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2020 Explore! Camp Descriptions

STEM Camps

Explore: Rocket Kart Racersblack rocket logo
Dates: July 13-16
Time: 9am-12pm (Ages 7-10) or 1pm-4pm (Ages 11-14)
Ages: 7-10 or 11-14
Location: Greenville Center, Room 402
Cost: $144
Registration Deadline: July 6

Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, campers will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Campers can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game!

Explore: eSports Apprentice – YouTube Streamers & Gamers
Dates: July 6-9black rocket logo
Time: 9am-12pm (Ages 7-10) or 1pm-4pm (Ages 11-14)
Ages: 7-10 or 11-14
Location: Greenville Center, Room 402
Cost: $144
Registration Deadline: June 22

Learn competitive game-play skills in Black Rocket’s new eSports App, how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly, practice online safety.

Explore: Inventors League – Prototyping for the Future!black rocket logo
Dates: July 20-23
Time: 9am-12pm (Ages 7-10) or 1pm-4pm (Ages 11-14)
Ages: 7-10 or 11-14
Location: Greenville Center, Room 402
Cost: $144
Registration Deadline: July 13

Become an inventor of the future! Learn “rapid prototyping’ and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the eleven year old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment, or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete,  learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models, and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class.

Explore: Javascript Developer Jam
Dates: June 15-18black rocket logo
Time: 9am-12pm (Ages 7-10) or 1pm-4pm (Ages 11-14)
Ages: 7-10 or 11-14
Location: Greenville Center, Room 402
Cost: $144
Registration Deadline: June 8

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Campers will learn an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation.

Explore: Minecraft Redstone Engineersblack rocket logo
Dates: June 22-25
Time: 9am-12pm (Ages 7-10) or 1pm-4pm (Ages 11-14)
Ages: 7-10 or 11-14
Location: Greenville Center, Room 402
Cost: $144
Registration Deadline: June 15

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level!

Explore: YouTube Content Creators
Dates: July 27-30black rocket logo
Time: 9am-12pm (Ages 7-10) or 1pm-4pm (Ages 11-14)
Ages: 7-10 or 11-14
Location: Greenville Center, Room 402
Cost: $144
Registration Deadline: July 20

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class!

Explore: Try a Trade Camp
Dates: June 22-25
Time: 8:30am-12pm
Ages: Rising 7th-10th graders
Location: A.B. Whitley Building, PCC Campus
Cost: $130
Registration Deadline: June 15

Campers will have the opportunity to learn about trade skills. We will be highlighting the programs in our PCC Technical Academy to make campers aware of what PCC has to offer them. Campers will spend a day in each of the four areas (Computer Integrated Machining, Electrical Systems Technology, HVAC, and Industrial Systems Technology) and learn that particular trade skill. We are hoping to inspire an interest in these programs to make campers want to be a part of our Technical Academy their Junior and Senior years of high school. As our Technical Academy grows, we will offer other trade skill areas.

Explore: Computer Electronics with Robotics
Dates: July 6-9
Time: 8:30am-12pm
Ages: Rising 5th graders & up
Location: A.B. Whitley Building, Room 215 on PCC Campus
Cost: $130
Registration Deadline: June 29

Join us as we explore the exciting world of electronics and robotics! This camp will teach you a variety of skills such as soldering and coding. Campers will even visit the Electronics and Engineering department on campus to see what goes on each day! 

Explore: Lego Mindstorms
Dates: July 6-9
Time: 1:30pm-4pm
Ages: Rising 5th graders & up
Location: A.B. Whitley Building, Room 215 on PCC Campus
Cost: $130
Registration Deadline: June 29

Learn all about Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robots and software. Campers will work with a partner to create a robot that can complete simple tasks. You will learn how to use multiple sensors and a drag and drop coding technique for programming your robot.

Explore: STEAM Camp
Dates: June 22-25
Time: 1:30pm-4pm
Ages: Rising 4th-8th graders
Location: A.B. Whitley Building, Room 215 on PCC Campus
Cost: $130
Registration Deadline: June 15

Campers will be introduced to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) based careers here on PCC’s campus through hands-on activities in our CIT division. We plan to introduce campers to approximately 2 different programs a day, possibly more with time permitting. Each activity will be used to show campers the importance of STEAM and how it is constantly used in the everyday workplace.

Explore: Cyber Security
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 1pm-5pm
Ages: Rising 8th-12th graders
Location: Humber Building, Room 211 on PCC Campus
Cost: $131
Registration Deadline: July 6

The Computer Technologies Department at Pitt Community College will host a week-long Air Force Association (AFA) CyberCamp. Designed for a range of technical skill levels, campers will learn cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities. The AFA CyberCamp will culminate in a final team competition that simulates real cyber security situations faced by industry professionals.

MUSIC Camps

Explore: May the Force Be With You: Piano Space Explorers
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 1pm-4pm
Ages: K-6th grade
Location: Music Academy of Eastern Carolina
Cost: $90
Registration Deadline: July 6

Blast-off and explore outer space and beginning piano for those who are just learning or who have never played. Using activities with an outer space theme, campers are introduced to the fundamentals of music through movement, singing, games, crafts, piano, improvisation, ear training and music reading.

Explore: Squeaks, Squawks & Clangs Galore!
Dates: July 13-17
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Ages: K-6th grade
Location: Music Academy of Eastern Carolina
Cost: $90
Registration Deadline: July 6

Want to try a variety of musical instruments? Campers will have the chance to explore and practice with musical instruments such as woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, guitar, piano, voice and recorders at the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina. This is a great hands-on opportunity to see what instrument and medium is right for you! 

Explore: Beginner Guitar Academy
Dates: June 22-26
Time: 1pm-4pm
Ages: K-6th grade
Location: Music Academy of Eastern Carolina
Cost: $90
Registration Deadline: June 15

Do music symbols look like foreign drawings to you? Learn to speak the musical language with your guitar! We will teach you basic skills, correct left and right hand positions; special exercises to accelerate the guitar playing; how to get started with chords; rhythm, patterns, and strums; successful practice techniques; and much more. You will need your own guitar. MAEC has a limited number of guitars available for use on a first come basis.

Explore: Rock Stars
Dates: July 20-24
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm (Ages 6-11) or 1pm-4pm (Ages 12 & up)
Ages: 6-11 or 12 & up
Location: Music Academy of Eastern Carolina
Cost: $90
Registration Deadline: July 13

Designed for campers of all levels, from beginners to seasoned artists, this program is taught by real musicians, working with campers to play full songs in no time! Campers are placed in a band according to their age and skill level and the requirements of ensemble playing, teamwork and achievement of musical objectives are stressed.

Explore: Ukulele is Cool!
Dates: June 22-26
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Ages: K-6th grade
Location: Music Academy of Eastern Carolina
Cost: $90
Registration Deadline: June 15

Catch the joy of learning to play ukulele! This camp is designed for those with no prior musical knowledge. Ukulele players are from all walks of life and a ukulele is useful for jamming with friends, leading songs with groups and more! Campers will need their own ukulele. MAEC will be happy to help you acquire a ukulele prior to camp if you contact us at 353-6232 for this assistance. Learn to tune, hold, strum and sing along with your ukulele; all the basics you need to know to get started on a life filled with ukulele bliss. By the end of camp, you should be able to play and sing 4 to 5 songs with basic strumming patterns. Come capture the irresistible charm of the ukulele!

SPORTS CAMPS

Explore: BMX Camp
Dates: June 8-12 or June 15-19 or August 10-14 or August 17-21
Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: 6 & up
Location: Varies
Cost: $159
Registration Deadline: June 1, June 8, August 3, and August 10

Learn top notch tricks while supporting your skills and greatly enhancing your abilities. Offered by the riders of ProTown BMX, campers will participate in groups of similar skills and age. Camp will offer safety education, bike maintenance, general skatepark etiquette, and skills/tricks using different ramps. You will need to be able to ride a bike without training wheels. Any bike will do, but prefer a BMX type bike with 2 pegs, rear hand brakes, and a free wheel. Also required are proper-fitting helmets and knee pads. ProTown BMX will have some demo bikes available to use with helmets and knee pads for purchase at discounted prices.

Explore: Dive into STEM
Dates: June 22-26 or August 3-7
Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: 8-13
Location: Rum Runner Dive Shop
Cost: $179
Registration Deadline: June 15 and July 27

BECOME A CITIZEN SCIENTIST AND OCEAN GUARDIAN! Campers will be introduced to the underwater world through activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and games, as well as through engaging in themed presentations about ocean conservation topics. Some of the themes include our National Marine Sanctuaries, Marine Biology, Trash Talk, Artificial Reefs, and Maritime archaeology. Dive into STEM is centered around educating youth about their marine environment and the problems it faces, and introducing them to methods through which they can help be part of the solution! Campers should bring a bathing suit and towel. Scuba and snorkeling equipment, snacks, supervision, and fun will be provided. If campers wish to bring their own snorkel gear, they are more than welcome to do so.

Explore: Beginner Golf Camp
Dates: June 15-19 or July 20-24
Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: 6 & up
Location: Ayden Golf and Country Club
Cost: $75
Registration Deadline: June 8 and July 13

Become introduced to the game of golf, including rules, etiquette, full swing, and short game fundamentals. On-course opportunities will be provided. All players will need clubs or at least a Putter and Driver. Ayden Golf and Country Club can provide some clubs if needed.

Explore: Riverside Recreation
Dates: June 15-26 or July 6-17 or August 3-14
Time: 9am-12pm or 2pm-5pm
Ages: Rising 6th-9th graders
Location: Riverside Recreation
Cost: $250
Registration Deadline: June 9, June 29, and July 27

Get bored doing the same thing all the time? Want to try a variety of outdoor recreational activities and indoor wellness activities? Camp will provide safety education, park/trail etiquette, river etiquette, and studio etiquette as campers participate in a variety of recreational activities including Kayaking, Yoga Trapeze, Pedal Boating, Tandem Biking, Dance, and SUP Boarding.

ARTS/CREATIVE Camps

Explore: Plan, Design, Draw
Dates: June 22-25
Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: Rising 5th grade & up
Location: Greenville Center, Room 302
Cost: $139
Registration Deadline: June 15

Do you have a creative eye and love rearranging your room? This Interior Design camp will be focused on showing campers the techniques of scale and proportions, room layout, design transfer and basic rendering principles. You will be able to measure and design your own rooms, figure out furniture placement, and even give color to your creations!

Explore: Create Your Own Character
Dates: June 8-12
Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: 8 & up
Location: Greenville Center
Cost: $79
Registration Deadline: June 1

Come learn the basics of sewing and creature design. Campers will design a monster from scratch, using techniques of professional character designers. You will also learn basic hand sewing techniques to create a stuffed version of your monster.

Explore: iPad Art
Dates: July 6-10 or August 10-14
Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: 8 & up
Location: Greenville Center
Cost: $79
Registration Deadline: June 29 and August 3

Campers will learn the basics of how to use a tablet to create digitally painted images. You will learn about brush types, layers, and various techniques to take a drawing from start to finish. A tablet and stylus are required for this camp. Software will be added to your tablet on the first day of camp.