LAURINBURG — The Career Technical Education (CTE) and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnered up June 23-26 to provide a free summer camp for over 50 rising seventh, eighth and ninth grade students.
Students got a taste of the agriculture and culinary arts programs at Scotland High School by learning how to harvest potatoes and use them in making a stir-fry dish. They were also able to experience other CTE clusters such as Business, Marketing and Health Science. The best part of the camp for many students was having a chance to be in a CTE class that related to the careers they were interested in.
The students participated in various team-building activities and researched different colleges they might be interested in attending. The camp also provided the opportunity for students to tour Sandhills Community and Richmond Community colleges.
A recognition ceremony was held at the completion of the camp with over 100 family members attending to watch their students graduate from the camp.
Because of the success of the first session, a second session of the camp is scheduled for August 4-8. The second session of the GEAR UP/CTE Camp will feature Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Business and Marketing, Health Science and Trades and Industry. The program is free to all students.
For more information contact CTE director, Camille Goins, at 910-277-1138.