Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead: Kids 8-14 can have fun and learn during summer camps


Kids 8-14 can have fun and learn during summer camps

By Diana Miller - For the News Journal



Students participating in 2016 S.T.E.M. Energy Camp paved the way for S.T.E.A.M.


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The hallway walls once festooned with student artwork and achievements are stark and bare. The classrooms are quiet. Gone are the sounds of students at work — mastering the academic challenges placed before them.

Summer break has begun.

But that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop learning. In fact, the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center and Southern State Community College are moving full S.T.E.A.M. ahead by hosting a series of summer camps that focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math — S.T.E.A.M. — learning opportunities.

A variety of week-long summer camp sessions will be offered July 10 through Aug. 4. Camps for any students ages 8-14 will be held at both the Southern State Community College campuses, in Wilmington and in Hillsboro.

Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program and experience the collaborative nature of the design process that mirrors real-life experiences.

The magic in every student will come to life as never before when they are empowered to be as creative as they were born to be. Every program is powered by the camper’s innate imagination and is designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, hands-on learning environment. From concept to creation, at the end of each week, students will demonstrate their masterpiece to the world.

Campers may choose from 12 different classes.

Week-long camp themes include: Designing 3D Video Games; Model Airplanes, Bridge Building & Electronic Gadgets; Arcade Electronics Galore; Minecraft Modders; App Adventures; Robotic Arm Science; Crime Scene Investigation (CSI); and Minecraft Animators. The cost of each camp is $149.

Camps are limited to 20 campers per session, so parents are encouraged to register as soon as possible to secure their child’s spot. Visit www.southernohioesc.org for registration information.

Please direct questions to Curt Bradshaw, Coordinator of Gifted Services, by calling 937-382-6921, ext. 1026 or by emailing so_cbradshaw@mveca.org.

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Students participating in 2016 S.T.E.M. Energy Camp paved the way for S.T.E.A.M.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/06/web1_2016-S.T.E.M.-Camp.jpgStudents participating in 2016 S.T.E.M. Energy Camp paved the way for S.T.E.A.M. Courtesy photo
Kids 8-14 can have fun and learn during summer camps

By Diana Miller

For the News Journal