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Career Exploration Summer Academies and Camps

Registrations for all camps will open around March 16, 2020. Camps are dependent upon funding. When funding is secured, camps will go live and the registration link will go live for that particular camp as well. You may want to follow-up with Kirsten Bowman at kirsten.bowman@lsc.edu or (218) 733-6923 to confirm your registration. We have had issues with incomplete registration and students left off the list. View campus locations.

June 8–12, 2020       Intro Gen Cyber Camp–LSC Main Campus

June 15–19, 2020     Adv Gen Cyber Camp–LSC Main Campus

June 15–16, 2020     Scrubs Camp–LSC Main Campus

June 15–19, 2020     Aviation Academy (female only cohort and co-ed cohort)–Center for Advanced Aviation at the airport.

June 15–18, 2020     Robotics Academy–Downtown Duluth Center

June 15–18, 2020     Welding Camp (NEW)–Downtown Duluth Center

June 22–25, 2020     Firefighting Academy–Emergency Response Training Center (ERTC) in Gary New Duluth

Scrubs Camp

For middle school aged students (11-14). Students will spend two days exploring a variety of healthcare careers including nursing, laboratory science, social work and many others. Students will experience these careers through field trips and hands-on activities facilitated by healthcare professionals and college faculty. Students will be provided their own scrubs top to wear and meals are included.

Register for Scrubs Camp

GenCyber Camps

GenCyber camps are part of a program sponsored by the National Security Agency to encourage youth to pursue cyber careers that are key to the cyber defense of the country.

  • For students in grades 7–12
  • No cost
  • Lunch provided
  • First year participants will receive a Raspberry Pi.
  • Second year participants will bring the Raspberry Pi they received last year.
  • Preference given to underrepresented populations.

Intro to GenCyber camp will run June 8 – 12, 2020 and the Advanced Gen Cyber camp will run June 15 – 19, 2020.

The Advanced GenCyber camp will again offer free dorm housing for students from out of the area. The GenCyber camps are run on grant funding from the NSA so all registrations for the camp are dependent on actually receiving the funding.  It is unlikely that we would not receive the funding, but we must always put that caveat in place. Once registration is received, camp organizer will select participants based on criteria of the NSA funding requirements.  Under-represented populations such as; students of color, students who would be a first-generation college student, free or reduced fee lunch recipients and females, will receive priority placement in the camps. You will receive an email from the camp organizer as the final acceptance into the camp. There are 45 spots in each of the GenCyber camps.

Welding Camp (NEW!)

For students ages 14-17
Space is limited to 18 students

Sponsors:

  • Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth
  • Airgas
  • Jamar

Snacks and lunch provided.  Must find own transportation. Camp funding provided by state grants and generous industry partners. Please make sure you receive a confirmation of registration when finished, if not, please call (218) 733-7680. Additional permission and release forms will be required once admitted into the camp.

Participants in the camp will be introduced to welding and manufacturing through construction of  assembly kits. Students will be learning about manufacturing techniques in addition to the tools and skills used to assemble the kits.

No overnight housing available for this camp. For more information, call (218) 733-6923.

Welding Camp (NEW!)

For students ages 14-17
Space is limited to 18 students

Sponsors:

  • Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth
  • Airgas

Snacks and lunch provided.  Must find own transportation. Camp funding provided by state grants and generous industry partners. Please make sure you receive a confirmation of registration when finished, if not, please call (218) 733-7680. Additional permission and release forms will be required once admitted into the camp.

Participants in the camp will be introduced to welding and manufacturing through construction of  assembly kits. Students will be learning about manufacturing techniques in addition to the tools and skills used to assemble the kits.

No overnight housing available for this camp. For more information, call (218) 733-6923.

Aviation Academy

For young adults age 15-19
Women in Aviation Cohort – limited to 12 participants
Aviation Co-Ed Cohort – limited to 12 participants

Sponsors:

  • Jackson Air
  • Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union
  • Minn State Transportation Center of Excellence (TCE)
  • Lake Superior Helicopters
  • AAR
  • Monaco Air Duluth

Snacks and lunch provided.  Must find own transportation. Space is limited. Camp funding provided by state grants and generous industry partners. Please make sure you receive a confirmation of registration when finished, if not, please call (218) 733-7680. Additional permission and release forms will be required once admitted into the camp. If students wish to repeat the camp, they must put their name on a wait list at (218) 733-6923 or email kirsten.bowman@lsc.edu.

Learn about: Aviation and aerospace careers, including opportunities to experience “Discovery” flights in LSC’s aircraft, operate a flight simulator, tour local aviation industries, manufacturers and the 148th Airbase.

No overnight housing available for this camp. For more information, call (218) 733-6923.

Women in Aviation Academy

Sponsors:

  • Jackson Air
  • Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union
  • Minn State Transportation Center of Excellence (TCE)
  • Lake Superior Helicopters
  • AAR
  • Monaco Air Duluth

This is a camp for young women ages 15-19 who are interested in learning more about aviation and aerospace careers.  You’ll have a chance to operate a flight simulator and experience a “Discovery” flight in one of Lake Superior College’s aircraft.  Talks by people working in the aviation industry about career opportunities will be provided.  Tours of local aviation industries and the Airbase are also planned. If students wish to repeat the camp, they must put their name on a wait list at (218) 733-6923 or email kirsten.bowman@lsc.edu.

Firefighting Academy

Space limited to 25 participants
For students ages 14-19

Snacks and lunch provided. Must find own transportation. Additional permission and release forms will be required once admitted into the camp.

Students will explore career opportunities in the emergency medical, safety and rescue fields. Introduction to firefighting attack, safety and survival to include hose-lines, ladders, ventilation, forcible entry, auto extrication, high angle rescue, search and rescue and CPR. Students will have an opportunity to visit multiple firehouses during the week.

Camp funding provided by state grants and generous industry partners. Please make sure you receive a confirmation after registering. If not, please call (218) 733-7680.

No overnight housing available for this camp. For more information, call (218) 733-6923.

Robotics Camp

For students ages 13-17
Limited to 20 students

Sponsors: Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth

Students will work in teams at Lake Superior College’s Downtown Center to assemble robots, using kits and onsite manufacturing tools and equipment. Guest speakers will talk about jobs in manufacturing and educational pathways.  If students wish to repeat the camp, they must put their name on a wait list at (218) 733-6923 or email kirsten.bowman@lsc.edu. Lunch and snacks included.