Youth Summer Camps 2021
Camp College’s summer camp program is located on the campus of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ. Camp will be in full swing beginning June 21 with in-person camp activities for children ages 6 to 16. Registration for courses opens Monday, March 1.
An enriching alternative to traditional summer day camp, Camp College offers a choice of hundreds of courses for either full-day camp or half-camp for kids in and around the Mercer County area.
Mercer County Community College’s Camp College mission is to provide the finest camp experience for children — one that will be remembered for a lifetime. “We’ve already started receiving many inquiries and the excitement is building,” said Rose Fiorello, Director of Youth & Special Programs. “Parents have expressed to me that their children are very much looking forward to returning to the campus for summer fun and learning. Many parents have told me that their children can’t stop talking about Camp College and reuniting with their camp friends.”
Camp College offers a wide variety of courses from which to choose. The full-day “Campus Kids” program offers children a choice of six electives to build a schedule that rotates through a four-week period. A half-day “Specialty” one-week camp allows children to choose one elective for the morning session and a different elective for the afternoon if a full day is desired. Before- and after-camp care services are available as well.
Kids are looking to get away from the computer and ready to be with their friends again. A sampling of Specialty Camp courses being offered this summer include:
Fishing Camp (Ages 10-14)
Discover fishing in our state’s lakes, streams, ponds, and a piece of the Atlantic Ocean. With a different adventure and location each day, kids learn successful techniques and clever tricks that will help land the big ones.
Rock-Climbing Camp (Ages 9-14)
Children learn to climb in a safe, fun environment. Climbers will be assigned a belay partner — someone to handle the safety ropes while climbing. No previous skills are required, but safety rules are strictly enforced.
Ecoventure (Ages 11-16)
Experience the very ecosystems of New Jersey alongside a knowledgeable instructor. This action-packed and educational week will include hands-on activities such as deep-sea fishing, tubing, nature hikes, fire building and other activities.
Amusement Park Physics (Ages 9-13)
Ever wonder how they design and build those crazy roller coasters and other amusement park rides? Join the Amusement Park Physics class and learn about friction, gravity, momentum, velocity, and other effects of force and motion as they relate to theme park rides.
Mad Machines and Rockin’ Robots (Ages 6-10)
Mini Mad Scientists will delve into a multitude of scientific subjects as they learn about the Earth and its animal inhabitants, simple machines, rocketry, flight, and chemical reactions – there’s something for everyone!
Sea Camp (Ages 10-15)
Campers will have the unique opportunity of working with an experienced environmental instructor in the outdoor “laboratory” of Sandy Hook and its surrounding waters.
Painting Palooza (Ages 6-14)
Introduces campers to the basic fundamentals of painting and drawing.
Glass Fusing (Ages 6-14)
A great creative outlet for boys and girls of all ages. Using colored glass pieces, glass dots, glass frit (sprinkles), and glass noodles, we will create unique and colorful projects. Different techniques will be explored and several pieces including sun catchers, a night light, and a mug will be created. All projects will be fired in a kiln overnight by the instructor.
And Don’t Forget Digital Photography, Counselor-in-Training, Acting, Music, Culinary Arts, Science, Chess, Academic Prep, Cheerleading and so much more!
Also, a huge selection of Campus Kids four-week programs are available this summer and introducing new courses such as:
Chemical Wizards (Ages 7-13)
Have you ever wondered how to use everyday household items as ingredients for science experiments? Join us as we learn about different chemical reactions, grow rock candy, make ice cream, and learn the science behind your discoveries.
Cocoa Chefs (Ages 7-13)
Explore your love for chocolate by making delicious chocolate snacks. Here is your opportunity to make pizza, nachos, s’more dip, fruit designs, and more using only chocolate! Eat some and take the rest home to share.
Creative Perfumers (Ages 7-13)
Create your own personal favorite scents including floral, woodsy, and fruity essential oils. If you love organic homemade beauty products such as different types of foot scrubs, lotions, face masks, exfoliates, and even bath bombs, then this is the class for you! Perfume-free products are also available in this class.
Fun with Fruit (Ages 7-13)
Have you ever thought that fruits could be a tasty and healthy treat? You will experience making flavored fruit sorbets, fruit-based ice cream, fruit smoothies, and more! Let’s learn to use a food dehydrator and try making our very own raisins, apple chips, pineapple snack, and more.
Floral Design (Ages 9-13)
Everyone loves flowers so let’s design and create our own seasonal wreaths and vase arrangements to share with friends and family. Campers will use tools and learn floral processing, floral techniques, the meaning of flowers, and vase preparation.
STEM Challenges (Ages 7-9)
Become an engineer through a variety of building challenges. Build mini-aircraft and a bridge to float and cross a body of water. Then we will have fun building a catapult to send items flying through the air. Bring your ideas and best teamwork skills.
Wondrous World of Witches & Wizards (Ages 10-13)
Delve into the world of witches and wizards through J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Illustrate beasts and mystical creatures, and design your own wand for casting spells! Bring to life the exciting world of Harry Potter by your art!
For detailed information about Summer 2021 Camp College courses and registration including a PDF booklet with the course listing descriptions, dates, and fees, visit www.mccc.edu/campcollege or call 609-570-3311.