COLLIN COLLEGE TO OFFER SUMMER CAMPS IN JUNE, JULY

Explore exciting summer camps at Collin College!

Collin College will offer a variety of camps this summer. Students can select camps ranging from American Sign Language to video production, and certain subjects are repeated at multiple campuses. The following camps, listed by start date, are located on the college’s campuses in Allen, Celina, Farmersville, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, and Wylie. For registration information about the college’s summer camps, visit  www.collin.edu/community/summercamps.html

Nurse Camp/Health Science Investigation Camp
Monday-Wednesday, June 3-5, 9 a.m.-Noon
McKinney Campus, 2200 W. University Dr., McKinney 

This camp is for students in grades seven-12 who are interested in learning more about the healthcare field. Offering unique opportunities for participants, this camp will provide hands-on experiences including assisting medical personnel during simulations and sensory activities, utilizing industry-standard equipment, and participating in demonstrations. This camp will focus on healthcare areas such as health professions, nursing, respiratory care, and medical assisting. Email jsizemore@collin.edu for more information.

Electronics Camp (ALL GIRLS) 

Monday-Thursday, June 3-6, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Technical Campus, 2550 Bending Branch Way, Allen

This camp is for girls entering eighth and ninth grade who are interested in the basics of electronics. From learning to solder to building small electronic devices, this camp will provide hands-on experience in electronics. This camp is sponsored by the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The cost is $175 which will include supplies, snacks, and drinks. Registration opens April 13. Spots are limited, so early registration is recommended. Please contact Elizabeth Rodriguez at 972.553.1180 or email elizabethrodriguez@collin.edu for more information.

Babysitting Preparation Camp in Collaboration with Celina ISD

Monday-Thursday, June 3-6, 9 a.m.-Noon Celina Campus, 2505 Kinship Parkway, Celina

For Grades 6-8

This camp offers comprehensive introduction to childcare responsibilities and safety protocols. Through interactive workshops and practical exercises, participants learn essential skills such as CPR, first aid, and basic child development. Experienced instructors provide guidance on handling emergencies, entertaining children, and creating a safe environment. By the end of the camp, attendees will gain confidence in their ability to care for children and will be equipped with the knowledge to embark on successful babysitting careers. Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

eSports Camp in Collaboration with Celina ISD

Monday-Thursday, June 3-6, 9 a.m.-Noon

Celina Campus, 2505 Kinship Parkway, Celina

For Grades 6-10

The eSports summer camp offers gamers a unique opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in competitive gaming. Under the guidance of an experienced coach, participants engage in intense training sessions, strategic workshops, and team-building exercises. Through a combination of gameplay analysis and practical exercises, campers develop crucial teamwork, communication, and decision-making skills essential for success in the eSports arena. By the end of the camp, attendees will not only refine their gameplay abilities but also forge lasting connections with fellow gamers in a supportive and collaborative environment. Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

Junior Nature Explorers Camp

Monday-Thursday, June 3-13, 9 a.m.-Noon

Farmersville Campus, 501 S. Collin Parkway, Farmersville  

Students in grades fourth-sixth will engage in an eight-day hands-on, field-based experience to learn how to “bring nature home.” Campers will learn about habitat preservation and stewardship while exploring concepts in geoscience, native plants, agriculture, and animals, such as, mammals, birds, insects, and more. All hands-on and field experiences will take place at the Farmersville Campus. The cost is $175 and includes snacks. If you have questions, call 972.549.6490.

American Sign Language (ASL) Summer Camp 1
Monday-Friday, June 3-14, 12:30-3:30 p.m.Plano Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

The ASL Summer Camp is a fun, interactive experience that introduces all aspects of American Sign Language (ASL). In this camp, you will learn nearly 700 manual signs, essential vocabulary, the finger-spelling alphabet, and views of Deaf culture/disability awareness. Our Deaf instructor will help you learn to use American Sign Language for a variety of situations. The camp will end in a Deaf event with pizza and drinks provided. The camp is open to attendees 12-14 years of age. The cost of the entire two-week camp is $225. For more information, please contact Camp Director Miriam Thompson at mthompson@collin.edu. Registration information is coming soon.

Coding Camp (ALL GIRLS)

Monday, June 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Technical Campus, 2550 Bending Branch Way, Allen

This camp is for girls entering seventh and eighth grade who are interested in coding! It is sponsored by the Engineering Technology and Computer Science Department. The cost is $70 which will include supplies and lunch for the day. Registration opens April 13. Please contact Elizabeth Rodriguez at 972.553.1180 or email elizabethrodriguez@collin.edu for more information.

Competitive Programming Camp in Collaboration with Celina ISD

Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 9 a.m.-Noon

Celina Campus, 2505 Kinship Parkway, Celina

For Grades 8-12

Come and learn the ins and outs of competitive programming to get ready for the UIL Academics season. This camp will focus on how to approach a difficult coding challenge, learn advanced algorithms, work on a team, and, as a side benefit, get a jump on the AP Computer Science test. We will take advantage of the expertise of a University of Texas at Dallas student who led teams to State UIL championships to ramp up your problem-solving skills. Attendees should have a background in programming, preferably Java, and have completed at least Computer Science 1. Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

Coding Camp in Collaboration with Celina ISD

Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 9 a.m.-Noon

Celina Campus, 2505 Kinship Parkway, Celina

For Grades 6-8

Students will be introduced to coding and create fun and dynamic games using the latest technology. Through hands-on projects and collaborative activities, campers gain practical experience in coding and problem-solving. Our experienced instructor will guide students through coding challenges, fostering a supportive atmosphere for learning and growth. By the end of the camp, attendees will emerge with a solid foundation in coding principles and the skills to further pursue coding. Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

Robotics Camp in Collaboration with Celina ISD

Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 9 a.m.-Noon (For Grades 6-7)

Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-Noon (For Grades 8-9)

Celina Campus, 2505 Kinship Parkway, Celina

Robotics Camp will introduce students to basic robotics building and coding principles. Robots will be built using the current high school robotics equipment used for the VEX Robotics competitions. This camp will help incoming sixth through ninth graders get familiar with the VEX Robotics system. No previous robotics experience is required! Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

Digital Divas Coding Camp in Collaboration with Celina ISD

Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-Noon

Celina Campus, 2505 Kinship Parkway, Celina

For Female Students Only, Grades 7 and Up

Young ladies can come and learn basic programming and problem-solving in either SNAP! or Java. Explore what the field of computer science is all about and have some fun working with other students to create interesting programs. Especially for students entering high school, this course will prepare you for taking Computer Science 1 in your freshman year. Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

Electronics Camp: 

Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Technical Campus, 2550 Bending Branch Way, Allen

This camp is for students entering eighth and ninth grade who are interested in the basics of electronics! From learning to solder to building small electronic devices, this camp will provide hands-on experience in electronics. This camp is sponsored by the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The cost is $175 which will include supplies, snacks, and drinks. Registration opens April 13. Spots are limited, so early registration is recommended. Please contact Elizabeth Rodriguez at 972.553.1180 or email elizabethrodriguez@collin.edu for more information.

ESL TOEFL Preparation Summer Camp
Monday-Thursday, June 17-27, 4-7 p.m.Plano Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) summer camp is an intensive yet interactive experience providing an in-depth exploration of the four TOEFL testing sections. You will take a deep dive into each section and the types of questions you will encounter. You will complete practice tests and review answers, learning why each answer choice is either correct or incorrect. The camp will end with a celebration of your hard work with a pizza party and a T-shirt. The camp is open to anyone age 18 and up whose goal is to pass the TOEFL exam. The cost of the entire two-week camp is $225. For more information, please contact Camp Director Alexia Estes at aestes@collin.edu. Registration information is coming soon.

College for Kids

Monday-Thursday, June 17-27, 8 a.m.-Noon

Wylie Campus, 391 Country Club Road, Wylie

College for Kids is a summer youth enrichment program for kids going into the sixth through eighth grades. You will participate in project-based inquiry and exploration courses where you will discover new talents, meet new friends, and develop the knowledge and skills to begin thinking and planning for college success. The registration fee is $250. For more information, email Gwendolyn Weatherford at gmweatherford@collin.edu.

American Sign Language (ASL) Summer Camp 2
Monday-Friday, June 17-28, 12:30-3:30 p.m.Plano Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

The ASL Summer Camp is a fun, interactive experience that introduces all aspects of American Sign Language (ASL). In this camp, you will learn nearly 700 manual signs, essential vocabulary, the finger-spelling alphabet, and views of Deaf culture/disability awareness. Our Deaf instructor will help you learn to use American Sign Language for a variety of situations. The camp will end in a Deaf event with pizza and drinks provided. The camp is open to attendees 15-19 years of age. The cost of the entire two-week camp is $225. For more information about this camp, please contact Camp Director Miriam Thompson at mthompson@collin.edu. Registration information is coming soon.

Challenge Survival Camp

Tuesday-Friday, June 18-21, 9 a.m.-Noon

Celina Campus, 2505 Kinship Parkway, Celina

For Grades 7-10

Campers will have the opportunity to unleash their inner explorer with Challenge Survival Camp. In just four sessions, they will learn to craft their own water purifier, unlock nature’s secrets in the Riparian Forest, become a Citizen Scientist, and conquer team challenges. Campers will seek to master essential survival skills—from water purification to teamwork—in this immersive adventure. Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

Texas All-Star Jazz Camp
Sunday-Friday, June 23-28, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Evening concerts at 7 p.m.)Plano Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

The Texas All-Star Jazz Camp is open to musicians of all levels with a minimum age of 13. The curriculum includes jazz theory, improvisation, jazz history/listening, instrumental masterclasses on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums, and ensembles — big bands and combos. Jazz camp faculty include members of the Collin College Music Department as well as jazz performers and educators from across the country. A special featured guest artist is invited to perform and teach at the camp each year. This year’s guest is saxophonist Adam Larson. Public concerts include the jazz camp faculty on June 26, the featured guest artist on June 27, and student ensembles on June 28. Early bird registration is open through April 20 with an early bird tuition of $300. Regular registration is open from April 21-June 23 with a tuition of $325. For more information, contact Pete Weise at pweise@collin.edu.

Culinary Camp in Collaboration with Celina ISD

Monday-Thursday, June 24-27, 9 a.m.-Noon

Celina High School Campus, 3455 N. Preston Road, Celina

For Grades 8-12

The basic culinary summer camp provides aspiring chefs with a fun and educational experience in the kitchen. Participants learn essential cooking techniques, meal preparation skills, and kitchen safety under the guidance of a trained professional. Through hands-on cooking sessions and interactive demonstrations, campers create delicious dishes and explore various dishes. The camp fosters creativity and confidence in the kitchen while emphasizing the importance of healthy eating habits. By the end of the program, attendees leave with newfound culinary knowledge and a passion for cooking. Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

Creative Writing Summer Camp
Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 1-4 p.m.Plano Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

If you are a seventh- or eighth-grader who loves to write, join us for the 2024 Collin College Creative Writing Summer Camp. We will explore different genres of writing, such as poetry, flash fiction, and memoir, in fun and interactive workshops led by Collin College professors who are also published authors. At the end of the week, you will have the opportunity to showcase your original creations at an “open mic” event, where you can invite your friends and family to listen and applaud. The camp fee is $175, which covers all the materials you will need. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and improve your writing skills! For more information, contact Scott Farrin at JFarrin@collin.edu. Registration details are coming soon.

Video Production Camp

Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10, 1-4 p.m.

Frisco Campus, IT Center: Room 103, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
For ages 13-18

This camp will dedicate three half-days to learning how to operate professional video equipment in order to collaboratively create a project. Previous projects have ranged from commercials to mini-documentaries and live TV shows. Camp will cover hands-on instruction from Collin College faculty and a take-home USB flash drive containing their work. Cost: $175. Contact: ldshapiro@collin.edu.

Automotive Exploration Camp 

Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10, 8 a.m.-Noon

Technical Campus, 2550 Bending Branch Way, Allen

Are you ready to learn about exciting opportunities in the automotive industry? This camp is open to students entering ninth through 12th grades. Students will explore the basic function, maintenance, and light repair of automobiles related to vehicle ownership as well as safety related to maintaining a vehicle, all on actual vehicles the college will supply. Students will encounter fluids and chemicals, fumes, and brake dust. Due to the nature of the environment, those with sensitivities may be susceptible to skin and respiratory reactions. Safety glasses, gloves, and other safety equipment will be provided by the college. Students will also receive a camp T-shirt. The cost is $150. Spots are limited and early registration is recommended. Call James Yervasi at 972.553.1195 or email jcyervasi@collin.edu for more information.

Storytelling through Gameplay Camp

Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, 9 a.m.-Noon

Celina Campus, 2505 Kinship Parkway
For Grades 8-12

Writing camp is an opportunity for rising middle school students to engage in the creative endeavors of writing while exploring the art of fantasy world-building. Campers will create their own characters, craft villains, and bring an entirely new world to life through collaborative gameplay with fellow campers. It is perfect for those interested in creative writing, design, theatre, and fine arts. Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

Summer Dance Festival
Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Plano Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

The Collin Summer Dance Festival is a weeklong dance intensive, welcoming beginning through advanced dancers, ages 14-adult. Classes include modern, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, swing, musical theatre, hip-hop, improvisation, and more. The registration fee is $200 through May 31 and $250 after that date. Registration closes June 30. For more information, email festival coordinator Tiffanee Arnold at tarnold@collin.edu.

Teen Summer Art Camp

Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 9 a.m.-Noon

Wylie Campus, Student Center Building, 391 Country Club Rd, Wylie

Collin College Wylie Campus art faculty and staff are excited to offer the annual Teen Summer Art Camp. Join us to learn about Contemporary Art in the context of different mediums. The camp introduces students ages 13-18 to a variety of mediums, techniques, and compositions designed to help students find their artistic voices. The students will focus on a new medium every day of camp including drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, and sculpture. The cost is $150 for the week. All supplies will be provided as well as an apron and tote bag. Snacks will also be provided. The week will end with a small exhibition reception showcasing the artwork created throughout the week. For more information, contact Camp Director Erika McIlnay at 972.378.8645/emcilnay@collin.edu or Assistant to the Dean Susan Mathews at 972.378.8798/smmathews@collin.edu. Register at: https://epay.collin.edu:443/C20053_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=4808&FROMQRCODE=true.

Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday-Friday July 9-12, and July 15-18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wylie Campus, Library Building, Room 217A, 391 Country Club Road, Wylie

Members of the Collin College Wylie Campus are excited to offer our second annual Teen Summer Creative Writing Workshop. Join us to learn about canonical and contemporary poets and writers while creating your own poems and short fiction. The camp will introduce students ages 15-18 to a variety of writing genres, techniques, and styles such as micro fiction, formal poetry, free verse, ekphrastic poetry, and flash fiction. Each student will write stories and poems and have the opportunity to read published writers and poets’ work and speak with award-winning writers and poets via Zoom about their writing process. The cost for two weeks is $300. All supplies will be provided as well as a T-shirt and snacks. Week two will end with a public reading reception for family and friends, showcasing the work participants have created during the workshop. For more information, contact Camp Director Joani Reese at jreese@collin.edu or Administrative Assistant to the Dean: Academic Affairs/Work Force Susan Mathews at smathews@collin.edu.

Content Creators Camp

Monday-Thursday, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-Noon

Celina Campus, 2505 Kinship Parkway, Celina

For Grades 8-12

Content Creators Camp is an opportunity for students to engage in writing “content” about local past and present history. Campus will explore research and writing practices, writing different genres in a multimodal approach. Campers will read and respond to published texts and images, and they will write their own original works inspired by these texts and images. Cost: $100. Contact: Lisa Reed at lreed@collin.edu.

Young Artist Masters Camp
Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 1-4 p.m.Plano Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

The Young Artist Masters Camp is excited to host amazing local artists/educators for a weeklong summer art camp. Students entering sixth through eighth grades will learn about historical and contemporary master artists while creating their own studies investigating the theme of “The Living World.” A variety of techniques, mediums, and compositions will be investigated in media-specific studios to help students find their artistic voices. Instructors Alana Boyce, an art teacher for 20 years and now Bolin Elementary School’s counselor from Allen ISD, and Suzy Jones, director of the Art Centre of Plano and adjunct professor at Collin College, will be the lead camp teachers. Jennifer Seibert, a Collin College art professor, is the camp director. There are 30 seats available. The cost is $175 for the week and includes all supplies, a camp t-shirt, and an exhibition and reception at the end of the week. For more information, contact Seibert at jseibert@collin.edu.

Robotics Camp 

Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Technical Campus, 2550 Bending Branch Way, Allen 

Unleash your creativity to build and test small robots at the Robotics Camp. This is designed for students entering seventh through ninth grades. This camp is sponsored by the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the Collin Robotics Club. The cost is $175 and includes supplies, snacks, and drinks. Registration opens April 13. Contact Elizabeth Rodriguez at 972.553.1180 or email elizabethrodriguez@collin.edu for more information.

College for Kids
Monday-Thursday, July 15-25, 8:00 a.m.-NoonPlano Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

College for Kids is a summer youth enrichment program for kids going into the sixth through eighth grades. You will participate in project-based inquiry and exploration courses where you will discover new talents, meet new friends, and develop the knowledge and skills to begin thinking and planning for college success. The registration fee is $250. For more information, email David Tercero at drtercero@collin.edu.

Adult Summer Art Camp

Tuesday, July 16, Thursday, July 18, Tuesday, July 23, Thursday, July 25, and Friday, July 26, 6-8 p.m.

Wylie Campus, Student Center Building, 391 Country Club Rd, Wylie

Collin College Wylie Campus art faculty and staff are excited to offer the annual Adult Summer Art Camp. The camp will introduce students ages 19 and older to a variety of mediums, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. All levels of proficiency are welcome. Come explore or discover your passion for art with this five-day camp spanning two weeks. The cost is $120 for all five days. All supplies will be provided as well as an apron and a tote bag. The second week will end with a small exhibition reception showcasing the artwork created throughout the camp. For more information, contact Camp director Erika McIlnay at 972.378.8645/emcilnay@collin.edu or Assistant to the Dean Susan Mathews at 972.378.8798/smmathews@collin.edu. Register at https://epay.collin.edu:443/C20053_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=5037&FROMQRCODE=true

Collin College serves more than 58,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity, a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management, and a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Clinical Operations Management. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government, and industry, providing customized training and workforce development.

For more information, visit www.collin.edu.  

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