About Nitro-X

Nitro-X is a Summer Camp where middle school aged campers work on remote controlled cars. They learn about how vehicles work, build their confidence with technical skills, work in teams to develop life and employability skills, gain exposure to industry by going on tours of local businesses and have fun showing off their skills at the end of the week with a race.

Build
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.

Hosted at colleges throughout Minnesota

2019

  • Anoka Technical College
    Anoka, MN   |  
    June 17-21
  • Central Lakes College
    Brainerd, MN   |  
    June 17-21
  • Dakota County Technical College
    Rosemount, MN   |  
    June 24-28
  • Hibbing Community College
    Hibbing, MN   |  
    June 17-21
  • Northeast Metro ISD 916
    White Bear Lake, MN   |  
    August 12-16
  • Ridgewater College
    Willmar, MN   |  
    June 17-21
  • St. Cloud Technical & Community College
    St. Cloud, MN   |  
    June 10-14

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To register or learn more about Nitro-X, check the college closest to you:

Campus Location
1355 West Highway 10 Anoka, MN 55303

Nitro-X Contact:

Theron Busse

763-433-4046 | Theron.Busse@ahschools.us

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Campus Location
501 W. College Drive Brainerd, MN 56401

Nitro-X Contact:

Rebekah Kent

Rebekah.Kent@clcmn.edu

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Campus Location
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068

Nitro-X Contact:

Sheena Henry

nitrox@dctc.edu

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Campus Location
1515 East 25th St, Hibbing, MN 55746

Nitro-X Contact:

Kevin Hyduke

kevinhyduke@hibbing.edu

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Kevin Hyduke

kevinhyduke@hibbing.edu

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Campus Location
3300 Century Ave North White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Nitro-X Contact:

John Witthauer

jwitthau@916schools.org

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For Registration Contact:

Kelli Gray

kgray@916schools.org | 651-415-5575

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Campus Location
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201

Nitro-X Contact:

Jon Friton

Jon.Friton@ridgewater.edu

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Jon Friton

Jon.Friton@ridgewater.edu

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Campus Location
1540 Northway Dr. St. Cloud, MN 56303

Nitro-X Contact:

Susan Jordahl

susan.jordahl@sctcc.edu

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