Surry Community offering variety of summer camps


Staff Report



DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering several summer camps for children of various ages starting in June and July on the college’s campus at 630 S. Main St., Dobson.

For children ages 10 through 15 who like Ironman, Transformers, or the loveable mechanical sidekicks in Star Wars, attending SCC’s Robotics Camp may be a great way to stay entertained in the summer and spark an interest in electronics engineering.

Campers will participate in fun and engaging hands-on projects and group activities, and will each build their own robot using soldering irons and other tools commonly used in robotics. On the last day of class, participants will leave with the robot they built, a camp T-shirt, and newly-acquired engineering skills. Female participants will attend camp on June 27 and 28, while male participants will attend June 29 and 30. The camp will be held each day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A fee of $35 is required and covers the cost of all materials. The deadline to register is June 13. For questions and registration, contact Kasey Martin at 336-386-3468 or martinkr@surry.edu.

Surry will also hold Art Camp for children ages 8 through 15, July 18-21 from 8 to 11 a.m. Budding artists will spend the week unleashing their creative sides as they create projects that enhance their painting and drawing skills. Each day participants will make a new project, all of which will be displayed on the last day of camp during the art show for family and friends. A fee of $75 is required and covers the cost of all materials, a camp T-shirt, and a daily snack. The deadline to register is July 3. For questions and registration, contact Kasey Martin at 336-386-3468 or martinkr@surry.edu.

Children ages 8 through 14 with an interest in learning a musical instrument, singing or dancing will find a world of fun in the Surry Old Time and Traditional Music Camp held July 24-28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp participants will embark on a week-long journey exploring Surry County’s old-time music heritage as they learn the basic playing techniques of the fiddle, banjo, guitar or mandolin, as well as how to sing songs in the traditional American, old-time, and country genres. Students may also receive instruction in square dancing. The week of exciting, immersive lessons will culminate in a performance on the final day. A fee of $50 is required and covers the cost of instrument rental and a camp T-shirt. The deadline to register is July 10. For questions and registration, contact Sonnie Hardy at 336-386-3229 or hardysc@surry.edu.

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