2018-06-10 / Insight

Hands-on camps at Ed-Tech

BY NICHOLAS PUGLIESE
810-452-2601 • npugliese @mihomepaper.com


During last year’s Animal Science Summer Camp at Ed-Tech, North Branch Elementary students Jacob Doherty and Lucy Gump got up close and personal with the FFA’s livestock. 
Photo by Nicholas Pugliese During last year’s Animal Science Summer Camp at Ed-Tech, North Branch Elementary students Jacob Doherty and Lucy Gump got up close and personal with the FFA’s livestock. Photo by Nicholas Pugliese ATTICA TWP. — While regular classes at the Lapeer County Education and Technology Center may be on summer recess, the doors will remain open for another season of summer camps. Regularly drawing dozens of students each week looking for specialized, hands-on instruction in a variety of topics, The Lapeer County Intermediate School District summer camps feature a respite from the malaise of a long summer.

• The season kicks off July 9-13 with a trio of camps, including popular baking class “Cookies, Cakes and Pies, Oh My!” For sixth-eighth graders entertaining the idea of a career in culinary craft, the course will teach the basics of baking, kitchen safety and sanitation, and according to Instructional Services Manager Dawn Mosher, the best part is the students can bring their creations home.


As part of last summer’s baking camp “Cookies, Cakes and Pies, Oh My!,” sixth-grade student Lauren Sherman, from Bishop Kelley in Lapeer, placed cookies on a sheet to be baked. 
Photo by Nicholas Pugliese As part of last summer’s baking camp “Cookies, Cakes and Pies, Oh My!,” sixth-grade student Lauren Sherman, from Bishop Kelley in Lapeer, placed cookies on a sheet to be baked. Photo by Nicholas Pugliese • Also beginning July 9 is Animal Science/Horticulture Camp. Featuring two age groups, K-3 and 4-6, the camp will provide its attendees an opportunity to learn the basics of veterinary science. Students visit Ed-Tech’s working barn to learn the skills involved in animal restraint, taking an animal’s temperature, giving an injection and basic first aid. Students will also learn the basics of horticulture and will be able to cultivate a plant to take home.

• Rounding out the first week of LCISD Summer Camp offerings is Shark Tank. Those familiar with the similarly-titled television show already have an idea what the camp entails – students in attendance are provided a chance to invent, price, promote, place and market their very own imaginary product under the guidance of Ed-Tech instructors.

The K-3 students who participate will also make a website for their invented product as well as craft business cards and brochures. 4-6 grade students will have a chance to participate as well, starting July 11.

• Another highly-popular camp featuring all things Robotics will begin July 23, aimed at 6-7 grade students. Attendees will be introduced to the field of robotics and mechatronics using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot kits, and will cover the basics of mechanics, levers, rations and icon-driven graphic programming.

• For 7-10 graders interested in fashion photography, another camp, “Lights, Camera, Fashion!” will also begin July 23. Students will explore the world of fashion and create their own portfolio of designs and photos.

• Camps at Ed-Tech continue through Aug. 17, including ever-popular go-cart build camps, welding, STEMM camp and advanced veterinary camp. Cost for each student ranges from $45 to $115, depending on the camp, and registration is ongoing. For more information or to register, contact Maria Martz at 810-664-1124, Ext. 3901. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of each camp or until the camp is full.

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