Middlesex Community College is still accepting enrollments for many of its summer camps, which run through Aug. 13 in Bedford and Lowell.
Designed to actively engage students ages 8 to 15 in an exciting learning environment, Middlesex summer camps include Web design, forensics, computer technology, fashion design, photography, recording studio techniques, and film production.
More than 30 one-, two- and three-week camps are offered. Most camps run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An optional after-camps program for on-campus camps provides campers with stimulating activities from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Openings are still available for many camps, including:
FORENSICS: Campers will discover what happened at a crime scene and who was there. They will learn to analyze fingerprints, compare hair and fiber samples under microscopes, make plaster casts of tire tread and footwear impressions, and scrutinize glass shatter-patterns. This camp meets 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 3-7, on the Bedford campus. Register for camp number YTH 629 30. The cost is $349.
FORENSICS II: Working in teams, campers will a mock crime scene, collect, process and analyze evidence, develop a database for evidentiary comparisons, then present their scientific results in a mock trial. This camp meets 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 10-13, on the Bedford campus. No camp Friday, Aug. 14. Register for camp number YTH 652 30. The cost is $289.
The instructor for both courses, Jim Jabbour, a retired Connecticut State Police inspector with 25 years of crime-scene investigative experience.
FASHION DESIGN: In this two-week camp for fashion enthusiasts, campers will learn about clothing style and design. They will learn fashion tools and techniques to develop their own style and express individual creativity. Campers will go on several field trips to Lowell attractions and artists’ lofts and create sketches based upon what they experience. Each camper will receive an original gown to transform into a unique creation that they will model at a fashion show on the final day of camp. The instructor, Eleni Zohdi, is a well-known designer and has taught fashion and art at local high schools and colleges. The camp meets weekdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3-13 on the Lowell campus. Register for camp number YTH 614 81. No camp Friday, Aug. 14. The cost is $399.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Campers will learn about photo composition, lighting, editing and digital photography software.
There will be photo assignments, a field trip and time spent in the computer lab enhancing images. Campers must bring their own digital camera with available memory each day and a portable memory stick. The instructor is a professional photographer and an experienced instructor. This camp meets 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 27-30 in Bedford. There is no camp July 31. Register for camp number YTH 623 31. Cost is $289. Digital photography II is also offered.
For the complete summer camps schedule, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/CareerTraining/youth/summercamps.htm. To register directly, call 1-800-818-3434.