Summer Camps

Program Description

Camp for students who will be entering 3rd– 5th grades.

  • Six fun interactive sessions to choose from in fashion, engineering, technology and art.
  • Once you register, a class selection sheet will be mailed to you for you to number your top selections, with #1 being your 1st choice and #6 being your last choice. Every effort will be made to enroll you in your top choices.
  • Students will attend the same three consecutive classes during the four days.
  • Each class is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • A schedule with your classes will be mailed the end of June.
  • Some of the classes require supplies you will need to pick up at the Outreach Center on July 8 or 9
  • Questions? Please call 309-796-8223.

Last day to receive a refund/register:  Tuesday, July 6

Mon. – Thurs.    July 12 – July 15         12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN  50169      Fee $80


Drawing Animals and Faces

Draw a self-portrait or a portrait/image of your favorite animal or pet. You will focus on facial features, head shape, and light to create works of art.  Join us and discover the artist in you!  Please have no line paper, pencil, eraser and ruler available during the class.


Recycled Art

Discover your creative side making projects that use everyday materials. You will make animals from everyday materials; discover the many items you can make out of egg cartons and create an art piece that can be used as a decoration in your home. Please have scissors, glue, and any tape available during the class.  You will also need to pick up additional materials from the Outreach Center.


Explore Engineering

Boats to buildings to bridges. Have you ever wondered what it takes to create these amazing structures? In this fun hands-on class, you will learn the design process that goes into such projects and create your own!  Please have scissors and glue available during the class. You will also need to pick up additional materials from the Outreach Center.


DIY Fashion

Learn creative and simple ways to add originality and pizzazz to your wardrobe from head to toe. You will create new accessories and make a bag to add to your fashion collection.  These do-it-yourself fashions will make your wardrobe look fresh and leave you with the enthusiasm to create even more after the class. You will need an old T-shirt on the first day. Adult size preferred, any color – as long as it’s a T-shirt you no longer need.  Please have scissors and glue available during class. You will also need to pick up additional materials from the Outreach Center.


No Bake No Problem

Learn about ingredients, proper food handling, healthy choices, how to prepare foods and how to make easy meals without an oven. In this hands-on class, you will have a chance to create and taste new recipes for yourself and to share with your family! You are responsible for providing the groceries from the list you will receive. 


Coding for Kids with Scratch Coding
Computer science and computer programming help nurture your problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. This fun, interactive class will teach you the concepts of computer logic, coding, and programming. By being exposed to and familiarizing you to coding, you will have a foundation for success in any future career path. You will need to set up a free account at


For All Youth Camps and Classes

For marketing purposes, Black Hawk College will be taking pictures of the students in the summer youth camp/classes. If you would prefer that your child’s picture not be used in any publicity for the PaCE Department or for Black Hawk College, please notify us at