The Herald-Times

Ivy Tech offers youth summer camps in art, theater, more

H-T Report
June 17, 2012

BLOOMINGTON — Ivy Tech Community College is offering summer camps for children ranging in age from pre-school to 11th grade.

Registration is open for camps in arts (Ivy Arts for Kids), theater (Ivy Tech/BPP Youth Education), entrepreneurship (Ivy Biz for Kids) and other topics (College for Kids).

Ivy Arts for Kids: This camp, for youth in grades K-5, offers visual art classes at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center.

Classes incorporate painting, mixed media collage, papier mache and ceramics. Instructors are working professional artists in their field.

Participants may register for morning (9 a.m.-noon), afternoon (1-4 p.m.), or both in each two-week session.

The first session begins Monday and the last session begins July 30.

Ivy Tech/BPP Youth Education: Theater camps for kids in grades K-11 run June through August at the Bloomington Playwrights Project.

Space is still available in DramatiCATS (grades 2-6), Girls Camp of Rock (Grades 2-6 and 3-7), and Youth Musical Theatre Ensemble (Grades 4-11). Camps meet 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ivy Biz for Kids: These one-week summer camps help young entrepreneurs translate their business ideas from concepts to reality through project-based activities.

Space is still available in a music recording camp called “Entrepalooza!” for students in grades 9-11, which runs Monday through Friday.

College for Kids: This program is a summer day camp for children in partnership with Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Kid City.

Upcoming one-week sessions begin Monday and June 25.

Classes include News at 10, which teaches young people everything they need to know to produce a TV news magazine, and Recording Star, which takes youths to a professional recording studio to learn the ins and outs of producing a hit record.

For camp dates, costs and more details, visit or call 812-330-6041.

Copyright: 2012

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.