Pitt-Bradford Continuing Education will host 14 youth camps and workshops this summer, with topics including art, computers, science, and yoga.
Some of the new camps include Yoga Fit Kids Camp, Watercolor Paint and Fun, Youth Pottery, Esports, and Video Game Programming Camp
First up is the Youth Writing Spectacular for ages 9-14. Classes will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 17 to 20 in the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center. On the evening of the last day, students will sit in the author's chair and share their work with fellow writers, friends and family at an open mic from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 20 in the Harriett B. Wick Chapel. The cost is $79.
On June 19, Yoga Fit Kids Camp for ages 10-15 will take place in the ballroom of Marilyn Horne Hall from 9 a.m. until noon. Children will be guided and taught the basics of yoga infused with music and painting. The cost will be $45.
On June 21 Canvas and Cookies for Young Artists, a one-day acrylic painting class will take place, for children ages 10-15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Marilyn Horne Hall. Artists will learn the basics of acrylic painting, including color, blending and proper usage of brushes. Cost is $45.
On June 22 from 9 to 11 a.m., Watercolor Paint Fun will be taking place in room 406 of Marilyn Horne Hall. This event is for school-aged children, and they will be learning the basics of watercolor that will lead to a completed painting suitable for framing. Seats are limited for this camp, and the cost is $35.
Youth Pottery will take place July 10 and 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in art room 406 of Marilyn Horne Hall for ages 10-16. Individuals will learn hand building and coil construction, as well as glaze and fire their works to take home as completed projects. It is advised to wear something that is okay to get covered in clay. The cost of the camp will be $69.
ArtXperience for ages 10 to 15 will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on three Saturday mornings -- July 13, 20 and 27 -- in Marilyn Horne Hall. Instructor Courtney Mealy will have three new projects for student this year. The cost is $69.
Computer camps begin in July, when students age 10 to 16 can attend Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Camp from 9 a.m. to noon on July 15, July 17 and July 19 in room 236 of Swarts Hall. Students can use VR/AR multiplayer games, art VR programs like Google Tilt Brush, and learn about creating their own games and environments using Unity and other popular technologies. The cost is $69.
Also, during the week of July 15 through 19 Lego Mindstorms Camp for ages 8-10 begins in Fisher Hall. Mindstorm introduces children to science, engineering, and math through hands-on experience with Lego robotics. Classes will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $69 for Monday through Wednesday and $59 for Thursday and Friday.
The popular X-Treme Science Camp returns for students in grades 2 through 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 15 to 17 in Swarts Hall. Campers learn about plants, birds, stream life, water quality, chemistry, physical science and more. The cost is $85 per camper.
New for 2019 is the Esports Camp taking place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday July 22 through 26 and July 29 through August 2 from 9 a.m. until noon in Swartz Hall room 236 on the Pitt-Bradford Campus. Campers will learn about professional level gameplay with games such as Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros. and Fortnite.
In addition, they will explore careers in esports journalism, web design, and streaming. ESports Camp will explore team and community development, physical activity breaks, dealing with and overcoming loss, team strategy to create winning conditions, and supporting fellow players during gameplay. The cost will be $69.
Photography 101 will be available for students age 10-16 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. July 23 to 25 at the McDowell Sport and Fitness Center. Students should bring their own camera or smartphone to learn about taking photos outdoors and indoors. The cost is $69.
In August, Pets 'n' Vets returns Aug. 6 through 8. Campers who have completed first through third grades meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon and campers who have completed fourth through sixth grades meet from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Fisher Hall. Hands-on learning is the primary focus for this camp centered on children and their pets. Cost is $84.
For more information or to register, contact continuing education at 814-362-5078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.