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Camp Exploration set for July

First Posted: 8:25 pm - May 31st, 2015

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Contributed photo Seventh- and eighth-grade students will have the opportunity to learn more about manufacturing, engineering, science and technology with this year’s Camp Exploration at Northeastern Technical College.

Camp Exploration, a summer day camp for rising seventh and eighth graders, will be held on the Cheraw campus of Northeastern Technical College this summer beginning July 12 and through July 17.

The theme of the camp is “Amazing Automation” and the program will guide campers through a diverse schedule of workshops, interactive learning activities, career exploration, leadership activities and a field trip to learn about advanced manufacturing, engineering, science and technology. Workshops will be led by college faculty while students are chaperoned by qualified middle school and high school faculty and student teaching assistants.

“Camp Exploration is all about providing a fun and rewarding hands-on experience for young people to explore potential careers,” said Valerie Gargiulo, dual enrollment coordinator at NETC. “Campers will use the same technologies our students use in the classroom to work on team projects that focus on the spirit of discovery, creativity and innovation.”

The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 13-17. There will be an orientation session from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 12, for all campers and their families. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend the orientation session with a participating camper. A Soft Skills for Success panel and other activities will be part of the Sunday session.

Camp Exploration has 25 openings for students. Participants must apply by June 30. The cost of the camp is $50. Limited scholarships are available and must be requested at the time of application.

For more information about the program and/or the application process, call Northeastern Technical College at 843-921-6920.

Camp Exploration is offered in partnership between Northeastern Technical College, Dream It, Do It – South Carolina and the Pee Dee Regional Education Center. The goal of the program is to inspire, support and prepare students for success in the workplace while helping to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

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