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CLL 2022 Youth Summer Camps are open for registration!

Browse our Summer 2022 Youth Catalog or our camp listings below and keep an eye out for updates to our summer programming by signing up for our newsletter.



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Bloomington, IN 47404

Email: lifelonglearning@ivytech.edu
Phone: (812) 330-4400
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IVY ARTS FOR KIDS Ages 5-11

Ivy Arts for Kids

Fill this summer with fun and creative arts activities! Our signature Ivy Arts for Kids camp features new themes, mediums, and hands-on projects in both 2D and 3D art guided by expert instructors to inspire your child all summer long. Participants will work on projects in groups, ages 5-7 and 8-11 and will receive a camp t-shirt, their own work apron, and an art kit that will keep them creating well beyond camp. Each session culminates with an art show at the Ivy Tech Main Campus where family and friends will get to see their young artist's creations on full display!

Session 3: 7/5/22 - 7/15/22 | Monday-Friday, AM (9am-12pm) or PM (1pm-4pm)
Session 4: 7/18/22 - 7/29/22 | Monday-Friday, PM (1pm-4pm)
CLL Staff | Ivy Tech Bloomington Main Campus | $215


COLLEGE FOR KIDS: ARTS, STEM, & BEYOND! Ages 11-15

Sculpting

Have you ever seen a sculpture and wonder how artists make it? In this very hands-on camp you will learn both basic and advanced sculpting techniques using non-hardening wax/oil-based clay making your very own sculptures! You will be able to sculpt what you want based on your unique interests – characters, cos-play items, figures, animals, and masks are a few examples. All supplies provided.

7/11/22 - 7/15/22 | Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm
Bob Wolanin | Ivy Tech Bloomington Main Campus | $185


COLLEGE FOR KIDS: COOKING Ages 11-15

Cooking Camp

We're excited to invite you back in-person this summer for our College for Kids Cooking Camps in the professional kitchens of Ivy Tech's Hospitality Program! In this camp you'll learn key fundamentals, such as mother sauces, knife skills, healthy cooking with proper nutrition, and prep. The menu will vary from week to week, including options such as mac and cheese, au gratin potatoes, tabbouleh, pasta primavera, and more! All recipes in camp will have a vegetarian option and each day will reward you with something delicious to share with friends and family!

Session 4: 6/27/22 - 7/1/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Chef Tad DeLay | Ivy Tech Bloomington Main Campus | $275


COLLEGE FOR KIDS: BAKING Ages 11-15

Baking Camp: Cookies

We're excited to invite you back in-person this summer for our College for Kids Baking Camps where you'll explore the foundational techniques of baking in the professional kitchens of Ivy Tech's Hospitality Program! In Cookies we'll be making Fudgy Brownie cookies, Sugar cookies with frosting, Chocolate-covered Marshmallow cookies (Mallomar-inspired), Crinkle cookies, and Snickerdoodles. All recipes used for this camp will have the option to be gluten free and each day will reward you with something delicious to share with friends and family!

6/27/22 - 7/1/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Chef Stacy Strand | Ivy Tech Bloomington Main Campus | $275


THEATER & FILM CAMPS Grades K-12

The Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning is excited to partner with Constellation Stage & Screen (comprised of The Bloomington Academy of Film & Theatre, Bloomington Playwrights Project, and Cardinal Stage), who will be hosting an exciting lineup of film, theater, and musical theater camps for Grades K-12 this summer! Littles, kids, and teens will work with professional instructors to explore their creative talents in full-day, week-long camps from June 6 through July 22. Please note that these camps are not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission.

Movie Camp for Teens Grades 7-12

Calling all teens and creators (rising 7th-12th graders) to join BAFT’s Movie Camp for Teens--a comprehensive crash course in the world of moviemaking! Using their own iPhones/iPads, campers will learn how to plan, build, shoot, and edit movies, all while learning the ropes of being on a movie set. Whether your passion is acting in front of the camera or making movie magic behind the camera, campers will explore the fundamentals of storytelling and cinematography in a fun, hands-on, creative environment.

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

Week 1: 6/6/22 - 6/10/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Week 2: 6/27/22 - 7/1/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Katie Madonna Lee | Bloomington Academy Film & Theatre | $350

 


Movie Camp for Kids Grades 3-6

Calling all kids and creators (rising 3rd-6th graders) to join BAFT’s Movie Camp for Kids--a comprehensive crash course in the world of moviemaking! Using their own iPhones/iPads, campers will learn how to plan, build, shoot, and edit movies, all while learning the ropes of being on a movie set. Whether your passion is acting in front of the camera or making movie magic behind the camera, campers will explore the fundamentals of storytelling and cinematography in a fun, hands-on, creative environment.

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

Week 1: 6/13/22 - 6/17/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Week 2: 6/20/22 - 6/24/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Katie Madonna Lee | Bloomington Academy Film & Theatre | $350

 


Theater Camp for Littles Grades K-2

For rising K-2nd graders, Theater Camp for Littles offers full-day, hands-on activities that encourage and promote the exploration and creation of theater arts in a fun, engaging camp environment. With a focus on fostering creativity and imagination, campers will utilize games and activities to introduce acting, movement, music and storytelling. Campers will gain self-confidence, respect for others, and a greater ability to express themselves both physically and vocally, all while making new friends along the way!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

Week 1: 6/6/22 - 6/10/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Week 2: 6/13/22 - 6/17/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
BAFT Staff | BPP Ted Jones Playhouse | $299

 


Improv/Sketch Comedy Camp for Teens Grades 7-12

Do you have a funny teen at the dinner table? Do they practice their jokes for hours on end or stay up late to watch Saturday Night Live? Then send them over to BAFT's Improv/Sketch Comedy Camp for Teens at BPP's Ted Jones Playhouse where they’ll learn to perfect their comedic acting, joke writing, and improv abilities! Not only will they learn how to script and improvise an entire original comedy show, they will pick up confidence, collaboration, and communication skills through our improvisation and community-building curriculum. Note that this camp is also perfect for those kids who want to beef up their funny bone or just burst out of their shell in an open, accepting, and silly environment. This camp is just plain fun!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

6/20/22 - 6/24/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
BAFT Staff | BPP Ted Jones Playhouse | $299

 


Improv/Sketch Comedy Camp for Kids Grades 3-6

Do you have a funny kid at the dinner table? Do they practice their jokes for hours on end or stay up late to watch Saturday Night Live? Then send them over to BAFT's Improv/Sketch Comedy Camp for Kids at BPP's Ted Jones Playhouse where they’ll learn to perfect their comedic acting, joke writing, and improv abilities! Not only will they learn how to script and improvise an entire original comedy show, they will pick up confidence, collaboration, and communication skills through our improvisation and community-building curriculum. Note that this camp is also perfect for those kids who want to beef up their funny bone or just burst out of their shell in an open, accepting, and silly environment. This camp is just plain fun!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

6/27/22 - 7/1/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
BAFT Staff | BPP Ted Jones Playhouse | $299

 


Theater Camp for Teens Grades 7-12

A playground for developing imaginations, Theater Camp for Teens is the perfect opportunity for young actors and writers to explore their creativity. Campers will learn and build upon skills in acting and playwriting, as well as explore improvisation techniques, character creation, and artistic collaboration. The week culminates in a showcase at BPP's Ted Jones Playhouse that gives budding Theater artists the opportunity to star in a play they write themselves!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

7/11/22 - 7/15/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
BAFT Staff | BPP Ted Jones Playhouse | $299

 


Theater Camp for Kids Grades 3-6

A playground for developing imaginations, Theater Camp for Kids is the perfect opportunity for young actors and writers to explore their creativity. Campers will learn and build upon skills in acting and playwriting, as well as explore improvisation techniques, character creation, and artistic collaboration. The week culminates in a showcase at BPP's Ted Jones Playhouse that gives budding young Theater artists the opportunity to star in a play they write themselves!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

7/18/22 - 7/22/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
BAFT Staff | BPP Ted Jones Playhouse | $299

 


Broadway Cabaret for Kids Grades 3-6

For aspiring young performers eager to explore the art of Musical Theater, Broadway Cabaret for Kids emphasizes the importance of the ensemble while also providing opportunities for individual performers to step into the spotlight for solo and small group performances. Taught by an accomplished musical theater educator with expertise in music direction, campers will build music and performance skills as they are led through a fun, collaborative rehearsal process to master songs and scenes from beloved Broadway shows. The week will culminate in an evening showcase performed at BPP's Ted Jones Playhouse!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

6/6/22 - 6/10/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
BAFT Staff | Cardinal Stage | $350

 

 

 


Broadway Cabaret for Teens Grades 7-12

For aspiring performers eager to explore the art of Musical Theater, Broadway Cabaret for Teens emphasizes the importance of the ensemble while also providing opportunities for individual performers to step into the spotlight for solo and small group performances. Taught by an accomplished musical theater educator with expertise in music direction, campers will build music and performance skills as they are led through a fun, collaborative rehearsal process to master songs and scenes from beloved Broadway shows. The week will culminate in an evening showcase performed at BPP's Ted Jones Playhouse!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

6/13/22 - 6/17/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
BAFT Staff | Cardinal Stage | $350

 

 

 


Broadway Beginnings Grades K-2

For rising K-2nd graders, Broadway Beginnings offers an introduction to the art of musical theater wile promoting confidence and instilling the spirit of collaboration in young children. Broadway Beginnings ushers budding young performers onto a lifelong path of arts appreciation through creative group play in a fun, interactive, and supportive musical camp environment. Led by a professional Musical Theater educator, campers will spend the week building skills in singing, movement, and musical storytelling. The week will culminate in a showcase that allows campers to shine in both group and individual performances!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

6/20/22 - 6/24/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
BAFT Staff | Cardinal Stage | $350

 

 

 


Broadway Bootcamp for Kids Grades 3-6

Broadway Bootcamp is BACK! For aspiring triple-threats with some music and/or musical theater exprerience, Broadway Bootcamp allows young performers to experience a snapshot of the professional rehearsal process. Led by a team of musical theater professionals, campers will work on material from fun, contemporary Broadway shows. The week of intensive training in acting, singing, and dancing will help young actors develop and sharpen skills, gain confidence, and make friends along the way! Broadway Bootcamp will culminate in a livestreamed showcase that highlights the ensemble and lets soloists shine!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

Week 1: 7/11/22 - 7/15/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Week 2: 7/18/22 - 7/22/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Kate Galvin; BAFT Staff | Cardinal Stage | $275

 

 

 


Broadway Bootcamp for Teens Grades 7-12

Broadway Bootcamp is BACK! For aspiring triple-threats with some music and/or musical theater exprerience, Broadway Bootcamp allows young performers to experience a snapshot of the professional rehearsal process. Led by a team of musical theater professionals, campers will work on material from fun, contemporary Broadway shows. The week of intensive training in acting, singing, and dancing will help young actors develop and sharpen skills, gain confidence, and make friends along the way! Broadway Bootcamp will culminate in a livestreamed showcase that highlights the ensemble and lets soloists shine!

NOTE: Please review updated Constellation Stage & Screen Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols.

Week 1: 7/11/22 - 7/15/22 | Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm
Week 2: 7/18/22 - 7/22/22 | Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm
Kate Galvin; BAFT Staff | Cardinal Stage | $275

 

 

 


VERIZON INNOVATIVE LEARNING Grades 6-8

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers

Ivy Tech is excited to continue partnering with Verizon Innovative Learning and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to bring you this summer's STEM Achievers camps, which provide middle school participants with an immersive STEM experience along with mentorship in next-gen technology skills, design thinking, and entrepreneurial mindset. This free program is open to all middle schoolers, who will get the opportunity explore hands-on STEM technology, from 3D printing to virtual reality. For more information, please visit the VIL STEM Achievers home page here.

STEM Achievers June Session: 6/6/22 - 6/24/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
STEM Achievers July Session: 7/5/22 - 7/22/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
CLL Staff | Ivy Tech Bloomington Main Campus | FREE 


STONEGATE ARTS CAMPS Ages 7-16

This summer's Stonegate Arts Camps will bring Visual Arts and Performing Arts to downtown Bedford! Located at Stonegate Arts & Education Center, these camps are brought to you by the support of Stonegate Arts & Education Center, Bedford Public Library, The City of Bedford, United Way of South Central Indiana, and Ivy Tech Community College.

Stonegate Visual Arts Camp Ages 7-11

Celebrate this summer with fun and creative arts activities! The Stonegate Visual Arts Camp will Celebrate Our Community with new mediums, and hands-on projects in both 2D and 3D art that will inspire your child and keep them creating well beyond camp. Each session culminates with an art show at the Stonegate Arts & Education Center where family and friends will get to see their young artist's creations on full display!

The Art Show will take place at the Stonegate Arts & Education Center at a time to be determined on the last day of camp. We will provide more details about this, as well as drop-off/pick-up instructions in initial communications as we approach the start date.

NOTE: All supplies for camp are provided through the support of Bedford Public Library.

Transportation: The City of Bedford will be providing transportation support for this summer's Stonegate Arts Camps to all families located within the City of Bedford who request assistance. Please indicate your interest in the release form during registration or in our Youth Participation Form if you are requesting financial assistance and we will follow up via email in June with more information regarding transportation details.

Scholarships: This summer United Way of South Central Indiana is offering scholarships for any children whose families would like support to attend camp. There is no need to pay first to receive a scholarship that covers the registration fees for this camp, just make sure you have created a profile for your child on our registration website here so we can complete your registration and fill out our Youth Participation Form. Once you submit your form, we'll complete your registration and you'll receive a notification when it is finalized. For any questions, please contact lifelonglearning@ivytech.edu.

6/27/22 - 7/1/22 | Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Cathy Bullington & Becky Mason | Stonegate Arts & Education Center | $65


Stonegate Performing Arts Camp Ages 12-16

The curtain is going up on an exciting new camp for young performers in Lawrence County this summer! Actors will learn about the dramatic arts through performance, improvisation, pantomime, and other activities while also exploring other facets of creating a theatrical production, including auditions, the rehearsal process, technical theater, costuming, makeup, and stagecraft. Sessions will be held at the Stonegate Arts and Education Center in Bedford, where actors will be introduced to creating imaginative theater within a black box space. The week will culminate in a live stage performance for everyone at the Stonegate’s black box theater, Brinegar Hall.

The live stage performance will take place at the Stonegate Arts & Education Center's Brinegar Hall at a time to be determined on the last day of camp. We will provide more details about this, as well as drop-off/pick-up instructions in initial communications as we approach the start date.

NOTE: All supplies for camp are provided through the support of Bedford Public Library.

Transportation: The City of Bedford will be providing transportation support for this summer's Stonegate Arts Camps to all families located within the City of Bedford who request assistance. Please indicate your interest in the release form during registration or in our Youth Participation Form if you are requesting financial assistance and we will follow up via email in June with more information regarding transportation details.

Scholarships: This summer United Way of South Central Indiana is offering scholarships for any children whose families would like support to attend camp. There is no need to pay first to receive a scholarship that covers the registration fees for this camp, just make sure you have created a profile for your child on our registration website here so we can complete your registration and fill out our Youth Participation Form. Once you submit your form, we'll complete your registration and you'll receive a notification when it is finalized. For any questions, please contact lifelonglearning@ivytech.edu.

6/27/22 - 7/1/22 | Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm
Joe Voris & Amelia Unger | Stonegate Arts & Education Center | $65