Kids who are curious about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) have a new camp option this summer.
Developed by a non-profit organization in Embro, Ont., STEM Camp is now offered in 80 locations across Ontario and Quebec. Designed to appeal to kids’ natural curiosity, the curriculum offers hands-on activities that promote discovery and develop critical thinking skills. Camp Coordinator Celine Beaudoin said the goal is to encourage more kids to pursue careers in STEM.
“We want all children, boys and girls, to have a chance to try out STEM to see what they like and what they want to become in life,” she said.
Each week in the program has a theme. Weeks one and five are devoted to exploring what is fact and what is fiction through experiments. In weeks two and six, STEM Camp has partnered with the Canadian Space Agency to create a Star Trek-themed program to encourage kids to find out more about space and the cosmos. In weeks three and seven, children will look back in time to the Medieval era, learning about tournaments, potions, sword-making, and influence of STEM during this era. Finally, in weeks four and eight, campers will learn about the natural and human-created Wonders of the World.
The bilingual camp will be offered from July 3 to Aug. 10 in two locations: St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 7070 Somerled Ave. in Montreal and Middle School Citoyen, 4001 Ste. Rose Blvd., in Laval. The camp is $245 per week and is aimed at kids between the ages of 5 and 13.
For more information, visit stemcamp.ca.