Daytona State College has a tradition of offering a variety of educational and entertaining summer camp programs -- from softball to robotics.
Baseball Showcase, May 11 and June 2, is designed for high school players in grades 10-12. Cost for each one-day camp is $75. For registration and information, email ReillyC@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-3355.
The two-day Little Falcon Softball Camp (for ages 7-13, $65) runs June 10-13 and covers all aspects of the fast-pitch game including speed and agility. The skill sessions are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. with pool time from 3 to 4 p.m. Campers will need to bring their own lunch. For older students, a three-day Falcon Softball Camp (for ages 14-18, $175) runs July 24-26. This camp also covers all aspects of the fast-pitch game including speed and agility. Skill sessions are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 to 2 p.m., with a live game at the end of the day. Campers need to bring their own lunch. For middle school students, a three-day Falcon Middle School Academy (for ages 11-14, $175) runs Aug. 7-9. This camp also covers all aspects of the fast-pitch game including speed and agility. Skill sessions are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 to 2 p.m., with a live game at the end of the day. Campers need to bring their own lunch. Each camp is hosted and staffed by the Daytona State Lady Falcon coaches and players. For registration or information, call (386) 506-4523.
Beginning June 10, the Southeast Museum of Photography will offer Summer Photo Camps (for ages 8-15) where campers will learn a broad spectrum of photo tips and tricks. The sessions of camps will be June 10-13, June 17-20 and June 24-27. Camps run Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for each four-day session is $185. For information, call (386) 506-4569 or visit www.smponline.org
Volusia County high school students in grades 9-11 have the opportunity to participate in free summer camps, such as Robotics, Interior Design, Machining and AUTOCAD/Drafting. These four-day camps will be June 10-13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach. Students must have a teacher recommendation. Limited bus transportation will be provided. Students can pick up applications from their school guidance department or career and technical teacher. For more information, email BurkeH@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-3737.
Splashy Summer for Kids is presented by the DSC Aquatics Center and features four sessions of weeklong SCUBA Training camps (for ages 12-18) starting June 17. Subsequent camps are scheduled for June 24, July 8 and July 15. Cost for each camp is $115. For more information, call (386) 506-4386 or visit www.DaytonaState.edu/Aquatic_Ctr/
DSC's School of Emergency Services is co-sponsor of the Volusia County Teen Community Emergency Response Team Camp (for ages 15-18) scheduled for June 24-27 at University High School. Teenagers across the country learn how to protect themselves, their families and their friends during times of disaster. Cost for the four-day camp is $100 and includes a T-shirt and supplies for labs. Registration deadline is June 1, with payment made to University High School, and mailed to University High School Teen CRT Camp, 1000 West Rhode Island Ave., Orange City, Fla. 32763.
A four-day All-Skills Volleyball Camp (for ages 8-14, $75) will be July 8-11 and emphasizes on-court training of the fundamental skills in volleyball. Campers will be grouped according to age and ability to maximize their experience and growth. A five-day Elite Volleyball Camp (for ages 17-18, $50) will be July 22-26 and emphasizes on-court training of volleyball skills. Participation is limited to 25 students per camp. For information, call (386) 506-3670.
Cyber Camp: This free cybersecurity camp will offer 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. The camp runs July 15-17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DSC's Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach. A maximum of 40 students will be selected to participate in the camp, which is 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 1. For details, contact RossiE@DaytonaState.edu or (386) 506-4163.
Except where noted, camps will be on the college's Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. For information, visit DaytonaState.edu/SummerCamps.