All career academies will run from 8:30am-3:30pm. Fee covers all materials and lunch each day. Registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp or until camp is full, at which time a waiting list will be started. If camp does not fill and needs to be canceled, a full refund will be issued.
Grade levels listed for students entering into that grade level in the 2019/2020 school year
Go Cart Build
M. Bammer, K. Thomas
Working in small groups, students will build go carts from the ground up. Beginning with braking, steering, and suspension, the groups will then work on body panels, roll bars, lights and a dash. They will then add an engine, align the drive chain, and finish the electrical system. On the last day, students will have the opportunity to drive the cart they build.
Due to the popularity of this camp, students who did not participate in this camp last summer will have first enrollment.
July 29—August 2
In this advanced camp students will participate in dissection while learning about diseases and parasites that plague animals in today’s society. In addition, students will take a field trip to a local college to learn about the Veterinary Technician program and what it entails.
July 15—16- 6th—7th grade
July 17—18- 8th—9th grade
15 spots each camp
Considering a career in welding? Work on various hands-on projects in our welding lab using Shielded and Gas Metal Arc Welding processes, as well as an Oxyacetylene torch and Plasma Arc cutting. Students will be taking their completed projects home with them!
Animal Science/Horticulture Camp
July 8—9- 4th– 6th grade
July 10—11 Kindergarten—3rd grade
20 spots each camp
D. Thompson and E. Raymond
Two for one! Roll up your sleeves because this camp gives you two great fun activities—animal science and horticulture! In this academy, students get the opportunity to learn the basics of veterinary science. They’ll visit the on-campus barn and learn the skills involved in animal restraint, taking an animal's temperature, giving an injection and basic first aid. Students will also learn the basics of horticulture and will be able to cultivate a plant to take home with them!
2 days (each camp)
July 9—July 10
K. Ross, G. Smith, R. Smith, D. Sullivan
Students will participate in 4 different programs within 2 days in this exploration academy! Students get a half day in each area with hands-on exposure in Electrical/Plumbing, IT Net, Auto Mechanics and Health Occupations! This camp is a great way to get information on different careers in each area while keeping students engaged with hands-on fun!
** NO SHORTS or OPEN TOE SHOES
Cookies, Cakes, & Pies, Oh My!
Have you ever aspired to be a baker? Do you like to work with your hands creating tasty treats? In this academy students will be introduced to the wonderful world of baking. They will learn about safety, sanitation, and specific baking techniques! The best part is they will take their creations home to share!
Forensic Science Detective
July 15 - July 18
Attention all units: There’s been a recent crime spree at Ed-Tech and we need your help! Learn how police officers and investigators process a crime scene by identifying, collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence left behind in order to determine the chain of events that took place. This CSI session will help us understand how science, technology, engineering, and math are involved in forensic investigation. Grab your magnifying lens, put on your detective hat, and let’s crack this case!
July 15—July 19
Do you like working with your hands, building and fixing things? In this academy, you'll get to learn basic home repair and building techniques. See the operation of a CNC machine, use drills, learn how to drywall and other home repair all while also creating a take home project! We have several projects to choose from including a Thor’s hammer, a corn hole game or design a Captain America or Wonder Woman shield!
July 22—July 25 7-8th grade – B. Timmerman
August 5—August 8 5-6th grade – M. Wesley
16 spots each camp
This is an introduction into the field of Robotics and Mechatronics using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. We will cover the basics of mechanics, levers, rations, and icon-driven graphic programming.
4 days (each camp)
Ecology Adventure Expedition
July 22—July 26
Explore the cultural and natural history of the Thumb Region. At the Sanilac Petroglyphs, students will see the carvings of figures, symbols and animals from Michigan’s indigenous people. Explore the Trestle Bridge in Avoca giving students access to the giant gorge formed by Mill Creek. Take a hike on the Polly Ann Trail. Visit Camp Lael, where students will work on various wilderness skills with a focus on hands-on natural building construction. And finally, take a walk and see the St. Clair riverfront restoration, focusing on the former industrial riverfront!
Each day is filled with a new adventure!
**This expedition will include some physically demanding days and participants will require the ability to hike each day for 2 to 5 miles. Students will need a refillable water bottle and comfortable shoes for the hikes.
Do you want to know what kind of germs surround you every day? The Medical Explorer academy will have you swabbing everyday surfaces and watching your findings grow in a petri dish. Participants will also be exposed to basic first aid training including what to do for choking or bleeding victims! This academy also includes a basic nutrition section and several career choices available in the Health Science arena.
**Registration is non-refundable due to withdrawal within 14
days prior to beginning date of the camp.
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