“It’s going to be fun and hands-on. They won’t be sitting at a desk, they’ll be encouraged to explore and try things themselves,” said Nicole Walcer-Nugent, program administrator. “No prior experience is required in any of the programs, just a curiosity.”
The camps, which will start in July, are designed to introduce teens to some of the popular courses offered at the college, as well as provide them access to instructors from MHC.
“Our trades camp is unique in the sense that every day there is a different focus area, for example one day they will be doing a project around welding, while the next it will be focused around carpentry,” said Walcer-Nugent.
Also new to the calendar are camps that align with popular programming at MHC, for example: Documentary Video for Teens (Visual Communications), Human Physiology- How the Body Works (Health Sciences) as well as Band Camp (Conservatory of Music & Dance).
Walcer-Nugent thinks the teens will really enjoy all of the various programs this year in particular the Cooking with Class which is taught by executive chef, Tim Schorno from Cheesecake Café; “Chef Schorno will not only be teaching teens about basic cooking skills, but also the importance of nutrition, buying local and educating them where great produce comes from. He is excited to take them on a field-trip to a farm and perhaps even a Farmers Market. His goal is to get them excited about food.”
If you are interested in learning more about the teen camps we encourage you to visit www.mhc.ab.ca. Calendars for the kids’ summer camps can also be viewed here. As space is limited, people are encouraged to register early as class size is limited; to reserve your seat phone 403.529.3844 or register online.
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