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.

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.

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.

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.

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