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G.R.E.A.T. Summer Camps & Saturday Academy

Globally Ready Engineering and TechnologyStudent giving the thumbs up in a summer STEM camp

The G.R.E.A.T. summer camps and Saturday Academy are way to reach young people and spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math, better known as STEM subjects, by making engineering and technology fun and interactive. From flying drones to combining visual arts and 3-D printing, the G.R.E.A.T. summer camps and Saturday Academy keep young minds stimulated and hands busy while preparing them for future careers that don't even exist in the present day.

Summer Camps

The Summer Camps provide an immersive and fun learning environment in which students can acquire and practice higher level thinking skills. Camps are held June through July in both Richmond and Scotland counties. Camps run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch provided) Monday through Thursday and are open to rising fifth- to 12th-graders. Each camp is $30. (Price includes lunch.)

Camp Registration

Please contact Alicia Butler at (910) 410-1706 or email ambutler979@richmondcc.edu for registration information.

June Camps

  • June 17-20: 3D Modeling Level I with Kathleen Wilderman - RichmondCC Main Campus, Hamlet
  • June 24-27: Charged Up with Stanley Oswald - RichmondCC Main Campus, Hamlet
  • June 24-27: Coding Level I with Lakresha Sibley – Honeycutt Center, Laurinburg

July Camps

  • July 8-11: Coding Level I with Lakresha Sibley - RichmondCC Main Campus, Hamlet
  • July 8-11: Introduction to Drones with Chad Osborne - RichmondCC Main Campus, Hamlet - Students must have previously completed both Coding Level I and 3D Modeling Level I!
  • July 15-18: Art of the Polygon with Andrew Prieto - RichmondCC Main Campus, Hamlet - Students must have previously completed 3D Modeling Level I!
  • July 15-18: Geographic Information System Mapping (GIS) with Marcus Norton - RichmondCC Main Campus, Hamlet
  • July 22-25: Coding Level II with Lance Barber - RichmondCC Main Campus, Hamlet - Students must have previously completed Coding Level I!
  • July 22-25: Computer Aided Design I with Annie Harden - RichmondCC Main Campus, Hamlet - Students must have previously completed 3D Modeling Level I!
  • July 22-25: Art of the Polygon with Andrew Prieto – Honeycutt Center, Laurinburg - Students must have previously completed 3D Modeling Level I!
  • July 29-Aug. 1: Cybersecurity with Jeff Epps and Brian Goodman - RichmondCC Main Campus, Hamlet - Students must have previously completed both Coding Level I and 3D Modeling Level I!

What Kids Learn

Here is what students learn during the G.R.E.A.T. Summer Camps:

3D I

Integrating 3D scanning, visualization, printing, and simulations, we create an immersive and fun learning environment through which students can acquire and practice higher level thinking skills.  Students are exposed to the engineering process and have the opportunity to design and print objects in 3D.

Coding I

During this camp, students are exposed to coding and video game design as way to enhance their math, logical thinking, problem solving, and analysis skills. These skills are essential for reading comprehension  and understanding math concepts in the classroom. 

Coding II

This camp is for students who have completed Coding I or taken a coding class at their school.    Students will take their coding skills to the next level through hands-on programming activities, game development, and working with other graphical applications.

GIS

This camp will introduce students to Geographic Information Systems GIS, a science technology used in industry, government, and business to manage and analyze data.  Students will participate in hands-on activities that will help them understand how GIS works and how GIS impacts our everyday lives, including creating maps using aerial photos.   

Cybersecurity

Through engaging activities in cryptography, hacking, network defense, and cyber crime, students will learn how to be good digitial citizens and why "internet of things" devices need to be secured.  They will also learn about potential careers in cybersecurity and how cybersecurity professionals protect information and information systems.

Introduction to Drones

Students will explore one of technology's fastest growing industries. They will learn what it takes to become a certified drone pilot and will be introduced to aerial photography.  This camp is offered in tandem with the GIS camp.  Students will take aerial photos and videos that will then be used by students in the GIS camp to create maps.  A large majority of this class will take place outside.

Charged Up

Through engaging hands-on activities students will get a basic introduction to electricity by exploring its principles and applications.  They will also build circuits and test for functionality.  For students interested in robotics and automation, an understanding of electricity and electronics is essential.

Computer-Aided Design I

Students will learn computer-aided design through project-based activities and challenges.  They will be introduced to the broad applications of CAD from architects and engineers using it to create models to artists using in in their creations.

Art of the Polygon

Artists use all kinds of shapes. Polygons are shapes with straight sides. Polygons are the foundation of many of the world's greatest artistic creations in the areas of architecture, sculpture, ceramics, and even computer graphics. In this camp, students will create three dimensional objects using origami (the art of folded paper) and 3D design software. They will learn about scale and proportion as they create an enlarged sculpture from their origami designs.

Saturday Academy

In the Saturday Academy, which is held one Saturday a month from October through May, students experience emerging technologies in computer programming, 3-D printing, robotics, geographic information systems, computer-aided drafting and digital design. Saturday Academy is open to students in grades 5-12. 

Total cost: $40 (Price includes lunch.)

2018-19 Schedule

  • Oct. 20
  • Nov. 17
  • Dec. 15
  • Feb. 16
  • March 16
  • April 13
  • May 18

Saturday Academy meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on main campus in Hamlet.

Saturday Academy Registration

Please contact Alicia Butler at (910) 410-1706 or email ambutler979@richmondcc.edu for registration information.

 

 

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