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2018 Summer Teen Tech Camp and Culinary Camp For Kids

Teen Tech Ad Create your own path of discovery from among our extensive offerings! From coding and digital photography to cosmetology and welding, our Summer Teen Tech Camp engages and inspires campers while honing 21st century skills. Our celebrated Culinary Camp for Kids builds the essential skills needed to conquer the kitchen – even if you’ve never boiled an egg!

Four one-week sessions (July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30)

Teen Tech Camp: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Culinary Camp for Kids: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC)
Rockland BOCES
65 Parrott Road
West Nyack, New York 10994

Students entering grades 7 through 10

Teen Tech Camp: $275 per week
Culinary Camp: $599 per week

For more information, call Lucy at (845) 627-4770.



Just Desserts: Campers will work with recipes to learn how to make a variety of desserts in the BOCES’ commercial kitchen. They will show off their skills by inviting guests to the Friday dessert party.

Police/CSI & Fire Boot Camp: Campers will learn how to properly investigate a crime scene and field a 911 call, as well as techniques in fingerprinting, handcuffing, self-defense, and more! A field trip to the Rockland County Fire Training Center will introduce students to the basic skills needed to be a firefighter.

Week of Beauty: Campers will work in a professional salon to learn the basics of hair styling (blowouts, straightening, curling), manicure/pedicure techniques, skin care and make-up application. Campers will experiment on themselves, plus work on each other.

Welding & Sculpting: A mix of practical and creative, all in one class! Campers will learn the basic concepts of welding as it relates to manufacturing and fabricating as well as design concepts for metal sculptures.

Programming for Minecraft: Campers will learn to write simple scripts and programs to help build their Minecraft world. Additionally, they’ll learn to use Raspberry Pi (mini-computer) to create simple code preparing them for the world of digital media.

Automotive Detailing & Airbrushing: Campers will learn the basics of the Automotive Collision industry while also using their creativity to design and airbrush graphics for cars, motorcycles, ATVs, and more. A completed piece of artwork will be sent home ready for framing!

WEEK 2 – JULY 16

Country Cooking – Grilling, Marinating & Smoking: Campers will use a variety of rubs, marinades, and cooking techniques to prepare Southern inspired BBQ dishes. Their dishes will be available for tasting the last hour of camp on Friday.

Entrepreneurship for Teens: Want to run your own business? Through interactive lessons and activities, campers will develop a small business concept and be introduced to the components of a business plan. Other skills will also be introduced including team building, marketing, financial management, and business etiquette.

Digital Photography: Through the use of digital cameras, campers will learn to take pictures as an art form, visualizing their objects through the lens using the Rule of Thirds. The use of Photoshop for manipulation and touch-ups will also be introduced. Photos will be displayed in the CTEC Gallery on Friday. Digital cameras will be provided for campers who are unable to provide their own.

Coding & Circuitry using Arduino: Through the use of Arduino programming language, campers will learn how to wire circuits to receive input like light, sound, and even fingerprints. Campers will complete a series of projects and then develop their own. Examples include programming a motor that turns on using a fingerprint, creating a light show to your favorite music, and much more! No previous knowledge of electronics necessary.

3D Game Design using StarLogo Nova: Design, create, and play your own 3D game!! Campers will take their game idea from the drawing board to a fully functional 3D computer game using StarLogo Nova, a web-based program that uses block-based programming language.

Build a Bot – Electrical Engineering & Design: Want to bring a gadget to life? Campers will learn the basics of electrical circuits and soldering to build a small bot that will move through a maze on its own. They will also build their own electrical masterpiece for a classroom display open for viewing by family members on Friday.

WEEK 3 – JULY 23

Baking & Cake Decorating: Campers will learn to bake cakes, cupcakes, pastries, cookies, and more from scratch, and practice basic decorating skills. They will share their creations with family and friends during Friday’s dessert party.

Website Design for the Entrepreneur: Campers will get creative and learn to design a website for their individual small business concept. This camp is an excellent follow-up to Entrepreneurship for Teens!

Photoshop: Show off your creative side! In our state-of-the-art, Adobe-equipped Mac lab, campers will learn how to manipulate and alter photographs, and create images and graphics such as logos. This course is a great follow-up to Digital Photography being offered the week of July 16.

Building Apps for Androids: Creating mobile apps does not have to be complicated! Campers will use the engineering design process to plan, design, and develop their own amazing app using MIT App Inventor. No programming skills are required.

Building an Interactive Toy: Campers will have fun designing and building their own interactive stuffed animal. Working with sensors, LED lights, speakers, conductive thread, and parallel circuits, campers can program their unique toy to come alive!

Summer Scrubs: Through interactive, hands-on activities, campers will explore careers in the various healthcare professions. Guest speakers and a field trip will further expose students to the field. Certification in CPR/AED will also be offered.

WEEK 4 – JULY 30

Cooking for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Campers will get creative while preparing menu items famous to Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives – with their own twist! Dishes will be showcased and ready for taste-tasting at the Friday lunch banquet open to family members.

Dirt Bikes & Quads: Campers will learn the mechanics behind the 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines needed to operate dirt bikes and quads. Transmissions, steering, suspension, and brakes will also be introduced.

Video Game Art & Animation: Campers will learn basic digital drawing skills using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash. They will create and animate characters and background imagery that can be used in the creation of video games.

Hammers, Saws & More: Basic Woodworking: In our state of the art shop, campers will learn to plan, measure, cut, build and decorate their chosen project making it ready for home use. A safety test must be completed before hand / power tools are used.

Movie Making: Using WeVideo, campers will learn to capture, create, view and share movies on an easy-to-use platform. Movies can be used for social media posting or for school projects.


Dinner (culinary) or dessert (baking) for three people sent home every night. Each week will feature one field trip.


Culinary: Campers will spend a full-day in the state-of-the art culinary kitchen learning the basics of cooking and baking.  They will learn an array of culinary techniques in the kitchen including knife skills, meal planning, the art of plating and presentation, as well as kitchen hygiene.  For four of the five days, they will prepare family style meals (dinner for 3) to take home.  A culinary-related field trip completes the week.

WEEK 2 – JULY 16

Le Patisserie (Baking): Campers in Le Patisserie will have the opportunity to think creatively from a baking and pastry perspective.  Focus will be on presentation, design and construction, dessert sauces, chocolate, pastry, batter and filling (think cream puffs, eclairs, macaroons, and cannoli), artisan breads and cookies.  Campers will take home their fine creations each day for family dessert!

WEEK 3 – JULY 23

Culinary: Campers will spend a full-day in the state-of-the art culinary kitchen learning the basics of cooking and baking.  They will learn an array of culinary techniques in the kitchen including knife skills, meal planning, the art of plating and presentation, as well as kitchen hygiene.  For four of the five days, they will prepare family style meals (dinner for 3) to take home.  A culinary-related field trip completes the week.

WEEK 4 – JULY 30

The Art of Italian Cooking: A beginner’s guide to authentic Italian food.  Campers/aspiring cooks will learn about the Italian food culture, structure of an Italian meal, stocking the Italian pantry, food preparation and presentation.  Campers will bring home their wonderful Italian feast each night (family style to feed 3 or 4).  A field trip to Arthur Avenue is planned for one of the camp days (no food will be prepared that day).



    • Lunch: Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. They will be given a 30-minute break to eat and socialize.
    • Transportation: Campers must provide their own transportation to and from camp.
    • Payment/Refund Policy: Full payment must be received upon registration. Refund policy is listed on the registration site.
    • Sibling Discount: Registering more than one child? Reduced rates are available. Please call Lucy at (845) 627-4770 if you qualify.