Kids are Back on Campus

Every summer the students get younger that’s because kids take part in a variety of fun and educational children’s camps.

Nanotechnology Workshop

Northwest Vista College kicked off the summer with its free nanotechnology workshop for high school and college students. Students learned how the billion-dollar nanotechnology field is changing how we live with the ability to manipulate things on a very tiny or nano scale. Nanotechnology has the possibility of curing diseases as well as creating superhero-like clothing that can be smart enough to warn people when there are airborne pollutants.

The June nano workshop was provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Industry experts did experiments with the students and informed them about nano careers. NVC has been one of a handful of community colleges in the US to offer an associate degree in nanotechnology, now called Advanced Materials Technology.


Over the last several years, NVC has been the site for the Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP), which was started in 1979. Now a national program, PREP identifies middle and high school students who have an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and provides a challenging academic program and exposure to careers through speakers and field trips. About 80 students from the nearby area will celebrate their closing ceremony July 2 at NVC.

NVC Kids Camps

NVC’s Community Education program also provides an extensive list of week-long camps for kids until mid-August. Some exciting themes this year include:

  • Survivor for ages 6-12 during July 8-12
  • Basketball camp for ages 12-17 during July 8-12
  • Edible Science & Engineering for ages 6-12 during July 15-19
  • Music Production for ages 12-17 during July 15-19
  • Amazing Artist for ages 6-12 during July 22-26
  • Self-Defense for Girls and Boys for ages 12-16 during July 22-26
  • Intermediate Robotics for ages 8-12 during July 22-26

To see the full list, go here.

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