - 15
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE

College For Kids (C4K) - Muscatine

C4K is for kids who have completed grades 1-6 during the 2019/2020 school year. College for Kids is a week-long summer workshop for students to enhance and enrich learning skills by doing fun projects. Students will be select and attend three one and a half-hour in length sessions each day.

Find registration information and course options here

Class #10305
June 15 - 19
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $150

 

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Nahant Marsh

 

Critter Camp (Ages 5-6)

Connect your child with nature as they learn about insects, reptiles, and other critters. Children will be fully engaged with activities such as live animal encounters and outdoor explorations.

Class ID: 9826
June 16
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $20

Class ID: 9827
July 28
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $20

Getting Buggy With It Camp (Ages 7-12)

Summer day camp focusing on butterflies, dragonflies, native bees, aquatic insects and more. Through a variety of hands-on, interactive field activities camp will teach kids how amazing insects are. Campers will gain skills in the field and lab setting and will learn about insect conservation and the vital relationship between humans and insects.

Class ID: 10066
August 5 & 6
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $90

Marsh Explorer Camp (Ages 7-10)

Campers will be running amuck while exploring the marsh and the creatures that live in and around the water. Be sure to bring your rubber boots!

Class ID: 9830
Start date: 06/18/20
June 18
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $45

Class ID: 9829
July 16
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $45
 

Nature Adventure Camp (Ages 7-10)

Explore wetlands, woodlands, and prairies with the naturalists at Nahant Marsh. Campers will get hands-on experience learning about wildlife and practicing outdoor skills. This camp offers youth an opportunity to create memories and dig-in to nature.

Class ID: 9828
June 22 - 26
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $200


Nature Art Camp (Ages 8 - 12)

Connecting nature, art, and doing your part to protect the earth. Campers will create various art projects from natural and recycled materials. Some projects include botanical dyes, crafting with willows, and upcycled wind chimes. Most projects are take-home.

Class ID: 9824
June 10
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $45

 

Prairies and Fairies Camp (Ages 8-12)

Discover enchanting wild things and wildflowers as we immerse ourselves in the prairie. Campers will create fairy houses, learn about wildflowers, and collect beautiful, winged creatures.

Class ID: 9833
July 23
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $45

Taste the Wild Camp (Ages 8-12)

Getting back to the basics, kids will learn about local wild foods and how to safely identify them. We will also be creating dishes to flavor and savor.

Class ID: 9834
July 30
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $45

Toadstools Camp (Ages 3-4)

Hop on over to Nahant Marsh for a morning of nature exploring. Campers will meet live creatures and their wondrous world through hands-on activities followed by an animal-themed snack.

Class ID: 9831
June 16
9 - 11 a.m.
Cost: $20

Class ID: 9825
July 28
9 - 11 a.m.
Cost: $20

Wilderness Skills Camp (Ages 11-14)

In this camp, youth will explore the outdoors while learning practical survival skills. Activities will include fire building, shelter building, and navigation skills.

Class ID: 9832
July 8 & 9
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuition: $90

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Scott Community College

The College Connection (Ages 11-17)

Get connected to college now! This fun filled camp will engage campers in hands-on activities, based around STEM, career exploration, teambuilding and leadership. Come join us to learn more about what your community college has to offer you.

Class ID: 9941
June 8 - 11
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE


3D Game Design with Unity® (Ages 11-14)

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Class #10325
July 13 - 17
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129

Bake and Taste/Culinary Camp (Ages 14-17)

Learn some basic professional baking techniques from Chef Reece McRae in the state of the art culinary kitchen at Scott Community College in Bettendorf. Campers will enjoy creating and sampling breads, rolls, and perhaps even a cookie or two including cupcakes with decorator frosting. ALL CAMPERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES AND LONG PANTS. ANYONE ARRIVING INCORRECTLY ATTIRED WILL NOT BE ADMITTED IN ORDER TO REMAIN IN COMPLIANCE WITH FDA AND OSHA STANDARDS OF PRACTICE.

Class ID: 9891
July 28 & 29
10 - 2 p.m.
Cost: $69

Bake, Bake, Bake Camp (Ages 10-13)

Preheat those ovens for this baking encounter. Learn to make perfect cookies, pies & tarts, and a variety of breads. (Wear long pants and closed-toe rubber soled shoes.)

Class ID: 9819
July 13 - 17
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129


Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Class #10322
Ages 11-14
June 22 - 26
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $

Class #10327
Ages 8-10
July 13 - 17
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $


Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming at home, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Class #10310
Ages 11-14
August 3 - 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $

Class #10314
Ages 8-10
August 3 - 7
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $


Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling (Ages 11-14)

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Class #10339
August 3 - 7
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $

Cooking Around the World (Ages 14-17)

Way cool summer cooking school. Sharing the LOVE of cooking with kids around the world. Calling all budding chefs! Join us this summer for some fun foodie adventures. You will get to chop, grate, and roll different dishes each day, and of course, enjoy your creations together at the end! So if is said that, “If you want to learn about a country, you should start with the food.” Learn how to create the cuisines of multiple countries. We will be cooking up some of the fabulous flavors of Italy and the orient, also learning about some of the cooking techniques and ingredients that make them unique. Come join us as we expand and explore our world and our palates! Grab your chef’s hat and let us whisk you into a delicious morning of culinary adventures! You will learn how to make absolutely everything from scratch!

Kids will:
Take home all the recipes
Receive a chef’s hat
Certificate of completion
Amazing memories

*Students are required to wear long pants and closed-toe rubber soled shoes.

Parents are welcome on the last day at 11:00 am to take pictures and have a taste!

Class ID: 10136
July 30 - 31
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $69

Creative Design & Robotics (Ages 8-10)

The world of the future belongs to…robots! In this cutting-edge class, students will learn the fundamentals of motorized mechanisms, design principles, sensors, and sound activation. Separate fact from fantasy by designing and building prototypes of task-oriented robots. Learn problem-solving to improve how their robots function in a series of design challenges! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Class #10323
July 6 - 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $

Digitize Me (Ages 8-10)

Learn more about computers and mobile devices by bringing your own story to life. This basic introduction to computers will allow campers to explore types of hardware and software, learn about warning and security, online safety and more!

Class #10338
August 3 - 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

Class #10337
August 3 - 7
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129

eSports Apprentice-Streamers and Gamers Camp

Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or game caster, this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will 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. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Videos will not be broadcast publicly, but will be shared with all students in the class.

Class #10316
Ages 11-14
July 20 - 24
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $139

Class #10317
Ages 8-10
July 20 - 27
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $139

First Car Smarts Camp (Ages 14-17)

Practice the skills needed to be a responsible car owner and driver including basic auto maintenance such as fluids, tires, body; how to buy a used car; and how to safely share the road with semi-trucks. (Driving instruction is not part of this camp.) Participants must wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and sleeved shirts. Long hair must be contained.

Class ID: 10024
July 20 - 24
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

Harry Potter (Ages 11-14)

Come spend a week in the Wizarding World where you will be creating potions, dueling dark wizards, and tending to mandrakes. Each day, wizards will have fun experiencing STEAM while cultivating their creativity!

Class ID: 10112
July 6 - 10
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129

Harry Potter (Ages 8-10)

Come spend a week in the Wizarding World where you will be creating potions, dueling dark wizards, and tending to mandrakes. Each day, wizards will have fun experiencing STEAM while cultivating their creativity!

Class ID: 10111
July 6 - 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

JavaScript Developer Jam (Ages 11-14)

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the programs.

Class #10341
August 3 - 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

Junior Sous Chef Camp (Ages 10-13)

Learn new skills as you sample a variety of ingredients and learn culinary techniques to create innovative and tasty meals. Learn safety in the kitchen and to prepare healthy and flavorful meals. (Wear long pants and closed-toe rubber soled shoes.)

Class ID: 9820
July 6 - 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

LEGO Films and Stop Action! (Ages 8-10)

Make your LEGOS come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOS and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of you own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in LEGOs and/or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Class #10251
June 15 - 19
9 am- 12 p.m.
Cost: $129


LEGO Films and Stop Action! (Ages 11-14)

Make your LEGOS come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOS and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of you own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in LEGOs and/or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Class #10250
June 15 - 19
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129

 

Make Your First Video Game!

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Class #10313
Ages 11-14
July 6 - 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

Class #10320
Ages 8-10
June 22 - 26
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129


Maker Labs: Your First 3D Creation!

Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class, if you can dream it, you can make it – create your first action figure, design custom jewelry, make a new toy, learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing, and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! Using professional-level modeling software, kids will sculpt, texture, and render their own 3D creation. No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. (3D prints may be purchase separately through an online provider.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Class #10345
Ages 11-14
July 20 - 24
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129 

Class #10343
Ages 8-10
July 20 - 24
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129


Minecraft Redstone Engineers

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Class #10307
Ages 8-10
June 15 - 19
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

Class #10308
Ages 11-14
June 15 - 19
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129


Minecraft® Animators

Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on You Tube. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Class #10312
Ages 11-14
July 27 - 31
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129 

Class #10311
Ages 8-10
July 27 - 31
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129


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! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Class #10382
Ages 11-14
July 6 - 10
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129

Class #10381
Ages 8-10
July 6 - 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

Python Programmers Camp (Ages 11-14)

Want to learn the world’s fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, YouTube, and the CIA? 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! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Want to continue to learn after the camp? The $10 license fee included in the price of this camp will allow students to access their accounts for up to a year.

Class #10318
July 22 - 26
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129

Class ID: 10342
July 6 - 10
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129 

Class ID: 10459
July 6 - 10
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129


Roblox Maker (Ages 8-10)

Unblock the power of Roblox Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in our ROBLOX world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Class #10321
June 22 - 26
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129


ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs!

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s® fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Class #10423
Ages 11-14
July 27 - 31
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129 

Class #10422
Ages 8-10
July 27 - 31
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129 


Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game

On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket® master build of the game. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket® website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Class #10336
Ages 11-14
June 15 - 19
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

Class #10309
Ages 8-10
June 15 - 19
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129

Silver Whisk/Wooden Spoon Academy I Camp (Ages 10-13)

Learn basic cooking skills and preparations techniques in the preparation of four course menus. (Wear long pants and closed-toe rubber soled shoes.)

Class ID: 10110
August 3 - 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129


Silver Whisk/Wooden Spoon Academy II Camp (Ages 10-13)

Develop skills in these cooking techniques and preparation: Stir Frying, Snacks, Bread/Pizza and Desserts frozen and baked. Wear long pants and closed-toe, rubber soled shoes.

Class ID: 10109
August 10 - 14
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

Super Sitter Camp (Ages 12-17)

Develop the skills to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Through this training, develop confidence and leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business; keep yourself and others safe and entertain children with age-appropriate activities. The experience will be gained by working with young children; American Heart Association Basic First Aid (including medical injuries, and environmental emergencies); Heartsaver CPR for children and how to handle choking situations certification are included.

Class ID: 10047
June 15 - 19
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $129


You Tube® Content Creators

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. 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! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Class #10326
Ages 11-14
July 13 - 17
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

Class #10315
Ages 8-10
July 13 - 20
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $129

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