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June 20, 2018

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College’s Office of Lifelong Learning has scheduled a Children’s Self-Defense camp that will take place July 9-13.

The camp is open to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 5 and the cost s $89. The five-day camp will take place from 9-11 a.m. each day in Room 139 of the Welch Health Education Building on the Main Campus, which is located at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

The camp will teach children valuable skills, including street safety, anti-bullying tactics and practical self-defense.  Campers will learn to recognize threatening situations, how to respond to them, and how to mentally and emotionally gather the confidence needed to survive.  The camps will be taught by Mark Bergmooser, a fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do.

To register or for more information, contact the Office of Lifelong Learning at (734) 384-4127 or go to

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at