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Posted: May 30, 2013 3:53 p.m.

NCCA hosts summer theme camps

Students in seventh and eighth grades can learn more about a number of career fields this summer by attending a Summer Theme Camp hosted by the Newton College and Career Academy.

Middle school students will be introduced to Graphic Arts, Business & Computer Science, Engineering, Cosmetology, Career Planning, Law Enforcement, Marketing and Manufacturing during two nearly week-long sessions at the academy.

The first session will be June 10-13; a second session will be June 17-20.

Camps will be in session from 8 a.m. to noon each day.

The cost is $25 per session, and the total enrollment for each camp session will be 150 students, or 15 students per program area. Students will complete a hands-on project in each content area.

Michelle Smith with the Newton College & Career Academy said this is the first year NCCA will hold the theme camps, but it hopes to continue offering them each year.

Students can register for one or both sessions, because there are 10 content areas from which they can choose.

Smith said if students attend both sessions, they will have the opportunity to experience eight different content areas.

"We are excited about the opportunity to share with middle school students exactly what goes on here at Newton College & Career Academy. We are having the camps to inform and excite middle school students about the opportunities available to them at the career academy," Smith said.

"Our hope is that students will return home with the projects that they complete at the camps and use those projects as a reminder of the fun they had completing them and maybe that we can spark an interest for a certain career path for some students or just exposure that they might not get otherwise."

Students can register early by dropping off applications and payment to the NCCA front office, or they can register the first day of each session.

Registration is first come, first served, and since there is a 150-student limit per session. early registration is encouraged.

Registration information for the summer theme camps can be found at newtoncareeracademy.org or in the front office at NCCA.

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