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Sunday, March 31, 2019

ADVANCED ROBOTICS CAMP

WHO: students with previous robotics experience

WHAT: Campers will learn advanced programming skills with LEGO Mindstorm EV3 and VEX robots.

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 22-26

WHERE: A Time For Science Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave.

COST: $150

REGISTRATION: visit www.atimeforscience.org

CONTACT: 364-2862 or email emily@atimeforscience.org

 

ADVENTURE STEM LEGO – PLAY WELL

WHO: kindergarten and first grade

WHAT: Campers will use LEGO parts to build engineer-designed projects.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon June 17-21

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $150

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

AMERICAN GIRL HISTORY CAMP

WHO: ages 4-12

WHAT: Campers will explore different time periods through characters from American Girl books. Camp will include crafts, foods and games.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 17-20 (extended care available for a fee)

WHERE: Creative Arts Kids, 1912 E. Fire Tower Road

COST: $75

REGISTRATION: at Creative Arts Kids or online www.creativeartskids.com

CONTACT: 756-6899

 

BAKING EXTRAVAGANZA

WHO: kindergarten-fourth grade

WHAT: Campers will learn how to make different types of bread, cookies muffins, biscuits and pizza.

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. July 22-26

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $160

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

BRAIN EXPLORERS CAMP

WHO: ages 6-15

WHAT: Activities will include making models of the brain, nervous system, and neurons. The student will also perform a neurotransmission dance with percussion sound effects.

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. June 24-28

WHERE: Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C.

COST: $75 for members and $85 for others

REGISTRATION: Register at Arts of the Pamlico, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C.

CONTACT: Call 946-2504 or visit artsofthepamlico.org

 

BRIGHT BRAINS – BIBLIOMANIA: READING AND PROJECTS GALORE!

WHO: rising third through sixth graders

WHAT: Camp is geared toward engaging readers in finding excitement by exploring literature and creating projects.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-noon July 8-11

WHERE: Eastern Elementary School

COST: $100

REGISTRATION: at Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation office, 4561 County Home Road or visit brightbrainsllc.weebly.com. Deadline is June 10.

CONTACT: Call 902-1975 or email brightbrainsllc@gmail.com

 

BRIGHT BRAINS – BRAIN BOOSTERS, BREAKOUTS, AND A BIG ESCAPE, OH MY!

WHO: rising third through sixth graders

WHAT: Campers will explore a variety of puzzles, problems and pursuits designed to perfect logical thinking strategies and skills. Campers will be challenged to break out of an escape room.

WHEN/WHERE: 12:30-4 p.m. June 24-27 at W.H. Robinson Elementary School or July 8-11 at Eastern Elementary School

COST: $100 (discount if also registered for morning session)

REGISTRATION: at Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation office, 4561 County Home Road, or visit brightbrainsllc.weebly.com. Deadline is June 10.

CONTACT: Call 902-1975 or email brightbrainsllc@gmail.com

 

BRIGHT BRAINS – CINEMA SUMMER

WHO: rising third through sixth graders

WHAT: Camper will learn new techniques for making movies and will try claymation, photographic and live-action movies

WHEN/WHERE: 8:30 a.m.-noon June 24-27 at W.H. Robinson Elementary School

COST: $100

REGISTRATION: at Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation office, 4561 County Home Road, or visit brightbrainsllc.weebly.com. Deadline is June 10.

CONTACT: Call 902-1975 or email brightbrainsllc@gmail.com

 

BRIGHT BRAINS – LIGHTS! CAMERAS! ACTION!

WHO: sixth-eighth graders

WHAT: Camp will explore various film-making techniques, writing, technology and teamwork to develop storytelling skills.

WHEN/WHERE: 1-4 p.m. June 24-27 at W.H. Robinson Elementary or July 8-11 at Eastern Elementary

COST: $100

REGISTRATION: at Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation office, 4561 County Home Road, or visit brightbrainsllc.weebly.com.

CONTACT: Call 902-1975 or email brightbrainsllc@gmail.com

 

BRIGHT BRAINS – PUZZLE MANIA

WHO: sixth-eighth graders

WHAT: Campers will explore a variety of puzzles, problems and pursuits designed to perfect logical thinking strategies and skills. Campers will be challenged to break out of an escape room.

WHEN/WHERE: 8:30 a.m.-noon. June 24-27 at W.H. Robinson Elementary School or July 8-11 at Eastern Elementary School

COST: $100

REGISTRATION: at Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation office, 4561 County Home Road, or visit brightbrainsllc.weebly.com.

CONTACT: Call 902-1975 or email brightbrainsllc@gmail.com

 

BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES

WHO: prekindergarten-second grade

WHAT: Campers will catch and observe bugs and butterflies and create insect-inspired crafts.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon July 29-Aug. 2

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $160

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

CLOVERBUD COOKING CAMP

WHO: ages 5-8

WHAT: Campers will learn kitchen safety and about where food comes from and how it gets to the table.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon June 20-21

WHERE: Pitt County Agricultural Extension Office, 403 Government Circle

COST: $20

REGISTRATION: Register online at pitt.ces.ncsu.edu.

CONTACT: Lauren Dail, extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, at 902-1709 or email lsdail2@ncsu.edu

 

COOKING 101

WHO: ages 9-12

WHAT: Campers will learn basic cooking and food safety skills as well as how to use MyPlate.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18-19

WHERE: Pitt County Agricultural Extension Office, 403 Government Circle

COST: $25

REGISTRATION: Register online at pitt.ces.ncsu.edu.

CONTACT: Lauren Dail, extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, at 902-1709 or email lsdail2@ncsu.edu

 

COOKING AND GARDENING CAMP: FARM TO TABLE SERIES

WHO: ages 4-12

WHAT: Campers will explore how food is grown and prepared through activities designed to encourage healthy eating.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 10-13 (extended care available for a fee)

WHERE: Creative Arts Kids, 1912 E. Fire Tower Road

COST: $75

REGISTRATION: at Creative Arts Kids or online www.creativeartskids.com

CONTACT: 756-6899

 

COOKING CAMP

WHO: ages 10-15

WHAT: Campers will learn to make cupcakes and other confectionery treats and will learn about international foods.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon June 17-20 (summer treats) July 15-18 (international) or July 29-Aug. 1 (dessert)

WHERE: South Central High School, 570 Forlines Road, Winterville

COST: $50 per session

REGISTRATION: Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation, 4561 County Home Road or online at www.pittcountync.gov/csandrecreation. Registration deadlines are June 10, July 8 and July 22.

CONTACT: 902-1975

 

CORNERSTONE MEDICAL ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP

WHO: grades six-12

WHAT: Camp will include experiences in science, technology, medical career exploration, robotics and cyber-security

WHEN: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday from June 17-Aug. 9

WHERE: Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road

COST: $125 per weeklong session.

REGISTRATION: Registration begins April 1. A registration fee of $25 is due by May 27.

CONTACT: 752-4156

 

CREATE IT: ADVANCED

WHO: grades five-eight

WHAT: Campers will how to build a website in a hands-on, summer coding program for students

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon June 17-21, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2 or Aug. 5-9

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $175 per week

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

CREATE IT: BEGINNERS

WHO: grades two-four

WHAT: Campers will learn to build basic web pages, animations, programs to run robots and simple games

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12, July 29-Aug. 2 or Aug. 5-9

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $175 per week

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

CSI BIOTECH CAMP

WHO: ages 12 and older

WHAT: Campers will learn about techniques used by forensic scientists and solve a murder mystery using science.

WHEN: July 9-11

WHERE: N.C. Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount (Campers will leave from the Pitt County 4-H office)

COST: $120

REGISTRATION: Register online at pitt.ces.ncsu.edu.

CONTACT: Lauren Dail, extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, at 902-1709 or email lsdail2@ncsu.edu

 

CURIOSITY QUEST

WHO: grades two-five

WHAT: Campers will explore the natural world by inventing something, erecting structures, making concoctions and participating in a scavenger hunt.

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $160

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

ELEMENTARY HANDWRITING

WHO: kindergarten-second grade

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. July 8-12

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $120

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

ELEMENTARY MATH

WHO: kindergarten-second grade

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon July 15-19

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $120

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

EXPLORE CODE BREAKERS

WHO: ages 7-14

WHAT: Future coders, programmers and designers will learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day.

WHEN: June 17-20; 9 a.m.-noon (ages 7-10), 1-4 p.m. (ages 11-14)

WHERE: PCC Greenville Center

COST: $144

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is June 10. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE CODE EXPLORERS

WHO: ages 6-8

WHAT: Campers will take the first steps into the world of programming, using creativity to solve a series of web-based coding challenges.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon June 10-13

WHERE: PCC Greenville Center

COST: $144

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is June 3. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE COMPUTER ELECTRONICS WITH ROBOTICS

WHO: rising fifth grade and older

WHAT: Camp will introduce participants to electronics and robotics, teaching skills such as soldering and coding.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-noon June 24-27

WHERE: Pitt Community College

COST: $130

REGISTRATION: Deadline is June 17. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE CYBER SECURITY

WHO: ages 13-17

WHAT: Campers will learn defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities.

WHEN: 1-5 p.m. July 15-19

WHERE: Pitt Community College, Humber 211

COST: $131

REGISTRATION: Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive. Registration deadline is July 8.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE DIVE INTO STEM

WHO: ages 8-13

WHAT: Campers will be introduced to the underwater world through activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and games, as well as through engaging in themed presentations about ocean conservation topics

WHEN: June 17-21 or July 22-26

WHERE: Aquaventure 214A Beacon Drive Winterville

COST: $179

REGISTRATION: Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive. Registration deadlines are June 10 and July 15

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE ESPORTS APPRENTICE-YOUTUBE STREAMERS AND GAMERS

WHO: ages 7-14

WHAT: Students will develop competitive game-play skills in Black Rocket’s new eSports App, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and practice online safety.

WHEN: July 15-18, 9 a.m.-noon (ages 7-10), 1-4 p.m. (ages 11-13)

WHERE: PCC Greenville Center

COST: $144

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is July 8. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE LEGO FILMS AND STOP ACTION

WHO: ages 6-8

WHAT: Campers will bring their favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film.

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. June 10-13

WHERE: PCC Greenville Center

COST: $144

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is June 3. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE LEGO MINDSTORMS

WHO: rising fifth-graders and older

WHAT: This camp will introduce students to the Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 robots and software. Students will work with a partner to create a robot that can complete simple given tasks throughout the week.

WHEN: 1-4:30 p.m. July 8-11

WHERE: Pitt Community College

COST: $130

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is July 1. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE: MINECRAFT MODDLERS

WHO: ages 7-14

WHAT: Campers will learn scripting and logic statements as they create their first mods. Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment

WHEN: June 24-27, 9 a.m.-noon (ages 7-10), 1-4 p.m. (ages 11-14)

WHERE: Pitt Community College Greenville Center

COST: $144

REGISTRATION: Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive. Registration deadline is June 17.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE ROBLOX CODERS-AND ENTREPRENEURS

WHO: ages 7-14

WHAT: Campers will learn game design concepts, coding and how to navigate ROBLOX’s marketplace to publish their games.

WHEN: July 8-11, 9 a.m.-noon (ages 7-10), 1-4 p.m. (ages 11-14)

WHERE: Pitt Community College's Greenville Center

COST: $144

REGISTRATION: Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive. Registration deadline is July 1.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE STAR WARS STOP ANIMATION

WHO: ages 7-14

WHAT: Campers will bring in favorite action figures or Star Wars vehicles and create a short film that recreates a scene from “Star Wars” or creates a new one.

WHEN: July 22-25, 9 a.m.-noon (ages 7-10), 1-4 p.m. (ages 11-13)

WHERE: PCC Greenville Center

COST: $144

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is July 15. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE STEAM CAMP

WHO: rising fourth- eighth-graders

WHAT: Campers will learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) careers at Pitt Community College and will complete activities.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-noon July 8-11

WHERE: Pitt Community College

COST: $130

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is July 1. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE 3D GAME LABS WITH UNITY

WHO: ages 7-14

WHAT: Camp will learn about Unity, an industry-grade design software that they can use for level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, and for utilizing scripts and variables.

WHEN: July 29-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon (ages 7-10), 1-4 p.m. (ages 11-14)

WHERE: PCC Greenville Center

COST: $144

REGISTRATION: Deadline is July 22. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

EXPLORE 3D MODELING

WHO: rising third grade to rising sixth grade

WHAT: Students will learn about Tinkercad (an online 3D software), 3D printers, PCC’s machining and pneumatics lab, and the virtual welding lab.

WHEN: 1-4:30 p.m. June 24-27

WHERE: Pitt Community College

COST: $130

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is June 17. Register at PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.

CONTACT: 493-7317 or LWebb@email.pittcc.edu

 

FORENSIC FRENZY

WHO: grades six-eight

WHAT: Campers will explore the field of forensics by using some of the latest biotechnology techniques.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $160

REGISTRATION: CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

4-H BAKING CAMP

WHO: ages 10 and older

WHAT: Campers will learn to bake and decorate homemade treats.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 8-9

WHERE: Pitt County Agricultural Extension Office, 403 Government Circle

COST: $20

REGISTRATION: Register online at pitt.ces.ncsu.edu.

CONTACT: 902-1709 or email lsdail2@ncsu.edu

 

4-H FARM TO TABLE

WHO: ages 9 and older

WHAT: Campers will learn about agriculture by visiting local farms, picking fruits and vegetables to later prepare in the kitchen.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15-19

WHERE: Pitt County Agricultural Extension Office, 403 Government Circle

COST: $75

REGISTRATION: Register online at pitt.ces.ncsu.edu.

CONTACT: Lauren Dail, extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, at 902-1709 or email lsdail2@ncsu.edu

 

4-H KINDERGARTEN CAMP

WHO: ages 5-9

WHAT: Camp will offer STEM and literacy activities, along with arts/crafts, songs, puzzles, and games.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 12-13

WHERE: Pitt County Agricultural Extension Office, 403 Government Circle

COST: $20

REGISTRATION: Register online at pitt.ces.ncsu.edu.

CONTACT: 902-1709 or email lsdail2@ncsu.edu

 

ISLAND ADVENTURE STEM CAMP

WHO: ages 5-8

WHAT: Campers will learn about ocean and coastal life, including otters, manatees, polar bears and whales, as well as island survival and pirates.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 14-16

WHERE: Pitt County Agricultural Extension Office, 403 Government Circle

COST: $30

REGISTRATION: Register online at pitt.ces.ncsu.edu. Registration is limited. Deadline is at least one week before camp.

CONTACT: 902-1709 or email lsdail2@ncsu.edu

 

JEDI LEGO

WHO: kindergarten and first grade

WHAT: Campers will explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO materials

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. July 15-19

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $150

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

JEDI MASTER

WHO: second-sixth grade

WHAT: Campers will explore key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives and eccentric motion.

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. July 15-19

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $150

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

JURASSIC WORLD

WHO: pre-kindergarten through second grade

WHAT: Campers will uncover fossils, build their own dinosaurs and make a volcano.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $155

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

KIDS COOKING CAMP

WHO: ages 7-12

WHAT: Campers will learn basic cooking skills.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon June 10-12

WHERE: Gwendy’s Goodies, 514 Second St., Ayden

COST: $35 for Ayden residents and $45 for others.

REGISTRATION: is limited to 20 participants. Register at aydenartsandrec.recdesk.com or at Ayden Arts and Recreation Community Center, 4354 S. Lee St., Ayden. Deadline is June 2.

CONTACT: 481-5837

 

LEAP! ENGINEERING CAMP

WHO: ages 4-12

WHAT: Campers will construct models of famous buildings and other structures at this camp, inspired by Victor from the movie “Leap!”

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 5-8 (extended care available for a fee)

WHERE: Creative Arts Kids, 1912 E. Fire Tower Road

COST: $75

REGISTRATION: at Creative Arts Kids or online www.creativeartskids.com

CONTACT: 756-6899

 

MATHEMATICS SAT/ACT TAKING SKILLS

WHO: seventh through 12th grades

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon June 10-14

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $105

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

MODEL UNITED NATIONS: DEBATE AND DIPLOMACY

WHO: grades six-nine

WHAT: The camp is a simulation of the U.N. General Assembly, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation and decision-making.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon July 29-Aug. 2

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $105

REGISTRATION: CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

OUT OF THIS WORLD — STEAM

WHO: grades four-eight

WHAT: Campers will practice a variety of science and engineering concepts through hands-on experiments and design challenges

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon July 29-Aug. 2

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $160

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

PALEONTOLOGY CAMP

WHO: ages 4-12

WHAT: Campers will explore the life of a paleontologist through activities such as plotting an excavation, creating amber fossils and uncovering a fossil. .

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 (extended care available for a fee)

WHERE: Creative Arts Kids, 1912 E. Fire Tower Road

COST: $75

REGISTRATION: at Creative Arts Kids or online www.creativeartskids.com

CONTACT: 756-6899

 

POLICE ACADEMY CAMP

WHO: ages 9-12

WHAT: Campers will learn about the police department, from traffic and bicycle safety to fingerprinting, school safety, anti-bullying efforts and drug and gang awareness.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon July 29-31

WHERE: Ayden Arts and Recreation Community Center, 4354 S. Lee St., Ayden.

COST: $25 for Ayden residents and $35 for others.

REGISTRATION: is limited to 12 participants per week. Register at aydenartsandrec.recdesk.com or at the recreation office. Deadline is July 21.

CONTACT: 481-5837

 

READING ROCKET

WHO: kindergarten through second grade

WHAT: Campers will work on improve their reading skills.

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. June 17-21

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $120

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

READING, WRITING AND ANALYSIS SAT/ACT TEST TAKING SKILLS

WHO: seventh grade through rising high school seniors

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. June 10-14

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $105

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

RESCUE HERO

WHO: kindergarten-third grade

WHAT: Campers will explore what it means to be a hero and will meet some local rescue heroes.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon July 22-26

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $160

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

ROBOTICS SUMMER CAMP

WHO: rising second grade and older

WHAT: Camp offers a chance to students to design, build and compete with robots.

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 8-12 (rising fifth through eighth-graders) July 15-19 (rising second through fourth-graders)

WHERE: A Time For Science Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave.

COST: $150

REGISTRATION: visit www.atimeforscience.org

CONTACT: 364-2862 or email emily@atimeforscience.org

 

ROCKET CAMP

WHO: ages 9-14

WHAT: Campers will design, simulate, construct, test and fly model rockets.

WHEN: 9-11 a.m. June 24-28

WHERE: Ayden Arts and Recreation Community Center, 4354 S. Lee St., Ayden.

COST: $25 for Ayden residents and $35 for others.

REGISTRATION: is limited to eight participants. Register at aydenartsandrec.recdesk.com or at the recreation office. Deadline is June 16.

CONTACT: 481-5837

 

SHARK TANK

WHO: grades four-eight

WHAT: Campers will learn from an author and entrepreneur about business skills to create their own business and present it to a panel of judges

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $135

REGISTRATION: CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

SPACE IS THE PLACE

WHO: rising first through fifth grade

WHAT: Campers will view daily planetarium shows as they learn about constellations and take a tour of the night sky. Camp also includes water games, hiking and kayaking.

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 10-14 or June 17-21

WHERE: A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton

COST: $150 (shuttle service available from Greenville ATFS for a $25 fee)

REGISTRATION: visit www.atimeforscience.org

CONTACT: 364-2862 or email emily@atimeforscience.org

 

STEM EXPLORATION — PLAY WELL

WHO: grades two-six

WHAT: Campers will use LEGO parts for engineer-designed projects such as: gear cars, gondolas, merry-go-rounds and scissor lifts.

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. June 17-21

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $150

REGISTRATION: at CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

 

WILD WEST HISTORY CAMP

WHO: ages 4-12

WHAT: Campers will explore life during the Western expansion through activities such as horseback riding and sifting for gold.

WHEN: 7 a.m.-6:15 p.m. July 8-12 (extended care available for a fee)

WHERE: Creative Arts Kids, 1912 E. Fire Tower Road

COST: $185

REGISTRATION: at Creative Arts Kids or online www.creativeartskids.com

CONTACT: 756-6899

 

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

WHO: grades seven-12

WHAT: Girls will you will engage in a wide variety of activities, trips and gain new relationships —all while developing a greater understanding of women empowerment.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-28 (half-day option available)

WHERE: The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road

COST: $110 ($55 for half-day)

REGISTRATION: CampOakwood.org or email CampDirector@theoakwoodschool.org

CONTACT: 931-0760

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Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Look

April 20, 2019

Maybe we should have had this Mystery Plant back at Thanksgiving: some people think that the leaves of this little tree resemble a turkey’s foot, which for me would require a good bit of imagination.

I suppose that the middle lobes look a bit like the turkey’s toes on the sides, and of…

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April 19, 2019

Cap­sules of movies play­ing lo­cally. New re­leases are in­di­cated with an as­ter­isk.

AFTER — After follows Tessa - armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott, a magnetic,…

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April 19, 2019

Best of Enemies is the recent release based on the true story of an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader.

Set in Durham, N.C., during the racially charged summer of 1971, Atwater and Ellis come together to co-…

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April 17, 2019

 

DEAR HARRIETTE: I am nervous about the idea of going to therapy. I was invited to go in order to build a stronger relationship with a family member, but I cannot imagine how talking to a stranger will help.

Whenever my relative and I are around each other for more than a couple of hours, we…

Harriette Cole

April 17, 2019

 

If "Unplanned" was an ordinary movie, its creators would be busy right now studying second-week box office numbers while starting negotiations with the digital giants that stream products to the masses.

But this has never been an ordinary movie, which is why it's an important test case for…

Terry Mattingly

April 17, 2019

Not those kind of mushrooms, silly. You want these mushrooms — namely, dried porcini mushrooms — in your kitchen. They keep indefinitely in your pantry and can easily be reconstituted for use with pasta, risotto, soups and sauces. Or you can simply blitz the heck out of them and turn…

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April 17, 2019

As a parent, instilling healthy eating habits in your children at an early age can aid in proper growth and development. Eating well goes a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight, increasing energy levels and improving moods while also reducing risk of obesity and other chronic issues such as…

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April 17, 2019

As the Hot Dish writer, I’m lucky to have the opportunity to share my culinary adventures with you on a weekly basis. I get to eat amazing food, meet wonderful business owners, customers, and not only educate you on how food taste, but bring you into the culture that surrounds the food.…

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April 17, 2019

Dear Readers:

First a shout out to those who joined my Cooking Matters grocery store tour sponsored by Pitt Partner’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Team. I had a grand time sharing tips on how to eat healthy on a budget as we roamed the aisles of a local Food Lion store.

I was ably…

Kolasa, Kathy

April 14, 2019

The North Carolina Literary Review editorial staff has awarded the first John Ehle Prize to Patrick E. Horn for his essay on 19th-century writers George Moses Horton and Caroline Lee Hentz. The essay will be published in the NCLR 2019 issue.

Award-winning novelist Terry Roberts explained his…

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