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Cabrillo Youth Summer Institutes

The Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute (CYSI) is back with even more camps that focus on hands-on learning! Students are guided to explore many potential career areas. A key contributor to future academic and career success is early exposure to career awareness. We introduce students to new technology, skills, techniques and experiences that will help prepare them to make decisions about high school and college coursework and, ultimately, their future.

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This will be our second summer offering camps through a unique collaboration with Learn to Discover.
Learn to Discover offers experiential learning classes that emphasize creative design skills, problem-solving and fun! Students will explore engaging technologies in lively lab-style classes.

We emphasize small class sizes so space is limited in each camp. Register Early!

Questions about classes or registration? Call (831) 479-6331. Interested in a scholarship? Click here for more information.

For a calendar of all Summer Youth Programs: Click here!


Creative Cooking (ages 11-15)

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This camp is designed to give youth some of the skills they can utilize throughout their life. Class subject is cooking but the lessons are broader than that. Each day the students will learn a new element of part of professional cooking that can be applied at home.

Each class session starts with the projects demonstrated to the students. Then they’ll use the kitchen space to organize themselves and execute those same projects (under guidance of course). Students learn about organizational skills, timelines, and some of the science of cooking. At the same time they will enjoy learning about how to make some delicious foods including stock based soups, risotto, pizza from scratch, and chicken parmesan.

Class runs for a full week and students will have lunch as part of each class day. Parents are encouraged to come for lunch on the final day of camp – prepared by who else – your children!

Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, an apron and a hat.

AGES 11-13
Mon. - Fri., June 19 - 23
(CAMP FULL)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $260
plus $40 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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AGES 11-13
Mon. - Fri., June 26 - 30
(NEW SESSION!)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $260
plus $40 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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AGES 13-15
Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $260
plus $40 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available..

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Jeremy MacVeigh studied culinary arts at Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR and also has a B.S. in food science from UC Davis. Since 2003 Chef Jeremy has been teaching at private professional culinary programs before joining the culinary department at Cabrillo College in 2014. Jeremy has a broad range of culinary interests and enjoys delving into the how’s and why’s of cooking with his students.

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Creative Cooking at the Food Lounge! (ages 11-15)

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Join chef instructor Andrea Mollenauer for a fun and delicious week. This hands-on cooking class is held in a real professional kitchen at the Food Lounge in Downtown Santa Cruz.

This camp is designed to give kids skills they can utilize throughout their life. The class is designed to help the student develop basic cooking skills and inspire them to play more in the kitchen. Each day the students will learn a new element of professional cooking that can be applied at home. Each class session starts with demonstrations, then students use the kitchen space to organize themselves and execute those same projects (under guidance of course).

Students learn to prepare delicious, healthy, seasonal foods while learning about organizational skills, timelines, and some of the science of cooking.

Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, an apron and a hat.


Mon. - Fri., June 19 - 23
(NEW SESSION!)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
This special camp will be taught at the Food Lounge. 1001 Center Street, in downtown Santa Cruz
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $260
plus $40 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Andrea Mollenauer is the owner of Lifestyle Culinary Arts, and teaches through Santa Cruz ROP high school program. She is the owner of Food Lounge, a food, art and entertainment venue in downtown Santa Cruz. Andrea has taught cooking for the Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute for many years.

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Teen Chef: Farm to Table Healthy Cooking (ages 11-15)

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Perfect for budding foodies, gardeners, and future chefs. Food affects every step of our life, the way we relate to our community, and what we eat truly does matter! Students learn where food is sourced, why it is important to support local farmers, how-to incorporate foods with the 6 Essential Nutrients into their diet, and the importance of sustainable farming. Essential kitchen skills are covered with a focus on food safety practices, knife handling, food sourcing, and career paths in the food world. Students work with an abundance of fresh summer ingredients to make fresh pesto, proper vinaigrettes, seasonal fruit desserts, and transforming plain vegetables into beautifully seasoned dishes. Is your mouth watering yet?

TWO SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Mon - Fri., July 17 – 21
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
El Pajaro CDC Kitchen Collaboration in Watsonville, 412 East Riverside Dr.
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $295
Plus $35 materials fee paid at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Mon - Fri., July 24 – 28
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
El Pajaro CDC Kitchen Collaboration in Watsonville, 412 East Riverside Dr.
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $295
Plus $35 materials fee paid at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Aleah True is the Culinary Arts Teacher at Aptos Jr. High School. She is a former Cabrillo College Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management student who grew up on a local farm. She enjoys sharing the value of eating locally and seasonally.

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Doughlicious - Baking Camp (ages 12-17)

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Do you love to bake? Want to spend a week surrounded by sweet and savory treats? Join Chef Anne in Cabrillo’s Culinary Arts Kitchen and Bake Shop and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of baking! Learn to make quick breads, yeast breads, pate choux, and flaky pastries. Each day we will focus on mastering a skill and learn to bake delicious goodies to take home to your friends and families. Careers in the baking and pastry arts are also explored.

Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, an apron and a hat.

Mon. - Fri., July 10-14 (ages 12-15)
1:00 pm - 4:00pm
Room: 908
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $260
plus $35 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Mon. - Fri., July 17-21 (ages 14-17)
1:00 pm - 4:00pm
Room: 908
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $260
plus $35 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Advanced Doughlicious - Baking Camp (ages 12-17)

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Chef Anne designed this all-new camp just for kids who love to spend time baking and creating in the kitchen. Students do not have to have completed Doughlicious to enroll in this camp. We start the week with baking and icing chocolate cakes and cupcakes.

Students learn how to use the pastry bag and specialty tips. Whole grain yeast rolls, croissants, and French Macaroons are also on the menu. Come join the fun while learning new skills and take home treats to share with your family and friends!

Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, an apron and a hat.

Mon. – Fri., July 31-Aug. 4 (ages 12-17)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $260
plus $35 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Mon. – Fri., Aug. 7 -11 (ages 12-17)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 5: $245
Register after June 5: $260
plus $35 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Anne Baldzikowski is an award winning chef instructor at Cabrillo College. She has owned two bakeries: The Queen of Tarts and Let Them Eat Cake! and has cooked professionally in Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara. She is the author of “Easy Artisan, Simple Elegant Recipes for the Everyday Cook.”

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Future Scientists Camp (ages 6-10)

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Perfect for those curious nature explorers! Immerse yourself in science and nature experiences in this five day camp. Students discover different areas of science through hands-on experimentation and exploration. We will investigate several fields of study including physics, geology, and biology (plants and bugs and birds, oh my!) as well as collaborative citizen science initiatives.

Citizen scientists, while not formal scientists (yet!) are general public members who aid researchers in collecting data and gathering observations. Each day involves exploring a field of study through a short presentation, an experiment, and citizen science exploration plus fun games and crafts so students can delve deeper into the world of science. Every student in this camp makes observations, asks questions, and collects data in nature.

You’ll definitely walk away with a fascination for the natural world around you and the skills to become a future scientist (and citizen scientist) – all you need is curiosity!

Mon. – Fri., June 26-30
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Watsonville C108
Register by June 5: $180
Register after June 5: $195
plus $15 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ariel Hunter, B.S., is the Field Program Coordinator at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History where she facilitates K-12 outdoor explorations. She believes anyone curious about the world around them can be a scientist.

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A Robotics Mission to Mars (ages 11-14)

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Come join us to explore space and play the roles of astronaut and space explorer! We’ll complete fun and exciting missions on Mars with a robot. Students learn about the planet Mars and the Mars Curiosity rover, and build and program a robotic arm, a telescope and a programmable Mars rover. Prepare for launch!

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., June 19-23
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Science Sleuths (ages 7-14)

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Students will learn about the mysteries of forensics and get an overview of forensic science and crime scene investigation techniques using problem solving, analytical skills and science lab skills. In addition, students will learn about fingerprinting, crime scene protection, trace evidence, fiber analysis, forensic anthropology, the FBI, and more.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 7-10
Mon. – Fri., July 10-14
9:30 am – 12 Noon
Room: 2100B
Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus a $10 material fee at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 11-14
Mon. – Fri., July 10-14
1:00 – 3:30 pm
Room: 2100B
Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus a $10 material fee at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Dinosaur Discovery (ages 5-8)

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Get ready for a wild week and imagine being a dinosaur! Students will learn about the fascinating field of paleontology by studying fossils and building a model of a dinosaur, explore the major groups of dinosaurs, geology, fossilization, the Jurassic period and much more. Students will have fun classifying and making their own rock, mold and cast fossils, and do a dinosaur dig.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $15 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Engineering Exploration! (ages 6-13)

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Students will learn about the roles of engineers, while building and designing projects such as a robotic arm, different types of bridges, a roller coaster, and a flight vehicle to explore various engineering fields including mechanical, robotic, structural/civil and aerospace. Students will learn about science, math, design and engineering concepts through play, and learn how various careers incorporate these concepts.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 6-9
Mon. - Fri., July 31 - August 4
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $15 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., July 31 - August 4
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $15 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Jedi Engineering using LEGO® (ages 5-7)

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The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for your youngest Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1521
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO® (ages 8-11)

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The Force Awakens in this interactive engineering camp for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 1521
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Baskin Girls in Engineering (entering 6th-8th Grades) 

 

 

 

The Cabrillo College Baskin Girls in Engineering summer program is designed for young women entering 6th - 8th grades who want to learn more about the role engineering plays in their lives. Students will engage in hands-on team-based engineering design projects where they will apply their creativity in designing engineering solutions. This program is aimed at nurturing their natural curiosity, building their confidence, and fostering their interest in engineering as a fun, exciting, and rewarding career. In addition, the young women will experience engineering in action during a guided tour of an engineering company on Friday morning.

Families are invited to the end-of-program celebration on Friday at 1:00 pm where the girls will present their design projects.

For scholarship information, please see the Baskin Girls in Engineering web site: www.cabrillo.edu/associations/foundation/news-Baskin-Girls-in-Engineering.php

These camps fill up quickly so register early!

Mon. - Fri., July 31 - August 4
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 810

Register by June 5: $335
Register after June 5: $355

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Mon. - Fri., August 7-11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 810

Register by June 5: $335
Register after June 5: $355

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Girls Rock Robotics! (ages 7-14)

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Students will explore the fascinating world of robotics and related careers, and learn the relevance of robotics in today’s world. Students will build and program a variety of robotic machines such as an animal robot, Segway, Modular Test Vehicle (MTV), robotic arm and more.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 7-10
Mon. - Fri., July 17-21
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 11-14
Mon. - Fri., July 17-21
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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LEGO® WeDo Robotics Adventures (ages 6-10)

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This is an introductory robotics course using the innovative LEGO® WeDo™ robotics system. Students will experiment with design principles, aesthetics, organizational skills, team-playing, & programming, and gain an appreciation for the role of robots in society. Students will have fun building animal robots, transportation robots and other robots.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., July 17-21 (CAMP FULL)
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Mon. - Fri., August 7-11 (NEW SESSION!)
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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LEGO® Mindstorms Robot-Rumble! (ages 6-13)

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Explore the fascinating world of robotics with LEGO® NXT™ and coding by building and programming a sumo wrestling robot. First, students will program a robot to push its opponent out of a sumo arena; then, they will program a robot to compete in a tug-of-war competition with another robot, all-the-while learning how to develop the best winning strategies. Students will practice creativity to add a pusher or robotic arm to increase their chances of winning.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 6-9
Mon. - Fri., June 12-16
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., June 12-16
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Video Game Makers (ages 7-14)

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Students will use a variety of software programs to design and program their own video game, by exploring the arts of planning the game, programming it, and play-testing each other’s games. In addition, students will learn some basic gaming and programming terminology, and practice problem solving and critical thinking skills.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 7-10
Mon. - Fri., June 12-16
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 11-14
Mon. - Fri., June 12-16
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Video Game Design 1.0 (ages 9-12)

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Join Ashkan, a UCSC student pursuing a degree in Computer Science & Video Game Design, for this class held in Cabrillo’s state-of-the-art STEM Center to make the transition from playing video games to designing your own! Students will learn different skills and theories to conceptualize, develop prototypes, create, and tune a single level in one particular genre. In order to ensure that it is accessible to all levels of computer programming expertise, we will be sticking to the side scrolling genre, and helping students to focus on creating experience at their own level of development.

Familiarity with an editing tool like Tiled is recommended but not required.

Two sessions to choose from:

Mon. - Fri., June 26-30
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 829

Register by June 5: $235
Register after June 5: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Mon. - Fri., June 26-30
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 829

Register by June 5: $235
Register after June 5: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj - see bio below

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Video Game Design 1.5 (ages 13-17)

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Get ready to level up with Video Game Design 1.5! Join Ashkan, a UCSC student pursuing a degree in Computer Science & Video Game Design, for this class held in Cabrillo’s state-of-the-art STEM Center. Learn what games like Mario, Megaman, Super Meatboy, and Sonic The Hedgehog all have in common. They are all platformers! Video Game Design 1.5 will take students through the challenging, yet rewarding journey to develop a unique platformer. The class will draw upon the skills learned in Video Game Design 1.0 and teach students new skills in mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics.

Having some proficiency in the software GameMaker by Yoyo Games is highly encouraged, but not essential.

Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 829

Register by June 5: $235
Register after June 5: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj - see bio below

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Interactive Storytelling and Branching Narrative with Twine (ages 13-17)

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Have you ever wished that you could go back in time to change a decision that you made? Have you ever wondered what would have happened if a protagonist of a story would have done something differently? Do you ever, after finishing a book, or a movie, feel like the ending wasn't satisfying; or after being done with a game, feel as if the game didn't take into account your decisions. Join Ashkan, a UCSC student pursuing a degree in Computer Science & Video Game Design, for this class held in Cabrillo’s state-of-the-art STEM Center and learn the techniques and nuances of creating a multi-branched narrative, using Twine, the standard game engine for branching storytelling.

Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 829

Register by June 5: $235
Register after June 5: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj is a student at UCSC pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Video Game Design. He has been a gamer since early childhood and has tutored adults and kids. Intrigued by the science and art behind video games he has studied psychology, engineering, computer programming and game design to understand the psyche of the players. He uses game mechanics as metaphors and video games as the most interactive storytelling medium.

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Zombie Minecraft™ (ages 6-13)

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Have fun building a hut or castle, setting off volcanoes, or sailing and interacting with Vikings, but watch out for those Zombies!! Students will explore and learn a variety of advanced problem-solving skills while using MinecraftEdu and interacting with Zombies.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 6-9 (CAMP FULL)
Mon. - Fri., June 26-30
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 6-9 (NEW SESSION!)
Mon. - Fri., August 7-11
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., June 26-30
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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LEGO® City Designers (ages 5-10)

 

Using LEGO® bricks & specialty pieces, students will become urban planners and mayors by designing and building a city, incorporating as many elements of a real city as possible, including businesses, residences, emergency infrastructure, recreational sections, and more. Students will incorporate forms of transportation and safety, and think about and design the best way to power their city.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., June 19-23
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Minecraft Hacking & Turtle Programming (ages 7-10)

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Using MinecraftEdu, students will learn how to program “turtles” to build bridges and other objects, and explore Redstone programming.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., June 19-23 (CAMP FULL)
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Mon. - Fri., August 7-11 (NEW SESSION!)
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Redstone Design in Minecraft (ages 11-14)

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Redstone is the Minecraft equivalent of electricity. Using MinecraftEdu, students will create their very own inventions, and learn to build a mine track and ride a mine cart using switches and gears to add transportation to a Minecraft world.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., June 19-23
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Girls Rock Computer Programming! (ages 7-14)

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This class is designed for those wanting to explore the fascinating world of computer programming. Students will learn how to program by using a variety of visual programming languages such as Kodu (designed by Microsoft) and Scratch (designed by MIT). Students will learn programming concepts and techniques while programming an interactive story, game or animation.

REGISTER EARLY! These camps are limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 7-10
Mon. - Fri., June 26-30
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 11-14
Mon. - Fri., June 26-30
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Adventures in Computer Programming (ages 6-10)

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Students will have fun learning how to program with Java, a popular language that is used in the real world by professional programmers. In This class is designed for those wanting to explore the fascinating world of computer programming. Students will learn how to program by using a variety of visual programming languages such as Kodu (designed by Microsoft) and Scratch (designed by MIT). Students will learn programming concepts and techniques while programming an interactive story, game or animation.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., July 10-14
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Computer Programming with Java (ages 11-16)

 

Students will have fun learning how to program with Java, a popular language that is used in the real world by professional programmers. In addition, students will learn programming concepts & terminology that are the basis of all programming.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., July 10-14 (CAMP FULL)
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Mon. - Fri., August 7-11 (NEW SESSION!)
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Write Your First App with App Designer (ages 10-14)

 

This is an excellent introduction to computer programming. Students will create apps (miniature programs) for Android devices (phones, tablets, etc.) using MIT App Inventor, a blocks-based programming language. Students will work in teams to develop fun and engaging games and other apps.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., July 17-21
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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3D Printing & Design (ages 10-13)

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Students will explore and learn about the world of 3D printing, including basic safety, the history of 3D printing, current applications of the technology, and skills for 2D vs. 3D design and modeling. Students will learn to use a variety of 2D & 3D modeling software programs, learn how to access a 3D object gallery, experiment with 3D pens, and print a 3D object.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $20 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Explore Computer Building (ages 11-15)

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In this one week camp students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience disassembling and then reassembling a computer. Each student will take apart and re-build a computer system from beginning to end, learning all major and necessary component names and the functions of these components. Students will disassemble the computer to the smallest component, format/erase a disk , load and configure the operating system, and other tasks associated with getting a computer "user ready".

This is an in-depth look at all components of a computer system along with the necessary software. Students will finish the class with the pride and confidence of being able to build their own new computer! Students with an aptitude for discovery and inquiry, and who like hands-on problem solving, will enjoy this full week experience!

Ages 11-13
Mon. - Fri., June 26-30
9:00 am - 12 pm
Room: 1520
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
plus $15 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 13-15
Mon. - Fri., July 10-14
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: 1520
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
plus $15 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Steve Hardin has owned a small computer business (A+ Computer Repair) for over 10 years and has experience teaching different age groups in a variety of settings. He is an instructor in the Cabrillo Construction and Energy Management Department and has taught with CYSI since our first year.

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Digital Art and Fashion Design (ages 6-14)

 

 

Students will learn a variety of digital art programs similar to what a graphic artist would use. Students will paint with watercolors & oils, and draw with pencils, pastels and charcoal --- all on a computer. Students will also share their styles and designs with others, and learn how to design clothes, accessories and even their own clothing label.

REGISTER EARLY! These camps are limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 6-10
Mon. - Fri., July 31-Aug. 4
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $25 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Ages 11-14
Mon. - Fri., July 31-Aug. 4
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $25 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Digital Photography 1: Shooting with Natural & Studio Light (ages 12-15)

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Learn the basics of shooting great photographs with digital cameras. Topics covered will include image composition, getting the correct exposure for shooting outdoors, action shots, as well as working with basic lighting & reflectors. Walks around campus will provide a variety of subjects: landscape photography, florals, fashion, architecture & more. DSLR camera recommended, though cell-phone camera ok. Basic processing and editing of photographs from camera to digital darkroom will also be covered.

Mon. - Fri., July 17-21
9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
plus $10 materials fee at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Alixandra Mullins has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.

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Digital Photography 2: Processing in the Digital Darkroom (ages 12-15)

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Learn the basics of processing your digital photography and advanced image editing with Adobe Photoshop to take your digital photographs to the next level. Short walks around campus with cameras will focus on gathering image elements for photo editing project(s) to done with Photoshop image editing techniques. Students will learn; how to - color correct, process, edit, dodge/burn, make selections & cut-outs, as well as, enhanced layer blending modes, collage, apply special effects to enhance an image and more. Students will also learn where & how to print their photographs on canvas, metal & more.

Students who did not take the Part 1 camp need to bring their own photos on a USB flash drive.

Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
plus $10 materials fee at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Alixandra Mullins has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.

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TAKE BOTH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTES FOR JUST:

Register by June 5: $395
Register after June 5: $425
plus $20 materials fee

 

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Creative Digital Illustration (ages 12-15)

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For students who enjoy drawing & sketching, learn to take your drawings to a whole new level. Turn your sketches into cool graphics that can be printed on t-shirts, hats, bags, stickers, skateboards or even made into repeating patterns for leggings, tapestries & more. Draw your own little characters for storybooks or trading cards. Learn to transform sketchpad drawings & photos into print-ready graphics using Adobe Illustrator.

Students will be able to draw at the camp or may also bring drawings from home. We will take short walks around campus to take photos to incorporate into their illustration imagery. Students learn how to edit their illustrations with colors and strokes, manipulate vector paths, apply colorful gradient effects, and how to incorporate type into their designs for finished artwork. Also covered, where & how to format their files in order to print correctly. Students will be able to set up their own online portfolio storefront and preview how their designs will look on many products in the marketplace.

Bring a USB flash drive to store and take home edited images (8G or larger)

Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 317

Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
plus $10 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Alixandra Mullins has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.

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Design and Fabricate! Sick Stickers and Engraving with Lasers (ages 14-17)

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Convert your drawings, paintings, photography or other designs into cool products like stickers, t-shirts, small objects, and more! Students can take photos and edit with graphic design techniques, create their own original artwork using digital media, or bring in artwork that you've already created. We will use Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator and other digital art technology to expand designs and prepare digital files for fabrication. Finished designs will be printed in Cabrillo' s Fab Lab using the 24 inch Roland vinyl cutter to produce vinyl decals that can be used for windows, vehicles, walls, and other hard surfaces, or even heat transfer decals for a tee shirt - or - finished designs may be produced using the Epilogue laser cutter to engrave small objects. See your ideas come to life!

Students will also set up their own online portfolio or storefront of their completed designs for various graphic arts related products.

Bring a USB flash drive to store and take home edited images (1G or larger)

Mon. - Fri., June 19-23
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
plus $15 materials fee

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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Marco Lucadano is the graphic design and digital photography instructor at Soquel High School where he has been teaching for 8 years. He has experience as a freelance graphic designer and has been teaching for more than 15 years in Santa Cruz County.

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Lights, Camera, FREEZE Stop-Motion! (ages 6-9)

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Students will combine storytelling, set design and videography to create a stop-motion movie using LEGOs, clay or other objects. Students will have fun taking on the role of a movie director to develop a storyboard to direct the production of their story, design and utilize background scenery and props, and gain experience using a USB camera to film their production, edit their movie, and add sound effects or music.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., July 24-28
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $225
Plus $15 material fee payable at registration

Please click on the "Register Online" button below to register your child, or if the camp is full, to add your child's name to the wait list. We encourage parents to add your child to the wait list since we often "build" new camps to accomodate waitlisted students! We will contact those on the waitlist first when new camps are available.

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