From underground to outer space: Register for WCC youth summer camps

March 20, 2024 Freeman Gregory

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Registration is open for Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) hands-on summer camps for area youth ages 5-18. 

Seven camps are designed to motivate participants with fun activities ranging from NASA-affiliated space exploration and STEM-based problem-solving to archeological discoveries and Lego building projects. 

Each camp is conducted by instructors connected to organizations steeped in the subject matter. For example, the space exploration event is a collaboration among WCC, Mad Science Detroit and NASA. All camps occur on the WCC campus, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor. 

Visit the Summer Camp webpage to learn more about the camps and to register online.


Future Space Explorers (ages 5-12) — Train to be an astronaut while exploring our solar system’s planets, moons and sun. Learn about the challenges of space travel. Bounce lasers around a room, build a rocket and join in a NASA-style launch. The camp is scheduled from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. June 24-28.

Esports for Kids (ages12-17) – This offering can be a competitive gateway to those passionate about hands-on gaming, technology and STEM. It exposes participants to opportunities in the Esports industry, providing chances to improve skills and make new friends. The fun happens 9 a.m.–12 p.m. July 8-11.

Brixology (ages 7-12) — The objectives of this camp are problem-solving and team-building, all accomplished by the fun of constructing projects with Lego blocks. Campers will build a space station, boats and other vehicles, mechanical animals, truss bridges, carnival rides and more. Building begins weekdays 9 a.m.–12 p.m. July 22-26.

3D at WCC (ages 14-18) — This 3D workshop breathes life into video games, animated films and virtual reality assets for those who want to learn the entire production pipeline (modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, rendering and compositing). Six focused classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. July 22–August 2. 

Eureka STEM Maker (ages 5-12) — This camp is for inventors and scientists who will use their minds to overcome challenges using basic materials, simple machines and guidance from famous inventors. Campers will build catapults, forts and even light sabers to take home. STEM Maker is scheduled for 9 a.m.–12 p.m. July 29–August 2. 

Underground Explorers (ages 5-12) — Participants will investigate the worlds of archeologists and paleontologists, learning how those scientific adventurers excavate lost cities, study ancient civilizations and uncover fossils. Pottery shards, bone fragments and amber deposits will serve as clues to history. The dig lasts from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. August 5-9. 

Health Care Career Exploration (ages 11-14) — Those interested in a health care career can use this camp to explore the field hands-on. Learn CPR. Get a good understanding of what it’s like to work in professions like nursing, physical therapy and dietetics. Dive in 1-4 p.m. August 5-9. 



What: Youth summer camps hosted by Washtenaw Community College

Who: Camps are geared for specific age groups from ages 5-18.

When: Week-long camps begin June 24 and continue through the week of August 5.

Where: WCC campus, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor

Register: Visit the Summer Camp webpage to learn more about each camp and to register!


Tags: Summer Camps, Youth Camps

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