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2018 Summer Camps

Explore new fields and delve into your interests with Columbia College's summer camps. We offer a wide range of camps open to experts and beginners alike. You’ll learn from CC faculty, meet current students and get hands-on experience in everything from nursing to art. Some camps will even allow you to live on campus in the residence halls and get a taste of what college life is really like. Make sure to sign up early—camps fill up fast!

Summer Art Intensive

Students at Summer Arts Intensive

Monday, June 4 - Saturday, June 9, 2018 | Grades 9-12 and 2018 graduates

Non-residential only

Cost: $260

Register for Summer Art Intensive

Fuel your creativity at the Summer Arts Intensive at Columbia College. This camp is ideal for students interested in building their artistic skill, receiving valuable input on their work, thinking creatively, and learning more about the Columbia art scene. Work with exceptional art faculty and learn new techniques in sessions throughout the day. You’ll get to display your new work in the Larsen gallery by the end of the week. Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.

Camp B.O.S.S.

Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

Students studying in a group

Monday, June 11 - Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Grades 8-11

Non-residential only

Cost: $100 each 2-day session.

Register for Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

Being an entrepreneur is a little bit art…and a little bit science. It is more than starting or owning a business. The traits of entrepreneurs are ones that can be helpful to individuals in any field—working for yourself or working for others. And let’s be honest, a human services professional may decide to open their own home health care company, or someone who wants to study criminal justice may launch a security firm. Knowing the business end of those endeavors will help them to avoid failure. So regardless of your college goals, join us for this summer camp to improve on your entrepreneurial characteristics. Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.

Forensic Science Summer Camp

Students Looking at Fingerprints

Monday, June 11 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Grades 11-12 

Residential only

Cost: $250

Register for Forensic Science Summer Camp

Case closed—you’ll want to come to the Forensic Science Summer Camp. The supporting evidence? You’ll get to learn real-life crime scene processing techniques and get hours of hands-on time in the forensic laboratory, examining samples with microscopes and other specialized instrumentation. You’ll even get practice presenting results and sharing your opinions in the form of mock testimony; you’ll be the expert witness. This residential camp, designed for high school junior and seniors, allows you to stay overnight for a full experience. Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.

Nursing Summer Camp

Students Feeling for Heartbeat On PatientMonday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 2018 | Grades 10-12 and 2018 Graduates

Residential only

Cost: $350

Limited number of scholarships are available. Please complete scholarship section on the registration form. Once recipients have been selected, refunds will be allocated.

Register for Nursing Summer Camp

Take a thrilling nursing shift and combine it with new friends and a cool college campus, and you’ve got the Columbia College Nursing Summer Camp. You’ll get a hands-on education in a state-of-the-art facility from professional nursing staff and practitioners, plus the adventure of sleeping and eating on campus. For the medically minded, the time spent in exploratory classroom activities, nursing skill sessions and hours in the innovative simulation lab could be just what the doctor ordered for an unforgettable experience. Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.

STEAM Teacher Academy

Teacher Summer Camp

Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13, 2018 | Open to in-service and pre-service teachers in grades K-12 in science, math, and art

Non-residential only

Cost: $225

Register for STEAM Teacher Academy

Teachers, both experienced and pre-service, will be able to develop integrated learning plans and activities in all five STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). With partnerships between a joint commission of CC professors and CPS teachers, and employees from local STEAM related businesses, this camp will help our community of educators build connections and access local resources to support STEAM education. Teachers will be able to participate in a STEAM activity created by the commission that ultimately have them creating and programming their own robots out of re-purposed electronic parts. These robots will be controlled by computer microcontrollers. Teachers will be able to design their own activities to implement at the student’s STEAM camp the following week and in their own classrooms in the future. Note: Participants in this camp must participate in the student camp for the following week. Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.

STEAM Student Summer Camp

Students In Lab

Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20, 2018 | 3-8 grade students 

Non-residential only

Cost: $225

Register for STEAM Student Summer Camp

Gear up your tool belt for problem solving at the Columbia College STEAM Camp, a week-long adventure of daily exploration (no overnight option). You'll become a creative thinker as you explore and learn in science labs, art studios and the awesome CPS STEAM bus. Students will be involved in various activities including the creation and programming of robots out of re-purposed electronic parts. These robots will be controlled by computer microcontrollers. Students will also get to see and participate with local scientists as we visit local STEAM businesses. Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.

Girls Who Game Summer Camp

Girls playing computer games

Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3, 2018 | Grades 6-12

Non-residential only

Cost: $200

Register for Girls Who Game Summer Camp

Calling all girls who game! Immerse yourself in this gaming experience alongside other girls who share your gaming passion. Are you curious about competitive gaming at the collegiate level? Find out what it takes to enter the world of eSports and train under the direction of members from CC’s own eSports team. Engage in creative, cooperative gaming missions in a risk-free, playful space. Daily activities will encompass all aspects of the industry, to include game design, writing for games, journalism in gaming, and casual, social and competitive gaming on multiple platforms. No prior experience with any one game in particular is required. All activities will include tutorials to introduce you to gameplay basics. All you need to bring is your love of gaming! Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.


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