Teen College: Camps for Ages 12 - 15

Careers
Cooking
Creativity
Digital Technology and Video Game Production
Performance
Reading and Writing
Technology and Science
Woodworking
And everything Else

Careers
 

NEW! The Brand of YOU

Let the world know who you are as you create your own personal logo. Discover the design process from thumbnail sketches to finished product and learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator to go digital. Next, decide how you’ll use your new ‘brand,’ maybe on a t-shirt or notebook, and produce a poster designed to express who YOU are. Instructor: Dana Champney

Cost: $130
Course #: TNC-117-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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E.D.G.E.­—Exciting Discoveries for Girls in Engineering

They say it’s a man’s world, well look out because the girls are rolling in. Engineering is a bright and wonderful field just looking for the right girls to make it better. So come on and join others as we travel through the world of engineering as only girls do. Includes a trip to Northrop Grumman to meet the women of engineering. Instructor: Vicki Mahr

Cost: $160
Course #: TNC-058-A80
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 13 – 15
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Engineering Camp

Get the inside scoop on what engineering is about today and into the future. Just like in real life, you’ll work in teams to complete a variety of solar and alternative energy projects that requires expertise from multiple engineering disciplines. Can you produce 45 watts of power? Maybe you’ll even bake cookies in a solar oven! An experienced Northrop Grumman Corporation engineer will consult on projects daily. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the best in engineering! Instructor: Vicki Mahr

Cost: $160
Course #: TNC-019-A80
Monday – Friday, July 21 – 25, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 13 – 15
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Veterinary CSI

What do you do when you find a dog that was hit by a car? Follow the case of the animal as you learn how to diagnose conditions and explore treatment procedures including possible surgery. Learn to use a stethoscope to hear the heart and lungs. View and interpret real x-rays of an injured dog. Take a look at how specialized equipment is used for injured animals and learn about the nursing care a recovering animal needs. Includes a trip to a local animal hospital to see the real deal. Instructor: Marian Beattie

Cost: $150
Course #: TNC-048-A70
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Veterinary CSI: 2

This camp is for those who completed Vet CSI 1 and are ready for the next level. Learn about animal anatomy and how everything works together in the healthy animal. Explore fluid therapies and set up your own IV bags and fluid rates. Become your own surgeon as we explore sterile techniques and how to put on surgical gowns and gloves. Practice your suturing techniques using real suture materials. Learn to become a real animal medic as we perform animal CPR. Explore animal conservation and enjoy a special field trip. Instructor: Marian Beattie

Cost: $160
Course #: TNC-047-A70
Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Cooking

All cooking camps are held at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center on Old Washington Road in Westminster. Specific instructions for drop off and pick up at this location are included in the Parent Handbook that is mailed to you with your camp confirmation.

Students should wear closed toe shoes and long pants (no sandals or shorts in the kitchen).
 

Bake and Take Breads

Make different bread every day! Whip up a quick bread like chocolate chip muffins while your yeast bread rises. Learn to make a soft pretzel better than any aunt and craft donuts perfect for dunking. Your family will celebrate every day as you bring home the bread. Instructor: Kathy Lyons

Cost: $145
Course #: TNC-087-A70
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 1 – 4 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Chopped

If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of this camp! This week you need the skill, speed and ingenuity it takes to be a Chopped Chef. Discover how to take mystery ingredients and turn them into a dish that wows your family and friends. Top off the week with a competition to test your culinary instincts. Instructor: Bill Holtz

Cost: $145
Course #: TNC-101-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 1 – 4 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Cooking Through Italy

Italian food is more than pasta. Travel through Italy and create delicious dishes from each region. Experience new tastes and smells as you spice it up preparing entrees, sides and desserts using fresh authentic ingredients. Take the recipes and your prepared food home to share. Bellisimo! Class size limited. Instructor: Greg Hutsell

Cost: $145
Course #: TNC-098-A70
Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, 1 – 4 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Global Cuisine

Make an appetizer from Italy. A side dish from Sweden. A main dish from Mexico. And a dessert from Denmark. Well, maybe not for one meal. But you can travel the globe with your taste buds in this culinary camp. Learn to make international dishes and wow your friends and family. Instructor: Greg Hutsell

Cost: $145
Course #: TNC-010-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 1 – 4 p.m., Ages 12 – 15 
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Master Home Cooks

Make a meal your family will beg to eat again in this exciting new camp. Learn the tricks and tips from a cook who knows how to feed a hungry family. Learn to prepare foods that you can do at home in your own kitchen and create a meal from plan to plate. Your family will love the samples you bring home and plead for more. Instructor: Greg Hutsell

Cost: $145
Course #: TNC-082-A70
Monday – Friday, July 21 – 25, 1 – 4 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Sweets International

Desserts and treats from all over the world can be found in our kitchen this summer. Join us for a week of sweets. Amaze your family and thrill your friends with the delicacies you bring home from camp. Then make them in your very own kitchen. What country do you want to eat from today? Instructor: Tim Norwood

Cost: $125
Course #: TNC-083-A70
Monday – Thursday, June 30 – July 3, 1 – 4 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
(no camp 7/4)
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Creativity
 

NEW! Balloon Art

There is more to balloon twisting than simple balloon dogs. Start at the beginning and then try advanced twisting techniques like creating life-size art with multiple balloons as well as smaller complex figures. Explore the tools of the trade with a real balloon artist and go home with a pump and extra balloons to continue the fun. Instructor: Marilyn Higgins

Cost: $135
Course #: TNC-091-A60
Monday – Friday, July 21 – 25, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 11 – 15
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Chocolate Camp

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Come explore a world of chocolate. Learn where is comes from and how it’s made. See the way other countries use there chocolate as a liquid, solid and on ice. Use chocolate in unusual ways as a spa treatment or a tie dye. Campers should bring a white cotton t-shirt to the first day. Instructor: Melissa Marlin

Cost: $135
Course #: TNC-056-A70
Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Color Me Beautiful

Learn to view color in a whole new way! See what wild colors are right for your hot new look. Explore what make up colors appropriate for day time and can be added for a special night. Paint your nails in wild colors and crazy designs. Soon you’ll know how to use color wisely and well for yourself. Camp is held at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. Specific instructions for drop off and pick up at this location are included in the Parent Handbook that is mailed to you with your camp confirmation. Instructor: Jacquie Miller

Cost: $140
Course #: TNC-062-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Drawing and Painting

Here’s a chance to create unique works of art using some of the techniques of famous artists. Learn drawing and painting techniques including color, composition form and structures using tempera, acrylic media and charcoal. Instructor: Ken Ecker

Cost: $125
Course #: TNC-016-A70
Monday – Thursday, June 30 – July 3, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
(no camp 7/4)
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Duct Tape Art

Duct tape art you say? You bet! Come see how duct tape holds the universe together. Explore new uses and how it functions as an art. Use duct tape and paper to create 3D pieces both functional and non-functional such as unique clothing, accessories and constructs. Weird, but totally fun! Go to www.ducktapeclub.com and click on Ducktivites to see what is possible. Instructor: Jeff Sharp

Cost: $145
Course #: TNC-018-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Fashion Design

Sketch figure forms and explore coloring while designing the newest looks. Discuss the processes of fabric coloring and printing. Designers will work with sewing machines and other fashion machinery to complete a runway ready ensemble and an accessory! Camp is held at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. Specific instructions for drop off and pick up at this location are included in the Parent Handbook that is mailed to you with your camp confirmation. Instructor: Cathy Harris

Cost: $160
Course #: TNC-089-A70
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! iPhoneography

Express your artistic vision and create remarkable photos with your iPhone. Take control of the iPhone, rather than rely on auto functions and gain the confidence to capture the shot on location, day or night. Edit and share your photos through many fun and unique projects! Instructor: Carol Davis

Cost: $135
Course #: TNC-109-A70
Monday – Friday, Aug. 4 – 8, 1:15 – 4:15p.m. Ages 12 – 15
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Manga Art

Discover the basic shapes and steps that define this unique Japanese style of drawing. Design a character all your own for adventures and create a story to identify what makes your character entirely unique. Explore some of the language and culture of Japan. Tell the story of your characters in this popular comic style. Instructor: Kelsey Wailes

Cost: $140
Course #: TNC-094-A70
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Mosaic Design

Piece together awesome designs made from colored glass, seeds, beads and whatever you can imagine. You are only limited by your imagination. It doesn’t matter if you took this camp last year; you can make something new with new mosaic materials! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Instructor: Ken Ecker

Cost: $150
Course #: TNC-035-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Photograph Like A Pro

Take great photos of your world while having loads of fun! Learn the way your camera works and how to make it express you. Discover the basics of photography such as exposure, composition and editing and develop a portfolio about your life. Create portraits of yourself and others and design a mosaic of your work. Bring your point and shoot or digital SLR camera for a full day of fun! Instructor: Carol Davis

Cost: $245 (Full day)
Course #: TNC-111-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Photoshop

Discover Adobe Photoshop and all the amazing things that it can do. Use Photoshop to easily edit and enhance photos from a digital camera, scanner or the Internet. Get a chance to merge multiple photos together to make crazy images that can be printed and taken home. Instructor: Joe Rankin

Cost: $135
Course #: TNC-041-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Pop-Up Art

Build three dimensional art that grabs your audience. Create a pop-up book or a unique multi-level project that moves into the 3D world. Learn the cuts and folds that make this art form a delight for kids and adults. This camp grabs you and won’t let go! Instructor: Ken Ecker

Cost: $150
Course #: TNC-100-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Sew Into Flight

Design, fabricate and launch machine-sewn parachutes and kites! Master construction fundamentals using flight-ready fabrics. You have your own sewing station, and you’ll take home an original sky-tested project. In partnership with Future Makers.

Cost: $175
Course #: TNC-097-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Sew It Up!

Sew up a trendy new pillow to decorate your room and dive into fashion as you create a new skirt or shorts from scratch. We’ll show you what you need to know so no sewing experience needed. Campers will receive a materials list on the first day so they may choose their own clothing fabric. Camp is held at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. Specific instructions for drop off and pick up at this location are included in the Parent Handbook that is mailed to you with your camp confirmation. Instructor: Kathy Lyons

Cost: $130
Course #: TNC-116-A70
Monday – Thursday, June 30 – July 3, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
(no camp 7/4)
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Sketching and Drawing

Love to doodle? Take your scribbles to the next step and learn to use pencil or charcoal to draw still life arrangements, landscapes or a special scene with the appropriate detail and perspective. Practice quick sketches, without overthinking, to capture the essence of your subject. Instructor: Ken Ecker

Cost: $135
Course #: TNC-043-A70
Monday – Friday, Aug. 4 – 8, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Stained Glass Artisans

Hang your original framed glass mosaic in your window and watch the sun stream through reflecting all the colors of the rainbow into the room. Create your own design, cut the glass yourself, assemble all the pieces and ENJOY! Instructor: Ken Ecker

Cost: $150
Course #: TNC-044-A70
Monday – Friday, July 21 – 25, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Digital Technology and Video Game Production
 

NEW! 3D Printing Studio

Master 3D design fundamentals. Create your own prototypes. Model and render on your own workstation and print your creations using 3D printers! In partnership with Future Makers.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-110-A70
Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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App Adventure

Follow your quest to make the next viral app! Whether you want to move past the basic techniques learned in App Attack or want to jump right in we are ready for you! All students will create a mobile game app and explore more in depth programming concepts. The option to publish will be given to every student, but final decisions on publishing are the sole discretion or Apple, Amazon or Google. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smart phone or tablet to take the class. This camp is designed to be collaborative in order to emphasize the creative process. Campers will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-069-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Code Breakers

Discover the basics of coding languages like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS through a series of projects and design challenges. This camp has the essentials you need to begin your journey to become the next tech star! Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This camp is designed to be collaborative and campers will work in teams for most of the program. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-104-A70
Monday – Friday, July 21 – 25, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Creative Design and Robotics

Robotics is one of America’s fastest growing industries! Learn the fundamentals of motorized mechanisms and basic design principles in the unique camp. Design your own creation and learn problem-solving to improve your machines. On the last day, machines and robots will complete a series of challenges! All equipment supplied. This camp is designed to be collaborative and campers will work in teams for most of the program. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-107-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Flash

Enter the Flash workspace and create a simple animation with buttons and interactive elements for your own video. You’ll use a digital camera to create your own pictures to animate.. For a final project you’ll design an online tutorial of your choice to teach the world about your favorite things. Instructor: Dana Champney

Cost: $130
Course #: TNC-119-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Future Fab – Light, Motion, and Sound Lab

Work with experienced engineers and artists to make functional, whimsical electronic gizmos using programmable microcontrollers, laptops, software, sensors, motors, LEDs, wood, plastic and real hand tools. No experience needed perfect for emerging engineers, sculptors and tinkerers. In partnership with Future Makers.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-074-A70
Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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FX: Science Behind Special Effects

Become a master of illusion by learning the age-old scientific techniques used by Hollywood masters to create movie magic. Experiment with visual and mechanical effects as well as using Green Screens and computer generated imagery (CGI). Finish with a digital representation of your FX project which will be hosted on a password protected website to share with friends and family. In this class, nothing is what it seems! Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac users can speak with instructors at first class. No prior experience necessary. This camp is designed to be collaborative and campers will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-022-A70
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Make Your First Video Game

Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the crucial keys to designing your first 2-D game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics and elements, music and sound, software, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore as you learn how to really get into the game. No prior experience necessary. Student created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac users can speak with instructors at first class. No prior experience necessary. This camp is designed to be collaborative and campers will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-034-A70
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Make Your First 3D Video Game

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional classes. Learn the physics behind 3D Game Design and explore event scripting, level design, controlling flow of game play and storytelling. Camper created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac users can speak with instructors at first class. No prior experience necessary. This camp is designed to be collaborative and campers will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-033-A70
Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Minecraft Designers

Design your own Minecraft characters and buildings. Explore the basics of creating 3D modeling using new industry-grade software to design and import characters into your Minecraft games. Students must have Minecraft at home to import characters and a parent email address is required to create student accounts. This camp is designed to be collaborative and campers will work in teams for most of the program. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-096-A70
Monday – Friday, July 21 – 25, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Video Game Animation

Take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites. Start with a name and develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in future games. No prior experience in game design, animation or sketching required. Student created animations will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-108-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Web Site Design

Express yourself with a personal website! Create dynamic web pages including text, images, hyperlinks, jazzy Flash features and multi-media elements. Learn how to get your website online and then take it home with you at the end of the week. Instructor: Joe Rankin

Cost: $135
Course #: TNC-051-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! X Games

The ultimate video game experience! Beyond 2D and 3D, now it’s time to take it to the next level and compete with the world! Develop games with a partner using a unique game engine. Discover advanced level editing, simple figure modeling, intermediate event scripting and impact of game play on the user experience. After Friday, continue to compete and play with other programmers around the country and get guidance on your projects year round through a unique online community. System requirements for home experience: 2 GB of RAM and 2.0 GHZ processor. This camp is designed to be collaborative and campers will work in teams for most of the program. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-115-A70
Monday – Friday, Aug. 4 – 8, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Performance
 

Circus Camp

Hey…it’s time to clown around…for REAL. Start with whatever experience you have or none at all, and end up learning how to juggle, spin plates, walk the tight wire, stilt walking, all kinds of clowning and much more. At the end of the week, perform your new circus acts for relatives and friends. The performance coaches are professional clowns and comedy performers. What are you waiting for? In partnership with Michael Rosman’s Circus Stars.

Cost: $299 (Full day)
Course #: KID-001-A40
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Ages 9 – 15
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Course #: KID-001-B40
Monday – Friday, July 21 – 25, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Ages 9 – 15
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NEW! Mime Camp

Say it without words! Use only your face and body to tell a story. Practice the basics of performance with no props, scenery or words using music and movement to express feeling, events, things and more. Create your mime character, with makeup and costume, for a Friday performance. Wear comfortable loose clothing and get ready to stretch yourself into the silent world of mimes. Instructor: Sarah Shelton

Cost: $125
Course #: TNC-120-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 –11, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Much Ado About Nothing

Enter the Shakespeare stage with courage and gusto as we take a trip through one of Shakespeare’s great comedies. Campers learn Shakespeare through games, crafts, and scenes as we play with the play, Much Ado about Nothing. See how actors worked in the famous Globe theatre as you perform this great play with your friends. Hurry the great stage awaits! In partnership with Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. Instructor: Stephen Strosnider

Cost: $255 (Full day)
Course #: TNC-118-A30
Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Ages 8 – 15
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NEW! Poise and Polish

Job and college interviews are not that far off! Learn to handle yourself with poise and confidence. Know how to dress for the occasion. Impress a prospective employer or your date’s parents as you introduce yourself. Gain the confidence that comes with knowing exactly how to act in a new situation with poise and style. Camp is held at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. Specific instructions for drop off and pick up at this location are included in the Parent Handbook that is mailed to you with your camp confirmation. Instructor: Jacquie Miller

Cost: $120
Course #: TNC-103-A70
Monday – Thursday, June 30 – July 3, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
(no camp 7/4)
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Summer Theater

Don’t be shy! Discover the joy of theater and acting. Gain a sense of confidence and poise that will help you feel at ease in any social situation for a life time! Learn how to use your voice and body effectively to portray a character through improvisations, games, scene studies and short sketches. Uncover behind the scenes secrets about make-up techniques, lighting, sound, set construction and dressing, props and more. Then, pull it altogether and perform a play for your family and friends. Instructor: Lora Strosnider

Cost: $255 (2 weeks)
Course #: TNC-045-A70
Monday – Thursday, June 23 – July 3, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
(no camp 7/4)
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Television and Screen Acting

From the first time you said ”Let’s pretend!” you were learning to act. Yet the art of acting is a true craft, one that the masters learn, practice, and hone. The greatest actors take the audience on a journey with them. Learn auditioning, scene blocking, understanding context, learning lines, script reading, working with a director and the camera and refining each and every take. Special emphasis will focus on commercial shots, television and movie scenes, and the use of improv as a learning technique. Student headshots, resumes and commercials will be hosted on a website to share with friends and family! Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-086-A70
Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Reading and Writing
 

Create a Fictional World

If you love science fiction and fantasy like Harry Potter, Star Wars and Eragon, this camp is for you! Go behind the scenes of some of literature’s most famous fantasy/sci-fi settings, and then create one of your own. Develop a “world” journal that will help you establish the rules of your own special fictional place. Design your world’s geography, history, weather, plants, animals even the people. Then just add stories! We’ll do some writing, plus lots of hands-on activities like building a 3-D map, creating a diorama, and sculpting a creature or person from your world. Instructor: Julie Castillo

Cost: $120
Course #: TNC-064-A70
Monday – Thursday, June 30 – July 3, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
(no camp 7/4)
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NEW! Fiction Factory

Attention writers and writer wannabes! Plug into the nuts and bolts of writing great fiction. You’ll tackle a new writing challenge each day like Rubber Chicken, Postcard, and Yarn Fiction. Test your knowledge in Storyteller’s Jeopardy and discover stories and characters in objects, newspapers, music, and much more. You’ll write an original short story and hear tips on getting published. Instructor: Julie Castillo

Cost: $140
Course #: TNC-106-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Hogwarts Express

Join us at Platform 9 3/4 as we explore the books by J.K. Rowlings. This fast-paced camp is perfect for the witch, wizard or muggle with experience in the wizarding world. We will make the usual stops at Olivandier’s and Snape’s dungeon, but venture on the Quidditch World Cup and use advanced techniques in the Dueling Club. Hold on to your Sorting Hat as the wild ride is about to begin. Class size is limited. Instructor: Cassandra Casey

Cost: $155
Course #: TNC-092-A68
Monday – Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 11 – 13
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Myth Mania

Discover unknown worlds, take on ferocious beasts, and walk among the gods! In one epic week, we’ll explore the mythical worlds of the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Vikings. Get to know the monsters, heroes, gods and goddesses of these legendary civilizations. Compete in Olympics, race a chariot, wrap a mummy, build a Viking longboat, and much more all while enjoying some of the greatest stories ever told! Instructor: Julie Castillo

Cost: $225 (Full day)
Course #: TNC-036-A70
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Twilight Camp

Spend a week immersed in the world of werewolves and vampires as you travel to Forks with Edward, Bella, and Jacob. Create your own mythological creature complete with backstory. Compete with other Twihards in your own trivia or board games and capture your favorite scene in a movie poster you create. Instructor: Heather Davidson

Cost: $135
Course #: TNC-113-A70
Monday – Friday, Aug. 4 – 8, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Technology and Science
 

Build a Computer

Get into the guts of a computer, grab your toolkit (included in the camp) and prepare to build one from scratch. Start at the beginning and learn about every one of those components that make it work and finish with a computer system that works. Instructor: Dennis Champney

Cost: $145
Course #: TNC-008-A70
July 21 – 25, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Course #: TNC-008-B70
Monday – Friday, Aug. 4 – 8, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Circuits and Switches

Discover how circuits and electricity control different functions. Calculate voltage, resistance and current flow, and construct a light dimmer. Explore Ohm’s law as you construct a light sensor or polarity detector. Use a schematic diagram to construct a switch dimmer. Light up your passion for problem solving and learn a thing or two about electricity. Instructor: Dennis Champney

Cost: $130
Course #: TNC-099-A70
Monday – Thursday, June 30 – July 3, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
(no camp 7/4)
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NEW! Junkyard Inventors

Use everyday items to design motorized mechanisms and micro machines. Inspired by M.I.T., this camp combines environmental principles, physics, elements of design, and engineering. On Friday participate in Demo Day to share your inventions! Campers will need to bring common household items to camp for certain projects. This camp is designed to be collaborative and campers will work in teams for most of the program. Class size limited. In partnership with Black Rocket Productions.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-114-A70
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Lunar Odyssey

Astronauts, prepare for departure! Discover the technologies that make space travel possible. Explore the history of space travel and how it has changed. Prove yourself a space engineer as you test your own heat shields, rockets, space rovers or lunar bases. Do you have what it takes to return to the moon or travel farther than ever before? Instructor: Drew Shelton

Cost: $145
Course #: TNC-112-A70
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Massive Mechanisms

Learn the basics of systems technology while building mechanisms from everyday objects. Use hydraulics, integrated circuits, motors, structural technology and more as your team builds a colossal room-sized Rube Goldberg-type machine that actually works! Instructor: Dennis Champney

Cost: $140
Course #: TNC-095-A70
Monday – Friday, Aug. 4 – 8, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Outdoor Survival

Have you got what it takes to survive this camp? Learn to navigate using a compass. Build a shelter to withstand the elements and learn when it is safe to drink water. This week includes hikes on Carroll County’s nature trails. Instructor: Dennis Champney

Cost: $150
Course #: TNC-102-A70
Monday – Friday, June 23 – 27, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Woodworking
 

NEW! Build It! Furniture Fundamentals

Design and build a well-crafted wooden chair or table from your own plans. Safely and accurately measure, cut, shape, join and finish furniture-grade materials using hand tools. Returning campers may build advanced projects! In partnership with Future Makers.

Cost: $185
Course #: TNC-105-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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Furniture Design and Build

Create with master craftspersons the fabrication of a custom project of your design. Develop your own design; produce a measured drawing and plan; safely and accurately, measure, cut, shape, plane, shave, sand, drill and join furniture-grade materials using traditional hand tools. Furnishings are finished with a durable, natural topcoat and ready to take home on the last day! Camp is held at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. Specific instructions for drop off and pick up at this location are included in the Parent Handbook that is mailed to you with your camp confirmation. In partnership with Future Makers.

Cost: $335 (Full day)
Course #: TNC-085-A70
Monday – Friday, July 21 – 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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Woodshop Apprenticeship

Become a woodworker! Each apprentice completes three high quality personal projects. Apprentices practice following plans, accurate measurements, marking, cutting, drilling and shaping with hand tools. Every project is sanded, personalized with applied wooden features, and protected with hand rubbed finishes. Hand tools are used, with an emphasis on safety and craftsmanship. In partnership with Future Makers.

Cost: $180
Course #: TNC-052-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
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And Everything Else
 

Big Bucks

Dollars and cents. Interest rates. CDs. Stocks. Bonds. What does it all mean? Join us on a whirlwind tour of the world of high finance. See how investors take a little cash and turn it into a chunk of change. Learn some tips to stretch your allowance and other monies. Do you want to be a millionaire some day? Instructor: Amy Brewer

Cost: $130
Course #: TNC-079-A70
Monday – Friday, July 14 – 18, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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NEW! Fencing

Calling all swashbucklers! Learn the terminology, rules and techniques used in competition-style fencing. Practice the basics of two styles of fencing: foil and sabre. Hone your skills in drills, and eventually, competition. En garde! Instructor: Cameron Casey

Cost: $150
Course #: TNC-093-A70
July 21 – 25, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m., Ages 12 – 15
Course #: TNC-093-B70
Monday – Friday, Aug. 4 – 8, 9 a.m. – noon, Ages 12 – 15
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