Imagine a camp where you build your own space suit, or monitor weather in space. A camp where your children explore the world around them, ask questions and create experiments. Building curiosity and engaging young people all summer long is the name of the game at STEM Camp.
I couldn’t be happier to share Stem Camp with you. STEM Camp is one of my favourite children’s STEM summer day camps. You already know STEM is the future and maybe you wonder how to nurture that interest. Maybe you worry your kids don’t get enough STEM in school. Well, STEM Camp is a great way to address that. These innovative hands-on summer day camps are fun and also help kids build curiosity, critical thinking skills and confidence. That all leads to better futures for our kids.
STEM Camp is on a Mission
Over the years, STEM Camp has made its mission to bring STEM to as many kids as possible. What started out as a single location is now a series of camps all across Ontario. They have grown by leaps and bounds since they started. This non-profit camp is proactive in its approach to making STEM accessible to as many kids as possible. Through the years, they have actively engaged in campaigns to help bring more girls to these summer day camps to nurture curiosity and build confidence. They’ve also partnered with the First Nations to bring STEM to those communities as well. All of this means more access to STEM for more boys AND girls in all communities, including those that are underserved.
Highly Qualified Instructors
If you are a parent you want to know about the instructors at summer day camps. Trusting your child to someone new can be a leap of faith. It doesn’t have to be. This inclusive summer day camp hires friendly and well-qualified instructors, many of whom are in college themselves. High quality instructors, great activities, an inclusive atmosphere and a great price! All things that matter to me when I choose a camp for my kids.
Having college students who are passionate about STEM as counsellors ensures that kids learn STEM concepts the right way. Maybe kids take these concepts with them to help at school. Knowledge gained here builds curious kids who become confident adults able to think critically. That’s one way to change the world.
Learning That’s Fun
STEM Camp summer day camps focus on building curiosity and wonder in a safe friendly environment. Hands-on projects and experiments help kids grasp STEM concepts in a real way. Each week of camp has a theme which incorporates all aspects of STEM in a way that keeps kids interested and engaged. Take Space Week as an example. During this themed week, kids will focus on different aspects of space.
- Building a Space Suit – Over a three day period, kids construct their own space suit. This project helps with understanding Earth and space systems as well as structures and mechanism. The kids will also learn why astronauts need space suits, what components are required to build one, how to design the suit for spacewalks, and if weight plays a factor in suit construction.
- Space Weather – Each day, campers monitor the weather in space and discuss how it differs from Earth’s weather. This helps them understand what space weather is, how the weather in space is possible, how it affects the Earth, what role the poles play in the weather, and what the magnetosphere is.
Don’t Miss Out on STEM Camp
STEM Camp is doing great work bringing STEM to boys and girls in a variety of communities across Ontario. Camps cost $210 to $285 weekly. There’s still time to book a session or two of these STEM summer day camps, although specific sessions are filling up fast. So enrol as soon as possible.
This hands-on STEM Camp experience prepares your kids for the future of work, and with 16,300 STEM Camp graduates since 2013, it’s going strong. Science, technology, engineering and math skills are vital to the future. Build on your kids sense of wonder and curiosity all summer long. Find a Stem Camp location near you. Oh and Stem Camp is now offering workshops for elementary schools as well.
If you are a last minute Sally like me sometimes don’t fret.
There’s still time to sign up, but some sessions are filling fast. Enrol now! Use the code: STEMtm10 to save when you sign your kids up for this incredibly fun and educational camp.
This post has been sponsored by Stem Camp. My opinion is truthful and it is all my own.