Kids' Camps

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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 at www.indianhills.edu/kidscamps. There are a limited number of scholarship available, so please apply early if your family is in need of assistance.  

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Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game

Battle Royale

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.

Ages 8-10
Jun 15 - Jun 18
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00
Ages 11-14
Jun 15 - Jun 18
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00

  

Make Your First 3D Video Game!

3D

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. 

Ages 8-10
Jun 22 - Jun 25
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 9:00AM -12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00
Ages 11-14
Jun 22 - Jun 25
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00


NEW!
 Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game

Mario Kart

On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home.

Ages 8-10
Jun 29 - Jul 02
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00
Ages 11-14
Jun 29 - Jul 02
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00

 

NEW!  JavaScript Developer Jam

Javascript Jam

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation.

Ages 8-10
Jul 13 - Jul 16
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00
Ages 11-14
Jul 13 - Jul 16
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00


NEW!
  Minecraft® Redstone Engineers

Minecraft

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone.

Ages 8-10
Aug 03 - Aug 06
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00
Ages 11-14
Aug 03 - Aug 06
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $150.00

 


Ottumwa Camps

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.

Jun 19 - Jun 19
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $50.00

Chef for a Day Grades 4-8

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 24 - Jun 24
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab, $40.00

Jul 23 - Jul 23
Ottumwa Campus
Thur, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab, $40.00

Aging, Witches & Zombies! Grades 4-8

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

Jul 01 - Jul 01
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Arts & Science Bldg
St. Johns Auditorium, $40.00

Build–A-Bot Grades 3-5

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 07 - Jul 07
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 209, $25.00

Weird Science Grades 4-6

Amazing! Awesome! Cool! Come see how excited you can be about science. Do hands on experiments to see things erupt, fizz and pop! Work with gooey things, slimy things, fizzy things and just amazing things! This camp is for students entering 4th, 5th or 6th grade in the fall. Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if there are any food allergies we need to be aware of.

Jul 08 - Jul 08
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $40.00

Build to Express Grades 3-5

Want to build something cool and unique using Legos 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 20 - Jul 20
Ottumwa Campus
Mon, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $25.00

Summer Tech Camp Ages 10-15

Is your child already excited by computer science, robotics, lasers and looking for a way to develop that knowledge further? In this four-day camp they will work with instructors in the Advanced Technology Center and explore the labs in robotics, lasers, electronic engineering, industrial maintenance, machine tech, interactive media, software development and business specialist. 

Jul 27 - Jul 30
Ottumwa Campus
Mon-Thur, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A, $60.00

Health Career Exploration

The Health Careers Exploration Experience is open to high school students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2020. During the week participants will overview different health careers and college pathways to those careers; get hands-on experiences with medical procedures and equipment; learn about financial options on how to pay for college & find scholarships; and how to apply to colleges. Student will go on field trips to area universities and two medical schools.

Jul 27 - Jul 31
Ottumwa Campus
Mon - Fri
Rural Health Bldg
Rm: 111

Cupcake & Cookie Challenge Grades 4-8

Cookies and cupcakes are fun to make, and, or 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
Ottumwa Campus
Thur, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Food Service Complex Bldg
Rm: Baking Lab, $30.00 


Centerville Camps

Build to Express Grades 2-5

Want to build something cool and unique using Legos 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!

Jun 17 - Jun 17
Centerville Campus
Mon, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Rm: 15/16, $25.00

Weird Science Grades 4-6

Amazing! Awesome! Cool! Come see how excited you can be about science. Do hands on experiments to see things erupt, fizz and pop! Work with gooey things, slimy things, fizzy things and just amazing things! This camp is for students entering 4th, 5th or 6th grade in the fall. Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if there are any food allergies we need to be aware of.

Jun 25 - Jun 25
Centerville Campus
Thur,9:00AM - 12:00PM
Rm: 15/16, $30.00

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.

Jul 17 - Jul 17
Centerville Campus
Fri, 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Lecture Hall B
Rm: 15, $50.00
 


Eddyville Camp

Process the Possibilities-Bioprocessing Tech Camp 

Students entering the 5th-8th grades are invited to participate in a day full of STEM related activities, revolving around the production of bio-products. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the Iowa Bioprocess Training Center in Eddyville, Iowa, meet with members of the local industry, and perform hands-on biotech based activities such as homemade biodetectors. Lunch will be provided, please let us know if there are any food allergies.

Jun 23 - Jun 23
Eddyville Campus
Tue, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Community Room, $40.00


 

 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.