Career Exploration Camps

The Lenawee ISD Career Exploration Camps provide an opportunity for Lenawee County students to explore different career pathways. These exciting camps are based on the ideals of hands-on and minds-on learning techniques that are at the heart of Career Technical Education (CTE). The camps are based in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles, filled with rich interactive experiences that make these camps a great place for students to learn, grow, and most importantly, have fun! Come and experience all of the wonderful offerings we have at the LISD TECH Center during the summer!

Times and Locations

Please note the dates, times, and locations of camps are variable. Camps are generally held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Plan on arriving 15 minutes early on the first day for check-in. Each camp will have a designated drop-off/pick-up entrance to use.

Camps are located at one of two campuses:

  • LISD TECH Center, 1372 N. Main St., Adrian, MI 49221
  • LISD Center for a Sustainable Future (CSF), 4260 Tipton Hwy., Adrian, MI 49221

Fees and Registration

Cost: $60 per week for Lenawee County residents / $85 per week for out-of-county residents. 
Fees are all-inclusive. All materials, activities, lunches, and snacks are covered by the cost of registration. 
Need-based scholarships are available.
Proof of Lenawee County residency will be required.

Age Requirements: Camper’s age for camp is as of the first day of camp.

Lunches & Snacks

Lunch and snacks are provided for full-day sessions. Parents are welcome to send a lunch and/or snacks for their child on any day of camp.  Please do not send anything containing peanut products if you choose to pack a lunch for your child.  We need to maintain a safe environment for campers with peanut allergies.

Weekly Lunch Menu (peanut “aware”):

  • Day 1: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, apple slices, milk
  • Day 2: Chicken tenders, corn, dinner roll, peaches, milk
  • Day 3:  Hot dog, French fries, pear, milk
  • Day 4: Macaroni & Cheese, roll, green beans, fruit  
  • Day 5: Pizza, tossed salad, pineapple, milk

Snacks would include a small water and snack, such as string cheese, animal crackers, etc.

Waiting Lists and Cancellation/Refund Policy

There is limited space and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis for all camps. Registered campers will receive an email one week prior to camp which will include detailed information about the camp. If the desired camp is full, campers may be placed on a waiting list by contacting Tina Livingston at 517-265-1665 or tina.livingston@lisd.us. If an opening becomes available, potential campers will be notified in the order they were placed on the waiting list. If a student needs to be removed from a camp, please contact us as soon as possible. All camp purchases are non-refundable.  Camps are also non-transferrable. 

June 17-21 Camps

Camp Time Location

 Bark & Badge Adventure Camp (8-12 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Creative Coding (6-8 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Down on the Farm (6-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  CSF - Tipton Hwy.

 Eekstein's Laboratory (6-8 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Farm Animal Frenzy (11-14 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  CSF - Tipton Hwy.

 Grossology (9-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Jr. Mad Scientist (6-8 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 LEGO and Behold; BRICKS Galore (11-14 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Makey Makey Circuitry (9-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Ocean Fun (6-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 

June 24-28 Camps

Camp Time Location

 Adventure Island (6-9 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Bark & Badge Adventure Camp (13-17 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Cardboard Boat Regatta (9-14 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Coding with Minecraft (14-17 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Creative Coding (6-8 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Down on the Farm (6-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  CSF - Tipton Hwy.

 Farm Animal Frenzy (11-14 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  CSF - Tipton Hwy.

 Games, Games, Everywhere! (9-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Girls & Gears Robotics (Girls ONLY)(11-14 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Junior Chemist (6-8 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Makey Makey Circuitry (9-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Ocean Fun 96-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Storm Chasers (9-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 LISD TECH Center

 

July 8-12 Camps

Camp Time Location

 Adventure Island (10-14 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Automotive Custom Paint (11-17 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Automotive Repair (14-17 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Bark & Badge Adventure Camp (8-12 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Battle of the Robots (11-14 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Coding with Minecraft (11-14 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Grossology (9-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Jr. Mad Scientist (6-8 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Junior Chemist (6-8 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 LEVEL UP!! (9-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 HOSA Exploration!! (11-14 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Ocean Fun (6-10 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 Wilderness Survival Camp (11-17 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  CSF - Tipton Hwy.

 Wired for Fun! (11-17 yrs.)

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  LISD TECH Center

 

Pre-registration opens on March 1, 2024

Online Pre-registration for Summer Career Camps

 

Registration opens April 23, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Online Registration for Summer Career Camps 

Registration Instructions

New Users: New users will have the opportunity to set up an account during the registration process if you haven't yet done so.

Returning Users: Click on the registration link above and enter your information. If you have an account it will come up.

Forgot Login Information: If you do not remember your login, follow the registration link (above) to request your password to be emailed to you. This will only take a few minutes.

Waiting List: The waiting list is now managed on the registration site. If the camp(s) you want are full, you may choose to be placed on the waiting list through the registration site. If a spot opens, campers will be notified in sequential order.

Camp Descriptions

Week One: June 17 - 21

June 17 - 21

Career Connections: Law Enforcement & Corrections

Do you know what a police K9 does?  Come learn how these magnificent animals are trained and how they learn to do their job.  Campers will learn how a K9's nose works to collect evidence that is beyond human capabilities, the roles these dogs play in law enforcement, and the benefits they provide to the public and law enforcement.

Campers will also learn how to teach their own dog basic obedience, tracking, and odor detection.  (Dog will be provided, campers will not be allowed to bring in their own dogs.)

June 17 - 21

Career Connections: Computer Programming

Students will have a ton of fun while learning to work with a team!  They will be introduced to a variety of apps and robots!  Through communication and collaboration, teams will work through the engineering design process as they learn more about computer programming.

June 17 - 21 

Career Connections: Agri-Tech; Engineering, Robotics, & Mechatronics

Take an Adventure into Agriculture and travel down to the farm. Campers will use inquiry to exercise their natural curiosity by conducting experiments; creating the best soils to grow crops, bees helping with crop production, planting seeds, making butter, how robots help on a farm, and so much more. These experiences will teach campers about where their food comes from and make connections back to foods enjoyed at home. Put on your farm boots and get ready for an adventure in agriculture!

June 17 - 21

Career Connections: Agri-Tech; Biochemical Technology; Engineering, Design, and CAD; Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics; Natural Resources

Campers will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of scientific fields during this week of camp, while acting, thinking, and questioning like scientists. From learning the concepts of chemistry to learning how to identify fossils, campers will have a variety of fun hands-on lab activities to help continue their excitement about science. Prepare to be messy, to laugh, and to learn many of the fields covered under the umbrella of "Science."

June 17 - 21

Career Connections: Agri-Tech

Through this camp, students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of livestock species while learning about careers in agriculture. Students will learn about livestock production by learning how to care for and handle horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, and chickens. Some of the activities students will be participating in are; shearing sheep, dyeing wool, hatching chicken eggs in an incubator, performing basic vet care for livestock, and much more. Through these activities students will learn about a variety of career fields in the agricultural industry such as livestock production, agricultural engineering, and genetics.

June 17 - 21

Career Connections:

Ever wondered about the gross and amazing things the human body does? Discover the fun and disgusting things our bodies do to help keep us healthy and moving. Campers will learn about everything from snot to blood. Campers will perform dissections to have a better look at some organs. If you are looking for a fun week of hands-on learning, become a Grossologist with us and get those hands dirty!

 

June 17 - 21

Career Connections: Engineering, Design, & CADEducation Careers

Poof, splat, BANG! Take your everyday objects and turn them into extraordinary objects. Campers will learn about inquiry and science while conducting astonishing science experiments, making magnetic slime, launching rockets, and so much more. Put on your goggles as you dive into the extraordinary world of a mad scientist!

June 17 - 21

Career Connections: Engineering, Robotics, & Mechatronics

Campers will be introduced to the world of robotics and the many facets relating to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Campers will be introduced to the many careers available to them.  The concepts will involve expectations at the state level and the Next Generation Science Standards.  Campers will come away with skills that will enable them to problem solve situations with a deeper understanding of the material before them all using LEGO!

June 17 - 21

Career Connection: Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics 

Come explore the world of circuitry! Participate in a variety of hands-on activities using Makey Makey, both inside and outside of the classroom. Campers will start out the week by being able to identify open and closed circuits and discuss elements that are conductive and non-conductive (insulators). Then they will explore a variety of activities that include building their own instruments, using play-dough, using graphite pencils, playing interactive games, and more! Interactive games will include Super Mario Brothers, Pac-Man, and anything else the campers design. Campers will then go a step further using Makey Makey to control their favorite Scratch game while learning to code. Campers will conclude the week by showcasing what they have learned about circuitry and how Makey Makey works.

June 17 - 21

Career Connections: Natural Resources

Come journey to the ocean!  Campers will learn about the different layers of the ocean and dive into finding what animals live in those layers and learn more them.  Campers will also "dive" into the ocean world through different crafts, books, movies, and fun activities related to the ocean.

 

Week Two: June 24 - 28

June 24 - 28

Career Connections: Engineering, Design, and CAD; Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics

Adventure Island is a getaway that encourages higher-level thinking and creativity while participating in collaborative STEAM events. Campers will be asked to think outside the box and bring their best engineering skills as they participate in tasks such as science experiments and tower competitions while exploring STEAM careers.

June 24 - 28

Career Connection: Law Enforcement & Corrections

Do you know what a police K9 does?  Come learn how these magnificent animals are trained and how they learn to do their job.  Campers will learn how a K9's nose works to collect evidence that is beyond human capabilities, the roles these dogs play in law enforcement, and the benefits they provide to the public and law enforcement.

Campers will also learn how to teach their own dog basic obedience, tracking and odor detection.  (Dog will be provided, campers will not be allowed to bring in their own dogs.)

 

June 24 - 28

Career Connections: Building Trades; Engineering, Design, and CAD; Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics; Residential Construction

Campers will be involved in learning the design and mechanics behind cardboard boat building. This will include learning different boat designs, buoyancy, materials, application, critical thinking, and teamwork. Campers will design and construct individual model boats. Campers will also participate in a team build of full-size cardboard boats.

June 24 - 28

Career Connections: Computer Programming

Students will learn the basics of coding while interacting with an educational version of Minecraft. Learn to create and destroy blocks, spawn mobs, and give your character superpowers. The sky is the limit with what you can do in Minecraft with code. well not really, the sky cap is 256 blocks, but you will still learn a lot.

June 24 - 28

Career Connections: Computer Programming

Students will have a ton of fun while learning to work with a team!  They will be introduced to a variety of apps and robots!  Through communication and collaboration, teams will work through the engineering design process as they learn more about computer programming.

June 24 - 28

Career Connections: Agri-Tech; Engineering, Robotics, & Mechatronics

Take an Adventure into Agriculture and travel down to the farm. Campers will use inquiry to exercise their natural curiosity by conducting experiments; creating the best soils to grow crops, bees helping with crop production, planting seeds, making butter, how robots help on a farm, and so much more. These experiences will teach campers about where their food comes from and make connections back to foods enjoyed at home. Put on your farm boots and get ready for an adventure in agriculture!

June 24 - 28

Career Connections: Agri-Tech 

Through this camp, students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of livestock species while learning about careers in agriculture. Students will learn about livestock production by learning how to care for and handle horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, and chickens. Some of the activities students will be participating in are; shearing sheep, dyeing wool, hatching chicken eggs in an incubator, performing basic vet care for livestock, and much more. Through these activities students will learn about a variety of career fields in the agricultural industry such as livestock production, agricultural engineering, and genetics.

June 24 - 28 

Career Connections: Engineering, Design, & CAD; Digital Media Production

Do you love to create and make your own games?  This camp will show Campers how to make a variety of games using Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)!  By designing, creating, and even looking at the marketing piece, campers are able to see so many connections.  Who said you can't have an arcade at your house?!

June 24 - 28

Career Connections: Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics

Girls rule this camp! Sign up for a week of building your own robot and modifying it to compete in camp competitions to find out who is the best bot builder!  On your way to camp domination, you’ll deck your robot with custom designs to give it creative character. Do you have what it takes to make it to the winner's circle?

June 24 - 28 

Career Connections: Biochemical Technology; Education CareersHealth Care Careers

Shake up some fun in the lab as a Junior Chemist! Campers will try their hands as a real Mad Scientist in this whirlwind camp packed solid with cool reactions. Explore bubbling potions, giant bubbles, magic rainbow milk, Flubber, ice cream in a bag, Oobleck the magic liquid, oil and watercolor painting, and MUCH MORE! Start out the week learning about chemistry and how to be a chemist at a personal lab tech bench. Then, spend a day creating your very own Erupting Volcano! Next, let's find out how different chemicals react when mixed together as we build and break molecules. Ooze into a gooey day of making crazy concoctions such as Oobleck, Flubber, and ice cream! Take home a full set of Mad Science lab gear that includes goggles and a lab coat. Come take a walk on the wild side of chemistry!

June 24 - 28

Career Connection: Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics 

Come explore the world of circuitry! Participate in a variety of hands-on activities using Makey Makey, both inside and outside of the classroom. Campers will start out the week by being able to identify open and closed circuits and discuss elements that are conductive and non-conductive (insulators). Then they will explore a variety of activities that include building their own instruments, using play-dough, using graphite pencils, playing interactive games, and more! Interactive games will include Super Mario Brothers, Pac-Man, and anything else the campers design. Campers will then go a step further using Makey Makey to control their favorite Scratch game while learning to code. Campers will conclude the week by showcasing what they have learned about circuitry and how Makey Makey works.

June 24 - 28

Career Connections: Natural Resources

Come journey to the ocean!  Campers will learn about the different layers of the ocean and dive into finding what animals live in those layers and learn more them.  Campers will also "dive" into the ocean world through different crafts, books, movies, and fun activities related to the ocean.

June 24 - 28

Career Connections: Education CareersNatural Resources

Have you ever wondered why a storm chaser runs towards the dangerous storms that most people run away from? Have you ever wondered why hurricanes form, the earth shakes, or why lightning strikes? During camp you will conduct experiments to discover the science behind weather. You will investigate the behind the scenes of how a meteorologist reports the weather and even create your very own weather report!

Week Three: July 8 - 12

July 8 -12 

Career Connections: Engineering, Design, and CAD; Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics

Adventure Island is a getaway that encourages higher-level thinking and creativity while participating in collaborative STEAM events. Campers will be asked to think outside the box and bring their best engineering skills as they participate in tasks such as science experiments and tower competitions while exploring STEAM careers.

July 8 - 12

Career Connection: Automotive Collision, Repair, & Refinish

Come experience the automotive custom paint world at the LISD TECH Center. This camp will focus on basic and custom paint techniques from candy, pearlescent paints to wood graining and water droplet techniques. This camp will be fun and exciting with projects you will be able to take home with you.

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Automotive Services Technology

Campers in the Automotive Maintenance camp will learn entry-level job skills to include: shop safety, tool usage, hoist (car lift) safe usage, vehicle identification, service information and vehicle maintenance, inspection and oil change.

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Law Enforcement & Corrections

Do you know what a police K9 does?  Come learn how these magnificent animals are trained and how they learn to do their job.  Campers will learn how a K9's nose works to collect evidence that is beyond human capabilities, the roles these dogs play in law enforcement, and the benefits they provide to the public and law enforcement.

Campers will also learn how to teach their own dog basic obedience, tracking and odor detection.  (Dog will be provided, campers will not be allowed to bring in their own dogs.)

 

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics

This camp brings together engineering concepts along with the high-octane excitement of a robotics competition. Grab your safety glasses and get ready to build a robot from scratch. You’ll devise a custom robot optimizing your it’s hardware and software to maximize it’s chance of victory. Do you have what it takes to make it to the winner's circle? 

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Computer Programming

Students will learn the basics of coding while interacting with an educational version of Minecraft. Learn to create and destroy blocks, spawn mobs, and give your character superpowers. The sky is the limit with what you can do in Minecraft with code. well not really, the sky cap is 256 blocks, but you will still learn a lot.

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Emergency Medical TechnicianExercise Science & Sports MedicineHealth Care CareersNursing Preparation

Ever wondered about the gross and amazing things the human body does? Discover the fun and disgusting things our bodies do to help keep us healthy and moving. Campers will learn about everything from snot to blood. Campers will perform dissections to have a better look at some organs. If you are looking for a fun week of hands-on learning, become a Grossologist with us and get those hands dirty!

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Health Care CareersCertified Nurse AideNursing Preparation

Campers keen on healthcare can dive into the exciting world of HOSA! You'll explore math for health careers, medical terms, medical reading, and nutrition basics. Engage in teamwork through events like Dynamic Decisions, Medical Innovation, and HOSA Bowl. There's leadership training, health career prep, and a chance to create spontaneous health posters. Plus, you can express interest in more learning and even join competitions at the HOSA regional conference. Get ready for a health adventure!

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Engineering, Design, & CADEducation Careers

Poof, splat, BANG! Take your everyday objects and turn them into extraordinary objects. Campers will learn about inquiry and science while conducting astonishing science experiments, making magnetic slime, launching rockets, and so much more. Put on your goggles as you dive into the extraordinary world of a mad scientist!

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Biochemical Technology; Education CareersHealth Care Careers

Shake up some fun in the lab as a Junior Chemist! Campers will try their hands as a real Mad Scientist in this whirlwind camp packed solid with cool reactions. Explore bubbling potions, giant bubbles, magic rainbow milk, Flubber, ice cream in a bag, Oobleck the magic liquid, oil and watercolor painting, and MUCH MORE! Start out the week learning about chemistry and how to be a chemist at a personal lab tech bench. Then, spend a day creating your very own Erupting Volcano! Next, let's find out how different chemicals react when mixed together as we build and break molecules. Ooze into a gooey day of making crazy concoctions such as Oobleck, Flubber, and ice cream! Take home a full set of Mad Science lab gear that includes goggles and a lab coat. Come take a walk on the wild side of chemistry!

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Computer Information Services; Computer ProgrammingGraphic DesignDigital Media Production

This camp will show campers how to make and publish a video game, compete in a variety of online games, create games via STEM robotics, and an eSports focus for those that might be interested at their home districts.

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Natural Resources

Come journey to the ocean!  Campers will learn about the different layers of the ocean and dive into finding what animals live in those layers and learn more them.  Campers will also "dive" into the ocean world through different crafts, books, movies, and fun activities related to the ocean.

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Natural Resources

Come explore the outdoors at our Center for a Sustainable Future campus and learn the skills needed to survive in the wild.  We will learn how to identify plants and animals, build shelters, prepare meals, and purify water.  You will gain important knowledge for outdoor survival, such as how to use a map and compass, knot tying, and basic wilderness first aid.  A demonstration of fire science will be included.  We will also take a fishing trip to Lake Hudson Recreation area.

July 8 - 12

Career Connections: Computer ProgrammingComputer Information Services 

Get ready for a tech adventure! In our camp, you'll learn all about the parts inside a computer and what they do. By the end, you'll be like a computer superhero, able to build and fix computers with ease. It's going to be a fun journey where you become a Master of Technology!