Community Enrichment

Summer 2016 Tech and College Prep Camps - Ages 8-18

Our tech camps provide fun, hands-on learning opportunities, and our career and college prep camps help teens set the foundation for future success.

 

Youth working on a robotics project


Computer Programming & Robotics


Minecraft Programming: Python

What took hours now takes nanoseconds as participants direct their passion for playing Minecraft towards developing real-world programming skills in Python. This is a deep curriculum and repeat participants are encouraged! They’ll be automatically included in our advanced section of the class.

June 19-23
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $299
Ages: 8-14


Minecraft Programming: Java

This class offers you the challenging opportunity to manipulate Minecraft’s code directly, as you follow in the footsteps of Notch and explore the flow of Java with software developers. You’ll leave class with your own Minecraft mod, one that you’ve planned and executed from the ground up. Fairy cats, uranium, cuckoo clocks, terraformers and more are among final projects from this powerful class.

June 26-30
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $299
Ages: 8-14


Youth Robotics

Are you interested in learning about and creating your own personal robot? Using an abbreviated version of Arduino C++ to control a microcontroller, you will gain hands-on experience building and programming your own two-wheeled robot. We will cover remote control, motor and display systems. No previous experience with programming is necessary. The best part? You get to keep your robot!

July 24-28
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $175
Mandatory Fee: $80
Ages: 11-14


Computer Animation

Bring your first computer animation to life! Use professional 3-D animation software to create the illusion of motion, space, color and light. Create your own cast of characters as you explore the fundamental principles of animation developed by master animators at studios like Disney and Pixar. This fun and educational program is for anyone who wants to explore the possibilities of their imagination!

July 31 - August 4
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $299
Ages: 8-14


C++ Programming with Arduino

Advance your programming skills and techniques as you learn about the Arduino microcontroller that will help you control your latest experiment. A great follow-up to Youth Robotics, this class will also teach you how to use the Arduino integrated development environment, analog-to-digital conversion, ultrasonic sensors and how to control liquid crystal displays.

August 21-25
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $175
Mandatory Fee: $80
Ages: 11-14



V2X Technology for Youth: Land, Sea and Air!

Experience vehicles communicating from under the water, on the road and in the air during this camp. While experimenting with sensors, beacons, circuits and chips applied to 3-D printed projects and student-built vehicles, you’ll see the connections between our communities in the not-so-distant future.

August 21-25
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $325
Ages: 11-14


Video Game Design

Learn to build your own video game for Android, iPhone or the web during this half-day camp experience. Harness skills including C# programming, 3-D animation, real-time physics simulations, and industry-standard design practices. By the end of the week, you will have created an online game to show off to friends and family.

August 28 - September 1
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $299
Ages: 8-14


 

Creative Arts


Watercolor 101

Watercolor is for everyone! This introductory class will guide you through the many forms and techniques used in watercolor painting. Explore the magic of watercolor as you experiment with washes, salt, scratching out, dapping, resist and color mixing while making your own watercolor masterpieces.

June 20-29
Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $129
Mandatory Fee: $30
Ages: 11-18


Drawing Characters: Anime

Learn how to draw characters with distinctive features, expressions, lighting, value and backgrounds that add a real sense of place. We’ll use Japanese anime and graphic novels as inspiration to help you create characters that show emotion, movement and action on the page.

July 31 - August 4
Monday-Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuition: $139
Ages: 11-18














Teen on computer


Career Exploration & College Prep


The B-Side Basics: Introduction to Entrepreneurship for Teens

Are you a future business mogul? Do you want to be a CEO someday? This two-week program is just for you. You’ll learn about entrepreneurship and creating business plans as you write your own plan, discuss product and concept development and sharpen your critical thinking skills. You’ll have a great time working on fun, creative projects as you build the foundation you’ll need as a future business leader.

June 19-29
Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuition: $250
Ages: 13-18


STEAM Discovery

Join WCC staff and faculty in this week-long exploration of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. You’ll discover the roles these areas play in some of today’s exciting careers. Each day, experienced faculty will offer multiple sessions using WCC facilities and equipment. You’ll enjoy fun and educational experiments and activities around topics like the environment. What role do the arts play in clean energy? How can technology impact our individual ecological footprint? Discover all the possibilities of STEAM fields in this exciting program!

July 24-28
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuition: $100
Ages: 11-14


Career Exploration

Spend a week exploring careers in cyber security, photography, videography, culinary arts, web & graphic design, digital video, animation and business. In this one-week program, you will make movies, cook, bake, and learn to catch hackers, create a resume, take great photos, build a website and learn about exciting opportunities in a variety of areas. This one-week camp is a fun and interactive program designed to engage participants in activities to learn about exciting careers. Come explore the possibilities of different paths offered at Washtenaw Community College!

July 31 - August 4
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuition: $100
Ages: 11-14


Aviation: So You Want to Fly

Learn what it takes to fly in this four-session class for youth! Located at Solo Aviation, Inc., a flight school located at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, students will have hands-on experiences with planes, drones, and the elements behind the scenes that make flight possible. We’ll examine how planes work, basic maintenance and how to plan a flight. Students will also use our state-of-the-art simulator to experience the excitement of being in the air. Join us and find out if you have what it takes to be a pilot!

August 14-17
Monday-Thursday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $129
Ages: 11-14


Jumpstart Your Essay

Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This college application essay boot camp prompts you to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory your high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. Bring a laptop, notebook and pen.

August 19 and 26
Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $69
Ages: 15-18


 

Engineering & Computer Tech


Digital Inclusion for Teens: Computer Refurbishment Training

Digital Inclusion is a computer refurbishment and technical training program. Get experience in repairing and refurbishing desktop computers and technical training in Digital Inclusion, a class just for teens. You’ll learn about computer hardware and its purpose, how to troubleshoot hardware issues and install hardware components. We will then dive into software, covering operating systems, updates and drivers, security and troubleshooting. While we will focus primarily on PC systems, you’ll also receive exposure to Mac systems.

June 26-29
Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuition: $300
Mandatory Fee: $50
Ages: 13-18


The Art of Invention: Engineering for Teens

Curious about how your electronics work? This program shows you how to dive deep into the inner workings of all things electronic. You’ll apply concepts such as logic design, Boolean algebra and sequencing to engineer electronic equipment to perform specific tasks and create your own inventions. Create a timer from scratch, design your own impenetrable safe lock and learn how to make a calculator. There are so many possibilities when you understand how devices we use every day work!

July 31-August 4
Monday-Friday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuition: $210
Mandatory Fee: $90
Ages: 14-18

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