Post-Secondary Camps

Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection offers camps that offer half-day or day-long experiences at either a college campus, a business/industry location or actual recreational camp location. These camps are designed to give high school students an in-depth, on-site experience in a specific career.

Post-Secondary Camps are designed by college faculty and give students an extended real-life experience in a college classroom. Faculty identify activities that they feel are important for participants to explore to prepare for future enrollment in college. Camps may include a business tour or speaker as they move through the days’ activities. The camp may also include information about the technical and academic skills students will be expected to have if they enter the program.

Students who participate will:

  • gain knowledge of college life (academic experience and expectations)
  • meet college instructors
  • attend an actual college class and work on a class project
  • partner with a current college student to complete activities

If you have you ever wondered what college is really like, a Post-Secondary Camp experience is ideal for you.

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Download the Post-Secondary Camps fact sheet.

For more information, contact your Bridges Career Academies Coordinator (map of region):

Northern Region: Judy Richer, (218) 760-7838
Southern Region: Betsy Picciano, (320) 260-1827


Previous Post-Secondary Camp Offerings

Students interested in attending any of the below camps should contact the instructors directly, either by email or phone.

CLC Welding
Students will be spend classroom time learning about safety and welding processes then spend the rest of the day  paired with CLC students in the lab.

MState Marine Engine Technology
Students will be building a small Chevy block engine from an empty block in one day.

MState Architectural Drafting and Design
Current students will teach a blue print reading workshop, the instructors will teach how to load the blue print design in Auto Cad and Revit.

MState Surgical Technology
Student will focus on surgical skills, instrumentation, passing instruments, loading sponges, irrigating syringes and the role of the surgical nurse.

CLC Graphic Design
Students will be working in Photoshop and Illustrator to produce specialty printing using vinyl decal or window clings to print dimensional products using s special UV printer with texture.