BAM! Summer Courses
Learn more about our elective and add-on courses and register now!
Students will be enrolled in a math course and a writing skills course as part of the camp in order to prepare them for the rigors of high school. In addition, they will choose TWO electives to round out their experience.
Space is limited, so sign up today!
Every student will participate in two weeks’ worth of mathematics and writing in preparation for the rigors of high school. Students can also choose two electives from our diverse offerings.
Learn more about our electives BELOW!
Can you solve the crime? Being a forensic scientist involves gathering evidence, performing various tests and using prior knowledge from various disciplines to solve a crime. Students will use biology, chemistry, physics and math to find out "whodunnit?"
Can you navigate through a maze? Can you destroy an opponent? Can you someday save a life? Students will work with Lego NXT robots to learn how computer programming and code generation relate to robotics and how robotics is used to solve problems every day in the world around us.
Students will receive a hands-on experience of what it is like to write music from both a lyrical and musical standpoint through the tradition of poetry. Students will work with multiple instruments, such as tap pads, guitars and pianos to help craft their own song. We will work to understand all essential elements of songwriting: song structure, lyrical techniques, rhythm and flow. We will also look at a variety of genres and songwriters, and analyze several songs from a composition standpoint. In knowing and learning of these songwriters and genres, students will write, create and record their own song in a genre of their choosing. No experience or musical training is necessary to join!
From tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons to VR-ready titles like Subnautica, traditional narrative structures are part of the backbone of the gaming industry. In this course, students will learn and practice the basics of narrative game design through the study of traditional archetypes and storytelling conventions that have formed the foundation of literature for centuries.
*You do not need to be a BAM camper to participate in the afternoon sessions.*
When: June 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 AND June 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $100 per camper per week
Location: Central Diesel Power Company Boathouse
4220 Blair St., Hazelwood Green, Hazelwood, PA (Monongahela River)
campers should come prepared to run from school to the boathouse every day (2 miles +/- downhill) with any BAM! gear and water bottles, etc. transported by truck.
Participants: Boys entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades in the fall of 2021
Learn the basics of rowing and compete in an intra-squad race at the end of the week. Successful rowers are tall (6’0” or taller when fully grown) with big aerobic capacity (VO2 Max), or tough enough to make up the difference; coxswains should be small (120lbs or less) and assertive. No experience necessary.
Contact Central Catholic Head Coach, Jay Hammond with questions at 412.439.9660 or firstname.lastname@example.org