VGCC planning summer Science Camps at two campuses


From left, Science Camp participants Savannah Jones of Creedmoor and Mar’kevious Cheatham of Oxford set up a chemistry experiment. (VGCC photo)

From left, Science Camp participants Savannah Jones of Creedmoor and Mar’kevious Cheatham of Oxford set up a chemistry experiment. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a Science Camp for local middle school students this summer at both the college’s Main Campus (in Vance County) and the Franklin County Campus (near Louisburg).

First, the Main Campus camp will be held June 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

A second camp will be held August 1-5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Franklin Campus.

Rising sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties are invited to participate in the week-long camp.

Sessions will be taught by faculty members from the VGCC Science Department and other college programs. The VGCC Science Camp program is now in its sixth year. “We will have fun, hands-on activities that involve various sciences and allow campers to explore STEM career fields,” said VGCC Science Department Chair Steve McGrady. “Our outstanding VGCC faculty members collaborate each year to make this a learning experience that is unlike anything available in our four-county area.”

The cost to attend the camp is $125, which includes lunch each day and a camp T-shirt. Sessions will be different at each camp, so students are welcome to attend both camps for a total of $250.

Science Camp is part of series of VGCC Arts & Sciences camps and workshops being held this year to reach out into the community with unique learning activities. A Biotech workshop for high school students took place earlier in the year. In addition, the Teenworks Theater Camp will be held at VGCC’s Main Campus, June 20-24, for rising seventh through twelfth graders.

The deadline to register for either Science Camp is May 20. Parents can now register their campers online at www.vgcc.edu/camps.

For more information, contact Steve McGrady at (252) 738-3339 or mcgradys@vgcc.edu.