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Soar with summer CTE/STEAM!

Programs set for Umpqua Valley Expanding Horizons CTE Summer Camps

Dates have been set for Umpqua Valley Expanding Horizons Summer Camps! Douglas County middle school and high school students who enroll will be immersed in activities that align with Career & Technical Education programs of study in our high schools and at Umpqua Community College.

We’re spreading the word throughout May as part of our campaign to celebrate STEAM Month in Douglas County #STEMWeekOregon.

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All camps include a career skills component developed in partnership with Umpqua Training and Employment. Each also features post-high school education in partnership with UCC. All camps are free and open to students across Douglas County, except for the AHEC High School Academy Camp, high school academy camp, open to students already participating in the Bright Works after-school programs or classes. They are funded through a two-year grant distributed by the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub.

These are dynamic, multi-faceted opportunities for local students to get current information about and hands-on experience in the skills needed in fields with steady job growth. As such, they align with the mission of Douglas County Partners for Student Success #DCEdMatters.

Here are details for camps offered through the following organizers. Registration information appears at the bottom of the article.

ROSEBURG HIGH SCHOOL

Two Manufacturing Summer Camps are planned at Roseburg High. One is for middle school students and one is for high schoolers. Both last a week each and both divide students into three groups – welding, woods and drafting.

Middle School Camp, June 13-17

Classes are 8 a.m. to noon. Up to 60 students can be accepted. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Transportation will be provided from all elementary schools except Fir Grove, also from Rose School and Joseph Lane Middle School. (Transportation is for middle school students only.)

Day 1: Students will be divided into groups and will spend the first day going over what to expect during summer camp, what related classes are offered in the area and about high-wage jobs in the area. High school students will talk to the middle school students about their projects or internships with industry partners. Hands-on safety lessons will then be followed by starting the lessons for welding, woods or drafting.

Days 2 and 3: Students will go into the next two rotations and do safety lessons for those areas.

Day 4: Each student will go into the chosen main area of focus and will create a project to take home.

Day 5: Students will tour the UCC campus, meet with CTE staff and participate in a workforce/pre-employment skill training and career planning with UTE staff.

High School Camp (Advanced manufacturing) June 13-17, showcasing projects at Douglas County Fair

 Classes are from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Lunch is available. Up to 30 students can be accepted. Some of the advanced students will be chosen to help with the middle school camp. Advanced students also will work on a project they will then showcase at the Douglas County Fair, held Aug. 9-13.

Day 1: Students will be divided into groups and will spend the first day going over what to expect during summer camp, what related classes are offered in the area and about high-wage jobs in the area. High school students will talk to the middle school students about their projects or internships with industry partners. Hands-on safety lessons will then be followed by starting the lessons for welding, woods or drafting.

Days 2 and 3: Students will go into the next two rotations and do safety lessons for those areas.

Day 4: Each student will go into the chosen main area of focus and will create a project to take home.

Day 5: Students who are helping with the middle school class take part in the 8 a.m. to noon field trip to UCC. They will then join the rest of the high school students during the afternoon camp session in preparing projects to take to the fair in August.

Area Health Education Center of Southwest Oregon

AHEC is organizing a middle school camp and a high school camp at Umpqua Community College, open to students in general. The high school camp will include a three-day, two-night field trip to Portland. A high school academy camp, open to students already participating in the Bright Works after-school programs or classes, will be held at a location to be announced and will involve a three-day, two-night field trip to Portland.

Middle School MedChamps SummerCamp, June 27 to July 1

Classes are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are open to middle school students from sixth through eighth grades. Up to 30 students can be accepted. Classes will give students an opportunity to learn about a variety of careers in the health care industry and will include hands-on and team-building. Parents are responsible for arranging transportation to and from camp. Lunch will be provided daily.

High School Medical Exploration Camp, July 18-22 and July 25-29

Classes are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are open to high school students from ninth through 12th grades. Lunch is provided daily. Up to 20 students can be accepted. Classes will present career pathway information, provide hands-on experiences in skills and explore rural health care and various medical careers. Students also will get a chance to view post-secondary medical education programs. The camp will include a three-day, two-night field trip to Portland to explore several Oregon universities, Oregon Health & Science University and the National College of Natural Medicine. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from camp activities, excluding the overnight trip to Portland.

High School Bright Works Academy Camp, July 25 to Aug. 5  

Classes are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are designed for students entering grades 11 through 12 who are already participating in the Bright Works after-school programs or classes. (2016 graduates will also be considered.) Lunch is provided daily. The camp is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the health care industry. They will be placed part of the time in a job shadow with a local health care provider. Topics will include critical health care skills, preparing for college and beyond, mock interviews, scenarios based on patient care and team-building exercises. The academy will also provide students with a four-day job-shadow opportunity in the health care industry. There will be a three-day, two-night field trip to Portland to explore Oregon Health & Science University and its programs. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from job shadow sites and camp activities, excluding the overnight trip to Portland.

DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL

Two Manufacturing Camps are planned at Douglas High, one for middle school students and one for high schoolers. The middle school camp lasts one week; the high school camp lasts two weeks. All students will be introduced to the basics of welding and get hands-on practice using different welding techniques. Middle school and high school students will receive instruction on safety and manufacturing. High school students will be introduced to CAD (computer-aided design) programs and will use it to design an item to create. In addition, students will take part in a field trip to UCC and explore the campus. They’ll get an opportunity to meet UCC CTE staff and participate in career-planning activities.

Middle School Manufacturing Summer Camp, June 13-17

Classes are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an hour for lunch and a half-hour of recreation time. Up to 15 students can be accepted. Students will learn the skills and art of welding. Students will be provided with safety instruction, learn how to use a cutting torch and an angle head grinder. They will also learn how to use a mig welder and create an art project.

High School Manufacturing Summer Camp, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1

Classes are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an hour for lunch and a half-hour of recreation time. Up to 20 students can be accepted. Students will learn the skills and art of welding. They will learn how to ujse a variety of welding tools, such as a mig welder and cutting torch, and will create two projects. They will also be introduced to Auto CAD.

PHOENIX CHARTER SCHOOL

Two camps are planned for middle school students and one for high school students at Phoenix Charter School. An Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing program will be for middle school students, as will Explore the Trades Camp. All camps emphasize jobsite safety, personal responsibility, teamwork and hazard recognition.

Middle School Exploring the Trades Camp, July 18-22

Breakfast is served at 8 a.m., with morning workshops starting at 8:30 a.m. There is a half-hour for lunch, followed by afternoon workshops and check-out between 3 and 3 p.m. The camp provides middle school students with the opportunity to learn about careers in trades such as concrete design and pouring, road and highway construction, plumbing and carpentry. There will be a guest speaker from the Oregon Department of Transportation and a field trip to UCC and Wolf Creek Job Corps to learn about pre-apprentice programs there.

Middle School Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing, July 25-29

Breakfast is served at 8 a.m., with morning workshops starting at 8:30 a.m. There is a half-hour for lunch, followed by afternoon workshops and check-out between 3 and 3 p.m. Students will be introduced to skills such as Computer Aided Design drafting, laser cutting and engraving and 3-D printing. Activities include vinyl cutter sticker creation, designing a functional mechanical piece and creating manufactured prototypes with the 3-D printers.

High School Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing, July 11-15 and July 18-22

Breakfast is served at 8 a.m., with morning workshops starting at 8:30 a.m. There is a half-hour for lunch, followed by afternoon workshops and check-out between 3 and 3 p.m. Activities include designing a camp logo and developing a sticker for the camp, soldering, converting 3-D models to robots and being introduced to drone technology.

 OSU Engineering Exploration and College to Career Planning Camp, July 11-15 and July 18-22

Camps are for middle school students and will be held in two locations – Myrtle Creek Elementary School’s intermediate building, from July 11 to 15, and Yoncalla Middle/High School from July 18 to 22. Lunch is served at both sites and transportation is available. Classes are from 9 a.m. to noon, with an hour break for lunch and physical activities. Afternoon sessions are from 1 to 4 p.m.

Day 1: Ice breakers and team building, careers in engineering and the engineering process, UCC campus tour, career exploration field trip at a location to be determined.

Day 2: Careers in science, catapult design and construction, UCC technical training programs, career exploration field trip at a location to be determined.

Day 3: College myths, pathways to higher education, inventor careers, oil spill cleanup and super-absorbent polymers, wave power generator, career exploration field trip at a location to be determined.

Day 4: Career exploration and reflection, developing a plan for high school and college, gel beads, introduction to business plan development and commercialization, career exploration field trip at a location to be determined.

Day 5: Solar car engineering, refine solar car design practice challenge, student-parent solar car challenge, students present career aspirations and education plan to parents.

Registration forms are available at http://goo.gl/forms/kjlnofcbyt.  For more information, contact Gwen Soderberg-Chase at umpquavalleysteamhub@gmail.com, or call 541-784-8622.

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