DCCC to Offer Fun, Educational Summer Camps

STEM Camp

Jan. 26, 2015 – Davidson County Community College is offering camps covering a variety of subjects that will engage elementary, middle and high school students during the summer months.   

“These camps allow students to explore new interests and pathways such as cyber security, computer programming, robotics and emergency services or enhance their leadership and athletic skills,” says Joey Goodman, program director for continuing education at DCCC. “We’re offering a diverse lineup that should provide exciting summer experiences for our area youth.”

Students can participate in the following camps:

Basketball Camp, Session I
June 15-19, 8 a.m.-noon
Rising 1st-6th graders
Cost: $79
Students will work with college coaches and basketball players to build a foundation of skills and knowledge as they learn more about this fun sport. 

Basketball Camp, Session II
June 15-19, 1-5 p.m.
Rising 7th-12th graders
Cost: $99
Students will join members of the DCCC Storm team for an all-inclusive basketball skills camp with one-on-one coaching as they develop new skills and reinforce fundamentals. 

Cyber Security and Coding Camp
July 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $99
Through small groups of three, along with individual work, students will experience the collegial environment of the DCCC Career and College Promise (CCP) program. The students will develop problem solving, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills by practicing real time hands-on projects. 

Future Emergency Response Heroes Camp
July 20-24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rising 6th-8th graders
Cost: $80
Students will hear from firefighters and emergency services personnel and learn CPR, basic first aid, how to use a fire extinguisher, basic water and boating safety and the use of personal flotation devices in water activities. They will write a home emergency escape plan, observe rescue activities and see the 911 Center in action. 

Global Leadership Camp
June 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rising 7th-10th graders
Cost: $160
This one-of-a-kind experience is designed to stimulate student interest in international education and global citizenship through interactive activities, including cultural “fashion” shows, crafts, film and music, art appreciation, leadership and language exploration. Early drop-off of 8 a.m. and late pick-up until 5 p.m. is offered for working parents. 

Great Explorers Camp
June 15-August 14, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Rising Kindergarten-2nd graders
Cost: $130 per week, plus $35 registration fee
Campers will be immersed in a different theme each week over nine weeks, including Creative Cuisine (nutrition), Creepy Creatures (biology), Creative Creations (technology), Storybook Adventures (literacy) and Space Adventures (science).

Raspberry Pi Camp
July 6-9, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Rising 6th-8th graders
Cost: $249 – The cost includes a Raspberry Pi (small portable computer unit) with SD memory card, HDMI cable tower and a power adapter to take home after the camp ends.
Students will learn the basics of computer programming and how computers work while being introduced to Open Source hardware and software using a Linux-based operating system. 

STEM Camp
July 13-17, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Friday
Rising 4th-8th graders
Cost: $75
Students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills by learning about robotic programing using the LEGO Mindstorm robots. Campers will learn innovative engineering design techniques as they build bridges out of Styrofoam and balsa wood. 

STEM Jr. Camp
June 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Rising 1st-3rd graders
Cost: $125
This camp enhances understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through exciting and fun activities, including LEGO Robotics, engineering and activities that explore properties of air, bubbles and things that glow. 

Volleyball CampVolleyball Camp, Session I (Girls)
June 22-26, 8-11 a.m.
Rising 1st-8th graders
Cost: $59
Students will work with college coaches and volleyball players to build a foundation of skills and knowledge as they learn more about this fun sport.

Volleyball Camp, Session II (Girls)
June 22-26, noon-3 p.m.
Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $75
Students will learn elite volleyball skills such as jump serving, float serving, slides, quicks, shoots and more working with the DCCC Storm’s nationally ranked team. 

All camps are co-ed, except the girls’ volleyball camp, and will be held on the Davidson Campus.

For more information and to register, visit the college website atwww.davidsonccc.edu/camps or call 336-249-8186.

*Editor’s note: In the first photo, STEM Camp students learn about robotic programing by building LEGO Mindstorm robots. In the second photo, students work with DCCC Storm volleyball players and coaches to develop or expand skills at Volleyball Camp.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College at davidsonccc.edu.