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Summer Programs

Clatsop Community College announces a diverse array of special summer programs for youth and adults.

Extraordinary Living Conference - Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8:30am - 4:00pm, CCC Main Campus, Astoria 

Clatsop Community College, with sponsorship from Columbia Memorial Hospital, Providence Seaside Hospital, Northwest Senior and Disabilities Services and ENCORE, will host its first annual Conference on Extraordinary Living addressing the interests and challenges of the growing 50+ population.  The conference includes 21 informative breakout sessions and lunch.  Suggested donation for the conference is $10. Pre-registration is required by Monday, September 8 by calling 503-894-0187 or email Robert McClelland. Seating is limited.

The Conference on Extraordinary Living will show you how to live life to the fullest. Download updated program schedule and details (.pdf, 291KB).


Historic Preservation Field School - June 16-19: This four-day hands-on Field School introduces participants to the basic concepts of historic preservation.  Students will earn two college credits and engage in the crafts of historic buildings, including woodworking, blacksmithing, stained glass design and repair, and repair and weatherization of historic windows.  The planned schedule of workshops and activities includes the following topics. Cost is $575. Registration opens in May 15, 2014. online or call 503-338-7670. Download program flyer (.pdf, 4.17MB); Download Registration Form (.pdf, 212KB).


  • Monday 16 June -- an introduction to historic preservation, understanding and using woodworking tools, a trolley tour along Astoria’s waterfront, and a walking tour of historic neighborhoods in Astoria.
  • Tuesday 17 June -- stained glass workshop and an evening tour of the Norman Yeon house and site (a northwest regional style house located in the dunes of the Clatsop Plains).
  • Wednesday 18 June – blacksmithing workshop and an evening tour of historic sites along the Washington side of the Columbia River.
  • Thursday 19 June – historic window repair, glass cutting, and weatherization workshops and an evening boat tour on the Columbia River along Astoria’s historic waterfront.

Summer Camps for ages 12-18: Clatsop Community College will host a series of activity-oriented summer camp experiences that will provide opportunities for in-depth exploration of a variety of technologies, inspire creative expression, and build new skills. The camps are designed primarily for students ages 12 to 18 and will be taught by CCC faculty and staff. All camps will be conducted on the main CCC campus in Astoria. Registration opens May 15. Enroll in one or more for an engaging and challenging summer - -  call 503-338-2402 or 503-338-2411 to obtain registration and permission forms.

  • 3-D Printing, June 23-26, 8:30am-12pm, Ages 12-18; $50: How do objects get made?  Designers determine how they look and how they work.  3D printers allow us to quickly build prototypes.  Students will develop a concept, design an object, use 3D modeling software to build a model of the object, and use a 3D printer to create it. 
  • Click! Photography Camp, June 30-July 2, 1pm-4:30pm, Ages 12-18; $40: Explore the world through a camera lens.  This class will focus on how to compose and create great photographs using your digital camera.  You’ll go on location on the Clatsop Community College campus and nearby neighborhoods and trails for photo shoots, and view and discuss your images with other camp participants.  Be sure to bring your digital camera and wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Building Your Own Computer, July 7-10, 8:30am-12pm, Ages 12-18; $100: Do you want to get into the guts of a computer?  Learn about the inner workings of a computer, how every part works and comes together to make a working PC.  You will use the Internet to design and research the equipment that it takes to build a computer or upgrade an older machine.  You will then assemble a working computer from parts, install an operating system, and get to take your computer home with you.
  • Web Design, July 14-17, 8:30am-12pm, Limited to ages 15-18; $50: Want to build your very own website from scratch just like the professionals?  You will build web pages, link them to each other to create a website, and ultimately upload them to a web server so that anyone anywhere can view them in their browser.  Logic and programming skills are needed for this.  The class will test your mental discipline, and take you under the covers of mere social networking.  It’s time to get your vision online for the world to see!  
  • Video Game Design Camp, July 21-24, 8:30am-12pm, Ages 12-18, $50:  Have you ever thought of a video game that does not exist?  Now is the chance to find out how to turn your ideas into an actual game.  Participants will use easy-to-learn software to discover the basics of video game design.  Topics covered will include designing and developing game mechanics, characters, objects, levels, and elements of graphic design all based on the ultra-popular side scrolling adventure game: “Super Mario Bros.”  By the end of the class, each student will have completed their own playable game and have the skills to continue expanding their project on their own even after the class is over. 

A Tribute to the Columbia River Conference - July 18-19: Clatsop Community College will host an educational conference – A Tribute to the Columbia River – on Friday evening July 18 and Saturday morning July 19 on the CCC main campus in Astoria. Click on the link for more information and for registration.

The event is designed to:

  • Celebrate the impact of the Columbia River on the Pacific Northwest,
  • Examine ways in which the River has evolved,
  • Anticipate and reflect on how the River is likely to change and stimulate change, and
  • Promote the Columbia River as a symbol of strength and influence for the Astoria area.

A Tribute to the Columbia River is open to the public. Participants may register for one or both days for a modest fee of $10 per day. In addition, a catered dinner will be held on Friday, July 18, and a breakfast will be available on Saturday, July 19, prior to the morning session. Cost for each meal is $15. To register, click here, call 503-325-2898, or email.

Enter to win free Conference registration for a day: Submit a 250 word response to the question, “What does the Columbia River mean to me?” Submissions must be received online or by email by 5pm, Sunday, June 15. Winning submissions will be read at the Conference.





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August 26, 2014, 2:50 pm
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