Kids on Campus

Kids on Campus @ MSUB
July 2014 Camps

I THINK Camps

Advanced Thinking, Creative Problem-Solving
I THINK camps offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be immersed in an environment that encourages advanced thinking, creative problem-solving, and independent thinking while in a social setting. Students will be required to demonstrate academic abilities by submitting a copy of their report card evidencing a 3.0 GPA or equivalent as well as a letter of recommendation from a school instructor. These camps are specifically designed for those students who are above average in the classroom.


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I THINK Kids Camp Raspberry Pi Mindcraft

This is an Intermediate camp for students who already know the game Minecraft, but want to learn more and share ideas with other like-minded players. Students must download Minecraft onto their Raspberry Pi before camp. “Minecraft” is a trademark of Notch Development AB. Prerequisite is either Raspberry Pi (Beginning) Camp or the One Day Raspberry Pi Camp before Minecraft.

For kids entering grades 6 - 9

Instructor: Bruce Brumley & Francisco Salivadar

Time & Date: July 1 – 2, 2014; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: City College Tech B043

Fee: $125.00

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I THINK Kids Camp: Arduino; Build a Robot and Compete; Keep your Robot!

Learn how to build a line following robot. Students will learn to use the Arduino microcontroller, a powerful yet low cost single board computer with a large worldwide user community. Students will learn to program the Arduino in "C" which is a popular and powerful language used in colleges and industry. This course will teach students how to interface electronics to control or support their own projects. Students will design, build, program, test, and refine their designs. The course culminates in a competition, and students keep their robots at the end of the course. Interested students should send a one page application stating why they are interested in attending the camp to l.gittingscarlson@msubillings.edu, send in a copy of their report card, AND a letter from a teacher.

For kids entering grades 8 – 12

Instructors: Andrew Sullivan

Time & Date: July 7 -11, 2014; 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: City College Tech A061

Fee: $250.00

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Kids Camp: Geometric Mysteries

Learn about the secrets and mysteries of shapes though hands-on exploration. Find out why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round and what property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature from hair curls to hurricanes. Play with congruence, translation, reflection, and rotation in the creation of tessellation art. Help design and create a cardboard box city and then graph it on a map of your own. Develop critical and analytical thinking using math games and make new friends.

For kids entering grades 3 - 6

Instructor: Lori Clyatt

Time & Date: July 7 – 11, 2014; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: COE 280

Fee: $150.00

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Kids Camp: Kumihimo

For centuries the legendary Samurai Worriors of Japan created and used intricately braided silk cords to secure their battle armor. These braided creations were known for their beauty and strength. Learn to Kumihimo braid in the tradition of the Samurai. These creations can be both beautiful, artistic expressions used in jewelry or used in practical applications such as key chains, belts, animal collars and leashes. In addition, campers will take a virtual tour of Japan to learn about the country, culture, language, and landmarks, and make fruit sushi!

For kids entering grades 3 - 6

Instructors: Susan Daly

Time & Date: July 14 – 18, 2014; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: LA 300

Fee: $160.00

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I THINK Kids Camp LEGO 1, Session 2

Using LEGO Mindstorms, students will advance their building and programming skills. They will be expected to complete LEGO robot challenges with precision.

For kids entering grades 4 - 8

Instructor: Darla Williams & Paige Williams

Time & Date: July 14 – 18, 2014; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Broadway II Seminar Room

Fee: $295.00

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Kids Camp: Let’s Talk Billings

A week long intensive camp, part of Billings "Let's Talk" initiative, that seeks to use drama, art and multi-media presentations to empower youth ages 12-18 to speak out on the issues of suicide and suicide prevention.  Through journaling exercises and work-shopping, students will develop a brief performance about the impact of suicide on young lives as well as developing strategies to help prevent suicide.  Students will also receive QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training as part of the intensive camp to help them in their daily lives should they ever come in contact with someone who is considering suicide.

For kids ages 12-18.

Instructor(s): Joanna Johnson & Patrick Wilson

Time & Date: July 14 - 18, 2014; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: MSU Billings, Liberal Arts building room 620

Fee: $0.00 (free)

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I THINK Kids Camp: STEM Engineering for Kids

Engineering involves the integration of science, technology, and mathematics by creating new ways to solve real-world problems.  Students during this camp will employ hands-on strategies to “live” the concepts and see their relevance in real-world applications.  STEM fosters communication, collaboration and problem solving through a structured approach that involves planning, creating, testing, and improvising.  During this camp, students will get a taste of engineering through the application of science, technology, and mathematics by engaging inn fun and creative STEM activities designed by amazing educators from across Montana.

For kids entering grades 4 - 5

Instructors:  Lisa Scott

Time & Date: July 21-24, 2014; 9:00 am – noon
Location: LA 302

Fee: $118.00  (The STREAM grant is helping to pay for this summer camp.  To learn more, go here)

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I THINK Kids Camp: STEM Engineering for Kids

Engineering involves the integration of science, technology, and mathematics by creating new ways to solve real-world problems.  Students during this camp will employ hands-on strategies to “live” the concepts and see their relevance in real-world applications.  STEM fosters communication, collaboration and problem solving through a structured approach that involves planning, creating, testing, and improvising.  During this camp, students will get a taste of engineering through the application of science, technology, and mathematics by engaging inn fun and creative STEM activities designed by amazing educators from across Montana.

For kids entering grades 6 - 7

Instructors:  Lisa Scott

Time & Date: July 21-24, 2014; 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: LA 300

Fee: $118.00  (The STREAM grant is helping to pay for this summer camp.  To learn more, go here

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Energy Industry Career Workshop for Women

A camp for high school students focused on the energy industry,  career opportunities in the field, and what the careers are like. Rapid expansion in the Bakken has created high demand for talent in the energy industry. Energy related careers are some of the highest paying in the area. A woman from the industry will present their perspectives on opportunities in lunch-and-learn format. Popular hands-on labs will be conducted that demonstrate technologies and skills used in the energy industry including distillation, extraction, and purification. A biodiesel lab is included and a tour of a local refinery is planned. The laboratory work is conducted at the Process Plant Technology labs at City College. Interested students should send a one page application stating why they are interested in attending the camp to l.gittingscarlson@msubillings.edu.

For kids entering grades 9 - 12

Instructor: Andy Sullivan

Time & Date: July 21 – 25, 2014; 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: City College Tech A061

Fee: $254.00

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Kids Camp: CSI Crime Scene Investigation

Curious students become forensic scientists for a fun week at camp! Analyze evidence from a fictional crime scene, test fingerprints, analyze fake blood, and utilize teamwork to gather evidence to convict fictional felons. Hone observation and investigative skills in this active camp.

For kids entering grades 3 - 6

Instructor: Lori Clyatt

Time & Date: July 21 – 25, 2014; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: COE 323

Fee: $166.00

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Kids Camp: 321 Blast Off!

Blast off into outer space with one or our most popular camps! Come and learn about rockets and the cool places they go to while having fun. You get to design, make, and fly your own rockets along with learning about the solar system our world is in.

For kids entering grades 1 - 4

Instructor: Karen Herman

Time & Date: July 28 – August 1, 2014; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: COE 280

Fee: $146.00

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Kids Camp: Art Camp, Session 2

Everyone is an artist in this very popular summer camp! Have fun during this creative camp that touches on the seven elements of art and aims to inspire artwork that is unique to each student. Wet-on-wet painting, chalk pastels, pencil sketching, pen cartooning, and other art forms will be explored and experimented with.

For kids entering grades 3 - 6

Instructor: Lori Clyatt

Time & Date: July 28 – August 1, 2014; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: COE 323

Fee: $165.00

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