Young kid at summer camp 2014

Summer Camps at Chattahoochee Tech will Put Kids in the Drivers’ Seat

(Marietta, Ga. – April 4, 2014) Surviving a deserted island, working as a pit crew to design and build racing vehicles,  or learning to create a video game that will include enemy attacks or race cars, these are all opportunities for elementary and middle school students this summer at Chattahoochee Technical College. In partnership with Engineering for Kids, Chattahoochee Technical College will host Summer Solutions Camps for rising 4th through Rising 9th graders at its Marietta and North Metro Campuses.

“I’m excited about the camps because this is what it’s all about: bridging that gap between the communities we serve and our institution,” said Chattahoochee Technical College Economic Development Technical Programs Coordinator Raushanah Butler.  “With our high schools offering S.T.E.M. Magnet programs and our elementary and middle schools integrating these components into every day curriculum, it is vital that we do our part in insuring that we continue the momentum that has been built up over the school year.”

These one week STEM Enrichment camps will be offered as half day or full day sessions for one week. Full day sessions will run $299 and last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for students to eat the lunch they brought from home. Half day sessions are available from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $195.

From July 14-18, students can attend the Survivor Engineer’s Cove Camp and learn what it is like to be stranded on an abandoned island. Students will join tribes and compete in various engineering related challenges against other tribes to survive and escape the island. This program will be offered during the morning session at the North Metro Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College.

The afternoon session of the camp at the North Metro Campus July 14-18 will include a program on video game design. Video Game Design: Invader Defense will allow students to create their own video game. Whether they are firing marshmallows or missiles, participants build a complete game from start to finish that they can take home and enjoy.

The camp selections from July 28-Aug. 1 will take place at the Marietta Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College. The morning session will include Momentum Madness where students will focus on how fast an object can go without compromising safety. Students in this camp will work with their pit crew to design and build vehicles such as dragsters and hovering levitrons.

The afternoon session of this week-long camp will also have a race theme as students can participate in Video Game Design: Racing Games. Students create their own video games by designing a racetrack , race cars and an environment for the competition. At the end of the camp, students take home a copy of the game they created.

For more information about these camp sessions, visit or call 770-648-5437.

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