STEM Summer Camps
Students will have the opportunity to be junior scientists and learn STEM basics through fun & engaging activities. Projects include using the LEGO Mindstorms platform, in which students work as part of a small team to design, build, test, and program a robot. Imaginative thinking and teamwork will prevail as they learn how to make robots move, line track, navigate obstacles and pick up and transport objects. Students will also work with airplanes and rockets to discover the fun side of physics.
Open to Elementary School students entering 3rd – 5th grade
Dates: July 10-13, 2017
Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation
Our forensic science camp is designed to give students the opportunity to learn how scientific principles are applied to fields such as law enforcement, pathology and anthropology. From fingerprints to DNA, tool marks to shoe prints and trace evidence, forensic science combines the law with the sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics among other things!
Students will learn the fundamentals of forensic science, including using techniques employed by real CSI experts to analyze a "crime scene" and collect evidence, analysis of evidence collected at a "crime scene" such as fibers, fingerprints, footprints and hair and using a multidisciplinary approach to develop problem solving skills.
Open to Middle School students entering 6th – 9th grade
Dates: July 17-20, 2017
STEM for High School: Discovering the Brain
This camp will consist of students learning the anatomy of a human/animal brain by using hands on models. Students will also learn about main brain systems (neurotransmitters) and areas (4 lobes) and how drugs and ethanol affect these structures. Students will build neuron models and understand their function. Additionally students will learn how drugs and alcohol may affect development of the brain and human/animal behaviors.
Open to students entering 9th – 12th grade
Dates: July 24-27, 2017
Basic Information for Parents/Guardians
Each camp starts every day at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm.
You will be required to sign your student in & out.
Lunch is not provided Monday-Wednesday; please prepare a lunch for your child. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase via vending machines in the building. Lunch will be provided Thursday.
In order to ensure every student successfully completes our STEM camps, we have some basic rules, including:
- Be responsible and have respect for self and other students;
- Follow directions;
- Be willing to work with each other and safely handle all materials.
- Having fun!
If a student does not follow the general rules or exhibits disruptive behavior, the student may be released from the program. Your support is critical in the success of this camp.