SCC’s Kidtek to Return in June
Arrangements are set for SCC's popular Kidtek University learning program to take place this summer.
The summer-learning camps are scheduled for late June, July, and August at sites in Burlington, Keokuk, Mount Pleasant, and West Burlington — and even at home.
CBIZ Sales and Marketing Director Beth Nickel says that organizers made adjustments to the program to compensate for COVID-related disruptions. The program's typical start date has been pushed back a few weeks and popular camps will take place later in the summer. In addition, students will have the opportunity to take online camps.
"We feel it's important that kids still have access to learning opportunities – especially now," says Nickel. "By offering virtual camps, parents have the option to give their kids fun science and technology activities from the comfort and safety of their own home."
Kidtek U offers over 30 topics geared toward students in grades 4-6 and 7-9. The categories include animation, drones, animal science, welding, and even designing a Fortnite-style video game, along with other unique topics.
Online campers can participate in video game animation, YouTube Content Creation, and many more exciting options.
To stay in line with quarantine requirements, in-person class sizes will top out at eight. This is subject to change to comply with local and state health mandates.
Individual in-person camps cost $179; online camps cost $149. Full and partial scholarships are available for families that meet certain requirements.
Scholarships are funded in large part by partners including Burlington Lions Club, CNH Industrial, Lee County Economic Development, and the Mount Pleasant Chamber Alliance.
For a complete schedule, registration, scholarship applications, and more information about Kidtek U, visit scciowa.edu or call (319) 208-5375.
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