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No. COC-07.23.12-SummerCamps
July 23, 2012
Local Students Come to College for Summer Camp Fun
Subject: The College of the Canyons Summer Institute and COC Athletics Youth Summer Sports Camps will be taking place at the college’s Valencia campus through the end of July, with a large number of local elementary, junior high and high school students scheduled to participate each day.
Event: The COC Summer Institute is open to students entering the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grades. The goal of the Summer Institute is to provide hands-on career exploration and learning opportunities to students in a variety of areas and subjects including: culinary arts, robotics, motion picture special effects, video game design, sports medicine, rocketry, aeronautics, welding and alternative energy fabrication.
Each track allows participating students to discover a multitude of career possibilities through a unique blend of innovative lesson plans and fun hands-on activities that are scheduled each week.
Staffed and run by COC coaches and athletes, the annual COC athletics summer youth sports camps provide an affordable way for kids of all skill levels to learn a new sport or take their games to the next level. This summer the college offered camps focused on baseball, football, basketball, soccer and volleyball.
Time: The COC Summer Institute’s junior high tracks will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily through Friday, July 27. High school Summer Institute tracks will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3.
The remaining COC Athletics Youth Summer Camps (football and volleyball) will run at the following times:
  • Football -- 9 a.m. to noon through Thursday, July 26
  • Volleyball -- 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Thursday, July 26
Location: Summer Institute classes and activities will be held in a number of locations around the college’s Valencia campus (please check with Summer Institute director for specific classroom locations).
The COC Athletics youth football camp will be held inside Cougar Stadium. The volleyball camp will take place in the main gymnasium of the college’s West P.E building.
Note: The Summer Institute culinary classes will be held at the college’s Institute for Culinary Arts Education (iCuE), located at 27911 Sloan Canyon Road in Castaic.
  • Adriana Estrada
    COC Summer Institute Coordinator, (661) 362-3653 
    Summer Institute inquiries only).
  • Celina Baguiao
    COC Sports Information Director, (661) 362-5494
    COC Athletics inquiries only).
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