Summer Camps

Explore summer camp options at Northeast Iowa Community College!

Trimark CNC Day

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Cresco Center

Enjoy a free, fascinating, hands-on day exploring the high-tech world of Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Students learn basic G&M code programming, design and machine your own initials on a block of aluminum with a CNC milling machine. If there is time, students will engrave an image of choice on the back side of the initials block using CAD/CAM to generate the G&M codes.

Open to students entering grades 11-12 in the fall.

Fore more information contact Holly O’Brien, Success Coach, at 563.562.3263, ext. 114.

Be Your Own Boss

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Cresco Center

Get a jump start on building entrepreneurial skills! This action packed camp based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) principles introduces students to the basics of starting a business and becoming their own boss. Through field trips and face-to-face meetings with local business owners, students will develop a business plan, create marketing materials and will wrap up the week pitching their ideas in a "Shark Tank" style presentation.

Open to students entering grades 5-6 in the fall. Space is limited to 13 students.

For more information contact Cassie Lichty, Cresco Center Director, at 563.547.3355.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
NECAS, Peosta Campus

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. The purpose of these one-day events is to teach students to stay safe on farms and at home with a variety of age-appropriate lessons. Topics may include ATV safety, bike safety, fire safety, machinery safety and more. Youth who live on a farm, work on a farm or visit a farm are encouraged to attend.

Open to children ages 4-12. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Contact the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) at 888.844.6322 or safetyday@nicc.edu for more information.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Iowa's Dairy Center

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. The purpose of this one-day event is to teach students to stay safe on farms and at home with a variety of age-appropriate lessons. Topics may include ATV safety, bike safety, fire safety, machinery safety and more. Youth who live on a farm, work on a farm or visit a farm are encouraged to attend.

Open to children ages 4-12. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Contact the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) at 888.844.6322 or safetyday@nicc.edu for more information.

Kids in the Kitchen: Junior Chef

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Waukon Center

Designed for kids entering grades 3-7, this camp experience places an emphasis on having fun in the kitchen. Kid-friendly kitchen tips, sanitation, safety and proper use of basic tools and equipment will be demonstrated. Students will also learn measurements, how to read and follow recipes and to manage time. Working together, all students will make simple, kid-approved recipes and, of course, sample the results. Be ready to cook with your kid, because he or she will come home with several recipes to help prepare, plus a whole lot of enthusiasm! Lunch will be provided.

Open to students entering grades 3-7 in the fall. Space is limited to 16 students.

For more information contact Erica Nosbisch, Waukon Center Director, at 563.568.3060.

Game on with STEAM

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Waukon Center

The game-ification of just about anything students can think of is a natural fit with the science, technology, engineering, art and math aspects of this STEAM camp program. If it can be done, it can become a game, right?! Students will enjoy using platforms like Scratch, Tickle, Makey Makey, Bloxels, Cospace and Sculpture, to design games and controllers with characters, story lines and animation. Students develop collaboration and critical thinking skills as they work in teams to program and create a game everyone will be proud to play. Breakfast and/or lunch will be provided.

Open to students entering grades Pre-K-7 in the fall. Space is limited to 40 students.

For more information contact Erica Nosbisch, Waukon Center Director, at 563.568.3060.

Mini Gateway to Technology

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Manchester Center

Engage your middle school student's natural curiosity and imagination in this three-day Project Lead The Way (PLTW) camp. The Gateway Academy is an engaging, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) summer experience designed to inspire creativity and develop self-confidence in young students through activity-, project- and problem-based learning. Your student will learn how things work and gain skills in communication, collaboration, critical-thinking and creativity. This specially designed camp will introduce children to the fields of engineering and architecture, and offer an opportunity to investigate and fly drones.

Open to students entering grades 6-8 in the fall.

For more information contact, Holly Maurer, Manchester Center Director at 563.822.1016.

Murder Mystery Camp

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Manchester Center

Help! We're seeking detectives and investigators to solve a Manchester Center mystery! Tragically, Muffin, the neighborhood cat, has been "offed" in our classroom while the teacher was out. There are multiple suspects and lots of questionable alibis to sort through, as well as some very strange evidence collected from the body and crime scene. We need students to help analyze the crime scene evidence using fingerprinting, blood typing and other scientific tools. Then using logic, teamwork and problem-solving techniques to identify, once and for all, who committed this awful crime. Please help us seek justice for Muffin!

Open to students entering grades 6-8 in the fall.

For more information contact, Holly Maurer, Manchester Center Director at 563.822.1016.

Coding for Kids

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
RAMS/Oelwein Center

This camp is a fun and interactive way to introduce students to advanced technology skills, such as programming, problem solving, and logic, by creating programs with sequencing, loops and events. Students will investigate different problem-solving techniques and learn how to respond to cyber bullying. They will even get to program a robot!

Open to students entering grades 3-4 in the fall.

For more information contact Terri Rubner, RAMS/Oelwein Center Director, at 319.283.3010.

Ride the Waves

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
RAMS/Oelwein Center

Ride the Waves provides a fun, hands-on learning environment for students to explore the physical science principles of fluid flow and waves. Sessions include brand new, interactive classroom and laboratory experiments! On the last day of camp, students will enjoy experiencing the concepts they have learned during the week at Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo.

Open to students entering grades 5-6 in the fall.

For more information contact Terri Rubner, RAMS/Oelwein Center Director, at 319.283.3010.

Learn! Create! Innovate! An Introduction to Manufacturing

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Regional Tech Complex, Oelwein

This camp is for students interested in exploring what manufacturing is and learning about careers in manufacturing. Students will get hands-on experience working with basic manufacturing equipment, see different types of manufacturing and tour a local manufacturer. Finally, students will get to work on small manufacturing products that they will be able to take home with them to wow their parents and friends!

The camp is open to any student entering grades 7-9 in the fall.

For more information contact Terri Rubner, RAMS/Oelwein Center Director, at 319.283.3010.

Kids on Campus

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Peosta Campus

Your kids won't stop talking about the fun classes and crazy experiments they will participate in during this weeklong camp. Classes introduce kids to new ideas and concepts in a fun and interactive way. Kids on Campus provides a positive, creative learning environment everyone will enjoy! Lunch and snacks are included.

Open to students entering grades 2-7 in the fall.

For more information contact Krista Weitz, Program Manager, at 563.557.8271, ext. 380.

Build Your Own Business

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Waukon Center

Have a great idea to turn into a business? This two-day, Shark Tank-style camp teaches students basic business concepts and vocabulary, how to create a business plan and pitch ideas in a presentation to area entrepreneurs. Local professionals will share their business stories and help students learn everything from a proper greeting handshake, to good customer service skills, to building a professional business card.

Open to students entering grades 4-6 in the fall. Space is limited to 16 students.

For more information contact Erica Nosbisch, Waukon Center Director, at 563.568.3060.

NICC for Kids

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Calmar Campus

Your kids won’t stop talking about the fun classes they will participate in during this three-day camp. Classes introduce kids to new ideas and concepts in a fun and interactive way. NICC for Kids provides a positive, creative learning environment everyone will enjoy! Lunch and snacks are included.

Open to students entering grades 2-4 in the fall.

For more information contact Krista Weitz, Program Manager, at 563.557.8271, ext. 380.

Healthcare Faces of the Future

Summer 2020 dates coming soon
Waukon Center

Calling all kids who want to be a nurse, paramedic, doctor or other health professional! Spend an action-packed day experiencing what these careers are like. Students will have a chance to work with manikins in a health lab setting and try lots of interactive, hands-on activities that a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) does every day. Guest speakers from local healthcare facilities will inform students what it’s really like to work in their fast-paced, fascinating jobs. Lunch will be provided.

Open to students entering grades 3-7 in the fall. Space is limited to 20 students.

For more information contact Erica Nosbisch, Waukon Center Director, at 563.568.3060.