HPU’s Stout School of Education to Host Second ‘STEM Camp in a Box’ for Community Children

The annual summer camp is held virtually this year because of COVID-19, and a second week has been scheduled due to popularity.

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 3, 2020 – High Point University’s Stout School of Education will offer a second virtual STEM camp for community children this summer due to the first session’s high demand. The annual summer STEM camps are held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first session of “STEM Camp in a Box: Building Dreams and Building Minds,” which begins June 22, received positive response from the community and is full. In order to engage more local children, HPU faculty made the decision to add a second virtual STEM camp, which will be held virtually from July 20 through July 31. Parents can register their children by completing the registration form here by June 20.

The camp is open for children in grades K through 6. This year, each participant will receive age-appropriate materials for 20 activities, a T-shirt, a lab coat, goggles and information to access videos and “how-to” tutorials in their box. Each year, the summer camp culminates with a rocket launch. Participants will receive materials to build a rocket and be invited back to HPU’s campus in the fall for a launch.

“It is exciting to see people getting creative about how we help kids learn STEM in a very different way,” says Dr. Shirley Disseler, STEM coordinator in HPU’s Stout School of Education. “People have really embraced the concept, and we are excited to have the opportunity to offer a second virtual camp.”

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