LBCC Summer Camps and Classes

Let us help you and your family kick off a great summer!

Linn-Benton Community College is offering FREE summer camps and classes to all Linn and Benton County middle and high school students.

Students can sign up to attend a variety of fun, creative activities online and in-person, as outlined below. This is a great opportunity for young people to reengage with their friends and meet new people, all while learning and gaining new skills!

LBCC will strictly follow local and state guidance regarding COVID.  All camps will be held at LBCC's campus in Albany. All opportunities on this page are free to residents of Linn and Benton counties. Once a camp is full, it will be removed from this website.  Camp confirmations are going out soon.  If you have questions, please email

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Summer Camp Activities

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Fully Remote Online Activities for High School Students

Drawing & Expression

Fast-paced accelerated drawing class for teens; students will learn and practice skills in figure drawing, drawing in 3-dimensions, perspective, and composition to develop unique expressive styles. At the end of the class, students will create a finished piece of their own illustration and design. Students will also gain skills and tools to continue developing their drawing beyond the class. Suitable for beginners as well as students who have been drawing for a while and want to hone their skills. Ideal for students who want to illustrate stories, comics, and digital art. See supply list for recommended class materials.

7/13 7/15 Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 AM 12:30 PM

Class meets using Zoom

Supply List

De-Mechanizing Art Class  

Participants will practice theatre, writing, and drawing to create a unique artistic showcase. Students will participate in discussions, practice theatre games developed by artist and activist, Augusto Boal, and create writing and visual art to express their individual perspectives. At the end of the class, students will share their artwork with peers and contribute to a class video. This class is ideal for students who wish to develop their creative expression and have interests in writing, poetry, visual art, and/or theatre. See supply list for recommended class materials. Parental consent for media release required.

7/26 7/30 Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Class meets using Zoom

Supply List

LBCC Media Release Form

Minecraft Textures

Do you love Minecraft but maybe not how it looks? Do you play on PC and always wanted to make your own cobble? Let's talk about the tools and techniques we can use to create a custom look for the game we spend so much time in! The class is aimed towards people already familiar with the game and are wishing to play with customization and understand how the game handles textures. See supply list for recommended class materials.

7/6 7/8 Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Class meets using Zoom

Supply list

Graphic Design Workshop

Talk with a freelance Graphic Designer and learn about the industry while discussing your art and ways to grow as an artist. Topics will include giving positive critiques, looking for inspiration, C.R.A.P. and More! See supply list for recommended class materials.

7/10 7/10 Saturday 10:00 AM 12:30 PM

Class meets using Zoom

Supply List

Graphic Design Basics

Learn about the Elements and Principles of Graphic Design using fine art mediums and free online tools. We'll discuss the industry and paths toward a career as a graphic designer. Aimed towards individuals considering a career in Graphic Design and want to understand how to improve. See supply list for recommended class materials. Parent consent required.

7/12 7/26 Monday 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Class meets using Zoom

Supply list

Serial Survival

In this course, True Crime fans will view presentations of lesser-known serial killers, and their few heroic survivors. Students will learn about the mitigating factors that may lead a person to become a serial killer. On the final day of class, students will be presented with hypothetical scenarios and work together to plan their next moves in hopes of surviving. The rest of the class will decide: Did you survive? (Trigger warning: Presentations contain details and images that may be disturbing to some viewers. All stories are true and contain elements of sexual assault and/or child abuse. Parental consent required).

8/9 8/13 Monday-Friday 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Consent Form

Old Time Crime

Where do the fascinating fields of History, Criminology, and Forensic Psychology intersect? Right here in Old Time Crime! Students will hear some fascinating true tales of violent crime that took place throughout Oregon’s history while learning about the different types of crime and what motivates the criminal behavior. After all, the times may change, but the motives do not! (Trigger Warning: Case studies may contain elements of sexual assault and/or child abuse. Parental consent required.)

7/19 7/23 Monday-Friday 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Class meets using Zoom

Consent Form


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