CCIU's Summer Career Academies provide a wide range of enrichment and career exploration opportunities to students during the summer. One-week academies at school-based and off-site locations are held in June and July for rising 6th through rising 9th graders. Each academy addresses specific interests and skills. Academies are funded through student tuition.
In order to meet COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, the 2021 SCA program will offer in-person and virtual experiences. All academies will be offered as a cohort, or a “Smash Up”, meaning students choose one set of academies for the week. Please see the below information for the SCA Summer Smash Up 2021!
★ Cosmetology/Be The Boss
★ Animal Science/Education Explorers
★ Health Career Pathway/Crime Scene Investigation
★ Home Remodeling/Auto Service
★ Commercial and Graphic Arts/Electronics and Robotics
★ Computer Technology/Mobile App Coding
★ Game Design/Aerospace Engineering
★ Crime Scene Investigation/VidKids!
Spice up your summer with our Culinary Camp. With our experienced instructors, you’ll explore the secrets of cooking and receive valuable insights into the culinary arts. Our Culinary Camp teaches campers all the necessary techniques needed to follow recipes, prep food and cook delicious dishes. Activities include orientation to equipment use, baking through good techniques, preparation in cooking and presentation, and more!
|Aerospace Exploration||An introduction to aerodynamics, astrodynamics, robotics, propulsion systems, and aircraft design, as well as an in-depth study of structures and materials.|
|Animal Science||Explore the amazing world of animal science. This is for the animal enthusiast who may be considering a future working with animals. Learn the health care, grooming, physiology, and training of large and small animals.|
|Commercial & Graphic Arts||Learn the basics of design, color theory, page layout, lettering and production skills to create a portfolio of work using computer graphic design skills.|
|Computer Technology||Technology careers are in high-demand and changing rapidly. Computer networking and programming are highly desirable skills that translate into a lifetime of a job you love. This program introduces computer science and troubleshooting.|
|Cosmetology||Explore the world of beauty by learning the latest, hair, skin and nail trends in a salon setting using of the tools of trade. Learn step-by-step manis, pedis, facials and hair styles. An introduction to careers in cosmetology and barbering will also be discussed.|
|Criminal Investigation||Learn to conduct surveillance operations, finger print and gathering evidence. Enhance your understanding and gain a foundation for a possible career in the criminal sciences and emergency management. If you have good judgment and want to protect and serve, write yourself a ticket for success and explore this program.|
|Education Explorers||Have you considered becoming a teacher or childcare provider? Working well with children can lead to a career in education. Learn what teachers learn. Create and teach a lesson plan. Hear from experienced teachers who inspire others.|
|Electronics & Robotics||Working in pairs, build a robot utilizing LEGO Mindstorm kits. Program your robot to move, react, and make sounds to solve challenges. Investigate electronic components, including circuits, wiring, and more.|
|Game Design||Don't just play games, MAKE them! Using free game design programs, create your own dynamic game while learning the importance of mathematical and computational design. Build your own game and play a friends in this fun and interactive camp.|
|#GirlBoss||This girls-only program is designed to empower its participants to pursue career fields ordinarily occupied by men. Girls gain career exposure and break down any barriers that might hold them back from pursuing any careers.|
|Health Career Pathways||Do you like helping others and have thought of going into health-related career? If you answered yes, you should attend this health careers camp which introduces to a variety of health careers. Participants will also be CPR/First Aid Certified.|
|Home Remodeling||Home remodeling begins with the basics of carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills. Using the tools of the trade master the skills of contracting in fun hands-on activities.|
|Mobile App Coding||Discover how to program an iOS and/or android app. Throughout the course, students will explore fundamental programming concepts and use these to create a basic app. Instructors will help the kids along the way, ensuring that they are able to get through the more challenging parts of programming.|
|Tomorrow's Millionaires||This entrepreneurial and innovative program focuses on creating new products or business or social ventures that can help change the world. Those with an aptitude for providing a financially secure future for themselves and others will find this program to be a solid investment (Brandywine Campus only).|
|VidKids!||Dreaming of writing and producing your own videos? This program is for you! Explore media production and the be the star of the show!|