Continuing Education to Offer STEAM Camps for Kids in 2021

WINTERVILLE—Starting in January, the Pitt Community College Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department will offer a new selection of virtual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camps for children 8-14 years old.

The camps, which are powered by Black Rocket software, start at $149 and focus on various STEAM topics, including coding, game design, eSports and virtual reality. They are taught live via the internet by Black Rocket instructors at times that do not conflict with normal school hours. In addition to the benefit of participating in Black Rocket’s Creator Corps community, campers can meet with their instructors in small group breakout sessions.

“These camps make great Christmas gifts while offering children wonderful opportunities for interaction and learning at a time when COVID-19 has severely limited their extracurricular options,” said PCC Community Development Programs Coordinator Lisa Webb. “Black Rocket is a national leader in tech education with a focus on providing learning opportunities that are safe and fun. PCC is excited about the quality and variety of programs we’re able to offer through our partnership with them.”

Webb said registration is underway and closes at 7 p.m. three days prior to each camp’s start date. She said camps are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and course capacity varies.

PCC reserves the right to change camp instructors and cancel camps prior to the first meeting due to limited enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, parents will be notified and fees refunded.

More details on this year’s camp lineup are available at blackrocket.com/online/pitt. For information on registration and payment, contact Webb at lwebb@email.pittcc.edu.