Summer Camps

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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!

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.


Discover GC 2023 Summer Camps

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Alive at 25 (2 sessions available)

This 6-hour camp is provided to help teen drivers enhance their defensive driving skills and learn how to handle numerous distractions while driving. The following items will be covered in this course:

  • Impaired Driving/Drunk Goggles
  • What to do if you are in a collision?
  • Multitasking
  • Are you a potential statistic?
  • Preventable collision
  • What to do when you break down on the side of the road?
  • The six driving conditions
Keyword: Alive
Age: 15*-18 (*anyone the age of 15 will be allowed to attend ONLY if he or she has a permit)
Cost: $65
Dates: June 26 (Monday) – 9 am to 3 pm
  July 24 (Monday) – 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Dallas Campus
Room: DSC (Dalpiaz Student Success Center) Room 206

(Per Safety & Health Council, if directed by court or attorney to take Alive at 25 this class will be sufficient)

 

 

Apprenticeship 321 Advanced Manufacturing Camp

Fun, hands-on lab sessions where 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.

Keyword: Manufacturing
Age: High School-Entering 10th Grade/15-18
Cost: $150
Dates: June 5 -8 (Monday-Thursday) – 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Dallas Campus
Room: CAM (Center for Advanced Manufacturing) Room 133

 

 

College & Career Exploration

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
Age: Middle & High School/12-18
Cost: $65
Dates: June 19-22 (Monday-Thursday) – 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Dallas Campus
Room: DSC (Dalpiaz Student Success Center) Room 214

 

 

First Aid and CPR

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 childcare and lifeguard.

Keyword: Aid
Age: High School/14-18
Cost: $40
Dates: July 11 (Tuesday) – 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Dallas Campus
Room: DBC (David Belk Cannon Building) Room 260

 

 

Hands-Only CPR

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
Age: Middle School/12-13
Cost: $30
Dates: June 13 (Tuesday) – 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Dallas Campus
Room: DBC (David Belk Cannon Building) Room 260

 

 

Welding Warriors: Basic Welding and Cutting

Hot off the press!

Welding is a high-demand, high-paying career with opportunities in a diverse array of working environments! Join us for this camp filled with fun as you experience a completely hands-on summer enrichment program that teaches you the basic skills necessary for welding metals in a fully functioning welding lab! The goal of this summer program is to provide an opportunity for students to experience the art of welding as they use SMAW (STICK) welding, GMAW (MIG) welding, and oxyfuel cutting equipment that will help to create a take-home project they will want to keep forever!

Keyword: Welding
Age: Middle & High School/12-18
Cost: $195
Dates: June 6 – July 27 (Tuesdays & Thursdays) – 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Dallas Campus
Room: PTI (Pharr Trade and Industrial Center) Room 114

 

 

Registration Options:

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

 

1. Online (recommended):
  Click on the following link and follow the instructions as listed: CE Registration Link
  Reminder: In the Course Code Number field, enter a single keyword (See Keyword in each class description). No additional information is required.

 

Notes when using Online registration:

If you have an address change, name change, etc., we will need this updated information so 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, please contact the CE Registration Department to provide us with a current email address and phone number if it has changed since first enrolling at Gaston College, you may contact them at 704-922-6232.

 

2. Walk-in:
  CE Registration Department
  MYERS CENTER – 2nd floor
  201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034
  SUMMER – Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday: 8 am-5 pm; Friday: CLOSED

 

What to do after registering:

  • Forms will be emailed to the email address provided at the time of registration that will need to be completed prior to class.
  • If you have not received information on the class prior to the start date, please email us at ConEd@gaston.edu or call 704-922-2244.

 

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