SCC reports successful camp experience

Published 1:13 pm Tuesday, August 14, 2018

While summer camps may invoke images of campgrounds nestled in the woods, some families are turning to Stanly Community College for their children’s summer camp opportunities.

More than 115 middle- and high-school students participated in the camps that SCC offered during June and July. Students were able to try new things, meet new friends and use their imaginations all while learning about a subject matter that sparked their interest. The camps were designed to inspire young minds as they explore options for their future careers.

Camps included Agribusiness, Advertising & Graphic Design, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration, Collision Repair & Refinishing, Computer-Integrated Machining, Crime Scene Investigation, Engineering Technology, Heavy Equipment & Welding, Nails (manicuring), Science, Self-Defense, and Simulation & Game Development.

Welding instructor William Beaver shows the campers how to use an oxyfuel torch to cut carbon steel plate.

SCC faculty in their respective fields taught the camps.

“What a great opportunity for the youth in our community. They get a first-hand look at courses we teach but don’t have to worry about grades. The kids seemed to love the camps and we were excited to have them here on campus,” said Tammi McIlwaine, associate vice president, School of Business and Transfer, and project manager for the summer camps.

“We want our camps to be fun and inviting, but more importantly we want our camps to be educational,” she added. “I would like to thank our faculty and staff for their support and leadership that made our summer camps a big success. A special thank you goes to Steve Cumming, College and Career Promise coordinator/liaison, and Lorie Narolewski, Stanly Early College coordinator/liaison; both were instrumental in the success of the camps.”