While summer camps may invoke images of campgrounds nestled in the woods, more families are turning to Stanly Community College (SCC) for their children’s summer camp opportunities.
Over 115 middle- and high-school students participated in the fun-filled, educational camps that SCC offered during the months of June and July. Students were able to try new things, meet new friends, and use their imaginations all while learning about a subject matter that peaked their interest. The camps were designed to inspire young minds as they explore options for their future careers.
This year’s camps included Agribusiness, Advertising & Graphic Design, Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration, Collision Repair & Refinishing, Computer-Integrated Machining, Crime Scene Investigation, Engineering Technology, Heavy Equipment & Welding, Nails (manicuring), Science, Self-Defense, and Simulation & Game Development. SCC faculty in their respective fields taught the camps.
“What a great opportunity for the youth in our community. They get a first-hand look at courses we teach but don’t have to worry about grades! The kids seemed to love the camps and we were excited to have them here on campus,” noted Tammi McIlwaine, Associate Vice President, School of Business and Transfer, and project manager for the summer camps. “We want our camps to be fun and inviting, but more importantly we want our camps to be educational. I would like to thank our faculty and staff for their support and leadership that made our Summer Camps a big success. A special thank you goes to Steve Cumming, College and Career Promise Coordinator/Liaison, and Lorie Narolewski, Stanly Early College Coordinator/Liaison; both were instrumental in the success of the camps.”
Please visit the College’s website at www.stanly.edu to view a photo gallery of the campers while attending their favorite camp.
Welding Instructor William Beaver shows the campers how to use an oxyfuel torch to cut carbon steel plate.
Electronics Engineering Director Gary Hatley demonstrates the proper soldering techniques on a printed circuit board (sample of the kit they are about to assemble).
Agribusiness campers learn how ear notching works. This is the proper way to identify hogs.