Gaston College is proud to offer a summer enrichment program for middle and high school students. This program features a variety of short courses that allows teens to gain new skills, be exposed to new career pathways, and experience a college campus while blending hands-on learning with fun!

Summer Camps

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Summer Camp Registration

Pre-registration is required for all classes. You may register your child online by clicking here. Please note that all summer camp courses are listed under Continuing Education Classes. Type the camp’s name in the keyword search box and enter the student(s) information in the appropriate fields to register your student.

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2024 Summer Camps

Apprenticeship 321 Advanced Manufacturing

High School (15-18), Must be entering 10th Grade or higher for this camp

Fun, hands-on lab sessions where high school students will be exposed to the advanced manufacturing career pathways offered through Apprenticeship 321.  This Summer Camp will include classroom instruction led by the Apprenticeship faculty and tours at companies participating in Apprenticeship 321.  If registered with the Apprenticeship 321 Pre-Apprenticeship program, Summer Camp is included in your program. (KEYWORD: Manufacturing)

June 24-27 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Dallas Campus, Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), Room 133
Cost $150

College & Career Exploration

Middle & High School Students

Thinking about your future?  Participants will learn how to discover a variety of career pathways and the education needed to pursue career interests. This session will include on-campus tours and guest speakers! (KEYWORD: Career)

*June 17-20 | 9 a.m.– noon [*Registration Closed] 
Location:  Dallas Campus, Dalpiaz Student Success Center (DSC), Room 214
Cost $65

First Aid & CPR

High School Students

This course follows the most recent and updated 2020 Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and AHA guidelines, and has been designed to help you acquire the skills you will need to effectively respond in an emergency. CPR Card will be issued upon completion of the course which can be useful in personal or professional jobs such as child care and lifeguard. (KEYWORD: Aid)

July 16 | 9 a .m.–noon
Location:  Dallas Campus, Life Skills Building (LIF), Room 118
Cost $40

Hands-Only CPR

Middle School Students

Our hands can do so many things, and the most important may be saving someone’s life! The power is in YOUR hands. This interactive course teaches the two important steps to save a life. Students who complete the course successfully will receive a certificate at the end of class. (KEYWORD: CPR)

*June 11 | 9 a.m.–noon [*Registration Closed] 
Location: Dallas Campus, Life Skills Building (LIF), Room 118
Cost $30

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The following Gaming/Computing classes are offered in partnership with:

BlackRocket

Battle Royale Gamers

Middle & High School Students

Fans of Fortnite and Rumbleverse, we need YOU! Instead of just playing a multiplayer game, develop your own with Unity, a professional 3D game development software. Design your own unique magical level, build 3D models, and cast spells with custom-created wands. At the end of the week, all student-created maps are combined into a master game where you will battle to become the last wizard standing. Compete against other schools across the country in our Esports League, with the possibility of having your map included in the live game. 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. (KEYWORD: Battle)

*July 15-18 | 9 a.m.–noon (middle school) [*Registration Closed] 
*July 15-18 | 1–4 p.m. (high school) [*Registration Closed] 
Location: Dallas Campus, Morris Library (ML), Room 112
Cost $130

Make Your First Video Game

Middle & High School Students

Our classic game design camp reimagined to include even more of what you love! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that gives you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun! 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. (KEYWORD: Make)

*June 24-27 | 9 a.m.–noon (middle school) [*Registration Closed] 
*June 24-27 | 1–4 p.m. (high school) [*Registration Closed] 
Location: Dallas Campus, Morris Library (ML), Room 112
Cost $130

Python Programmers

Middle & High School Students

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. (KEYWORD: Python)

*(Registration Closed) July 8-11 | 9 a.m.–noon (middle school) [*Registration Closed] 
*(Registration Closed) July 8-11 | 1–4 p.m. (high school) [*Registration Closed] 
Location: Dallas Campus, Morris Library (ML), Room 112
Cost $140

Racing Games with Unity

Middle & High School Students

On your marks, get set, and create! 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 Unity, a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students 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! 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. (KEYWORD: Racing)

*(Registration Closed) June 17-20 | 9 a.m.–noon (high school) [*Registration Closed] 
*(Registration Closed) June 17-20 | 1–4 p.m. (middle school) [*Registration Closed] 
Location: Dallas Campus, Morris Library (ML), Room 112
Cost $130

YouTube® Content Creators

Middle & High School Students

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixteen, 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. (KEYWORD: YouTube)

*June 10-13 | 9 a.m.–noon (high school) [*Registration Closed] 
*June 10-13 | 1–4 p.m. (middle school) [*Registration Closed] 
Location: Dallas Campus, Morris Library (ML), Room 112
Cost $130 

Registration Options:

Payment for Summer Camp classes is expected at the time of registration, as the classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. All costs must be paid for a student to be officially registered. If you need assistance with Registration, please contact CE Registration at 704.922.6232.

Online Registration (recommended)  

Register for a summer camp

  1. Click on the button above or follow this link: CE Registration Portal
  2. In the Course Code Number field, enter a single keyword (See Keyword in each class description). No additional information is required to find the course.
  3. Follow the listed instructions to complete online registration.

Notes when using online registration  

If you’ve had an address change, name change, etc., this updated information is needed so that we can contact you in case of a class change/cancellation or refund. Entering different information on the registration form will not update any existing records. If your information has changed since first enrolling at Gaston College, please contact the CE Registration Department at 704.922.6232.to provide us with your current email address and phone number. 

Walk-in Registration

CE Registration Department
MYERS CENTER – 2nd floor
201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday: 8-11 a.m.
SUMMER Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday: CLOSED

What to do after registering:

Forms will be emailed to the email address provided at the time of registration and will need to be completed before class. We must have your current email address to send these. 

If you have not received information on the class before the start date, please email us at ConEd@gaston.edu or call 704.922.2244.

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Camp Program for Teens at Gaston College!