Summer Camps

EICC Summer Camps

Area kids can learn more at the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ 2019 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

 

2019 Summer Camps

 

Clinton Community College

College Connections

The program allows students to experience college in a way that shows they have what it takes to be successful in a college environmental and introduces them to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in a positive, dynamic way through teambuilding and career exploration activities.
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $0

June 17 - 20
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4069

 

Creative Design & Robotics

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.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129

June 24 - 28
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4051

 

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. 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.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129 

July 8 - 12
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4039

 

Roblox Makers

Unlock 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 your 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.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129 

July 8 - 12
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4647

 

Fine Arts Camp

Join us to learn about a newer painting technique for acrylic pouring inspired by abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock. Students will learn the different styles of pouring and will be able to create a masterpiece of their own. The class will teach pouring on canvas, rocks, and other objects. Don't wear your Sunday clothes, we are going to get messy!
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $129 

July 15 - 19
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4027

 

LEGO© Films and Stop Action!

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 your 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 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.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129

July 29 - August 2
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4034

 

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 Cost: $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.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129

July 29 - August 2
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4066

 

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Muscatine Community College

 

Prep, Cook, & Eat

This camp will feature experience with all things culinary - menu planning, proper food handling, cooking techniques and presentation. Taught by Chefs in the state of the art Culinary Kitchens at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. 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.(Lunch included)
Ages: 14-17
Cost: $69 

June 13 - 14
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Class ID: 4085

 

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 Cost: $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.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129 

June 17 - 21
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4065

 

LEGO© Films and Stop Action!

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 your 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 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.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129 

June 17 - 21
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4033

 

 

College Connections

The program allows students to experience college in a way that shows they have what it takes to be successful in a college environmental and introduces them to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in a positive, dynamic way through teambuilding and career exploration activities.
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $0 

June 24 - 27
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4070

 

Junior Police Academy

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 interest? 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.
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $0 

June 24 - 28
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Class ID: 4428

 

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED

This course will instruct participants how to handle basic fist aid, medical, injury and environmental emergencies. Heartsaver CPR for the adult, child and infant including how to handle chocking situations are also covered based on the American Heart Association 2015 guidelines. Tuition includes the course manual.
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $62

June 25 - 27
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Class ID: 4412


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. 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.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129 

July 15 - 19
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4040

 

YouTube Studio

Use the MCC Television Studios and video facilities to produce web-friendly TV segments as part of a group project that will air on local access television. Students will work together to brainstorm project ideas and serve as crew personnel during production. Whether in front of the camera, or behind the scenes, this class will be a rewarding opportunity for participants to learn how to communicate more effectively using the medium of television.
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $129 

July 15 - 19
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4082

 

For the Love of Animals

The focus will be on ALL THINGS ANIMALS, from husbandry to health. Discussion will include how to choose a pet and learn how to take care of them, including typical family pets to exotics and farm animals. Routine health prevention to Emergency Care and CPR will also be included. This camp will provide something for every animal lover as well as a future veterinarian or veterinary technician. 
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $129

July 22 - 26
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4077

 

Creative Design & Robotics

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.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129 

July 29 - August 2
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4053

 

Minecraft Designers

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. 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. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129 

July 29 - August 2
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4002

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Nahant Marsh

 

Nature Art Camp

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.
Ages: 8-10
Cost: $45 

June 12
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 3763

Nature Art Camp

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 wreath making, magazine bead bracelets or necklaces, and plant presses. Most projects are take-home.
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $45 

June 13
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 3762

Toadstools Camp

Hop on over to Nahant Marsh for a morning of nature exploring. Campers will meet live creatures and explore their wondrous world through hands-on activities followed by an animal-themed snack.
Ages: 3-4
Cost: $20 

June 19
9 - 11 a.m.
Class ID: 3755

July 17
9 - 11 a.m.
Class ID: 3756

Critter Camp

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 exploration. 
Ages: 5-6
Cost: $20 

June 19
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 3765

July 17
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 3764


Marsh Explorer Camp

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!
Ages: 7-10
Cost: $45 

June 20
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 3766

July 18
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 3767

Nature Adventure Camp

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.
Ages: 7-10
Cost: $200 

June 24 - 28
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 3768

Wilderness Skills Camp

In this camp, youth will explore the outdoors while learning practical survival skills. Activities will include fire building, shelter building, and navigation skills.
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $90 

July 10 - 11
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 3760

Prairies and Fairies

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.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $45 

July 23
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 3761

Taste the Wild

Getting back to the basics, kids will learn about local wild foods and how to safety identify them. We will also be creating dishes to flavor and savor.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $45 

July 25
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 3771

Getting Buggy With It

Summer day camp focusing on butterflies, dragonflies, native bees, aquatic insects and more. Through a variety of hands-on, interactive field activities this 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.
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $90 

July 31 - August 1
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 4284

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Scott Community College

 

Prep Cook and Eat

This camp will feature experience with all things culinary - menu planning, proper food handling, cooking techniques and presentation. Taught by Chefs in the state of the art Culinary Kitchens at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. 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.(Lunch included)
Ages: 14-17
Cost: $69

June 13 - 14
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Class ID: 4083

 

Tech CSI Mystery Challenge

Join the EICC Summer Camp CSI team as we solve mysteries using 3D technology and anti-hacking information security apps. 
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $39

June 13
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class ID: 4396

Super Sitter

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. 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.
Ages: 13-17
Cost: $129

June 17 - 21
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4285

 

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. 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.
Cost: $129 

Ages: 8-10
June 17 - 21
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4030

Ages: 8-10
July 29 - August 2
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4031

Ages: 11 - 14
June 17 - 21
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4029

Ages: 11-14
July 29 - August 2
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4028

 

College Connections

The program allows students to experience college in a way that shows they have what it takes to be successful in a college environmental and introduces them to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in a positive, dynamic way through teambuilding and career exploration activities.
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $0

June 17 - 20
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4068

 

Creative Design & Robotics

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.
Cost: $129

Ages: 11 - 14
June 17 - 21
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4052

Ages: 8 - 10
June 17 - 21
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4054


Introduction to ASL

Explore the visual world of American Sign Language. Learn the basics of communicating with friends and family using ASL. Explore the art and poetry of the Deaf Community. We will learn, play and laugh together!
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $189

June 17 - 28
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4643

 

Master Board Game Designer

Are you ready to dive head first into the world of gaming? Have you ever wanted or maybe even attempted to create your own game? If you answered yes to either of those questions then this is the camp for you! Join us this summer as we explore the world of table top gaming, learn about the mechanics of game making, develop skills in team work to design and develop a prototype game, and so much more!
Cost: $189

Ages: 10-13 
July 8 - 19
1 - 4 p.m. 
Class ID: 4497

Ages: 14-17
June 17 - 28
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4006

 

Bake & Taste

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.
Ages: 14-17
Cost: $69

June 19 - 20
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Class ID: 4280

June 26 - 27
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Class ID: 4281


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 Cost: $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.
Cost: $129

Ages: 8-10
June 24 - 28
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4055

Ages: 11-14
June 24 - 28
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4056


Roblox Makers

Unlock 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 your 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.
Cost: $129

Ages: 8-10
June 24 - 28
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4425

Ages: 11-14
June 24 - 28
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4426
 

Introduction to ASL Continued

Continue to expand your knowledge of American Sign Language and explore the art and poetry of the Deaf Community. Campers who have previously attended the ASL camp are invited to join us for this week-long summer camp to expand their ASL knowledge.
Ages: 11-17
Cost: $129

July 8 - 12
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4075

 

Bake, Bake, Bake

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.)
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129

July 8 - 12
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4076

 

First Car Smarts

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.
Ages: 14-17
Cost: $129

July 15 - 19
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4067

 

Junior Sous Chef

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.)
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129

July 15 - 19
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4086


LEGO© Films and Stop Action!

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 your 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 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.
Cost: $129

Ages: 8-10 
July 22 - 26
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4032

Ages: 11-14
July 22 - 26
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4038


Minecraft Designers

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. 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. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
Cost: $129

Ages: 8-10
July 22 - 26
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4003

Ages: 11-14
July 22 - 26
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4005

Python Programmers

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​.
Cost: $139

Ages: 8-10
July 29 - August 2
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4001

Ages: 11-14
July 29 - August 2
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4026

 

Digitize Me

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 warnings and security, online safety, and more!
Cost: $129

Ages: 8-11
June 10 - 14
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Class ID: 4493

Ages: 12-15
June 10 - 14
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Class ID: 4494


Silver Whisk/Wooden Spoon Academy I

Learn basic cooking skills and preparation techniques in the preparation of four course menus. (Wear long pants and closed toe rubber soled shoes.)
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129

August 5 - 9
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4035

The Cake Connection

Bake and decorate cakes, cupcakes and cake pops. Learn about the amazing variety of flavors and textures. (Wear long pants and closed toe, rubber soled shoes.)
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129

August 5 - 9
1 - 4 p.m.
Class ID: 4073

 

Silver Whisk/Wooden Spoon Academy II

Develop skills in these cooking techniques and preparation: Stir Frying, Snacks, Bread/Pizza and Desserts frozen and baked.
Ages: 10-13
Cost: $129

August 12 - 16
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class ID: 4036

 

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