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STEM summer science camp schedule

Posted: April 7, 2013 - 12:03am

The STEM AK program of the Juneau Economic Development Council brings an exciting lineup of summer camps to kids in Southeast. Camps are focused on cultivating curious minds in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math and are led by enthusiastic professional educators aiming to provide a camp experience that is safe, engaging, and full of hands-on learning and exploration.

2013 camp topics range from app programming and robotics to flight science and rocket building. New this year is a girls-only Build Your Own Skateboard Camp (there is one for boys as well) and a session focused on Geocaching and GPS. Eleven camps fit for a variety of ages will be offered in Juneau throughout the summer with Advanced Rocketry for seventh-ninth graders available in Ketchikan and Sitka. Camps are designed for kids entering fourth-12th grade, start June 10th and range from one to five days. Details of each camp and registration instructions can be found at www.STEMAK.org . The 2013 Summer Science Camps series is as follows:

Fly to Learn Ground School, June 10-14 in Juneau, grades 7-9

App Camp, June 17-21 in Juneau, grades 7-12

Geocaching and GPS Camp, June 17-19 in Juneau, grades 6-8

Advanced Rocketry Camp, June 24-28 in Sitka, grades 7-9 

Sun to Sea, July 8-12 in Juneau, grades 7-8

Beginner FIRST Lego Programming, July 8-12 in Juneau, grades 4-9

Advanced FIRST Robotics Programming, July 8-12 in Juneau, grades 4-9

Advanced Rocketry Camp, July 8-12 in Ketchikan, grades 7-9

Girls-only Build Your Own Skateboard, July 22-26 in Juneau, grades 7-10

Boys-only Build Your Own Skateboard, July 29-Aug 2 in Juneau, grades 7-10

Kitchen Chemistry, August 5-9 in Juneau, grades 4-6

JEDC has a limited amount of funding for Summer Science financial aid. Aid is awarded on the basis of household income and in the order that completed financial aid applications are received until funding is exhausted for this year. 

For more information on the JEDC STEM Summer Science Camps, contact Robert Vieth at rvieth@jedc.org or 523-2342. For media inquiries, contact Marie Franklin, Communications Officer for the Juneau Economic Development Council, at mfranklin@jedc.org or 523-2323.

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