DC2 Student Day Camp (Design. Develop. Collaborate. Create) (Course # 19CR0618)

Date(s): 6/18/2019, 6/19/2019 
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Registration open through 6/14/2019 6:00 AM EST


14 seats currently available.



The registration period has closed for this event.


Course Description


Kids have lots of great ideas. And we love ideas. This experience has been designed for students who will be entering 5th/6th grade in Fall 2019.

That's why we have created this two-day day camp experience where students (entering grades 5 and 6) will solve real-world problems by developing empathy, working in teams, building solutions, and reflecting. They will learn how to give their ideas shape, voice and wings.

Led by a team of local K -12 educators, students will work in small groups to collaboratively tackle problems that connect to both their lives and the world around them, answering questions like:

  • How might we redesign our recess experience?
  • How might we re-purpose scrap material from a local manufacturer?
  • How might we re-engineer a classroom to better meet our needs as students?

The camp will also include local mentors from industry. There will be opportunities for students to engineer solutions in a 'maker's space' as they prototype and test their ideas. This is a great way for kids to stretch their thinking muscles this summer in a fun, collaborative, creative way as they harness the innovator within them!

Lunch and a light breakfast is provided both days.

Please join us!
Still have questions? Please contact Eric Kelliher (erickelliher@kentisd.org or 616.365.2350)


Eric Kelliher; Gerry Verwey

Eric Kelliher, Career Readiness Consultant at Kent ISD, works with local educators to integrate career exploration, planning and thinking into instruction. From helping teachers integrate soft skills into lesson plans, to speaking to classrooms and at conferences, to running programs like Teachers in Industry, Classroom to Careers and others, Eric seeks to make career thinking an integral part of the learning experience. His prior experience includes 6 years in the classroom teaching Language Arts and Physical Education, 4 years as a K-12 Technology trainer, 3 years in Higher Education, and several years in the corporate world, first in Banking, later as a Leadership Development trainer at Meijer’s corporate headquarters.

Gerry Verwey serves as a Career Readiness Consultant, STEM Consultant, and program director for a new teacher mentorship program at Kent ISD.  In his role as a Career Readiness Consultant, Gerry works with local educators to integrate career exploration and soft skills into their classrooms.  As a STEM Consultant, he provides STEM curriculum training, development, and implementation services for K-12 educators.  Gerry was a science teacher for 16 years, most recently at Kent Innovation High. He has been nominated for the Michigan Teacher of the Year, Michigan Science Teacher of the Year, and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science.

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Course Cost

The course cost is $25.00


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