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Cabrillo Youth Summer Institutes

The Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute (CYSI) is back! This is our BIGGEST category of summer youth camps, and they all focus on hands-on learning! Students are guided to explore many potential career areas. A key contributor to future academic and career success is early exposure to career awareness. We will introduce students to the opportunities that exist and prepare them to make decisions about high school and college coursework and, ultimately, their future.

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This summer we are also excited to offer classes through a unique collaboration with Learn to Discover.
Learn to Discover offers experiential learning classes that emphasize creative design skills, problem-solving and fun! Students will explore engaging technologies in lively lab-style classes.

We emphasize small class sizes so space is limited in each camp. Register Early!

Questions about classes or registration? Call (831) 479-6331. Interested in a scholarship? Click here for more information.

For a calendar of all Summer Youth Programs: Click here!


Creative Cooking (ages 11-15)

Here's your opportunity to cook in a real professional kitchen. Join chef instructor Anne Baldzikowski for a fun and delicious week in the Cabrillo College Kitchens. This class is designed to help the student develop basic cooking skills. A broad background in professional cooking techniques will be gained by students through instruction and lab work. The class will explore knife skills, sanitation, food production, culinary careers, origins of cuisine, and restaurant work. Individual development will be nurtured as well as teamwork. Each student is encouraged to progress toward his or her goals.

Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, an apron and a hat.

Please choose the appropriate class:

Mon. - Fri., July 25-29 (ages 11-13) CAMP FULL - Please sign up on waiting list for potential new session.
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 6: $245
Register after June 6: $260
plus $35 materials fee


register online

 

Mon. - Fri., August 8-12 (ages 13-15) CAMP FULL - Please sign up on waiting list for potential new session.
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 6: $245
Register after June 6: $260
plus $35 materials fee


register online

Anne Baldzikowski is an award winning chef instructor at Cabrillo College. She has owned two bakeries: The Queen of Tarts and Let Them Eat Cake! and has cooked professionally in Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara. She is the author of “Easy Artisan, Simple Elegant Recipes for the Everyday Cook.”

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Doughlicious - Baking Camp (ages 11-17)

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Do you love to bake? Want to spend a week surrounded by sweet smells and sweet treats? Have you ever thought of a career in the baking and pastry arts? Join Chef Anne in Cabrillo's Culinary Arts Kitchen and Bake Shop and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of baking! You will learn to make quick breads, yeast breads, pate choux, and flaky pastries. Each day Chef Anne will focus on mastering a skill and you will make delicious goodies to take home to your friends and families.

Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, an apron and a hat.

Mon. - Fri., July 11-15 (ages 14-17) CAMP FULL - Please sign up on waiting list for potential new session.
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 6: $245
Register after June 6: $250
plus $35 materials fee

register online

 

Mon. - Fri., July 18-22 (ages 11-13) CAMP FULL - Please sign up on waiting list for potential new session.
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 6: $245
Register after June 6: $260
plus $35 materials fee

register online

 

Anne Baldzikowski is an award winning chef instructor at Cabrillo College. She has owned two bakeries: The Queen of Tarts and Let Them Eat Cake! and has cooked professionally in Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara. She is the author of “Easy Artisan, Simple Elegant Recipes for the Everyday Cook.”

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Mars Rover Mission (ages 7-13)

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Imagine being an astronaut and complete missions on Mars with your robot. Students will learn about the planet Mars and the Mars Curiosity Rover. They will learn to build and program robotic arms, a telescope and a programmable Mars rover. Use the computer program, Kodu, and program your rover to shoot lasers and collect Mars specimens. Be a space explorer!

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 7-9
Mon. - Fri., June 27 - July 1
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., June 27 - July 1
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

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Roar with Dinosaurs (ages 5-10)

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Get ready for a wild week and imagine what it is like to live with the dinosaurs. Learn what they ate, what they looked like, and how they moved. Imagine being a paleontologist and study fossils and then build a model of a dinosaur and learn to animate one. Interact with a dinosaur robot and teach it tricks.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 5-7
Mon. - Fri., June 27 - July 1
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 8-10
Mon. - Fri., June 27 - July 1
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

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Space & Flight Simulator with LEGO® (ages 5-10)

Have fun virtually flying a blimp or jet on the computer using a flight simulator and remote controls. Come build a paper helicopter and airplane and test how far it flies. Using LEGO® bricks, specialty pieces, flight simulation, and kits, students will learn about and build all things that fly such as space ships, planes, helicopters, rockets, rovers, and more. They will explore the history and science of flight, and design and learn to speak flight language. The sky and your imagination is the limit!

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 5-7
Mon. - Fri., July 18-22
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 8-10
Mon. - Fri., July 18-22
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

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Mad Scientist! (ages 5-10)

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Have fun being a scientist and explore a variety of hands-on science topics including energy, electricity, light, sound, physics and biology. Have fun building an infrared detector, strobe light, and fiber optics; using microscopes and CAD to explore biology; and build amusement park rides to understand physics concepts. Test your ability to solve mysteries and be a forensic scientist to solve the mystery of who stole the cookies.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 5-7
Mon. - Fri., August 1-5
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 8-10
Mon. - Fri., August 1-5
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

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Engineering: Design & Build Institute (ages 12-14)

This institute is designed for students who want to learn more about the role of engineers and engineering in our lives, as well as build confidence in a dynamic classroom environment. Join us for a week of fun and discovery including:

  • Hands-on interactive activities
  • Team-based design projects
  • Guest speakers
  • A field trip

Students will be exposed to the many ways engineers work in the world and learn that engineering is a fun, exciting, and rewarding career!

Mon. - Fri., August 8-12
9 am - 3 pm
Room: 810
Register by June 6: $235
Register after June 6: $250
plus $15 materials fee

register online

Rhoxanne Morris is an alum of Cabrillo's Engineering program and received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University. She also was a math teacher at GB Kirby. She loves coaching, teaching, and helping young adults have fun while learning.

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Girls in Engineering: Design & Build Institute (ages 11-14)

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This institute is designed for students who want to learn more about the role of engineers and engineering in our lives, as well as build confidence in a dynamic classroom environment. Join us for a week of fun and discovery including:

  • Hands-on interactive activities
  • Team-based design projects
  • Guest speakers
  • A field trip

Students will be exposed to the many ways engineers work in the world and learn that engineering is a fun, exciting, and rewarding career!

Mon. - Fri., Aug. 1-5
9 am - 3 pm
Room: 810
Register by June 6: $235
Register after June 6: $250
plus $15 materials fee

register online

Rhoxanne Morris is an alum of Cabrillo's Engineering program and received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University. She also was a math teacher at GB Kirby. She loves coaching, teaching, and helping young adults have fun while learning.

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Super Hero Engineering using LEGO®  (ages 5-7)

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Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! We'll guide young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.

Mon. - Fri., June 27 - July 1
9 am - 12 Noon
Room: 1521

Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $210

register online


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Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO® (ages 8-11)

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Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real- world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.

Mon. - Fri., June 27 - July 1
1 - 4 pm
Room: 1521
Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $210

register online

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Jedi Engineering using LEGO® (ages 5-7)

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The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Mon. - Fri., August 8-12
9am- 12 noon
Room: 1521
Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $210

register online

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Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO® (ages 8-11)

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The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

Mon. - Fri., August 8-12
1 - 4 pm
Room: 1521
Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $210

register online

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Sumo & Tug-of-War Robotics (ages 6-13)

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Explore the fascinating world of robotics with LEGO® NXT™ and coding by building and programming a sumo wrestling robot and then a tug-of-war robot. First, students will program a robot to push its opponent out of a sumo arena; then, they will program a robot to compete in a tug-of-war competition with another robot, all-the-while learning how to develop the best winning strategies. Use your creativity and add a pusher or robotic arm to increase your chances of winning.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 6-9
Mon. - Fri., June 13-17
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., June 13-17
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 6-9 - NEW SESSION!
Tue. - Fri., July 5-8
9:30 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 10-13 - NEW SESSION!
Tue. - Fri., July 5-8
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

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Design Your Own Video Game (ages 8-13)

 

Explore the art of planning the game, programming it, learn some basic terminology, and practice problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Students will use a variety of software programs to design and program their own video game. They will then share and play each other's video games. Make a racing game, maze, mystery game or similar type game and wow your friends.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 8-10 - CAMP FULL (new session below)
Mon. - Fri., June 13-17
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 11-13 - CAMP FULL (new session below)
Mon. - Fri., June 13-17
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 8-10 - NEW SESSION!
Tue. - Fri., July 5-8
9:30 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 11-13 - NEW SESSION!
Mon. - Fri., July 11-15
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

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Video Game Design 1.0 (ages 9-12)

 

Join Ashkan, a UCSC student pursuing a degree in Computer Science & Video Game Design, for this class held in Cabrillo’s state-of-the-art STEM Center to make the transition from playing video games to designing your own! Students will learn different skills and theories to conceptualize, develop prototypes, create, and tune a single level in one particular genre. In order to ensure that it is accessible to all levels of computer programming expertise, we will be sticking to the side scrolling genre, and helping students to focus on creating experience at their own level of development.

Familiarity with an editing tool like Tiled is recommended but not required.

Mon. - Fri., July 11-15 - CAMP FULL - SEE NEW SESSION BELOW!
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: 829

Register by June 6: $235
Register after June 6: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Mon. - Fri., July 11-15 - CAMP FULL - SEE NEW SESSION BELOW!
9:30am - 12:30 pm
Room: 829

Register by June 6: $235
Register after June 6: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Mon. - Fri., August 1-5 - NEW SESSION
9:30am - 12:30 pm
Room: 829

Register by June 6: $235
Register after June 6: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj - see bio below

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Video Game Design 1.5 (ages 9-17)

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Get ready to level up with Video Game Design 1.5! Join Ashkan, a UCSC student pursuing a degree in Computer Science & Video Game Design, for this class held in Cabrillo’s state-of-the-art STEM Center. Learn what games like Mario, Megaman, Super Meatboy, and Sonic The Hedgehog all have in common. They are all platformers! Video Game Design 1.5 will take students through the challenging, yet rewarding journey to develop a unique platformer. The class will draw upon the skills learned in Video Game Design 1.0 and teach students new skills in mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics.

Having some proficiency in the software GameMaker by Yoyo Games is highly encouraged, but not essential.

Ages 13-17

Mon. - Fri., July 25-29
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: 829

Register by June 6: $235
Register after June 6: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

Ages 9-12

Mon. - Fri., July 25-29 - NEW SESSION
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 829

Register by June 6: $235
Register after June 6: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj - see bio below

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Branching Storytelling with Twine (ages 12-17)

Have you ever wished that you could go back in time to change a decision that you made? Have you ever wondered what would have happened if a protagonist of a story would have done something differently? Do you ever, after finishing a book, or a movie, feel like the ending wasn't satisfying; or after being done with a game, feel as if the game didn't take into account your decisions. Join Ashkan, a UCSC student pursuing a degree in Computer Science & Video Game Design, for this class held in Cabrillo’s state-of-the-art STEM Center and learn the techniques and nuances of creating a multi-branched narrative, using Twine, the standard game engine for branching storytelling.

Mon. - Fri., August 1-5
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: 829

Register by June 6: $235
Register after June 6: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration

register online

AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj is a student at UCSC pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Video Game Design. He has been a gamer since early childhood and has tutored adults and kids. Intrigued by the science and art behind video games he has studied psychology, engineering, computer programming and game design to understand the psyche of the players. He uses game mechanics as metaphors and video games as the most interactive storytelling medium.

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Zombie Minecraft™ (ages 6-13)

 

 

Zombies! Ride a minecart or program a turtle, but watch out for those zombies! Have fun building, setting off volcanoes, mining, sailing or interacting with Vikings, but watch out for those zombies! Students will explore a variety of MinecraftEdu worlds while interacting with Zombies. Some of the world’s include treehouses, cities, biomes, volcanoes, snowy mountains, mine towns and Vikings.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 6-9
Mon. - Fri., June 20-24
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., June 20-24
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 6-9 - NEW SESSION!
Mon. - Fri., August 8-12
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 10-13 - NEW SESSION!
Mon. - Fri., August 8-12
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

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Stop-Motion Movie with LEGO® (ages 6-13)

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Lego... camera….. action! In this camp, students will put storytelling together with video and LEGO and learn to make a stop-motion movie using LEGO® bricks and mini figures. Make background scenery and props, create a storyboard, gain experience using a USB camera, learn to edit and add music or music, and have fun being a director. Record your voice to add sound effects and dialogue to make your movie more interesting.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 6-9
Mon. - Fri., June 20-24
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $20 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., June 20-24
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $20 material fee payable at registration

register online

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Intro to Computer Programming (ages 7-13)

Students will learn how to program by using a variety of visual programming languages such as Kodu (designed by Microsoft) and Scratch (designed by MIT). Students will be introduced to programming concepts, terminology, and programming techniques while programming an interactive story, video game or animation.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 7-9
Mon. - Fri., July 18-22
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 10-13 - CAMP FULL (see new session below)
Mon. - Fri., July 18-22
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 7-9 - NEW SESSION!
Tue. - Fri., July 5-8
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 10-13 - NEW SESSION!
Mon. - Fri., August 8-12
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

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Design & Build an Amusement Park (ages 5-10)

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See your dream come to life in this design and build camp. Plan, design, virtually build and manage an amusement park on the computer. Learn how roller coasters work, how to design amusement park rides, theming, and how to make your park successful. Add dancing fountains, sell cotton candy or provide entertainers to bring guests to your virtual amusement park. Then, physically build an amusement park ride using hands-on K'NEX kits and a motorized ferris wheel using LEGOs.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 5-7
Mon. - Fri., July 25-29
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

 

Ages 8-10
Mon. - Fri., July 25-29
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

register online

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3D Printing & Design for Kids! (ages 7-13)

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Design a creature, game character or futuristic animal. See the shapes you draw or imagine “printed” in 3D. Students will be introduced to the world of 3D printing, including the history of 3D printing, current applications of the technology, basic safety, and the skills for 2D vs. 3D design and modeling. They will learn to use a variety of 3D modeling programs will have access to a 3D object gallery and then print two 3D objects over the course of the class.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 7-9
Mon. - Fri., July 25-29
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $15 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., July 25-29
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $15 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 10-13 - NEW SESSION!
Mon. - Fri., August 8-12
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $15 material fee payable at registration

register online

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Underwater Robot ROV’s (ages 6-13)

ROV’s are fun to build, test, and control! Imagine being a marine robotics engineer ready to explore the deep parts of our ocean in your custom built robotic vehicle! Learn about our oceans and build a robotic arm and an underwater robot, then complete underwater missions in the Cabrillo pool.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 6-9
Mon. - Fri., August 1-5
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 2100B

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $60 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., August 1-5
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $60 material fee payable at registration

register online

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Explore Computer Building (ages 11-15)

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In this one week camp students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience disassembling and then reassembling a computer. Each student will take apart and re-build a computer system from beginning to end, learning all major and necessary component names and the functions of these components. Students will disassemble the computer to the smallest component, format/erase a disk , load and configure the operating system, and other tasks associated with getting a computer "user ready".

This is an in-depth look at all components of a computer system along with the necessary software. Students will finish the class with the pride and confidence of being able to build their own new computer! Students with an aptitude for discovery and inquiry, and who like hands-on problem solving, will enjoy this full week experience!

Please choose the appropriate class:

 

Mon. - Fri., June 20-24 (ages 11-13)
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Room: 1304
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $15 materials fee

register online

Mon. - Fri., July 11-15 (ages 13-15)
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Room: 1304
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $15 materials fee

register online

Steve Hardin has owned a small computer business (A+ Computer Repair) for over 10 years and has experience teaching different age groups in a variety of settings. He is an instructor in the Cabrillo Construction and Energy Management Department and has taught with CYSI since our first year.

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Virtual Fashion Design and Runway Show! (ages 7-13)

Fashion is a way of communicating and expressing yourself. Share your style and imagination through fashion design. Learn to design clothes, accessories, and even your own clothing label, using a drawing tablet and computer. Also create an animated fashion show, showing off your favorite designed outfits.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 7-9
Mon. - Fri., July 11-15
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $20 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., July 11-15
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
Plus $20 material fee payable at registration

register online

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Graphics for T-shirts, Skateboards, Stickers and More (ages 12-14)

For students who enjoy visual art in the form of drawing, painting or photography and want to create cool products, including stickers, t-shirts, hats & more. Learn how to take photos and edit with graphic design techniques using Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator to apply color effects, text, proper file formatting and more. Graphic Art techniques used to design many types of products in today's marketplace. Students will draw sketches to use, or can bring in sketches, from home & may take short walks around campus to take photos to incorporate into their imagery. We’ll choose student ideas to complete a variety of images that can be applied to products of their choosing. Students will set up their own online portfolio or storefront of their completed designs for various graphic arts related products.

Bring a USB flash drive to store and take home edited images (1G or larger)

Mon. - Fri., July 18-22
2 - 5 pm
Room: VAPA 2021

Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $10 materials fee

register online

Alixandra Mullins has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.

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Digital Photography 1: Shooting with Natural & Studio Light (ages 12-15)

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Learn the basics of shooting great photographs with digital cameras. Topics covered will include image composition, getting the correct exposure for shooting outdoors, action shots, as well as working with basic lighting & reflectors. Walks around campus will provide a variety of subjects: landscape photography, florals, fashion, architecture & more. DSLR camera recommended, though cell-phone camera ok. Basic processing and editing of photographs from camera to digital darkroom will also be covered.

 

Mon. - Fri., July 11-15
9 am- 1 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $10 materials fee

register online

Alixandra Mullins has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.

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Digital Photography 2: Processing in the Digital Darkroom (ages 12-15)

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Learn the basics of processing your digital photography and advanced image editing with Adobe Photoshop to take your digital photographs to the next level. Short walks around campus with cameras will focus on gathering image elements for photo editing project(s) to done with Photoshop image editing techniques. Students will learn; how to - color correct, process, edit, dodge/burn, make selections & cut-outs, as well as, enhanced layer blending modes, collage, apply special effects to enhance an image and more. Students will also learn where & how to print their photographs on canvas, metal & more.

Students who did not take the Part 1 camp need to bring their own photos on a USB flash drive.

Mon. - Fri., July 18 - 22
9 am- 1 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

plus $10 materials fee

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Alixandra Mullins has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.

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TAKE BOTH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTES FOR JUST:

Register by June 6: $335
Register after June 6: $360
plus $20 materials fee

 

register online

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GeeDee is Me - Fun with Graphic Design (ages 12-14)

graphics

If you love band t-shirts, posters, magazines, surf and skate graphics, then this camp is for you. Translate your creative and visual design ideas into actual computer art. Learn some of the most adaptable design principles and how to apply them to your own text, illustration, and photographic compositions. This is a fun introduction for students interested in learning more about graphic design. Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. All projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity.

Students will have the opportunity to use Wacom drawing tablets to see how real designers illustrate!

Mon. - Fri., June 27 - July 1
9 am - 12 Noon
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $10 materials fee

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Marco Lucadano is the graphic design and digital photography instructor at Soquel High School where he has been teaching for 8 years. He has experience as a freelance graphic designer and has been teaching for more than 15 years in Santa Cruz County.

 

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