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Mini Camps - Registration Opens September 1st! 

Held Saturdays at Rhodes State College November 2024 through April 2025

Camps are held at Rhodes State College from 10 am – 12 pm
Cost: $29 each
Check Back in August for the 2024/25 mini camps! 

Camps are held at Rhodes State College from 10 am – 12 pm
Cost: $29 each
Check back in August for the 2024/25 mini camps! 

Summer Camps & Pre-College Programs - ALL CAMPS ARE FULL! Registration is closed 

June 10-14, 2024

Topics include: STEM, Autonomous, Artificial Intelligence, Esports, Art, Science, and more!

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ALL CAMPS are designed to run ALL five days (TWO camp maximum per full day campers, ONE camp maximum for half day campers)


Microscope “I Spy” 
Discover a whole new world, sparking curiosity and questions through the lens of a microscope. Explore the basic parts of a microscope as you construct your own. Learn how to use a microscope and experience an up-close view at everything you encounter. What do you think you will see? What did you actually see? Join us as we venture to observe the world around us.    

LEGO: Super Structures 
Design and build huge structures. Build bridges, skyscrapers, lighthouses, castles, and tons more using your own imagination.  Knock them down, crush them and test the strength of the structure. 

The Doodle Den
Play, imagine, discover, create, and participate in an art adventure. Implement the elements of art and learn how to utilize each as you draw and sketch masterpieces in this fun-filled expedition.

Wilderness Warriors 
Explore nature’s wonders with experts in forestry, natural resources, and wilderness survival.  Experience bugs, critters, and plants, appreciate and conserve all that the wilderness has to offer.  

Half-Day Camp: $89

Full-Day Camp (choose TWO half-day options): $169


ALL CAMPS are designed to run ALL five days   (TWO camp maximum per full day campers, ONE camp maximum for half day campers)


Work in teams to create your competition BattleBot machine while learning the basic principles of engineering mechanics and electronics, including motors and microcontrollers. Finish out the week competing against your opponents in Rhodes State’s Battle Arena. Tour local manufacturing robotic facilities.

Esports Competitive Gaming
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.

Animation & Virtual Reality
Bring your imaginative story to life. Learn basic 2D animation by creating a short flipbook story. This will transition to 3D animation where you  will learn how to model in Blender 3D software by using geometric shapes and sculpting tools. Participants will animate their creations in Blender, as well as virtual reality. 

Environment, Health, and You
Discover the “unseen” influences on your health. Environmental health focuses on the relationships between people and their environment. The water we drink, the air we breathe, the products we use, and the conditions in which we live, learn, work, and play have an affect on our health. Tour local energy and conservation facilities. 

Musical Marvel
Discover what it takes to professionally record music. Come join a group by playing a musical instrument, sing and/or produce musical recordings. By using digital audio technology (DAW) your group will record a musical masterpiece to share with family and friends. Tour a musical facility. 

Medieval ARTitecture
Design and construct buildings and sculptures based on the Medieval architecture of the Middle Ages. The designs tell the story of a time long gone, yet the influence of the architecture can still be seen all around us. Delve into the major styles of the period including: pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, and Gothic. Tour a local castle art museum.


Half-Day Camp: $89

Full-Day Camp (choose TWO half-day options): $169 


Each program is $129

Robotics & Autonomous Systems: Intro to Robotics

Construct autonomous creatures while exploring basic robotics and the science behind the technology. Tour an Ohio test facility for automated and connected vehicles, and spend a day with the apprentices creating with CNC machines and exploring them in motion at GROB Systems’ manufacturing facility. 

Advanced Robotics

Interact with college instructors in the operation of different robots in the Rhodes State College laboratories and prepare for the Fanuc certification exam. Tour local manufacturing facilities to see robots in action. Earn your Fanuc - Handling Tool Operation & Programming (6 points toward high school graduation).* Participants will be working with Haas CNC machines, including the 5-axis, to create a project as well as tour a manufacturing facility utilizing CNC equipment.    

*Must successfully pass FANUC exam to earn certification.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Breakthrough

Create a baseball forecasting app and chat app by using a computer to make predictions and identify complex patterns and how computers can interpret language. Use no-code tools as well as previously written code to generate a variety of artificial intelligence applications. Explore machine learning basics by building your own teachable object. Tour a local manufacturing facility utilizing AI. 

Surgical Tech
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. Learn cardiac anatomy and perform a cardiac stent procedure utilizing a virtual 3D dissection table at the Borra Center for Health Sciences surgical suite. Tour local facilities utilizing surgical robotics. 

Laboratory Secrets 
Practice forensic science through genetic analysis, use chemical processing to investigate handwriting, experiment with food science, and view chemical composition through unique 3D virtual reality technology. There will be a tour to a local facility to meet and see lab science technologists at work.

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Contact Ashley Hunter by phone (567) 712-1747 or by email
Ashley Hunter
Coordinator, Youth & Community Programming
(567) 712-1747