Students recently wrapped up the second annual Career Exploration Summer Camp through Buckeye Career Center.
BCC hosted 91 incomings 5th and 6th grade students June 5-7th where the students chose one program to explore during camp including Posey Pickers (Floral Design and Greenhouse Management), Cook’s Camp (Culinary Arts and Chef Training), Woods and Water (Natural Resources), Construction Zone (Construction/Carpentry), Flip, Flop! Polish, Pop! (Cosmetology/Nail Care), Explore Engineering (PLTW and Engineering), Start Your Engines (Commercial Truck), and Babysitting Bootcamp (human services/health science).
Officials note that the program allows students to get hands-on experience in the labs by making birdhouses, cookies, and pizza, nail designs, welding nameplates, crafting succulent gardens and more. The Woods and Water group spent much of its time outside exploring the ponds and fish on the BCC campus.
“Kids are learning more and more at earlier times, so you might as well expose them to everything that is potentially out there,” said Frank Polen, BCC Director of Curriculum and Adult Education.
The camp culminated with a student showcase Thursday for parents to see what the students worked on during their time at BCC. The students also took home many of their projects. This was Buckeye Career Center’s second Career Exploration Summer Camp, with the camp growing from 65 campers in 2017 to 91 campers this year.
Parents of campers are encouraged to complete a survey to help officials better plan next year’s event. The survey can be accessed here.