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Calhoun College announces summer technology camps

Youth in grades 6 through 12 can immerse themselves in the 21st century technologies of robotics, three-dimensional modeling and animation during weeklong camps this summer at Calhoun Community College.

Calhoun’s “Virtual Journey” Technology Camps incorporate hands-on physics, engineering and computer design to build a working robot. Each camp will conclude with a team-challenge competition.

Camp dates are June 4-8, robotics; June 4-8, 3D modeling; June 11-15, 3D animation (3D modeling required); and July 9-13 (robotics). The sessions will be in the Aerospace Training Center and in the Business and Visualization Center.

Daily sessions run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and include snacks and lunch. Each camp incorporates five consecutive days of development, with a progression of knowledge-based challenges presented.

The robotics camps, using the Lego MindStorm Robotics Challenge Set, are a compelling hands-on action guided by facilitators. Students design, program and test robots on special playing fields to see how well they work.

The three camps added this year include rockets, digital imaging and 3D animation.

Tuition for each weeklong camp is $250 per student. Those pre-registering by April 20 will receive a $50 discount. Tuition includes all printed materials, a camp T-shirt, a daily snack and lunch.

Participants can also buy new versions of the kits and software used in the camps.

Call Gwen Baker at 306-2665 or Sue Mitchell at 306-2655 for information or to register.

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