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MCC offers summer camps for youths

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Montcalm Community College offers 31 summer camps this year for students in first grade through high school.

Topics include flipbook animation, drones, art, welding, puppetry, dinner theater, LEGO’s, fishing, music and more.

Montabella student in Boston for STEM camp

Hayden Helmer to take part in Envision's National Youth Leadership Forum

This summer, Hayden Helmer of Edmore will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Explore STEM, taking place next week at Babson College in Boston.

Explore STEM is one of the Envision by WorldStrides family of programs (envisionexperience.com) that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

MCC offers summer camps for youths

Calling all animal lovers! Join MCC Biology Instructor Michelle Gibson this summer for an agriculture camp about the ways humans utilize animal hair and other natural fibers. This camp is designed for kindergarteners through fifth-graders, but all are welcome.

Gibson has been teaching agriculture camps for several years, and while brainstorming what the camp theme would be for 2021, she realized she has often focused on food production, but not the other ways plants and animals are used. That was when the idea of a “Fiber Frenzy” camp occurred to her.

Keeping the faith

Camp Greenwood campaign aims to buy property from landowner or it will be sold


Be it walking through nature trails surrounded by towering trees, kayaking with friends along the shores of Woodbeck Lake or sharing stories late at night from one bunk to another, Camp Greenwood has long helped create experiences that hundreds of campers will likely never forget. 

Located on the northeast edge of Kent County in Oakfield Township and only a six-mile trip northwest of Greenville, for more than 70 years the Presbyterian camp has transformed individuals by serving as a place to build relationships, preserve nature through education and conservation while providing a setting where campers can encounter God and experience spiritual growth.