Explore Camp Registration Begins March 26

GREENVILLE—With summer just a few short months away, Pitt Community College’s Continuing Education Division will begin registering children for participation in this year’s Explore Summer Camps on March 26.

This year’s lineup is divided into four categories: STEM, Outdoor, Music and Gaming. Each category includes several camps designed for children ages six to 18 years old.

STEM Camp offerings entail a variety of programs dealing with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. While some kids may choose to learn how to make video games or robotics, others may sign up for 3D modeling or cybersecurity.

Outdoor campers have the option of signing up for either wakeboarding or BMX riding, while Music Camp includes options for learning how to play piano or guitar. For children interested in becoming Pokemon trainers or creating board games, there are options within the Gaming Camp category.

“This year’s lineup has more STEM-related camps, due to the popular response we received last year from partnering with Black Rocket,” said PCC Explore Camp Coordinator Lisa Webb. “In addition to the education they offer, these camps are a great way for kids to interact and meet new kids in the community who share the same interests.”

In addition to an outstanding selection of camps, Webb says PCC has “an awesome lineup of instructors” ready to lead them. The list, she says, includes Pitt County Schools teachers, PCC faculty and respected professionals from the community, including those from Blue Ox, ProTown BMX and Cable Paradise Park.

The first camp will take place June 11-15. Though a vast majority of camps will take place during the months of June and July, the final camp of the summer is set for Aug. 20-24.

Registration, which is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, begins with an application that must be completed for each child attending camp. Registration deadlines and camp capacities vary.

Camp fees, which range from $90 to $189, include a T-shirt and are nonrefundable, unless a camp is cancelled by the college. Payment and completed application forms should be taken to the PCC Greenville Center, which is located at 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

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

Webb said parents and/or guardians are responsible for providing their children with transportation to and from camps, regardless of program location. She said students are expected to arrive 15-20 minutes before camps begin and should be promptly picked up after they have ended.

Campers must provide their own meals and may not leave campus for lunch, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more details on this year’s camps or to check camp availability, contact Webb at (252) 493-7317 or lwebb@email.pittcc.edu.