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Summer Camps

Summer Camps at FVTC

Hands-on summer camp options for middle school and high school students. We offer a variety of high-tech, engaging summer camp options for middle school and high school students, all at a reasonable cost.

All 2017 summer camps are now closed. Thank you to everyone who attended! Information about the exciting camps being offered in 2018 will be available in February.

2017 Summer Camps - Listed Alphabetically

Construction Skills

Learn all about residential construction, electricity, wood manufacturing and construction management in this hands-on camp. Gain basic skills in wood framing techniques, installation of electrical devices, use of electricity and safety techniques. You’ll use CNC machines, hand and portable power tools, and AutoCAD to make windows, doors, moldings, and architectural components. Finally, learn how to develop a material list, determine cost and estimate a construction project.

Cop Camp

In Cop Camp you will have the chance to make a traffic stop, be a part of a SWAT Team and ride-a-long on our Emergency Vehicle Operations course.  You will also have an opportunity to tour a local police department, meet real police officers and have a whole lot of fun. If you're curious about being a police officer, or just looking for a fun, action-packed camp, Cop Camp is for you!

 

Drag Racer Timing Camp

Did you ever wonder how to create the system to time and start a drag race? In the drag racer camp, you will set up a drag strip, install sensors and controls, and help create computerized software to calculate attributes of each run. You will also help create a visual display showing the statistics of each drag race. And the best part: we will drag race each other using electrically operated drag cars made from 7" or 9" electric angle grinders.

Electric Guitar Building

Build your own electric guitar! Students will learn about scale length, basic passive electronics and more, and then apply it all to create their own, Fender-style guitar. Create a custom headstock and sculpt the body for a truly one-of-a-kind guitar. Learn how to install and level the frets, arrange and solder the pickups, volume and tone controls, and set up the string action and intonation.

Exploring Information Technology

Take part in hands-on activities in various areas of Information Technology. This will include Computer Security using a Rubber Ducky, Sphero programming, application development and more.

Exploring Information Technology (For Girls)

Girls will take part in hands-on activities in various areas of Information Technology including web development, programming and information security.

Fun with Plants & Landscaping

Dig up some dirt! Make a hypertufa planter, visit the rose garden, go on a plant scavenger hunt, set up an irrigation system and drive a zero turn mower/mini excavator. Learn all about careers in horticulture and landscaping.

Girls In The Shop

Explore and learn about welding and metal fabrication. Design and construct a metal working project that you can keep. Field trips to local manufacturers, highlighting the women in manufacturing, will round out the week-long camp. Sponsored in part by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation.

GirlTech

Participate in hands-on activities with computers, welding, science and much more, all taught by professional women. Registration fee includes a camp t-shirt, daily snacks and take-home projects.

Introduction to Healthcare

Explore a variety of skills performed by various healthcare professionals. Participate in hands-on experiences, including learning about basic nursing and EMS assessments, how to take vital signs, practicing first aid skills and an introduction to a healthcare simulator. 

Japanese

Practice Japanese language through intuitive, interactive and visually engaging activities. The camp effectively utilizes technology to accelerate language learning. Interact with a native speaking language instructor. Learn culture and language. Accommodates various beginning language levels.

Jewelry Design

Design and fabricate your own custom jewelry pieces. Use both traditional hand tools and the high-tech equipment available in the Fab Lab to fabricate your own jewelry. Students will learn about soldering, graphic design, 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, prototyping, and so much more.

Kids' Passport to the World: German, Italian and Spanish

Explore the world by learning three languages and cultures: German, Italian and Spanish. Multilingual FVTC World Language instructor Dr. Maria Carone invites you to learn some of the very basics of the three languages through fun games and interactive activities.

Metal Form & Fusion

Explore the design, forming and welding of metal. Produce a metal project that you can take home with you. Field trips to local metal manufacturing facilities and exposure to these careers will complete the camp experience. Sponsored in part by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation.

Scholarships available. Please contact Carmen Adams, 920-735-5782 or adamsc@fvtc.edu, for a request form.

Free transportation available from Appleton campus to AMTC – Oshkosh daily.  Please contact Carmen Adams for information and scheduling.

Power of Manufacturing

Participants will design and construct a metal working project that they will keep. Learn about computer-aided design, welding, CNC operations & much more. Field trips to local manufacturing facilities and exposure to these careers will complete the camp experience. Sponsored in part by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation.

Professional Baking

Learn about different bakery and baking techniques in this hands-on culinary course taught by up-and-coming chefs! Your registration includes substantial sampling every day.

Professional Cooking

Learn about different foods and cooking techniques in this hands-on culinary course taught by up-and-coming chefs! Your registration includes substantial sampling every day.

Public Safety Camps | in Partnership with UW-Oshkosh

Camps are offered in partnership with UW-Oshkosh. Located at the FVTC Public Safety Training Center, W6400 County Road BB, Appleton.

CSI Adventure Academy
Explore CSI Footwear Impressions
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Discovery Firefighting: Basic Academy
Discovery Firefighting: Advanced Academy
Discovery Firefighting: Middle School Academy
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Small Engine Maintenance & Repair - Adult & Child

Learn how to maintain and repair small two and four stroke engines used on today's outdoor power equipment. Bring in your lawn mower or other small engine equipment that you and your son or daughter can work on together. We will learn how to sharpen and balance blades, complete oil changes and tune up your engines.

Transportation: A Spoke in the Wheel

Explore the many opportunities in the transportation industry, including automotive and collision repair, diesel and truck driving.

For More Information:

Jennifer Fuerst
Coordinator K-12 Partnerships
920-560-1439  | fuerst@fvtc.edu