If you’ve attended one of our summer camps here at Camp Infinity (Ci) before, you may be wondering what to expect as you come back for another week this summer. Will the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities be challenging? Will I learn something new again and be pushed academically? The answer to both these questions is a resounding “yes!”
I have over 30 years’ experience teaching at the college level and I work with two amazing science teachers who together have over 40 years’ experience teaching. This combined experience means we effectively know how to communicate and integrate STEM and biblical concepts to help young people grow both spiritually and academically.
Of course, this isn’t college—it’s camp! It’s supposed to be fun, engaging, and inspiring while you’re learning. That’s why we do so many hands-on STEM activities. This isn’t sitting in a classroom listening to lectures or doing bookwork. It’s doing real, hands-on STEM. No matter how many times you come to Ci, you will be challenged and will definitely go away having learned things you never knew before.
This all happens because we integrate STEM. As you may know, this isn’t a science camp or a robotics camp or a math camp—Camp Infinity is a STEM camp and this means we do things a little bit differently. As I mentioned earlier, we integrate all fields of STEM together. Through hands-on activities you’ll learn how all of these fields come together to answer questions and solve problems. You’ll have to use science, technology, engineering, and math together to solve some of the problems you’ll be faced with at camp.
And you can’t do it alone. One of the most valuable assets in a STEM career is being able to collaborate and work as a team. This requires communication, problem-solving, and asking hard questions together. Many of our activities are specifically geared toward helping you develop this skill and realize the importance, and benefits, of collaboration. And each year you come, you’ll continue to develop and hone this skill.
We’ve yet to have a camper—no matter how knowledgeable or gifted—leave camp without having a great time and learning something, even if it’s their second, or third time at Ci. And we promise you won’t be the first! We’ve got a great summer planned and can’t wait for our campers to arrive so we can introduce them to the exciting activities and teaching we have planned. We hope to see you there!
You can learn more about the specific activities you can expect this summer in a previous blog.
Learn more about Camp Infinity, and apply today, at CampInfinity.com.