BCCC Briefs: May 14-15, 2016

Published 1:13 pm Friday, May 13, 2016

BCCC SEWING: A sewing class will cover basic techniques, such as measuring, cutting and stitching. Sierra Bonner creates her own masterpiece.

SEWING: A sewing class will cover basic techniques, such as measuring, cutting and stitching. Sierra Bonner creates her own masterpiece.

From Beaufort County Community College

Parents and grandparents have a chance this summer to enroll their children in College for Kids, a series of fun and educational programs that will get them moving and thinking.

Boater safety

Learn to skipper a boat with confidence. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will cover the basics of what one needs to know to take to the water. This course for ages 10 and up will cover basic boating safety, equipment, rules of the road and weather, as well as incorporate the Boating Guide for North Carolina. This course satisfies the requirement for safety training for boaters under the age of 26. It will take place on June 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs just $10.


Create your own job boot camp

This camp is designed for students ages 13-17 wishing to learn about running their own businesses in a fun and interactive environment. Participants will work in teams to develop a business idea and understand what constitutes a successful business plan.

By the end of the camp, participants will develop a business concept, marketing ideas and present their plans to their fellow entrepreneurs Shark Tank style. Participants will learn teamwork, community assessment, marketing and some public speaking throughout the process. The instructor for this course is Lentz Stowe, director of the Small Business Center at BCCC. It runs from June 22-23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $30.


Introductory welding for teens

This class is for teens who enjoy building and creating things. It will give them access to equipment they may not have in their garage. In this introductory welding class, teens ages 15-17 will learn from Ted Clayton the basics of Mig (GMAW), Tig (GTAW) and stick (SMAW) welding. By the end of the class, they will be able to complete basic welds and complete a basic project.

Participants will also get a chance to tour Flanders Filters, the No. 1 filter-production plant in the world. It runs from June 17–18 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $80.


Follow me to the farm

This program is for youth who love digging in the dirt, being outside and messing around in the kitchen. The Farm to Table camp is a chance for them to learn about food first hand. They will work on a farm, grow vegetables and harvest seeds, and cook healthy snacks with nutritious foods. BCCC is partnering with Raised in a Barn Farm to provide experiences in hands-on farming, composting, exercising and cooking. Youth will be placed in a camp based on their age. The first session runs June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $65. This camp offers sessions later in the summer, as well.



Backyard croquet is more fun with improved skills and a better understanding of the game. Instructor Tony Price will teach teens ages 11-15 more about the course, rules, strategy, tactics and etiquette. Students will need to dress according to the weather, as the class will be held outside. This class will take place on June 13–14 from 9 a.m. to noon and costs just $30.


Sewing for fun

This course will cover basic sewing techniques such as measuring, cutting and stitching by hand and machine. Students will make a custom tote bag and possibly a project of their choice. Individual expression will be encouraged with each project. This $50 class for ages 10-12 will be taught by Linda Batchelor and take place on June 13-16 from 9 a.m. to noon.


To register, call Eva Peartree at 252-940-6375 or email eva.peartree@beaufortccc.edu, or Justin Rose at 252-940-6262 or justin.rose@beaufortccc.edu.