Community College Summer Camps introduce careers in health, advanced manufacturing, hospitality, and more

Community College Summer Camps introduce careers in health, advanced manufacturing, hospitality, and more

PathwaysNew Hampshire students in middle and high school will come to the community colleges this summer to explore educational pathways and professions linked to career fields. The Community College System of New Hampshire seeks to broaden students’ interests and awareness of future career opportunities through hands-on, interactive learning and fun.  


Lakes Region Community College will host a Career Exploration Camp for 7th and 8th graders July 8 – 12th.  Initially geared toward health careers, the program has grown to encompass a variety of professions including computer programming, culinary arts, marine engine and auto technician, business, and much more.  The week-long camp exposes students to a variety of careers and enables them to learn about the educational pathways that will prepare them for success. For more information, please call Linda Ferruolo at 524-3207 ext. 6718 or visit

Manchester Community College will host “Thingamajigs @ MCC,” a summer camp designed to teach 6th-through-8th graders about advanced manufacturing careers.  Using MCC’s new advanced manufacturing lab with its state-of-the-art robots, campers will design their own projects and get hands-on experience in the manufacturing and assembly of their own creations.  The camps also include field trips to local companies and opportunities to hear success stories from NH business people.  Camps run July 22-26th and July 29-Aug. 2nd. Numerous local partners support this opportunity for NH students including Dyn, New England Upfitters, Manchester School of Technology, Milford HS, Warner Power, eSTEM Solutions, Boston Partners, Fireye, Nuts Bolts & Thingamajigs, Parker Hannafin, Wire Belt of America, NH Career Development Bureau and EPSCoR.  For more information, contact

Manchester Community College will offer a Girls Career Camp to explore careers in computer-aided drafting (CAD), heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) welding and manufacturing.  The camp runs Aug. 12-16th for girls in grades 6-8, and includes hands-on projects, high-tech robots, guest speakers and more.  The camp is offered through a partnership between MCC, the Women’s Fund of NH, the Career Development Bureau, ITM Partnership and Grace Capital Church. For more information, contact

White Mountains Community College will host a STEM Health Careers camp in partnership with the North Country Health Consortium and the New Hampshire Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the NH Space Grant Consortium’s NASA Space Grant.  The camp is designed to broaden middle school students' understanding of STEM applications and health careers. The camp runs from June 24-28th, and engages students entering grades 6 through 8 in problem-solving and hands-on activities.  For more information, go to

NHTI, MCC and NCC will host Nursing Quest Summer Camp in partnership with Southern NH Area Health Education Center.  The camp is offered to students entering or leaving the 8th grade. The goal is to build the health care workforce pipeline by increasing exposure of students to nursing as a career opportunity, with a focus on recruiting minority students. The camps will run July 8-12th and July 15-19th (MCC); July 22-26th (NCC); and Aug. 12-16th (NHTI).  A more advanced camp for students in grades 9-10 will be held at MCC Aug. 12-16th. Mornings are devoted to hand-on experiences in the nursing lab and classroom where campers learn basic nursing skills including vital signs, wound care, CPR and patient care techniques.  Afternoons, the campers are exposed to various health care institutions by participating in field trips.  Field trip partners include hospitals, nursing homes, multi-specialty medical practices, ambulance providers and other health care settings. For more information, contact Kaitlyn St. Amand at 603-895-1514, ext 4 or via email at