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See for Yourself Why Summer is Fun at ACC’s Littleton Campus!

ACC Workforce & Community Programs Summer Youth Camp students in jewelry and metal working class.

You know kids are having fun when you can see their smiles shine through from behind their masks. ACC’s summer youth camps kicked off this week and we are in for a great summer with our local middle and high school students. With week-long camps and registration open all summer, your campers can join in on the fun as well. It's never too late to be a part of ACC’s summer fun.

ACC Summer Youth Camp students in coding session.The pictures in this blog post are live pictures from this week, so check them out if you’re wondering “What are Summer Camps at ACC”? Our summer camps run through the first week in August and we have new and exciting camps starting every Monday. Over the next few weeks we have some amazing Makerspace camps where kids can experience chair making or will use 3D printing and electronics to make LED touch lamps and tiny home models. We have coding camps almost every week and outdoor activities along with so much more.

ACC Summer Youth Camp two students coding at computers at the Littleton CampusThis week we saw coders show off their entrepreneurial spirit in our Roblox-themed coding class! With safety in mind we limited capacity and spaced out computers, but even that did not dissuade the kids from making great friends.

With group and individual activities, the students were able to learn about the Lua coding language. This language is truly a high-level programming language that is powerful and relevant to today's programming world with all sorts of usages like web applications and games. The fun and engaging format is helpful to pick up these high-level skills and the students seem to be doing so in style.

Student performing metal work during ACC's Summer Youth Camp first session.Our other camps that started this week were art-centered and our creative kids were totally engaged with the hands-on activities we had planned for them. Painting, Photography and Art Experience workshop all started this week and we enjoyed setting these campers up to expand their creativity and passion.

ACC students in Summer Youth Camp with metalworking gear and helmets.Led by ACC’s talented studio art instructors, our teen campers are being introduced to real world art experiences with supervised hands on activities. Monday and Tuesday of this week showcased our jewelry and metal working department, and as we break up the week with some clay working on Wednesday and we wrap up with commercial photography and screen printing!

Summer youth camp photography student with camera.The kids enjoy not only seeing what they can create, but creating themselves, and that’s what separates ACC’s summer camps from the rest. We offer safe environments to try new things and explore the world of possibilities beyond what they consider as traditional college. There are career paths that involve art beyond being a painter or photographer and ACC’s Art Experience workshop is here to open those doors of opportunities to lucrative career paths. We strive to provide a space for campers to explore their passion and not stifle their creativity, in a career pathway focused model so you know they are getting a relevant experience.

ACC Summer Youth Camp art instructor and students during workshop.For our younger artists the middle school campers experience painting and photography in a more traditional art class format with projects set up to have fun. It's not all classroom fun, we have fun in the sun as well. Students took a trip to Hudson Gardens this week for some unique photography fun and inspiration for some beautiful art work. The outdoors not only provides an opportunity to soak in that great Colorado sun, but it also provides our campers to get a bit of a mask break from the indoor camp activities.