On Campus at GCC: Summer science camps offered for kids at local college

Glendale Community College’s community services education program, in partnership with Destination Science, will provide four summer camps for children, ages 5 to 11 years old.

The camp curriculum is designed to combine innovative science projects, creativity challenges, outdoor games and character development that revolve around technology, physics and space.


Each camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the college’s Verdugo campus, located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

The cost is $335 per week.


The Rocket Space Science Camp will be held June 17 through 21. Campers will build and launch a rocket and a planetary rover to investigate endangered animals on a distant planet. Children will discover space with sun prints, telescopes and experiments.

The Extreme Innovators and Science Makers Camp will meet June 24 through 28. Campers will invent, make and take home their own tech toys. They will discover the technology behind controls that operate inventions, including touch, sound and motion sensors.

The Robot Challengers and Reaction Racers Camp will be offered July 1 through 4. The cost is discounted to $268 due to the July 4 holiday. Activities include building a volcanic robot crawler and motocross racer.

Physics Coaster and Science Magic Camp will be held July 8 through 12. Campers will build a magnetic coaster and learn the science behind magic shows.

To register for Destination Science camps, go to or call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5015.

Summer enrichment offered at elementary school

For students entering kindergarten through sixth grade, a summer enrichment program will be offered by Glendale Community College’s community services education program and the Glendale Unified School District.

It will be offered June 17 through July 12 at John C. Fremont Elementary School, 3320 Las Palmas Ave., Glendale.

The program will include an inventor’s workshop, reading and writing. Courses will include “Math Masterminds,” “Forensic Science for Kids,” “Comic Book Art,” “Lab Coat Kids,” “Creating with Clay” as well as cooking and photojournalism.

The program will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register online at

College hosts job fair

The annual spring job fair at Glendale Community College will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 4 on Plaza Vaquero.

Several employers will be on campus meeting with prospective employees and conducting interviews. Those attending should bring a resume.

The event, sponsored by the college’s career services, will be free and open to the community.

More information can be found at

‘How I Learned to Drive’ to be presented

The play “How I Learned To Drive,” written by Paula Vogel, will be staged by Glendale Community College’s theater arts department for a two-weekend run in the studio theater in the college’s auditorium beginning April 4.

Vogel received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work, which is a memory play told largely out of chronological order, about a woman nicknamed Li’l Bit as she comes to terms with her sexually abusive relationship with her Uncle Peck throughout her adolescence.

The production is directed by Jeanette Farr.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on April 7 and 14.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors.

Tickets may be purchased online at, at the college’s box office, located in the auditorium building, at the Alex Theatre box office or at the concierge desk at the Americana at Brand.

For information about the college’s theater productions and parking, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5612, or visit

WENDY GROVE is public information coordinator for Glendale Community College.