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2024 Explore! Camp Descriptions

REGISTRATION DEADLINES are 1 week prior to camp date

3D Game Design with Unity
August 5-8 • 9am-12pm, Ages 7-10 | 1pm-4pm, Ages 11-14

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Location: Main Campus, Russell Building 147, Cost: $130.55

BMX Camp
June 17-21 and/or August 12-16 9am-12pm, Ages 6-16

Learn top notch tricks while supporting your skills and greatly enhancing your abilities. Offered by the riders of ProTown BMX, students will participate in groups of similar skills and age. Course will offer safety education, bike maintenance, general skatepark etiquette, and skills/tricks using different ramps. All participants 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. Limited space! Location: Integrity Church, Cost: $189.55

Babysitting Basics
June 19-20 9am-11:30am | July 10-11 1pm-3:30pm | August 1-2 9am-11:30am, Ages 11-14

Created for those ages 11 to 14, this two-day 2.5-hour training course is designed for new babysitters. Our basic babysitters training allows you to gain the skills necessary to care for children of all ages. This class will not only help build your skills – and your resume – but can allow you to safely help others in times of need.
In this training you will learn:

  • How to care for infants and children
  • What to do in an emergency and how to stay safe
  • Choosing activities that are age appropriate
  • Recognizing, understanding and handling certain behaviors
  • Starting your babysitting business
  • Certificate upon completion of training

Location: PCC Campus, Cost: $99.55

Beats and Jams: Digital Music Creators
July 29-August 1 • 9am-12pm, Ages 7-10 | 1pm-4pm, Ages 11-14

Begin your rise to the top of the charts with digital music production! Just like today’s top artists, you can design your own beats or remix a mashup of your favorite songs to become a digital composer and sound engineer.  In this course, students will learn to produce digital music, record sound, make sound effects, and mix their own tracks. No prior music experience is necessary. Student-created soundtracks will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Location: Main Campus Russell Building 147, Cost: $130.55

Beginner’s Kayaking
June 24-26 | July 17-19 | August 7-9 • 8:00am-11:00am, Ages 10-15
Campers will learn the basic techniques of kayaking, including water safety, paddle strokes, parts of the vessel, boat orientation, and water recovery skills. Location: Wildwood Park, Cost: $120.55

Beginner’s SUP Board Camp
July 17-19 | July 10-12 | July 24-26 | August 14-16 • 8:00am-11:00am, Ages 10-15
Students will learn the basic techniques of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, including water safety, paddle strokes, parts of the vessel, board orientation, and water recovery skills. Location: Wildwood Park, Cost: $120.55

Bruiser’s Automotive Institute
June 17-20 • 9:00am-12:00pm | Ages 11-14
Join us in our state -of – the art automotive facilities where your camper will learn safe and proper use of equipment and maintenance techniques, including tire repair, how to check and change automotive fluids, brake maintenance, along with learning the electrical circuit board and tool identification. Campers will get a chance to shadow curriculum students to enhance the camp to college experience! Location: Main Campus Automotive Building, Cost: $120.55

Camp Newspaper!
June 24-27 • 1pm-4pm | July 22-25 • 9am-12pm, Ages 10-14

Calling all Young Journalists! Are you between the ages of 10-14 and have a passion for reading, writing, and storytelling? Join us for an exciting adventure at Camp Chronicles, where young minds converge to create their very own camp newspaper! Join us for an unforgettable summer filled with words, stories, and the magic of journalism! Location: Main Campus, Russell Building 246 and 247, Cost: $99.55

Camp Scrubs
June 10-13 • M,T,W-8:30am – 1pm, Th-8am-3pm,  Rising 9th-12th grade

Do you love watching medical dramas? Are you wondering what it is really like to work in a hospital? Are you interested in learning about the many careers in the Health Sciences and what your future might hold? Please join us as we discover the possibilities within the fields of Radiography, Sonography, Dental Assisting, Emergency Medical Science (Paramedics), Medical Assisting, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Polysomnography, Respiratory Therapy and more! You will tour the lab spaces and participate in activities similar to what our students experience. This in-depth camp will help you to better understand what it is like to be part of the team that helps improve and save lives. Bonus experience: Finish off the week by becoming certified in Basic Life Support CPR. All materials will be provided. Location: TBA, Cost: $125.55

Code Breakers
July 22-25 • 9am-12pm, Ages 7-10 | 1pm-4pm, Ages 11-14

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day, and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Cost: $130.55

Drama Camp
July 15-18 • 9am-12pm | 1pm-4pm, Ages 10-17

Calling all Young Performers! Lights, Camera, Action! Ignite your passion for the stage and join us at Drama Camp – where creativity takes center stage, and every camper becomes a star! Unleash your dramatic flair in a variety of acting workshops, think on your feet and let spontaneity shine in thrilling improv games, and explore the magic of musical theater with singing and choreography. Location: Main Campus Humber Building 211, Cost $131.55

Drawing Studio
July 15-19 • 9am-12pm, Ages 7-10 | 1pm-4pm, Ages 11-14

Learning to draw and to draw better. This studio introduces the student to exploring the different styles of comic book art, cartoon illustration and Anime cartoon design. Students will also develop and learn hand drawing techniques and the mixed media application. Location: PCC Main campus Whichard Building 215 Cost: $99.55

F.L.O.W 1.0
June 24-27 • 9:30am-11:30am, Ages 10-13,
Cost: $79.55
July 8-11 • 9:30am-11:30am, Ages 10-13,
Cost: $79.55
August 12-15 • 9:30am-11:30am, Ages 10-13,
Cost: $79.55
July 22-25 • 12:30pm-3:30pm, Ages 13-18,
Cost: $120.55
June 24-27 • 12:30pm-3:30pm, Ages 14-18,
Cost: $120.55
July 8-11 • 12:30pm-3:30pm, Ages 14-18,
Cost: $120.55
August 12-15 • 12:30pm-3:30pm, Ages 14-18,
Cost: $120.55

Did you know that Three of the most requested soft skills employers look for when hiring are Communication (speaking/listening), Leadership (confidence/emotional management) and Teamwork?
Good news!  These are also the three primary skills that FLOW will address this week.  We work with teens to help them learn how to Connect with themselves and others, Communicate effectively, and become healthy Contributors to their families, friends and community.
This class is based on NLP concepts and social and emotional learning.  On the first day of class, your teenager will take a self-assessment of his/her social and emotional skill set.  On day four, your teenager will retake the assessment. 80% of students have a significant improvement. Location: Main Campus Russell Building 247

F.L.O.W 2.0
July 29-31 • 10am-1pm, Ages 13-18 

FLOW 1.0 is a pre-requisite. This unique youth leadership class helps teenagers learn new skills to successfully and effectively manage stress, anxiety, bullying, etc. FLOW is a unique interactive program specifically for teenagers who are feeling disconnected or struggling with anxiety or simply need a way to make new (and keep) friends. Location: Main Campus Russell Building 247, Cost: $89.55

Hand Building Workshop
July 22-25 • 9am-12pm, Ages 6-12

Build from your imagination using handbuilding techniques like pinch pots, slab and coil building. We will focus on two main projects, gnomes and toadhouses. All creations will be glaze fired to be weather safe so they can live outside or inside. Supplies are provided. Location: Farmville Ceramics Studio, Cost: $99.55

I’m a Scientist
July 15-18 • 9am-3pm, Ages 6-8
Come be a scientist with us! Participants will experiment in the lab, design and build simple machines, perform environmental tests, and have fun playing science games-all while learning about different types of STEM-related jobs. You ARE a scientist! Location: Greenville Center Room 301 (3107 South Memorial Drive, down from Parker’s BBQ) , Cost $49.55

Let’s Go Scaling! Art Camp!
June 24-27 • 9am-12pm | 1pm-4pm, Ages 10-13

This camp will introduce rising 9th-12th students to Horticulture landscaping and maintenance. They will learn a variety of skills as they complete hands on activities in our Horticulture area throughout the week. Students will be introduced to basic landscape principles and practices, as well as turfgrass installation and maintenance. Students will need to wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothing to work outside in the elements. Location: Main Campus Russell Building 147, Cost: $99.55

Literature Camp Circle
July 8-11 • 9am-12pm | 1pm-4pm, Ages 10-14

Calling all Young Book Lovers! Dive into a world of imagination, discussion, and endless stories at Literature Circle Camp – where every page turns into an adventure! Indulge in a diverse selection of books selected just for you, engage in thought-provoking conversations with fellow readers, and unleash your creativity through exciting writing prompts and activities. Location: Main Campus Russell Building Room 246, Cost: $99.55

Mathletics Marathon
July 8-11 • 9am-12pm | 1pm-4pm, Ages 10-13

What We Do in This Camp:

  • Mathletics Marathon: Embark on an exciting journey through various math challenges.
  • Relay Races: Sprint through addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division challenges.
  • Geometry Gymnastics: Dive into tangram challenges, creating geometric shapes for bonus points.
  • Arithmetic Archery: Aim for the bullseye while solving archery-inspired math problems.
  • Number Olympics: Engage in logical reasoning, strategic games, and number-based challenges.
  • Mathletics Relay Race Finale: Showcase your skills in a thrilling finale with a mix of math patterns and riddles.
  • Medal Ceremony: Celebrate your achievements with a medal ceremony highlighting overall mathematical prowess.

Location: Main Campus Russell Building 201, Cost: $99.55

Minecraft Redstone Engineers
June 17-20 • 9am-12pm, Ages 7-10 |  1pm-4pm, Ages 11-14
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! Students must have the Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Location: Main campus Russell Building 147, Cost $130.55

Python Programmers
August 12-15 • 9am-12pm, Ages 7-10 | 1pm-4pm, Ages 11-14

Want to learn the world’s fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, YouTube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Location: Main Campus Russell Building 147, Cost $130.55

ROBLOX Coders
July 8-11 • 9am-12pm, Ages 7-10 | 1pm-4pm, Ages 11-14

Discover the Lua coding language while designing experiences in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! New developers will learn to use Roblox’s Studio software to reimagine the popular game genres with your own custom code! Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Location: Main Campus Russell Building 147, Cost $130.55

STEAM Camp
June 17-20 • 8:30am-12pm, Rising 4th-8th grade

This camp will introduce rising 4th-8th grade boys and girls to STEAM based careers here on PCC campus. They will learn a variety of skills as they complete hands on activities throughout our CIT division, and other program areas throughout the week. We plan to introduce them to approximately two different programs a day, possibly more with time permitting. Each activity will be used to show the students the importance of STEAM and how it is constantly used in the everyday workplace. Location: Main Campus Vernon White Building Room 168, Cost: $120.55

#Science
August 12-15 • 9am-3pm, Ages 9-11

Do you like to #science? Join us for four days of science fun, games, and hand-on experiments. Explore engineering design, make things fly with physics, investigate chemical properties, and have lots of STEM fun! Location: Greenville Center Room 301 (3107 South Memorial Drive, down from Parker’s BBQ), Cost: $49.55

SUP Yoga
June 17-19 | June 24-26 | July 10-12 | July 17-19 | July 24-26 | August 7-9 | August 14-16 • 1pm-3pm, Ages 10-15
SUP Yoga is a fusion of yoga and stand-up paddle boarding. Camp classes are open to “all levels,” as camp will begin with an on-land yoga warm-up before getting on the lake. Students can expect to learn paddle board basics, SUP safety, anchoring and launching, and be taught daily flows with customized instruction for the paddle board. Location: Wildwood Park, Cost: $120.55

Try a Trade
July 8-12 • 8:30am-12pm, Rising 7th-10th grade
This camp teaches boys and girls about trade skills. We will be highlighting the programs in our PCC Technical Academy to make students aware of what PCC has to offer them. Students will spend a day in one of six areas (Architectural Technology, BioTechnology, AC, Heating & Refrigeration, Electrical System Technology, and Industrial Systems Technology) and learn that particular trade skill. We are hoping to inspire an interest in these programs to make students 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. Cost: $149.55

Typing Triumphs
July 15-18 • 9am-12pm (Grades 3-5) | 1pm-4pm (Grades 6 and up)
What We Do in This Camp:

  • Keyboarding Mastery: Dive into a comprehensive program designed to boost typing skills.
  • Interactive Typing Games: Learn while having fun with engaging games that reinforce keyboard familiarity.
  • Touch Typing Techniques: Master the art of touch typing for efficiency and accuracy.
  • Digital Challenges: Tackle real-world typing tasks to apply and solidify newfound skills.
  • Creative Writing Sessions: Combine typing skills with creativity in interactive writing exercises.
  • Typing Speed Trials: Participate in friendly competitions to enhance speed and precision.

Location: Main Campus Russell Building 145 Cost: $99.55

Well, That’s Life
June 17-20 • 9am-12pm | 1pm-4pm, Ages 10-13

Unlock a world of possibilities for your child with our engaging Well That’s Life Summer Camp! This camp will provide a fun and interactive way for your camper to explore various careers, build essential life skills, and ignite their passion for learning. Experience the day-to-day life of professionals in diverse fields like healthcare, technology, design and more as well as an introduction to financial literacy through exciting budget activities! Location: Main Campus Russell Building 247, Cost: $99.55

Wheel Throwing Ceramics Camp
June 24-27 | July 29-August 1 • 9am-12pm, Ages 8-14

Learn to throw on the pottery wheel. We will start by going over the basics of centering clay on the wheel. Then we will start making cups, bowls, and plates. All creations will be food safe when finished. Supplies are provided. Location: Farmville Ceramics Studio, Cost: $99.55

YouTube Content Creators
July 15-18 • 9am-12pm, Ages 7-10 | 1pm-4pm, Ages 11-14

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! 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 Dos 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! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.  Location: Main Campus Russell Building 147, Cost $130.55