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WNCC Offers Full Schedule of Summer Camps

June 08, 2018
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. <June 7, 2018> -- Looking for a way to keep your kids active and in a routine this summer? 
 
Western Nebraska Community College has more than 30 ways!
This summer, WNCC is offering more than 30 kids camps, ranging from karate and kickboxing to science and magnetism to theater and arts. Classes, which began last week, will continue through August.

"I'm looking forward to another successful year of summer camps," said Lori Stromberg, WNCC's lifelong learning director. "We have a dedicated group of instructors that really make sure the students walk away with a memorable experience."

"Participating in summer camps has proven to help students with cognitive development and build self-confidence. We also strive to offer a good variety of classes, so we're confident there is something of interest for everybody."

New on the slate this year is the Exploring Science Camp series, as well as a few cooking classes, including Muffin Tins Aren't Just for Muffins; Make it in a Mug; Make it Red, White, and Blue; and Dog Days of Summer.

The Exploring Science Camp series includes five classes that will run through July. Students will learn about magnets, electricity, and the importance each holds in our society. They'll also have the opportunity to build simple motors and batteries and experiment with LEDs and solar cells.

"The Exploring Science Camp series is an exciting addition this year," Stromberg said. "We're always looking to expand our class offerings, so we're pleased to provide this opportunity for the community now, as well."

The additional cooking classes this summer will focus on simple, and small, recipes, which gives students experience with the life-long skill of cooking in a safe environment.

One of the more popular offerings in recent years has been the Innovate Create Explore (ICE) Enrichment Academy camps. Ice Enrichment Academy is open to students from kindergarten through eighth grade, and gives students challenging and engaging learning opportunities.

ICE Academy camps encourages students to practice math, science, and reading skills, while accomplishing tasks including decorating, painting, robotics, and astronomy, to name a few.

Plus, WNCC will be holding a number of athletic camps around the region this summer. For a full list of athletic camps, visit wnccathletics.com.

For a full list of WNCC's summer camps, browse our summer brochure on wncc.edu/bce. For additional information, contact Stromberg at stromber@wncc.edu, or to register for summer camps by calling 308-635-6700.