2016 Summer Youth Programs

Call 252-451-8216. Space is limited. Preregister & Prepay Early!
Registration forms are available in the Continuing Education Department or here.

Youth STEM Enrichment Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38603
June 13-16, 2016, M-TH, 9am-3:30pm, $105.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203/7211. This camp will focus on careers in biotechnology, zoology, human and molecular genetics, wildlife biology, animal science, statistics, pharmacy, engineering, and nutrition. Students will participate in many hands-on activities including animal dissections and bridge building. Students need to bring a bag lunch each day. Instructors: Dina Pitt, Reggie Cobb.

Elementary Culinary Camp (Rising 3rd -5th grade) Camp Number: 38666
June 13-16, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12:00pm, $65.00 or $110 for culinary and painting, (Camp Number for both culinary and painting is 38670 and student brings a bag lunch each day).  Business & Industry Center, Room 1162.  In this camp students will learn teamwork, sharing, measuring, AND the ABCs of cooking by preparing fun and nutritious foods. They will create and enjoy different recipes each day to include a Gorp, fruit pops, breakfast pizza, Oreo truffles, and homemade ice cream.  Instructor: Chef Frank Bookhardt.

Davinci Painting Camp (Rising 3rd -5th grade)   Camp # 38669
June 13-16, 2016, M-TH, 12:30pm -3:30pm, $65.00 or $110 for culinary and painting. (Camp Number for both painting and culinary is 38670 and student brings a bag lunch each day).  Continuing Education Building, Room 8253.  This camp will combine artistic self-expression with science for students who want to paint like Davinci and explore how art and science connect to create unique masterpieces. Students will paint with a variety of techniques, medium, and style on acrylic canvas. On June 16, students will showcase their paintings for family and friends to view. A supplies list is available in the Con. Ed. Dept. Appx. supplies cost is $25. Instructor: Darlene Williams.

Beauty & Fashion Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38697
June 13-16, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12:00pm, $65.00, Building C, Room 3009. What could be more beautiful than learning and defining your own unique, one-of-a-kind beauty? That’s what this camp is all about! Students will learn teen appropriate beauty techniques each day to include skin care and make-up, hair styles, and nails. Fashion trends will also be presented. On June 16 students will combine what they’ve learned into a beauty and fashion make over and runway show! Supplies included. Instructor: Shinese Glass.

Prepare For Your SAT (Rising 9th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38463
June 14-30, 2016, T & TH, 9am-12:00pm, $65.00, Continuing Education Building, Room 8255.  Students will receive a comprehensive overview of all math levels, as well as a vocabulary, reading, and writing review. Each is designed to develop strategies to boost the SAT score and will guide students through helpful techniques for successful testing. A textbook is required & may be purchased in the Campus Store. Instructor: Holly Whistler.

STEM FUN Friday: Nature Hiking / Outdoor Exploration (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38648
June 17, 2016, Friday, 9am-3:30pm, $30.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203.  Students will identify organisms they encounter while hiking the nature trail at Nash Community College. They will also conduct pond and stream activities along the way. Students need to dress comfortably for outdoors, wear tennis shoes and socks, and bring a bag lunch.  Instructor: Reggie Cobb.

LEGO® Simple Machines Camp (Rising 3rd-5th grade) Camp Number: 38610
June 20-23, 2016, M-TH 9am-3:30pm, $105.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203.  Students will develop a basic knowledge of engineering concepts and skills necessary to apply scientific ideas while designing, testing, and refining their individual LEGO® creations. Each day through observation, reasoning, prediction, and critical thinking students will review physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, wheels, and axles. Students need to bring a bag lunch each day.  Instructor: Reggie Cobb.

Crime Detectives Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38678
June 20-23, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12pm, $65.00 or $110 for Crime Detectives & Public Safety. (Camp Number for both Crime Detectives and Public Safety is 38681 and student brings a bag lunch each day).  Continuing Education Building, Room 8205. The crime detectives camp will engage students in first-rate detective techniques, including forensic science, to solve crimes. Students will work together to solve a mock crime using crime scene drawing, fingerprinting, trace evidence, and casting footprints. Instructor: Carmi Guyette.

Public Safety Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38680
June 20-23, 2016, M-TH, 12:30pm -3:30pm, $65.00 or $110 for Public Safety & Crime Detectives. (Camp Number for both Crime Detectives and Public Safety is 38681 and student brings a bag lunch each day). Continuing Education Building, Monday-Room 8244, Tuesday–Room 8209, Wednesday-Room 8228, Thursday-Room 8265. In this camp, brave and adventurous students will get a sampling of it all! Each day a new public safety career will be highlighted to include Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) and Fire Service Training. Students will receive classroom and hands-on training from “the experts” who live their chosen career calling every day.  Multiple Instructors.

Graphic Design Camp (Rising 3rd-5th grade) Camp Number: 38672
June 20-23, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12pm, $65.00 or $110 for Graphic Design & Video Gaming. (Camp Number for both Graphic Design and Video Gaming is 38674 and student brings a bag lunch each day). Business & Industry Center, Room 1211, 2nd Floor.  Have you ever wanted to express yourself but needed more than words? Graphic Design is a visual medium that allows students to express their creativity through art and design. Students will create logos, develop magazine ads, and make an album cover from their favorite artist. Students need to bring a flash drive each day. Instructor: Thema Smith.

Video Gaming Camp (Rising 3rd-5th grade) Camp Number: 38673
June 20-23, 2016, M-TH, 12:30pm-3:30pm, $65.00 or $110 for Video Gaming & Graphic Design. (Camp Number for both Graphic Design and Video Gaming is 38674 and student brings a bag lunch each day). Business & Industry Center, Room 1215 on 2nd Floor.  This camp will teach students how to create and animate characters and add sound, effects and graphics. The technique is simple and the process will be fun. By the end of the camp, students will have designed 2-3 simulation games.  Students need to bring a flash drive each day. Instructor: Angel Richardson.

Sports Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38686
June 20-23, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12pm, $65.00 or $110 for Sports & Cheerleading. (Camp Number for both Sports and Cheerleading Camps is 38688 and student brings a bag lunch each day).  Continuing Education Building, Multi Purpose Room on 1st Floor.  Game On! at Nash Community College. In this camp students will enjoy fun hands-on play and participation as they learn the fundamental techniques of a variety of sports to include basketball, volleyball, soccer, disc golf, and walk/jog for wellness. Students need to dress comfortably for outdoors and wear tennis shoes and socks.  Instructor: Zack Boyette.

Cheerleading Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38687
June 20-23, 2016, M-TH, 12:30pm-3:30pm, $65.00 or $110 for Sports & Cheerleading.  (Camp Number for both Sports and Cheerleading Camps is 38688 and student brings a bag lunch each day).  Continuing Education Building, Multi-Purpose Room on 1st Floor.  This camp is designed for those students aspiring to develop cheer skills in an exciting, creative and fun atmosphere. Students will learn a variety of cheers, chants, dance, tumbling, jumps, and basic stunts. Other important developmental skills taught will include flexibility and coordination, communication and teamwork.  Students need to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes and socks.  Instructor: Danielle Kimmel.

STEM FUN Friday: Nature Hiking / Outdoor Exploration (Rising 3rd-5th grade) Camp Number: 38649
June 24, 2016, Friday, 9am-3:30pm, $30.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203. Students will identify organisms they encounter while hiking the nature trail at Nash Community College. They will also conduct pond and stream activities along the way. Students need to dress comfortably for outdoors, wear tennis shoes and socks, and bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Reggie Cobb.

Photography Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38698
June 24, 2016, Friday, 9am-3:30pm, $50.00, Continuing Education Building, Room 8265.  In this course, students will get a hands-on introduction to digital photography and develop photography skills in a fun and interactive atmosphere.  Using their own digital camera images, students will learn how to use photographs to create art, tell a story, or impart information.  Students will need to bring their own camera, batteries, the camera handbook if you have it, and a bag lunch.  Instructor: Diana Bradley.

Unmanned Aerial Systems: Drones Present & Future (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38699
June 24, 2016, Friday, 9am-12:00pm, $30.00, Continuing Education Building, Room 8253. This camp is designed for those interested in learning about the current “latest and greatest” in drones to include FAA rules, aircraft capabilities and limitations, and effective drone use in real-world situations. Students will gain experience in pre-flight instructions, hands-on flight training, and video imaging captured during flight. Students need to dress comfortably for outdoors, wear tennis shoes and socks, and bring safety glasses. Instructor: Brenden Bottum.

LEGO® Motorized & Advanced Mechanisms Camp (Rising 3rd-5th grade) Camp Number: 38630
June 27-30, 2016, M-TH, 9am-3:30pm, $105.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203.  Those who have previously completed a LEGO® STEM Camp may register for the advanced camp. Students will build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms. Through observation, reasoning, prediction, and critical thinking, students will review physical science concepts such as balanced and unbalanced forces and friction, measure distance, time, speed, weight, and more. Students need to bring a bag lunch each day.  Instructor: Reggie Cobb.

Crime Detectives Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38682
June 27-30, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12pm, $65.00 or $110 for Crime Detectives & Public Safety. (Camp Number for both Crime Detectives and Public Safety is 38685 and student brings a bag lunch each day). Continuing Education Building, Room 8205. The crime detectives camp will engage students in first-rate detective techniques, including forensic science, to solve crimes. Students will work together to solve a mock crime using crime scene drawing, fingerprinting, trace evidence, and casting footprints. Instructor: Carmi Guyette.

Public Safety Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38683
June 27-30, 2016, M-TH, 12:30pm -3:30pm, $65.00 or $110 for Public Safety & Crime Detectives. (Camp Number for both Public Safety & Crime Detectives is 38685 and student brings a bag lunch each day). Continuing Education Building, Monday-Room 8244, Tuesday-Room 8209, Wednesday-Room 8228, Thursday-Room 8265. In this camp, brave and adventurous students will get a sampling of it all! Each day a new public safety career will be highlighted to include Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) and Fire Service Training. Students will receive classroom and hands-on training from “the experts” who live their chosen career calling every day. Multiple Instructors.

Mixed Media Art Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38689
June 27-30, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12pm, $65.00 or $110 for Mixed Media & Painting. (Camp Number for both Mixed Media & Painting Camps is 38691 and student brings a bag lunch each day). Continuing Education Building, Room 8253. Students will create collage art works to include still life, nature scenes, and portraiture with mixed media. Various examples of famous arts works, as well as the Instructors own art, will be provided to cultivate creative development and expression. On June 30, students will showcase their art for family and friends to view. A supplies list is available in the Con. Ed. Dept.  Appx. supplies cost is $25. Instructor: Robin Latham.

Acrylic Painting Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38690
June 27-30, 2016, M-TH, 12:30pm -3:30pm, $65.00 or $110 for Acrylic Painting & Mixed Media. (Camp Number for both Painting & Mixed Media is 38691 and student brings a bag lunch each day). Continuing Education Building, Room 8253. This camp will encourage artistic self-expression while cultivating a knowledge of painting techniques in color, palette mixing and application using a variety of medium and styles on acrylic canvas. On June 30, students will showcase their paintings for family and friends to view. A supplies list is available in the Con. Ed. Dept. Appx. supplies cost is $25. Instructor: Debbie Lee.

Intermediate Culinary Camp I  (Rising 6th-12th grade)  Camp Number: 38692
June 27-30, 2016, M-TH, 12:30pm -3:30pm, $65.00 or $110 for Culinary Camp & Mixed Media Art. (Camp Number for both Culinary & Mixed Media is 38693 and student brings a bag lunch each day).  Business & Industry Center, Room 1163. Culinary careers are fun and in demand!  In this camp, students will learn the “science” of recipes, and how to plan and prepare their own meals. Students will create and enjoy different recipes each day to include breads and muffins, made from scratch pasta and pizza, and the grand finale will be Star Wars Jedi cooking complete with Wookie cookies, Bobba fettuccine, and Death Star doughnuts. Instructor Chef Frank Bookhardt.

Drama Camp (Rising 3rd-5th grade) Camp Number: 38701
June 27-30, 2016, M-TH, 9am -3:30pm, $110, Building D, Room 4007. Throughout the week students will explore techniques for developing their acting skills, character roles, story plot, setting, and dialogue which will then culminate into a short play. Students will have the opportunity to learn/ memorize a character role for a concluding performance on June 30 at 6 pm in the Continuing Education Building, Room 8123. Students need to bring a bag lunch each day. Instructor: Jim Lee.

NCC Summer Bridge (2016 Graduates) Camp Number: 38726
July 11-29, 2016, M-F, 8:30am -3:00pm, $35, Building B, Room 2101. Are you a graduating senior in high school AND attending Nash Community College in the Fall 2016? If the answer is YES, the Summer Bridge Program is for you! Attend our 3-week program in which you will earn college credit for ACA 122 (College Success Skills and Strategies) as well as refresh your English and math skills in seminar courses. Start the Fall 2016 semester ahead of your fellow classmates by attending our Summer Bridge Program. Registration begins on April 13, 2016. Students bring a bag lunch Monday- Thursday.  Lunch provided on Fridays. Instructor: Renee Martinez.

LEGO® Robotics Camp (Rising 3rd-5th grade) Camp Number: 38633
July 11-14, 2016, M-TH, 9:00am -3:30pm, $105, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203. Students with little or no experience with robotics or programming will learn how to build and program Lego® Mindstorm robots. This class introduces basic programming concepts while students work in teams to complete a variety of challenges using different motors and sensors. Students need to bring a bag lunch each day. Instructor: Reggie Cobb,

Prepare For Your SAT (Rising 9th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38464
July 12 - 22, 2016 T, TH, F  9am-12:00pm $65.00. Continuing Education Building, Room 8253.  Students will receive a comprehensive overview of all math levels, as well as a vocabulary, reading, and writing review. Each is designed to develop strategies to boost the SAT score and will guide students through helpful techniques for successful testing. A textbook is required & may be purchased in the Campus Store. Instructor: Holly Whistler.

STEM FUN Friday: Aerial Drones & Submersibles in Biology (Rising 3rd-5th grade) Camp Number: 38651
July 15, 2016, Friday, 9am-3:30pm, $30.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203.  How are scientists using aerial drones to collect research data in biology? With demonstrations and hands-on activities, students will learn the latest methods for using these advanced robots to help scientists in the field. Students need to dress comfortably for outdoors, wear tennis shoes and socks, and bring a bag lunch.  Instructor: Reggie Cobb.

Unmanned Aerial Systems: Drones Present & Future (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38703
July 15, 2016, Friday, 9am-12pm, $30.00, Continuing Education Building, Room 8255.  This camp is designed for those interested in learning about the current “latest and greatest” in drones to include FAA rules, aircraft capabilities and limitations, and effective drone use in real-world situations. Students will gain experience in pre-flight instructions, hands-on flight training, and video imaging captured during flight. Students need to dress comfortably for outdoors, wear tennis shoes and socks, and bring safety glasses.  Instructor: Brenden Bottum.

LEGO® Robotics Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38635
July 18-21, 2016, M-TH, 9am-3:30pm, $105.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203.  Students with little or no experience with robotics or programming will learn how to build and program Lego® Mindstorm robots. This class introduces basic programming concepts while students work in teams to complete a variety of challenges using different motors and sensors. Students need to bring a bag lunch each day. Instructor: Reggie Cobb.

Girls Ecology Camp (Rising 3rd-5th grade) Camp Number: 38664
July 18-21, 2016, M-TH, 9am-3:30pm, $105.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7210.  In this camp, students will have a unique opportunity to experience ecological science and STEM concepts. Their natural curiosity and enthusiasm for the outdoors will enable them to learn important ecological concepts. Throughout the week students will explore the ecosystem on NCC’s campus to include the pond, stream, nature trail, and general grounds, as well as conduct scientific investigations and experiments and participate in team building activities. Students need to bring a notebook, dress comfortably for outdoors, wear tennis shoes and socks, and bring a bag lunch each day. Instructor: Ailsa White.

Graphic Design Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38675
July 18-21, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12pm, $65.00 or $110 for Graphic Design & Video Gaming. (Camp Number for both Graphic Design and Video Gaming is 38677 and student brings a bag lunch each day). Business & Industry Center, Room 1211 on 2nd Floor.  Have you ever wanted to express yourself but needed more than words? Graphic Design is a visual medium that allows students to express their creativity through art and design. Students will create logos, develop magazine ads, and make an album cover from their favorite artist. Students need to bring a flash drive each day. Instructor: Thema Smith.

Video Gaming Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38676
July 18-21, 2016, M-TH, 12pm-3:30pm, $65.00 or $110 for Video Gaming & Graphic Design. (Camp Number for both Graphic Design and Video Gaming is 38677 and student brings a bag lunch each day).  Business & Industry Center, Room 1215 on 2nd Floor. This camp will teach students how to create and animate characters and add sound, effects and graphics. The technique is simple and the process will be fun. By the end of the camp, students will have designed 2-3 simulation games. Students need to bring a flash drive each day. Instructor: Angel Richardson.

Intermediate Culinary Camp II (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38708
July 18-21, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12pm, $65.00, Business & Industry Center, Room 1162. Culinary careers are fun and in demand!  In this camp, students will learn set-up and recipe prep. for a variety of fun and delicious dishes to include pasta, pizza, quesadillas, baked and frozen desserts. At the end of each session students will enjoy their culinary creations.  Instructor: Winde Jackson-Davis.

STEM FUN Friday: Aerial Drones & Submersibles in Biology (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38653
July 22, 2016, Friday, 9am-3:30pm, $30.00. Science & Technology Building, Room 7203.  How are scientists using aerial drones to collect research data in biology? With demonstrations and hands-on activities, students will learn the latest methods for using these advanced robots to help scientists in the field. Students need to dress comfortably for outdoors, wear tennis shoes and socks, and bring a bag lunch.  Instructor: Reggie Cobb.

Beginner Environmental Minecraft: Basics & Biomes (Rising 3rd-7th grade) Camp Number: 38645
July 25-28, 2016, M-TH, 9am-3:30pm, $105.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203. The basic functions of Minecraft will be examined. Students will learn about the various biomes and how they relate to the real world biomes. They will also learn how to survive in different biomes. At the end of the camp students will participate in a Minecraft competition. Students need to bring a bag lunch each day.  Instructor: Reggie Cobb.

Girls Ecology Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38665
July 25-28, 2016, M-TH, 9am-3:30pm, $105.00, Science & Technology Building, Room 7210. In this camp, students will have a unique opportunity to experience ecological science and STEM concepts. Their natural curiosity and enthusiasm for the outdoors will enable them to learn important ecological concepts. Throughout the week students will explore the ecosystem on NCC’s campus to include the pond, stream, nature trail, and general grounds, as well as conduct scientific investigations and experiments and participate in team building activities. Students need to bring a notebook, dress comfortably for outdoors, wear tennis shoes and socks, and bring a bag lunch each day.  Instructor: Ailsa White.

Drama Camp (Rising 6th-12th grade) Camp Number: 38702
July 25-28, 2016, M-TH, 9am-3:30pm, $110, Building D, Room 4007. Throughout the week students will explore techniques for developing their acting skills, character roles, story plot, setting, and dialogue, which will then culminate into a short play. Students will have the opportunity to learn/ memorize a character role for a concluding performance on July 28 at 6 pm at the Continuing Education Building, Room 8123. Students need to bring a bag lunch each day.

Painting The World Fantastic Camp (Rising 3rd-8th grade) Camp Number: 38694
July 25-28, 2016, M-TH, 9am-12pm, $65 or $110 for Painting & Drawing. (Camp Number for both Painting & Drawing is 38696 and student brings a bag lunch each day). Continuing Education Building, Room 8253. This camp will encourage artistic self-expression while cultivating a knowledge of painting techniques in color, palette mixing and application using a variety of medium and styles on acrylic canvas and watercolor papers. On July 28, students will showcase their masterpieces for family and friends to view. A supplies list is available in the Con. Ed. Dept. Appx. supplies cost is $25. Instructor: Darlene Williams.

Drawing Studio Camp (Rising 3rd-8th grade) Camp Number: 38695
July 25-28, 2016, M-TH, 12:30pm-3:30pm, $65 or $110 for Drawing & Painting. (Camp Number for both Drawing & Painting Camps is 38696 and student brings a bag lunch each day).  Continuing Education Building, Room 8253. Students will learn fundamentals and techniques in drawing line, contour, shape, form, light, shadow, proportion and perspective to apply drawing concepts. Students will explore projects in realistic drawing, cartooning, layering, and rendering. On July 28, students will showcase their masterpieces for family and friends to view. A supplies list is available in the Con. Ed. Dept. Appx. supplies cost is $25.  Instructor: Darlene Williams.

Advanced Environmental Minecraft: More Biomes, Redstone, Circuits & More (Rising 3rd-7th grade) 
Camp Number: 38646   August 1 - 4, 2016, M-TH, 9am-3:30pm, $105, Science & Technology Building, Room 7203. Building upon the basics, students will explore additional biomes within Minecraft and learn how they are related to the real world biomes. They will also learn the basic functions of Redstone Circuits and how it can be used in create special objects. At the end of the week students will participate in an Ultimate Creations activity to showcase what they have learned all week. Students need to bring a bag lunch each day. Instructor:  Reggie Cobb.

LEGO® STEM Robot Competitions: (Rising 3rd graders, and up, may register.  3rd-5th graders must register with a parent/guardian team member).  August 1 - 4, 2016, M-TH, 6pm-9pm, $10 per individual per night or $8 per team member per night. Team registration forms must be submitted together. Individual registrants will be assigned to a team. Teams of 2-4 may sign up to include family and friends. Science & Technology Building, Room 7104.  One, Two, Three, Four, it’s time for a robot war. Each person/team will have 2 hours to build and program a robot that will try to knock opponents out of the arena (sumo wrestling style competition). During a single elimination tournament a champion will be determined. Although not required, at least one team member should have Lego® programming experience. Space is limited to 20 teams per day. Facilitator: Reggie Cobb.
Camp Number: 38654 for Individual on August 1.
Camp Number: 38655 for team member on August 1 
Camp Number: 38656 for Individual on August 2.
Camp Number: 38657 for team member on August 2.
Camp Number: 38658 for Individual on August 3.
Camp Number: 38659 for team member on August 3    
Camp Number: 38660 for Individual on August 4.
Camp Number: 38661 for team member on August 4