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Explore Summer Camps &
Engage Teen Experiences

Summer 2021 Youth Experiences begin June 1!

This summer Explore camps will be STEAM-filled and high school students will "Engage" in STEM-based career exploration and innovative experiences.

Registration for Explore Camps (Grades 1-8) and Engage Career Exploration Experiences (Grades 9-12) opens March 15!

Explore Camps (Grades 1-8)

STEAM based academic enrichment, taught by experienced educators, fun for grades 1-8.

New Explore Camps this Summer: 

  • Advance Your Math: Taste of Fast-Paced
  • Creative Writing: Secrets of Storytelling
  • Demystify Numbers with Visual Math
  • Discover Natural Elements of Art
  • Explore Robotics with LEGO EV3
  • Filmmaking Fun: Steps to Creating Great Video
  • LEGO Gadgets
  • LEGO Gear Bots
  • MathArt: Fun with Geometry
  • Math Matters: Sharpen Your Number Skills
  • More Graphic Design: Layout. Print. Create.
  • Nature Journaling
  • Reading and Lovin' It: Keep Your Reading Skills Sharp
  • Web Design

Engage Career Exploration Experiences (Grades 9-12):

Career explorations and innovative experiences that will help teens determine their path of study in high school or which majors to pursue in college.

New Engage Experiences this Summer:

  • Automotive Technology: Beyond the Basics
  • Baking I: Sweet!
  • Camp Scrubs: Nursing, Surgical Technology, Medical Assisting and Nurse Assisting
  • Engineering: Young Women Design Your Own Seat at the Table
  • Filmmaking Fun: Steps to Creating Great Video
  • Find Your Voice: Podcasting
  • Leap Write In to Creative Writing
  • More Graphic Design: Layout. Print. Create.
  • Pastry I: Cookies, Cupcakes, Cream Pies, Yum!

Explore Summer Camp 2021 Offerings

Week 1: June 7-10
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Discover Engineering with Materials Science (Grades 6-8)   $225  Online
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! The Long and Short of Crafting Short Stories (Grades 6-8) $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! Web Design (Grades 6-8) $195 Online
Week 2: June 14-17
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! LEGO Gadgets (Grades 1-3)   $195 Online
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plan. Study. Excel. Have Fun! (Grades 4-5)   $195 Online
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Film making Fun: Steps to Creating Great Video (Grades 6-10)   $225 Online
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! Demystify Numbers with Visual Math (Grades 4-5) $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. Graphic Design: Design. Layout. Print. Create. (Grades 6-8) $195  Online
Week 3: June 21-24
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! LEGO Gear Bots (Grades 1-3)   $195 Grayslake
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Digital Photography: Take Better Photos (Grades 6-8)   $195 Online
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Math for Chemistry: Formula for Success (Grades 6-8)   $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! Creative Writing: Secrets of Storytelling (Grades 4-5) $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. More Graphic Design: Design. Layout. Print. Create. (Grades 6-8) $195  Online
Week 4: June 28-July 1
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! Reading and Lovin' It: Keep Your Reading Skills Sharp (Grades 1-3)   $195 Grayslake
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! Explore Robotics with LEGO EV3 (Grades 6-8)   $225 Online
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! Discover Natural Elements of Art (Grades 4-5)   $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. Plan. Study. Excel. Have Fun! Tools for Academic Success (Grades 6-8) $195 Online


Week 5: July 12-15
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Design and Fabricate: Laser Photonics Optics Workshop (Grades 6-8) $195 Grayslake
1 - 4 p.m. Nature and Field Biology Up Close (Grades 4-5)   $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. Leap Write In to Creative Writing (Grades 6-8)   $195 Online

Week 6: July 19-22
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plan, Excel, Study, Have Fun! (Grades 4-5)   $195 Online
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Find Your Voice: Voice Acting, Podcasts and More (Grades 6-8)   $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! MathArt: Fun with Geometry (Grades 4-5)   $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. Plan. Study. Excel. Have Fun! Tools for Academic Success (Grades 6-8) $195 Online

Week 7: July 26-29
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! Math Matters: Sharpen Your Number Skills (Grades 1-3)   $195 Grayslake
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Math for Chemistry: Formula for Success (Grades 6-8)   $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! Nature Journaling (Grades 4-5)   $195 Grayslake
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! Advance Your Math: Taste of Fast-Paced (Grades 6-8) $195 Online

Engage Career Exploration for Teens in Grades 9-12

Week 1: June 1-4
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Baking I: Sweet! (Grades 9-12)  Note: Tuesday to Friday   $225 University Center
1 - 4 p.m. Pastry I: Cookies, Cupcakes, Cream Pies, Yum! (Grades 9-12)  Note: Tuesday to Friday   $225 University Center
Week 2: June 7-10
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! Camp Scrubs: Nursing, Surgical Technology, Nurse/Medical Assisting (Grades 9-12)
$225 Grayslake
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Graphic Design: Design. Layout. Print. Create. (Grades 9-12)   $195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. Web Design (Grades 8-12)   $195 Online
Week 3: June 14-17
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Filmmaking Fun: Steps to Creating Great Video (Grades 6-10)
$225 Online
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bringing Lasers, Photonics and Optics to Light (Grades 9-12)   $225 Grayslake
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! Camp Scrubs: Nursing, Surgical Technology, Nurse/Medical Assisting (Grades 9-12)   $225 Lakeshore

Week 4: June 21-24
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Beginning Culinary: Savor the Pasta-bilities (Grades 9-12)
$225 Grayslake
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Picture Yourself in Photography (Grades 9-12)   $195 Online
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Engineering Design and Prototype (Grades 9-12)   $225 Online
1 - 4 p.m. See Yourself in Criminal Justice (Grades 9-12)   $195 Grayslake
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! More Graphic Design: Layout. Print. Create. (Grades 9-12)   $195 Online
Week 5: June 28 to July 1
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! Find Your Voice: Podcasting (Grades 9-12)
$195 Online
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! Engineering: Young Women Design Your Own Seat at the Table (Grades 9-12)   $225 Online
1 - 4 p.m. NEW! Leap Write In to Creative Writing (Grades 9-12)   $195 Online
Week 6: July 12-15
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plan. Study. Excel. Have Fun: Tools for Academic Success (Grades 9-12)
$195 Online
1 - 4 p.m. Robotics Competition 101: Robotics Challenge (Grades 9-12)   $225 Online
Week 7: July 19-22
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Automotive Technology: Basics (Grades 9-12)
$225 Grayslake
Week 8: July 26-29
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plan. Study. Excel. Have Fun: Tools for Academic Success (Grades 9-12)
$195 Online
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW! Automotive Technology: Beyond the Basics (Grades 9-12)   $225 Grayslake
1 - 4 p.m. Bringing Lasers, Photonics and Optics to Light (Grades 9-12)   $225 Grayslake

SAT Test Prep for Grades 10-12

Monday and Wednesday, June 14-30
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
5 - 8 p.m. SAT Prep (Grades 10-12)
$250 Online
Tuesday and Thursday, July 13-29
Time Camp Topic Cost Location
5 - 8 p.m. SAT Prep (Grades 10-12)
$250 Online

How to Register

Complete the two sided Registration Form (PDF) submit through:

  • Email: CPEInfo@clcillinois.edu
  • Fax: (847) 543-3022
  • Mail:
    Personal Enrichment
    Attn: Youth Program, Room E139, College of Lake County
    19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
  • Explore Camps and Engage Experiences are offered LIVE ONLINE, at the Grayslake and Lakeshore Campuses and at the University Center of Lake County.
  • Explore Camps and Engage Experiences are fun, challenging programs taught by experienced, personable instructors whose passion for education will inspire your kids.
  • Camps run half days, mornings (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or afternoons (1-4 p.m.) Monday-Thursday for one week. Combine a morning and afternoon camp for a full-day experience.

Looking for SAT Test Prep Classes?

Please note: Camp registration closes the Wednesday prior to the camp start date or when a camp fills. Waiting lists will be maintained. 

Grades listed refer to a student's grade in Fall 2021.

Questions?

Call (847) 543-2980 or email CPEInfo@clcillinois.edu for assistance.



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