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

This is the seventh year HPU is offering the camp to community children. Last year was the first year it was offered virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whitley Davis (left) and Aubrey May Davis (right) participated in HPU’s “STEM Camp in a Box” virtual camp last year.


HIGH POINT, N.C., March 1, 2021 – High Point University’s Stout School of Education will continue its annual tradition of offering children in grades K through 6 a chance to participate in several STEM experiments over the summer.

This summer’s “Come Build with Us: STEM Camp in a Box” will be held virtually beginning June 22. Parents are encouraged to register their children by filling out the registration form here by May 1.

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 August for the launch.

“Last year’s ‘STEM Camp in a Box’ event was so successful, we created a second camp,” says Dr. Shirley Disseler, associate professor of education at HPU and creator of the camp.  “When children are engaged in creative thought and conversation, it leads to a more motivated mindset, which in turn leads to growth academically. Students need that now more than ever because of the pandemic.”

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