About Nitro-X

The camps are designed for middle or high school students and are hosted by Minnesota State Colleges and Minnesota High Schools. Nitro-X offer students opportunities to learn about how vehicles work, build their confidence with technical skills, work in teams to develop life and employability skills, gain exposure to industry and show off their skills with a race.

Learn
Test
Drive!

5 days of awesome activities!

Learning Technical Skills

Campers get the opportunity to learn about careers in transportation areas ranging from Automotive Technology, Auto Body and Collision Repair, Medium and Heavy Truck Technology, Diesel and Heavy Equipment to Marine and Powersports by learning technical skills through hands-on activities and challenges throughout the week.

Painting Car Bodies

Campers work with industry professionals to prep and paint their car body using the same materials and techniques used in the auto body and collision repair industry. The car bodies are personalized by campers through the selection of paint color, custom paint designs and decals. At the end of race day, campers have the opportunity take their custom car body home as a souvenir of their time at camp.

Touring Industries

Campers typically tour three local businesses during camp learning about local transportation careers. Tour sites are selected based on local workforce needs and business availability.

Previously campers have visited sites including Ziegler CAT, Morries Auto Group locations, Luther Auto Group locations, Main Motors, Midwest Machine, Mills Auto group locations, Hibbing Chrysler Center, Ford of Hibbing, Ranger Chevrolet, Schwieters, Gilleland Chevrolet, Tenvoorde Ford, GATR Trucking, Superior Service center, and Kent’s Auto Body.

Final
Race Day

After a week of learning new skills, technical information, meeting new friends and touring local businesses, campers and their families are invited to participate in race day in which campers compete against each other to see who can master the road course, see whose custom painted car body is best in show and enjoy a fun filled day with family.

Many sponsors are invited to participate during race day through events like a sponsor race, bringing vehicles for the family and friends of campers to look at, and to mingle with campers and their families.

Camp Schedule

Location:

Century College 3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States

Dates/Times:

August 9 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 3:00 pm

Grades:

6-9

Cost:

$250

Camp Contact:

John Witthauer | jwitthau@916schools.org

About this event:

To register, please contact Lisa Kennedy: lkennedy@916schools.org | 651-415-5517

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Location:

Riverland Community College – Albert Lea Campus 2200 Riverland Dr
Albert Lea, MN 56007 United States

Dates/Times:

August 9 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 3:00 pm

Grades:

6-8

Cost:

$250

Camp Contact:

Jonathan Rymer | jonathan.rymer@riverland.edu

About this event:

At this unique camp; campers get to keep their cars!

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Location:

Dakota County Technical College 1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068 United States

Dates/Times:

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grades:

Middle - High School

Cost:

Free

Camp Contact:

Crist Siebenaler | Christopher.siebenaler@dctc.edu

About this event:

Family race day event: This special one day event will have remote controlled car races for the students to participate in, mini excavator basket ball,…

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