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. Student must have completed 7th grade.
For our arts and tech camp https://staffordonline.org/summer-arts-and-technology-camp/
$120 per student
Registration and Payment Deadline: June 10, 2020
You will receive an email confirmation usually within one week of registering. This process is not automated and we ask for your patience and understanding.
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July 6th – 10th
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.
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.
Engineering Exploration: Spend the week exploring the many ways engineering fits in our society. What is an engineer? What do they do? Where do they do it? Focus on the “E” in the popular acronym, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Hands-on activities and engineers from local businesses will help you explore engineering in this week-long camp. Sponsored by Omya
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.
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.
July 13th – 17th
9:00am – 2:30pm daily (includes lunch)
Computer Game Design and Animation: 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.
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.
You Too Can Youtube: Spend the week in our state of the art video lab. Using professional equipment to create short videos that you can share. Campers will work in teams to use our editing software to delete scenes, add effects, and finalize your video. Will you create a news story? Weather report? Documentary? Music video? Let your imagination be your guide.
Make it with Metal: Work in our welding and fabrication lab. Learn lab safety and how to use the tools to bend, shape and manipulate metal to complete a project to take home. Long pants, boots, and long hair tied back are requirements of working in the lab.
What’s the Real Story? Do you love to watch movies? Specifically, are you intrigued by watching real-life stories play out? We will look at films that are based on true events and learn about the history and circumstances around them. Do you love the Olympics? Are you interested in robotics? Would you like to learn more about the history of integrating inner-city schools in California? Did you know that one of the greatest con-artists was a sixteen-year-old boy who impersonated a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer? Do you enjoy football? Have you ever thought about how a blind and deaf person would communicate? We will be watching Cool Runnings, Spare Parts, Freedom Writers, Catch Me if You Can, Remember the Titans, Rudy, and The Miracle Worker.