Wayne Community College will once again have its in-person Junior Bison Camps this summer, including everything from health careers to sewing to video gaming.

There will be six different camps at the college.

The Junior Bison Camps were not held last year due to the pandemic, said Tara Humphries, WCC public information officer.

“Workforce Continuing Education is honored to serve our Junior Bison face-to-face this year,” said Lisa Newkirk, Bison camp coordinator. “Although we are resuming on a smaller scale, our goals remain the same.

“Our main focus is career exploration structured in a fun and learning environment.”

They are Junior Bison Camps because the bison is the school’s mascot.

Attendance at each of the camps is limited to 10 participants, who will be required to wear masks.

This year’s camps are:

• Allied Health Career Exploration will be June 21-24, 9 a.m. to noon for rising sixth through eighth graders and 1 to 4 p.m. for rising ninth through 12th graders.

The camps will provide a general overview of the allied health career field. Campers also will receive a first aid and CPR training. Cost is $60.

• Automotive Academy will be June 21-24, 9 a.m. to noon for rising ninth through 12th graders. Participants will learn about basic automotive painting and refinishing. They will get to see what it takes to make repairs to the exterior of a vehicle as well as take part in hands-on activities. Cost is $80.

• Business Career Exploration will be July 12-15, 9 a.m. to noon for rising sixth through eighth graders and 1 to 4 p.m. for rising ninth through 12th graders. Participants will learn how money works and what it takes to work in business. They will get hands-on experience, along with a chance to create their own businesses and design a logo. Cost is $60.

• Sew and Stitch will be July 12-15, 9 a.m. to noon for rising ninth through 12th graders and 1 to 4 p.m. for rising sixth through eighth graders. The camp will introduce basic sewing techniques, basic sewing machine operations and more while challenging participants to create a final project to display. Cost is $60.

• STEM Gardening will be June 21-July 1, 9 a.m. to noon for rising sixth through eighth graders. The two-week, hands-on camp will allow participants to learn the science, technology, engineering and math used in gardening. They will explore the process of square foot gardening and get experience designing and building raised garden beds while developing their green thumbs. Cost is $100.

• Video Game Academy will be June 21-24, 9 a.m. to noon for rising sixth through eighth graders and 1 to 4 p.m. for rising ninth through 12th graders. It will explore the various aspects of simulation and game development.

Participants will do 3-D modeling, bug test video games and create video games, storyboarding and animation. They will be able to get hands-on experience designing and producing game artifacts they can share with family and friends. Cost is $80.

Registration forms and instructions to register are at www.waynecc.edu/camps or at the Workforce Continuing Education customer service desk at the east entrance of the Walnut Building.

For more information, contact Newkirk at 919-739-6931 or ldnewkirk@waynecc.edu.