Teen Tech Camps

Camp Guy fn4th Annual Summer Teen Tech Camps Offered at WPCC Foothills Higher Education Center

2128 South Sterling Street, Morganton, NC


Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) invites area students, ages 11 to 16 years old, to participate in two summer camps at Foothills Higher Education Center at 2128 South Sterling Street.

“Digital Animation Camp,” offered on June 13, 16, 18, 20, 23,25, 27, 30, and July 2, will include education on Photoshop basics; introduction of Maya; 3D polygon modeling; freehand modeling; lights, textures and rendering, and animation basics. Each class will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. Cost for the camp is $90 per student.  The registration deadline for the “Digital Animation Camp” is Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

“Sim and Game Camp” will meet on July 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 and 30.  Topics covered in this summer camp include introduction to two-dimension and three-dimension game graphics; level building and an introduction to scripting in Unity, and C# scripting game play.  Each class will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. Cost for the camp is $90 per student.  Registration deadline for the “Sim and Game Camp” is Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Each student and parent will meet camp instructors on the first day of camp in the lobby of the Foothills Higher Education Center. Students will remain with instructors until parents/guardians return to receive students at the end of each camp session.

To register online in one or both camps, please visit  https://apollo.wpcc.edu/forms/ce_onlinereg.htm

On the registration form, students should indicate the desired camp by adding the title, the start date, and the start time.

Digital Animation Camp                    06/13/14          12:00 p.m.

Sim and Game Camp                         07/11/14          12:00 p.m.      

Students may also register in person on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall on WPCC’s main campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue.

Students, age 16, are required to complete the Workforce & Professional Development (Continuing Ed) Concurrent Enrollment Form when registering for the summer camps. This form must be signed by the student’s high school counselor or principal.  If registering online, the completed form must be faxed or emailed to Janese Dockery, 828-448-6179, jdockery@wpcc.edu.  If registering in person, students must bring the completed form at that time.  The concurrent enrollment form link is


Western Piedmont offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Simulation and Game Development that prepares graduates for careers including Independent Contractors, Artists, Video Programmers, Game and Sound Design, Game Testers and Producers. The College also offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Digital Effects and Animation Technology that prepares graduates for careers such as Graphic and Motion Graphic Design for Video and Web, 3-D Simulation and Visualization, Video Production, Freelance, and Marketing. To learn more about the College curriculum in these areas, please contact Jonathan Crumpler at jcrumpler@wpcc.edu, or Zach Inks at zinks@wpcc.edu

Western Piedmont Community College is situated in the picturesque rolling foothills of Morganton, North Carolina, and has served the citizens of Burke County since 1964.  Each year, more than 10,700 students pursue personal enrichment, new skills for a job or career, high school diplomas, college degrees, and transfer pathways. The application due date for new students for Summer Semester 2013 is Friday, April 18.  Apply online at www.wpcc.edu or visit the Western Piedmont campus to apply in person.