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Summer Bootcamps

Summer 2022 Bootcamps for Kids

Unless otherwise noted, please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 for more information and to register.

Ag Sustainability

Students will immerse themselves in STEM activities related to Agribusiness Technology. Lunch will be provided. Closed-toe shoes and clothes suitable for working on farm required.

  • Ages: 14 – 17
  • Monday, June 20 – Wednesday, June 22
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Fee: TBA
  • COA – Elizabeth City, A building, room A 202 and demonstration farm
  • Instructor: Dr. Felix Buabeng

Aviation

Imagination takes flight. Participants will learn about how airplanes work and complete a hands-on project in the lab. Supplies and lunch provided. Closed toe shoes required.

  • Ages: 14 – 17
  • Monday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 12
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $60
  • COA – Currituck, A building, room ATTC 104

Camp Scrubs

Camp Scrubs is a hands-on learning experience for prospective health science students that gives them the opportunity to explore the different Health Science programs available at COA. Prospective students will get a better idea of what area of health science best suits their needs and goals. Midmorning snack provided. Last day will include lunch and awards. Dress is business casual.

  • Grades: 9 – 11
  • Monday, June 13 – Thursday, June 16
  • 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Owen’s Center, room OC 117
  • Instructor: Mary Blackburn

Culinary

Learn how to cook your favorite foods. This course will challenge students to learn about, prepare and eat their favorite Italian, Mexican and American classics. Supplies and lunch will be provided. Closed toe shoes required.

  • Ages: 13 – 17
  • Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 23
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Fee: TBA
  • COA – Edenton-Chowan, Culinary Arts building
  • Instructor: Leslie Lippincott

Cyber Security Awareness

Secure your future. Participants will learn the basics of cyber security, the value of their information, and how to be safe in a digital world. Supplies and lunch will be provided.

  • Ages: 7 – 10
  • Tuesday, June 21
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Foreman Center, rooms FC 207/208
  • Instructor: Michelle Moore

  • Ages: 10 – 13
  • Tuesday, June 28
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Foreman Center, rooms FC 207/208
  • Instructor: Thomkya Holloman

Engineering

Students will learn about engineering and will build Bobots to complete everyday tasks. Supplies and lunch will be provided.

  • Ages: 12 – 15
  • Monday, June 27
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, A building, room A 202
  • Instructor: Sudeepa Pathak and Regina Price

Financial Literacy

Get them ready for a lifetime of financial success. Participants learn how money works through fun activities based on how to earn and spend money wisely, save it and invest. Lunch will be provided.

  • Ages: 7 – 10
  • Monday, June 20
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Foreman Center, rooms FC 207/208
  • Instructor: Cierra Sawyer

  • Ages: 10 – 13
  • Monday, June 27
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Foreman Center, rooms FC 207/208
  • Instructor: Jessica Barclift

Kids College

This is a chance for kids to “try-out” college, do some career exploration and participate in hands-on learning activities. Lunch will be provided.

  • Ages: 10 – 12
  • Monday, July 18 – Thursday, July 21
  • 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • $95
  • COA – Elizabeth City

Manufacturing

From idea to reality! This course will teach students how ideas go from paper to digital design to manufacturing the part and holding it in their hand. Students will be exposed to Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Integrated Machining (CIM) and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). Supplies and lunch will be provided. Closed toe shoes and long pants required.

  • Ages: 14 – 17
  • Tuesday, July 26 – Wednesday, July 27
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • $60
  • COA – Currituck, A building, room ATTC 120
  • Instructors: David Chambers and John Stolarcyzk

Oceanography

Learn about the ocean and why it is important. Participants will compete in the sinking races, grow bacteria, learn about how to clean oil spills and make their own “sockotpus.” Supplies and lunch will be provided.

  • Ages: 7 – 10
  • Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 9
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $75
  • COA – Elizabeth City, A building, room A202

  • Ages: 7 – 10
  • Monday, June 13 – Thursday, June 16
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $75
  • COA – Dare, 132 Russell Twiford Rd
  • Instructor: Beth Egbert

Pirates and Parrots: Acting

Shiver me timbers, it’s a pirate camp! Learn how to safely swashbuckle in stage combat, build a parrot pal and more! Supplies and snacks will be provided.

  • Ages: 8 – 14
  • Monday, June 20 – Thursday, June 23
  • 1 – 4 p.m.
  • $75
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Performing Arts Center (PAC), D building
  • Instructor: Sandra Krueger

Register through the PAC Box Office at 252-335-9050.

STEM

Students will learn about the four areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and complete hands-on activities. Supplies and lunch will be provided.

  • Ages: 7 – 11
  • Wednesday, July 20
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Dare, 132 Russell Twiford Rd, room DAR1 120
  • Instructor: Regina Price

Visual Arts

Come learn about ceramics, 2D and 3D art. Supplies and lunch will be provided. Clothes suitable for working in art studio required.

  • Ages: 10 – 15
  • Monday, June 20 – Wednesday, June 22
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $50
  • COA – Dare, 205 Highway 62 S, Professional Arts building, room PAB 104

  • Ages: 10 – 15
  • Monday, June 27 – Wednesday, June 29
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $50
  • COA – Elizabeth City, B and C buildings, rooms C 222/PLAB/B 222
  • Instructor: Mark Arnold and Christina Weisner

Welding

Let the virtual sparks fly! Put on a welder’s mask and outfit and learn how metal cutting and welding work and how they are all around you every day. You’ll even practice virtual welding on a welding simulator. Supplies and lunch will be provided. Closed toe shoes and long pants (cotton preferred – jeans) required.

  • Ages: 14 – 17
  • Monday, July 18 – Tuesday, July 19
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • $60
  • COA – Elizabeth City, C building, room C 138
  • Instructor: Jeff Spear