Melissa Snyder and Krys Castro
If you think you are a HOT SHOT, join us as we explore digital cameras and the art of photography. Prepare yourself to learn cool new ways to capture an image, the basics of photography, how to edit digital pictures and how to create a digital yearbook of your 2013 AIG Summer Camp memories. Your favorite photograph will be displayed in an art gallery for all to admire! Come on all you HOT SHOTS out there...it’s time for you to feel the POWER of photography.
Amelia Earhart: Solving the 75 Year Mystery
For 75 years the world has questioned the where-abouts and the final resting place of the great Amelia Earhart, one of the most famed women in flight. In 2012 we may have found our answer when the remains of a wreckage were found. But was it Amelia's final resting place? Was it Amelia's wreckage? How can we be sure?
The Big Bad Wolves of North Carolina
April Benton and Nancy Rountree
Is the wolf really big and bad? Are the children's books and movies showing a true picture of the wolf? During AIG camp you will explore who the red wolves really are and why they have such a bad reputation. We will be creating videos and websites to help the public understand the wolves of North Carolina while making plans for the future. Get ready for a howling week!
Do You Get My Message??
David Lawson and Casie Cannady
Watch TV? Have an iPad? Do you feel like you’re bombarded with commercials and advertisements constantly? How many advertisements do you actually view in a day and are they really influencing you? We will be analyzing various advertisements and creating a marketing campaign to inform others about how to be an intelligent consumer of media messages. Finally, you will have the opportunity to create your own media message about a social issue of importance to you. You will leave with an eye and ear for getting “the message.
Ready, Aim, Fire! Physics with Angry Birds.
Lindsay Wescoe and Amanda Jacobs
Did you know that catapults were not just used in Medieval times to siege castles? They have also been used in war, and are currently being used by the military for launching aircraft! In your own life you may have seen catapults in pumpkin chucking or in the popular digital game, Angry Birds where birds are launched to hit pig targets. Participate in virtual and real experimentation with the power of force, momentum, weight, and speed by designing your own catapult and launching objects at a target. Let's grab those birds and hit those pigs!
Thriving or Surviving: An Owl’s Life
Geneva Gates and Mitzi Levering
Did you know that owls are found on every continent except Antarctica? Find out how some owls have continued to thrive, while others struggle to survive. We will analyze owls right down to what they regurgitate. Come and learn what it really takes to be a bird of prey!
Donna Haddock and Katie Blanchard
In this fun-filled fashion unit, you will be able to explore fashion throughout time, and design an article of clothing that meets the needs of your targeted customer. The fads may change, but the power of design and persuasion has not! Your job this week will not only be to design a piece of clothing, but to also use powerful persuasive techniques to market and sell it!
Carolyn Brown and Elizabeth Thompson
Welcome to the world of business. Learn about identifying business opportunities and writing a plan to operate a profitable business. Use your new knowledge to design a plan and advertisement for your own business venture. You have the POWER to become an entrepreneur!
Taking Shape...Get Fired Up!
Leah Robertson and Emily Moore
Did you realize that ceramics are used to create the Discovery Space Shuttle, bone replacements, dental braces, snow skis, LED lights and army helicopters? Learn how pottery has changed over time and its value to society. Join us as we take from the earth and create something of our own. You’ll have the opportunity to work with clay and learn techniques to sculpt and design. You’ll get your creative juices flowing when you paint a piece of pottery that has already been shaped and fired. After a bath of glaze and a journey in the kiln your pottery will be ready to take home.
If You Rebuild it, They Will Come
Stacey Pierce and Lisa Sawyer
What goes up doesn't always have to come down. Let’s explore the phenomenal world of bridges and their powerful aesthetics and purposes. Join us as we repair and reconstruct broken bridges and make them beautiful and beneficial.
Shimmy Shimmy Soda Pop
Jennifer Marks and Wendy Daniel
Shimmy Shimmy Soda Pop is overflowing with science and discovery. Add a little pop to your summer, when you enjoy a week of magical and tasty happenings. Be amazed as we experiment with the science behind your favorite glass of thirst-quenching soda. Leave the week with a product that will be sure to entice and delight friends of all ages.
Life of a Sea Turtle
Have you ever wondered what the it looks like for a sea turtle to go from an egg to a turtle? Join this fun-filled session that will explore the history, life, and the plight of the sea turtle. What can you do to save them?