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Summer Youth Institute

Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute 2014

The Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute (CYSI) is back with some exciting changes and new programs! CYSI gives junior high and high school students the opportunity to begin their journey to college & careers. Students spend a week exploring a chosen "career path" through both classroom and hands-on activities.

Students will be guided to identify, discover, and explore specific career areas. A key contributor to future academic and career success is early exposure to career awareness. We will introduce students to the college and career opportunities that exist and prepare them to make decisions about high school and college coursework and, ultimately, their future.

Questions about classes or registration? Call 479-6331

The scholarship application deadline for Summer 2014 CYSI camps is now closed.

Programs:

Explore Computer Building

Students will take apart and build back up a computer system from beginning to end, learning all major and necessary component names and the functions of these components.

Tasks include:

  • Take all components apart to the smallest component
  • formatting a disk (erasing)
  • load and configure the Operating System (OS)
  • getting it user ready

Get the hands-on experiences necessary to get a computer working again after disassembling it. There is an in-depth look at all components of a computer system along with necessary software to run it.

This is a great opportunity for students to experience taking apart a computer and then putting it back to together to get it working properly again. The student will be able to finish the class with the pride and confidence of being able to build their own new computer. Students for this class should have an aptitude for discovery and inquiry and would like to have a hands-on and intellectual experience.

Please choose the appropriate class:

Mon. - Fri., July 7 - 11 (7th - 9th Graders)
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 1304
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $12 materials fee

 

register online


Mon. - Fri., July 14 - 18 (8th - 10th Graders)
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 1304
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $12 materials fee

 

register online

Mon. - Fri., July 21 - 25 (8th - 10th Graders) CANCELLED
9 am - 1 pm
Watsonville Campus Room D101
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $12 materials fee

 

 

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StarVideo Game Design (ages 12-17)

This all-new institute is a unique journey to help students make the transition from being a video  game consumer to a video game developer. 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 platformer genre, and helping students to focus on creating experience at their own level of development. 

Each student will walk away from the course with their own unique creation! Familiarity with an editing tool like Tiled is recommended but not required.


Mon. - Fri., August 4-8
1 pm- 3 pm
Room: 829
NEW ROOM!
Register by June 9: $190
Register after June 9: $200

 

register online

 

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starScience Exploration Camp (ages 9-12)

Science isn’t just something we learn about - it’s something we do! Playing, tinkering, touching and inventing are what this one-week science exploration camp is all about. Build our Rube-Goldberg machines out of everyday materials, design and test rockets, sew flashing creations with circuit thread and make our own motorized art machines. Over the week, students will see science come alive and experience inventing firsthand as their ideas go from concept to creation. Get ready for a hands-on camp full of science, art and lots of fun!


Mon. - Fri., July 14 - 18
9 am - 12 Noon
Room: Hort 5110
Register by June 9: $140
Register after June 9: $150
plus $25 materials fee

 

register online

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Creative Cooking

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 21 - 25 (7th - 9th Graders)
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 9: $235
Register after June 9: $250
plus $35 materials fee

 

register online

 

Mon. - Fri., July 28 - Aug. 1 (8th - 10th Graders)
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 908
Register by June 9: $235
Register after June 9: $250
plus $35 materials fee

 

register online


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Creative Cooking at Front Street Kitchen (8th - 10th Graders)

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.


Mon. - Fri., Aug. 4 - 8
9 am - 1 pm
Front Street Kitchen - located at 504 Front St., Santa Cruz
Register by June 9: $235
Register after June 9: $250
plus $35 materials fee

 

register online


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Graphics for T-shirts, Skateboards, Stickers and More (7th & 9th Graders)

For students who enjoy drawing, painting or photography and want to create images to be placed on t-shirts, skateboards, hats, stickers, I phone cases & more. Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator to apply color effects, text, proper file formatting and more for Graphic Art techniques used to design many types of products in today's marketplace. Students can bring in sketches, photos or concept 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 art related products.


Mon. - Fri., July 7 - 11
9 am - 1 pm
Room:
VAPA 2021-NEW ROOM!
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $10 materials fee

 

register online


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Digital Photography 1: Creative Photographic Shooting with Natural & Studio Light
(7th - 10th Graders)

Learn the basics of shooting great photographs with digital cameras. Topics covered will include image composition, getting the correct exposure for shooting outdoors, as well as working with basic studio lighting & portable backdrops. Walks around campus will cover landscape photography, florals, architecture style images, portraits & more. DSLR camera recommended, though cell-phone camera ok. Basic processing of photographs from camera to digital darkroom will also be covered.


Mon. - Fri., July 14 - 18
9 am - 1 pm
Room:VAPA 2021-NEW ROOM!
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $10 materials fee

 

register online


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Digital Photography 2: Creative Photography: Processing in the Digital Darkroom - Editing Your Photographs with Photoshop (7th - 10th Graders)

Learn the basics of processing your digital photography and advanced image editing with Adobe Photoshop to take your digital photographs to the next level. Students will learn; how to: color correct, process, edit, dodge/burn, make selections and cut-outs, enhanced layer blending modes, collage, apply special effects to enhance an image and more to create a mini portfolio of finished images. Students will also learn where and how to print their photographs on canvas.

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

Mon. - Fri., July 21 - 25
9 am - 1 pm
Room: VAPA 2021-NEW ROOM!
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $10 materials fee

 

register online

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TAKE BOTH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTES FOR JUST:

Register by June 9: $305
Register after June 9: $325
plus $10 materials fee

 

register online


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GeeDee is Me (7th - 9th Graders)

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., Aug. 4 - 8
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 517
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $10 materials fee

 

register online


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Music Video Production - The Creative Process

Wanna make a music video? How can we talent swap as a group to make music videos? You can direct, operate a camera, do lighting, choreograph, dance, lip sync, add creative design elements or all of the above. Learn how to take a song you love and create moving visual images to accompany the mood you feel from the song. We will be using Mac computers with IMovie software and learning basic editing techniques. Bring your own camera. No experience necessary!

Please choose the appropriate class:

Mon. - Fri., July 7 - 11 (7th - 8th Graders)
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $10 materials fee

 

register online

Mon. - Fri., July 14 - 18 CLASS CANCELLED
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $10 materials fee


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Improvisational Dance and Moving Theater

This class is for dancers and non-dancers alike. The course introduces the skill of creative movement and basic tools in dance/theatrical improvisation. Working as solos, duets, trios and a large group, we will explore inventive storytelling using creative body-movement with theatrical/playful use of language and pace. There will be time given to witness each other in action. Improvisational movement asks the mover to not know what they are going to do, rather than know- they explore their impulse to move and allow themselves to be surprised. This is a great class to support your imagination, creative exploration and poetic soul.

No experience necessary!


Mon. - Fri., July 7 - 11
CLASS CANCELLED
2 - 5 pm
Room: 1117 (Dance Studio)
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $10 materials fee


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Engineering: Design & Build Institute (7th - 9th Graders)

This institute is designed for students who want to learn more about the role engineers and engineering plays in our lives. Through hands-on design projects, students will be exposed to the many fields of engineering and learn that engineering is a fun, exciting, and rewarding career.


Mon. - Fri., July 28 - Aug. 1
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 810
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $10 materials fee

 

register online


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Girls in Engineering: Design & Build Institute (6th - 9th Graders)

This institute is designed for girls who want to learn more about the role engineers and engineering plays in our lives. Through hands-on design projects, students will be exposed to the many fields of engineering and learn that engineering is a fun, exciting, and rewarding career.


Mon. - Fri., Aug. 4 - 8
9 am - 3 pm
Room: 810
Register by June 9: $180
Register after June 9: $190
plus $10 materials fee

 

register online

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Ingenious Engineering: LEGO Computer Robotics

Now offered for 5th - 12th grade students!

Explore the world of mechanical and computer engineering! You and your partner will build and customize at least two different machines. Would you like to build a manufacturing system, hopping robot, elevator, racecar, gondola, haunted hall, tilt-a-whirl, or intelligent house? These special LEGO dacta© sets include motors, lamps, sound, and four different sensors. Hook up your LEGO creation to the interface board and learn to write text based programs in the Logo language to control its? movement. You can even make digital music or memos! You and your partner choose what machines to build, how you want it to work and decide which sensors will control it automatically!

Projects will be demonstrated for parents, friends, and siblings during class as completed.

Mon.-Thu., June 16 - 19
9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Room: 403

Register by June 9: $124
Register after June 9: $138

 

register online


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Ingenious Engineering II: Advanced LEGO Computer Robotics

Continue the LEGO engineering challenge, bring your LEGO building and Logo programming skills to the next level! In this class, you will build a more complex machine that requires thoughtful sequential programming and uses multiple motors or sensors. Choose from projects like the robot arm brick sorter, vending machine, chicken or insect-like walkers, or joystick steered dozer. Decide how you want your machine to operate, then write in conditional commands in the procedures so your machine gets the job done automatically! You’ll have time to use your own ideas and really customize your complex machine.

Demonstration and photo opportunities offered during the last class day.

Designed especially for 5th - 12th grade students with previous Ingenious Engineering Robotics class experience.

Mon.-Thu., June 16 - 19
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: 403

Register by June 9: $124
Register after June 9: $138

 

register online


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SAT Preparation (9th - 12th Graders)

This SAT Prep Institute is a great way for students to prepare for the SAT Reasoning Test. The weeklong institute covers all sections of the SAT test including:

  • All SAT study guide course materials
  • Extensive training sessions and practice tests for each section of the SAT exam
  • Essay scoring and notes from a professional editor
  • Specific strategies for each type of question on the SAT
  • General test-taking methods
  • Complete explanation of each question and answer on camp practice tests
  • System for analyzing errors to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Comprehensive SAT vocabulary list as well as Greek and Latin word root lists
NOTE: This class will prepare students for the SAT exam as it is administered through January 2016 (after January 2016, the test format is changing). If you are currently a sophomore or junior and will be graduating in 2015 or 2016, this class will prepare you for all SAT exams administered within your testing timeline if you expect to finish your SAT testing by January of your senior year (this applies to most students). If you are currently a freshman and will be graduating in 2017, this class will prepare you for the SAT exams administered up through January of your junior year.

Carefully choose your preferred dates and location:

Cabrillo Aptos Campus
Mon. - Fri., July 28 - Aug. 1
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 512
ROOM CHANGE! New Room : 514
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $20 materials fee

 

register online


OR

Cabrillo Scotts Valley Campus
Mon. - Fri., Aug. 4 - 8
9 am - 1 pm
Room 1
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $20 materials fee

 

register online


OR

Cabrillo Scotts Valley Campus
Mon. - Fri., Aug. 11 - 15
9 am - 1 pm
Room 1
Register by June 9: $160
Register after June 9: $170
plus $20 materials fee

 

register online

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