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Ivy Tech's College for Kids kicks off summer of youth programs

June 20, 2011

BLOOMINGTON Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus is hosting its annual College for Kids summer day camp for children ages 11 to 14. Summer classes began on June 13 and will run in one week sessions through June 30.

College for Kids is a partnership between Ivy Tech and Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Kid City. Hands-on learning activities in the morning are held at Ivy Tech’s main campus, and Kid City activities in the afternoon gives kids a chance to be active outdoors at Rhino’s Youth Center.

Kids choose from 14 different “college classes” hosted at Ivy Tech:

Model Rocketry & Advanced Rocketry
Animation Station
Edit Audio Like a Pro
Great Graphics
Juggle for Awesomeness!
Lights, Camera, Action!
Pick and Strum
Radical Robots
Shazam Science
Teen Cuisine
The History of World War II

For more information visit and click on College for Kids, or call (812) 330-6042.

Other Ivy Tech 2011 Kids Summer Programs

Ivy Arts for Kids
(Ages 5-11) - Ivy Tech is also offering Ivy Arts for Kids, which offers a myriad of art courses at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center beginning June 20 and lasting through August 12. For more information about Ivy Arts for Kids, visit and click on Continuing Education, or call (812) 330-6042.

Theatre for Youth (
Ages 5-17) Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus, in partnership with the Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP), has established the Theatre for Youth program this year and it began on June 9. Classes are held at the BPP and will run through August 7. For more information about Theatre for Youth programs, visit and click on Continuing Education, or call (812) 330-6042.

Dr. Music Little Bands Camp
(Ages 8-17) - In this new camp held at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, students will learn to act, sing, dance and play instruments (beginners are welcome) and will perform in a brand new, original musical. For more information about the Dr. Music Little Bands Camp, visit and click on Continuing Education, or call (812) 330-6042.

Ivy Biz for Kids (
Ages 10-14 ) - The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech with the support of Monroe County Government, will be launching a one-week jewelry design program with an emphasis on entrepreneurship for kids 10-14 years old starting on July 11, 2011. For more information about Ivy Biz for Kids jewelry design day camp, visit and click on Entrepreneurship, then click Community, or call (812) 330-6261.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.