Who says learning and creativity should be just for grown-ups? Trident Technical College’s Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development offers a variety of summer camps and year-round weekend courses that foster imagination, creativity and talent in youth and teens ages 7-17!
About our Summer Camps
TTC’s summer camp programs are designed to help campers develop and expand their interests, stimulate creativity, make new friends and most
What better way to spend a summer week than learning and having fun? TTC’s Kids’ College offers a variety of camps for children ages 7-11. Teen University camps are designed just for teens and preteens aged 12-17. Children and teens can learn anything from how to design video games and comic books to how the American legal system works, all while developing leadership and social skills, fostering creativity and having a blast.
Bring your camper for the day! Sign up for a morning and afternoon session, pack a lunch, and we'll take care of the rest! You can even drop your child off early by enrolling them in Camp Sunrise.
Summer camps begin the week of June 10,
Camps open for registration on Feb. 15, 2019.
What's new in 2019?
Payment plans are now available for continuing education courses, including summer camps!
You can sign up for a payment plan through April 30, 2019 when purchasing three or more camps. There is a $30 sign-up processing fee due when registering for the plan. All purchases made using a payment plan must be done in person at the Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus) registration desk, Bldg. 910.
Call 843.574.6152 for more information or visit our payment plan section of the Funding Opportunities page on the website.
Lights, camera, action!
The Teen University Filmmaking Academy returns this summer for a second year with a new script and a new camp – Stop Motion and Claymation.
“We think it’s going to be an exciting course,” said Glenn Seale, dean of Trident Tech’s Film, Media and Visual Arts Division.
“The approach we have to executing the camps is to try to provide as much tactile or hands-on activities as possible and to stay away from lecturing or teaching the high-end, technical terminology,” Seale added. “It’s more active where the students learn by doing most of the time.”
The Filmmaking Academy includes six camps over the course of the summer. In addition to the new Stop Motion and Claymation camp the other offerings are Acting for Film, Movie Masks and Makeup, Film Production, Sound for Film, and Film Editing. Teens can enroll in individual camps or take on the entire series to experience the movie-making process from start to finish. Those who sign up for all six get a 50 percent discount on the cost of the final camp. All of the camps build on each other to produce a final project, so footage shot during the Acting, Stop Motion and Makeup camps gets cut together in the Production, Editing and Sound camps to create a final short film.
Exposing teens to a variety of techniques to make films and videos helps them determine if it is something they’d want to pursue as a career, Seale said. It also helps them connect with peers that share some interests, and helps build skills they can use in any number of other fields as more and more industries see the value of, and need for, multimedia content in an increasingly digital world.
“Media content creation is one of the fastest growing industries in the world now because of all the need for content online, and young students going through this program are exposed to creating media,” Seale said. “Almost every company now needs media, so their skills can transfer to almost any business.”
Seale is already expecting to see a few students from last summer’s Filmmaking Academy return this year, and said the inaugural run in 2018 received a lot of positive feedback from parents and students alike. He predicts the Academy will be popular again this year, but space is limited to 15 in each camp, so parents shouldn’t wait too long to register their child.
“I really think the camps have been a fun experience for the students and for the faculty leading them,” he said. “When you teach at a college it’s always exciting to work with younger students because they are so energetic and excited to learn.”
Summer camps are open for online registration on Feb. 15, 2019. Simply search for your camp using the course's ID# from the catalog or search by name and click the "Add to Cart" button next to the section and dates that you would like. Follow instructions as prompted in our registration portal for summer camps. Many camps fill up quickly - if your desired class is full you may be prompted to add your child to the class waiting list.
You may also register in person at:
2001 Mabeline Road
Building 910, Room 102
North Charleston, SC 29406
Contact our call center at 843.574.6152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our variety of classes for youth isn't just for summer anymore! We are pleased to offer various classes sure to encourage educational imagination, creativity and talent all year-round. We also offer a variety of camps during spring break to keep your child engaged in learning.