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Experience Education Elevated this summer!

Registration: March 1 – May 30, 2021

Blue Ridge Community College Summer Camps offer fun, affordable, high-quality learning opportunities for middle and high school students. Your budding car enthusiast, future welder, entrepreneur, hair designer, or engineer can explore and develop their skills in one-, three- and four-day camps.

Scholarships Available! Email summer-camps@blueridge.edu for more information. 


ArcStrong

Design. Fabricate. Weld.

A one-day introduction to the world of welding

Open to rising 9th through 12th graders

Students will receive an introduction to the world of welding, emphasizing gas metal arc welding (MIG) and plasma cutting. This one-day camp includes learning a new skill while having fun at the same time. Students will see how to safely turn molten metal into some very cool projects, including a project they can take home with them. Now, let’s get to melting some metal!


C.A.R.

Cool. Automotive. Repair.

A one-day introduction to the world of automobiles

Open to rising 7th through 9th graders

Students will explore automotive maintenance basics through a review of car design, roadside safety, and basic car care. This one-day C.A.R. camp is full of hands-on lab activities, including changing oil, checking tire pressure, and identifying parts. Participants will wrap up the day with a Pit-Crew Challenge.


Hair Up! Train Up!

Design Up!

A one-day camp introducing students to the creative world of beauty

Open to rising 9th through 12th graders and 2021 graduates

Join Blue Ridge’s Cosmetology Department for a day of fun, design, and creation. Campers will explore the world of hair design with hands-on mannequin work and one-on-one interaction and will discover many exciting techniques and skills used in the cosmetology industry today. Come see what you can discover in the creative and exciting world of beauty.


Shark Tank

Explore. Create. Present.

A three-day camp introducing students to the world of entrepreneurship

Open to rising 9th through 12th graders.

Students will explore what it takes to start a successful business in a fast-paced and fun atmosphere. Students will learn idea formation, decision making, business modeling, marketing, planning, and presentation skills. Come meet and hear real-life success stories from local entrepreneurs. Participants will receive awards based on presentations to a panel of Sharks!


Young Engineers Experience (YEE)

Solve. Explore. Experience.

A four-day STEM camp introducing students to the world of engineering

Open to rising 7th through 9th graders

Camp leaders will introduce students to the exciting world of engineering! The YEE camp is filled with fun, hands-on activities designed to promote problem solving and teamwork. Campers will engage in projects and demonstrations that will introduce robotics, electronic soldering, roller coaster physics, balsa wood bridge building, AutoCAD, and basic hand tools to produce a wooden ping pong ball shooter.


Students are responsible for their lunches, drinks, and snacks throughout the day. Please bring a refillable water bottle with a lid each day.

Camp participants and leaders will be required to follow all COVID-19 safety measures required by federal, state, and local public health officials.

Contact Us

For more information about the Summer Camps:

Amy Allison
(828) 694-1712
summer-camps@blueridge.edu