LMC offers wealth of summer camps, workshops – Moody on the Market

Lake Michigan College offers several summer camps, workshops, and programs for children and adults beginning as early as May 9 on its Benton Harbor Campus, 2755 E. Napier Ave.

Participants can explore the hands-on learning of LMC’s Fab Lab, strengthen their language skills through ESL courses, prepare for college with Upward Bound or tap into their creative side with LMC’s Visual & Performing Arts Department.

Costs vary depending on each program. For more information or to register for specific camps, visit lakemichigancollege.edu/camps.

Fab Lab


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LMC’s Fab Lab is where students can build science, technology, engineering, and math skills through hands-on learning while having fun. Participating in Fab Lab activities allows students to explore and experiment with digital fabrication technology, including 3D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. Camps are designed for participants to learn problem-solving techniques in an environment where trying, re-thinking the process and trying again are encouraged.

Fab Lab Boot Camp

June 13-16 or Aug. 8-11, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; age 8 and older; Cost: $149

Participants will enjoy four days in the Fab Lab exploring different projects. Participants will learn how to use mini-lathes, 3D printers, lasers, vinyl, and sewing machines.

Create Your Own Video Game in RPG Maker

June 20-23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; age 10 and older; Cost: $139

Custom build a video game by creating menus, an overworld map, and custom characters. Participants will learn how to make those characters speak and fight, create a following party, add assets, music, sounds, and more in this fun, interactive experience.

Fab Lab for Your Health

June 27-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; ages 10-14; Cost: $139

Explore the Fab Lab with this health science / medical-themed camp. Participants will complete a variety of projects while learning various machines. Topics covered include sutures, CPR, skull and facial muscles, organs, the human heart, and others.

Build a Virtual Pinball Machine

June 27-30, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; age 8 and older; Cost: $450

Participants can build their pinball machine, starting with a sheet of plywood that they will cut, sand, and paint. Each will include digital displays, a pinball plunger, and necessary hardware. Finished projects are at 75 percent scale (height is 57 inches, length is 36 inches, and width is 21 1/2 inches). This family workshop is designed for at least two people and no more than four (at least one person must be 18 or older).

Ukulele Building Workshop

July 5-7, 9 a.m……..

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