Rhodes State lists summer camps

LIMA — Discovery, learning, and fun are all part of this summer’s Rhodesology Camp for area students entering the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades this fall.

Registration for Rhodesology Summer Camps is now open at RhodesState.edu. This year, Rhodesology will offer 12 full-day camps from June 10 through June 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the main campus in Lima. Camp tuition includes lunch, a T-shirt and string backpack. Cost per camper is $299 for all camps except Computer Wizards. This camp has an additional $50 materials fee to cover the cost of the components students will use to build a tablet and create games. New this year, Rhodesology will offer a free camp to the first 30 campers who register and provide documentation of their eligibility for free and reduced lunches at their local schools. Camp registration forms are available online at RhodesState.edu/Rhodesology.

Rhodesology camps provide students the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities while exploring future careers. There are four camps related to the Arts and Sciences field: Aerial Flight, Rhodes Theater, Young Poets and Shoot for the Stars; six camps related to the Business, Technology and Public Service field: RSC Agent 007, Trade Me!, Computer Wizards, Shockingly Fun, Kitchen Chemistry and Visual Arts & Video Production; and two Health Sciences camps: Dissection Connection and Sports Training.

New to Rhodesology, Shockingly Fun Camp explores cryptography, forensic identification and identity theft; Visual Arts and Video Production camp examines advertising, scripts, storyboards and filming techniques; Shoot for the Stars! Camp celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, discovers distant galaxies, black holes and the dark energy of the solar system.

Additional options include Camp RSC Agent 007 for students who like to investigate crime scenes; Dissection Connection Camp explores the world of health care such as dental hygiene, EMS and others. Camp Aerial Flight includes everything from building rockets to flying drones. Sports Training Camp includes physical education, indoor/outdoor activities and lively competitions. Camp Kitchen Chemistry gives campers the chance to create and eat unique food, while during Camp Trade Me!, campers will get dirty as they explore the skilled trades of welding, construction and concrete.

Campers interested in the arts have an opportunity to write and perform in either the Young Poets or Rhodes Theater Camps. Campers will debut their skills in an informal production for family, friends, and campers on the last day of camp.

“It’s never too early to begin thinking about a future career, and Rhodesology Summer Camps give students the opportunity to find out what excites them,” said Tonette Baldin, RSC Workforce, Economic Development and Continuing Education executive director. “It’s a great chance for the campers to have fun while learning.”