Daytona Beach, FL- Daytona State College has a tradition of offering a variety of educational and entertaining summer camp programs – from basketball to photography – and this year’s schedule is sure to be a big hit with kids age 6 and up.
~ From 18-months-old to adult, four-week American Red Cross Learn to Swim programs at Daytona State are designed to teach all ages to swim and be safe around aquatic environments. Day classes run June 9 through July 7, Mondays and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. (depending on age group); evening classes run June 7 through June 30, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. (depending on age group). The programs are broken into two levels, starting with water adjustment skills and advancing to competitive stroke perfection. Water safety is stressed and taught to all participants. All instructors are certified as American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.
Pre-registration is required; prices range from $45 to $60 for each four-week course. Subsequent classes will be held July 7 through Aug. 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30–6:45 p.m.; and July 11 through Aug. 4, Mondays and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m.The Aquatics Center is located in the Lemerand Center on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. For more information, call (386) 506-4386.
~ The five-day Little Falcon Softball Academy (for ages 7-12, $195, includes lunch) runs June 13-17 and will cover all aspects of the game including: fielding, offense (hitting, base-running, bunting, slapping), pitching and catching. The skill sessions are 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. with pool time 3-4 p.m. For older students, a three-day Elite Falcon All Skills Softball Academy (for ages 13-18, $200, includes lunch) runs July 25-27. This camp also covers all aspects of the fast-pitch game including speed and agility. Skill sessions are 9:30–11:30 a.m., and 12:30–2 p.m., with a live game at the end of the day. Both camps are hosted and staffed by the Daytona State Lady Falcon coaches and players. To register or for more information, call(386) 506-4523 or email Sabrina.Manhart@DaytonaState.edu.
~ Presented by the Daytona State College Aquatics Center, four week-long SCUBA Training camps (for ages 12-17, $165) will be held starting June 20. Subsequent camps are scheduled for June 27, July 11 and July 18. For more information, call (386) 506-4386 or visit DaytonaState.edu/Aquatic_Ctr/
~ A four-day Little Falcons Volleyball Camp (for ages 6-13, $100) will be held June 20-23, 9 a.m. to noon, with an emphasis on overall volleyball skills with Coach Stegall and Coach Booker. This is a great camp for budding volleyball players. A four-dayFalcons Volleyball Skills Camp (for ages 12-17, $100) will be held July 11-14, 9 a.m. to noon, to enhance overall volleyball skills and learn from Coach Stegall and Coach Booker. This camp promotes growth and development through interactive drills, skill work and games. This is a great camp for middle school and high school volleyball players. In a competitive playing environment,a five-day Elite Volleyball Camp (for ages 17-18, $100) will be held July 25-28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volleyball players get to enhance upper level skills while working alongside the Falcon coaching staff and Daytona State players. Campers will receive specific position work as well as competitive team-concept play. Participation is limited to 45 students per camp. For more information, call(386) 506-3670.
~ Cyber Camp – this free cybersecurity camp offers students entering grades 9-12 a virtual world of fun and interactive challenges. The camp will focus on teaching beginner and intermediate computer security techniques, including digital forensics, browser security, malware handling, virtualization and much more. The camp runs July 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Daytona State’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach. A maximum of 40 students will be selected to participate in the camp, which Daytona State is conducting in conjunction with the Advanced Cybersecurity Education Consortium and the National High School Cyber Defense Competition. Applications are required and must be submitted no later than June 24. For details, contact Emily.Coppa@DaytonaState.edu or (386) 506-4163.
~ An inaugural five-day Summer Youth Soccer Camp (for ages 5-14, $165, includes lunch) will be offered by Daytona State’s new Men’s and Women’s soccer program, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, concluding 9 a.m.-noon, Friday. Co-ed campers will experience a fun learning environment that teaches the technical components of the game. Confidence controlling the ball is key to enjoyment and success. Skills covered during the week include dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and general ball control. All ability levels are welcome and will be challenged. Participants should bring cleats, shin guards, ball, sunscreen and a water bottle. Registration should be made online; for more information, contact Brittany.Jones@DaytonaState.edu, (386) 506-3403, orBart.Sasnett@DaytonaState.edu, (386) 506-3064.
~ A two-week Digital Photography Academy (for ages 14-17, $360) will be held July 11-22 (Monday-Friday), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography. The intensive digital photography program places an emphasis on learning fundamental skills, enhancing perceptual abilities and building a beginner’s portfolio. Students are introduced to a wide range of photographic styles and learning opportunities that extend beyond the traditional classroom. This program coordinates directly with talented alumni, DSC instructors and commercial photographers to provide unique insight and information about career possibilities within the photographic industry. At the end of the program, participants go home with a portfolio, and their best images are included in an exhibition in SMP’s Youth Gallery Space. Registrants must be available to attend both weeks to successfully produce a photographic portfolio and participate in the final gallery exhibition. Classes will be held in the Hosseini Center and Photography Hall on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. For more information, call (386) 506-4569.
~ A five-day Basketball Camp (for ages 6-14, $175, includes lunch) will be held July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DSC’s Lemerand Center on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. The camp will emphasize on-the-court training of fundamental skills and developing existing basketball skills. The day will include skill development, 3 vs. 3 competition, shooting contests and games, as well as other basketball-related activities. Campers will be grouped according to age and ability to maximize their experience and growth. A similar Basketball Camp (for ages 6-14, $75) will run July 25-29, from 9 a.m. to noon at Port Orange Recreation. Camps are open to both boys and girls within the appropriate age level. For more information, call (386) 506-3105 or email Ryan.Ridder@DaytonaState.edu.