Summer Classes for Teens

Summer Classes for Teens

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Gaston College’s Summer Camp program features a variety of short courses for teens from age 13 to 18.

The following programs will be offered:

JUNE 2019

Art: Leather, Metal & Stone: Students will learn how to create ART with leather, light copper and semiprecious stones. Students will be able to identify by sight various types of leather, precious and semiprecious stones.  Each student will receive instructions and hands-on training daily to complete the following art projects: Bookmark, Keychain, Name Bracelet, Basic Cosplay/Superhero mask.

June 17-20 • 9a-1p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $100  |  Dallas Campus

A-321 Advanced Manufacturing Camp:  Fun, hands-on lab sessions in computer-aided-design and machining and robotics will introduce you to the skills you can acquire through an apprenticeship or a career in advanced manufacturing. You will also tour local manufacturing facilities to see first-hand how these jobs skills are used in today’s manufacturing industry!

June 17-20 • 9a-4p  |  Ages Entering 10th Grade/15-18 • Cost $149  |  Dallas Campus

Introduction to Portraits Painting:  This camp is for students wishing to learn how to paint portraits. This camp 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.

June 17-20 • 1-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $95  |  Dallas Campus

Skincare & Make-Up – Love the Skin You’re In!: 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!

June 17-20 • 9a-1p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $130  |  Kimbrell Campus

Apple App Coding – Beginner: Students will learn the basics of Swift Coding, Apple’s computer programming language. Each student will design and develop a working app for iPhone and/or iPad.

June 17-20 • 9a-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $125  |  Dallas Campus

Art: Leather, Metal & Stone: Students will learn how to create ART with leather, light copper and semiprecious stones. Students will be able to identify by sight various types of leather, precious and semiprecious stones.  Each student will receive instructions and hands-on training daily to complete the following art projects: Bookmark, Keychain, Name Bracelet, Basic Cosplay/Superhero mask.

June 24-27 • 9a-1p  |  Ages: 13-18 • Cost $100  |  Dallas Campus

Laser Tag: Students learns safety, team building, strategy building, problem-solving and communication skills all while having fun playing Laser Tag!  Cost includes unlimited laser tag for 30 days after last day of class.

June 24-25 • 1-5p  |  Ages: 13-18 • Cost $115  |  DAL Combat, Gastonia

GAMING • 3D Game Labs 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.

June 24-27 • 9a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $130  |  Dallas Campus

GAMING • Battle Royale – Make Your First Fortnite-Style Video Game:  Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences.

June 24-27 • 1-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $130  |  Dallas Campus

Apple App Coding – Beginner: Students will learn the basics of Swift Coding, Apple’s computer programming language. Each student will design and develop a working app for iPhone and/or iPad.

June 24-27 • 9a-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $125  |  Lincoln Campus

Introduction to Digital Photography: The camp will teach how to use various camera controls including: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed and what camera setting work best for different lighting condition. The students then will learn how to transfer the images to a computer, make minor adjustments in Photoshop and export for printing.  Suggested materials needed for Camp: DSLR Camera, or camera with manual controls and cable or card reader to connect the camera to a computer.

June 24-27 • 9a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $95  |  Dallas Campus

Drone Class: Get in on the drone craze! Build a drone and then learn its basic operations with hands-on, fun activities. Drone races conducted at the end of the class! Students must have smartphone to load flight control software. (Price includes cost of drone, six extra batteries, and charger.)

June 24-28 • 8a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $300  |  DAL Combat, Gastonia

First Aid and CPR: If you’re considering a career in healthcare or you are just looking for something to put on a beginner resume, then this is the class for you! Teens will be trained in BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR, First Aid, and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) skills. On the last day, students will take a test to earn certification in these skills.

June 25-27 • 8a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $95  |  Dallas Campus

JULY/AUGUST 2019

Apple App Coding – Beginner: Students will learn the basics of Swift Coding, Apple’s computer programming language. Each student will design and develop a working app for iPhone and/or iPad.

July 8-11 • 9a-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $125  |  Kimbrell 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 8-11 • 9a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $130  |  Dallas Campus

GAMING Virtual Reality: The Future is Now Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a student will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Fee includes VR headset.

July 8-11 • 1-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $149  |  Dallas Campus

Design and Print Your Own Tee: 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 8-11 • 9a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $95  |  Dallas Campus

Lights, Camera, Action! A Video Production Camp: Students will work in a collaborative environment to learn the basics of video production, from studio production to field work to video editing. By the end of the week, they will produce a fifteen-minute television program, and produce a small video. Must have an interest in television production, and a basic knowledge of computers and bring own SD card, headphones and flash drive.

July 8-11 • 9a-2p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $150  |  Dallas Campus

Found It! Introduction to Geocaching: Join the world’s largest treasure hunt! Millions of geocaches exist around the world, just waiting to be found. Students will learn about geocaches, what they look like, how to find them, how to log them, and how to safely participate in the adventure-loving geocaching community. Each student will need a GPS-enabled Smartphone with Geocaching app installed. The app is sold by Groundspeak, Inc. and is available on both the Google Play Store (for Android) and the App Store (for Apple).

July 9-10 • 9a-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $95  |  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 15-18 • 9a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $130  |  Kimbrell Campus

Apple  App Coding  – Advanced:  Students will design and develop iPhone/iPad apps that control robots and drones. Robotic dogs, balls, cars, and drones will be used during the camp.
Apple App Coding – Beginner must be completed prior to enrolling in the Advanced camp.

July 15-18 • 9a-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $125  |  Dallas Campus

GAMING Virtual Reality: The Future is Now Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a student will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Fee includes VR headset.

July 15-18 • 1-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $149  |  Kimbrell Campus

Introduction to Impressionism: This camp is for students interested in the impressionist painting and color exploration. Learn to render objects simply through the use of shape and color values. Discover how to use a palette knife and focus your attention on color and color placement. Individual attention will be given, as will group discussions and critiques. No previous experience is required.

July 15-18 • 1-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $95  |  Dallas Campus

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation): Love watching CSI on television? Learn actual techniques behind evidence recovery, crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, suspect identification, and criminal investigation in this interactive camp.

July 15-18 • 8a-12p  |  Ages 14-18 • Cost $125  |  Dallas Campus

Laser Tag:  Students learns safety, team building, strategy building, problem-solving and communication skills all while having fun playing Laser Tag!  Cost includes unlimited laser tag for 30 days after last day of class.

July 22-23 • 1-5p  |  Ages: 13-18 • Cost $115  |  DAL Combat, Gastonia

GAMING • 3D Game Labs 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.

July 22-25 • 9a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $130  |  Lincoln Campus

GAMING • Battle Royale – Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game:  Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences.

July 22-25 • 1-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $130  |  Lincoln Campus

Music Production/Beat Making:  Students will learn to create music using professional software. The course enables the students to work in groups or on their own. At the end of the four days, each group will have created their own song. KRE8ivU Music Production summer camp also introduces the students to alternative career paths in the music and audio industry while learning new skill sets that will be used in each students future.  A 15gb USB3 Flash Drive will be provided to each student to store their project on.

July 22-25 • 12-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $175  |  Dallas Campus

Drone Class:  Get in on the drone craze! Build a drone and then learn its basic operations with hands-on, fun activities. Drone races conducted at the end of the class! Students must have smartphone to load flight control software. (Price includes cost of drone, six extra batteries, and charger.)

July 22-26 • 8a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $300  |  DAL Combat, Gastonia

First Aid and CPR: If you’re considering a career in healthcare or you are just looking for something to put on a beginner resume, then this is the class for you! Teens will be trained in BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR, First Aid, and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) skills. On the last day, students will take a test to earn certification in these skills.

July 23-25 • 8a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $95  |  Lincoln Campus

Adulting 101: Gear up for becoming an adult by learning basic life skills that all adults should know. This exciting and interactive class will include the basics of  balancing and budgeting finances, job search skills, healthy eating on a budget, stress management, pet care, and basic life skills.

July 23-25 • 9a-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $149  |  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 29-August 1 • 9a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $130  |  Lincoln Campus

GAMING Virtual Reality: The Future is Now Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a student will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Fee includes VR headset.

July 29-August 1 • 1-4p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $149  |  Lincoln Campus

Everyone Can Write: Have you ever heard someone say, “If writing was easy, everyone would do it” before? This session will show you how to take the best parts of your life and convert them into poetry and prose (and maybe a song or two). You should expect to be actively moving around prospecting for content, and creating a portfolio of various works. Everyone can write!

July 30-August 1 • 9a-12p  |  Ages 13-18 • Cost $80  |  Kimbrell Campus

REGISTRATION:

To register online, go to www.gaston.edu, click on Web-Advisor, click on Continuing Education, click on Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes and search the keyword(s) of the title. Select the camp(s) you would like your child to attend. Then complete the online registration form and payment information. Be prepared to pay with a credit card using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. A packet of additional camp forms will be mailed to you.

For more information, please visit www.gaston.edu“Find Your Program” – “Summer Camp” or call 704.922.2244.

View the Summer Camp Brochure