Camp Henry: 2017 Summer Camps at HFC

Every summer, HFC hosts Camp Henry for middle school and high school students. Camp Henry breaks away from traditional summer camps by providing hands-on learning experiences and exploration, highlighting careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Camp Henry is not only a fun educational experience, but it is also affordable and offers sixteen camps that focus on exposing students to high-demand careers.

Classes

5101 Culinary Camp

Young students in chef hats and aprons waving at the camera.

Dates: June 19 – 22, 2017 (Monday - Thursday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: 10 - 15
Cost: $160 per child

This introductory course teaches students the basic aspects of cooking through a wide variety of hands-on activities. Students will prepare dishes in a professional kitchen and will be introduced to kitchen fundamentals, such as safety, sanitation and different cooking methods. Initiatives include farm to fork, nutrition and healthful eating, a day in the bake shop and kids taking over the kitchen.

5101 Baking Skills Camp

Young students scooping batter into cupcake molds.

Dates: June 26 – 29, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: 10 - 15
Cost: $160 per child

Cave in to your sweet tooth! This course is a continuation of the Culinary Kids Camp and dedicated to students with a passion for baking and pastry. Students learn the art of baking through a wide variety of hands-on activities. Students will prepare treats in a professional kitchen and will be introduced to baking fundamentals, such as safety, sanitation, measurements, cookies, quick breads, yeast breads and various desserts.

Camp Android

Young students staring at mobile devices.

Dates: July 10 - 14, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Dates: July 17 - 21, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $100 per camp/per child

Have you ever wondered how mobile apps are developed? Interested in making some of your own Android programs? Join us for a one-week series of classes that introduce you to the world of Android Development. During this class, you will build your own apps from scratch, see how they get placed on the Google Play market and have a chance to work with teachers who have developed apps in the IT industry. You don’t have to be an expert coder or even have any knowledge of code at all! We’ll learn at a pace that you’re comfortable with and we’ll encourage you to bring your great ideas to the table so we can create Android apps together.

Camp RN @ HFC

Young students performing lab dissection.

Dates: July 10 - 14, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Age: Middle School Students
Cost: $275 per child

At CAMP RN students are engaged in anatomy and physiology and nutritional science, while learning nursing fundamentals including CPR and first aid. Participants also tour a medical facility, interact with nurses in a hospital setting (shadowing) and utilize the physical assessment laboratory to learn about the human body.

Robotics Camp

Young student building small robotic vehicle.

Dates: July 10 - 14, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle School Students
Cost: $160 per child

Do you like exciting design challenges and robotics? Individual and team activities will allow students to learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content through application, critical thinking and problem solving. Connections to the real-world will be emphasized using the latest technology and hands-on investigations focused on robotics.

DNA Camp for Girls

Young students measure liquid.

Dates: July 24 - 27, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Open to girls entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grade Fall 2017
Cost: $250 per child

Fun hands-on activities and real lab work highlighting the structure of the cell and the structure and function of DNA. We will talk about the role of DNA in genetics, health and disease, biotechnology, and forensics. Lab activities will include extracting DNA from plant cells and analyzing DNA using forensic science techniques. We may even solve a mystery in the process! Women in science technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields will join the girls for informal discussions of career paths in these areas.

DNA Camp for Boys

Young boy looking at molecule model.

Dates: July 17 - 20, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Open to boys entering the 7th, 8th and 9th grade Fall 2017
Cost: $250 per child

Fun hands-on activities and real lab work highlighting the structure of the cell and the structure and function of DNA. We will talk about the role of DNA in genetics, health and disease, biotechnology, and forensics. Lab activities will include extracting DNA from plant cells and analyzing DNA using forensic science techniques. We may even solve a mystery in the process! Individuals in science technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields will join the boys for informal discussions of career paths in these various areas.

What STEMS from Here?

Young students looking at beakers.

Dates: July 17 - 21, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $250 per child

Join us this summer for find out “What STEMs from Here?” This hands-on camp highlights robotics, design, and manufacturing in a way you’ve never imagined. Learn about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, math and entrepreneurship.

Telecommunication Camp

Young girl using radio station equipment.

Dates: July 17 - 20, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $160 per child

Interested in all things media? The HFC Telecommunication Camp is the place for you! Our expert instructors will give you a front row seat to learn about the magic of film and television, how a real radio station works, the art of telling a story or delivering news through the written script, and a number of performance techniques including character voices, newscasts and interviews . Students will get hands-on opportunities to experience what their favorite actors, writers, editors, directors, newscasters and DJs do in the media field, from writing scripts, shooting footage, lighting, and editing to performing commercials, news and improv on camera and the radio. Your friends and family might even get to hear you on our award-winning radio station, WHFR. Make your mark on the world of media and have loads of fun in the process.

Sewing Camp

Teenager using sewing machine.

Dates: July 24 – 28, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $160 per child

Spend your summer getting creative and learning a new skill that will carry with you for years to come! No prior sewing experience required. Learn how to cut and sew new and up-cycled fabric fashions. Students will work on a project to take home.

Journalism Camp

Students conducting interview.

Dates: June 19 – 23, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $160 per child

You will have a crash course in writing for print during this weeklong course. You will interview subjects and produce news, feature and editorial articles that capture your perspective on local, regional and national topics.

Web Design Camp

Two students working on a laptop computer.

Dates: July 24 – 28, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $160 per child

Have you ever wanted to create your own web page? Students will be able to use their creativity to create a basic website. The website will include layout, formatting and multimedia contend such as images and videos. Basic HTML and CSS will be used. Students will also learn how to publish their own website.

Entrepreneurship Camp

Teenager shaking hands with man in business attire..

Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $160 per child

Curious about learning how to save, invest, build wealth, or start a business? Camp G.R.O.W. teaches students how to gain resources, and obtain wealth in a fun, exciting, and informative manner. Campers are immersed in the essentials of financial literacy, networking, goal setting, business planning and entrepreneurship. Using skill building games, visual aids and hands on activities, students will learn how to make, manage, and grow their money wisely. Participants will get experience making financial decisions they will face as adults, and finish the course with stronger business, financial literacy, and communication skills.

Screen Printing 101

Person making a screenprint.

Dates: July 24 – 28, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $160 per child

Learn the basics of Screen Printing on fabric from your own designs. We will cover the basics of creating your own design, transferring it onto a screen, and printing it onto the final material.

Basic Fashion Accessories Design

Girl sewing lace on dress form.

Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $160 per child

Develop and create your own fashion accessories. The basic tote bag, wallet and pouch will be covered. Basic sewing techniques will be discussed. Experience not required. Use of sewing machines, paper pattern making, cutting fabric and assembling will be covered.

Recreate Your Favorite T-Shirt

Teenager holding t-shirts.

Dates: July 10 – 14, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Middle and High School Students
Cost: $160 per child

Want to learn to recreate your favorite store bought t-shirt? Wonder how it’s done? We will cover how to create a pattern based on your own t-shirt so you can make it over and over again! Basic sewing machine knowledge is suggested, but not required. Use of sewing machines, paper pattern making, cutting fabric and assembling will be covered.

Nursing Exploration

Young adults participating in lab dissection.

Dates: July 17, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 per child

Explore the field of nursing in this one day experience. Learn about the history of nursing, the many nursing specialties (ex. emergency room, operating room), find out how tests are used to determine patient treatment, learn how to use a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, ace bandage or dressing, take a pulse. One of the following must be completed before in advance in order to earn the Nursing Exploration Badge:

  1. Do a service project for a health care facility. Contact the facility to see what they need done. Organize a group of your peers to help with the project if necessary.
  2. Volunteer in a health care facility, nursing home or hospital.

Bring your own lunch.

Improv/Acting Camp

Teenager acting on stage.

Dates: July 17 -21, 2017 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: High School Students
Cost: $160 per child

Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of acting and improvisation? Spend the week with an actor, improv guru and playwright. Learn how to take the stage and create your own content. Middle and high school students welcome.

Construction Camp: 3D Develop, Design, Deliver

Teenager using drill on plank of wood.

Dates: June 26 – June 30, 2017 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: 16 - 20
Cost: $225 per student

The 3D Program is a unique program designed to introduce students to the construction industry. Once enrolled in the program, students will learn about various career options ranging from building development and finance, to architecture, to construction management and skilled trades. Students will attend an intensive 5-day boot camp designed to teach basic knowledge of the construction industry and workplace readiness skills. Participants will learn about the construction industry and career pathway opportunities.

The boot camp also focuses on developing strong communication skills, interviewing skills, effective decision making, problem solving, time management and planning, and occupational requirements.

For questions and/or further information about Camp Henry, contact Elizabeth Rutherford, Project Manager of Collegiate Partnerships, at 313-317-6616.