Summer College Aspiration Programs

Summer College Aspirations Program banner with five photos: two students are working in the CSI lab collecting evidence; a female basketball player is doing a lay-up; a male student is working on computer server equipment; a male baseball pitcher is preparing to throw a pitch; a graphic communications student is working on a computer while the instructor standing behind them smiles at the camera; a photo of the CMCC Esports arena, showing a gaming chair and gaming computer setup.

Central Maine Community College is excited to offer a variety of programs for area youth to experience life on a college campus this summer! Programs range from creative writing to computers and networks to athletics, so there is something for everyone.

All Summer College Aspiration Program participants receive a free CMCC t-shirt as part of their registration!

Program Descriptions

Click on the program name to view the program details and descriptions.

Summer Program Registration

 

JUNE 2022

Creative Writing Program • June 20 - 24

Creative Writing Program

$250.00
June 20 – 24, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Ages 13 -17
Instructor Jessica Smith
Dying to be a writer? Craving new things to write about? Looking to explore new styles? Come live that writing life with us at CMCC’s week-long creative writing program, where we will explore dynamic elements of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
We’ll dive in to these—and other!—exciting areas:
Fiction

  • Dialogue: craft realistic, organic, and powerful conversations
  • Narrators: create first person narrators and explore levels of reliability

Nonfiction

  • Food writing: experience hands-on exercises to expand your palate and ability to create concrete taste-imagery
  • Nature writing: rethink your ordinary surroundings and get active to explore our natural space

Poetry

  • Form poetry: explore poetry with rules and determine how rules can enhance a poem’s potential instead of restrict it
  • Astrology poetry: get a personalized astrological or tarot reading and use research to create a poem about the self
  • On the last day, participants will have an opportunity to present their work for feedback from their peers and instructor in group workshop.

Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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Graphic Design Expo • June 20 - 21

Graphic Design Expo

$75.00
June 20 – 21, 2022 • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Ages 14 – 17
Instructor June Roberts-Sherman
Limited to 12 participants

Interested in learning about graphic design? Spend time in the CM Graphics lab focusing on:
Day 1 – Dye Sublimation Process: Learn about the dye sublimation process and essentially melt colorful artwork into products that you get to take home! Available products include: magnets, patches, bags, and pop sockets.
Day 2 – Laser Engraving Process: Learn about the laser engraving machine and watch your initials get torched into a keychain that you get to take home! Participants can choose from a wood or acrylic keychain.
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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Youth Baseball Pitching Academy • June 20 - 22

Youth Baseball Pitching Academy

$35.00
JUNE 20 – 22, 2022 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM • Ages 10 – 13
Coach Ryan Palmer

This pitching-specific academy is perfect for all youth baseball players interested in pitching and is taught by the CMCC coaching staff and players. They will teach basic to advanced pitching fundamentals. The pitching delivery is broken down into various stages, each covered extensively and repeated several times during the session. The focus of the coaching staff is the importance of quality pitching mechanics. Pitchers are encouraged to bring a catcher or an adult to catch for them. There is no charge to the catcher for this session. Pitchers and catchers are able to sign up and stay for the youth baseball hitting and fielding camp immediately following the pitching academy.

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Youth Baseball Camp • June 20 - 22

Youth Baseball Camp

$50.00
June 20 – 22, 2022 • 7:00 – 9:00 PM • Ages 10 – 13
Coach Ryan Palmer

The Youth Baseball Camp will be a series of stations where players can work on a variety of hitting and fielding fundamentals. The Youth Baseball Camp is being offered in combination with the Youth Baseball Pitching Academy for players who are interested in pitching. Players will need to bring their own bat, helmet and glove.

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Youth Softball Pitching Academy • June 20 - 22

Youth Softball Pitching Academy

$35.00
June 20 – 22, 2022 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM • Ages 10 – 13
Coach Bruce Robertson
Limited to 15 participants

This pitching-specific academy is perfect for all youth softball players interested in pitching and is taught by the CM CC Softball coaching staff and players. Participants will learn basic to advanced pitching fundamentals. The focus of the coaching staff is the importance of quality pitching mechanics. Pitchers are encouraged to bring a catcher or an adult to catch for them. There is no charge to the catcher for this session. Pitchers and catchers are able to sign up and stay for the youth softball hitting and fielding camp immediately following the pitching academy.

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Youth Softball Camp • June 20 -22

Youth Softball Camp

$50.00
June 20 – 22, 2022 • 7:00 – 9:00 PM • Ages 10 – 13
Coach Bruce Robertson

The Youth Softball Camp will be a series of stations where players can work on a variety of hitting and fielding fundamentals. The Youth Softball Camp is being offered in combination with the Youth Softball Pitching Academy for players who are interested in pitching. Players will need to bring their own bat, helmet and glove.

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Introduction to Computers and Networks • June 23

Introduction to Computers and Networks

$35.00
June 23, 2022 • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Ages 13 – 17
Instructor Andrew Hughen

Ever wondered how a computer works or how it connects to the Internet? Here is the chance to see the inner workings of a computer to learn about the various components. Participants learn how to select parts and see the process of building a computer.

Participants then learn how the computer connects to the Internet and how to configure their own devices to get the most out of their equipment.

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Baseball Pitching ID Clinic • June 27 - 29

Baseball Pitching ID Clinic

$35.00
June 27 – 29, 2022 • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Ages 14- 17
Coach Ryan Palmer

Join coaches and members of the CM Baseball team for a pitching ID clinic geared toward players looking to pitch at the next level. Learn advanced pitching fundamentals as well as mechanics. Pitchers and catchers are welcome to sign up and stay for the hitting/fielding Baseball ID clinic immediately following the pitching clinic.

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Baseball ID Clinic • June 27 - 29
$50.00
June 27 – 29, 2022 • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Ages 14- 17
Coach Ryan Palmer

Players will receive position-specific training and small group instruction in a format very similar to a college practice session. Every coach attending the ID clinic will give instruction and feedback to players. Each player will have the opportunity to ask questions and get to know the college coaches.

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Softball Pitching ID Clinic • June 27 - 29
$35.00
June 27 – 29, 2022 • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Ages 14- 17
Coach Bruce Robertson

The CM Softball team will be putting on a Pitching ID Clinic for all players that are interested in pitching at the next level. This ID Clinic will cover advanced pitching fundamentals. Pitchers are encouraged to bring a catcher or an adult to catch for them. There is no charge to the catcher for this session. Pitchers and catchers are able to sign up and stay for the hitting/fielding camp.

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Softball ID Clinic • June 20 - 27

Softball ID Clinic

$50.00
June 27 – 29, 2022 • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM • Ages 14- 17
Coach Bruce Robertson

Calling all softball players who are interested in playing softball at the college level! At the Softball ID clinic,players will gain insight from coaches on individual skill instruction, positional play, base running, team defense as well as live games. Each player will be challenged physically and mentally to take their game to the next level.

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New Drivers Course • June 27

New Drivers Course

$75.00
June 27, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Ages 15 – 18
Instructor Matt Walsh
Limited to 15 Participants

During this one-day program, students will learn to perform simple maintenance procedures, as well as how to deal will common road side repairs.
Students will have the opportunity to perform basic repairs such as changing a tire or jumping a dead battery. Topics will also include warning light meanings, and what to do when they appear.
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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CM Wooden Car Derby • June 27 - 30

CM Wooden Car Derby

$175.00
June 27 – 30, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM • Ages 10 – 13
Instructors Curry Caputo, June Roberts-Sherman and Matt Walsh

Experience the trade programs at CM by building and racing a wooden derby car.
Day 1: BUILD – Work with our building trades program to design and cut a car body from a block of wood. Students will use tools to bring their design to life, ending the day by applying a fresh coat of paint.
Day 2: WHEELS – With the body prepared, students will move on to our precision machining program to look at wheel and axle design. Students will have the opportunity to create custom wheels for their racers.
Day 3: GRAPHICS – With paint dry, students will take their cars to our graphic communications program to add some final details. Students will apply vinyl wraps or use laser engraving to make their racers stand out.
Throughout this process automotive faculty will work with students to help understand how to increase speed, make final adjustments, and complete assembly.
Day 4: RACE DAY– The last day will be a racing tournament wrapping up in a trip to the classic car museum in Arundel.
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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JULY

Boys Point Guard Camp • July 10

Point Guard Camp

$25.00
July 10, 2022 • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Boys ages 13 – 17
Coach Dave Gonyea

Point Guard Camp – Coach Dave Gonyea
The camp is designed to educate and improve the skills of the point guard. The camp will feature on court instruction presenting all aspects of the position and will benefit any point guard looking to bring their game to the next level and learn the skills necessary to facilitate this process. The players attending the camp will receive individual attention from the Central Maine coaching staff and players. The staff will challenge each individual to work hard and push himself in this skill-intensive camp. Players can expect to leave the camp with not only improved skills but a better understanding of the point guard’s role on the court.
The following skills will be covered: shooting off the dribble, protective dribble moves, aggressive dribbling, screen and roll and how to use, point guard mentality, passing, footwork, fast break preparation and much more.

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Police and Forensics Camp • July 11 - 15

Police and Forensics Camp

$250.00
July 11 – 15, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Ages 10 -14
Instructor Matt Tifft
Limited to 20 participants

Join the CM Public Service and Social Sciences department for an exciting summer experience and learn about the many facets of police work. Participate in activities including finger printing, tours of the police station and communications center, canine demonstrations, working with spike mats and radar, and many more!
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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Esports Summer Camp • July 11 -13

Esports Summer Camp

$150.00
July 11 – 15, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Ages 13 – 17
Coach Alex Rodriguez

Join CMCC for our first ever Esports Camp! Participants will be immersed in Esports culture while learning group communication and other essential skills. Each participant will be assigned a CM Esports player as a coach who will be their guide throughout the camp. The camp will include hands on activities such PC maintenance and builds, live coaching, and guest speakers in the Esports ecosystem. Campers will also be able to play games in our state-of-the-art Esports Arena.
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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Cybersecurity Course • July 14

Cybersecurity Course

$25.00
July 14, 2022 • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Ages 13 – 17
Instructor Andrew Hughen

How do we protect ourselves from threats we cannot see coming? We will start by talking about social media and your digital footprint. From there we will cover Social Engineering awareness and the various techniques that are used by the bad guys. More importantly we will cover how we can protect ourselves and our data using strong authentication mechanisms.

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Girls Youth Soccer Camp • July 19 - 22

Girl’s Youth Soccer Camp

$250.00
July 18 – 22, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Ages 10 – 13
Coach Rob Rodriguez

Girls’ youth soccer players are invited to join coach Rob Rodriguez and members of the CM women’s soccer team to learn skills and drills of soccer, with fundamentals incorporated into every session. The goal is for each camper to gain ever-lasting skills while learning to really enjoy the game. Individual contests, team contests, and games are built into each day and players are grouped according to skill level to promote ability and success during these games.

This soccer camp is designed with emphasis on having fun and learning in an environment where positive reinforcement is the teaching tool. Winning camp soccer games takes a second priority to learning how to follow instructions and play as a team in a stress-free atmosphere from some of the best soccer teachers in the state.
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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Co-ed Basketball Camp • July 18 - 22

Co-Ed Basketball Camp

$250.00
July 18 – 22, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Ages 10 – 13
Coach Pat Blais

This camp is designed with an emphasis on having fun and learning in an environment where positive reinforcement is the teaching tool. Winning camp basketball games is not the priority for this camp; learning how to follow instructions and play as a team in a stress-free atmosphere from some of the best basketball teachers around is the priority.

Each day the coaches will be teaching the skills and drills of basketball, incorporating fundamentals in every session. Individual contests, team contests and games will also be a part of daily activities. Players are grouped according to skill level to promote ability and success during individual and team games.
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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Health Care Academy • July 18 - 21

Health Care Academy

$250.00
July 18 – 21, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Ages 10 – 16
Instructors Diana Drown and Kathy McManus
Limited to 20 participants

This interactive, fun and educational summer program is designed to appeal to the budding scientist, chemist, doctor, dentist or nurse. Throughout the week, participants will explore careers in dentistry, medicine, chemistry, physical fitness, science and forensic science. Activities will include dissection of a brain, conducting a microbiology experiment, performing a chemistry experiment, visiting a local hospital for a behind the scenes tour, changing a wound dressing on a patient, solve a murder and many, many more experiences designed to appeal to anyone wanting to explore the sciences and related fields.
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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AUGUST

Introduction to Girl's Volleyball • August 1 - 3

Introduction to Girl’s Volleyball

$150.00
August 1 – 3, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM • Ages 11 – 17
Coach Kyle Chapman
Limited to 30 participants

Are you new to the sport of volleyball? Do you want to try out for your school’s team? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the introductory skills from CM Women’s Volleyball Head Coach, Kyle Chapman. The staff will be teaching the skills and drills of volleyball with an emphasis on the fundamentals. Each session will focus on the camper gaining skills and truly enjoying the game. Campers will learn in a fun learning environment where positive reinforcement is the teaching tool. All athletes from 5th grade up through high school are welcome to come and learn.
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

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Women's Soccer Advanced Training Camp • August 3 - 5 • Overnight

Women’s Soccer Advanced Training Camp

$350.00
August 3 – 5, 2022 • Ages 11 – 17
Coach Rob Rodriguez

This overnight camp is aimed for high school girl’s who are looking to take their game to the next level. It will be run by CM women’s soccer Head Coach, Rob Rodriguez. The focus of this program is to enhance the confidence of each player, increase their creativity on the field and work hard in all aspects of the game. Each session will include a skills session, speed and agility work, small-sided play as well as full-sided matches.
Meals are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons.

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High School Elite Girls' Volleyball • August 7 - 10 • Overnight

High School Elite Girls’ Volleyball

$350.00
August 7 – 10, 2022 • Ages 11 – 17
Coach Kyle Chapman
Limited to 30 participants

This overnight camp is designed for high school athletes looking to take their game to the next level. Athletes will get a taste of college and stay overnight in the dorms. Practices will be fast paced and focus on advanced strategy and competitive, game-like play. Nightly activities will consist of learning about the college recruiting process and building relationships with the other athletes.
Meals are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons.

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Esports Summer Camp • August 8 - 10

Esports Summer Camp

$150.00
August 8 – 10, 2022 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Ages 13 – 17
Coach Alex Rodriguez

Join CMCC for our first ever Esports Camp! Participants will be immersed in Esports culture while learning group communication and other essential skills. Each participant will be assigned a CM Esports player as a coach who will be their guide throughout the camp. The camp will include hands on activities such PC maintenance and builds, live coaching, and guest speakers in the Esports ecosystem. Campers will also be able to play games in our state-of-the-art Esports Arena.
Lunches are included and are provided by the CMCC Dining Commons. 

REGISTER HERE

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