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Destination Forsyth Tech

A Summer Enrichment Program for
Youth Ages 9-18

Make your plans now for summer 2020!

Apply for Destination Forsyth Tech 2020!

Registration Begins February 3rd!

Financial Assistance

Scholarships will be available for this year’s program.
Check back here for application details beginning in February 2020.

Early registration opens to previous participants
February 3rd, 2020.
Full registration begins February 10, 2020.

While you wait for registration to open, check out the new and exciting classes we will offer this summer below!

Classes fill up fast on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

For questions or comments, email destination@forsythtech.edu.

2020 SUMMER ENRICHMENT
SCHEDULE AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Classes held Mon-Thurs each week at West Campus unless otherwise noted.
Register for AM and PM classes, bring a lunch and we will provide the supervision!

Week 1: July 6-9

Morning Classes 9am-Noon

Course Description
Morning Care
Course # 136225/ Ages 9-13
7:45-8:45AM
$25
Engage in a variety of enrichment activities to jumpstart your day.
Video Game Animation
Course #136389/ Ages 9-13
$135
Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds.  Your fully animated character will have personality, special powers, etc. Beginning gamers welcome. No prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching necessary. PARENTS: Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; MAC versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.

Watch a video to learn more about this course.

 

Explore the Artist in You
Course # 136220 / Ages 9-13
$85
Paint of all kinds, paper, clay, oil pastels, fabric, markers, crayons…you name it-we will explore it. Artists will create a multitude of mixed media creations using everything from A to Z. Sculpture, tie dye, clay bowls and more will allow the students creativity to flow.
Super Structures
Course # 136222 / Ages 9-13
$85
Attention budding engineers and architects!  Work in teams to create your own super structures like the Leaning Tower of Pasta or a Cardboard Coliseum using basic, everyday materials!  Investigate geometric and physical principles and how they operate in real world structures like bridges and towers to make your creations stronger. Which shapes are best for holding weight? How high can you build your structures?
Roblox: Coders and Entrepreneurs!
Course # 136229/ Ages 11-13
$145
Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where creation is limited only by imagination. Course cost includes a $10 license fee.
Flawless Photo Editing
Course #136388/ Ages 14-18
$85
Make your photos come alive! Learn to edit your photos on your desktop computer and on your mobile device! Students will learn both Adobe Photoshop techniques and how to use mobile device image editing software to enhance imagery to create stunning photos.

 

Afternoon Classes 1pm-4pm

Course Description
Roblox: Coders and Entrepreneurs!
Course # 136390/ Ages 9-11
$145
Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where creation is limited only by imagination. Course cost includes a $10 license fee.
Rocket Kart Racers
Course #136235/ Ages 9-13
$135
On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home.
Save the Animals!
Course #136224/ Ages 9-13
$85
Learn valuable marketing and promotion skills as you craft your own campaign to help find real animals real forever homes!  In partnership with the Forsyth Humane Society, you will choose an animal to help find a home, work in teams to craft a campaign, and then present your campaign in class to compete to have your sponsored pet chosen as the “Animal of the Week.”
Mad Math 6th-8th Grade
Course #136223/ Ages 11-13/Rising 6-8th Grade
$85
Analyze and solve mathematical problems using fun brainteasers, creative games, and computer activities that will enhance your skills as mathematicians.
Art of Metal Tooling and Embossing
Course #136232/ Ages 14-18
$85
Learn how to transfer unique patterns to sheets of metal foil.  Use simple hand tools to create your own designs with dimension and structure.
Afternoon Care
Course # 136391/ Ages 9-13
4-5:30PM$30
Students are offered an extended summer enrichment experience which includes a variety of physical and fun activities to reflect and close out their day.
Package: Morning & Afternoon Care
Course # 136270/ Ages 9-13
7:45-8:45AM and 4-5:30PM
$40
Parents, is your child attending both morning and afternoon classes?  If so, this package offers both Morning Care & Afternoon Care for your child and will save you $15.00 off of the price of registering for both individually.

 

Week 2: July 13-16

Morning Classes 9am-Noon

Course Description
Morning Care
Course # 136226 / Ages 9-13
7:45-8:45AM
$25
Engage in a variety of enrichment activities to jumpstart your day.
Advanced Robotics
Course #136392/ Ages 9-11
$135
Learn to program a robot to overcome daily challenges using visual and text-based programming! You’ll see firsthand how your program translates into action as you attempt to control your robot sensors and maneuver around obstacles.

Watch a video to learn more about this course.

Virtual Reality
Course #136272/ Ages 9-13
$155
Learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and constructing memorable 3D experiences.  Students will need mobile device to get full class experience. To use the VR headset (included in cost of course) at home: students will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device.

Watch a video to learn more about this course.

Art Across the Globe
Course #136271/ Ages 9-13
$85
Grab your passport and join us for an artistic journey! Students will complete their own unique mixed media art masterpieces using the techniques and styles used by artists across the globe! Painting, drawing, crafts, and so much more!
Career Compass
Course #136227 / Ages 14-18
Main Campus
$55
Navigate your future!  Know your options!  Get the information and tools you need to make strategic decisions regarding your choice of career path, college or trade program.  Access local job market data, career assessments, financial planning and budgeting tools, and one-on-one coaching.

 

Afternoon Classes 1pm-4pm

Course Description
Minecraft Modders
Course #136416 / Ages 9-13
$135
Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft.

Watch a video to learn more about this course.

Dance Exploration
Course #136273/ Ages 9-13
$85
Get ready to soar through the sky in your adventures of the imagination. Explore moving to a variety of music as you create your own dances and develop an understanding and appreciation of dance.
Advanced Robotics
Course #136228/ Ages 11-13
$135 
Learn to program a robot to overcome daily challenges using visual and text-based programming! You’ll see firsthand how your program translates into action as you attempt to control your robot sensors and maneuver around obstacles.

Watch a video to learn more about this course.

Cracking the Code: Puzzle & Escape Room Strategies
Course #136413/ Ages 11-13
$85
Using research, participants will work in collaborative group to solve a variety of puzzles and mysteries culminating in an escape room activity. Challenge yourself to be the first one to solve it!
Environmental Action Lab
Course #136433/ Ages 14-18
$85
Students will learn about local and global environmental issues and explore solutions through a design-thinking and local action lens. This camp will include exploration of outdoor spaces and hands-on projects.
Exploring Design
Course #136230/ Ages 14-18
Main Campus
$55
Tap into your creativity while exploring possible design careers! Gain experience with hands on activities in the areas of architecture, interior design, broadcast productions technologies, and digital effects & animation. Find out how you can get started on these exciting career paths.
Afternoon Care
Course # 136274/ Ages 9-13
4-5:30PM
$30
Students are offered an extended summer enrichment experience which includes a variety of physical and fun activities to reflect and close out their day.
Package: Morning & Afternoon Care
Course # 136231/ Ages 9-13
7:45-8:45AM and 4-5:30PM
$40
Parents, is your child attending both morning and afternoon classes?  If so, this package offers both Morning Care & Afternoon Care for your child and will save you $15.00 off of the price of registering for both individually.

 

Week 3: July 20-23

Morning Classes 9am-Noon

Course Description
Morning Care
Course # 136417/ Ages 9-13
7:45-8:45AM
$25
Engage in a variety of enrichment activities to jumpstart your day.
Minecraft Designers
Course #136234 / Ages 9-11
$135
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 how to create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends.

Watch a video to learn more about this course.

Make Your 1st 3D Video Game
Course #136276/ Ages 9-13
$135
Learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling to create an immersive 3D world.

Watch a video to learn more about this course.

Python Programmers
Course #136425/ Ages 11-13
$145
Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game.  Start your programing path with systematic lessons that teach you how to challenge friends with fun and games you built from start to finish! Course cost includes a $10 license fee.

Watch a video to learn more about this course.

Art: Anything Goes!
Course #136233/ Ages 9-13
$85
Let your creativity run wild! Our young artists will help drive this course forward. Brainstorm as a class to provide possibilities and then you choose your projects! We will provide a vast array of materials and an expert instructor to help guide you on techniques, tips, and ideas to help you with your artistic discovery.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Course #136422/ Ages 11-13
$85
Study and analyze evidence related to a crime like a crime scene technician.  Observe, classify, compare, use numbers, measure, predict, interpret data, and draw inferences to help solve a case!
ACT/SAT Prep!
Course #136275 / Ages 14-18
Mazie Woodruff Center
$145
Improve your scores by gaining an understanding of test-taking techniques and strategies. Learn the benefits of and differences between the ACT and SAT tests. Students will have the opportunity to go through timed practice exams in a typical test-taking environment to help with pacing techniques. Forsyth Tech has partnered with capED Test Prep for this course to provide students expert instruction and feedback to guide students to better scores.

 

Afternoon Classes 1pm-4pm

Course Description
App Attack
Course # 136236/ Ages 9-11
$135
Learn to design and customize your own game app using web-based (HTML5) mobile apps! Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and available to play on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Beginners welcome. No smartphone or tablet needed.

Watch a video to learn more about this course.

3D Printing Masters
Course # 136277/ Ages 9-13
$135
If you can dream it, you can make it! Get hands on experience with 3D printers! Students will learn the foundations of 3D printing and modeling techniques. Onsite 3D printers provided courtesy of Forsyth Tech’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing. No prior experience is necessary.
Corporate Creators
Course #136426/ Ages 11-13
$85
Attention future entrepreneurs! Learn key skills needed to run your own business like financial literacy, product development, operations, pricing, marketing and sales.  Apply what you’ve learned by pitching your own business idea in a competition with your classmates.
Environmental Action Lab
Course #136279/ Ages 9-13
$85
Students will learn about local and global environmental issues and explore solutions through a design-thinking and local action lens. This camp will include exploration of outdoor spaces and hands-on projects.
Exploring Your Creative Genius
Course #136237/ Ages 14-18
Mazie Woodruff Center
$85
Use a variety of experimental techniques to create original artwork and inspire creative processes that can be developed independently. Techniques will include light painting, freeform ink and watercolor, designing radial mandala patterns, and drawing/design.
Afternoon Care
Course # 136428 / Ages 9-13
4-5:30PM
$30
Students are offered an extended summer enrichment experience which includes a variety of physical and fun activities to reflect and close out their day.
Package: Morning & Afternoon Care
Course # 136280/ Ages 9-13
7:45-8:45AM and 4-5:30PM
$40
Parents, is your child attending both morning and afternoon classes?  If so, this package offers both Morning Care & Afternoon Care for your child and will save you $15.00 off of the price of registering for both individually.

 

Week 4: July 27-30

Morning Classes 9am-Noon

Course Description
Morning Care
Course # 136432/ Ages 9-13
7:45-8:45AM
$25
Engage in a variety of enrichment activities to jumpstart your day.
Raspberry Pi
Course #136437/ Ages 9-11
$155
Students will be introduced to the world of computer science using a Raspberry Pi (www.raspberrypi.org) – a single board computer that’s about the size of a credit card! It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects and for many of the things that your desktop PC does. This camp will provide a fun, interactive way to learn how computers work, how to manipulate the electronic world around you, and the basics of computer programming. Build your own to take home at the end of the week! Computer cost is included in tuition.
Mathtastic
Course #136282/ Ages 9-11 / Rising 4-5th Grade
$85
Apply math to everyday activities by using games, arts and crafts, and creative problem-solving opportunities. This class reinforces basic math facts while exploring and discovering the amazing wonder of numbers in our world.
Art with a Purpose
Course #136240/ Ages 9-13
$85
Explore modern and public art in a variety of forms and create your own individual pieces using recycled materials. Students will also work as a team to create a larger project to be displayed in the community!
Minecraft Redstone Engineers
Course #136241/ Ages 11-13
$135
Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level!
Reading from the Middle
Course #136283/ Ages 11-13 /Rising 6-8th Grade
$85
Improve your readership in Middle School! Increase vocabulary, build fluency, and strengthen comprehension by participating in a variety of literacy activities, including interactive reading, and individualized skill instruction.
ACT/SAT Reading: Improve Your Test Scores!
Course #136281/ Ages 14-18
Mon/Tues/Wed Only
$85
Students will learn tips and tricks to comprehend faster as you read through test questions like the ones you will encounter on the ACT, SAT, or other standardized tests.  These skills will also help you perform better on everyday homework assignments!

 

Afternoon Classes 1pm-4pm

Course Description
Minecraft Redstone Engineers
Course #136442/ Ages 9-11
$135
Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level!
Readership 101
Course #136244/ Ages 9-11 / Rising 4-5th Grade
$85
Be prepared for the upcoming school year by improving your readership! Increase vocabulary, build fluency, and strengthen comprehension by participating in a variety of literacy activities, including interactive reading and individualized skill instruction.
Adventures in Drama
Course #136441/ Ages 9-13
$85
Spend four days exploring your dramatic side! Build confidence in expressing yourself.  Learn to use vocal, facial, and physical expression to engage with scripts, characters, and poetry.   Practice pronunciation, inflection, expression, and varied volume.  Treat parents and visitors to a performance on last day of class!
Raspberry Pi
Course #136285/ Ages 11-13
$155
Students will be introduced to the world of computer science using a Raspberry Pi (www.raspberrypi.org) – a single board computer that’s about the size of a credit card! It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects and for many of the things that your desktop PC does. This camp will provide a fun, interactive way to learn how computers work, how to manipulate the electronic world around you, and the basics of computer programming. Build your own to take home at the end of the week! Computer cost is included in tuition.
Mad Math
Course #136284/ Ages 11-13 / Rising 6-8th Grade
$85
Analyze and solve mathematical problems using fun brainteasers, creative games, and computer activities that will enhance your skills as mathematicians.
ACT/SAT Math
Course #136242/ Ages 14-18
Mon/Tues/Wed Only
$85
Whether you are taking the ACT or the SAT, get the practice, tips, and tools you need to maximize your potential and strengthen your math skills in preparation for test day.  Solve sample questions, review key skills, and benefit from individualized skill instruction.
Maker Labs: 3D Printing and Modeling
Course #136243/ Ages 14-18
Main Campus
$135
If you can dream it, you can make it! Learn the foundations of 3D printing and modeling techniques.  Gain familiarity with modeling software. Get hands on experience with a 3D printer courtesy of Forsyth Tech’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing. No prior experience is necessary.
Afternoon Care
Course # 136443/ Ages 9-13
4-5:30PM
$30
Students are offered an extended summer enrichment experience which includes a variety of physical and fun activities to reflect and close out their day.
Package: Morning & Afternoon Care
Course # 136286/ Ages 9-13
7:45-8:45AM and 4-5:30PM
$40
Parents, is your child attending both morning and afternoon classes?  If so, this package offers both Morning Care & Afternoon Care for your child and will save you $15.00 off of the price of registering for both individually.

 

Week 5: August 3-6

Morning Classes 9am-Noon

Course Description
Your College Essay
Course #136245/ Ages 14-18 / Rising 10-12th Grade
Mon/Tues/Wed Only
$55
Learn how to write a well-crafted essay that sets the foundation for developing your personal statement and responding to other open-ended college admission questions.

 

Afternoon Classes 1pm-4pm

Course Description
Auto Basics for New Drivers
Course #136287/ Ages 14-18
Transportation Center
$85
Are you about to start driving or are you a new driver? Come find out what you need to know about your car! This course will teach you the basics of how to make sure your car is safe and ready for you to drive. Learn basic automotive maintenance skills that can be performed at home. You will learn simple skills such as checking oil, checking and servicing fluids, changing tires, jumpstarting, replacing the battery and more.
ACT/SAT Prep!
Course #136445/ Ages 14-18
$145
Improve your scores by gaining an understanding of test-taking techniques and strategies. Learn the benefits of and differences between the ACT and SAT tests. Students will have the opportunity to go through timed practice exams in a typical test-taking environment to help with pacing techniques. Forsyth Tech has partnered with capED Test Prep for this course to provide students expert instruction and feedback to guide students to better scores.

 

Week 6: August 10-12

Morning Classes 9am-Noon

Course Description
ACT/SAT Math
Course #136246/ Ages 14-18
Mon/Tues/Wed Only
$85
Whether you are taking the ACT or the SAT, get the practice, tips, and tools you need to maximize your potential and strengthen your math skills in preparation for test day.  Solve sample questions, review key skills, and benefit from individualized skill instruction.

 

Afternoon Classes 1pm-4pm

Course Description
ACT/SAT Reading: Improve Your Test Scores!
Course #136448/ Ages 14-18
Mon/Tues/Wed Only
$85
Students will learn tips and tricks to comprehend faster as you read through test questions like the ones you will encounter on the ACT, SAT, or other standardized tests.  These skills will also help you perform better on everyday homework assignments!