With the hopes of the shelter-in-place order being lifted this summer, children will be anxious to venture outside and partake in fun activities. In an effort to provide entertaining and educational outlets for young learners, Frontier Community College’s Community Education program has planned several kid camps for the month of June. 

Registration is now open for all camps, and you can sign your child up by calling FCC at 618-842-3711. All classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Should the Illinois shelter-in-place order be extended into June, or if it is considered unsafe to hold kid camps at the scheduled times, FCC will cancel the classes and refunds will be issued.

Frontier’s baseball and volleyball teams also have plans to hold camps, and more information will be released at a later date.

Camps:

-Bath Bombs for Kids-Tuesday, June 9

Complete your own fizzy bath bombs, complete with crazy colors and scents of your choice! Kids will learn how to mix the ingredients, prepare the molds and take home supplies for future use at home. The class is open to grades 5-8 and will be held in Mason Hall 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 per child.

-Book Warriors-Wednesday, June 11 and 25

Does your child like to read, or would you like them to start reading more? Led by LRC Director Merna Youngblood, the book club will include two books: the first being “Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio,” and the second will be voted on by club members. Kids will read and discuss the books, and meetings will also include snacks, crafts and other exciting activities. Book Warriors is open to grades 5-8 and will meet in the LRC Library from 1-3 p.m. The registration fee is $15.

-Animal Care-Friday, June 12

FCC is teaming up with Yvette Anderson of the Wayne County 4-H for this camp!  Kids will learn firsthand how to properly care for a variety of animals, including a dog, cat, rabbit, chicken, goat, sheep, horse, cow and pig.  The camp will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, and the registration fee is $10.

Grades 1-4: 9-11:30 a.m.

Grades 5-8: 1-3:30 a.m.

-Canvas Paint Party-Monday, June 15

FCC is offering a paint party for community kids! Instructor Cheryl Harl will walk students through the guided process of painting an 11x14 canvas to create a pre-selected image. The class will use acrylic paint, so students should wear clothing that they do not mind getting dirty or stained. Canvas Paint Party will be held in Mason Hall 23 from 9-11 a.m. The class is open to grades 4-8, and the registration fee is $25.

-Art Attack I & II-Wednesday, June 17

Express your imagination with fun and creative art projects!  Instructor Cheryl Harl will teach kids about different types of art, and campers will use multiple methods to create drawings, paintings and more. All supplies are included in the $35 registration fee.

Level I (Grades 1-4): 8-11:30 a.m.

Level II (Grades 5-8): 12:30-4 p.m.

-Sign Language-Thursday, June 18

Kids can learn the foundation of American Sign Language with this camp, held on Thursday, June 18. Instructor Cheryl Harl will walk students through this expressive language, including the alphabet, basic words and essential phrases.  The class is open to grades 2-8 and will be held from 9-11 a.m. in Mason Hall 23. The registration fee is $15.

-T-Shirt Tie-Dye-Thursday, June 18

Create a customized, colorful T-shirt that can be worn all summer long!  Kids will learn how to tie a unique pattern and add vibrant colors of their choice. The camp is open to grades 2-6 and will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Mason Hall 23. All supplies are included in the $15 registration fee.

-Super Slime-Wednesday, June 24

Learn the essentials of making fluffy, colorful, and crazy slime! In this class, kids will make three different types of slime using a variety of ingredients, colors and add-ins. Kids will take home the slime, as well as recipe cards for future fun!  Classes will be held in Mason Hall 23, and the registration fee is $20.

Grades 1-3: 9-11 a.m.

Grades 4-6: 1-3 p.m.