Kids' Camps

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Black Rocket
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 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.


Make Your First 3D Video Game!


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. 

 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.


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.

  Minecraft® Redstone Engineers


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.


Ottumwa Camps

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

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 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
Ottumwa Campus
Mon - Fri
Rural Health Bldg
Rm: 111


Centerville 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.

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


 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

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.