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2023 Summer Camp Topic Descriptions

Funded through a U.S. Department of Defense grant, National Defense Education Program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, Outreach and Workforce Initiative Programs, titled BOOMING in STEM, Trident Technical College will host a series of full day STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) focused youth camps during the summer of 2023.

These are the types of programs that your child will be participating in throughout the week they are in camp. You will not be able to pick topics this year as the children will be exposed to numerous classes and activities that cover the programs listed below. 


3D Printing
Learn the basics of 3D printing technology and how to create useful objects and works of art.

All about Soil
What do you know about soil? Why do some things grow in one place and not another? How stable is a structure based on the kind of soil it is on? Learn all about soil and all that it influences.

Coding Robots
Learn all about how robots work and then get busy coding them to do things. Make simple circuits, integrate and control electronics such as LEDs, motors and sensors to complete projects.

In a digital world, everything is vulnerable. Learn the basics of cybersecurity and simple steps to stay safe.

Drones are used for everything from small businesses, to recreation, to military applications around the world. Learn how they work and then pilot a drone yourself.

Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity
In a digital world, everything is vulnerable. Learn how cyber professionals keep us safe and how you can be a part of that team.

Forensics & Biotechnology
Learn lab techniques and exercises used in forensics including suspect identification, DNA extraction, fingerprinting, blood-typing, impressions, and simulated drug testing. Apply these techniques to solve a forensic case.

Health Careers
Careers in health care are more than just becoming a doctor or a nurse. Learn about different ways you can help people with health issues through occupational therapy assisting, respiratory care, dental assisting, medical laboratory technology, and physical therapy assisting.

How Stuff Works
From everyday items to large equipment, learn how things work in the world around us.

Innerworkings of Me
Have you ever wondered why your blood is red? Were you ever curious how the parts of the eye allow us to see? How are the many parts of the body designed to work together as a unified whole? In this week of discovery, students will explore four systems of the body: nervous, circulatory, respiratory and digestive. While using hands-on activities, simple experiments, models and dissected specimens, students will investigate their own “inner workings."

PC Construction & Deconstruction
How does your computer work? Is it the hardware? Is it the software? Discover how to diagnose, upgrade, troubleshoot, and repair microcomputer hardware including some A+ curriculum.

Robot Coding
How are your coding skills? Did you program those instructions correctly? Learn and engage in a variety of coding projects using the VEX Robotics design system.

Science Detectives
Learn to use the scientific method to solve problems via hands-on experiments.

Tech Careers (with Manufacturing and Maintenance)
Do you know what a machinist does? What about mechatronics? Do you know the ins-and-outs of an automobile or your air-conditioning unit? Learn about the many technical careers available.

VEX Robotics
Get ready to compete! Work in teams to build, program and drive a VEX robot and then compete against other teams.


Acknowledgment of Support: This material is based upon work supported by the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, Outreach, and Workforce Initiative Programs under Grant No. HQ00342010042. The views expressed in written materials or publications, and/or made by speakers, moderators, and presenters, do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Defense nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.