- Dates: July 15 – 18, OR July 22 – 25
- Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
- Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Tuition: $100.00 per week
- Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals
Camp sessions provide opportunities for students to participate in hands-on, minds-on activities in the areas of science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. Students will explore topics such as Aeronautics, Earth Science, Engineering, Rocketry, Space Citizenship, and Space Science through classroom activities.
- Grade 2: Destination Space – Students learn about space and space citizenship in order to establish planetary colonies.
- Grade 3: Playtime in Space – Students explore Newton’s Three Laws, then apply them to the development and marketing of a toy that can be played in space. They will also learn and apply computer coding basics.
- Grades 4 – 6
- Option 1: Forces of Flight – Students learn about weight, lift, thrust, and drag, and 22electrical circuits.
- Option 2: Coding – Circuitry and Robotics: Students will apply principles of basic, electronics and coding to program robots and design their own functioning circuits.
- Grades 7 – 9
- Option 1: Aeronautics – Students will participate in activities related to advanced aeronautics and quadcopters.
- Option 2: Coding – Electronics and Program Design: Students will learn and apply principles of electronics and programming to design a project of their choice.
- Grades 10 – 11
- Option 1: Engineering – Students will participate in activities related to advanced aeronautics and quadcopters, applying coding principles to design, build, program, and fly model quadcopters.
- Option 2: Coding and Cybersecurity – Introduces students to cybersecurity career opportunities, cyber ethics, online safety, how computers work, and cyber threats.
In addition, an elective block will be included with topics from a variety of the above topics and are designed to provide exposure and initial understandings of the various topics in the STEM fields. The elective block is designed to spark interest for future experiences and course selections.
Thank you to the Patuxent Partnership for your ongoing support of this program!