Summer Camps & Programs

Piedmont Technical College is offering an exciting slate of summer programs for youth this summer! From aviation to photography, we have something for everyone. Get hands-on with our future agents in training, mechatronics and automotive technology programs. Expand your horizons with our digitech, aviation expedition and junior dessert designer programs. Put your imagination and creativity to work through our drawing, painting and sewing offerings. Most importantly, have lots of fun.

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Kids' College - ages 7-12

Princess Camp

Young girls will love everything about this camp from dancing, music, make-up, fingernail polish, princess stories, crafting princess accessories, etc. Girls will spend their time “being little princesses” while learning manners, social interaction with others, self-esteem, dance movements and coordination. The week ends with a tea party for the princess along with her coronation.

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Kids’ Sashes and Tiaras

Become the next Miss South Carolina or even Miss USA! In this camp, little beauties will learn the ins and outs to become a pageant winner. Participants will learn how to model on stage, the beauty walk, fun and cute photography poses, talent routines, hair and makeup basics. The camp will end with a mock pageant for all the beauties to show the skills they learned this week. Each participant will take home their own tiara to start their collection!

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I Wanna Be a Cowboy

Young boys will enjoy becoming cowboys in this camp! Explore the wonderful world of imagination by watching cowboy movies, listening to cowboy stories and crafting cowboy accessories. Campers will spend their time “being cowboys”while learning charm, confidence, manners, selfesteem, social interaction and proper etiquette.

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Digitech

Calling all photography lovers! Digitech engages participants in camera handling, composition, exposure and printing techniques in digital photography. Students will take a field trip to a fun and exciting location so they can capture photographs using the technology learned in this camp.

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Aviation Expedition

Are you interested in the exciting world of aviation? This is the summer program for you! This program will be fun as well as educational for participants as they explore the principles of flight through the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Each participant will build a remote controlled aircraft of their very own, learn to safely fly the aircraft, and discuss the legal and ethical aspects of the commercial and private use of UAVs.

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Get the Lead Out

Explore the wonderful world of drawing! Future artists will study a variety of drawing techniques by creating different artworks from still life to self portraits using line, shadow, form and space. Participants will test different tools and materials.

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Survival Camp

Do you enjoy the great outdoors, weekend camping trips or afternoons on a hiking trail? If so, then this camp is for you. Campers will learn basic first aid, CPR, and survival skills to keep them safe. They will also learn the importance of fire, water, shelter, food, signaling and compass reading. Each camper will take home their own first-aid kit.

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Grandma Didn’t Sew Like This

Have you outgrown your favorite concert, sports or funny saying t-shirts, but want to keep them forever? Take this introduction to sewing class and make a patchwork pillow to keep your t-shirt memories alive. Make sure to clean your closets/drawers and bring in six to eight t-shirts for the first day! Learn how to navigate a sewing machine by winding a bobbin and threading needles! Impress your friends with the cool creations you will learn to make. Remember, grandma didn’t sew like this! Take home sewing machine included.

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Amazing Artist

Create four different paintings in this camp! Explore the awesome artist in you and experience different styles and techniques. All supplies included. Campers will display their projects on Thursday at 5 p.m. for an Artist Review. Parents are invited to attend!

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Let Go of My LEGOs

Explore the wonderful world of LEGOs. Build many different models demonstrating physical science and technology concepts including various powered forces, motion, simple machines and more. Campers build a variety of projects such as a car, semi-truck, snow plow or other types of equipment. In this camp, campers learn working in teams while we prepare students for engineering and problem-solving challenges.

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Junior Dessert Designer

Are you ready to be the Decorating Champ? Get your piping bag ready and see how easy and rewarding it is to decorate beautiful cupcakes and cookies that will delight your family and friends. Our hands-on classes teach decorating techniques used by the professionals you see on TV. Learn secrets and the tricks of the trade as you participate in challenges that will be judged on creativity and presentation. Be part of an ultimate cake-off team to become the cake decorating champs or see who has what it takes to win the cupcake war. Materials provided.

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The Next Bestseller

In this camp, participants will improve their reading comprehension through creative writing techniques to boost confidence through engaging reading, writing and storytelling activities. Participants will gain a solid foundation in grammar, sentence structure, overall writing and may even become the next best-selling author.

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Electronic Power

Explore the world of electronics in a fun and interactive format. Participants will be introduced to basic electronic circuits. They will have hands on experience in using breadboards to prototype circuits, basic soldering skills, basic soldering iron maintenance and safety. No previous electronic experience is required.

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Camp Millionaire

If you want to learn how to become a millionaire, this is the program for you. Budding entrepreneurs will learn the fundamentals of the business industry, including saving money, finance, stock trading and accounting. The next big success story starts here!

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Ready, SET (Science, Engineering and Technology), Go

This summer program offers students exciting and innovative ways to get hands-on experience with important STEM concepts. Embark on a series of science adventures, explore the world of robotics, understand how things work, or see how a degree in one of these fields can open doors to careers in business, architecture and medicine. Come stretch your imagination with us!

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Teen Tech - ages 13-17

 

become a MAKER – designing with Arduino

Explore the world of small microprocessors and Arduinos in a fun and interactive format. Participants will learn to create their own projects using various items provided. Each participant will learn how to assemble and program a small Arduino starter kit which is his or hers to keep. Let your imagination run wild! This is a beginning level.

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digitech

Calling all photography lovers! Digitech engages participants in camera handling, composition, exposure and printing techniques in digital photography. Students will take a field trip to a fun and exciting location so they can capture photographs using the technology learned in this camp.

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aviation expedition

Are you interested in the exciting world of aviation? This is the summer program for you! This program will be fun as well as educational for participants as they explore the principles of flight through the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Each participant will build a remote controlled aircraft of their very own, learn to safely fly the aircraft, and discuss the legal and ethical aspects of the commercial and private use of UAVs.

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automotive technology

Come explore the world of the automotive profession. This program provides participants with a fun hands-on learning experience with tire rotations, oil changes and working on the engine. Participants will learn about tools in automotive technology, tour an Automotive Technology facility, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of a NASCAR racing facility while learning NASCAR history, and work on a take home project.

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future agents in training

Ever thought you wanted to be a law enforcement officer or detective? This four-day program is designed to give you a glimpse of a law enforcement officer’s role, responsibilities, duties and other prerequisites in choosing this career. This program will provide participants with some hands-on or simulation type of skills necessary to become law enforcement professionals. Learn self-defense tactics, physical agility activities, first aid techniques, team building exercises and tours of various criminal justice agencies. Participants will have fun while learning the firearms training simulator, driver training simulator and investigating a mock crime scene.

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grandma didn’t sew like this

Have you outgrown your favorite concert, sports or funny saying t-shirts, but want to keep them forever? Take this introduction to sewing class and make a patchwork pillow to keep your t-shirt memories alive. Make sure to clean your closets/drawers and bring in six to eight t-shirts for the first day! Learn how to navigate a sewing machine by winding a bobbin and threading needles! Impress your friends with the cool creations you will learn to make. Remember, grandma didn’t sew like this! Take home sewing machine included.

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amazing artist

Create four different paintings in this camp! Explore the amazing artist in you and experience different styles and techniques. All supplies included. Campers will display their projects on Thursday at noon for an Artist Review. Parents are invited to attend!

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girls achieving in technology and engineering (G.A.T.E.)

This summer program is dedicated to introducing young women to explore the world of engineering technology. Participants will gain knowledge through hands-on activities such as robotics and automation while interacting with engineers from local businesses. An out-of-town field trip will give future engineers an amazing lesson on a grand scale as they get a behind-the-scenes tour of a major corporation.

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adventures in robotics

Calling all future robotic inventors! Do you have a mechanical mind and like to build things? This summer program will be fun as well as educational as participants will learn engineering basics with an emphasis on explorations and trial and error field testing. Also, learn problemsolving techniques, communication skills and working as a team. Each participant will build their own robot and bring it to life!

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junior dessert designer

Are you ready to be the Decorating Champ? Get your piping bag ready and see how easy and rewarding it is to decorate beautiful cupcakes and cookies that will delight your family and friends. Our hands-on classes teach decorating techniques used by the professionals you see on TV. Learn secrets and the tricks of the trade as you participate in challenges that will be judged on creativity and presentation. Be part of an ultimate cake-off team to become the cake decorating champs or see who has what it takes to win the cupcake war. Materials provided.

Learn More 

 

 

electronic power

Explore the world of electronics in a fun and interactive format. Participants will be introduced to basic electronic circuits. They will have hands-on experience in using breadboards to prototype circuits, basic soldering skills, basic soldering iron maintenance and safety. No previous electronic experience is required.

Learn More 

 

 

camp millionaire

If you want to learn how to become a millionaire, this is the program for you. Budding entrepreneurs will learn the fundamentals of the business industry, including saving money, finance, stock trading and accounting. The next big success story starts here!

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explore mechatronics

This exciting program is for those who enjoy learning by doing and are inquisitive about how things work. Students will use their STEM skills as they work with FESTO Meclabs, ABB Robots, solder and wire a start-stop push button station and program a LOGO! Controller.

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Ready, SET (Science, Engineering and Technology), Go

This summer program offers students exciting and innovative ways to get hands-on experience with important STEM concepts. Embark on a series of science adventures, explore the world of robotics, understand how things work, or see how a degree in one of these fields can open doors to careers in business, architecture and medicine. Come stretch your imagination with us!

Learn More