5C Experience
5c Experience 2015: Coming Soon!

The 5c Experience 2015- June 15th-June 25th

The Creative and Cool Community College Camp @ WHC Lemoore

The 5c Experience (Creative, Cool, Community, College, Camp) is a two week program at West Hills College Lemoore that runs from June 15th-June 25th (Monday-Thursday; 8:30-3:00 p.m.). The program is in its 13th summer and has served over 1,800 students with a mission to plant a seed in the mind of incoming 6th-8th graders that college is in their future. We do this by bringing them into a college classroom, surround them with college mentors (9-1 college student to middle school student ratio), and engage them in a dynamic college curriculum. This year our focus will be on STEM, performing arts, career exploration, academic success skills, and wellness. You can check out our video regarding last year’s curriculum below and also check out our website using the links below:


5c video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcONeTVpYuc

5c website: http://www.westhillscollege.com/lemoore/students/student_programs/5c_experience/


5c Experience 2015... Apply 2 B a Mentor!

This year we will host our 13th annual 5c Experience (Creative and Cool Community College Camp) for 6th-8th graders from June 15th-June 25th. The mission of the 5c Experience is to plant a seed in the mind of young people in our region that college is in their future and we do this best by bring them to a college campus for two weeks, surround them with college mentors, and have them take college-type classes. If you are interested in being a mentor for our 5c Experience then be sure to put in your application. Applications will be available at www.westhillscollege.com under “Employee Resources” and “Employment Opportunities” in the next few days and the positions will be open for application until April 5th. We are hiring 15-20 mentors for our program and it is a great experience for future teachers. You can check out the info about the program at this link:


You can check out this video to get a feel for what 5c is all about:



Want to Send Your Students to 5c 2015? Check out How to Become a 5c Partner!

We are currently seeking partners to send their incoming 6th-8th graders to our program. We have 90 spots already reserved and have an additional 60 spots for community partners (e.g.- Migrant programs, After School programs, Companies Looking to Send Students, School Districts). Each program who wants to partner with us pays $350 per student and will need to provide transportation for their students. The $350 cost includes 8 days of engaging college curriculum, a t-shirt for the camper, lunch, snack, a pre and post assessment, and the highest quality staff made up of future teachers (college students) and current teachers that the valley has to offer. For questions regarding partnering with WHC Lemoore and the 5c Experience please contact James Preston (Dean of Educational Services) at jamespreston@whccd.edu or call him at 559-925-3146.


5C Happy Video on YouTube..click here!

The 5c Prezi... click on link to check it our staff, videos, and activities

5c Flickr... check out photos from 2014 here!


Check out what we do at 5c by going to the About 5c button on the left hand side of the page.

Check out our staff "selfies" from 2014 by going to the 5c staff button on the left hand side of the website!


5C Experience 2015 Partnerships and Scholarships

Partnerships and scholarships for the 2015 program are being coordinated with:

  • Lemoore and Reef Sunset Migrant Program- 32 students

  • Hanford Migrant Program- 30 students

  • Corcoran and Armona Migrant Program- 31 students

  • Fee-based spots (25 spots available)- $350 per student for for families interested in sending their incoming 6th, 7th, or 8th grader to 5c.

  • Partnerships Still Available for 60 spots- $350 per student + transporation for programs interested in sending their incoming 6th, 7th, or 8th graders to the 5c Experience

Questions about the 5c Experience 2015? Please Contact:

James Preston- Dean of Education Services- 559-925-3146 or jamespreston@whccd.edu