Mi­ami Dade Col­lege sum­mer camps of­fer some­thing for ev­ery child

South Florida Times - - METRO - Staff Re­port

MI­AMI - For par­ents look­ing for fun and in­for­ma­tive camp­ing op­tions for their chil­dren, Mi­ami Dade Col­lege’s (MDC) sum­mer camps of­fer youth the op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate an­i­ma­tion, learn CSI tech­niques and about en­trepreneur­ship and more. Open to kids, tweens and teens, the camps will be avail­able at MDC cam­puses.

Stu­dents can par­tic­i­pate in Teen En­trepreneur­ship, Young Ar­chi­tects, Tech­nol­ogy, Kids & Teens Col­lege, as well as the pop­u­lar Wild Things Hap­pen camp, tra­di­tional sum­mer camp where chil­dren par­tic­i­pate in field trips, sports, read­ing, games, and more.

Some of MDC’s Sum­mer Camps in­clude:

North Cam­pus 11380 N.W. 27th Ave Mi­ami, FL 33167 Tel. 305-237-1019 CSI (Ages 13-17) - $250

Cam­pers will learn how to eval­u­ate a crime scene and how to col­lect, pack­age, and process ev­i­dence and pro­jec­tile mo­tion, while work­ing with fac­ulty from the School of Jus­tice. Stu­dents will gain knowl­edge about the le­gal sys­tem, in­clud­ing a court­room ex­pe­ri­ence.

STEM Camp: Ro­bot­ics, Cod­ing, and Drones (Ages 14-18) - Free

Cam­pers will learn the prin­ci­ples of cod­ing, Vex Ro­bot­ics, ba­sic physics, and drone pro­gram­ming and fly­ing. Lunch and snacks in­cluded. Lim­ited to 50 stu­dents. For ap­pli­ca­tion, please con­tact Pa­tri­cia Beck at nced@mdc.edu

Hialeah Cam­pus 1780 W. 49 Street Hialeah, FL 33012 305-237-8780 Cre­ate Your Own Com­puter (Ages 12-16) - $250

Stu­dents will lear n to re­think about what com­put­ers are while as­sess­ing new gen­er­a­tion of elec­tronic de­vices. Stu­dents will build a Cre­ative Com­put­ing us­ing Kano.

In­ter­net of Things: Cre­ate Your Own Se­cu­rity De­vice (Ages 12-16) - $250

Stu­dents will de­velop ideas to cre­ate and main­tain elec­tronic se­cu­rity de­vices. The stu­dents will in­vent a Se­cu­rity De­vice us­ing Lit­tle Bits Kit.

In­terAmer­i­can Cam­pus 627 S.W. 27 Ave. Mi­ami, FL 33135 Tel. 305-237-6273

A-TEAM: Academy of Teen En­trepreneur­ship and Management (Ages 12-17) - $249

This week-long sum­mer pro­gram in­tro­duces teens to the world of en­trepreneur­ship. Whether you want to launch a com­pany, start a non-profit or just be pre­pared for life af­ter high school, this is the pro­gram for you. This is more than just a fun sum­mer pro­gram. It is a unique ad­di­tion to your re­sume, whether you are ap­ply­ing to col­lege, an in­tern­ship or a job. You will learn an ar­ray of skills in­clud­ing busi­ness plan­ning, pre­sent­ing, team work, project management and pro­fes­sional net­work­ing. Our pro­gram presents busi­ness con­cepts in a fun and ac­ces­si­ble way.

Home­stead Cam­pus 500 Col­lege Ter­race Home­stead, FL 33030 Tel. 305-237-5159

LEGO® EV3 Ro­bot­ics: En­gi­neer­ing and De­sign (Ages 7-12) $110

De­sign, build, pro­gram and con­trol your ro­bot! Work­ing in small teams, kids will con­struct robots us­ing LEGO® Mind­storms NXT Ro­bot­ics kit. Cre­ate an ex­plorer ro­bot to ma­neu­ver around ob­sta­cles, a ro­bot arm which picks up ob­jects, a snake ro­bot which rat­tles and strikes, and a ro­bot bat­ter that hits pitches.

Kids & Teens Col­lege Sum­mer Pro­gram (Ages 7-17) $110 – $210

Kids and Teen Col­lege pro­vides an ed­u­ca­tional yet fun en­vi­ron­ment where kids, teens, and par­ents can cus­tom­ize their sched­ule and choose classes they like the most. Kids can choose from a wide va­ri­ety of weekly pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties such as Culi­nary, Lego Ro­bot­ics, Com­put­ers and Tech­nol­ogy, Science and Na­ture, Mod­el­ing, Pub­lic Speak­ing, Art, Read­ing, Pho­tog­ra­phy and so much more!

West Cam­pus 3800 N.W. 115th Ave Do­ral, FL 33178 Tel. 305-237-8513

Char­ac­ter An­i­ma­tion with Maya (Ages 1419) - $395

Us­ing Au­todesk Maya, you’ll learn how to bring char­ac­ters to life, us­ing light­ing, set­tings and cam­era an­gles. We’ll teach you a work­flow that will take pre-rigged mod­els and an­i­mate them in a short se­quence that tells a story.

For more in­for­ma­tion about MDC’s sum­mer camps, please visit http://www.mdc.edu/sum­mer­camp

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