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Expanding Horizons Summer Camps

2019 Expanding Horizons a success

Free summer camps give students hands-on training for possible careers

The 2019 Expanding Horizons Career & Technical Education summer camps were held June 17 and Aug. 1.

Partners included: Douglas Education Service District, Oregon National Guard, Phoenix School, Riddle School District, Roseburg Public Schools, Douglas County Partners for Student Success, Umpqua Valley STEAM
Hub, Umpqua Community College, Wolf Creek Job Corps, Winston-Dillard School District, Yoncalla School District, and multiple businesses and industries.

 

The 2019 camps included:

Camps for Middle School students
(For students entering 6th thru 9th grade)

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
June 17-21 at Roseburg High School

Time to get revved up! This five-day camp will introduce students to the exciting automotive technology industry. Students will learn hands-on skills in hand tools, safety, small engine repair, electricity, soldering techniques, and circuit assembly. They will also build a basic circuit electrical board that students make and take home. Industry professionals will assist with classroom tasks and assembly of the electrical boards. Students will be introduced to tuition-free college credits, and Ford, Subaru, and Chrysler factory certifications available during high school courses at RHS.

Drop off at RHS starts at 8:00 am, pick up at RHS starts at 2:00 pm. Transportation will be provided for students in need from their closest elementary school in Roseburg.  For those students in Jo Lane area, it will be Jo Lane for drop off and pick up. Students in Fremont or Fir Grove area can walk to RHS. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. RHS will be hosting the summer meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available free of charge.

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
June 17-21 at Roseburg High School

Ever wonder how ideas become businesses? Learn the process of starting and running a business (or more than one business) from local business owners. Hear about how businesses get startup money, good employees, and loyal customers. This five-day camp will introduce students to the business program at Roseburg High School including possible career paths, college credit opportunities, and chances for extracurricular learning. Students will learn about different business pathways they could follow such as marketing, accounting and finance, leadership, public relations, and small business ownership. A camp project will give students the chance to learn real leadership skills.

Drop off at RHS starts at 8:00 am, pick up at RHS starts at 2:00 pm. Transportation will be provided for students in need from their closest elementary school in Roseburg.  For those students in Jo Lane area, it will be Jo Lane for drop off and pick up. Students in Fremont or Fir Grove area, can walk to RHS. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. RHS will be hosting the summer meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available free of charge.

NASA SPACE EXPLORATION & ROCKETRY
June 17-20 at Coffenberry Middle School in Myrtle Creek

Aim for the stars! In this four-day camp, students will get hands-on experiences with the technology used to explore outer space and our solar system. Activities will introduce students to cosmic exploration through the design, construction, and testing of tools and rockets, based on the application of the Engineering Design Process. NASA NESSP camps seek to inspire young minds toward future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pursuits. Each camp is framed under a mission that entails a journey of understanding through highly engaging activities. Each day contains hours of exciting activities around NASA missions and STEM in general. All camps promote cooperative learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and data collection.

Drop off at Coffenberry MS between 8:00 and 8:30, Pick up at Coffenberry MS between 2:30 and 2:45. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. Coffenberry will be hosting the summer meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available to campers free of charge.

TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTURING
June 17-21 at Roseburg High School

Get hands-on with CTE! This five-day camp will focus on introducing students to the Career Technical Education programs available at RHS. They will also be introduced to college credit opportunities that RHS offers through CTE classes, and students will be exposed to different high-wage, high-demand jobs that are available in our area for individuals who possess skills taught in the RHS CTE programs. Students will be introduced to the basics of wire-feed welding and get hands-on practice using different welding techniques. On the fourth day of camp, students chosen for the welding experience will create a CNC metal cutout to take home.

In woodworking, students will meet the RHS Shopbot, learn about V-Carve design, and try their hand at woodworking create a handcrafted wood project. If students spend their fourth day of camp in the woods area, they will create a CNC cutout to take home.

This camp will also introduce CAD programs for designing a functional mechanical piece, as well as manufacturing prototypes with the 3D printers. Students may have the option to create their own prototype piece to take home.

Drop off at RHS starts at 8:00 am, pick up at RHS starts at 2:00 pm.  Transportation will be provided for students in need from their closest elementary school in Roseburg.  For those students in Jo Lane area, it will be Jo Lane for drop off and pick up. Students in Fremont or Fir Grove area, can walk to RHS. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. RHS will be hosting the summer meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available free of charge.

EXPLORING THE TRADES
June 24-28 at Winston Middle School
July 8-11 at Phoenix School in Roseburg

The trades need you! This four-day camp will introduce students to a variety of skills needed for careers in trades such as concrete design and pouring, road and highway construction, plumbing and woods-based construction. Students will participate in project design and production building. They will also be introduced to college credit opportunities that Phoenix and local high schools offer for the Career Technical Education classes, and students will be exposed to different high-wage, high-demand jobs that are available in our area for individuals who possess skills taught in local CTE programs.

Winston: Drop off at Winston MS between 8:00 and 8:30, Pick up at Winston MS between 2:30 and 2:45. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. Winston will be hosting the summer meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available to campers free of charge.

Phoenix: Drop off at Phoenix between 8:00 and 8:30, Pick up at Phoenix between 2:30 and 2:45. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. Phoenix will be hosting the summer meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available to campers free of charge.

NATURAL RESOURCES
July 22-25 at Phoenix School in Roseburg

Going wild for nature! This four-day camp will introduce students to a variety of skills needed for careers in natural science. Campers will develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the natural world around them. Participants will learn from US Forest Service and BLM professionals as well as from youth mentors. Campers will explore concepts in watersheds, botany, wildlife management, and forestry to name a few. Fun crafts and games will be used to help foster relationships and encourage positive youth development.

Drop off at Phoenix between 8:00 and 8:30, Pick up at Phoenix between 2:30 and 2:45. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. Phoenix will be hosting the summer meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available to campers free of charge.

DRAFTING AND PRODUCTION DESIGN
July 29-August 1 at Riddle High School   

Dream it and create it! This four-day camp will introduce students to the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing tools and skills including Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting, laser cutting and engraving and 3D printing. Students will gain hands-on experience and produce a 3D “dog tag” to bring home. They will also be introduced to college credit opportunities that Phoenix and local high schools offer for the Career Technical Education classes, and students will be exposed to different high-wage, high-demand jobs that are available in our area.

Drop off at Riddle High between 8:00 and 8:30, Pick up at Riddle High between 2:30 and 2:45. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. Riddle will be hosting the summer meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available to campers free of charge.

Camps For High School Students
(For students entering 9th thru 12th grade)

EMERGENCY MEDICINE EXPLORATION (Early-bird registration for this camp only open from May 1 to May 19 at midnight. Register for this camp within this time frame and receive a T-shirt!) 9th-10th-grade camp dates are June 17 and 18, and June 21 for the celebration day; 11th- and 12th-grade dates are June 19 and 20, with June 21 for the celebration day, at the National Guard Armory Roseburg.

Step into the Emergency Medicine field! Students participating will achieve a certification in CPR/First Aid and learn and be able to apply trauma assessment. Students will learn how to communicate with patients in a trauma situation and with emergency medical professionals.
Students will use virtual reality, zSpace, in a classroom setting to learn about anatomy and physiology. Students will gain knowledge about different traumas that they will experience in the scenario. This is a unique partnership between Douglas Education Service District’s Melody Cornish, regional CTE coordinator, and the Oregon Army National Guard’s Cpl. John Bay II, career coordinator.

Camp Days 6/17-6/20: Drop off at Armory M-Th between 8:00-8:30, Pick up at Armory M-Th 5:00 pm. Celebration Day 6/21: Friday all campers arrive at the Armory between 11:30-12:00. Departure 3:00 pm. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. Lunch will be available to campers free of charge.

IMPORTANT! Required documents below:

This release must either accompany the child on the first day of camp or be on file prior to camp. Students will not be allowed to participate without it.

This trauma scenario document about being exposed to life-like injuries and traumas must be read by participants and their families prior to camp participation.

EXPLORING MEDICAL CAREERS
June 24-27 at Phoenix School in Roseburg

Scope out medical professions! This four-day camp will give students a chance to explore various medical careers, including some they may not have considered before (such as air-flight medic and medical examiner). Professionals in each field will share their pathway to each career (including schooling, opportunities available, and necessary training), and will share what “a day in the life” is like in their chosen profession. Students will have the opportunity to make connections with these professionals and have any of their questions answered. Daily trips from Phoenix into the field will give students the chance to observe some of these professions firsthand.

Drop off at Phoenix between 8:00 and 8:30, Pick up at Phoenix between 2:30 and 2:45. Please indicate in registration form if you need transportation. Phoenix will be hosting the summer meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available to campers free of charge.