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 – 23, 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 – 30, 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: $160 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

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 17 - 20, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Open to girls entering the 7th and 8th 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

Dates: July 17 - 20, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Age: Open to boys entering the 7th and 8th 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.

Radio Camp

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

Interested in how a first-rate radio station works? HFC’s award-winning radio station WHFR-FM is just the place! Join us for this intensive week at our non-commercial, educational radio station. Learn essential rules and procedures, operations of equipment and basic performance skills. Get a feel for what it’s like to work at a radio station or be on the radio.

Sewing Camp

Young girl by sewing machine with colorful fabric and thread.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

For questions and/or further information about Camp Henry, contact Elizabeth Rutherford, HFC manager of Collegiate Partnerships, at 313-317-6600.