PDCCC Kids College Camp kicks off in June

Published 11:05 pm Thursday, May 23, 2019


As far as your imagination can take you is the limit to your destination this summer. Adventures abound and possibilities are endless during the 2019 Paul D. Camp Community College Kids College Camp.

“This year, most sessions are planned to be a week in length under one adventure topic,” said Kids College Camp Director Melba Holland. “The camps will end with field trip fun on Fridays.”

Upcoming camps include:

• Water Adventures: June 17-21 – Students will experiment with items that sink and float, and will use water color techniques on canvas. The field trip will be to Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach.

• Tech Adventures: June 24-28 – Math and experiments will be combined with creative expression through art. Friday trip is set for Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth.

• Exploration Adventures: July 8-12 – Youth will find their inner detective and investigate animals and their habitats. Travel on Friday will be to the Norfolk Zoo.

• Designing Art Adventures: July 15-19 – Participants will be challenged for solutions using Legos and will learn about design. Local Field trip will be to the Franklin City Department of Parks and Recreation pool.

• Drawing Adventures: July 22-26 – Attendees will try their hand at architectural drawing and cartooning. The Friday trip will entail a visit to a Bounce House.

• STEAM Adventures: July 29-Aug. 2 – Students get fired up for computer games and decoding using robots. Round out the week with a trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.

• Cooking Adventures: Aug. 5-9 – Junior chef class begins with developing culinary skills and a Cupcake Wars competition. The end of the week culminates with a trip to the movie theater at Chesapeake Square Mall on Friday.

“We are also having a camp titled, ‘Sports and Fitness – Games,’ set for the week of June 17 through Aug. 8,” said Holland. “Participants will engage in athletic activities each day to promote teamwork and fun.”

Board and Wii games will also be incorporated into the week’s session.

“The camps are for youth 7 to 18 years old, and as long as a child will turn 7 by the start of the class, they may register for the camp,” said Holland.

Registration is required. For more information about Kids College Camp, contact Holland, mholland@pdc.edu or visit pdc.edu/workforce-development/kids-college/.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Paul D. Camp Community College. She can be reached at wharrison@pdc.edu.