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Middle School Summer Camps

Expanding Horizons Career & Technical Education FREE Middle School Summer Camps

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

Expanding Horizons Career & Technical Education summer camps will be offering Douglas County middle school students the chance to explore various career paths. Experiences this year will focus on such topics as technology, drafting, natural resources and rocketry. All camps are also being supported by the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub.

Camps be held at multiple locations throughout the county. All camps are free, with breakfast and lunch provided for most. Transportation options are also available for several camps, which are each one week long. Students entering sixth-grade, seventh-grade, eighth-grade and ninth-grade are invited to participate.

Camps for middle school students include: Business Leadership, June 18-22 at Roseburg High School; Exploring the Trades, July 9-13 at Yoncalla Middle/High School, and July 16-19 at Phoenix School in Roseburg; Technology and Manufacturing, June 18-22 at Roseburg High School; Natural Resources, July 16-19 at Phoenix School; Drafting and Production Design, *July 9-12 at Riddle High School (*note date change from June 25-28); Space Exploration & Rocketry (sponsored in partnership with NASA and Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline), July 9-12 at Cobb School; and July 23-26 at Yoncalla Elementary School.

Partners include Douglas Education Service District, Roseburg Public Schools, Phoenix School, Umpqua Community College, Riddle School District, Yoncalla School District, Cobb School and multiple businesses and industries.

To register for the camps, you can click here.

See below for details on each camp:

Business Leadership

8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., June 18-22 at Roseburg High School

This five day camp will introduce incoming freshman 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 including marketing, accounting and finance, leadership, public relations, and small business ownership.

To register for this camp, you can click here.

Technology and Manufacturing

8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., June 18-22 at Roseburg High School

This five day camp will focus on introducing incoming freshmen to the Career Technical Education programs available at RHS. They will also be introduced to college credit opportunities that RHS offers for the 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.

To register for this camp, you can click here.

Drafting and Production Design

8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., *July 9-12 at Riddle High School (*note date change from June 25-28)

This four day camp will focus on introducing middle school students to the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing tools and skills including Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting, laser cutting and engraving and 3-D 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 for individuals who possess skills taught in the RHS CTE programs.

To register for this camp, you can click here.

Exploring the Trades

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., July 16-19 at Phoenix School in Roseburg

This four day camp will focus on introducing middle school 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.

To register for this camp, you can click here.

Exploring the Trades

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., July 9-13 at Yoncalla Middle/High School

This four day camp will focus on introducing middle school 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.

To register for this camp, you can click here.

Space Exploration & Rocketry

9 a.m. – 3 p.m., July 9-12 at Cobb School

The main goal of our camps is 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 programmed in a four day program. Each day contains hours of exciting activities around NASA missions and STEM in general. All camps promote cooperative learning, problem solving, critical thinking, data collection, and hands-on experiences.

To register for this camp, you can click here.

Natural Resources

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., July 16-19 at Phoenix School

This four day camp will focus on introducing middle school students to a variety of skills needed for careers 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. Fun to be had for all!

To register for this camp, you can click here.

Space Exploration & Rocketry

9 a.m. – 3 p.m., July 23-26 at Yoncalla Elementary School

The main goal of our camps is 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 programmed in a four day program. Each day contains hours of exciting activities around NASA missions and STEM in general. All camps promote cooperative learning, problem solving, critical thinking, data collection, and hands-on experiences.

To register for this camp, you can click here.