Gaston College is proud to offer a summer enrichment program for students ages 12 to 18. 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!
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. Please choose the camp(s) that you would like to register your child(ren) for and enter the student(s) information in the appropriate fields.
Discover GC Summer Camps
3d Game Design with Unity:
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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
June 22-25 • 1-4p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $121 | Dallas Campus
July 20-23 • 1-4p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $121 | Kimbrell Campus
A-321 Advanced Manufacturing Camp:
High School students will be exposed to the various 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 Apprenticeship 321 Pre-Apprenticeship program, Summer Camp is included in your program.
July 13-20 • 9a-4p | Ages Entering 10th Grade/15-18 • Cost $150 | Dallas Campus
CSI (Crime Scene Investigation):
Learn the techniques behind evidence recovery, crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, suspect identification and criminal investigation in this interactive camp.
July 20-23 • 8a-12p | Min. Age: 14 • Cost $126 | Dallas Campus
Whether you are using a DSLR Camera or an iPhone to take pictures, this class will introduce foundations of good composition and editing. In addition, we will learn how to transfer images to a computer and export for printing or sharing digitally.
June 22-25 • 9a-12p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $96 | Dallas Campus
First Aid and CPR:
Campers will be trained in BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR/First Aid and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) skills. On the last day of the three-day course, students will take a test to earn certification in these skills.
June 23-25 • 8a-12p | Min. Age: 14 • Cost $96 | Dallas Campus
Make Your First Video Game:
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience 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. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
July 6-9 • 1-4p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $121 | Dallas Campus
July 13-16 • 1-4p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $96 | Kimbrell Campus
Make Your Own Tee Design:
The camp will briefly introduce four types of printmaking: relief, intaglio, lithography, and silkscreen. Each student will create a design then print it using photo-emulsion screen printing technique. Students must bring own tees, other materials are provided.
July 6-9 • 9a-12p | Ages 12-18 • Cost $96 | Dallas Campus
Manners for a Lifetime:
Manners for all types of professional and personal situations. Includes a catered lunch.
July 28-30 • 9a-12p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $156 | Dallas Campus
This workshop is for students wishing to learn how to paint portraits. This workshop is group-based instruction and starts with gesture painting for warm up each day. We will then break down how to paint the eyes, nose and mouth and finish the week with each student completing a self-portrait. Individual attention will be given, as will group discussions and critiques. No previous experience is required.
July 13-16 • 1-4p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $96 | Dallas Campus
GAMING • Python Programmers:
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!
July 6-9 • 9a-12p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $121 | Dallas Campus
July 7-12 • 9a-12p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $121 | Kimbrell Campus
Rocket Kart Racers:
On your marks, get set, 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 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.
June 22-25 • 9a-12p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $121 | Dallas Campus
July 20-23 • 9a-12p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $121 | Kimbrell Campus
Skincare & Make-Up:
This class will explain the characteristics of a professional image, understand the importance of proper hygiene, discuss the importance of proper skin care and make-up plus practice how to properly take care of your skin and apply make-up! Fee includes professional grade skin care and make-up products!
July 27-30 • 9a-1p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $121 | TBD
STEM Cosmetic and Fashion Camp:
Students learn to develop, formulate and produce cosmetics and personal care products. They will explore fashion technology and how to assess products safety, performance & quality.
July 13-16 • 1p-4p | Min. Age: 12 • Cost $100 | Dallas Campus
Note: Please note that all summer camp courses are listed under Continuing Education Classes in WebAdvisor. For more information, please call 704.922.2244.