Butler County Community College has released details regarding this summer’s camps for kids.
This is the 21st year for the “Kids on Campus” summer enrichment program, which caters to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
In total, there are 104 camps to choose from this year- offered at various dates and times throughout the summer months. Topics range from acting, arts and crafts, athletics, cooking, gardening, sewing, robotics, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Four-day camps will run from June 17-Aug. 1 at BC3’s main campus in Butler Township. New four-day Best of Kids on Campus programs, for those through eighth grade, are scheduled from Aug. 5-8.
“We have classes in a wide variety of selections,” said Eva Lowerre, BC3’s Kids on Campus coordinator. “The students are building, creating, programming and exercising while they are on campus. Students come with friends, but most times make new friends while creating new things together in the classroom.”
Programs are divided among those in kindergarten and first grade, second through fourth grades, fifth through eighth grades, and ninth through 12th grades.
Among the new camps for students in grades 5-8 are those teaching the use of a sewing machine in DIY Sewing, Sewing I and Sewing II and, Lowerre said, “We have some great new cooking and baking classes including Your Bacon Me Hungry, Candy Shoppe and Soups and Sliders.”
Returning to the 2019 Kids on Campus lineup is Cubelets and EV3 Robotics, which, Lowerre said, “are a huge hit, especially when combined with LEGOS.”
A new floral academy, for those in grades 9-12 and in which students can gain initial skills for future employment, is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24-27.
Students, Lowerre said, “can walk away with the knowledge to get a job within the field” of floral arrangements. “It’s job training.”
Morning camps are held from 9 a.m. to noon and separate afternoon camps, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
Camp costs start at $69 per student, which includes tuition and fees. Morning care is available from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for $28 weekly, and afternoon care, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for $21 weekly.
Parents can attend an open house on May 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to learn more about BC3’s summer offerings. For more information or to request a registration form, call 724-287-8711 Ext. 8504.