May 16, 2014

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington is offering youth camps and college classes this summer in Orange County. Summer Science on the Farm youth camps at Burton Kimble Farms allow youth to have fun, learn about science, and explore the natural world around them. Ivy Tech college classes begin June 9 at the Orange County Learning Center at Springs Valley.

Summer Science on the Farm camps will be held July 8, 9, and 10 and will be held at Burton Kimble Farms, located at 2058 E. CR 800N in Orleans, two miles east of SR37. Two camp topics are available and snacks will be served in all classes. Cost of each three-day camp is $59.

The first camp, “Fossils, Fishing Worms, and Flying” is available for youth ages six through 12, and will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Youth will learn about fossils and the rocks they are found in, and learn about what kind of life was on the Earth long ago. Campers will learn about how worms help make the planet better, and will make models of worms, and a mini compost bin. They will also learn what makes things fly, and will build different objects to learn what flies and what crashes.

The second camp, “Metamorphosis” is available for youth ages 11 through 14 and will be held from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Youth will use scientific methods to find out how things change. They will study different life forms, and the transformation of objects to discover how these changes make our world an exciting place to live.

Sign up for camps online at For questions, call 812-330-4400.

Ivy Tech college classes begin June 9 at the Orange County Learning Center. Sign up for English Composition (ENGL 111), Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 101), or New Student Seminar (IVYT 120). To register for classes, apply to Ivy Tech online at Current Ivy Tech students can register online through Campus Connect. Fall classes are also available. To the most recent list of classes available in Orange County, visit

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.