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Summer Camps

2022 Summer Camps for Kids

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

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 to 17
  • July 11 and 12
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $60
  • COA – Currituck, A building, room ATTC 104

Camp Scrubs: Health Sciences Careers

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 to 11
  • June 13, 14, 15 and 16
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Owen’s Center, room 117
  • Instructor: Mary Blackburn

Health Sciences Career Camp

Explore health sciences careers and COA’s programs and pathways to these great occupations.

  • Ages: 13 to 17
  • July 11 and 12
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $20
  • COA – Dare

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 to 17
  • June 21, 22 and 23
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $50
  • 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 to 13
  • June 21
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Foreman Center, rooms 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 to 15
  • June 27
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, A building, room 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 to 13
  • June 20
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Foreman Center, rooms 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 to 12
  • July 18, 19, 20 and 21
  • 9 a.m. to 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 to 17
  • July 26 and 27
  • 9 a.m. to 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 to 10
  • June 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $75
  • COA – Elizabeth City, A building, room 202

  • Ages: 7 to 10
  • June 13, 14, 15 and 16
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $75
  • COA – Dare, 205 Highway 64 S., Manteo
  • 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.

To register, call 252-335-0821 ext. 2250.

  • Ages: 8 to 14
  • June 20, 21, 22 and 23
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • $75
  • COA – Elizabeth City, Performing Arts Center (PAC), D building
  • Instructor: Sandra Krueger

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 to 11
  • July 20
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $30
  • COA – Dare, 205 Highway 64 S., Manteo
  • Instructor: Regina Price

STEM in Ag

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: 10 to 13
  • June 20, 21 and 22
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $40
  • COA – Elizabeth City, A building, room 202, and demonstration farm
  • Instructor: Dr. Felix Buabeng

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 to 15
  • June 20, 21 and 22
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $50
  • COA – Dare, 205 Highway 62 S, Professional Arts building, room 104

  • Ages: 10 to 15
  • June 27, 28 and 29
  • 9 a.m. to 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 to 17
  • July 18 and 19
    full
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $60
  • COA – Elizabeth City, C building, room 138
  • Instructor: Jeff Spear

  • Ages: 14 to 17
  • July 20 and 21
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $60
  • COA – Elizabeth City, C building, room 138
  • Instructor: Jeff Spear