INA, Ill. (May 18, 2022) – Rend Lake College is offering kids an opportunity to unplug from devices and lean into learning this summer.

RLC’s Community and Corporate Education offers fun and exciting opportunities for kids between grades first through eighth. You can learn more about each of the options below.

Register today to ensure an excellent experience for your children this summer. You can register online at rlc.coursestorm.com or 618-437-5321, extension 1367.

Payment must be made at the time of registration.

The 2022 RLC Summer Kids Camps are:


Art Exploration with Emily DeForest

Grades 1-3
June 21-23, Tues-Thurs, 9am-12pm

COMED 6321-01


Art Exploration with Emily DeForest

Grades 4-6
June 21-23, Tues-Thurs, 12:30pm-3:30pm
COMED 6321-41

Location: LRC, Room 103

Cost: $60

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.


Bertie Ham's Chefs of Tomorrow with Chef Jeff Fairbanks

Grades 4-6
August 1-4, Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm
COMED 6331-02

Location: Student Center, Room 103

Cost: $75

Each day is a new culinary adventure as campers
learn the basics of cooking safely. 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. This camp is being sponsored in
Bertie’s memory by her family and friends.

Each camper will receive some of Bertie’s famous recipes.


Blastoff! with Greg Hollmann


Grades 4-7
June 21-23, Tues-Thurs, 9:00am-12:00pm
COMED 6345-01
Location: Science Building, Room 117

Cost: $60

Turn an ordinary summer into another adventure
while attending this 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!


Down On The Farm with Angie Kistner

Grades 1-3
June 21-23, Tues-Thurs, 12:30pm-3:30pm
COMED 6346-41

Location: RLC Historic School House

Cost: $60

This is a farm and animal-based camp that will have
hands-on engagement. Campers will participate in
activities such as animal care and handling, games,
nature investigating, crafts, and farm to table


Let's Get Fit! with Laura Johnston

Grades 4-6
June 21-23, Tues-Thurs, 9am-12pm
COMED 6342-01

Location: RLC REC Center

Cost: $60

Let’s Get Fit will show kids that being active is fun!
This camp will introduce kids to an active lifestyle.
Campers will participate in several different physical activities and learn about nutrition while
having fun! Please wear play clothes, sunscreen and
tennis shoes.


RLC Bakeshop with Angelina Mabrey


Grades 4-8
June 21-23, Tues-Thurs, 9:00am-3:30pm
COMED 6331-01

Location: Student Center, Room 110

Cost: $60

Kids, are you interested in learning how to run your
bakeshop? Join RLC professional pastry chef, Jeff
Fairbanks, to learn skills in baking and pastry
techniques. Campers will work alongside Chef Jeff and
RLC pastry students during the morning session to
create delicious bakery items. In the afternoon,
campers will meet with the RLC Career Tech Support
Team to learn more about planning, cost analysis,
production, marketing, and sales. On the final afternoon,
kids will experience a Grand Opening Ceremony
for the RLC Bakeshop.


The Look with the Studio RLC Style Team

Grades 5-8
June 13, Monday, 8:30am - 12:30pm
COMED 6324-30

Location: Studio RLC, RLC MarketPlace, Mt. Vernon

Cost: $25

Discover skincare basics, make-up, nail care, and hair care. Campers will develop self-confidence, social skills, and general hygiene in this one-day camp.


Mars Explorer with Greg Hollmann

Grades 4-7
June 16, Thursday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
COMED 6345-70

Location: Murphy-Wall Campus, Pinckneyville, Room 116

Cost: $15

This camp is an exciting opportunity for future adventurers to learn more about Mars and current and future missions to this planet. Rend Lake
College instructor Greg Hollmann will facilitate hands-on activities that will help campers better understand the surface conditions, volcanic activity, and
other features of Mars. To finish the program, the participants will be tested with a building activity that will illustrate the challenges we
face in the human exploration of this planet.


Registration & Payment Options

Register online at www.rlc.coursestorm.com or
register by phone.

Payment may be made by
check, money order, credit/debit card, or cash and
must be received at the time of registration.

Space is limited, so be sure to register early!


Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be issued for cancellations
received one week before the first day of camp.
RLC cannot provide make-up sessions or partial
refunds for days missed. RLC reserves the right to
cancel any camps that do not meet minimum
enrollment —the registration fee will be fully


Supervised Lunch

RLC staff will collect your camper at the end of
their morning camp, supervise their lunch, and
drop them off with their afternoon leader.
Parents may drop their camper off at their 9 am
camp and pick them up at 3:30 pm following their
afternoon session. Campers need to bring a sack
lunch and beverage each day.


(618) 437 5321, EXT. 1714

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Dean of Community & Corporate Education
Phone Extension: 1367
Building: Student Center
Office: 207
M.S.Ed., Eastern Illinois University | B.S., Southern Illinois University
Community and Corporate Education Specialist
Phone Extension: 1714
Building: Student Center
Office: 204
B.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale | A.A.S., John A. Logan College

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