EnergyVenture Camp Invites First-Time Students to Apply for Scholarships

BAYTOWN, TX – The Center for Workforce and Community Development’s Kids at College program at Lee College is excited to invite first-time students to apply for a scholarship to this summer’s EnergyVenture Camp. With the help of industry partner, ExxonMobil, full scholarships are available to qualified students covering all fess associated with camp activities.

EnergyVenture is an intensive 36-hour week-long day Kids at College Summer Camp designed to help students ages 12-14 years old develop their focus on the energy industry and the career opportunities it holds. The program was developed for young students to learn through fun, hands-on STEM experiments and activities in science and computer labs, in hopes to increase awareness of the good paying, high skill jobs available in the industry.

EnergyVenture Camp will run June 4-8, and July 9-13, Mon.-Thurs. from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. To apply for a scholarship, parents or guardians must bring their child’s Texas School ID, School Report Card, or Progress Report to 909 Decker Dr., Baytown, TX, 77520. Students must be 12 years of age on or before the first day of camp.

“EnergyVenture camp is a gem in our community,” said Angela Oriano, Ph.D., Vice President Workforce & Corporate Partnerships. “The camp helps to foster students along a career path to the Gulf Coast’s energy industry.”

For more information about EnergyVenture camp, visit the Kids at College website at www.lee.edu/kids or call 281.425.6311.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Info session May 13 for EnergyVenture Camp

The Center for Workforce and Community Development at Lee College will host an information session Tuesday, May 13, for parents and guardians interested in signing up their middle-schoolers for the dynamic, week-long EnergyVenture Camp being offered this summer.

The information session will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Phyllis Davis Room at 909 Decker Drive. Those who attend will learn more about how to register their children aged 12-16 years for one of the spots at EnergyVenture Camp, which fill quickly, and receive information about the availability of full scholarships. Sponsored by Shell and ExxonMobil, the camps will be held June 16-20 and June 23-27.

EnergyVenture Camp students discover the countless ways in which the petrochemical and refining industries touch their lives every day. Campers perform lab experiments, win prizes, take a tour of an energy-related facility and hear firsthand from guest speakers who work in the field. Students are also invited to return to campus during the spring semester for an annual reunion, where they can catch up with old friends and get re-engaged with the college and the industry.

For more details about the information session and EnergyVenture Camp, contact the Center for Workforce and Community Development at 281.425.6311 or workforce@lee.edu.