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Ordinarily for a fee, grant makes 16 summer classes available free to kids ages 10 to 14

PHOTO COURTESY COCC  - Kids' summer classes at the Madras Central Oregon Community College campus ordinarily cost a fee, but will be free this year thanks to a grant from the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts.

Central Oregon Community College is offering free youth summer camps at the Madras and Prineville campuses. These classes range from visual arts to drone piloting and are geared towards kids ages 10 to 14.

The camps are held at the local campus and are designed to allow youth in the community to become familiar with the local college campus and feel comfortable accessing all it has to offer.

These camps, usually available for a fee, are being offered for free this year, thanks to a grant from the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts. The Oregon Community Summer grant program is funded through state legislation, which in 2022, committed an additional $50 million for summer learning programs. These grants are distributed across the state to community-based organizations to support reducing barriers to youth summer learning.

Registration for these camps will be open until all spots are filled. Spots are filling quickly, and students can register here or by calling 541-383-7270.

Camps offered at the Madras Campus include:

Creative Writing and Poetry: Heroes and Villains

Growing Gardens for Food and Fun

Junior Police Academy

Manga Drawing and Theater Arts

Photography

Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone Camp)

Visual Arts

Camps offered at the Prineville Campus include:

Pies and Quick Breads

It's a Pizza Party

Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone Camp)

Growing Gardens for Food and Fun

Creating Writing

Manga Drawing and Theater Arts

Visual Arts

Photography

Junior Police Academy


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