Camp Henry Registration is Open!

Monday, March 20, 2017
Camp Henry Registration for 2017 is now open.

Registration for Henry Ford College’s (HFC) Camp Henry 2017 Program is now open. Camp Henry 2017 will offer 16 summer camps for kids in 5th grade through high school.

2017 Camp Henry Line-Up

Journalism, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23. Students will get a crash course in writing for the print media in this weeklong camp. They will interview people and produce hard news, feature and editorial articles on local, regional and national topics. Open to high school students. Cost is $160.

Camp 5101: Culinary Camp, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23. This introductory level camp teaches students basic aspects of cooking and baking through a wide variety of hands-on activities. Students will prepare dishes in a professional kitchen environment and receive an introduction to kitchen fundamentals, such as safety, sanitation and various cooking methods. Initiatives include farm to fork, nutrition and health eating, a day in the bakeshop and kids take over the kitchen. Open to students ages 10-15. Cost is $160.

Camp 5101: Baking Skills, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30. A direct continuation of Camp 5101: Culinary Camp, this camp focuses on students with a sweet tooth who have a passion for baking and pastry. Students learn the art of baking through a wide variety of hands-on activities. They will prepare treats – cookies, breads, various desserts – in a professional kitchen environment and learn baking fundamentals, including safety, sanitation and measurements. Open to students ages 10-15. Cost is $160.

Basic Fashion Accessories Design, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30. This camp shows students how to create their own fashion accessories for all the aspiring Vera Wangs and Calvin Kleins out there. The class covers the basic tote bag, wallet and pouch, and discussion will also feature basic sewing techniques. In addition, the class will cover the use of sewing machines, paper pattern making, cutting and assembling of fabric. No experience required. Open to middle and high school students. Cost is $160.

Camp G.R.O.W., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30. For those who ever wanted to learn how to save, invest, build wealth and/or start a business, Camp G.R.O.W. (gain resources/obtain wealth) is the place to be. Campers are immersed in the essentials of financial literacy, networking, goal-setting, business planning and entrepreneurship. Using building games, visual aids and hands-on activities, students learn how to make, manage and invest their money wisely. They’ll finish Camp G.R.O.W. with stronger business acumen and financial literacy skills. Open to middle and high school students. Cost is $160.

Camp Android, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14; Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21. Have you ever wondered how companies develop mobile apps? Interested in making your own Android programs? These camps introduce students to the world of Android development. During this class, students build their own apps from scratch, see how they get placed on the Google Play market and have a chance to work with teachers who have developed apps in the IT industry. No need to even be an expert coder or even have any knowledge of code at all! Students learn at a pace that they are comfortable with and can bring their great ideas to the table so that everyone can create Android apps together. Open to middle and high school students. Cost is $100 per week/per child.

Camp RN @ HFC, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14. Camp RN participants study anatomy, physiology and nutritional science, while learning nursing fundamentals such as CPR and first aid. Participants also tour the HFC M-TEC Center, shadow/interact with nurses in a hospital setting and utilize the physical assessment laboratory to learn more about the human body. Open to middle school students. Cost is $275.

Recreate Your Favorite T-Shirt, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14. This camp shows students how to create a pattern based on their own favorite T-shirt(s) so they can make it over and over again. Basic sewing machine knowledge is suggested but not required. This class covers the use of sewing machines, paper pattern making, cutting and the assembling of fabric. Open to middle and high school students. Cost is $160.

Robotics Camp, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14. This camp incorporates authentic project and inquiry-based challenges. Both individual and team activities will allow students to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content through application, critical thinking and problem-solving. This course also emphasizes connections to the real world using the latest technology and hands-on investigations with a main focus on robotics. Open to middle school students. Cost is $160.

DNA Camp for Girls, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 24 – Thursday, July 27. Fun hands-on activities and lab work highlight the structure of the cell, as well as the structure and function of DNA – the building block of life. Topics covered include the role of DNA in genetics, health and disease, biotechnology and forensics. Lab activities include extracting DNA from plant cells and analyzing DNA using forensic science techniques. Women in the STEM fields will join the girls for informal discussions of career paths in various STEM disciplines. Open only to middle school girls entering either 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall of 2017. Cost is $250.

DNA Camp for Boys, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21. In this camp, upper-level middle school boys will learn about cell structure, as well as the structure and function of DNA, the role of DNA in genetics, health and disease, biotechnology and forensics. Also, there will be various lab activities and STEM professionals will join the boys to speak about careers in the STEM field. Open only to middle school boys entering either 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall of 2017. Cost is $250.

What STEMS From Here? 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21. This camp highlights robotics, design and manufacturing. Students also learn about opportunities in the various STEM fields, as well as entrepreneurship. This experience includes hands-on activities and in-class time, as well as tours. Open to middle and high school students. Cost is $250.

Telecommunication Camp, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 21. Interested in all things media? The HFC Telecommunication Camp is the place for you! Our expert instructors will give you a front row seat to learn about the magic of film and television, how a real radio station works, the art of telling a story or delivering news through the written script, and a number of performance techniques including character voices, newscasts and interviews. Students will get hands-on opportunities to experience what their favorite actors, writers, editors, directors, newscasters and DJs do in the media field, from writing scripts, shooting footage, lighting, and editing to performing commercials, news and improv on camera and the radio. Your friends and family might even get to hear you on our award-winning radio station, WHFR. Make your mark on the world of media and have loads of fun in the process. Cost is $160.

Sewing, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28. Kids spend this week getting creative and learning a new skill that they will carry with them for years to come. They will learn how to cut and sew new fabric designs. No prior sewing experience is required for this camp. Students will also work on a take-home sewing project. Open to middle and high school students. Cost is $160.

Screen-printing 101, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28. Students in this camp learn the basics of screen-printing on fabric from their own designs. Topics include the basics of creating a design, transferring it onto a screen and printing it onto the final material. Open to middle and high school students. Cost is $160.

Web Design, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28. Students will use their creativity to design their very own website. This website will include layout, formatting and multimedia content such as images and videos. Basic HTML and CSS will be utilized. In addition to creating their own website, students will also learn how to publish it on the Internet. Open to middle and high school students. Cost is $160.

A limited number of scholarships are available for families requiring financial support. Camp Henry coordinators will provide a scholarship application that students must be include with the registration form.

Select camps include a field trip. Permission slips signed by the parents/guardians are necessary for all off-campus trips and they must be submitted for the student to attend the field trip.

Lunch will be available on a limited basis per camp. A daily schedule will list which days that lunch will be available for week-long camps. Parents must ensure that their student brings a lunch, snack and drink on the days lunch is not provided. For special dietary requests, please contact Elizabeth Rutherford at 313-317-6616.

Select camps end with a project showcase and presentation. While parental attendance is not mandatory, it is welcome and encouraged. HFC will provide dates and times in advance of each showcase for parents to arrange their schedules accordingly.

Each camp has specified drop-off and pick-up times. Parents need to review their student’s schedule for confirmation. HFC will include a map and directions the Camp Henry Welcome Package after registration is completed.

To register for Camp Henry, go to https://mtec.hfcc.edu/classes-training/camp-henry. For questions or further information about the camps available through Camp Henry, contact 313-317-6600 or mtec@hfcc.edu.