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Lake Superior College will once again welcome teen campers to its main campus beginning today for its week-long free summer camps, introducing students ages 12-18 to potential careers. Camps taking place this week include GenCyber, SCRUBS, Biology, Urban Biodiversity, Video Production and Painting.

A grant from the National Science Foundation in partnership with the National Security Agency was paired with private business and industry partner donations to sponsor these free camps. The goal of these camps is to expose more young people to these high demand STEM career fields.

The Advanced GenCyber Camp (June 10-14) is back for another year offering topics such as building a PC, installing an OS, programming, virtual reality (VR) explorations, mobile apps design, cyber safety, ethical hacking, network firewalls, offensive security tools, forensics and defense strategies.

The SCRUBS Camp (June 10-13) returns for the first time since 2019. The camp offers hands-on, engaging healthcare-related experiences for students, and an overview of exciting careers available in the healthcare field. Student will be able to tour area medical facilities, Essentia Health and Aspirus St. Luke’s Hospitals, network with college students, faculty, and health professionals from the area.

New camps happening this year include the Urban Biodiversity Camp, Video Production Camp, Painting Nature with Watercolors Camp and the Unearthed: Biology Exploration Camp.

The Biodiversity Camp (June 11-12) offers a hands-on opportunity to compare the biodiversity found in Duluth’s urban streams with what is found in north shore streams and engage in invasive species removal and forest restoration.

The Video Production Camp (June 10-13) gives students an opportunity to explore careers and interest in camera work and video production through a hands-on experience planning, shooting, and editing their own projects. Students will also tour a local broadcast station to see the behind-the-scenes operations of local news.

The Painting Camp (June 10-13) allows students to learn how to use watercolors to paint the beauty and diversity of nature and the Biology Camp (June 10-13) gives students hands-on experience with a variety of indoor laboratory exercises and outdoor activities.

All of the camps will take place at Lake Superior College’s Main Campus on Trinity Road.

-- Lake Superior College press release