Bazinga! STEM Camp

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Canters Cave 4H Camp
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Michelle Stumbo
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Camp is Full This Year.  Information for future reference.

  • What do your children or grandchildren want to be when they grow up? Do they want to be scientists, doctors, or engineers? What about farmers or video game designers? Maybe they want to work with animals? Or would they rather play with computers? A few days at STEM Camp might help them decide. And, they’ll have fun along the way!
  • Boys and girls currently in 5th through 7th grades from an eleven-county region in southern Ohio are invited to attend STEM Camp at Canter's Cave this summer. The region includes Adams, Brown, Gallia, Jackson, Highland, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton counties. The camp is being planned and implemented by OSU Extension professionals from several of these counties. Both 4-H and non-4-H youth are invited to attend.
  • The camp will begin after lunch on Monday, June 5, and end late morning on Wednesday, June 7. It will be held at the Elizabeth L. Evans Outdoor Education Center/Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. The camp is an ideal setting for such a program, offering an abundance of natural resources and traditional camp activities. During the three-day, two night camp, participants will experience special workshops focused on STEM and some of those traditional camp activities – with a STEM twist. 
  • What's STEM? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. But, this camp won't feel the least bit like school. Participants will select two STEM areas to explore in-depth. Choices include Aeronautics, Robotics, Environmental Science, Food Science, Animal Science, Forensic Science, Engineering, History, and Life Science. Campers will enjoy many hands-on activities and learn about careers in the field. They'll also participate in team building "engineering" challenges; explore the night sky, and more. And, they may have to learn something about food science as they work together to prepare their evening snacks. This year’s camp will once again feature a visit from OSU’s Dr. Bob (a science guy).