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Gulf Coast State College Youth Programs

youth Programs 

Gulf Coast State College offers a wide array of academic enrichment camps and activities for youth in Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties throughout the year. The majority of these activities are offered during the summer, with other activities being offered on selected Saturdays.

Camps and activities are designed for youth between 6 - 17 years of age who are excited about the opportunity to learn, have fun and participate in challenging hands-on activities using the latest technology.

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  • Cybersecurity Camps (Ages 6-11 & 12 - 17)

    Cybersecurity & Network Defense Camp

    Students will spend the week learning about the basics of network defense, Linux and Windows security and scripting with Corps Tigris, Gulf Coast State College's elite cybersecurity demonstration and competition team. At the end of the week, there will be a cybersecurity competition to test the skills acquired throughout the camp.

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    Eligibility: 
    Ages 12-17

    Camp Dates and Times: 

    7/8/2019 - 7/12/2019 (Monday - Friday) | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Date to Close Registration:
    7/4/2019

    Camp Tuition:
    $80

    $5 per day meal package

    Location:
    Panama City Campus | ATC Room #228


    Little Byte Cyber Camp

    Students will spend the week learning about computer basics, programming, and internet safety with Corps Tigris, Gulf Coast State College's elite cybersecurity demonstration and competition team. At the end of the week, there will be a cybersecurity competition to test the skills acquired throughout the camp.

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    Eligibility: 
    Ages 6-11

    Camp Dates and Times: 

    7/15/2019 - 7/19/2019 (Monday - Friday) | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Date to Close Registration:
    7/11/2019

    Camp Tuition:

    $80

    $5 per day meal package

    Location:
    Panama City Campus | ATC Room #228

 

  •  STEM Camps (Incoming 4th - 7th graders) *All sessions full*

    STEM CAMP

    4 STEM stations within a session:

    Station 1: Welcome to the Future! Design, build, and code a robotic arm! Compete in team challenges with your arm to show off all that you learned!

    Station 2: Ecology of the Bay – Come explore the Ecology of the Bay!!! We will be discovering the creatures of the St. Andrews Bay seagrass ecosystem. We will learn and discover how we can be better stewards of the Bay. You will get to design and engineer a water filtration system!

    Station 3: NASCAR! Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Take on the role of a nascar driver as you learn about Newton’s three laws of motion. Through experiments and hands on research, you will gather the knowledge you need to build a balloon powered derby car. Who will be the champion of the Gulf Coast 500? Only fate (and science) can tell! Good luck!

    Station 4: Mini-Med School – Learn the structures and functions of the human body. With experiments, projects, and dissections, you’ll learn all the amazing (and gross) ways your body works to keep you alive.

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    Date to Close Online Registration:
    4 days prior to start date

    Eligibility:
    Entering 4th - Entering 7th
    Students must be entering grades 4-7 in the 19-20 school year to attend. Students must bring or purchase lunch. Transportation is not provided. All 3 sessions are the same. Students may only attend 1 session.

    Camp Dates and Times:

    7/8/2019 - 7/12/2019 (Monday - Friday) | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Session 1

    7/15/2019 - 7/19/2019 (Monday - Friday) | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Session 2

    7/22/2019 - 7/26/2019 (Monday - Friday) | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Session 3

    Camp Tuition:
    $110 (includes t-shirt)
    $5 per day meal package

    Location:
    Panama City Campus | GCSC Language & Literature building, room 38 (Sarzin Lecture Hall)

 

  • Camp Cupcake (Ages 6-9) *All sessions full*

    CAMP CUPCAKE

    This four-day summer camp experience will be a hands-on exploration and practice of basic kitchen safety, product identification and the science of baking including techniques and a variety of applications. Instructors from the Gulf Coast State College Culinary Program will share professional expertise and coaching through hands-on exercises in a manner gauged for the curious young baker.

    NOTE: The two classes offered are repeats of each other.

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    Eligibility: 
    Ages 6-9 (Students must have reached age 6 by May 31)

    Camp Dates and Times:  

    7/15/2019 - 7/18/2019 (Monday - Thursday) | 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    Week 2

     

    Camp Tuition:
    $150

    Location:
    Panama City Campus | ATC Room #139

 


Location

All summer camps/activities will be offered at the Panama City Campus of Gulf Coast State College. Please check the specific camp information for the exact location/room number.   

Registration

Registration will be through the GCSC website and payment will be made on line by credit card or electronic check. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.

Camps often fill up quickly and online registration/payment is the quickest and most efficient method to register for the camp you are interested in attending.

In the event that a credit card or electronic check is not available, registration and cash payments will be accepted in person at the GCSC Business Office located on the Panama City Campus in the Administration Building.

A confirmation email will be sent once registration and payment is completed.

MEALS/LUNCH

For longer camps that are in session during the lunch period, lunch will be available for an additional charge ($5.00 per day). These optional lunches must be purchased and paid for when registering for the camp. Typical lunches will be hamburgers, chicken tenders or grilled cheese sandwiches, with fries and a drink. Students in the longer camps, who do not wish to purchase their lunch, may bring a lunch, with the understanding that the ability to keep the lunch cold is extremely limited and depending on the location of the camp, may not be available at all. 

Refunds

A full refund will be granted when requested by 4:00 p.m. three workdays prior to the first day of camp. After this date, refunds will not be granted.

Requests for refunds should be made in writing to emifsud@gulfcoast.edu.

Disability Assistance

Gulf Coast State College campuses are all accessible to students with disabilities.  For assistance with registration, or to make an accommodation for participation, please call (850) 872-3822 or email emifsud@gulfcoast.edu at least 10 days prior to the start of camp.

If you have any general questions regarding GCSC Youth Programs, please contact Emily Mifsud at (850) 872-3822 or emifsud@gulfcoast.edu. Questions regarding specific camps should be directed to the contact listed on the registration form. 


Have Questions?

For program information on Youth Programs contact Emily Mifsud at (850) 872-3822 or emifsud@gulfcoast.edu.

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