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iMake Summer Camp offering innovative options for local students at RLC

Campers still have time to register for Rend Lake College’s iMake Camp, now for a reduced rate of $60 per student, before classes start next month. This Kids Summer Camp will familiarize students with several emerging technologies.

During the eight-day camp, students will learn about and use a number of creative tools such as a 3D printer, computer-aided Design programs, a laser cutter, and a computer numeric control system. Instructor Matt Jackson, RLC’s Industrial Trainer, introduced students to the 3D printer during a Kids Summer Camp last year and helped campers turn the RLC Clocktower into a true-to-scale model.

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Sam Buesking of Mt. Vernon, a 2015 Kids Summer Camper, helped Instructor Matt Jackson  remove a three-dimensional model of the RLC Clocktower from the college’s 3D printer. Buesking and the other campers visited the clocktower earlier during the camp and made a small-scale model on Minecraft, which was then printed. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Campers, ages 12-16, will meet from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 30, in the Vocational Building on the Ina campus. Payments may be made by check, money order, credit or debit cards, or cash, and must be received at the time of registration. Parents and guardians are responsible for all transportation arrangements to and from camp.

For more information or to register for iMake or other Kids Summer Camps, contact Stephanie Smith in RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714 or [email protected]. The other camps can be found online