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PCC to offer summer camps for 6th graders to adults

Published Monday, April 30, 2012
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If you’re looking for something fun and educational for your middle or high school students to do this summer, check out Piedmont Community College’s summer camp offerings, including one for adults! All camps will be held during the month of June, and most are offered at no charge to participants. Applications are available at public school counselors’ offices and at Piedmont Community College at the Student Information Desk (Building E), the Administration Building lobby (Building A), the Learning Resources Center (Building H), and Building L, Room 113 on the Person County Campus. On the Caswell County Campus, applications are available at the Receptionist’s Desk in the Building K lobby and in the Learning Resources Center. Persons listed as camp contacts also can provide applications.

Person County Camps include the following:

Ecology and Biotechnology: Science Exploration Camp: June 11-14; for rising 6th-8th graders; meets 1-3:30 p.m. Learn about DNA, making cheese, isolating DNA transformation, fingerprinting, cleaning oil spills, and more. Contact Randy Durren at (336) 599-1181, ext. 2192 or durrenr@piedmontcc.edu. (For 2013 Summer Camp information contact Dr. Charles Kubicek at (336) 599-1181, ext. 2192 or charles.kubicek@piedmontcc.edu)

Creative Writing Camp: June 18-21; for rising 8th-12th graders; meets 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn and apply the basics of creative wiring. A select group of students will be chosen for this special workshop. T. Oakley will be the instructor. Contact Dr. Dawn Langley at (336) 599-1181, ext. 2207 or langled@piedmontcc.edu.

Exploring Health Sciences Camp: June 18-21; for rising 8th-12 graders; meets 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Explore health sciences careers such as nursing, nursing assistant, medical assisting, and phlebotomy through demonstrations, hands-on experiences, role playing, and visits to area health care facilities. Lisa Elliott will be the instructor. Contact Kelly Holder at (336) 599-1181, ext. 2208 or holder@piedmontcc.edu.    

3D Animation Experience with Maya: June 25-28; for high school students; meets 1-5 p.m. Find out if game creation or animation could be the career for you while trying out the software used to make films such as Cars, Spiderman, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Contact Chelsea Porter at (336) 694-5707, ext. 272 or porterc@piedmontcc.edu.

Caswell County Campus include the following:

High-Definition Video: June 18-21; for high school students and adults; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants will immerse themselves in hands-on activities, including operating a camera, sound and lighting equipment, and editing the final projects. Get a lot of experience in just four intensive days. Contact Michael Corbett at (336) 694-5707, ext. 271 or corbetm@piedmontcc.edu or Ed Moye at (336) 694-5707, ext. 273 or moyee@piedmontcc.edu.

Can I Really Make a Computer Game?: June 25-28; for high school students;  meets 1-5 p.m. Use Gamemaker software to create a simple game. Come try it out and learn how to get started using this free and simple software. Contact Paula Hindman at (336) 694-5707, ext. 272 or hindmap@piedmontcc.edu.

3-D Animation Experience with Maya: June 25-28; for high school students; meets 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Find out if game creation or animation could be the career for you while trying out the software used to make films such as Cars, Spiderman, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Contact Chelsea Porter at (336) 694-5707, ext. 272 or porterc@piedmontcc.edu.

Some camps will fill up quickly, so don’t wait to submit your application for these great summer learning opportunities!