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The snow is melting … must be time to make plans for summer!
OK. It’s kind of ridiculous that a temperature of 50 degrees made me think of swimsuits, picnics and summer vacation, but it did!
If you are having the same thought this week, you'll want to check out the Xcelerate Summer Camps offered by Waubonsee Community College.
Waubonsee offers camps for kids ages 7 through 14 , as well as preschoolers, on topics including science and biology; gaming and digital arts; robotics and engineering; computers and the web; art and music.
For instance, during “Website Builders,” children ages 7 to 10 will learn HTML codes to create a basic website. If they follow up with the “WebTastic” camp, they’ll learn how to add animation, graphics, sound, video and automation.
If your child is more on the artsy side, there is “Camp Ukulele” and “Camp Harmonica,” where kids will learn to play melodies, get a new instrument to take home and even perform a short recital on the last day for parents and fellow campers.
Focusing on science and biology, Waubonsee has a “Bugology” camp for kids ages 7 to 10 where they’ll study the basics of insects’ anatomy and physiology, collect specimens and even try one or two edible bugs.
There are also camps just for preschoolers, such as “Ahoy, Matey!” “Nature Quest” and “Kitchen Science,”