South Central College (SCC) is again holding Summer Camps on its North Mankato Campus this June for 8th – 12th graders. The Summer Camps run by SCC instructors are first and foremost fun, but could also be called “Career Camps,” because they expose participants to fields that could someday become careers.

ROBOTICS CHALLENGE CAMP will be held June 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The camp is open to 8th – 12th graders. Participants will work in small groups to design, build and program a robot in one day. This is a great introduction for those who are or want to be on competitive robotics teams. With robotics playing essential role in today’s high-tech manufacturing, the career possibilities in this field are ever increasing. This camp is run by South Central College’s Mechatronics program.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CAMP will be held June 19 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. This camp is open to 10th – 12th graders. Participants in this camp will create a real building model from the sketching and design phase, through planning and then building. As a result of this experience, attendees may develop a life-long love of architecture. This camp is run by South Central College Architectural Drafting and Design program.

BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC GUITAR CAMP will be held June 23 - 27 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The camp is open to 9th – 12th graders. Participants in this camp will construct their own solid body electric guitar utilizing electronics, soldering, intonation, woodworking, sanding and finishing techniques. At the end, participants will have their own custom guitar to take home and play. This camp is run by South Central College’s Engineering program.      

South Central College has hosted summer camps since 2008, with subjects updated annually. For more details on this year’s camps, visit Registration is through Mankato Community Education and Recreation via their website at or by calling (507) 387-5501.

The camps are co-sponsored by the South Central Perkins Consortium and Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence and are funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.