Slideshow: Kids “explore their imagination” at Mind Mania

Some North Iowa kids interrupted their regular summer routine of sleeping in late, video game battles and endless grazing last week.    Day-campers got their minds (and bodies) moving while attending Mind Mania on the NIACC campus.

Dyan Childress, NIACC’s Community Education & Lifelong Learning Coordinator, was breaking off sprigs of green grapes to a waiting line of 48 eager children who attended the event.  “Mind Mania is a kids camp that offers a variety of different things to help explore their imagination,”  explained Childress, who organized the week’s activities.

Students participated in an acting camp, played music, worked on science projects and sampled foods from around the world.   They even held a bake sale and toured the McNider Art Museum in Mason City.

“The week went great!,” added Childress after seeing the last kids get picked up on Thursday afternoon, “The kids had a lot of fun, learned many cool things and did some fun projects.”

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North Iowa Area Community College, founded in 1918, is a nationally-recognized, two-year college located in central North Iowa.  With approximately 3,000 career and transfer students, the College has been recognized by the Aspen Institute as a leading community college in the nation.  NIACC welcomes students from across Iowa, Minnesota, the nation, and the world. The College has served as a leader in student-centered learning, community engagement, and collaborative leadership for more than 100 years.  



Slideshow: Kids “explore their imagination” at Mind Mania
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