Being stuck at home doesn’t mean self-improvement has to stop. Rend Lake College is bringing the classroom to you through the new Warrior Workshops initiative.

These workshops are free programming for the entire community. Volunteers and guest instructors will offer entertaining and educational presentations via Zoom that anyone can attend. RLC plans to run the workshops from now until July 31. RLC will continue to add to its list of programming as more people volunteer to present. Continue to check back for more workshops. Upcoming topics include archery, cask iron cooking, gardening, and many more.

Interested in conducting your own workshop? Community members are invited to share their knowledge, skills and talent with others. These topics could be geared towards kids, teenagers, adults, and families. And there is no set format for how you can present. It could be a demonstration, virtual field trip, interactive activity, lecture, etc. If you would like to contribute, email  and we will help get you set up with everything you need to conduct the workshop.


July 7-9

warrior workshops blastoff

Blastoff! Virtual Camp

9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 7-9. Launch date TBD

The deadline to register is June 22. 

Grades 4-7


Turn an ordinary summer into another adventure with this virtual science camp. Participants will build, decorate, and launch their own model rockets that reach heights up to 1000 feet. Live sessions will be held virtually to help participants with each step of the rocket building process. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to stimulate and educate young minds! Adult supervision is required during rocket building. When registering for this Workshop, be sure to register for all 3 days individually. 


Estes Big Bertha Rocket - Available at the best price at Belleville Wholesale Hobby (link below).

NOTE: When purchasing from Belleville Wholesale Hobby, type "actual postage and handling" in the order notes section for a refund on the difference between parcel costs and what the website estimates. It will help reduce the price of shipping. 

Estes Big Bertha Rockets are also available on Amazon:

Other supplies that are needed.

All-Purpose Glue (Elmer's type)

Wood Glue





Scotch Tape


Spray Paint for Decorating.

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