The Center for Lifelong Learning is excited to welcome you to our Youth Programs! Our staff has worked thoughtfully with your child and family in mind to provide enriching and fulfilling camps and classes. It is our hope that they will bring joy - joy in creation, in connection, and in imagination.
"We are always impressed with the caliber of summer programs offered by Ivy Tech. The in-person camps last year were among my kids favorites... and the online versions this summer are exceptional as well. Thank you!"
"This actually works really well for us! No driving, easy access to food / restroom and home supplies and a great way to give structure to an otherwise long summer."
"I liked the fact that she was able to work on her art projects outside of camp time - she spent hours working on art on her own, which wasn’t possible with the in-person camps."
"I think my daughter was actually more relaxed with the virtual camp than she might have been during an in-person camp. Was great to keep her in a familiar home environment."
"This camp was a wonderful chance to learn new things and try new foods! And, it’s a parent's dream because you have a wonderful addition to dinner each day!"
"Thank you so much for offering this camp online! We wouldn’t have felt comfortable sending our daughter to an in-person camp, and the art camp worked well in an online format. I’m always amazed to see how absorbed my daughter gets in the artwork and how she’s inspired to be incredibly creative!"
"I just wanted to THANK YOU so much for this experience! My daughter has positively loved it. She's been glowing all week, feeling so creative and successful with the projects, and it's really sparked some continued crafting plans for her. And the fact that it's been such a small group, and therefore she's able to have so much direct attention from the instructor, has been a gift. Considering the time spent in class and all the supplies provided, it's been completely worth the price. "
"I wasn't sure how three hours on Zoom would work for my very physical, very social nine-year-old, but she loved it. The instructors offered just the right balance of instruction and work time, and brought a calm, conversational tone to the group. The supportive and friendly dialogue among the kids was sweet to witness. I'm so pleased we did this camp and wish we'd found it earlier in the summer!"
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Find out what it's like to be a real-life Indiana Jones! Archaeologists work all over the world, and in our own backyards, to learn about people in the past. How did people used to live? What did they eat? Wear? These are just some of the questions archaeologists seek to answer! In this course, we will explore the field of archaeology and learn what it is like to study a past civilization. We will discuss the work of archaeologists on the ancient Mediterranean, North America, and Africa. This course will be taught virtually, with all class materials being provided digitally. Each class will begin with a brief reflection of the previous class topic before moving into the day's presentation and activity. The class will conclude with time for discussion and questions.
In partnership with Verizon, this FREE camp is open to any middle school student regardless of gender identity who lives in Monroe, Morgan, Lawrence, Brown, Greene, Orange, Martin, and Owen county.
The camp will consist of a summer three-week intensive learning experience including courses in immersive media, digital product innovation, smart solutions, artificial intelligence and robotics, and design thinking principles.
Following the summer, the students will participate in monthly sessions throughout the academic year. Technology equipment will be provided for student usage and learning throughout the program.
Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon’s education initiative, is a key part of Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement. The initiative ensures equitable access to education in under resourced communities across the nation. In support of under-represented populations in STEM fields, Verizon Innovative Learning in partnership with NACCE offers a year-round program that works with middle-school aged young men of color, and rural young women through over 45 NACCE member colleges across the country to teach next-gen technology skills and entrepreneurship. For this program, each student is offered an immersive STEM experience during a three-week summer camp followed by sessions offered once a month throughout the year. Participants are additionally paired with a mentor for the duration of the program, into the next academic year. Students also receive career exposure opportunities led by Verizon employee volunteers.