2019 CAMPS Theme Camps
Theme camps allow students to focus on a particular area of interest. As part of a theme camp ,you will spend a week immersed in the study, practice and exploration of your chosen topic. During this time you will work with a highly trained instructor and have access to cutting edge technology. Camp offerings change each year and have limited space. Theme camps are open to current 7th – 9th grade students.
$80 per student
Registration and Payment Deadline: June 9, 2019
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July 9th – 13th
9:00am – 2:30pm daily (includes lunch)
The Art of Cosmetology: The twenty-first century holds promise and unlimited opportunities for future cosmetologists. In this week, we will talk about the many subjects that are involved in cosmetology; from salon business to hair cutting to the study of nails. You will learn how you can achieve your goals of being a stylist here at Stafford. We will have some basic hands-on fun and play some fun cosmetology games.
STEM Inside Out: Come for a full week of engaging experiences for all STEM-interested students! We will design within the Stafford STEM lab utilizing laser cutting technology, 3-D printing applications, and SparkFun inventor kits. Scientific exploration will continue outdoors with streamside research, botany adventures, and animal inquiry. STEM field trips will be taken in the Rutland area to see engineering in action. Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and desire to have fun while learning!
Party Foods: Spend a week preparing for a catered event with Stafford Chef Instructor Greg Lynch. You will learn to prepare a variety of seasonal and fun dishes including yeast breads, dips, pastry, pizza, and a wide variety of hors d’ouvres, all of which will be served to friends and family during the end of camp celebration on Friday. Campers will work in our professional kitchen and learn a wide range of techniques to make tasty treats. Campers will be expected to be active participants in food prep as well as clean up; closed toe shoes are a must.
Digital Photography: Learn how to create amazing photographs! In this hands-on workshop, you will shoot, edit, manipulate and print your own photographs. Using digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop you’ll learn how to create photographs that look professional. At the end of the week, we will have an opening where you can share your work.
Auto Technology: Are you eager to learn automotive skills? Do you enjoy troubleshooting problems and successfully repairing things? Come to auto tech camp and learn the basics of car care. From checking and changing the oil, to changing a tire. Learn about tools, technology and trip safety with this week long exploratory camp.
Tree to Project Camp: So many things in our lives are made of wood, and Vermont has healthy forests, and a history of logging. In this camp we will learn what kind of trees are logged and why. We will learn about milling logs, then make some things like rustic benches, bat houses, duck boxes, etc… and place them in the wilds behind our building. From tree to project in just a week.
July 16th – 20th
9:00am – 2:30pm daily (includes lunch)
Computer Game Design: In this one week workshop you will make your own video games. Learn the basics of coding, modeling, texturing and design using industry standard software in the Digital Arts computer lab.
Natural Resource Camp: Take a hike, enjoy the natural resources of Vermont with this one week camp. This camp will be off campus exploring the outdoors. Campers will go for hikes up around the City forest, use a GPS, map and compass for navigation, set trail cameras as ‘traps’ to help ID the animals in the area. By exploring the natural area campers will learn what kinds of flora and fauna are supported in our local area. Transportation will be provided from our home base in the STC Natural Resources building. This week of outdoor travels will remain close to the road.
Auto Body Repair If you have an interest in cars, fixing things, and working with your hands this is the place for you. We will look at various types of auto body repair, and even spend time in the paint booth.