Youth Summer Programs

Browse through everything you need to know about the summer programs we're offering for the kid in your life!

All youth programs are pre-register, prepay and a waiver/consent form will need to be signed by a parent.

Found the class you want to take? Great! Click on the register button below to sign up, or browse through this term's available courses to find more classes you may be interested in taking!

 

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Battle Royale App.IO Code Breakers Minecraft Animators
Make Your First 3D Video Game Blast Babysitting Chef For a Day Cupcake & Cookie Challenge
Entrepreneurship Camp Aging, Witches, & Zombies Build to Express  
Build A Bot Nut, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Latino Photonics Camp  
Sigourney Camps  Health Exploration    

 

 Consent Form

 Black Rocket Kid's Camp Scholarship Form

 

Black Rocket Camps

Black Rocket

Black Rocket Camps For this section of courses, the Indian Hills Foundation has generously offered to provide some scholarships for families that may not be able to otherwise afford the higher fee. Scholarships for students who need them, are available in the amount of $100. The scholarship application is available above. There are a limited number of scholarship available, so please apply early if your family is in need of assistance.

Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game, July 08 - 11

Battle Royale

Ages 8 - 10 9:00am - 12:00pm 19/YR*NON*1225*101

Ages 11 - 14 1:00pm - 4:00pm 19/YR*NON*1225*102

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.   

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! July 15 - 18

App.ioAges 8 - 10 9:00am - 12:00pm  19/YR*NON*1225*103

Ages 11 - 14 1:00pm - 4:00pm  19/YR*NON*1225*104

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app! In this class, explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  

Code Breakers  Interactive Storytelling July 22 - 25

Code Breakers

 

Ages 8 - 10 9:00am - 12:00pm  19/YR*NON*1225*105

Ages 11 - 14 1:00pm - 4:00pm  19/YR*NON*1225*106

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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.   

Minecraft© Animators July 29 - August 01

Minecraft

Ages 8 - 10 9:00am - 12:00pm 19/YR*NON* 1225*107

Ages 11 - 14 1:00pm - 4:00pm  19/YR*NON*1225*108

Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. 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.

Make Your First 3D Video Game! August 05 - 08

3D VideoAges 8 - 10 9:00am - 12:00pm 19/YR*NON*1225*109

Ages 11 - 14 1:00pm - 4:00pm 19/YR*NON*1225*110

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. 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.  

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Blast Babysitting

The Blast (Babysitting Lessons & Safety Training) Program is an exciting and interactive course that teaches participants how to set up and run their own babysitting business, how to handle the basics of childcare, how to react responsibly to medical emergencies and injuries, how to preform first aid for common childhood injuries and illnesses and how to entertain children with a variety of activities. Participants will complete Heartsaver Family and Friends CPR and receive a CPR course participation card. During the course students will also make first aid kits and baby sitter busy bags filled with activities and games to use while babysitting. This class is open to student’s age 11 – 14 years of age. Enrollment is limited.

Participants should bring a 12 – 16” doll or teddy bear with them to class. Lunch will be provided.

Check back for future dates.  If you have a group of 5 or more we can create a class.

Chef For a Day-Grades 4th - 8th

Become a Chef for the day!  Come spend the morning with Chef Mark Fisher, preparing a lunch for you and your classmates to enjoy.  After lunch you will spend the afternoon baking goodies.  Space is limited so sign up early! 

Jun 27 - Jun 27
19/YR*NON*1293*107
Ottumwa Campus
Thur, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Hills Diner
Rm: Studio - $40.00
M. Fisher

Cupcake & Cookie Challenge Grades 4th - 8th

Cookies and cupcakes are fun to make, and, of course, totally delicious. Kids will spend the day in the IHCC baking lab, baking cupcakes, cutting out sugar cookies and decorating both to bring home and share these yummy treats.  Sign up today as space is limited!

Jul 30 - Jul 30
19/YR*NON*1293*108
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Hills Diner
Rm: Studio - $25.00
M. Fisher

Entrepreneurship Camp: Let's Get Slimed Age 10 - 13

Come have the slime of your life at Entrepreneurship Camp!  In this one-day camp, we will go through the steps necessary to start your own slime business.  From naming the company and creating a logo and marketing plan to mixing up some slime and packaging and selling it, we will take you through it all. 

Entrepreneurship Camp is open to kids ages 10-13 years old.  Lunch will be provided, and we will end the day by setting up shop and selling our slime!  Campers will be transported to the main campus to set up shop and can be picked up in the Advanced Technology Center Room 111A at the end of the day.

Jul 10 - Jul 10
19/YR*NON*1293*109
Ottumwa North Campus
Wed, 9:00AM - 2:00PM
REC Building
Rm:Training - $30.00
B Ziegler & S. Stevens

Aging, Witches, & Zombies Grades 4th - 8th

Learn special effects make up with theatre professionals.  Take home your own make-up kit!  Make-up kit is included in the course fee. 

Jun 25 - Jun 25
19/YR*NON*1293*110
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Arts & Science Complex
Rm: St. John Auditorium - $40.00
J. Boyenga

Build to Express Grades 3th - 5th

Want to build something cool and unique using Lego's and your own ideas?  Build to Express provides the chance for grades 3 through 5 to use their creativity and building skills and create solutions to a given problem.  Come have fun creating, building, and sharing during this summer camp. Space is limited to the first 15 campers so sign up today!

Jul 02 - Jul 02
19/YR*NON*1293*116
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm:111A - $25.00
K. VanVelson

Build A Bot Grades 5th - 8th

During this 2 hour camp, each camper will build a two wheeled robot with a microcontroller (Arduino).  They will learn the basics of an autonomous robot and will learn how create their own programs to accomplish simple task with the robot. 

Jul 01 - Jul 01
19/YR*NON*1293*112
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 203 - $25.00
J. Henderson

Nut, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Age 12 - 16

This four-day camp is designed for students age 12-16 that are interested in building things utilizing CAD, machining, welding, electronics, robotics, and lasers. Campers will be exposed to multiple advanced manufacturing areas. Campers design, manufacture and build things to take home and will also build their own telescope. This camp is co-sponsored by the Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturer’s Association and the Midwest Photonics Education Center (National Science Foundation DUE#1400561). Lunch is provided. Registration is $60 and need based scholarships are available by contacting Shannon Stevens at 641-683- 5312 or shannon.stevens@indianhills.edu.

Jun 24 - Jun 27
19/YR*NON*1458*101
Ottumwa Campus
Mon - Thur, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 111A - $60.00

Latino Photonics Camp Age 12 - 16

This two-day camp is designed for Latino students age 12-16 that are interested in lasers and optics. Campers will learn about light, light energy, polarization, absorption, and other light based phenomena through hands on activities. Campers will build their own telescope and pop balloons with a laser. Lunch and transportation is provided. This camp is supported by the Midwest Photonics Education Center (National Science Foundation DUE#1400561).

Jul 17 - Jul 18
19/YR*NON*1458*102
Ottumwa Campus
Wed - Thur, 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Advanced Tech Ctr
Rm: 111A 

Ready to register? Click here to go to the Registration button

Health Exploration Week - Grades 5th - 8th

Come spend the week exploring all the health fields that Indian Hills has to offer!  Sign up for the whole week or pick the days that you are specifically interested in.  There will hands on activities every day and campers will be experiencing state of the art health labs!  For the whole week please sign up for the class below.  To attend just certain days use the name of the camp in the search field or the course number under the date.

Jul 15 - Jul 18
19/YR*NON*1293*120
Ottumwa Campus
Mon - Thur, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Rural Health Ctr
Rm: 108 - $80.00 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Junior Dental Professional - Dental Hygiene 8:00am - 10:00am

Try out this exciting new program at IHCC as a Junior Dental Professional!

Junior Dental Professional will work in the new dental clinic on simulation manikins.  Students will learn some of the instrument types, ergonomics, work with ultrasonics and learn infection control for the dental office. During the camp segment, the students will get an up close view of dentistry and the exciting dental technology in the new IHCC Dental Hygiene Clinic. Students will also receive $5.00 off of a dental cleaning at IHCC Dental Hygiene Clinic good for a visit thru August 12, 2019. This is the same clinic that they worked in during camp!

Occupational Therapy Assistant 10:00am - 11:00am

Campers will be frosting cookies while simulating various disabilities.

Radiology Technology 11:00am - 11:30am

Students will compete against one another putting skeletons together, use x-ray simulation in the lab and play “Name that Bone” game on a PowerPoint.

Jul 15 - Jul 15
19/YR*NON*1293*121
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 8:00AM - 11:30PM
Rural Health Ctr
Rm: 108 - $25.00 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Clinical Lab Science 8:00am - 10:00am

If you love science classes Clinical Lab Science is the place for you. CLS offers the following three programs Medical Lab Tech (associate’s degree), Clinical Lab Assistant (diploma), and Phlebotomy technician (certificate). During our session we will looking under the microscope to see what surprises live amongst us every day. Plus, the fake arm will be out letting people draw blood from it. Please come join us in the Lab!!

Health Informatics Programs 10:00am - 10:30am

Campers will go on a Health Information Scavenger Hunt!

Physical Therapy Assistant 10:30am - 11:30am

Learn about the exciting world of physical therapy!  Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants work with their patients to restore, maintain and promote optimal health.  During this session, you’ll get a chance to pretend you’re a therapist.  You’ll analyze your patient’s movement, teach them how to walk with crutches or a walker, help your patient stretch and measure your patient’s movement.

Jul 16 - Jul 16
19/YR*NON*1293*122
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 8:00AM - 11:30PM
Rural Health Ctr
Rm: 108 - $25.00 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Early Childhood – 8:00am - 9:00am

Have you heard of Early Childhood Education but you are not sure what it is?  Check out this session and explore how preschool teachers engage children in learning.  If you like kids and you like having fun, this career could be for you!

Nursing – Germbusters with Heart 9:00am - 11:00am

Students will learn how to take pulses, blood pressures, respirations.  They will also learn how to properly wash their hands and will use glow germ to see how effective they are in washing their hands.

Exploring Dental Materials-Dental Assisting 11:00am - 11:45am

Ever wonder how the dental office makes stuff? Come and explore the wonderful world of Dental Materials where you can play with impression materials and create a plaster cast of your very own! Students will learn how to do impressions, using their thumbs, and create a plaster cast to take home. During the camp, students will learn proper tooth brushing technique and receive a free toothbrush.

Jul 17 - Jul 17
19/YR*NON*1293*123
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 8:00AM - 11:45PM
Rural Health Ctr
Rm: 108 - $25.00

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Dietary/Nutrition Management 8:00am - 9:00am

We all know eating more fruits and vegetables is important, but do you know what fruits and vegetables we can grow right here in Iowa? In this session, campers will learn about the 5-A-Day fruit and vegetable campaign, with a local twist. Campers will explore the basics of healthy eating and nutrition, try 5 fruits and vegetables that can be grown locally, and plant their own mini-vegetable garden to take home!

EMS 9:00am - 12:00pm

Students in the EMS camp will learn what EMTs and Paramedics do in their daily activities and will learn the difference between the levels of pre-hospital provider. Through hands-on activities, videos, lecture, and a simulation manikin, students will review and learn: 1) the importance of understanding science and math 2) how to initiate intravenous access and administer IV fluids 3) how to effectively manage a patient’s airway, and 4) how to perform CPR.

Jul 18 - Jul 18
19/YR*NON*1293*124
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Rural Health Ctr
Rm: 108 - $25.00

Ready to register? Click here to go to the Registration button


 

Sigourney Camps

Entrepreneurship Camp: Let's Get Slimed Age 10 - 13

Come have the slime of your life at Entrepreneurship Camp!  In this one-day camp, we will go through the steps necessary to start your own slime business.  From naming the company and creating a logo and marketing plan to mixing up some slime and packaging and selling it, we will take you through it all. 

Entrepreneurship Camp is open to kids ages 10 -13 years old.  Please bring a lunch as it will not be provided, and we will end the day by setting up shop and selling our slime!  Campers will be transported to the main campus to set up shop and can be picked up in the IHCC Sigourney Service Center/Career Academy at the end of the day.

Jul 17 - Jul 18
19/YR*NON*1293*118
Sigourney Service Center/Academy
Tues. 9:00AM - 2:00PM   $30.00
909 E. Pleasant Valley
B. Ziegler & S. Stevens 

Bubbles, Bubbles & More Bubbles Grades 1st - 5th

Come find out how to make your own bubbles! In this 2 hour camp we will discover the science behind bubbles, make our own bubbles to take home and have some fun creating different shapes with bubbles.  We will also attempt to make a bubble inside of a bubble. Grades 1st - 5th. Limit of 20

Jul 30 - Jul 30
19/YR*NON*1293*118
Sigourney Service Center/Academy
Tues. 2:00PM - 4:00PM    $10.00
909 E. Pleasant Valley
C. Howard 

Ready to register? Click here to go to the Registration button

 

hammack_profileGeneral Interest Programs, Youth Camps, & Personal Development Programs:

Amy Hammack, Coordinator

Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5216 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5216
Email: Amy.Hammack@indianhills.edu 

Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.