Summer Opportunities for Kids in Hilo

Hawaii Community College is offering some summer programs for students from Kindergarten through graduating 12th graders with scholarships available to assist with covering the cost of the summer program(s).

There are amazing opportunities available ranging from Minecraft, Cybersecurity, Music, Administration of Justice, Human Services, and Art, to trade programs like Auto Body, Mechanics, and Carpentry!  Some programs are only available to specific age groups and each program’s start date, duration, and costs vary.  Please refer to the following links for more information and details about each of the programs.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Hawaii Community College Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET) at (808)934-2700 or ocethawc@hawaii.edu.

Link to grades K-8 program listings: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/57c715_21bc4eab753c4e01b25fba9e97b5a219.pdf

Link to High School program listings: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/57c715_fa9378a7fb2c4cda8747bb2b9c10cdf6.pdf

Completing Grades Kindergarten through 1st Grade
June 13-30, 2017

Bringing Fairy Tales to Life
Session A: 8:00am – 9:50am
Join the many characters of familiar fairy tales for fun filled activities as they hop out of their books and into your class.  Engaging in crafts, poetry, cooking and more, you’ll meet up with the cast of characters from your favorite tales and stories! Oh, what adventures these characters take you on.

Art with Picture Books
Session A: 8:00am – 9:50am
Jump into some favorite children’s picture books and pull out the best parts. Through art and action, transform the words from delightful literature into your own creative expressions. Puppets emerge! Scenes unfold! A story of your own telling is revealed. Get ready to create your own artistic storytelling masterpieces.

Art with Heart
Session B: 10:20am – 12:10pm
Release your creativity and bring out your inner passion as you delve into a whirl of colors, paints, lines, patterns and space. Use your eyes, hands, heart, and art as you draw, paint, and create in the style of master artists. Learn to put onto paper what you see around you. Meet some favorite characters from kiddie literature and experience what it takes to put their images on paper. Get ready to create your own masterpieces straight from the heart!

The World of Music
Session C: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Music connects us to the world around us. You’ll get into the rhythm by listening to musical selections and singing along. Try out different instruments, start learning how to read music, and make some musical instruments, too. This musical experience will introduce you to the FUNdamentals of music! Discover all the wonderful ways music can be enjoyed in our lives and how important it is to us all.

Completing Grades 2 and 3
June 13-30, 2017

Session A: 8:00am – 9:50am
SYA, The Musical and Other Fun Tales
Tap your toes, hum that tune, and bring a tale to life! Create unique puppets that will breathe life and add toe-tapping moves to familiar tunes from popular animated musicals like Trolls and Moana. Be a writer and producer of your own recreation a familiar Hawaiian tale retold through puppetry, prop production and more!

Session C: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Beyond the Pages!
Dive into a good book and emerge with lots of creative connections. Use the ideas from a good story as a springboard to clever arts and crafts projects. Edible creations entice your imagination and bring the words to life. Come join us for a hands-on literary journey!

Completing Grades 4 and 6
June 13-30, 2017

Session A: 8:00am – 9:50am
‘Ukulele Fun
Learn the basic chords and strumming techniques on the ‘ukulele. Students will also learn picking, how to sing and play at the same time, how to tune the ‘ukulele, and how to enhance your ‘ukulele technique using any i-device. The class is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the ‘ukulele or have some knowledge of a few basic chords (C, F, G7 for example). Students must provide own ‘ukulele.
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Science on the Move
Explore Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion. Ignite your ingenuity as you use simple materials, add persistence and sweat, and have fun planning, constructing and testing out your designs. Use simple, everyday items like cardboard, straws, water bottle caps, skewers and balloons to design your own airmobile. Create variations and improvements on your design to make it move! Design and build paddle boats that will stand the test of distance and speed. A variety of hands-on science activities will bring Newton’s Laws to life!

Completing Grades 4-8
Black Rocket 

App Attack!

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, you will explore the world of web based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Apps created by students in class will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Work in pairs or teams to build the best possible app!

App Adventures: The Next Level!

Continue your quest to make the next viral app! Whether you want to move past the basic techniques learned in App Attack or want to jump right in, we are ready for you! Choose from a selection of different web-based (HTML5) mobile apps and explore more in-depth programming concepts. Your projects will be accessible on a Black Rocket site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Work in pairs or teams and take your project to the next level!

Digital Storytellers

From the Hunger Games to Harry Potter we all love a great story. Whether you want to rewrite the ending to Star Wars, add yourself to a Divergent tale, or create a new adventure about your friends – any topic is possible in this class! Start with a concept, design the storyboard, add some dialogue, and watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in your first graphic novel! Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Work in pairs or teams and bring your ideas to life!

LEGO® Films and Stop Action!

Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends.  Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. You will need to bring in LEGOs or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Films created by students in class will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Work in pairs or teams to make the best possible movie!

Minecraft® Designers

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Work in pairs or teams to design the coolest new map! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Minecraft® Modders

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Your projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Work in pairs or teams and create the best possible mods! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Minecraft® Animators

Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged, 3D models! Your projects will be available on a password Black Rocket protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Work in pairs or teams and produce awesome movies!

7th graders through graduating Seniors

GenCyber Hawaii Security Camp
June 19-23, 2017
8:30am – 4:30pm

Increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce; Help participants understand correct and safe online behavior; Encourage participants to pursue academic and career paths in cybersecurity; Improve skills and knowledge in the basic principles and techniques of cybersecurity, and Provide participants the opportunity to learn and engage in a team-setting environment.

Air Force Association CyberPatriot Program
June 13-16, 2017
8:30am – 1:30pm

CyberPatriot is the premier national youth cyber education program created to inspire high school students towards careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nations’ future. The program was created by the Air Force Association.

Summer Engineering Academy
June 13-July 21, 2017 (Holiday on July 4)
8:00am – 12:00pm

Summer Engineering Academy, or SEA, is an intensive summer program that offers students the opportunity to learn, think, and solve problems like an engineer. Students will apply their knowledge of math and science to practical projects. Students will see concepts they learned in the classroom come alive. Through lab work, group projects, lectures, and assignments, students will learn how engineers approach real-world problems. Students will meet other students with similar interests, collaborate on testing theories, and find solutions to engineering problems.

8th graders through graduating Seniors

Summer Career Exploration 
All of the following courses include 20 hours of college career readiness. Students will spend 40 hours in a content area.

College & Career Course Description:
This course introduces you to useful strategies and techniques for achieving success in college. Topics include: motivation and attitudes for learning, goal setting, note-taking skills, test-taking skills, time and money management techniques, self motivation, self management, memory enhancement strategies, learning styles, use of college and community resources, decision making, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence.
Content area options:

Carpentry 

June 5-16, 2017 (Holiday on June 12)
8:00am – 3:30pm

Learn how to build a 2-person picnic table!
Provide exposure to basic carpentry and opportunities in related fields with emphasis on safety and good work ethics
• Explain general shop and tool safety
• Read and use carpenters tape rule
• Learn to use basic layout tools
• Use tools in the field: handsaw, edge cutting, chisels, block plane

Auto Mechanics Technology
June 5-16, 2017 (Holiday on June 12)
Two sessions to choose from:
Session 1: 7:45am – 3:15pm
Session 2: 9:30a – 5:00pm
Learn about the modern automobile, theory and function. Opportunities in the automotive industry at the entry level. Learn the importance of education in subjects that are related to employment (Math, English, Writing, Communication, and soft skills)
• You will be able to provide rational solutions to problems encountered with the automobile
• Understand basic safety precautions/procedures while operating and working on vehicles
• Be able to comprehend a vehicle maintenance program
• Identify systems and sub-systems on various components of the vehicle
• Select proper tools for diagnostics and simple repairs
• Draw the correct information from on-line repair reference material
• Properly order parts from on-line cataloging at local parts stores
• Successfully complete various repairs to vehicles

Auto Body Repair & Painting
June 5-16, 2017 (Holiday on June 12)
Two sessions to choose from:
Session 1: 7:45am – 3:15pm
Session 2: 9:30a – 5:00pm

To provide exposure to the repair process to vehicles in an Auto Body Shop
• Demonstrate knowledge of proper safety procedures and practices for automotive refinishing including OSHA and EPA laws and regulations
• Acquire basic knowledge of color theory, color tinting, and color blending techniques
• Demonstrate knowledge of color theory, color tinting, and color blending techniques
• Demonstrate knowledge of correct paint application techniques and be able to identify paint problems along with troubleshooting skills
• Acquire basic dent removal techniques and pre-paint procedures
• You will learn metal straightening, application of plastic body fillers, application of various types  of primers, sanding techniques, prep procedures, painting and detailing techniques

Machine Welding & Industrial Mechanics Technologies
June 5-16, 2017 (Holiday on June 12)
Two sessions to choose from:
Session 1: 7:45am – 3:15pm
Session 2: 9:30a – 5:00pm

To provide exposure on Oxy-Acetylene and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW).
• Explain shop safety rules and demonstrate proper safe work habits
• Understand and explain the two different welding methods, Oxy-Acetylene and FCAW
• Describe the appropriate welding equipment for a variety of applications
• Explain the care and use of welding equipment
• Properly set up equipment and workplace
• Demonstrate the ability to employ a variety of welding techniques
• Apply proper welding techniques using different materials
• Demonstrate appropriate work ethics with preparedness, response to supervision, attitude, teamwork, communication skills.
• Students will be able to properly and safely set up welding equipment and demonstrate ability to weld a short bead that meets the “developing proficiency” standard

Administration of Justice

July 3-14, 2017 (Holiday on July 4)
8:00am – 3:30pm

Focuses on the basic elements of the criminal justice system, such as law, crime, law enforcement, the courts, and corrections; explores related workforce development opportunities in criminal justice. Provide exposure to the criminal justice system in general and careers within and around the criminal justice system
• Will be able to describe the basic components of the criminal justice system
• Will gain a better understanding of how the criminal justice system works
• Identify a career interest area of the criminal justice system
• Experience parts of the criminal justice system
• Meet & Talk story with criminal justice professionals and meet current and past students
-Map a career pathway in criminal justice
Health & Human Services
July 3-14, 2017 (Holiday on July 4)
8:00am – 3:30pm
You will build and gain stronger sense of self, research careers and seek college opportunities in the Health and Human Services fields.  You will have a better understanding of who you are, and create a plan of where you are going and how to get there. You will learn the tools that will guide you to explore opportunities in our community and how to be successful in college and career.

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