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Published on April 29th, 2013 | by NSB Observer

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Summer Camps Offered at Daytona State

Daytona State College has a tradition of offering a variety of educational and entertaining summer camp programs – from softball to robotics – and this year’s schedule is sure to be a big hit with kids age 7 and up.

  • Baseball Showcase, May 11 and June 2, is designed for high school players in grades 10-12. Participants will showcase their talents in front of the Falcon coaching staff in addition to receiving a tour of the facilities and learning more about life with the Falcon baseball program. Cost for each one-day camp is $75. For registration and information, contact Chris Reilly, ReillyC@DaytonaState.edu or (386) 506-3355.
  • The two-day Little Falcon Softball Camp (for ages 7-13, $65) runs June 10-13 and covers all aspects of the fast-pitch game including speed and agility. The skill sessions are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. with pool time from 3 to 4 p.m. Campers will need to bring their own lunch. For older students, a three-day Falcon Softball Camp (for ages 14-18, $175) runs July 24-26. This camp also covers all aspects of the fast-pitch game including speed and agility. Skill sessions are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and  12:30 to 2 p.m., with a live game at the end of the day. Campers need to bring their own lunch. For middle school students, a three-day Falcon Middle School Academy (for ages 11-14, $175) runs Aug. 7-9. This camp also covers all aspects of the fast-pitch game including speed and agility. Skill sessions are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and  12:30 to 2 p.m., with a live game at the end of the day. Campers need to bring their own lunch. Each camp is hosted and staffed by the Daytona State Lady Falcon coaches and players. To register or for more information, call (386) 506-4523.
  • Beginning June 10, the Southeast Museum of Photography will offer Summer Photo Camps (for ages 8-15) where campers will learn a broad spectrum of photo tips and tricks, as well as have the chance to improve their picture-taking skills at any level – no experience is necessary. Three sessions of camps will be held: June 10-13; June 17-20; and June 24-27. Camps run Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for each four-day session is $185. For additional information, call (386) 506-4569 or visit www.smponline.org
  • Volusia County high school students in grades 9, 10 and 11 have the opportunity to participate in free summer camps in programs such as RoboticsInterior DesignMachining and AUTOCAD/Drafting. These four-day camps will be held June 10-13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach. Eligible Volusia County high school students must be in grades 9, 10 or 11, in a standard diploma track and have a teacher recommendation. Limited bus transportation will be provided from identified stops. Students can pick up applications from their school guidance department or their career and technical teacher. For additional information about these free summer camps, contact Heather Burke, BurkeH@DaytonaState.edu or (386) 506-3737.
  • Splashy Summer for Kids is presented by the Daytona State College Aquatics Center and features four sessions of week-long SCUBA Training camps (for ages 12-18) starting June 17. Subsequent camps are scheduled for June 24, July 8 and July 15. Cost for each SCUBA Training camp is $115 per participant. For more information, call (386) 506-4386 or visit www.DaytonaState.edu/Aquatic_Ctr/
  • Daytona State’s School of Emergency Services is co-sponsor of the Volusia County Teen Community Emergency Response Team Camp (for ages 15-18) scheduled for June 24-27 at University High School. Teenagers across the country are learning how to protect themselves, their families and their friends during times of disaster by participating in FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team program. Cost for this four-day camp is $100 per student and includes a t-shirt and supplies for labs. Registrations need to be made by June 1, with payment made to University High School, mailed to University High School Teen CRT Camp, 1000 West Rhode Island Ave., Orange City, Fla. 32763.
  • A four-day All-Skills Volleyball Camp (for ages 8-14, $75) will be held July 8-11 and emphasizes on-court training of the fundamental skills in volleyball. Sessions are committed to skill instruction, as well as competition and the overall team concept. Campers will be grouped according to age and ability to maximize their experience and growth. A five-day Elite Volleyball Camp (for ages 17-18, $50) will be held July 22-26 and emphasizes on-court training of volleyball skills. The camp will seek to enhance campers’ volleyball skills. Campers will receive specific position work as well as competitive team-concept play. Participation is limited to 25 students per camp. For additional information, call (386) 506-3670.
  • Cyber Camp – This free cybersecurity camp will offer students entering grades 9-12 a virtual world of fun and interactive challenges. The camp will focus on teaching beginner and intermediate computer security techniques, including digital forensics, browser security, malware handling, virtualization and much more. The camp runs July 15-17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daytona State’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach. A maximum of 40 students will be selected to participate in the camp, which Daytona State is conducting in conjunction with the Advanced Cybersecurity Education Consortium and the National High School Cyber Defense Competition. Applications are required and must be submitted no later than June 1. For details, contact RossiE@DaytonaState.edu or (386) 506-4163.

With the exception of Volusia County Teen CERT Camp, and summer camps at the Advanced Technology College, camps will be held on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. For more information visit, www.DaytonaState.edu/SummerCamps.

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