RLC offering 17 Summer Kids Camps

INA, Ill. (May 9, 2019) – Seventeen Summer Kids Camps, ranging from outdoor activities to flying drones to art lessons, have been scheduled for June and July at Rend Lake College.

Kids Camps Home Slide 2019 no dates

Join RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division for some returning camps, back by popular demand, such as Blastoff! and Drone Zone.

Grade level applies to either past or upcoming grade. Payments may be made by check, money order, credit or debit cards, or cash, and must be received at the time of registration. Parents and guardians are responsible for all transportation arrangements to and from camp.

For more information about a camp or to register, contact the RLC Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714.

Strike a Pose: camp costs $35

Grades 4-6 meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 5 at Studio RLC in the Mt. Vernon MarketPlace Campus

Learn from the latest fashions and trends; make yourself feel just like a model. Discover the basics to skin care, make-up, nail care, the latest hair styles, poise and etiquette. Develop self-confidence, personality and social skills. Introduce the "new" you to family and friends during your runway walk at the end of the day. Camp fee includes lunch. Bring your favorite outfit.

Speed and Agility Camp: camp cost $30

Grades 1-5 meet  11 a.m. to noon on June 11 and 18, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Perry County Health and Fitness in Pinckneyville
Grades 6-8 meet noon to 1 p.m. on June 11 and 18, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Perry County Health and Fitness in Pinckneyville

Do you want to become a stronger, more conditioned athlete? This course is designed to increase speed and agility in young athletes. Each session will focus on improving flexibility, strength and coordination.

Art Exploration: camp costs $75

Grades 1-3 meet 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 in the Learning Resource Center, room 103.

Grades 4-6 meet 12:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 in the Learning Resource Center, room 103.

Camp Instructor Sharon Corn Campers will experiment with materials and techniques that enhance the communication of ideas through art. Exploration of visual arts will be provided through the creation of make -and-take projects. Projects may include painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking and more

Blastoff: camp cost $75

Grades 4-7 meet 12:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 in the Science Building, room 116.

Camp Instructor Greg Hollmann will turn an ordinary summer into another adventure with the ultimate science camp. Participants will build, decorate and launch their own model rockets that reach heights up to 1000 feet. In addition to building and launching the rockets, participants will view videos produced by NASA which highlight our explorations on other planets, discuss the possibility of life beyond Earth and participate in activities that bring the solar system to scale. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to stimulate and educate young minds.

The Drone Zone: camp cost $100

Grades 5-8 meet from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 in the RLC REC Center.

Experience the exciting world of drones in this new RLC summer camp. Learn about the different parts of the drone and pilot a drone for yourself from camp instructor Anthony Amato. Each day lends for a new adventure when you take drones to flight.

Garbage Pail Science: camp cost $60

Grades 1-3 meet from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 in the Science Building, room 115

No homework, no paper work—just lots and lots of awesome science experiments using stuff and junk. If you think science is boring and hard to understand, this class will change your mind forever. But don’t blink; you might miss one of the amazing scientific reactions. Folder of handouts will allow you to repeat the activities at home.

Glider and RC Flight: camp cost $60

Grades 6-8 meet from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 at the RLC Pavilion

Take flight this summer by soaring into the world of glider and remote controlled flight with instructor John Griffin. Start the week flying rubber band airplanes from the Academy of Model Aeronautics and end the week flying RC planes at the flying field. Students will be signed up for the Youth Membership AMA in order to participate in the events.

Let Them Make Cake: camp cost $15

Grades 1-3 meet from 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 18 in the Student Center, Front Dining Area

Parents/caregivers will join their favorite “little friend” to create cupcakes and participate in activities with a “creative food” theme under the direction of Beth Mandrell. Children will have fun using icing, cookies, candies, and their imagination to add features to their cakes. The camp will conclude with a parade on campus passing out some of their creations. Bring an apron or old shirt to camp. All tools and supplies will be provided.

Outdoor Life is My Kind of Life: camp cost $60

Grades 4-6 meet from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 at the Coal Mining Building, room 107

If you like being outside, this is the camp for you! Join Park Rangers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and participate in some basic outdoor camping skills. Each day will be filled with fun activities that will help you feel more comfortable in the outdoors. We will focus on what you should do if you get “lost” in the woods, identify some of the things that you should and should not be afraid of and signal for help. We will set up the perfect campsite and discover the items you will need if spending the night in the woods. Try your hand at geocaching (treasure hunting with a GPS) and navigating with a compass and a map, tying knots, and making a para-cord bracelet to take home. On the final day of camp we will play old fashion lawn games and cook our lunch over a campfire.

Start and Turn Swim Camp: camp cost $30

Grades 1-8 meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 18 in the RLC Aquatics Lobby
or
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15 – Tuesday July 16 in the RLC Aquatics Lobby

Designed to improve the technique and efficiency of competitive swimming starts and turns. Learn to work the walls to get the best competitive swim edge over the other swimmers with instructor Laura Johnston. Proper technique will be emphasized daily for both a grab start and track start. Plus, each stroke turn will be practiced and refined both days of the camp. This camp is for those who have swim team experience.

Bertie Hams Chefs of Tomorrow: camp cost $75

Grades 4-6 meet from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday, July 29 – Thursday, Aug 1, in the Student Center, room 103

Each day is a new culinary adventure as each camper learns the basics to begin cooking safely. Under the direction of Chef Robert Wilson, campers will learn how to cook lunch for themselves and maybe even surprise others with their cooking skills. Campers will be taking home samples of their creations. Bertie Ham was well known for her love and passion for education, cooking and children. Bertie Ham’s Chefs of Tomorrow is being sponsored in Bertie’s memory, by her family and friends. Each camper will receive some of Bertie’s famous recipes.

The Drone Zone: camp cost $100

Grades 5-8 meet from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 – Thursday, Aug 1, in the RLC REC Center

Experience the exciting world of drones in this new RLC summer camp. Learn about the different parts of the drone and pilot a drone for yourself from camp instructor Anthony Amato. Each day lends for a new adventure when you take drones to flight.

Let’s Get Fit: camp cost $60

Grades 2-6 meet from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 29 – Thursday, Aug 1, in the RLC REC Center

Let’s Get Fit will show kids that being active is fun. This camp will introduce kids to an active lifestyle under the direction of Instructor Tyler O’Daniel. Campers will participate in several different types of physical activities and learn about nutrition all while having fun. Please wear play clothes, sunscreen and tennis shoes. (Bring swimwear Tuesday and Thursday.)

Martial Arts: camp cost $60

Grades 1-8 meet from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 – Thursday, Aug 1, in the RLC REC Center

Discover martial arts training and improve your health and coordination while learning to work with others. Practice basic calisthenics and stretches: experience beginning kicks that can be combined into self-defense techniques under the direction of Gary Douglas. By the end of this camp, you will feel fit and strong. Wear loose fitting clothes and tennis shoes.

Minecraft: camp costs $75

Grades 4-8 meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 – Thursday, Aug 1, in the Vocational Building, room 103

Students will explore the fundamentals of design, creation, building, and three dimensional space through the video game Minecraft with Instructor Matt Jackson. Campers will utilize Minecraft to develop and model structures and landscapes. They will be challenged to develop their digital creations in physical form through model building to help better understand the layout of their design. The campers will be exposed to new technologies such as 3D printing and digital fabrication. Each camper will leave with models of their creations. Campers will need to purchase their own Minecraft account for PC prior to camp.

Exploring the Solar System: camp costs $15

Grades 4-7 meet from 9 a.m. – noon Wednesday, June 26 at the RLC Murphey-Wall Campus, Pinckneyville, room 116

Turn an ordinary summer into another adventure while attending this ultimate science camp. RLC instructor Greg Hollmann will facilitate hands-on activities that allow students to better understand the exploration of our solar system. Participants will view videos produced by NASA which highlight our explorations on other planets, discuss the debate over Pluto’s planetary status and learn interactive activities that bring the solar system to scale.

Very Van Gogh: camp costs $15

Grades 2-6 meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the RLC Murphey-Wall Campus, Pinckneyville, room 101

Paint your own sunny field of flowers. Young artists will get creative and follow step-by-step instructions to paint their own field of sunflowers on a large canvas. Please wear old clothes. Class led by instructor Maria Forbes.

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