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Summer Learnin': Collin College Schedules Camps

Summer Learnin': Collin College Schedules Camps

Local students try their hand at robotics during a past Collin College Summer Robotics Camp.

Local students try their hand at robotics during a past Collin College Summer Robotics Camp.

May 10, 2012 – There is a little something for everyone this summer at Collin College.

School-aged students interested in healthcare, robotics, firefighting or music have a lot of options on campus as summer camps heat up.

Here is the schedule of the camps sponsored by Collin College:

  • Nurse Camp
    Monday-Wednesday, June 4-6
    For students interested in the healthcare field, Collin College is hosting its free Nurse Camp. Open to students between eighth-11th grades, participants will learn more about the nursing profession from 9 a.m.-noon everyday with lessons in CPR, games, workshops and more at the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive, in McKinney. Space is limited. Call Judy Hembd, professor of nursing, at 972.548.6522 or email for more information.

  • Fire-Rescue Camp
    Monday-Friday, June 4-8
    Open to boys and girls ages 14-18, the Fire-Rescue Camp 2012 is an opportunity to get a glimpse into the careers of emergency medical personnel and firefighters. Participate in hands-on training and learn the skills of EMTs and firefighters. Space is limited. Daily activities go from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the McKinney Fire Station No. 2/Fire Science Training Facility, 2001 Community Drive, in McKinney. Camp cost is $180. Go for a registration form or more information.

  • Texas All-Star Jazz Camp
    Sunday-Friday, July 15-20
    The Texas All-Star Jazz Camp features a flurry of daily workshops and rehearsals that culminate in nightly concerts. This year’s special guest artist is guitarist Andy Timmons. Camp faculty includes some of the foremost jazz musicians in the area, some of whom have played with big names such as Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen and Buddy Rich. Students must be at least 13 years old with at least one year of study on their instrument. All events will be at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Cost is $265 or $310 with lunch. Call Kris Berg, professor of jazz studies, at 972.881.5108 or email

  • Collin Summer Dance Festival
    Monday-Friday, July 9-13
    The fifth annual Collin Summer Dance Festival features workshops in modern, ballet, improvisation, contemporary, musical theatre and hip-hop. Daily workshops are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dance Studio, Room AA146 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. Cost is $125. The Summer Dance Festival is for beginners or advanced dancers, 14 years old and up. Space is limited. Registration forms are at
    Call Tiffanee Arnold, chair and professor of dance, at 972.881.5830 or email for more information.

  • Summer Robotics Camp
    Monday-Wednesday, July 30-Aug. 1
    From 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., participants get to design and build their own technological creation at Summer Robotics Camp, all sponsored by the Collin College Robotics Club, the Engineering Department and the National Science Foundation. Open to students between seventh and 10th grades, the camp will be at the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. Call Melody Snow at 972.377.1501 or email

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