We all know that schools are not open due to Covid-19. Because we feel strongly that middle school students need to continue to explore all the different ways to think about their futures and have fun working with their hands, we are offering our River Bend Summer Tech Camp in an AT Home format. This is for grades 5, 6, and 7. The cost is $25.00 for 5 days of lessons. 


*Scroll down to see all camp choices.

River Bend teachers want to deliver summer camp to your house!  Sign up for one of Seven Project-Based Learning camps. Receive our learning kits for five mornings of fun instruction. Zoom- in for short meetings with River Bend teachers and students from 14 area schools!  Create fun projects at your own pace.  Supplies will be delivered for regional pickup. 

Apply online or download our paper application. Apply now! Space is limited. 

Schools that are participating are: Thetford Elementary, Bradford Elementary, Waits River Valley School, Rivendell Academy, Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, Oxbow Middle High School, Newbury Elementary, BMU, Bath Village School, Warren Village School, French Pond, and Piermont Elementary


June 22-26, 2020      Grades 5, 6, 7

#1  Construction Technology and Intro to Carpentry                                                      

Lance Mills, RBCTC Instructor                                                                                                                                     


Create woodworking projects from kits created with lumber right off our River Bend sawmill. All fasteners, wood, and plans included. Families provide basic hand tools required, paint and stain.  All parts are cut and ready for assembly. Daily ½ hour check-in on Zoom. (Up to 10 students)

#2  CSI-- Five Days of Crime Solving Adventures                                                      

Colleen Ford, RBCTC Criminal Justice Instructor                                                                                                   


Practice gathering evidence and making cases that lead you down the path of crime-fighting infamy.  Create and collect CSI evidence and narrative tales that prepare you for a career as an investigator!   Daily ½ hour check-in on Zoom. (Up to 10 students)

#3 Babysitting Certification Course

Laura Shrewsbury, RBCTC Instructor


Take a ride on the developmental child side, learning strategies, safety, and fun activities to become a certified babysitter in your region. Every day will include a provided activity workbook, ½-hour Zoom check-in, and projects that will make your mornings fly by.  (Up to 10 students)

#4  Animation & Game Design                                                                                    

Anthony Daniels, RBCTC Instructor                                                                                                                                


Use free and flexible online tools to create simple animations and games. Foundations of animation, animation tools, game design, and level design will all be explored as participants create their original works.  A live instructor will be available each day to assist students with their projects. An internet connection will be required for the class, but any device with a keyboard is suitable for this course.  *COURSE IS FULL

#5 Cosmetology at Home: Skin, Hair and Nails                                                                             

Patti Eaton, RBCTC Instructor                                                                                                                                          


Each day students will learn a little about proper hand and nail care. Students will learn massage techniques, make massage cream,  different nail shapes,  buffing techniques,  and the best procedure for polishing nails. Students will receive items needed.  1/2 hour Zoom check-in daily. Fun guaranteed! (Up to 10 students)

#6  Cooking Class-- Make it special                                                                                                                                                

Trace Heidenreich, RBCTC Instructor                                                                                                                                       


Receive five days worth of quality ingredients and recipes to guarantee your first steps towards culinary greatness as a Sous Chef extraordinaire.  Prepare sauces, sweet and savory dishes, baking, ethnic cooking recipes and more.  Daily ½ hour demonstrations on Zoom. (Up to 10 students)

#7  Drone Technology                                                                                                                                               

John Munson and Hollis Munson, BMU Technology Team                                                                              


Experience the uses of drone technology for work and play, following a  prepared daily lesson that brings you outside to test your drone on plans developed with the Munsons’ creative expertise. Commercial and recreational opportunities explored.  Drone provided. (Up to 10 students)

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