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Summer Camps

Camps are canceled for summer 2020

We hope to bring them back in 2021.

 

Each summer we open our doors... and classrooms... and labs, to 7th, 8th and 9th graders from around the county.

In our four-day, career-themed camps, students can explore a variety of our programs. Campers get hands-on with the same equipment and technology that professionals in these fields use every day as they explore their future AND gain real skills. Students have so much fun they forget they’re learning!

Campers dive deep into one career field or, in our exploration camps, they sample a different career field each day.

Located right here at the Tech Center, camps are for students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grades in the fall. Camps run from 9am-2pm. Lunch is provided and includes an entree and salad bar with vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. Plus, all campers who register by May 31, receive a t-shirt!

Future Sharks

Marketing & Entrepreneurship

If you have the spirit of an entrepreneur, come explore what it takes to develop a small business from creating an idea to pitching it to investors – “Shark Tank” style! Along the way you’ll visit a local business to investigate product pricing, plus consumer behavior and buying habits while competing in a t-shirt design contest. Even make your own tie dye shirt!

This is a hands-on camp. Campers may get dye on their clothing during the tie dye project.

Game Makers

Digital Animation & Game Programming

Do you like playing video games? Ever thought about making your own? You can in this exciting camp! Come learn the basics of game development and make your own video game using drag and drop software called GameMaker. Finish camp with the game you created and the knowledge to make more games at home!

Graphic Communications

Enlist your imagination to create your own works of art using professional graphic design software. Then, print your creations and discover how design and printing work together to produce products for marketing and advertising. With our exciting printing technology, you can create everything from spiral bound calendars, to screen printed t-shirts, phone pop sockets, stickers and more! Check out the possibilities!

This is a hands-on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle. Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Ultimate Gearheads!

Automotive Technology

Explore what it’s like to work on cars, everything from engines to paint. Work your way from welding, repairing dents, painting and detailing the outside of a car, to testing engines and servicing brakes. End the week with a trip to see how a body shop and auto service center really work.

This is a hands-on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle. Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Young Chefs

Hospitality & Culinary

Future chefs, this camp is for you! Work in a real kitchen, just like the pros. You'll learn cooking terms, how to work as a team to run a smooth kitchen, how to put together a menu and how to prepare fabulous gourmet meals you can cook for your family at home.

This is a hands-on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle. Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Sweet Genius

Hospitality & Culinary

Love baking? Love being creative? If so, this is your camp! Show off your creativity by decorating awesome cookie bouquets. Learn some international baking with French Macaroons and Italian Bruschetta. For farm to table fans, you’ll team with the Agriscience camp to make a take home container garden for Bruschetta topping ingredients. Bread sculptures will round out the week. All campers will get copies of their recipes to perfect at home!

This is a hands-on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle. Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Explore 4

Like 4 camps in one! Experience one day exploring each of these exciting topics:

Agriscience

Get your hands dirty and be creative. Make a container garden, operate a Bobcat tractor (with supervision), and get to know the plants around you.

Design Lab

Explore the intersection of technology and design by transforming ideas into 3 dimensional objects using 3D printing.

Healthcare

Spend the day taking a "tour" inside the human body. Get hands on activities and experiments to understand exactly how our bodies work.

Hospitality

Make delicious food for you and your family while you learn the basics of becoming a master chef.

This is a hands-on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle. Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Design, Create, Innovate!

Design Lab - STEM Exploration

Explore how you can help make the world a better place! Design and build solutions to real-world problems. You'll bring your imagination to life using computer-aided design and 3D printing, construct and race a solar-powered model car and solve problems with computer code using affordable technology like Raspberry Pi. Plus, you’ll go on a field trip to visit a local ecosystem, then explore it using technology, and more!

This is a hands-on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle. Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Graphic Communications

Enlist your imagination to create your own works of art using professional graphic design software. Then, print your creations and discover how design and printing work together to produce products for marketing and advertising. With our exciting printing technology, you can create everything from spiral bound calendars, to screen printed t-shirts, phone pop sockets, stickers and more! Check out the possibilities!

This is a hands-on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle. Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Future Sharks

Marketing & Entrepreneurship

If you have the spirit of an entrepreneur, come explore what it takes to develop a small business from creating an idea to pitching it to investors – “Shark Tank” style! Along the way you’ll visit a local business to investigate product pricing, plus consumer behavior and buying habits while competing in a t-shirt design contest. Even make your own tie dye shirt!

This is a hands-on camp. Campers may get dye on their clothing during the tie dye project.

Sweet Genius

Hospitality & Culinary

Love baking? Love being creative? If so, this is your camp! Show off your creativity by decorating awesome cookie bouquets. Learn some international baking with French Macaroons and Italian Bruschetta. For farm to table fans, you’ll team with the Agriscience camp to make a take home container garden for Bruschetta topping ingredients. Bread sculptures will round out the week. All campers will get copies of their recipes to perfect at home!

This is a hands-on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Ultimate Gearheads!

Automotive Technology

Explore what it’s like to work on cars, everything from engines to paint. Work your way from welding, repairing dents, painting and detailing the outside of a car, to testing engines and servicing brakes. End the week with a trip to see how a body shop and auto service center really work.

This is a hands on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle. Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.

Young Chefs

Hospitality & Culinary

Future chefs, this camp is for you! Work in a real kitchen, just like the pros. You'll learn cooking terms, how to work as a team to run a smooth kitchen, how to put together a menu and how to prepare fabulous gourmet meals you can cook for your family at home.

This is a hands-on camp. Campers MUST wear closed-toe shoes and pants that go to ankle. Short sleeved shirts are acceptable.