Investigate geology, paleontology and archeology. Learn all about the world of dinosaurs. See how dinosaurs lived, played and hunted. Something new and exciting will be discovered each day!
XDKC 543-MP1 7/28-8/1 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
Character Creation: Superheroes (Ages 10-14) NEW!
POW! BOOM! WOW! Learn how to create and draw your own superheroes. Campers gain new skills in character design, basic drawing techniques, storytelling, rendering and finishing with a final illustration. You also receive instruction on anatomy, action, costume, personality and back story - everything you need to create your own superhero.
XDKC 889-MP1 6/9-13 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
Comic Book Creations (Ages 10-14) NEW!
Armed with only a pencil...Learn the techniques of basic drawing and artistic design as well as how to illustrate and color your favorite famous cartoons and create characters of your own.
XDKC 888-MP1 7/28-8/1 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
Computer Forensics (12-16) NEW!
At TTC's Computer Crime Camp, learn how detectives are able to find evidence of crimes on computers, cell phones and the Internet. Using cutting edge technology, campers take a hands-on approach and work with computer specialists, police officers and special agents to find digital evidence. On the last day of camp, you enter a mock crime scene and put your newfound knowledge to the test. Seize cell phones and computers, analyze them and attempt to find evidence leading you to the suspect. After identifying the offender, testify in our mock courtroom and explain to the judge how you caught the crook! Local, state or federal law enforcement agencies will speak about law enforcement and forensic careers.
XDKC 877-MP1 7/14-18 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $149 MP
Crazy Chemistry (Ages 7-11)
Become a mad science chemist! Discover how chemical reactions are everywhere. Mix, mush and brew together different chemicals to create gooey. Campers will become inventors and see and learn how inventors work and why many inventions are created by accident.
XDKC 502-MP1 7/28-8/1 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
Digital Film Making (Ages 9-11)
Learn the art of story telling using the art of digital film making. Through a series of hands-on activities, take a cinematic approach to capturing moving images, story telling, and D.I.Y. tools to enhance your film making. Starting with basic picture composition, learn to apply the golden mean technique to improve your photography. After learning the basic camera techniques, focus on creating storyboards and shot set-ups, and learn about camera stabilization with tripods and dollies. Build a dolly and steadicam using materials from the local hardware store! Other topics include special FX composition and basic editing techniques. By the end of the week, you will have completed your own camera obscura, flip books, and story boards, and filmed your own miniature movies. The camp finishes with a movie premiere for the parents to watch the scenes campers have filmed all week with the footage available to download onto their own flash drives. Campers must provide a flash drive.
XDKC 861-MP1 6/23-27 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $155 MP
EARTH Camp (Ages 7-11)
How do environmental issues affect the world we live in? Learn the vital role of the food chain. During this week we explore the effects of daily living. Learn how and why we need to clean up through a hands-on approach. Become a caretaker of the Earth as we look at ways to help reduce our garbage, and discover the science behind solar energy.
XDKC 544-MP1 6/9-13 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
Fun with Digital Photography (Ages 8-11)
Create awesome photographs of your friends, family and pets with this digital photography camp. Learn about the different kinds of cameras and how they work while creating photos, editing and doing all that cool photography stuff. Plus, photo transforming with amazing possibilities including black and white, sepia, spot color and more! You also learn how to use the creative options on your digital camera. *A camera with creative options and flash is encouraged.*
XDKC 507-MP1 6/9-13 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
Gamestar Mechanic (Ages 9-13) NEW!
Gamestar Mechanic is a game and online community that teaches kids how to design their own games. Game design builds systems thinking, 21st century skills, creative problem solving, art and aesthetics, writing and storytelling, and creates a motivation for STEM learning.
XDKC 595-MP1 6/16-20 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
Harry Potter (Ages 8-11) NEW!
Join Our magical mystery tour! All aboard for lots of hands-on fun. Join in the escapades of Harry and his friends. Play quidditch, make an edible wand, brew some fantastic potions to drink and make cool crystals. Let's create some amazing chemical reactions and watch a mirage appear. You won't believe it! Wonder where the sorting hat will place you? Join us where the magic of science, art and literature meet. Harry, Ron and Hermoine are waiting for your arrival! Experiment with colored magic sand, see a mysterious glowing ball and more.
XDKC 588-MP1 6/16-20 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $159 MP
Imaginative Photography (Ages 12-16)
What really happens inside your camera when you push the button? Learn both the technical side and the art of photography, plus photo transforming with amazing possibilities including black and white, sepia, spot color and more! Campers are encouraged to look for the extraordinary in the ordinary. This camp encourages digital scrapbooking and also covers the basics for a yearbook staffer. Learn all the creative options available on your camera. *A camera with a flash and creative options is highly recommended.*
XDKC 541-MP1 7/28-8/1 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
Inside, Outside and Everything In-Between (Ages 7-11)
Have an amazing week as we explore some of the body's most important parts, both inside and outside. Learn the basics of the code of life and how cells and their individual parts work together. Learn how the insides of our bodies work and how each of our organs has its own job to do. Have lots of fun learning about atoms, molecules and chemical reactions!
XDKC 545-MP1 6/16-20 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
Jumping into Minecraft (Ages 8-11) NEW!
Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world for entertainment and education. This camp explores the techniques used to excel in the Minecraft game as well as hone the camper's creative skills using the many tools available in the software. Campers focus primarily on how to create and build a functioning community within this educational game.
Prerequisite: basic computer skills in using a mouse and saving files.
XDKC 885-MP1 7/14-18 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
Leadership Program (Ages 12-16)
The Leadership Program is a lively and highly interactive series of workshops designed to build your leadership potential. Identify the qualities of an effective leader and, through various activities, learn techniques to enhance your leadership skills. Discover how to strengthen your interpersonal and communication skills, be a team player, manage your time, plan and set goals, make decisions and solve problems, improve your presentation skills and network for success. The final day will end with a "graduation party" during which you can practice your skills learned from the entire week on each other, on staff and faculty at the college, and on your parents.
XDKC 527-MP1 7/14-18 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
LEGOs in Motion (Ages 7-8)
Build many different models demonstrating physical science and technology concepts, including various powered forces and motion, simple machines and more. Campers build a variety of projects and some examples are a car, golf cart, Model A Ford, semi truck and trailer, rubber band trigger car, snow plow, motorized shopping cart, stand-up scooter, three-wheeler, tow truck, trick car, wagon, wheel barrow and Zamboni. This is a great camp for teaching teamwork and preparing students for engineering and problem-solving challenges.
XDKC 742-MP1 6/9-13 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $99 MP
XDKC 742-MP2 7/21-25 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $99 MP
Let Go of My LEGOs! (Ages 9-11)
This camp uses various components from transportation and amusement park sets to build and program things like traffic signal lights, automated gates, mono rails and a tilt-a-whirl ride. While working in teams campers learn mechanical terms, gear ratios, sensors and program software and are required to build and program assemblies to operate per instructions. This camp covers software and components that are used during FIRST LEGO League competitions. Note: This class covers the same material as previous years.
XDKC 510-MP1 6/9-13 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m $139 MP
Mad Machines and Crazy Contraptions (Ages 7-11)
Campers overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all – your mind. Create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. Bring out your inner inventor and come up with crazy, new ways to solve old and new problems.
XDKC 546-MP1 6/23-27 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
Mindstorm EV 3 Robotic System (Ages 12-14) NEW!
EV 3 is the newest robotics system from LEGO Mindstorm. It is the software and components used in the FIRST LEGO League competitions. Campers assemble devices using LEGO components and sensors and learn basic programming to bring these devices to life. Campers are given tasks and will have to develop devices to solve the task. The various sensor of the system are discussed and used so the camper can understand the operation and programming requirements of the EV 3 system. Programming includes loops, switches and multitasking within the program. An example is making a robot following a line or detecting different colors.
NOTE: This camp covers the same material as previous camps but uses the new software and sensors in the EV 3 System.
XDKC 872-MP1 7/21-25 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $149 MP
Minecraft Art (Ages 12-16) NEW!
Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world for entertainment and education. Find your inner artist in this creative camp which uses the Minecraft software to explore building techniques and creative 2-D and 3-D landscape art creations in Minecraft's "Creative" mode.
XDKC 884-MP1 6/23-27 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $145 MP
XDKC 884-MP2 7/28-8/1 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $145 MP
Motion, Potion and Commotion (Ages 7-11)
Have tons of fun mixing up potions and experimenting with all kinds of chemical reactions! Create sidewalk chalk, and even make your own ice cream. Find out how simple machines make our lives easier, explore the energy of motion and how energy can be conserved, and learn to send secret messages using special codes.
XDKC 547-MP1 6/9-13 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
Packing-Tape People (Ages 12-16) NEW!
People and parts sculptures will be made with common packing tape used for shipping. Wrap mannequin parts to make clear plastic sculptures, which can be lit or contain other objects. Learn structure and unique techniques like strip laminating. Phillip Hyman, a local artist, is the instructor for this camp.
XDKC 878-MP1 7/21-25 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
Off Charleston - From Page to Stage! (Ages 8-11) NEW!
Dive into the world of theater with an energetic week of games, improv and focused creativity! Campers learn essential acting tools as they explore creating a character, staging a scene and telling a compelling story. The week ends with a short showcase performance.
XDKC 891-MP1 7/28-8/1 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
Red Hot Robots (Ages 7-11) NEW!
Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots. Learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with super cool red-hot robots. Experiment with sound sensing robots, line-tracking robots, amphibious robots and robots that can even play soccer! Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home with you!
XDKC 548-MP1 7/14-18 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
Science and Art of Aviation (Ages 12-15) NEW!
Ever wonder what it would take to become a pilot? Learn about design concepts of airplanes, the science of weather, and even participate in flight simulation in this interactive camp.
XDKC 908-MP1 6/16-20 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $149 MP
Secret Agent Lab (Ages 7-11)
Campers team up with the Mad Science Crime Scene Lab and experience what it takes to be a true science detective. Use some of the same experiments that a forensic scientist would use. Discover the role of DNA and learn the basics of the code of life. When you are part of this camp you will always be looking over your shoulder to make sure you are not being followed.
XDKC 789-MP1 6/16-20 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
XDKC 789-MP2 7/21-25 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
Space: The Final Frontier (Ages 7-11)
From the earliest flying machines to the first rocket flights, this exciting hands-on program teaches campers to build many different flying devices, discover how Newton’s Laws of Motion help explain how things move and how rockets fly, and show them how amazing our Milky Way is. Experience the laws of motion and gravity, and see how they work in space, in the air – and on the ground!
XDKC 812-MP1 6/23-27 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP
XDKC 812-MP2 7/14-18 MTWThF 8:30 a.m.-noon $139 MP
Under Sea Cardboard Sculptures (Ages 8-11) NEW
Use cardboard to make three dimensional sea creature sculptures. Learn the use of armatures, structure and the importance of using recycled materials to produce new art.
XDKC 879-MP1 6/16-20 MTWThF 1-4:30 p.m. $139 MP