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 three campuses:

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

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.

COVID-19 Protocols

 The LISD will follow all local health department requirements for COVID-19 in effect at the time of camps.

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 whichwill 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 517-264-9797 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 unless canceled due to COVID-19.  Camps are also non-transferrable. 

July 11-15 Camps

Camp Time Location

Ag-Citing Ag-Ventures (8-10 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CSF - Tipton Hwy.

Cardboard Boat Regatta (9-14 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Eekstein's Laboratory (6-8 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Future Engineer - A Day in the Life (9-10 yrs.) -
SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CSF - Tipton Hwy.

Grossology (9-10 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Junior Chemist (6-8 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Just Floss It! (9-14 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

LEGO Mania! (9-10 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Makey Makey Circuitry (9-10 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Minecraft Edu (11-14 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Organize & Fix the World (11-17 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

You're the Boss (11-13 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

 

July 18-22 Camps

Camp Time Location

Adventure Island (9-10 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Amazing Sphero Games (9-11 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Animal Extravaganza (11-17 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CSF - Tipton Hwy.

Automotive Custom Paint (11-17 yrs.) 

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Future Engineer - A Day in the Life (6-8 yrs.) - 
SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

GAME-OVER! (9-14 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Junior Chemist (6-8 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Makey Makey Circuitry (9-10 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Robotics / Remote Control Cars (11-14 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

The Art of Drawing Letters (9-14 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

 

July 25-29 Camps

Camp Time Location

Adventure Island (11-14 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Are You a GAMER? (14-17 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Automotive Camp (12-17 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM LISD TECH Center

Can You Dig It? (11-13 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CSF - Tipton Hwy.

Careers in Nature (11-14 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Stubnitz Center

Frogs, Bugs, & Mud (11-17 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CSF - Tipton Hwy.

Hammer Time (11-17 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Just Floss It! (9-14 yrs.)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

Oh Snap! Photography (8-12 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LISD TECH Center

You Be the Surgeon (6-8 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM LISD TECH Center

 

Registration opens April 26, 2022 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

See below for descriptions of all camps being offered this summer.

Week One: July 11- 15

July 11-15

Career Connections: Agri-Tech; Horticulture

Welcome to Ag-Citing Ag-Ventures. In Ag-citing Ag-ventures, campers will learn about animal and plant science in a fun way. Each camper will get a chance to find out about where their food comes from along with getting a chance to make their own butter.

July 11-15

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.

July 11-15

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."

July 11-15 (9-10 yrs.) 

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

Roller coasters, bridges, and rockets don’t build themselves. They need problem-solvers, thinkers, and dreamers. Discover the amazing world of engineering through fun, hands-on challenges. We’ll be creating marble runs, bridges, and other structures, as well as, parachute and boat making....we’ll also get messy making slime, DIY bouncy balls, and more! Join us for some engaging and memorable STEM activities!

July 11-15

Career Connections: Certified Nurse Aide; Dental Assisting; Health Care Careers; Nursing 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 11-15 

Career Connections: Biochemical Technology; Education 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 11-15 

Career Connection: Dental Assisting

In this camp you will learn basic dental terminology including how we number teeth.  Campers will practice taking impressions, chairside dental assisting procedures, bones of the skull, and the roles of different dental professions. This camp will allow many hands-on activities to gain interest in the dental field.

July 11-15

Career Connections: Computer Programming; Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics; Video and Audio Production

Campers will be able to create, explore, and design a variety of projects using LEGOs. They will create fully functioning robots using EV3 LEGO Mindstorms and program them to perform a multitude of functions and tasks! Experiments will be done using LEGOs and how about creating your own! Ever thought about creating a short movie using LEGOs as the star? The choices are endless, but not the learning and fun!

July 11-15 

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.

July 11-15

Career Connections: Computer Programming; Engineering, Design, and CAD; Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics; Graphic Imaging Technology; Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Learn to code and program by using Minecraft! Campers will be given the opportunity to build, create, and play in the digital Minecraft world while learning about the basics of computer programming. Additional projects will include building mini-computers and other programming challenges. 

July 11-15

Career Connections: Building Trades; Education Careers; Graphic Imaging Technology; Marketing and Entrepreneurship; Video and Audio Production

Learn how to plan and execute a community service project from start to finish. Focus on team building, project management, communication, identifying stakeholders, planning a project, taking a plan from plan to action, and managing a project. Participants will receive a certificate of completion that can be utilized for college applications, resume building, etc.

July 11-15 

Career Connection: Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur who wants to start a smoothie stand, start making and selling slime, bracelets, or other items? Maybe you want to become the next YouTube or TikTok sensation? In this camp, campers will learn about fun and exciting careers in the business and marketing industry and the basic tenets needed to run a successful business. The pinnacle of the camp will be learning how to do a product pitch like they do on the popular television show “Shark Tank”. Learn how to take a business idea to a finished product for all to enjoy!

Week Two: July 18 - 22

July 18-22 

Career Connections: Computer Information Services; Engineering, Design, and CAD; Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics; Residential Construction

Adventure Island is a getaway that encourages higher-level thinking while participating in collaborative STEM events. Campers will be asked to think outside the box and bring their best engineering skills as they participate in tasks. Tasks include science experiments, boat competitions, and researching future jobs while creating a poster.

July 18-22

Career Connection: Computer Programming

Come meet our little friend, Sphero, the magical robotic ball! Can you program Sphero to compete in different amazing games? Campers use their imagination and creativity to make Sphero maneuver through mazes, change color and direction, and other various challenges!

July 18-22

Career Connections: Agri-Tech; Biochemical Technology; Natural Resources

Explore how to take care of animals and how animals take care of us. Campers will learn about animal and veterinary science through hands-on activities. Animal nutrition and care for many different species will be covered. The production of useful animal products such as cheese and wool will be introduced. Campers will learn about techniques used in veterinary science such as x-rays and how to give injections. A dissection will allow campers to explore how organs work together in a mammal.

July 18-22

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 18 - 22 (6-8 yrs.) 

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

Roller coasters, bridges, and rockets don’t build themselves. They need problem-solvers, thinkers, and dreamers. Discover the amazing world of engineering through fun, hands-on challenges. We’ll be creating marble runs, bridges, and other structures, as well as, parachute and boat making....we’ll also get messy making slime, DIY bouncy balls, and more! Join us for some engaging and memorable STEM activities!

July 18-22

Career Connections: Computer Programming; Engineering, Design, and CAD; Exercise Science & Sports Medicine; Graphic Imaging Technology; Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Campers will design and create a variety of games using a variety of media! Creativity is what it is all about! Inside games, outside games, board games, video games, arcade games, and so much more. The choices are endless. This camp will surely spark your interest and imagination.

July 18-22 

Career Connections: Biochemical Technology; Education 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 18-22 

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.

July 18-22

Career Connections: Computer Programming; Engineering, Design, and CAD; Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics; Graphic Imaging Technology; Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Learn about robotics and remote control (RC) cars in this exciting camp. Campers will learn about the inner workings of RC cars as they build, test, and race their creations in the camp. Torque, speed, or control, what are you going to adjust to win the race?

July 18-22

Career Connection: Graphic Imaging Technology

Hand lettering is where drawing letters meets the beauty of art and design. This camp teaches you about the rising popularity of hand lettering and calligraphy. Even something as simple as a Crayola marker can be used to create beautiful lettering! Campers will also get to use pressure sensitive tools to create beautiful calligraphy. Want to keep your art forever? We will also show you how to turn your lettering into a digital image to re-use, color, and edit. We will be creating bookmarks, stickers, magnets, and buttons!

Week Three: July 25 - 29

July 25-29 

Career Connections: Computer Information Services; Engineering, Design, and CAD; Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics; Residential Construction

Adventure Island is a getaway that encourages higher-level thinking while participating in collaborative STEM events. Campers will be asked to think outside the box and bring their best engineering skills as they participate in tasks. Tasks include science experiments, boat competitions, and researching future jobs while creating a poster.

July 25-29

Career Connections: Computer Programming; Engineering, Design, and CAD; Graphic Imaging Technology; Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Campers will design and create a virtual/online game that they will be able to publish. Campers will delve in becoming design engineers as they step into a new dimension. Campers will design, create, market, and publish their work. Culminating activities will include seeing the world of Esports and topics related to gaming, next steps related to a career path, and what is available as you enter secondary and post-secondary opportunities! Definitely a Game-Changer!

July 25-29

Career Connections: Automotive Services Technology

Automotive, Truck, and Equipment repair technicians are in high demand.  Many of these high-skilled and high-paying jobs and careers are going unfilled as employers scramble to find people. Come and see what this skilled trade holds in store for you. Training includes tools, hoists, tires, batteries, coolant, and oil change. 

July 25-29 

Career Connections: Agri-Tech; Horticulture; Natural Resources

Can You Dig It? will be a comprehensive camp that covers basic gardening skills as well as design, installation, and construction for fun backyard projects. Campers explore the possibilities of dreaming, planning, and creating projects to enjoy plants at their own house. Projects include mini-dish garden creations, harvesting and preparing vegetables, and designing and installing a small landscape space.

July 25-29

Career Connections: Agri-Tech; Biochemical Technology; Horticulture; Natural Resources

During the week in Careers in Nature, campers will explore careers related to nature while conducting activities associated with various careers.  Through hands-on learning and investigations, you will understand how to apply scientific practices in a real-world setting that relates to different careers in nature.  Each day will have a unique nature focus and highlight different careers related to nature.  Some career areas to be explored include: water quality, forestry, farming, field ecology, and zoology.   Throughout the week, learn about skills used in these careers such as collecting and analyzing animal, plant, and water quality data.  Come ready to be outdoors and explore nature!

July 25-29

Career Connections: Agri-Tech; Biochemical Technology; Horticulture; Natural Resources

Learn more about the unexplored portions of the great outdoors.  This camp will focus on our natural resources and the importance of often overlooked or hidden gems that are all around us.  Insects and amphibians will be examined up close and personal.  We will also learn about the importance of our soil and water.  Campers will get a chance to explore different types of habitats and learn why it is important to protect them.

July 25-29

Career Connections: Building Trades; Residential Construction

Ready to learn the skills that can help build and create anything you can imagine? This camp will offer an exploratory building trades course for all campers interested in learning about an industry that is in high demand for skilled labor. Campers who are not exposed to this type of course at their local districts will be given an opportunity to explore the construction trades. This will be a great introductory camp for anyone interested in learning carpentry skills. Our expert staff will spark your interest with engaging projects and skill development opportunities.

July 25-29 

Career Connection: Dental Assisting

In this camp you will learn basic dental terminology including how we number teeth.  Campers will practice taking impressions, chairside dental assisting procedures, bones of the skull, and the roles of different dental professions. This camp will allow many hands-on activities to gain interest in the dental field.

July 25-29

Career Connection: Video and Audio Production

This is a new camp that can turn you into a “super” photographer! Campers will learn about the art and history of photography, the anatomy of a camera, how to take a great photograph, and the ins and outs of lighting.  Campers will edit photographs and start to build an awesome portfolio of images to share with family and friends!

July 25-29

Career Connections: Biochemical Technology; Health Care Careers

Want to learn how to do surgical interventions? Inspired to be a doctor or biomedical engineer? The mission of this camp is to teach elementary school children about the exciting field of medicine. Through interactive and creative hands-on labs, model building, and engineering design, “student doctors” will be actively engaged as they explore the world of biomedical health professions. Campers will discover how the body and organs work, what goes wrong with disease states, how to use medical instruments, check vitals, and even perform like a real surgeon. Each camper will receive medical attire. Using successful role-playing techniques, campers will assume the role of a pediatrician, an orthopedic surgeon, a registered nurse, and a biomedical laboratory technician. Student doctors will learn about vitals, fractures, personal protective equipment (PPE), diagnostics, and interventions. Campers will perform simulated surgeries, repair fractures, and investigate biochemical experiments.