Kids on Kampus

Bay College summer youth program

Close up of smiling pre-teen kids

About the Program

Bay College is excited to announce the return of Kids on Kampus Summer youth program. The focus is on combining fun and learning with exciting, hands-on activities. Kids entering grades 4th – 7th are encouraged to come to Bay College this summer and attend one or more of the 3 day courses. The cost is $45.00 per course. Registration includes a snack and "Kids on Kampus" t-shirt. Register early! Seating is limited.

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Course Schedule

June 18 – 20 (9 AM - 12 PM)
  • Bugs, Berries, and Hikes
  • LEGO Robotics
  • Phun with Physics
June25 – 27 (9 AM - 12 PM)
  • Bugs, Berries, and Hikes
  • Explore with Cameras
  • LEGO Robotics
  • Phun with Physics
July 9 – 11 (9 AM - 12 PM)
  • Bugs, Berries, and Hikes
  • Electricity? It's a Snap!
  • Explore with Cameras
  • LEGO Robotics
July 16 – 18 (9 AM - 12 PM)
  • Electricity? It's a Snap!
  • LEGO Robotics
  • Monster Mash-Ups
  • Phun with Physics

Course Descriptions

Bugs, Berries, and Hikes

Trevor Quilan
Maximum number of students: 20
Grade level: 4th – 7th

Internet, Modern Medicine, Airplanes, Velcro and Bullet trains all got their starts from observations in nature. Come out in the woods and see what you’re missing. Learn about nature appreciation, wild foraging, fun facts and a tall tale or two. Dress for the weather and be ready to get dirty.


Electricity?  It’s a Snap!

Mark Highum
Maximum number of students: 20
Grade level: 4th – 7th

An interactive basic electronics camp using “Snap Circuits.” You will get a basic introduction of how electronics work while working in small groups to build projects and circuits of various functions. These hands-on activities will help you understand the fundamentals that create electronics all around you. All projects use low voltage DC circuit components for a safe learning environment.


Explore with Cameras

Melissa VanBrocklin
Maximum number of students: 20
Grade level: 4th – 7th

Students get behind the lens with a professional photographer. She will inspire you to be explorers and to explore your own world in a deeper way. Explore with Cameras is a fun workshop where students will learn the basics of digital photography. Day two will include a guided photo walk outdoors around campus. Campers are asked to have sunscreen, a light jacket, and tennis shoes. *Camera and required materials will be provided for each student to use.


LEGO Robotics

MichiganWorks!
Maximum number of students: 12
Grade level: 4th – 7th

LEGO Robotics will teach youth valuable engineering concepts and programming skills in a fun and engaging way. The LEGO Robotics system was designed to be simple and easy for students to use. Structural pieces snap together and come apart without tools, allowing for quick build times and easy modifications. A variety of LEGO sensors, gears, wheels, and accessories allows for customization of robots and the exploration of programming concepts. Teamwork and group problem-solving will be emphasized.


Monster Mash-Ups

Nancy Love
Maximum number of students: 20
Grade level: 4th – 7th

Scare the rhymes out of your classmates! In this class we will learn some poetry tricks to write our own Monster Poems. Students will then draw the poems to create our own Kids on Kampus Monster Court (we'll use the courtyard if it's not raining that day). Prizes will be awarded for the best Monster creations.


Phun with Physics

Matt Krynicki
Maximum number of students:  12
Grade level: 4th – 7th

Learn about lots of cool physics stuff! The course will introduce students to various fun and interesting topics in physics, such as projectile motion, angular momentum, electricity and magnetism. Formal labs and informal demonstrations will both be used as learning tools. The students will get to make theoretical predictions and then experimentally test those predictions.

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