Young people looking for something different, fun and exciting to do this summer will find several options available from Piedmont Technical College. A variety of educational as well as entertaining camps and programs will be offered for kids of all ages.
Students ages 11-18 who want to participate in an educational experience can choose from summer programs ranging from engineering to automotive, agriculture to criminal justice. Summer programs students can attend are: Discovering the World of Mechatronics and Robotics, June 8-12 and June 15-19 at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens and June 22-26 at the Newberry County campus; Science Technology, June 22-26; Criminal Justice Youth Program, June 22-25; Exploring the Power of Electronics, July 20-23; Robotic Engineering 101, July 20-23; Girls Achieving in Technology and Engineering (G. A. T. E.), July 13-16; The Art of Pottery, June 22-25 at the Edgefield County campus; Discovering Nature through Agriculture, June 22-25 at the Saluda County campus; Automotive Technology, June 22-26; and DigiTech, June 15-19. The registration deadline for the Science Technology, G.A.T.E., Discovering Nature through Agriculture and Automotive Technology is June 2 and participants must have a letter of recommendation from the student’s guidance counselor.
For kids ages 6-13, summer camp opportunities are available that combine creativity and imagination into an engaging experience. Those camps are Tiny Princess Camp, June 8-11; Prince Charming Camp, June 22-25; Princess Camp, June 15-18 at the Abbeville campus and July 13-16 at the Greenwood campus; From Prince to King, July 6-9; Adventures in Flight, June 15-18; Junior Dessert Designer, July 6-9; and Junior Survival Camp, June 8-11 at the McCormick County campus and July 27-30 at the Greenwood campus.
A new and exciting series of gaming summer programs will also be offered for kids ages 8-14. In partnership with Black Rocket, these programs will introduce participants to the world of creative sciences and digital arts. Each course emphasizes self-empowerment, cognitive reasoning and divergent thinking through hands-on learning. Programs include Make Your First Video Game, June 15-19; App Attack, June 22-26; Lego Games, July 6-10; Minecraft Designers, July 13-17; App Adventures: The Next Level, July 20-24; Video Game Animation, July 27-31 at the Newberry County campus; Minecraft Modders, Aug. 3-7 at the Laurens County campus; and Make Your First 3D Video Game, Aug. 10-14.
All programs will be held at the Greenwood campus unless otherwise noted. For more information on all of the camp opportunities and to register, contact Vickie Baldwin at (864) 941-8602 or go to www.ptc.edu/camps.