Registration now open for fifth year of STEM Summer Camps

Registration now open for fifth year of STEM Summer Camps

Among the 15 sessions offered during LCPS’s STEM Summer Camps are robotics camps for both elementary and middle school students. Submitted photo

Fifteen different camps designed to appeal to students’ interest in technology and science fill out the schedule for the fifth year of LCPS’s STEM Summer Camps, to be held during July at Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School.

Details of specific camps and registration information can be found online at www.lcpsnc.org/domain/1000.

Most camps are geared to elementary and middle school students and run from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday. They focus on a range of STEM topics, from robotics to computer coding to the science of gardening.

However, a new camp this year — N.C. Aviation Career Camp — runs all day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and is open to middle school and high school students.

The camp, sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation, will acquaint students with the theory of flight, aviation’s history, aircraft maintenance and new technologies. They will study aviation applications, principles of flight such as thrust and vectoring and aircraft construction. They also have the opportunity to fly drones, work on model aircraft design projects and take field trips to aviation industry businesses.

“STEM Summer Camps is an amazing way for students to gain hands on learning in areas that they will be finding jobs in within the next 10-15 years,” Nichole Hathaway, a science teacher with LCPS and coordinator of the summer program, said.

“With the addition of some new camps, I am so excited to see our 200-300 campers of all grade levels learn anything from how we get our food, how to code, how to design and build a roller coaster, how planes fly. We even have an aviation camp this summer through a grant LCPS has received. It’s going to be an awesome summer of STEM!”

Breakfast, lunch and transportation are provided for all camps. Cost of each camp is $30 per week.

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