Continuing Education Summer Kids' Camp

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To explore the complete Summer Kids' Camp course catalog, simply click on the image above. Below, you'll find more details about each course, along with essential information for parents.

The parental consent form must be filled out and submitted to the CE office no later than the first day of class. The link to the form can be found at the bottom of this page under Frequently Asked Questions.

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CE Summer Semester

Computer Wiz Kids

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! It’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Students must be between the ages of 8-16.

June 10 - 13 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room R-358 | $175

July 15 - 18 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room R-358 | $175

Begin your rise to the top of the charts with digital music production! Just like today’s top artists, you can design your own beats or remix a mashup of your favorite songs to become a digital composer and sound engineer. In this course, students will learn to produce digital music, record sound, make sound effects, and mix their own tracks. No prior music experience is necessary. Student-created soundtracks will be available on a password-protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

June 10 - 13 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room R-358 | $175

July 8 - 11 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room R-358 | $175

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one-of-a-kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world-generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must have the Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

June 24 - 27 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room R-358 | $175

July 15 - 18 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room R-358 | $175

Discover the Lua coding language while designing experiences in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! New developers will learn to use Roblox’s Studio software to re-imagine the popular game genres with your own custom code! Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

June 24 - 27 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room R-358 | $175

July 8 - 11 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room R-358 | $175

Explore Science

Do you like to figure out how things work? Do you like to create, design, or solve problems?

You could be an engineer. What kind of engineer? Well, during this four-day course, you will discover different types of engineering. Those that use scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, solar power, and buildings. This course discusses sustainability, physics, and a little ice cream. Come discover the engineer in you!

June 10 - 13 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room R-253 | $149

June 24 - 27 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room R-253 | $149

July 8 - 11 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room R-253 | $149

July 15-18 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room R-253 | $149

Everyone beware: A mad scientist is on the loose at Galveston College Kids’ College. Students will perform a variety of fun and interactive experiments learning chemistry’s basic and applied foundations while delving into topics like chemical bonds and learn about biological manipulation. Come discover the wonderful world of science!

June 10 - 13 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room FA-211 | $135

June 24 - 27 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room R-360 | $135

July 8 - 11 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room FA-215 | $135

July 15-18 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room FA-215 | $135

Kids in the Kitchen

Do you like to help out in the kitchen? Do you want to know how to cook for yourself or your family? Let us introduce you to the fundamentals of cooking in this fun and exploratory course.

Join us for a course designed to both challenge and inspire students our kids’ cooking classes are designed for ages 8–16. Our instructor is an actual chef who will give each student hands-on experience. The student will eat their creations and bring home recipes and maybe some leftovers!

June 10 - 13 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room N-116 | $175

June 10 - 13 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room N-116 | $175

June 24 - 27 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room N-116 | $175

June 24 - 27 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room N-116 | $175

July 8 - 11 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room N-116 | $175

July 15-18 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room N-116 | $175

BLAST! Babysitting

BLAST! Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training provides pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare. This course includes CPR certification, current practices for safety and injury prevention, first aid basics, quick reference tools, and more. This course will prepare you to provide safe, high-quality child care. The CPR certification and the book are included in the cost.

June 10 - 13 or June 24 - 27

Mon-Thu, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Room R-252 $139

Arts & Crafts

Do you enjoy painting, drawing, or making something out of nothing? Do you want to just have fun? Bring your creativity to life with this course.

June 24 - 27

Mon-Thu, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

July 15 - 18

Mon-Thu, 1 - 4 p.m.

Room FA-211 and FA-215 $100

Get Creative

Unlock your creative potential in this exciting course that combines the opportunity to explore and develop your own writing voice with downtime to read. Develop your own literary analysis and writing skills. Unlock your creative potential! Campers are encouraged to bring their summer reading lists!

June 10 - 13 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room Library Learning Center | $75

July 8 - 11 | Mon-Thu | 1 - 4 p.m. | Room Library Learning Center | $75

This is an exciting hands-on workshop that breaks down popular braids into just a few easy steps. Are you dreaming of being able to braid your hair or another person’s hair with or without extensions?

Our instructor will demonstrate and follow by a practice portion where students will try out what they’ve learned. We will focus on the steps to master a handful of popular cornrows, single braids, and design braids. Lessons are easy to learn on up-to-date techniques for all current and past styles. Hands-on personal attention. Specialize in training on models or mannequins with an instructor with a proven track record. 3-Hour classes receive a certificate of completion for each class completed.

June 10 - 13 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room FA-215 | $125

June 10 - 13 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room FA-215 | $125

June 24 - 27 | Mon-Thu | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Room FA-215 | $125

June 24 - 27 | Mon-Thu | 1-4 p.m. | Room FA-215 | $125

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Every 2024 Summer Kids’ Camper must have a 2024 Parental Consent form filled out before the first day of class.

If your student is a returning camper, fill out this form. 

If this is for a new student, the parent will need to create a Dynamic Form account and submit a form for each student here

Prereqs: Health Care Program Requirements

Registrations must be completed 1 week prior to classes starting. Students can register online or in- person.

About Our Payment Plans:

Galveston College offers you the ability to pay for courses over time with a payment plan.  This is done with a partnership with NELNET.  The payment plan itself called FACTS.  Information about this plan can be found in the GC Whitecaps Portal. This is not a loan program. You have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. The cost to budget your interest-free monthly payment plan is a $30 per term nonrefundable FACTS Enrollment Fee.  You may budget in the following ways:

  1. Automatic Bank Payment (ACH)—ACH payments authorized FACTS to process directly with your financial institution. It is simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have pre-approved for your expenses at Galveston College. Payments may be made from either your checking or savings account. Payments are processed on the 5th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.
  2. Credit Card Option—Paying with your credit card gives you the option of taking advantage of any bonus programs that may be offered by your credit card company. Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to the credit card you designate. Payments will be charged on the 5th of each month until the balance is paid in full

Eligibility:

Students must have a balance greater than $500 and be enrolled in one of the programs listed below. The following CE programs/course(s) are eligible for a payment plan: 

Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, EKG, Patient Care Tech, Logistics*, Massage Therapy, Eyelash Applicator, Diesel Engine Testing &Repair.  Automotive AC, Pipefitting, Computer Desktop Support, Cisco courses, Credit overlays.  

(*) Logistics eligibility is only if the student enrolls in both courses

How to sign up a payment plan

  1. To set up a payment plan you must first be registered in a course. Upon registration you should be sent an automatic email with your password to the portal. If you do not get this, please contact the help desk or visit the service center in room R-120.
  2. You must have 50% of your course balance + a $30 non-fundable enrollment fee to make up your deposit
  3. Login to Whitecaps Portal (see attachment for how to Log into Whitecaps Portal)
  • Click on the Quick Link Labeled “FACTS payment plan
  • Select proceed to processor
  • Follow the prompts to complete agreement

 

Enrollment Periods:

Enrollment periods will affect the # of payments you are eligible for.  The enrollment period for CE courses is on a quarter basis.  If you have questions about enrollment dates do not hesitate to contact us. The dates listed below are general range dates and are impacted by which business day the dates fall on.  If a date falls on a weekend the cut off will be the next business day.

 

 FALL CLASSES

 

 Q1 Term

 courses where the 3rd day of class in after 9/1

 Enrollment Dates

 

Payment drafting dates

 

07/01- 09/25

 

10/05 & 11/05

 

09/26-10/25

 

11/5

 

 

 SPRING CLASSES

 

Q2 Term

 courses that start in Jan/Feb

 Enrollment Dates

 

Payment drafting dates

 

10/01-12/17

 

01/05 & 02/05

 

01/01-01/31

 

03/05 & 04/05

 

02/01- 02/28

 

4/5

 

 

 SUMMER & SPECIAL COURSES

 

 Q3 Term

courses where the 3rd day of class is after 3/1

 Enrollment Dates

 

Payment drafting dates

 

03/01-04/25

 

05/05 & 06/05

 

03/26-04/25

 

5/5

 

 

SUMMER CLASSES

 

 Q4 Term

course where the 3rd day of class is after 6/1

 Enrollment Dates

 

Payment drafting dates

 

04/01-06/23

 

07/05 & 08/15

 

06/24-07/25

 

8/5

 

 

Missed payments:  Should you have insufficient funds when your account is drafted, FACTS/Nelnet will make a 2nd attempt to draft your account the following week. You will be accessed a late fee for each insufficient draft. This returned payment fee will be deducted from the account you have provided.

IMPORTANT PHONE #’S

FACTS/Nelnet 1-800-609-8056

HELP DESK  409-944-1352

GC Business office 409-944-1362

Continuing Education 409-944-1344

ALL COURSES MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.  STUDENTS WHO HAVE BALANCES OR NON-PAYMENT UPON THE END OF A COURSE WILL NOT BE GIVEN CREDIT FOR THE COURSE THEY HAVE TAKEN, AND WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR ANY EXAMS, OR HAVE CERTIFICATIONS ISSUED.  A HOLD WILL BE PLACED ON THE STUDENT ACCOUNT.

 

The Whitecaps Portal can be accessed from any page on the Galveston College Website. It is located in the Whitecaps Toolbox on the top right of each page. In order to log in, you will need a username and password. Your username is GC plus your seven-digit student ID number and your initial password was sent to you in a separate email.

(See examples below)

Username:

Your username is GC plus your seven-digit student ID number (Example: GC0123456)

Password:

Your password can be obtained by contacting our IT helpdesk at helpdesk@gc.edu or call 409-944-1352.

Senior Discounts:

Classes listed with an “*” are eligible for a 50% senior discount for those over the age of 65 and who live on Galveston Island.  Call the CE office at 409-944-1344 to receive a Senior Discount Code to apply at registration.

Class Cancellations, Room Changes, and Rescheduling:

Courses with low enrollment prior to a start date are canceled prior to the start date. Students will be notified by phone or email when a class they are enrolled in has been canceled; however, we are sometimes unable to reach everyone. A refund of 100% is automatically processed upon cancellation of classes. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your refund to be processed.

To help avoid cancellations please register and pay AT LEAST A WEEK PRIOR TO THE START DATE, and encourage your friends to register with you. Occasionally, canceled courses are rescheduled for a later start date, and you will be notified by phone when the opportunity presents itself. In the event of a classroom change notice of the room change will be posted on the Continuing Education doors and the classroom that was originally listed.

Refunds:

Cancellations or withdrawals made at least 1 business day prior to the start of class will be 100%. Refund requests should be made in person or by phone to 409-944-1344. Refund requests must be received during normal business hours and at least one business day prior to the start date of the class. When a class is canceled you will automatically be refunded the full course amount. There are NO REFUNDS GIVEN AFTER A COURSE HAS BEGUN. There are NO REFUNDS for ED2GO online courses.

Smoke-Free Campus:

Galveston College is a smoke-free campus. Smoking (including e-cigs) is strictly prohibited in all buildings on the campus grounds and parking areas.

Classroom Conduct:

Students are expected to conduct themselves in the classroom and/or laboratory in a manner that is conducive to good academic progress. Failure to comply with the lawful direction of a faculty member, teaching assistant or instructor may be a disruption for all students enrolled in the class. Disruptive conduct is considered a serious offense. Faculty reserve the right to remove a student from a class for just cause. Students removed may be referred to the VP of Student Services for disciplinary action.

Cell Phone Use:

Cell phone use is strictly prohibited during all class/lab sessions. In an emergency, please step outside to avoid disruption.

FERPA:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), was established to protect the privacy rights of all students. FERPA specifies the types of student information which can be released to the public without a student’s expressed consent and specifies the persons and agencies that may receive other information, which according the FERPA, a college may release to the public without a student’s permission and is referred to as “Directory Information.” The information included in the FERPA definition includes name, address, telephone, date and place of birth, degrees earned, date, major, and field of study, academic classification, dates of attendance, number of semester hours in progress and attained to date, previous high school and college attended, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. Students may request that Galveston College withhold their directory information from the general public. To do so, students must fill out the appropriate form with the Admissions Office.

Record of Completion and CEU’s:

Nationally recognized CEU’s may be awarded on certain approved occupation-related courses. One CEU is awarded for every 10 contact hours. Most courses are given a Certificate of Completion. It is up to the individual student to see if these courses are eligible for CEU’s.

Request for Records and Replacement Certificates:

CE records are only kept for 2 years, digital copies may be available if needed. Please fill out a record’s request form and allow up to 2 weeks for it to be processed. Reprints of certificates cost $10 and can only be done if a digital copy is on file.

Questions? Contact Us.

Continuing Education Department

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

M-142


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ce@gc.edu
409-944-1344