NIACC Mind Mania Camps
Mind Mania is the best week of your summer. Mind Mania camp will run from June 19th through June 23rd.
Mind Mania takes the best part of every camp and rolls them into one. NIACC’s Mind Mania day camp offers campers the chance to exercise their minds in the morning and their energy in the afternoon. Kids entering grades 3rd-7th can find out exactly what the excitement is this summer when they attend the week-long camp, June 19th-23rd. Camp will run every day from 9 am to 4 pm, and kids will explore areas like sports, nature, forensics, creative writing, computers, theater, and more! Plus our instructors are top of the line from BA’s to PhD’s…NIACC has it all.
Join in on all the fun this summer and get in on Mind Mania! Following a morning of fun and learning, campers will break for lunch with entrees such as cheeseburgers, pizza, spaghetti, all-beef hot dogs, and chicken nuggets. In the afternoon the fun continues with high-energy activities.
Your camper will enroll in only one morning session and one afternoon session. That means every camper will choose one class to take all week long for the morning and one class to take all week long for the afternoon session. Space is limited so sign up today.
Reminder: Kickoff on Monday at 9:00 a.m. and Closing on Friday at 2:45 p.m. will both be held in the Activity Center. Pickup and drop off are in front of the North-Iowa Auditorium all other days and times.
Go Figure | 3rd - 5th Grades: Get introduced to various areas of mathematics. Investigate perfect numbers, and the math world of MC Escher. This activity-based course will culminate in math game day.
Engineering Toys | 6th - 7th Grades: Engineering is everywhere. It shapes our world. Get a feel for it and explore the engineering applications of ENERGY by using and making toys.
Get Cooking | 3rd - 5th Grades: No students with food allergies please! Learn how to cook tasty appetizers, easy dinners, and delicious desserts. Visit a bakery to see how to decorate cakes and cookies, and finish the week by taking home your own cookbook. Note: Class size is very limited no repeat students please.
CSI: Mind Mania | 6th - 7th Grades: You’ve seen the television show, now investigate crime scene work, lab work, and detective work as you figure out how the real world of forensics works.
Galaxies Galore | 3rd - 5th Grades: Travel to the depths of the universe and learn about deep space. Build your own model of the planets, build and launch a rocket, and explore the constellations mad up by the stars in Mind Mania’s “Galaxies Galore.”
Fiesta Ole | 3rd - 5th Grades: You’re invited to the Spanish Fiesta at Mind Mania! Learn all about Spanish from the language to the customs. Come learn all about the fascinating Spanish language as well as get a taste of this amazing culture.
Code and Compute | 6th - 7th Grades: We can’t escape technology. It is an important part of our world! So let’s learn how to build some web designs that’ll rock everyone’s socks off. Learn how to do your own coding so you will be well on your way to becoming a computing master.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter | 6th - 7th Grades: Join us as we explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Throughout the week we will test our history of magic knowledge with quiz shows about the books, make potions, write fan fiction, play magical games, create artifacts (wands, quills, acceptance letters), practice transfiguration spells, and charms and even sample butter beer.
Caution: Wet Paint | 5th - 7th Grades: Discover your painting personality in this exciting world of colorful possibilities! Paint a large scale painting from your own color mixture creation.
Lights! Action! Improv! | 3rd - 7th Grades: Create original scenes using improvisation and refine them for a performance.
Get in the Game - Sports & Outdoor | 3rd - 5th Grades: Learn to play all kinds of fun games and sports in this interactive session. Get in on all the action as you discover a new sport each day of the week.
Get in the Game - Sports & Outdoor | 6th-7th Grades: Learn to play all kinds of fun games and sports in this interactive session. Get in on all the action as you discover a new sport each day of the week.
Get in the Game - Strategy & Indoor | 3rd - 7th Grades: Learn to play fun strategy and indoor games in these interactive sessions. You’ll try different indoor games and activities every day.
Birdies, Bogies & Eagles | 6th - 7th Grades: Get into the swing of things and learn all about the game of golf! You’ll visit a driving range and golf course to practice your skills.
Survivor | 3rd - 5th Grades: You have heard that it’s a jungle out there. How will you learn to survive in a natural or urban jungle? Learn how to administer first aid to a person in need and how to protect yourself in a s tornado or other severe storm.
Mad Scientist | 6th - 7th Grades: Use your hands as a real "Mad Scientist" in this whirlwind class on how a lab works! This course is bubbling over with classic experiments and crazy concoctions. Witness stunning demonstrations and learn how to use lab equipment like a real chemist.
Dabble in the Arts | 3rd - 7th Grades: The sky is the limit to you, future artist! Paint and draw to your heart’s content. However you choose to express yourself, the art is all up to you!
Writerrific! | 5th - 7th Grades: Join us for a week of creative writing exercises that will help you grow as a writer. We will learn how authors choose ideas for writing, develop characters, analyze opening lines, and create hooks to get readers engaged in their writing. We will have time to examine tips from authors and complete a piece of fiction writing. We will also spend time creating different types of poetry including rainbow poems, pop rocks Haiku, black out poems and many others.
Passport to the World | 3rd - 7th Grades: Your passport to the world includes a five-day tour of food, film and fun! Catch some multi-lingual phrases, enjoy tasty morsels from Europe, and trek your way through a desert. Get your passport stamped at every port of call.
Explore Mason City | 6th- 7th Grades: Discover an array of award-winning attractions from around Mason City: the boyhood home of Meredith Willson and Music Man Square, Prairie school architecture and the hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. You will spend your week surrounded by culture and the arts, travelling to Mason City’s finest locations.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter | 3rd- 5th Grades: Join us as we explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Throughout the week we will test our history of magic knowledge with quiz shows about the books, make potions, write fan fiction, play magical games, create artifacts (wands, quills, acceptance letters), practice transfiguration spells, and charms and even sample butter beer.