Academic Camps

  • Summer 2017

    Pot-Pot-Pottery Youth ages 10-16

    Have fun working with clay. Learn hand building and coil construction. You will be able to glaze and fire your work and take home your completed projects. Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting clay on.
    Monday-Friday, June 5 - 9
    9:30-11:30 AM Ceramics Studio  
    Pick up day: Monday, June 12, 9:00-10:00 AM

    Youth Writing Spectacular!! Ages 9-14

    This creative writing camp is for young writers who want to develop their talent and passion for writing fiction, nonfiction and poetry. On the evening of the last day you will sit in our authors chair and share your work with fellow writers, friends and family at the Open Mic Celebration from 6-8 PM June 16 in the Harriett B. Wick Chapel. Students should bring snacks for breaks.
    Monday-Thursday, June 26 - 29, 9 -11:30 AM
    McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, Room 158 

    Game Programming 101, Ages 10-14

    Use JavaScript to learn video game programming the easy and fun way. Interact with Minecraft characters, create your own Flappy Bird game, join Anna and Elsa from Frozen in a quest, create digital art, and program Droids in Star Wars! You will also get an introduction to, a free website designed by engineers from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter that you can use to polish your programming skills afterward at home. (This was offered last year also)
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday June 26, 28, and 30      
    9:00 AM - Noon Swarts Hall, Room 236, Pitt-Bradford Campus

    Game Programming Advanced, Ages 14-18

    This course is for students with previous programming, preferably game programming experience - if you have already dabbled, but want to push yourself to learn more and actually finish that game idea, this camp is for you. Learn about game mechanics and coding for common game scenarios, programs for game development and 3D modeling,  building for different platforms (including VR), game testing, and publishing your game for the public to download. 
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday July 10, 12, and 14     
    9:00 AM - Noon Swarts Hall, Room 236, Pitt-Bradford Campus 

    ArtXperience, Ages 10-15

    Students will delve into creativity during this three-day long ArtXperience camp! Led by instructor Courtney Mealy, students will experience creativity through art and discover a new medium each day. Projects will include abstract wire sculptures, pet (or animal) portrait paintings and mixed-media project that the participants will vote on! Students will learn the history of each art form and create their own masterpiece.
    Monday-Wednesday, July 17 - July 19, 8:30 - 11 AM
    Room 604, Seneca Building

    Photography 101, Ages 10-16

    Enjoy the outdoors with a three-day Photography Camp. Bring your camera or smartphone to learn about taking awesome photos outdoors and indoors. Children have a unique eye for seeing things, and this class will tap into their creative side to help them produce visually stunning and breathtaking photos of everyday objects, nature, people and places. Learn what makes a good photo even better and how to take photos from different angles and viewpoints.  
    Monday -Wednesday, July 19 – July 21 
    8:30 – 11:00 AM, Room 158,  
    McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, Pitt-Bradford 

    Television Studio Production, Ages 10-16

    Join Jeff Gutterman to learn how to create television news broadcasts, televised puppet shows and other types of programs in a real-life, multi-camera digital studio environment. You will learn about the roles both behind and in front of the camera. You will also learn how to perform and produce, direct, and serve as a studio production assistant. This workshop is fast-paced, informative and fun. 
    Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25           
    9 AM - Noon, Room 131, Blaisdell Hall (TV Studio) Pitt-Bradford 

    X-Treme Science CampAges 7-11  

    Students will participate in labs and activities dealing with many different areas of science. Campers will learn about plants, birds, stream life, water quality, chemistry, physical science and much more. We will also have guest presenters each day. Campers should bring their own snacks and drinks. 
    $85 per camper, $75 for each additional child in family
    Grades 1-6 Monday - Wednesday 7/24 – 7/26, 8:30 AM – Noon 

    Pets ’n Vets I and II

    The Pets ’n Vets three-day program will include enjoyable, creative and instructional activities centered on children and their pets.Hands-on learning will be the primary focus of this camp experience. Campers should bring their own snacks and drinks. 
    Both sessions meet in Room 106D Fisher Hall 

    Session I:    For campers who have completed grades 1, 2, or 3
    Tuesday - Thursday, August 15 -17,   8:30 AM - Noon
    Session II:   For campers who have completed grades 4, 5, or 6
    Tuesday - Thursday, August 15 - 17, 1:30 - 5 PM