Summer Camp enrollment process:
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Columbia Basin College
Mail Stop W -1
2600 North 20th Ave Pasco, WA 99301
• Instructors: Cala Truitt & Jason Ruud
• Location: G Building
• Time: 9 AM-11 AM, Monday-Thursday
• Date: Grades 3-6, July 6-9
Grades 7-12, July 13-16
• Number of Participants: Minimum 15
•Summary of Camp: This week participants will learn basics of weight training, speed and agility, functional training, and motivation strategies in the fitness setting. Flexibility and nutritional concepts will also be covered. Columbia Basin College Fitness Center instructors will start each day with a brief presentation on these workout strategies. Hawk Quest participants will then be led through workshops that will focus on applying concepts learned during the presentation.
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•Time: 8am – 12pm
•Date: 7/ 14 – 16
•Number of Participants: 30 Students (9 – 10 grades)
•Summary of Camp: EXPLORATION will provide students with a fun, interactive sample of the Columbia Basin College experience. The four-hour a day, three-day camp will include learning opportunities and group activities designed to excite students about college. Students will select three courses from five sample course offerings. During the three days of the camp, students will attend each of these three, 50-minute courses as if they were college students. Courses will involve students and focus on active, hands-on learning with limited lecturing. All three days will begin with a group activity: a visit to our planetarium, participation in a Ropes Course, and an academic scavenger hunt.
•Instructor: Tracey Walker & Michael Lee
•Location: P 201 & P 202
•Time: 9am – 12pm
•Date: June 22 - 26
•Number of Participants: 30 (Middle School)
•Summary of Camp: Students will spend a week exploring creative outlets, both in writing and art. The purpose of this summer camp is to help students develop an understanding, appreciation, and interest in creative writing (poetry and fiction) and in reading literature, as well as give students a basic understanding of the two-dimensional arts as a whole.
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•Instructor: Mark Taff
•Time: 9:00am -12:00pm
•Number of Participants: 25 (Ages 11 - 14)
•Summary of Camp: This camp is designed to introduce middle school students to the basic concepts of biological anthropology. Students will be introduced to the concept of genes and genetic functions, be given an overview of different kinds of living primates, compare primate skeletons, and look at many of the fossils associated with Homo sapiens. This is a hands-on, interactive camp where students will have the opportunity through exercises and physical specimens to see what biological anthropologists do.
•Instructors: John Bleazard, Kerrin Bleazard, Benjamin Hale, Dawn Alford, Chris Mitchell, Phil Ponn, and planetarium/observatory staff.
•Location: CCTE Building
•Time: 1pm -4:30pm
•Date: June 22-26, 2015
•Number of Participants: 25 (Girls 8 - 12)
•Summary of Camp: Students will rotate through a variety of different non-traditional programs, encouraging young women to consider careers such as welding, automotive technology, agriculture, nuclear technology, machining, and astronomy.
•Instructor: James (Jim) Wutzke
•Location: Gjerde Center Stage (Thursday, June 25th will be at an alternative space.)
•Time: 12pm - 4:00 pm
•Date: 6/22 through 6/26
•Number of Participants: 20 (Ages 10 - 18)
•Summary of Camp: Participants will uncover the magical world of moving scenery. They will learn principles of identifying and handling scenery. Teamwork and group dynamics will be explored. Each day, participants will practice the stagehand discipline. Each day will have a specific goal. Friday, June 26th will be an exposition of participant work. Family and friends are invited to view moving scenery magic created by the participants.
•Instructor: Dr. Bryant Smith
•Location: Gjerde Center/P Bldg
•Time: 9am - 5pm
•Date: July 27 - 31
•Number of Participants: Minimum 15 (High School)
•Summary of Camp: The Columbia Basin College Band Camp is a place for high school band students to enjoy learning and performing concert music together. During the week-long camp, students will be tutored in sections by staff and faculty members, have the opportunity to enjoy music performed by other high school musicians, rehearse great band literature, and perform in a public concert with a concert band. This will also be a great opportunity to get to know other high school musicians in the region.
•Instructor: Tym O’Brien, Debbie Wolf, Melissa DeHaan, and Josh Bee
•Date: Girls Coding Camp: July 20-23 (Middle School)
Boys Coding Camp: July 27-30 (Middle School)
•Number of Participants: Girls Coding Camp: 20 Boys Coding Camp: 20
•Summary of Camp: Motivated middle grade school students work together in groups to create an Android app on a tablet. Both coding camps are fun and they help students to collaboratively and creatively design and develop a useful app.
Students who have been exposed to App Inventor will be able to advance their skills using new App Inventor components.
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•Instructor: Noriko Ryder
•Time:1:00-3:00 PM (Elementary & Middle School) 1:00 - 4:00pm (High School)
•Date: 6/23-25 for Elementary Students
6/30-7/2 for Middle School Students
7/7-7/9 for High School Students
•Number of Participants:15 - 25
•Summary of Camp: This camp is designed to teach Japanese phrases, characters, and culture through fun and interactive methods. Introduction to the Japanese Language including speaking, Japanese culture including geography, customs, daily life, and heritage, and hands on experience in Japanese arts.
•Instructor: Paige Wyatt
•Location: N Building
•Date: June 29-July 3, 2015
•Number of Participants: 16 girls, must be going into Algebra as a minimal math level.
•Summary of Camp: The girls will be introduced to Computer Aided Drafting and 3D Printing. They will have the opportunity to design and create objects to take home. Projects will be custom designed by them. The goal of the camp is to encourage girls to consider a technical career. The camp will use 3D printers as a means to facilitate confidence in a lab environment.
•Instructor: Erin Steinert
•Time: 1- 5pm
•Date: Grades 1 & 2 July 13 – 17
Grades 3, 4 & 5 July 20 – 24
•Number of Participants: 15 per camp
•Summary of Camp: This year, the Bechtel National Planetarium will be hosting TWO summer camp opportunities for elementary students! July 13-17 will be open to students entering grades 1-2, and will explore the fascinating world of color, light, and optics. Like last summer, July 20-24 will be open to students entering grades 3-5, and will focus on topics in astronomy and physics. Camps will be held from 1pm-5pm each day, and the cost is $50 per student
•Instructor: Aaron Donaldson & Kori Thornburg
•Time: 9am - 3:30pm
•Date: July 27 - 31
•Number of Participants: 20 (High School)
•Summary of Camp: The camp will offer debate instruction to students focused on introducing them to the world of competitive forensics. The goal is to offer a “novice” and “advanced” components of the camp but the activities planned for this year will offer content that should be accessible and useful to all. The purpose of the camp is to increase interest in competitive forensics among young people in the Tri-Cities & to prepare high school students for their upcoming fall season at CBC.
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