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Summer Camps

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 all campers receive a t-shirt!

2019 Camps

This year, camps will run in 2 sessions:

  • June 17-20
  • June 24-27

Help your middle school student beat summer boredom with their choice of up to two of our camps (one each week). They're guaranteed to entertain, inspire creativity, spark curiosity and make learning fun!

Registration is open! 

Space in each camp is limited so register early!

June 17-20 Camps

IT Programming

Ever wish you could make your computer do something cool? You can with programming code! Learn to read and write code as you create your own video game. You’ll design objects, backgrounds, rooms and even sprites. Finish camp with a new game and the power to make computers do what you tell them to do! 

Ultimate Gearheads!

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 work.

Young Chefs

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

Explore 4

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

Agriscience

Get your hands dirty and be creative! Get to know the plants and trees that grow around you. Dig in to create a container garden and learn to operate a Bobcat tractor. Experience the artistic side of agriscience when you design and make floral arrangements.

Design Lab

Explore the intersection of technology and design. Learn how to transform an idea into an object you can hold in your hand!  You’ll use 3D computer-aided design software to create a model and then bring it to life using a 3D printer. 

Healthcare

Have you ever wanted to know how the human body actually works?  You’ll spend the day taking a “tour”  inside our body to see what’s going on. You’ll do hands-on activities and experiments to understand how our bodies work. You’ll also explore careers in the health field.

Welding

Spark your creative side and tap into your engineering skills! Try your hand at different types of welding on a variety of materials with our virtual welding equipment. You’ll also work in teams to explore structural design, communication on a build site and more!

Register now for Summer Camps 2019!

June 24-27 Camps

Criminal Justice

Do you want to experience what real police officers do? Here is your chance!  At this camp you will learn law enforcement tactics from former police officers and use some of the same equipment that real police officers use. You’ll participate in all kinds of exciting activities from building searches, to executing search warrants, conducting traffic stops and solving crimes!

Design, Create, Innovate!

Make the world a better place! Come design and build meaningful solutions to actual problems. You’ll bring your imagination to life using computer-aided design and 3D printing, construct and race a solar-powered model car, solve problems with computer code, experience affordable technology like Google Cardboard and Raspberry Pi, go on a field trip, use technology to explore and improve ecosystems, and more!

IT Programming

Ever wish you could make your computer do something cool? You can with programming code! Learn to read and write code as you create your own video game. You’ll design objects, backgrounds, rooms and even sprites. Finish camp with a new game and the power to make computers do what you tell them to do!

Sweet Genius

Creative Bakers Needed! Join us as we create donuts by frying and icing golden jewels. Get your hands messy with mixing, shaping, and baking different kinds of breads and crackers. Plus make sweet treats including candy, pies, cookies, cakes, and icing. Make new friends at the same time!

Ultimate Gearheads!

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 work.

Young Chefs

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

Register now for Summer Camps 2019!