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Camp Opportunity

Camp Opportunity is a camp that will be offered during the week of June 15 – 18, 2015 for middle school students.  Up to 120 middle school students, those entering 6th through 8th grade in Fall 2015, will have the opportunity to explore one career per day.  It will run from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily, Monday through Thursday. 
McDowell Technical Community College is partnering with McDowell County Schools to offer Camp Opportunity free of charge (funding is provided by a grant).  The Camp will be held at McDowell High School and transportation will be offered through an abbreviated bus route.  Some of the sessions will be held on the McDowell Tech/Universal campus and at other locations in the area.
Each day will start with a health/wellness activity to help students understand the importance of eating healthy and staying active.  Healthy lunches and snacks will be provided free of charge for the students throughout the week.  Students will explore a different career each day by learning about the job responsibilities and enjoying hands-on activities.
WHO:  Up to 120 middle grade students (rising 6th through 8th grades) from McDowell County.
WHEN:  June 15 – 18, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
WHERE:  McDowell High School with some sessions being held at McDowell Technical Community College and other locations in the area.
COST:  FREE!  Includes Lunch and Snacks!
TRANSPORTATION:  Bus transportation will be provided through an abbreviated bus route. 
CONTACT INFORMATION:  Dr. Beverly Watts, 828-652-0669 or beverlywat@mcdowelltech.edu
Mary Finley, 828-460-3011 or mary.finley@mcdowell.k12.nc.us

Application: Camp Opportunity Application (PDF)

Sessions Offered at Camp Opportunity
Biology/Anatomy/Physiology, Art/Painting/Drawing, Automotive Technologies, Chemistry, Construction, Cooking/Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Emergency Services, Esthetics, Farming/Agriculture, Fire Technology, Fitness/Recreational Therapy, Forensics, Forestry, Graphic Design, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Metals, Music, Networking/IT, Robotics, Simulation, Veterinary Medicine, Web Design, Wildlife Management​

On July 1st, 2015 we will begin working on the new McDowell County Schools website.  We may experience down time as we transition to a new provider.  Please check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mcdowell590 for updates during the transition. Update: You can get a sneak peak at http://mcdowell.edlioschool.com/​ Please don't bookmark this site.  Our address will remain mcdowell.k12.nc.us.
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