STEM Design Challengers
Week of July 16
STEM Design Challengers offers campers the opportunity to think and problem-solve like an engineer. Using the LAUNCH cycle, campers will work with others to learn about the challenge, ask critical questions, navigate new ideas, create prototypes and design a final product for an audience. This year students will be asked to take on challenges like - how would you design a superhero city? What is the best way to seize a castle? Can pinball machines be made of cardboard. With a combination of collaboration and friendly competitions, teams will be motivated to build and test designs using simple materials and complex ideas. Throughout each challenge, emphasis will be placed on developing social skills necessary to work effectively in groups including listening, considering the ideas of others, empathy, and compromising.
Week of July 23 and July 30
Writers Workshop is designed for campers who want to express themselves through creative writing. Whether it be through poetry, short story writing, comic strip drawing, or creating their own children's book, campers will have the opportunity to explore the writing process and improve their writing skills. Activities will include pre-writing exercises, brainstorming, drafting, workshopping and critique, revision, and publishing. Campers will work together to public a weekly magazine showcasing their work available for all campers, staff, and parents to enjoy.
Please Note: This camp is offered in the morning. Campers enrolled in this program will not participate in the morning rotation of activities.