Summer classes for kids

Over 170 fun-in-learning adventures are offered this summer for kids ages 4–17 on the campuses of Northwestern Michigan College. Many types of art, natural and physical science, robotics, outdoor adventure, computer fun, language and culture, music, cooking, and much more make up the eight weeks of summer enrichment. Most classes are in half-day, one-week formats to fit busy summer schedules. Prices vary based on time and materials.

“The kids look forward to getting their College for Kids brochure every year and have trouble deciding which ones to pick — so many great options,” says a parent whose children have been a part of the program for the last 4 years. “They love to go to college.” The nearly 70 instructors include NMC staff, area teachers, and community experts in specific fields of interest.

Each summer features an array of new classes as well as the return of popular options. Sample titles for young children include Action Contraptions, Art in the Great Outdoors, Kids in the Kitchen, and Shelter Building. Elementary kids will enjoy Sports Camp, Paint Studio, Horseback Riding and Pop Can Science. There are 56 choices for grades 7 and up including CSI-Crime Detectives, Movie Production, Fiction Writing, and Perspective Drawing for Middle Schoolers. For older teens, check out Wire Sculpture, Survivor Backcountry Skills, Car Care, and Recording Studio Techniques. For the complete schedule and to register, go to or call NMC Extended Education (231) 995-1700.