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2017 Contest Winners 

1st Place -  Kyle Dosier
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2nd Place - Preston Matson
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3rd Place - Michael Avedis Pittman
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Honorable Mention - Charles H. Hines, Jr.
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Honorable Mention - Nancy "Beth" Reid
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2016 Writing Contest Winners

1st Place -  Kiet Q. Vo
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 2nd Place - Emal Fatima
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 3rd Place - Alayna Vucco
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Honorable Mention - Raymond Isiah
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Honorable Mention - Matthew Dopsovic
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Future U camps provide innovative, hands-on learning opportunities motivated by fun activities with an air of collaboration. Check out all of the summer camps we’re offering in 2018.

Code Warriors

Code Warriors will teach participants to code using Scratch visual programming language to design games like Flappy Bird. The goal is to have students learn coding concepts, design advanced games, and implement programming logic. Every participant will storyboard and present their game at the end of the program.

June 18-22
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $299
Ages: 8-14

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Code Masters Java Script

Students will learn to code with JavaScript programming language and design games like Fruit Ninja using Bitsbox. The goal is to have students learn text-based programming concepts, design games, and implement coding logic. Every student will storyboard and present their game at the end of the program.

June 25-29
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $299
Ages: 8-14

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C++ Programming with Arduino

Programming skills and techniques are developed as students learn about the Arduino microcontroller. A great follow-up to Youth Robotics, this class covers how to use the Arduino integrated development environment, analog-to-digital conversion, ultrasonic sensors and how to control liquid crystal displays.

June 25-June 29
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $175
Mandatory Fee: $80
Ages: 11-14

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Minecraft Modding Java

Minecraft Modders will teach participants how to modify Minecraft plugins and mods using Java programming language. The goal is to learn Java programming language, develop mods for game play, and design new features and items. Every participant will storyboard and present their game.

July 9-13
Monday-Friday, 9:00pm - 12:00pm
Tuition: $299
Mandatory Fee: $30
Ages: 8-14

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Unity Animators

Students explore how to design 3D animation and video games using the Unity Game Design Engine. Participants will learn to use the Unity software with C# (C-sharp) programming language. We will then apply creativity and programming skills to create 2D and 3D games and animation. Every participant will storyboard and present their game at the end of the program.

July 23-27
Monday-Friday, 9:00pm - 12:00pm
Tuition: $299
Mandatory Fee: $30
Ages: 8-14

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Digital Inclusion for Teens: Computer Refurbishment Training

Students will get hands-on experience in repairing and refurbishing desktop computers and technical training in digital inclusion. He or she will learn about computer hardware and its purpose, how to troubleshoot hardware issues and install hardware components as well as software, covering operating systems, updates and drivers, security and troubleshooting. While the focus is primarily on PC systems, we'll also touch on Mac systems.

June 18-21
Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuition: $300
Mandatory Fee: $50
Ages: 13-18

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Youth Robotics

Would your child enjoy creating his or her own personal robot? Using an abbreviated version of Arduino C++ to control a microcontroller, campers will gain hands-on experience building and programming a two-wheeled robot. We will cover remote control, motor and display systems. No previous experience with programming is necessary. The best part? Your child gets to keep the robot!

June 18-22
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $175
Mandatory Fee: $80
Ages: 11-14

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3D @ WCC

Video games, animated films, VFX, and virtual reality all have been brought to life through the visual power 3D animation. In this workshop, your high schooler will learn to how get a jump on learning the entire 3D production pipeline (Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Rendering, and Compositing) through six focused sessions over two weeks.

June 18-29
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $299
Ages: 14-18

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V2X Technology for Youth: Land, Sea and Air!

Campers experience vehicles communicating from under the water, on the road and in the air during this camp. The connections between communities in the not-so-distant future will be showcased while experimenting with sensors, beacons, circuits and chips applied to 3-D printed projects and student-built vehicles.

July 23-27
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $325
Mandatory Fee: $50
Ages: 11-14

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Advanced Manufacturing Systems for Teens

This program will focus on the fundamental equipment used throughout system integration respective to Advanced Manufacturing. Functionalities include CAD/CAM, 3D Printing (additive manufacturing), CNC Machining (subtractive manufacturing), Robotics and Industrial Wiring/PLC. Join us for a hands-on deep dive into these exciting topics and more!

July 30-August 10
Monday-Friday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $100
Ages: 12-18

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Introduction to Drones for Youth

This camp takes a week-long deep dive into the world of Drones! Campers will gain an understanding about the history of drones while having hands-on experience with a drone simulator. Participants will also have a chance to work with modeling using a 3D printer. At the end of the week, participants will walk away with a mini remote-controlled drone to continue to learn at home!

August 20-24
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $299
Mandatory Fee: $40
Ages: 11-14

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Drawing Characters: Anime

Students learn how to draw characters with distinctive features, expressions, lighting, value and backgrounds that add a real sense of place. We'll use Japanese anime and graphic novels as inspiration to help create characters that show emotion, movement and action on the page.

July 9 - 13
Monday-Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuition: $139
Ages: 11-18

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Drawing Characters: Anime Animal

Campers will be inspired to create anime animals that show emotion, movement and action! With Japanese anime and graphic novels as our springboard, we'll cover how to draw animals with distinctive features and expressions. We'll also explore lighting, value and backgrounds.

July 23 - 27
Monday-Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuition: $139
Ages: 11-18

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The Science of Baking

Future chefs enjoy a week long hands-on exploration of the Science of Baking! Participants will work with WCC faculty to create amazing foods from the kitchen to take home every day. With a focus on the importance of ingredient functions, the science of these ingredients, and why it all works, participants will walk away understanding that there is much more to this art than baking cookies. How does fermentation effect dough? How do we make puff pastry puff? Make the perfect caramel, cake, or crème brûlée while understanding how it all works in this exciting program!

July 30 - August 3
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Tuition: $315
Mandatory Fee: $30
Ages: 14-18

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Training Your Eye: Digital Photography for Teens

This class is a fun exploration of digital photography. Over the course of the week, we'll learn camera operation and how to capture and enhance photos through hands-on shooting assignments, editing and feedback. All this learning will be reflected in a portfolio of five or more professionally printed 8 x 10 inch prints.

July 30 - August 3
Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $250
Mandatory Fee: $10
Ages: 11-14

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Build! Construction for Teens

Teens get hands-on training in this exciting construction class. Guided by skilled trainers, campers will work in the construction lab for half of the week. In the second half, training will be applied in work with Habitat for Humanity and Ypsilanti Township on various projects.

August 20-24
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuition: $315
Mandatory Fee: $25
Ages: 14-18

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Jumpstart Your College Essay

Has your teen been meaning to start college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where does one even start? This college application essay boot camp prompts teens to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. Students need to bring a laptop, notebook and pen.

August 18 and 25
Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $69
Ages: 15-18

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Aviation: So, You Want to Fly?

Learn what it takes to fly in this four-session class for youth! Located at Solo Aviation, Inc., a flight school at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, you will have hands-on experiences with planes, drones, and the elements behind the scenes that make flight possible. We'll examine how planes work, basic maintenance and how to plan a flight. Students will also use our state-of-the-art simulator to experience the excitement of being in the air. Join us and find out if you have what it takes to be a pilot!

August 6-9
Monday-Thursday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $129
Ages: 11-14

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