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Waubonsee Offers Summer Programs for Kids

two young girls wear chef's coats and look over a recipe book in a kitchen
“Next Top Chefs Cooking Camp” is just one of 20 weeklong camps that will be offered this summer as part of Waubonsee Community College’s Xcelerate enrichment program for children ages 4 to 14.

Whether they want to make a movie, create a video game or cook up delicious meals, children ages 4 to 14 are invited to explore their interests this summer with Waubonsee Community College’s Xcelerate enrichment program. The program features 20 different weeklong classes that range from $69 to $179. Most run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. at one of five locations — Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove, Aurora and Plano Campuses, West Aurora High School, or Huntoon Stables in North Aurora.

The Lego Robotics session is back again this year and is a highlight of the science and technology lineup, which also includes a computer camp where students will explore office software, Web design and flash animation. Gaming and digital arts courses focus on the creation of video games or movies, while children can create a delicious meal or the next clothing trend in the cooking and fashion design camps, respectively. New this year are opportunities for children to learn how to ride a horse, play the ukulele or practice the art of kung fu.    

In their camps, preschoolers can dig for dinosaurs, learn how things work, explore space, or create paintings and sculptures based on the work of famous artists. 

For a complete schedule or to register, visit or call Community Education at (630) 466-2360.