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LCC Youth Program

LCC Youth Program

About the LCC Youth Program

The LCC Youth Program is offering GATE and A+ Classes ALL YEAR LONG! Our goal is to offer your student a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy high caliber academic pursuit in the fields of technology, science, math, engineering, arts, Sports Camps and more. Discovering a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for learning, our classes are designed with a maximum of hands-on involvement so that your student is inspired to strive for further academic investigation. Energize your summer, meet new friends and experience new and exciting learning opportunities with the LCC Youth Program.

Spring Semester Saturday Programs

February and March (Saturdays Only)

Five Saturdays = 1 course
LCC East Campus

Morning classes are 9:00am - 12pm

Afternoon classes are 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Before and after care not available.

Fall Semester Saturday Programs

October and November (Saturdays Only)

Five Saturdays = 1 course
LCC East Campus

Morning classes are 9:00am - 12pm

Afternoon classes are 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Before and after care not available.

Youth Summer Programs

June, July, and August (total 8 weeks)

One Week = 1 course
LCC East Campus, West Campus, LCC North

Morning classes are 9:00am - 12pm

Afternoon classes are 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Before and after care provided (included in tuition).

Learn to Swim

Offered all Summer long

LCC is offering scholarships for swim lessons to eligible youth in the Lansing community
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ages 9 and under

  • Resident of Lansing or East Lansing

  • Low Income Household (as determined by FREE or reduced school lunch eligibility guidelines)

Learn more about Learn to Swim

Steps for Registration

Help prepare your student for Youth Program Summer Youth College by completing Registration Steps prior to June 2016.

STEP 1:
Read Important Message to Parents here.

STEP 2:
For scholarship information, please contact (517) 483-1415 or email lcc_cce@lcc.edu.

STEPS 3:
To enroll your child:

  • Visit our LCC Registration Page for convenient registration and payment processing using your debit, credit, pre-paid credit/debit card.
    • Please contact CEWD Registration at (517) 483-1415 or lcc_cce@lcc.edu for questions.

Parent Forms

The PDF file Recommendation Form (for GATE Classes only) must be filled out by the student's teachers prior to registration. The Recommendation Form is valid for (12) months from time submitted. The Recommendation Form can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:

  • Lansing Community College Youth Program
    2827 Eyde Parkway
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    Phone: (517) 483-1415
    Fax: (517) 483-9750
    Email: lcc_cce@star.lcc.edu

Only 1 Recommendation Form will  be needed per year (not needed if submitted in prior academic semester).

Additional Forms required for all LCC Youth Program. Please print and bring with you on the first day of class:

Youth Camp

Evaluations

Once your student has completed the LCC Youth GATE/ A+ program, please complete:
Parent Evaluation and Student Evaluation, which will be made available at the end of each session (one survey per student).

Questions? We are happy to assist you with questions regarding the Youth Program by phone at: (517) 483-1415.

Student Evaluation Parent Evaluation

Mission to Mars

A+ vs. GATE

Lansing Community College is keeping young minds engaged and stimulated to learning experiences during the long summer months. Your student may discover that learning with this hands-on approach opens up a whole new world of possibility!

A+ classes are for all students; no restrictions (except age/grade)

GATE classes are for Gifted and Talented Education. GATE classes require a Recommendation Form from your student's school before the student can enroll into a class.

Locations

LCC East

LCC East
2827 Eyde Parkway
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 483-1860

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LCC East

LCC North
1013 S. US 27 (S. Pointe Mall)
St. Johns, MI 48879

(989) 224-2017

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LCC West Campus

West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI 48911

(517) 483-1415

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does my child qualify for GATE?
The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program requires a recommendation form signed by the student's classroom instructor or school principal. The recommendation form is valid for (12) months from time submitted. We do not look at report cards or test scores, so enrollment is easy. The A+ Classes are open enrollment for all students, no recommendation form required.

What if my child is home schooled, will they still be able to participate in the LCC Youth Program?
We welcome all students-public, private or home schooled. The home school parent/instructor is required to certify reading and comprehension levels for the grade level of the applicant.

Do we have to live in Ingram, Eaton, Shiawassee counties to participate?
No, we welcome all students, including international visitors.

What supplies does my child need?
For most classes all supplies are included. Some specialty classes such as Youth Police Academy require a dress code and photography classes require the students to supply their own camera. The Class Description will list any required supplies.

Is there scholarship assistance available?
Tutition scholarship may be available. Please contact Youth Support Office at (517) 483-9306 or email lcc_cce@lcc.edu for more information.

 

The LCC Summer Youth Program runs from June 19 through August 11, 2017! Click on class title to read course description.

Week #1 | June 19 - June 23

9:00am - 12:00pm

Think you can create the undefeated battlebot? Bring it! Whether you have never built a LEGO® robot before, or if you are an undisputed master, you are welcome to this class! You will learn to design and build your own LEGO® Mindstorm EV3 robot limited only by your imagination!

Grades 4th - 5th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Our program offers a karate experience for your child that is both educational and fun! It will be a safe, positive and motivational adventure where your child is guaranteed to obtain physical, mental, and moral fitness. We have an exciting and proven mix of techniques that can make for a truly life-changing experience. The students will earn their first belt, work on board-breaking techniques and demonstrate their achievements to their parents on the final day.

Grades 6th - 12th

9:00am - 12:00pm

This is a project-based course. In this class you will learn how to build a high performance computer, learn and practice basic computer programming, and have use of the 3-D printer to make the electronic project of your choice come to life. Possible projects include embedded electronic sensor networks, wearable technology for fashion, or media servers. The possibilities are endless.

Offered at the West Campus location.

Grades 9th - 12th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn how to draw and write the stories you imagine in your head. Take ideas and organize them into cool adventures that will help you become a better writer and a superhero!

Grades 4th - 6th

Week #2 | June 26 - June 30

9:00am - 12:00pm

This camp features a variety of sport-related science, technology, engineering, and math activities such as building a mini Iditarod sled, constructing model basketball hoops, creating mini soccer shooters, or build your own mini Ferris wheel! This is an active, hands-on camp.

Grades 4th - 5th

9:00am - 12:00pm

There are many living things in our world around us that we cannot see with the naked eye. That's what we study in Microbiology! You will explore life using a microscope - bacteria, yeast, amoeba, paramecium, brine shrimp, worms, and more. You will collect insects from a stream, watch microbes swim and eat under the microscope, grow them on agar plates, and even use them to make bread dough you can take home and bake.

Grades 6th - 9th

9:00am - 4:00pm

Spend all day at the zoo. Learn what happens at the zoo from zookeepers, zoo veteranarians, and the animals themselves. Discuss the history of the zoo, how animal enclosures are created and how zoos help protect endangered species.

Grades 2nd - 4th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Think you can create the undefeated battlebot? Bring it! Whether you have never built a LEGO® robot before, or if you are an undisputed master, you are welcome to this class! You will learn to design and build your own LEGO® Mindstorm EV3 robot limited only by your imagination!

Grades 6th- 12th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Each day students will do hands-on activities in a variety of STEM topics: the physics of light, Michigan geology/geography, the four seasons, and computer coding/programming. This is an interactive, learn-by-doing class!

Grades 6th- 8th

Week #3 | July 10 - July 14

9:00am - 12:00pm

If you have a young scientist in the house, they will want to take this lively hands-on class! Each day we will be exploring science with experiments like launching a mini-rocket, making glue from milk (the old-fashioned way), and making edible gummy drops, just to name a few. We will also have live animal time each day using Michigan reptiles, amphibians and insects.

Grades 2nd - 3rd

9:00am - 12:00pm

STEM lessons are built to engage the creative, problem solving abilities of students. In addition to problem solving skills involving science and technology students will be asked to use their social problem solving abilities. Build, play and learn!

Grades 3rd - 5th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Do you dream of being a paleontologist? Are you fascinated with fossils? Learn about how archeologists study the past and explore how dinosaurs vanished from the earth. Visit the MSU museum and go on a scavenger hunt. Get in touch with your inner explorer!

Grades 2nd - 3rd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

You will learn how to design and build a unique mini-robot to take home in this fun, hands-on science class! We will scavenge the parts to build your robot from small electronics, appliances and old toys that you bring in. Each mini-robot built will be different. The more items you bring in the bigger variety of gears, motors, wheels, pulleys and other parts you will have as your building materials.

Grades 4th - 5th

Week #4 | July 17 - July 21

9:00am - 12:00pm

Complete fun projects every day like building your own mini hovercraft, generating electricity, and making a real working waterwheel! This class is packed with science projects and activities that will increase your knowledge of electricity, magnetism, tension and friction. Students will also learn how to turn household garbage into real working machines!

Grades 3rd - 4th

9:00am - 12:00pm

This camp features a variety of sport-related science, technology, engineering, and math activities such as building a mini Iditarod sled, constructing model basketball hoops, creating mini soccer shooters, or build your own mini Ferris wheel! This is an active, hands-on camp.

Grades 6th - 8th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Our program offers a karate experience for your child that is both educational and fun! It will be a safe, positive and motivational adventure where your child is guaranteed to obtain physical, mental, and moral fitness. We have an exciting and proven mix of techniques that can make for a truly life-changing experience. The students will earn their first belt, work on board-breaking techniques and demonstrate their achievements to their parents on the final day.

Grades 6th - 12th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Atoms, energy and chemistry - this class has it all! Explore the world of science from insects to magnetism, crystals and rocketry! Hands-on experiments that seem like magic will help you to discover the amazing world around you. You will use critical thinking to complete and understand your experiments. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be a scientist (or a wizard), then this is the class for you!

Grades 2nd - 3rd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

This class starts with a blast-off! We will spend the day launching different rockets outdoors, taking measurements and calculating their height. Then we move on to building our own robots! Bring in old electronic devices, appliances and toys from home. We will "deconstruct" them to get the parts we need, then design and build a unique robot to take home.

Grades 6th - 8th

Week #5 | July 24 - July 28

9:00am - 12:00pm

Use science and engineering to design and build your own arcade game to set up in the classroom! Learn how to balance a budget (with play money) - from buying materials to being paid for building the games. Then we will have an arcade party where we "pay to play" each other's games.

Grades 4th - 5th

9:00am - 12:00pm

How do airplanes stay in the air? What creates lift? Learn the science behind flight, including aerodynamics and meteorology. Take a field trip to the Lansing Airport to see airplanes up close and tour the Control Tower. Explore the future of aviation including various applications, rules for and ethical uses of drones. Have a front row seat to see the LCC Youth Program Phantom Drone at work.

Grades 6th - 8th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn about mythology and how it is used in modern popular culture. Study the use of mythology in comic books, movies and TV. Learn to write your own myths or put a twist on an old tale. Become a historian of mythology and learn how to use that knowledge to create new myths of the future!

Grades 3rd - 6th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you up to the challenge? In this hands-on class we explore alternative energy sources and how they are used to power machines. Design and build solar cookers, electrical generators and machines that provide mechanical energy. We will work with tools and use scrap and recyclable material to build our projects. Get ready to step into the exciting field of alternative energy and become a real world problem solver!

Grades 6th - 10th

Week #6 | July 31 - August 4

9:00am - 4:00pm

Spend all day at the zoo. Learn what happens at the zoo from zookeepers, zoo veteranarians, and the animals themselves. Discuss the history of the zoo, how animal enclosures are created and how zoos help protect endangered species.

Grades 2nd - 4th

9:00am - 4:00pm

Learn to be a citizen scientist! Play nature games and join in outdoor-themed, online research projects with kids around the world. Includes a field trip to a local nature center. Students will be making their own bat detectors to take home.

Grades 4th - 5th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn about cyber citizenship and safety. Students will design and build their own website and blog. Keep your free URL to continue blogging at home.

Grades 6th - 9th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

This hands-on class will introduce you to photo techniques used by a real-world photojournalist! You will start by learning the difference between photojournalism and other types of photography. Bring a camera to class (cell phones are acceptable) and be prepared to take your own “news” photos on the very first day! We will discuss what makes a good news photo, the importance of a cutline and how to handle deadlines!

Grades 9th - 12th

Week #7 | August 7 - August 11

9:00am - 12:00pm

This camp features a variety of sport-related science, technology, engineering, and math activities such as building a mini Iditarod sled, constructing model basketball hoops, creating mini soccer shooters, or build your own mini Ferris wheel! This is an active, hands-on camp.

Grades 4th - 5th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

How do airplanes stay in the air? What creates lift? Learn the science behind flight, including aerodynamics and meteorology. Take a field trip to the Lansing Airport to see airplanes up close and tour the Control Tower. Explore the future of aviation including various applications, rules for and ethical uses of drones. Have a front row seat to see the LCC Youth Program Phantom Drone at work.

Grades 9th - 12th

Fall Saturday Youth Classes

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Spring Saturday Youth Classes

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Community Education and Workforce Development
West Campus Room M105
Phone: (517) 483-1338
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