Summer Hours: Main Campus: Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm, Friday, 8am-Noon Borra Center: Monday-Thursday, 7am-5pm, Closed on Friday Details.

Mini Camps - Registration Open!

Held Saturdays at Rhodes State College January - April 2023 

Extreme Slime
January 28, 2023

The Magic Behind Magnets
February 25, 2023

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Rocket League Esports Tournament
January 28, 2023
February 25, 2023
March 25, 2023
April 29, 2023

Be a Healthcare Hero 
January 14, 2022 – Physical and Occupational Therapy
February 11, 2022 – Radiographic Imaging and Dental Hygiene
March 11, 2022 - Surgical Tech
April 15, 2022 - Respiratory Care

Precision Agriculture Drone Scavenger Hunt
January 7, 2023

January 28, 2023 
February 25, 2023 
March 25, 2023
April 29, 2023

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Summer Camps - Registration Open!

June 12-16, 2023

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STEMsational Makers
Ignite your passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in this fun, hands-on learning camp. Apply your imagination and creativity through playful assembly of LEGOs to build a piece of equipment. Program and use a LEGO Mindstorms robot through various obstacles. Be introduced to electrical circuits while experimenting with Squishy Circuits.

Explore the sciences of biology and chemistry through innovative hands-on activities and experiments!  Mix, create, explore, and explode. Learn about lab safety and fundamental science concepts while participating in a synthetic frog dissection, including organ and skeleton structure and veins and arteries.

Crafty Creators
Play, imagine, discover, create, and participate in a weeklong arts adventure! Explore and expand your creative side. Opportunity to participate in educational and exciting hands-on art activities. Experience the elements of art and how to use them to make beautiful masterpieces.

Outdoor Explorers
Enjoy bugs, mud, critters and plants with this hands-on, minds-on experience with the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District. We’ll make art, play music, do math, build critter shelters, learn to be safe and respectful, and, most importantly, get outside in nature!

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Metaverse: Virtual Reality Creation 
Join us in this introduction into virtual reality creation!  Design your own virtual reality world using professional design tools. Campers will encounter exciting challenges and utilize virtual reality creation software to create and publish 360 videos and images.

The Artist’s Way 
Implement the elements of art and learn how to utilize each as you draw and sketch masterpieces in this fun filled art camp. This camp is focused on drawing and sketching at your own pace. Visit the Mazza Museum during the camp.

Competitive Gaming with Esports 
Prepare to compete as part of an Esports team. Discover Esports, history, game mechanics, warm-up exercises, training regiment, and terminology. Learn the importance of proper communication, teamwork, and sportsmanship. At the end of the week, teams will compete in a gaming tournament that will be broadcast over Rhodes’ twitch channel with shoutcasters calling the play-by-play!

STEM in Action 
Advance your science and math skills with technology.  Design with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and then bring your design to life using a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. print with 3D printers, and join staff from GROB Systems as they showcase fundamentals of automation.  Tour select local manufacturing facilities that utilize technology in action.

Construction: Building from the Ground Up 
Join together art, design, and construction! Create bridges and concrete boats and test them in a competition against other campers. Focus on safety principles and move on to surveying, design, material selection, and final construction. Visit a local construction site.  

CSI Rhodes State
Fingerprint, cast and mold impressions, develop fingerprints, collect and document evidence, and maintaining chain of custody of evidence. Partnering with Allen County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigator.

Rescue and Revive 
Jump into a day in the life of fire and rescue professionals. Enjoy a fun-filled week of hands-on activities and the thrill of learning about EMS, Fire and Police. Campers will learn basic CPR and first aid based on trauma scenarios and interact with professionals in the field.  A drop-in landing from Care Flight will top off the week. Tour of a local fire department.

Science Detectives 
Explore the amazing science of biology! Take on the role of a "detective" and try to solve the mystery behind cells, diseases, & genetics. Participate in a Glo-Germ activity, dissect a sheep brain, and create an edible animal or plant cell model. Come and join other science enthusiasts for a great adventure. There will be a tour to a local research science site.

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Modern Agriculture: Drones, Data, & Robots
Explore modern agriculture using science, technology and math. This one of a kind camp will engage participants in various activities such as flying drones to monitor crops, collecting soil samples for analysis, learning about precision farm equipment to create field maps and how to use data to solve real-world farm challenges. Days will be filled with learning from Rhodes State College’s agriculture technology instructors and local farming experts.  Through hands-on tours and activities, participants will get a unique look at high tech agriculture. 

Surgical Technology: Scrubbies 101
Step into the shoes and scrubs of a surgical technologist – a scrubbie! A surgical technologist is part of the team delivering surgical care. Within a state-of-the-art surgical suite at the Borra Center for Health Sciences; a future scrubbie will learn cardiac anatomy and perform a cardiac stent procedure utilizing the anatomage table (a virtual 3D dissection table). Participants will also learn how to do a surgical scrub, gown and glove, prepare and pass surgical instruments, gather and label specimens, view a surgical procedure video, and apply sterile dressings to surgical wounds. The week will end with a field trip to a local facility to explore robotic surgery.

Breaking through with Artificial Intelligence
Jump into the world of Artificial Intelligence! AI is everywhere—appliances, robots, vehicles, wearables. Python is the most popular and flexible coding language in the world. Participants will use Python to create small devices ranging from digital watches, fitness trackers, alarms, and games. and see additional AI applications. By the end of the week, students will be coding an autonomous robot. No prior coding knowledge is required.

Accelerate into Autonomous Vehicles
Accelerate into autonomous vehicles by creating your own. Driverless vehicles are all around us—roadways, factories, warehouses, homes, and farms—and autonomous vehicles are going to be a common technology. Participants will create fish, elephants, and chameleons to navigate, interact, explore their environment, and use the Robot Operating System to train their machines how to learn. During the week, a tour to the local manufacturer is included. AI is for any student interested in robots, vehicles, or computers. No prior coding knowledge is required.

Laboratory Secrets 101
Practice forensic science through genetic analysis, use chemical processing to investigate hand writing, experiment with food science, and view chemical composition through unique 3d virtual reality technology.  There will be a tour to a local industry to meet and see real lab science technologist at work. 


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Contact Ashley Hunter by phone (567) 242-5913 or by email
Ashley Hunter
Coordinator, Youth, Community and Continuing Education
(567) 242-5913