May 27, 2014

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington is now registering for summer youth camps and options are available for ages 5-17. Sessions begin in June and July. Camps include Ivy Arts for Kids (ages 5-11), College for Kids (ages 11-14), Jewelry Biz and 3D Modeling (Ages 11-14), and Ivy Tech/BPP Youth Education Theatre (ages 5-17).

Ivy Arts for Kids campers will use 2D and 3D media such as paint, pencil, and ceramics at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center in downtown Bloomington. All sessions conclude in a student art show on the last day of camp. Sessions are June 9-20, June 23-July 3, July 7-July 18, and July 21-August 1. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, though some sessions may be full or nearing capacity, so inquire within for more information about space availability. Mornings cost $160 per two week session and afternoons cost $360 per two week session. A limited number of Ivy Arts for Kids scholarships are available for students who qualify for federal free & reduced lunch program. For more information on scholarship eligibility, see the youth camps registration form online at

College for Kids campers will enjoy fun college-style classes in the morning at Ivy Tech, and then be transported to Rhino’s Youth Center to meet Bloomington Parks and Recreation Kid City staff for an afternoon of games, field trips, or swimming. Some classes include Shazam Science, Cartooning, Digital Modeling Advanced, Great Graphics, Edit Audio Like a Pro, and Biotech Pioneers. Classes meet Monday through Friday at the Ivy Tech Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building, 200 Daniels Way, in Bloomington, with the exception of two classes. Sessions are June 9-14, June 16-20, and June 23-27. Full day cost is $200 and half day cost is $100.

Jewelry Biz and 3D Modeling campers will start their own jewelry business in a week! This unique camp will teach youth to use CAD 3-D modeling software to translate their jewelry design ideas into a working prototype and then create a business plan to market and sell the jewelry they have produced. Campers will visit Ivy Tech’s design technology lab and use a 3-D printer to bring their jewelry designs to life. Fee includes all materials and mid-morning snack. Camp is June 9-13 and cost is $100. Full-day cost is $200 and includes afternoon programming at Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Kid City summer camp at Rhino’s Youth Center for games, field trips, or swimming.

Ivy Tech/BPP Youth Education Theatre camps are held at the Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) in downtown Bloomington and run 9 AM-4 PM. “Broadway Kids” campers ages 5-8  will explore theatre through music, movement, visual arts, and performance. Camp runs June 2-13 and cost is $260. “DramatiCATS – Comedy and Tragedy Stars” campers ages 8-12 will learn playwriting and acting skills, culminating in their own two-character plays that they’ll perform side-by-side with adult actors. Camp runs June 16-27 and cost is $260. “Girls Camp of Rock” campers ages 8-12 will participate in workshops on songwriting, rhythm and movement, and at the end of the week perform in a real music venue. Camp runs June 30 – July 4 and cost is $285. “Youth Musical Theatre Ensemble” campers ages 9-17 will write, produce and perform an original musical, culminating in a series of full performances for the general public. Camp runs July 7-August 1 and cost is $485.

For more information and to sign up for camps visit For questions, call 812-330-4400.

Summer classes in in art and cooking for adults are also available. Visit to sign up.


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.