Teen University

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Eager to embark on the next part of your educational journey? Let TTC be your guide.

Are you getting ready to enter high school? Or maybe you're already applying to college? TTC offers classes, spring break camps and summer camps especially for teens through its Teen University program to help prepare you to take the next step towards educational success. 


 

College Prep

SAT/ACT Prep: Math (Ages 13-17): Learn strategies that work and ease your test stress by practicing skills in operations and numbers, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement, data analysis, statistics, and probability. Books included


SAT/ACT Prep: Reading and Writing (Ages 13-17): A combination of untimed warm-up activities followed by a timed practice test gets you ready for the real test. Get individual responses, suggestions and instruction on essays written during class. Books included


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Computer Technology

Code Crashers - Intermediate (Ages 12-17): Use computer programming concepts including variables, loops, control flow and web development fundamentals to create exciting projects like websites, games and more.


Digital Literacy (Ages 12-17): Learn essential skills like coding, computational thinking, cyber safety and collaboration. Create projects with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites and Apps Script as well as other cloud-computing software.


Gamestar Mechanic (Ages 7-17): Design your own video game while using critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create visuals and storylines in both collaborative and competitive, socially interactive environments. Grow 21st century STEM skills through a fun, entertainment-focused outlet.


Minecraft (Ages 7-11): Learn how to build a functioning community within the Minecraft world and explore special techniques to excel at the game. Hone your creative invention skills and watch your ideas take shape in 2-D and 3-D landscapes.


Minecraft (Ages 12-17): Advance your building skills and creative genius through Minecraft’s vast engineering possibilities. Create monumental works of mind-blowing art and machinery, and design new worlds that include stunning contraptions and architecture.


Social Media Guru (Ages 12-17): Learn how to connect virtually with people who are interested in the same activities, charities and clubs as you. Use social media to gain followers and network with groups, organizations and media outlets.


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Creative Arts

Amazing Artist (Ages 7-11): Have a blast working with various art media and use techniques to create your own original works of art. Learn about art techniques from all over the world by exploring painting, the fundamentals of sketching and optical illusion art.


Art and Soul Improv Theater (Ages 12-17): Enjoy a week of theater games, skits, and improvisation. Briefly explore Shakespeare and other historical plays. Campers work together to create their own show and perform it on Friday.


Comic Book Character Drawing and Animation (Ages 12-17): Artist Phillip Hyman and his team get you started on your first sketch and basic comic book character. Develop character features, draw old-style animation and move into anime. Then make your own flipbook animation.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 12-17): Do you have ideas that you would love to express on paper? Utilize prompts to expand the thought process and experience the amazing art of creative writing.


Dance Life (Ages 7-11): Learn basic elements of dance and design principles of choreography. Practice movement techniques and discover how to sequence it all together to create and perform your own dance piece.


Discovering Digital Photography (Ages 7-11): Learn how to take photos and use basic editing software. Transform your photos with amazing possibilities including black and white, sepia, spot color and more. A camera is required, preferably one with creative options and flash.


Filmmaking Bootcamp (Ages 12-17): Learn what it takes to be a videographer and editor by working in our TV studio and video editing lab. Practice pre- and post-production processes of video shooting, adding effects and graphics, and editing video.


Movie Monster Masks and Makeup (Ages 12-17): Learn how to apply and design monster makeup and masks. Experiment with different mediums and discover how to create special effects that are used in the film industry.


Music Recording (Ages 12-17): Practice recording tracks, mixing, and adding loops and effects in our state-of-the-art, industry-standard audio lab. Use professional equipment and software to bring your creativity to life!


Spectacular Soap Making (Ages 10-17): Join Denise Mungin of ‘GIN Soap Company to learn the art and craft of making homemade, natural artisan soaps. Make your own delicious-smelling bar of soap to take home! Materials provided


Sweetgrass Creations (Ages 7-17): Learn the history and art of weaving beautiful sweetgrass creations unique to the Gullah people of the Lowcountry from Vera Manigault, innovator of Colorful Baskets™. Make your own sweetgrass basket, ornament or key to take home. Materials provided


The Very Merry Players Theater Camp (Ages 7-11): Students can expand their knowledge of dramatic and performing arts. Material is selected to allow each student to excel, gain confidence, self-esteem and learn teamwork skills.


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Culinary, Baking and Pastry

Caribbean Holiday: Taught in Spanish and English! (for Kids and Adults): Learn how to cook a full holiday meal of Caribbean rice and beans (moro), puerco asado (roasted pork), ensalada rusa (Russian salad) and a sweet dessert of cortadito de leche (milk fudge), avocado, and a cafecito (coffee). Registration includes one adult and one child or one single adult can register. Non-Spanish speaking participants can register, too! Our instructors speak both English and Spanish and recipes are given in both languages.


Cooking around the World: China (Ages 10-17): Skip the takeout and cook up some fresh Chinese cuisine. Check out the tips and Chinese recipes you need for a delicious meal. Learn about China while making some great, delicious food. Who needs takeout?


Cooking on the Range: Cowboy Fare! (Ages 7-17): Round up those kitchen utensils and strap on an apron because this list of delicious western-style recipes can’t be missed. Cook up a Texas-style pico de gallo, main dish of Cowpoke Chicken and Sixshooter Bark for dessert.


Geode Cake Wonders (Ages 9-17): Learn how to create the beautiful and popular geode cake designed to look like the beautiful crystal rock formations found in nature. Carve and ice your cake, add edible crystals, colors, and metallic accents to finish the look. Take home a unique geologic cake of your very own design.


Gingerbread Houses (for Kids and Adults): Adults and kids alike enjoy creating spectacular gingerbread homes in the Culinary Institute of Charleston Bake Shop kitchens. For an additional $20, participants can also enjoy taking home a special Holiday Cookie Kit that includes six homemade Gingerbread cookies (four gingerbread figurines, a Christmas tree and a snowman), an icing piping bag and assorted candies to decorate at home. Registration includes one adult and one child or one single adult can register.


Hip Hop Easter Bunny Cake (Ages 7-17): Come bake up cute-as-a-bunny treats to kick off Spring. Learn to use frosting, candy and fondant to showcase your hippity-hoppity creativity and take home cupcakes and mini cakes for the whole family.


Indian Laddoos and Chevdo (Ages 7-17): Experience the traditional culinary delights of Indian holiday celebrations. Explore laddoos which are sweet, cookie-like, nutritious snacks as well as chevdo - sweet, savory and tangy granola. Chef Payal Shah serves as your culinary guide.


Magical Sweets and Treats (Ages 7-17): Create desserts that would win the approval of everyone’s favorite teenaged wizard. From Harry’s favorite Treacle Tart to Better than Hagrid’s Rock Cakes, make a variety of sweets featured in the wonderful world of J.K. Rowling.


One-Day Culinary Bootcamp (Ages 8-17): Practice basic chef skills by making soup and a salad dressing, cooking a gourmet macaroni and cheese pasta and sautéing vegetables. Master knife skills and learn sanitation procedures and proper food handling processes.


One-Day Pastry Bootcamp (Ages 9-17): Learn techniques used in professional pastry kitchens including making the perfect tart dough; the secret to a silky, smooth chocolate ganache; the difference between stovetop and baked custards; and what is “pâte à choux?”


Sweet and Savory Empanadas (for Kids and Adults): Experience cooking empanadas, a classic Caribbean comfort food that can be stuffed with any combination of sweet or savory ingredients for any occasion. At the end of class, stay for an authentic Dominican flan made by our instructor Juana Galvan. Note: Registration includes one adult and one child – or one single adult can register. Both Spanish and English languages are used in classroom instruction.


Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Ages 7-17): Show your friends and family you can pull off a grand slam with ballpark foods such as homemade cracker jacks, pretzels, corndogs and homerun strawberries!


Valentine Sweeties (Ages 7-17): We've got plenty of sweet Valentine's projects to keep small hands happy. So grab an apron and put Cupid to work. Make mini cakes with icing, candy and fondant for someone special in your life!


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Health and Fitness

Yoga Teens Series (Ages 12-17): Did you know that yoga is more than just a physical practice? In this seven-week series, learn about The Eight Limbs of Yoga while practicing asanas-physical postures. Along the way, draw, ask questions and discover yourself through meditation (quiet self-reflection and clearing the mind of chatter). This series is the perfect, quiet reprieve from the busy chaos of school and home life.


Yoga Teens Workshop (Ages 12-17): Have you ever wondered about the culture and history behind yoga? Come learn and practice with us! The workshop begins with yoga postures to clear minds. Learn how modern yoga was developed and gained popularity in the Western world thanks to S.T. Krishnamacharya and his students. Meditation techniques at the end of class give you the tools to help manage stress and increase focus.


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Leadership Skills

Be the Best Pet Caregiver (Ages 13-17): Learn the essentials of pet care from expert Joanne Klumpp and her canine assistant. Explore pet training and routines, First Aid, food nutrition and safety, grooming techniques, and how to read animal body communication.


Future Leaders (Ages 12-17): Build your leadership potential while strengthening your interpersonal, networking, goal-setting and communication skills. Practice skills all week, gain confidence and present them on the final day of class to your peers and family.


Safe Sitter (Ages 12-16): Learn babysitting as a business; child care essentials; sitter safety; injury prevention; management of problem behaviors; choking rescue; First Aid; and infant or child CPR.


Spanish-Immersion Experience (Ages 14-17): Come to our full-immersion weekend experience to engage in Spanish conversation, community, culinary, games, and the arts. You will be surrounded by others who are committed to using SPANISH ONLY for the duration of camp. While challenging, the payoff is one-of-a-kind. Note: Register by Feb. 15 for $159 rate; late registration is $179. Campers arrive at 6 p.m. Friday and remain in the Immersion Experience Camp until noon on Sunday; this is an overnight camp.


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Math and Science

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Nature and Outdoors

Adventures in Archery (Ages 12-18): Learn all about the equipment, alignment, anchoring, aiming, and releasing techniques that go behind making the perfect shot. During this full-day class, hone your skills toward consistency and accuracy, starting at any ability level.


Keeping Honeybees (Ages 7-17): Journeyman Beekeeper Jim Strohm teaches the basics of honeybees and the equipment needed for keeping them. Campers wear full-body beekeeping suits and enter live beehives to harvest honey samples.


Plant a Pizza Garden (Ages 7-17): Create a garden container filled with all of the fresh, healthy herbs needed to make a delicious pizza. Learn how to care for your mini herb garden until it is ready for harvest. Take home simple recipes for different pizzas that utilize the herbs you have started. Materials provided


Spring Fairy Gardens (Ages 7-17): Design and create a charming springtime fairy garden. Paint and decorate the fairy house, plant a garden around it, add landscape features and more. Note: Registration includes one adult and one child. Materials are provided; You are welcome to bring your own special decorations for the garden, too.


Wilderness Survival Training (Ages 12-18): Learn tips for outdoor survival including prepping, tools and gear, outdoor cookery, First Aid, obtaining food and water, bushcraft, fire starting, navigation and emergency preparedness. This full-day class is perfect for hikers, backpackers, nature enthusiasts and anyone headed for the great outdoors.


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Spring Break Camps

Art and Soul Improv Theater (Ages 12-17): Enjoy a week of theater games, skits, and improvisation. Briefly explore Shakespeare and other historical plays. Campers work together to create their own show and perform it on Friday.


Comic Book Character Drawing and Animation (Ages 12-17): Artist Phillip Hyman and his team get you started on your first sketch and basic comic book character. Develop character features, draw old-style animation and move into anime. Then make your own flipbook animation.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 12-17): Do you have ideas that you would love to express on paper? Utilize prompts to expand the thought process and experience the amazing art of creative writing.


Filmmaking Bootcamp (Ages 12-17): Learn what it takes to be a videographer and editor by working in our TV studio and video editing lab. Practice pre- and post-production processes of video shooting, adding effects and graphics, and editing video.


Future Leaders (Ages 12-17): Build your leadership potential while strengthening your interpersonal, networking, goal-setting and communication skills. Practice skills all week, gain confidence and present them on the final day of class to your peers and family.


Keeping Honeybees (Ages 7-17): Journeyman Beekeeper Jim Strohm teaches the basics of honeybees and the equipment needed for keeping them. Campers wear full-body beekeeping suits and enter live beehives to harvest honey samples.


Movie Monster Masks and Makeup (Ages 12-17): Learn how to apply and design monster makeup and masks. Experiment with different mediums and discover how to create special effects that are used in the film industry.


Music Recording (Ages 12-17): Practice recording tracks, mixing, and adding loops and effects in our state-of-the-art, industry-standard audio lab. Use professional equipment and software to bring your creativity to life!


Safe Sitter (Ages 12-16): Learn babysitting as a business; child care essentials; sitter safety; injury prevention; management of problem behaviors; choking rescue; First Aid; and infant or child CPR.


SAT/ACT Prep: Math (Ages 13-17): Learn strategies that work and ease your test stress by practicing skills in operations and numbers, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement, data analysis, statistics, and probability. Books included


SAT/ACT Prep: Reading and Writing (Ages 13-17): A combination of untimed warm-up activities followed by a timed practice test gets you ready for the real test. Get individual responses, suggestions and instruction on essays written during class. Books included


VIEW COURSE DETAILS


NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Young Professionals

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

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