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Summer!Kids@Carroll Features Career Camps

Release Date: 5/12/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Summer!Kids@Carroll Features Career Camps for 2011
Program Voted in 2010 as the Best of Carroll (honorable mention)
by the Carroll County Times

Westminster, Md., Summer!Kids@Carroll has expanded its offerings for middle school youth who are interested in exploring careers. Weekly summer programs from June 27 through Aug. 12 are held both on the campus in Westminster, Md. and at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. Summer!Kids@Carroll registration is currently underway.

Special emphasis is being placed on giving participants as opportunity to explore potential careers through the Career Kids category of camps. Half-day classes include Culinary Carreers; Engineering Camp (now for two different groups); Health Careers Camp; Real World Games; So You Want to Teach; More About Teaching; Nursing Camp; You’re the Boss of Your Own Business; and Veterinary CSI.

These camps are taught by professionals actively working in these occupations and are designed to engage and inspire the students. Many of the programs also include field trips.
Senior Director of Lifelong Learning and Program Support Systems Sally Long said, “New camps abound in 2011, however, many of the old favorites will return with new activities. Both new and established camps explore areas of interest for all children and provide hands-on experiences. Our classes always include continuous involvement by students. The hallmark of Summer!Kids@Carroll is engagement, and enrichment and learning, all in a familiar camp-like environment.”

Engineering Camps
“Camps exploring Engineering are very popular, and we are thrilled to be working with Northrop Grumman on these programs,” said Long. “A student may participate in the Engineering Camp at the college in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades with a different activity each year. Then, in tenth grade, they can attend a career pathways program sponsored by Carroll.
“Later, in high school, they can move on to take Engineering classes at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. For college-level coursework, students may return to Carroll to pursue the associate degree in Engineering studies. This is a continuum of classes taken like a ladder, which builds one rung at a time. Such a continuum is also available for other career choices such as Allied Health,” said Long.

For more information, or to register, call 410-386-8100 or visit www.carrollcc.edu/summerkids.

Media: Please contact Sylvia Blair at 410-386-8411 for best response.


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