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Tri-County offers youth education in summer camps

Summer break is here and for those parents looking for some fun, educational activities to entertain students during this time of year, they should check out the many exciting programs being offered at Tri-County Community College on the main campus in Peachtree and at the Graham County Center in Robbinsville this summer.

TCCC is offering a wide variety of week-long summer camps for elementary, middle and high school students. The college will have experienced instructors with the knowledge, creativity, and skills to work with young people in these various camps. From art to science to technology, there is something here for everyone.

For more information on any of these kids’ camps listed below contact Lisa Long at (828) 835-4241 or visit the TCCC website at

The Emergency Services Youth Camp offers an excellent opportunity for students to place themselves in the shoes of first responders. The College will provide a fun and educational program that brings emergency medical service, law enforcement, and fire service alive through fun, hands-on learning activities that are in a controlled, safe environment. This camp will run from July 21-24.

Video Game Design Camp will teach 8th-12th graders the basics of video game design with Clickteam Fusion 2.5. This is an approachable and user-friendly program, but is powerful enough to create rich and vibrant 2D video games. After mastering the basics, students will learn the intricacies of creating enemies, health, collectibles, pitfalls, traps, and more. This camp will run July 28-31 and August 4-7.

The “Your Couture” camp is for 5th-8th grade students interested in beauty, make-up, fashion, styling, and hair. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about cosmetology and to use personal style and creativity while learning fundamental techniques and application processes. This camp will meet August 4-7.

Robotics is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering and developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills. Students 5th-8th grades work with LEGO® elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts during this August 4-5 and August 11-12 camps.

Finally the Kids’ Arts and Crafts Mini-College will be conducted July 21-24. You can foster that spark of creativity and have your child join the fun before the school year begins. Children from first grade to eighth grade can explore some of the College’s “Mini” Community Enrichment classes. Sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and from 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Children may choose a variety of topics totaling 12 hours of instruction for the week. Topics that are available include: Chess: It’s Your Move, Clay for Kids, Fun with Watercolors, “I Found a Quilted Heart,” Knit Now, Puppets Please, and Rubber Stamping and Paper Crafting.

Cost for all the mini-camps is $60, and deadline for registration is 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday prior to each camp’s start date.

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