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Keep learning when school is out with summer camps

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 22, 2023

Learning doesn’t have to stop over the summer for students of any age. If you’re not old enough to take college-level courses, take advantage of educational summer camps and classes for kids from first grade through high school at College of Lake County (CLC).

Kids during a summer campMany Explore camps for younger students grades 1-8 are STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and utilize CLC’s vast resources and teaching options. These camps cleverly disguise academic enrichment as fun. Arts, science, technology, engineering, math and more are taught by experienced educators. New classes this year include crochet, backyard farming, poetry, photography and sign language.

"We're always looking to offer summer camp classes that families are interested in," said Tammie Johnson, camp coordinator. "CLC's adult sign language classes recently gained popularity so we decided to offer them for a younger audience. The Engage camp can help high school students explore interpreting as a possible career."

High school students can sample and discover career paths with Engage camps. Most of these classes are taught in lab classrooms, just like the standard college classes taught by CLC instructors. They are the perfect way for teens to test-drive a career before they commit. Experiences include auto tech, criminal justice, forensics, baking and pastry, engineering, graphic arts, nursing and healthcare, photography and writing. SAT prep study classes are also available.

High school Engage camps start the last week of May and run through the beginning of August. Explore camps begin the week of June 5 and run through the end of July. Camps are four days a week and take place at the Grayslake, Southlake and Lakeshore campuses.

A variety of scholarships are available. Register early, camps fill quickly. For more information and to register, visit

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.