From Beaufort County Community College
WASHINGTON, North Carolina—This summer, Beaufort County Community College will offer 34 classes as part of its summer youth enrichment program in Beaufort, Hyde and Washington counties. In Washington County, the college partners with Washington County Schools to offer these programs to their students. Parents interested in having their Washington County Middle School students enrolled in these programs are encouraged to call Tamara Wrightson, Director of Career and Technical Education, at 252-793-5171. For Beaufort and Hyde counties, guardians and parents can contact the Division of Continuing Education by calling 252-940-6375 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Hyde Youth Transport can be arranged through Hyde County Transit by calling 252-926-1637. Bursaries are available for eligible households.
Here is a sample of the courses offered. To see the full list, visit www.beaufortccc.edu/kids
This free course is offered to young people aged 12 and over. North Carolina Wildlife Commission Officer Trent Parrish will help young hunters learn to be safe and responsible. During the day, Constable Parrish will explain gun safety, hunting ethics, wildlife conservation and management, wildlife identification, survival and first aid, hunting specialist and the safety of tree stands. Graduates will be able to purchase their first hunting license. Lunch time is from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite adult to participate as well. Although this course is free, registration is required. This program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20.
This free course is offered to young people aged 12 and over. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Officer Trent Parrish returns to guide young boaters in safe and healthy boating. Students will take to the water knowing basic boating safety, equipment, rules of the road, weather and good boating rules. The boating guide for North Carolina will be Officer Parrish’s text, and graduates will have completed the safety training requirement for boaters under the age of 26. Lunch is from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite adult to participate. . This program is free, but registration is required. This course takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 27.
Sixth, seventh and eighth graders can learn to fly a drone in this class. They will receive a drone kit and learn the parts of a drone and how to handle it safely. They will learn the history of aviation and how hot air balloons, fixed-wing aircraft and drones fly. Finally, they will fly a drone using a smartphone as a remote control and learn to code the drone to fly on its own. The class will spend four days on the BCCC campus, using the auditorium for indoor drone flight and, weather permitting, also flying outdoors. On Friday, the class will visit the Inner Banks STEM Center in Washington, North Carolina. They will experience flying both a desktop flight training device and a full motion airplane flight simulator. This $100 program is made possible by the Inner Banks Stem Center, and it will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 27-30, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 1. Drone Camp is also offered in Hyde and Washington counties.
Babysitting (offered in Washington County)
Sharon Cherry, WCS Early Childhood Education Program Manager, will share important basics for babysitters for young people who are ready to take on the responsibility of caring for young children. Students will learn aspects of caregiving, safety issues, communicating with children and parents, activity ideas, household and food management, and even some business basics. Participants will feel confident caring for young children after this experience. This program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday July 25-28 at Washington County Middle School. Baby Sitting is also offered in Beaufort and Hyde counties.
It’s your money! (offered in Hyde County)
This program is for students in grade six and up who will eventually work part-time as a high school student or full-time as a graduate. Learning how to manage money is important, so students can join this course to learn how to budget, not overspend financially, and keep some of their hard-earned salary. After this course, they will feel better prepared to enter the world of work. This $70 class runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 18-21 $70 at the Hyde County Davis Center. It’s Your Money is also offered in Beaufort and Washington counties.